[Build] The Zero 5 Dog Witch Doctor Build

Blasphemy

Diabloii.Net Member
http://diablonut.incgamers.com/skillPlanner/V2l0Y2hEb2N0b3IrNzArMTE3NDAyKzY3NjE2KzEwMjU3MisxMDYyMzcrNjc2NjgrMTAyNTczK1J1bmVfQStSdW5lX0UrUnVuZV9CK1J1bmVfQitSdW5lX0ErUnVuZV9EKzM0MDkwOSsyMDg2MDErMjA4NTYzKzIwODU5NCsx

This is the Zero 5 Dog Witch Doctor Build. Not everyone agrees with it, but hey it's what I'm doing in Reaper Of Souls. I was a Zero Dog Witch Doctor for about a year prior to Reaper Of Souls release for that matter.
Let's start with the two new pieces of gear that really compliment this build and any Zero Dog Build from here on out. The Legendary Ceremonial Knife Anessazi Edge which allows all Zero Dog Builds perma CC or CC whenever the enemy is allowed to be CC'd (Not all enemies can be permanently CC'd). The second item the Legendary Bracers Ancient Parthan Defenders which allow this build to attain higher Torment play.
What does this build bring to the table? The better question to ask would be what doesn't this build bring to the table? It has Crowd Control, it has the ability to push the parties DPS higher frequently, ability to restore resources when used with Reaper Wraps (if your starved for resources your not doing DPS), health globes = win (if your dead your not doing DPS), the ability to use Pools of Reflection efficiently for maximum experience bonus (a lot of people think the Pools of Reflection are useless because everyone dies to often to ever make significant use of it).
This build is designed for overall efficient group play all around. Isn't that what the Reaper of Souls expansion is about? Promoting more group play and stretching to attain higher levels of communities within the game.
I started out as a Zero Dog Witch Doctor so my friends and I could do all content on MP10 and not repeatedly bash our heads against the keyboard dying to get things done. I've given this build my all ever since I attained it. It's my comfort zone. It's what I like doing, and how I prefer to enjoy the game. All the things I've stretched to do in this game to all the items I've stretched to acquire it was all done for the Zero Dog build.
I have videos out on my build on youtube and I have a twitch account. I'm always open to questions and feedback. Just don't waste your time being a troll. You have a choice on whether you want to see it or not.
 

ClaytonH

Diabloii.Net Member
I am not trying to be a troll, but considering you need pre-RoS gear in order to make it work in RoS, dont you think that posting this is just a little bit stupid? If you don't have any of the legacy gear you just aren't going to be able to do the zero dogs build, so why even waste your time posting this?
 

Blasphemy

Diabloii.Net Member
I am not trying to be a troll, but considering you need pre-RoS gear in order to make it work in RoS, dont you think that posting this is just a little bit stupid? If you don't have any of the legacy gear you just aren't going to be able to do the zero dogs build, so why even waste your time posting this?
Yes you need Pre RoS gear. No it's not stupid because players have been trading and using the forums to attain their own zero items because of my build and videos. You just have to go about it the right way is all. I'm also going to add we all had time to take and pick the items we wanted to take out of the AH into RoS this is what I did. It is not my fault everyone else decided to over look it.
 

TheDarkSide

Clan Officer - US East Hardcore
I am not trying to be a troll, but considering you need pre-RoS gear in order to make it work in RoS, dont you think that posting this is just a little bit stupid? If you don't have any of the legacy gear you just aren't going to be able to do the zero dogs build, so why even waste your time posting this?
Actually Im finding it to be rather effective and posted this tonight because I was tired of the bats build I and everyone else uses in Torment HC... Posted this just a while ago in the HC forum ====>

I was fairly sick of the Inferno Bats build everyone was using so I have taken on the sac a dog challenge and finding it works fairly well even in Inferno. Still tweaking the build but I almost never run out of Dogs to sac and I could have more if I switch midgits for Midnight Feast or the Zombie Handler roon. Im able to hit 1.2 Mil Dps once Gruesome feast kicks in and I drop the Slam Dance midget. I could use some more Pur, currently at 6, hoping to find a few more Pur items and then Ill be in good shape..

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/H.../hero/43340951

So the build does work BUT as you said it doesn't function like the real Z dog build used to. But its close and the more Im working on it the better Im liking the build. Still need a few more items but getting there. And Im not using ANY Pre Ros Gear ...
 

Blasphemy

Diabloii.Net Member
This is awesome TheDarkSide. It's my firm belief you should have fun playing whatever it is that you have fun doing. Keep me posted on your progress. I will eventually make my way to HC maybe it'll be something I'll give a try it sounds fun.
 

Blasphemy

Diabloii.Net Member
This post is for all those who have this to say, " Your build requires legacy pieces that doesn't drop anymore. You cannot attain these pieces." Translation- Why are you even bothering? Stop posting your perspective of game play for everyone to see.


This is what I have to say, " Players have been using the forums to trade one another some have singular pieces. Lets not forget all the other Zero Dog Witch Doctors that kept their gear. What your saying is that my hard effort as a fan and a player as well as other Zero Dog Witch Doctors out there. Our perspective in Reaper Of Souls isn't worth looking at. Are you saying they are not entitled to try this out as well?
Just know this if it was you sharing your efforts as a fan and player, and I couldn't do what you are doing. I wouldn't take the time out of my day to discredit or jump in bashing what your are trying to attain.
I just want to know why most of you are saying you can't get these pieces of gear. So please instead of posting you can't attain these pieces anymore. Please post the legacy pieces do not drop anymore. However, you can still try to attain them. Some players have singular pieces of gear, and players are using the forums to trade one another for them. Others have full sets and can still do this. I bet you I won't see what I just previously stated on any persons post trying to discredit this build.
 

Blasphemy

Diabloii.Net Member
TheDarkSide can you drop a link on this post of where you posted this topic in HC please? I'd like to check it out and comment on it myself.
 
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