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Landslide Druid Leveling Guide

Last Updated: May 14th 2024

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Season 4 - LootC-Tier

Welcome to the Landslide Druid Leveling Guide! Landslide will use the earth to smash your enemies to dust! This build has solid single target, but lacks in AoE until you have access to Poison Creeper.

Landslide is a ranged build that calls up pillars of earth to crush your enemies. Your AoE is small, so you have to target enemies right next to each other to get the most out of it. If you obtain Aspect of the Trampled Earth, then it causes Trample to fill your screen with Landslides when used.

Wind Shear generates Spirit and inflicts Vulnerable to make enemies take extra damage, as well as grants movement speed. Blood Howl and Trample provide you with Spirit to continue using Landslide.

This guide teaches you all about how to reach the endgame in Diablo 4 with the Landslide Druid. Let's get started!

Landslide Druid Leveling Gear

This build guide takes you through the Campaign up to Level 50. Endgame guide Trampleslide is in our Druid Guides section. Go check it out!

  • Tanky & Unstoppable
  • Decent Single Target
  • Easy To Understand
  • Slow Start
  • Small Area of Effect
  • Intensive Spirit Management

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.

Skill Showcase

Landslide is the Spirit consumer and primary damage dealing skill. It's a ranged skill but suffers from a small AoE. With Terramotes we can guarantee critical strikes with this skill which is huge for early damage.

Skill Tree & Gameplay

Getting Started

To start off, we have to put 2 points into Basic Skills to unlock the Core Skill section. Wind Shear is our choice because it is a ranged skill that generates Spirit. Enhanced Wind Shear increases your damage output significantly by making enemies Vulnerable.

Unlocking Landslide

Landslide is our main ability. It deals massive damage in an area around your target location. It deals damage on a slight delay, so you may need to lead your target. The Spirit costs are pretty high, so make sure that you hit as many targets with it as possible. With the Primal Landslide node we gain a Terramote when Stunning or Immobilizing enemies, which guarantees a critical strike. Fierce Wind Shear increases our movement speed, allowing us to reposition or travel to the next group of enemies.

Healing & Poison

Blood Howl grants us an additional way to heal other than our potion and provides more casts of Landslide with the Spirit we gain from Innate Blood Howl.

Landslide Druid Leveling Skill Tree
Use the slider on the bottom to see the Skill progression

Poison Creeper is the Druid's highest damage ability in the early game, Poisoning and Immobilizing enemies in a massive area of effect around you!

Mobility & Damage

Trample is the only real mobility Skill on the Druid. Trample has an incredible 40 Spirit per cast through the Savage Trample node! We also boost our Poison Creeper skill to really make it sting!

Ultimate & Key Passive

Now we can obtain our Ultimate skill, Petrify. This skill stuns enemies and with the Supreme Petrify we gain large cooldown for enemies killed while they are stunned. This Ultimate doesn't unlock the Key Passive, so we need a few passives to help get us there. Resonance provides the highest amount of damage of our passives when we alternate between Wind Shear and Landslide. Our key passive: Ursine Strength will give us even more damage when we are healthy and more overpower damage for Obsidian Slam.

Improving Landslide Damage

As an Earth and Core skill, Landslide has many passives that improve its damage, so lets take a look at some more of those. A direct increase in our damage comes from Wild Impulses, but it does increase the Spirit cost, so it's good that we have most of our generators at this point. There's a whole cluster of passives that improve Earth skills starting with Crushing Earth, and we'll grab all of these. Then finish off with Natural Disaster naturally.

Spending Renown

After gathering all Renown in Diablo 4, you have 10 extra Skill Points to spend on every character. Your first priority is to spend them toward the leveling progression we've shown above. Once you've reached the end, put them into these nodes to build toward the Trampleslide Druid Endgame Build Guide. Some of these skills may not be reflected in the Endgame build because certain legendary affixes are required which aren't obtainable through the Codex of Power.

Check out our Renown Guide to unlock all your additional rewards efficiently. 

