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WHO'S READY FOR DIABLO 3

:star: MAY 15th 2012 :star:

I AM I AM I AAAAAAM

I WANT MY WITCH DOCTOR NOOOOOOW

I CAN'T WAAAAAIT


*flops dejectedly* :faint:

EDIT:
Blizzard accepted this artwork in their official Diablo 3 Art Contest!! Please go by and share and "like"! [link]

I got to play my sweet little female Witch Doctor, Donnie, in Diablo 3's Open Beta weekend recently. She is even more amazing than I was fantasizing about!
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HettyBobcat Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh cool. :D I have a level 60+ Witch Doctor and a level 60+ Barbarian. :) I love Diablo III. I don't play it as much as I could (I spend more of my limited free time drawing than gaming these days) but it's a great game and I love my characters. The witch-doctor was really hard at low levels (to me anyway) but now she's so badass she's easier to play than any of my other characters. :) :)
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had to take a hiatus from D3 for nearly a year; I just recently got back into it and I'm trying to push my Monk to L60 (which will be my first).

I really need to work on my Witch Doctor, though. She's hanging back in the early 20's, but I seriously need to do some research on pet-viable builds (hopefully pet-viable builds are VIABLE now, they weren't at release). If you have any Witch Doctory tips, I'd be very grateful!!
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HettyBobcat Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I actually do have some advice on playing a witch doctor. ;P I mean, it worked for me. Everyone plays in their own way, but for me, this worked best.
Because witch doctors don't gain XP as fast as Barbarians (and monks I think) I made sure to constantly upgrade my equipment to have as much XP bonus as I could find (and afford lol. I'm always broke in that game. XD)
XP is more important than intelligence at early levels. But if you're around early 20's, intelligence is very important too. So make sure you also have lots of intelligence bonuses in your equipment as well (which I'm sure you already do.)

The best main attack is the bouncing fire skull. I don't know what level that is, but it does damage to multiple enemies and has a good range. I have summon zombie dogs and summon zombie. My current zombie is either the Gargantuan or the Big Stinker. The Gargantuan grows and goes berzerk when it's hit and the Big Stinker has a poison AOE/DOT with him. My zombie dogs are life-leeching.

As far as passive skills I have Jungle Fortitude, Zombie Handler, and Fierce Loyalty. I don't remember what Fierce Loyalty does. ;P

With my Witch Doctor, I still get into the fray. I have weapons/armor with life-steal properties at the moment. Now that is something I really think is important. I started doing that later on with my Barbarian and saw what a difference it made! So I did it pretty early on with my Witch Doctor as well. After I got higher level I got rid of XP bonus equipment (because I didn't really need it) and opted to get something with some form of life-gaining properties. (life on hit, life on kill, life-steal weapons, etc) So as I'm fighting, it is hard for me to die because I'm constantly replenishing my life.

Anyway, I guess that's my tips. The XP bonus equipment early on and life-steal stuff later. :)
Oh, and my 6 year old daughter wanted me to tell you that she has a 26 Barbarian. ;P She's very proud of that (even though she spends most of her time in town). :meow:
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm late to reply to this, sorry!

Okay... My Witch Doctor yesterday had been sitting at L21 for, like, a year. I checked her gear (it was all +Int heavy, not bad), but I didn't have any +exp. I replaced a few crappy pieces and began question.
Oh my gawd!!
The difference in the exp gain was phenomenal, WOW, that was such an amazing tip!! She went from L21 to L30 yesterday in several hour's playtime. I was floored.

I had just gotten the Gargantuan and had planned on using him, so he was already on my hotbar. I had to put in the zombie puppies, and I was so pleased to find them standing up to elites WAY better than they had been when I'd played a year ago (though, she's still on Normal difficulty).

I had never tried the Firebomb, so I replaced my Jar o' Spiders with it and fell in love with the skill. I also got the bouncy-effect after a few levels and that just made it even MORE epic!! It's perfect, thanks for that too.

I'm still working on the life-steal properties- right now my Firebomb + pets + Kormac the Templar kill everything with ease. I'll start looking for it as I level, though. I'll also start gathering that for my Barb, too, I hadn't thought about that.

And speaking of Barbs, congrats to your daughter on the 26 Barbarian! That's AWESOME! Does she have a male or female one? I think the females are so pretty. :heart:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write all that out for me, I'm feeling very lost in D3 after not playing for so long. I do have one last question; is attack/spell damage still based mostly on the DPS of your weapon, or is it more balanced now?
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HettyBobcat Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Since it had been a couple of months since I'd played, i was very awkward when I started again the other day. I used to have my hand-placement for my spells in such a way that I could hit my alt button (for seeing the names of things to pick up) my Q button (for healing if I needed it) Tab (for the map, obviously) and the number buttons without moving very much or looking. I started playing the other night and I almost died about 3 different times because I'd hit the Tab button by accident.

i'm very glad my tips and suggestions were of use to you. :) :) 21 to 30 in one sitting is pretty dadgum good. :D

My daughter's Barbarian is female. I also think they're very pretty. My first character, "Magnilda," was a female Barbarian. I enjoyed playing her a lot. I also really like the attitude and voice they gave her. With all my characters I use the Scoundrel as my helper, mostly because I like the banter. Listening to the Enchantress or the Templar talk bugs me. XD I know that's a silly reason to choose or not choose a partner but what ever. hahaha.

