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Hurricane Druid Build Guide

Last Updated: May 20th 2024

Season 4 - LootA-Tier

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Welcome to the Hurricane Druid Specialized Build Guide! This build projects as one of Druid's more effective Pit Pushers and Bossers in Season 4, but is reliant on an endgame Temper (and possibly some Masterworking) to properly function. Once the prerequisite setup is acquired, though, your Hurricane is guaranteed to both Critically Strike AND Overpower and can last as long as 26 seconds with a single cast! This takes the damage from 17 per tick to well over 17 million! And with a low reliance on Critical Strike Chance and no reliance on Attack Speed or Resource Generation, you can focus on maximizing Life and Willpower to extreme levels.

Our Specialized Builds are late game builds with specific requirements and purposes. In this case, the Hurricane Druid is reliant on a late game Hurricane Duration temper to function well. To get there, we recommend you use one of our existing level 50-100 Endgame Build Guides.

Gear, Skill Tree, and Paragon

Hurricane Druid Pit Setup
Hurricane Druid Pit Skill Tree

See the attached Planner for a more Offensive and dedicated Bossing setup with optimized Aspects, Skills, and Paragon!

Paragon

See below for the selected Paragon Boards, Paragon point allocation, and the correct Glyphs you should use for the Hurricane Druid. Note: The Paragon Boards below are the final setup with no steps.

Level 15 Glyphs required: Spirit, Fang and Claw, Territorial, Outmatch, Dominate, Exploit, Werebear

Take Shapeshifter over Outmatch if your Critical Strike Chance is lacking.

Hurricane Druid Paragon

Season 4 - Loot Reborn

In Season 4, the Season Theme revolves around helping out the Iron Wolves. Compared to past themes, this one does not offer any borrowed power as the entire game has been redesigned with new itemization and crafting options, increasing player power substantially across the board. Instead, you can gather reputation similar to the Vampire Bounty Board from Season 2 to unlock rewards that supercharge your leveling journey to 100 with extra items, crafting materials and eventually even a Resplendent Spark to craft an uber unique.

We recommend to follow the seasonal questline until you unlock the reputation system, check which rewards suit you most and then follow your regular leveling path. To learn more, check out our full Season 4 guide for more information.

Gameplay

The Hurricane Druid is admittedly clunky to play, but the payoff for properly executing is tremendous. At its core, it revolves around snapshotting guaranteed Critical Strikes through Clarity (and potentially Shapeshifter) and guaranteed Overpowers through Provocation, then around scaling Duration as much as possible to ramp damage with Tempest.

For the snapshots, we need to spend time to fully stack these Passives both when we enter a new zone and between each cast of Hurricane. This requires at least 3 casts of Companion Skills before each Hurricane, as well as 16 seconds spent in Werebear form. Be sure to use either Maul or a free cast of Debilitating Roar from Hunter's Zenith immediately after each Companion Skill cast to return to Werebear form and continue stacking Provocation.

Be very mindful of casting your Companions or your Basic Skill as you near max stacks of Provocation, as any damaging Skill can consume the proc and severely disrupt your rotation. Debilitating Roar is safe to cast.

Gear and Stat Requirements

These builds require specific Aspects, Uniques, Uber Uniques, and Affixes on your gear to perform their primary function. Only deviate from the list below after you have fully learned the intended gameplay style and strategies.

  1. Legendary Aspects:
    • Tempest
    • Shepherd's
    • Metamorphosis on Boots with +Evade Charges - this is your sole source of Unstoppable
  2. Uniques:
    • Tempest Roar
    • Hunter's Zenith
  3. Key Stat Requirements
    • Hurricane Duration temper of at least 100% for a total Duration of at least 18 seconds, to allow Provocation to stack while casting 3 Companion skills between casts - the longer, the better for quality of life and Tempest.
    • Enough Cooldown Reduction to make the Cooldown of Hurricane match its Duration - with high enough Duration, no Cooldown on gear is necessary at all.
    • Critical Strike Chance that combines to at least 100% between Gear and Paragon, Predatory Instinct, Clarity Ranks, and Shapeshifter if necessary.

FAQ & Mechanics

Because the Hurricane Druid is a Specialized build, the obvious Mechanics or build interactions may not be clear to most first time players. Search below for the answers you need or come check me out live via the link at the top of the article for more information!

FAQ

Why Tempest Roar?

Mechanics

Learn about the mechanical details that make the build tick.

Clarity

Provocation

Thunderstruck

Hunter's Zenith

Video Guide

Hurricane Druid Build Guide

Credits

Written by IBoilerUp

Reviewed by McFluffin

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