Druid - Group Support

The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great

Focused on: Support

Designed for: Open World and Open World Support

Expansions required: Heart of Thorns builds

This build was last updated on August 23, 2022 and is up to date for the June 30, 2022 game patch.

Overview

Druid Druid provides strong zerg support through high healing, Alacrity Alacrity, Might Might, Fury Fury, stunbreaks, downstate control, and crowd control. It also provides both offensive and defensive boons. As it focuses on supporting allies and has no damage of its own, this build is not recomended for solo play.


Skill Bar

Fern Hound
Rock Gazelle
Staff
Axe/Warhorn
Utility

You only need 3 spirits to maintain permanent Alacrity Alacrity through . We recommend Water, Frost, and Nature.

Command skills provide regeneration to nearby allies thanks to , which in turn heals thanks to . Both things also contribute to building up your Astral Force and make it very easy to upkeep .

Skill Variants

Heal Skills

  • - decent option to help cleanse conditions from allies.

Utilities

  • - to pull enemies together so the zerg can cleave them, or to push enemies like the bomb in Tarir south lane.
  • - evade and stunbreak.
  • - greatly hinders movement of trash mobs.
  • - decent condition cleanse for the zerg.
  • - panic button to negate strike damage.
  • - defensive option for allies when fighting in one location.

Elites

  • - good AoE heal and either condi cleanse or revive .
  • - 10 stacks of stability.

Pet variants

Fern Hound and Rock Gazelle provide good damage and crowd control, but you can consider other options.

High damage pets
Good mix of damage and crowd control
Good on-demand crowd control
Tanky pets
  • Drakes such as Marsh Drake Marsh Drake provide the best mix of damage and tankiness, but bears and devourers are also very tanky pets.


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Specializations

  • – if more cc is needed.
  • – superspeed and stealth for your group.

Your second traitline really doesn't matter, pick whatever you want. We recommed Beastmastery for a combination of damage and utility.


Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.
This build uses the same gear as Build:Druid - Boon Support Healer allowing one single gear set for both open world and instanced content.

Head
Harrier
Shoulders
Harrier
Chest
Harrier
Hands
Harrier
Legs
Harrier
Feet
Harrier
Backpiece
Harrier
Accessory
Harrier
Accessory
Harrier
Amulet
Harrier
Ring
Harrier
Ring
Harrier
Staff
Harrier
Sigil
Sigil
Axe
Harrier
Warhorn
Harrier
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6



Variant Equipment

Runes

  • , , , - healing alternatives
  • , , , , - Strong defensive options


Consumables

Food
  • Ascended food is superior to any other food. In the event you do not have or cannot find any, see below:
  • Use for general farming.
  • for maxing out magic find.
  • if you need more healing.
Utility:
  • or equivalent


Usage

Healing and supporting

This build focuses on healing and providing offensive and defensive boons to allies. Namely, Might Might, Fury Fury, and Alacrity Alacrity.

  • Enter Celestial Avatar and use to give healing and Might Might to allies. Use right before leaving Celestial Avatar so the delayed heal starts rebuilding your Astral Force.
  • Don't stay inside Celestial Avatar until your Astral Force depletes. Enter, cast the skills you need, then manually leave it.
  • Position yourself so heals allies in between you and the enemy.
  • Spam , , , and off cooldown.
  • Use your Blast finishers (, , ) on water fields such as for extra healing, or light fields such as to cleanse conditions.
  • You can provide Stability Stability by entering Celestial Avatar and using .


Tagging

  • allows you to tag enemies easily, specially when using the keybind for "next target".
  • Use for mobility, try to aim near allies to reduce its cooldown.
  • You can manually command your pet to attack certain mobs while you do other things.

Spirits

You need 3 spirits to maitain permanent Alacrity Alacrity. Whenever you teleport your spirits to you by using their asociated skill, such as , they will provide 8 seconds of alacrity. Staying near the spirits provides more boons, but this isn't mandatory.

Crowd Control

  • Your pet and their Beast skill (F2) depending on the pet.


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 1 votes.
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5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars • June 2021
Easily one of the best open world supports. This build lets you apply significant Might and healing to nearby allies, and due to the spammable regen you can affect more than 15 people at once if you position correctly. On top of this, the 1200 range hitscan auto lets you tag with the tagging variant in fast-tag events. Just an incredible build for group support in general; highly recommend.

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