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Youga Spacetime Illusion Leveling Guide

Last Updated: July 4th 2024

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Welcome to the Youga Spacetime Illusion Leveling Guide. Youga never fights alone, he summons a Spacetime Illusion which copies your Main Spell Skills. Unfortunately the Illusion hasn't quite figured out how to use Attacks or Channeled Skills but is a great way to add a consistent source of damage so you can focus on dodging! Most importantly Youga does not use hair spray and reminds you of this frequently.

The leveling guide is intended to take your character to Level 90.
This is the last level with unlimited free respec points.
Be sure to check the final section of the guide for recommendations on how to transition into the Endgame!
Youga Spacetime Illusion Leveling Gear Preview
Level 90 Hero Overview
  • Massive Cast Speed
  • The Clone uses Spells for you
  • High Damage throughout the Game
  • Low Mobility
  • Low Survivability
  • Reliant on the Clone

Check out the Complete Story Walkthrough for tips on how to complete the Campaign.

Treasure Troves

Treasure Troves are a way to super-charge your leveling experience. They give vastly more experience than regular zones and yield exclusive Legendary items. You need to complete each of them once for a Talent Point. For an easier leveling experience, you repeat the Treasure Trove until you're 8-10 levels above the zone, then rush through the next few areas. Follow your side quest to find the Treasure Trove locations.

Keep an eye out for the following Legendary items as you clear Treasure Troves.

  • New Ear Hills (L7): Look out for Elemental Whisper Belt and Rock Lizard's Skull.
  • Nectar Valley (L16): Look out for Omniscient Prototype.
  • Dawn Avenue (L27): Look out for Omniscient Prototype.
  • Sanctuary of Solitude (L35): Look out for Omniscient Prototype.
  • Silver Sands' End (L44): Look out for Chain of Resistance.
  • Hall of Grandiosity (L54): Look out for Omniscient Prototype and Photophobia which provides Beacon allowing you to use Winter in Goddess of Knowledge.

Leveling Tips and Tricks

  • Your first active skill slot (top left in the Skills menu) is your "Main Skill," this matters because many items and Hero Traits have effects that only apply to the Main Skill.
  • If you're ever in doubt of where to go, click the campaign quest on the left of your screen and a golden path shows you the way.
  • This guide assumes you get most of your levels through Treasure Troves and rush to the objectives in other zones for maximum efficiency.
  • When allocating Pact Points, prioritize Resistances first, then select Damage nodes until you fill the section. If you have leftover points, put them into Drop nodes as you begin farming the Netherrealm.
  • Complete all 10 Levels of the Hero Forge to unlock all of your Hero Trait abilities and gain 6 additional Talent Points.
  • All support gems become available from the Skill Shop at level 55. At this stage cross reference with the embeds to make sure you're set up for the Netherrealm.
  • In Chapter 3 gear you find comes with varying amounts of Energy, after changing your gear, be sure to go to the Energy Menu under Skills to reassign missing Energy.

Equipment & Stat Priorities

Youga Spacetime Illusion Campaign Leveling Gear

Look for these Offensive stats on weapons:

  • Spell Skill Level
  • Fire/Lightning/Cold Damage to Spells
  • Intelligence
  • Cast Speed
  • % Cold/Spell/Elemental Damage
  • Spell Critical Strike Chance
  • Critical Damage

Look for these Defensive stats on armor:

  • Max Life
  • Life %
  • Armor

Core Skills

  • Ring of Ice unleashes a Cold AoE Nova around you, Freezing and obliterating nearby enemies. Whenever you kill an enemy with this skill, you have a chance to trigger another Ring of Ice, making this a great pack clearing tool! This needs to be in your FIRST Skill slot so your Illusion uses the skill!
  • Mana Boil grants a large Additional Spell Damage multiplier whilst draining your current Mana.
  • A Mana regeneration roll on your amulet completely mitigates that downside and allows you to have 100% uptime on the Mana Boil buff.
  • Spiral Strike allows you to rapidly traverse stages. This requires using a melee weapon so equip Daggers as early as you can.
  • Frigid Transmission is the best secondary movement skill option due to its cooldown being reset when you Freeze enemies. Support it with skills that increase your cooldown recovery speed and grant additional charges of the skill.
  • Compound Source is your main way to quickly Restore Life and Mana whenever needed.

Leveling Progression

WARNING: The following levels are a guideline, you might complete the quest/unlock the Skill a few levels early, or a few levels later!

Skill Progression
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Passive Skill Progression
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Use the Embed to the left to follow along with Support Skill progression!

Level 1: Support your Ice Lances with Multiple Projectiles.

Equip the following as you obtain them:

  • Level 3: Support Compound Potion with Limber Stretch.
    • Equip Frigid Transmission.
  • Level 7: Switch Ice Lances with Ring of Ice.
  • Switch Multiple Projectiles with Efficient Cast.
    • Support it with Freeze Chance
  • Level 12: Equip 2 Daggers, move Frigid Transmission to Slot 4, equip Spiral Strike in Slot 3.
  • Level 17-25: Swap Efficient Cast with Psychic Burst
    • Add Mana Boil
  • Level 26-54: Continue filling out supports on your utility skills. After switching to Ring of Ice and Spiral Strike you don't need to switch skills. Instead the goal is to slowly add on Supports and Auras as you gain Energy and levels.

Level 55: At this point you have access to every skill in the game, continue to follow the embed shown as you gain more Energy.

You can use Concentrated with 2 Auras because Frigid Domain does not "affect" you!

To learn more check out the Skills and Passives Guide.


