The latest Path of Exile League Trial of the Ancestors 3.22, is upon us and launches today!

We’ve updated the guides on our sister site PoE Vault to ensure that Exiles are well-prepared to test their might fighting against the fallen chieftains In Trial of the Ancestors.

For new players that like to try out Path of Exile can follow our “How to Start” guide. Path of Exile is not an easy game but with our guide and Discord help there is no reason not to try the game out and enjoy all the fun Wreaclast has to offer in this amazing ARPG from Grinding Gear Games.

The Forbidden Sanctum Challenge League

The fallen chieftains of each Karui tribe participate in a tournament called the Trial of the Ancestors. You will journey to their Afterlife to compete against these tribes by assembling your own team of Karui warriors. You’ll battle their chieftains in the tournament to earn valuable rewards.

This Path of Exile August expansion introduces the Trial of the Ancestors challenge league with the following:

Customise your Path of Exile end game

16 new Atlas Keystones

14 new Support Skill Gems

Exclusive new Unique Items

Return of The Forbidden Sanctum

Guardian Ascendancy rework

Chieftain Ascendancy rework

For more information, please head over to the Trial of the Ancestors League Hub.

Recommended builds for the Trial of the Ancestors League

We’d like to give you a few recommendations of what we believe to be some of the strongest league starter builds (although any build tagged as a League Starter and updated for 3.22, is a very solid choice)

Manni’s – Lightning Arrow Deadeye is powerful enough to conveniently progress through the atlas, beat the necessary endgame bosses and efficiently farm all the content needed to upgrade the build further. This bow build is an excellent League starter especially for new players.

CasualDanPoe’s – Minion Army Necromancer is a cheap league starter that will enable you to farm tier 16 maps on a budget. Fast, deadly, with a lot of quality of life features. If you’d like to feel like a General of an Undead Army, then try out this league starter and you’re not going to be disappointed.

GhazzyTV’s Poision Summon Raging Spirits Necromancer

is going to be one of the best minion build of Trial of the Ancestors, this build excels in not only getting your maps clear but it’s an excellent boss killer. With the new Atlas bosses this build will not let you down and is described as the most OP minion build of the league.

GhazzyTV’s Zoomancer Necromancer has proofed itself last League. Having your own army of minions doing all the work for you! Giving good clear speed and consistent bossing damage, the build is perfect for both beginners and veterans alike and a solid league starter choice.

GhazzyTV’s Mage Skelleton Guardian With this League changes to the Guardian Ascendancy Ghazzy has turned his fan favourite Mage Skelleton build into a Guardian build. This build brings very enjoyable clear speed as well as efficient bossing to the table. A solid League Starter.

TbXie’s Firestorm Inquisitor was one of the most popular builds both in league-starting and later environments in Crucible. It is one of those builds that we felt could not be missing. Firestorm is an underrated skill but can be built around in multiple ways for mapping and bossing.

TbXie’s Shockwave Totem Hierophant offers incredibly clear speed and an old overlapping style of scaling its damage to the point where it becomes an absolute powerhouse. For players who like to blast through the game on a budget and want a build that is expandable with an acceptable amount of currency and incredible returns, this is a one of a kind build.

TbXie’s Explosive Arrow Ballista Champion has been one of the most popular builds for newer players for the longest of times. Especially after recent tree changes it pushed its single target boss killing capabilities up by quite a significant amount, this build is an excellent one for both new and experienced players alike.

Pohx’s Righteous Fire Inquisitor been a staple of league starts and solo self-found alike. Righteous Fire has been a true Path of Exile staple since the skill gem was introduced. The concept of running through maps while hordes of monsters die around you is a true Power Fantasy.

Pohx’s Righteous Fire Juggernaut version can easily hold his own. Juggernaut has a much easier time getting the defensive layers online. Also, no need for anything complex as this build is great for first timers since your main defensive layers come from Armour stacking. If your new to Righteous Fire, this version is excellent for you.

Velyna’s Spectral Shield Throw Raider is the build for you if like throwing a shield around like Captain America, shattering enemies as it bounces and splinters within packs! Spectral Shield Throw scales DPS based on the armour value of your shield, meaning you don’t need to buy an expensive weapon and an excellent build as league starter.

Velyna’s Herald of Agony Champion is an absolute beast for endgame bossing the build synergizes with very well as League starter till end game. It has high levels of damage and survivability gives massive sustain through Life Gain on Hit. A solid league starter with good potential for end game.

Velyna’s – Storm Brand Inquisitor offers a smooth campaign experience and a very smooth investment curve throughout early maps and easily helps you farm currency for future upgrades. This build is primarily a mapping build and thrives off creating explosion chains that deletes most of the screen in a satisfying manner. This build is to be suitable for anyone, both new and returning players.

PoEVault’s – Corrupting Fever Champion is a premium build that remains a powerhouse league in and league out. If you enjoy dot builds, or you want a welcome change of pace or style, then this build will be more than capable to let you enjoy smashing monsters. Very easy play style and a recommendation for new player.

PoEVault’s – Ice Shot Deadeye This build is an excellent league starter and requires very little investment to start rolling over maps and bosses. Due to range and nature of Ice Shot, even content that outstrips your current character or power level can be easily approached at a distance and eliminated. A verry good, recommended bow build for this League.

PoEVault’s – Boneshatter Juggernaut is not the fastest build, but it is sturdy and it smacks things with its big stick. It is one of the very few viable “true melee” builds left in the game, and Juggernaut is a natural fit for Boneshatter as Juggernaut becomes a very tanky build. If you love a sturdy melee build this is a very good league starter for you.

To make your levelling experience easier, you can pick up our Quick Reference Levelling guide.

If you’re thinking about getting into Path of Exile (it’s free-to-play!) with this newest league, our mods are available to answer any of your questions, so please feel free to join their Discord.

We wish you an amazing league start.

Team Poe-Vault