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The Pulverize Werebear Druid is a powerful build with strong attacks and wide AoE. It is probably the most meta or the strongest Druid build in Diablo IV because of its accessibility and high DPS. This guide covers all the necessary information about how to get started, Skill Tree points distribution, Paragon boards, and Gear. With this ultimate guide, you can easily conquer all endgame activities.

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Diablo 4 Pulverize Werebear Druid Build Guide

Diablo 4 Pulverize Werebear Druid Gameplay

For this ranged build we highly recommend you to obtain a Legendary Item with Shockwave Aspect. The Unique Druid Helm, Vasily’s Prayer, can enhance gameplay experience, but is not essential for the Pulverize Werebear build.

You can play at a good ranged distance with Earth Spike as a Basic Attack. And additionally it works during Grizzly Rage with Vasily’s Prayer. Also Grizzly Rage gives you Unstoppable.

The Pulverize build incorporates the Shockwave Aspect to take down groups of enemies quickly with a massive AoE and has a huge DPS. Enemies at the edge of the initial slam of Pulverize can also be hit by the following shockwave. After that you can use this distance for the most DPS against elites and bosses to hit them with both portions of Pulverize.

When Aspect of the Ursine Horror is used, the Pulverize becomes an Earth Skill and this is also tagged as a Nature Magic Skill to receive benefits from the Skill Tree Passives.

Also, it includes defensive skills like Earthen Bulwark, Grizzly Rage and Debilitating Roar to get extremely tanky and utilizes Fortify for added survivability. In general, there are multiple sources of Fortify available such as Preserving Earthen Bulwark, Enhanced Debilitating Roar, and Safeguard. Mending Stone is the main defensive skill for hardcore. And Grizzly Rage gives you Unstoppable, which is also great for hardcore in general and Nightmare Dungeons runs in particular.

Pulverize Werebear Strengths and Weaknesses

Massive AoEGear dependent
Huge DPSNot so good with single target damage
Great survivabilityLess suitable for beginner (due to lack of equipment)
Extremely tanky
Ranged distance for elites and bosses

D4 Pulverize Werebear Druid Skill Tree

  • Earth Spike 1/5 → Enhanced Earth Spike
  • Pulverize 5/5 → Enhanced Pulverize → Raging Pulverize
  • Heart of the Wild 1/3 → Wild Impulses 3/3
  • Landslide 5/5 
  • Earthen Bulwark 1/5 → Enhanced Earthen Bulwark → Preserving Earthen Bulwark
  • Debilitating Roar 1/5 → Enhanced Debilitating Roar → Innate Debilitating Roar 
  • Nature’s Reach 3/3 
  • Trample 5/5 → Enhanced Trample → Nature Trample
  • Mending 1/3 → Provocation 3/3
  • Crushing Earth 3/3 → Safeguard 3/3 → Stone Guard 3/3
  • Grizzly Rage → Prime Grizzly Rage → Supreme Grizzly Rage
  • Defiance 1/3 → Natural Disaster 3/3 → Resonance 3/3 
  • Earthen Might 

Diablo 4 Pulverize Werebear Druid Gear

Diablo 4 Pulverize Werebear Druid Build Guide

First of all we must bring up a crucial point before proceeding.

To do more damage, make sure your weapon has at least 701 item power. This is sort of the break point, it’s an absolute minimum. And 726 item power is even better. Because at 726 item power breack point, your weapon’s Overpower damage increases significantly. All other affixes on the weapon have a ton of really strong stats. So look for a weapon with 701 item power or more and make sure to replace your weapon. To not get confused and not to miss important points in the game dive into our Diablo 4 Boosting Service, we have everything you need.

