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Last Updated: December 20th 2023

Affliction 3.23

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DifficultyLow
InvestmentLow
ProfitabilityHigh
ManagementAverage

Introduction

Warning: This guide assumes you know how to farm Blight, Essence, Eldritch Altars and Heist.

The Blight Currency Strategy combines multiple low impact mechanics to quickly clear as many maps; and Blight encounters as possible. Due to needing to use 7th gate you must select between combining it with Heist or Essence, if you're not comfortable selling contracts on TFT i recommend Essence.

  • Blight Content drops Oils, Blighted Maps, anointed Jewelry and Oil Extractors.
  • Heist Content drops Contracts and Rogue Markers.

Requirements

  • Blight requires a build that is capable of completing challenging Blight encounters with multiple map mods. Anoint modifiers on your rings and build Freeze/Stun Towers to make the encounter easier.
  • Cassia's Pride can be used to make up for build weaknesses whilst you are farming currency or new gear, or if you just want to go full tower defense.
Voidstones: 4
Favourites: 8+
Atlas Points: 106

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

  • Tier 16 Waste Pool Map - This is a very linear map which will cause the Blight to condense the rewards into fewer chests. Due to Blight requiring at least one cluster of Blight Rewards, this results in much more Oils and Blighted Maps.

Map Device

  • Eldritch Influence: Searing Exarch
  • Essence/Heist - 3 Chaos Orbs; Map contains 3 additional Essence Monsters.
  • Master Missions: Niko missions can be used as an alternative to Rusted Sulphite Scarabs if you have them available.

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.

Blight VersionHeist Version
Oils found in your map are 1 Tier HigherOils found in your map are 1 Tier Higher
Area Contains a Smuggler's Stash

Fragments

Select a fragment set-up based on your desired investment level.

Low BudgetHigh Budget
Rusted Blight ScarabGilded Blight Scarab
Polished Cartography ScarabPolished Cartography Scarab

Atlas Passive Tree

Blight Atlas Passive Tree

Blight passives improve the encounters rewards as well as making it less challenging. They also provide the ability to drop Oil Extractors. Fungal Remission can be taken, as the strategy forces the Blight encounter with a Blight Scarab.

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.

Heist grants a steady supply of Rogue Markers and Contracts are easily sold to other players. Add these passives last if you have the available points.

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.

Running Maps

Step 1 - Clear the map normally until you encounter the Blight.

Step 2 - Use Stun Towers combined with Empowering Towers to permanently stun any monster that is not Stun Immune. Meteor Towers and the "Your Meteor Towers create Burning Ground for 3 seconds on Hit" enchant on one of your rings provides more than enough damage to assist you in completing the encounter.
Step 3 - Clear the remainder of the map making sure to kill any Essence monsters you encounter.
Step 4 - Kill the Map Boss; if at this point you have opened all Smuggler's Caches and completed all Blights, leave the map.

Loot Breakdown

Here are the drops to sell with this strategy, if you are struggling to sell league specific loot refer to the loot portion of our Legion and Delirium guides for information about selling.

Blight

Essence

Eldritch Altar

Generic Loot

Optimizing

Oil Extractors

An additional method is to check the anointed Jewelry that drops and pick up any of the following enchants;

  • All Towers in range of your Empowering Towers have 50% chance to deal Double Damage
  • Your Shock Nova Towers have 30% increased area of effect per repeat
  • Your Shock Nova Towers repeats 2 additional Times
  • Your Smothering Towers also grant 10% reduced Damage
  • Your Seismic Towers have 100% increased length and range of Cascades
  • Your Fireball Towers fire an additional 8 Projectiles
  • Your Fireball Towers Projectiles fire in a circle

Use Oil Extractors on all of the items attempting to extract Golden Oils

WARNING: This is a small optimization you can make to achieve more currency while farming with this method, DO NOT waste a huge amount of time checking every item thoroughly; instead think of this as something you can learn to quickly do at a glance after seeing them enough!

Corrupted Essences

Take Remnant of Corruption into all the maps with you and use them on Essences that contain the following;

  • Essence of Dread
  • Essence of Envy
  • Essence of Scorn
  • Essence of Misery

Credits

Written by Milkybk
Reviewed by Facefoot

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