Diablo 4 - Druid Spirit Animals Guide
The Druid is a master of the animal kingdom and players can take full advantage of that with the class' unique mechanic.
Every playable class in Diablo 4 has a unique mechanic that is specific to them. The Rogues have Specializations, the Sorcerers have Enchantments, and so on. In regard to the Druid, players will have access to the Spirit Animals mechanic. Here's what you need to know about the Druid's unique abilities.
Diablo 4 Druid Spirit Animals mechanic
To start, the Spirit Animals system builds off of the Druid's ability to shapeshift into a wolf or bear and also have animals as companions. However, with Spirit Animal, players will be able to pick one of four different spirits at a time. The Spirit Animal they pick will offer them unique bonuses, which are called Boons in Diablo 4.
You can see all of the Druid's Spirit Animals and their individual Boons below:
- Prickleskin - Gain X amount of Thorns (25 Offerings)
- Gift of the Stag - Gain +10 Maximum Spirit (50 Offerings)
- Wariness - Take 10% reduced damage from Elites (75 Offerings)
- Advantageous Beast - Reduce the duration of Control Impairing Effects by 15% (100 Offerings)
- Scyth Talons - Gain +5% increased Critical Strike Chance
- Iron Feather - Gain x10% Maximum Life
- Swooping Attacks - Gain +10% Attack Speed
- Avian Wrath - Gain x30% Critical Strike Damage
- Obsidian Slam - Every X number of kills will cause your next Earth Skill to Overpower
- Overload - Lucky Hit: Dealing Lightning damage has up to a 20% chance to cause the target to emit a static discharge, dealing 60% Lightning damage to surrounding enemies
- Masochistic - Critical Strikes with Shapeshifting Skills Heal you for 3% Maximum Life
- Calm Before the Storm - Lucky Hit: Nature Magic Skills have up to a 15% chance to reduce the Cooldown of your Ultimate Skill by 2 seconds
- Packleader - Lucky Hit: Critical Strikes have up to a 20% chance to reset the Cooldowns of your Companion Skills
- Energize - Lucky Hit: Dealing damage has up to a 15% chance to restore 10 Spirit
- Bolster - Fortify for 10% of your Maximum Life when you use a Defensive Skill
- Calamity - Extend the duration of Ultimate Skills by 25%
Players will unlock the first of the four Spirit Animals when they arrive in the town of Scosglen. This is where the Druid's class-specific quest takes place. Here, players will eventually cross paths with a Spirit Animal that they can harness. Once players capture a Spirit Animal, they will be able to take advantage of its specific Boons. Each Spirit Animal has four separate Boons, but they are unlocked in order.
For the most part, players can only have one Spirit Animal Boon active at a time. However, this changes when players present enough Offerings for a specific Boon. Offerings are randomly dropped from enemies and they can be given to a specific Spirit Animal's Boon. Once you have unlocked the maximum amount of Boons for a single Spirit Animal, which is a result of giving 100 total Offerings, you will unlock Spirit Bonding. This gives you the chance to equip a second Boon for a Spirit Animal. You need to repeat this process for all four Spirit Animals if you want the chance to use all of the available Boons.
You can look at all of the Druid's available skills to get a better sense of the class overall, or find all of our Diablo 4 guides here.
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