Learn about the key leveling notes and campaign step by step for the Corrupting Fever Champion Build.

Leveling Section

Your Weapon is your most important upgrade! Always keep your Two-Handed Weapon up to date within ~7 levels of yourself. Make sure your Weapon either has % Physical Damage or Flat Damage. Here is an example of a good Weapon at Level 23: Double Axe

When deciding between two weapons to use for your build, you may hover your mouse over your main skill gem (Splitting Steel early on) to see which of two weapon choices provides the highest DPS. Besides picking up an Axe and identifying it, our primary way of getting a weapon is from using an Essence that adds Flat Damage on Two-Handed Weapons, whether its Physical, Fire, Cold or Lightning Damage. This method has the highest probability to create a good Weapon, especially early on.

When this method does NOT work, we use the Rustic Sash Vendor Recipe. When you sell a Rare Rustic Sash with a Blacksmith's Whetstone and a Weapon, the Recipe produces a % Physical Damage Weapon back! You may then use an Orb of Augmentation and pray that you land Attack Speed, a Resistance or a different (hopefully useful) stat.

Campaign Step By Step

Beginner players should follow Enki's Campaign Progression guide.

The levels listed below are based on speedrunning. Always be greater or equal to the levels listed.

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Corrupting Fever Leveling Tree

Mapping Preparation

You're done with the Campaign and are ready to take on the Path of Exile Endgame. Priority #1 is to ensure your Elemental Resistances are capped (75%) and you have sufficient Attributes to continue leveling your Skill Gems. Use Essences you have gathered on any items that are not Magic or Rare already. Items with an open modifier slot can be crafted on. Head to the Crafting Bench and craft Life and Resistances wherever possible according to what you need.

Recommended Farming Content

After completing the campaign the first step is to progress through the Atlas following our Atlas Progression Guide. Focus on the mechanics listed below depending on what level of content your character can complete QUICKLY. If you're struggling in higher tier content it is always recommended to step back and farm up more Currency and Gear in the previous tier. Clicking the League Mechanics below for an Explanation Guide or a detailed Currency Farming Guide based around maximizing profits from that mechanic.

Map Modifiers

Always re-roll or avoid running the following modifiers when they appear on your maps.

  • Monsters reflect x% of physical damage
  • Players cannot Regenerate Life, Mana or Energy Shield

Consider re-rolling or avoiding the following modifiers when they appear on maps:

  • x% Monster physical damage Reduction
  • Players have x% reduced effect of Non-Curse Auras from skills
  • Monsters have a X% chance to avoid Poison, Impale, and Bleeding


Corrupting Fever Pantheon

For information on the Pantheon read our Pantheon Guide!

For Major Pantheon, select Brine King to gain Immunity to Freeze and Reduction of Chill Effect. This bonus is not baseline and needs to be acquired with a Divine Vessel.

For Minor Pantheon, select Garukhan and upgrade it. This gives 60% reduced Effect of Shock on you and you Cannot be Maimed.