What are the best Path of Exile (PoE) builds? The possibilities are endless thanks to Grinding Gear Games’ passive skill tree, which boasts around 1,325 selectable buffs. The variety doesn’t stop there, either. Once you start the game, you’re presented with seven classes, and after that there’s the option to specialise into 19 unique classes overall - each with their own unique skill tree. Oh, and there are weapons and armour with stats of their own, and don’t get us started on the support gems.
Don’t be too put off, though - when you get to grips with all of this you’ll find that Path of Exile is a sprawling canvas for you to test out some outrageous Poe Builds. Start with a duelist, build your buffs around your spin attack, and you’ll turn yourself into a mob clearing typhoon. If that’s not your thing, you can build up from one of the shadow classes to create a deadly assassin that’ll pop squishy foes into a pile of gooey loot.
So, to get you started on your quest to create Wraeclast’s deadliest abomination, we’ve picked out three of our personal favourite PoE builds. We’ll go over what classes you need to build from, what stats you’ll want to invest in, and what gear you should be looking out for. Word to the wise, we’ve only provided builds in their base form so they’re a bit friendlier to newcomers, plus you can experiment yourself. We have, however, linked to similar Path of Exile builds that are more detailed if you want a reference point. Enough from us, here are some of the best PoE builds.