Diablo 3 Witch Doctor Leveling Guide – Fastest Way to 60 and Inferno

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Here are some of the best strategies to use while leveling up your Witch Doctor to level 60.  Following the simple tips here will help you get to Inferno fast.

  1. Elective Mode:  First off be sure that you are aware of Elective Mode and set it up so you can use it.  Elective mode allows you to assign any of the skills you have to any of your keys.  To set it up you’ll need to go to Options to Gameplay to Interface and check the box for Elective Mode.  Essentially with Elective Mode you can have whatever skills you’d like up at the same time, so you can have as many damage skills as you want or leach skills, and so on.
  2. Minions or Me:  So should you make your minions more powerful or yourself?  If you are playing in co-op definitely put your focus on yourself because you won’t need your minions around to take hits for you, the players you are playing with will do that for you. However, if soloing, build up those minions, it’ll give you the biggest edge to leveling to 60 fast.
  3. Follower:  The Templar is an easy choice as a Follower because it can heal and buff you, not to mention take up front melee physical damage fighting mobs up close and personal so you have less to deal with.  However, you can just go with whatever you feel like having around through Normal and probably all of Nightmare.  Just be sure to keep whatever Follower you chose geared nicely for maximum leveling speed benefits.
  4. Auction House:  Make sure that you load up the Auction House often and buy upgrades for yourself.  If you haven’t been doing this I urge you to right now…you’ll probably be shocked at how cheap you can buy a huge upgrade for.  Do this every so many levels (but don’t wait past every five levels) and you’ll be lowering the time it takes you to get to 60 significantly.
  5. Gems:  I always recommend that anyone leveling get a helm with a socket and place a Ruby in that socket.  This is sooo easy to do and it will increase the amount of experience gained and if you play a higher quality Ruby in it can drastically reduce the amount of time you spend leveling.
  6. Stats:  As a Witch Doctor you’ll want to focus on gathering up a lot of Intellect and Vitality.  While your primary stat is Intellect, if you start dying a lot load up on more Vitality since all the damage in the world will do nothing if you are always dead and can’t deal it.

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