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{{quote|The Blight is here... And we are the cure ! In Blight, Sister Cassia is trying to stop the spread of the mind-controlling Blight by destroying Fungal Growths. When attacked, the Blight commands infected monsters to defend it. The monsters mindlessly follow the Blight's tendrils, only attacking foes directly in their path. The infected are unusually tough, so you'll need to build defensive towers to exploit each monster's specific weaknesses. For each tendril lane you defend, a chest will appear with your rewards. |Description on the official Path of Exile website}}
 
{{quote|The Blight is here... And we are the cure ! In Blight, Sister Cassia is trying to stop the spread of the mind-controlling Blight by destroying Fungal Growths. When attacked, the Blight commands infected monsters to defend it. The monsters mindlessly follow the Blight's tendrils, only attacking foes directly in their path. The infected are unusually tough, so you'll need to build defensive towers to exploit each monster's specific weaknesses. For each tendril lane you defend, a chest will appear with your rewards. |Description on the official Path of Exile website}}
   
The '''Blight league''' and '''Hardcore Blight league''' are the current [[challenge league]]s.<ref name="Announcement"/> They launched on September 6, 2019.
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The '''Blight league''' and '''Hardcore Blight league''' are the current [[challenge league]]s.<ref name="Announcement"/> They launched on September 6, 2019. The league ends on December 9, 2019 at 21:00 UTC<ref name="TwitterBlightEnd"/>.
   
 
In this league, the world is infested with [[Blight (mechanics)|Blight]], and [[Sister Cassia]] tasks the player to defend her Purification Pump as it destroys the Blight's fungal growths. Once agitated, the growth spawns roots that summon waves of monsters to defend it. These monster slowly follow a path along the roots and only stop to attack whatever is in its path, but are unusually tough. To assist with defending the pump, the player can summon [[Tower]]s near the paths to attack and hinder the monsters. The Blight drops loot when the monsters are defeated, including special [[Oil]]s which are used to [[Anoint]] items, adding an implicit Enchantment to the item to enhance Blighted maps, improve your towers, or even allocate a notable [[passive skill]] from the [[skill tree]], including special skills that can't be allocated normally.
 
In this league, the world is infested with [[Blight (mechanics)|Blight]], and [[Sister Cassia]] tasks the player to defend her Purification Pump as it destroys the Blight's fungal growths. Once agitated, the growth spawns roots that summon waves of monsters to defend it. These monster slowly follow a path along the roots and only stop to attack whatever is in its path, but are unusually tough. To assist with defending the pump, the player can summon [[Tower]]s near the paths to attack and hinder the monsters. The Blight drops loot when the monsters are defeated, including special [[Oil]]s which are used to [[Anoint]] items, adding an implicit Enchantment to the item to enhance Blighted maps, improve your towers, or even allocate a notable [[passive skill]] from the [[skill tree]], including special skills that can't be allocated normally.
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<ref name="Announcement">{{cite web|author=Natalia_GGG|date=August 20, 2019|title=Announcing Path of Exile: Blight|url=https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2622814|publisher=Official Path of Exile Forums|accessdate=August 20, 2019}}</ref>
 
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<ref name="TwitterBlightEnd">{{cite web|author=@pathofexile|date=December 1, 2019|title=Blight League End Announcement|url=https://twitter.com/pathofexile/status/1201249524615798784|publisher=twitter|accessdate=December 2, 2019}}</ref>
 
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Revision as of 23:15, 1 December 2019

Blight league
Challenge league
Blight league logo.png
Release version3.8.0
Release date2019-09-06
End date2019-12-09 21:00:00 UTC
LinksOfficial page

The Blight is here... And we are the cure ! In Blight, Sister Cassia is trying to stop the spread of the mind-controlling Blight by destroying Fungal Growths. When attacked, the Blight commands infected monsters to defend it. The monsters mindlessly follow the Blight's tendrils, only attacking foes directly in their path. The infected are unusually tough, so you'll need to build defensive towers to exploit each monster's specific weaknesses. For each tendril lane you defend, a chest will appear with your rewards.

Description on the official Path of Exile website

The Blight league and Hardcore Blight league are the current challenge leagues.[1] They launched on September 6, 2019. The league ends on December 9, 2019 at 21:00 UTC[2].

