Druid Class Overview
Druids are the keepers of the world. Locked in slumber for generations, they awoke to meet the threat of the Burning Legion during its recent invasion. After Archimonde's defeat, the Druids chose to remain in the waking world and help to rebuild their shattered lands. The Legion's attack left a terrible scar on the natural order, and the Druids seek to heal it.
Druid in Season of Discovery
Find our new guides for Druid in WoW Classic Season of Discovery below! The new game mode will have players find and utilize Runes that can then be engraved onto their gear to provide them special bonuses that augment already existing abilities or allow the class to use entirely new spells.
While Druid was already incredibly flexible in WoW Classic, the Season of Discovery will make new builds possible, and increase the power of already existing builds.
There are three specializations for Druids in Classic, unlike the four available in retail. The Guardian specialization, which Druids can use to tank, does not exist in Classic and is instead included with Feral.
- Balance — This is the ranged DPS specialization for Druids, but can also act as a versatile off-healer in most situations. Despite not performing well in PvE, this is a fairly strong choice in PvP.
- Feral — In Classic, Feral acts as the tanking spec for Druids, as well as the melee DPS option. There are talents that impact both damage and survivability, so depending on your choices, you will be able to fill both roles.
- Restoration — This is the healing specialization for Druids and is incredibly strong in PvP, as well as holding multiple spots in many raid groups.
Resources as a Druid
The primary resource used by Druids depends on the form they are currently in.
- Bear Form — Rage
- Cat Form — Energy
- Moonkin Form — Mana
- Druid Form — Mana
Races for Druids
Given their kinship with nature, only certain races can be Druids and harness the powers of the wild.
Gearing a Druid
Druids can wear either Cloth or Leather armour in Classic and, depending on your desired specialization and role, you will prioritise a different main stat.
- Balance and Restoration — Intellect
- Feral — Agility and Strength
In Classic, Druids can use Daggers, Fist Weapons, Maces (both 1- and 2-handed), and Staves.
In order to learn skills and skill ranks, you will need to go to a Druid trainer. Below is a list of all the trainers available to the Alliance and Horde.
Alliance Druid Trainers
- Denatharion — Darnassus
- Fylerian Nightwing — Darnassus
- Golhine the Hooded — Felwood
- Kal — Teldrassil
- Loganaar — Moonglade
- Maldryn — Stormwind City
- Mardant Strongoak — Teldrassil
- Mathrengyl Bearwalker — Darnassus
- Sheldras Moontree — Stormwind City
- Theridran — Stormwind City
Horde Druid Trainers
- Gart Mistrunner — Mulgore
- Gennia Runetotem — Mulgore
- Jannos Lighthoof — Feralas
- Loganaar — Moonglade
- Kym Wildmane — Thunder Bluff
- Sheal Runetotem — Thunder Bluff
- Turak Runetotem — Thunder Bluff
Druid Guides for World of Warcraft: Classic
For information on how best to play your Druid in Classic, you can check out the following guides.
- Balance Druid Ranged DPS Guide for PvE
- Feral Druid Melee DPS Guide for PvE
- Feral Druid Tank Guide for PvE
- Restoration Druid Healing Guide for PvE
- Druid PvP Guide
- Druid Leveling Guide
- Addons and Macros Guide for Druids
- Making Gold as a Druid
- 19 Nov. 2023: Updated for Season of Discovery.
- 25 Aug. 2019: Guide added.
- Upcoming Season of Discovery Phase 2 Class Tuning: February 27th
- WoW Hardcore Self-Found Mode Begins February 29th
- Dragonflight 10.2.5 and Season of Discovery Hotfixes, February 21st
- Gnomeregan Trinket Sends Player to Forbidden Zones in SoD Phase 2
- Season of Discovery Hotfixes: February 20th
- Blizzard Acknowledges Gnomeregan Raid Lockout Bug
- Blizzard on AoE Threat in SoD Phase 2
- Season of Discovery and Classic Era Hotfixes: February 16th