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Leagues in Path of Exile represent the game worlds that characters exist within. A single character can only belong to one league at any time, and can't interact with characters outside that league.

Permanent leagues

These two leagues exist permanently:

  • Standard is the default league and has no modifiers.
  • Hardcore has the hardcore modifier, meaning characters who die are moved to Standard. Hardcore is equivalent to permadeath in other RPGs, though characters and items are not automatically deleted.

Characters used in certain races (notably Descent, Descent: Champions and Endless Ledge races) are afterwards sent to a Void League instead of being deleted. Players can't access these characters or their inventories; void characters can only be deleted or kept as a sort of trophy.

Temporary leagues

Temporary leagues have a set duration, which can vary from 12 minutes to four months. They are usually defined by specific modifiers or features that the permanent leagues don't have. When a league ends, the characters are not lost but transferred to one of the permanent leagues.

Challenge leagues

A visualization of how challenge leagues interact with permanent leagues.

Periodically, two new leagues are created and the previous two challenge leagues are removed. These leagues are intended to introduce and test new content while providing players with a fresh economy.[1] Challenge leagues have been three or four months long. In addition, each pair of leagues has a set of optional challenges that can be completed for a prize.

When a challenge league ends, all characters and their stash will be sent to their respective parent league (either Standard league or Hardcore League).

Perandus

The Perandus leagues are the current challenge leagues. They started on March 4, 2016 along with the Ascendancy expansion and feature 40 challenges, and ended on May 30, 2016.[2]

  • Perandus: The league is based on the Perandus family, which controlled much of the Eternal Empire's wealth. Although the empire was destroyed by the Cataclysm, Cadiro Perandus had managed to hide its treasures in secret caches around Wraeclast. These caches appear randomly in zones, but in order to open them players must defeat all of the guards. Players can also encounter Cadiro himself, who will offer an item in exchange for Perandus CoinsPerandus CoinStack Size: 1,000Trade coins to Cadiro Perandus.
    Shift click to unstack.
    . Perandus Coins can only be obtained by opening caches or trading with other players.

Talisman

The Talisman leagues started on December 11, 2015 along with the release of version 2.1.0 and ended on March 4, 2016.[3][4] The standard and hardcore variant of this league both have the same core features, but some items are only available in one or the other.

  • Talisman: In the Talisman league, monsters are possessed by ancient Ezomyte Talismans. These monsters are indicated by green Talisman symbols over their heads. The Talismans grant them additional strength and properties in battle. Killing one of these monsters allows the player to claim its Talisman for himself.

There were nine new unique items that can only drop in the challenge leagues. Seven can drop in either challenge league (FaminebindFaminebind
Rustic Sash
Requires Level 18
(12 to 24)% increased Physical Damage+(20 to 30)% to Cold Resistance
60% increased Flask effect duration
Deals 50 Chaos Damage per second to nearby Enemies
20% increased Projectile Damage
30% reduced Flask Charges gained while using a Flask
After the Great Fire, the land lay barren
and our forefathers grew weak.
Mother Gull took pity on them
and gave them grain and water.
, FeastbindFeastbind
Rustic Sash
Requires Level 11
(12 to 24)% increased Physical DamageAdds 5–10 Physical Damage to Attacks
+(20 to 40) to maximum Life
0.2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
50% increased Flask Charges gained while using a Flask
50% increased Mana Regeneration while using a Flask
Our forefathers danced and drank and ate their fill
and did not honour the First Ones for their gifts.
So the First Ones filled the sky with fire.
, The RetchThe Retch
Rustic Sash
Requires Level 44
(12 to 24)% increased Physical Damage+(60 to 80) to maximum Life
+(25 to 40)% to Cold Resistance
0.4% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
60% increased Flask Effect Duration
30% reduced Flask Charges gained while using a Flask
200% of Life Leech applies to enemies as Chaos Damage
15% increased Movement Speed while using a Flask
But the grain grew twisted and the water turned dark
and those who partook of Mother Gull's gift
birthed monsters that fed
the flesh of one another.
, Rigwald's CommandRigwald's Command
Midnight Blade
One Handed Sword
Physical Damage: (86–224 to 106–254)
Critical Strike Chance: 5%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Requires Level 68, 113 Str, 113 Dex
18% increased Accuracy Rating10% additional Block Chance while Dual Wielding
Adds (60–150 to 80–180) Physical Damage
80% increased Physical Damage with Axes
+(350 to 400) to Accuracy Rating
15% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
Fear not death. Turn to him, face him.
And smile as he sinks his teeth
into the throats of our oppressors.
, Rigwald's CrestRigwald's Crest
Two-Stone Ring
Requires Level 49
(12 to 16)% to Fire and Cold Resistances(20 to 30)% increased Fire Damage
(20 to 30)% increased Cold Damage
(20 to 30)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
5% Chance to summon a Spectral Wolf on Kill
Within the heart of every man and woman
lies the soul of a ferocious beast.
If you cannot tame it, embrace it.
, Rigwald's QuillsRigwald's Quills
Two-Point Arrow Quiver
Requires Level 56
(20 to 30)% increased Accuracy Rating−10% to Fire Resistance
+(20 to 30)% to Lightning Resistance
+7 Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
20% reduced Projectile Speed
(30 to 50)% increased Projectile Damage
Projectiles Fork
The fortunate inscribe their legacy in the pages of history books.
The rest of us must leave our mark with our blood or the blood of others.
, and Rigwald's SavageryRigwald's Savagery
Royal Axe
One Handed Axe
Physical Damage: (93–215 to 113–245)
Critical Strike Chance: 5%
Attacks per Second: (1.32 to 1.38)
Requires Level 67, 167 Str, 57 Dex
Adds (50–135 to 70–165) Physical Damage
40% increased Physical Weapon Damage while Dual Wielding
(10 to 15)% increased Attack Speed
35% increased Attack Speed with Swords
Causes Bleeding on Hit
Tear the flesh from the bone.
Turn the bone to dust.
Scatter the dust to the wind.
), one is specific to softcore (Rigwald's CurseRigwald's Curse
Wereclaw Talisman
Requires Level 28
Talisman Tier: 2
+(16 to 24)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier+7% Base Unarmed Critical Strike Chance
Modifiers to Claw Damage also apply to Unarmed
Modifiers to Claw Attack Speed also apply to Unarmed
Modifiers to Claw Critical Strike Chance also apply to Unarmed
Corrupted
I once thought the First Ones were just
stories made to scare children.
But I've seen what they can do. I've felt it.
And now I must live with that terrible knowledge.
), and one is specific to hardcore (BlightwellBlightwell
Clutching Talisman
Requires Level 28
Talisman Tier: 2
(15 to 25)% increased Global Defences+(20 to 30) to maximum Energy Shield
+(15 to 30)% to Fire Resistance
+(15 to 30)% to Lightning Resistance
30% slower start of Energy Shield Recharge during Flask Effect
400% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate during Flask Effect
Corrupted
Long ago, the ocean was a puddle where a golden fish dwelt, who lit the ocean from within and kept the water fresh. When the sky burned, the fish dived deep, never to return, and the waters turned sour.
).

