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Earth Bear Landslide Caster Druid Endgame Build for Diablo 4 (Season 4)

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Build Introduction

The Earth Bear Landslide Druid build is based around using Legendary aspects to increase the damage LandslideLandslide deals while also automating it off the Werebear skill TrampleTrample. This is your guide to building a character for endgame activities in Diablo 4, with the optimal setup for skills, gear and Paragon points.

LandslideLandslide is the highest base damage Core Skill that Druid has access to and we do everything we can to not only make it stronger, but also through the use of TrampleTrample make it a true screen-wide clear. Aspect of The AftershockAspect of The Aftershock removes the Spirit cost for the recast of LandslideLandslide while also increasing the damage dealt by each successive hit. Aspect of the Trampled EarthAspect of the Trampled Earth causes TrampleTrample to cast six waves of Landslide along the path you travel with it. When you combine these two Aspects, you get a total of 12 waves of Landslide, filling your entire screen with earth-shattering AoE damage.

These Aspects, combined with the Skill Tree, Paragon Boards and some optional Uniques will make you a rampaging Bear of Destruction capable of clearing full packs with the press of one button. This build is capable of taking you into the endgame, achieving Level 100, and beyond.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
  • Great clearing AoE with Trample
  • Permanent Werebear Form with Uniques
  • Trample is very satisfying to play and watch
Weaknesses
  • SIngle-target requires manual targeting and can be difficult to get used to
  • Two Uniques required to become tanky
  • Requires cooldown management

To see how this build compares to the other builds on our site, you can check out our build tier lists.

Build Requirements

Required Uniques
Required Aspects (Non-codex)

Skill Tree Points and Skill Bar

Suggested Skill Bar
Poison Creeper Poison Creeper Earthen Bulwark Earthen Bulwark Trample Trample Grizzly Rage Grizzly Rage Earth Spike Earth Spike Landslide Landslide

This endgame build guide assumes your character is at least Level 50 and that you have access to all the aforementioned Unique items. Check the Druid Leveling Guide for a smooth path to Level 50.

Spirit Boons – The Druid Specialization

Below is the order in which you should unlock your Spirit Boons. Only offer enough Druidic Spirit Offerings to unlock the first 4 listed Boons and then fully unlock the rest to activate the final Boon with Spirit Bonding.

Boon NameAnimalEffect
EnergizeWolfLucky Hit: Dealing damage has up to a 15% chance to restore 10 Spirit.
Scythe TalonsEagleGain 5% increased Critical Strike Chance.
Gift of the StagDeerGain 20 Maximum Spirit.
Obsidian SlamSnakeEvery 10th kill will cause your next Earth Skill to Overpower.
Avian WrathEagleGain 30%[x] Critical Strike Damage

Paragon

We recommend using the following Legendary nodes and Rare Glyphs to truly take this build into the endgame. Note that each Rare Glyph’s information and radius listed below is for the Level 21 version.

1. Starting Board

Starter Paragon Board Druid Diablo 4

For the Starting Board path up along the right side, heading upward to place a WerebearWerebear into the glyph slot while allocating all the Willpower Nodes within the radius. Follow this up by grabbing most of the Magic Nodes and both Rare Nodes before exiting at the top and attaching Survival Instincts.

2. Survival Instincts

Survival Instincts Paragon Board Druid Diablo 4

Rotate the Survival Instincts Paragon Board until it is oriented the same as in the image above. Head left, grabbing the Rare and Magic Nodes on your way towards the Survival Instincts Legendary Node. Once this Node has been nabbed, head back to the start and grab the Rare and Magic Nodes on the right before taking the left side path up and placing SpiritSpirit in the glyph slot, grabbing all the Rare and Magic Nodes within the radius. Finish by heading to the left while grabbing the Rare and Magic Nodes along the way. Exit on the left side and attach Earthen Devastation.

3. Earthen Devastation

Earthen Devastation Druid Paragon Board Diablo 4

Rotate the Earthen Devastation Paragon Board until it’s oriented the same as in the image above. Path downward to grab the Rare and Magic Nodes, then left and upward to grab the Earthen Devastation Legendary Node. From here, head towards the glyph slot and place UndauntedUndaunted in the slot, taking all the Intelligence and all the Magic and Rare Nodes shown in the image above. Finally, head back to the Survival Instincts Paragon Board and head out the right side of it, this time grabbing the Rare and Magic Nodes along the way.

