Bow Druid Leveling Discussion

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With a lot of people most likely playing bow druid, I figured I'd make a post with some leveling TUs I think would be good and create a discussion before tomorrow. I've never really played a bow druid prior so take this info with a grain of salt! I'm stuck on a few options, so would love some feedback. UPDATE: I've added some new TUs and Rune Words (RW) to the list. I didn't realize Maple Bows and under have a faster attack speed modifier. It has been added:

Bow:
Vipercast
Vipercast
Serpent Bow (4)

Two-Hand Damage: (7 - 9) to (26 - 37)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 6
Required Dexterity: 71
Item Level: 9
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
10% Chance to cast level 20 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(31 to 50)% Enhanced Damage
+(16 to 25) to Maximum Damage
(3 to 6)% Life stolen per Hit
+(11 to 13)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (3 to 5)%
(6 to 10)% to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (29 - 32) to (68 - 91)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 25
Required Dexterity: 109
Item Level: 27
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
15% Chance to cast level 30 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(71 to 90)% Enhanced Damage
+(31 to 50) to Maximum Damage
(11 to 14)% Life stolen per Hit
+(16 to 18)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (9 to 11)%
(16 to 20)% to Dexterity
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (76 - 83) to (147 - 175)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 43
Required Dexterity: 218
Item Level: 47
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
20% Chance to cast level 40 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(101 to 120)% Enhanced Damage
+(51 to 70) to Maximum Damage
(19 to 22)% Life stolen per Hit
+(21 to 23)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (15 to 17)%
(26 to 30)% to Dexterity
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (103 - 112) to (202 - 232)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 53
Required Dexterity: 431
Item Level: 83
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
25% Chance to cast level 50 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(131 to 150)% Enhanced Damage
+(71 to 90) to Maximum Damage
(23 to 26)% Life stolen per Hit
+(23 to 25)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (18 to 20)%
(31 to 35)% to Dexterity
Socketed (6)
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Wasp Sting
Wasp Sting
Maple Bow (4)

(Druid Only)
Required Level: 7
Required Dexterity: 84
Item Level: 11
5% Chance to cast level 10 Apocalypse on Death Blow
20% Attack Speed
Adds 10-13 fire damage
Adds 50-100 poison damage over 2 seconds
-5% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-5% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+25 Life Regenerated per Second
Poison Length Reduced by (7 to 10)%
Socketed (2)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 26
Required Dexterity: 126
Item Level: 28
6% Chance to cast level 20 Apocalypse on Death Blow
30% Attack Speed
Adds 30-40 fire damage
Adds 100-200 poison damage over 2 seconds
-10% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-10% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+50 Life Regenerated per Second
Poison Length Reduced by (15 to 18)%
Socketed (4)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 44
Required Dexterity: 249
Item Level: 48
8% Chance to cast level 30 Apocalypse on Death Blow
45% Attack Speed
Adds 90-120 fire damage
Adds 200-400 poison damage over 2 seconds
-15% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-15% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+75 Life Regenerated per Second
Poison Length Reduced by (23 to 26)%
Socketed (5)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 53
Required Dexterity: 492
Item Level: 84
10% Chance to cast level 40 Apocalypse on Death Blow
60% Attack Speed
Adds 360-500 fire damage
Adds 400-600 poison damage over 2 seconds
-20% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-20% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+100 Life Regenerated per Second
Poison Length Reduced by (27 to 30)%
Socketed (6)

Vipercast seems to be the choice since it has good dmg, LS, slow target, and str% (unless it turns into dex%, which would still be good).
The Black Dame
The Black Dame
Long War Bow (4)

Two-Hand Damage: (10 - 12) to (17 - 28)
Required Level: 11
Required Dexterity:
108
Item Level: 18
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
1% Chance to cast level 1 Barrage on Kill
30% Attack Speed
+(35 to 57)% Enhanced Damage
+(1 to 10) to Maximum Damage
(11 to 15)% Mana stolen per Hit
+(5 to 8) to Tantrum
Slow Target (3 to 5)%
Total Character Defense (21 to 25)%
+1% to Experience Gained
Requirements +10%
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (36 - 40) to (63 - 88)
Required Level: 30
Required Dexterity:
200
Item Level: 33
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
1% Chance to cast level 5 Barrage on Kill
45% Attack Speed
+(81 to 103)% Enhanced Damage
+(11 to 30) to Maximum Damage
(16 to 20)% Mana stolen per Hit
+(9 to 12) to Tantrum
Slow Target (9 to 11)%
Total Character Defense (31 to 35)%
+2% to Experience Gained
Requirements +40%
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (101 - 112) to (171 - 204)
Required Level: 48
Required Dexterity:
498
Item Level: 53
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
1% Chance to cast level 10 Barrage on Kill
60% Attack Speed
+(126 to 149)% Enhanced Damage
+(31 to 50) to Maximum Damage
(21 to 25)% Mana stolen per Hit
+(13 to 16) to Tantrum
Slow Target (15 to 17)%
Total Character Defense (41 to 45)%
+2% to Experience Gained
Requirements +80%
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (134 - 146) to (254 - 300)
Required Level: 57
Required Dexterity:
1357
Item Level: 90
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
1% Chance to cast level 16 Barrage on Kill
75% Attack Speed
+(149 to 171)% Enhanced Damage
+(70 to 100) to Maximum Damage
(26 to 30)% Mana stolen per Hit
+(17 to 21) to Tantrum
Slow Target (18 to 20)%
Total Character Defense (46 to 50)%
+3% to Experience Gained
Requirements +150%
Socketed (6)
has also been talked about, however it would have to stay at T3 for a while, and I think T4 Vipercast would be better imo.

Helm:
Big Bad
Big Bad
Wolf Head (4)

Defense: (39 - 44) to (54 - 62)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 3
Required Strength: 23
Item Level: 4
2% Life stolen per Hit
+(41 to 60)% Enhanced Defense
(2 to 5)% to Strength
(2 to 5)% to Dexterity
+20 Life Regenerated per Second
Total Character Defense (11 to 15)%
+1% to Experience Gained
Socketed (1)
Defense: (174 - 193) to (224 - 248)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 20
Required Strength: 35
Item Level: 23
4% Life stolen per Hit
+(71 to 90)% Enhanced Defense
(10 to 13)% to Strength
(10 to 13)% to Dexterity
+30 Life Regenerated per Second
Total Character Defense (16 to 20)%
+2% to Experience Gained
Socketed (2)
Defense: (443 - 487) to (540 - 594)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 37
Required Strength: 74
Item Level: 43
6% Life stolen per Hit
+(91 to 110)% Enhanced Defense
(18 to 21)% to Strength
(18 to 21)% to Dexterity
+40 Life Regenerated per Second
Total Character Defense (21 to 25)%
+2% to Experience Gained
Socketed (3)
Defense: (670 - 731) to (818 - 892)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 152
Item Level: 78
8% Life stolen per Hit
+(111 to 130)% Enhanced Defense
(22 to 25)% to Strength
(22 to 25)% to Dexterity
+50 Life Regenerated per Second
Total Character Defense (26 to 30)%
+3% to Experience Gained
Socketed (4)
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Natha
Natha
Druid Helms

'Lo'
Runeword Level: 59
4% Chance to cast level 2 Arrow on Striking
20% Attack Speed
50% Hit Recovery
(31 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(58 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
Lightning Resist +25%
Physical Resist 10%

Big Bad for LS, % STR/DEX, and TCD. Natha is nice for IAS, FHR, AR, and great PR for defense.

