LoD Poison Dart "Carnevil" Witch Doctor Guide

LoD Carnevil Solo Speeds

Introduction

The Carnevil build features a unique playstyle that revolves around Poison Dart being shot by hordes of Fetishes. It has been around for a long time, starting with Season 3 using Zunimassa's Haunt.

Unfortunately, this build fell completely out of relevance despite some buffs in Season 12 and 16 to Mask of Jeram and Carnevil. It is only with Season 17 buffing Carnevil and The Dagger of Darts that this build became one of the strongest Witch Doctor setups in the game.

While Carnevil is best used with its Zunimassa's Haunt Set, it can be played using Legacy of Dreams which allows for way more flexibility in terms of gearing and skill setup choices, at the cost of some power.

Even though the LoD setup is a true powerhouse for speedfarming, Legacy of Nightmares becomes mandatory for high endgame push and is one of the best setup to compete on the No Set leaderboard!


This build is an Area Damage (AD) build, since Fetishes, and most importantly Poison Darts they shoot, can proc it. This build develops a completely unique Pet playstyle with intriguing interactions (see Mechanics), where you need to manage your Fetishes very carefully to wreak havoc on your opponents. Positioning is absolutely critical as only the 10 Fetishes closest to you shoot a Poison Dart when you do, aiming where your cursor is. This guide will go over everything you need to know about those wild Dart-shooting Fetishes!

High Burst Damage ✔
Unique Pet Playstyle ✔
Great Attack Speed Scaling ✔
Rewards Excellent Gameplay ✔

❌ Squishy
❌ Difficult Execution
❌ Rarely Gets an Oculus Proc
❌ Vulnerable to Crowd Control


Core Setup

Core Item Build

Items

  • The Dagger of Darts grants us 500% increased damage and allows Poison Darts to pierce targets.
  • Carnevil is the core item that makes this build work as 10 of your Fetishes will now shoot a powerful Poison Dart whenever you do.
  • Mask of Jeram increases all Pet damage by 200%. This effect is additive with Elemental damage on Bracers and Amulet.
  • Depth Diggers gives us another 100% damage boost on our main skill Poison Dart.
  • Stone Gauntlets provide an outrageous amount of mitigation and their negative effect can be fully negated by Ice Climbers.
  • Lakumba's Ornament provides us with another 30% damage reduction with Soul Harvest Languish which already gives us 15% Intelligence and 50% Armor.
  • Aquila Cuirass grants us an easy 50% damage reduction as we barely spend any Mana.
  • Squirt's Necklace provides us with a damage multiplier as long as we are not getting hit. We adopt a ranged playstyle and use Fetishes as meat shields to protect us.
  • Convention of Elements is another separate damage multiplier, giving you triple damage for Poison Darts shot by Fetishes during your Poison cycle.
  • The Witching Hour is used in every setup for the Attack Speed and Critical Hit Damage which are great offensive stats.


Season 24 Ethereals

Ethereals are powerful rare weapons that can only be found during Season 24. They have incredible stats, a random Legendary power, and a free passive for your class. Read our Ethereal Mechanics Guide for full details on how they work and our Ethereal Farming Guide to learn how to acquire them. What you should prioritize on them is the following:

  1. The Legendary Power
    This build requires The Dagger of Darts and Echoing Fury to be functional. We need our Ethereal to roll one of these powers so we can cube the other. We also want a good roll on our Legendary power if it has a range. For speed content it is always helpful to have Ethereals with In-geom power, so keep those if you find them.
  2. The Ethereal Itself
    There are 3 different weapons available to us, each with its own benefits:
    • The Gidbinn - This is the Ethereal we absolutely want as it is the only one granting 200% damage to Voodoo Skills, which includes Fetishes. Its high Attack Speed is very beneficial to us as well.
    • Ghostflame and Arioc's Needle - These are better than normal Weapons but they're not giving 200% damage to Fetishes, hence they are both tremendously weaker than The Gidbinn.
  3. The Ethereal Stat Rolls
    Each Ethereal comes with its own fixed set of powerful affixes. While some have a static value, many have a wide stat range. This means the difference between good and bad and good rolls is significant and something you should look for.
  4. A Useful Passive
    This is just icing on the cake because a fifth passive is not going to make or break your build. You're better off hunting for the things above. Check out the Passives section down below to see which ones you're looking for.

