Ranged Dryad Guide 
Version 1.1
Copyright 2009 John "The Ogre" Kwitkowski.

Contents:



I.	Introduction 
II.	Disclaimer
III.	Play style & Focus
IV.	The Build
        -Skills
        -Combat Arts
	-Items
	-Basic Strategy & Tips
V.      Other useful Combat Arts
VI.	Boss Strategy
VII     Shrunken Heads
VIII.   Version/History
VIIII.	Thanks



I.	Introduction

This guide is for those interested in the Dryad, a ranged dryad specifically 
with Nature Magic as a secondary damage output. It is written for the Xbox 
360 version of the game and parts of the guide or it as a whole may or may 
not apply to the Play station 3 and PC versions. The guide is solely my 
opinions based on my personal experience with Dryads in game only, any 
opinions or discoveries of the class from any outside sources at all have 
been omitted from my guide entirely and may be added at a later time with 
credit given where it is due. The Dryad is without a doubt the most 
entertaining class in Sacred 2 for me; hopefully I can shed some light on her 
abilities and use. I will not be explaining game mechanics and assume readers 
will know the difference between Character Arts and Skills etc. etc.

II.	Disclaimer

This character guide is my own work, and has been created by me for use on
www.GameFaqs.com. Use of this guide is by permission only. For questions, 
comments, additions contact by email: jwkwitkowski@gmail.com credit will be 
given for any additions or comments by you if they are integrated into the 
guide in any way, shape, or form.

III.	Play style & Focus

The idea behind this build is to have a character that specializes in bows, 
blowguns, or even throwing stars and can drop normal and elite enemies 
quickly and easily without taking too much damage yourself. Speed and power 
is what we are looking for people, somewhat of a balance between the two. We 
will also be using the Nature Weaver Aspect to single handedly provide our 
defense and take out our bosses. You will not have to 'kite' anything you can 
stand in the midst of your enemies if you want, pelting them with projectiles 
without worry of death. You will be using four different character arts to 
take down bosses however, so management and memorization of your hotkeys is 
important. Just remember, you can take down bosses as easily as big groups of 
goblins so item/exp runs are both well covered with this Dryad. There are also 
several other character arts and skill choices I haven't used in my build much 
I will explain the usefulness of all of these as well.

IV.	The Build

This is a solid build based on my level 80 Dryad, listing attributes, 
skills, and character arts used. Details on each will be listed below.

Attribute Distribution: All points into dexterity, the extra damage, defense 
and attack is all needed.

-Skills

Skills & Order selected:
Level 2 Capricious Hunter Focus
Level 3 Ranged Weapons Lore
Level 5 Tactics Lore
Level 8 Combat Reflexes
Level 12 Armor Lore
Level 18 Concentration
Level 25 Nature Weaver Focus
Level 35 Nature Weaver Lore
Level 50 choice skill
Level 65 choice skill

Skill Choices & Reasoning

Capricious Hunter Focus- This is needed to be decent levels at all times to 
allow higher character art level for Sinister Predator and also to reduce 
regeneration time for the Cap. Hunter aspect. Add enough points to get your 
mod points early on then only add more when you need to increase you Sinister 
Predator level.

Ranged Weapons Lore-Increase attack speed, and attack rating with all ranged 
weapons, one point is fine here you will come across many items with +x 
ranged weapons skill.

Tactics Lore-Tactics lore increases damage and chance for critical hits with 
all weapons but more importantly it stacks with Cap. Hunter Focus for gaining 
modification points. Again, add enough to get mod points early, and then 
later on add any spare points you have until you start to get diminishing 
returns on the damage.

Combat Reflexes-Increases chance to evade attacks and reduces chance for 
enemies to score critical hits on you. Need 5 points here only to gain access 
to armor lore.

Armor Lore-Increases the level of armor you may wear without speed penalties. 
Also decreases the regeneration penalty on armor pieces. Good to gradually 
increase when you have spare points; not all that necessary to dump points 
into until higher levels though. 

Concentration-Lowers regeneration times for ALL of your combat arts, and 
allows the use of 2 buffs at once. 3 at once with mastery. One point here for 
a long time folks, if you do decide on mastery you will have the points to 
spare by level 75.

