The Most Popular PoE 3.3 Incursion Challenge League Starter Builds

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Time: 2023-02-13
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[Poe 3.3 Duelist Build] Tanky and High DPS Strong League Starter Build for Cyclone Champion

[Poe 3.3 Ranger Build] Very expensive The sound of shatter Build for Raider or Deadeye

[Poe 3.3 Witch Build] Burning Spectres Build Excels at doing hard high-level content Witch Build

[Poe 3.3 Templar Build] Beginner and League-Starter friendly Templar Hierophant Or Inquisitor Build

[PoE 3.3 Marauder Build] Sunder Juggernaut League Starter Marauder Juggernaut Build

[PoE 3.3 Shadow Build ]MoM Essence Drain & Contagion Shadow Build For Trickster


The Most Popular PoE 3.3 Incursion Challenge League Starter Builds

NO.1 [Poe 3.3 Duelist Build] Tanky and High DPS Strong League Starter Build for Cyclone Champion
This Build used this for Flashback Event as my Incursion league starter and leveling was super easy and fast. The build is not finished yet, so this Build will update it over next few weeks. This Build made a little preview of it after two days into the Flashback Event League.

+ Fast Clearspeed
+ High DPS
+ Tanky
+ Excellent sustain
+ Budget-friendly Starter Gear 
+ Fun & easy playstyle 
+ Strong League Starter
+ Immune to nearly everything
+ a speaking sword :)
- DoT effect of Her Embrace
- cannot do reflection maps without setup adjustment
- no regeneration / lower regeneration can be annoying

Build Guides

VERY IMPORTANT! If you feel weak at some point while leveling... go back to some safe area and farm some levels and gear before you move on!

The first decision you have to make: farm Oni-Goroshi directly at the start or buy it later. With Oni-Goroshi leveling will be easy, but the farm time is random between 6 - 22 hours. I leveled my char without it and felt "Unstoppable Hero" more or less carry us anyway.

With Oni-Goroshi you will need way more sustain to counter Her Embrace Debuff. Get 2-3 life flask while leveling. Additionally, use two Quicksilver Flasks for fast movement speed while leveling until you get your Whirling Blades setup going.

So level with self-found weapons on the way. A cyclone DPS check ingame should be enough to decide which weapons to use while leveling. Here a list of all of the Unique swords. With level 60 I would recommend buying to Scaeva swords because they are sturdy and cheap.

On gear look for:
> life
> resistances 
> add % adamage to attack (prefered physical damage)
> Life regeneration / life on hit / life leech

Before you start to use Cyclone you can use:
Molten Strike > Ancestral Call > Added Lightning Damage / Added Cold Damage / Added Fire Damage > Faster Attacks ...

Try to get all skill gems of the final setup as soon as possible to work. Other useful skills for leveling are:
The purity of Elements to cap your resistances
Herald of Ice / Ash / Thunder

How to farm Oni Goroshi
Farmtime: Unfortunately the farm time is pretty much random. 6-22 hours.
This Build would recommend you create 3-4 scion characters. Scion seems to be the best choice to farm the sword because of movement speed bonus of onslaught support and also because of spectral throw which makes it easy to kill Hillock. From reports of another player, it can be hard to kill him with some other classes like the shadow. More or less you grind the twilight beach until you kill Hillock, and then you log out without going to town! (When you go into town you can't go back!!!) Then you log into your next scion and to the same. You always run to Hillcock and kill all enemies in the way until you reach level 7. When you reach level 7 you just straight (without killing all mobs on the way) to Hillock and shoot him until you get the Oni-Goroshi.

