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Witch Doctor
Basic Info
Title Heretic Witch Doctor
Role Specialist Specialist
Franchise Diablo (franchise) Diablo
Type Ranged
Release Date March 13, 2014
Base Stats
Health 1704
Health Regen 3.55
Energy 500
Energy Regen 3
Speed 4.3984
Attack Speed 1.11
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 92
Stats per level
Max Health 4
Health Regen 4
Ranged Damage 4
Splash Damage
Max Energy 0
Energy Regen 0

Nazeebo, the Witch Doctor, is a ranged specialist hero from the Diablo universe.[1] With cabalistic incantations and vestments of feather and bone, the Witch Doctors call upon spirits from the Unformed Land to aid them in battle. Few outlanders have ever encountered a Witch Doctor in the flesh, without losing their own.

Nazeebo is effective against groups of enemies by summoning Spiders, Zombies, and Frogs. Siphons Health and Mana from dying foes.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

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All Witch Doctors hail from the Umbaru tribes. Secluded deep in the jungles of Kehjistan, the Umbaru people are unlike any other in the lands of Sanctuary. They have very deeply rooted spiritual beliefs and teach that this life is nothing but a shadow of what really awaits us on the other side.

Real life exists in the Mbwiru Eikura, the Unformed Land, and our spirits go there when we die. Due to this belief the Umbaru have learned to not fear death and ritual sacrifice is a normal part of life in their tribes. One of these practices is the Igani Bawe or Harvest of Souls, which is a ritualistic war between the different tribes. Participating in this mock battle is one of the highest honors for a Witch Doctor and they spend their lives preparing for it. Even though no lives are lost during the 'hunt' anyone captured by an opposing tribe is to be sacrificed after the war has ended. Since this ritual sacrifice is decreed by the spirits of the Unformed Land no one questioned the practice, at least no one until Nazeebo did.

During the last Harvest Nazeebo defied his peoples' laws and stopped an opposing tribe from taking the life of his master because he knew the truth. Nazeebo knew that the elders had lost contact with the spirits and truly knew nothing of the Unformed Land that lies beyond their reach. The elders were using the laws and traditions of the Umbaru to further their own power and were not offering any spiritual guidance to their people.

Nazeebo encountered others and planted the seeds of doubt in the minds of other Witch Doctors to help his people on the proper path to the Unformed Land before he set off on his own personal journey to the lands of the West where a great evil was rising that threaten not only his own tribe but all the people of Sanctuary.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Voodoo Ritual Icon.png
Voodoo Ritual
Your Basic Attacks and Abilities poison Non-Heroic enemies, causing them to take 145 (69 + 0% per level) additional damage over 6 seconds. If a Minion dies while poisoned by Voodoo Ritual, you permanently gain 4 Health and 1 Mana.
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Corpse Spiders
50 Mana Cooldown: 9 seconds
Hurl a jar of spiders that deals 110 (52 + 4% per level) damage. If it hits at least one enemy, create 3 Corpse Spiders that attack for 77 (37 + 4% per level) damage. Spiders last for 4 seconds.
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Zombie Wall
70 Mana Cooldown: 14 seconds
After 1 second, create a ring of Zombies surrounding the target area that deal 62 (30 + 4% per level) damage and last for 3 seconds.
Plague of Toads Icon.png
Plague of Toads
30 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
Create a wave of 3 Toads that explode on contact, dealing 277 (126 + 4% per level) damage over 6 seconds. Holds 2 charges.
Gargantuan Stomp Icon.png
Gargantuan Stomp
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Order your Gargantuan to stomp, dealing 331 (158 + 4% per level) damage to nearby enemies.
Gargantuan Icon.png
90 Mana Cooldown: 70 seconds
Summon a Gargantuan that guards an area for 20 seconds. Deals 331 (158 + 4% per level) damage to nearby enemies when summoned, attacks for 428 (203 + 4% per level) damage, and can be ordered to stomp.
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Ravenous Spirit
100 Mana Cooldown: 90 seconds
Channel a Ravenous Spirit that deals 412 (196 + 4% per level) damage per second. Cannot move while channeling. Lasts for 8 seconds.

