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Disambig icon.png This article is about the elite specialization for ranger. For the article about druids in lore, see Druid (group).
Spec image Druid.jpg

Rangers entering the ancient Maguuma Jungle may attune to the long-dormant forces of Tyria to become druids capable of channeling the might of the heavens, mending allies and daunting enemies. By gaining access to the staff weapon and glyphs, these masters of support bolster their allies with mystical insight into the natural world. Their new profession mechanic allows them to accumulate astral force to become a celestial avatar, a paragon of reactive recovery and strong sustainability in a dangerous world.

— Druid release notes

Druid.pngDruid tango icon 20px.png Druid is an elite specialization for the ranger that focuses on glyph skills and adds a new astral force mechanic that allows them to become a celestial avatar. It also allows the ranger to use a staff.

List of druid skills[edit]

Profession mechanic[edit]

Celestial Avatar is the druid's profession mechanic, changing the player's weapon and glyph skills while in the form.

Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Celestial Avatar.png
 Celestial Avatar
10 Consume your accumulated astral force to become a celestial avatar.
Redirect Arrow.png
Release Celestial Avatar.png
 Release Celestial Avatar
Leave the celestial avatar form.

Terrestrial[edit]

1
Cosmic Ray.png
 Cosmic Ray
0.5½ Call down energy onto the targeted area to heal allies.
2
Seed of Life.png
 Seed of Life
0.5½ 1 Summon a seed that heals and cleanses nearby allies of conditions when it blossoms.
3
Lunar Impact.png
 Lunar Impact
0.75¾ 8 Call down a massive lunar beam to heal allies and daze foes.
4
Rejuvenating Tides.png
 Rejuvenating Tides
20.75¾ 8 Gather tidal force to rapidly heal nearby allies.
5
Natural Convergence.png
 Natural Convergence
20.5½ 10 Channel your celestial powers, pulsing cripple and slow. Once the channel ends, any foes still within its radius will be trapped by a black hole, immobilizing them.

Weapon skills[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Staff[edit]

1
Solar Beam.png
 Solar Beam
10.25¼ Fire a concentrated beam of light, damaging the target foe and healing allies inside of the beam.
2
Astral Wisp.png
 Astral Wisp
0.75¾ 8 Send a wisp to attack your foe. While attached it will circle the foe, healing allies it passes through.
3
Ancestral Grace.png
 Ancestral Grace
10.25¼ 18 Become a wisp of natural energy traversing to the target location. When you reach the target, heal nearby allies and grant protection to your pet.
4
Vine Surge.png
 Vine Surge
0.75¾ 20 Send forth vines that immobilize enemies and cleanse conditions from allies.
5
Sublime Conversion.png
 Sublime Conversion
25 Summon an energy barrier that causes enemy projectiles to heal upon impact.

Slot skills[edit]

Redirect Arrow.png denotes a skill replacement when in Celestial Avatar

Healing[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Glyph of Rejuvenation.png
 Glyph of Rejuvenation
Glyph Not available underwater.png 0.5½ 24 Apply significant healing to yourself and pet, while healing allies for a minor amount.
Redirect Arrow.png
Glyph of Rejuvenation (Celestial Avatar).png
 Glyph of Rejuvenation
Glyph Not available underwater.png 1 24 Apply significant healing to your allies and minor healing to yourself and pet.

