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Trials of Ascendancy

Seeking a worthy successor, Emperor Izaro constructed deadly trials throughout Wraeclast to find candidates.

Six types of lethal traps have been crafted by Izaro into elaborate puzzle rooms - an entirely new gameplay type for Path of Exile.

Click here for more information about the types of traps.

The Lord's Labyrinth

Having proved your mettle in the Trials of Ascendancy, you earn the right to enter Izaro's Labyrinth. Centuries have passed, but its traps are as dangerous as the day its doors were first opened.

With an entirely new system for generating sequences of random areas, the overall layout of the Labyrinth shifts every day, uncovering new puzzles and secrets.

Click here to read more about what you'll find in the Labyrinth.

Emperor Izaro

Entombed in his own creation, Emperor Izaro lives on. With eternal patience, he is waiting for his invitation to be answered.

You will face Izaro multiple times during the Labyrinth and the fight will evolve depending on your actions in previous encounters.

Click here to read more about Emperor Izaro.

Ascendancy Classes

Nineteen souls survived the Trials of Ascendancy. Nineteen men and women stood at the gates of the Lord's Labyrinth. Nineteen challengers whose exceptional martial and mystical talents still linger long after their death.

There are 19 new Ascendancy classes, each with its own additional Ascendancy Skill Tree to master.

Click here to read more about the Ascendancy classes.


Izaro's power can also be used to infuse items with powerful magic.

These enchantments trigger specific skills and effects to occur on certain conditions. Each time the Labyrinth is completed, you may add one of these enchantments to an item.

Click here to read more about Enchantments.

New Skills

Path of Exile: Ascendancy introduces 11 new gems including seven skill gems and four support gems that encourage new and dynamic play-styles. From Earthquake, a skill which slams the ground, dealing damage and creating a fissure that explodes in an aftershock after a short duration to Ancestral Protector, a new type of melee totem - you are bound to unlock a new unique build for your character!

New Items

Featuring dozens of Unique Items and Divination Cards designed by Path of Exile's community, Ascendancy adds tantalizing power for players to discover.

Coming March 4th

Path of Exile: Ascendancy will be released at 12 noon (PST) on March 4th alongside a new challenge league.