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Druid

Diablo 4 Druid BuildSonic Shred

Season 3
End Game
Dungeon Push
Boss Killer
Gauntlet
Easy to Play
Sonic ShredDruid build
Skills and Gear
Skill Tree
Paragon Board

Assigned skills

Primary
Secondary

Spirit Boons

Deer
Eagle
Wolf
Snake

Equipment

HelmHarlequin Crest
Chest ArmorJuggernaut's Aspect
GlovesAspect of Retaliation
PantsTibault's Will
BootsGhostwalker Aspect
AmuletStormclaw's Aspect
Ring 1Ring of Starless Skies
Ring 2Hunter's Zenith
WeaponShepherd's Aspect
OffhandEmpty

Gems

WeaponEmerald
ArmorRuby
JewelryAmethyst

Seneschal Construct

Flash of Adrenalineutility
Duration Support
Tactical Support
Genesis
Tempestranged
Breaking Support
Resource Support
Evernight

Skills

Basic

Storm Strike
1
Enhanced Storm Strike

Core

Shred
5
Enhanced Shred
Primal Shred
Predatory Instinct
3
Digitigrade Gait
3
Iron Fur
3

Defensive

Debilitating Roar
1
Enhanced Debilitating Roar
Preserving Debilitating Roar
Ancestral Fortitude
3
Vigilance
3

Companion

Ravens
1
Enhanced Ravens
Brutal Ravens
Wolves
1
Enhanced Wolves
Ferocious Wolves

Wrath

Neurotoxin
1
Envenom
3
Toxic Claws
3
Trample
1
Enhanced Trample
Natural Trample

Ultimate

Defensive Posture
1
Nature's Resolve
1
Unrestrained
3
Petrify
1
Prime Petrify
Supreme Petrify
Quickshift
3
Heightened Senses
3

Passive

Ursine Strength
1
2
Storm Strike
3
Enhanced Storm Strike
4
Ancestral Fortitude
5
Vigilance
6
Vigilance
7
Vigilance
8
Quickshift
9
Heightened Senses
10
Heightened Senses
11
Heightened Senses
12
Predatory Instinct
13
Predatory Instinct
14
Predatory Instinct
15
Digitigrade Gait
16
Ancestral Fortitude
17
Digitigrade Gait
18
Digitigrade Gait
19
Iron Fur
20
Iron Fur
21
Iron Fur
22
Shred
23
Shred
24
Shred
25
Shred
26
Shred
27
Enhanced Shred
28
Primal Shred
29
Wolves
30
Ravens
31
Enhanced Ravens
32
Brutal Ravens
33
Trample
34
Enhanced Trample
35
Natural Trample
36
Neurotoxin
37
Envenom
38
Envenom
39
Envenom
40
Toxic Claws
41
Quickshift
42
Quickshift
43
Defensive Posture
44
Nature's Resolve
45
Unrestrained
46
Unrestrained
47
Unrestrained
48
Ursine Strength
49
Petrify
50
Prime Petrify
51
Supreme Petrify
52
Enhanced Wolves
53
Ferocious Wolves
54
Debilitating Roar
55
Enhanced Debilitating Roar
56
Preserving Debilitating Roar
57
Toxic Claws
58
Ancestral Fortitude
59
Toxic Claws

Build Details

How It Works
Summary

This will likely be the best Gauntlet build for Druid.

This is the fastest Druid build in the game and it's also extremely strong with solid survivability. Kill Lilith's phase 1 in under 2 seconds and clear an entire Vault in under 2-3 minutes. You will not regret using this build!

See below for Uber gear variants.

This build is designed to stack damage into Shred and zip around the screen effortlessly. Using Hunter's Zenith allows us to remove the cooldown from Trample and Debilitating Roar. This not only makles the build satisfying to play due to some learning curve, but it also allows for even more speed, damage, and survivability!

  • Your companions are only in the build to increase Shred damage, but Ravens can increase your critical strike chance.

  • You can snapshot the damage of Retaliation to deal even more damage.

  • Use Bestial Rampage for bossing. Make sure you use time before the boss spawns and during breaks in the fight to get and refresh the damage buff while Werebear.

  • Use Scythe Talons spirit boon for bossing.

  • You can play a stronger and faster advanced version of the build by dropping Debilitating Roar and going Poison Creeper. This will add 9.1% damage increase from Shepherd's aspect and reduce the need for resets from Hunter's Zenith for a smoother gameplay loop. Obviously this means taking more damage and requires a better player to succeed. You can remove the passive points in Vigilance and put them into Trample.

  • You can use Resource tuning stone in place of Safeguard if you have spirit issues or you can use Efficiency for more boss damage.

  • Use 2h Axe or Staff implicit. 2h Axe does more initial and boss damage, 2h Staff has more attack speed.

In-Depth Explanation

Alternate Gear

These can be used if you don't have Ubers or for more damage:

  • Godslayer
  • Stampede if you don't have Starless Skies.
  • Mad Wolf's Glee (For bossing or easier content.)

This setup requires an extra step:

  • Spear of Lycander (If used, replace Stormclaw with Shepherd's.) Also consider using boots and amulet with Shrine Buff Duration with the spear.

For better AoE clear you can use:

  • Petrify in place of Debilitating Roar.
  • Flickerstep
  • Airidah's in place of Stampede/Starless.
Gameplay Loop
  1. Kill an enemy with Shred.
  2. Kill the rest.
  3. Trample to the next group.
  4. Petrify is great for large groups, armored groups, elite packs, and bosses.
  5. Ravens can be used for extra critical strike chance.
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