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Earthquake Werebear Druid Guide

Last Updated: March 2nd 2024

Patch 1.0

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This destructive Earthquake Werebear Druid shapeshifts into its Werebear Form to brutally charge across the battlefield while unleashing giant Fire Explosions. Quickly move around the map with Rampage and use Maul to proc Earthquake thanks to Bhuldar's Wrath.

You need Bhuldar's Wrath to play this build! It can easily be obtained by defeating Bhuldar, Herkir & Logi in the Spirits of Fire Monolith Timeline. It has a 50% drop rate on both Normal and Empowered Monolith.

The build also utilizes Maul to proc Upheaval while in Werebear Form for extra DPS and clear while the Earthquake proc from Bhuldar's Wrath is on Cooldown. This Druid can deal insane burst Damage while being incredibly tanky. The build has access to tons of Health, Armour and Damage Reduction.

Overall the EQ Werebear is a powerful build capable of defeating all the content in the game. It's easy to play, clears Echoes super fast and is extremely tanky, therefore perfect for Hardcore. If you are looking for an easy to play build with a Cooldown based playstyle that deals great burst Damage, this setup is perfect for you!

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This article assumes you have a Level 70 Character.
Reach Level 70 with our Druid Leveling Guide.
This build needs Bhuldar's Wrath. Check our Unique Item Farming Guide for tips!
If you are looking for a different playstyle, check all our Build Guides!

  • Easy To Play
  • Big Burst Damage
  • Really Fast Mapping
  • Perfect For Hardcode
  • Requires Unique
  • Downtime To AoE Clear
  • Can Run Out Of Rage Easily
  • Gameplay Tied To Cooldowns


Werebear Form

This is a permanent Werebear Form build. You gain a new set of Skills and Mana is replaced by Rage while Transformed. Equip Bhuldar's Wrath and spec into Tremor Slam to proc Earthquake and Upheaval after using Maul. Use Skull Crusher so Maul benefits from Fury Leap's Tree.

Click the Nodes at the bottom to see Skill Tree Progression

Alternative Skills & Tips


Passives provide powerful effects that dictate the playstyle of a Class and its Masteries. Remember that you can allocate Passives on the first half of all Masteries regardless of the one you chose.

  1. Take Strength, Health, Critical Strike Chance and Fire Penetration related Nodes.
  2. Survival of the Pack and Bush Stalker are crucial for the Melee Leech they provide.
  3. Tempest Form ensures Shatterquake is easy to proc.
  4. Rancour and Rageborn are great to avoid running out of Rage while in Werebear Form.
  5. Berserker, Ursine Strength and Boar Heart provide insane Damage Reduction.
  6. Investing points into Natural Attunement helps cap Elemental Resistances.
  7. Thicket of Thorns allows you to proc Thorn Shield while in Werebear Form.
  8. Invest into Hideskin for the extra tankiness if you don't need the extra Rage sustain from Rageborn.
End Game Gear Planner

Make sure to complete the Campaign to get all your Passive Points.


This Druid uses Maul on Cooldown, Rampages through the battlefield and groups up big enemy packs before releasing Earthquake's destructive explosions. Make sure you are familiar with enemy mechanics to know when to use your Support Skills to stay alive. Pay attention to their telegraphed attacks!

Skill Usage/Rotation

  • Shapeshift into Werebear Form.
  • Rampage towards enemy packs.
  • Use Maul to proc Earthquake and Upheaval.
  • Summon Vines generate Rage as you attack with Maul or Rampage to the next enemy pack.
  • Use Maul to proc Upheaval. Repeat.
  • If you run out of Rage, wait for Werebear Form's Cooldown.


  • Rush to the objective with Rampage.
  • Group mobs before using Maul to maximize the AoE from Earthquake and Upheaval.
  • Attack big groups of enemies with Maul to proc Primal Strength.


  • Take advantage of all your defensive buffs and keep them active.
  • Focus on avoiding attacks while you wait for Maul's Cooldown.
  • Hit the Boss with all the explosions from Earthquake.
  • Make sure you apply Chill to your targets before proccing Earthquake to benefit from Shatterquake.

Advanced Skill Tips

Learn more about how to maximize your gameplay in the Build Scaling section of this guide.


Gearing in Last Epoch revolves around finding Items and then using the powerful Crafting System to enhance them. As long as an Item has Forging Potential left, players can upgrade or modify their Affixes up to Tier 5. However, the powerful Exalted Tier Affixes are drop only and can't be modified by players.

