Class: Druid
Required Level: 6
Skill Tree: Shape Shifting Skills
Cost: 15 Mana
Cooldown: 1 second

Transforms the Druid into a Werebear.

Damage Type: Physical
Synergies: Lycanthropy
Other Stats: Shapeshift; Only one beast form can be active at a time

Werebear is a Druid skill in Diablo II.


  • Gives synergy to: None
  • Receives synergy from:


This is the Power Version for a Shape Shifter. Where Werewolf gives you attack speed and accuracy, Werebear gives you power and defense as well as more Life. This is, in essence, the form of choice for Druids who wish to tank for their comrades, while still being able to do some damage. While it may not look like you would have the ability to do so, your abilities of blocking attacks with a shield are not hindered.

You can cast Armageddon while in Werebear form. The Beast Rune Word grants a level 3 Werebear to the user, regardless of class.

Weapon Damage
While in Werewolf or Werebear form you will still use the damage from weapons or ranged weapons. It's really just a graphical change. You will still be swinging your sword or shooting your bow but it will appear as if you're hitting them in Werewolf or Werebear form.

You will not gain the benefit of attacking from distances when using ranged weapons in Werewolf or Werebear from. Ranged weapons will work but you'll have to move to melee range and use the ranged weapons like melee weapons. Ammunition is not consumed while doing so.


This skill empowers the Druid with the capacity to assume the form of a savage bear, granting him great strength and fortitude.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Mana Cost: 15
Duration: 40 seconds
Bonus Life: 75%

Level 1234567891011
Bonus Damage 50% 57% 64% 71% 78% 85% 92% 99% 106% 113% 120%
Bonus Defense 25% 31% 37% 43% 49% 55% 61% 67% 73% 79% 85%
Level 12131415161718192025
Bonus Damage 127% 134% 141% 148% 155% 162% 169% 176% 183% 203%
Bonus Defense 91% 97% 103% 109% 115% 121% 127% 133% 139% 169%