Talents[edit | edit source]

Widowmakers Icon.png
❢ Reward: After hitting Heroes 100 times with Corpse Spider attacks, their damage is increased by 30%.
Pandemic Icon.png
❢ Reward: After hitting 40 Heroes with Plague of Toads, it spawns 2 additional toads.
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Thing of the Deep
Passive: Increases the range of your Basic Abilities by 20%.
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Hexed Crawlers
Corpse spiders restore 0.75% of your maximum Health and Mana when tey attack an enemy Hero.
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Big Voodoo
Passive: Increases the Health and Mana bonuses from Voodoo Ritual by 100%.
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Blood Ritual
Passive: If an enemy dies while poisoned by Voodoo Ritual, restore 2% of your maximum Health and Mana.
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Spirit of Arachyr
If your jar of Corpse Spiders hits only 1 enemy, it spawns 2 additional spiders.
Dead Rush Icon.png
Dead Rush
Wall of Zombies deals 75% more damage. When it expires up to 5 remaining Zombies uproot and attack nearby enemies for 3 seconds.
Toads of Hugeness Icon.png
Toads of Hugeness
Increase the damage and explosion radius of Plague of Toads by 20% after each hop, up to maximum of 80%.
Gargantuan Icon.png
Cooldown: 70 seconds
Summon a Gargantuan that guards an area for 20 seconds. Deals 331 (158 + 4% per level) damage to nearby enemies when summoned, attacks for 428 (203 + 4% per level) damage, and can be ordered to stomp.
Ravenous Spirit Icon.png
Ravenous Spirit
Cooldown: 90 seconds
Channel a Ravenous Spirit that deals 412 (196 + 4% per level) damage per second. Cannot move while channeling. Lasts for 8 seconds.
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Guardian Toads
Hitting an enemy Hero with Plague of Toads gives 25 Armor for 2 seconds, reducing damage taken by 25%.
Superstition Icon.png
Gain 50 Spell Armor, taking 50% less damage from Abilities, but lose 30 Physical Armor, taking 30% more damage from Basic Attacks.
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Ice Block
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Active: Activate to place yourself in Stasis and gain Invulnerability for 3 seconds.
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Spider Colony
Corpse Spiders' cooldown recharges 100% faster while above 1863 (884 +4% per level) Health.
Ring of Poison Icon.png
Ring of Poison
Zombie Wall last 1 second longer, and the center is filled with poison that deals a total of 822 (390 + 4% per level) damage over 4 seconds. This damage starts small and increases over the duration.
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Soul Harvest
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Active: Activate to increase your Health and Ability Power by 5% for each nearby enemy, up to a maximum of 25%. Lasts 15 seconds.
Humongoid Icon.png
Reduce Gargantuan's cooldown by 45 seconds and its mana cost by 50%.
Annihilating Spirit Icon.png
Annihilating Spirit
Increases the range of Ravenous Spirit by 50% and Movement Speed by 30%.
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Fury of the Storm
Passive: Every 5 seconds, your next basic attack will deal an additional 91 damage to the target, and 228 damage to all nearby Minions and Mercenaries.
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Vile Infection
❢ Reward: After reaching 150 stacks of Voodoo Ritual, it can also be applied to Heroes and its damage is increased by 200%.

Skins[edit | edit source]

