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Arachyr Angry Chicken Witch Doctor Guide

Last Updated: April 13th 2024

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Back in Season 22 Manajuma's Way was buffed to launch mini-Chickens that blow up for 25% damage as well as the set receiving a 1,600% damage buff! Spirit of Arachyr was also buffed from 9,000% to a tremendous 25,000%!

In Season 29 the build finally became more than a meme, being heavily buffed with changes to Manajuma's Way Set and a rework of Cluckeye. The build skyrocketed to one of the best Witch Doctor builds out there!

In farming content, High Cooldown Reduction combined with Captain Crimson's Trimmings and Grave Injustice allows you to fly from Elite to Elite in an instant while switching into your Angry Chicken form whenever you need to. Once stacked up it's so fast that it can be almost hard to control and who doesn't see the fun in that!

Unfortunately, Season 30 crushed the potential of the build, cutting by more than half the (6) Bonus damage multiplier.

This build is an Area Damage (AD) build, since Hex Angry Chicken and all the chickens spawned by Cluckeye can proc it. This build develops a completely unique playstyle where you need to manage your timings very carefully to wreak havoc on your opponents. This guide goes over everything you need to know about how to manage your own Chicken army!

High Mobility ✔
One-of-a-Kind Playstyle
Good Damage Reduction ✔
You're Literally a Chicken ✔

Sensitive to Fishing
❌ Limited Gearing Choices

Chickens do not stack Stricken
❌ Requires Enforcer for Pet Survivability

Core Setup

Core Item Build


  • Spirit of Arachyr (4) Bonus and (6) Bonus are what you're interested in as they give 75% damage reduction from the Web and a 11,500% damage multiplier for your Hex Angry Chicken.
  • Guardian's Jeopardy gives a massive Damage boost from main stat.
  • Manajuma's Way is the heart of the build and it gives Hex Angry Chicken 2000% increased Damage, a 15 second duration, 100% increased Movement Speed, chain reaction explosions from your detonation and spawns mini-Chickens.
  • Cluckeye is a massive damage multiplier for the build.
  • Lakumba's Ornament is used for its massive damage reduction buff.
  • Ring of Royal Grandeur is required to utilize both Spirit of Arachyr and Guardian's Jeopardy.

Season 31 Forbidden Archives

For the duration of Season 31, the slots in Kanai’s Cube that allow you to equip three additional Legendary Powers will not be restricted to their usual categories. While normally a player can equip one power each from the Weapon, Armor, and Jewelry categories, Season 31 players can mix and match between all three! This might allow you to run two Weapon powers with one Armor power. Or perhaps you might choose to run three Amulet powers instead.

This build benefits slightly from this Season Theme because we can replace Aquila Cuirass with either Sacred Harvester (more damage with same toughness) or The Furnace to destroy Elites at the cost of some toughness.

Global Stat Priorities

Our offensive priorities are: Critical Hit Chance & Damage > Poison Damage > Area Damage. For speedfarming, Cooldown Reduction takes the place of AD instead. Attack Speed and Resource Cost Reduction aren't important on this build so you can focus on Intelligence and Vitality more. You unfortunately don't have any Crowd Control immunity on a Witch Doctor so try to roll at least 1-2 Crowd Control Reduction Secondary Stats on your Helm or Jewelry.

Assembling the build

Item Stat Priorities




Paragon Points

Altar of Rites





Nephalem Rifts
GR Solo Speeds
GR Solo Push
Arachyr Angry Chicken Solo T16

The goal of this build is to be one of the fastest ones around to farm Bounties and Greater Rift Keys. You take advantage of this builds feast and famine playstyle by hunting down Elites and large groups of enemies as an Angry Chicken then blowing them to pieces in an instant once you arrive. With a focus on Cooldown Reduction and Movement Speed you're able to get right back into Angry Chicken form and get to the next pack in an instant.

Similar to the main variant, but more laid back. Keep your Soul Harvest stacks up. Use Horrify and Spirit Walk to get insane Movement Speed buffs and sprint from Elite to Elite as an Angry Chicken. Cast Piranhado to gather everything up around any Elites that you don't kill in the first blast, then rinse and repeat!

In groups, repalce St. Archew's Gage with Nemesis Bracers to spawn extra Elites.

Arachyr Angry Chicken Solo Speeds

You can utilize this build quite well in solo Greater rifts. This really is an insanely fast build so this can be useful to upgrade very low Legendary Gems until you reach your ceiling.

Playing in speed Greater Rifts should feel exactly like your T16 play with the exception that now you don't have to pick up any items or materials from the ground so you can focus on moving forward at all times! You'll be a bit stronger with this build and can time your Angry Chicken Explosions with your Poison cycle on the Convention of Elements for a 200% damage buff. For extra damage, also apply Locust Swarm for Ring of Emptiness when possible. When played right you can really blast Elites with this and clear GRs in around 90-120 seconds consistently.

For better survivability, use Molten Wildebeest's Gizzard instead of Enforcer or Bane of the Powerful.

Arachyr Angry Chicken Solo Push

Spirit of Arachyr uses the amazing pull from Piranhas Piranhado and combines it with Hex Angry Chicken for massive damage explosions.

Keep up your Soul Harvest and use Spirit Walk to skip bad map layouts, dodge attacks and projectiles. DoT up enemies with your Locust Swarm to ensure the damage buff from Ring of Emptiness is active. Cast Piranhas Piranhado to group up enemies. For a step-by-step gameplay description on how you should sequence your skills, check out the "Gameplay" section above.

You can swap Piranhas Piranhado for Wall of Death Wall of Zombies to push monsters forward and pack them if you prefer.

For extra damage, you can replace Spirit Walk with Haunt Poisoned Haunt but beware: In large pulls you need to aim precisely on Elites and other valuable targets to get a benefit out of it because you want to spend most of the time in Chicken form.

Video Guide


Goldwrap - Avarice Band - Boon of the Hoarder

Manajuma's Way

Gruesome Feast


  • Cast Soul Harvest Languish at the start of every Rift or Bounty for the Damage Reduction bonus and keep it up.
  • Use Spirit Barrageand Locust Swarm to aggro monsters and spawn Fetish Sycophants.
  • Use Spirit Walk between your Angry Chicken Explosions and make sure that you are maintaining your Soul Harvest stacks as these provide Damage and Movement Speed.
  • Sprint from Elite to Elite as an Angry Chicken and cast Piranhado to gather everything up around any Elites that you don't kill in one blast.
  • Rinse and repeat!


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