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Diablo 4: Best Druid Build



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In comparison to other magic-based classes in Diablo 4, such as the Sorcerer and Necromancer, the Druid is the most versatile of all. That's because, in addition to the unique ability to shapeshift, Druids can also use elemental magic like the Sorcerer and even summon minions like the Necromancer. As a result, there are numerous paths you can take with Druid, making it difficult to find a build that works. That is why we are bringing you the best Druid build in Diablo 4.

So, leave the variables up to us. All you have to do is decide what kind of build you want. Do you want to go with a shape-shifter-focused build? A magic-based build? Or lastly, a build that truly demonstrates how dominant and deadly the Werebear shapeshift can be.

3. Shapeshifter Druid Build

Diablo 4: Best Druid Build

The ability to shapeshift into a Werewolf or Werebear is one of the most appealing aspects of the Druid class in Diablo 4. That's why the first Druid build we're bringing you focuses on shapeshifting and achieving the highest possible single-target and AOE damage from each form as possible.

Skills for Shapeshifter Druid build:

  • Claw – Enhanced Claw – Wild Claw
  • Pulverize – Enhanced Pulverize – Raging Pulverize
  • Blood Howl – Enhanced Blood Howl – Preserving Blood Howl
  • Wolves – Enhanced Wolf Pack – Ferocious Wolf Pack
  • Rabies – Enhanced Rabies – Natural Rabies
  • Grizzly Rage – Prime Grizzly Rage – Supreme Grizzly Rage

We want to be able to shapeshift right out of the gates, which is why we start with the Claw and Pulverize skill. Claw enables you to transform into a Werewolf and slash at enemies for damage. Pulverize, on the other hand, enables you to transform into a Werebear and slam the ground for AOE damage. Now that we got our base attacks down, we want to grab Blood Howl to help restore our health in the early game.

Following that, we'll look at the Druid's summoning abilities with the Wolves' skill, which summons two wolf companions. Then we grab Rabies, which is one of the highlight skills of this Druid build. Rabies deals poison damage over time that spreads to nearby enemies. However, the true highlight is the skills third upgrade, “Natural Rabies”. This upgrade makes the poison effect travel 100% faster. As a result, you can practically poison a whole horde by targeting a single target. Then, to increase our ferocity and damage, we get the Grizzle Rage Ultimate.

2. Storm Druid Build

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As previously stated, Druids are an extremely versatile class that is well-versed in the skills of other classes, such as the Sorcerer's elemental magic. That is why we're bringing you the Storm Druid build, one of the Druids' best elemental-focused builds. Essentially, you'll be unleashing an onslaught of storms to deal as much AOE damage as possible with this build.

Skills for Storm Druid build:

  • Storm Strike – Enhanced Storm Strike – Fierce Storm Strike
  • Lightning Storm – Enhanced Lightning Storm – Primal Lightning Storm
  • Cyclone Armor – Enhanced Cyclone Armor – Innate Cyclone Armor
  • Trample – Enhanced Trample – Savage Trample
  • Hurricane – Enhanced Hurricane – Savage Hurricane
  • Cataclysm – Prime Catacylsm – Supreme Cataclysm

Storm Strike alone sets this build off with an exciting start, as the skill strikes your weapon with lightning and unleashes a chain effect that damages up to three nearby enemies. We know that's awesome, but just wait, this build gets even cooler. Now we're going to get ourselves some AOE damage with Lightning Storm. Of course, we need some protection too, which is why we pick up the Cyclone Armor skill.

Now, here's where things get fun. Trample is the next skill you'll want because it allows you to transform into a Werebear and is a nearly unstoppable skill that's simply too good to pass up. Back on track, we'll select Hurricane as our next skill to boost our AOE potential. Then, with the Cataclysm Ultimate, we'll take it a step further. This Ultimate is similar to a combination of Lightning Storm and Hurricane, but it deals significantly more damage. Nonetheless, this is one of the best Druid builds for dealing as much damage, primarily AOE damage, to targets as possible.

1. Pulverize Werebear Druid Build

The Pulverize Werebear build is arguably one of, if not the best, ways to build the Druid class in Diablo 4. Essentially, this build makes full use of the Pulverize and Werebear skills to deal massive damage while also being able to absorb a great deal of damage.

Skills for Pulverize Werebear Druid build:

  • Maul – Enhanced Maul – Fierce Maul
  • Pulverize – Enhanced Pulverize – Primal Pulverize
  • Earthen Bulwark – Enhanced Earthen Bulwark – Preserving Earthen Bulwark
  • Debilitating Roar – Enhanced Debilitating Roar – Innate Debilitating Roar
  • Trample – Enhanced Trample – Natural Trample
  • Grizzly Rage – Prime Grizzly Rage – Supreme Grizzly Rage

Of course, it only makes sense to start this build with Maul and Pulverize. That's because both of these skills transform you into a Werebear and deal high amounts of damage. Although we're already pretty ferocious with these skills, we still need some protection, which is why we grab Earthen Bulwark. Simultaneously, we'll take Debilitating Roar because reducing nearby enemies' damage by 50% for four seconds is too good to pass up.

Trample and the Grizzly Rage Ultimate round out the Pulverize Werebear build. As you can see, this build is entirely based on the Werebear's shapeshifting abilities. You might think it's a little over-the-top in that regard, but just wait until you see the damage potential it has late in the game.

So, what's your take? Do you agree with our builds? Is there another Druid build you think is best in Diablo 4? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.