How to deal with Her Embrace DoT
The adverse effect. The damage over time effect of Her Embrace can be nasty. Especially while leveling. The first time you will feel this is when you kill Kitava the first time and get the resistance debuff. So what can you do against this DoT?
> Cap your fire resistance! (use Purity of Fire & Elements, Ruby or Bismuth Flasks if necessary until you get the gear to cap your resistances)
> Use 2-3 Life Flasks
> get as much life leech, life on hit and regeneration as possible 
> Stone golem

Skill Tree:
PoB Link:
Example Link:


NO.2 [Poe 3.3 Ranger Build] Very expensive The sound of shatter Build for Raider or Deadeye
This Build is a debated topic among the community. I'm just going to give a quick summary on deadeye, Just based on my testing. 
Deadeye is FASTER, and Tailwind is a MORE multiplier, works like an accel shrine or the opposite of temp chains. That's why at 10% is powerful enough. But Deadeye severely lacks attack speed or elemental damage that Raider gives which is why raider will always come out top for endgame for this build.
That said If you want to farm T1-10 maps all day. Like shaped burial chambers, Go deadeye.
If you want an all-rounder character that can do all content pick raider. I enjoy playing Raider because of Elemental immunity, That means when only need a bleed and curse immune flask, and the rest evasion focused. 
For a league start, this Build would go Deadeye then Raider if you want to progress further into T11+ maps.
Deadeye is just the same as Raider regarding gear, and Skill tree wises it's a little different. 
Make sure you have 30+ life on your abyss jewels or other pieces of gear if you want to give up Item Quantity and Make sure you have flat elemental damage on all your jewelry or Abyss Jewels. 
Make sure you are level 85+, and your gems are level 18+. You also want a 5 or 6L of some kind for your main map clearing skill. 

+ Nice clear speed 
+ The sound of shatter 
+ Up to 64/40% dodge! 
+ Shaper Viable 
+ Insane Movespeed! 
- Can be VERY expensive 
- Vaal Pact means No regen
- Cannot do Elemental Reflect Maps
- Not Beginner Friendly

Build Enchants
1-2 Additional Tornado Shot Projectiles 
1 Additional Barrage Projectile 
25-40% increased Tornado Shot Damage
25-40% increased Barrage Damage
Lightning Arrow hits two other Enemies

16% increased Attack and Cast Speed if you've Killed Recently
0.6% of Damage Leeched as Life and Mana if you've Killed Recently
1 to 160 Lightning Damage if you haven't killed Recently
Damage Penetrates 10% of Enemy Elemental Resistances if you haven't Killed Recently

Commandment Of Fury 

Pob link:

Raider -
Deadeye -

Skill Tree:

Raider -
Deadeye -
Example Link:

NO.3 [Poe 3.3 Witch Build] Burning Spectres Build Excels at doing hard high-level content Witch Build
this Spectre Build based summoners plow through nasty maps and bosses with less investment than many other builds. Defense is relatively easy to scale, and offense scales with the level of your Spectres, the number of links you can provide them, and to a lesser extent your gear. 9k EHP soaks up all but the most devastating one-shot mechanics, and in the end game you can max out both block and spell block. Need a cheap 6-link? A Tabula Rasa can take you all the way to Shaper. 

+ Excels at doing hard high-level content including Guardians, Shaper, Uber Atziri, and Elder
+ Nice league starter. Safe enough to do most Vaulted maps, yay!
+ Extremely HC viable once your defenses get going.
+ 10k+ Effective HP with MoM
+ Max block and spell block, with 300+ life, gained on the block
+ Can do any map mod
+ Reflect immune
+ Crit immune with Reckless Defense setup
+ Spectres are close to immortal due to their HP and boosted life regeneration
+ Do Uber lab with ease (Except bleed traps. They wreck minions)

- Burning Spectres have poor evident speed. However, change some gems around and use Solar Guards for excellent apparent speed. 
- The animated guardian can die if you play sloppy or neglect to give it the appropriate defenses
- Chayula's Domain with TVs is a bit difficult due to lack of evident speed. But the actual boss is a joke.

