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Diablo 3 Best Witch Doctor Build | Season 26

Diablo 3 Best Witch Doctor Build | Season 26

Using the best Diablo 3 Witch Doctor build for Season 26 will be absolutely essential for players wanting to push the limits of what’s possible. The better the build, the better the chance you have of topping the Diablo 3 Leaderboards.

Naturally, with every new season you’ll need to reevaluate which builds are worth sticking with, especially for solo greater rift pushing. Unless you’re seriously not fussed in which case you might as well use whatever playstyle you prefer; or alternatively the Angry Chicken Witch Doctor build because it’s just bonkers.

That said, we imagine that if you’re reading this you want to know what Witch Doctor build to run use in the current season. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, or a seasoned pro, it always helps to assess your options before you start levelling up and beginning that new season grind.

Assuming you’ve read our Diablo 3 Season 26 Tier List, you’ll likely already know the best S Tier builds from the F Tier flops. However, if you read on we’ll take you through everything you need to know to ensure you have the best Witch Doctor build in Season 26.

Update - Diablo 3 Season 27 has reached the PTR for testing and will arrive on main servers fairly soon. We'll update this Diablo 3 build guide again following the launch of Season 27.

Is The Witch Doctor Good In Diablo 3 Season 26?

It’s probably fair to say that the Witch Doctor is a good class option in Season 26.

Players have two S-Tier builds to choose from in Season 26 as well as a couple of A-Tier options to boot.

The only caveat we’ll mention is that one of those S-Tier builds, the Zunimassa Poison Dart Witch Doctor, is very squishy (read: too soft or easily-killed). In fact, Diablo expert Rhykker has labelled it “almost unplayable” at lower paragon early in the season. It might be one of the strongest, but you’ll need plenty of experience to use it, so just keep that in mind.

Regardless, it’s fair to say Witch Doctor is a good option in Season 26, and is still arguably a better choice compared to say Barbarians or Demon Hunters.

What is the Best Witch Doctor Build in Diablo 3 Season 26

As we noted, the Zunimassa Poison Dart build is good, but has a number of problems.

With this in mind, the alternative S-Tier option – the Arachyr Corpse Spiders build – becomes our defacto choice for the best Witch Doctor build in Season 26.

Keep reading, we’ll explain everything you need to set up your Witch Doctor build, including your gear, active skills, passive skills and more.

Spirit of Arachyr Witch Doctor Gear Setup

As the name suggests this Diablo 3 Season 26 build uses the Spirit of Arachyr armor set and we’re looking to make use of the six-piece bonus. For those who don’t know how it works, we’ve explained on the table below:

Spirit of Arachyr Bonus
2 Piece Summon a permanent Spider Queen connected to you by an infested thread. Enemies caught in the thread are infested. Corpse Spider attacks against infested enemies inflict the same damage to all infested enemies. The Spider Queen is commanded to move to where you cast your Corpse Spiders. Corpse Spiders now spawns with health.
4 Piece
The Spider Queen now leaves behind webs that lasts for 15 seconds and Slows enemies. Infested enemies remain infested while on the web. You take 75% reduced damage while in the web and for 4 seconds after.
6 Piece
The damage of your creature skills is increased by 25,000%. Creature skills are Corpse Spiders, Plague of Toads, Firebats, Locust Swarm, Hex, and Piranhas.

It’s worth noting that for this build, we’ll only equip five pieces of the set, which we’ll amplify with Ring of Royal Grandeur in our Kunai’s Cube slot.

Now let’s take a closer look at the items you want to equip. In addition, if you follow the links you’ll also be able to take a closer look at the item stats on the official Diablo 3 website.

Item Type Name
Helm Mask of Jeram
Shoulders
Gloves
Chest Arachyr’s Carapace
Belt
Pants
Boots Arachyr’s Stride
Bracers Lakumba’s Ornament
Amulet The Traveler’s Pledge
Ring 1 The Compass Rose
Ring 2
Main weapon
Off-hand weapon Shukrani’s Triumph

Best Kanai’s Cube Slot Choices

The table below will give you a run-through of the best options for the Kanai’s Cube slots when assembling your Witch Doctor build.