Druid Spirit Boons

Packleader is used to reset ‍Poison Creeper. This is the most important ability for leveling early. Avian Wrath, ‍Obsidian Slam, and Swooping Attacks provide some extra damage, whileWariness is there for defense. Your main focus is to unlock ‍Packleader as soon as Level 15.

Unlocking Spirit Boons

Once you reach level 15, you have to complete a short questline starting in Túr Dúlra, Scosglen. To gain access to the Priority Quest, you first have to defeat the Stronghold of evil forces that has overrun Túr Dúlra. You receive 25 Druidic Spirit Offerings to unlock your first Boon when you complete the questline.

Each Spirit has 4 Boons that are unlocked with 25 Druidic Spirit Offerings each. On 3 of the Spirits, they unlock in a specific order. The outlier is the Snake Spirit - You have to unlock all his Boons simultaneously, meaning you need to collect 100 Druidic Spirit Offerings to gain access to its Boons.

Learn more details in our full Druid Spirit Boons Guide.

Gear Progression & Stat Priorities

Ultimately, the best weapon for a leveling Landslide Druid is a Two-Handed Mace for as much damage as possible. Always go for higher DPS over the rest of a weapon's stats during leveling.

If you have multiple weapons with the same DPS, prioritize these stats:

  • 2-Handed Weapon: Preferably Staffs, prioritizing Weapon Damage, Willpower, Critical Damage, Spirit on Kill and Attack Speed.

Hint: Press SHIFT over an item to compare it to what you're wearing!

Only upgrade your Weapon at the Blacksmith and fill weapon sockets with Sapphire.


Armor pieces typically grant us Defense and Utility stats, except the Gloves which offer a tidal wave of Offense. Here are the important stats to look for:

  • Helm: Spirit Per Second, Life, Cooldown Reduction, Willpower, Ranks to Poison Creeper
  • Armor: Life, Willpower, Spirit Per Second.
  • Gloves: Ranks to Landslide Attack Speed, Critical Strike Chance, Critical Strike Damage
  • Pants: Life, Willpower, Armor
  • Boots: Movement Speed, Per Second Willpower


Jewelry provides powerful Offensive stats that help us on our leveling journey. Pay close attention to the rolls as higher leveled pieces aren't always better:

  • Amulet:, Cooldown Reduction, Envenom, Movement Speed
  • Rings: Max Life, Willpower, Critical Damage.

Do not upgrade Armor or Jewelry while leveling. Socket Armor with Rubies and Jewelry with Any Gem to boost your lowest Resistance.

Read more about itemization in our Damage Explained, Defense Explained, and Stats Explained articles.

Legendary Aspects

The Codex of Power is a collection of Legendary Aspects you can imprint onto Rare or Legendary items at the Occultist. They unlock after completing specific Dungeons located around Sanctuary. For leveling, there are a few aspects that can help us significantly if we have the Gold to imprint them and take the time to unlock them.

Codex Leveling Aspects in Order of Priority:

Offensive Aspect of RetaliationSeaside Descent - Dry Steppes
Crashstone AspectStockades - Scosglen
Rapid AspectBuried Halls - Dry Steppes
Ballistic AspectWhispering Pines - Scosglen
ExpectantUnderoot - Scosglen
Aspect of DisobedienceHalls of the Damned - Kehjistan
Defensive Aspect of MightDark Ravine - Dry Steppes
Utility Aspect of QuicksandFeral's Den - Scosglen

Warning: DO NOT imprint your Weapons unless you have the materials, as they are constantly replaced while leveling. Put Offensive Aspects on your Amulet, Rings, or Gloves instead.

Learn more details in our article covering the Codex of Power.

Helpful Legendary Aspects

Here are all helpful Legendary Aspects for the Landslide Druid that can either be found in the Codex of Power or Extracted from an item drop. Note that all Legendary Aspects can be found from item drops, and that these can roll better and often significantly better than ones sourced from the Codex of Power.

