Knowing how to pair which build goes perfect with which class is the key to having an even greater experience in the Ultimatum League.
The Ultimatum League has been quite the doozy since it was initially released. There’s been a lot of mixed reactions as to whether or not the Ultimatum is good. While that’s a worthy subject to debate about at another time, what’s important is how to at least be able to have a better experience in playing the newly released League.
After all, even if someone is already having a great time, why not turn it into an even greater one? The Ultimatum League is essentially a free-for-all type of League where players have to fight waves of monsters. By using quasi-gambling mechanics to get loot, players have to think carefully about their decision after every wave.
Should they risk it all and fight another wave to get even more rewards and PoE currency? Or just stop there and get the loot that they’ve managed to accumulate over time? The fun or misery will be the effect of which decision a player chooses. One could say it’s the ultimate choice they’ll always have to make that could lead to their ultimatum. The best ways to have a grander time in playing Path of Exile is knowing which builds are the most optimal to use. After all, the better the build, the easier everything will be.
But make no mistake, Ultimatum can still be difficult, especially when a player reaches the 30th wave or so. Every build in Path of Exile is dependent on the class. So long as players construct a build that truly takes advantage of what a class excels in, then they can easily annihilate hordes of enemies.
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The Summoner Build
The Summoner build is meant for Witches such as the Necromancer. This build takes advantage of a pair of gloves that were first introduced in the Blight League called the “Breathstealer”. This item allows players and/or their minions to create Blighted Spores for each Rare monster that they use a skill on. For those that don’t have that much PoE currency or items to PoE trade, there’s no need to worry because the Breathstealer is pretty affordable.
This maximizes the clear speeds on the minions and thus making them more effective in terms of killing the waves of monsters in the Ultimatum League. It’s no exaggeration that the Breathstealer is a needed item for players that are looking to make the Summoner build for themselves. For Necromancer players, it’s best to include Ascendancy nodes such as Mindless Aggression, Mistress of Sacrifice, Bone Barrier, and Commander of Darkness. For Spectre class players, it’s highly recommended that they take advantage of the Lifetap support which can make the Spectre cast utility buffs more often.
The Toxic Rain Build
The Toxic Rain skill is a highly popular skill gem that’s been used for Duelists and Rangers for the past couple of Leagues, and it continues to dominate even now. With the Ranger’s Deadeye Ascendancy, players of this class will be able to excel in landing projectile-based skills. Plus, it’s a great node for bow users. How Toxic Rain works is that the character will fire arrows into the air which will then rain down on the area that they’ve targeted.
With the Toxic Rain skill gem, the arrows that hit the ground will then create spore pods that deal chaos damage over time. The spores also decrease the movement speed of the enemies that were in the range of it. A great support gem to go alongside the Toxic Rain is, without a doubt, the Mirage Archer. What the MIrage Archer does is that it’s able to summon a clone of a player’s character and repeats whatever attached skill that they trigger. So for example, if a player uses Toxic Rain and has the MIrage Archer support gem, then the clone will also use the same skill. This is extremely useful especially when a player wants to cover a lot of ground without having to waste time.
The Poison-Filled Blade Vortex Build
The Poison Blade Vortex is exclusive to assassins only since they’re a class that excels in movement speed and attack speed. To start with, players must first have the Blade Vortex skill gem which allows them to create flying blades that circle their character. Just like most skills, the Blade Vortex can be stacked, therefore increasing the damage and how long it’ll last before it starts a cooldown. To utilize the poison, it is required to have the Noxious Strike node which can be found in the ascendancy tree for the assassin. Coupled with the Plague Bearer and Withering Step, players can easily mow down enemies by just walking past them.
There are so many more builds for specific classes that can turn them into powerhouses. Thankfully, Path of Exile gives a little bit more flexibility in terms of how they want to build their class. This gives the players a chance to experiment and go with other unique builds that would not have surfaced if they were forced to work around a specific framework. Making builds does indeed cost a lot of PoE currency and some items aren’t exactly easy to find, but with a bit of know-how on PoE trade, it’s possible. What do you think about the builds that we’ve talked about? Let us know your perspective about this below.