Diablo 3 Witchdoctor Skills

DIABLO 3: WITCH DOCTOR SKILLS & RUNESTONES

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Witch Doctor skills & runestones

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Active skills

Physical Realm
Level Skill Runestone
1 witch doctor skills poison dart

Poison Dart

Physical Realm

Fires a deadly poison dart that deals 46-67 poison damage and an additional 57 poison damage over 2 seconds.

Cost: 176 Mana

witch doctor runestones alabaster Snake to the Face: Every shot has a 37% chance to be a snake that clamps on to the target and stuns it for 3 seconds.
witch doctor runestones crimson Flaming Dart: Ignite the dart, allowing it to deal a full 211 – 255 Fire damage at once.
witch doctor runestones golden Spined Dart: Gain 290 Mana every time a dart hits a target.
witch doctor runestones indigo Splinters: Shoot 8 darts at once that deal 18 – 27 Poison damage each.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Numbing Dart: Targets hit by a dart have their movement slowed by 60% for 6.0 seconds.
2 witch doctor skills plage of toads

Plague of Toads

Physical Realm

Release a handful of toads that deal 71 – 99 Poison damage to enemies they come in contact with.

Cost: 211 Mana

witch doctor runestones alabaster Addling Toads: Mutate to yellow frogs that deal 114 – 159 Poison damage and confuse affected enemies for 2 seconds.
witch doctor runestones crimson Explosive Toads: Mutate to red bullfrogs that explode for 156 – 219 Fire damage.
witch doctor runestones golden Toad Affinity: Reduces Mana cost to 62 Mana.
witch doctor runestones indigo Rain of Toads: Hail a rain of toads down from the sky that deals 170 Poison damage per second to enemies in the area for 1.5 seconds.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Toad of Hugeness: Summon a giant toad that swallows enemies whole for up to 5 seconds, digesting for 64 physical damage per second. (+5 seconds cooldown)
5 witch doctor skills zombie charger

Zombie Charger

Physical Realm

Call forth a reckless, suicidal zombie that deals 71 – 99 Poison damage to all enemies in its way.

Cost: 229 Mana

witch doctor runestones alabaster Explosive Beast: Summon an explosive zombie dog that deals 124 – 174 Fire damage to all enemies within 9 yards.
witch doctor runestones crimson Zombie Bears: A stampede of three Zombie Bears deal 53 – 75 damage to enemies in the area.
witch doctor runestones golden Undeath: If the charger kills a target, at the end of its path it will reappear as a new charger that deals 50 – 70 Poison damage. This effect can repeat up to 8 times.
witch doctor runestones indigo Wave of Zombies: Summon 8 zombie chargers that deal 99 – 139 damage each.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Leperous Zombie: The charger leaves behind a poisonous cloud that deals 64 Poison damage per second to enemies caught in it.
7 witch doctor skills corpse spiders

Corpse Spiders

Physical Realm

Summon 4 spiders to attack nearby enemies for 7 – 21 physical damage.

Cost: 282 Mana

witch doctor runestones alabaster Medusa Spiders: Summon paralyzing spiders that have a 60% chance to slow enemies movement by 60% with every attack.
witch doctor runestones crimson Blazing Spiders: Summon fire spiders that deal 15 – 44 Fire damage.
witch doctor runestones golden Widowmakers: Summon widowmaker spiders that leech 70% of the damage they deal as Mana for you.
witch doctor runestones indigo Spider Queen: Summon a mother spider that births spiderlings dealing 64 – 71 Poison damage per second to enemies in the area. Lasts 22 seconds.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Leaping Spiders: Summon jumping spiders that leap up to 25 yards to reach their target and attack for 13 – 40 physical damage.
9 witch doctor skills firebats

Firebats

Physical Realm

A swarm of fiery bats burn enemies in front of you for 57 – 85 Fire damage per second.

