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Jade Harvester Witch Doctor Season 13 Build - Diablo 3 RoS

Jade Harvester Witch Doctor Season 13 Build - Diablo 3 RoS

One of the most powerful and complex Witch Doctor builds out there. A GR 110+ solo viable build

Jade Harvester
Witch Doctor
Diablo 3 Patch 2.6.4

Jade Harvester is currently the most poerful With Doctor build. If you take into consideration Diablo 3's standards, it's not inaccurate to say it's the hardest to master build in the entire game, but it rewards you with outstanding performance. Jade Harvester Witch Doctor build has a solo GR capability of Tier 120 and above. This makes this set worth taking into consideration in the ongoing Season.

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Jade Harvester Set

Table of contents

  1. General information
  2. Recommended items
  3. Recommended skills

General information

The entire build is based on the Raiment of the Jade Harvester set which provides the following bonuses:

  • When Haunt lands on an enemy already affected by Haunt, it instantly deals 3500 seconds worth of Haunt damage (2/6)
  • Soul Harvest gains the effect of every rune and reduces the cooldown of Soul Harvest by 1 second when casting Haunt or Locust Swarm (4/6)
  • Soul Harvest consumes up to 10000 seconds of the damage over time effects on all affected targets, instantly dealing the remaining damage of the consumed duration, and reduces all damage taken by 50% for 12 seconds (6/6)

Jade Harvester Witch Doctor is one of the most complex builds in Diablo 3. It is based on damage over time effects, which have to be applied to enemies before they are harvested with the Soul Harvest spell. While wearing Jade Harvester set, any monster harvested this way has the DoT (damage over time) effects consumed, and the damage is applied instantly. This combination provides for one of the highest burst damage source in Diablo 3. Jade Harvester playstyle requires you to stay in melee range to monsters and keep track of the active debuffs they have (to benefit from the Ring of Emptiness, both your dot spells have to be applied before harvesting them). In general, this is difficult build that requires more experience than pretty much any other build out there, but provides amazing damage and allows reaching Greater Rifts tier 120 and above.


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Recommended items

Equipment

Jade Harvester's Wisdom
Head - Jade Harvester's Wisdom
Stat priorities:
1) Socket
2) Critical Hit Chance
3) Intelligence
4) Vitality
5) Secondary res.
Socket: 
Jade Harvester's Peace Chest - Jade Harvester's Peace
Stat priorities:
1) Intelligence
2) Vitality
3) Increased Haunt damage
4) Secondary res.
Sockets: 
Jade Harvester's Courage Pants - Jade Harvester's Courage
Stat priorities:
1) Intelligence
2) Vitality
3) Armor
4) Secondary res.
Sockets: 
Jade Harvester's Mercy Gloves - Jade Harvester's Mercy
Stat priorities:
1) Critical Hit Chance
2) Critical Hit Damage
3) Cooldown Reduction
4) Area damage
5) Secondary res.
Jade Harvester's Swiftness Boots - Jade Harvester's Swiftness
Stat priorities:
1) Intelligence
2) Vitality
3) Armor
4) All Elemental Resistances
Jade Harvester's Joy Pauldrons - Jade Harvester's Joy
Stat priorities:
1) Strength
2) Vitality
3) Increased Haunt damage
4) Cooldown Reduction
Lakumba's Ornament Bracers - Lakumba's Ornament
Stat priorities:
1) Poison damage%
2) Critical Hit Chance
3) Intelligence
4) Vitality
5) Secondary res.
Special power:
Reduces all damage taken by 6% for each stack of Soul Harvest
Traveller's Pledge Amulet - Traveller's Pledge
Stat priorities:
1) Socket
2) Poison damage%
3) Critical Hit Damage
4) Critical Hit Chance
5) Intelligence
(Part of the Endless Walk set)
Set bonuses:
  • While moving, all damage taken is reduced by up to 50%
  • While standing still, all damage dealt is increased by up to 100%
Compass Rose Ring - Compass Rose
Stat priorities:
1) Socket
2) Critical Hit Chance
3) Critical Hit Damage
4) Area damage
5) Intelligence
6) Vitality
7) Secondary res.
(Part of the Endless Walk set)
Unity Ring - Unity
Stat priorities:
1) Socket
2) Critical Hit Chance
3) Critical Hit Damage
4) Increases damage against elites
5) Intelligence
Special power:
All damage taken is split between wearers of this item (requires your follower to wear Unity as well)
Haunting Girdle Belt - Haunting Girdle
Stat priorities:
1) Intelligence
2) Vitality
3) Armor
4) Life%
5) Secondary res.
Special power:
Haunt releases 1 extra spirit
Sacred Harvester Weapon - Sacred Harvester
Stat priorities:
1) Socket
2) High average damage
3) Damage%
4) Cooldown Reduction
5) Intelligence
6) Vitality
Sockets: 
Special power:
Soul Harvest now stacks up to 10 times
Vile Hive Off-hand - Vile Hive
1) High average damage
2) Critical Hit Chance
3) Increased Haunt damage
4) Cooldown Reduction
5) Intelligence
Special power:
Locust Swarm gains the effect of the Pestilence rune and deals 45–60% increased damage
Bonus Items for Season 16
(thanks to built-in Ring of Royal Grandeur power)
Quetzalcoatl Helmet - Quetzalcoatl
1) Socket
2) Critical Hit Chance
3) Intelligence
4) Vitality
Special power:
Locust Swarm and Haunt now deal their damage in half of the normal duration
Kanai Cube powers
The Furnace The Furnace
Increases damage against elites by 40–50%
Strongarm Bracers Strongarm Bracers
Enemies hit by knockbacks suffer 20–30% more damage for 6 seconds

