Path of Exile reveals the Ascendant class, new items and skills

    
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Path of Exile‘s Ascendancy expansion is set to be released next week on March 4th, adding the huge new Labyrinth endgame dungeon and a whole slew of new unique items and skills. Players will prove their worth in six challenges spread throughout the game world to unlock the Labyrinth and can ascend to unlock powerful new subclasses for each of the game’s main classes. Earlier this month we exclusively revealed the Chieftain subclass for the Marauder, and yesterday YouTube channel ZiggyD Gaming revealed the Ascendant class for the Scion.

The Scion has always been a versatile hybrid character, and the Ascendant subclass furthers this by allowing you to combine some of the powers of two other Ascendancy classes to create something truly unique. Grinding Gear Games also revealed some interesting new skill gems, unique items and enchantments coming with the expansion. When players complete the Labyrinth, they’ll be rewarded with powerful glove, boot and helm enchantments that can cast spells every time the players hit or kill something, provide new conditional bonuses, or give huge skill-specific effects. Read on to see the Ascendant in action.

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orionite
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orionite

dLinden Well, only Scion can take the Ascendant passive skills and it’s the same “skin” as the Scion.

Diskonekted
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Diskonekted

DPandaren Armsbend Also her access to so many easy to reach jewel slots on the tree made her pretty much the best class for almost any and all builds.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

Armsbend Lackluster? She’s probably one of the better characters to pick since she’s so close to everything. Especially when building blind.

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

Armsbend I expect there will be some wickedly op builds coming from it that will need a shit ton of work to make happen and GGG will ner …. um balance out after a coupl of months.  Should be fun :-)

ensvne
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ensvne

dLinden Yeah just get to level 20000.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

She always felt a little lacklaster to me hopefully this can give her a boost.  Or continue her ‘master of none’ dominance.

Cyclone Jack
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Cyclone Jack

That’s going to allow for some very, *very* interesting builds, and it really does focus on her flexibility.  GG, GGG.

Cyclone Jack
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Cyclone Jack

dLinden
Well, new “Ascendancy” class; more of a specialization for the class.  Each of the 5 regular classes have 3 specializations, and the Scion, being the versatile woman she is, can specialize in two of those specializations, or have 2 starting points on the Yggdrasil.

dLinden
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dLinden

“new class ” … you can learn any skills in the game, for its just a new skin xD (

h4
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h4

I don’t play PoE anymore for various reasons, but still find this degree of customization in the Ascendant class quite impressive. I’m sure the pros and minmaxers are gonna have a blast optimizing the hell out of either the mixed ascendant classes or the alternate start points… or both?