Cost: 352 Mana per second

witch doctor runestones alabaster Cloud of Bats: Call forth a swirl of bats to damage nearby enemies for 156 – 234 Fire damage per second.
witch doctor runestones crimson Dire Bats: Summon fewer but larger bats that travel up to 40 yards and hit for 185 – 249 Fire damage.
witch doctor runestones golden Vampire Bats: 35% of damage done by the bats is gained as Life.
witch doctor runestones indigo Hungry Bats: Rapidly summon bats to seek out nearby targets for 96 – 217 Fire damage.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Plague Bats: Enemies in the area are plagued. Damage is slow at first, but can increase over time to a maximum of 195 Poison damage per second.
11 witch doctor skills firebomb

Firebomb

Physical Realm

Lob an explosive skull that deals 64 – 78 Fire damage to all enemies within 8 yards.

Cost: 264 Mana

witch doctor runestones alabaster Flash Fire: Rather than exploding for area damage, each Firebomb can bounce up to 8 additional targets. Damage is reduced by 20% per bounce.
witch doctor runestones crimson Conflagration: In addition to the base explosion, create a larger blast that deals an additional 51 – 63 Fire damage to all enemies within 28 yards.
witch doctor runestones golden Pyrogeist: Create a column of flame that spews fire at the closest enemy for 40 – 51 Fire damage. The column lasts 3 seconds.
witch doctor runestones indigo Roll the Bones: Allows the skull to bounce up to 2 times. The first hit deals 90 – 109 Fire damage and each bounce reduces the damage by 15%.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Fire Pit: Leaves behind a pool of fire that deals 28 Fire damage per second for 3 seconds.
19 witch doctor skills locust swarm

Locust Swarm

Physical Realm

Summon a plague of locusts to assault enemies, dealing 25 Poison damage per second for 3 seconds. The locusts will jump to additional nearby targets.

Cost: 352 Mana

witch doctor runestones alabaster Diseased Swarm: Targets killed by the Locust Swarm leave behind a disease cloud that deals 32 Poison damage per second to enemies in the cloud. The cloud lasts 3 seconds.
witch doctor runestones crimson Searing Locusts: Ignite the locusts with fire causing them to deal 55 Fire damage per second.
witch doctor runestones golden Devouring Swarm: Convert 40% of the damage done as Mana for you.
witch doctor runestones indigo Pestilence: When the swarm jumps there is a 55% chance to jump to two targets instead of one.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Cloud of Insects: Increase the duration of the swarm to 10 seconds.
22 witch doctor skills acid cloud

Acid Cloud

Physical Realm

Acid falls down dealing an initial 57 – 78 Poison damage followed by 14 Poison damage per second to enemies who remain in the area.

Cost: 528 Mana

witch doctor runestones alabaster Kiss of Death: Spit a cloud of acid that inflict 116 – 160 Poison damage followed by 29 Poison damage per second to enemies who remain in the area.
witch doctor runestones crimson Corpse Bomb: A corpse emerges from the ground and explodes for 148 – 203 Poison damage to enemies in the area.
witch doctor runestones golden Slow Burn: Increases the duration of the acid pools to 10 seconds.
witch doctor runestones indigo Acid Rain: The initial splash is increased to 50 yards and deals 102 – 141 Poison damage.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Lob Blob Bomb: The acid on the ground forms into a slime that irradiates nearby enemies for 27 Poison damage per second. The slime will survive for 18 seconds before dissipating.
27 witch doctor skills wall of zombies

Wall of Zombies

Physical Realm

A line of zombies emerge from the ground, attacking nearby enemies for 21 – 36 physical damage per second for 5 seconds.

Cost: 352 Mana

witch doctor runestones alabaster Pile On: A tower of zombies falls over dealing 185 – 277 physical damage to any enemies in the way.
witch doctor runestones crimson Creepers: Up to 3 zombies will emerge entirely from the ground and attack nearby enemies for 36 – physical damage per swing.
witch doctor runestones golden Unrelenting Grip: Zombies will slow the movement of enemies by 60% for 9 seconds.
witch doctor runestones indigo Barricade: Doubles the width of the wall. The line of zombies will attack for 30 – 44 physical damage per second.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Dead Rush: Zombies run out in all directions dealing 99 – 128 physical damage to nearby enemies.