Nature Weaver Focus-Lowers regeneration times for the aspect and increases 
the max level allowed for ca's. This is where your points will go; you want 
mastery for this skill. As soon as you get it you should have the saved 
points to pump it to your level instantly. Also affects ancient barks 
bonuses.

Nature Weaver Lore- Increase damage, cast time, and chance for critical hits 
for the aspect. Also needs to be maximized, this is your skill for bosses you 
need this for your Edaphic Lances and Ancient Bark (affects its bonuses).

So to be more specific, you are going to be keeping the two nature skills the 
same level as you (hard points mind you) and after you obtain 9 Cap. Hunter 
modification points, you can spread your extra points where needed, armor 
lore tactics etc.

As for the two choice skills, they are just that. While it is up to you, here
Are skills useful to the ranged Dryad:

-Combat Discipline: Increases damage and regeneration time for combat arts in 
combos, also allows 3 combat arts in a combo and at level 75 4 combat arts in 
A single combo. Since the Dryad uses combat arts to deal damage, this skill is 
Very useful especially with vines/curse/lances in one combo for bosses.

Thanks to Pipboy2k for the combat discipline info.

-Voodoo Focus: Increases regeneration times of the aspect and allows higher 
Combat art level without penalty. Only 2 of the voodoo skills rely on the lore
To increase damage/efficiency, twisted torment and malicious totem and possibly
Viperish Disease (I cannot be sure it does not). So if you take the focus alone
You can have a powerful summon at your side as well as higher quality black 
curse and viperish disease.

-Enhanced Perception: Increases chance to find valuables. Also opens up the 
modifiers for EP on items which include +exp per kill and +chance to find 
valuables. 1st tier General Skill.

-Bargaining: Merchants offer better gear in shops. With high levels in this 
skill, you can find a whole list of rare (**) items for sale. Better quest 
rewards (or chance for?) with the 75 mastery. 2nd tier General Skill

Of all the extra skills for a dryad, these four seem to be the best choices. If 
you do want bargaining to shop however, you must put 5 points into a 1st tier 
general skill such as the EP listed above. 

-Combat Arts

I am only listing the Combat arts used for the build, their modifications 
and recommended levels versus regeneration times. Unused CA's will not be 
mentioned at all. Listed levels are applied to eaten runes only, socketed 
runes can increase the CA with little change in the build or its strategy 
(exceptions would be +30 ravaged impact or something along those lines, what 
I mean is +1 or 2 even 5 to CAs is OK to have through equipment).

Capricious Hunter Aspect:

Ravaged Impact CA level - 1 Regen .4 seconds

-This is it, your machine gun. Keep this CA at level 1, don't worry about 
your regeneration time it will be lowered through various means listed below. 
Keep this mapped to one your main face buttons (i.e. hot keyed without having 
to press left or right trigger). Useful for finishing small groups, killing 
elites, and if you want a more intense fight, bosses. Just hold down the 
button and watch this CA tear apart anything. 
Mods: Perforate- Gives chance for an open wound which is DOT
	Breach- Gives chance to ignore enemy armor values, helps with elites
      Double Shot-This is what makes it worth a Damn, you fire 3 shots in 
quick succession with this mod, it glitches and fires 3 when it should fire 
2. You cap out at around 6 shots/second when your regen time is low enough.

Suggestion/Info for Ravaged Impact by Phadin:
Regen per hit + x.x. Once a player has this mod at 0.5, they can start eating 
runes for RI and DA. Keeping RI bellow 1 second and DA at 2 will allow for
spamming of these combat arts with this mod kicking in. As players are able to 
increase this mod further, they can increase their CA levels with it. It should 
be noted this mod can be purchased on rings from merchants without Bargaining 
skill.


Darting Assault - CA level 1 Regen less than 1 second.

-Your group attack, since the damage on this CA is a little less that RI it 
is useless against less than 4 enemies, again hold down the button and watch 
the large groups fall!
Mods: Reload-Adds one additional projectile to DA (goes from 3 arrows to 4)
	Throwback-Chance to knock back enemies works well most of the time and 
gives you some breathing room if you get too surrounded.
	Rotate- Allows you to fire at targets all around the dryad, instead on 
just the ones in front of her.