In addition, these unique talismans were available during the Talisman league (Night's HoldNight's Hold
Black Maw Talisman
Requires Level 10
Talisman Tier: 1
Has 1 Socket+2 to Level of Socketed Gems
Socketed Gems are Supported by level 10 Added Chaos Damage
Socketed Gems are Supported by level 10 Blind
Socketed Gems are Supported by level 10 Cast When Stunned
Corrupted
In the light of Solaris, The shadows cower and hide.
But every night they gather and grow,
and all but the strong and the stupid
seek shelter from their grasp until daybreak.
, Natural HierarchyNatural Hierarchy
Rotfeather Talisman
Requires Level 44
Talisman Tier: 3
(25 to 35)% increased Damage(10 to 15)% increased Physical Damage
(25 to 30)% increased Fire Damage
(20 to 25)% increased Cold Damage
(15 to 20)% increased Lightning Damage
(30 to 35)% increased Chaos Damage
Corrupted
Just as the rat cowers before the dog
and the dog cowers before Man,
so too should we cower before the First Ones
and pray we never learn of what comes next.
, and Eyes of the GreatwolfEyes of the Greatwolf
Greatwolf Talisman
Requires Level 52
Talisman Tier: 4
<Style Variant>
[see notes]
Implicit Modifier magnitudes are doubled
Corrupted
I am but a vessel for a greater force.
It acts through me. Speaks through me.
Decides what lives and dies through me.
And will change the world through me.
).

Warbands and Tempest

The Warbands and Tempest challenge leagues started on July 10, 2015 along with the release of The Awakening and ended on October 2, 2015.[5][6]

  • Warbands: In the Warbands league, warring clans have spread throughout Wraeclast. These warbands are tight-knit groups of enemies who cooperate and use synergistic skills to take you down. At higher levels, elite and leader enemies are present, who direct their Warband in combat and can take matters into their own hands if the tide of battle turns against them. Each of the three Warbands have exclusive Unique Items that only drop from them. The presence of the warbands in Wraeclast fluctuates over time and responds to the Exiles' efforts to hunt them.
  • Tempest: In the Tempest league, Wraeclast is affected by magical Tempests. These can cause a variety of effects that influence both monsters and players, such as changing their sizes, causing damage, altering drop rates or even automatically animating weapons that drop. With careful positioning you can deny monsters from getting positive buffs or kite them into negative ones. When a Tempest affects an area, it affects it for everyone in that league for an hour. You can look at the world map to see what Tempest affects each area at the moment. Some of the rarer tempests grant significant item finding benefits, so are worth keeping a lookout for.

