Boulder

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Boulder is a Druid skill from the Wrath skill tree. Its features are:

Grants Player Exploits Condition
Physical Dmg Fortify
Nature Magic Critical Strike Damage
Earth Skills
Slows (CC)
Stuns (CC)
Knocks Back (CC)
Critical Strike Chance

Boulder Details and Upgrades

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Boulder

Unearth a large rolling boulder that repeatedly Knocks Back (CC) and crushes enemies, dealing 46% damage with each hit.

Type: Nature Magic

Damage: Physical

Cooldown: 10 seconds

Lucky Hit Chance: 4%

Tags: Wrath, Nature Magic, Earth

Upgrades

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Enhanced Boulder

When Boulder reaches the end of its path, enemies hit are Slowed (CC) by 30% for 3 seconds. If Boulder Overpowered, enemies are Stunned (CC) for 4 seconds instead.

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Natural Boulder

While you have any Fortify, Boulder has +20% increased Critical Strike Chance.

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Savage Boulder

Boulder's Critical Strike Chance is increased by +3% each time it deals damage.


Other Skills that work with Boulder

The following skills either:

  • Create a condition Boulder can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Boulder creates
Basic Tree
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Wild Earth Spike

Summon a second Earth Spike when hitting an Immobilized or Stunned enemy.

Skill

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Fierce Earth Spike

Fortify for 8% of your Base Life whenever Earth Spike damages enemies who are Stunned, Immobilized, or Knocked Back.

Skill

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Enhanced Maul

If an enemy is hit by Maul, then Fortify for 3% of your Base Life.

Skill

Core Tree
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Primal Landslide

When you Immobilize or Stun an enemy, you gain a Terramote. Each enemy hit by Landslide consumes a Terramote causing a guaranteed Critical Strike with x40% Critical Strike Damage. Bosses always have up to a 10% chance to grant a Terramote when hit.

Skill

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Raging Landslide

When you strike an Immobilized or Stunned enemy with Landslide, an additional pillar of earth is formed.

Skill

Defensive Tree
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Preserving Earthen Bulwark

Casting Earthen Bulwark grants 18% of your Maximum Life as Fortify.

Skill

debilitating roar

Debilitating Roar

Shapeshift into a Werebear and bellow a mighty roar, reducing Nearby enemies' damage dealt by 70% for 4 seconds.

Cooldown: 22 seconds

Tags: Defensive, Werebear, Shapeshifting

Skill

Companion Tree
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Enhanced Wolf Pack

Wolves deal x25% increased damage to Immobilized, Stunned, Slowed, or Poisoned enemies.

Skill

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Ferocious Wolf Pack

Lucky Hit: Your Wolves' attacks have up to a 40% chance to Fortify you for 8% Maximum Life.

Skill

Nature's Reach

Nature's Reach

Deal x 3 /6 / 9% increased damage to Distant enemies. Double this bonus if they are also Slowed, Stunned, Immobilized or Knocked Back.

Passive

Wrath Tree
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Natural Trample

Casting Trample grants 20% Maximum Life as Fortify.

Skill

Crushing Earth

Crushing Earth

Earth skills deal x 5 / 10 / 15% increased damage to Slowed, Stunned, Immobilized or Knocked Back enemies.

Passive

Safeguard
Safeguard

Critical Strikes with Earth skills Fortify you for 2 /4 / 7% Maximum Life.

Requires a point in Crushing Earth.

Passive

Stone Guard
Stone Guard

While you have Fortify for over 50% of your Maximum Life, your Earth skills deal x 4 /8 / 12% increased damage.

Requires a point in Crushing Earth.

Passive

Bad Omen
Bad Omen

Lucky Hit: Up to a 10 / 20 / 30% chance when dealing damage to a Vulnerable, Immobilized or Stunned enemy that a Lightning Bolt also hits dealing 55% damage.

Requires a point in Charged Atmosphere or Endless Tempest.

Passive

Ultimate Tree
petrify

Petrify

Encase all Nearby enemies in stone, Stunning (CC) them for 3 seconds. You deal x30% increased Critical Strike Damage to enemies affected by Petrify.

Against Bosses, the Critical Strike Damage bonus is increased to x 50% and its duration is increased to 6 seconds.

Type: Nature Magic

Damage: Physical

Cooldown: 50 seconds

Tags: Ultimate, Nature Magic, Earth

Skill

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Supreme Grizzly Rage

Gain 8% Maximum Life as Fortify per second while Grizzly Rage is active.

Skill

Defiance

Defiance

Nature Magic skills deal x 4 / 8 / 12% increased damage to Elites.

Passive

Natural Disaster
Natural Disaster

Your Earth skills deal x 4 / 8 / 12% increased damage to Vulnerable enemies.

Your Storm skills deal x 4 / 8 / 12% increased damage to enemies that are Stunned, Immobilized, or Knocked Back.

Requires point in Defiance.

Passive

Resonance
Resonance

Nature Magic skills deal 2 / 4 / 6% increased damage.

Triple this bonus if an Earth skill is the next skill cast after a Storm skill or a Storm skill is the next skill cast after an Earth skill.

