The Druid is one of the many classes in Diablo 4, and the Lightning Storm Wolf Build is one of the many builds for a Druid that players can opt for. The right build can delay your character’s inevitable death, especially in nightmare dungeons. Therefore, players interested in making a Diablo 4 Storm Wolf build for their Druid must know about all the things required to create this build and become a force to be reckoned with.
Diablo 4 Storm Wolf Build
|Weapons And Armor||Rings And Amulets||Skills||Aspects||Paragons||Spirit Boons||Gems|
|-Helm: Tempest Roar|
-Chest: Vigorous Primal Chestplate
-Gloves: Mighty Storm Runic Gloves
-Pants: Primal Chausses of Disobedience
-Boots: Stormshifter’s Adventurer’s Boots
-Weapon: Lightning Dancers Bearded Axe
-Offhand: Cairnstorn Of Retaliation
|-Ring: Overcharged Circle|
-Ring: Band Of The Rampaging Werebeast
-Amulet: Dire Wolf’s Choker
|-Aspect of Disobedience|
-Lightning Dancers Aspect
-Aspect of Retaliation
-Dire Wolf Aspect
-Aspect of the Rampaging Beast
-Mighty Storm Aspect
|-Lust For Carnage|
-Eagle: Avian Wrath
-Snake: Calm Before the Storm
|-Weapons: Emerald |
Here, I will explain how to create the meta druid storm wolf build. players can start creating this build as early as they reach level 50, but you will only start to see its full potential at level 100. Consider reading the Diablo 4 XP Farm guide. This build can make you a lightning and tornado department powerhouse.
- Credit goes to the YouTuber J_Macc for coming up with this build.
Weapons And Armor
First things first, let us get into one of the most important elements of a build, which are the weapons and armor. Before I get into anything else, you should know that obtaining and equipping the Tempest Roar Helmet is vital for this build, and without it, making the build reach its full potential is simply impossible.
Aside from the helmet, you will want anything that offers nice damage reduction and a health boost. The Vigorous Primal Breastplate is a prime example of what kind of armor you should opt for in this build. You’ll also want some armor pieces to increase critical hit chances. Another example would be the Mighty Storm Runic Gloves.
For the weapon, it should offer great damage, and the main stats you need to be on the lookout for are Vulnerable Damage and Willpower. Basically, it’s a good DPS weapon. On your offhand, I would recommend using a totem that offers cooldown reduction and increases your chances of a lucky hit. Let me list all the ideal pieces of equipment for this build.
- Helm- Tempest Roar
- Chest- Vigorous Primal Chestplate
- Gloves- Mighty Storm Runic Gloves
- Pants- Primal Chausses of Disobedience
- Boots- Stormshifter’s Adventurer’s Boots
- Weapon- Lightning Dancers Bearded Axe
- Offhand- Cairnstorn Of Retaliation
Rings And Amulets
You’ll want the rings that offer to increase your Lucky Hit Chance, your Vulnerable Damage, and your Critical Strike Chance because these stats will allow you to stack up buffs upon buffs and do massive damage in quick succession.
Here are the ideal pieces of equipment that will give you a better understanding.
- Ring- Overcharged Circle
- Ring- Band Of The Rampaging Werebeast
- Amulet- Dire Wolf’s Choker
SkillsSince this build revolves mostly around lightning, storms, and being a werewolf, it’s obvious that choosing skills related to these abilities is detrimental to the Diablo 4 Storm Wolf build. Here, I have enlisted all the skills you should prioritize to allow this build to reach its full potential.
|Storm Strike||The Storm Strike skill infuses your weapon with lightning. The lightning also chains up to three surrounding enemies and does lightning damage to your opponents. Players can further upgrade this skill by unlocking Enhanced and Primal Storm Strike.|
|Lightning Storm||The lightning storm skill allows the players to summon a lightning storm multiple times. The damage of the lightning also increases with each strike. Players can further unlock Enhanced and Primal Lightning Storm to complement this skill.|
|Blood Howl||The Blood Howl skills allow the druid to turn into a werewolf. It is one of the most important skills for this build, and it also restores some of your health and unleashes a furious howl.|
|Cyclone Armor||The Cyclone Armor is both a passive and active skill. When passive, it offers damage reduction from swirling winds around you. When active, the winds rapidly expand and knock back enemies while dealing damage.|
|Hurricane||The Hurricane skill allows the druid to spawn a hurricane for eight seconds, and any enemy that is caught within its radius will be inflicted damage.|
|Grizzly Rage||The Grizzly Rage skill allows the druid to turn into a werebear for ten seconds. It offers 20% damage reduction and bonus damage.|
Here, I have only mentioned the absolutely detrimental skills to this build. It goes without saying that you should spend your spare skill points unlocking different skills that will further complement these skills listed above and your overall damage.
