Witch Doctor Summon Zombie Dogs can Heal you, Absorb Damage and Explode!
Witch Doctor Summon Zombie Dogs is a defensive skill which is unlocked at level 4.
It costs 49 mana and has a cooldown of 60 seconds.
Summon Zombie Dogs conjures 3 zombie dogs to fight by the your side. Each zombie dog deals 9% of weapon damage and lasts until they get destroyed.
The Diablo 3 Witch Doctor may only have up to 3 zombie dogs active at a time.
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A common way to use the zombie dogs is as fodder for the Sacrifice skill. Sacrifice is the Witch Doctor’s most powerful area of effect spell, and it causes the dogs to explode against the enemy. Basically, Sacrifice will not work unless paired with the Summon Zombie Dogs skill.
Otherwise, if the Witch Doctor could not stomach losing their beloved zombie dogs in this manner, they can always keep them around to be used as tanks or meat shields.
Rabid Dogs – unlocks at level 12. The zombie dogs deal nine percent of the Witch Doctor’s weapon damage as Poison. This is useful for Witch Doctors who want to take advantage of their poisonous skills by utilizing the Bad Medicine passive.
Final Gift – unlocks at level 19. The zombie dog gains a 15% chance to drop a health globe upon their death. This is useful for Witch Doctors who want to take advantage of the Gruesome Feast passive skill. Just keep using the dogs in the Sacrifice spell for damage, then pick up the health globes they drop to activate the passive’s Intelligence bonus.
Life Link – unlocks at level 28. The zombie dogs absorb 10% of the damage done against the Witch Doctor. This makes the zombie dogs more effective as tanks, and is a good rune for Witch Doctors who are not planning to use them for Sacrifice.
Burning Dogs – unlocks at level 40. The zombie dogs also deal two percent of the Witch Doctor’s weapon damage to nearby enemies.
Leeching Beasts – unlocks at level 54. The zombie dogs regain 50% of the damage they deal as Life. Half of this is used to heal the Witch Doctor. This can be a better alternative to Life Link when it comes to survivability especially in the higher levels when the dogs are dealing a lot more damage.
This passive skill reduces the damage taken by the Witch Doctor’s pets by 20%. If the Witch Doctor is planning to keep their zombie dogs around as tanks, this is a good passive to utilize.
This passive skill increases the maximum amount of zombie dogs that the Witch Doctor may have active at a time by one, bringing the total to four dogs. It also increases the dogs’ health by 20%.
This passive skill allows the Witch Doctor’s pets to benefit 100% from Thorns and Life regeneration items.
Also: Circle of Life, Pierce the Veil
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