  • Aspect of the Trampled Earth
    • Gamble Totems
    • If you get this, use it to replace Expectant
  • Subterranean Aspect
    • Gamble Totems
    • If you get this, use it to replace Rapid Aspect
  • Symbiotic Aspect
    • Requires having Aspect of the Trampled Earth first
    • Apply it to your amulet and change your key passive to Nature's Fury
    • Gamble Boots
  • Aspect of The Aftershock
    • Gamble Totems
    • If you've acquired the other helpful aspects above, then this will replace Crashstone Aspect

Discover every Druid Legendary Aspects in our Druid Overview.

How To Level

In Diablo 4 you level by completing the Campaign, collecting Grim Favors for the Tree of Whispers, completing Helltide activities, grinding Dungeons, or interacting with the Seasonal mechanics. While there are many ways to level up in Diablo 4, not all of them are made equal.

Campaign Leveling

  • For your first character in Diablo 4, completing the Campaign provides the best gameplay experience and gives you access to key unlocks like your Mount.
    • If you don't have your Mount, you MUST progress the Campaign until you complete the quest Donan's Favor at the start of Act 4.
    • After obtaining your Mount you can skip the remainder of the campaign at any time.
    • The Campaign is the slowest way to level, but it's worth experiencing the Campaign and Diablo 4's storyline at least once.
    • To play Seasonal Content you need to have completed or skipped the Campaign.

Seasonal / Alt Leveling

  • Complete the Seasonal questline, progress your Seasonal Journey to unlock Legendary Aspects and work on your Seasonal powers.
  • If your account is below Rank 5 Renown in each zone, focus on completing your Renown.
    • This only needs to be done once per realm (Softcore / Hardcore).
  • Complete the Dungeons needed for any Legendary Aspects from your Codex of Power.
  • From level 1-50 you should focus on getting experience in Helltides by combining Helltide activities with Grim Favors for the Tree of Whispers or complete Gathering Legion Events.
  • After level 50 you need to balance leveling up, Glyph Experience and participating in Endgame activities like Helltide, Tree of Whispers and Bosses. The fastest experience possible after reaching World Tier 3 is completing Nightmare dungeons with monsters exactly 10 levels above your current level. Check out our Nightmare Dungeon Tier List for the best Nightmare Dungeon layouts!
  • Around level 30-45 you should move to World Tier 3.
  • Around level 50-65 you should move to World Tier 4.
  • Alternatively: Get boosted by a friend to World Tier 4 then leech experience/loot and Glyph exp (post 50), in Nightmare dungeons.
  • Find the most efficient way of leveling your character in detail in our Speed Leveling Guide.

Leveling Tips and Tricks

Let's look at some tips and tricks to remember when leveling up!

  • Level Up Your Potion. You need to farm materials to upgrade your character's potion.
    • Make sure you collect all materials as you explore Sanctuary, especially Gallowvine which is used in many Elixir recipes!
  • Compare your Items... Literally. Press Shift over an item in your inventory to compare it to what you're wearing.
    • This makes it easy to determine what is and isn't an upgrade.
  • Don't Imprint Your Best Aspect Onto Your Weapon. The most critical piece of gear while leveling up is your weapon, which gets replaced constantly.
    • It is a better idea to put your best Offensive Aspect on your Amulet, which can be used for a long time.
  • Sacred is just better. Between level 30 and 50 you're able to beat the Capstone Dungeon and enter World Tier 3, you gain access to powerful Sacred items which have higher item power and better stats. Getting a Sacred weapon significantly improves your farming speed.
    • The same happens with World Tier 4 and Ancestral gear at level 60.


  • The Landslide Druid is a fun build, combining decent single target damage with incredible crowd control. Area of Effect is not its strong suit until after finding a few key aspects.
  • Use your skills to balance your Life, Spirit, and cooldowns.
  • Focus on improving your 2-Handed Weapon more than any other item. Make sure it is always a Mace to increase your Overpower damage.
  • Look out for helpful Legendary Aspects in the Codex of Power, especially those that generate Spirit and buff your damage/damage reduction.


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