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Hurricane Druid Endgame Build Guide for Diablo 4 (Season 4)

Hurricane Werebear is storming through Sanctuary!




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RavensPoison CreeperWolvesDebilitating RoarMaulHurricane

Build Introduction

HurricaneHurricane is a persistent spell surrounding the player for its duration, periodically pulsing damage to enemies. Set up a giant storm of damage by playing around modifiers such as:

  • Guaranteed Overpower from ProvocationProvocation.
  • Damage and Critical Strike Chance from the newly changed ClarityClarity.
  • Aspect of the TempestAspect of the Tempest will ramp the Hurricane damage, and the duration is extended to high stacks with the new Tempering system for Hurricane Duration.
  • High available multipliers to ThunderstruckThunderstruck from the new Tempering system.
  • The newly changed Shepherd's AspectShepherd’s Aspect that now includes Wrath Skills.

This guide covers everything necessary to get started on your HurricaneHurricane adventure, including Skill Tree points, Paragon, Gearing, and Seasonal updates.

  • Large Area of Effect clearing
  • Thematic Gameplay
  • Requires timing setups with buff management
  • High gearing investment to play smoothly

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

Build Requirements

The following Unique Items and Legendary Aspects are required for build functionality to get started on the Hurricane Druid:

Required Uniques
Required Aspects

You will also need access to the Storm Augment Weapon Manual for HurricaneHurricane Duration.

Skill Tree Points and Skill Bar

Skill Bar for Hurricane Druid
Ravens Ravens Wolves Wolves Poison Creeper Poison Creeper Debilitating Roar Debilitating Roar Maul Maul Hurricane Hurricane

(Important) The amount of ProvocationProvocation points you take depends on your HurricaneHurricane duration. At higher Tempering and Mastercrafting, Hurricane can reach a long duration with higher potential stacks of Aspect of the TempestAspect of the Tempest. For example, if your Hurricane is 20~23 seconds long, you would only want 1 point in ProvocationProvocation for the Overpower every 20 seconds, rather than every 12 seconds from having 3 points in ProvocationProvocation. Too many points can mean fewer stacks of Aspect of the TempestAspect of the Tempest. These extra points can be shuffled to ranks in VigilanceVigilance.

Spirit Boons – The Druid Class Specialization

Druids unlock powerful Spirit Boon passives, giving offerings to the animal spirits to receive their Blessing. Once fully unlocked, activate the final Boon by Spirit Bonding with one of the four animal spirits to take two passives from that row.

Boon NameAnimalEffect
WarinessDeerTake 15% reduced damage from Elites.
Iron FeatherEagleGain 20% Maximum Life.
Avian WrathEagleGain 30%[x] Critical Strike Damage.
PackleaderWolfLucky Hit: Critical Strikes have up to a 20% chance to reset the Cooldowns of your Companion Skills.
MasochisticSnakeLucky Hit: Critical Strikes with Shapeshifting Skills have up to a 75% chance to Heal you for 5% Maximum Life.

Once you have sufficient Hurricane Duration from Storm AugmentsStorm Augments and Companion Cooldown Reduction from Companion EfficiencyCompanion Efficiency, you can swap from Packleader to (Offensive) Scythe Talons or (defensive) Bolster.


The following are the preferred Glyphs, Boards, and pathing recommended for making the most of the Hurricane Druid. All Glyphs are placed as if they are max radius (Level 15+).

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Starting Board

For the Starting Board, path up and place the OutmatchOutmatch Glyph into the Glyph Socket.

Heightened Malice

For the second board, choose Heightened Malice, placed against the Starting Board. Socket the WerebearWerebear Glyph, and take the Legendary Node Heightened MaliceHeightened Malice.


For the third board, choose Thunderstruck, placed against the left side of the Heighted Malice board. Socket the TerritorialTerritorial glyph and take the Legendary Node ThunderstruckThunderstruck.

Constricting Tendrils

For the fourth board, choose Constricting Tendrils, placed against the top side of the Heightened Malice board, rotated three times. Socket the Fang and ClawFang and Claw Glyph.

Ancestral Guidance

For the fifth board, choose Ancestral Guidance, placed against the Thunderstruck board’s top side, rotated three times. Socket the ShapeshifterShapeshifter Glyph.

