If you’ve recently started playing as a Druid in D4 then you have noticed and picked up Totems. Many are wondering what these Totems do in Diablo 4 and how you are supposed to use them in-game. We will walk you through the process of using these items and how they are useful in a class of shapeshifters who use the forces of nature for offensive and defensive abilities.
How to Use the Totem for Druid in Diablo 4?
The Druid has Armor slots and Jewelry, like all other classes and the Weapon this class can use is either a Two-handed weapon OR a One-handed weapon along with a Totem. So, if you’ve picked up a weapon with good stats and it’s a Two-Handed weapon, you won’t use the Totem. In the slot of the Totem, you will see a red variant of your 2H weapon (to indicate that it’s blank). But if you’ve found a One-Handed weapon, the off-hand slot will hold a Totem.
The main advantage of using a Totem as a Druid in D4 is that it will let you use two different Legendary Aspects at the same time (1 Handed Weapon + Totem each) which will give stat boosts to your character. So it’s up to you to decide if you want to go ahead with this combo or want to use a Two-Handed weapon. Make sure to keep checking your character’s attack stats to decide what you want to go with.
Is One Handed with Totem Better or Two-Handed Weapon Better for Druid?
Should druids use totems? Well, it depends on your build. A majority of good endgame builds have Staffs as the main weapon (2H) but there are some that have an upgraded Ancestral Legendary Axe + Ancestral Legendary Totem (Overcharged Ancient Effigy/Primordial Fetish of the Trampled Earth) as part of the build. Some builds are focused on slower attack speeds but higher damage while some may benefit from higher attack speed and movement. It depends on your choice and playstyle. Try imprinting on your 2H weapon to see how it affects the overall build as well.
That’s everything on what Totems do for Druid in Diablo 4 and how to use them to your advantage. If you want to know about the Thorns, Vulnerable, or what do the Cold Damage, Chill, Freeze / Frozen status effects mean, check out our guides for using them for your best builds.