Best Diablo 4 Druid build for leveling & endgame

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Diablo 4‘s Druid is a force of nature that calls on the spirits of animals and the natural world to aid them in battle. Here’s the best Druid build you can use in Diablo 4.

The Druid in Diablo 4 is a returning class from the expansion of Diablo 2 and Diablo 2: Resurrected. Thanks to the Diablo 4 beta, we’ve had a good look at the Druid class and spent several hours testing out their skills. While not as physically imposing as the Barbarian, the Druid is still a powerful melee fighter, but their main skills involve using the powers of nature to do their bidding.

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However, there is more than one way to play as the Druid in Diablo 4 as the class comes with a variety of builds. Picking the right one for you is important if you’re going to survive the hordes of Hell in the game.

Here is the best Druid build in Diablo 4 in the current meta.


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The Druid is nature’s chosen warrior against evil.

Best Druid build in Diablo 4

The best Druid build is the Tornado Druid, a version of the class that brings the full force of the elements down to smite his enemies. The Tornado Druid is great for crowd control and gives players a range of melee and ranged options.

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To assemble the build start by selecting the Storm Strike ability as a primary skill at level 2 and upgrade this to Enhanced Storm Strike at level 3. From here, unlock the Tornado skill at level 4 and upgrade this all the way until Raging Tornado at level 6. At level 8, unlock the Fierce Storm Strike upgrade to complete the basic skills needed for this build, now simply max out Tornado until you reach level 12.

At level 12, learn Earthern Bulwark and upgrade it to Enhanced Earthern Bulwark at level 13. This will boost your defense and make you a more hardy Druid. Now, between levels 14 to 16, learn and upgrade Nature’s Reach to make your ranged attacks more powerful – handy for Tornado and Storm Strike. Then at level 17, learn Wolves to summon two loyal wolf companions.

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At level 18, learn Trample to shapeshift into a werebear and give yourself a temporary damage and defense boost when you need it. Then unlock Hurricane at level 19 and upgrade it all the way to Natural Hurricane at level 21. Are you seeing a pattern develop here?

Now more of our skills have been added we can focus on learning some useful passives to give the build a permanent stats boost. From level 22 to 49 learn the following skills when you get a level up:

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  • Level 22-24: ‍Elemental Exposure
  • Level 25-27: ‍Defiance
  • Level 28-30: ‍Circle of Life
  • Level 31-33: ‍Resonance
  • Level 34: ‍Heart of the Wild
  • Level 35: ‍Perfect Storm
  • Level 36-38: ‍Wild Impulses
  • Level 39-41: ‍Abundance
  • Level 42: ‍Preserving Earthen Bulwark
  • Level 43: ‍Enhanced Wolf Pack

Rather than giving you a new attack, each of these will boost an existing skill you already have or add a passive upgrade that benefits the build in some way.

Finally, once you have gathered the 10 Renown extra skill points, spend them on the following passive skills to complete the build:

  • Renown 1: ‍Defensive Posture
  • Renown 2-4: ‍Nature’s Resolve
  • Renown 5-7: ‍Predatory Instinct
  • Renown 8-10: ‍Unrestrained

This build will take you close to the endgame and the Paragon board. So from here, feel free to tailor your Druid to your liking, safe in the knowledge that you have the best build in the current meta.

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The Druid returns from Diablo 2.

Best Druid leveling build summary

To summarize the best Druid leveling build in Diablo 4, here it is in table form:

2Storm Strike
3Enhanced Storm Strike
5Enhanced Tornado
6Raging Tornado
7Fierce Storm Strike
12Earthern Bulwark
13Enhanced Earthern Bulwark
14Nature’s Reach
15Nature’s Reach
16Nature’s Reach
20Enhanced Hurricane
21Natural Hurricane
22Elemental Exposure
23Elemental Exposure
24Elemental Exposure
28Circle of Life
29Circle of Life
30Circle of Life
34Heart of the Wild
35Perfect Storm
36Wild Impulses
37Wild Impulses
38Wild Impulses
42Preserving Earthing Bulwark
43Enhanced Wolf Pack
44Ferocious Wolf Pack
45Endless Tempest
46Endless Tempest
47Endless Tempest
48Defensive Posture
49Defensive Posture
50First Paragon point
1 – RenownDefensive Posture
2 – RenownNature’s Posture
3 – RenownNature’s Posture
4 – RenownNature’s Posture
5 – RenownPredatory Instinct
6 – RenownPredatory Instinct
7 – RenownPredatory Instinct
8 – RenownUnrestrained
9 – RenownUnrestrained
10 – RenownUnrestrained
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The Druid can turn into a werewolf or werebear!