Spirit Realm
Level Skill Runestone
4 witch doctor skills haunt

Haunt

Spirit Realm

Haunt an enemy with a spirit dealing 355 Arcane damage over 17 seconds. If the target dies, the spirit will automatically haunt another nearby enemy.

You may have up to 3 Haunt effects active at once.

Cost: 106 Mana

witch doctor runestones alabaster Resentful Spirit: Modifies the spirit to do 395 Arcane damage over 2.1 seconds.
witch doctor runestones crimson Consuming Spirit: The spirit returns 45% of damage done as Life for you.
witch doctor runestones golden Draining Spirit: The spirit returns 100% of damage done as Mana for you.
witch doctor runestones indigo Lingering Spirit: If there are no targets left the spirit will linger for up to 15 seconds looking for new targets.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Grasping Spirit: Slows the movement of haunted targets by 50%.
8 witch doctor skills horrify

Horrify

Spirit Realm

Don a spectral mask that horrifies all enemies within 12 yards, causing them to run in fear for 5 seconds.

Cooldown: 20 seconds

witch doctor runestones alabaster Stalker: Gain 50% increased movement speed for 4 seconds after cast.
witch doctor runestones crimson Frightening Aspect: Gain 170% additional armor for 8 seconds after casting Horrify.
witch doctor runestones golden Ruthless Terror: Gain 282 Mana for every feared enemy.
witch doctor runestones indigo Face of Death: Increases the radius of the effect to 26 yards.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Phobia: Increases the duration of the fear to 12 seconds.
12 witch doctor skills spirit walk

Spirit Walk

Spirit Realm

Enter the spirit realm for 3 seconds. While in the spirit realm, your movement is unhindered.

Your link to the spirit realm will end if you cast any spell or your physical body sustains 50% of your maximum health in damage.

Cost: 176 Mana

Cooldown: 15 seconds

witch doctor runestones alabaster Healing Journey: Gain 16% of your maximum Life every second while Spirit Walk is active.
witch doctor runestones crimson Severance: Enemies you walk through in spirit form take 121 – 135 physical damage per second.
witch doctor runestones golden Honored Guest: Gain 11% of your maximum Mana every second while Spirit Walk is active.
witch doctor runestones indigo Jaunt: Increases the duration of Spirit Walk to 10.0 seconds.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Umbral Shock: When Spirit Walk ends, your physical form bursts for 135 – 249 Fire damage to all enemies within 10 yards.
14 witch doctor skills soul harvest

Soul Harvest

Spirit Realm

Feed on the life force of up to 5 nearby enemies within 15 yards. Gain 126 Attack for each affected enemy. This effect lasts 30 seconds.

Cooldown: 15 seconds

witch doctor runestones alabaster Vengeful Spirit: Affected enemies also take 146 – 167 physical damage.
witch doctor runestones crimson Siphon: Gain 4258 Life for every affected enemy.
witch doctor runestones golden Swallow: Your Soul Gain 1188 Mana for every affected enemy.
witch doctor runestones indigo Soul to Waste: Increases duration of the effect to 65 seconds.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Languish: Reduces the movement speed of enemies by 60% for 11 seconds.
21 witch doctor skills spirit barrage

Spirit Barrage

Spirit Realm

Bombard a target with a spirit bolt that deals 36 – 71 physical damage.

