Creating your very own build is sort of like completing a puzzle piece that never ends. Thanks to the intricacy of Path of Exile’s legendary skill tree, the progress is perpetual—even when you reach the endgame. If you don’t take the time to learn and research about what build you plan on getting, it can dampen your experience as Path of Exile is an unforgiving game compared to other ARPGs. To help you out, we’ve rounded up some rips that will help you get the ideal build you want for your character. No PoE orbs or PoE currency is needed here, just sheer effort and the will to learn!
The Building Blocks
Knowing where to start your build is not only a great step to take, but it ultimately leads to having a domino effect on your progress. Whether you want to build around a unique item that you’ve acquired during raids or a certain skill that you’re thinking of diving deeper into, there are millions of possibilities that you can explore when making a build. This can be daunting, especially if you’re still a newbie, but rest assured all of this will be worth it in the end! Don’t be fixated on certain builds that require too much time and effort, but not enough to be so simple that there’s no thrill in using your character anymore. The key is to keep it simple yet effective while having a bit of thrill.
State Your Purpose
Decide the purpose of your character. Not only does this broaden (or limit) your possibilities, it also lets you know where you stand at the very least. Do you want your character to be a boss farmer, a skill-based character, or maybe a gold farmer? Once you’ve finally figured out what the purpose of your character is, it’s time to think about its survivability. This is where you’ll be picking out certain nodes in the skill tree that will make the character more powerful or have skills that are unique to their race.
Grow the Tree
The skill tree is full of passive skills that can either make or break your character. This large network is chock-filled with stats and attributes that can be used to further strengthen the character. While all of the players use the same skill tree, you’ll all be starting in different places on it. The tree is almost web-like, with over 1,325 skills. You can just imagine the thousands of possibilities you can execute within this skill tree alone. It’s understandable if you’re intimidated by this, especially if it’s your first time seeing such a complicated way of distributing skill points. Luckily for you, Path of Exile has a page that can let your toy around the passive skill tree. Here, you can experiment with whatever builds you desire. Once you’re done with the building process, you can simply copy it for your character. Check out the passive skill tree maker here!
GG: Gems and Gear
There are so many skill gems in Path of Exile. These shiny rocks have a huge impact on the skills that your character will have. Selecting skill gems can be tedious, as you constantly have to check the details of every skill gem you’re interested in on wikis and blogs. But trust us, the research you’ll be doing will highly benefit you!
Gearing up can alter certain mechanics and make the game more enjoyable for you. Having unique items that can complement your build will not only make your character stronger, but it can potentially unlock bonuses in terms of skills and attributes. Granted that some gear is worth a lot of PoE currency and PoE orbs, but you’re bound to run into cheaper alternatives.
There you have it! Those are our tips for creating the perfect build for your character. So did you learn a thing or two about what it takes to construct these thingamajigs? Do you have any other suggestions with regards to creating a build? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment down below!