Earthen Devastation

For the sixth board, choose Earthen Devastation, placed against the Constricting Tendril’s right side, rotated once. Socket the DominateDominate Glyph.

Survival Instincts

For the final board, choose Survival Instincts, placed against the Earthen Devastation board, rotated once. Take the Legendary Node Survival InstinctsSurvival Instincts and socket the ExploitExploit Glyph.

For further info on Paragon choices, check the Paragon Information in the Additional Information Section.

Gear, Stats, Gems and Elixirs

Itemization has received significant changes with the Season 4 1.40 patch and will affect the game going forward.

Legendary Aspects

Below are the recommended Legendary Aspects for each gear slot. Gear Slots with multiple options are listed in recommended priority. Any slot with an Optional Unique Item will include a valid alternative legendary power.

SlotGemAspectUnique/Legendary Aspect Power
2 Handed AxeRoyal RubyRoyal RubyAspect of the TempestAspect of the TempestCore and Wrath Skills deal an additional 5-10%[x] damage for each active Companion.
HelmRoyal RubyRoyal Ruby(Required) Tempest RoarTempest RoarLucky Hit: Storm Skills have up to a [15 – 25]% chance to grant 4 Spirit.
Your base Storm Skills are now also Werewolf Skills
ChestRoyal RubyRoyal Ruby(optional) Insatiable FuryInsatiable Fury OR Aspect of the Crowded SageAspect of the Crowded SageWerebear form is now your true form, and you gain +3 Ranks to all Werebear Skills.
GlovesN/AAspect of the Changeling's DebtAspect of the Changeling’s DebtYou deal 25-55% increased damage while hitting a Poisoned enemy as a Werebear or a Crowd Controlled enemy as a Werewolf.
PantsRoyal RubyRoyal RubyAspect of Fevered Mauling OR Aspect of MightAspect of MightWhen you hit at least 1 enemy with Maul, increase its Attack Speed by 1%-2.5% and you gain 1%-3%Damage reduction for 5 seconds, stacking up to 5 times.
BootsN/A(Offensive) Aspect of Concussive StrikesAspect of Concussive Strikes OR
(Unstoppable) Aspect of MetamorphosisAspect of Metamorphosis
Lucky Hit: Damaging an enemy has up to a 20% chance to Daze them for 2 seconds. You deal 5-20% increased damage to Dazed enemies.
AmuletRoyal DiamondRoyal DiamondShepherd's AspectShepherd’s AspectCore and Wrath Skills deal an additional 5-10% damage per Companion you have.
Ring 1Royal DiamondRoyal Diamond(recommended) Hunter's ZenithHunter’s Zenith OR
Aspect of RetaliationAspect of Retaliation
Gain a bonus when you kill with a Shapeshifting Skill:
Werewolf: Your next Non-Ultimate Werebear Skill costs no Resource and has no Cooldown.
Werebear: Your next Werewolf Skill will Heal you for [689 – 1,379] when damage is first dealt.
Ring 2Royal DiamondRoyal DiamondAspect of the StampedeAspect of the StampedeGain 1 additional Companion. In addition, your Companion Skills deal 16-26%[x] bonus damage.

Stat Priority and Tempering Affixes

Below are the affixes to prioritize on gear. Each line of affixes is listed in order of importance. 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.

Unique Items cannot be Tempered, but can be Mastercrafted. Any slot with an Optional Unique Item will include a valid alternative legendary power setup.