Best Druid endgame build

Once you get passed level 50 and have seen the ending of Diablo 4, things will then change as you’re into the endgame. This means the build you used to reach this point may no longer be sufficient, and to really make the most of the endgame content, you’ll need an endgame build.Here’s the best endgame Druid build in Diablo 4 currently, the Pulverize Druid:

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2Storm Strike
3Enhanced Storm Strike
5Enhanced Pulverize
6Primal Pulverize
7Fierce Storm Strike
12Earthern Bulwark
13Enhanced Earthern Bulwark
14Preserving Earthern Bulwark
15Hearts of the Wild
24Poison Creeper
25Grizzly Rage
26Prime Grizzly Rage
27Supreme Grizzly Rage
28Wild Impulses
29Wild Impulses
30Wild Impulses
31Predatory Instinct
32Predatory Instinct
33Predatory Instinct
34Iron Fur
35Ursine Strength
36Crushing Earth
37Crushing Earth
38Crushing Earth
42Stone Guard
43Stone Guard
44Stone Guard
45Iron Fur
46Iron Fur
47Defensive Posture
48Defensive Posture
49Defensive Posture
50First Paragon point
1 – RenownSafeguard
2 – RenownSafeguard
3 – RenownSafeguard
4 – RenownEnhanced Trample
5 – RenownNatural Trample
6 – RenownEarthern Bulwark
7 – RenownEarthern Bulwark
8 – RenownEarthern Bulwark
9 – RenownEarthern Bulwark
10 – RenownCircle of Life

Paragon Board

At level 50 you’ll gain access to the Paragon Board to continue building your character to level 100. Here are the boards you need to focus on to maximize the potential of the best endgame Druid build:

  • Starting board
  • Ancestral Guidece board
  • Survival Instinct board
  • Constricting Tendrils board
  • Earthern Devastation board


Here are the Glyphs we’d recommend activating as your work through the Paragon board:

  • Exploit
  • Werebear
  • Spirit
  • Undaunted
  • Earth and Sky

How to use the best Druid build in Diablo 4

The Druid is for players who want a strong and powerful melee fighter, but one that also has some unique spells and skills that can differentiate the class from the more standard casters. Think of the Druid as a powerful battle mage who has a foot in both camps. They can burn enemies with scorching spells but just as easily turn into a werewolf and rip demons asunder with their claws.

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The Druid can also summon minions, while not as committed to this playstyle as the Necromancer, the Druid can still enjoy a retinue of followers who can join players in battle. The class is a great all-rounder, showing little snippets of what other Diablo 4 classes have to offer, but all in one place. Where Diablo has picked a fight with life itself, the forces of nature plan on biting him back – and the Druid is nature’s champion.

That wraps up everything we know about the best Druid build in Diablo 4, and if anything changes, we’ll be sure to update our build. For example, we’ll soon be adding item builds and much more – so keep checking back.

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In the meantime, check out some of the other Diablo 4 guides we’ve put together for you:

Diablo 4: Best way to make money | Diablo 4: Fastest ways to get XP & level up | How to Transmog gear in Diablo 4: Armor, weapons & more | Does Diablo 4 feature followers or mercenaries to hire? | Diablo 4 couch co-op explained: | When is Diablo 4 Season 1? Possible start date, theme, & rewards | How to play Diablo 4 Early Access: Dates, times & how to preload | What is Diablo 4 Hardcore mode? | How to get a mount in Diablo 4 | Diablo 4: How to upgrade your healing potion | How to swap weapons in Diablo 4 | Diablo 4: World Tiers explained | How to use emotes in Diablo 4

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