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 Shadow 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 Caustic Arrow and replace it as your Main Skill.
At Level 4, get Pierce Support as Quest Reward and buy Mirage Archer from Nessa.
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 Poisonous Concoction from Nessa in Act 1.
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 Devouring Diadem, Necromancer Circlet
Dialla’s Malefaction, Sage’s Robe
Resistance Rings x2
Resistance Rings x2
Cold Iron Point, Ezomyte Dagger
Divine Life Flask – Instant Recovery / Grants Immunity to Bleeding
Replace with Bottled Faith if you have the Currency for it, and you are Corrupted Blood Immune
Quartz Flask – Gain Charges When Hit / Reduced Effect of Curses on You during Flask Effect
Granite Flask – Gain Charges When Hit / Increased Armor during Flask Effect
Jade Flask – Gain Charges When Hit / Increased Evasion Rating during Flask Effect
Quicksilver Flask – Gain Charges When Hit / Increased Movement Speed during Flask Effect
Thread of Hope – Unique Jewel
Allocate in Large Ring
Cobalt Jewel – Trap Damage / Chance to Poison, Poison Damage / Maximum Life
Large Cluster Jewel – Chaos Damage / Grim Oath, Unwaveringly Evil, Wicked Pall
Medium Cluster Jewel – Trap Damage / Careful Handling, Guerilla Tactics
Seismic Trap – Trap and Mine Damage – Advanced Traps – Unbound Ailments – Chance to Poison – Empower
Exsanguinate – Trap – Cluster Traps – Chain
Determination – Vaal Grace – Herald of Agony – Summon Skitterbots
Use Defiance Banner instead of Skitterbots until you get Mana Reservation from Jewels or Helmet
Shield Charge – Hextouch – Despair – Temporal Chains
Cast When Damage Taken (Lvl.1) – Vaal Molten Shell (Lvl.10)
Malevolence – Divine Blessing (Lvl.1)
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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