Bandits: Kill all

Leveling Guides
Passive point progression: Mana nodes -> Deep Wisdom -> Lord of the Dead -> Heart and Soul -> Occultist's Dominion -> Mind over Matter -> Inspiration -> Elemental Equilibrium (EE) -> Shaper -> Potency of Will -> Cruel Preparation -> Death Attunement -> Gravepact -> Herd the Flock -> The rest of the stuff as you see fit
1-8: Use a beginner spell like Frost Bolt and link it with Ele Prolif to slow and freeze entire packs of mobs. Possibly link with Phantasm. Pick up magic/rare items and vendor them for transmutes and alterations. Pick up Flame Totem at level 4. Check vendors at each way-point for recipe materials, Move Speed boots, and a Heavy Belt: 
Try to get: 
1x Iron Ring 
1x Red skill gem
1x BBR 3L wand (vendor resets every level, and often sells this)
1x Orb of Alteration
3+ Transmutes
8: Craft a +1 Fire Gem wand from the materials in the previous step. The socket in SRS + Minion Damage + Melee Splash. You can keep using your starter spell for a bit if you still lack some of the crafting components, but use SRS + Minion Damage for Brutus.
Socket Zombies + (Spell Totem/Minion Damage/Minion Life/Splash) in a 2L or 3L. The spell totem makes it effortless to resummon the zombies as they perish. Later on, they will be Tanker so we can drop the spell totem support gem.
Optional: Start leveling a Phantasm Gem. It might be perfect, we don't know yet. Try it out in your minion links as you level. Might be good in a 4-link with projectile based Spectres: Spectre + Minion Damage + LMP/GMP + Phantasm
Optional: Get an extra BBR 3L with SRS + Minion Damage + Spell Totem. Will boost SRS uptime a bit.
10: Flame Dash.
12: Flesh Offering, Bone offering in secondary weapon set to level it for later.
16: Desecrate (Put an extra one in your secondary weapon set. When they hit 20 you will Q20-flip one of them and use the other one until the Q20 catches up).
Use Orb of Storms to proc EE once you have it. If you still need more dex, pick the 20 dex/6 to resist jewel from the Act 2 Golden Hand quest. Kill all bandits.
The Mid 20s: Get either a Reverberation Rod or make a four-link BBBR +1 minion helm. For the recent switch to SRS + Faster Casting + Melee Splash + Minion Damage. 
24: Aura: Hatred is best for SRS. Anger works better for spell based specters. Haste is nice too but doesn't beat Hatred unless you use spell based Spectres.
28: You should hit Death Attunement and the other Spectre right about the time you hit 28. Get Flame Sentinels in The Solaris Temple. Slot it in a BBG 3 link. Specter + LMP/GMP + Minion Damage. Level Animate Guardian in your secondary weapon set. Get Ball Lightning + LMP for Elemental Equilibrium (EE). Remember to hit mob groups with EE and use Flesh Offering.
31: Generosity for better Hatred or Anger, but not if you use Haste. Remember to resummon your Spectres always to have them the maximum level (limited by zone and gem levels).
The Mid 30s: Do Normal Labyrinth - Get Invoker and notice a nice boost in minion survivability. Also, if you are lucky and get your hands on a Wraithlord Bone Circlet plus Bones Of Ullr, leveling with specters will be a breeze from now. Put SRS in Wraithlord for the +2 levels, and try to get a 4L for your Spectres.
34: Get a golem.
38: Replace faster casting with Spell Echo in your helmet, unless you are lucky and have a Reverberation, Rod. You will now have close to 20 SRS most of the time. 
The Mid 50s: Consider a full transition into Spectres. If so, remove your aura and spec out of Potency of Will unless you use Vaal Haste. Throw away your SRS/Skellies and get Solar Guards or TVs, or your favorite Spectre. Remember to resummon your Spectres always to have them the maximum level (limited by zone and gem levels). Get all the relevant support gems and start leveling them.
Maps: You can use Solar Guards to the point where you want to start doing bosses and other hard content. Then you swap TVs and possibly a WM. I usually go for the TV/WM setup. 

Build Spectres
How to get Spectres: Go to The Coast (45) and use Desecrate to summon a TV. Then go to the highest zone you have access to, and spam Desecrate until you get high-level versions of your Spectres. Use the "A"-key for corpse targeting. The highest Spectres you can get are level 84 and can be desecrated in all Level 84 zones. That means Shaper's realm and some Lab Trials and Master mission dungeons in T16 maps. Remember, the level of you Spectres is limited by the level indicated on your Raise Spectre and Desecrate gems.