Global Stat Priorities

You want to stack damage stats wherever possible, especially Attack Speed, Critical Hit Chance and Damage as well as Fetish Army Damage and Poison Dart Damage. Area Damage works with Fetishes and is a good stat to focus on when you can. Poison Damage is always a decent damage stat but its value is significantly decreased due to Mask of Jeram being additive with Elemental Damage.

Poison Dart Attack Speed Breakpoints

Make sure to focus on Attack Speed to reach a high Breakpoint. It is the most important stat to stack for this build as Fetishes with Carnevil benefit twice from it (see Mechanics).

Cooldown Reduction is not really needed as Grave Injustice will do all the work, especially with some Pickup Radius and Thing of the Deep. It is still a good defensive stat to get on items lacking good offensive options like Shoulders.

Crowd Control Reduction is an incredibly valuable secondary Affix to roll on both Rings, Amulet and Helmet as we are very sensitive to Hard Crowd Control effects and mitigating these will ease up our gameplay significantly. Make sure to get the Primary Affixes locked in before attempting to get CCR though.


Assembling the Build

1. Do the Challenge Rift for the materials to cube Legendary Powers. You can complete this once a week for additional resources and we always update the guide for you!

2. This is a Legacy of Dreams build whose success is heavily dependent on this gem's rank. The first order of business is to equip a Legendary or Set item in every slot to take advantage of its power. Make sure to not have any Set Bonuses equipped or the gem will be nullified and you will deal no damage! Farm speed Greater Rifts (in under 5 minute clears) to find the items and get this gem as high as possible. Above Rank 25 ancient pieces of gear will give you even greater power. Note that meanwhile Legacy of Dreams is great to get you started, don't forget to farm Legacy of Nightmares Rings for high solo push.

3. Gamble from Kadala in this order:

  1. Carnevil and Mask of Jeram
  2. Depth Diggers
  3. Any Legendary Mojo, preferably Thing of the Deep for speedfarming
  4. The Witching Hour
  5. Aquila Cuirass
  6. Ice Climbers
  7. Stone Gauntlets
  8. Convention of Elements, Unity, Rechel's Ring of Larceny and Oculus Ring

4. Craft using Recipe 3 in Kanai's Cube in this order:

  1. Ceremonial Knives to get The Dagger of Darts
  2. Maces to get Echoing Fury
  3. Amulets to get Squirt's Necklace
  4. Rings to get Convention of Elements, Unity, Rechel's Ring of Larceny and Oculus Ring
  5. Anything from the Gamble list in Step 3 that you haven't already acquired.


5. Do Bounties to acquire several important items for this build:

  • Act 1: Ring of Royal Grandeur and Pauldrons of the Skeleton King
  • Act 2: Gloves of Worship and Illusory Boots
  • Act 3: Avarice Band
  • Act 4: Can drop any bounty item from any act
  • Bounty Turn In: Recipes for Cain's Destiny and Sage's Journey (for your follower)

6. At this point you can somewhat comfortably farm Nephalem or Speed Greater Rifts where you can find all the remaining items you need for different variants of the build. Spend your materials getting items with better rolls and/or ancient quality.