There were sixteen new unique items that can only drop in the challenge leagues. Twelve are specific to each group of Warbands (Brinerot: Brinerot FlagBrinerot Flag
Tarnished Spirit Shield
Chance to Block: 24%
Energy Shield: (95 to 115)
Requires Level 23, 60 Int
5% increased Spell Damage+(70 to 90) to maximum Energy Shield
(8 to 12)% increased Attack Speed
(20 to 40)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
+1 to Level of Socketed Warcry Gems
Gain +3 Mana when you hit a Taunted Enemy
The lords of the sea bow to no one.
, Brinerot MarkBrinerot Mark
Unset Ring
Requires Level 45
Has 1 Socket+2 to Level of Socketed Golem Gems
Socketed Gems are Supported by level 15 Concentrated Effect
(10 to 25)% increased Spell Damage
+(15 to 25) to maximum Energy Shield
+(20 to 40)% to Lightning Resistance
Socketed Gems are Supported by level 15 Increased Minion Life
Each time, it is granted to the most senior captain of the fleet, and each time, the ring soon washes ashore once more, still wrapped around a severed finger.
, and Brinerot WhalersBrinerot Whalers
Trapper Boots
Evasion: 65
Energy Shield: (79 to 99)
Requires Level 41, 40 Dex, 40 Int
+(60 to 80) to maximum Energy Shield
20% increased Physical Damage
20% increased Movement Speed
+(20 to 30)% to Lightning Resistance
(20 to 40)% increased Projectile Damage
Unaffected by Shocked Ground
Those Theopolis fatcats put a price on our heads. Let's see what they'll pay for their own.
, Mutewind: Mutewind PennantMutewind Pennant
Enameled Buckler
Chance to Block: 24%
Evasion: 331
Requires Level 42, 103 Dex
+(20 to 40)% to Cold Resistance
+1 to Level of Socketed Warcry Gems
10% increased Radius of Area Skills
(20 to 30)% increased Chaos Damage
You gain Onslaught for 2 seconds on Killing Taunted Enemies
Embrace the snow or be buried.
, Mutewind SealMutewind Seal
Unset Ring
Requires Level 45
Has 1 Socket+2 to Level of Socketed Golem Gems
Socketed Gems are Supported by level 13 Faster Attacks
Adds (5–11 to 10–15) Physical Damage to Attacks
(5 to 10)% increased Attack Speed
(1 to 2)% chance to Dodge Attacks
Socketed Gems are Supported by level 16 Increased Minion Speed
When a fallen leader's body is taken to the funeral peak, those who seek power must ascend together. One returns with the seal. The rest do not return at all.
, and Mutewind WhisperstepsMutewind Whispersteps
Serpentscale Boots
Armour: 66
Evasion: (132 to 165)
Requires Level 42, 40 Str, 40 Dex
Adds (15–28 to 19–35) Cold Damage to Spells
(20 to 40)% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
(100 to 150)% increased Evasion Rating
+(20 to 30)% to Cold Resistance
20% increased Movement Speed
Unaffected by Chilled Ground
Corruption sweeps across this land, but our bloodline is clear.
It is our duty to keep it so.
, Redblade: Redblade BannerRedblade Banner
Painted Tower Shield
Chance to Block: 30%
Armour: 189
Requires Level 35, 87 Str
+(20 to 60) to maximum Life
+1 to Level of Socketed Warcry Gems
+5% Chance to Block
20% increased Endurance Charge Duration
Gain +10 Life when you Taunt an Enemy
Blood shed is blood shared.
, Redblade BandRedblade Band
Unset Ring
Requires Level 45
Has 1 Socket+2 to Level of Socketed Golem Gems
+(30 to 40) to Strength
Adds (8–20 to 12–30) Fire Damage to Attacks
(20 to 30)% increased Fire Damage
Socketed Gems are Supported by level 12 Lesser Multiple Projectiles
Socketed Gems are Supported by level 17 Increased Minion Damage
To ascend to leadership, the child of a Redblade warlord must pull the band from the still-hot ashes of their father.
, and Redblade TramplersRedblade Tramplers
Ancient Greaves
Armour: (330 to 396)
Requires Level 46, 82 Str
Adds (2–7 to 5–10) Physical Damage to Attacks
(5 to 10)% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
(150 to 200)% increased Armour
+(20 to 30)% to Fire Resistance
20% increased Movement Speed
Unaffected by Burning Ground
Our home was swallowed beneath the great mountain for our complacency. Now we must prove our value to the Molten One by sating his hunger for life.
, Renegades: Broken FaithBroken Faith
Archon Kite Shield
Chance to Block: 12%
Armour: 135
Energy Shield: 40
Requires Level 68, 85 Str, 85 Int
+12% to all Elemental Resistances0.4% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life
Gain (5 to 10)% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
-10% Chance to Block
(20 to 30)% increased Damage when you have no Energy Shield
30% Chance to gain Unholy Might on Block for 3 seconds
Be not blinded by the light.
, The PariahThe Pariah
Unset Ring
Requires Level 60
Has 1 Socket+2 to Level of Socketed Gems
(5 to 10)% increased Attack and Cast Speed
+100 to Maximum Life per Red Socket
+100 to Maximum Energy Shield per Blue Socket
+100 to Maximum Mana per Green Socket
15% increased Item Quantity per White Socket
A man who changes his loyalties often, soon finds he has none.
, Steppan EardSteppan Eard
Sorcerer Boots
Energy Shield: (194 to 230)Requires Level 67, 123 Int
(110 to 140)% increased Energy Shield
(20 to 30) to maximum Energy Shield
30% increased Movement Speed
20% increased Movement Speed on Shocked Ground
50% increased Damage on Burning Ground
2% of Life Regenerated Per Second on Chilled Ground
Unaffected by Desecrated Ground
To fight an enemy on their lands is a tactical mistake.
Make those lands your own, and the mistake becomes theirs.
), and four are specific to Tempest (Crown of the Pale KingCrown of the Pale King
Regicide Mask
Evasion: (305 to 366)
Energy Shield: (90 to 108)
Requires Level 52, 58 Dex, 58 Int
(0.4 to 0.8)% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
(150 to 200)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
Reflects 100–150 Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
30% of Damage you Reflect to enemies is gained as Life
A lightless world
a silent reign
two sightless eyes
feed on your pain.
, Jorrhast's BlacksteelJorrhast's Blacksteel
Steelhead
Two Handed Mace
Physical Damage: (118–182 to 141–210)
Critical Strike Chance: 5%
Attacks per Second: (1.40 to 1.46)
Requires Level 44, 143 Str
40% increased Stun Duration on enemies(150 to 200)% increased Physical Damage
(8 to 12)% increased Cast Speed
(8 to 12)% increased Attack Speed
30% less Animate Weapon Duration
Weapons you Animate create an additional copy
His flesh had long turned to dust, but his vengeance lived on in every scrap of iron he touched.
, Trolltimber SpireTrolltimber Spire
Cedar Tower Shield
Chance to Block: 25%
Armour: 94
Requires Level 17, 46 Str
+(40 to 60) to maximum Life
0.5% of Life Regenerated per Second
15% increased Area of Effect for Skills used by Totems
1% of Damage Leeched as Life for Skills used by Totems
The problem with working fresh trolltimber: by the time you've carved out one end, the other has sprouted fresh roots!
, and Ylfeban's TrickeryYlfeban's Trickery
Hubris Circlet
Energy Shield: (230 to 270)Requires Level 69, 154 Int
Adds (1–60 to 1–80) Lightning Damage to Spells and Attacks
(130 to 170)% increased Energy Shield
+(25 to 35)% to Lightning Resistance
10% chance to Curse Enemies with a random Curse on Hit
5% chance to create Shocked Ground when Hit
An angry god is one thing, but you should really fear a god with an unpredictable sense of humour.
)