Requires Quetzalcoatl if you aren't playing Season 16
Ring of Emptiness Ring of Emptiness
Deal 250–300% increased damage to enemies affected by both Haunt and Locust Swarm
Legendary Gems
Bane of Trapped Bane of the Trapped
  • Increases damage done to enemies under the control-impairing effects by 15%
    Upgrade: +0.3% additional damage per Rank
  • Gain an aura that slows the movement speed of enemies within 15 yards by 30% (Requires Rank 25)
Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken
  • Each attack you make against an enemy increases the damage it takes from your attacks by 0.8%. Upgrade: +0.01% damage per Rank
  • Gain 25% increased damage against Rift Guardians and bosses (Requires Rank 25)
Estoteric Alteration Esoteric Alteration
  • Gain 10.0% non-Physical damage reduction. Upgrade: +0.5% damage reduction per Rank
  • While below half Life, your resistances to Cold, Fire, Lightning, Poison, and Arcane are increased by 75% (Requires Rank 25)

Recommended skills

Active Skills

Haunt
Haunt
Haunt an enemy with a spirit, dealing 4000% damage as Cold over 12 seconds. If the enemy dies, the spirit will haunt another enemy within 70 yards
Poisoned Spirit
Damage type changes to Poison, and Haunt also causes affected enemies to take 20% increased damage from any source

One of your two main DoT abilities that have to be applied to enemies before they are Soul Harvested
Locust Swarm Locust Swarm
Unleash a plague of locusts that swarms an enemy, dealing 1040% damage as Poison over 8 seconds. The locusts will jump to additional nearby enemies
Cloud of Insects
Changes damage type to Physical and also makes affected enemies deal 25% reduced damage

Your second DPS spell. The damage over time effect has to be applied together with Haunt before harvesting enemies for maximum damage
Spirit Walk Spirit Walk
Leave your physical body and enter the spirit realm for 2 seconds. While in the spirit realm, your movement is unhindered
Severance
Increases the movement speed by additional 100%

Your main mobility skill. Also grants brief immunity to damage for the duration so can be used in emergency situations
Soul Harvest Soul Harvest
Feed on the life force of up to 5 enemies within 18 yards. Gain 3% Intelligence for each affected enemy. This effect lasts 30 seconds
All runes
Thanks to Jade Harvester set, you get all the Soul Harvest's runes

Core Jade Harvester's spell. It consumes all damage over time effects from enemies in range and instantly deals the remaining damage
Piranhas Piranhas
Summons a pool of deadly piranhas that deals 400% damage as Poison over 8 seconds. Affected enemies will also take 15% increased damage
Piranhado
Creates a swirling tornado that sucks enemies in for the duration 

Great addition to this build. Increases damage enemies take, help crowd control and also group up enemies before harvesting them
Horrify Horrify
Don a spectral mask that horrifies all enemies within 18 yards, causing them to tremor in Fear and be Immobilized for 3 seconds
Frightening Aspect
Increases your armor by 50% for 8 seconds

Good addition to this build. Provides additional crowd control and armor
Passive Skills
Spirit Vessel Spirit Vessel
Whenever you suffer fatal damage, you do not die, but instead, enter the spirit realm for 2 seconds and are healed to 50% of maximum Life. This effect may occur once every 60 seconds, unaffected by the cooldown reduction
Confidence Ritual Confidence Ritual
You deal 25% increased damage to enemies within 20 yards
Creeping Death Creeping Death

The duration of Locust Swarm, Haunt and damage amplification of Piranhas increases to 19800 seconds

Grave Injustice Grave Injustice
You gain 1% of your maximum life and mana, and your cooldowns are reduced by 1 second whenever an enemy dies within  20 yards. The radius can be extended by items that increase globe and gold pickup range


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