Forest Flight - CA level 1

This CA is a teleport/escape move only, it is very useful when needed though.

Sinister Predator - CA level maximum allowed penalty from buff N/A

-Ok this is one of your two main buffs, it increases attack speed and attack 
rating with ranged weapons while active and when fully modded will actually 
lower the regeneration times for the Cap. Hunter Aspect! Good Deal.
Mods: Eagle Eye- Chance for critical hits
	Perforate-Chance for projectiles to 'pierce' through enemies and strike 
others behind them/in the distance. Pierced Projectiles have unlimited range, 
but they wont pierce twice (that I can tell)
	Hunting Focus-Decreases Regeneration times of the Cap. Hunter aspect. 
This actually lowers the time with each additional CA level.
	

Nature Weaver Aspect:

Edaphic Lances - CA level whatever your focus limit will allow with the Regen 
less than 10 seconds 

-Avoid pumping runes beyond your limit because if you don't 1 shot a boss you 
will need the regen to be under 10 seconds at the very least. 
Mods: Thorns- adds more thorns to the lances. Each thorn inflicts your listed 
damage so the more thorns the better.
	Stings-Damage Increase
	Barbs-Add Bleeding Damage Over Time

Tangled Vine - CA level 1 use this to hold bosses in place, it works on every
boss in the game except for one miniboss. Unfortunately with our high demand 
for nature mod points this will have to wait until later.
Mods: Sprawl-Increased duration that's it, one mod. It basically doubles the 
duration from 5 seconds to 10.
There is another option for TV since we are casting multiple vines on bosses,
duration mod is not so needed, we can mod vines to kill mobs as well as hold 
our bosses. Again this is just one more option that works.

CA Level- High as allowed by focus 
Mods: Tendrils-Increases the damage of the roots (physical)
      Singe-Roots add Fire Damage
      Encroach-Small aoe effect around the target (approx. 4 enemies if close)

Since we have such great lore value and +damage already, this will make a fun 
diversion when your strangling vines can actually strangle and kill. And with 
the high amount of runes into vines, the duration will be high enough for our 
bosses and can be cast again quickly anyways.


Golden glade Touch - CA level High as possible while having the regeneration 
time at least .1 seconds below the duration. You will have this running 
mostly all the time it is your healing spell, and especially against 
mages/elites. Can heal in the xxxx's per second at low-mid levels even. 
Mods:	Flow-increases hp regen (more hp per second)
	Persevere- Adds willpower bonus while active
	Diligence-Increases Duration

Acute Mind- CA level High as possible regen not an issue.

This is the most important part of your build when it comes to bosses, don't 
be afraid to eat runes, you need the intelligence boost to be in the 
thousands.
Mods:
	Insight - increases intelligence, that's all we want.
	Insight - increases intelligence further.

Ancient Bark - CA level as high as allowed by focus, Regen penalty N/A 
because it isn't going to affect anything except nature skills in the long 
run. This is your 2nd buff, and it increases poison and physical armor, 
defense, grants hp regeneration, and comes with a nice green finish.
Mods: 
	Rugged-Increases armor value
	Divert-chance to reflect close combat
	Invigorate-Improved healing


Now here is the catch, you need to have the 2 nature skills maxed as much as 
possible so you can have 10 mod points as quick as you can. Here are the 
first 10 to mod:
Ancient Bark- Rugged,Divert.
Golden glade- Flow, Persevere
Edaphic Lances- Thorns Stings
Acute Mind- Insight
Golden glade- Diligence
Edaphic Lances-Barbs
Acute Mind- Insight


After you mod those, you can mod out the rest whenever you want. Mod out the 
3 Cap Hunter CAs quickly also. You want to mod Sinister Predator and at least 
Ravaged impact fully first, darting assault can get by for awhile with only the 
Bronze mod. Without any plus skills gear, you may have to spread some points in
Armor lore/Ranged etc. so the above skills are chosen in order of importance
for Convenience.