Using the correct Item Bases allows you to make use of their amazing Implicits, this is fundamental for gearing efficiently. Combine Implicits, Passives, Idols and Blessings to cap your Resistances and other defensive layers, while fitting as much Health related Affixes or Endurance Threshold into your gear as possible. Plan ahead for your next upgrades and consider the final Blessings of your build while gearing. Finish up by farming Uniques with Legendary Potential and Sealing Affixes into Exalted Items to unleash all of your build's power!

Here are the Stat Goals for this build:

  • Capped Resistances
  • Capped Critical Strike Avoidance
  • Capped Endurance
  • 2500 - 4000+ Health
  • 700 - 1000+ Endurance Threshold
  • 60% - 80%+ Armour
  • 100+ Strength
  • 300% - 400%+ Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 400% - 800%+ Increased Damage
  • 35% - 65%+ Movement Speed

Gear Progression

Starting Gear
Advanced Gear
End Game Gear
BIS Gear

Milestone 1
Aim for good Item Bases with two valuable T5 Affixes. The defensive rolls on T5 Suffixes are very important at this stage as they can easily cap all your Resistances when combined with Item Implicits, Idols, Blessings or Passives.

Milestone 2
Make sure your Critical Strike Avoidance is capped. Remember that Woven Flesh is always an option early on. It can be farmed by killing the Abomination in the Fall of the Outcast Monolith Timeline.

Milestone 3
Fit as much Health into your gear as possible. Hybrid Health and %Health are extremely valuable, but can be hard to find early on. Use regular flat Health until you find them.

Milestone 4
Aim for T5 Level of Earthquake on your Helmet to invest extra Points on it.

Milestone 5
Get at least T1 Critical Strike Multiplier While Transformed and Increased Cooldown Recovery Speed While Transformed.

Starting Gear Planner

Milestone 6
While you look for this basic set of gear, start farming your Empowered Blessings and look for any Idols that can help you cap all your Resistances momentarily or increase your Damage output. Keep an eye for Grand Heorot Idols with Melee Critical Strike Multiplier While Transformed Prefix and Increased Aspect Of The Boar Effect Suffix.

Milestone 1
When all your core Defenses are covered, start working on your Damage. Get Critical Strike Multiplier, Strength and Fire Damage on your Prefixes to increase your DPS drastically.

Milestone 2
Get Chance to Apply Frailty on Hit to decrease the Damage enemies deal to you. This Ailment is really important and should always be kept in mind.

Milestone 3
Farm Logi's Hunger for the Fire Leech and Flat Critical Strike Chance it provides. It's a rare drop from Bhuldar, Herkir & Logi in the Spirits of Fire Monolith Timeline. Once you get it, you can gear some additional Critical Strike Chance. You can farm this Unique while you look for a better rolled Bhuldar's Wrath and Grand Body of Obsidian.

Milestone 4
If you have Tears of the Forest, consider using it for more Rage sustain. As you finish up your Empowered Blessings keep a decent Health pool, capped Resistances, Endurance and Critical Strike Avoidance. Your goal is to have items with 4 valuable T5 Affixes, also known as T20.

Advanced Gear Planner

Milestone 1
Upgrade your T20 set up with Exalted items, high value Sealed Affixes or ideally both. Obtain the Affixes included in the Planner, but prioritize the indicated Item Bases for their Implicits. Make sure to Seal highly efficient low tier Affixes. Ward and Ailment Cleansing on Potion Use is a must have for Belts.

Milestone 2
Farm Throne of Ambition and Wings of Argentus in The Stolen Lance Empowered Monolith Timeline. They are rare drops from God Hunter Argentus so they might take a few tries to drop.

Milestone 3
Get all your Grand Heorot Idols with Melee Critical Strike Multiplier While Transformed Prefix and Increased Aspect Of The Boar Effect Suffix.

Milestone 4
Keep stacking as much Health, Strength and Critical Strike Multiplier on your gear as you can.

End Game Gear Planner

Milestone 5
Farm Bhuldar's Wrath, Logi's Hunger or Tears of the Forest with Legendary Potential. Aim for the indicated Affixes in the Planner for each slot. Aurora's Time Glass is also an option for extra survivability. Consider it if you get Melee Critical Strike Chance on your Legendary Bhuldar's Wrath.

Milestone 1
Keep upgrading your gear with Exalted Items with Sealed Affixes. Get every stat in the right place and in the correct Item Base. Min/Maxing your gear in Last Epoch can be pushed to the extreme as Items with multiple Exalted Affixes are technically possible.

Milestone 2
Get as close to perfect rolls for all your Empowered Blessings and find all your desired Idols with the best in slot Prefixes and Suffixes. At this stage, consider using Ravenous Void for extreme tankiness.