These Item Affixes are exclusive to the Warbands league. They may only appear on magic items of the correct item type that drop from the respective warband members. These mods are prefixes.

  • Brinerot: Your Flasks grant 30% Increased Rarity of Items found during Flask Effect (Gloves)
  • Mutewind: Cannot Be Frozen (Boots)
  • Redblade: 10% of Physical Damage taken as Fire Damage (Helms)
  • Renegades: Damage Penetrates (6 to 10)% Fire/Cold/Lightning Resistance (Weapons)

Torment and Bloodlines

The Torment and Bloodlines challenge leagues started on December 12, 2014 along with the release of version 1.3.0 and ended on March 24, 2015.[7]

  • Torment: In the Torment league, your adventures are haunted by the spirits of tormented criminals that yield their ill-gotten gains when slain. Eager to protect their trove, these spirits flee when encountered and imbue nearby monsters with dangerous powers, which improves their item drops. It's also possible for spirits to possess rare and unique enemies, greatly increasing their threat (and value!) to treasure-seeking exiles.
  • Bloodlines: Bloodlines is a Hardcore league (characters who die are converted to Standard characters). Each pack of magic monsters has a shared Bloodlines mod that greatly influences combat - sometimes while the pack is still alive, and sometimes after it has been killed. Where Nemesis involved individual rare monsters gaining an additional power, Bloodlines revolves around groups of monsters with synergistic powers. Various strategies are needed for approaching the different Bloodlines, as there are a wide variety of effects, such as constructing an Animated Guardian piece-by-piece or monsters becoming immortal while near their slain brethren.

There were six new unique items that can only drop in the challenge leagues. Three are specific to Torment (The Rat CageThe Rat Cage
Sharkskin Tunic
Evasion: (798 to 877)
Requires Level 56, 152 Dex
(100 to 120)% increased Evasion Rating
+(160 to 200) to maximum Life
−5% to maximum Fire Resistance
15% increased Movement Speed
20% increased Fire Damage taken
10% of Fire Damage taken as Physical Damage
The truth lies inside every man, if you dig around.
Many a confession was found in the bowels of Axiom.
, Brutus' Lead SprinklerBrutus' Lead Sprinkler
Ritual Sceptre
One Handed Mace
Physical Damage: (31–80 to 37–86)
Critical Strike Chance: (7.80 to 8.40)%
Attacks per Second: (1.38 to 1.44)
Requires Level 28, 51 Str, 51 Int
10% increased Elemental Damage20% increased Physical Damage
Adds 15–25 Fire Damage against Ignited Enemies
Adds (8–26 to 13–31) Physical Damage
30% increased Fire Damage
(15 to 20)% increased Attack Speed
(30 to 40)% increased Critical Strike Chance
"A sprinkle of liquid encouragement is often required
to garnish the perfect confession."
- Brutus, Warden of Axiom
and Scold's BridleScold's Bridle
Mind Cage
Energy Shield: 91Requires Level 65, 138 Int
(80 to 100)% increased Spell Damage
15% reduced Cast Speed
+(30 to 60) to maximum Mana
Your Skills deal you 400% of Mana Cost as Physical Damage
"The sharper the pain, the sharper the mind.
A curious paradox."
- Shavronne of Umbra
), and three are specific to Bloodlines (Valako's SignValako's Sign
Topaz Ring
Requires Level 38
+(20 to 30)% to Lightning Resistance15% increased Damage against Shocked Enemies
20% increased Lightning Damage
+(20 to 40) to maximum Mana
0.2% of Damage Leeched as Life against Shocked Enemies
5% chance to Shock
A gift from Valako,
appointing Kiloava as the Herald of War.
A title Kaom claimed when he ended Kiloava’s bloodline.
, Tasalio's SignTasalio's Sign
Sapphire Ring
Requires Level 20
+(20 to 30)% to Cold ResistanceAdds 10–15 Physical Damage to Attacks against Frozen Enemies
Adds (5–7 to 6–9) Cold Damage to Attacks
+(200 to 300) to Evasion Rating
20% reduced Chill Duration on You
5% chance to Freeze
A gift from Tasalio, God of Water,
to the chieftain Rakiata.
Kaom took Rakiata’s head and hand
so that his warriors' axes might rise and fall like the waves.
and Ngamahu's SignNgamahu's Sign
Ruby Ring
Requires Level 29
+(20 to 30)% to Fire Resistance+(15 to 25) to Strength
Adds (8–12 to 10–14) Fire Damage to Attacks
+(4 to 5) Life gained for each Ignited Enemy hit by your Attacks
15% increased Ignite Duration on Enemies
5% chance to Ignite
A gift from Ngamahu,
a sign to the Karui to spread like fire.
Given to Akoya, but inherited by Kaom with the swing of his axe.
).

