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Affliction league
Challenge league
Release version3.23.0
Release date2023-12-08 19:00:00 UTC
LinksOfficial Page

Affliction league is the current challenge league. It launched on December 8, 2023 as part of Path of Exile: Affliction in version 3.23.0.[1]

League mechanic

Players explore the Viridian Wildwood and use the power of sacred wisps to burn away and discover the secrets of the Affliction shrouding the forest in darkness. Train alongside powerful Azmeri and unlock the power of Wildwood ascendancy classes.

Freeing wisps trapped in the Wildwood will cause them to escape into the overworld, empowering monsters and improving their rewards.

Ladders

In Affliction league, players can choose to enable any of these optional game modes:

This means that there are eight distinct ladders for Affliction league:

Minimap Icons

New items

Base items

ItemStatsEffect(s)
Lupine CharmLupine CharmUnmodifiablePlace into an allocated Charm Socket on the Wildwood Primalist Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.N/AN/A
Ursine CharmUrsine CharmUnmodifiablePlace into an allocated Charm Socket on the Wildwood Primalist Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.N/AN/A
Corvine CharmCorvine CharmUnmodifiablePlace into an allocated Charm Socket on the Wildwood Primalist Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.N/AN/A
Oakbranch TinctureOakbranch TinctureCulling StrikeUnmodifiableRight click to apply this to your weapons. Only one Tincture in your belt can be applied to your weapons at a time. Requires the Coated Blade Passive to be allocated on Warden of the Maji Passive Skill Tree to use this item.Culling StrikeUnmodifiableN/A
Ironwood TinctureIronwood TinctureDamaging Hits always Stun Enemies that are on Full LifeUnmodifiableRight click to apply this to your weapons. Only one Tincture in your belt can be applied to your weapons at a time. Requires the Coated Blade Passive to be allocated on Warden of the Maji Passive Skill Tree to use this item.Damaging Hits always Stun Enemies that are on Full LifeUnmodifiableN/A
Poisonberry TincturePoisonberry TinctureAll Damage can PoisonUnmodifiableRight click to apply this to your weapons. Only one Tincture in your belt can be applied to your weapons at a time. Requires the Coated Blade Passive to be allocated on Warden of the Maji Passive Skill Tree to use this item.All Damage can PoisonUnmodifiableN/A
Ashbark TinctureAshbark TinctureAll Damage can IgniteUnmodifiableRight click to apply this to your weapons. Only one Tincture in your belt can be applied to your weapons at a time. Requires the Coated Blade Passive to be allocated on Warden of the Maji Passive Skill Tree to use this item.All Damage can IgniteUnmodifiableN/A
Fulgurite TinctureFulgurite TinctureAll Damage can ShockUnmodifiableRight click to apply this to your weapons. Only one Tincture in your belt can be applied to your weapons at a time. Requires the Coated Blade Passive to be allocated on Warden of the Maji Passive Skill Tree to use this item.All Damage can ShockUnmodifiableN/A
Rosethorn TinctureRosethorn Tincture+25% to Critical Strike Chance against Enemies that are on Full LifeUnmodifiableRight click to apply this to your weapons. Only one Tincture in your belt can be applied to your weapons at a time. Requires the Coated Blade Passive to be allocated on Warden of the Maji Passive Skill Tree to use this item.+25% to Critical Strike Chance against Enemies that are on Full LifeUnmodifiableN/A
Borealwood TinctureBorealwood TinctureAll Damage can FreezeUnmodifiableRight click to apply this to your weapons. Only one Tincture in your belt can be applied to your weapons at a time. Requires the Coated Blade Passive to be allocated on Warden of the Maji Passive Skill Tree to use this item.All Damage can FreezeUnmodifiableN/A
Blood Sap TinctureBlood Sap TinctureBleeding you inflict on non-Bleeding Enemies deals 30% more DamageUnmodifiableRight click to apply this to your weapons. Only one Tincture in your belt can be applied to your weapons at a time. Requires the Coated Blade Passive to be allocated on Warden of the Maji Passive Skill Tree to use this item.Bleeding you inflict on non-Bleeding Enemies deals 30% more DamageUnmodifiableN/A
Valdo's Puzzle BoxValdo's Puzzle BoxStack Size: 10Contains a Mysterious Map with a Foil Unique RewardI can find no method of destroying the dangerous contents within...
perhaps, someday, you will find a way.
Right click to open.
N/AContains a Mysterious Map with a Foil Unique Reward

