Druid - Elemental Skills / Shape Shifting Skills / Summoning Skills


Summoning Skills

Cow Balloon

Required Level
1
Prerequisites
None
A new ES skill
A spammable Decoy, which is fragile against melee attacks, but lasts longer against missile attacks and immune against elemental attacks. Has thorns and lightning thorns effect, and damages melee attackers.
Pros
Handy to attract ranged attacks/spells. Can be used as mines against melee attackers.
Cons
Each balloon doesn't last long, so you must keep casting to stop melee attackers.
slvl12-34-1617-2223-2829+
# of Balloons1+1+1 per 3 slvls
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
Base LifeCaster's Life x 5%
Defense0
Defense vs missiles500+500
Fire/Cold/Lightning/Poison/Magic Resist%200
Thorns Damage24+15+30+60+120+120
Lightning Thorns Damage24+15+30+60+120+120
Duration (seconds)16+0.2
Mana Cost7-0.5 (the lower limit is 1 at slvl 13)
Synergies
Spirit of Barbs: +10% Thorns Damage Per Level
Charged Claws: +10% Lightning Thorns Damage Per Level

Raven

Required Level
1
Prerequisites
None
Difference from the LoD version
Much improved damage. Has the chance of Crushing Blow instead of Blindness effect, which overrides curses and is annoying in late games.
Pros
Increases the number of Wolves and Water Elementals as a synergy.
Cons
The ability of Ravens themselves isn't much impressive.
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
# of Ravens (ES)1+1 per 2 levels (capped at 5 at slvl 9)
# of Ravens (LoD)1+1 (capped at 5 at slvl 5)
mlvl of Ravens (ES)slvl + caster's clvl -1
mlvl of Ravens (LoD)slvl + caster's clvl -2
# of Attacks (ES)12+2
# of Attacks (LoD)12+1
Damage (ES)3-6+3+6+9+12+12
Damage (LoD)2-4+1+1+1+1+1
Attack Rating100+40
Crushing Blow% (ES)5%
Mana Cost6
Synergies
Summon Spirit Wolf: +1 Raven Per 10 Levels
Summon Dire Wolf: +1 Raven Per 10 Levels
Summon Water Elemental: +1 Raven Per 10 Levels
Cow Balloon: +5% Life Per Level

Poison Creeper

Required Level
1
Prerequisites
None
Difference from the LoD version
Much improved poison damage and stats. Multiple Vines can be summoned by investing hard points.
Pros
Cons
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
Poison Damage Per Second (ES)4.5-9+1.5+3+6+13+13
Poison Damage Per Second (LoD)1.2-1.6+0.7+1.2+1.5+1.7+1.9
Poison Length (ES) (seconds)2+0.2
Poison Length (LoD) (seconds)4
# of Vines (ES)1+1 Per 5 Base Points
mlvl of Vine (ES)caster's clvl
mlvl of Vine (LoD)caster's clvl x 75% + slvl
Base Life (ES)100-130
Base Life (LoD)42-58
Max Life% (ES)0+20
Max Life% (LoD)0+25
Base Defense (ES)60+6
Base Defense (LoD)25
Defense% Bonus (ES)5+5
All Resist% (ES)10+1 (capped at 65% at slvl 54)
Mana Cost (ES)8+1
Mana Cost (LoD)8
Synergies
Acid Rain: +8% Poison Damage per Level
Rabies: +8% Poison Damage per Level
Volcanic Creeper: +8% Poison Damage per Level
Arctic Creeper: +8% Poison Damage per Level
Cow Balloon: +20% Life per Level

Oak Sage

Required Level
6
Prerequisites
Cow Balloon (1)
Difference from the LoD version
You can summon multiple spirits by the synergy.
Pros
Max life bonus helps any characters. Party friendly.
Cons
You can summon one kind of spirit at once. Spirits are slightly less reliable than auras because they may die.
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
mlvl of Spiritcaster's clvl
Base Life56-64
Max Life%0+30
Base Defense49+10
Fire/Cold/Lightning Resist%25
Poison Resist%100
Aura Max Life% (ES)35+6
Aura Max Life% (LoD)30+5
Aura Radius (yards)20+1.33
Mana Cost15+1
Synergies
Cow Balloon: +1 Spirit Per 5 Levels
Heart of Wolverine: +35% Life Per Level
Spirit of Barbs: +35% Life Per Level