Cost: 141 Mana

witch doctor runestones alabaster Manitou: Summons a Spectre for 20 seconds that hovers over you conjuring spirit bolts at nearby enemies for 53 – 92 physical damage.
witch doctor runestones crimson Phlebotomize: Spirits return 40% of damage dealt as Life.
witch doctor runestones golden The Spirit is Willing: Spirits return 40% of damage dealt as Mana.
witch doctor runestones indigo Well of Souls: Every cast launches an additional 3 spirit bolts at nearby enemies other than the targeted enemy that deal 39 – 71 physical damage each.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Phantasm: Summons a Spectre for 5 seconds that deals 51 – 52 physical damage per second to all enemies within 10 yards.
24 witch doctor skills mass confusion

Mass Confusion

Spirit Realm

Incite paranoia in enemies, causing some to fight for you for 8 seconds.

Cooldown: 60 seconds

witch doctor runestones alabaster Devolution: Targets killed while confused have a 99% chance of spawning a zombie dog.
witch doctor runestones crimson Paranoia: All enemies in the area take 80% additional damage.
witch doctor runestones golden Unstable Realm: Cooldown reduced to 4 seconds.
witch doctor runestones indigo Mass Hysteria: Up to 10 monsters who aren’t confused will be stunned for 5.0 seconds when the spell is first cast.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Mass Hallucination: Amid the confusion a giant spirit rampages through enemies dealing 256 – 270 physical damage per second to enemies it passes through.

Support
Level Skill Runestone
1 witch doctor skills summon zombie dogs

Summon Zombie Dogs

Support

Summons 3 zombie dogs from the depths to fight by your side.

Cost: 176 Mana

Cooldown: 60 seconds

witch doctor runestones alabaster Leeching Beasts: Your zombie dogs gain 65% of damage dealt as Life, half of which heals you.
witch doctor runestones crimson Burning Dogs: Light your dogs on fire allowing them to burn nearby enemies for 50 Fire damage per second.
witch doctor runestones golden Final Gift: Upon death, your zombie dogs have a 85% chance of leaving behind a health globe.
witch doctor runestones indigo Life Link: 70% of damage taken is absorbed by your zombie dogs.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Rabid Dogs: Your summoned zombie dogs gain an infectious bite that deals 75 Poison damage over 3 seconds.
3 witch doctor skills grasp of the dead

Grasp of the Dead

Support

Hands reach out from the ground slowing enemy movement by 50% and dealing 21 physical damage per second for 8 seconds.

Cost: 53 Mana

Cooldown: 8 seconds

witch doctor runestones alabaster Death is Life: Killed targets have a 65% chance to produce a health globe.
witch doctor runestones crimson Groping Eels: Increases the damage done to 51 physical damage per second.
witch doctor runestones golden Desperate Grasp: Reduces the cooldown to 4.5 seconds.
witch doctor runestones indigo Rain of Corpses: Corpses fall from the sky dealing 46 – 85 physical damage to nearby enemies.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Unbreakable Grasp: Increase the slow amount to 64%.
6 witch doctor skills hex

Hex

Support

Summon a Fetish Shaman for 8 seconds that will hex enemies into chickens. Hexed enemies are unable to perform offensive actions and take 20% additional damage.

Cost: 176 Mana

Cooldown: 10 seconds

witch doctor runestones alabaster Jinx: Increases the damage taken by hexed targets to 90%.
witch doctor runestones crimson Painful Transformation: Hexed targets bleed for 39 damage per second while hexed.
witch doctor runestones golden Hedge Magic: The Fetish Shaman will periodically heal friendly targets for 5322 Life.
witch doctor runestones indigo Angry Chicken: You turn into an Angry Chicken for up to 5 seconds that can explode for 135 – 213 damage to all enemies within 12 yards.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Unstable Form: Hexed targets explode when killed dealing 146 – 160 Poison damage to all enemies within 8 yards.
16 witch doctor skills sacrifice

Sacrifice

Support

All of your zombie dogs explode, each dealing 107 – 178 physical damage to all enemies within 12 yards.

witch doctor runestones alabaster Next of Kin: Each sacrificed dog has a 70% chance to resurrect as a new zombie dog.
witch doctor runestones crimson Provoke the Pack: Increase all damage done by 40% for every sacrificed dog for 60 seconds.
witch doctor runestones golden Pride: Recover 792 Mana for each sacrificed dog.
witch doctor runestones indigo For the Master: Gain 3513 Life for each sacrificed dog.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Black Blood: Black inky goo shoots out and slows all affected enemies for 9 seconds.
18 witch doctor skills gargantuan

Gargantuan

Support

Summon a large zombie follower to fight for you. The Gargantuan swings for 18 – 25 physical damage with every swing.

