Skills & Passives

Learn about the Skills, Gameplay and Passives for the Squirrel Beastmaster Build.


Summon Wolf

Summon Squirrel uses the Summon Wolf Tree. The Pack Hunters Node is crucial to increase the pack or scurry size. Grab Savage Hunters, Legendary Bite and Howl of Might for the Damage Multipliers they provide. If you don't have The Fang yet, you need a Point in Safety In Numbers.

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Swipe is mainly used to proc Spirit Wolves from your wolves or squirrels thanks to the Wild Calling Node. Maximize its AoE with Wengarian Reach and grab Feline Hunter for the increased Attack Speed. Culling is also amazing and ensures that the player can get kills to proc the The Circle Of Life Passive.

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Summon Frenzy Totem

Summon Frenzy Totem is an amazing Support ability that provides incredibly powerful buffs while it's active. It has amazing synergies with Summon Wolf thanks to Nodes like Bestial Frenzy and Lead The Pack. Furious Cry allows you to cast Howl or Sciurine Rage more often.

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Use Warcry to gain the Berserker buff and increase your Attack Speed to proc more Spirit Wolves with Swipe. Freeze scary enemies with Jormun's Wrath so your wolves or squirrels benefit from Frigid Breath to deal more Damage. It also provides a 1 second Immunity thanks to Juggernaut.

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Fury Leap

Fury Leap is an amazing Movement ability with good utility and valuable minion synergies. The Warrior's Entrance Node provides an amazing offensive buff and Pack Leader allows your wolves or squirrels to jump with you. Regain Stamina can reliably proc thanks to Swipe's Culling Node.

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Alternative Skills & Tips

  • The Claw can be used to avoid having to put a Point in Summon Wolf's Safety In Numbers Node.
  • If you don't have Herald of the Scurry, consider investing in Summon Wolf's Frozen Fangs Node. The Unique Helmet grants the Summon Squirrel Physical Resistance Shred, which would not synergize with the Cold Tag this Node comes with. The Summon Wolf however, can make use of this Node without any downside.
  • For Swipe, consider additional points in Rending before you get Herald of the Scurry.
  • If you don't have Ward and Ailment Cleansing on Potion Use on your Belt, grab Purging Shout inside Warcry for the Cleanse it provides.


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. Grab Survival of the Pack and Lamprey Teeth for the minion Melee Leech they provide.
  2. Force of Nature is crucial to summon extra friends!
  3. The Chase, Axe and Claw and Ancient Might are a big part of the build's DPS.
  4. Berserker, Ursine Strength and Boar Heart provide insane Damage Reduction.
  5. The Circle Of Life and The Circle Of Life increase the uptime of Aspect of the Shark.
  6. Cry of the Lynx and Serrated Claws grant a powerful Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier buff.
  7. Life in the Wilderness helps your companions survive.
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Make sure to complete the Campaign to get all your Passive Points.


This Beastmaster and his furry friends want to surround their prey in close ranged combat, overwhelming them with their numbers. 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

  • First of all, use Summon Wolf to summon your wolves or squirrels.
  • Approach enemies and cast your companion ability. Howl for wolves and Sciurine Rage for squirrels.
  • Summon Frenzy Totem for its buffs. This refreshes your companion ability's Cooldown.
  • Fury Leap into combat alongside your companions.
  • Warcry to freeze the enemies and for the Berserker buff.
  • Spam Swipe. Stack Berserker and proc Spirit Wolves.
  • Whenever your companion ability buff runs out, cast it again and refresh the buff!


  • Rush to the objective fast with Fury Leap every time it's off Cooldown.
  • Direct your companions with the "A" key if they fall too behind.
  • Freeze scary enemies with Warcry to skip them.
  • Let your wolves or squirrels kill enemies while you focus on moving fast.


  • Direct your companions with the "A" key if they don't target the Boss or stand in a dangerous spot.
  • Freeze Bosses with Warcry to boost your DPS against them.
  • Fully stack the Berserker buff from Warcry to gain high Attack Speed and proc more Spirit Wolves.
  • Take advantage of all your defensive buffs and keep them active.
  • Warcry and Fury Leap can save you from incoming Damage. Time them against dangerous telegraphed Boss attacks.

Advanced Skill Tips

  • Make sure to keep Howl or Sciurine Rage buffs active at all times by refreshing their Cooldown efficiently with Summon Frenzy Totem.
  • If you have Grand Heorot Idols with Chance To Gain Haste For 3 Seconds When You Summon A Totem, cast Summon Frenzy Totem to gain Haste, a 30% Movement Speed buff.
  • Fury Leap is a leap and can be used to go over certain walls and terrain gaps.
  • Use your "A" key to control your companions offensively or defensively.

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