Item Stat Priorities

SLOTITEMSTAT PRIORITY
Main-HandThe Gidbinn
The Dagger of Darts
Echoing Fury (Cubed)
1. Damage Range
2. Socket Ramaladni's Gift
3. Attack Speed
4. Damage %
5. Area Damage
6. Intelligence
Off-HandZunimassa's String of Skulls
Thing of the Deep
Uhkapian Serpent
Any Legendary Mojo
1. Fetish Army Damage
2. Critical Hit Chance
3. Area Damage
4. Intelligence
5. Elite Damage
6. Vitality
HelmCarnevil
Mask of Jeram (Cubed)
1. Critical Hit Chance
2. Intelligence
3. Socket Flawless Royal Amethyst
4. Vitality
5. Armor
GlovesStone Gauntlets
St. Archew's Gage
1. Critical Hit Chance
2. Attack Speed
3. Critical Hit Damage
4. Area Damage
5. Intelligence
ShouldersPauldrons of the Skeleton King
Any Legendary Shoulders
1. Fetish Army Damage
2. Area Damage
3. Intelligence
4. Cooldown Reduction
5. Vitality
Chest Aquila Cuirass1. Fetish Army Damage
2. Sockets Flawless Royal Ruby
3. Intelligence
4. Vitality
5. Armor
PantsDepth Diggers1. Poison Dart Damage
2. Intelligence
3. Vitality
4. Armor
5. Sockets Flawless Royal Ruby
BootsIce Climbers
Illusory Boots
1. Intelligence
2. Vitality
3. Armor
4. All Resistance
5. Life Regeneration
Ring 1Convention of Elements
Oculus Ring
The Wailing Host
1. Socket
2. Attack Speed
3. Critical Hit Damage
4. Critical Hit Chance
5. Area Damage
Ring 2Unity
Litany of the Undaunted
1. Socket
2. Attack Speed
3. Critical Hit Damage
4. Critical Hit Chance
5. Area Damage
BracersLakumba's Ornament1. Poison Damage
2. Critical Hit Chance
3. Intelligence
4. Armor
5. Vitality
AmuletSquirt's Necklace1. Socket
2. Critical Hit Damage
3. Critical Hit Chance
4. Area Damage
5. Poison Damage
6. Attack Speed
7. Intelligence
BeltThe Witching Hour1. Poison Dart Damage
2. Attack Speed
3. Critical Hit Damage
4. Intelligence
5. Vitality
PotionBottomless Potion of Kulle-AidFor breaking walls to pull
enemies and increase DPS

Gems

  • Legacy of Dreams is the Legacy of Nightmares Set in a gem, which frees up two ring slots at the cost of removing Bane of the Stricken. Due to the rings available to us this is a great trade-off to take for speedfarming while high-end solo push will prefer Legacy of Nightmares.
  • Simplicity's Strength is a mandatory gem as it provides us with a 100% separate damage multiplier and great Life recovery with our Poison Dart.
  • Enforcer is strictly better than Bane of the Trapped since its damage multiplier is unconditional and all our damage comes from Fetishes. It also allows them to survive in higher Greater Rifts.
  • Bane of the Stricken helps us kill the Rift Guardian. This is why we need to go for Legacy of Nightmares for high-end Greater Rift push.
  • For Nephalem Rifts, Boon of the Hoarder is always a default include specifically due to its amazing synergy with Avarice Band.

Skills

  • We use Poison Dart as our main long ranged damage dealer. Spined Dart is used in order to make Depth Diggers work. Our Fetishes' Dart will always deal Poison damage regardless of the rune we take.
  • Piranhas Piranhado is used to apply a 15% additive damage debuff and pull enemies together. Keep in mind you need to kill monsters to reset its cooldown with Grave Injustice.
  • Spirit Walk Jaunt or Severance for mobility and survival purposes.
  • Soul Harvest Languish for massive damage and damage reduction buffs with Lakumba's Ornament.
  • Horrify Frightening Aspect for a permanent 50% Armor buff.
  • The final slot is open and can be filled with different options. Big Bad Voodoo Slam Dance in combination with Grave Injustice for 15% Attack Speed and Additive Damage is the best damage output option. Summon Zombie Dogs Life Link in combination with Uhkapian Serpent is a popular defensive option otherwise.

