Have you heard about the latest update in Path of Exile 3.22, specifically the mysterious Ancestral Trials League? Within the ethereal realms of the Karui in this Path of Exile update, a captivating competition, known as the Ancestral Trials, awaits you. This extraordinary dimension offers an opportunity to forge alliances with mighty warriors and take on legendary chieftains. And the reward? Luxurious bounties that have become legendary in Path of Exile tales.
The Ancestral Challenge in Path of Exile 3.22
When exploring the diverse regions of the Legacy challenge league, players will find exchangeable silver tokens. These tokens serve as your gateway to the Karui netherworld in this Path of Exile update. Awaiting your arrival is a familiar face, Navali, known from the renowned Prophecy League. Each token offers a thrilling duel within this championship.
What’s in Store for Path of Exile 3.22?
The Trial of the Ancestors challenge league is set to introduce an array of exhilarating content to Path of Exile:
- Tailor Your Path: Customize your Path of Exile endgame experience like never before.
- Atlas Awakens: With 16 new Atlas Keystones, your journey takes an exciting twist.
- Gem of Power: Discover 14 new Support Skill Gems to elevate your gameplay.
- Unearth Unique Items: Exclusive new Unique Items await, each with its own intriguing story.
- The Forbidden Returns: Dive back into The Forbidden Sanctum, where secrets are ripe for the taking.
- Guardian and Chieftain Revamp: Expect significant reworks to Guardians and Chieftains for a fresh gaming experience.
League Launch Date
When can you immerse yourself in the Trial of the Ancestors League? PC and Mac players can start their adventure on August 18th, while Xbox and PlayStation users will have to wait until August 23rd to join the fray.
Mechanics Unveiled in Path of Exile 3.22 Update
Upon dedicating a silver token and transitioning to the Karui netherworld, Navali and the once-esteemed leaders of the 10 tribes greet you. By offering your tokens, you earn a spot in the Ancestral Trials championship. Here, your mission is to gather your Karui battalion. The aim? Engage with the tribal leaders and savor the spoils of conquest.
Enter the Tournament
Navigating the Ancestral Trials League, you’ll uncover exchangeable silver tokens, your invitation to the Karui Netherworld and your planned meet-up with Navali. These tokens provide a chance to enlist in the championship and rally your elite Karui battalion for the Ancestral Trials.
During each championship bout, you’ll discerningly opt for the tribe to challenge based on the incentives at stake. Study the opposition’s strategic layout and astutely deploy your battalion for the upcoming skirmish. As the championship unfolds, teamwork is paramount to dismantle the opponent’s monoliths and clinch triumph.
Assemble Your Dream Team
Engaging in the championship and squaring off with tribes garners you respect from each faction. Utilize this respect to onboard warriors and secure tools that augment your battalion’s prowess in combat. With every tribe offering distinct strengths, you possess the liberty to mold a battalion reflecting your tactical genius.
Meet the Tribes
Here’s a glimpse of some of the tribe warriors available:
- Goliath of the Night: Place him strategically to intercept pursuing enemies and disrupt their advances.
- Tuatara: A versatile warrior adept in any position, skilled in deception.
- Turtle: With formidable defense, Turtle is your frontline tank, although be mindful of his slow movement speed.
Exclusive Rewards in Path of Exile 3.22
Triumph in the tournament to gain rewards. Beyond the standard bounties, there are exclusive prizes known as Passive Tree Tattoos, unique to Path of Exile 3.22’s Trial of the Ancestors.
Additionally, winning the entire tournament brings a unique item from Hinekora called an Omen. These Omens can be stockpiled until specific conditions are met, at which point they trigger their effects. You can use one Omen per combat area. On rare occasions, Hinekora may also bestow a lock of her hair, which can be used to predict the outcome of item crafting.
Discover the Omens
- Omen of Return: Upon death, this Omen creates a portal to town.
- Omen of Refreshment: When your life reaches 25%, this Omen replenishes all flask charges.
- Omen of the Soul Devourer: Upon leveling up, this Omen grants you the power of Soul Eater.
- Omen of Fortune: Using an Orb of Chance on an item can turn it into a Unique, consuming this Omen in the process.