4. Constricting Tendrils

Constricting Tendrils Paragon Board Druid Diablo 4

The final board, Constricting Tendrils, should be rotated until it is oriented the same as in the image above. First, we head down and to the right to grab the Rare and Magic Nodes, then continue as shown to get the Constricting Tendrils Legendary Node. Path upward and grab the Rare and Magic Nodes as we path to the glyph slot to place TerritorialTerritorial into the glyph slot and allocate all the Dexterity and all the Magic and Rare Nodes shown in the image above.

Paragon board images courtesy of d4builds.gg.

For an in-depth analysis of each board and our particular node choices, please see the detailed Paragon section here.

Gear, Gems, Elixirs, and Stats

The Season of Loot Reborn brings us an incredible shift in how gear and itemization are done. It is a major and will affect the game beyond Season 4‘s confines. For further details, make sure to read our Tempering and Masterworking section below.

Tempering and Masterworking

Legendary Aspects

Each aspect is listed with its matching gear slot. Do your best to keep each aspect in the assigned slot. Additionally, if you are trying to farm a specific item, we recommend using your Obols to target farm them!

Obol Gambling
Gear SlotGemsAspect / UniqueLegendary Aspect / Unique Power
Helm
Royal RubyRoyal RubyVasily's PrayerVasily’s PrayerYour Earth Skills are now also Werebear Skills and Fortify you for [X]
ChestRoyal RubyRoyal RubyInsatiable FuryInsatiable FuryWerebear form is now your true form, and you gain +2 Ranks to all Werebear Skills.
GlovesN/AAspect of the Rampaging WerebeastAspect of the Rampaging WerebeastThe duration of Grizzly Rage is increased by X seconds. In addition, Critical Strikes while Grizzly Rage is active increase your Critical Strike Damage by x10% for the duration.
PantsRoyal RubyRoyal RubyAspect of Mending StoneAspect of Mending Stone
The duration of Earthen Bulwark is increased by 6 seconds. In addition, killing an enemy with Earth Skills replenishes X of your active Earthen Bulwark’s Barrier.
BootsN/A
Ballistic AspectBallistic Aspect
When you have Fortify your Earth Skills gain +2 Ranks.
Amulets(50% bonus)Royal DiamondRoyal DiamondAspect of The AftershockAspect of The AftershockLandslide’s earth pillars each strike a second time and deal an additional [6 – 12]% bonus damage per hit.
RingRoyal DiamondRoyal DiamondEarthbreakerLandslide causes the ground to erupt in tectonic spikes which continue to deal 0.6-0.9 damage over 2 seconds. Casting Landslide in this area has a 20-30% chance to cause additional Landslide pillars to spawn within.
RingRoyal DiamondRoyal DiamondMangled AspectMangled Aspect While in Werebear form, you gain 10-25 Spirit every 8 seconds.
1 Handed Weapon Royal RubyRoyal RubyAspect of the Trampled EarthAspect of the Trampled EarthTrample now summons 6 Landslide pillars of earth during its duration that deal [70 – 80]% normal damage. Trample is now also a Nature Magic and Earth Skill.
OffhandRoyal RubyRoyal RubySubterranean AspectSubterranean AspectPoison Creeper’s active also casts Landslide in a circle around you. Earth Skills deal 10-20% increased damage to Poisoned enemies.

Gems

See below for a more detailed explanation of the best Gems to socket into your gear for each category.

Weapon GemsArmor GemsJewelry Gems
Royal RubyRoyal Ruby
For increased Overpower Damage
Royal RubyRoyal Ruby
For increased Maximum Life.
Royal DiamondRoyal Diamond

Which Elixirs Should You Use?

Visit the Alchemist and craft an Elixir providing any Resistance you need most, or the Elixir of AdvantageElixir of Advantage to increase Attack Speed. Some Elixirs cannot be crafted and only drop from things like Helltides or Nightmare Dungeons. Additionally, make sure to keep your health potion upgraded!

Stat Priority and Tempering Affixes

Below are the affixes to prioritize on gear. Each line of affixes is listed in order of importance. Affixes on the same line are considered to be equally important, but their benefits may vary depending on how much is stacked or other character stats. Tempering Manuals and their recommended affixes are provided in the second column, and the bolded affixes are the most important targets for Masterworking upgrades. To masterwork, you will need rare materials that only drop from The Pit. Be sure to check our Tempering guide, our Masterworking guide, as well as our guide about The Pit for more details about these topics.