Armor:
Werecat
Werecat
Breast Plate (4)

Defense: (203 - 224) to (379 - 422)
Required Level: 5
Required Strength: 55
Item Level: 8
5% Chance to cast level 1 Claw Tornado on Melee Attack
15% Attack Speed
4% Life stolen per Hit
+(24 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
+(41 to 50) Defense
+(11 to 20) to all Attributes
Physical Resist 3%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (622 - 681) to (1100 - 1207)
Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 81
Item Level: 27
6% Chance to cast level 7 Claw Tornado on Melee Attack
30% Attack Speed
6% Life stolen per Hit
+(58 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
+(81 to 100) Defense
+(21 to 30) to all Attributes
Physical Resist 4%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1471 - 1589) to (2563 - 2777)
Required Level: 40
Required Strength: 170
Item Level: 47
7% Chance to cast level 13 Claw Tornado on Melee Attack
45% Attack Speed
8% Life stolen per Hit
+(92 to 109)% Enhanced Defense
+(131 to 150) Defense
+(31 to 40) to all Attributes
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (5)
Defense: (2168 - 2330) to (3757 - 4046)
Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 353
Item Level: 83
8% Chance to cast level 16 Claw Tornado on Melee Attack
60% Attack Speed
10% Life stolen per Hit
+(109 to 126)% Enhanced Defense
+(181 to 200) Defense
+(41 to 50) to all Attributes
Physical Resist 6%
Socketed (6)
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The War Cloak
The War Cloak
Quilted Armor (4)

Defense: (28 - 30) to (59 - 64)
Required Level: 1
Required Strength: 10
Item Level: 1
Adds 5-9 damage
2% Life stolen per Hit
Enhanced Weapon Damage +(7 to 15)%
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
+20 Life Regenerated per Second
Socketed (2)
Defense: (149 - 161) to (224 - 241)
Required Level: 18
Required Strength: 19
Item Level: 20
Adds 10-14 damage
3% Life stolen per Hit
Enhanced Weapon Damage +(16 to 30)%
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
+40 Life Regenerated per Second
Socketed (4)
Defense: (403 - 430) to (572 - 610)
Required Level: 35
Required Strength: 40
Item Level: 41
Adds 15-18 damage
4% Life stolen per Hit
Enhanced Weapon Damage +(31 to 45)%
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
+60 Life Regenerated per Second
Socketed (5)
Defense: (595 - 632) to (834 - 887)
Required Level: 44
Required Strength: 83
Item Level: 73
Adds 20-25 damage
5% Life stolen per Hit
Enhanced Weapon Damage +(46 to 60)%
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
+80 Life Regenerated per Second
Socketed (6)
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Sharkbaiter
Sharkbaiter
Ring Mail (4)

Defense: (111 - 127) to (226 - 259)
Required Level: 4
Required Strength: 37
Item Level: 6
1% Chance to cast level 6 Bloodlust on Death Blow
+6% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
5% Attack Speed
(2 to 3)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(31 to 50)% Enhanced Defense
+(11 to 15) to Strength
+(6 to 10) Life on Attack
Socketed (2)
Defense: (410 - 456) to (735 - 817)
Required Level: 21
Required Strength: 55
Item Level: 25
1% Chance to cast level 18 Bloodlust on Death Blow
+12% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
15% Attack Speed
(4 to 5)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(71 to 90)% Enhanced Defense
+(21 to 25) to Strength
+(16 to 20) Life on Attack
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1021 - 1117) to (1744 - 1909)
Required Level: 39
Required Strength: 115
Item Level: 45
1% Chance to cast level 30 Bloodlust on Death Blow
+18% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
25% Attack Speed
(6 to 7)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(101 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 35) to Strength
+(26 to 30) Life on Attack
Socketed (5)
Defense: (1591 - 1722) to (2718 - 2942)
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 237
Item Level: 79
1% Chance to cast level 36 Bloodlust on Death Blow
+24% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
30% Attack Speed
(7 to 8)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(131 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
+(36 to 40) to Strength
+(36 to 40) Life on Attack
Socketed (6)
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Jitan's Kamon
Jitan's Kamon
Splint Mail (4)

Defense: (184 - 208) to (370 - 418)
Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 61
Item Level: 10
2% Chance to cast level 4 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds 2-4 fire damage
Adds 2-4 lightning damage
Adds 2-4 cold damage
+(24 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 2%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (592 - 656) to (1106 - 1225)
Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 90
Item Level: 27
4% Chance to cast level 10 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (4 to 8)-(8 to 15) fire damage
Adds (4 to 8)-(8 to 15) lightning damage
Adds (4 to 8)-(8 to 15) cold damage
+(58 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 3%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1466 - 1596) to (2663 - 2898)
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 189
Item Level: 48
6% Chance to cast level 16 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 45) fire damage
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 45) lightning damage
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 45) cold damage
+(92 to 109)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 4%
Socketed (5)
Defense: (2175 - 2352) to (3925 - 4244)
Required Level: 49
Required Strength: 391
Item Level: 82
8% Chance to cast level 19 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (31 to 60)-(81 to 120) fire damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(81 to 120) lightning damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(81 to 120) cold damage
+(109 to 126)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (6)
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Dragonheart
Dragonheart
Body Armors

'Kra'
Runeword Level: 94
+2 to All Skills
50% Attack Speed
+5% to Summoned Minion Resistances
+1.625% Enhanced Defense (Based on Character Level)
+500 to Life

Not sure which is the best. I would say
Werecat
Werecat
Breast Plate (4)

Defense: (203 - 224) to (379 - 422)
Required Level: 5
Required Strength: 55
Item Level: 8
5% Chance to cast level 1 Claw Tornado on Melee Attack
15% Attack Speed
4% Life stolen per Hit
+(24 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
+(41 to 50) Defense
+(11 to 20) to all Attributes
Physical Resist 3%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (622 - 681) to (1100 - 1207)
Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 81
Item Level: 27
6% Chance to cast level 7 Claw Tornado on Melee Attack
30% Attack Speed
6% Life stolen per Hit
+(58 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
+(81 to 100) Defense
+(21 to 30) to all Attributes
Physical Resist 4%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1471 - 1589) to (2563 - 2777)
Required Level: 40
Required Strength: 170
Item Level: 47
7% Chance to cast level 13 Claw Tornado on Melee Attack
45% Attack Speed
8% Life stolen per Hit
+(92 to 109)% Enhanced Defense
+(131 to 150) Defense
+(31 to 40) to all Attributes
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (5)
Defense: (2168 - 2330) to (3757 - 4046)
Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 353
Item Level: 83
8% Chance to cast level 16 Claw Tornado on Melee Attack
60% Attack Speed
10% Life stolen per Hit
+(109 to 126)% Enhanced Defense
+(181 to 200) Defense
+(41 to 50) to all Attributes
Physical Resist 6%
Socketed (6)
seems to be pretty nice with IAS, LL, attribs, and %PR. Jitan's was brought up in comments due to nice dmg boost and PR, but STR seems a bit high until you're a higher level (keep at T3 until comfortably getting 391 STR. Dragonheart is a possibility since it has good stats.