Passives

  • Fetish Sycophants is mandatory in order to get Fetishes without using Fetish Army as a skill. You can have a maximum of 15 Fetishes from this passive. You have to be careful when you are starting a Rift or have lost your Fetishes (e.g. from a death), as you will be very squishy and you won't be dealing a lot of damage until you spend some time attacking to bring them back. Additionally, you can use the Fetishes as meat shields to tank hits and block attacks for you.
  • Grave Injustice is the cornerstone of our playstyle. It reduces cooldowns when you kill enemies, allowing a very high uptime of Spirit Walk and Big Bad Voodoo.
  • Pierce the Veil is a 20% additive damage buff at the expense of increased Mana costs. As this is a Generator build with Poison Dart the latter does not matter.
  • Spirit Vessel as a cheat death mechanic because you are really squishy and dying requires you to rebuild your Fetish Sycophants from scratch.
  • Confidence Ritual or Gruesome Feast are great options if you have a fifth passive or feel brave enough to get rid of Spirit Vessel. Defensive passives like Swampland Attunement or Jungle Fortitude are also good options.

Paragon Points

CoreOffensiveDefensiveUtility
1. Movement Speed1. Attack Speed1. Armor1. Area Damage
2. Intelligence2. Critical Hit Damage2. Life %2. Pickup Radius
3. Vitality13. Critical Hit Chance3. All Resistance3. Life per Hit
4. Maximum Mana4. Cooldown Reduction4. Life Regeneration4. Resource Cost Reduction

1 Add a bit of Vitality if you feel too squishy (a total of 700,000 Life is recommended).

Follower

Patch 2.7.0 revamped the follower system giving all 3 hirelings new powers and the emanate system. The first thing you should do is read our complete follower guide and remember the key takeaways:

  1. The emanation system allows followers to share certain legendary and set powers with you. The most important ones are: The Flavor of Time, Nemesis Bracers, Avarice Band, Sage’s Journey and Cain’s Destiny. Click the guide above for the full list.
  2. Follower’s powers are based on their mainstat (maxed at 25,000, but they have a 2.5x multiplier so you only need 10,000). This means we stack Intelligence on the Enchantress, Dexterity on the Scoundrel and Strength on the Templar.
  3. Followers share 20% of their Experience, Magic and Gold Find stats with you.
  4. Legendary gems do not work on followers, except Esoteric Alteration and Mutilation Guard.
  5. Cooldown Reduction does not work for any follower skill except the Templar’s Heal.
  6. Followers never deal significant damage; you’re on your own to clear the content.

With these in mind, let’s get into our recommendations for this build.

T16 Enchantress

T16 Enchantress

For T16 we recommend this Enchantress setup because she is the only follower that gives Cooldown Reduction, allowing you to spam your abilities more. Since this is T16 content, she’ll stay alive with Esoteric Alteration and Mutilation Guard and use Hand of the Prophet to gain all skills. This will give us Cooldown Reduction, Elemental Damage, Reduced Damage from Ranged Attacks, Armor, Attack Speed, and a Cheat Death.

Stat Priorities:

Since we do not have the immortality focus, we need to stack survivability on our Enchantress.

Intelligence > Vitality > Life % > Armor > All Resistance > Life Per Hit > Attack Speed.

Key Items:

  • The Flavor of Time: For double duration on Pylons.
  • Nemesis Bracers: For extra Elites, Death’s Breaths and In-geom procs.
  • Avarice Band: For the insane pickup radius.
  • Ring of Royal Grandeur: To complete our sets.
  • Gloves of Worship: For 10 Minute Shrine Buffs.
  • Sage’s Journey: For double Death’s Breaths.
  • Cain’s Destiny: For 25% more Greater Rift Keystones.

LoD GR Enchantress

Speed GR Enchantress

For Greater Rift with Legacy of Dreams using Unity we recommend this Enchantress setup because she is the only follower that gives Attack Speed, which double dips due to Carnevil. This will also give us Slow from Temporal Pulse, Cooldown Reduction from Prophetic Harmony as well as Damage Reduction and Armor from Powered Shield.

