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Last Updated: May 23rd 2023

Crucible 3.21

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What's New?

Path of Exile's 3.21 Crucible Expansion is releasing on April 7th! Are you Ready?

See Grimro's thoughts on Crucible!

We are happy to announce updates to our existing build guides, new League Starters for Crucible, our thoughts about the mechanic and a completely revamped currency section for all your Atlas strategy needs!

Build Guides

Disclaimer: We are currently still waiting for the patch to update our Passive Skill Tree Masteries to 3.21. Make sure to refresh once the patch is live as all the content creators will be working on getting those done as soon as possible. The Passive Skill Tree is all up do date but keep in mind that there may be some minor changes to the Masteries once 3.21 is live!

League Starters

Picking a build can be one of the hardest parts of a new league in Path of Exile, it can be overwhelming, so our guides walk you through the leveling process and gearing using Milestones! For Crucible we've updated our existing League Starters and added several new options including some of the hot new meta starters!

Disclaimer: We are currently still waiting for the patch to update our Passive Skill Tree Masteries to 3.21. Make sure to refresh once the patch is live as all the content creators will be working on getting those done as soon as possible. The Passive Skill Tree is all up do date but keep in mind that there may be some minor changes to the Masteries once 3.21 is live!

New League Start Guides

Impending Doom Poison Occultist

This build is designed to start a fresh league with, meaning you can start from having no currency and clear most if not all the content. It is great at mapping with enough damage to take down all of the end game bosses in the game. If you are looking for a build that causes the entire screen to explode, look no further!

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Cold DoT Elementalist

The Cold DoT Elementalist is a league start all-rounder that is proficient in all content within POE. You're a Spell casting Damage over Time specialist with a focus on Chilling enemies and spreading your Chilling Ground through every arena.

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Toxic Rain Ballista Pathfinder

This build was designed to start a fresh league with, meaning you can start from having no currency and clear most if not all the content. If you want a build that fires countless arrows that cover the whole screen in Chaos pods using their mechanical contraptions, look no further.

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Updated League Starters

Corrupting Fever Champion

A jack of all trades that will annihilate enemies with Damage over Time. This build has both a Leaguestart and a Midgame Build, making it perfect for a smooth transition once you have the required Currency!

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Boneshatter Slayer

Welcome to the Bone Zone! The Boneshatter Slayer is a league start Melee blaster that excels at clearing Maps on a low budget and stunning non-Uber bosses with a high budget.

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Explosive Arrow Ballista Elementalist

The Explosive Arrow Ballista Elementalist is a great Allrounder Leaguestarter. It kills bosses with huge Ignites and clears whole screens of monsters with the Ignite Proliferation Support.

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Poison Blade Vortex Occultist

The Poison Blade Vortex Occultist offers one of the smoothest mapping experiences of any league starter build thanks to Profane Bloom explosion chains and Plague Bearer. Combining these skills allows fast map clearing with a low investment, however it can be min maxed to be fantastic for late endgame as well.

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Maw of Mischief Elementalist

The Maw of Mischief Elementalist is a top league start bosser with large Ignites and a focus on single target Damage over Time (DOT) hitting the DOT cap of 35 Million DPS. Channel Death Wish to sacrifice your Minions to an explosion, using their Life to scale your explosions Ignite damage.

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We always appreciate feedback, so if you have any feedback on these guides, use our official Discord!

Mid & Endgame Builds

We expanded our pool of endgame guides drastically over the last few weeks. When it comes to endgame guides, we want to ensure that quality always comes first and we make content we can be proud of. This has the annoying side-effect that we won't always have builds for everyone right away, but over time it will result in a more solid foundation. We're going to be working on new Midgame and endgame builds at the start of the new league, so check back for updates!

Disclaimer: We are currently still waiting for the patch to update our Passive Skill Tree Masteries to 3.21. Make sure to refresh once the patch is live as all the content creators will be working on getting those done as soon as possible. The Passive Skill Tree is all up do date but keep in mind that there may be some minor changes to the Masteries once 3.21 is live!

Ethereal Knives Ignite Elementalist

The Ethereal Knives Ignite Elementalist is a well-rounded beast, capable of farming all content, while having a very comfortable one button play style. This build excels at clearing maps very fast, thanks to explosions, Herald of Ash and Ignite Proliferation.

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Tornado Shot Deadeye

The Crystallised Omniscience Tornado Shot Deadeye is a mapping beast with enough damage to take down all of the end game bosses in the game. If you want a build that fires countless arrows that chain through every enemy this is the build for you!

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Poison Spark Occultist

The Phantasmal Spark Occultist is an endgame all rounder capable of taking on the toughest content in the game. Phantasmal Spark mechanically behaves exceptionally well in smaller arenas, as the projectiles bounce around, hitting a single target multiple times per cast.