Gloves:
Toorc's Gift
Toorc's Gift
Heavy Gloves (4)

Defense: (15 - 18) to (30 - 34)
Required Level: 3
Required Strength: 24
Item Level: 5
2% Chance to cast level 1 Glacial Nova on Melee Attack
5% Attack Speed
Stun Attack
+(12 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(11 to 15)%
Socketed (1)
Defense: (129 - 143) to (160 - 177)
Required Level: 20
Required Strength: 35
Item Level: 24
3% Chance to cast level 2 Glacial Nova on Melee Attack
15% Attack Speed
Adds (11 to 15)-(16 to 25) cold damage
Stun Attack
+(47 to 63)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(21 to 25)%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (376 - 409) to (448 - 488)
Required Level: 38
Required Strength: 74
Item Level: 44
4% Chance to cast level 3 Glacial Nova on Melee Attack
25% Attack Speed
Adds (36 to 45)-(46 to 63) cold damage
Stun Attack
+(81 to 97)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(31 to 35)%
Socketed (3)
Defense: (568 - 614) to (685 - 740)
Required Level: 46
Required Strength: 154
Item Level: 77
5% Chance to cast level 3 Glacial Nova on Melee Attack
30% Attack Speed
Adds (81 to 100)-(101 to 125) cold damage
Stun Attack
+(98 to 114)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(36 to 40)%
Socketed (4)
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Featherclaw
Featherclaw
Chain Gloves (4)

Defense: (28 - 30) to (49 - 54)
Required Level: 5
Required Strength: 38
Item Level: 8
5% Attack Speed
(21 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
+(6 to 10) to Dexterity
Socketed (1)
Defense: (149 - 161) to (203 - 218)
Required Level: 22
Required Strength: 56
Item Level: 26
15% Attack Speed
(81 to 110)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 20) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
Defense: (393 - 420) to (519 - 554)
Required Level: 40
Required Strength: 118
Item Level: 46
25% Attack Speed
(141 to 170)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
+(26 to 30) to Dexterity
Socketed (3)
Defense: (581 - 617) to (759 - 807)
Required Level: 48
Required Strength: 244
Item Level: 80
30% Attack Speed
(171 to 200)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 35) to Dexterity
Socketed (4)
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Kali
Kali
Gloves

'Pul'
Runeword Level: 45
15% Chance to cast level 13 Fire Splash on Kill
+2 to All Skills
-214 Defense
Maximum Fire Resist +4%
Fire Resist +26%

These seem like good options. Toorcs seems best to me due to IAS, cold dmg, and stun attack. Depends how much you will need bonus AR, which is doubtful since this is DEX based now. Kali always good due to +skills and fire res. Another option would be to honorific and put res/minion stats on them depending on how much our bear will need.

Boots:
Death Spur
Death Spur
Heavy Boots (4)

Defense: 27 to 39
Required Level: 3
Required Strength: 28
Item Level: 5
1% Chance to cast level 6 Spike Nova on Kill
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+0.09375 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(11 to 15) to Strength
+(11 to 15) to Dexterity
Socketed (1)
Defense: 109 to 141
Required Level: 20
Required Strength: 41
Item Level: 24
1% Chance to cast level 10 Spike Nova on Kill
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+0.15625 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(21 to 25) to Strength
+(21 to 25) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
Defense: 248 to 310
Required Level: 38
Required Strength: 87
Item Level: 44
1% Chance to cast level 14 Spike Nova on Kill
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+0.21875 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(31 to 35) to Strength
+(31 to 35) to Dexterity
Socketed (3)
Defense: 346 to 427
Required Level: 46
Required Strength: 179
Item Level: 77
1% Chance to cast level 16 Spike Nova on Kill
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+0.25 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(36 to 40) to Strength
+(36 to 40) to Dexterity
Socketed (4)
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Zealot Rush
Zealot Rush
Light Plated Boots (4)

Defense: (67 - 78) to (102 - 119)
Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 60
Item Level: 10
5% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(11 to 25)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(21 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
(3 to 5)% to Dexterity
1% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
Socketed (1)
Defense: (248 - 281) to (338 - 384)
Required Level: 24
Required Strength: 88
Item Level: 27
10% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(41 to 55)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(41 to 60)% Enhanced Defense
(9 to 11)% to Dexterity
(2 to 3)% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
Socketed (2)
Defense: (613 - 685) to (817 - 914)
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 186
Item Level: 48
20% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(71 to 85)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(61 to 80)% Enhanced Defense
(15 to 17)% to Dexterity
(3 to 5)% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
Socketed (3)
Defense: (944 - 1044) to (1247 - 1378)
Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 385
Item Level: 83
30% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(86 to 100)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(81 to 100)% Enhanced Defense
(18 to 20)% to Dexterity
(4 to 6)% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
Socketed (4)
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Lionpaw
Lionpaw
Chain Boots (4)

Defense: (49 - 54) to (71 - 78)
Required Level: 4
Required Strength: 44
Item Level: 7
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
+(7 to 10) to all Attributes
+(31 to 50) to Life
+(16 to 25) to Mana
Total Character Defense (3 to 5)%
10% Gold Find
Socketed (1)
Defense: (203 - 218) to (267 - 288)
Required Level: 22
Required Strength: 65
Item Level: 25
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
+(15 to 18) to all Attributes
+(71 to 90) to Life
+(36 to 45) to Mana
Total Character Defense (9 to 11)%
15% Gold Find
Socketed (2)
Defense: (519 - 554) to (667 - 712)
Required Level: 39
Required Strength: 137
Item Level: 46
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
+(23 to 26) to all Attributes
+(111 to 130) to Life
+(56 to 65) to Mana
Total Character Defense (15 to 17)%
20% Gold Find
Socketed (3)
Defense: (759 - 807) to (974 - 1036)
Required Level: 48
Required Strength: 282
Item Level: 79
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 35) to all Attributes
+(131 to 150) to Life
+(66 to 75) to Mana
Total Character Defense (18 to 20)%
25% Gold Find
Socketed (4)

This depends whether IAS or max dmg is more important honestly. Lionpaw is a good defensive option. Another option would be to honorific and put res/minion stats on them depending on how much our bear will need.