Milestone 3
Continue farming Uniques with the maximum Legendary Potential you can find. Remember that some Unique Items are extremely hard to get even with one Legendary Potential, let alone multiple. Good luck with the chase!

BIS Gear Planner

Learn the basics for crafting gear with our Beginner Crafting Guide.
Check our Unique Item & Set Farming Guide and learn how to get them!
Want to know more about Legendary Items? Check our Legendary Guide!


Completing a Timeline in the Monolith of Fate lets you choose one of several randomized Blessings from its unique pool. Their benefits are permanent and persist even outside of the Monolith of Fate.

Empowered Blessings are a fundamental part of all builds, so getting the correct ones for each is key.

The sooner you reach Empowered Monolith, the faster you can start farming your desired Blessings!

End Game Blessings
Normal Blessings
Empowered Combat Blessings
Empowered Drop Rate Blessings

Normal Blessings are not important as they are eventually replaced by Empowered Blessings. However they can still be a great source of Resistances, Critical Strike Avoidance or Life Leech for your build early on.

Pick up these Normal Blessings on your way to Empowered:

  • Echo of Solarum
  • Bastion of Divinity
  • Survival of Might
  • Persistance of Will
  • Protection of Heorot
  • Resolve of Grael
  • Heart of the Caldera
  • Embers of Immortality
  • Body of Obsidian

Note: Don't target farm Normal Blessings. Get to Empowered Monolith as fast as you can.

Reaching Empowered Monolith unlocks all the level 100 Timelines and the ability to farm Empowered Blessings. Unlike Normal Blessings, these need to be farmed until you get the desired ones for your build. It is extremely important to get this set up as fast as possible to free up affix slots on your gear. Remember, the more value you get from your Blessings, the easier it is to craft efficient gear!

These are the core Combat Empowered Blessings for this build:

  • If you are lacking Resistances, start with Grand Echo of Solarum or Grand Bastion of Divinity.
  • If you are lacking Critical Strike Avoidance, start with Grand Survival of Might. A high roll on this Empowered Blessing can be combined with a single T5 Critical Strike Avoidance to completely cap it.
  • Finish up by farming the best rolled Grand Body of Obsidian and Grand Bulwark of the Tundra you can get. They synergises greatly with all the Strength the build sacks and Throne of Ambition while Bossing. Grand Embers of Immortality can also be good but is not as efficient for Min/Maxing.

These Empowered Blessings are flexible and depend on your current needs and goals.

These are valuable Empowered Drop Rate Blessings for this build:

  • Grand Pride of Rebellion is valuable to help you find Grand Heorot Idols with Melee Critical Strike Multiplier While Transformed Prefix and Increased Aspect Of The Boar Effect Suffix. Once you find all your Idols, you can switch to the Grand Winds of Fortune and focus on Uniques instead.
  • Grand Shards of Unity helps you find more Exalted Two-Handed Maces.
  • Lastly take Grand Arrogance of Argentus to increase your chances at finding a Helmet with Exalted Level of Earthquake. You can also farm Grand Vision of the Aurora to find more Amulets.

Learn how to farm Blessings fast with our Advanced Monolith Strategies.


Idols grant your character bonuses when equipped in the dedicated Idol Container. Unlock all the slots of your Idol Container by completing the Campaign and some of its Side Quests. Remember that some Idols are Class specific and you won't be able to equip them with other non-compatible Classes.

These are the Idols recommended for this build:

  • Find 4 Grand Heorot Idols with Melee Critical Strike Multiplier While Transformed Prefix and Increased Aspect Of The Boar Effect Suffix.
  • You also want 2 Stout Lagonian Idols with %Health. Look for flat Health Suffix or Resistances that need to be capped.
  • Get a Throne of Ambition. You can farm it in The Stolen Lance Empowered Monolith Timeline. It's a rare drop from God Hunter Argentus. You can replace it while you are not Bossing with 2 additional Stout Lagonian Idols.
End Game Idols

Other useful Idol Affixes

Make sure to complete the Campaign to get all your Idol Slots.
Learn how to be efficient with Idols with our Advanced Idols Setups Guide.

Build Scaling

This Druid uses permanent Werebear Form to unleash Earthquake, Upheaval and Maul for Damage. This build also has great survivability thanks to the multiple defensive layers it can take advantage of.

