Druid Leveling Guide

Last Updated: 24 May 2023

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The Druid Leveling Guide provides you with all the necessary information to get your favorite Character started!
Not every Skill is suitable to be used during early leveling for three reasons:

  • Only a number of Skills work well without any previously farmed gear.
  • A lot of builds lack damage during the leveling phase. It can become a big struggle or even straight up impossible to progress, starting with an end game build.
  • Some builds have a hard time transitioning into hell due to Immunities.

We provide you with step by step Skill trees and easily accessible items that help you in your play through. Additionally, you get tips and insights on how to deal with Immunities and the more difficult fights.

Gear used in this guide
Gear used in this guide



Shock Wave

Oak Sage

At the end of this guide you'll have a Level 75 Druid that used 1 out of the 3 respecs the game provides. You can use these to transition into your build of choice.
If you like the build at the end of this guide, check out the Tornado Hurricane Druid Guide, which continues it to the end game.


The Druid Leveling Guide utilizes Firestorm, Molten Boulder, and Fissure until Act 3 in Nightmare. Respec into Tornado + Hurricane before you fight Mephisto in Nightmare. This is the spec for the remaining leveling progress.

Act 1 N
(Up to Level 13)
Act 2 N - Act 5 N
(Up to Level 26)
Act 1 - Act 3 NM
(Up to Level 38)
Meph NM - Act 5 H
(Respec + Level 75)
Use the Slider for visual Skill Progression
Use the Slider for visual Skill Progression

Skill Point Allocation

Level 27: Firestorm
Den of Evil: Firestorm
28-31: Fissure
Radament: Firestorm
Level 32-37: Firestorm
Level 38: Volcano

Attribute Allocation

Level 27-38: All into Vitality

Playstyle & Progression

  • Start the Nightmare difficulty by shopping for Coral Heavy Gloves, a Coral Belt of the Mammoth and Russet Heavy Boots of Haste (or similar).
  • Complete Quest 1 for the Skill Point and continue to the Black Marsh Waypoint.
  • Farm The Countess until you acquired the Runes mentioned from the checklist below. Create Spirit Crystal Sword and Lore Helmet. Equip them as soon as you can. You have reached the final equipment at this point.
  • Continue with the Fissure build until Mephisto. Respec to Hurricane + tornado before you fight him. The fight goes faster than with Fissure.

Gear Checklist

Coral Belt of the MammothShop at Charsi or Gheed
in Nightmare
Shop for a Belt with Resistances.
Lightning and Fire are your priority.
Life can be a nice bonus.
Russet Heavy Boots of HasteShop at Charsi or Gheed
in Nightmare
Shop for Boots with +x% Faster Run/Walk.
Resistances are a nice bonus.
Lightning and Fire are your priority.
Coral Heavy GlovesShop at Charsi or Gheed
in Nightmare
Shop for Gloves with +x% Increased Attack Speed.
Resistances are a nice bonus.
Lightning and Fire are your priority.
Create Spirit Crystal SwordStash / InventoryCreate and equip as soon as the Runes are acquired.
Create Lore HelmetStash / InventoryCreate and equip as soon as the Runes are acquired.
1x Tal Rune
1x Thul Rune
2x Ort Runes
1x Amn Rune
1x Sol Rune
Farm at The Countess
in Nightmare
These Runes are used for:
- Spirit Crystal Sword
- Lore
More Ort Runes
Farm at The Countess
in Nightmare
Used to repair Staff of Teleportation



Gear Options

Farming Spots at Level 75+



  • Destroy your enemies early on with the Fire Skills Firestorm, Molten Boulder, and Fissure.
  • After respecing keep Cyclone Armor up at all times.
  • Use your summons strategically as meat shields and distractions.
  • Remember to cast Hurricane any time it runs out. You can't activate it in town!
  • Play around with the pathing of Tornado. It can feel a little clunky, but you get used to it. If you struggle to hit an enemy, change your position.
  • Farm The Countess in Normal and Nightmare for the key Runewords. Be careful with the item bases you buy from the vendors. Runewords do NOT work in Magic Items!
  • Get the rewards from Anya after Level 30 and imbue Pelts for the chance of +1 to Druid Skills. Pick up all Druid Pelts for Skills used in this guide. (Mainly Fissure, Tornado, and Hurricane)
  • Buy a Staff of Teleportation before Level 24.

We hope the Druid Guide helps you to get to your endgame build of choice. While Fissure is the destroyer of worlds in Normal, and early Nightmare, Tornado, and Hurricane can feel a little clunky at times.

Good luck!


Written by Teo1904
Reviewed by MacroBioBoi


  • 3 February 2023
    Updated to Patch 2.6 - Added Temper and Ground to the Gear Options
  • 25 September 2022
    Fixed formatting issues
  • 10 March 2022
    Overhauled and Updated to Patch 2.4

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