October 7, 2011
As we soldier on boats against the current of beta news, delays and contests, we can still look on the horizon and postulate our future characters. I’ve flip-flopped a few times with the Witch Doctor. I was dead set against him at the start, enamored with him a year ago and anxious now. My first character in D2 was a Necro, throwing minions out to sacrifice their life while I stayed out of the fray seemed appealing. After watching my minions do all the work I found myself wanting to get in action, but my wand wouldn’t cut it. The Witch Doctor brings that balance with short term summons and offensive power. Will that be the right balance for hardcore, or will we see our hardcore Witch Doctors hiding behind summons still?