Stat Priorities:

Since we have the immortality relic, we do not need to stack survivability on our Enchantress.

Intelligence > Attack Speed.

Key Items:

  • The Flavor of Time: For double duration on Pylons.
  • Nemesis Bracers: For more progression from Elites.
  • Oculus Ring: For 85% increased damage.
  • Unity: For 50% damage reduction if you're also wearing one.
  • Blind Faith: To consistently blind the Rift Guardian, helping with Squirt's Necklace.
  • Ice Climbers: To make your follower immune to Freeze and Immobilize effects.
  • The Witching Hour, Tal Rasha's Relentless Pursuit and Cain's Destiny: For more Attack Speed.


LoN GR Enchantress

GR Pushing Enchantress

For Greater Rift with Legacy of Nightmares we recommend this Enchantress setup because she is the only follower that gives Attack Speed, which double dips due to Carnevil. She’ll stay alive because we have Enforcer with Esoteric Alteration and Mutilation Guard and use Hand of the Prophet to gain all skills. This will give us Attack Speed, Cooldown Reduction, Elemental Damage, Reduced Damage from Ranged Attacks, Armor, and a Cheat Death.

Stat Priorities:

Since we do not have the immortality focus, we need to stack survivability on our Enchantress.

Intelligence > Vitality > Life % > Armor > All Resistance > Life Per Hit > Attack Speed.

Key Items:

  • The Flavor of Time: For double duration on Pylons.
  • Nemesis Bracers: For more progression from Elites.
  • Oculus Ring: For 85% increased damage.
  • Blind Faith: To consistently blind the Rift Guardian, helping with Squirt's Necklace.
  • Ice Climbers: To make your follower immune to Freeze and Immobilize effects.
  • The Witching Hour, Tal Rasha's Relentless Pursuit and Cain's Destiny: For more Attack Speed.

Gameplay

When you enter a Greater Rift, start off by using Spirit Walk to run towards enemies and use Horrify Frightening Aspect and Soul Harvest to get your defensive buffs. Never let them drop! Then start to gather monsters with Poison Dart while building your Fetish Sycophants army.

Use Spirit Walk to move through enemies that are in the way, for defense, to dodge affixes and projectiles or similar. Don't waste it when you don't need it! When making a pull, engage several screens of monsters by bodypulling and shooting Poison Darts, then group them up using Piranhas Piranhado.

When you are ready to damage monsters:

  • Position yourself and your Fetishes away from the pull to not get hit and get a good shooting angle.
  • Cast Big Bad Voodoo if its cooldown is ready for a nice damage burst.
  • Start shooting Poison Dart into the pull when your Convention of Elements Poison cycle is coming. Your Fetishes will mirror your attacks and cast towards the same location.
  • If you are fortunate enough to get an Oculus Ring spawn near you, you can quickly get inside while shooting.
  • Use Spirit Walk wisely to protect your Squirt's Necklace stacks, especially when a Poison cycle is coming. Time it so that it ends when monsters start to die to reset its cooldown, as Grave Injustice won't work if Spirit Walk is still active.
  • After your Poison cycle, continue to aggro enemies with Poison Dart and group on Elites with Piranhas Piranhado.

On Rift Guardians:

  • Do not get hit to maximize Squirt's Necklace stacks. This is where having an army of Fetish Sycophants shines even more as Fetishes are going to tank the Rift Guardian.
  • On Bloodmaw, use Spirit Walk whenever the Rift Guardian starts its Leap animation. This will interrupt it as Bloodmaw needs to have a target to perform this attack.
  • On Voracity, use Spirit Walk while entering Gas Clouds. As AoE ground effects snapshot toughness upon entering them, you will take 0 damage from the Gas Clouds.
  • Use the layout and your Fetishes to protect yourself from some Rift Guardians' abilities like on Agnidox, Cold Snap or Erethon. Check out this post about Rift Guardians to learn more!

