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[PoE 3.23] Top 12 Definitive League Starter Builds: You Need To Know

Greetings, Builders! Are you struggling to pick a starter build for the Affliction League? Fear not! With the new passive Tree out, We've got 12 definitive starter builds for you to enjoy.  We will briefly describe the Pros, Cons, Budget and Performance of each build. You can earn PoB links with each build to learn more.

 

 

[PoE 3.23] Top 12 Definitive League Starter Builds: You Need To Know

 

1. Arc Totem

  • Class Templar (Hierophant)
  • Pros: Cheap, easy, great for beginners, excellent currency farmer.
  • Cons: No evasion or spell suppression, gameplay might feel monotonous.
  • Budget: Start with ~35 Chaos Orbs, ~90 for Yellow Maps, ~3 Exalted Orbs for full Atlas completion.
  • Performance: Clear Speed 9/10, Boss Damage 9/10, Survivability 9/10.
  • PoB Link: https://pobb.in/myG9cVyNRGeh

 

2. Venom Gyre

  • Class Ranger (Deadeye)
  • Pros: Incredible clear speed, boss damage, high effective HP, budget-friendly.
  • Cons: Vulnerable to chaos damage unless you invest in resistance.
  • Budget: ~90 Chaos Orbs early, ~120 for Yellow Maps, ~4 Exalted Orbs for full Atlas.
  • Performance: Clear Speed 10/10, Boss Damage 10/10, Survivability 9/10.
  • PoB Link: https://pobb.in/xcWtXnmBC4C_

 

3. Lightning Strike

  • Class Shadow (Trickster)
  • Pros: Fast clear speed, high boss damage, seven frenzy charges.
  • Cons: Requires a good Elemental Claw.
  • Budget: ~80 Chaos Orbs early, ~150 for Yellow Maps, ~4 Exalted Orbs for full Atlas.
  • Performance: Clear Speed 10/10, Boss Damage 9/10, Survivability 9/10.
  • PoB Link: https://pobb.in/MRHubTxRaC5q

 

4. Summon Raging Spirits

  • Class Templar (Guardian)
  • Pros: Accessible, great for beginners, excellent boss damage and survivability.
  • Cons: Short spirit duration, no evasion or reach.
  • Budget: ~60 Chaos Orbs early, ~100 for Yellow Maps, ~4 Exalted Orbs for full Atlas.
  • Performance: Clear Speed 8/10, Boss Damage 9/10, Survivability 10/10.
  • PoB Link: https://pobb.in/jLX7awcZsUaJ

 

5. Hexblast Mines

  • Class Shadow (Saboteur)
  • Pros: Powerful with low investment, great single target damage.
  • Cons: Gameplay might not suit everyone, not very tanky.
  • Budget: ~70 Chaos Orbs early, ~150 for Yellow Maps, ~4 Exalted Orbs for full Atlas.
  • Performance: Clear Speed 9/10, Boss Damage 9/10, Survivability 8/10.
  • PoB Link: https://pobb.in/DUG7PeBKsQce

 

6. Toxic Rain

  • Class Ranger (Pathfinder)
  • Pros: Easy to assemble, permanent flasks, great for beginners.
  • Cons: Mana intensive.
  • Budget: ~100 Chaos Orbs early, ~150 for Yellow Maps, ~4 Exalted Orbs for full Atlas.
  • Performance: Clear Speed 9/10, Boss Damage 9/10, Survivability 9/10.
  • PoB Link: https://pobb.in/gZtxSZq9uDtG

 

7. Lightning Arrow

  • Class Ranger (Deadeye)
  • Pros: Excellent clear speed and boss damage, two build versions.
  • Cons: Not very tanky.
  • Budget: ~80 Chaos Orbs early, ~150 for Yellow Maps, ~4 Exalted Orbs for full Atlas.
  • Performance: Clear Speed 10/10, Boss Damage 10/10, Survivability 8/10.
  • PoB Link: https://pobb.in/mkMIIrCWJiIL

 

8. Boneshatter

  • Class Marauder (Juggernaut)
  • Pros: High survivability, fast, great boss damage.
  • Cons: Need to monitor accuracy.
  • Budget: ~60 Chaos Orbs early, ~120 for Yellow Maps, ~4 Exalted Orbs for full Atlas.
  • Performance: Clear Speed 9/10, Boss Damage 9/10, Survivability 10/10.
  • PoB Link: https://pobb.in/DcuUlSDkUIJj

 

9. Tornado Shot

  • Class Ranger (Deadeye)
  • Pros: Amazing clear speed and boss damage, two build versions.
  • Cons: Not very tanky.
  • Budget: ~80 Chaos Orbs early, ~150 for Yellow Maps, ~4 Exalted Orbs for full Atlas.
  • Performance: Clear Speed 10/10, Boss Damage 10/10, Survivability 8/10.
  • PoB Link: https://pobb.in/dgo841jWw2sI 

 

10. Essence Drain

  • Class Witch (Occultist)
  • Pros: Easy to play, safe, doesn't need unique items.
  • Cons: Limited boss damage without investment.
  • Budget: ~35 Chaos Orbs early, ~100 for Yellow Maps, ~4 Exalted Orbs for full Atlas.
  • Performance: Clear Speed 10/10, Boss Damage 7/10, Survivability 9/10.
  • PoB Link: https://pobb.in/LzjXLTRl4lsW

 

11. Holy Relic

  • Class Scion (Ascendant)
  • Pros: Extremely fast, great boss damage and survivability.
  • Cons: Close to enemies, little control over character.
  • Budget: ~90 Chaos Orbs early, ~150 for Yellow Maps, ~4 Exalted Orbs for full Atlas.
  • Performance: Clear Speed 10/10, Boss Damage 9/10, Survivability 8/10.
  • PoB Link: https://pobb.in/iT5otqO5-lG2

 

12. Vaal Ice Shot

  • Class Ranger (Deadeye)
  • Pros: High boss damage, excellent clear speed.
  • Cons: Not very tanky.
  • Budget: ~80 Chaos Orbs early, ~150 for Yellow Maps, ~4 Exalted Orbs for full Atlas.
  • Performance: Clear Speed 10/10, Boss Damage 10/10, Survivability 8/10.
  • PoB Link: https://pobb.in/XAfwueJL15rb

 

And there you have it, folks! 12 awesome starter builds for PoE 3.23 Affliction league. Let me know which build you'll be starting with in the comments. Happy building and good luck in the Affliction league!

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