Cost: 528 Mana

Cooldown: 120 seconds

witch doctor runestones alabaster Bruiser: Gargantuan periodically slams enemies, dealing 124 – 139 physical damage and stunning them for 3 seconds.
witch doctor runestones crimson Restless Giant: When the Gargantuan encounters an Elite enemy or is faced with 5 enemies nearby it enrages for 15 seconds gaining: 50% movement speed / 50% attack speed / 200% physical damage.This effect cannot occur more than once every 120 seconds. Elite enemies include Champions, Rares, Bosses and other players.
witch doctor runestones golden Wrathful Protector: The Gargantuan only lasts 20 seconds but is also more powerful. The Gargantuan’s fists burn with fire, dealing 82 – 139 additional Fire damage and knocking enemies back with every hit.
witch doctor runestones indigo Humongoid: Gargantuan gains a Cleave ability allowing its attacks to hit multiple targets for 700% physical damage.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Big Stinker: The Gargantuan is surrounded in a poison cloud, dealing 32 Poison damage per second to nearby enemies.
25 witch doctor skills big bad voodoo

Big Bad Voodoo

Support

Summon a fetish to begin a ritual dance that increases the attack, casting and movement speeds of all allies in the area by 15% for 20 seconds.

Cooldown: 120 seconds

witch doctor runestones alabaster Boogie Man: Enemies who die in the ritual area have a 75% chance to resurrect as a zombie dog.
witch doctor runestones crimson Slam Dance: Also increases the damage of all allies in the area by 40%.
witch doctor runestones golden Rain Dance: Recover 1584 Mana per second while in the ritual area.
witch doctor runestones indigo Jungle Drums: Increases the duration of the ritual to 48 seconds.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Ghost Trance: Also heals all allies in the area for 4.0% of their maximum Life per second.
29 witch doctor skills fetish army

Fetish Army

Support

Summon an army of Fetish creatures to fight by your side for 20 seconds. Dagger-wielding fetishes attack for 14 – 25 physical damage.

Cooldown: 120 seconds

witch doctor runestones alabaster Head Hunters: Adds 2 Hunter Fetishes to the army. Hunter Fetishes shoot blowdarts at enemies dealing 43 – 46 Poison damage.
witch doctor runestones crimson Fetish Ambush: Each Fetish deals 146 – 167 physical damage to any enemy near it as they appear.
witch doctor runestones golden Devoted Following: Decreases the cooldown to 50 seconds.
witch doctor runestones indigo Legion of Daggers: Adds 2 dagger-wielders to the army and increases their physical damage to 23 – 40.
witch doctor runestones obsidian Tiki Torchers: Adds 2 Fetish casters to the army. The casters breathe fire that deals 39 – 43 Fire damage in a cone in front of them.
Passive skills
Level Skill
10 witchdoctor skills circle of life

Circle of Life

Gain 10% of your maximum Mana whenever you are healed by a health globe.

10 witchdoctor skills vermin

Vermin

Your Plague of Toads, Corpse Spiders and Firebats abilities do 20% more damage.

13 witchdoctor skills spiritual attunement

Spiritual Attunement

Maximum Mana is increased by 20%. Regenerate 2% of your maximum Mana per second.

15 witchdoctor skills gruesome feast

Gruesome Feast

Gain 10% Attack for 10 seconds whenever you are healed by a health globe. This effect can stack up to 5 times.

17 witchdoctor skills blood ritual

Blood Ritual

50% of Mana costs are paid with Life. In addition, you regenerate 2% of your maximum Life per second.