If you’ve already used your skill points by unlocking other skills, consider reading the Diablo 4: How To Respec & Reset Individual Skills guide.
AspectsLegendary Aspects can transform your Rare pieces of equipment into legendary ones; therefore, choosing the exemplary aspects is also detrimental to a proper Diablo 4 Storm Wolf build for their Druid. Here I will enlist all the aspects you’ll need for this build while explaining them.
|Aspect of Disobedience||Players will gain 0.25-0.50% increased armor for 4 seconds whenever they inflict damage. It can be stacked up to 25- 50%.|
|Vigorous Aspect||While in werewolf form, players will gain 10-15% damage reduction|
|Overcharged Aspect||This aspect will increase your chance for a Lucky Hit by 10-20% when inflicting Lightning damage.|
|Stormshifter’s Aspect||With this aspect, players will gain +2 ranks to their shapeshifting skills while their Hurricane skill is active.|
|Lightning Dancers Aspect||This aspect directly complements your Lightning Storm skill by spawning three Dancing Bolts after a Critical Strike. The Dancing Bolts automatically track enemies and inflict damage.|
|Aspect of Retaliation||Based on the amount of your Fortify, the Aspect of Retaliation will increase your Core skill damage by 20-40%.|
|Dire Wolf Aspect||Remember how the Grizzly Rage skill allowed you to turn into a werebear? The Dire Wolf Aspect will transform you into a werewolf when the Grizzly Rage skill is used. Players will gain 15-25% Movement Speed and a 30-50% Spirit Cost reduction while also healing 10% of their health after every kill.|
|Aspect of the Rampaging Beast||This aspect increases the duration of the Grizzly Rage skill by 1-5 seconds, thus, directly complementing the skill and the Dire Wolf Aspect. It also increases your Critical Strike Damage by 10%.|
|Mighty Storm Aspect||With this aspect, the Earthen Might passive skill is applied to your storm skills.|
ParagonsAs for the Paragons, just prioritize unlocking the ones that will increase your critical damage, lightning damage, tornado damage, vulnerable damage, and damage reduction. Nothing more to it. But let me list the ideals you should focus on unlocking as soon as possible.
- Unlocking the Lust For Carnage will restore two spirits whenever you perform a critical strike with werewolf skills.
- The Thunderstruck node is the one you should focus on unlocking. With this node, whenever you are up against Vulnerable or Immobalized enemies, the Critical Strike Damage of your Storm Skills will increase by 30%.
- The Heightened Malice node will increase your damage by 45% when three or more poisoned enemies are nearby.
- With the Ancestral Guidance node, players will gain 30% increased damage for 5 seconds after spending 75 spirits.
- Aside from the Ancestral Guidance, you only need to unlock the Reclamation from the Ancestral Guidance board. Players will gain +8 spirit and a bonus +2 spirit after every kill with the Reclamation node.
- Of course, you shouldn’t only unlock these paragons; you should also unlock some Glyph Sockets from the Paragon board along the way.
Spirit BoonsThe Druid’s class mechanics are known as Spirit Boons, and the ones you need to unlock for the Diablo 4 Lightning Storm Wolf build are the
- Dear- Wariness
- Eagle- Avian Wrath
- Wolf- Calamity
- Snake- Masochist
- Snake- Calm Before the Storm
- The Wariness spirit boon reduces the total damage taken from Elites by 10%.
- The Avian Wrath increases your character’s Critical Strike Damage by 30%.
- The Calamity spirit boon will increase the duration of your ultimate skill by 25%.
- Upon successful Critical Strikes with Shapeshifting skills, 3% of your health is restored with the Masochist skill.
- Whenever you use a Nature Magic Skill, the Calm Before The Storm Spirit Boon will have a 10% chance to reduce the cooldown of your Ultimate skill by 2 seconds.
GemsAnd finally, the Gems you should focus on unlocking for the Diablo 4 Storm Wolf build are the
- Weapons- Emerald
- Armor- Sapphire
- Jewelry- Diamond
The perfect gem for your weapon will be the Emerald due to its increasing Critical Strike Damage to Vulnerable enemies.
When socketed with armor, the Sapphire increases the damage reduction while being fortified.
On the other hand, the Diamond increases resistance against all elements when socketed to Jewelry, thus making it perfect for this build.
And that neatly wraps up my guide on Diablo 4 Storm Wolf Build. I hope my guide helped you create your meta Lightning Druid Storm Wolf build in Diablo 4. While at it, why not also read the All Diablo 4 Act List guide? It will give you an understanding of how much of your game is left.
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