See also: Corpse item

Unique items

ItemStats
PragmatismPragmatism
Colosseum Plate
Armour: (883-1295)
Movement Speed: -5%
Requires Level 49, 134 Str+12 to Level of Socketed Skill Gems
(80-120)% increased Armour
+(60-100) to maximum Mana
-2 to level of Socketed Skill Gems per Socketed Gem
The Maji were forbidden from touching virtue gems...
so their practical warriors employed geomancy instead.
+12 to Level of Socketed Skill Gems
(80-120)% increased Armour
+(60-100) to maximum Mana
-2 to level of Socketed Skill Gems per Socketed Gem
The Trickster's SmileThe Trickster's Smile
Visored Sallet
Armour: (102-160)
Evasion: (102-160)
Requires Level 23, 28 Str, 28 Dex(60-100)% increased Armour and Evasion
Reflects 100 Cold Damage to Melee Attackers
Reflects 100 Fire Damage to Melee Attackers
Reflects 100 Lightning Damage to Melee Attackers
When an Enemy Hit deals Elemental Damage to you, their Resistance to those Elements becomes zero for 4 seconds
The Raven Trickster made no move to defend himself.
He merely grinned... and the foolish warrior charged.
(60-100)% increased Armour and Evasion
Reflects 100 Cold Damage to Melee Attackers
Reflects 100 Fire Damage to Melee Attackers
Reflects 100 Lightning Damage to Melee Attackers
When an Enemy Hit deals Elemental Damage to you, their Resistance to those Elements becomes zero for 4 seconds
The Untouched SoulThe Untouched Soul
Gold Amulet
Requires Level 48(12-20)% increased Rarity of Items found+40 to maximum Life for each Empty Red Socket on any Equipped Item
+225 to Accuracy Rating for each Empty Green Socket on any Equipped Item
+40 to maximum Mana for each Empty Blue Socket on any Equipped Item
+18% to all Elemental Resistances for each Empty White Socket on any Equipped Item
Geomancy offered a safer way to use the Tears...
but the Maji rejected that temptation as well.
(12-20)% increased Rarity of Items found+40 to maximum Life for each Empty Red Socket on any Equipped Item
+225 to Accuracy Rating for each Empty Green Socket on any Equipped Item
+40 to maximum Mana for each Empty Blue Socket on any Equipped Item
+18% to all Elemental Resistances for each Empty White Socket on any Equipped Item
The Flawed RefugeThe Flawed Refuge
Maple Round Shield
Chance to Block: 39%
Armour: (176-247)
Evasion: (176-247)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 39, 52 Str, 52 Dex180% increased Block Recovery(100-150)% increased Armour and Evasion
+15% Chance to Block
You take 100% of Elemental Damage from Blocked Hits
40% of Elemental Damage from Hits taken as Physical Damage
The Wildwood was a gift, meant as a haven
against the Winter of the World.
180% increased Block Recovery(100-150)% increased Armour and Evasion
+15% Chance to Block
You take 100% of Elemental Damage from Blocked Hits
40% of Elemental Damage from Hits taken as Physical Damage
NametakerNametaker
Graceful Sword
One Handed Sword
Physical Damage: 34-55
Critical Strike Chance: (6.00-7.00)%
Attacks per Second: 1.50
Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
Requires Level 50, 78 Str, 94 Dex+350 to Accuracy Rating(20-40)% increased Critical Strike Chance
2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
Hits with this Weapon have +10% to Critical Strike Multiplier per Enemy Power
5% of Leech from Hits with this Weapon is Instant per Enemy Power
It need not know your True Name. Our most
dearly held secrets spill forth in our blood.
+350 to Accuracy Rating(20-40)% increased Critical Strike Chance
2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
Hits with this Weapon have +10% to Critical Strike Multiplier per Enemy Power
5% of Leech from Hits with this Weapon is Instant per Enemy Power
That Which Was TakenThat Which Was Taken
Crimson Jewel
Limited to: 1<4 random Charm modifiers>Faith given under false pretenses still carries the same power.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
<4 random Charm modifiers>
The Burden of ShadowsThe Burden of Shadows
Primordial Staff
Staff
Physical Damage: 55-165
Critical Strike Chance: 6.20%
Attacks per Second: 1.15
Weapon Range: 1.3 metres
Requires Level 58, 99 Str, 99 Int+18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a StaffSocketed Gems are Supported by Level 1 Lifetap
(20-30)% increased Cast Speed
Lose 500 Life per second
Spells deal added Chaos Damage equal to (15-20)% of your maximum Life
Nothingness is loathe to relinquish its grip.
Every moment is a struggle to exist.
+18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a StaffSocketed Gems are Supported by Level 1 Lifetap
(20-30)% increased Cast Speed
Lose 500 Life per second
Spells deal added Chaos Damage equal to (15-20)% of your maximum Life

