Druids in Diablo 4 are known for their versatility, allowing players to adapt to various playstyles effortlessly. This flexibility extends beyond skill allocation and equipment selection. When Druids reach level 15, they gain access to Spirit Boons, a set of buffs that enhance their adaptability in any situation. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of unlocking and equipping Spirit Boons in Diablo 4.
Unlocking Spirit Boons
At level 15, you’ll receive the quest “Spirits of the Lost Grove” in your quest log, which will prompt you to travel to Túr Dúlra in Scosglen. While this may be a considerable distance from your current leveling area, Spirit Boons are an integral part of the Druid class, so it’s advisable to prioritize this quest. Although Scosglen is where Act 2 of the story unfolds, you don’t need to complete or even start Act 2 to embark on this quest.
Step 1: Clearing Túr Dúlra
Before progressing further, you must clear the Túr Dúlra Stronghold. Strongholds are mini-dungeons where mobs are always two levels higher than you. To reclaim a Stronghold, you need to complete several objectives and defeat a boss. Once you have cleared Túr Dúlra of demons, you’ll find the Spirits of the Lost Grove available on a platform beneath the waypoint.
While Strongholds present challenging content, we recommend taking on Túr Dúlra as soon as you reach level 15. Take your time and avoid rushing through it. If you encounter difficulties, consider adjusting your talents to include more defensive options that can help you survive encounters with bosses and mini-bosses. Personally, I have found the basic ability Storm Strike to be a powerful defensive skill, providing a brief 25% damage reduction buff. Even if it’s not your preferred ability, it can greatly aid your survival while accumulating Spirit to fuel your stronger abilities.
Step 2: Completing Spirits of the Lost Grove
Once you’ve successfully conquered Túr Dúlra, proceed to Ardreth by following the quest marker. Ardreth will guide you to Gathlen, the healer of spirits, in the hopes of restoring the spirits of Túr Dúlra. This quest chain is relatively short and shouldn’t pose any major challenges.
Upon completing the quests, four spirits will appear: Eagle, Snake, Deer, and Wolf.
Step 3: Making Offerings to Unlock Spirit Powers
While you have unlocked the Spirit Boons system, you’ll now need to unlock each of the 16 individual powers. Each animal spirit offers four different buffs, and you must make 25 offerings to unlock each buff. These buffs are unlocked in sequential order, meaning you can’t target specific buffs. To obtain the final Spirit Boon, you must unlock all the preceding ones.
To unlock all available Spirit Boons, you’ll need a total of 400 offerings. Fortunately, collecting offerings is quite easy. They start dropping as soon as you reach level 15, and they seem to drop from virtually any enemy you defeat. While offerings are not guaranteed drops from every mob, they are fairly common, and it won’t take much time to gather all the offerings you need. By the time I finished unlocking this feature, I had enough offerings to unlock six Spirit Boons.
You can equip one Boon per animal spirit. We suggest unlocking the first Boons from Eagle, Deer, and Wolf immediately, even if they aren’t your primary choices. This way, you’ll have three Boons ready to equip right away. Afterward, focus on unlocking the Snake Spirit Boons, which can only be obtained by turning in all the required offerings at once (100 offerings in total). This will unlock all four Snake Spirit Boons. From there, unlock the remaining Boons in whichever order you prefer.
Once you have unlocked all the Spirit Boons, you can choose to bond with one of the four spirits, enabling you to select an additional Boon from that specific spirit. Keep an eye on your offerings, which can be found under the quest tab in your inventory, and turn them in whenever you have enough to unlock more Boons. Túr Dúlra has a waypoint, making it convenient to teleport there whenever necessary.
All Available Spirit Boons for Druids in Diablo 4
Below is a list of all the Spirit Boons you can obtain, presented in the order they become available. While the Snake Spirit Boons cater to specific Druid types, the remaining Boons can be mixed and matched according to your preferences.
- Scythe Talons: Gain a 5% increased Critical Strike Chance.
- Iron Feather: Increase your Maximum Life by 10%.
- Swooping Attacks: Gain a 10% increase in Attack Speed.
- Avian Wrath: Increase Critical Strike Damage by 30%.
- Obsidian Slam: Every 10th kill causes your next Earth Skill to Overpower.
- Overload: Lucky Hits with Lightning damage have up to a 20% chance to emit a static discharge, dealing 63 Lightning damage to surrounding enemies. Note: Damage scales with level.
- Masochistic: Critical Strikes with Shapeshifting Skills heal you for 3% of your Maximum Life.
- Calm Before the Storm: Lucky Hits with Nature Magic Skills have up to a 15% chance to reduce the cooldown of your Ultimate Skill by 2 seconds.
- Prickleskin: Gain 36 Thorns. Note: This scales with level.
- Gift of the Stag: Increase Maximum Spirit by 10.
- Wariness: Take 10% reduced damage from Elites.
- Advantageous Beast: Reduce the duration of Control Impairing Effects by 15%.
- Packleader: Lucky Critical Strikes have up to a 20% chance to reset the Cooldowns of your Companion Skills.
- Energize: Lucky Hits have up to a 15% chance to restore 10 Spirit.
- Bolster: When using a Defensive Skill, fortify for 10% of your Maximum Life.
- Calamity: Extend the duration of Ultimate Skills by 25%.
Swapping Spirit Boons
One of the best aspects of Spirit Boons is the ability to swap them at any time from your character screen. Simply navigate to the Spirit Boons tab and select the desired Boon. The only aspect that cannot be changed on the fly is the spirit you’re bonded to, which allows you to acquire a second Boon. To change your bonded spirit, you’ll need to visit Túr Dúlra and communicate with the spirit you wish to bond with.
You may find yourself frequently changing Boons to suit different situations. For example, you might equip Wariness and Bolster when facing a challenging boss encounter, but switch to Gift of the Stag and Calamity when you require less defense. These Boons provide ample choices, ensuring you can customize your abilities to match your needs.
With these steps in mind, you’ll be able to unlock and equip Spirit Boons as a Druid in Diablo 4, enhancing your adaptability and effectiveness in combat. Explore the various combinations and find the Boons that best complement your playstyle. Happy adventuring!