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Witch Doctor video unveiled for Diablo 3

The Witch Doctor is unveiled in Blizzard's fourth character class video reveal leading up to the May 15 launch of Diablo 3.

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Diablo III's spellcasters had not gotten any video love from Blizzard yet... until today. Enter the Witch Doctor, the next unveil in Blizzard's character class series. If you like throwing spells, then you'll want to take a close look at this installment.

As champions of the Unformed Land, the Witch Doctor class is tasked with keeping the spiritual balance and harmony in Sanctuary.

Known as the Mbwiru Eikura to the tribes of the Teganze, the Unformed Land is believed to be the true and sacred reality, the purest form of existence. To the umbaru, their mortal duration is but a pale shadow of the Unformed Land, a testing ground for those wishing to ascend to the higher plane. And only the witch doctors are able to look upon the Mbwiru Eikura, through mastery of potent herbs, bloody rituals, and an intense focus known as the Ghost Trance. Their combined spiritual and military acumen has earned the witch doctors a place of status and reverence amongst the tribes. Theirs is a calling that requires an incredible degree of courage, self-sacrifice, wisdom, and foresight.

Blizzard has been releasing a trailer a week, leading up to Diablo 3's release on May 15. The Wizard should get a new trailer next week on the Darkness Falls, Champions Rise site.

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    April 24, 2012 10:30 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Witch Doctor video unveiled for Diablo 3.

    The Witch Doctor is unveiled in Blizzard's fourth character class video reveal leading up to the May 15 launch of Diablo 3.

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      April 24, 2012 10:42 AM

      mmm this is what i'm interested in playing

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      April 24, 2012 1:03 PM

      This and Barbarian were my favorites during the weekend beta.

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      April 24, 2012 1:20 PM

      So far this class and the monk were my favorites. The warrior and mage classes were ok. I haven't tried the Demon Hunter yet (Closed beta). The witch doctor's clunky jar-throwing was mildly irritating for a while in the beginning, however once I got to the jumping spiders it wasn't so bad. I look forward to playing with this class when the game launches.

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      April 24, 2012 1:27 PM

      This is the class I am looking forward to the most, Necromancer attempt here I come. That said the story is something I have to gripe about. Our character that we would be playing is the young Witch Doctor who is just like any other Witch doctor, instead of Benu who was the most in tune with the Mbwibru Eikura? He is suppose to be as powerful as the others who are the best of the best? Or am I looking at this the wrong way?

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      April 24, 2012 1:46 PM

      My favourite class out of the beta which was unexpected.

      I still preferred the poison dart to the jar throwing attacks, but there's great crowd control in there. Plus, that giant frog in the video is fucking awesome!

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      April 24, 2012 1:50 PM

      HIJACK

      You are playing a Barbarian at release. A friend of yours tells you he wants to roll with you consistently and he has no class preference. As the most complimentary class to a Barb, you suggest he play a _______?

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        April 24, 2012 1:52 PM

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          April 24, 2012 1:57 PM

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          April 24, 2012 2:00 PM

          Those classes just take a lot more finesse to play compared to the rest. You don't get the minimum necessary set of skills to be effective until late in the beta.

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          April 25, 2012 1:24 AM

          I thought my DH was fine. I had a low cost on demand snare with no cooldown, and I could kill tougher enemies (including minibosses) in a few seconds by spamming throwing knives. You rely very heavily on the quality of your weapon though. If you don't get a good ranged weapon for a long time, you're boned.

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        April 24, 2012 1:56 PM

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        April 25, 2012 1:30 AM

        Any class will suit well imo. After giving the beta a hammering over the weekend all of the classes feel good enough to solo or group with any other combination of classes.

        If later skills allow it then you could try to build a tank barb and high dps sorc i guess?

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        April 25, 2012 1:57 AM

        Monk. They can heal :P

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      April 24, 2012 1:52 PM

      I am totally playing witch doctor. It suits my cowardly play style.

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      April 25, 2012 1:18 AM

      Seemed like the weakest class in the open beta. Granted; I only got to level 8 before defeating Leoric, and with the max beta level being 13 and harder difficulties being locked, we only got a snapshot of the capabilities of each class.

      I felt like I couldn't plan out a good mix of direct damage, combat control, and summons. You can do 2 of those things at a time but not all three. But it probably gets better when you unlock the rest of the ability slots.

      The other classes all rocked.

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