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Druid

The Median XL druid class is physically the weakest class in the game, but uses range and damage over time to his advantage or morphs into a fierce creature of nature.

Background

Founded by Fiacla-Géar, the brother of the ancient barbarian king Bul-Kathos, at the twilight of the nephalem era, the druid colleges were created to centralise and safeguard all knowledge of the powers of the earth and the wild.

As deep within Arreat the Worldstone, created by Inarius to subdue humanity's powers, begun to take effect, humanity slowly but surely lost its powers over the generations. Seeing the end of their era, Fiacla-Géar and Bul-Kathos, themselves among the last of the nephalem, sought to safeguard their knowledge and wisdom during the upcoming dark era.

It is believed that Bul-Kathos was misled by Inarius' angelic appearance and vowed to protect the Worldstone with his tribe's blood. Fiacla-Géar, who was more suspicious about the crystal, was summarily exiled from the barbarian lands by an enraged Bul-Kathos. Even today, the spirit of Bul-Kathos lives on in Mount Arreat, burying trespassers with earthquakes and rockslides, unaware that he is fanatically protecting the stone that doomed humanity.

During his long exile, Fiacla-Géar learned to speak with the spirits of nature - figments of the earth itself, imbued with limited sentience and intelligence by the touch of Inarius and Lilith at Sanctuary's creation. He realised that the curse that had befallen the nephalem did not extend to all of Sanctuary. The earth was an untapped source of magic waiting for humanity to find it.

Tur Dulra and the other druidic colleges teach that humanity should follow no one, neither angelic nor demonic, but should seek the power within themselves and nature. Although the teachings are based on the lore within the druidic holy book, the Scual Fada, allegedly written by Fiacla-Géar but mysteriously in many different scripts and unknown languages, few remember their true origin. Outsiders often look down upon druids as tree huggers, but perhaps they may turn out to be the only ones who are right...

Base stats

Strength 25
Dexterity 20
Vitality 15 (65 life points)
Energy 25 (25 mana points)
  • +25 life points per level
  • +20 mana points per level
  • Gains +2 life per point into vitality
  • Gains +6 mana per point into energy

Skills

LifeshieldSymbiosisForce of NatureFaerie FireTremorDruid skilltree1
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ElementalHunting BansheePagan RitesRain of FireFreezing GalePoison FlashElvensongPlague AvatarMythalAcid FiendsLaughing GhostCascadeSpore ShotElfin WeaponsNova ShotDruid skilltree2
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Treewarden FormThorn StrikeWilfireCircle of LifeIdol of ScosglenTrap Rat FormQuill StormEgg TrapFerocityThorn WallWerewolf FormMana PulseHarbingerFeed the PackTwisted ClawDruid skilltree3
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clvl Mage Tree Venom Tree Bow Tree Treewarden Tree Trap Rat Tree Werewolf Tree
1 Elemental Poison Flash Laughing Ghost Treewarden Form Trap Rat Form Werewolf Form
6 Hunting Banshee Elvensong Cascade Thorn Strike Quill Storm Mana Pulse
12 Pagan Rites Plague Avatar Spore Shot Wilfire Egg Trap Harbinger
18 Rain of Fire Mythal Elfin Weapons Circle of Life Ferocity Feed the Pack
24 Freezing Gale Acid Fiends Nova Shot Idol of Scosglen Thorn Wall Twisted Claw
Uberskills
Force of Nature | Faerie Fire | Tremor
Ennead Skill
Lifeshield
Black Road Skill
Symbiosis

Preferred weapons

Using the powers of nature, druids crafted many weapons out of untreated wood and stone to preserve the spirits within. To any outsider, the bows and staves are useless, being far too prone to breakage and not at all effective at channeling mana. When a druid wields such a weapon, however, their arrows mysteriously strike true over great distances and the very earth answers their call.

Although shapeshifting druids wield axes, maces or daggers to symbolise the fists and spines of their wereform, the weapon is assimilated in the shapeshifting process, making the details of its design moot. For this reason, the druid circles rely on outside suppliers to provide them with these weapons.

Base cast rate increased by 25% when wielding a staff (reduced number of frames).

  • Class-specific 2h weapon: Druid Bow, Druid Staff
  • Also uses axes, maces and daggers

Preferred armor

After discovering his totem during his initiation ritual, a novice druid is likely to come across a dying specimen of the spirit animal in what would be an amazing coincidence if you believe in coincidence. If the animal approves of the druid, the druid ritually sacrifices the animal and consecrates the skin, enabling the animal spirit to guard the druid when he wears its furs or feathers.

Many druids have several totem animals. The most commonly seen animals are the wolf, hawk, falcon and ram. In the past, many druids attuned themselves to the feral spirits of the bear and direwolf, but this had undesirable side effects at full moon and often led to an early descent into madness or death by silver crossbow bolt.

  • Class-specific helm: Druid Helm

List of Guides

Here is a list of druid guides:

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