Requires point in Circle of Life or Natural Disaster.

Passive

Defensive Posture

Defensive Posture

Increase the amount of Fortify you gain from all sources by + 5 / 10 / 15%.

Passive

Thick Hide
Thick Hide

Whenever you are Stunned, Immobilized, or Knocked DownFortify for 10 / 20 / 30% Maximum Life.

Requires point in Defensive Posture.

Passive

Nature's Resolve
Nature's Resolve

5 / 10 / 15% chance when struck to Fortify you for 4% Maximum life.

Requires point in Defensive Posture.

Passive

Natural Fortitude
Natural Fortitude

Shapeshifting Fortifies you for 2 / 4 / 6% Maximum Life.

Requires a point in Quickshift.

Passive

Key Passives Tree
Earthen Might

Earthen Might

Lucky Hit: Damaging enemies with Earth skills has up to a 5% chance to:

  • Restore all of your Spirit
  • Cause your attacks to be guaranteed Critical Strikes for 5 seconds.

This chance is increased by:

Passive

Nature's Fury

Nature's Fury

Casting an Earth skill has a 30% chance to trigger a free Storm skill of the same category, and vice versa. These free Skills count as both Earth and Storm Skills.

Passive

Presence

Perfect Storm

Your Storm skills that you cast grant 1 Spirit and deal x15% increased damage when damaging Vulnerable, Immobilized or Slowed enemy.

Passive


Items that work with Boulder

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Boulder
  • Create a condition Boulder can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Boulder creates

Legendary Aspects

Aspect of Mending Stone
Defensive The duration of Earthen Bulwark is increased by 6 seconds. In addition, killing an enemy with Earth Skills replenishes [X] of your active Earthen Bulwark's Barrier.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Sealed Archives
(Map)
Dry Steppes Druid
Aspect of Metamorphic Stone
Offensive Boulder is now a Core Skill and costs 40 Spirit to cast dealing 100 - 120% of normal damage.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Druid
Aspect of Natural Balance
Offensive Casting a Storm Skill grants your Earth Skills 30 - 45% Critical Strike Damage for 4 seconds.

Casting an Earth Skill increases the Critical Strike Chance of Storm Skills by 8.0 - 12.0% for 4 seconds.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Druid
Aspect of Quicksand
Utility Damage from Earth Skills Slow (CC) enemies hit by 25 - 50% for 5 seconds.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Ferals' Den
(Map)
Scosglen Druid
Aspect of the Rampaging Werebeast
Offensive The duration of Grizzly Rage is increased by 1 - 5 seconds. In addition, Critical Strikes while Grizzly Rage is active increase your Critical Strike Damage by x 10% for the durationm up to a maximum of x 200%.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Endless Gates
(Map)
Hawezar Druid
Crashstone Aspect
Offensive Earth Skills deal 30 - 40% more Critical Strike Damage to Crowd Controlled enemies.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Stockades
(Map)
Scosglen Druid
Earthguard Aspect
Defensive Gain 15 - 25% bonus amount to your next Earthen Bulwark for each enemy you Crowd Control up to a maximum of 100%.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Druid
Subterranean Aspect
Offensive Poison Creeper’s active also casts Landslide in a circle around you. Earth Skills deal 10 - 20% increased damage to Poisoned enemies.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Druid

* Extraction means the Legendary Aspect can be removed from any Legendary item at the Occultist. A dungeon name means the Aspect will be added to your Codex of Power as a reward after completing that dungeon.

Unique Items

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Vasily's Prayer

"Roots from the Great Oak growing at the seaward statue of Vasily will, on rare occasions, be found twisted back upon themselves, suffused with ferocious magic." - Barrett's Book of Implements

Type: Helm
Class: Druid

Description: Your Earth Skills are now also Werebear Skills and Fortify you for [x].

Affixes: - Item Power 725

  • + 10.5 - 17.5% Damage while Shapeshifted
  • + 21 - 42% Overpower Damage
  • + Maximum Life
  • 24.5 - 45.5% Lightning Resistance

Malignant Hearts

The Picana
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Vicious
Offensive
Critical Strikes electrically charge the enemy for 0.75-2.50 seconds, causing lightning to arc between them and any other charged enemies dealing 68-136 Lightning damage. Generic
Creeping Death
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Wrathful
Super
Your damage over time effects are increased by 30-40% for each different Crowd Control effect on the target. Unstoppable monsters and Staggered bosses instead take 110-130% increased damage from your damage over time effects. Generic
The Barber
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Wrathful
Super
Critical Strikes and all subsequent damage within 2.0 - 4.0 seconds is absorbed by your target. Then, the absorbed damage erupts onto surrounding enemies. Stored damage is increased by 10% per second. Generic
Tempting Fate
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Vicious
Offensive
(World Tier III): You gain 40-60% Critical Strike Damage but your Non-Critical Strikes deal 20-15% less damage. Generic


Changes to Boulder

Patch 1.1.0a, July 18, 2023

  • Damage increased from 33% to 46%.