Best Druid leveling build for Diablo 4 Season 3

The weight of the world.
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To be a literal force of nature, you must play the Druid class in Diablo 4, a class that is not only easy to play, but it’s also quite fun. Let’s dive into the best Druid leveling build for Diablo 4 Season 3.

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For the Season of the Construct, changes have favored a specific Druid build which will obliterate enemies in general — Constructs in particular.

Making the most of your Druid leveling build in Diablo 4 Season 3

During Season of the Construct, the best Druid leveling build in Diablo 4 continues to be the Landslide Druid leveling build. The usage of the Landslide skill will submit your enemies to the weight of the world, making demonic pulverization a very easy task for starting Druids. It is straight-up the build with the most starting damage of the Druid builds and, in case you love using tank characters, the Landslide Druid features a lot of survivability, making sure that crowd control becomes an easy task.

Whether you want to deal single-target damage to elites or bosses or have great AoE potential for lesser enemies, the Landslide Druid will have your back. Also, in the Season 3 patch notes, certain aspects of the skills and effects you’ll be using have been buffed pretty nicely. 

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Landslide Druid leveling build: Skill Bar

The Landslide Druid leveling build will help you get through most enemy encounters by following a simple formula. Using your Skill Bar in an optimized way will make things easy for you, and, to be honest, the Landslide Druid is a very easy build to master.

First off, to maximize damage output, you want to use Petrify as your starting attack. This will increase your Critical Strike Damage, feeding into Trample and Earthen Bulwark. Despite you literally rushing and jumping toward your enemies, these attacks will generate Fortify, which helps survivability by reducing incoming damage.

Critical Strike Damage was one of the buffs Druids received in Season 3, as it’s now multiplicative instead of additive. Finally, the pièce de résistance: the Landslide skill. Use it on enemy groups to clear them almost instantly. If necessary, you can also use Storm Strike in between, which generates Resonance, which increases your skill damage output.

  • Cyclone Armor: Passive: Powerful winds surround you, granting 10% Non-Physical Damage Reduction. Active: The Winds rapidly expand, Knocking Back enemies and dealing 30% damage.
  • Earthen Bulwark: Rocks surround you for three seconds, granting a Barrier that absorbs 45% of your Base Life in damage.
  • Landslide: Crush enemies between two pillars of earth, dealing up to 75% damage.
  • Petrify: Encase all Nearby enemies in stone, Stunning them for three seconds. You deal 30% increased Critical Strike Damage to enemies affected by Petrify. Against Bosses, the Critical Strike Damage bonus is increased to 50% and its duration is increased to 6 seconds.
  • Storm Strike: Electricity gathers around your weapon, dealing 20% damage to your target and chaining to up to three surrounding enemies, dealing 20% less damage each time it chains. You gain 15% Damage Reduction for three seconds after dealing damage with Storm Strike.
  • Trample: Shapeshift into a Werebear, become Unstoppable, and charge forward, dealing 75% damage and Knocking Back enemies. Enemies who are Knocked Back into terrain take an additional 45% damage and are Stunned for three seconds.

Landslide Druid leveling build: Skill Point allocation

Basic SkillStorm Strike
Enhances Storm Strike
Fierce Storm Strike
Core SkillLandslide Level 5
Enhanced Landslide
Primal Landslide
Heart of the Wind
Abundance Level 3
Wild Impulses Level 3
Defensive SkillCyclone Armor
Earthen Bulwark
Enhanced Earthen Bulwark
Preserving Earthen Bulwark
Ancestral Fortitude
Vigilance Level 3
Ancestral Fortitude Level 3
Companion Skill
Wrath SkillTrample
Enhanced Trample
Natural Trample
Crushing Earth
Stone Guard Level 3
Safeguard Level 3
Ultimate SkillPetrify
Prime Petrify
Supreme Petrify
Defiance Level 3
Natural Disaster Level 3
Resonance Level 3
Defensive Posture
Nature’s Resolve
Unrestrained Level 3
Key PassivesUrsine Strength

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Landslide Druid leveling build: Best Seneschal Companion build

Governing StonesBushwhack: Quickly ambush dealing damage to each target. May strike the same target multiple times.
Protect: The Seneschal Construct materializes a protective Barrier on the player for a portion of their Maximum Life.
Tuning StonesUtility Class (eg. Protect):
Safeguard Support: When used, the supported Skill grants Damage Reduction to you.
Tactical Support: Decrease the cooldown of the supported Skill.
Voluminous Support: The supported skill’s effect size is increased.
Melee Class (eg. Bushwahck):
Devastation Support: Supported Skill gains a Critical Strike Damage bonus.
Breaking Support: Damage from the supported Skill instantly destroys enemy Barrier effects. In addition, there is a chance to make enemies Vulnerable for two seconds.
Tactical Support: Decrease the cooldown of the supported Skill.

Landslide Druid leveling build: Spirit Boons

To favor the Landslide Druid level build, pick Scythe Talons, Bolster, Gift of the Stag, and Calm Before the Storm. Then, go ahead and unlock the other Spirit Boons so you can equip the final boon: Avian Wrath.

Spirit Boon AnimalEffect
Scythe TalonsEagleGain 5% increased Critical Strike Chance.
BolsterWolfFortify for 10% of your Maximum Life when you use a Defensive skill.
Gift of the StagDeerGain 10 Maximum Spirit.
Calm Before the StormSnakeLucky Hit: Nature Magic Skills have up to 15% chance to reduce the Cooldown of your Ultimate Skill by 2 seconds.
Avian WrathEagleGain 30%[x] Critical Strike Damage.

Now that you are ready to become the ultimate Landslide Druid, go ahead and level up to reach the endgame content. Once you do, make sure to change toward the Storm Wolf, Shred Tornado, or Pulverize Werebear Druid builds. These are the best builds for endgame content but worry about it once you are at level 50.

With Season 3 bringing along new Governing and Tuning Stones, let’s discuss how to start farming them for your Druid leveling build.

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