Additionally, there are several very specific affixes that are required to make the build work, they are as follows:

  • Earth AugmentsEarth Augments: [13 – 17.5%] Chance for Landslide Projectiles to Cast Twice
  • Worldly FortuneWorldly Fortune: Lucky Hit: Up to a [13.5 – 22.5%] Chance to Immobilize for 2 Seconds
  • Earth FinesseEarth Finesse: [41.5 – 55%] Earth Damage
SlotTargeted Gear AffixesTempering Affixes
Helm1. % Lucky Hit Chance
2. % Cooldown Reduction
3. Maximum Life
Worldly FortuneWorldly Fortune: Lucky Hit: Up to a [13.5 – 22.5%] Chance to Immobilize for 2 Seconds
Natural SchemesNatural Schemes: [8 – 12.5%] Barrier Generation
Chest1. Ranks to Defensive Skills
OR Ranks to Earthen Bulwark

2. Maximum Life
3. % to any Resistance
Natural SchemesNatural Schemes: [8 – 12.5%] Barrier Generation
Worldly FortuneWorldly Fortune: Lucky Hit: Up to a [13.5 – 22.5%] Chance to Immobilize for 2 Seconds
Gloves1. Ranks to Landslide
2. % Lucky Hit Chance
3. % Attack Speed
Earth FinesseEarth Finesse: [41.5 – 55%] Earth Damage
Natural SchemesNatural Schemes: [8 – 12.5%] Barrier Generation
Pants1. Willpower
2. Maximum Life
3. % to any Resistance
Natural ResistanceNatural Resistance: 36.5-50% to any Resistance
Nature Magic WallNature Magic Wall: [8 – 10%] Earthen Bulwark Cooldown Reduction
Boots1. Ranks to Landslide
2. % Movement Speed
3. % to any Resistance/Maximum Life
Druid MotionDruid Motion: [8 – 10%] Trample Cooldown Reduction
Natural SchemesNatural Schemes: [8 – 12.5%] Barrier Generation
Amulet1. Ranks to Wild Impulses/Crushing Earth/Defiance
2. % Lucky Hit Chance
3. % Critical Strike Chance/% Attack Speed
Earth FinesseEarth Finesse: [41.5 – 55%] Earth Damage
Worldly FortuneWorldly Fortune: Lucky Hit: Up to a [13.5 – 22.5%] Chance to Immobilize for 2 Seconds
Rings1. % Lucky Hit Chance
2. % Critical Strike Chance
3. % Attack Speed
Earth FinesseEarth Finesse: [41.5 – 55%] Earth Damage
Worldly StabilityWorldly Stability: [8 – 12.5%] Resource Generation
1h-Weapons1. % Attack Speed
2. % Damage
3. % Critical Strike Damage
Earth AugmentsEarth Augments: [13 – 17.5%] Chance for Landslide Projectiles to Cast Twice
Earth FinesseEarth Finesse: [41.5 – 55%] Earth Damage
Offhand1. % Lucky Hit Chance
2. % Critical Strike Chance
3. % Attack Speed
Earth AugmentsEarth Augments: [13 – 17.5%] Chance for Landslide Projectiles to Cast Twice
Earth FinesseEarth Finesse: [41.5 – 55%] Earth Damage

Keep in mind that the maximum Resistance is 70% by default for each element and can be increased to 85% by various sources.

Rotation and Playstyle

Our damage rotation is actually a priority system and it is the same for AoE and Single Target situations:

  1. Poison CreeperPoison Creeper if off cooldown and enemies aren’t Immobilized;
  2. Grizzly RageGrizzly Rage if it is not active and you are about to fight an elite pack;
  3. Earthen BulwarkEarthen Bulwark if you are overwhelmed and surrounded by too many enemies;
  4. TrampleTrample if off cooldown;
  5. LandslideLandslide if you have Spirit;
  6. Earth SpikeEarth Spike if out of Spirit and everything else is on cooldown.

Make sure to check out the advanced Build Mechanics section for a more in-depth description of how the build works, what synergies exist, and what to look out for.

Advanced Information

Uniques and Uber Uniques

Below you will find information on Uniques and Uber Uniques that are useful for this build. Moreover, if you are interested in target farming Uber Uniques, check out our How to Farm Uber Uniques guide.