Summon Spirit Wolf

Required Level
6
Prerequisites
Raven (1)
Difference from the LoD version
Much improved damage. More wolves can be summoned by the synergy.
Pros
More wolves can be summoned than Summon Dire Wolf. Many weak summons can work better than few strong summons in some cases (ex. with Annihilation or Iron Maiden).
Cons
Each wolf is weaker than a Dire Wolf. Has no special ability like Dire Wolf's Fenris Rage.
Known Issues
The skill icon shows slightly less All Resists and Damage Reduction bonus. Please see the skill panel for the correct values. The skill panel doesn't show the correct value either while the slvl is zero.
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
# of Wolves1+1 (capped at 5 at slvl 5)
mlvl of Wolvescaster's clvl
Base Life60-82
Base Defense67
Defense%17+17
Damage (ES)6-12+3+6+9+12+12
Damage (LoD)2-6+1+2+4+5+8
Base Attack Rating75+20
Attack Rating%75+25
All Resist% (ES)10+1.5 (capped at 75% at slvl 45)
Damage Resist% (ES)0.5+0.5 (capped at 50% at slvl 90)
Mana Cost (ES)15+1
Mana Cost (LoD)15
Synergies
Ravens: +1 Spirit Wolf Per 4 Levels
Passive Bonuses
Summon Dire Wolf: +25% Max Life Per Level
Summon Water Elemental: +10% Damage Per Level
(Passive bonus is similar to synergy, but the total skill level works instead of base level.)

Volcanic Creeper

Required Level
12
Prerequisites
Poison Creeper (1)
Difference from Carrion Vine
Uses a special version of Fissure that has 1/2 damage of Sorceress Fissure. No Life Leech ability. Multiple Vines can be summoned by investing hard points.
Pros
Cons
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
Fissure Fire Damage2.5-5+2.5+5+7.5+12.5+12.5
Fissure Fire Damage (Sor)5-10+5+10+15+25+25
Fissure Duration (seconds)3.2
# of Vines (ES)1+1 Per 5 Base Points
mlvl of Vine (ES)caster's clvl
mlvl of Vine (LoD)caster's clvl x 75% + slvl
Base Life (ES)110-140
Base Life (LoD)80-110
Max Life% (ES)0+20
Max Life% (LoD)0+25
Base Defense (ES)80+6
Base Defense (LoD)92
Defense% Bonus (ES)5+5
All Resist% (ES)10+1 (capped at 65% at slvl 54)
Mana Cost (ES)16+1.5
Mana Cost (LoD)10
Synergies
Volcano: +6% Fire Damage per Level
Molten Boulder: +6% Fire Damage per Level
Fire Storm: +6% Fire Damage per Level
Poison Creeper: +6% Fire Damage per Level
Arctic Creeper: +6% Fire Damage per Level
Cow Balloon: +20% Life per Level

Heart of Wolverine

Required Level
18
Prerequisites
Cow Balloon (1), Oak Sage (6)
Difference from the LoD version
You can summon multiple spirits by the synergy.
Pros
Offensive than Oak Sage. Party friendly if there are melee characters.
Cons
You can summon one kind of spirit at once. Spirits are slightly less reliable than auras because they may die.
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
mlvl of Spiritcaster's clvl
Base Life128-144
Max Life%0+25
Base Defense123+10
Fire/Cold/Lightning Resist%25
Poison Resist%100
Aura Damage%20+7
Aura Attack Rating%25+7
Aura Radius (yards)20+1.33
Mana Cost20+1
Synergies
Cow Balloon: +1 Spirit Per 5 Levels
Oak Sage: +25% Life Per Level
Spirit of Barbs: +25% Life Per Level