Rampage and Beyond

Rampage and Beyond were introduced with the Forsaken Masters expansion. They started on August 20, 2014 and ended on November 20th 2014, marking a change to a three-month rather than a four-month challenge league duration.

  • Rampage: Players can build up a devastating rampage buff for killing monsters within a short time frame before the rampage resets. Each kill causes characters to become slightly faster and deal more damage. The kill streak wears off after five seconds of no kills. As players reach higher rampage levels they receive special effects such as novas that explode or stun enemies, summoned spirit weapons, and a cyclone at that explodes nearby enemies. One of the new challenges is to reach every tier of rampage.
  • Beyond: Beyond is a hardcore league. Demons from another realm are attempting to invade Wraeclast. Monster kills have a chance to cause small red portals to appear. If enough portals spawn close together, a larger portal opens and demons spawn and attack the player. Several of those larger portals close together can open a third tier that unleashes one of several extremely difficult demon bosses.

There were six new unique items added that can only drop in the challenge leagues. Three are specific to Rampage (Flesh and SpiritFlesh and Spirit
Ironscale Gauntlets
Armour: (45 to 55)
Evasion: (45 to 55)
Requires Level 15
(6 to 9)% increased Attack Speed
(80 to 120)% increased Armour and Evasion
(3 to 4) Life Regenerated per second
Recover 20% of your Maximum Life on Rampage
Gain 5 Souls for Vaal Skills on Rampage
Rampage
What is greed but trading a mountain of death
for a sliver of life?
, Shadows and DustShadows and Dust
Clasped Mitts
Evasion: (98 to 113)
Energy Shield: (30 to 35)
Requires Level 31, 25 Dex, 25 Int
(20 to 30)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
+(25 to 45)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
(100 to 130)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
0.2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
Creates a Smoke Cloud on Rampage
Gain Unholy Might for 3 seconds on Rampage
Rampage
What is fear but a snuffed torch and death in the wind?
and Null and VoidNull and Void
Legion Gloves
Armour: (222 to 240)
Energy Shield: (65 to 70)
Requires Level 57, 44 Str, 44 Int
+(20 to 30) to Strength
(150 to 180)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(50 to 70) to maximum Life
(20 to 40)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
Dispels elemental Status Ailments on Rampage
Gain Immunity to Physical Damage for 1.5 seconds on Rampage
Rampage
What is freedom but a clean state in an unclean world?
), and three are specific to Beyond (The Dark SeerThe Dark Seer
Shadow Sceptre
One Handed Mace
Physical Damage: 25–38
Critical Strike Chance: 6.65%
Attacks per Second: 1.20
Requires Level 32, 52 Str, 62 Int
15% increased Elemental Damage(30 to 50)% increased Damage
7% Global chance to Blind enemies on hit
+1 Mana gained on Kill per Level
+1 Energy Shield gained on Kill per Level
Cannot be Blinded
Feed on the light of the living,
Bring darkness to all I see,
Until we are one in shadow.
, Edge of MadnessEdge of Madness
Etched Greatsword
Two Handed Sword
Physical Damage: (46–52 to 98–110)
Chaos Damage: (60–90 to 68–102)
Critical Strike Chance: 5%
Attacks per Second: 1.20
Requires Level 22, 45 Str, 38 Dex
18% increased Accuracy Rating+1 to Level of Active Socketed Skill Gems
(60 to 80)% increased Physical Damage
Adds (60–90 to 65–105) Chaos Damage
+1 Life gained on Kill per Level
1% increased Elemental Damage per Level
1% increased Chaos Damage per Level
Soon, the pleas for mercy were muted.
Only one voice remained.
Laughing.
and The HarvestThe Harvest
Jasper Chopper
Two Handed Axe
Physical Damage: (110–172 to 120–187)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.00
Requires Level 37, 100 Str, 29 Dex
(120 to 140)% increased Physical Damage
1.2% of Damage leeched as Life on Critical Strike
3% increased Global Critical Strike Chance per Level
Gain Flask Charges when you deal a Critical Strike
Let it grow and gather inside them,
Let it flow through their veins,
Don't waste a drop.
).