Gear Stats for Pulverize Werebear Druid

  • Weapon DPS
  • Critical Strike Damage
  • Critical Strike Chance, CSC Against Injured Enemies
  • Lucky Hit Chance and LHC to Restore Primary Resource
  • Cooldown Reduction
  • Spirit Cost Reduction
  • Resource Generation
  • Ranks of Wild Impulses, Nature’s Reach, Crushing Earth, Defiance, Natural Disaster, Resonance, Stone Guard
  • Vulnerable Damage
  • Core Skill Damage
  • Damage to Injured or Crowd Controlled Enemies
  • Overpower Damage
  • Willpower
  • Armor
  • Barrier Generation
  • Damage Reduction, DR while Injured, DR from Close or Distant Enemies
  • Maximum Life
  • Attack Speed
  • Movement Speed
  • Dodge Chance and DC Against Close Enemies

Best Unique Items for Pulverize Werebear Druid

There are several worthy options of Unique Items for Pulverize Werebear Druid, we chose those that in our opinion perfectly fit our build:


Your Earth Skills are now also Werebear Skills and Fortify you for [X].

Diablo 4 Pulverize Werebear Druid Build Guide


Werebear form is now your true form, and you gain +2 Ranks to all Werebear Skills.

Diablo 4 Pulverize Werebear Druid Build Guide


Effects that Heal you beyond 100% Life grant you a Barrier up to [40 – 80]% of your Maximum Life that lasts for 8 seconds.

Diablo 4 Pulverize Werebear Druid Build Guide

Pulverize Werebear Druid Gems

Here are the top gems for each gear slot:

  • Weapon: Sapphire for +% Critical Strike Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies.
  • Armor: Sapphire for % Damage Reduction while Fortified.
  • Jewelry: Skull for + Armor.

Pulverize Werebear Druid Spirit Boons

You can activate the final Boons with Spirit Bonding by offering enough Druidic Spirit Offerings. First unlock the first four listed Boons and then fully unlock the rest.

Boon NameAnimalEffect
WarinessDeerTake +10% reduced damage from Elites.
Avian WrathEagleGain x30% Critical Strike Damage.
EnergizeWolfLucky Hit: Dealing damage has up to a 15% chance to restore 10 Spirit.
Obsidian SlamSnakeEvery 20th kill will cause your next Earth Skill to Overpower.
MasochisticSnakeCritical Strikes with Shapeshifting Skills Heal you for 3% Maximum Life.

Elixirs and Healing Potions

To enhance your stats and experience gain for 30 min, don’t forget to visit the Alchemist. For the best results, create the Precision Elixir. It has the highest potency to increase Critical Strike Chance and Damage.

Upgrade your potion at the Alchemist when you reach Levels 20, 30, 45, 60, 70, 80 and 90 to increase healing and survive.

Diablo 4 Pulverize Werebear Druid Aspects

We found these Pulverize Werebear Druid best-in-slot Aspects on Legendary Items. Aspects from the Codex of Power can help to substitute them, although their effects are weaker. You can use lower level Legendary Items to extract Aspects and imprint them onto Rare Items with preferred stats.

Shockwave Aspect and Aspect of the Ursine Horror are two crucial components of the Pulverize Werebear Druid build. Shockwave allows Pulverize to become a ranged skill with huge AoE, while the Ursine Horror provides various passive bonuses in the Skill Tree.

Gear SlotAspect NameLegendary Aspect Power
Two-Handed Staff (+100% bonus effect)Shockwave AspectPulverize creates a shockwave that travels forward, dealing [60 – 100%] of its damage to targets in the path.
AmuletAspect of the Rampaging WerebeastThe duration of Grizzly Rage is increased by [1 – 5] seconds. In addition, Critical Strikes while Grizzly Rage is active increase your Critical Strike Damage by 10% for the duration.
RingAspect of Trampled EarthTrample now summons 6 Landslide pillars of earth during its duration that deal [70-80]% normal damage. Trample is now also a Nature Magic and Earth Skill.
RingsAspect of the UmbralRestore [1 – 4] of your Primary Resource when you Crowd Control an enemy.
GlovesAspect of the Ursine HorrorPulverize is now also an Earth Skill. After casting Pulverize, tectonic spikes continue to deal [X] damage over 2 seconds.
HelmBallistic AspectWhen you have Fortify your Earth Skills gain +2 Ranks.
ChestAspect of DisobedienceYou gain [0.25 – 0.50%] increased Armor for 4 seconds when you deal any form of damage, stacking up to [25.00 – 50.00%] .
PantsAspect of Mending StoneThe duration of Earthern Bulwark is increased by 6 seconds. In addition, killing an enemy with Earth skills replenishes [X] of your active Earthen Bulwark’s Barrier.
BootsAspect of QuicksandDamage from Earth Skills Slow enemies hit by [25 – 50%] for 5 seconds.

