Witch Doctor skills

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The Witch Doctor Skill Tree as seen in Blizzcon 2009. Skill are no longer presented in this fashion. Image by Muldric.

This page lists the Witch Doctor skills. Follow the links to the individual skill pages for full discussion of every skill, including first hand reports and screenshots.

Useful skill links:

Active Skills[edit | edit source]

Click to the individual skill pages for more details about these skills including numbers, screenshots, skill rune information, blue quotes, and much more.

Primary[edit | edit source]

Name Level Description

<skill subcat="Physical realm spell" class="WitchDoctor">Poison Dart</skill> <skill subcat="Physical realm spell" class="WitchDoctor">Corpse Spiders</skill> <skill subcat="Physical realm spell" class="WitchDoctor">Plague of Toads</skill> <skill subcat="Physical realm spell" class="WitchDoctor">Firebomb</skill>

Secondary[edit | edit source]

Name Level Description

<skill class="WitchDoctor">Grasp of the Dead</skill> <skill subcat="Physical realm spell" class="WitchDoctor">Firebats</skill> <skill subcat="Spirit spell" class="WitchDoctor">Haunt</skill> <skill subcat="Physical realm spell" class="WitchDoctor">Locust Swarm</skill>

Defensive[edit | edit source]

Name Level Description

<skill subcat="Pet" class="WitchDoctor">Summon Zombie Dogs</skill> <skill subcat="Spirit spell" class="WitchDoctor">Horrify</skill> <skill subcat="Spirit spell" class="WitchDoctor">Spirit Walk</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Hex</skill>

Terror[edit | edit source]

Name Level Description

<skill subcat="Spirit spell" class="WitchDoctor">Soul Harvest</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Sacrifice</skill> <skill subcat="Spirit spell" class="WitchDoctor">Mass Confusion</skill>

Decay[edit | edit source]

Name Level Description

<skill subcat="Physical realm spell" class="WitchDoctor">Zombie Charger</skill> <skill subcat="Spirit spell" class="WitchDoctor">Spirit Barrage</skill> <skill subcat="Physical realm spell" class="WitchDoctor">Acid Cloud</skill> <skill subcat="Physical realm spell" class="WitchDoctor">Wall of Zombies</skill>

Voodoo[edit | edit source]

Name Level Description

<skill subcat="Pet" class="WitchDoctor">Gargantuan</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Big Bad Voodoo</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Fetish Army</skill>

Passive Skills[edit | edit source]

Passive skills replaced Traits during late game development in 2011. Many Traits were simply changed to passive skills, but some are all new. See the Witch Doctor traits page for a full list of those passives.

Name Level Description

<skill class="WitchDoctor">Circle of Life</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Jungle Fortitude</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Spiritual Attunement</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Gruesome Feast</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Bad Medicine</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Blood Ritual</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Zombie Handler</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Pierce the Veil</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Fetish Sycophants</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Spirit Vessel</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Rush of Essence</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Vision Quest</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Fierce Loyalty</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Grave Injustice</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor">Tribal Rites</skill>

Skill Distribution[edit | edit source]

A useful player-made chart showing when the Witch Doctor gains access to skills, passives, and rune effects.

Witch Doctor skill progression. Stats as of May 5, 2012.

Development[edit | edit source]

The Witch Doctor's skills and skill trees were first seen at BlizzCon 2008, with only a few skills enabled and many showing nothing more than vague descriptions in the skill tree. The listing was fleshed out at Blizzcon 2009, but most of his skills, especially the summoning ones, remained NYI. The current information was revealed at Blizzcon 2010, with the passive skills removed (see the Witch Doctor traits and a near-final skill listing.

A large number of the higher level WD spells have still never been shown publicly, in contrast to the skills of the Wizard and Barbarian, almost all of which have been shown off.

Removed Skills[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]