In Path of Exile: Affliction, you’ll cleanse the Viridian Wildwood of its Affliction, earn valuable rewards and learn the ancient ways of the Azmeri Wanderers.
Our December expansion introduces the Affliction challenge league, three new Wildwood Ascendancy Classes, the return of the Ultimatum League, over a hundred new Transfigured Gems, and much more!
Check out the full League Summary for Patch 3.23 here.
In order to be able to play this Build, you have to choose a Witch in the Character Creation.
Before you reach the Endgame, players have to finish all 10 Acts of the Campaign. Most of the times, you will not be able to use the same abilities in the early game as you do in the Endgame. Here is an overview how you can progress easily throughout the Campaign. In this List, you will find all Gems to use in the Early Game, and To-Do Lists for all Act 1 – 10.
For even further advice to Leveling, refer to our Leveling Guide here.
In Town, buy Explosive Trap and get Freezing Pulse as Quest Reward
At Level 4, get Frost Bomb and Chance to Poison as Quest Reward. Buy Elemental Proliferation and Swift Assembly from Nessa.
At Level 10, replace Frostblink with Flame Dash
In Act 2, Players are tasked to kill three Bosses, Oak, Kraityn and Alira. You can either “Help” or “Kill” them, whenever you engage with them. You can “Help” only one of them, or kill them all. This Quest will grant Players a Bonus for their Character Power, depending on their choice. This choice can be changed later on if you made a mistake.
In our Build, we kill all Bandits.
At the Start of Act 2, buy Storm Brand from Nessa in Act 1.
At the Start of Act 4, go back to the Library to buy all the remaining Gems.
Ascendancies are Specializations of your Character, which are granted after solving the Trial of Ascendancies. There are 4 Trials that will reward these unique Talent Points.
Pantheon (Hotkey: Y) grant Players passive bonuses. You can change them at any time, but you also have to unlock more passives by using a Divine Vessel with the specific Map in your Map Device.
|Low Budget Item
|The Coming Calamity, Destroyer Regalia
Inpulsa’s Broken Heart, Sadist Garb
Voice of the Storms, Lapis Amulet
Resistance Rings x2
Storm Secret, Topaz Ring x2
The Annihilating Light, Quarterstaff
Divine Life Flask – Instant Recovery / Grants Immunity to Bleeding
Bottled Faith, Sulphur Flask – Unique Flask
Use a regular Sulphur Flask (Increased Duration / Reduced Effect of Curses before you get this one
Vessel of Vinktar or Atziri’s Promise – Unique Flask
Bismuth Flask – Increased Duration / Increased Elemental Resistances during Flask Effect
Quicksilver Flask – Increased Duration / Spell Damage Leeched as Energy Shield during Flask Effect
Calamitous Visions – Unique Small Cluster Jewel
Inspired Learning – Unique Jewel
Glorious Vanity – Unique Jewel
Conquered by Doryani / Look for Lightning Damage Nodes (Example: #2120 / 1818 / 3929 / 1574 / 6456 and more..)
Herald of Thunder – Lightning Penetration – Elemental Focus – Added Lightning Damage – Power Charge on Crit – Energy Leech
Shock Nova (Lvl.1) – Cast When Damage Taken (Lvl.1) – Hextouch – Conductivity – Elemental Weakness – Enhance
Before you have Whispers of Doom annointed on Necklace, only use Conductivity. You can use Power Charge on Crit, Innervate or Inspiration during Early Game.
Wave of Conviction (Lvl.1) – Cast When Damage Taken (Lvl.1) – Purifying Flame (Lvl.1) – Culling Strike
Phase Run – Increased Duration – Immortal Call (Lvl.3) – Cast When Damage Taken (Lvl.1)
Storm Brand – Overcharge
The Atlas Talent Tree can alter your game experience heavily. This Tree is designed to empower and direct certain League Mechanics towards your personal preference. Beware that the suggested Talent Tree works pretty well with the current Build, but this may differ for each individual player. Take this Suggestion with caution!
Atlas Tree: Map Progression / Early Game / Fast Map Tier Upgrades
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