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The Twilight Strand (Act 1)

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The Twilight Strand
area
No Waypoint
Id1_1_1
Act1
Area level1
Tagsno_tempests, area_with_water
ConnectionsLioneye's Watch
Hope was drowned here.
Act1 loading screen.png

The Twilight Strand is the first area of Act 1 and is connected to Lioneye's Watch.

The beginning

Newly created characters begin washed up on the beach. Players start with 3× Scroll of WisdomScroll of WisdomStack Size: 40Identifies an itemRight click this item then left click an unidentified item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
, a Small Life FlaskSmall Life FlaskRecovers 70 Life over 6.00 seconds
Consumes 7 of 21 Charges on use
Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
in flask slots 1 and 2, and a Small Mana FlaskSmall Mana FlaskRecovers 60 Mana over 5.00 seconds
Consumes 10 of 30 Charges on use
Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
in flask slot 5. A class-dependent weapon with two linked sockets can be found on the ground nearby, and the Hungry Corpse that kills the Dying Exile drops a class-dependent skill gem when killed.

Halfway along the shore there is a Large Chest containing a support skill gem for the skill gem dropped earlier, also class-dependent.

Class Weapon Skill Gem Support Skill Gem
Marauder Driftwood ClubDriftwood ClubOne Handed Mace
Physical Damage: 68
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.45
Weapon Range: 9
Requires 14 Str10% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
Heavy StrikeHeavy StrikeAttack, Melee
Mana Cost: 5
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (150%-194%)
Attacks the enemy with a forceful blow, knocking them back. Requires a Mace, Axe, Sword or Two-Handed Weapon.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Stun Duration on enemies
Deals (150-193.7)% of Base Damage
Knocks Enemies Back on Hit
25% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
+(0-2) to Melee range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Heavy Strike skill icon.png
Ruthless SupportRuthless SupportSupport, Melee, Attack
Icon: u
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Supports melee attack skills. Every third time you use a supported attack, that use of the skill will be more powerful. Cannot support channelling skills.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Damage
Every third Attack with Supported Melee Attacks deals a Ruthless Blow
Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal (75-113)% more Melee Damage
Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills have a base Stun Duration of 0.8 seconds
Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal (75-113)% more Damage with Bleeding caused by Melee Hits
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to 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.
Duelist Rusted SwordRusted SwordOne Handed Sword
Physical Damage: 410
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.45
Weapon Range: 9
Requires 8 Str, 8 Dex40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
Double StrikeDouble StrikeAttack, Melee
Mana Cost: 5
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (70%-94%)
Performs two fast attacks on target enemy with a melee weapon.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (70-93.9)% of Base Damage
Adds (3-113) to (5-169) Physical Damage against Bleeding Enemies
+(0-2) to Melee range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Double Strike skill icon.png
Chance to Bleed SupportChance to Bleed SupportAttack, Support
Icon: E
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Supports attack skills. Cannot support minion skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Attacks deal 0.5% increased Damage with Bleeding
Supported Attacks have 25% chance to cause Bleeding
Supported Attacks deal (1-44) to (2-66) added Physical Damage with Weapons
Supported Attacks deal (10-29)% more Damage with Bleeding
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to 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.
Ranger Crude BowCrude BowBow
Physical Damage: 513
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.40
Weapon Range: 120
Requires 14 Dex
Burning ArrowBurning ArrowAttack, Projectile, Fire, Bow
Mana Cost: (5-8)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (150%-184%)
Projectile Speed: 3260
Fires an arrow that deals fire damage to its target and has an increased chance of igniting it.Per 1% Quality:
3% increased Ignite Duration on enemies
Deals (150-184.2)% of Base Damage
(30-49)% chance to Ignite enemies
(30-68)% more Damage with Ignite
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Burning Arrow skill icon.png
Pierce SupportPierce SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: p
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
Projectiles from Supported Skills Pierce (2-4) additional Targets
Supported Skills deal (0-19)% more Projectile Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to 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.
Shadow Glass ShankGlass ShankDagger
Physical Damage: 610
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.50
Weapon Range: 8
Requires 9 Dex, 6 Int30% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
Viper StrikeViper StrikeAttack, Duration, Melee, Chaos
Mana Cost: 5
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (115%-142%)
Hits the enemy, adding some of your physical damage as chaos damage and applying poison. Requires a claw, dagger or sword.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (115-141.6)% of Base Damage
25% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
60% chance to Poison on Hit
Base duration is 4 seconds
+(0-2) to Melee range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Viper Strike skill icon.png
Lesser Poison SupportLesser Poison SupportChaos, Support
Icon: O
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage with Poison
Supported Skills have (1-44) to (2-66) added Chaos Damage
Supported Skills have 40% chance to Poison on Hit
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to 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.
Witch Driftwood WandDriftwood WandWand
Physical Damage: 48
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.40
Weapon Range: 120
Requires 14 Int(8-12)% increased Spell Damage
FireballFireballProjectile, Spell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 9
Mana Cost: (6-26)
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 160%
Projectile Speed: 1040
Unleashes a ball of fire towards a target which explodes, damaging nearby foes.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% chance to Ignite enemies
Deals (7-890) to (10-1335) Fire Damage
(20-39)% chance to Ignite enemies
(50-88)% more Damage with Ignite
+(0-4) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Fireball skill icon.png
Arcane Surge SupportArcane Surge SupportSupport, Spell, Duration
Icon: N
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Each supported spell will track how much mana you spend on it, granting a buff when the total mana spent reaches a threshold. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage
Arcane Surge grants (10-20)% more Spell Damage
Arcane Surge grants (10-19)% increased Cast Speed
Arcane Surge grants (0.5-1)% of maximum Mana Regenerated per second
Arcane Surge lasts 4 seconds
Gain Arcane Surge after Spending a total of (15-400) Mana with Supported Skills
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to 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.
Templar Driftwood SceptreDriftwood SceptreOne Handed Mace
Physical Damage: 69
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.40
Weapon Range: 9
Requires 8 Str, 8 Int10% increased Elemental Damage
Glacial HammerGlacial HammerAttack, Melee, Cold
Mana Cost: 5
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (140%-182%)
Hits the enemy, converting some of your physical damage to cold damage. If the enemy is frozen and is on less than one third life, they will shatter when hit by Glacial Hammer. Requires a Mace or Staff.Per 1% Quality:
2% increased Chill Duration on enemies
1% increased Freeze Duration on enemies
Deals (140-181.8)% of Base Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
25% chance to Freeze enemies
35% increased Chill Duration on enemies
(10-29)% increased Effect of Chill
+(0-2) to Melee range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Glacial Hammer skill icon.png
Elemental Proliferation SupportElemental Proliferation SupportCold, Fire, Lightning, Support, AoE
Icon: S
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Supports any skill that hits enemies, or could otherwise apply elemental ailments.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on Enemies
Elemental Ailments caused by Supported Skills spread to other enemies in a Radius of (12-15)
20% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
(0-19)% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on Enemies
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to 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.
Scion Rusted SwordRusted SwordOne Handed Sword
Physical Damage: 410
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.45
Weapon Range: 9
Requires 8 Str, 8 Dex40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
Spectral ThrowSpectral ThrowAttack, Projectile
Mana Cost: (7-9)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (54%-90%)
Projectile Speed: 1000
Throws a spectral copy of your melee weapon. It flies out and then returns to you, in a spinning attack that strikes enemies in its path.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (54-90.5)% of Base DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Spectral Throw skill icon.png
Onslaught SupportOnslaught SupportSupport
Icon: n
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
0.25% increased Attack and Cast Speed
Supported Skills have (25-44)% chance to grant Onslaught for 8 seconds on
dealing a Killing Blow
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to 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.