Belt:
Wormtongue
Wormtongue
Light Belt (4)

Defense: (53 - 58) to (71 - 78)
Required Level: 3
Required Strength: 27
Item Level: 5
(31 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 5-13 poison damage over 2 seconds
(2 to 4)% Life stolen per Hit
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
+(11 to 15) to Dexterity
Socketed (1)
Defense: (214 - 231) to (259 - 279)
Required Level: 21
Required Strength: 40
Item Level: 24
(71 to 90)% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 19-50 poison damage over 2 seconds
(8 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
+(21 to 25) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
Defense: (544 - 581) to (649 - 693)
Required Level: 38
Required Strength: 83
Item Level: 45
(111 to 130)% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 75-150 poison damage over 2 seconds
(14 to 16)% Life stolen per Hit
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 35) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
Defense: (801 - 851) to (946 - 1006)
Required Level: 46
Required Strength: 173
Item Level: 77
(131 to 150)% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 100-250 poison damage over 2 seconds
(17 to 19)% Life stolen per Hit
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
+(36 to 40) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
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Deadfall
Deadfall
Heavy Belt (4)

Defense: (135 - 159) to (178 - 210)
Required Level: 7
Required Strength: 63
Item Level: 11
1% Chance to cast level 2 Shower of Rocks on Kill
1% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(24 to 46)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 25) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(11 to 15)%
Socketed (1)
Defense: (485 - 551) to (616 - 700)
Required Level: 24
Required Strength: 92
Item Level: 28
1% Chance to cast level 4 Shower of Rocks on Kill
2% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(69 to 92)% Enhanced Defense
+(36 to 45) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(21 to 25)%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (1270 - 1400) to (1595 - 1758)
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 195
Item Level: 48
1% Chance to cast level 8 Shower of Rocks on Kill
3% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(115 to 137)% Enhanced Defense
+(56 to 65) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(31 to 35)%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (1918 - 2095) to (2403 - 2626)
Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 404
Item Level: 84
2% Chance to cast level 12 Shower of Rocks on Kill
4% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(138 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
+(66 to 75) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(36 to 40)%
Socketed (2)
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Dragon Tail
Dragon Tail
Plated Belt (4)

Defense: (206 - 232) to (277 - 312)
Required Level: 10
Required Strength: 81
Item Level: 16
5% Chance to cast level 6 Seal of Fire on Melee Attack
15% Attack Speed
Adds (3 to 5)-(6 to 8) fire damage
Stun Attack
+(51 to 70)% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +(16 to 25)%
Socketed (1)
Defense: (640 - 708) to (828 - 916)
Required Level: 27
Required Strength: 119
Item Level: 32
6% Chance to cast level 14 Seal of Fire on Melee Attack
25% Attack Speed
Adds (8 to 13)-(13 to 20) fire damage
Stun Attack
+(81 to 100)% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +(36 to 45)%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (1519 - 1656) to (1928 - 2102)
Required Level: 44
Required Strength: 251
Item Level: 52
7% Chance to cast level 20 Seal of Fire on Melee Attack
35% Attack Speed
Adds (25 to 35)-(40 to 55) fire damage
Stun Attack
+(111 to 130)% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +(56 to 65)%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (2366 - 2553) to (2993 - 3229)
Required Level: 52
Required Strength: 519
Item Level: 87
8% Chance to cast level 24 Seal of Fire on Melee Attack
40% Attack Speed
Adds (81 to 100)-(121 to 160) fire damage
Stun Attack
+(141 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +(66 to 75)%
Socketed (2)

Wormtongue is a great option that has been added to this list. I'm not sure how much flat fire dmg will do for the build. Since the new skills add fire dmg, I assume this will be good? Quite a lot of strength requirement for Dragon Tail though (would definitely need to keep T3). Another option would be to honorific and put res/minion stats on them depending on how much our bear will need.
Edited by CircaG 6 months.
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Druid Helms

'Lo'
Runeword Level: 59
4% Chance to cast level 2 Arrow on Striking
20% Attack Speed
50% Hit Recovery
(31 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(58 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
Lightning Resist +25%
Physical Resist 10%
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Serpent Bow (4)

Two-Hand Damage: (7 - 9) to (26 - 37)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 6
Required Dexterity: 71
Item Level: 9
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
10% Chance to cast level 20 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(31 to 50)% Enhanced Damage
+(16 to 25) to Maximum Damage
(3 to 6)% Life stolen per Hit
+(11 to 13)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (3 to 5)%
(6 to 10)% to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (29 - 32) to (68 - 91)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 25
Required Dexterity: 109
Item Level: 27
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
15% Chance to cast level 30 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(71 to 90)% Enhanced Damage
+(31 to 50) to Maximum Damage
(11 to 14)% Life stolen per Hit
+(16 to 18)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (9 to 11)%
(16 to 20)% to Dexterity
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (76 - 83) to (147 - 175)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 43
Required Dexterity: 218
Item Level: 47
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
20% Chance to cast level 40 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(101 to 120)% Enhanced Damage
+(51 to 70) to Maximum Damage
(19 to 22)% Life stolen per Hit
+(21 to 23)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (15 to 17)%
(26 to 30)% to Dexterity
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (103 - 112) to (202 - 232)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 53
Required Dexterity: 431
Item Level: 83
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
25% Chance to cast level 50 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(131 to 150)% Enhanced Damage
+(71 to 90) to Maximum Damage
(23 to 26)% Life stolen per Hit
+(23 to 25)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (18 to 20)%
(31 to 35)% to Dexterity
Socketed (6)
is best leveling option apart from
The Black Dame
The Black Dame
Long War Bow (4)

Two-Hand Damage: (10 - 12) to (17 - 28)
Required Level: 11
Required Dexterity:
108
Item Level: 18
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
1% Chance to cast level 1 Barrage on Kill
30% Attack Speed
+(35 to 57)% Enhanced Damage
+(1 to 10) to Maximum Damage
(11 to 15)% Mana stolen per Hit
+(5 to 8) to Tantrum
Slow Target (3 to 5)%
Total Character Defense (21 to 25)%
+1% to Experience Gained
Requirements +10%
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (36 - 40) to (63 - 88)
Required Level: 30
Required Dexterity:
200
Item Level: 33
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
1% Chance to cast level 5 Barrage on Kill
45% Attack Speed
+(81 to 103)% Enhanced Damage
+(11 to 30) to Maximum Damage
(16 to 20)% Mana stolen per Hit
+(9 to 12) to Tantrum
Slow Target (9 to 11)%
Total Character Defense (31 to 35)%
+2% to Experience Gained
Requirements +40%
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (101 - 112) to (171 - 204)
Required Level: 48
Required Dexterity:
498
Item Level: 53
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
1% Chance to cast level 10 Barrage on Kill
60% Attack Speed
+(126 to 149)% Enhanced Damage
+(31 to 50) to Maximum Damage
(21 to 25)% Mana stolen per Hit
+(13 to 16) to Tantrum
Slow Target (15 to 17)%
Total Character Defense (41 to 45)%
+2% to Experience Gained
Requirements +80%
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (134 - 146) to (254 - 300)
Required Level: 57
Required Dexterity:
1357
Item Level: 90
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
1% Chance to cast level 16 Barrage on Kill
75% Attack Speed
+(149 to 171)% Enhanced Damage
+(70 to 100) to Maximum Damage
(26 to 30)% Mana stolen per Hit
+(17 to 21) to Tantrum
Slow Target (18 to 20)%
Total Character Defense (46 to 50)%
+3% to Experience Gained
Requirements +150%
Socketed (6)
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Shockwave
Shockwave
Bows