SlotGearing AffixesTempering Affixes
Two-Handed AxeMaximum Life
Overpower Damage
Critical Strike Damage
Storm AugmentsStorm AugmentsHurricaneHurricane Duration
Natural FinesseNatural Finesse – Damage to Close Enemies
Helm – Tempest RoarTempest Roar (Required)Damage While Shapeshifted
Critical Strike Damage
Maximum Spirit
Poison Resistance
Chest – Insatiable FuryInsatiable Fury (Optional)Physical Damage
Overpower Damage
Damage Reduction while Fortified
Total Armor in Werebear Form
Chest – Legendary AspectMax Life
All Resistances
Worldly EnduranceWorldly Endurance – Max Life
Worldly FortuneWorldly Fortune – [Any of] Lucky Hit: Chance to Immobilize/Stun/Freeze for 2 Seconds
GlovesCritical Strike Chance
Max Life
Overpower Damage
Natural FinesseNatural Finesse– Damage to Close Enemies
Worldly FortuneWorldly Fortune – [Any of] Lucky Hit: Chance to Immobilize/Stun/Freeze for 2 Seconds
Max Life
Dodge Chance
Worldly EnduranceWorldly Endurance – Total Armor%
Worldly FortuneWorldly Fortune – [Any of] Lucky Hit: Chance to Immobilize/Stun/Freeze for 2 Seconds
BootsRanks to HurricaneHurricane
Movement Speed
Dodge Chance
Natural MotionNatural Motion – Movement Speed
Worldly FortuneWorldly Fortune – [Any of] Lucky Hit: Chance to Immobilize/Stun/Freeze for 2 Seconds
AmuletRanks to EnvenomEnvenom
Critical Strike Chance
Movement Speed
Resource Cost Reduction
Natural FinesseNatural Finesse– Damage to Close Enemies
Natural MotionNatural Motion – Movement Speed
Ring – Hunter's ZenithHunter’s Zenith(recommended)Damage While Shapeshifted
Critical Strike Chance
Ranks in Heightened SensesHeightened Senses
Ranks in QuickshiftQuickshift
Rings – Legendary AspectCritical Strike Chance
Maximum Life
Overpower Damage

Natural FinesseNatural Finesse– Damage to Close Enemies
Companion EfficiencyCompanion Efficiency – Companion Cooldown Reduction

There’s several parts of gearing affixes and tempering that set up the Hurricane Druid. Here are a few important notes:

  • Hurricane Duration is significant for this build for higher stacks of Aspect of the TempestAspect of the Tempest. Mastercraft quality increases will be highly desirable as well.
  • Temper for Damage to Close Enemies will be better than Hurricane Damage, because of its multiplier to ThunderstruckThunderstruck.
  • Max Life% will help with increased Overpower damage.
  • Armor cap is 9230 against any enemies level 100 and above, for up to 85% Damage Reduction. This is generally reached at 925 Item Power with either one Armor Gear Affix with one Total Armor% Temper.
  • Attack Speed does not improve HurricaneHurricane tick rate.


Weapon GemsArmor GemsJewelry Gems
Royal RubyRoyal Ruby for Overpower DamageRoyal RubyRoyal Ruby For Max Life%Royal DiamondRoyal Diamond for Resistance to all Elements

Elixirs, Incense and Health Potions

The Alchemist offers helpful consumables at the cost of foraged materials found throughout Sanctuary.

  • Craft the highest available Elixir of FortitudeElixir of Fortitude for Maximum Life. Max Life% is significant for Overpower.
  • If mats are available, craft Chorus of WarChorus of War.
  • Remember to upgrade your potion as you level, increasing the instant healing of the potion!

Unique Items

The following Unique Items are required, recommended, or optional for the Hurricane Druid.

Tempest RoarTempest Roar can be target-farmed from Duriel.

Uber Unique Items

While the helm slot is locked to Tempest RoarTempest Roar and boots are locked for ranks to HurricaneHurricane, the following Uber Uniques are usable for the build:

  • (Mid Value) Tyreal’s Might – Unique Chest Armor: While at full Life, your Skills unleash a divine barrage dealing damage. This chest piece provides significant Defense increases to Resistances and Damage Reductions.

Rotation and Playstyle

  1. Before max ProvocationProvocation stacks, cast WolvesWolves and RavensRavens for ClarityClarity stacks. Wolves and Ravens can consume your Overpower so they need to be cast before ProvocationProvocation is primed.
  2. Cast Poison CreeperPoison Creeper for the final ClarityClarity stack.
  3. Cast HurricaneHurricane with ProvocationProvocation and ClarityClarity stacks.
  4. Maintain Debilitating RoarDebilitating Roar as necessary.
  5. MaulMaul as filler and for Fortify. Be careful not to consume ProvocationProvocation with Maul.

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

Season 4: Loot Reborn

Patch 1.4.0 and Season 4 bring significant changes. The following list details the important changes in the Season 4 Patch Updates that are specific to the Hurricane Druid. For general Season 4 information, check out our Season 4 Hub.