Challenges and rewards

The Affliction league includes 40 optional challenges. Completing them awards the following cosmetic items:

Challenges Reward
4 Night Lotus BootsNight Lotus BootsBoots SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped boots with the Night Lotus Boots. Its improves the more Affliction Challenges you complete, the second tier leaving a trail of flowers in your wake. (Tier 1)
8 Night Lotus GlovesNight Lotus GlovesGloves SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped gloves with the Night Lotus Gloves. Its visuals get more impressive the more Affliction Challenges you complete, with the final tier causing enemies to explode with petals when slain. (Tier 1)
12 Night Lotus Body ArmourNight Lotus Body ArmourArmour SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped body armour with the Night Lotus Body Armour. Its visuals get more impressive the more Affliction Challenges you complete, with the third tier causing your blood to be replaced with blooming flowers. (Tier 1)
16 Night Lotus HelmetNight Lotus HelmetHelmet SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped helmet with the Night Lotus Helmet. Its visuals get more impressive the more Affliction Challenges you complete, causing your health globe and flasks to be consumed by night lotus vines at the final tier. (Tier 1)
19 Affliction Challenger TrophyAffliction Challenger TrophyHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout8 Variations
20 Night Lotus GlovesNight Lotus GlovesGloves SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped gloves with the Night Lotus Gloves. Its visuals get more impressive the more Affliction Challenges you complete, with the final tier causing enemies to explode with petals when slain. (Tier 2)
22 Night Lotus Body ArmourNight Lotus Body ArmourArmour SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped body armour with the Night Lotus Body Armour. Its visuals get more impressive the more Affliction Challenges you complete, with the third tier causing your blood to be replaced with blooming flowers. (Tier 2)
Affliction Challenger TrophyAffliction Challenger TrophyHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout8 Variations
24 Night Lotus HelmetNight Lotus HelmetHelmet SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped helmet with the Night Lotus Helmet. Its visuals get more impressive the more Affliction Challenges you complete, causing your health globe and flasks to be consumed by night lotus vines at the final tier. (Tier 2)
25 Affliction Challenger TrophyAffliction Challenger TrophyHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout8 Variations
26 Night Lotus BootsNight Lotus BootsBoots SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped boots with the Night Lotus Boots. Its improves the more Affliction Challenges you complete, the second tier leaving a trail of flowers in your wake. (Tier 2)
28 Night Lotus Body ArmourNight Lotus Body ArmourArmour SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped body armour with the Night Lotus Body Armour. Its visuals get more impressive the more Affliction Challenges you complete, with the third tier causing your blood to be replaced with blooming flowers. (Tier 3)
Affliction Challenger TrophyAffliction Challenger TrophyHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout8 Variations
31 Affliction Challenger TrophyAffliction Challenger TrophyHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout8 Variations
32 Night Lotus GlovesNight Lotus GlovesGloves SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped gloves with the Night Lotus Gloves. Its visuals get more impressive the more Affliction Challenges you complete, with the final tier causing enemies to explode with petals when slain. (Tier 3)
34 Affliction Challenger TrophyAffliction Challenger TrophyHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout8 Variations
35 Night Lotus Body ArmourNight Lotus Body ArmourArmour SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped body armour with the Night Lotus Body Armour. Its visuals get more impressive the more Affliction Challenges you complete, with the third tier causing your blood to be replaced with blooming flowers. (Tier 4)
37 Affliction Challenger TrophyAffliction Challenger TrophyHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout8 Variations
38 Night Lotus HelmetNight Lotus HelmetHelmet SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped helmet with the Night Lotus Helmet. Its visuals get more impressive the more Affliction Challenges you complete, causing your health globe and flasks to be consumed by night lotus vines at the final tier. (Tier 3)
40 Affliction Challenger TrophyAffliction Challenger TrophyHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout8 Variations


Ruthless mode

The Ruthless versions of the Affliction league include 8 separate challenges. It awards the same cosmetic items, but has a different totem pole decoration.

References

  1. "Path of Exile: Affliction". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved November 30, 2023.