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Diablo IV

Diablo 4: The Druid Spirit Animal Boons Feature Explained

Craig Robinson

Each class in Diablo 4 has its own unique passive feature, which will grant each class a very unique feature only it can engage with. Barbarians have their expertise, Sorcs have their enchantments, Rogues specialization, and Necromancers have the book of the Dead. Meanwhile, Druids get their spirit animal boons, which are passive buffs that you can unlock by giving these creatures the essence of the dead. Here’s a closer look at how the Diablo 4 Druid Spirit animals work.

Here is a quick look at what to expect from the Druid’s Spirit Animal feature in Diablo 4. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.

Diablo 4 Druid Spirit Animal Boons Explained

Upon reaching level 15, the Druid will get access to a priority quest, which will take you to Scosglen. Upon arrival at the quest marker, you will learn more about the home of the Druids, and of course, their spirit companions.

However, to do that you will need to do complete a Stronghold called Tur Dulra, as the former home of druids has been taken over by evil spirits. You can read more about how to complete the Tur Dulra Stronghold here if necessary.

Once you’ve lifted Tur Dulra from its evil occupiers, you will find four spirit animals at the bottom left corner of the keep. To get their blessings, you must collect boons from fallen foes around Sanctuary. You can turn this currency into any spirit animal when you gather enough essence. When you reach certain thresholds with each animal, you will unlock one of the buffs those animals provide. These start automatically dropping around level 15, so don’t think too much of it.

There are four animals, and each has four buffs, offering a total of 16 buffs to choose from. You can only equip one buff from each animal, and can change the buffs whenever you want by checking the spirit animal class feature. When you unlock all boons for each animal, you will get to choose a fifth buff, which can be from any animal you want.

The idea behind these buffs is that you can adapt the buffs you want to suit better the build you are running. For example, if you are running the Werebear Pulverize build, anything that boosts your tankyness, or offers more damage may be very helpful. Meanwhile, crit-focused builds may want other sources of damage and crit, or maybe opt for defensiveness. Moreover, those playing a magical build like a Tornado build can take the more nature or earth-orientated buffs from the animals. You can adapty your boons via a tab in the skills menu, but, if you want to change your fifth perk, you will need to return and select the spirit you wish to bond with.

Once we know the spirit boons are confirmed, we’ll table each animal and buff for you below. If you want to look at what the other class specializations do, you can see our pages on them as well:

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  • Publisher
    Blizzard Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, PS5, XB One, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 March 2023
  • Last Updated
    11 November 2023
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