Diablo 3 Witch Doctor Class Overview

Witch Doctor is a specific caster that can use the environment around him to fight. In this post, you will find not only class overview but also learn tips on how to play Witch Doctor and what to focus on in our WD builds cheat sheets.

Table of Contents
Witch Doctor Lore
Key Features
Witch Doctor Sets
Witch Doctor Builds

Diablo 3 Witch Doctor Lore

Witch Doctors are spiritual warriors they can call the powers from within and control mighty creatures to make everything happen like they planed.

The spirits smile upon me.

Only a select few men and women among the umbaru tribes can ascend to the hallowed role of witch doctor, for they must possess both a history of battle and a talent for communing with spirits. The latter ability belongs solely to those born with the touch of the Unformed Land – the invisible realm where the umbaru believe the spirits of the dead dwell once they have left Sanctuary behind.

When a man dies, witch doctors feel what they suspect is the breath of life leaving his cooling body. And, when calamity or genocide sends hundreds to their graves at once, witch doctors can sense their trembling and shrieking from beyond.

Witch doctors cannot cover their ears to the voices of the spirits. As the sounds of disquiet grow louder, their choice is made. They must restore the balance between their world and the Unformed Land, or watch the torment of generations past for the rest of their lives… and forever after. Taken from Blizzard.

Key Features

The uniqueness of Witch Doctors’ fighting tactics is the usage of pets. They can be anything from around, of any form and size like mongrels, zombies, bats, fetishes, spiders and more. The great advantage of such pets is that they will fight until last breath and ask nothing in return.

But also Witch Doctors can control other natural powers like acid clouds, gouts of flame and swarms of locusts. They deal tons of damage and aim multiple enemies with the destructive magic.

There is no Witch Doctor without a curse or hex, isn’t it? They can do both and even more. Witch doctors employ a number of these curses, including debilitating poisons and bolts of spirit energy that steal life and vitality.

And that’s not all. Witch Doctors have a lot of spells that help them control the battlefield. The enemies of the Unformed Land are held in place by ghastly undead hands, transformed into chickens, and sent fleeing in fear or striking at their fellows in utter bewilderment.


You will see Witch Doctors equip different sorts of spooky stuff, like Mojos, Ceremonial knives or Voodoo Masks.

Witch doctors carry the aptly named mojos as spirit charms and vessels of good fortune. Many of them writhe in the witch doctors’ hands, or serve as symbolic representations of their enemies’ awful futures.

Witch Doctor Armor Progression

Often crafted of simpler materials than metal, the wavy or serrated ceremonial knives used by witch doctors are better suited for combat than their small size and ritual purpose might imply. Voodoo masks cloud the identities of umbaru witch doctors, presenting them in the aspect of the spirits. The masks confer protection, but also terrify foes and potential sacrifices with their inhuman visages.

Witch Doctor Sets

Witch Doctor Builds

In the post below you can see all the best Diablo 3 builds. We used navigation system and you will scroll to all Witch Doctor builds automatically.

Witch Doctor Builds List

We will update the list of all builds for every class. So you will see only actual information.

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