Druid - Group Support

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

Focused on: Direct damageMobilityDefenceFast taggingGroup play.

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Expansions required:

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Overview

Staff Druid is a strong Zerg Support build that offers support through very high healing, stunbreaks, downstate control, Might Might, and Swiftness Swiftness. It is very easy to play and easy to gear.

This build features a Tag Druid variant that uses different gear to tag in Fast-Tag events.

Important: You must ensure you have the "Allow Skill Retargetting" option enabled in the Options Menu for this build to function as intended.
Pros
  • Extremely fast tagging
  • Good zerg support
  • Easy to play
Cons
  • Useless without allies
  • Very low DPS, even with DPS gear

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Skill Variants

It is often a good idea to change skills you dislike or feel don't fit your current situation. Review the section below to find some other skill options.

Heal Skills

  • - simply the best heal to use with the build due to its low cooldown triggering .
  • - decent option to help cleanse conditions from allies

Utilities

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  • - long-duration i-frames; panic button
  • - powerful DPS increase for several people around you
  • - defensive option for allies
  • - decent condition cleanse for the zerg
  • - decent AOE heal
  • - very powerful downstate control
  • - great stunbreak for yourself and allies

Elites

  • - provides a decent DPS boost for yourself
  • - AOE healing and res

Specializations

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  • - superspeed for your group if running extremely fast clear times

Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Standard Equipment

This variant uses the standard equipment and is meant for zerging large events.
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Fast-Tag Variant

Use this equipment for fast tagging events, like Mad King's Labyrinth, Specimen Chamber, or Lake Doric Leather Farm.

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Superior Rune of Speed
  • - max defense at the cost of mobility
  • Any gear with Crit chance, healing power, and power can work. Zealot stat icon.png Zealot is a viable alternative, and Magi stat icon.png Magi's can be mixed in for extra vitality. Celestial stat icon.png Celestial also works quite well.
  • For Lab groups that are doing bosses, it may be worth swapping Axe/Warhorn for Shortbow instead and using Celestial stat icon.png Celestial gear.

Variant Equipment

The options below apply to the standard variant only.

Gear

  • Harrier stat icon.png Harrier's - the ideal prefix for this build, though it leaves you somewhat squishy at times
  • Cleric stat icon.png Cleric's - defensive option; lacks boon duration, which impacts healing due to less Regeneration Regeneration
  • Minstrel stat icon.png Minstrel's - mix some of this gear with Harrier stat icon.png Harrier's to gain a large boost to defense.

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:

Usage

Standard

This build focuses primarily on healing allies while still tagging enemies.

  • Spam on mobs. Try to aim for mobs that are far away and angle the beam to hit mobs between yourself and the target.
  • Use for a large burst of healing and Might Might.
  • Use , , , and off cooldown.

Tagging

  • Spam skills off cooldown. Save for when allies go down.
  • Use the Tab key to constantly re-target different groups of mobs. This ensures and will hit as many mobs as possible.
  • Use for mobility or as a Blast into for heals
  • Use for a large burst of healing and Might Might. This is useful for boosting the squad's DPS and should be done at bosses such as the Lich or Candy Corn Viscount.

Crowd Control

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Build rating - 5 stars
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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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