You are an Exile, struggling to survive on the dark continent of Wraeclast, as you fight to earn power that will allow you to exact your revenge against those who wronged you. Created by hardcore gamers, Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in a dark fantasy world.
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Release Date: Oct 23, 2013

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May 5

Skill Reveal - Ancestral Warchief

Alongside the next challenge league, 2.3.0 will introduce new Ancestor totems, as higher-level counterparts to Ancestral Protector. The first we're revealing is called Ancestral Warchief, which deals powerful area damage.

This new totem will slam the ground with the power of your weapon or fists, creating a shockwave of force that damages all enemies around where it strikes. Like Ancestral Protector, you must remain close for the Ancestor to manifest, but in exchange you will deal more Melee Physical Damage.

Ancestral Warchief works well to support melee skills with reliable area damage and its powerful buff, but also complements Ancestral Protector when used by characters that can lay down multiple totems. When using both totems, they benefit from the Ancestral Warchief's multiplier to melee physical damage and the Ancestral Protector's multiplier to attack speed, making the combination of skills an effective strategy.

Here is a video of the Ancestral Warchief being used to take on a Shipyard and a Wasteland map.

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May 4

An Interview with our Animation Department

An integral part of making exciting and immersive gameplay is making sure that you get your animations just right. We've interviewed our animation team to give some insight into this process.

Check out the full interview!

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Reviews

“PC Game of the Year 2013”
9 – Gamespot

“Path of Exile distinguishes itself with a unique ability system based on gems and a labyrinthine passive skill system that permits the creation of almost any type of character.”
8.8 – IGN

“Everything you wanted from Diablo 3 - and more”
PC Gamer Magazine October 2013

About This Game

You are an Exile, struggling to survive on the dark continent of Wraeclast, as you fight to earn power that will allow you to exact your revenge against those who wronged you. Created by hardcore gamers, Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in a dark fantasy world. With a focus on visceral action combat, powerful items and deep character customization, Path of Exile is completely free and will never be pay-to-win.

Key Features

  • Freedom. Power. Revenge.
    Banished for your misdeeds to the dark, brutal world of Wraeclast, you play as the Duelist, Witch, Ranger, Templar, Marauder, Shadow or the Scion class. From forsaken shores through to the ruined city of Sarn, explore Wraeclast and uncover the ancient secrets waiting for you.
  • Unlimited Character Customization
    Create and customize hundreds of unique skill combinations from tradable itemized gems and our gigantic passive skill tree. Combine skill gems, support gems and trigger gems to create your own unique combination of power, defense and destruction.
  • Deadly Missions
    The Forsaken Masters each have their own style of mission and each of these missions has many variations. As you explore deeper into Wraeclast, the pool of available variations increases to challenge you in new ways. All of the Missions and their variations can occur anywhere in the game, including within end-game Maps.
  • Dressed to Kill
    Path of Exile is all about items. Find, collect and trade magic, rare and unique items with arcane properties, then customize your character build around the deadliest combinations you possess.
  • Brutal Competitive Play
    Battle in PvP tournaments seasons and Capture the Flag events for worldwide recognition. Compete in Daily Leagues and Race Events that run as separate game worlds with their own ladders and economies to win valuable prizes.
  • Customise Your Hideout
    ​In their extensive travels throughout Wraeclast, the Forsaken Masters have discovered ideal locations for an Exile to use as their own secret Hideout. Once you've earned a Master's trust, you may be taken to a Hideout, where you can create your own personalised town. Masters residing in your Hideout offer you daily Missions and train you in advanced crafting options. Use your Hideout as a quiet place to craft after battle, or expand it and use it as a personalised Guild Hall with hundreds of decorations.
  • Fair-To-Play. Never Pay-To-Win.
    We're committed to creating a fair playing field for all players. You cannot gain gameplay advantage by spending real money in Path of Exile.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7/8
    • Processor: x86-compatible 1.4GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
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Moist4Sk1ns
( 15.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
F2P Diablo that isn't pay to win. It's pay to look pretty.
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Supermarauder
( 21.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
Tiny 8 MB updates that take literally 20 minutes to finish made me stop playing it.
Its a great game but these "hotfixes" are ridiculous they take forever for the size they are.
And no I do not have a potato connection.
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BOT DMT
( 646.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
This game is the arpg that will fill the craving that D3 left you with. Plain and simple.
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Skylz
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
this gam is rely bad...but im stil plaing it
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Sachem
( 696.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Top notch dungeon creawler style game. What I honestly hoped Diablo 3 would be more like.
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DukeMonday
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
"What's that?" "You like robust and well crafted ARPGs?" Step right inside, there gore is just charming.
"What's that?" "You don't like tons of mobs?" Tough.
"What's that?" "You want more rare drops?" Tough.
"What's that?" "Character name already in use?" Lol.
"What's that?" "You are new to the genre?" Lol. Die.



