Diablo 4: BEST Druid Build [Skills & Playstyle]

The best Druid is with good defense and offense in Diablo 4.

Druid is a playable class that makes its return in Diablo 4. With a proper Druid build that balances both defense and offense, players will be able to use this class as effectively as possible.

Key Takeaways
  • The Hardened Killer Druid build focuses on both defense and offense for a jack-of-all-trades playstyle.
  • I recommend enhancing the Claw skills to provide strong offensive capabilities.
  • Attain 1 Spirit Boon from each Spirit Animal that benefits either offense or defense.
  • Wolf Spirit Animal provides helpful buffs to companions and defense.
  • Using the Codex of Power, I suggest investing in the defensive aspects, as your offense is already good enough.

Best Diablo 4 Druid Build 

Best Druild Build For Critical Hits.

For this build, the main focus is on Spirit Boons, skills, and aspects that guarantee Critical Hits and provide a strong defense for the Druid. This ensures that you will get the maximum amount of damage while remaining safe.

  • Why I Chose This: I chose the following build due to its massive defense and ability to land critical hits constantly.

The following are the best options for Skills, companions, and aspects for the Druid Build:

SkillsSpirit BoonsCompanionResource AspectDefensive AspectsOffensive AspectsMobility Aspect
- Claw
- Predatory Instinct
- Shred
- Blood Howl
- Rabies
- Lacerate
- Deer
- Snake
- Wolf (Specialized)
- Eagle
Wolf or Raven- The Aspect of the Unsatiated- Aspect of Might
- Aspect of Disobedience
- Skinwalker's Aspect
- Aspect of the Protector
- Protecting Aspect
- Shepherd's Aspect
- Aspect of the Expectant
- Ghostwalker AspectBest Druild Build For Critical Hits
  • Guarantees many critical hits.
  • Focuses on defense.
  • Can take a lot of damage.
  • Good damage output.
  • Focus on defense is more than offense.

Skills

Diablo 4 Skill Tree
The Skill Tree | Image Using The Diablo 4 Build Calculator

Claw

  • After unlocking Claw from the Basic skills tree, players will be able to transform into a Werewolf to deal 21 percent damage to the enemy.

Predatory Instinct

Predatory Instinct is a Spirit skill. It gives the druid +9 a perfect chance to land a critical strike against enemies that are close.

Shred

  • Shred is an offensive Spirit skill that executes a flurry of consecutive attacks after transforming into a Werewolf. It costs 35 Spirit gauge.

Blood Howl

  • Blood Howl is a Defensive skill that regenerates 20 percent of your maximum HP. It has a cooldown of 15 seconds. 

Rabies

  • Rabies is a Wrath skill that executes a bite attack after transforming into a Werewolf. This attack deals damage that is equivalent to almost 30% of the enemy’s health.

Lacerate

  • Lacerate is one of Druid’s Ultimate skills. It transforms the Druid into a Werewolf and makes them completely immune, dealing 420 percent damage to all nearby enemies. It has a cooldown of 50 seconds.

Spirit Boons

Druid Spirit Boons
The List Of Spirit Animals | Screenshot From The Diablo 4 Build Calculator

Players can select one boon, which is a beneficiary status effect from each animal. In addition, they can also specialize in one Spirit Animal to receive two boons.

Deer

  • U Prickleskin in the Deer section, as it allows us to deal some damage to enemies if we get hit.

Snake

I recommend selecting Masochistic as a Spirit Boon here. It allows regeneration of 3 percent of the Druid’s maximum health while landing a critical strike as a Werewolf.

Wolf (Specialized)

  • For the Wolf Spirit Animal, we will select Pack Leader as it grants us a 20 percent chance of completing resetting the cooldown of our Companion skills.

Eagle 

As the build uses the Eagle Spirit Animal, you should choose this Spirit Boon.

  • Scythe Talons: Increases the chance of attaining a Critical Strike by +5 percent.

Companion

As for the companions, you can use any one of them. The best ones are Wolves or Ravens, as they both deal high amounts of damage.

Diablo 4 Companion
The Companion Tree | Image From The Diablo 4 Build Calculator

Codex Of Power

Diablo 4 Codex Of Power
The Codex Of Power | Image From The Diablo 4 Build Calculator

While these aspects are very strong, attaining all of them is not necessary.

Resource

As per my experience, the following Resource aspect maximizes the damage output for the Druid build in Diablo 4:

  • The Aspect of the Unsatiated: This aspect boosts the damage dealt by Shred. 

Defensive

Here are all the defensive aspects:

  • Aspect Of Might: Grants mitigation that reduces damage dealt by 25 percent. 
  • Aspect Of Disobedience: Players can obtain light mitigation after hitting any enemy with an attack. 
  • Skinwalker’s Aspect Players can heal themselves after transforming into a Werewolf.
  • Aspect Of The Protector: The Druid will gain a barrier after every 10 seconds.
  • Protecting Aspect: Players will obtain a defensive shield if they take damage.

Offensive

Using these aspects, the Druid build’s offensive capabilities will benefit greatly in Diablo 4:

  • Shepherd’s Aspect: The damage to your core skills will increase by 6 percent, provided you have a companion summoned.
  • Aspect Of The Expectant: Using this aspect, players can boost the potency of their Core Skills by 5 percent up to a maximum of 50 percent by hitting enemies with basic attacks.

Mobility

  • Ghostwalker Aspect: Players can move through enemies if their health is below 40 percent.

And there you have it; with my personal build for Druid in Diablo 4, you will be able to breeze through any enemy type with ease.

Knowing some beginner tips and tricks can make the game very easy for you. Lastly, here are all of the classes in Diablo 4 explained in detail. 

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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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