Arachyr Angry Chicken Witch Doctor Guide

Last Updated: September 24th 2023

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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 will allow you to fly from Elite to Elite in an instant while coming in and out of Angry Chicken 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!

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 will go 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 25,000% Damage buff 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 29 Paragon Cap

Season 29 brings several features, first the brand new Visions of Enmity mechanic. They are an optional and rewarding mini dungeon system where players slay monsters in quick succession of portals. These portals have a chance to spawn upon killing any monster in the open world and they hide many rewards for you to reap! Read the full guide on the Visions of Enmity Mechanics by Chewingnom to learn everything about this fantastic feature!

As if it wasn't enough, Season 29 also shakes things up with a Paragon Cap and a Paragon Distribution Twist! You can only assign a total of 800 Paragon Points to your character. Previously, you were only able to assign a total of 50 Paragon Points to each attribute within the Core, Defense, Offense and Utility categories, but now you can assign up to 200 in each attribute. Each category can only have 200 Paragon Points placed into them.

This forces you to make choices while also enabling crazy possibilities such as 200% Area Damage or 40% Cooldown Reduction! Note that Movement Speed now only grants 0.125% per point but can also go above the 25% Movement Speed cap from items. With that in mind, here is the Paragon Distribution you should follow for the build described in the main sections of the guide. Variants may differ, see below.

Season 29 Paragon Distribution

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








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!

Season 29 Paragon Distribution

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

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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!


Written by Facefoot & Chewingnom.
Contributions by wudijo.

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