Best Diablo 4 Druid Build – Skills Stats, and Items

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by Matthew Kevin Mitchell , Christian Bognar
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Are you looking for the best Diablo 4 Druid build, including skills, stats, and items? The second beta access for Diablo IV is now underway, and it is the best time to try out different builds for the available classes to see what works best for completing the game and your playstyle. We now have access to the Druid class, which is expected to bring a lot of fun builds based on its different animal forms. The Druid specializes in shapeshifting as well as Earth and Storm Magic.

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Best Diablo 4 Druid Build

This melee shapeshifting build uses Claw, Shred, and Companions to improve your Critical Strike Chance, increase your Attack Speed, and provide Poison utility. The Lacerate Ultimate ability will allow you to one-shot bosses if done correctly. This build will allow you to hit level 25 very quickly in the beta. Afterward, you can adjust this build to hit the max level and begin farming items.

Best Diablo 4 Druid Skills

Here are the best Diablo 4 Druid Skills for this build.

Basic:

  • Claw 1/5
  • Enhanced Claw
  • Fierce Claw

Spirit:

  • Shred 5/5
  • Enhanced Shred
  • Primal Shred
  • Predatory Instinct 3/3

Defensive:

  • Blood Howl 1/5
  • Enhanced Blood Howl
  • Preserving Blood Howl

Companion:

  • Vine Creeper 1/5
  • Enhanced Vine Creeper
  • Brutal Vine Creeper
  • Ravens 1/5
  • Enhanced Ravens
  • Ferocious Ravens

Wrath:

  • Neurotoxin 1/3

Ultimate

  • Lacerate
  • Prime Lacerate
  • Supreme Lacerate

Capstone:

  • None

Related: Best Diablo 4 Sorceress Build

Best Diablo 4 Druid Spirit Boons

Here are the best Spirit Boons for this build:

  • Prickleskin
  • Eagle
  • Scythe Talons
  • Avian Wrath
  • Masochistic
  • Packleader

Best Diablo 4 Druid Codex of Power Aspects

Here are the best options for the Codex of Power for this build.

Offensive:

  • Aspect of Retaliation
  • Nighthowler’s Aspect

Resource:

  • Aspect of the Unsatiated

Best Diablo 4 Druid Stats

The three most important stats for the Druid are as follows:

  • Strength: +1 Armor per point
  • Intelligence: +0.05% All Resistance per point
  • Willpower: +0.1% Healing Received and +0.25% Overpower Damage per point
  • Dexterity: +0.025% Dodge Chance per point

Best Diablo 4 Druid Items

There isn’t enough data to determine what items will be best in the slot for the Druid yet, but we will update this guide once we know more! In the meantime, you can focus on picking items with the above three stats to fit whatever playstyle you like.

Best Diablo 4 Paragons for Druid Class

Once you reach level 50 with your Druid, the Paragon Board will unlock. The Paragon Board is essentially the endgame skill tree that is more in-depth and offers tremendous customization for your build. Instead of gaining a skill point when leveling up — players earn a skill point for each quarter of a level, adding up to four skill points per level. There are a few Paragons that players should focus on for the Druid build. Below you will find the recommended Paragons and their in-game descriptions.

  • Constructing Tendrils – Lucky Hit: Nature Magic Skills have up to a 15% chance to entangle the enemy with vines, immobilizing them for 2 seconds and Poisoning them for 120% of the base damage dealt over 4 seconds.
  • Inner Beast – After shapeshifting, your Spirit costs are reduced by 10% for 5 seconds, up to 30%
  • Ancestral Guidance – After spending 75 Spirit, you deal 30% increased damage for 5 seconds.

These three Paragons are some of the best on the Druid Paragon Board. Then again, there are so many options that you might find one that fits your playstyle more.

- This article was updated on June 9th, 2023

About The Author

Matthew Kevin Mitchell has been a contributing writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion since 2022. Matthew primarily covers Manga like One Piece, horror movies like Scream, and survival horror games like Dead by Daylight. His favorite moment came during his first press event covering Scream 6 for AotF. He hails from Denver, Colorado, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Regis University. When he isn’t scaring himself silly or writing, he loves to play ice hockey, spoil his dog, and drink an unhealthy amount of coffee.