-Items

Weapons:
Now comes the choice of weaponry, will you wield a bow? Blowpipe? Perhaps a 
Shuriken? There are differences between them all. 

Bows:
Bows tend to have the highest damage of the 3 but have a slower firing rate 
than a Pipe or Shuriken. There are plenty of unique bows to be found and they 
usually have impressive stats! Also, the class quest reward for a Dryad is 
indeed a bow,so you can find one easily throughout your first campaign!. Bows 
are a good choice for beginners since they are common, have high damage, and 
have unique variants. 

Blowpipes:
My personal favorite. Their damage is considerably less than that of a bow,but 
they have 2 things going for them: faster attack speed and lack of a visible 
projectile. This means that when you shoot your pipe, the hit is instantaneous. 
The problem is finding a good pipe, they are rare to see in the first place and 
there are no unique versions (from what I've seen). Also, a common modifier on 
blowpipes is chance to inflict damage type (fire,poison,freeze,weaken) mods, 
this and their attack speed make them great for setting enemies on fire or 
poisoning them. 

Shuriken/Throwing star:
Their damage is somewhere between a pipe and a bow, not a bad choice if you 
don't mind being too close to your enemies since their range is extremely 
short. They have slightly faster attack speed than a bow and almost always 
have a modifier that adds open wounds chance. There is a unique star, but 
I have yet to see it. An interesting thought would be using a throwing star
and a shield together for the added shield defense and modifiers.

Armor:
The three main sets for a Dryad are based on the three aspect trees, Daerwins 
for voodoo, Detheya's for Capricious Hunter, and Leaves & Twigs for Nature 
Weaver. The Detheyas set is perfect for a Ranged Dryad and as such I will list 
the general stats of the set pieces.

-Detheya's Cowl (head) Grants a Willpower bonus and Bonuses to the Capricious 
Hunter Focus & Sinister Predator.
-Detheya's Protection (chest) Grants bonuses to Vitality & the Capricious 
Hunter Aspect.
-Detheya's Should Plates (shoulders) Grants bonuses to all Combat Arts, Darting 
Assault, and it reduces regeneration times for Capricious Hunter Aspect.
-Detheya's  Wrist Guards (bracers) Grants bonuses to Ravaged Impact and 
increase your attack value.
-Detheya's  Girth (belt) Grants bonuses to Stamina and Sinister Predator.
-Detheya's  Greaves (legs) Grants bonuses to Dust Devil & Forest Flight and 
also increases chance for critical hits.
-Detheya's Footwear (boots) Grants bonuses to Dexterity & Forest Flight and 
also reduces regeneration time for aspect Capricious Hunter.

Set bonuses unlocked for wearing partial or complete set:
Wearing 3 pieces Bonus- grants Health Regeneration
Wearing 5 pieces Bonus- increases aspect Capricious Hunter (also gain above 
bonus)
Wearing 6 pieces Bonus- increases all skills (also gain above bonuses)
Wearing 7 pieces Bonus- grants life leech (also gain above bonuses)

Exact values I didn't list, because the stat values vary with the level of the 
set pieces. If you cannot obtain the Detheya's set through any means (farming 
bosses, trading) Then you can look for good modifiers on other armor pieces, 
here is a list of ones I recommend:

+ all skills
+ aspect capricious hunter
life leech
Increased attack speed
+ chance for critical hits
Opponents level for deathblow % (when an enemy reaches the listed deathblow 
percent in hitpoints you will do double damage to it)
Chance for poison/burn
run speed + %
+ experience per kill %
+ chance to find valuables %
Chance for enemy to evade -%
Enemy defense -%
Armor +%
Defense +%

Regen per hit x.x seconds (the x's are values in terms of seconds so every hit
on a enemy with a .5 sec regen per hit modifer from your equipment recharges 
all of your character arts by .5, or half a second). This modifier is a must to 
have on at least one piece of equipment

All of the above are good modifiers to find for you rings and amulets as well. 
While the armor set Detheya's Agility is hard to find, the listed modifiers are 
common on items you may find in the field or in shops so building an armor set 
from one and two star items can be as effective if not more so than putting 
together an armor set.