Ambush and Invasion

The Ambush and Invasion leagues ran from March 5, 2014 to July 5, 2014 and were introduced with Sacrifice of the Vaal expansion.

  • Ambush: Various new types of chests called Strongboxes could be found throughout Wraeclast. These chests were guarded by monsters that ambushed the player when they were opened. The ambushing monsters must be slain before the contents of the Strongbox could be claimed. Sometimes you encountered magic, rare or unique Strongboxes which had modifiers like items do. Prefixes affected the difficulty of the ambush by adding more monsters, springing traps or affecting your character. Suffixes improved your rewards from the Strongbox. You could use currency items to reroll these mods. One of the new challenges was to open Strongboxes with each mod.
  • Invasion: Invasion was a hardcore league. Areas of Wraeclast had substantially more monster variety, so players would run into unexpected and dangerous invading monsters from other levels or acts. A unique Invasion Boss from an invading monster type was also lurking in each level. Higher difficulty levels contained expanded monster variety and the invading bosses with more abilities. One of the new challenges was to kill a selection of the invading Unique bosses.

These changes applied to both Ambush and Invasion:

  • Eight new quiver base types were added.
  • A new ring type, Unset RingUnset RingRequires Level 5
    Has 1 Socket
    , was added.
  • There were two new unique items that can only drop in either challenge league (VoideyeVoideye
    Unset Ring
    Requires Level 45
    Has 1 Socket+5 to Level of Socketed GemsThe darker the eye, the more diligent the watched.
    and Vaal CaressVaal Caress
    Bronzescale Gauntlets
    Armour: (95 to 103)
    Evasion: (95 to 103)
    Requires Level 27, 22 Str, 22 Dex
    +2 to Level of Socketed Vaal Gems
    (120 to 140)% increased Armour and Evasion
    +(30 to 40) to maximum Life
    +30% to Cold Resistance
    You gain Onslaught for 5 seconds on using a Vaal Skill
    "The gems are strangely human at times.
    They simply love to be held."
    - Doryani, First Seer to the Queen
    ), plus one that can only drop in Ambush (DrillneckDrillneck
    Penetrating Arrow Quiver
    Requires Level 36
    10% chance of Arrows Piercing(8 to 12)% increased Attack Speed
    +350 to Evasion Rating
    +(40 to 50) to maximum Life
    Adds (10–19 to 14–24) Physical Damage to Attacks with Bows
    Projectile Damage increased by Arrow Pierce Chance
    "Why waste such a fine arrow on just one man?"
    - Kiravi, Vaal Archer
    ) and one that can only drop in Invasion (RearguardRearguard
    Broadhead Arrow Quiver
    Requires Level 28
    Adds 6–12 Physical Damage to Attacks with Bows+(400 to 450) to Armour
    (20 to 30)% increased Projectile Speed
    50% increased Stun Recovery
    (15 to 20)% increased Projectile Damage
    (20 to 24)% Chance to Block
    (12 to 15)% Chance to Block Spells
    "It's a rare man that has eyes in the back of his head."
    - Kiravi, Vaal Archer
    ).

Domination and Nemesis

The Domination and Nemesis leagues ran from October 23, 2013 to February 23rd 2014 and were introduced with patch 1.0.0:

  • Domination: A variety of powerful shrines spawned along with large groups of monsters that received powerful buffs from the shrine. If you got close to a shrine and "tagged" it, you received the shrine's bonuses for a short time. One of the new challenges was to tag each type of shrine. The shrines were later added to the rest of the game with a reduced spawn rate.
  • Nemesis: Nemesis was a hardcore league. Rare monsters had one additional mod from the Nemesis Pool, which could make a fight substantially harder. These enemies were more powerful, made players weaker, or had special effects on death. One of the new challenges was to kill rare monsters with each nemesis modifier. After the league ended, rare monsters were given a small chance to have a nemesis modifier.

These changes applied to both Nemesis and Domination:

  • Prismatic Ring could not drop as a base type in Domination and Nemesis league, but it could be created with a new vendor recipe. Unique Prismatic Rings could still drop in these leagues.
  • There were six new Unique items that could drop in either challenge league (Berek's GripBerek's Grip
    Two-Stone Ring
    Requires Level 20
    (12 to 16)% to Cold and Lightning Resistances(10 to 15)% increased Cold Damage
    Adds (1–1 to 1–50) Lightning Damage to Attacks
    +(30 to 40) to maximum Life
    1% of Damage against Frozen Enemies Leeched as Life
    1% of Damage against Shocked Enemies Leeched as Mana
    "Berek hid from Storm's lightning wrath
    In the embrace of oblivious Frost
    Repelled by ice, blinded by blizzards
    Storm raged in vain
    while Berek slept."
    - Berek and The Untamed
    , Berek's PassBerek's Pass
    Two-Stone Ring
    Requires Level 20
    (12 to 16)% to Fire and Cold Resistances(10 to 15)% increased Fire Damage
    Adds (1–10 to 1–30) Cold Damage to Attacks
    +(30 to 40) to maximum Energy Shield
    30% increased Damage while Ignited
    +5000 to Armour while Frozen
    "From Frost's ice-bound pass
    Berek taunted and jeered
    Until furious Flame scaled the mountain
    Berek escaped through the thaw
    And Frost's tortured moans."
    - Berek and The Untamed
    , Berek's RespiteBerek's Respite
    Two-Stone Ring
    Requires Level 20
    (12 to 16)% to Fire and Lightning ResistancesAdds (1–10 to 1–30) Fire Damage to Attacks
    (10 to 15)% increased Lightning Damage
    +(30 to 40) to maximum Mana
    Shock a nearby Enemy for 2 seconds on Killing a Shocked Enemy
    Ignite a nearby Enemy on Killing an Ignited Enemy
    "With Flame licking at his heels
    Berek berated the clouds
    Until vengeful storm spewed forth his rains
    And Berek held on tight
    As Fire screamed and steamed
    And fled."
    - Berek and The Untamed
    , The TamingThe Taming
    Prismatic Ring
    Requires Level 30
    (8 to 10)% to all Elemental Resistances10% increased Damage per Freeze, Shock and Ignite on Enemy
    15% increased Elemental Damage with Weapons
    +(10 to 15)% to all Elemental Resistances
    15% increased Elemental Damage
    5% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
    "Moon after moon did Berek make fools
    Of the great and Untamed Three
    Until Malice for a Brother
    Slew the hatred of the Other
    And Berek did hunt
    Alone and free."
    - Berek and The Untamed
    , Blood of the KaruiBlood of the Karui
    Sanctified Life Flask
    Recovers 1460 Life over 2.70 Seconds
    Consumes 15 of 30 Charges on use
    Requires Level 60
    (5 to 20)% increased Recovery Speed
    No Life Recovery Applies during flask effect
    Recover Full Life at the end of the flask effect
    "Kaom fought and killed for his people.
    Kaom bled for his people.
    And so the people gave, the people bled,
    So their King might go on."
    - Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom
    Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
    , and Lavianga's SpiritLavianga's Spirit
    Sanctified Mana Flask
    Recovers (1365 to 1575) Mana over 7 Seconds
    Consumes 20 of 60 Charges on use
    Requires Level 60
    (30 to 50)% increased Amount Recovered
    100% increased Recovery Speed
    Your Skills have no Mana Cost during flask effect
    "When the Ancestors fill your cup,
    It is only good manners to drink your fill."
    - Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom
    Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
    ), plus one that could only drop in Domination (The GullThe Gull
    Raven Mask
    Evasion: (198 to 225)
    Energy Shield: (59 to 68)
    Requires Level 38, 44 Dex, 44 Int
    (120 to 150)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
    +(30 to 40) to maximum Mana
    +(15 to 20) Life gained on Kill
    +(10 to 15) Energy Shield gained on Kill
    75% increased Effect of Shrine Buffs on you
    50% increased Duration of Shrine Effects on you
    "It is the Gull that delivers Man unto Ancestor.
    The consumer of our flesh. The seeder of our
    souls unto the earth. We give the Gull his life.
    The Gull gives us our Way."
    - Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom
    ) and one that could only drop in Nemesis (HeadhunterHeadhunter
    Leather Belt
    Requires Level 40
    +(25 to 40) to Maximum Life+(40 to 55) to Strength
    +(40 to 55) to Dexterity
    +(50 to 60) to maximum Life
    (20 to 30)% increased Damage against Rare monsters
    When you Kill a Rare monster, you gain its mods for 20 seconds
    "A man's soul rules from a cavern of bone, learns and
    judges through flesh-born windows. The heart is meat.
    The head is where the Man is."
    - Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom
    ).
  • Item Quantity Support inventory icon.pngItem Quantity Support
    Item Quantity SupportSupport
    Icon: Q
    DROP DISABLED
    Requires Level 24
    Per 1% Quality:
    0.35% increased Quantity of Items Dropped by Slain Enemies
    (17 to 36)% increased Quantity of Items Dropped by Slain EnemiesThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Item Quantity Support inventory icon.png
    could not be obtained in these leagues.
  • Increased Item Quantity modifiers could not spawn on Magic and Rare items in these leagues, but remained on unique items.

Anarchy and Onslaught

The Anarchy and Onslaught leagues ran from June 8, 2013 to October 8, 2013 and were introduced with patch 0.11.0:

  • Anarchy: In each area, Rogue Exiles could spawn to attack the player. The rogue exiles were later added to the rest of the leagues and spawn at around 60% of the rate that they appear in Anarchy. They were also rebalanced.[1]
  • Onslaught: Onslaught was a hardcore league. Monsters had a +20% bonus to move speed and attack/cast speed.

These changes applied to both Anarchy and Onslaught:

  • Six unique items were added for the new leagues. Two only dropped in Onslaught (Death RushDeath Rush
    Amethyst Ring
    Requires Level 46
    +(9 to 13)% to Chaos Resistance+(300 to 350) to Accuracy Rating
    +(60 to 80) to Armour
    +(15 to 20)% to Chaos Resistance
    (0.6 to 0.8)% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
    You gain Onslaught for 2 seconds on Kill
    To truly appreciate life you must be there when it ends
    and Victario's AcuityVictario's Acuity
    Turquoise Amulet
    Requires Level 16
    +(16 to 24) to Dexterity and Intelligence+(30 to 40)% to Lightning Resistance
    +(8 to 10)% to Chaos Resistance
    10% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
    10% chance to gain a Power Charge on Kill
    5% increased Projectile Speed per Frenzy Charge
    5% increased Projectile Damage per Power Charge
    "Grind your words into sharp thoughts.
    Grind your thoughts into the sharpest of deeds."
    - Victario, the People's Poet
    ), two only dropped in Anarchy (Gifts from AboveGifts from Above
    Diamond Ring
    Requires Level 28
    (20 to 30)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance(30 to 35)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
    (10 to 15)% increased Light Radius
    Creates Consecrated Ground on Critical Strike
    (40 to 50)% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Enemies killed with a Critical Strike
    God blesses those who bless themselves.
    and Daresso's SaluteDaresso's Salute
    Citrine Amulet
    Requires Level 16
    +(16 to 24) to Strength and Dexterity50% reduced maximum Energy Shield
    +(30 to 40)% to Fire Resistance
    +(30 to 40)% to Cold Resistance
    10% increased Movement Speed when on Full Life
    +2 to Melee Weapon and Unarmed range
    60% increased Melee Damage when on Full Life
    "A bit short in the arm, are you?
    Then you'll be short of a head soon enough."
    - Daresso the Daring
    ) and two could drop in either league (Voll's DevotionVoll's Devotion
    Agate Amulet
    Requires Level 32
    +(16 to 24) to Strength and Intelligence+(30 to 40) to maximum Life
    +(20 to 30) to maximum Energy Shield
    +(15 to 20)% to all Elemental Resistances
    30% reduced Endurance Charge Duration
    30% reduced Power Charge Duration
    Gain an Endurance Charge when a Power Charge expires or is consumed
    "We are the soldiers of Faith, armoured in devotion. Let the sinners come, for we - the Pure - shall endure!"
    —Voll of Thebrus, at the Battle of the Bridge
    and Shavronne's RevelationShavronne's Revelation
    Moonstone Ring
    Requires Level 30
    +(15 to 25) to maximum Energy Shield+(60 to 75) to Intelligence
    Right ring slot: You cannot Regenerate Mana
    Right ring slot: 3% of Energy Shield Regenerated per second
    Left ring slot: 100% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
    Left ring slot: You cannot Recharge or Regenerate Energy Shield
    "Shavronne held Sanity in her right
    hand and Revelation in her left.
    Brutus chose the left hand."
    - Kadavrus, Surgeon to the Umbra
    ).
  • These items could not drop in the Anarchy or Onslaught leagues: Prismatic RingPrismatic RingRequires Level 30
    +(8 to 10)% to all Elemental Resistances
    , Onyx AmuletOnyx AmuletRequires Level 20
    +(10 to 16) to all Attributes
    , Thief's TormentThief's Torment
    Prismatic Ring
    Requires Level 30
    +(8 to 10)% to all Elemental Resistances(10 to 16)% increased Quantity of Items found
    Can't use other Rings
    +(8 to 12)% to all Elemental Resistances
    50% reduced Effect of Curses on You
    +(20 to 30) Life gained for each enemy hit by your Attacks
    +15 Mana gained for each enemy hit by your Attacks
    The ring I stole,
    My finger they took,
    A shrouded mind,
    Cut their curses short,
    As I drained their spirit
    And stole their soul.
    A blessing is often a curse.
    , Lori's LanternLori's Lantern
    Prismatic Ring
    Requires Level 30
    (8 to 10)% to all Elemental Resistances10% to all Elemental Resistances
    (6 to 8)% increased Movement Speed when on Low Life
    31% increased Light Radius
    +(20 to 25)% Chaos Resistance when on Low Life
    While on Low Life, Enemies are Unlucky when Damaging you
    By Its light, Lori led her young charges to safety
    and bound up their wounds.
    Her sword arm was iron, yet her heart gentle
    and proof against hate.
    , AstramentisAstramentis
    Onyx Amulet
    Requires Level 20
    +(10 to 16) to all Attributes+(80 to 100) to all Attributes
    −4 Physical Damage taken from Attacks
    Mindless rage will shake the world,
    Cunning lies will bend it.
    Reckless haste will break the world,
    And into darkness send it.
    , Carnage HeartCarnage Heart
    Onyx Amulet
    Requires Level 20
    +(10 to 16) to all Attributes+(20 to 40) to all Attributes
    25% reduced maximum Life
    25% reduced maximum Energy Shield
    +(10 to 20)% to all Elemental Resistances
    (1.2 to 2)% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
    Extra Gore
    Forged from the blood of countless wars,
    its thirst has only begun.
    , Eye of ChayulaEye of Chayula
    Onyx Amulet
    Requires Level 20
    +(10 to 16) to all Attributes20% reduced maximum Life
    30% increased Rarity of Items found
    Cannot be Stunned
    Never blinking, always watching.
    and Kaom's HeartKaom's Heart
    Glorious Plate
    Armour: 553
    Requires Level 68, 191 Str
    Has no Sockets
    +500 to maximum Life
    (20 to 40)% increased Fire Damage
    The warrior who
    fears will fall.
    .

Race leagues

Race leagues are temporary leagues created specifically for a single race event.

These leagues have their own stash. At the end of the event, characters and their stashed items will be moved to the parent league, which is typically Hardcore or Void league. The player's race stash may be placed in remove-only stash tabs if the parent league has no empty tabs. A list of race modifiers is here.

Version history

Version Changes
0.10.8d
  • Renamed Default League to Standard League.

References

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