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Explosive Trap Saboteur

ThExplosive Trap Saboteur Stacks many Traps to cause a series of explosions that deal massive damage in single target encounters. It is a bossing specialist with enough clearing ability and survivability to map as well as boss. If you're looking for a hybrid boss capable character, then this is the build for you!

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Summon Raging Spirit Poison Necromancer

Poison Summon Raging Spirit Necromancer is a true all content build. With similar investment, you and your minion army can tackle nearly anything the game throws at you! Clear Delirious maps, take down Uber Pinnacle bosses, complete wave 30 of the Simulacrum, or kill bosses in the deep Delve.

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Cast on Crit Fireball Deadeye

One Fireball? Ok. Hundreds of Fireballs? Better. Hundreds of Fireballs that return back to you causing double explosions? Perfection.

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Lightning Strike Champion

The Crystallised Omniscience Lightning Strike Champion is an endgame monster that excels at clearing fast while still doing good single target damage. It rewards the player for investing in defense as much as offense thanks to the scaling granted by Perseverance. The Champion ascendancy provides speed, damage, and defense, making this build currently one of the most well rounded builds in the game.

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Nimis Kinetic Blast Deadeye

The Nimis Kinetic Blast Deadeye Stacks attributes to take advantage of Crystallised Omniscience and additional projectiles to achieve massive screen wide coverage, huge levels of elemental penetration and solid single target damage.

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Static Strike Slayer

Rarely having to press buttons while one-shotting the whole map with huge AoE Shockwaves while also dusting off those sunglasses to not go blind, what's not to like?

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Venom Gyre Deadeye

The Crystallised Omniscience Venom Gyre Deadeye Stacks attributes to take down all of the end game bosses in the game. If you want a build that fires countless projectiles that fork and chain through every enemy this is the build for you!

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We always appreciate feedback, so if you have any feedback on these guides, use our official Discord!

Crafting Guides

Our crafting section has been overhauled with 20+ new crafting guides. These will help you step by step through each craft, helping you use your resource efficiently. Many of these crafting guides are tied directly to our build guides and can be found within them as well.

Crucible & Currency

Want to know what's up with Crucible, or are you looking to make money in 3.21? Our News Snapshot and revamped Currency Section have you covered!

Crucible News Snapshot

Path of Exile’s latest league 3.21 Crucible is all about empowering weapons to gain new build defining power. Choose your difficulty in maps by spawning a hoard of monsters the size and power of your choosing, the more difficulty the more rewards! Players can leverage their knowledge to combine crucible forged weapons for even more powerful effects through the completion of a new crucible exclusive map containing the forge of the titans.

New Build Power

The Crucible league introduces Crucible trees, special trees that can be unlocked by forging your weapons in the heat of the map mechanic. Doing so will unlock a passive tree on your very weapon itself! Allocate points as you see fit to empower your specific build, but be warned in order to progress your tree you’ll need to continue to forge your weapon in maps.

Skill augments that are specific to a class of skill and grant immense power in unique forms such as cold skills poisoning or strike skills granting soul eater on kill of rare monsters!

Archetype defining notables such as +100 Strength at the cost of causing strength to grant no additional benefit.

Direct weapon enhancements that empower your weapon in whichever way you see fit, allowing you to convert damage to different types, increase critical strike or speed substantially.

Unlock powerful bonuses with the crucible tree

The Impact

It is no exaggeration to say that the most powerful weapons ever made so far will be made in the crucible league. The crucible trees are incredibly malleable due to the combination feature which will allow players to eventually achieve the exact trees they want featuring only the most powerful nodes for their build.

Based on the power level of revealed skill exclusive crucible nodes so far it’s entirely possible builds that have never existed in prior leagues will be not only viable but dominate given the right circumstances.

Reveal hidden bonuses on weapons

Crucible Currency Making

For those with more of a flair for business Crucible also presents unique currency making opportunities. Special geodes will drop from the map mechanic which can be cracked open to reveal currency as well as special maps required for Crucible tree fusions (sure to earn some nice profit).

Crucible trees can also rarely have currency related nodes at the end of them. These nodes when allocated will increase the worth of the item to vendors allowing them to be vendored for valuable currency such as Divine orbs or even a unique version of the base the item was originally.

Crucible Trees main transform the item into a unique or currency when vendored

Savvy players can expect to be cooking up as many weapons as possible in crucible to acquire geodes to crack as well as currency related crucible trees to vendor.

Currency Farming Strategies

We've revamped our currency farming menu and are adding several new currency farming guides, below is a sneak peak of this new section, many more to come!

Twink Leveling

Not all leveling takes place at league start so if you want to level your 2nd build and beyond as efficiently as possible check out our newly revamped Twink Leveling Guides, by the Path of Exile leveling master Tytykiller himself!

League Launch & Beyond

We'll evaluate what's changing with Crucible weapon trees and integrate these into our content where appropriate. League start brings new builds, strategies and much more content so stay tuned for more news!

In the meantime, we wish everyone good luck with their League Start!

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