-Strategy and Tips

-The general strategy for killing normal enemies is to use darting assault on 
large groups, and using ravaged impact to finish the stragglers. Use only 
ravaged impact for champion monsters. 
-Using forest flight to escape tough enemies not only teleports you, but also 
has a good chance to root enemies in place (enemies that were within a short 
distance of you at the time of your teleport). It can be used to strategically 
freeze groups of enemies for a time so you can easily fill them with arrows.
-Tangled vines works on any enemy, save one miniboss. Use it on champion 
monsters so they cannot reach you, then ravaged impact them to death.
-Goldenglade touch, when fully modded can be kept active semi permanently, 
cast it when you are facing enemies of any type, you will never need to
use health potions.


V.   Other useful Combat Arts

This section is going to cover all the other Combat Arts that are not described 
as part of "The Build" but can easily be integrated into it if you so choose.
Will list a short description and pros and cons of each CA.

Dust Devil
Creates a swirling cloud of wind that increases your own and allies evade 
chance. 

Pros 
-	affects party members and pet

-	can be modified to add spell resistance and damage to enemies within the 
cloud

Cons
-	has a cooldown time of 45 seconds which can only be lowered by a 
modification
-	evade chance is a common modifier on items and not needed too much with a
Dryad's high armor rating

Suggestion/Info for Dust Devil by Phadin:
 - This skill with the mod to reduce cooldown time becomes very useful, 
particularly in the high difficulty levels where evade can be critical to your
survival. The regen mod is a bronze mod, so it can be picked up fairly easy as 
players move into platinum and niob. Once you have that mod, you can devour 
runes for the skill and actually REDUCE the overall regeneration time, as the 
cooldown usually drops faster then regen rate grows. At level 68, I have this
over level 30 and a total cooldown+regen of about 25 seconds. I imagine itll be 
very close to regen=duration by the time I decide to move up to platinum.

 
 
Twisted Torment
Slows down a single enemy's movement speed and inflicts slight poison damage, 
also increases chance for a shrunken head to drop from the infected enemy.

Pros
-	slowing down an opponent is never a bad thing
-	increased chance for shrunken heads is very good, and can be modified to 
increase it further

Cons
-	poison damage over time is very low, even at high levels
-	slowed opponents can be stopped altogether by tangled vines
-	only affects a single enemy per cast

Viperish Disease
Infects targeted enemy with a deadly poison, deals damage over time based on 
enemies hit points, disease will spread to enemies of the equipped shrunken 
head type which restarts the disease's duration.

Pros
-	with the correct shrunken head equipped entire large groups of enemies can 
become infected
-	can be modified to inflict more enemies even if the correct shrunken head 
is not equipped
-	the damage over time is not of a real damage type it is simply -enemy 
hitpoints. It is NOT poison damage.
-	Every time the disease spreads to a new creature, the disease duration 
resets 
-	The damage stacks, though not added but multiplied in some behind the 
scenes way.

Cons
-	without the correct shrunken head equipped, this will not spread unless 
modified to
-	damage seems to be very low the closer to full health an enemy is, damage 
increases with lower enemy hitpoints
-	damage starts at 8% enemy hp which is really low

Black Curse
Lowers a single enemy's attributes by a percent

Pros
-	since it lowers all attributes by a percent this is extremely useful 
against bosses, it will lower their max hitpoints, defense, armor, spell 
resist, attack rating, damage etc. very impressive even at level 1

Cons
-	none really, except the fact is only affects a single enemy

Malicious Totem
Summons a totem which shoots out small poisonous arrows

Pros
-	Can be modified to lower cooldown, lower regeneration time, increase 
physical or poison damage, increase rate of fire, and fear enemies away
-	With certain modifications listed above you could have multiple totems out 
at once, or a single fast shooting totem if you wish
-	Shrunken head equipped will grant additional damage to the enemy type of 
the shrunken head
-	Damage is enhanced with +% damage, +% physical damage, and +% poison 
damage items

Cons
-	needs to be high level in conjunction with voodoo lore, +damage equipment,
and correct shrunken head to be decent in higher difficulties

