The Fury Druid is an extremely powerful melee build that can achieve some of the highest possible damage and Life values in Diablo 2. The build centers around maximizing the Shape Shifting Skill tree with some support from the Summoning Skill tree. The choice of summon support will largely dictate the direction that you take with your build. Oak Sage caters to players that want a massive Life pool, while Heart of Wolverine is a better choice for those who want to maximize Physical Damage. The Fury Druid does require some very specific gear choices to maximize Damge per Second (DPS) because of unique mechanics that apply solely to this Character.
This build relies on using the skills Fury and Feral Rage, in combination with summon support. Fury is your main source of Physical Damage, while Feral Rage provides additional Faster Run/Walk, Life Stolen per Hit, + xx% Damage and +xx% Attack Rating bonuses. With his powerful melee attacks and trusty summons the Fury Druid is a devastating force!
This build guide assumes you have a Character at Level 75 before transitioning to it. Check out our Druid Leveling Guide and our General Leveling Strategies to reach Level 75.
Very Tanky ✔
Strong Summons ✔
Has A Large Life Pool ✔
Plenty Of Gear Choices ✔
Big Single Target Damage ✔
❌ Low Defense
❌ Weapon IAS Is Mandatory
❌ Attacks Can Be Interrupted
❌ Best In Slot Items Are Rare
❌ Only Really Excels In End Game
The Fury Druid commits all of its Skill points to the Shape Shifting and Summoning Trees:
Put 1 Point into each of the following Skills:
1. Oak Sage
2. Summon Spirit Wolf
3. Summon Dire Wolf
4. Summon Grizzly
Max out the following Skills in order of priority:
3. Feral Rage
5. Heart of Wolverine
In this build, we allocate enough Stat Points to Strength to equip all of our gear. Be mindful of how much Strength your gear needs and how much it provides when equipped.
After you put your points into Strength and Dexterity, make sure to check if it is recommended to put Stat Points into Energy. Meet the suggested amount of Energy and put any remaining Stat Points into Vitality.
In this build, we allocate enough Dexterity to equip all of our gear. Be mindful of how much Dexterity your gear needs and how much it provides when equipped.
In this build we don't put any Stat Points into Energy. We cover our Mana costs by having enough "x% Mana Stolen per Hit" or "+x Mana after each Kill" from our gear.
- Keep Feral Rage stacks up for maximum bonuses.
- Remember to consistently re-cast Summons such as Heart of Wolverine, Oak Sage, and Summon Grizzly when needed.
- Keep your Battle Command, Battle Orders up on you and Summons at all times..
- In Werewolf form IAS on Weapon far outweighs the importance of Off-Weapon IAS.
- Use a The Reaper’s Toll on a Mercenary to lower Physical Resistances!
Guide by BTNeandertha1
I hope you enjoy this build and it's power to take down monsters with strong melee attacks. Shape Shifting into a Werewolf is a cool concept, this build is a great way to live that experience! Enjoy tearing your enemies apart!