Spectre Monster level: The higher the level of your Spectres, the better their offensive and defensive stats. The level of a Spectre based on the lowest of either the level of the monster they raised from or the maximum level allowed by the skill gem used. That is now indicated on the skill gem. If you use desecrate, the maximum level permitted corpse by the skill is again shown on the skill gem. 

TVs or SGs?: For boss killing (Guardians and above) it's best to use TVs. This will give immense single target damage and OK evident speed. For normal mapping, I'd recommend Solar Guards.
Did you know?: In addition to Minion Damage, our TV Spectre damage is scaled by any support gem with Burning Damage, Elemental Damage, or Damage over Time. Spell Damage, however, does not work, not even for the Vanguards' Scorching Ray totems. It also appears that Spectres have a hidden duration tag. That means that any support with a duration tag will apply (Swift Affliction, Efficacy, etc.). 
The base totem duration is 5 seconds. There is an approximate delay of 1.5 seconds from a totem expires until the re-summoned one starts dealing damage.

Skill Tree:

PoB Link:

AtlazDDT - BHC char - ripped to Uber Elder -

TV setup pastebin (for bossing) -

Solar Guard setup pastebin (for mapping up to T15) -
Example Link:

NO.4 [Poe 3.3 Templar Build] Beginner and League-Starter friendly Templar Hierophant Or Inquisitor Build
Any map mod. Any boss. If you want to fill out your atlas and see all the content in the game with one character, then this is a good build play, Totems by nature are safe because of distance and reflect going to totems instead of the Templar. On top of that Glacial Cascade is a massive area of effect spell that freezes, Players seem to love or hate them. That being said, this version of totems can be a lot more "active" than other Totem builds. I love Totems and maybe you will too after playing this build!

+ Do it all
+ Safe
+ Mind over Matter
+ Beginner and League-Starter friendly
+ Huge Single Target Damage

- Totems are not for everyone
- Have not personally tested Hardcore
- Can't use a Spell Totem MTX

Leveling Guides

No uniques are required as this build is excellent for a league start - but if this isn't your first character of the league then these will make the process easier: LifeSprig, Goldrim, Tabula, Wanderlust, Belt of the Deceiver, Axiom Perpetuum, Hrimsorrow (for Hiero), Elreon -Mana Cost jewelry (resists/str/dex a plus!), and buying skill/support gems with quality ready to be socketed in!
NOTE: Templars do not get access to Hatred until act 3 Sosa. Also, all gems are available from Neesa after completing Act 6.
Alternatives: If you have a favorite way of leveling (Abernathy Hooves, Poets Pen, Sunder, etc.) then do that!

1. Low-Level Tree
Early levels we grab both the Templar and Witch starting nodes and their respective Area nodes. Mind over Matter isn't so much for the defense but the flat mana and mana regen.
main skill: Frostbolt/Freezing Pulse - Arcane Surge
MainSkill2: Flame Totem - Added Lightning
main skill (Drop Frostbolt/Freezing Pulse): Firestorm - Added Lightning - Concentrated Effect
Mobility: Flame Dash/Lightning Warp - Faster Casting
Leave Arcane Surge low level! Gems to level if you have free space: Spell Totem Support and Added Fire Support

2. Switch to GC Totems
Time to grab Ancestral Bond and when in doubt, live it out. Use Elemental Weakness! It's a considerable damage boost while leveling before Ascending.
main skill (Drop Frostbolt/Freezing Pulse and Flame Totem): Spell Totem - Glacial Cascade - Physical to Lightning - Controlled Destruction
SupportSkill: Elemental Weakness - Arcane Surge - Increased Area of Effect
Gems to level if you have free space: Increased Crit Strikes, Concentrated Effect, Orb of Storms (Inquis), Cold Pen (Hiero)

3. Normal and Cruel Lab
Start picking up Crit and Multi to go with the ascendancy points. Inquisitors can Drop Ele Weakness for Orb of Storms and Power Charge on Crit. Now that we care about crit replace Controlled Destruction with Increased Crit Strikes in the main setup.
main skill: Spell Totem - Glacial Cascade - Physical to Lightning - Increased Crit Strikes - Added Fire - Increased Area of Effect/Concentrated Effect
SupportSkill (Hiero): Elemental Weakness - Arcane Surge - Increased Area of Effect
SupportSkill (Inquis): Orb of Storms - Power Charge on Crit - Arcane Surge
Utility: Cast When Damage Taken - Immortal Call - Increased Duration
Golem: Lightning Golem
Aura: Hatred
After you complete Act 6 Neesa will have all the skill gems you may have missed.