P.S. -> Use a guide/walkthrough and read it well
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Slyencer
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
Really love this game
11/10
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( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
ekstreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemt!
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[BN1] Shardj
( 40.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
A bit too repetitive for massive replay-ability for my tastes, but if this is the type of game you're looking for it's hard to see how you could be disappointed.
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Chuck Finley
( 52.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Beautiful! I just love it so much!
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MegaMayneX
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
It's hard not to compare this game to the Diablo series. This is what Diablo 2 would be if they never stopped adding expansions and content. The item shop is a bit over priced for my pockets. Not pay to win.
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joonyenglish
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
DIS GAME IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Action2000
( 248.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Free-est free to play game ever.
Better than Diablo (3) and pretty much every other Hack n Slay.
Even Better than Torchlight series (WHAAT)
Better than Grim Dawn? I cant tell, this is a atter of taste only.

theres no money in this game, there is Useful stuff you have to use as a currency. (Crafting items)
As of one of the last patches, early game got WAY easier. But i still think this is the Dark souls of the Hack n slay genre.

MASSIVE Skilltree, MASSIVE Amount of Crafting items, Uniques, Skills, and whatnot.

7Character classes, each with 3 or so Prestige Classes.

The PAYABLE Content is Purely Cosmetic or more Shared Stash Space. If You Are willing to make Mules - Not much of a Problem.

Youre a Diablo 2 Veteran and hate all that other "Hack & Slay" crap? GO FOR IT!

Youre a whiney wimp? -its ok you can play on normal Softcore
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DarthBhoy
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This game is fantastic,as a fan of old school rpg's like Baldurs Gate,Icewind Dale etc i was instantly hooked.What's even better is that it's free to play,FREE I TELLS YA !!!!
I highly reccomend Path of Exile to anyone into their rpg's from seasoned vet's to new beginners,there is something for everyone,go on,give it a try,you won't be dissapointed.
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Darth Hyrule
( 29.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Great diablo like game for those who hate diablo 3 but want to feel like its Diablo 2 again (sord of)
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GammelFarfar
( 69.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
It's a good game in general. In some aspects like the diablo games yet so different (Unlike some other genres and games that just rip off each other to the end of the world -.-)

One MAJOR difference that you'll notice quite fast is that the active skills come in the form of gems in a vast variety that you insert into your gear (and can remove, don't worry). The next thing you'd notice is that the passive skill tree is F******G MASSIVE

Graphic wise I think it's great and not lagging at all (Nvidia GEFORCE GTX 760m) besides when my internet connection sucks a**.

You can also enhance your gear using various orbs scrapmetal and whetstones (which for some reason also enhances a wooden wand...). turning normal items into magical or even rare quality is a big + in my book

It's awesome and it's free, go get it... now...

EDIT: Would REALLY love if the dev team could make the startup screen do something so it looks less like the game has frozen or crashed
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Sneezed
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
A F2P that got it right.
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grandmask20
( 17.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
it is a pretty good game i used to play it almost everyday with my friends untill i changed my computer cuz my old one broke and now i have a mac and i wish i could still play it but i cant so tl;dr plz make this also playable on a mac
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SuperSandro2000
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Great Online Game.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,653.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
The most amazing free to play game out there, depth-wise, gameplay-wise and replayability-wise, no doubt about it.

Most people often compare D3 vs PoE, then i remind them that a free to play game is putting out more than twice the amount of content as the other game which you'd spend 70-80 euro(with expansion) to play.
It's an obvious choice for me, seeing how Diablo 3 has evolved into the kinda game which you play one week out of the season to restart, play with your friends and then you go back to Path of Exile, because this game does not rely on playing with your friends, does not rely on you playing at the start of a league, or in a league at all.

As for the game in it's entirety, i feel that the graphics are a tiny bit lacking, it has a bit of frame rate issues because it's not very optimized, which is getting fixed by pretty much every patch, the gameplay has a bit of repetitiveness to it, but you will never ever learn every single thing there is to the game, it is next to impossible, therefore the depth to the game is huge, the tons of possibilites in skill, class, build & item variation is what makes this game just brilliant.

I've played this game since closed beta, and i've probably accumulated around 3-4k hours played in the game, and i feel like i'm very lacking in knowledge when it comes to the game still. It's endless fun, and you will not regret giving it a go, aslong as you're willing to put in the hours to make your character succeed!