Uniques

Listed below are the recommended and optional Unique Items for this build.

Uber Uniques

The information below lists our recommendations for which Uber Uniques will work best with this build and which Aspects they should replace. Uber Uniques can start dropping from monsters Level 55 or higher and will always drop at 925 item power. If a Unique or Uber Unique is not listed here, it is NOT recommended and won’t benefit this specific build in any way.

  • None Suggested

Season 4: Loot Reborn

The following list details the changes in the Season 4 Update (Patch 1.4.0) that may pertain to Druid.

  • Mangled
    • Previous – When you are struck as a Werebear you have a 25-40% chance to gain 3 Spirit.
    • Now – While in Werebear form, you gain 10-25 Spirit every 8 seconds.
  • Energize
    • Spirit restoration increased from 10 to 20.

Advanced Information

Below, you will find every additional piece of information you need to know for a more in-depth look at this build.

Build Mechanics

The Earth Bear Landslide Druid build utilizes multiple Legendary Aspects that work together to allow us to quickly and safely destroy any enemies in our way. If you can get them, Vasily's PrayerVasily’s Prayer and Insatiable FuryInsatiable Fury will increase our damage and defensiveness immensely.

The build is centered around making LandslideLandslide as strong as possible; to do this we try and get as many ranks of it as possible to increase its base damage. Talents like Primal LandslidePrimal Landslide and Earthen MightEarthen Might are taken to guarantee Crits, and talents like Crushing EarthCrushing Earth are used to increase damage against Slowed, Stunned, Immobilized, and Knocked Back enemies.

By immobilizing or stunning enemies we gain Terramotes from Primal LandslidePrimal Landslide it causes our LandslideLandslide to cause a guaranteed Crit. Our Temperings and Poison CreeperPoison Creeper allow us to immobilize enemies very frequently.

There is one more way we scale all of our Earth skills; Fortified. Due to our Legendary Aspects, Uniques, and some of our skill choices, we should almost always have the Fortified status active.

Defenses

The multilayered defenses of this build start with the damage reduction nodes we take on our skill tree and in our paragon board. From there we combine it with an almost permanent uptime on our Earthen BulwarkEarthen Bulwark to constantly have an extra barrier layer of defense and a near-permanent fortify status due to constantly using our defensive skills Earthen BulwarkEarthen Bulwark

Fortify

Fortify is generated through Preserving Earthen BulwarkPreserving Earthen Bulwark. Once the Fortify amount is greater than or equal to yor current life, you become Fortified and gain a starting default of 15% Damage Reduction.

Fortified Life Globe for Druid in Diablo 4
A Border Around the Life Globe Indicating Fortified Status

Paragon Information

The Paragon Board is a progression system unlocked at Level 50, giving player power through Common stat Nodes, Magic affix Nodes, Rare leveled Glyphs, and Legendary board-exclusive Nodes. For general paragon board information, check the guide here.

The recommended Paragon boards with images for the Earth Bear Landslide Caster Druid are listed above. The following section goes over some explanation and descriptions for the pathing process for the Earth Bear Landslide Caster Druid.

Broadly speaking, decisions for pathing through the Druid paragon board are divided into three categories:

  • Damage – The paragon boards provide a significant amount of Damage Multipliers and Additives. This includes:
  • Defense – The paragon boards help reach goals on Damage Reduction, Armor and Resistances. This includes:
    • Damage Reduction is improved from nodes like UndauntedUndaunted and TerritorialTerritorial
    • Resistances are improved from Magic and Rare Resistance nodes ResolveResolve
  • Build Functionality – The paragon boards improve our build functionality by including the following nodes:

Obol Gambling

Obol gambling is a great way to potentially find item upgrades or items missing from your build. Check out the new tool from Icy Veins for gambling Obols in the link below:

Obol Gambling Optimization Tool

Changelog

  • May 10th, 2024: Updated for Season 4 (Patch 1.4.0)
  • January 22nd, 2024: Updated for Season 3 (Patch 1.3.0)
  • October 17th, 2023: Updated for Season 2 (Patch 1.2.0)
  • August 7th, 2023: Updated for patch 1.1.1.
  • July 23rd, 2023: Updated Gems section to reflect the presence of Malignant Hearts
  • July 18th, 2023: Updated for Season 1 added Malignant Hearts, changed Aspects, updated Skill Tree and Skill Bar.
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