Hardcore

The Legacy of Nightmares setup is relatively squishy for Hardcore; playing the Legacy of Dreams setup is recommended due to its inherent higher tankyness. Don't forget to play with Spirit Vessel. You can also take the cheat death proc on your follower for extra safety.


Variants

Nephalem Rifts
LoD Carnevil Solo T16

Ethereals
If you don't have any Ethereal Item equip The Dagger of Darts and cube Echoing Fury.

Concept
In this setup we focus mainly on Movement Speed and some Cooldown Reduction. We have awesome Echoing Fury and Spirit Walk uptime as we are constantly killing enemies with Grave Injustice synergizing with Thing of the Deep and Pickup Radius. We add St. Archew's Gage to protect our Squirt's Necklace for double damage.

Gameplay
Cast Summon Zombie Dogs once at the beginning to create minions for your Fierce Loyalty; simply spam-click Horrify, Spirit Walk and Soul Harvest off cooldown. Use Sacrifice Provoke the Pack before shooting on tougher enemies like Rift Guardians.

Horrify in conjunction with Rechel's Ring of Larceny provides you with an incredible amount of Movement Speed, effectively making you fly through Nephalem Rifts while Goldwrap with Boon of the Hoarder and Avarice Band (on your follower) will grant you invincibility.

Setups
If you don't like the Convention of Elements rotation, you can swap it with Stone of Jordan without trouble. In groups, swap out The Ess of Johan and Convention of Elements for The Flavor of Time and Avarice Band and replace Warzechian Armguards and Pauldrons of the Skeleton King with Nemesis Bracers and Homing Pads.

GR Solo Speeds
LoD Carnevil Solo Speeds

Ethereals
If you don't have any Ethereal Item equip The Dagger of Darts and cube Echoing Fury.

Concept
We have awesome Echoing Fury and Big Bad Voodoo uptime as we are constantly killing enemies with Grave Injustice synergizing with Thing of the Deep and Pickup Radius. We take St. Archew's Gage to protect our Squirt's Necklace for double damage. Oculus Ring is cubed, as enemies killed by your Fetishes do not proc your follower's Oculus Ring damage circle.

The idea is to farm a Greater Rift tier where you can comfortably clear within 3 to 4 minutes. The gameplay is simply a sped up variant of the solo push one.

Gameplay
Keep up your Horrify Frightening Aspect and Soul Harvest buffs at all times. Create huge pulls with Piranhas Piranhado and group them tightly for additional Area Damage and more pierces from The Dagger of Darts. Be aware of your position shooting angle to hit as many enemies as possible!

Setups
If you feel too squishy or want to go for higher Greater Rift tiers, swap St. Archew's Gage with Stone Gauntlets and take back Ice Climbers instead of Illusory Boots.

GR Solo Push
LoN Carnevil Solo Push

Ethereals
If you don't have any Ethereal Item equip The Dagger of Darts and cube Echoing Fury.

Concept
As Bane of the Stricken becomes mandatory in order to kill the Rift Guardian at the highest tiers, you need to switch to Legacy of Nightmares at some point. Legacy of Dreams is a tankier version and is fine to play as long as the Rift Guardian doesn't take more than 4 or 5 minutes.

Gameplay
Don't forget you play a rotation based build with Convention of Elements. Try to set up the pulls with Piranhas Piranhado for the Poison rotation, cast Big Bad Voodoo and perform a huge damage burst. use downtime to gather up more enemies but be careful to not die as you do not have Fetish Army on your skill bar to instantly recast Fetishes. You need to spawn them one by one by attacking with Poison Dart to proc Fetish Sycophants. Don't forget to use your Fetishes as meat shields by hiding behind them, this is a great way to reduce incoming damage and maintain Squirt's Necklace!

Setups
Feel free to take any Shoulders you have instead of Pauldrons of the Skeleton King as any will do. Regarding the Off-Hand, there are several choices. We use Zunimassa's String of Skulls here for its 25% Fetish Army damage as fifth primary affix that allows us to get Elite Damage or Vitality.