Morbid Animus (buff)
Summons a spirit based off of the shrunken head type you are wearing to fight 
for you 
*see "shrunken heads" for specific head types and summons*

Pros
-	pets at high level can kill and survive the toughest enemies
-	pets level increases with rune consumption and can easily surpass you own 
level

Cons
-	most common shrunken heads produce weak summons, even with high level
-	summon is very slow (movement speed) The dragon summon is very fast though
-	regeneration penalties become very high with the more runes put into this 
buff, and might be hard to manage a pet level/ buff penalty ratio.
-	Being a buff, you have to sacrifice one of the other two buffs to use it. 
You can also max concentration to run 3 buffs.

Using the above Combat Arts, you can rework my build for some interesting 
hybrids, or come up with your own unique build! Here are two ideas of 
interesting builds I would like to try out:

Voodoo Huntress
Uses darting assault, malicious totem, and viperish disease for damaging groups 
Uses black curse, twisted torment, and morbid animus to kill bosses and 
champions.

Druid
Uses 1-handed hafted weapons with shield, also uses tangled vines (modified for 
damage) and a 'animal' morbid animus summon. I have actually made such a Druid,
she is level 64 at the moment and I will list her build as I feel it is pretty 
solid so far in early platinum. 

Skills:
Capricious Hunter Focus
Tactics lore
Voodoo Focus
Nature Focus
Shield Lore
Armor Lore
Nature Lore
Concentration
Hafted Weapons

Combat Arts & How I play her:
Ravaged Impact- Envenom, Breach, Double Shot
With one handed melee attacks RI cause the Dryad to perform a somersault 
Attack which looks really cool and still adds in damage for 2 hits, but only 
shows one damage detail number.

Darting Assault-reload, Wounding, Rotate
I hate DA with melee and do not even use it anymore, Dryad performs a 360 spin 
Attack which is really slow to execute and sometimes only hits 1 or 2 enemies.

Dust Devil-recondition
I actually just started using this since the duration benefits were just 
suggested to me. I plan to finish modifying it with elongate and spread, so I 
have a cloud up all the time ala golden glade touch with plenty of room to 
maneuver inside it.

Morbid Animus-Malice, Elevation, Fury
My scorpion is level 127 and he murders everything, I sometimes switch to the 
boar summon to follow my roleplay of a druid but the scorpion just is too damn 
good to unsummon.

Viperish Disease- gangrene, Transmission
Very useful skill to cast before a big fight, quickly infects the whole group 
you are fighting and leaves easy targets for your scorpion. 

Black Curse
I don't have this modded yet but I have tons of runes in it and I believe it 
does something like -27% enemy attributes. Boss debuff of course.

Tangled Vines-Tendrils,Singe,Encroach
This is my little aoe for small groups, even single enemies it kills pretty 
quickly. Boss holder as well. It does not work on the White Griffon or most 
ghosts.

Golden Glade Touch- Flow,Perevere,Diligence

Ancient Bark- Rugged,Divert
Damage Mitigation and Reflection. I could never choose different mods for this 
CA no matter what.

The playstyle is rather simple actually, I have ancient bark and animus running 
always and keep goldenglade and dust devil running when in fights. I use a 
hammer of heroes with a stalworths safeguard with a full voodoo set. Usually my 
animus kills everything and I clean up his mess, but I can hold my own without 
him if needed with vines,viperish disease, and ravaged impact. 
*This was not meant to be any sort of melee dryad guide, as it is my druid 
roleplayed character shared experience.*



VI.   Boss Strategy

This is where your build kicks in against bosses, required is at least 1 rune 
in the black curse voodoo CA. Black curse lowers the enemy's attributes 
(including hp) by a % so it's good even at level 1. I'll lay it out in steps 
so its not confusing like the rest of the guide probably was lol.
1.	Cast your Acute Mind
2.	Cast vines and black curse (combo works good)
3.	Cast Vine/Lances combo (vine again so the lances auto target for you)

The boss should be either dead or close to it at step 3 in early 
difficulties, and may take 3 shots or more in higher difficulties. If he has 
more than half health left it's a clear sign that you lances or acute mind is 
not strong enough, you could use your 2 extra skills to help your damage or 
just try to pull off steps 2 and 3 again before your acute mind wears off.
That's it have fun!