Unveil Unique Treasures in Path of Exile 3.22
The Path of Exile 3.22 update brings with it treasures from the Karui tribes, lies a treasure trove of exclusive Unique Items, each bearing the distinct characteristics of its guardian tribe. These coveted relics are not easily acquired; they can only be won through triumph in the Trial of the Ancestors. Moreover, the enigmatic Goddess of Death, Hinekora, bestows four potent Unique Items upon those who emerge victorious in the full tournament.
The Resurrection of the Forbidden Sanctum in Path of Exile 3.22
The Forbidden Sanctum returned to the world of Path of Exile in version 3.20. If you hunger for more insights into the mechanics of the Forbidden Sanctum League, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide for you: The Forbidden Sanctum League Mechanic.
Once you’ve completed the campaign and find yourself in the tenth act, you’ll cross paths with Divinia. This encounter marks the beginning of your quest for Sanctum items as you venture through maps. These items symbolize entire floors of the Sanctum and hold tradable value. Successfully conquering a Sanctum floor rewards you with the next floor as a tradable item, complete with all your Boons, Resolve, and Afflictions intact.
Grinding Gear Games (GGG) has undertaken a rebalancing of The Forbidden Sanctum, injecting more diversity into the mechanics and adversaries you encounter. Notably, your primary character defenses now extend their protective embrace to safeguard your resolve. Relics, too, have undergone rebalancing and are now up for trade.
Personalize Your Endgame Experience
In the Trial of the Ancestors, the Atlas Passive Tree welcomes the addition of 16 novel Keystone Passives. These fresh keystones empower you to further shape your Path of Exile endgame adventure according to your desires.
Here’s a glimpse of some of the intriguing new keystones:
- Extreme Archaeology: Revolutionizes the way you approach Expeditions, condensing multiple explosives into one colossal blast, affecting every chest or monster within its radius.
- Speaker of the Death: Transforms Tormented Spirits into allies, enhancing your stats rather than possessing monsters. While possessed, you can interact with monsters akin to a spirit, augmenting their strength and rewards.
- Casia’s Pride: Alters the dynamics of Blight encounters, making Blight monsters resilient against player damage but susceptible to Blight towers. This transforms Blight into a full-fledged tower defense experience.
- Lucid Dreams: Liberates Vaal areas from corruption, enabling you to apply currency items to modify their modifiers. Craft Vaal areas to your liking and occasionally stumble upon a Unique Vaal side area.
Destructive Play: Grants the Maven the power to summon between one and three additional map bosses.
Embark on a Journey with New Support Gems
The Trial of the Ancestors introduces a metagame shift with the introduction of 14 innovative Support Gems. These gems breathe new life into existing skill categories, offering fresh ways to wield their power. Warcries now inflict damage, Returning Projectile support ensures your projectiles come back to you, and Frigid Bond Support chills enemies positioned between you and linked targets.
For more in-depth information about these new Support Gems, head over to our dedicated Gem page, accessible here.
Guardian Ascendancy Transformation
The Guardian Ascendancy Class has undergone a profound transformation, aligning it with the contemporary power standards of other Ascendancy Classes. It retains its essence of facilitating synergistic party play but now boasts a wider array of enticing options.
Harmony of Purpose: Empowers parties through Link skills, fostering cohesion.
Time of Need: Offers periodic healing and cleansing, providing enhanced survivability.
Radiant and Unwavering Crusade: Introduces the “Holy Summoner” theme, granting access to unique minions exclusive to this Ascendancy class.
Chieftain Ascendancy Overhaul
The Chieftain Ascendancy Class has received a complete redesign. It introduces fresh passive skills that predominantly revolve around themes of fire and other elemental damage, while specializing in Totems, Strikes, and Slams.
Notable abilities include the power to cause enemies to explode, diminish enemies’ fire resistance when stationary, convert passive skills to apply to fire damage, and extend fire resistance to cold and lightning resistances, among other capabilities.
Boss-Killing Extravaganza in Path of Exile 3.22
With the launch of Path of Exile 3.22’s Trial of the Ancestors, Grinding Gear Games presents a special boss-kill event. To participate, create a Hardcore Solo Self-found character in the Ancestors league and race against time to vanquish all seven pinnacle bosses on the same character. Keep an eye out for more information about the event and its enticing prizes in our upcoming news releases before the grand unveiling.