19 witchdoctor skills zombie handler

Zombie Handler

You can have 4 Zombie Dogs out at once. The health of your Zombie Dogs and Gargantuan are increased by 60%.

20 witchdoctor skills pierce the veil

Pierce the Veil

All of your damage is increased by 20% but your Mana costs are increased by 30%.

23 witchdoctor skills rush of essence

Rush of Essence

Spirit spells return 200% of their Mana cost over 10 seconds.

Spirit spells are: Haunt, Horrify, Soul Harvest, Spirit Barrage, Spirit Walk

25 witchdoctor skills vision quest

Vision Quest

Anytime you have 4 or more skills on cooldown your mana regeneration is increased by 100%.

26 witchdoctor skills fierce loyalty

Fierce Loyalty

All your pets gain 100% of the benefit of your thorns items.

28 witchdoctor skills death trance

Death Trance

Reduce damage by 20% whenever you are below 50% of your maximum Life.

30 witchdoctor skills tribal rites

Tribal Rites

The cooldowns of your Fetish Army, Big Bad Voodoo and Hex abilities are reduced by 25%.

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Different Types of Active and Passive Witch doctor skills

The Witch doctor skills were introduced first in 2008 at Blizzcon. At that time only around 10 skills were functional. But the most changes were made at Blizzcon 2010 when all of the passive skills were transferred to the Witch Doctor Traits. The Active Witch doctor skills are classified into Physical Realm, Spirit Realm and Support. Poison Dart is a Level 1 skill that fires a lethal poisoned dart that causes 46 to 67 poison damage and extra poison damage of 57 for 2 seconds. The Zombie Charger skill gets unlocked at Level 5. This Witch doctor skills calls a wild and suicidal zombie that causes poison damage of 71 to 99 on all the enemies that come across its path.

Firebomb is another Witch doctor skills that gets unlocked at Level 11. This Physical Realm skill lobs an explosive skull that causes Fire damage of 64 to 78 on all the enemies that are within 8 yards of it. An interesting skill is Wall of Zombies where a bunch of zombies attack all the surrounding enemies causing a physical damage of 21 to 36 a second. In the Spirit Realm, Horrify is a Level 8 Witch doctor skills that dons a spectral mask to horrify every enemy within 12 yards, leading them to flee for 5 seconds. Spirit Barrage is a Level 21 skill that bombards an enemy with a spirit bolt that causes physical damage of 36 to 71.

Summon Zombie Dogs is one of the Support Witch doctor skills, where 3 zombie dogs are summoned from the depths and they fight alongside you. Gargantuan summons a giant zombie that fights for you. Each swing of the Gargantuan causes a physical damage of 18 to 25. Fetish Army summons an mass of Fetish creatures who fight to cause physical damage of 14 to 25 for 20 seconds. Circle of Life is a Passive Witch doctor skills unlocked at Level 10. This skill makes you get 10% of your maximum Mana when you get healed from a health globe. Spiritual Attunement is a Level 13 Passive Skill that increases maximum mana by 20% and regenerates 2% of the maximum mana every second. Zombie Handler is a Level 19 Passive Skill that sends 4 zombie dogs and the health of the dogs and the Gargantuan increase by 60%.

Pierce the Veil is a Level 20 Passive Witch doctor skills that increases all the damage by 20% and the Mana cost by 30%. Rush of Essence gets unlocked at Level 23 returning 200% of the Mana cost for a period of 10 seconds. The Spirit spells in Diablo 3 are Horrify, Haunt, Spirit Barrage, Soul Harvest and Spirit Walk. Fierce Loyalty is another Witch doctor skills unlocked at Level 26 where all the pets get 100% benefit of the thorns items. Death Trance Passive Witch doctor skills reduces the damage by 20% when you are less than half of your maximum Life. Tribal Rites reduces the cooldowns of your Hex, Big Bad Voodoo and Fetish Army by 25%.

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