The Druid is a character class in Diablo 2 that is often more effective as a hybrid build. The class shares common traits with Barbarian, Necromancer and Sorceress classes. This natural magician can utilize at once physical attacks, summons and ranged elemental attacks.
Popular Diablo 2 Druid Builds
Beastmaster: This kind of Summoner Druid focuses exclusively on his Strength and its summoned minions to do all the fighting.
Fire Druid: This type of Druid relies on its Fire Spells from the Elemental skills tree. The primary attack is the Armageddon Skill and the secondary skills are Firestorm and Molten Boulder. The drawback of this build is the numerous Fire immune monsters in Hell difficulty. Thus, a version of Fire Druid uses the Fissure skill along with the Dire Wolves.
Fireclaws Werebear: It’s similar to Fireclaws Werewolf version, but this build utilizes the Werebear form. It’s designed mostly for PvP duels, so it’s a powerful build for fighting other players. Since in Hell difficulty there are numerous fire immune monsters, the Fireclaws Werebear becomes unplayable at higher difficulties.
Fireclaws Werewolf: As the name indicates, this Werewolf depends on the Fireclaws skill in order to deal physical and fire damage. The rest of the skill points go to Lycanthropy and Fireclaws’ synergies.
Flamethrower (with a Tank): This type of Druid uses the Firestorm Spell as the main attack. Further, the Grizzly summon acts as a tank, keeping the Flamethrower safe. This build maxes out Fissure as well. The remaining points can be spent on Volcano, Molten Boulder or Dire Wolves.
Fury Werewolf: This build’s aim is having a huge health pool. To achieve this, it focuses on the Fury and Werewolf skills. At the end game, a Fury Werewolf can have more than 5,000 Health points.
Hybrid Werewolf: This Hybrid build utilizes the shape-shifting skill along with the Hurricane spell. Its main skills are the Werewolf or Werebear and Lycanthropy.
Maul Bear: This type of Shape-shifter Druid uses Werebear from along with the Maul skill as the main attack. Also, it upgrades the Lycanthropy and Heart of Wolverine skills for maximizing the damage potential.
Natural Summoner: The Natural Summoners rely on their minions and their Elemental skills. Their role is to assist their Ravens, Dire Wolves, and the Grizzly. Also, they are performing better when using ranged weapons like Bows, Crossbows or throwing weapons.
Rabies Werewolf: This shapeshifter relies on the Rabies skill in order to take down its enemies with poison damage. In addition, he uses hit-and-run tactics, letting the poison spread among the enemies. Rabies is a slow but a deadly skill that only a town healer can cure.
Town Dump Werebear: It’s a hybrid build that combines the Summoner’s minions with the Werebear form. The primary skills are the Shockwave, Maul, and Hunger.
Windy Druid: This build focuses on physical and cold attacks so it deals with immunities. The main spell is Hurricane that deals massive elemental damage. The Windy Druids also use the Tornado, Twister and Cyclone Armor skills.