  • Bhuldar's Wrath: This Weapon enables the build.
  • Melee Flat Damage: With Earthquake's 300% Added Damage Effectiveness and the Damage Multipliers it has access to, you want to get as much Flat Damage as possible. Bhuldar's Wrath grants tons of Flat Damage and converts Earthquake to Fire.
  • Cooldown Reduction: Lower your Maul's Cooldown to 2.5 seconds to ensure Bhuldar's Wrath procs Earthquake every other use of the ability.
  • Chill: Apply Chill to your targets before proccing Earthquake to benefit from Shatterquake.
  • Level of Earthquake: Get this Prefix on your Helmet to invest extra Points into Crushing Wake.
  • Strength: Earthquake, Upheaval and Maul gain 4% Damage per point of Strength. Additionally it grants 4% Armour per point, which adds a nice defensive layer for the build.
  • Fire Damage: Another great source of increased Damage.
  • Throne of Ambition: Provides an insane DPS boost while fighting Bosses.
  • Critical Strike Chance: Bush Stalker, Rageborn and Insatiable give this tons of increased Critical Strike Chance. It's easy to cap it if you get Melee Critical Strike Chance on your Legendary Bhuldar's Wrath.
  • Critical Strike Multiplier: Increases the Damage your Crits deal. Get Grand Heorot Idols with Melee Critical Strike Multiplier While Transformed and build as much Critical Strike Multiplier as you can on your gear.
  • Fire Penetration: Causes enemies to take More Fire Damage. Primordial Resonance grants 10%.
  • Stun: Thanks to its Damage output and the Shock Ailment granted by Bringer of Storms the build is able to Stun most enemies. Roar also Stuns everything on its AoE on use.
  • Berserker: Provides 25% Damage Reduction when you are below 35% of your total Health. This Passive has insane synergy with Hideskin and Endurance.
  • Endurance: A defensive mechanic that allows you to take up to 60% less Damage while below a certain Health threshold. Thanks to Hideskin your base Endurance Threshold is from 23% to 26% of your total Health, based on the Points you invest in it.
  • Ursine Strength: Grants 16% Damage Reduction against Nearby enemies.
  • Aspect of the Boar: Combining Boar Heart and Porcine Constitution grants it 30% Damage Reduction; this can be further enhanced by Grand Heorot Idols with Increased Aspect Of The Boar Effect. Proc it with Maul, Earthquake and Upheaval thanks to Primal Strength.
  • Armour Mitigation: This setup can get insanely high Armour. Combine the Armour from your Item Implicits, Grand Body of Obsidian Blessing, Grand Bulwark of the Tundra Blessing, Thorn Shield stacks and all the Strength this build has to reach 60% to 75%+ Mitigation. Thanks to Throne of Ambition this Mitigation increases to 80%+ while Bossing. This is huge on top of all the other defensive layers the build has.
  • Wings of Argentus: This item provides insane Damage Reduction while moving. Since this build is almost always on the move, the value this item provides is amazing.
  • Health: This build can stack a huge Health pool that can surpass the 4000 mark. Health is very effective when combined with all the other defensive layers the Druid has access to.
  • Leech: Survival of the Pack and Bush Stalker provide decent Leech for the build. You can get additional Leech on your gear or with Logi's Hunger.
  • Chill and Slow: Are Ailments that greatly reduce the Action and Movement Speed of your enemies. They are must haves on most builds, especially once you reach hard content with insane speed modifiers.
  • Frailty: This Ailment reduces the Damage dealt by enemies by 6% for 4 seconds. Stacks 3 times.
  • Ward and Ailment Cleansing on Potion Use: Cleanse all Ailments on Potion use.

Our Damage Explained Article covers all you need to know to scale Damage.
Learn all you need to know to scale Defense with our Defense Explained Article.

Loot Filter

Loot Filters are critical in Last Epoch. Making sure you highlight all the related valuable Item Bases, Affixes, Uniques and Idols is crucial to ensure your character's progression. As your gear gets better, remember to hide the rules that are no longer useful to avoid screen clutter.

Here is the Endgame Loot Filter for this build:

Learn how to load and make Filters with our Loot Filter Guide.

Video Guide



This unstoppable Werebear Form build brutally charges across the battlefield with Rampage and uses Maul to cast Earthquake and Upheaval. Overall this Druid is an amazing setup capable of completing all the content in the game. It has insane AoE, great survivability and big burst damage.

  • You need Bhuldar's Wrath to play this build!
  • Rampage towards enemy packs.
  • Use Maul to proc Earthquake and Upheaval.
  • Cast Roar to Stun enemies before using Maul.
  • Berserker, Ursine Strength and Boar Heart provide insane Damage Reduction.
  • While they are not mandatory, Throne of Ambition, Wings of Argentus and Logi's Hunger are great Uniques that you want to get to scale the build to its full potential.


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Reviewed by McFluffin.

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