Best Druid Builds in Diablo 2: Resurrected

Here we will be discussing the best possible builds for Druid, which is a balanced spellcasting and shapeshifting class in Diablo 2: Resurrected.

Blizzard has bestowed the cult classic Diablo 2 on modern-day gaming platforms such as PC, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, Playstation 5 and Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch through its remastered version Diablo 2: Resurrected. Although the remaster has not introduced any new story content or character classes, it does contain both the base game and the Lord of Destruction expansion. The seven classes in Diablo 2: Resurrected are Paladin, SorceressNecromancerAmazonDruidAssassin, and Barbarian. This guide will focus particularly on Druid builds.

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This class is one of the most versatile of the seven, as Druid excels in both long-range elemental attacks through spellcasting and close-ranged melee combat through shapeshifting into a beast. Furthermore, they are also able to summon powerful allies in battles. Most druid builds focus around the shape-shifting skills, either as a werewolf, such as the Werewolf Druid, or the werebear, like the Mauler. In the elemental tree, most skills are generally underpowered and cumbersome to use, the fire skills more so than others. The Wind Druid is the exception, however, which is quite powerful. In this guide, we will break down all the best Druid builds in Diablo 2, along with our top picks for pieces of equipment or gear you can pair the Druid class with.

Druid Builds

Wind Druid

The Wind Druid build is widely recognized as one of the most powerful Druid builds due to its powerful area of effect damage output and versatility in damage types. Wind Druid is a druid that specializes in Tornado and hurricane spells. These two abilities are your main attacks, however, you will need some backup later in-game and that’s where the Grizzly and Oak Sage come in. For this build, you will need to max out the following skills: Cyclone Armour, Tornado, Hurricane, Oak Sage, and Twister. We have outlined the complete skill and stat point distribution for the Wind Druid build below:

Wind Druid Skill Point Distribution

  • Cyclone Armor -20
  • Twister – 20
  • Tornado – 20
  • Hurricane – 20
  • Oak Sage – 20

Wind Druid Stat Point Distribution

  • Strength – Enough to wear desired items (may require you to look at the minimum requirements of the items you want ahead of time) [+str gear for max efficiency]
  • Dexterity – Enough for max block [or choose vita instead and disregard max block]
  • Vitality – Leftover stat points after spending on Strength and Dexterity
  • Energy – None

Fury Druid

The Fury build centres around a combination of the Werewolf and Fury skills, and it is the second most sought-after Druid builds. The Druid’s shapeshifting ability Werewolf will transform you into a beast, and skills like Fury will let you attack multiple enemies at once or a single target several times. You want your Druid to be in his beast form as often as possible since he gets a large boost to his stats when in beast-form which allows him to swipe away at enemies with his claws. Moreover, in his beast form, the Druid’s max health can reach up to 5,000 HP. This build is perfect if you want to plow through enemies in close-ranged combat by throwing a rampage. For this build, you will need to max out the following skills: Fury (mandatory), Heart of the Wolverine or Oak Sage, and Lycanthropy. We have outlined the complete skill and stat point distribution for the Wind Druid build below:

Fury Druid Skill Point Distribution

  • Fury – 20
  • Heart of the Wolverine/Oak Sage – 20 (you need to choose one or the other)
  • Lycanthropy – 20
  • Rabies – 1
  • Feral Rage – +1 (if you wish to, you can even go ahead and add more than one point in case you do not choose to invest in Grizzly)

In case you choose Grizzly over Feral Rage, you will need:

  • Grizzly – +1
  • Raven – 1
  • Dire Wolf – 1
  • Spirit Wolf – 1

Fury Druid Stat Point Distribution

  • Strength – Enough to wear desired items (may require you to look at the minimum requirements of the items you want ahead of time) [+str gear for max efficiency]
  • Dexterity – Enough to wear desired items
  • Vitality – Leftover stat points after spending on Strength and Dexterity
  • Energy – None

Equipment

The gear that you want to pair your Druid depends entirely on your personal playstyle needs, and not the build itself. Here are our top picks for the equipment you can pair the Druid class with, along with each of their stats to justify our selection:

  • Helmet: Jalal’s Mane
    • Defense: 247-297
    • Required Level: 42
    • Required Strength: 65
    • Durability: 20
  • (The Stat buffs below are applicable for Druid Only)
    • +150-200% Enhanced Defense
    • 30% Faster Hit Recovery
    • 20% Bonus To Attack Rating
    • +2 To Druid Skill Levels
    • All Resistances +30
    • +5 To Mana After Each Kill
    • +20 To Strength
    • +20 To Energy
    • +2 To Shape Shifting Skills (Druid Only)
  • Armor: Chains of Honor – Sacred Armour
    • Defense: 2269
    • Required Level: 66
    • Required Strength: 222
    • Durability: 31
    • +2 To All Skills
    • +200% Damage To Demons
    • +100% Damage To Undead
    • 8% Life Stolen Per Hit
    • +70% Enhanced Defense
    • +20 To Strength
    • Replenish Life +7
    • All Resistances +65
    • Damage Reduced By 8%
    • 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
  • Gloves: Trang-Oul’s Claws
    • Defense: 67-74
    • Required Level: 45
    • Required Strength: 58
    • Durability: 16
    • +20% Faster Cast Rate
    • Cold Resist +30%
    • +30 Defense
    • +25% Poison Skill Damage
    • +2 To Curses (Necromancer Only)
  • Belt: Arachnid Mesh
    • Defense: 119-138
    • Required Level: 80
    • Required Strength: 50
    • Durability: 12
    • 16 Potion Boxes
    • +90-120% Enhanced Defense
    • Slows Target By 10%
    • +1 To All Skills
    • +20% Faster Cast Rate
    • Increases Maximum Mana 5%
    • Level 3 Venom (11 Charges)
  • Boots: Gore Riders
    • Defense: 140-162
    • Required Level: 47
    • Required Strength: 94
    • Durability: 34
    • Assassin Kick Damage: 39-80
    • +160-200% Enhanced Defense
    • 30% Faster Run/Walk
    • 10% Chance Of Open Wounds
    • 15% Chance Of Crushing Blow
    • 15% Deadly Strike
    • Requirements -25%
    • +20 Maximum Stamina
  • Weapon: Breath of the Dying
    • Required Level: 69
    • 50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An Enemy
    • Indestructible
    • +60% Increased Attack Speed
    • +350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)
    • +200% Damage To Undead
    • -25% Target Defense
    • +50 To Attack Rating
    • +50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
    • 7% Mana Stolen per Hit
    • 12-15% Life Stolen per Hit
    • Prevent Monster Heal
    • +30 To All Attributes
    • +1 To Light Radius
    • Requirements -20%
  • Shield: Stormshield
    • Defense: (136-504) – (151-519) (varies)(Base Defense: 133-148)
    • Required Level: 73
    • Required Strength: 156
    • Chance to Block: Pal: 77%””+ (3.75 Per Character Level) 3-371 Defense (Based On Character Level)
    • +25% Increased Chance Of Blocking
    • 35% Faster Block Rate
    • Damage Reduced By 35%
    • Cold Resistance +60%
    • Lightning Resistance +25%
    • +30 To Strength
    • Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 10
    • Indestructible
  • Amulet: Mara’s Kaleidescope
    • Required Level: 67
    • +2 To All Skills
    • All Resistances +20-30
    • +5 To All Attributes
  • Rings: Raven Frost
    • Required Level: 45
    • +150-250 to Attack Rating
    • +15-45 Cold Damage
    • +15-20 to Dexterity
    • +40 to Mana
    • Cold Absorb 20%
    • Cannot Be Frozen

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