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Path of Exile 3.8.0 Expansion (POE 3.8 Blight League) - Release Date, Contents, Changes, New Items, More Info of Patch Notes

8/21/2019 12:43:55 PM

Path of Exile 3.8.0 Expansion has been officially announced by GGG, and Path of Exile 3.8 Blight Release Date is forthcoming! The new Path of Exile 3.8 Expansion brings a new challenge league with new tower defense-style gameplay, renewed archetypes with new skill gems and support gems, powerful items, a shake-up of Path of Exile’s playstyle meta and much more. Read our POE 3.8.0 Expansion & Blight League Guide, to get know new contents and ahead idea of Path of Exile 3.8.0 Path Notes.

Path of Exile 3.8.0 Expansion - POE 3.8 Blight League


Path of Exile 3.8.0 Expansion Update Release Date & POE 3.8 Blight Start Date

Grinding Gear Games sets the POE 3.8.0 update will be available worldwide on September 6, 2019 for PC, and the next expansion of the Path of Exile 3.8 Blight League starts at the same time! Check out the detailed schedule as below:

POE 3.8.0 Expansion Update Timeline

POE Legion Supporter Packs End Date for Console: August 28, 2019, NZT

POE 3.7 Legion League End Time for PC: September 3, 2019, PDT

POE 3.7 Legion League End Time for Console: September 6, 2019, PDT

POE 3.8.0 Expansion Update Release Date for PC: September 6, 2019, PDT

POE 3.8.0 Expansion Update Release Date for Console (Xbox One, PS4): September 9, 2019, PDT

POE 3.8 Blight League Start Date for PC: September 6, 2019, PDT

POE 3.8 Blight League Start Date for Console (Xbox One, PS4): September 9, 2019, PDT


Path of Exile 3.8.0 Expansion Contents & Changes

Still, we can expect the Blight challenge league, three renewed archetypes with new skills (Necromancer, Poison Assassin and Mine Saboteur) and supporting gems, lots of new items, two old leagues that are integrated into the main game, and a focus on Give more freedom when choosing which aspects of the Path of Exile content you play and when.


Path of Exile 3.8 Blight League Mechanics

As usual, the POE 3.8.0 Expansion introduces the game's next three-month challenge league - POE 3.8 Blight, which offers some new tower defense-style gameplay to the usual dungeon crawling action.

Build Tower Defence To Stop Mind-Controlling Blight & Win Rewards

In Path of Exile: Blight, dangerous Fungal began to appear across Wraeclast's cursed continent, threatening men and animals. With the help of the new NPC Sister Cassia, you are tasked with destroying this threat of Fungal Growths to stop the spread of the deadly Blight. Cassia has built a specialized pump for the task, but as her pump pulls out the toxic Fungal, monsters of every kind emerge to defend Blight. These creatures are particularly resilient. Luckily, Cassia has also created a range of towers (Chill, Shock, Stun, Burn, Summon, Empower, Petrify and Debilitate) that you can deploy to help protect your pump. The monsters follow the stalks of Blight without thinking, attacking only the enemies that are in its path. Those infected are unusually strong, so you'll have to build defensive towers to exploit the specific weaknesses of each monster.

Blight combines the frenetic action of Path of Exile combat with the strategic fun of tower defense games. Different towers can aim for different monster weaknesses, so players will need to be wary of what types of monsters are attacking and how to stop those specific waves. To successfully defeat Blight, you'll have to make decisions right now, stay on top of your environment, and plan for the future. Defending Cassia's pump successfully will reward you with valuable weapons and armor, and special oils that Cassia can use to anoint her rings and amulets with powerful enchantments.

Clear Blighted Maps For More Rewards

Endgame maps will include Blight encounters that pack up to 24 different tendrils. You won't find many Blight encounters over the course of your game, and only one of these encounters for each map. They'll mostly be micro encounters, enough to offer a diversion, but not disrupt the normal Path of Exile experience. But while these battles are short, they'll be plenty rewards, as players can earn new items to help bolster their inventory.

