Youga Spacetime Elapse Leveling Guide

Last Updated: 16 May 2023

Season 2 - Blacksail

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Welcome to the Spacetime Elapse Youga Leveling Guide! Spacetime Elapse twists spacetime around his enemies dealing damage over time and storing a portion of that damage to be dealt later via Turbulence. Just like his DoT playstyle he takes some time to ramp up but with the correct combination of Skills, Talents and Equipment he's an absolute powerhouse!

Shadow Swamp is a Terra Skill that refreshes it's duration and move to any target hit by your Shadow Shot. So while this may look like a 2 button build, constantly firing Shadow Shot into groups of enemies means you can just blast through zones.

This guide focuses on the Equipment, Skill, Passive and Talent Tree progression, up to level 80. It tells you which Hero Traits to select when you hit certain Levels, as well as help guide your selections in the Pact System. Once you reach the end of this guide your Hero will be similar to the one shown in these embeds below and you can prepare to transition into one of our Endgame Build Guides.

Level 80 Gear Preview
Endgame Hero Overview

Very Fast Zone Clear
Can Damage On The Move

Scales Very Strongly Into The Endgame

Two Button Build
Slow To Get Going
❌ Low Single Target Damage
❌ Relies Heavily On Legendary Items

Check out the Complete Leveling Guide for a full Story walk-through.

Leveling Preparation

Before beginning your journey through the Story it's important to understand the game systems you're going to encounter on the way. Torchlight Infinite has quite a few internal systems that give your Hero power, that when combined properly, snowball into a very strong Hero early on. Let's take a quick look at some of these systems and link you to some posts where you can learn more before moving on:


The Energy system in Torchlight Infinite is directly tied to the progression of your Skills and Passives. As you level up you obtain more Energy that you can assign to your Skills and Passives, unlocking more support skill slots. When you approach the end of the Story Energy also appears on gear as a stat that you can even re-roll, to get those big numbers we all love.

Energy is going to be directly tied to the Skills in this guide, beyond level 50 we'll attach "required energy" right into the skill embed, allowing you to see the thresholds needed to link your skills properly. Understanding the connection between Energy and Skills is very important, so make sure you read our energy system guide if this is your first play through.

Energy Tree

Make sure you understand this system; read the Energy System Guide

Skills and Passives

Netherrealm Skill Setup

Like any ARPG, the Skills you use to defeat enemies are a pivotal part of your Heroes progression and power. Torchlight Infinite has a robust Skill and Passive System that leads to a staggering amount of possible combinations. How you allocate your Energy and which Skills you invest into are important decisions. This guide eliminates that stress for you by showing you what skills to use and how to enhance them as you progress through the Story.

To learn more check out the Skills and Passives Guide here

Talent Trees

Talent Trees provide tons of bonuses to your Heroes and have 2 Major Talent nodes within them that provide an even more significant boost to your power. Selecting powerful Talent Trees for your build is important and you are faced with this decision very early on. Use the Talent Tree Tool in each section of this guide to see the progression through each tree and establish the most powerful Major Talents as soon as possible.

Your first selection must be one of the "Gods" followed by another tree in that group. The final tree can be any non-god tree you choose, providing huge amounts of possibilities and diversity to builds.

Final Talent Tree

There are tons of different Talent Trees to explore, if you want to learn more about this robust system check out our Talent Tree Guide here


Pact Point Progression.
Move to sliders at the bottom to interact with the Tool

Pactspirits offer bonuses that boost your Heroes in a variety of ways. You can have up to 3 Pacts at a time and their associated trees are adjustable based on which Pacts you choose. Pact points are obtained while leveling up and can be reassigned at any time, at no cost.

This system is not a part of a build's core gameplay and doesn't require much attention until you reach higher levels and find more Pactspirts to choose from.

Prioritize Pact Points in this order: Experience, Elemental Resistance, Persistent, Reduced damage taken, Drops.

Learn more about Pacts in our Boons and Pacts Guide

Hero Traits

Hero Traits are a distinct set of abilities unique to each Hero that set them apart from the other playable Heroes. You get a Hero Ability at level 1, and 5 Hero Trait Points to choose different powerful effects by level 80. Your Hero Ability can't be changed but the Hero Traits can be as you please. The following pages of this guide use this system as the ending milestones before moving onto the next leveling section.

Hero Relics and Memories are new to Season 2. Here are some good options to look for while we learn more about them. We'll update this section of the guide once we know more.

Youga Space Time Elapse Hero Traits.


Throughout the Story, look for Sacrificial Blades to enable Spiral Strike.

TIP: Clicking on a new item in your bag shows the %change to your Damage and Survivability with green or red arrows. This is helpful to save time while leveling but is not 100% accurate.

Look for these Offensive stats on weapons:

  1. Erosion Damage added to Spells
  2. DoT Damage
  3. Erosion Damage
  4. Ailment Damage
  5. Attack Speed
  6. Reap X seconds of DoT on enemy.

Look for these Defensive stats on armor:

  1. Life
  2. Energy Shield (both flat and gear)
  3. Elemental Resistances
  4. Erosion Resistance
Main stats to be looking for.

Leveling Tips and Tricks

Now that you've been able to look over some of the relevant game systems it's important to know a few more things before diving in. Here are some Tips and Tricks that everyone should be aware of before they start their journey.

  • Always be checking the top right of your screen to see if you have Skills, Passives, Pacts or Talents to assign/upgrade!
  • Your movement skill moves much faster than you can! Make sure you're using it between packs of monsters.
  • Don't waste time crafting or enhancing your gear until the Netherrealm, you'll find plenty of upgrades off the ground.
  • Your far left skill on your skill bar on pc, and bigger center skill on mobile, is considered your "main skill," this matters when you find stats that increase the level or power of your "main skill."
  • If you're feeling a fall off in damage or defensiveness, use your Black Gold in Town to grab some new rare items!
  • If you're ever in doubt of where to go, click the Story quest on the left of your screen and a golden path shows you the way.
  • Stay on level with the Zone as much as possible! You receive a scaling penalty for being too under or over leveled. Make sure you kill enough monsters to remain as close to the zone level as possible. If you're more than 3 below, re-clear some previous zones to catch back up as quickly as possible.
  • Experience Pactspirits speed up the leveling process but are in no way needed to level efficiently. You can use Jagged Primocrysts to buy Pactspirits for FREE.

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