Cube Slot Item
Weapon Slot Echoing Fury
Armor Slot Depth Diggers
Jewellery Slot Ring of Royal Grandeur

Best Witch Doctor Active Skills

The table below will give you a run-through of the best active skills to choose from when assembling your Witch Doctor build.

Skill Rune
Corpse Spiders Widowmakers skill rune
Horrify Frightening Aspect skill rune
Soul Harvest Languish skill rune
Locust Swarm Cloud of Insects skill rune
Spirit Walk Jaunt skill rune
Piranhas Piranhado skill rune

Best Witch Doctor Passive Skills

The table below will give you a run-through of the best passive skills to choose from when assembling your Witch Doctor build.

Skill Description
Creeping Death Your Haunt, Locust Swarm and the damage amplification from Piranhas last almost forever.
Confidence Ritual You deal 25% additional damage to enemies within 20 yards.
Swampland Attunement You and your pets gain 120 Physical, Poison, Fire, and Cold Resistance for every enemy within 20 yards. The range of this effect is increased by your gold pickup radius.
Grave Injustice Gain 1% of your maximum Life and Mana and reduce the cooldown of all of your skills by 1 second when an enemy dies within 20 yards. The range is extended by items that increase your gold pickup radius.

Best Witch Doctor Follower

Once again we’re turning to the Enchantress as our choice of follower for this Witch Doctor build. Whilst cooldown reduction is sometimes the best aspect of the Enchantress, in this case her Focused Mind attack speed boost is the real buff we’re after.

For those who don’t know, Focused Mind will deploy a 40 yard aura that increases attack speed for you and the Enchantress by 3.00% based on the Enchantress’s Intelligence. As such it goes without saying that when it comes to her stats you want to improve Intelligence on every piece of gear.

If you’re looking for a really comprehensive guide on the Enchantress follower skills and gear, follow the link to a brilliant overview from icy-veins.com

Diablo 3 Enchantress

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Arachyr Corpse Spiders video guide

If you want to get really in-depth we suggest having a watch of the below guide from Diablo expert Rhykker in his Witch Doctor Arachyr Corpse Spiders build video.

It’s worth noting that whilst the video was made for Season 25, the video also covers the non-seasonal variant which means it’s still relevant for Season 26 players.

Alternative Diablo 3 Witch Doctor builds in Season 26

As we noted previously there are a few alternative options for Witch Doctors in Season 26. One of these is S-Tier, but there are also two further decent A Tier options.

The S-Tier option, as mentioned before, is the Zunimassa Poison Dart build and whilst it has a few problems, it’s still good. It’s S-Tier for a reason, plus the Zunimassa’s Haunt set is part of the Haedrig’s Gift for Season 26, making it also one of the easier builds to assemble. Something to keep in mind.

Beyond this, you could also opt for the A-Tier options, which includes the Mundunugu Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor or the Legacy of Nightmares Poison Dart Witch Doctor. Both are respectable options if you’re looking for something different. You’ll find links to all builds, just below:

  1. Zunimassa Poison Dart Witch Doctor Guide
  2. Mundunugu Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor Guide
  3. LoD Poison Dart “Carnevil” Witch Doctor Guide


That’s it – everything you need to know about the best Diablo 3 Witch Doctor build for Season 26.

If you’re looking for more Diablo 3 Tier Lists, Builds and tips then you’ll find plenty more guides on the links below:

Diablo 3 Tier List for Season 26 | Diablo 3 Best Barbarian Build | Diablo 3 Best Crusader Build | Diablo 3 Best Demon Hunter Build | Diablo 3 Best Monk BuildDiablo 3 Best Necromancer Build | Diablo 3 Best Witch Doctor Build | Diablo 3 Best Builds For Echoing Nightmare

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