Last week brought news of a change to improve the lag for Witch Doctors using the Carnevil helm, by reducing the number of Fetishes firing poison darts to 5, while also boosting the damage of the darts to keep the overall damage output roughly the same. Now that the patch is live, players have some reactions, and Blues have answers.
And no, the area dmg for pets does NOT compensate for syco`s shooting the darts instead of FA.
John Yang: Fetish Sycophants
As of today’s PTR patch, Fetish Sycophants now benefits from +Fetish Army damage. This should smooth out concerns with which Fetish is doing the shooting – Fetish Army or Fetish Sycophants. We made this change because it felt bad to know that “if only I could control my fetishes and pick which 5 do the shooting, I could output more damage”.
Lots of WD changes in this patch, but they’re still running last of all the classes in Grift solo power. At least Blizzard is trying, and there were many WD changes, mostly buffs, in today’s patch. So hope remains…