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Best Witch Doctor Build in Diablo 3 Season 31

Below is our choice for the best Witch Doctor build in Diablo 3 Season 31, highlighting the best active and passive skills, item, and weapon setup, and more.
Best Witch Doctor Build in Diablo 3 Season 31

Although the Witch Doctor is regarded as one of the stranger classes in Diablo 3, it's also one of the more powerful ones. That being the case, many players want to give it a try and see if it's for them. And with Season 31 still in swing, there's never been a better time to do so, but which will work best and allow you to take full advantage of the power of the Witch Doctor? 

Well, that's where this guide comes in. We'll be taking you through everything you need to know to create the best With Doctor build in Diablo 3 for Season 31. From the active and passive skills, as well as the best-in-slot items to farm for, things to utilize in Kanai's Cube, Legendary Gems to obtain, and alternate builds for the most recent season.

Update on 7 May 2024: With Diablo 3 Season 31 now live, we've updated this article with the best new Witch Doctor class build.

Is the Witch Doctor a Good Class in Diablo 3 Season 31?

To answer this question simply, yes! the Witch Doctor class is a great pick as it offers builds ranked as A-tier in Season 31 of Diablo 3. With a large variety of builds to choose from that can easily decimate your foes, making it one that we heartily recommend to players; however, it does come with one or two caveats. 

Best Witch Doctor Build in Diablo 3 Season 27 Is This Class For You
Among all the classes, the Witch Doctor is a powerful one, but it does require some skill to master. (Picture: Blizzard)

The only thing to note is that because the witch doctor specializes in summoning and using voodoo magic, you'll need to be accustomed to the summoning system in the game as well as the magic system. The Witch Doctor isn't suited for players wanting to run into the front lines and tear things up like a Barbarian, so keep that in mind as you approach this class. 

Best Diablo 3 Witch Doctor Build: Mundunugu's Regalia

The build chosen we've for the Witch Doctor class is called the Mundunugu's Regalia set, which consists of the Mundunugu armor set for its insane damage multiplier and focus on releasing huge AOE (Area of Effect) bursts with specific setup and timings. Along with this set, there are a few items, skills, and other add-ons that we'll cover below. 

Active & Passive Skills for Best Witch Doctor Build in S31

Best Witch Doctor Build in Diablo 3 Active Skills
Best Witch Doctor Active Skills. (Picture: Blizzard)

For your convenience, we've put together the full build for the Witch Doctor over on the official Diablo 3 Website for you to play around with and see what else the build offers. Below, you can find the best Active skills along with the Runes associated with each for the best Witch Doctor build. 

Skill Rune
Spirit Barrage Manitou
Locust Swarm Pestilence
Piranhas Piranhado
Spirit Walk Severance
Big Bad Voodoo Ghost Trance
Soul Harvest Languish

And lastly, below, we've outlined the best passive abilities to use with the Witch Doctor build in Season 30. 

Best Witch Doctor Build in Diablo 3 Passive Skills
Best Passive Skills for the Witch Doctor. (Picture: Blizzard)

Best in Slot Items for Witch Doctor Build in S31

Item Slot Best-in-slot choice for D3 Witch Doctor
Weapon 1 The Barber
Weapon 2 Gazing Demise
Helm Mundunugu's Headdress
Gloves Mundunugu's Rhythm
Shoulders Mundunugu's Descendant
Chest Mundunugu's Robe
Bracer Lakumba's Ornament
Amulet The Traveler's Pledge
Ring 1 Ring of Emptiness
Ring 2 The Compass Rose
Belt Captain Crimson's Silk Girdle
Pants Mundunugu's Decoration
Boots Mundunugu's Dance
Potion Bottomless Potion of the Unfettered

Best Items for Kanai's Cube for Witch Doctor Build in S31

First, use our guide to obtain Kanai's Cube. Once you've obtained it, check out the items listed below to pair with the best Witch Doctor build in Diablo 3 Season 31.

  • Weapon Slot: The Barber
  • Armor Slot: Frostburn
  • Jewelry Slot: Ring of Royal Grandeur

Legendary Gems for Best D3 Witch Doctor Build

When it comes to Legendary Gems, you have a few options to choose from, but the ones we've listed below are considered to be the best by us and many in the community. They allow you to buff your abilities and give you some defenses for when things get tough. 

Best Witch Doctor Build in Diablo 3 Legendary Gems
The Legendary Gems used below will make the Witch Doctor class even more powerful, and make up for some of its weaknesses. (Picture: Blizzard)
  • Legendary Gem 1: Bane of the Trapped
  • Legendary Gem 2: Gogok of Swiftness
  • Legendary Gem 3: Bane of the Stricken

Which Follower to Use with your Diablo 3 Witch Doctor Build

Season 23 completely overhauled how followers work, making them a little more important to your build path. As such, we think that the Templar serves as an excellent battering ram alongside your creatures (Especially for Greater Rifts), while the Enchantress provides much-needed Cooldown Reduction.

Alternative Diablo 3 Season 31 Witch Doctor Builds

There are plenty of different Diablo 3 Witch Doctor builds to test out. And while there's a lot of disagreement over whether there are better builds than the Mundunugu's Regalia, we think that it's up to your discretion to try them all and see what you prefer, but this is the one we recommend.

Best Witch Doctor Build in Diablo 3 Season Alternative builds
Although there are alternative builds you can try out, we still recommend the Mundunugu's Regalia build. (Picture: Blizzard)

That said, we've constructed a list of the top alternate Witch Doctor builds for Diablo 3 Season 31 below. Additionally, we've included links to the fantastic Ice-Veins website so you can easily find additional builds to try.

So there you have it, the best Witch Doctor build in Diablo 3 Season 31, complete with best-in-class items, active and passive skills, Kanai's Cube options, the ideal follower, legendary gem options, and much more.

Check out the video below to see a Diablo 3 Witch Doctor Mundunugu's Regalia build in action, thanks to the insightful and informative Rhykker.