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[3.15 PoE Build] Exsanguinate Scion (Ascendant)

Intro & build description

Exsanguinate is a skill introduced in the Ultimatum league, and it was a quite popular choice. There’s no doubt that this build will also work great as a starter build in the 3.15 Expedition league.

Build Pros

  • Great build to start the league with, can clear low maps with very basic gear
  • Doesn't use a lot of uniques, aside from jewels and flasks
  • Good damage and clear speed
  • Good boss killer with some currency invested

Build Cons

  • Reflect kills us

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.15] Skill Tree
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Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Dexterity and Intelligence, Passive Point
Labyrinth 2Trickster Ascendancy, Passive Point
Labyrinth 3Path of The Shadow, Strength and Dexterity
Endgame LabyrinthPassive Point, Gladiator Ascendancy

Skill gem setup


Arcanist Brand

Lifetap Support


Poacher's Mark

Body Armor


Brutality Support

Controlled Destruction Support

Efficacy Support

Energy Leech Support

Swift Affliction


Herald of Purity


Arrogance Support

War Banner (Unlinked)


Arcitc Armour

Petrified Blood


Enlighten Support

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Enduring Cry


Flame Dash

Offhand weapon / shield

Whirling Blades

Fortify Support

Faster Attacks Support

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Elder helmet

Look for rare elder helmet with at least 80 to maximum life and high resistances.

Endgame mod you would want on a helmet is “Nearby enemies take #% increased physical damage”.

Body Armour

Rare Body armour with Warlord or Shaper influence

Ideal endgame Body armour would have following mods:

1.) +1 to level of socketed active skill gems
2.) At least 90 to maximum life
3.) Bench crafted “Gain 10% of maximum life as extra maximum energy shield”

Until you can get armour like that, use Tabula Rasa or cheap corrupted 6-linked armour with correct colors.


Rare Gloves with Hunter or Elder influence

We use gloves for offense, so look for a pair with high life and physical damage over time multiplier.

Resistance or 2 on top of that would be ideal.


Rare Boots

Look for rare boots with 80+ life, 30% increased movement speed and as much resistance as you can.

Left Ring

Rare Ring

Look for rare rings with high life and resistances.

A really great, but quite rare mod that would work amazingly well for the build is “x% of Physical Damage Leeched as Life”, but that’s an endgame upgrade.

Right Ring

Rare Ring

Same as previously mentioned ring.


Rare Amulet with Warlord Influence

For your endgame amulet, look for Warlord influenced amulet with +1 to physical spell skill gems and some life.

If you have even more currency and want to push the build even further, dual influenced Warlord/Hunter amulet with +1 to physical and +1 to strength skill gems would be the choice.

Until you can afford an amulet like that, use regular amulet with life, spell damage, and cast speed. You could also craft increased global physical damage on it using crafting bench.


Rare Stygian Vise

Look for rare Stygian Vise with at least 80 life and as much resistance as possible.

1Hand Weapon

Cold Iron Point

Good, affordable weapons for the build.

Until you can get them, use regular wands with increased spell damage and cast speed.


Cold Iron Point

We dual wield 2x Cold Iron Point.


Jewel Setup

On regular rare jewels look for following mods:

1.) Increased maximum life
2.) Physical damage over time multiplier
3.) Corrupted blood cannot be inflicted on you corrupted implicit
4.) Increased global physical damage / increased damage

Build also uses 2 Large, 4 Medium and 1 Small Cluster jewels.

On Large cluster jewels look for following notables:

1.) Battle-Hardened
2.) Furious Assault
3.) Master the Fundamentals

On Medium cluster jewels look for following notables:

1.) Evil Eye
2.) Wish For Death
3.) Blood Artist
4.) Brush With Death

On Small cluster jewel, we mainly look for +12 to chaos resistance, other good mods would be +to maximum life, other resistance / attribute.

Build also uses 3 unique jewels:

1.) Replica Pure Talent – for increased damage and attack & cast speed.

2.) Thread of Hope with Large Ring – to allocate Sovereignty, Discipline and Training and Vanquisher.

3.) Glorious Vanity, Doryani version – to convert Eternal Youth keystone into Corrupted Soul.


Flask Setup

The build uses following flasks:

1.) Bottled Faith (if you can afford it)
2.) Rumi’s Concoction
3.) Cinderswallow Urn
4.) Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
5.) Quartz Flask with freeze removal

Original build by Big Ducks

Feel free to share your thoughts/experiences/tips about the build in comments section below.

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