Let’s start talking about attributes for a Druid and how you want to spend your attribute points you get from leveling.
INTELLECT: Increases your Attack Power, Critical Damage Amount and Healing Bonus. This is your your primary stat if you want to do damage and your secondary stat if you want to do healing .
STRENGTH: Increases your Damage Bonus. This is your third stat you wanna go for if you want to deal damage.
DEXTERITY: Increases your Critical Strike chance and Resist All. This is your secondary stat you wanna go for if you wand to deal damage.
SPIRIT: Increases your Support Power. This is your primary stat if you want to do healing.
CONSTITUTION: This increases your Health and Barrier Bonus. Don’t focus on this, unless you need a bigger health pool for some reason.
(Coming soon) I’ll add Talent trees after the Promotion Classes have been reworked.
The next thing we want to talk about are Talents. This graphic gives you a good overview on the Talents you want to pick.
A full dps promotion class. Your life tray will be removed, in exchange for damage. You are able to instant buff yourself with Nature’s Avatar (big damage buff), you will gain access to lightning burst (AoE lightning), and your faerie fire/faerie flames will be enhanced, so they also reduces the targets electric armor by 15%. Your passive will stack up a buff, that at 8 stacks will give you a lightning shield.
This is the hybrid druid build. You will be switching a lot from life to death tray and vice versa. You have enhanced buffs, Bark Skin have 200% increased thorns. Nature’s Avatar is now an instant group buff, giving all group members increased offensive stats. You will gain the power Shroud of Darkness, and Blight is enhanced, so your orbs deal 25% more damage when they explode. Your passive cites the way the build has to be played, if you successfully hit with more than 3 orbs when you use blight you get a buff, +75% dmg/healing for 20 seconds. So you will be exploding lots of orbs!
This is the full support druid. You have lot’s of selfhealing, everytime allies pick up healing orbs, you also get healed, your Bark Skin now only applies to you and heals you with a HoT. You gain access to Healing Rain. And your Nature’s Avatar can now hit two targets when you channel, it will automatically apply to a nearby ally, 8m within your target. Your passive is an automatic Essence dump, which will then also replenish resources to group members. Can trigger every 45 seconds.
In this section I will walk you through the core Kit of the Druid.
Death Surge (Ultimate for Damage)
Essence Scram (Ultimate for Healing)
Sacrifice (with Talent: Ritual Sacrifice)
Through the Talent Ritual Sacrifice you can reduce the health cost of Ritual Sacrifice from 20% to 8%.
Lightning Burst -> Lightning Strike -> Aurora Emitter
Additional Abilities for Stormcaller
Additional Abilities for Archdruid
Circle of Life
Additional Abilities for Earthkeeper
Circle of Life
Will O’ Wisp
Ironwood Body (passive)
Credit for Promotion Summary: Calderas breakdown of the 5.8 promotion classes
Since a major rework of the major Disciplines has been announced I will add this section after that.