Druid Class Overview

Last updated on Nov 19, 2023 at 21:10 by Lavender 1 comment

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.


Druid Specializations

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.

For the Alliance, only Night Elves can play as Druids. For the Horde, only Tauren can.


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.


Druid Trainers

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


Horde Druid Trainers


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.



  • 19 Nov. 2023: Updated for Season of Discovery.
  • 25 Aug. 2019: Guide added.
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