Diablo 3 Witch Doctor Leveling Tips
The Witch Doctor has a pretty easy time leveling up in Diablo 3 if you follow the tips outlined in this D3 Witch Doctor leveling guide. These tips will give you the strategies you need in order to leverage the Witch Doctor’s strengths to level up quickly.
The first tip is to use Soul Harvest. This is a really good skill but a lot of players skip it since it does not actually deal damage directly. What this does is drain a lot of intelligence from up to 5 nearby enemies and gives you a buff for 30 seconds. This is a huge buff so you definitely want to use it. The amount of damage you get from this buff is actually quite absurd; it can literally double your damage so equipping it will definitely speed up your leveling.
The next thing you want to do is use your pets like the Zombie Dog and the Gargantuan in order to tank for you. These are powerful Witch Doctor pets that will free you up to focus on damage. While these pets do not deal that much damage themselves, they will offer you some freedom to stand there and deal damage. If you are always running away from your enemies you will not be doing damage so pets are great because they let you stand there and blast away with your regular attacks.
In addition to using Soul Harvest and pets, be sure to equip the Poison Dart skill with the Splinters rune. This ability does a lot of damage for a skill that costs virtually no mana and it can take out practically any enemy in the game that you want it to. With Soul Harvest running it is just as strong as a full mana cost skill and yet it is free to use so there is no reason not to use this powerful ability.
I really like Grasp of the Dead as well when leveling up as a Witch Doctor in D3. A lot of people laugh at this skill because they think the % weapon damage is low, but really it is the snare that makes this skill good. The snare helps keep enemies in place so your pets can attack them while you hit them from a safe spot. It also does a decent amount of damage and when combined with your pet and your pet’s runes this actually can add up to a lot of damage without you even using a skill on offense.
Take these Diablo 3 Witch Doctor leveling tips to heart – remember this guide’s recommendation to use pets, Soul Harvest, and Poison Dart with Splinters. This makes leveling up in D3 a fast and easy experience.