Path of Exile’s 3.23 Affliction update seems quite engaging and offers a variety of viable builds and strategies that might make it worth playing for many fans of the game.
The update includes popular builds like Lightning Arrow Deadeye, which dominates the meta, and other strong bow builds. For those who prefer minion-based gameplay, the Summon Raging Spirit (SRS) Guardian offers a smooth experience with great defense and aggressive minions. The reworked Splitting Steel Champion also gains attention for its early game success.
Patch 3.23.1 brought several improvements and new currencies to the game. Notable changes include increased delay before corpses explode for the Detonate Dead skill used by monsters and quality of life improvements like adding NPC icons to the minimap in the Viridian Wildwood. The patch also introduced more options for Valdo’s Puzzle Box and the Voidborn Reliquary, as well as a range of general improvements and bug fixes.
For players looking for top-tier builds, options include the Detonate Dead Elementalist, Corrupting Fever Champion, and SRS Guardian. These builds cover various playstyles like ranged attacks, minion-focused strategies, and melee combat. Other notable mentions are Explosive Arrow builds, Boneshatter Slayer/Juggernaut, and the Maw of Mischief Elementalist. Hexblast Miner and Poison EK Pathfinder are among the top 10 builds recommended for this update.
Overall, if you’re a fan of Path of Exile and enjoy exploring different builds and mechanics, Path of Exile 3.23 Affliction offers a fresh and diverse gameplay experience worth exploring.