PoE 3.8 Blight Official Trailer

PoE 3.8 Blight Oils - Enchant Jewellery & Anointable Unique Item

Along with Blight's tower defense gameplay, plenty new reward items are introduced into the game, and the highlight one is the Blight yields Oils, which can be combined to add properties to items. Go to Sister Cassia and use a combination of them to anoint unique pieces, rings, or amulets. There are 12 tiers of oil in total that ascend in rarity, different combinations yield different results. And three oils of one type can be combined at the vendor to upgrade it to the next level.

Path of Exile 3.8.0 Expansion (POE 3.8 Blight League) - Blight yields Oils

  • Enchant Rings: Combine two Oils to enchant a Ring with a potent tower modifier. 

  • Enchant Amulets: Combine three Oils to enchant your Amulet with any Notable Passive Skill from the Skill Tree. 

  • Enchant Unique Items: Four of the Unique Items exclusive to the Blight league form an armour set that can also be anointed with Notable Passives. Combined with an anointed Amulet, the wearer of this set can have up to five bonus Notable Passives active at once, unlocking countless new build possibilities.

Path of Exile 3.8.0 Expansion (POE 3.8 Blight League) - Enchant Items


PoE 3.8 Atlas of Worlds Master Missions Changed

One of Path of Exile's core game philosophies is to allow players to play the way they want. So let's change the way Masters missions are given in the Path of Exile endgame, the Atlas of Worlds. Before, players could encounter any of the five masters at any given moment and be tasked with doing rewarding but challenging missions. This was problematic as players had to engage with a lengthy mission then and there – leaving a potential friend they were playing with behind. Now players are no longer forced to run every Master Mission as soon as you encounter it, can defer Master encounters and get to them at their earliest convenience, so you can play them at your own pace and on any Atlas map you like. Players can also hand them whatever map they'd like to apply their mission to, rather than leave it up to random chance.


PoE 3.8 New Archetypes, New Skill Gems, New Support Gems

Necromancer Ascendancy Class & Carrion Golem

This update brings several improvements to the necromancer archetype, with new defensive options such as Meat Shield Ability Gem, Support Gems that increase your minion's AI (making them more aggressive or defensive), upgrades to minion themed items, and a general change in the Necromancer Ascendancy Class.

Path of Exile 3.8.0 Blight League - Necromancer Ascendancy - Carrion Golem

Poison Assassin Ascendancy & Cobra Lash

The Poison Assassin will also receive similar attention, with five new Skill Gems that greatly increase gameplay options for those who like to inflict their enemies with agonizing poisons. The new Elusive mechanic, found in the Killer Ascendant class, gives more mobility to a class that likes to get in, do the job, and jump off.

Path of Exile 3.8.0 Blight League - Poison Assassin Archetype & Cobra Lash

Mine Saboteur Ascendancy & Stormblast Mine

Similarly, the mine saboteur archetype will also soon have access to new Mine Skill and Support Gems, with existing Mine Gems receiving significant changes to make the playing style more tactile and tactical. The Saboteur Ascendant class will also have improvements.

Path of Exile 3.8.0 Blight League - Mine Saboteur Ascendancy & Stormblast Mine

PoE 3.8 New Items & Rebalanced Items

For those who play Action RPGs for beautiful items, GGG is of course adding powerful 16 new unique items, 18 new Divination Cards, 16 new Skill and Support Gems, and, with Cassia's help, an option to enhance their items in powerful new ways (including the ability to place any Remarkable point of the Passive tree in your amulet!). And 24 old existing unique items are rebalanced (six have received substantial overhauls).


PoE 3.8 Blight Support Packs

Also there will be Path of Exile Blight Supporter Packs (the Lich and Sentinel Packs) release, which contain masses of points alongside new Armour Sets and other exclusive cosmetic microtransactions. You'll be able to purchase the Lich and Sentinel Packs from Thursday August 22 (PDT) onwards.


Changes of Old League Content In PoE 3.8 Expansion

To offer the best experiences for all players, GGG also improved Betrayal's rewards, made deeper depths easier to access in Delve, and integrated Legion and the boss fights from Synthesis into the core game.


Like every Path of Exile update, all these new options, plus all the base game, are 100% free. The Path of Exile 3.8 Blight League will last approximately three months, and comes with a new game economy. Starting a league is the best time to start playing Path of Exile, with thousands of players rushing to be the first to discover all the new league has to offer, when you need cheap POE Currency, welcome to check out our offers!

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