If survivability is an issue, swap Big Bad Voodoo Slam Dance for Ghost Trance or even use Uhkapian Serpent in combination with Summon Zombie Dogs Life Link instead of BBV for more consistent toughness. If you're feeling comfortable and want to squeeze out as much damage as you can, Homunculus + Sacrifice Provoke the Pack instead of Horrify is a valid option.


Mechanics

Fetishes & Attack Speed

  • In this specific build Fetishes double dip Attack Speed, which means they benefit twice from it!
  • Fetishes (Fetish Army and Fetish Sycophants) damage, like most Pets, is scaled using Attack Speed as a separate damage multiplier. This means Attack Speed is always a damage gain for Pets.
  • Carnevil makes Fetishes shoot a Poison Dart when you do. Because of this particular interaction, Fetishes will scale with your own Attack Speed as well. Hence, you want to aim for a high Breakpoint on Poison Dart.
  • As an example, the 75% Attack Speed from the 5 Echoing Fury stacks results in a 117% damage output increase with full Attack Speed on gear in the push setup. Speed Pylon is a 41.5% damage output increase without any Echoing Fury stack and a 27.5% increase with 5 stacks.

Carnevil

  • With this item equipped, the 10 Fetishes closest to you will shoot a Poison Dart when you do.
  • Fetishes will shoot in the direction of your cursor, which makes cursor and Fetishes positioning a crucial point to manage in order to maximize damage output.
  • The Poison Dart shot by Fetishes is a special one that uses the Poison Element and deals 455% weapon damage instead of the usual 185%, meaning the rune from your own Poison Dart does not matter.
  • The Poison Dart shot by Fetishes does hit the enemies twice! As a result, Fetishes' Poison Dart is around 5 times more powerful than your own, before even taking damage multipliers specific to Pets into account.

Mask of Jeram

  • The 200% Pet Damage bonus from Mask of Jeram is a specific case: its damage buff is additive with your Elemental Damage (Fire / Physical / Poison / Cold). As a consequence, "Fire / Physical / Poison / Cold skills deal X% more damage" affixes (mainly found on Bracers and Amulet slots), grants a lower relative damage increase to builds using Mask of Jeram in comparison to other builds.

Fetish Army & Poison Dart Damage

  • Fetish Army Damage on your items (Shoulders, Chest and Off-Hand) is a separate damage multiplier for Fetish Army as well as Fetish Sycophants.
  • Poison Dart Damage from Belt and Pants is also a separate damage multiplier for Fetishes because of the Carnevil interaction, despite being additive damage for your character.
  • As you can get up to 55% Fetish Army Damage and 30% Poison Dart Damage on your equipment, those stats put together translate to a 2.015 damage multiplier for this build.
  • Zunimassa's String of Skulls comes with 20-25% Fetish Army Damage as a fifth primary affix instead of the usual 10-15% affix roll.

Piranhas Piranhado

  • This ability is one of the few ways in the game to pixelpull enemies.
  • If used on top of enemies, it will pull them close together but not pixelpull most of them. In order to get the best pull possible, it has to be used on a spot with no other nearby enemies.

Ring of Emptiness

  • Buffs all your damage by 300% as a separate damage multiplier. In order to activate the damage multiplier, the target needs to be inflicted by either Haunt or Locust Swarm.
  • The wording here is important: "Your damage" means it only applies to the player, hence pets (like Fetishes) will not benefit from this damage multiplier. This explains why this item is not included in the build!

Summary

  • Build your army of Fetish Sycophants as soon as you can.
  • Be very mindful about your positioning, your Fetishes position and where you are aiming Poison Dart.
  • Pulling off the proper rotation around Convention of Elements generates a tremendous damage burst with Echoing Fury.
  • Conquer Sanctuary with your deadly army of Dart-shooting Fetishes!

Cheers!
Guide by Chewingnom.