Regarding my damage, I don't know exactly what you mean by balanced, but honestly, with the Witchdoctor, I'm not sure what benefit my weapon has for me since I don't fight using my weapon. I have a voodoo doll in my off hand. My weapon is a life-steal dagger (I think) but I don't know if it's beneficial to me or not since I use the firebomb as my primary attack. :)
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DanZen Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Hi there!, great skull! I saw it on the gallery, good luck!!!
how long did it took Blizzard to include it ?? I've been trying for 2 days now and it seems mine isn't there yet u.u
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :heart: I'm so glad you like it! The skull and warpaint were my favourite bits!

I think it took at least 3-4 days before I got an email saying they accepted my art. Just keep an eye out for an email.
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DanZen Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
thanx a lot! :3, maybe later you'll make a full body view :D that'd be interesting !
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm. That's awfully tempting. :)
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS is so wonderfully made! In love with the coloring and those markings. Fantastic work!
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart: I poured a lot of love into this one, I am utterly fascinated by the Witch Doctors!
The markings was my favourite part, I'm so glad you like them (and her)!
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm trying to decide what I'd play if I got into the series. The classic wizard might be to my liking, but I've also got my eye on those demon hunters! Amazing looking class, that one.
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Aether-flux Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey :D i saw this entry on the portrait of a champion ^_^! i've entered mine too i am actually sosososo excited for diablo 3 :0
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! Yay! Yes, I am SO SO happy Blizzard accepted my submission!! I can't believe it!! :faint:
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Aether-flux Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
same :D!! its a huge honour isnt it :D good luck in the judging i think you'll do really well ^_^
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm over the moon just because they accepted my art. Totally made my week!!
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Aether-flux Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha i was too! that's a prize in itself ^_^
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Kitauri Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Love the tats and the glowy eye!
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DarkChi13 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Wow she looks so cool
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ZuviosGemini Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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I like the paint on the face (his face? her face? @__@) as well as that FRICKIN' AWESOME skull hat!! :la:
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Okay, the fact that you aren't quite sure if the witch doctor is male or female is AWESOME! :happybounce: That makes me so happy. :D
I did draw her with a 'she' in mind, but that's so cool. :heart:

I want one of dem skull hats!
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ZuviosGemini Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha I was like 'girl? boy? neither??' XDD

ME TOO!! Someone should make us some. :iconlawooplz:
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is too awesome. :D :D You made my day with that comment! I love having my characters more androgynous.

SKULLS FOR EVERYONE!
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ZuviosGemini Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
AWWWW YEEEEAAAAAA.
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Lumo-chan-223 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Yes I like the androgyny. Sorta reminds me of anime's bishounen.
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ZuviosGemini Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yea it does. :'D
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bravofox16 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awesome job
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks much! :heart:
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bravofox16 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
of course hun
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oshikuma Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Digital Artist
NICE PAINTING. im so thrilled. cant wait for my collector edition to come!!! im gonna listen to the OST non stop
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yuuuush, I've been listening to the Diablo II soundtrack since DII came out (so for.. 10yrs now). I cannot wait to listen to the new music, I just know it's going to be fantastic. Blizzard always has the BEST soundtracks!
(*cough and Bioware cough*)
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oshikuma Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Digital Artist
ill make sure to look you up on BNET when D3 hits the shelves.
I love Diablo so much that Tristram is the first song i learned to play on my Guitar
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do so! I need some Diablo buddies to ramble around with.
Do you have any videos or recordings where you played Tristram on your guitar (i.e. Youtube)?? That is soooo awesome!
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oshikuma Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Digital Artist
not really, i do it as a form of focus, i love that song so much
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xoxTMNTxox Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I love this! Very gorgeous colors and the markings on her face are pure win! :happybounce:
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconeeeeeplz: Thank you so, so much! I am surprised I've gotten a lot of comments on the colours specifically. The markings on her face were my favourite part!
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GemiDonnie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
*amused*
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh you're amused now.
Wait 'til May 1st gets here, I'm going to be vibrating so hard I'll go nuclear!
And YOU'LL have to put up with me! :evillaugh:
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GemiDonnie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Darling, as long as you go online, I won't mind. :XD:
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEAH. :heart: You gotta play D3 with me, yanno. :tighthug:
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GemiDonnie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I can't. My computer can't handle it. D:
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O___O
YES IT CAN!
The graphics are much "worse" and easier to render than Dragon Age, sweetie. You should be fine. :heart:
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GemiDonnie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
*frowns* Maybe... I just don't wanna buy it and see that it doesn't work. >.<
And hey, you're supposed to be off the computer. Shall I throw a fit of drama? ._.
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honeyyy it'll work, trust me. If you can run DA, you can run Diablo. :heart: I promise!

Drama fit away :XD: I love your drama, I love everything about you, I am feeling gushy over you today. Can you tell? :icondragonhugplz:
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NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work man ! One more month and we are there :D
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
YES JUST ONE MORE MONTH OMG *spazzes*
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Skandron Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Wow! Your skills get more awesome with every pic. =D I love the colours!
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Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh. You think so? I've set a pretty hefty goal for myself- to improve exponentially with every artwork I put real time into.
Your encouragement means so much! (Especially right now!) Thank you dear! :hug:
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Skandron Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
:hug: Not long to go now lovely. You can do it!
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Feevs Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
i told the witch dr i was in love with you~♫
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