In this league, the world is infested with Blight, and Sister Cassia tasks the player to defend her Purification Pump as it destroys the Blight's fungal growths. Once agitated, the growth spawns roots that summon waves of monsters to defend it. These monster slowly follow a path along the roots and only stop to attack whatever is in its path, but are unusually tough. To assist with defending the pump, the player can summon Towers near the paths to attack and hinder the monsters. The Blight drops loot when the monsters are defeated, including special Oils which are used to Anoint items, adding an implicit Enchantment to the item to enhance Blighted maps, improve your towers, or even allocate a notable passive skill from the skill tree, including special skills that can't be allocated normally.

All characters and stashes will be moved to Standard league and Hardcore league respectively when the leagues end. Characters that die in the Hardcore Blight league are immediately moved to the permanent Standard league.

League mechanic

In each zone, you will find Sister Cassia as well as a Fungal Growth. Once you interact with the Fungal Growth, Cassia will place a purification pump on the growth, causing it to spawn roots in random directions. At the end of each root is a portal that spawns enemies that slowly move towards the core, only stopping to attack units in its way. The Blight can spawn up to 8 roots, increasing with zone level. Players will be given a short preparation time before the Blight starts spawning monsters. You can skip this by pressing the button on the bottom right.

Some roots will spawn after a delay, and sometimes a root will have multiplied monster density (indicated by a multiplier). An icon corresponding to a tower can appear over each root, indicating which tower it is resistant to. Along the paths of the roots, you can construct a tower in specified areas. Towers cost resources to build or upgrade, which is acquired at the start and from killing blighted enemies.

When an enemy reaches the core, it will lower the durability of the pump and despawn itself. The pump has 10 durability, and the amount of durability lowered is based on the monster's rarity (1 for normal, 2 for magic, 5 for rare, 10 for unique). When the pump's durability reaches 0, the Blight encounter fails and monsters will stop spawning.

Once all enemies from each portal are defeated, it will spawn chests at where the portal was. These chests persist even if the pump gets destroyed afterwards.

Blighted Maps

Blights have a small chance to drop a Blighted version of a map. Blighted maps only contain a small area with no enemies and a single Fungal Growth that spawns dozens of roots. The player must defend the pump for 5 minutes, then defeat all remaining enemies. The player gets extended prep time and pump durability increased to 20.

Blighted maps can be anointed with oils to increase its rewards. Up to 3 anointments can be placed per map.

Modifiers

All areas have:

Items

These items are introduced to the Blight leagues:

New Unique items

ItemBase ItemLvl.Stats
Icefang OrbitIcefang Orbit
Iron Ring
Requires Level 49Adds 1 to 4 Physical Damage to Attacks+(20-30) to Dexterity
25% chance to Poison on Hit
(40-60)% increased Damage with Poison
You are Chilled when you are Poisoned
Non-Chilled Enemies you Poison are Chilled
Poisoned Enemies you Kill with Hits Shatter
Those members of the Brotherhood who employ the venom of Trarthan ice snakes must take great care with the volatile substance.
Iron Ring49Adds 1 to 4 Physical Damage to Attacks+(20-30) to Dexterity
25% chance to Poison on Hit
(40-60)% increased Damage with Poison
You are Chilled when you are Poisoned
Non-Chilled Enemies you Poison are Chilled
Poisoned Enemies you Kill with Hits Shatter
VenopunctureVenopuncture
Iron Ring
Requires Level 49Adds 1 to 4 Physical Damage to Attacks+(20-30) to Strength
Attacks have 25% chance to cause Bleeding
(40-60)% increased Damage with Bleeding
You are Chilled while you are Bleeding
Non-Chilled Enemies you inflict Bleeding on are Chilled
Bleeding Enemies you Kill with Hits Shatter
There is a way to survive the bite of an ice snake,
but few have the resolve to attempt it.
Iron Ring49Adds 1 to 4 Physical Damage to Attacks+(20-30) to Strength
Attacks have 25% chance to cause Bleeding
(40-60)% increased Damage with Bleeding
You are Chilled while you are Bleeding
Non-Chilled Enemies you inflict Bleeding on are Chilled
Bleeding Enemies you Kill with Hits Shatter
Rotting LegionRotting Legion
Loricated Ringmail
Quality: +20%
Armour: (715-845)
Energy Shield: (138-163)
Movement Speed: -5%
Requires Level 58, 84 Str, 84 IntSocketed Gems are Supported by Level 1 Meat Shield
(100-140)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(50-80) to maximum Life
(5-8)% increased Damage per Raised Zombie
1% less Elemental Damage taken per Raised Zombie
A glacier of putrid meat, crushing mountains and valleys alike.
Loricated Ringmail58Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 1 Meat Shield
(100-140)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(50-80) to maximum Life
(5-8)% increased Damage per Raised Zombie
1% less Elemental Damage taken per Raised Zombie
Badge of the BrotherhoodBadge of the Brotherhood
Turquoise Amulet
Requires Level 60+(16-24) to Dexterity and Intelligence(7-10)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate of Travel Skills per Frenzy Charge
(7-10)% increased Effect of Elusive on you per Power Charge
(20-25)% chance to lose a Frenzy Charge when you use a Travel Skill
(20-25)% chance to lose a Power Charge when you gain Elusive
Your Maximum Frenzy Charges is equal to your Maximum Power Charges
Greater than any blade, agility and intellect will be your weapons.
Turquoise Amulet60+(16-24) to Dexterity and Intelligence(7-10)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate of Travel Skills per Frenzy Charge
(7-10)% increased Effect of Elusive on you per Power Charge
(20-25)% chance to lose a Frenzy Charge when you use a Travel Skill
(20-25)% chance to lose a Power Charge when you gain Elusive
Your Maximum Frenzy Charges is equal to your Maximum Power Charges
Machina MittsMachina Mitts
Murder Mitts
Quality: +20%
Evasion: (387-447)
Energy Shield: (76-88)
Requires Level 67, 51 Dex, 51 Int(200-250)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
1% of Damage dealt by your Mines is Leeched to you as Life
(30-20)% reduced Recovery rate of Life and Energy Shield
5% increased Recovery rate of Life and Energy Shield per Power Charge
Lose a Power Charge each second if you have not Detonated Mines Recently
Biology is but a machine, begetting effusion of energies; death is but a curse, that can be given... or reversed.
Murder Mitts67(200-250)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
1% of Damage dealt by your Mines is Leeched to you as Life
(30-20)% reduced Recovery rate of Life and Energy Shield
5% increased Recovery rate of Life and Energy Shield per Power Charge
Lose a Power Charge each second if you have not Detonated Mines Recently

Challenges and rewards

The Blight leagues include 40 optional challenges. Completing them awards the following microtransactions:

Challenges Reward
12 Blight HelmetBlight HelmetHelmet SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped helmet to the Blight Helmet.
19 Blight Challenger TrophyBlight Challenger TrophyCreates an object in your hideout8 VariationsFavour cost: 0
22 Blight Challenger TrophyBlight Challenger TrophyCreates an object in your hideout8 VariationsFavour cost: 0
24 Blight Portal EffectBlight Portal EffectPortalThis character's portals use the Blight Portal Effect.
25 Blight Challenger TrophyBlight Challenger TrophyCreates an object in your hideout8 VariationsFavour cost: 0
28 Blight Challenger TrophyBlight Challenger TrophyCreates an object in your hideout8 VariationsFavour cost: 0
31 Blight Challenger TrophyBlight Challenger TrophyCreates an object in your hideout8 VariationsFavour cost: 0
34 Blight Challenger TrophyBlight Challenger TrophyCreates an object in your hideout8 VariationsFavour cost: 0
36 Blight WingsBlight WingsArmour AttachmentAdds the Blight Wings back attachment to any equipped body armour.
37 Blight Challenger TrophyBlight Challenger TrophyCreates an object in your hideout8 VariationsFavour cost: 0
40 Blight Challenger TrophyBlight Challenger TrophyCreates an object in your hideout8 VariationsFavour cost: 0


Version history

Version Changes
3.8.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Natalia_GGG (August 20, 2019). "Announcing Path of Exile: Blight". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  2. @pathofexile (December 1, 2019). "Blight League End Announcement". twitter. Retrieved December 2, 2019.