Diablo 4: The Best Druid Level Build 1-50

Published: Aug. 01, 2023
Updated: Dec. 21, 2023

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An optimal Druid Level Build is crucial in Diablo 4 to progress quickly with the Nature Mage. Based on over 100 hours of experience with the Druid, editor Alex here presents the best skill setup for the class.

In this guide, you'll learn:

  • The talents your Druid needs from Level 1 to 50.
  • Which specialization you should unlock.
  • Tactics to quickly increase your Druid's level.

Diablo 4: Why you Need a Good Level Build for the Druid

Since June 2, Diablo 4 officially welcomes you to the realms of hell. At least, if you received early access from a Deluxe or Ultimate Edition. True to the series, hordes of unholy creatures await slaughter, but the confident hellspawn won't make it too easy for you.

Therefore, you need to level up your Druid swiftly and correctly, especially with an eye on the endgame. However, not every skill setup creates good conditions for this, which is why we'll show you how to assemble a very progress-oriented Druid below. You'll find out, among other things, in which order you should learn which skills – and how to effectively vanquish Satan's messengers as a Druid.

Druid Level Build with Companions and Storm Strike

In general, the Druid in Diablo 4 is the best choice for... well, for whom exactly? It's certain that the Druid is a versatile character. Although he doesn't excel in any category and is somewhat inferior to his classmates in detail, the range of his abilities makes him attractive.

To ensure that the Druid's level increases without significant delays, our Level Build focuses on two particularly effective "leveling tools": the Wolf Companions and the electricity-based skill Storm Strike. You can find their exact advantages in the pro-contra box below.

Pros:

  • Good attack and defense
  • High passive minion damage
  • 25 percent critical hit rate
  • Resource-independent

Cons:

  • Generally inferior to all other classes

These Are the Talents Your Druid Needs From Level 1 to 50

So that your Druid can't escape level-up notifications, you should activate the following skills in the order below in your skill tree. Thanks to the Renown system, a total of 58 skill points can be distributed up to Level 50.

Until Level 15, invest your points as follows:

ReihenfolgeSkill
1Storm Strike
2Enhanced Storm Strike
3Tornado
4Enhanced Tornado
5Primal Tornado
6Fierce Storm Strike
7Cyclone Armor
8Enhanced Cyclone Armor
9Innate Cyclone Armor
10Tornado Level 2
11Tornado Level 3
12Tornado Level 4
13Tornado Level 5

Upon reaching Level 15, you should complete the Druid's class quest to unlock Spirit Bonding. Afterward, perform the following respec.

1Storm Strike
2Enhanced Storm Strike
3Fierce Storm Strike
4Storm Strike Level 2
5Storm Strike Level 3
6Storm Strike Level 4
7Cyclone Armor
8Blood Howl
9Enhanced Cyclone Armor
10Preserving Cyclone Armor
11Enhanced Blood Howl
12Vine Creeper
13Wolves
14Ravens
15Enhanced Vine Creeper
16Brutal Vine Creeper
17Enhanced Wolf Pack
18Enhanced Ravens
19Brutal Wolf Pack
20Brutal Ravens
21Call of the Wild
22Call of the Wild Level 2
23Call of the Wild Level 3
24Predatory Instinct
25Predatory Instinct
26Predatory Instinct
27Preserving Blood Howl

Depending on whether you want to specialize in single-target, AoE, or defensive abilities, you can increase Poison Flask for more AoE damage, Wolves for a single-target focus, and Cyclone Armor and Blood Howl for more defense.

28Vine Creeper Level 2
29Vine Creeper Level 3
30Vine Creeper Level 4
31Vine Creeper Level 5
32Wolves Level 2
33Wolves Level 3
34Ursine Strength
35Wolves Level 4
36Wolves Level 5
37Cyclone Armor Level 2
38Blood Howl Level 2
39Cyclone Armor Level 3
40Blood Howl Level 3
41Cyclone Armor Level 4
42Blood Howl Level 4
43Cyclone Armor Level 5
44Blood Howl Level 5

Now save the last point for Storm Strike and acquire some other useful talents.

45Storm Strike
46Digitigrade Gait
47Digitigrade Gait Level 2
48Digitigrade Gait Level 3
49Ancestral Fortitude
50Ancestral Fortitude Level 2
51Ancestral Fortitude Level 3
52Vigilance
53Vigilance Level 2
54Vigilance Level 3
55Quickshift
56Heightened Senses
57Heightened Senses Level 2
58Heightened Senses Level 3

How to play the Druid until level 50: You should have no problems on your way to the endgame with this build. Use Poison Flasks to deal significant AoE damage, i.e., to dispatch mobs. In contrast, use your Companions, the Wolves, to heat up single targets. Storm Strike serves as a basic skill here, as it engages up to three mobs simultaneously and reduces the damage you take.

With your Ravens, you can inflict additional damage on single targets. Meanwhile, Cyclone Armor strengthens your defense and throws back enemies. The all-around-satisfied package is rounded off by the Blood Howl skill, granting you self-healing and increased damage.

Druid Level Build: Unlock Spirit Boons (Specialization)

You should unlock the Spirit Boons listed below in the same order. Offer only as many spirit sacrifices as needed to unlock the first four blessings. Then unlock the rest to obtain the final blessing through Spirit Bonding.

Boon NameAnimalEffect
PackleaderWolfCritical hits reset the cooldowns of your companion skills with a 20% chance.
Scythe TalonsEagleGrants 5% additional critical hit chance.
WarinessStagElites deal 10% less damage to you.
OverloadSnakeWhen you deal lightning damage, there is a 20% chance that the target will trigger a static discharge and deal lightning damage to surrounding enemies (for 20% as well).
Swooping AttacksEagleYour attacks will be 10% faster.

Druid Level Build: The Right Equipment Values and Legendaries

As in many other role-playing games, it's advisable in Diablo 4 to save the best for last. Whenever you find legendary items or aspects, use them only with other very rare items. When it comes to weapons, remember that a higher-level one-hander can be better when paired with an off-hand weapon.

For leveling purposes, you should prefer certain affixes; the ones listed below are particularly suitable for leveling. Consider these affixes in exactly this order:

  1. DPS value of weapons and offhand weapons.
  2. Critical hit rate
    Shortening of cooldowns
    Lucky hit chance
    Rank for wolves and ravens
    Companion damage
  3. Attack speed
    Willpower
    Basic skill damage
  4. Health
    Damage reduction
    Fortified damage reduction
    Elemental resistances
    Armor points
  5. Movement speed
    Duration of Crowd Control
    Healing

Legendaries: Crucial for building your Druid are also legendary aspects. Focus here on Aspect of the Alpha, Nighthowler's Aspect, Aspect of Cyclonic, Aspect of Might, and Edgemaster's Aspect. They provide you, among other things, Werewolf Companions dealing 75 to 100% additional damage and increase the attack speed of your basic attacks by up to 30%.

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After graduating from high school, I initially wanted to study instrumental music. However, eventually I pursued a career as a video game journalist, which I started at the prestigious Ehapa-Verlag publisher, among others. Today, I share my extensive video game expertise with Guided. I benefit from over 40 years of experience with PC and console games, as well as my work in game development for the indie studio Knights of Bytes. I understand how video games work, and I also know how to convey my knowledge in an understandable manner.
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