Different Path of Exile players may have different preferences. For example, some people like to create unique characters, others are looking for extra challenges, and some just crave the thrill of intense battles. Therefore, GGG will hold three events in November based on the preferences of different players:
- Krangled Passives (November 3 - November 10)
- Blast From The Past (November 10 - November 17)
- Shifting Stones (November 17- November 24)
Today, we’re diving into the intricate world of one of the special events, the Krangled Passives.
About Krangled Passives Event
Krangled Passives is the first event.
In this event, the passive skill tree and all ascendancy trees are jumbled. Minor passive skills, notable keystones, minor ascendancy skills, and major ascendancy skills have been internally scrambled within those categories. This means that a notable passive skill remains a notable passive skill, but it’s now randomly assigned.
Additionally, all players will be working with identical skill trees, but the Scion character class is not accessible in this event. The GGG team has introduced a range of additional POE Items for players based on their level achievements.
The rewards become increasingly valuable as your character’s level rises. The top three players overall will receive a full microtransaction bundle.
Tier S -Totem Build
Totems will be the first build that comes to mind. This is because Totem life bonuses are somewhat dispersed throughout the standard passive tree.
Ancestor Totem attack builds may function effectively with a Krangled skill tree. But I believe that native spell totems, such as Holy Flame Totem and Spell Totem Support builds heavily rely on the Ancestral Bond keystone.
Consequently, these Spell Totem setups may not perform as well in this special event compared to the base game. Nonetheless, we believe that investigating totem builds is a worthwhile endeavor during this event.
Here are some builds you can follow: Shockwave Totem and EA Ballista.
Tier A - DOT Build
In the regular game, damage over time is typically balanced in comparison to instant damage, which is often reliant on Critical Strike.
This balance remains consistent in this special event, although critical strike is hard to get here. So, we’ll need to locate the various damage multiplier nodes spread across the skill tree.
Notably, elemental damage has captured our attention, as it appears to hold the most promise in this event. This is because elemental damage can be amplified by various statistics and it’s already in a favorable position in the base game.
Here are some builds you can follow: Toxic Rain Ballista and Cold DOT.
Tier B - Trap (Elementalist Build)
In the case of Traps and Mines, it is important to note that the majority of Trap and Mine builds heavily depend on Critical Strikes.
However, it is worth mentioning that there are Trap and Mine builds designed around elemental damage. And we anticipate that the Trap and Mine builds will be one of the most popular and effective choices in this event.
Here are some builds you can follow: Righteous Fire + Fire Trap and Hexblast Mines.
Tier C - Minion Build
Next up are Minion builds.
The critical components of the passive tree that enhance minion abilities are widely dispersed, which may pose challenges.
However, it is essential to stay vigilant as a particular ascendancy class might offer a concentrated pool of powerful minion related bonuses.
If such an ascendancy exists, there is a chance building around minions still works. But for now, we have to wait and see.
Here are some builds you can follow: Absolution and Poison SRS.
Tier D - Build Around Crit
We think Critical Strikes are going to be the hardest or near impossible to pull off in general.
In the normal game without the Krangled tray modifier, there’s a synergy involving a base tree. Critical clusters grant you both Critical Strike multiplier and Critical Strike chance together in the same cluster.
This is important because you need to have both stats for either of them to become good.
Here are some builds you can follow: Lightning Arrow and Spark.
There is one last to notice: when it comes to builds you want to, have a look and see or any of the base classes are ahead just due to having more options or better patterns. Of course, no matter what your options are, you’ll need to have plenty of POE Currency to craft these builds.
And one of the things you’ll notice if you look into this is that some of the ascendancies have more notables than others. The Witch starting area is stacked with more notables than the rest of the tray is. And that means there’s more chance for those notables to be good now.
This doesn’t guarantee that these ascendancies or that the witch class are going to be better than other options. It just means that they have more chance to be good.