Summon Dire Wolf

Required Level
18
Prerequisites
Raven (1), Summon Spirit Wolf (6)
Difference from the LoD version
Much improved damage. More wolves can be summoned by the synergy.
Notes
Dire Wolves eat corpses to gain +100% Damage (Fenris Rage). But this isn't specially good, because wolves eventually gain hundreds % Damage bonus from the passive bonus of Water Elemental, auras, etc.
Pros
Each wolf is stronger than a Spirit Wolf. Dire Wolves use Fenris Rage.
Cons
Less wolves can be summoned than Summon Spirit Wolf.
Known Issues
The skill icon shows slightly less Life, All Resists and Damage Reduction bonus. Please see the skill panel for the correct values. The skill panel doesn't show the correct value either while the slvl is zero.
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
# of Wolves1+1 (capped at 3 at slvl 3)
mlvl of Wolvescaster's clvl
Base Life98-130
Max Life%25+25
Base Defense116
Defense%4+4
Damage (ES)9-18+4.5+9+13.5+18+18
Damage (LoD)7-12+2+3+6+8.5+12
Fenris Rage Damage%100
Fenris Rage Duration (seconds)20
Base Attack Rating300+20
All Resist% (ES)10+1.5 (capped at 75% at slvl 45)
Damage Resist% (ES)0.5+0.5 (capped at 50% at slvl 90)
Mana Cost (ES)20+1.5
Mana Cost (LoD)20
Synergies
Ravens: +1 Dire Wolf Per 8 Levels
Passive Bonuses
Summon Spirit Wolf: +25% Attack Rating Per Level
Summon Spirit Wolf: +10% Defense Per Level
Summon Water Elemental: +10% Damage Per Level
(Passive bonus is similar to synergy, but the total skill level works instead of base level.)

Arctic Creeper

Required Level
24
Prerequisites
Poison Creeper (1), Carrion Vine (12)
Difference from the LoD version
Uses a special version of Cold Blast that has 5/8 damage (or more) of Assassin Cold Blast. No Mana Leech ability. Multiple Vines can be summoned by investing hard points.
Pros
Cons
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
Cold Blast Cold Damage8-16+8+12+16+20+20
Cold Blast Cold Damage (Asn)4-8+4+8+16+32+32
Cold Length (seconds)4
# of Vines (ES)1+1 Per 5 Base Points
mlvl of Vine (ES)caster's clvl
mlvl of Vine (LoD)caster's clvl x 75% + slvl
Base Life (ES)120-150
Base Life (LoD)138-192
Max Life%0+20
Base Defense (ES)100+6
Base Defense (LoD)165
Defense% Bonus (ES)5+5
All Resist% (ES)10+1 (capped at 65% at slvl 54)
Mana Cost (ES)24+2
Mana Cost (LoD)14+1
Synergies
Arctic Blast: +7% Cold Damage per Level
Winter Fury: +7% Cold Damage per Level
Poison Creeper: +7% Cold Damage per Level
Volcanic Creeper: +7% Cold Damage per Level
Cow Balloon: +20% Life per Level

Spirit of Barbs

Required Level
30
Prerequisites
Cow Balloon (1), Oak Sage (6), Heart of Wolverine (18)
Difference from the LoD version
Much improved thorns damage. You can summon multiple spirits by the synergy.
Pros
Offensive than Oak Sage. Work fine against hard hitting monsters.
Cons
You can summon one kind of spirit at once. Spirits are slightly less reliable than auras because they may die.
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
mlvl of Spiritcaster's clvl
Base Life200-226
Max Life%0+25
Base Defense196+10
Fire/Cold/Lightning Resist%25
Poison Resist%100
Aura Thorns% (ES)150+50
Aura Thorns% (LoD)50+20
Aura Radius (yards)20+1.33
Mana Cost25+1
Synergies
Cow Balloon: +1 Spirit Per 5 Levels
Oak Sage: +25% Life Per Level
Heart of Wolverine: +25% Life Per Level

Summon Water Elemental

Required Level
30
Prerequisites
none
Difference from Summon Grizzly
Much improved damage. More elementals can be summoned by investing hard points.
Pros
The toughest minion of Druid.
Cons
Known Issues
The skill icon shows slightly less All Resists and Damage Reduction bonus. Please see the skill panel for the correct values. The skill panel doesn't show the correct value either while the slvl is zero.
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
# of Elementals1+1 Per 20 Base Points
mlvl of Elementalscaster's clvl
Base Life550-750
Base Defense (ES)245
Defense% (ES)7+7
Base Defense (LoD)245+10
Damage (ES)20-40+10+20+30+40+40
Damage (LoD)30-60+10+15+20+26+30
Damage%10+10%
Base Attack Rating (ES)300+10
Base Attack Rating (LoD)300
Attack Rating% (ES)7+7
All Resist% (ES)10+1 (capped at 65% at slvl 54)
Mana Cost (ES)40+3
Mana Cost (LoD)40

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