4. Inquisitor Final Skill Tree
Towards the end game, we want Dex so we can level Hatred and Lightning Golem so head over to Shadow. Grab jewel nodes then fill out close mana nodes.
If you plan on taking this build to 100, there are a couple of options like the power charge nodes, close to life nodes, or the multi-nodes between Witch and Shadow.
4.1. Hierophant Final Skill Tree
NOTE: Hierophants should strive to make Glacial Cascade a full cold spell (it only converts 60% by itself). This means moving away from Physical to Lightning Support and Added Fire. This opens the path for Cold Penetration Support which will be a huge boon to your damage. Similarly finding Shaper mods that give "Gain % Physical as Extra Cold Damage" is prioritized over the other elements.
4.2. Hardcore Variant
Alternatives: These trees are the guideline, go off the beaten path and make the build your own! The nodes you're probably looking at as the "weakest" are the flask nodes but try playing with them first! Our flasks do a ton of work with this build!

Skill Tree:

PoB link:
Inquis -
Hiero -

Example LInk:

NO.5 [PoE 3.3 Marauder Build] Sunder Juggernaut League Starter Marauder Juggernaut Build
This Build strategy for the 3.3 league start:
- do all T1-7 maps (it's ok to buy a few of them)
- buy uber trials in /trade 820 and /global 820 while doing the maps
- farm 70+ U-labs
- buy Disfavour as soon as possible

Earthquake optimization:
If your attack speed is "too high" you will only get the aftershock every second attack. Adjust your attack speed and skill duration to have a shorter skill duration than attack time. To achieve this, I'm using:
- 30% less EQ duration enchant
- 20% quality Less Duration gem
- Warped Timepiece amulet

- Aim for 20-21k Armour - It's okay to use Determination in the beginning!!!
- Avoid extra elemental damage mods on T15/16 maps
- Avoid poison on hit mod on high tier maps
- Avoid physical reflect mod on all map tiers!!!
- Avoid no leech / no regen mod
- Do NOT use Hatred / Herald of Ash on elemental reflect maps
- Ensure to keep up 8 Endurance Charges and Fortify when fighting high tier bosses

PoB link:
Skill Tree:
Example Link:

NO.6 [PoE 3.3 Shadow Build ]MoM Essence Drain & Contagion Shadow Build For Trickster

This build thread is merely a rough guide to lead you into the builds basics.
This build is designed for general map clearing & to be an excellent league-starter build. However, if you are looking to kill end-game bosses this build CAN do them, but will require investment and even at that point there are a lot of other builds that would work better than this. You can always switch around as the guide will go into from a 1H/Shield approach to a +2/+3 Chaos Gem LvL staff which makes it able to farm bosses easier, but as mentioned; Other builds will be stronger for that purpose.
1. If you are looking for a build with insanely high exp/h gain.
2. A build that allows you to level itself without any external abilities required.
3. If the build you seek can start with a meager budget with possible upgrades for higher Poe currency.
4. If you like to play a build that works wonders in the low budget to accumulate enough currency fast for the higher budget version.
5. If you prefer a build guide that has a video linked to it.

Major God:
- Soul of Lunaris
Just helps with avoiding some projectile damage
Minor God:
- Soul of Ryslatha
Just an additional layer of defense when you're on low life.

Leveling Guides:
1. Use Fire Trap / Freezing Pulse till you can equip yourself with Essence Drain & Contagion then use those to level with all the way.
2. Items such as Goldrim, Lifespring, Wunderlust helps a lot to speed up the leveling process.
3. If you get a Tabula Rasa early on, I'd recommend using Elreon jewelry early on to ease up on the mana cost.
4. If you sell a blue rarity WAND to a vendor together with any of the Poe chaos orb gems you get a +1 level of socketed chaos gems wands back!

Skill Tree:
Example Link:


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