VII.   Shrunken Heads

Shrunken Heads, what do they summon and how can I get the good 
ones? 

Head type-Summon (a * or ** gives summon type of the magic and rare variants of 
the head type)

Animal- Wolf, *Boar
Barbarian- Kobold, *Desert Mage
Goblinoid- Goblin, *Orc
Undead- Zombie, *Skelton Warrior
Human- Human
Dryad- Dryad
High Elf- High Elf
T-Mutation- *Leaping Plant, **Tree
Dragon- Lizard Man, **Small Dragon
Monster- skull rock creature, **Minotaur
Insect- Spitting Spider, **Giant Scorpion

Now, common heads (no *s) can be found off of any of the common creature in the 
land of its type. So a boar may drop an animal head while a zombie cannot. 
Shrunken heads themselves can have an increased chance to drop while using 
various Combat Arts with mods that have 'increased shrunken head chance'. There 
are also a few Combat Arts with the bonus chance already, without mods: 
Sinister Predator, Morbid Animus, Dust Devil, Twisted Torment. You must have 
those Combat Arts active to receive their bonus though. * Heads can be found 
off of some miniboss creatures and random champion ones: I have found the * 
animal shrunken head from the 'Raging Boar' mini boss and the * T-Mutation 
shrunken Head from the 'Tree' Miniboss on Dryad Island. All the rest of * heads 
I have listed I found from normal champions. The ** shrunken heads can ONLY be 
found from these story bosses:

** Insect Head (scorpion) - Garganthropod (scorpion boss in desert)
** T-Mutation Head (tree) - Gar Colossous (golem boss in Orcish Byway)
** Monster Head (Minotaur)- Octogalamus (octopuss boss in Orc Land)
** Dragon Head (Small Dragon) - Can be found from ANY large dragon, this is the 
one exception because it does not have to be found from the story boss dragon.

Each of these heads can be attained by ANY Dryad, since the bosses you must 
kill for the first 3 heads are located conveniently near a Resurrection 
Monolith. They can be easily farmed over and over again. There is a portal in 
Grunwich near its dragon, which is a short run from the portal. When hunting 
for these ** shrunken heads make sure you have the listed four combat arts 
active when the boss DIES, so he has a better chance to drop your head. They 
can be found as soon as silver difficulty, as I have just found a level 41 
** monster head in silver. Happy (Head) Hunting!

I don't use Morbid Animus or Voodoo at all, should I even bother with these
Shrunken Heads? 

Shrunken heads are very important to a Dryad regardless of the Combat Arts that 
You use. Think of the head as an extra armor slot, with chances for good mods
That can be found on the better head types. They all have a defense value of 
Course and I have found some very good mods on magic and rare heads including:
Deathblow
Nature skills + x
Cap Hunter Aspect + x
Voodoo skills + x
Hit Points + xxx
Chance to fear opponents away + %
+xx stat values dexterity, intelligence, willpower
+ % open wounds
Armor value poison + %
Armor value physical +%
Run speed (yes run speed) + %
These are modifiers I have seen personally on rare heads I have found, I have 
seen multiple good mods on one head for example. So keep hunting!

VIII.   Version/History

6/29/2009 1.0 - Guide revised, completed and submitted.
7/04/2009 1.1 - Minor additions to the combat arts section for Dust Devil &  
                Tangled Vines.
- Added suggestions and reasoning for last two skills
- Added more info on Shrunken Heads.
- Added My Druid (melee/voodoo) Character.

VIIII.	Thanks

-	Ascaron Entertainment.
-	Gamefaqs.
-	Xbox Live Community.
-	All who support and may find this guide useful or any part of it.
-	Phadin, and PipBoy2k for their suggestions that I have used in my FAQ.

Contact info again: jwkwitkowski@gmail.com

This was my first attempt at a character guide by the way, so I hope it 
wasn't a flop lol. Will update when able.