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Grinding Gear Games have announced their next big expansion, Path of Exile Blight.

Path of Exile 3.7 Legion League is entering its final stage which naturally means we are edging closer to PoE 3.8 expansion. As promised, Path of Exile: Blight was announced at 2 pm PDT on the 08/20/2019. Here’s everything we know so far!

POE 3.8 Blight

Blight Fungal Growths have spawned throughout Path of Exile, attacking anything that looks to harm them. Once threatened, the Blight will summon infected monsters to defend it, however, the infected monsters will only attack exiles found on the Blight’s tendrils.

Path of Exile 3.8 Blight will introduce players to a new building mechanic, which you’ll need to utilize to defeat the spirited infected monsters. Build impressive defensive towers that can emit flames, chill the air and move the earth! Select the right tower to exploit each monster’s weaknesses. New item enchants can bolster the performance of each available tower.

There are multiple tendrils spawned from each growth, for each lane defeated you’ll receive a chest reward. New PoE Blight chest rewards like Oils can be traded to Sister Cassia to enchant certain items. Blighted Maps offer greater rewards including unique items. Containing larger Blight Fungal Growths, Blighted maps also grants you the chance to enchant earned unique items with notable passive skills. (For now, these appear to be limited to rings, amulets and one special unique set.)

Path of Exile 3.8 will also let players choose what side content they would like to play and when. Master Missions will now stack for a later time if you choose not to run them immediately. Even if you encounter a Master Mission within a map, you can choose to talk to the Master in your hideout at a later time to take up their specific task.

Master Mission Path of Exile Blight
Master Missions POE 3.8

Legion and the boss fights from Synthesis have also been integrated into the core game, plus Betrayal’s rewards have been revamped and improved. Additionally, Delve should be easier for Exiles to achieve deeper depths!

This expansion also contains significant revamps to the Saboteur, Assassin, and Necromancer Ascendancy Classes. As well as an additional bar of skill bindings.

Necromancer Archetype – POE 3.8 Blight

  • Revamped Summon Mechanics
  • Necromancer Ascendancy Changes
  • Buffed Minion Gems
  • Added Gems that can affect minions behavior
  • New Carrion Golem
  • Introduced a high-level wand base type with powerful minion mods.
Path of Exile Blight Carrion Golem
Carrion Golem POE 3.8 Blight

Poison Assassin Archetype – POE 3.8 Blight

  • New poison themed Support Gem
  • Five New poison Skill Gems including Cobra Lash. (Chains a poisoned projectile between your foes.)
  • Elusive mechanic that provides defensive opportunities.
  • Changes to the Perfect Agony Keystone Passive.
  • Critical hits from poison adjustments.

The Mine Saboteur Archetype – POE 3.8 Blight

  • Reworked Mine mechanic
  • Mines deploy quicker and in sequence
  • Greater rewards for detonating longer sequences
  • New Mine Support Gems
  • Passive Skill Tree and Saboteur Ascendancy Class changes

As with every new expansion, players can expect a ton of new items introduced. They will include – 18 new Divination Cards, 16 new Skill and Support Gems, and 16 new Unique items. While 24 existing Unique Items have been rebalanced with six receiving substantial overhauls.

Path of Exile Blight will be available to play on September 6!

Path of Exile 3.8 Blight Summary.

The highly anticipated expansion will bring the new Blight league, three revamped archetype with new skills and gems, new item, the old leagues merged into the core game mode, and player freedom to choose which side content they would like to play and when.

Watch the official POE Blight trailer below.

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