Skills & Passives

Learn about the Skills, Gameplay and Passives for the Swipe Werebear Druid Build.


Werebear Form

This is a permanent Werebear Form build. You gain a new set of Skills and Mana is replaced by Rage while Transformed. Frenzied Strikes is a must to sustain Rage. Use Ursine Storm to stack Maelstroms, Insatiable for the Critical Strike and Skull Crusher so Maul benefits from Fury Leap's Tree.

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Swipe is your main Damage Skill. Maximize its AoE with Wengarian Reach. Trapper is a big DPS factor, so make sure to always have a Slow source to proc it. Grab Storm Claw and all its related Nodes for the Lightning conversion and Damage Multipliers.

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This build procs Maelstrom while in Werebear Form for its Dodge, buffs and utility. As long as you have 6 stacks, it provides Haste with Windswept and Frenzy with Windfury. Additionally, Essence of Debris grants Stun Chance per stack.

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You get access to Roar while Transformed, which benefits from the Warcry Skill Tree. Use it to proc Maelstroms from the Whirlpool Node and to gain the Berserker buff. Additionally, it can be used for a 1 second Immunity thanks to Juggernaut. Keep enemies close with Apprehend.

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Fury Leap

Maul benefits from the Fury Leap Skill Tree thanks to Skull Crusher inside Werebear Form. Reduce its Rage cost while Transformed with the Crater Node. This ability provides an amazing buff with Warrior's Entrance, can Pull enemies closer to you with Gravity and deals decent burst Damage.

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Alternative Skills & Tips

  • Grab Purging Shout inside Warcry if you don't have Cleanse on your Belt yet. Allocate only 2 Points in Brutality to do so.
  • Adjust the amount of points you put into Insatiable inside Werebear Form based on your total Critical Strike Chance. Reach 100% with Swipe.
  • Consider investing more Points into Invigoration in Werebear Form if you are struggling to sustain Rage early on. You can also take points out of Ursine Storm or Warcry's Whirlpool Node to spend less Rage by casting fewer Maelstroms. If you have spare Points, get Bringer of Storms.
  • Put more Points into Ursine Heart in Werebear Form to cap your Endurance if necessary. Invest as many Points in Insatiable as necessary to cap you Melee Critical Strike Chance.


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. Harmony of Blades is necessary to Dual Wield.
  2. Take all the Strength, Health, Melee Attack Speed and Critical Strike Chance.
  3. Grab Survival of the Pack and Bush Stalker for the Melee Leech they provide.
  4. Rancour and Rageborn are crucial to avoid running out of Rage while in Werebear Form.
  5. Berserker, Ursine Strength, Boar Heart and Impervious provide insane Damage Reduction.
  6. Hideskin can turn any Druid into a tanky juggernaut.
End Game Gear Planner

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


This Druid wants to Rampage or Maul into its enemies. Roar to gain the Berserker buff and start swinging with Swipe while building up your DPS and tankiness. 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

  • Rampage towards enemy packs.
  • Cast Roar for its Berserker buff and to proc 4 Maelstroms.
  • Use Maul to gain all the buffs from Fury Leap.
  • Spam Swipe and destroy your enemies.
  • Maintain 6 stacks of Maelstrom to get Haste from Windswept and Frenzy from Windfury.


  • Rush to the objective fast with Rampage.
  • Pull ranged enemies into you with the pull from Roar.
  • Group mobs before using Maul to maximize its AoE and Pull.


  • Spam Swipe while you wait for Cooldowns to proc additional Maelstroms with Ursine Storm.
  • Fully stack the Berserker buff from Roar to gain high Attack Speed.
  • Take advantage of all your defensive buffs and keep them active.
  • Roar can save you from incoming Damage. Time it against dangerous telegraphed Boss attacks.

Advanced Skill Tips

  • Make sure to always have a Slow source to proc Trapper.
  • Cast Warcry before shapeshifting into Werebear Form and immediately follow with Roar to get 8 stacks of Maelstrom and benefit from Windswept and Windfury instantly when entering a new zone.
  • Maul is a leap and can be used to go over tiny walls and terrain gaps.

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