In Diablo 4 the Druid is a savage shapeshifter, fluidly transforming between the forms of a towering bear or a vicious werewolf to fight alongside the creatures of the wild. He also commands the power of earth, wind, and storm, unleashing nature’s wrath to devastating effect.
On this page we’re going to try and give you a quick overview of the class, but without going into too much detail since, we wouldn’t be surprised if Blizzard completely changes everything before launch.
After all, they’ve only recently conducted an internal-only Diablo 4 beta and chances are a lot will change between now and launch. For the time being though, read on for all the important details you need to know about the Druid!
Blizard’s Take On The Druid
Here’s a little bit of what Blizzard had to say when talking to GameInformer about the Druid class in Diablo 4:
“What’s nice about the druid is you get this interesting mix of melee and ranged, and you get this really cool visual when you’re switching between forms,” explained lead animator Nick Chilano.
“I think that, from a visual side, we’re excited about the fact that you cast cataclysm, you’re in druid form, you’re like boom and become a bear and then you’re a werewolf which is visually super exciting.”
Since so many of the Druid skills are still placeholder and subject to change, we’re not going to go into the nitty-gritty details of each skill itself; such as the damage type, cooldowns and more.
If you do want to know more about each skill (although keep in mind, this may potentially change), follow the links to a wiki where you can read more of the particulars and specifics at the time of writing.
Basic Skills –
Earthspike • Shred • Storm Strike • Maul • Wind Shear
Spirit Skills –
Pulverize • Landslide • Tornado
Defensive Skills –
Wrath Skills –
Companion Skills –
- Wolves • Ravens • Vine Creeper
Ultimate Skills –
Diablo 4 Druid Talents
Below is a list of viable talents for the Druid to use in Diablo 4.
- Abundance: Basic skills generate more spirit.
- Ancestral Fortitude: Increase your non-physical resistances.
- Call of the Wild: Your critical strike chance is increased against your wolves’ target. Raven passive attacks make enemies vulnerable.
- Earthbind: Earth skills have a chance to immobilize enemies for a few seconds.
- Earthen Might: Enemies hit by Earth skills take increased damage from Earth skills for a few seconds.
- Elemental Exposure: Targets hit by Spirit skills become Vulnerable for a percentage of damage dealt.
- Endless Tempest: Increase the duration of the Hurricane and Cataclysm.
- Eye of the Storm: Critical strikes with Storm skills increase the critical strike chance of non-Storm skills.
- Feral Spirit: Critical strike damage is increased for a time after using a shapeshift skill.
- Fury of Nature: Enemies hit by Earth and Storm skills have a chance to take increased critical strike damage.
- Heightened Senses: Damage reduction against nearby enemies is increased.
- Hunt the Weak: Critical strike chance is increased against poisoned enemies while shapeshifted.
- Iron Hide: While in werebear form, damage reduction is increased. This bonus persists for several seconds after leaving werebear form.
- Lupine Swiftness: While in werewolf form, movement speed is increased. This bonus persists for a few seconds after leaving werewolf form.
- Natural Balance: Earth and Storm skills that consume Spirit restore life.
- Natural Resonance: Earth and Storm skills deal increased damage.
- Overpower: A chance on hit to knock down slowed enemies.
- Predatory Instincts: Deal increased damage to nearby enemies
- Primal Resonance: Earth skills deal increased Crushing Blow damage.
- Perfect Storm: Strom skills deal increased damage to Vulnerable targets.
- Rabid Strikes: Your werewolf skills poison the target for a percentage of damage over a few seconds.
- Scent of Blood: Deal increased damage to crowd controlled enemies.
- Storm and Claw: While Hurricane or Cataclysm are active, shapeshifting skills deal additional damage as lightning.
- Undergrowth: Increase the duration of crowd control effects.
- Quickshift: After shapeshifting into a different form, your next skill deals increased damage.
Diablo 4 Druid Trailer
Unfortunately as one of the original three classes to be revealed, the Druid doesn’t have his own flashy cinematic trailer like the Necromancer or Rogue. Instead, the Druid forms part of a trio of classes who were revealed for the game’s very first gameplay trailer back in November 2019. We imagine though we’ll get a closer look at this class when we get closer to launch in 2023.
That’s everything you need to know about the Diablo 4 Druid for the time being, but we can’t wait to find out more when the game drops in 2023. If you’re interested in any of the other classes in the game, follow the links below for more details.
Diablo 4 Barbarian | Diablo 4 Druid | Diablo 4 Necromancer | Diablo 4 Rogue | Diablo 4 Sorceress