  • The Attacks Reduce Evade’s Cooldown affix has been increased from .8 to 1.5 seconds.
  • Physical Damage against Damage Reduction now caps at level 100. Note: this means Armor only needs to be 9230 to cap Armor against enemies level 100 and above.
  • Aspect of the Changeling's DebtAspect of the Changeling’s Debt redesigned – You deal 25-40% increased damage while hitting a Poisoned enemy as a Werebear or a Crowd Controlled enemy as a Werewolf.
  • Shepherd's AspectShepherd’s Aspect now includes Wrath Skills, including HurricaneHurricane.
  • New – Aspect of Fevered Mauling – When you hit at least 1 enemy with MaulMaul, increase its Attack Speed by 1%-2.5% and you gain 1%-3%Damage reduction for 5 seconds, stacking up to 5 times.
  • New – Aspect of Concussive Strikes – Lucky Hit: Damaging an enemy has up to a 20% chance to Daze them for 2 seconds. You deal 5-20% increased damage to Dazed enemies.

Skills and Stats:

  • Druid Companions now receive 100% of Player Attributes.
  • Damage Reduction from Fortify is now 15%, from 10%.
  • Energize Spirit Boon Spirit Restoration increased from 10 to 20.
  • Wariness Spirit Boon damage reduction from Elites increased to 15%.
  • Masochistic Critical Strike Healing increased from 3% to 5%.
  • HurricaneHurricane Damage increased from 134% to 187%.
  • MaulMaul Damage increased by ~10%
  • Enhanced MaulEnhanced Maul Fortify increased from 5% to 8%
  • Debilitating RoarDebilitating Roar is now a Shout skill.
  • WolvesWolves
    • Wolves now gain Unstoppable when the Skill is cast.
    • Health increased by 200%.
    • Respawn reduced from 10 seconds to 5 seconds.
  • ClarityClarity – New Effect – After casting a Companion Skill, your next Core or Wrath Skill’s damage and Critical Strike Chance are increased by 5%, up to 15%.
  • QuickshiftQuickshift redesigned. When Shapeshifting into a new animal form, you deal 1% increased damage for 3 seconds, up to 6%.
  • Heightened SensesHeightened Senses redesigned – When Shapeshifting into an animal form, Werebear grants 2% Damage Reduction and Werewolf grants 2% Movement Speed, each for 6 seconds. Bonuses are doubled while both are active.
  • ShapeshifterShapeshifter – Critical Strike Chance increased from 20% to 25%.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where Hurricane was not displaying decimal values for its duration when affected by the Endless Tempest passive.

Patch 1.4.3

  • Scythe Talons – Critical Strike Chance increased from 5% to 10%.
  • Iron Feather – Maximum Life increased from 14% to 20%.
  • Bolster – Fortify amount increased from 15% to 25% of your Maximum Life.
  • QuickshiftQuickshift Maximum damage bonus increased from 6/12/18%[x] to 8/16/24%[x].
  • ProvocationProvocation – Time in Werebear form required for Overpower reduced from 24/20/16 to 20/16/12 seconds.

Advanced Information

It is time to get started on your Hurricane journey!

Or see below for further information on how the build works, as well as further explanations for Paragon, Gearing, and Gameplay, and available playstyle options.

Build Mechanics

The Hurricane Druid is an effective and tanky build with high damage that speeds through content. Our primary Skill is HurricaneHurricane, which benefits from several interactions from Skill Passives, Legendary Powers, Gearing, and supporting Skills. There is some important set-up to making this damage work.

Tempest RoarTempest Roar makes all Storm Skills into Werewolf Skills, which allows HurricaneHurricane to benefit from Shapeshifting Passives like QuickshiftQuickshift and EnvenomEnvenom. Storm skills, including HurricaneHurricane, will benefit heavily from multipliers like ThunderstruckThunderstruck. This is why Damage to Close is tempered onto gear.

ProvocationProvocation is the way we guarantee HurricaneHurricane to Overpower. This Overpower works for the entire duration of the cast Hurricane. Insatiable FuryInsatiable Fury and MaulMaul filler attacks help keep us in Werebear form to keep ProvocationProvocation stacks ticking.

(Important) How many ranks in ProvocationProvocation can matter! Since Aspect of the TempestAspect of the Tempest increases Hurricane Damage with every tick, this means the longer we can Temper and Mastercraft the HurricaneHurricane, the more ramping damage it will tick for. Tempest stacks are reset on Hurricane refresh. So for example, if our Hurricane’s duration is 16 seconds, we would only want 2 points in ProvocationProvocation instead of 3, so that we can still use skills in that downtime and so Tempest stacks can go higher and deal more damage. Likewise, only a single point in ProvocationProvocation if our Hurricane is longer than 20 seconds.