'Sol'
Runeword Level: 27
50% Chance to cast level 14 Punishers on Kill
+(58 to 72)% Enhanced Damage
+(11 to 15) to Maximum Damage
+3% to Poison Spell Damage
(3 to 5)% Chance of Crushing Blow
Slow Target (11 to 15)%
+(21 to 40) to Dexterity
+(21 to 40) to Energy
until you get better TU. It sounds from patch that when you get the bear steady aim buff will be non stop and thats alot of damage. I wont worried about gear much till 85lv
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I think i would add
Vipercast
Vipercast
Serpent Bow (4)

Two-Hand Damage: (7 - 9) to (26 - 37)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 6
Required Dexterity: 71
Item Level: 9
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
10% Chance to cast level 20 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(31 to 50)% Enhanced Damage
+(16 to 25) to Maximum Damage
(3 to 6)% Life stolen per Hit
+(11 to 13)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (3 to 5)%
(6 to 10)% to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (29 - 32) to (68 - 91)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 25
Required Dexterity: 109
Item Level: 27
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
15% Chance to cast level 30 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(71 to 90)% Enhanced Damage
+(31 to 50) to Maximum Damage
(11 to 14)% Life stolen per Hit
+(16 to 18)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (9 to 11)%
(16 to 20)% to Dexterity
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (76 - 83) to (147 - 175)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 43
Required Dexterity: 218
Item Level: 47
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
20% Chance to cast level 40 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(101 to 120)% Enhanced Damage
+(51 to 70) to Maximum Damage
(19 to 22)% Life stolen per Hit
+(21 to 23)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (15 to 17)%
(26 to 30)% to Dexterity
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (103 - 112) to (202 - 232)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 53
Required Dexterity: 431
Item Level: 83
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
25% Chance to cast level 50 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(131 to 150)% Enhanced Damage
+(71 to 90) to Maximum Damage
(23 to 26)% Life stolen per Hit
+(23 to 25)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (18 to 20)%
(31 to 35)% to Dexterity
Socketed (6)
since it actually give useful stats due to the huge %strength bonus, now that druid bows are dex based it can help out with item , and the slow is nice.

As an armor i would say
Jitan's Kamon
Jitan's Kamon
Splint Mail (4)

Defense: (184 - 208) to (370 - 418)
Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 61
Item Level: 10
2% Chance to cast level 4 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds 2-4 fire damage
Adds 2-4 lightning damage
Adds 2-4 cold damage
+(24 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 2%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (592 - 656) to (1106 - 1225)
Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 90
Item Level: 27
4% Chance to cast level 10 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (4 to 8)-(8 to 15) fire damage
Adds (4 to 8)-(8 to 15) lightning damage
Adds (4 to 8)-(8 to 15) cold damage
+(58 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 3%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1466 - 1596) to (2663 - 2898)
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 189
Item Level: 48
6% Chance to cast level 16 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 45) fire damage
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 45) lightning damage
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 45) cold damage
+(92 to 109)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 4%
Socketed (5)
Defense: (2175 - 2352) to (3925 - 4244)
Required Level: 49
Required Strength: 391
Item Level: 82
8% Chance to cast level 19 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (31 to 60)-(81 to 120) fire damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(81 to 120) lightning damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(81 to 120) cold damage
+(109 to 126)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (6)
since the passive give out elemental bonus (need to see if it's %ele or just added flat damage) and the bear inherit your phys res.

For gloves / belt / boots i would say pick 2 slots to put honorefic there, bear's gonna need a bunch of minion res to be kept alive, and we still don't have the numbers to see if minion life is required too.
Belt slot still have
Wormtongue
Wormtongue
Light Belt (4)

Defense: (53 - 58) to (71 - 78)
Required Level: 3
Required Strength: 27
Item Level: 5
(31 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 5-13 poison damage over 2 seconds
(2 to 4)% Life stolen per Hit
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
+(11 to 15) to Dexterity
Socketed (1)
Defense: (214 - 231) to (259 - 279)
Required Level: 21
Required Strength: 40
Item Level: 24
(71 to 90)% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 19-50 poison damage over 2 seconds
(8 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
+(21 to 25) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
Defense: (544 - 581) to (649 - 693)
Required Level: 38
Required Strength: 83
Item Level: 45
(111 to 130)% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 75-150 poison damage over 2 seconds
(14 to 16)% Life stolen per Hit
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 35) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
Defense: (801 - 851) to (946 - 1006)
Required Level: 46
Required Strength: 173
Item Level: 77
(131 to 150)% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 100-250 poison damage over 2 seconds
(17 to 19)% Life stolen per Hit
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
+(36 to 40) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
, boots slot
Lionpaw
Lionpaw
Chain Boots (4)

Defense: (49 - 54) to (71 - 78)
Required Level: 4
Required Strength: 44
Item Level: 7
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
+(7 to 10) to all Attributes
+(31 to 50) to Life
+(16 to 25) to Mana
Total Character Defense (3 to 5)%
10% Gold Find
Socketed (1)
Defense: (203 - 218) to (267 - 288)
Required Level: 22
Required Strength: 65
Item Level: 25
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
+(15 to 18) to all Attributes
+(71 to 90) to Life
+(36 to 45) to Mana
Total Character Defense (9 to 11)%
15% Gold Find
Socketed (2)
Defense: (519 - 554) to (667 - 712)
Required Level: 39
Required Strength: 137
Item Level: 46
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
+(23 to 26) to all Attributes
+(111 to 130) to Life
+(56 to 65) to Mana
Total Character Defense (15 to 17)%
20% Gold Find
Socketed (3)
Defense: (759 - 807) to (974 - 1036)
Required Level: 48
Required Strength: 282
Item Level: 79
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 35) to all Attributes
+(131 to 150) to Life
+(66 to 75) to Mana
Total Character Defense (18 to 20)%
25% Gold Find
Socketed (4)
as a defensive option and finally the gloves slot both
Vilehand
Vilehand
Leather Gloves (4)