Youga Spacetime Illusion Leveling Talent Tree
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God of Knowledge

This Talent Tree acts a smooth introduction to any spellcaster. It provides Spell Damage, Cast Speed and Skill Radius on top of +1 to Spell Skill Level.
Beacon is your first talent, granting a huge multiplier through Spell Burst. Preparation gives you access to Focus Blessing and Cast Speed.


This Talent Tree has some incredible synergy with Spell Burst and offers the craziest Talent in our build, Play Safe. This talent allows us to spit out even more spells through Spell Burst.


This Talent Tree gives you unparalleled access to Frostbite so you can keep enemies permanently Frozen.

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.

Traits, Relics and Memories

Youga Spacetime Illusion Leveling Hero Traits, Relics & Memories

Level 45: Choose Flow Disruption for quality of life. Your Illusion spawns automatically at the start of each zone. Most builds switch to Field Effect later for more damage.
Level 75: Choose Warp Speed to further empower your Illusion..
Level 90: At this point, you should have transitioned to an endgame build. Take Twisted Field.

Hero Items

Hero RelicHero Memories
additional Cast Speedadditional Cast Speed
Increased Cast Speedincreased Cast Speed
% Spell Damage% Skill Radius
Mods related to your Spacetime Illusion% Spell Damage
Mods related to your Spacetime Illusion

To learn more, check out our Hero Relic and Hero Memory Guide.

Divinity Slates

After defeating the Steel Forge Timemark 3 Watcher and completing the Netherrealm quest you unlock the Divinity Slate Talents. These can be farmed from different forms of content, but primarily drop from the Cube of Rapacity. Look to brand Divinity Slates with the following nodes;

LegendaryMedium / Minor
+1 All/Spell/Cold Skill LevelFreeze Duration
Energy Shield per IntelligenceCritical Strike Rating/Damage
+1 Max Spell Burst% Life / % ES
+Maximum/Own Additional Focus BlessingIntelligence / % Intelligence
Additional Damage against Frostbitten Enemies-Sealed Mana

To learn more, check out our Divinity Slate Guide.


To learn more, check out our Pacts and Pets Guide.

The Netherrealm

Racing through your Netherrealm quests as quickly as possible results in you becoming under leveled for the required zones to progress further, stay within 3 levels of the zones you're completing to avoid a harsh experience penalty. Check out our How to Progress the Netherrealm if you're unsure of anything.

Here's a list of things to do while progressing the early stages of the Netherrealm;

  • Level 60: the Trade House is unlocked. Be sure to read and understand our Trade House for Beginners Guide before making any big purchases.
  • Higher item levels of gear come with higher quantities of Energy. Look to improve your current gear with items that have increased Energy so that you can use more Support Skills.
  • Utilize Prototype Crafting and Enchanting to greatly increase the power of gear you come across. It costs very low amounts of Flame Sand to lock 1 good affix in place and reroll up to 4 new modifiers. Legendary Gear with Legendary Aptitude allows you to roll mods and craft on those items well.
  • Farm your Voyager's set for powerful bonuses!

Transitioning to Endgame


Look for the following stats on your Sacrificial Daggers.

  • Prefixes:
    • + to Spell Skill Level
    • Cold Damage, Elemental Damage or Spell Damage
    • Cold Damage added to Spells
    • Elemental Penetration
  • Suffixes:
    • Intelligence
    • Spell Critical Strike Rating
    • Spell Critical Strike Damage
    • Cast Speed
    • Cooldown Recovery Speed
  • If it is item level 70+, craft your weapon using prototype crafting until you hit several useful modifiers.
  • Use Targeted Processing to add more modifiers from the above list until the item has 5 modifiers.
  • Enchant your item with a 6th modifier.
  • If you can get to 800 or 1000 Intelligence, use the "adds damage to spells when you have 800/1000 Intelligence" prefix for a massive damage boost!

Remaining Gear

Focus on crafting the remainder of your Armor and Jewelry with the following goals in mind;

  • Cap all of your Resistances at the 60% maximum.
  • Have a healthy Life pool.
    • Scale Armor for additional defenses.
  • Use Intelligence to scale your damage.
  • Spell Burst Modifiers
  • Increase your Cold or Spell damage.
  • Increase your Cast Speed.
  • Spell Critical Strike Rating, or Damage.

Legendary Items


Keep an eye out for the following common items during your leveling journey:

  • Elemental Whisper Belt is another common Legendary, and a good way to get damage early on.
  • Grace Boots offer easy access to Movement Speed on builds which stack Focus Blessings.
  • Chain of Resistance a great early game item offering much needed single target damage early on.
  • Feline Gloves offers some damage scaling based off of your Blessings.
  • Photophobia provides Beacon allowing you to use Winter in Goddess of Knowledge.

Set Items

As you complete the Netherrealm be sure to farm the following Voyager's Commemorative Set items. By My Side - Spacetime Illusion provides skill levels, resistances and Spacetime Illusion damage.

  • Voyager's Commemorative Cape
  • Voyager's Commemorative Strap
  • Voyager's Commemorative Boots
  • Voyager's Commemorative Cufflinks
  • Voyager's Commemorative Pinky Ring x2


The following items may be expensive but offer powerful effects;

  • Hekate's Vision is an easy to obtain helmet with generous damage bonuses.
  • Surging Inspiration provides a massive bonus to your Spell Burst in exchange for you losing Mana when you Spell Burst.
    • Only use this when you have enough Mana recovery.
  • Truth gives you solid Intelligence and All Skill Levels.

Continue the Journey

Congratulations on completing the leveling guide! To continue your Endgame journey check our Build Database!


Written by: Palsteron, Milkybk_
Reviewed by: Tenkiei, Xtra37

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