Best Diablo 4 Season 3 Druid Build: Meta Lightning Storm Druid Build Guide

1/24/2024 11:58:39 AM

Looking to shred large packs of enemies and bosses in the new season of Diablo IV? Make sure to try the best D4 Season 3 Druid build - Lightning Storm, which is going to maximize your character potential in the game, the guide focuses on the gear, skills, gems, companion stones, paragon, and more. 

Best Diablo 4 Season 3 Druid Build: Meta Lightning Storm Druid Build Guide

With the addition of the new unique and buffs to Druid in Diablo IV Season of the Construct, Lightning Druid is one of the biggest winners and going to be an S-tier build in Season 3. 

1. Diablo 4 Season 3 Lightning Storm Druid Main Skills

Below are the main skills you want to play for this Druid build in D4 S3, the Wind Shear generates spirit and movement speed, Earthen Bulwark makes you unstoppable, Cataclysm for the ultimate, and Lightning Storm is the DPS skill. 

Wind Shear

Debilitating Roar

Blood Howl

Earthen Bulwark


Lightning Storm

2. Diablo 4 Season 3 Lightning Storm Druid Skill Tree

- Basic: Wind Shear (1/5) -> Enhanced Wind Shear (1/1) -> Fierce Wind Shear (1/1)

- Core: Lightning Storm (5/5) - Enhanced Lightning Storm (1/1) - Primal Lightning Storm (1/1), Landslide (5/5) -> Enhanced Landslide (1/1) -> Raging Landslide (1/1)

- Defensive: Earthen Bulwark (3/5) - Enhanced Earthen Bulwark (1/1) - Preserving Earthen Bulwark (1/1), Blood Howl (1/5) -> Enhanced Blood Howl (1/1) -> Preserving Blood Howl (1/1), Debilitating Roar (1/5) -> Enhanced Debilitating Roar (1/1) - Preserving Debilitating Roar (1/1)

- Ultimate: Cataclysm (1/1) -> Prime Cataclysm 

- Passives: Wind Impulses (3/3), Vigilance (3/3), Elemental Exposure (2/3), Crushing Earth (3/3), Stone Guard (3/3), Envenom (3/3), Toxic Claws (1/3), Natural Disaster (3/3), Defiance (3/3), Nature’s Fury (1/1)

3. Diablo 4 Season 3 Lightning Storm Druid Gear

Speaking of the build equipment, you want to have the Tempest Roar to have Lightning Storm, Symbiotic Aspect on the armor reduces your cooldown with Earthen Bulwark, which will be done when you use Lightning Storm. Use the new unique glove, you’ll have an additional strike per stack of Lightning Storm, also strike twice and deal more damage. Then Tibault’s Will gives more damage and maximum resources. Concerning the weapon, you want to increase damage based on your amount of Fortify. On the offhand, you’ll have a second pillar each strike with Landslide and deal bonus damage per hit. If you want to cast Landslide with Lightning Storm, you can’t channel the spell, the advice is to stack it, so you have plenty of power of Lightning Storm and then you have to spam clip your button to proc the Landslide. As for the rings, Airidah’s Inexorable Will pulls in distant enemies and deals physical damage when casting an Ultimate skill five seconds later. Aspect of the Umbral offers some resources with Critical Strike Chance, Critical Strike Damage, Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies, and Lucky Hit Chance. 

- Helm: Tempest Roar 

- Chest Armor: Symbiotic Aspect

- Gloves: Unsung Ascetic’s Wraps

- Pants: Tibault’s Will

- Boots: Flickerstep

- Weapon: Aspect of Retaliation

- Amulet: Aspect of Natural Balance

- Ring 1: Aspect of the Umbral

- Ring 2: Airidah’s Inexorable Will

- Offhand: Aspect of the Aftershock

4. Diablo 4 Season 3 Lightning Storm Druid Gems

Regarding the gems, you'll have increased Critical Strike damage to vulnerable enemies, damage reduction while Fortified, and Diamonds for resistance to all elements. 

- Weapon: Emerald

- Armor: Sapphire

- Jewelry: Diamond

5. Diablo 4 Season 3 Lightning Storm Druid Companion (Construct) Stones

Proceeding with construct stones, you want to have additional damage, increase duration, reduce cool down and damage reduction, you also want an offensive skill, which will increase your critical strike chance to hit enemies, grant you some fortification, and pull enemies to pack them. 

Flash of Adrenaline

Duration Support

Tactical Support

Safeguard Support


Efficiency Support

Fortify Support

Gripping Support

6. Diablo 4 Season 3 Lightning Storm Druid Paragon 

- Werewolf (Rare Glyph): you want to get increased damage when you are in a werewolf and with some damage reduction.

- Ancestral Guidance (Legendary Node): increases damage when you spend spirit.

- Earth and Sky (Rare Glyph): boosts your natural skill damage.

- Undaunted (Rare Glyph): increases your damage while Fortified. 

- Inner Beast (Legendary Node): after shapeshifting, you are going to have some spirit cost reduction. 

- Lust for Carnage (Legendary Node): restores new spirit on a Critical Strike. 

- Spirit (Rare Glyph): increase your Critical Strike damages.

- Fang and Claw (Rare Glyph): grants bonus to all magic nodes within range. 

- Thunderstruck (Legendary Node): Storm skills deal increased damage. 

If you want to be powerful in end-game content, stock cheap D4 gold to buy useful items and use top-tier build for your class. 

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