Defense: 6 to 8
Required Level: 1
Required Strength: 10
Item Level: 1
+(3 to 5)% Bonus to Poison Skill Duration
+25 poison damage over 1 seconds
+(6 to 10)% to Poison Spell Damage
Poison Length Reduced by (31 to 35)%
Socketed (1)
Defense: 70 to 75
Required Level: 17
Required Strength: 15
Item Level: 20
+(0 to 1) to All Skills
+(6 to 8)% Bonus to Poison Skill Duration
+50 poison damage over 1 seconds
+(11 to 15)% to Poison Spell Damage
Poison Length Reduced by (36 to 40)%
Socketed (2)
Defense: 176 to 184
Required Level: 34
Required Strength: 31
Item Level: 40
+1 to All Skills
+(8 to 10)% Bonus to Poison Skill Duration
+100 poison damage over 1 seconds
+(16 to 20)% to Poison Spell Damage
Poison Length Reduced by (41 to 45)%
Socketed (3)
Defense: 243 to 258
Required Level: 43
Required Strength: 64
Item Level: 72
+1 to All Skills
+(11 to 13)% Bonus to Poison Skill Duration
+225 poison damage over 1 seconds
+(21 to 25)% to Poison Spell Damage
Poison Length Reduced by (46 to 50)%
Socketed (4)
and
Pollice Verso
Pollice Verso
Gauntlets (4)

Defense: (48 - 54) to (90 - 102)
Required Level: 10
Required Strength:
60
Item Level: 16
4% Chance to cast level 3 Time Strike when Attacked
+(24 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
+(7 to 10) to Strength
+(6 to 10) Life after each Kill
+(6 to 13) Mana after each Kill
Requirements -8%
Socketed (1)
Defense: (216 - 239) to (333 - 369)
Required Level: 27
Required Strength:
81
Item Level: 32
8% Chance to cast level 5 Time Strike when Attacked
+(58 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
+(12 to 16) to Strength
+(16 to 20) Life after each Kill
+(21 to 28) Mana after each Kill
Requirements -16%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (583 - 635) to (854 - 930)
Required Level: 44
Required Strength:
155
Item Level: 52
12% Chance to cast level 7 Time Strike when Attacked
+(92 to 109)% Enhanced Defense
+(18 to 24) to Strength
+(26 to 30) Life after each Kill
+(36 to 43) Mana after each Kill
Requirements -24%
Socketed (3)
Defense: (875 - 946) to (1274 - 1378)
Required Level: 52
Required Strength:
287
Item Level: 86
14% Chance to cast level 8 Time Strike when Attacked
+(109 to 126)% Enhanced Defense
+(25 to 30) to Strength
+(31 to 35) Life after each Kill
+(43 to 50) Mana after each Kill
Requirements -32%
Socketed (4)
before you get your hands on a Pul for
Kali
Kali
Gloves

'Pul'
Runeword Level: 45
15% Chance to cast level 13 Fire Splash on Kill
+2 to All Skills
-214 Defense
Maximum Fire Resist +4%
Fire Resist +26%
.
Since life shield now is a level 18 ability i would prefere going for vilehand and kali to boost the defenses.

I would try out
Nymph's Grace
Nymph's Grace
Antlers (4)

Defense: 60 to 89
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 50
Item Level: 9
Amazing Grace
5% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow when Struck by a Missile
(8 to 10)% to Strength
(8 to 10)% to Dexterity
(8 to 10)% to Vitality
+0.375% Enhanced Defense (Based on Character Level)
+8 Life Regenerated per Second
Socketed (2)
Defense: 176 to 239
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 74
Item Level: 27
Amazing Grace
9% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow when Struck by a Missile
(14 to 16)% to Strength
(14 to 16)% to Dexterity
(14 to 16)% to Vitality
+0.75% Enhanced Defense (Based on Character Level)
+10 Life Regenerated per Second
Socketed (2)
Defense: 368 to 490
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 155
Item Level: 48
Amazing Grace
13% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow when Struck by a Missile
(20 to 22)% to Strength
(20 to 22)% to Dexterity
(20 to 22)% to Vitality
+1.125% Enhanced Defense (Based on Character Level)
+13 Life Regenerated per Second
Socketed (3)
Defense: 504 to 667
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 49
Required Strength: 323
Item Level: 82
Amazing Grace
15% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow when Struck by a Missile
(23 to 25)% to Strength
(23 to 25)% to Dexterity
(23 to 25)% to Vitality
+1.5% Enhanced Defense (Based on Character Level)
+15 Life Regenerated per Second
Socketed (4)
as an helmet, for the %strength and dex, at least until
Natha
Natha
Druid Helms

'Lo'
Runeword Level: 59
4% Chance to cast level 2 Arrow on Striking
20% Attack Speed
50% Hit Recovery
(31 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(58 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
Lightning Resist +25%
Physical Resist 10%
or
Nezha
Nezha
Druid Helms

'Ko'
Runeword Level: 39
+1 to Druid Skill Levels
20% Attack Speed
+(58 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
5% to Strength
10% to Dexterity
Maximum Mana (11 to 20)%
(21 to 40)% Magic Find
, with natha as the favorite due to %phys res.
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Serpent Bow (4)

Two-Hand Damage: (7 - 9) to (26 - 37)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 6
Required Dexterity: 71
Item Level: 9
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
10% Chance to cast level 20 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(31 to 50)% Enhanced Damage
+(16 to 25) to Maximum Damage
(3 to 6)% Life stolen per Hit
+(11 to 13)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (3 to 5)%
(6 to 10)% to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (29 - 32) to (68 - 91)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 25
Required Dexterity: 109
Item Level: 27
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
15% Chance to cast level 30 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(71 to 90)% Enhanced Damage
+(31 to 50) to Maximum Damage
(11 to 14)% Life stolen per Hit
+(16 to 18)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (9 to 11)%
(16 to 20)% to Dexterity
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (76 - 83) to (147 - 175)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 43
Required Dexterity: 218
Item Level: 47
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
20% Chance to cast level 40 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(101 to 120)% Enhanced Damage
+(51 to 70) to Maximum Damage
(19 to 22)% Life stolen per Hit
+(21 to 23)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (15 to 17)%
(26 to 30)% to Dexterity
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (103 - 112) to (202 - 232)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 53
Required Dexterity: 431
Item Level: 83
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
25% Chance to cast level 50 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(131 to 150)% Enhanced Damage
+(71 to 90) to Maximum Damage
(23 to 26)% Life stolen per Hit
+(23 to 25)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (18 to 20)%
(31 to 35)% to Dexterity
Socketed (6)
is best leveling option apart from
The Black Dame
The Black Dame
Long War Bow (4)