  • Heretic Witch Doctor
    • Backstory: With cabalistic incantations and vestments of feather and bone, the Witch Doctor Nazeebo calls upon spirits from the Unformed Land to aid him. Few outlanders encounter a Witch Doctor in the flesh, without losing their own.
    • Price: 10,000g / $9.99 / 9.99
  • Master Master
    • Backstory: The Hellflame Mask was created in honor of Nazeebo's victory over the Prime Evil. Trusting no one else to guard the black soulstone, he kept it close... Perhaps, too close.
    • Price: 10,000g (requires Hero Level 10)
  • Rare Grimskull
    • Backstory: The Teganze jungles hold many powerful weapons wielded by both man and demon alike. The Grimskull Visage has been passed down from one Witch Doctor to the next since the Sin War.
    • Price: $7.49 / 7.49€
  • Epic Harlequin
    • Backstory: The Countess Kerrigan's demands for entertainment mirror the darkness within her. Her harlequins are masters at manipulating life and death, solely for her amusement.
    • Price: $9.99 / 9.99€
    • Skin Features: Themed abilities. The zombies summoned by Harlequin Nazeebo's Zombie Wall wear harlequin outfits, as does his Gargantuan and his Ravenous Spirit.
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Raven Court skins.
  • Epic Gingerdread
    • Backstory: Run, run, run... as fast as you can! No one escapes from the Gingerdread Man.
    • Price: $9.99 / 9.99€
    • Skin Features: Themed abilities. Corpse Spiders's jar is a candy jar and the spiders are blue, Zombie Wall's zombie are gingerbread mans that laugh and when summoned plays a little Christmas sound, Plague of Toads' toads are made of chocolate, Gargantuan is made of candy and Ravenous Spirit is a blue ice spirit.
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Nazeebo represents the witch doctor class from Diablo III (2012).
  • Nazeebo is voiced by Carl Lumbly.
  • Before the Alpha, the witch doctor's name was Naziba rather than Nazeebo.[3] In older builds he was simply referred to as "Witch Doctor".[1]
  • Nazeebo was one of the 18 heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2013.
  • Nazeebo is somewhat unique in that he represents a blending of Blizzard's three main universes - a witch doctor from Diablo, holding the head of a troll witch doctor from Warcraft, with a zergling skull from StarCraft on the back of his hip.[4]
  • One of Nazeebo's gag quotes refers the famous Warcraft line "stay away from the voodoo".
  • Gingerdread Nazeebo's Plague of Toads might be a reference to Harry Potter where chocolate frogs are a popular confection.

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]

  • March 29th, 2016 (17.0.4)
-Gargantuan (R)
   >Basic Attack damage increased from 228 (+4% per level) to 274 (+4% per level)
   >No longer deals bonus damage to Minions or Structures
  • August 18th, 2015 (13.0.0)
-M.U.L.E. (Talent) removed.
-Clairvoyance (Talent) removed.
-Sprint (Talent) removed.
-Stoneskin (Talent) removed.
-Hardened Focus (Talent) added at level 16.
-Gidbinn (Talent) No longer increases the Plague of Toads explosion radius and Zombie Wall and Corpse Spider duration bonuses increased from 25% to 33%.
-New Talent (Level 13): Thing of the Deep
   >Increases the range for all of Nazeebo’s Basic Abilities by 25%.
-Voodoo Ritual (Trait)
   >Blood Ritual (Talent) Health and Mana restoration bonuses increased from 100% to 125%.
-Zombie Wall (W)
   >Fresh Corpses (Talent) No longer increases Zombie damage. Now permanently reduces Zombie Wall’s cooldown by 4 seconds.
   >Dead Rush (Talent) Now also increases Zombie damage by 50%.
-Plague of Toads (E)
   >Toads of Hugeness (Talent) Now also increases Toad explosion radius by 20% each time they hop.
   >New Talent (Level 7): Toad Affinity
   >>Each enemy hit by Plague of Toads restores 5 Mana and reduces its cooldown by 1 second.
-Gargantuan (R)
   >Gargantuan Stomp (R) Animation duration reduced from 1 to 0.5 seconds and hovering the cursor over Gargantuan Stomp on the Ability Hotbar will now display a range indicator.
-Ravenous Spirit (R) Damage changed from 30 (+8 per level) to 25 (+9 per level) and damage radius increased by approximately 22%.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 StarCraft. 2011-10-20. Blizzard DOTA Trailer. Youtube. Accessed 2011-10-22.
  3. Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2013-12-01
  4. 2011-10-23, BlizzCon 2011 - Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Blizzard DOTA - Art & Technology Panel (Full). YouTube, accessed on 2011-11-07

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