I played a Druid last night and it was very fun. I was a young neutral elf from the Emerald Island named Spring. He was given a vision by a Druid of the Green Circle about a great unnatural evil that was plauging the land and told to find the three others who were destined to help vanquish this evil. I met up with a bard, ranger and fighter.
I like the druid moves as they really evoke a child of nature. My Tell was my wise green eyes, and they actually helped me out when I shifted into an eel to fight an evil lamprey that was attacking us because without them the fighter would have had to Defy Danger to know which one was his enemy. I used Studied Essence to study someone and reveal that they were not natural (not the way the move is supposed to work but it was for flavor), I used Spirtit Tongue to find out why some evil lampreys were attacking us, I healed the bard with my Poultices and Herbs, I shifted into a jaguar to pounce on an ogre, shited into an eagle to try to snatch the scythe out of an undead monster's hand, and shifted into a large toad to jump to saftey and use my long toungue to rescue an ally! I really got a lot of use from that one move. And the GM gave me some cool moves for the animals I chose.
Combat was a bit tough with just a spear, 1 armor, 1d6 damage and 19 hp's, especially after I lost my spear to a 7-9 Defy Danger (hard bargain). He has a decent DEX so I figured he could get a bow and be a bit of a ranged attacker and then just shift into an appropriate animal when the time comes. I'll have to have a few more fights to see how it goes.
My 2nd level move will be to take Hunter's Brother to get a move from the Ranger's class list. I will choose God Amidst the Wastes to be able to cast Cleric spells. I think if I flavor the spells properly I can evoke a druid feel to them. Magic Weapon on my spear, Bless from the spirits of nature, Cause Fear as a fierce growl, Hold Person as entangle...
Anyway, I loved the DW druid, whiuch has always been one of my favorite clases in any rpg. Good work!
Now let's see the Barbarian, Monk, and Sorcerer! J/K!