The amazing game that it is, makes up for any issues that there is, ontop of it being F2P, it's just a flat 10 out of 10.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Free , better , sexier Diablo 3 nothing less something more
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
125.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
The game is excellent. If you like Diablo or similiar games then this will be a lot of fun.

Pros:
1. Just fun to play
2. Not class based
3. Deal tons of damage
4. Multi-player with fiends
5. Skill gems Give wide variety of skills/spells for everyone
6. Endless loot collection
7. Play how you want

Cons:
1. Lag, lag, lag. (I get booted from the game often. I live in Alabama and use the Texas server. Sometimes I have to go play something else because the lag is so bad.)

Overall though this is a good game and also it is FREE! (It is not P2W either) This alone makes me more forgiving of the lag and dropping issues.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
250.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Similar to Diablo 3 at a glance, but not so much. The game goes much deeper and provides the player with much more information about their character and items. A fun game for those who like to imagine their own builds, and really fun for hardcore players who don't mind putting in the hours. The end game doesn't really get stale and feels rewarding. Hardcore is also an intreresting and genuinely difficult challenge, and the game has a fluid campaign that makes creating and leveling new characters not so painful. I would definitely recommend this game to people who are willing to learn a LOT of things in order to fully enjoy it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2,156.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Learning curve starts out accessible but becomes exponentially more unforgiving as the player transitions from campaign to custom maps. Still - never enjoyed amassing character deaths more in any other game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2,627.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Pushing ladder.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
226.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
This game is essentially the result of an awkward gangbang between Diablo 2 and about 30 other ARPGs.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
482.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
8/8 gr8 game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
692.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Excellent game, spritual successor to Diablo 2 imo, talent tree can be a little intimidating at first but offers tons of build variations. Definately a must play for anyone of the ARPG genre, and it has the best F2P structure ive seen in any game, GGG went above and beyond.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
150.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
With my time playing Paht of Exile was exellent and i really recomend it to anyone looking for a very fun and lots of mechanics in a Arpg, this is the game you are looking for i have put 125 hours into the game and i am just startingto scratch the surface of this game. it is very unigue with its builds that you can follow other peoples or take the mighty adventure and make you own. Another very fun option to do in Path oof Exile is that they hold Community Events and they are very fun to particpiate in them.

This game deserves an award on its complexity and diversity from the many other Arpgs.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
awsome awsome awsome
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
583.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Looking for an aRPG?
Got time?
Okay with grinding?
Love customization and build planning?

You found your game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Game is fun and I enjoy it. This game is what diablo 3 should of been like. So i Rate this game a 10 out a 10. so ♥♥♥♥ the cons and pro system cause it mostly goes on opinion to me at least but if you like diablo games then maybe give this game a shot you might like it
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,801.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
1800 hours later... great game, great team developing it and they obviously care a lot about perfecting the ARPG experience! I'm confident that this game will only get better in the future.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,973.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
If you like Action RPG's look no further! Excellent Free To Play made by hardcore Diablo 2 fans for other Diablo fans.
There's quite a learning cliff for new players to climb, but once you get into it you will always have something new and interesting to do, thanks to the massive passive skilltree, hundreds of skill gems, and 7 classes each with their own sub-classes!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,159.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
It's better than d3 or any game in this genre.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
729.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
I've followed closely the evolution of this game since his early beta state and still enjoying it a lot!

I'm learning everyday something new about it, thus demonstrating its intricacy.

I'd recommend it a lot to players looking for a free, rich, complex and hardcore ARPG, exempt from any Pay 2 Win eventuality.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
993.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
The real diablo 2 successor PogChamp
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
219.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
It's a great game. Very addicting and brings a lot to the table, especially for being free. However, I'm starting to get annoyed with constantly getting booted and losing all of my progress due to the saving method essentially being waypoints. I haven't been able to progress through the story much for the last two days because everytime I try, the server disconnects (and no, it's not my computer or internet connection). Another thing to keep in mind, you might as well play the windowed version and keep a browser up in the background because you will constantly be searching for vendor recipes, etc. It's interesting that it doesn't have one base currency like so many other games, but can be a pain in the ♥♥♥ sometimes with such limited inventory space. I hope you like Tetris because you will be playing a lot of it in this game. It'd also be nice to have auras and certain summons not take up skill slots in order to be used. I know some people like the challenge, but I would rather have access to more skills. That being said, it is a fun game with A LOT of content and you don't have to pay to win...but you may have to invest in more stash tabs. Thankfully, they are not too expensive compared to the vanity items.
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