Two-Hand Damage: (10 - 12) to (17 - 28)
Required Level: 11
Required Dexterity:
108
Item Level: 18
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
1% Chance to cast level 1 Barrage on Kill
30% Attack Speed
+(35 to 57)% Enhanced Damage
+(1 to 10) to Maximum Damage
(11 to 15)% Mana stolen per Hit
+(5 to 8) to Tantrum
Slow Target (3 to 5)%
Total Character Defense (21 to 25)%
+1% to Experience Gained
Requirements +10%
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (36 - 40) to (63 - 88)
Required Level: 30
Required Dexterity:
200
Item Level: 33
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
1% Chance to cast level 5 Barrage on Kill
45% Attack Speed
+(81 to 103)% Enhanced Damage
+(11 to 30) to Maximum Damage
(16 to 20)% Mana stolen per Hit
+(9 to 12) to Tantrum
Slow Target (9 to 11)%
Total Character Defense (31 to 35)%
+2% to Experience Gained
Requirements +40%
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (101 - 112) to (171 - 204)
Required Level: 48
Required Dexterity:
498
Item Level: 53
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
1% Chance to cast level 10 Barrage on Kill
60% Attack Speed
+(126 to 149)% Enhanced Damage
+(31 to 50) to Maximum Damage
(21 to 25)% Mana stolen per Hit
+(13 to 16) to Tantrum
Slow Target (15 to 17)%
Total Character Defense (41 to 45)%
+2% to Experience Gained
Requirements +80%
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (134 - 146) to (254 - 300)
Required Level: 57
Required Dexterity:
1357
Item Level: 90
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
1% Chance to cast level 16 Barrage on Kill
75% Attack Speed
+(149 to 171)% Enhanced Damage
+(70 to 100) to Maximum Damage
(26 to 30)% Mana stolen per Hit
+(17 to 21) to Tantrum
Slow Target (18 to 20)%
Total Character Defense (46 to 50)%
+3% to Experience Gained
Requirements +150%
Socketed (6)


Black Dame isn't really an option for an untwinked character. 500dex (T3 long war bow) requires approximately a character lvl 70-75 to wield, and 1300dex actually requires sigs eaten. And by the time you reach 500dex, you'll be able to wield any TU4 bow, which out dmgs T3 black dame.

I'm leaning
Thorn Branch
Thorn Branch
Recurve Bow (4)

Two-Hand Damage: (9 - 11) to (22 - 28)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 12
Required Dexterity: 111
Item Level: 19
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
5% Chance to cast level 1 Barrage on Kill
+1 to Druid Skill Levels
25% Attack Speed
+(24 to 46)% Enhanced Damage
+(6 to 10) to Maximum Damage
Attacker Flees after Striking (4 to 5)%
Regenerate Mana +(16 to 25)%
Total Character Defense (21 to 30)%
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (38 - 44) to (65 - 81)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 31
Required Dexterity: 161
Item Level: 34
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
7% Chance to cast level 5 Barrage on Kill
+2 to Druid Skill Levels
30% Attack Speed
+(69 to 92)% Enhanced Damage
+(11 to 20) to Maximum Damage
Attacker Flees after Striking (8 to 9)%
Regenerate Mana +(31 to 40)%
Total Character Defense (31 to 40)%
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (107 - 118) to (162 - 186)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 49
Required Dexterity: 312
Item Level: 54
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
9% Chance to cast level 9 Barrage on Kill
+3 to Druid Skill Levels
35% Attack Speed
+(115 to 137)% Enhanced Damage
+(21 to 30) to Maximum Damage
Attacker Flees after Striking (12 to 13)%
Regenerate Mana +(46 to 55)%
Total Character Defense (41 to 50)%
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (142 - 156) to (219 - 245)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 58
Required Dexterity: 613
Item Level: 90
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
10% Chance to cast level 11 Barrage on Kill
+(4 to 5) to Druid Skill Levels
40% Attack Speed
+(138 to 160)% Enhanced Damage
+(31 to 40) to Maximum Damage
Attacker Flees after Striking (14 to 15)%
Regenerate Mana +(61 to 70)%
Total Character Defense (51 to 60)%
Socketed (6)
because it has ias, mana regen and high base dmg. The 4-5 skill levels also makes bear and yourself tankier (lifeshield).

Salamander's Breath
Salamander's Breath
Viper Bow (4)

Two-Hand Damage: (17 - 21) to (29 - 36)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 9
Required Dexterity: 98
Item Level: 13
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
10% Chance to cast level 7 Flamefront on Kill
25% Hit Recovery
+(24 to 46)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (8 to 10)-(16 to 20) damage
(4 to 5)% Chance of Crushing Blow
Fire Resist +(31 to 40)%
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (46 - 55) to (70 - 85)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 29
Required Dexterity: 144
Item Level: 32
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
15% Chance to cast level 14 Flamefront on Kill
50% Hit Recovery
+(69 to 92)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (11 to 15)-(21 to 30) damage
(6 to 7)% Chance of Crushing Blow
Fire Resist +(51 to 60)%
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (119 - 134) to (165 - 187)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 48
Required Dexterity: 281
Item Level: 53
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
20% Chance to cast level 21 Flamefront on Kill
75% Hit Recovery
+(115 to 137)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (21 to 25)-(36 to 45) damage
(8 to 9)% Chance of Crushing Blow
Fire Resist +(71 to 80)%
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (161 - 178) to (227 - 252)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 55
Required Dexterity: 553
Item Level: 86
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
25% Chance to cast level 28 Flamefront on Kill
100% Hit Recovery
+(138 to 160)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (26 to 30)-(51 to 60) damage
(10 to 12)% Chance of Crushing Blow
Fire Resist +(81 to 90)%
Socketed (6)
has slightly higher dmg, but nothing else besides fres and fhr. its rly bad.
Vipercast
Vipercast
Serpent Bow (4)

Two-Hand Damage: (7 - 9) to (26 - 37)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 6
Required Dexterity: 71
Item Level: 9
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
10% Chance to cast level 20 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(31 to 50)% Enhanced Damage
+(16 to 25) to Maximum Damage
(3 to 6)% Life stolen per Hit
+(11 to 13)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (3 to 5)%
(6 to 10)% to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (29 - 32) to (68 - 91)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 25
Required Dexterity: 109
Item Level: 27
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
15% Chance to cast level 30 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(71 to 90)% Enhanced Damage
+(31 to 50) to Maximum Damage
(11 to 14)% Life stolen per Hit
+(16 to 18)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (9 to 11)%
(16 to 20)% to Dexterity
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (76 - 83) to (147 - 175)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 43
Required Dexterity: 218
Item Level: 47
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
20% Chance to cast level 40 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(101 to 120)% Enhanced Damage
+(51 to 70) to Maximum Damage
(19 to 22)% Life stolen per Hit
+(21 to 23)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (15 to 17)%
(26 to 30)% to Dexterity
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (103 - 112) to (202 - 232)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 53
Required Dexterity: 431
Item Level: 83
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.19 per Dexterity)%
25% Chance to cast level 50 Venomous Spirit on Kill
+(131 to 150)% Enhanced Damage
+(71 to 90) to Maximum Damage
(23 to 26)% Life stolen per Hit
+(23 to 25)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slow Target (18 to 20)%
(31 to 35)% to Dexterity
Socketed (6)
might be better if that 35%str is turned into dex%. its slow% is also useful, but the lack of ias i feel could be a big loss, would depend on how many frames you lose (both viper and recurve bows have base speed of +20).
OrphineM
Abomination
155 | 12
Any discussion is going to be not-so-useful until the docs are actually updated with the real item stats. But since bow dudu is now dex based, basic gearing otherwise. That said, for other slots, we can just use a dex setup:

Helm:
Natha
Natha
Druid Helms

'Lo'
Runeword Level: 59
4% Chance to cast level 2 Arrow on Striking
20% Attack Speed
50% Hit Recovery
(31 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(58 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
Lightning Resist +25%
Physical Resist 10%
is a strong runeword.
Big Bad
Big Bad
Wolf Head (4)

Defense: (39 - 44) to (54 - 62)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 3
Required Strength: 23
Item Level: 4
2% Life stolen per Hit
+(41 to 60)% Enhanced Defense
(2 to 5)% to Strength
(2 to 5)% to Dexterity
+20 Life Regenerated per Second
Total Character Defense (11 to 15)%
+1% to Experience Gained
Socketed (1)
Defense: (174 - 193) to (224 - 248)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 20
Required Strength: 35
Item Level: 23
4% Life stolen per Hit
+(71 to 90)% Enhanced Defense
(10 to 13)% to Strength
(10 to 13)% to Dexterity
+30 Life Regenerated per Second
Total Character Defense (16 to 20)%
+2% to Experience Gained
Socketed (2)
Defense: (443 - 487) to (540 - 594)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 37
Required Strength: 74
Item Level: 43
6% Life stolen per Hit
+(91 to 110)% Enhanced Defense
(18 to 21)% to Strength
(18 to 21)% to Dexterity
+40 Life Regenerated per Second
Total Character Defense (21 to 25)%
+2% to Experience Gained
Socketed (3)
Defense: (670 - 731) to (818 - 892)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 152
Item Level: 78
8% Life stolen per Hit
+(111 to 130)% Enhanced Defense
(22 to 25)% to Strength
(22 to 25)% to Dexterity
+50 Life Regenerated per Second
Total Character Defense (26 to 30)%
+3% to Experience Gained
Socketed (4)
is a TU option with some leech and stats.
Chest:
Jitan's Kamon
Jitan's Kamon
Splint Mail (4)

Defense: (184 - 208) to (370 - 418)
Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 61
Item Level: 10
2% Chance to cast level 4 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds 2-4 fire damage
Adds 2-4 lightning damage
Adds 2-4 cold damage
+(24 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 2%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (592 - 656) to (1106 - 1225)
Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 90
Item Level: 27
4% Chance to cast level 10 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (4 to 8)-(8 to 15) fire damage
Adds (4 to 8)-(8 to 15) lightning damage
Adds (4 to 8)-(8 to 15) cold damage
+(58 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 3%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1466 - 1596) to (2663 - 2898)
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 189
Item Level: 48
6% Chance to cast level 16 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 45) fire damage
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 45) lightning damage
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 45) cold damage
+(92 to 109)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 4%
Socketed (5)
Defense: (2175 - 2352) to (3925 - 4244)
Required Level: 49
Required Strength: 391
Item Level: 82
8% Chance to cast level 19 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (31 to 60)-(81 to 120) fire damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(81 to 120) lightning damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(81 to 120) cold damage
+(109 to 126)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (6)
. phys res and a minor synergy with your pierce mods and pathfinder.
Belt:
Wormtongue
Wormtongue
Light Belt (4)

Defense: (53 - 58) to (71 - 78)
Required Level: 3
Required Strength: 27
Item Level: 5
(31 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 5-13 poison damage over 2 seconds
(2 to 4)% Life stolen per Hit
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
+(11 to 15) to Dexterity
Socketed (1)
Defense: (214 - 231) to (259 - 279)
Required Level: 21
Required Strength: 40
Item Level: 24
(71 to 90)% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 19-50 poison damage over 2 seconds
(8 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
+(21 to 25) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
Defense: (544 - 581) to (649 - 693)
Required Level: 38
Required Strength: 83
Item Level: 45
(111 to 130)% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 75-150 poison damage over 2 seconds
(14 to 16)% Life stolen per Hit
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 35) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
Defense: (801 - 851) to (946 - 1006)
Required Level: 46
Required Strength: 173
Item Level: 77
(131 to 150)% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 100-250 poison damage over 2 seconds
(17 to 19)% Life stolen per Hit
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
+(36 to 40) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
and it's not even close.
Gloves:
Featherclaw
Featherclaw
Chain Gloves (4)

Defense: (28 - 30) to (49 - 54)
Required Level: 5
Required Strength: 38
Item Level: 8
5% Attack Speed
(21 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
+(6 to 10) to Dexterity
Socketed (1)
Defense: (149 - 161) to (203 - 218)
Required Level: 22
Required Strength: 56
Item Level: 26
15% Attack Speed
(81 to 110)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 20) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
Defense: (393 - 420) to (519 - 554)
Required Level: 40
Required Strength: 118
Item Level: 46
25% Attack Speed
(141 to 170)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
+(26 to 30) to Dexterity
Socketed (3)
Defense: (581 - 617) to (759 - 807)
Required Level: 48
Required Strength: 244
Item Level: 80
30% Attack Speed
(171 to 200)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 35) to Dexterity
Socketed (4)

Boots:
Zealot Rush
Zealot Rush
Light Plated Boots (4)

Defense: (67 - 78) to (102 - 119)
Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 60
Item Level: 10
5% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(11 to 25)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(21 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
(3 to 5)% to Dexterity
1% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
Socketed (1)
Defense: (248 - 281) to (338 - 384)
Required Level: 24
Required Strength: 88
Item Level: 27
10% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(41 to 55)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(41 to 60)% Enhanced Defense
(9 to 11)% to Dexterity
(2 to 3)% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
Socketed (2)
Defense: (613 - 685) to (817 - 914)
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 186
Item Level: 48
20% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(71 to 85)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(61 to 80)% Enhanced Defense
(15 to 17)% to Dexterity
(3 to 5)% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
Socketed (3)
Defense: (944 - 1044) to (1247 - 1378)
Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 385
Item Level: 83
30% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(86 to 100)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(81 to 100)% Enhanced Defense
(18 to 20)% to Dexterity
(4 to 6)% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
Socketed (4)

Weapon: Evaluation pending full docs update.
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I pretty much always go with werecat for the ias on weapon damage builds, as there arent many sources of ias at low levels, and werecat is a very easy source to get your hands on a decent amount.
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yeah tu quilted is pretty good for dmg, but werecat is on another level. less dmg, but has pr and huge ias. its probably way better.