NPCs

Quests

Monsters

Native monsters in this area resist cold damage or lightning damage and inflict physical damage.

Items found in this area

ItemLvl.
Oni-GoroshiOni-Goroshi
Charan's Sword
One Handed Sword
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 613.2
Critical Strike Chance: (8.50%-9.50%)
Attacks per Second: 1.45
Weapon Range: 9
Requires Level 2, 9 Str, 9 Dex40% increased Global Accuracy RatingUses both hand slots
(70-90)% increased Critical Strike Chance
Adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
Gain Her Embrace for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
"Your name is Demon Slayer? Really? Good name for rotgut, that."
She said: I prefer "The Goddess Of Swords". Much more dignified. And accurate.
"Demon Slayer The Cheap And Nasty it is then. Burns going down, burns coming up?"
She said: Every single time, Charan. And still...you'll bathe me, and you'll drink my love. Until you can't.
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Achievements

Name Description
Beginner's Luck achievement icon.jpg Beginner's Luck Have a unique item drop in the Twilight Strand.

Gallery

Version History

Version Changes
3.0.0
  • Removed the Cruel and Merciless difficulty levels which had waypoints near the Dying Exile. Path of Exile is now a single ten-act playthrough.
2.0.0
  • Zone levels changed from 1/35/52 to 1/40/56 due to 2.0 zone progression balancing.
1.2.0
  • Corrupted secret areas can no longer spawn in the first area of an act (the one before the town of the act).