D4 Pulverize Werebear Druid Paragon Boards

Once you reach level 50, you can access the Paragon progression system which provides a significant increase in character power. The Paragon Board offers various bonuses, including minor stat improvements on Magic Nodes and more substantial gains with Rare Glyphs and Legendary Nodes.

When aiming for Glyph Sockets and Legendary Nodes, we recommend to prioritize Attributes for Normal and Magic Nodes such as:

  • Attack Speed;
  • Non-Physical Damage;
  • Willpower;
  • Armor;
  • Resistance;
  • Life.

The following list contains the most advantageous Legendary Nodes for the Pulverize Werebear Druid build:

Survival InstinctsWhile in Werebear form, you deal 1% increased damage, up to 50%, for every 1% difference in current Life percent between you and the enemy.
Ancestral GuidanceAfter spending 75 Spirit, you deal 30% increased damage for 5 seconds.
Earthen DevastationYour Earth Skills deal 30% increased damage to enemies afflicted by Crowd Control.

Paragon Boards Distribution

Unlike the Whirlwind Barbarian, the Druid got lucky with the boards. We can find everything we need on literally the first two, including the Starting Board. And don’t forget to distribute those insane Magic Nodes around.

Starting Board

  1. Prime Rare Node
  2. Tenacity Rare Node
  3. Exploit Rare Glyph
  4. Impel Rare Node
  5. Resolve Rare Node

Survival Instincts (2nd Board)

  1. Spearhead Rare Node
  2. Grizzly Rare Node
  3. Battleworn Hide Rare Node
  4. Undaunted Rare Glyph
  5. Ursine Rare Node
  6. Zealous Rare Node

On these two boards we get:

  • Strength: 97
  • Dexterity: 141
  • Intelligence: 140
  • Willpower: 185

So, we’ve only spent 90 Paragon points and you can continue collecting boards as you like, but don’t forget to use the Werebear Glyph. Consider going over to the Earthen Devastation Paragon board or Ancestral Guidance.

Overgear as always can assist with Paragon leveling and other tasks if you need help.

Diablo 4 Pulverize Werebear Druid Glyphs

It is important to note that as Glyphs level up, their effects increase in radius. When Additional Bonus requirements cannot be fulfilled, it may be wise to delay allotting additional nodes temporarily.

WerebearFor every 5 Willpower purchased within range, you deal + [6.24%] increased damage while in Werebear form.
• Additional Bonus (requires 40 Willpower purchased in radius range):
You gain 10% Damage Reduction while in Werebear form.
ExploitFor every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal + [3.85%] increased damage to Vulnerable targets.
• Additional Bonus (requires 25 Dexterity purchased in radius range):
When an enemy is damaged by you, they become Vulnerable for 3 seconds. This cannot happen more than once every 20 seconds per enemy.
SpiritFor every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, Core Skills deal + [9.6%] increased Critical Strike Damage.
• Additional Bonus (requires 25 Dexterity purchased in radius range):
Critical Strikes increase the damage an enemy takes from you by x2% for 20 seconds, up to x12%.
UndauntedFor every 5 Intelligence purchased within range, you deal + [9.6%] increased damage while Fortified.
• Additional Bonus (requires 25 Intelligence purchased in radius range):
You gain up to 10% Damage Reduction the more Fortify you have.
Be prepared to tackle endgame content right away!
Diablo 4 Pulverize Werebear Druid Build Guide

That’s all you need to know about the Pulverize Werebear Druid build with all the specific details. This build is optimal for midgame and endgame and ideal for hardcore players. If you want to pay more attention to leveling, dive into our Lightning Storm Druid build guide.

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