Companion wolves, ravens, and creepers give a significant multiplier to HurricaneHurricane with Shepherd's AspectShepherd’s Aspect and Aspect of the StampedeAspect of the Stampede. The active skill use of these Companions stack up ClarityClarity for more Critical Strike Chance and Damage multiplier to the entire HurricaneHurricane cast.

(Important) The active skill use of these Ravens and Wolves can Overpower their attacks. Poison Creeper cannot. This means Ravens and Wolves need to be cast for ClarityClarity stacks before Provocation reaches max stacks.

Debilitating RoarDebilitating Roar is our major Defensive Skill, and constantly reset by HurricaneHurricane kills triggering Hunter's ZenithHunter’s Zenith. As a Werebear skill, it will also help maintain Shapeshifting skills like QuickshiftQuickshift, Heightened SensesHeightened Senses. There may be some downtime when fighting bosses that do not summon adds.

Ursine StrengthUrsine Strength is a steady damage multiplier that benefits from the damage increase in any Form, so long as you are Healthy. Healthy means to be above 80% Life.

There’s no native sources of Unstoppable for this build. Use Aspect of MetamorphosisAspect of Metamorphosis and Boot Impicit Affix for Attacks to reduce Evade Cooldown if desired.


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 Hurricane Druid are listed above. The following section goes over some explanation and descriptions for the pathing process for the Hurricane 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 WerebearWerebear, UndauntedUndaunted and TerritorialTerritorial secondary effects, as well as individual nodes providing bonuses like Damage Reduction against Vulnerable enemies.
    • Resistances are improved from Magic and Rare Resistance nodes, with Earth and SkyEarth and Sky and OutmatchOutmatch bonuses improving their nearby Resistance nodes.
    • Armor goals are reached with the help of Armor nodes in Inner BeastInner Beast.
  • Build Functionality – The paragon boards improve total build functionality including:
    • Max Life% nodes increase Effective Health but also boost capability for total Fortify as well. This increases overall output for Overpower damage.

Codex of Power and Gearing Affixes

With the release of Season 4 and Patch 1.4.0, Gearing has changed significantly. For the dedicated page, see the updated Gear Systems and Itemization Overview guide here.

The Codex of Power has changed. Extracting any aspect now upgrades it in the Codex of Power. All Aspects now exist in the Codex of Power. For example, extracting a Aspect of the Changeling's DebtAspect of the Changeling’s Debt of a higher rank than you currently have in your codex improves the Codex. All future applications of Aspect of the Changeling's DebtAspect of the Changeling’s Debt will have that higher value. This also means Gambling Obols can be a significant method of improving your Codex of power. Aspects in the Codex can be favorited.

Check our Legendary Aspect and Codex of Power Guide to see which slots can have which legendary powers. For example, Rings can have either Offensive or Resource powers. This means Aspect of the StampedeAspect of the Stampede could be on Gloves or Ring, and there is still room for all the rest of the Legendary Aspects that complete the build.

For Gearing Affixes, Normal Items have no affixes, Magic Items have 1 affix, Rare Items have 2 affixes, Legendary Items have 3 affixes, and Unique Items keep their 4 affixes. Applying Legendary Aspects from your Codex will not improve the amount of Affixes on items. In the Endgame, this means Legendary Items are desirable and the rest are largely going to be just salvaged without much inspection. Many available affixes and their ranges have been changed. This is beneficial for this build on some Slots such as 2 handed weapon, with large Spirit Cost Reduction and Attack Speed, but will be worse on other slots, For example, every single resistance is an option on armor slots so rerolling at the Enchantress for the ideal affix can take many more rolls.

Ancestral Legendary items can drop with Greater Affix, indicated with a special icon * both in Inventory and on the ground. Items can have multiple Greater Affixes. Greater Affixes have a 1.5 multiplier to the base Affix.


  • 17 June, 2024: Updated for mid-season patch 1.4.3.
  • May 15, 2024: Small changes in gear affixes to adjust for season launch changes from PTR.
  • 10 May, 2024: Guide Created.
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