Utility[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Glyph of Alignment.png
 Glyph of Alignment
Glyph Not available underwater.png 0.5½ 20 Damage and apply conditions to nearby foes.
Redirect Arrow.png
Glyph of Alignment (Celestial Avatar).png
 Glyph of Alignment
Glyph Not available underwater.png 0.5½ 20 Heal and remove conditions from nearby allies.
Glyph of Equality.png
 Glyph of Equality
Glyph Not available underwater.png 30 Daze nearby foes.
Redirect Arrow.png
Glyph of Equality (Celestial Avatar).png
 Glyph of Equality
Glyph Not available underwater.png 30 Break stun for nearby allies.
Glyph of the Tides.png
 Glyph of the Tides
Glyph Not available underwater.png 0.5½ 25 Push nearby enemies away from you.
Redirect Arrow.png
Glyph of the Tides (Celestial Avatar).png
 Glyph of the Tides
Glyph Not available underwater.png 0.5½ 25 Pull enemies towards you.
Glyph of Empowerment.png
 Glyph of Empowerment
Glyph Not available underwater.png 0.5½ 20 Increase outgoing damage of nearby allies.
Redirect Arrow.png
Glyph of Empowerment (Celestial Avatar).png
 Glyph of Empowerment
Glyph Not available underwater.png 0.5½ 20 Increase outgoing healing of nearby allies.

Elite[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Glyph of Unity.png
 Glyph of Unity
Glyph Not available underwater.png 0.5½ 30 Tether yourself to nearby foes. Whenever you take damage, deal damage to the foes tethered to you.
Redirect Arrow.png
Glyph of Unity (Celestial Avatar).png
 Glyph of Unity
Glyph Not available underwater.png 0.5½ 30 Tether yourself to nearby allies. Whenever you're healed, heal the tethered allies as well.

List of druid traits[edit]

Tier Name Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Proficiency Staff Proficiency (druid).png Staff Proficiency You can wield a staff.
Minor Adept Celestial Being.png Celestial Being Gain access to glyphs. You can become a celestial avatar once you gain enough astral force. Generate astral force by healing allies and damaging foes.
Major Adept Druidic Clarity.png Druidic Clarity Becoming celestial avatar removes conditions from you.
Major Adept Cultivated Synergy.png Cultivated Synergy Using a healing skill heals allies around you and your pet.
Major Adept Primal Echoes.png Primal Echoes 8 Reduces recharge of staff skills. Daze nearby foes when you swap to staff.
Minor Master Live Vicariously.png Live Vicariously 1 When you heal an ally, you are also healed.
Major Master Celestial Shadow.png Celestial Shadow Grants superspeed and stealth to nearby allies when leaving celestial avatar form.
Major Master Verdant Etching.png Verdant Etching Glyphs gain reduced recharge and cast Lesser Seed of Life.
Major Master Natural Stride.png Natural Stride Reduces the duration of movement-impairing conditions. Your movement speed is increased as long as you have none of these conditions.
Minor Grandmaster Natural Mender.png Natural Mender Increase outgoing healing whenever you heal another ally.
Major Grandmaster Grace of the Land.png Grace of the Land Grant increased damage to allies within the radius of your celestial avatar abilities.
Major Grandmaster Lingering Light.png Lingering Light 12 Healing an ally causes their next attack to heal them and blind their target.
Major Grandmaster Ancient Seeds.png Ancient Seeds 10 Striking a stunned, dazed, knocked down, or launched foe summons roots to entangle them.
Major Grandmaster Ancient Seeds.png Ancient Seeds (PvP) 20 Striking a stunned, dazed, knocked down, or launched foe summons roots to entangle them.

List of druid equipment[edit]

Related achievements[edit]

Adept Druid Specializations (achievements).png Specializations (Heart of Thorns achievements) Arenanet Points.png
Begin training the ranger's druid elite specialization.
Reward:Druid's Staff.png Druid's Staff
Arenanet Points.png
Master Druid Specializations (achievements).png Specializations (Heart of Thorns achievements) 10 Arenanet Points.png
Completely train the ranger's druid elite specialization.
Reward:Druid's Shoulderguards.png Druid's Shoulderguards
10 Arenanet Points.png
Yggdrasil Specialization Collections.png Specialization Collections Arenanet Points.png
Collect these 14 items and skins to receive the druid's staff, Yggdrasil.
Reward:Yggdrasil.png Yggdrasil
1 Item Collected Arenanet Points.png
7 Items Collected Arenanet Points.png
14 Items Collected Arenanet Points.png

Notes[edit]

  • The Druids were spirits of the Maguuma jungle in Guild Wars 1.

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