All NewsPath of Exile
Powered By

Alch and Go Harvest

Last Updated: December 20th 2023

Affliction 3.23

Share on Social

DifficultyAverage
InvestmentAlch & Go
ProfitabilityAverage
ManagementLow

Introduction

Warning: This guide assumes you know how to farm Harvest, Essence and Eldritch Altars

The Alch and Go Harvest Currency Strategy uses the Stream of Consciousness keystone to encounter a free Harvest encounter in the majority of your maps. It is a very flexible strategy that can be paired with almost any other mechanic on the Atlas Passive Tree. This guide demonstrates how to combine it with Essence in the early stages of a League to maximize currency and profitability.

  • Harvest Content drops Lifeforce and Sacred Blossom.

Requirements

  • Harvest requires a build with an abundance of damage or strong defenses due to the powerful rare monsters it can summon. Explode and proliferation are great for Harvest, but you'll have to wait for all the seeds to spawn.
Voidstones: 2
Favourites: N/A
Atlas Points: 124

Set-Up

PRO TIP: When setting up to run this strategy it is recommended that you purchase enough materials to complete a sizeable set of maps, failing to do this makes selling your drops far more difficult and you'll constantly be trading to purchase additional materials.

Map Choice

Map suggestions will be updated when the atlas is revealed

  • Tier 16 Atoll Map - is the best layout for this strategy. It has an incredibly predictable layout which makes it almost impossible to miss a single Essence or Harvest.

Map Device

  • Eldritch Influence: Searing Exarch
  • Essence - 3x Chaos Orbs: Area contains 3x additional Essences.

Compasses

Apply the Mandatory compasses to your voidstones, consider using some of the high budget compass if you can afford them and your build is capable of them.

MandatoryHigh Budget
Your maps contain 2 additional EssencesLifeforce duplication
Your maps contain 2 additional Essences

Fragments

This strategy does not use fragments due to Stream of Consciousness.

Atlas Passive Tree

Legion Atlas Passive Tree

Harvest cause the plots to have higher tier seeds, drop more lifeforce and can ensure you see the more valuable colored plot more frequently. In this case Yellow, if during the League either Blue or Purple become more expensive, make sure to adjust the passives.

Eldritch Altars provide a constant flow of currency items.

Essence passives increase the tier of the Essences you find. It also causes Essence monsters containing a Shrieking Essence to be duplicated.

Trial of Glory works great with Stream of Consciousness. You can see whether or not it is going to be an upgraded Trial before entering, meaning you won't have to waste your time running every single Trial.

Gameplay

Rolling Maps

1. Clean Your Maps - Ensure all of your maps are identified and then use an Orb of Scouring to make them all normal rarity, since achieving 20% quality on white maps requires significantly less Cartographer's Chisels.

2. Chiseling - Use Cartographer's Chisels on all of your maps until each one is 20% quality.

3. Alchemy Orbs - Use Orbs of Alchemy on every map you have at 20% quality. Re-roll maps your character cannot run using Orb of Scouring and Orb of Alchemy.

4. Vaal Orbs - Use Vaal Orbs on all of your appropriately rolled maps. Some maps may transform or receive new modifiers, so weed out any maps with modifiers your build cannot run or that are no longer on a favourable layout for Legion. On average using Vaal Orbs on high tiers maps is always worth it.

Running Maps

Pre-Map - Take in a stack of Remnant of Corruption
Step 1 - Run the map normally until you encounter Harvest
Step 2 - Check tor Labyrinth Trials, and only complete them if it is an enhanced Trial.
Step 3 - Clear the remainder of the map, kill the boss; reset.

Loot Breakdown

Here are the drops you should sell with this strategy, if you are struggling to sell league specific loot refer to the loot portion of our Harvest guide for information about selling.

Essence

Eldritch Altar

Harvest

Credits

Written by Milkybk_.
Reviewed by Facefoot.

© 2024 Maxroll Media Group, All Rights Reserved