Storm Ripper – Endgame Storm Claw Druid Build Guide

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How the Build Works

In Diablo IV’s Season 2, there are new Vampiric Powers which not only increase our attack speed a ton, but also give us a massive damage increase to basic skills. There isn’t an item that synergizes quite as well with basic skills as the Greatstaff of the Crone. This staff gives us the ability to cast two basic skills at the same time and it turns Claw into a Storm skill. We can also get +9 ranks into Claw which makes this basic attack build very strong. On this build, we are at the attack speed cap around 200% and we’re raining down crits with lucky hit and lightning rains down everywhere. This build is more advanced and I wouldn’t recommend it for leveling, but it’s one of the coolest builds I’ve played! This build is really fast, shreds bosses and mobs.

Full explanation in the video below, I highly recommend watching it for an in-depth breakdown of the build.

Items and Skill Tree

Aspects

  • Helmet – (Unique) Godslayer Crown
  • Chest – (Unique) Mad Wolf’s Glee
  • Gloves – Mighty Storm’s Aspect
  • Pants – Aspect of Disobedience
  • Boots – Wind Striker Aspect
  • Weapon – (Unique) Greatstaff of the Crone
  • Amulet – Rapid Aspect
  • Ring – Edgemaster’s Aspect
  • Ring – Overcharged Aspect

Vampiric Powers

  • Major – Moonrise
  • Minor – Ravenous, Undying, Infection and Hectic

Spirit Boons

For the Spirit Boons, you want:

  • Deer: Wariness
  • Eagle: Swooping Attacks
  • Wolf: Calamity
  • Snake (Double): Overload and Calm Before the Storm

Paragon Board

Check out the Paragon Board here.

Main Skills

Skill Tree

Basic Skills

  • Storm Strike

    5/5
  • Enhanced Storm Strike
  • Fierce Storm Strike
  • Claw

    5/5
  • Enhanced Claw
  • Wild Claw

Core Skills

  • Predatory Instinct

    3/3
  • Digitigrade Gait

    3/3

Defensive Skills

  • Earthen Bulwark

    1/5
  • Enhanced Earthen Bulwark
  • Preserving Earthen Bulwark
  • Ancestral Fortitude

    1/3
  • Vigilance

    3/3
  • Blood Howl

    1/5
  • Enhanced Blood Howl
  • Preserving Blood Howl
  • Cyclone Armor

    1/5
  • Enhanced Cyclone Armor
  • Preserving Cyclone Armor

Wrath Skills

  • Elemental Exposure

    1/3
  • Charged Atmosphere

    3/3
  • Electric Shock

    3/3
  • Bad Omen

    3/3
  • Hurricane

    1/5
  • Enhanced Hurricane
  • Savage Hurricane
  • Neurotoxin

    1/3
  • Toxic Claws

    1/3
  • Envenom

    3/3

Ultimate Skills

  • Cataclysm

    1/1
  • Prime Cataclysm
  • Supreme Cataclysm
  • Defiance

    3/3

Key Passive

  • Earthen Might

For more information on the gear and skill tree, check out the build on D4Builds