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Lightning Storm Werewolf Druid Endgame Build for Diablo 4 (Season 1)

Introduction

Welcome to the Lightning Storm Werewolf build, the ultimate guide to creating a thunder god who harnesses the power of lightning to decimate enemies in Diablo 4. In this build, we will focus on utilizing the Tempest Roar helmet to summon a Lightning Storm in Werewolf form, unleashing a relentless barrage of lightning bolts upon the hordes of hell.

Strengths and Weaknesses

To get an overview of how this build compares to others, check out our build tier lists.

Build Requirements

To make this build work optimally, there are some specific gear requirements. The most important is the Tempest Roar helmet, which is essential for unlocking the necessary skills while in Werewolf form. Additionally, you will need the following Legendary Aspects for the build to function properly:

  1. Dire Wolf’s Aspect
  2. Lightning Dancer’s Aspect
  3. Mighty Storm’s Aspect

We recommend having these three Aspects ready for imprinting, and for the build to reach its full potential, it is recommended to acquire all the Legendary Aspects listed in this guide.

Season of the Malignant

Season 1 Patch Updates

The Season 1 Patch Update introduced some changes that impact this build. Here are the specific updates:

  • Aspect of Disobedience maximum stacks reduced from 100 to 60, reducing maximum Bonus Armor % from 25-50% to 15-30%.
  • Prime Grizzly Rage now grants Unstoppable for 6 seconds instead of while active.
  • Masochistic now also requires a Lucky Hit chance of 75%.
  • Cooldown Reduction: Reduced by ~30% on gear slots.
  • Significant reductions to Vulnerable and Critical Strike Damage values (needs to be tested more).
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Patch 1.1.1

The second major update for Season 1, Patch 1.1.1 brings positive changes to Basic Generator Skills for Druids. Here are the changes specific to this build:

  • Wind Shear – Spirit gain increased from 13 to 14.

None of these changes significantly impact the build, and we have full confidence in its effectiveness.

Malignant Hearts

The Season 1 theme introduces a new type of legendary gem called Malignant Hearts. These gems need to be socketed into matching colored sockets on equipped jewelry. Here are the Malignant Hearts that are useful for this build, ranked by importance:

  1. Caged Heart of the Unconstrained Beast
  2. Caged Heart of Tempting Fate
  3. Caged Heart of Revenge

Please note that these rankings are based on early opinions, and we will update them as necessary.

Video Guide

Please note that while the written guide is continuously evolving, the accompanying video serves more as a guideline. The written guide will always provide the most accurate information.

Skill Tree Points and Skill Bar

Follow the allocated skill points and the image above for a complete 58 point build. The additional 10 skill points can be obtained through the Renown system.

If you are still leveling up to Level 50, prioritize raising Poison Creeper to 5/5 and adding the two enhancements as soon as possible. Once you have completed those seven points, focus on putting points into Call of the Wild. Maintaining a strong Poison Creeper will be crucial for efficient leveling.

Spirit Boons – The Druid Specialization

Boons are buffs specific to the Druid class. To unlock your Boons, complete a simple quest in “Tur Dulra” on the west side of the map. This becomes available at Level 15 and should be completed early on. The Boon mechanic allows you to select a buff from each master animal, as well as a second Boon from a chosen master animal.

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While leveling up to 50, enhance your Poison Creeper as much as possible. The Boon setup below benefits from Lucky Hit Strikes resetting the cooldown of Poison Creeper through the Boon Packleader.

If you have reached the endgame and completed the skill tree as shown above, utilize this Boon setup for optimal results.

As with other Druid builds, we will use the Boon Calamity to extend Grizzly Rage uptime. We will also rely on the Boon Calm Before The Storm to reduce the Cooldown timer. Season One balance changes might affect the constant uptime of Grizzly Rage, and we will continue testing and provide updates.

Paragon

To optimize this build, we recommend using these Legendary Nodes and Rare Glyphs. The Paragon Board setup is presented in order of importance. If you don’t have enough Paragon Points for all the boards, gradually work towards each step.

Starting Board

  1. Begin by selecting the Nodes on the right-hand side of the board, moving towards the Rare Node Prime. This will increase our Life and Damage.
  2. Continue through the Magic Nodes upwards to the Glyph slot and insert Fulminate. This provides a significant damage boost to Lightning Damage.
  3. Select the Dexterity nodes as shown above and pick up the Rare Nodes within the Glyph radius, Impel and Resolve. These nodes offer a damage boost and resistance.
  4. Finally, head towards the top of the Paragon Board and attach the Inner Beast Board in the same position shown in the image.

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