Today, we're launching a fan art competition themed around the Crucible Expansion! We can't wait to see what you create as you pick up your hammer (or paint brush) and head to the Forge of the Titans! As usual, we have prepared an awesome prize pool that includes Path of Exile merchandise and in-game microtransactions.


Top Three Winners

  • Forum avatar based on the winning submission
  • Path of Exile Art Book
  • Signed Atlas Passive Tree Art Print
  • Your choice of one Path of Exile T-shirts - (Kitava, Vaal Orb or Exalted Orb)
  • Your choice of an Armour Set (an Armour Set from the list below)
  • Your choice of a Portal Effect (a Portal Effect from the list below)
  • Your choice of Footprints Effect (any Footprints Effect from the store)


4-5th Place

  • Your choice of an Armour Set (an Armour Set from the list below)
  • Your choice of a Portal Effect (a Portal Effect from the list below)
  • Your choice of Footprints Effect (any Footprints Effect from the store)

6-10th Place

  • Your choice of a Portal Effect (a Portal Effect from the list below)
  • Your choice of Footprints Effect (any Footprints Effect from the store)

11-20th Place

  • Your choice of a Portal Effect (a Portal Effect from the list below)


  • Your choice of a Helmet Effect (a Helmet Effect from the list below)

Microtransaction Prize Pool

List of Armour Sets
  • Arcane Armour Set
  • Arctic Armour Set
  • Arctic Crystal Armour Set
  • Automaton Armour Set
  • Balefire Armour Set
  • Blood Guard Armour Set
  • Carnage Armour Set
  • Coliseum Armour Set
  • Darkprism Armour Pack
  • Demon King Armour Set
  • Desert Armour Set
  • Dragon Armour Set
  • Elite Armour Set
  • Extinction Armour Set
  • Executioner Armour Set
  • Fallen Angel Armour Set
  • Faith Guard Armour Set
  • Ghostflame Armour Set
  • Gloom Armour Set
  • Gorgon Armour Set
  • Gore Armour Set
  • Gothic Armour Set
  • Gryffon Armour Set
  • Harlequin Armour Set
  • Harpyon Armour Set
  • Huntsman Armour Set
  • Ice Armour Set
  • Ivory Chaos Armour Set
  • Lightning Armour Set
  • Lunaris Armour Set
  • Mageguard Armour Set
  • Malachai Armour Set
  • Madcap Armour Set
  • Merchant Armour Pack
  • Miracle Armour Set
  • Mystic Armour Set
  • Necrotic Armour Set
  • Pitch Black Armour Set
  • Polar Armour Set
  • Pure Light Armour Set
  • Purple Necrotic Armour Set
  • Purple Crystal Armour Set
  • Radiant Armour Set
  • Raven Armour Set
  • Rapture Armour Set
  • Ringmaster Armour Set
  • Seawitch Armour Set
  • Seraph Armour Set
  • Sphinx Armour Set
  • Steam-Powered Armour Set
  • Stormcaller Armour Set
  • Temple Armour Pack
  • Vampiric Armour Set
  • Verdant Armour Set
  • Warlock Armour Set
  • Wasteland Warrior Armour Set
  • Wild Armour Set
  • Water Elemental Armour Set
  • Wrangler Armour Set
List of Portal Effects
  • Arcane Demon King Portal
  • Arcane Portal
  • Arcane Voidgate Portal Effect
  • Arctic Crystal Portal Effect
  • Arctic Portal Effect
  • Automaton Portal Effect
  • Balefire Portal Effect
  • Daresso Portal
  • Darkprism Portal Effect
  • Demon King Portal
  • Divine Arcane Portal Effect
  • Divine Demon King Portal
  • Divine Stygian Portal Effect
  • Dreadspire Portal Effect
  • Faith Guard Portal Effect
  • Infernal Demon King Portal Effect
  • Golden Angel Portal Effect
  • Gore Portal
  • Gorgon Portal Effect
  • Havenwood Portal Effect
  • Huntsman Portal Effect
  • Kaom Portal
  • Kraken Portal Effect
  • Madcap Portal Effect
  • Malachai Portal
  • Maraketh Portal Effect
  • Miracle Portal Effect
  • Mystic Portal
  • Necrotic Demon King Portal
  • Necrotic Portal Effect
  • Orange Portal Effect
  • Project Portal Effect
  • Pure Light Portal
  • Resonator Portal Effect
  • Ringmaster Portal Effect
  • Scientist Portal Effect
  • Sentinel Portal Effect
  • Seraph Portal Effect
  • Spirit Portal Effect
  • Steam-Powered Portal
  • Stygian Ghostflame Portal Effect
  • Sulphite Portal Effect
  • Temple Portal Effect
  • Ultimate Chaos Portal
  • Vampiric Portal Effect
  • Wasteland Portal Effect
  • Wild Portal Effect
  • Wrangler Portal Effect
List of Helmet Effects
  • Abyss Eyes
  • Antlers
  • Apocalypse Helmet Attachment
  • Aquila Crest Helmet Attachment
  • Arcane Flaming Head Helmet Attachment
  • Arcane Halo
  • Arcane Mark of the Phoenix
  • Arcane Visage
  • Arctic Crown
  • Arctic Skull
  • Assassin Halo Helmet Attachment
  • Assassin Seer Helmet Attachment
  • Aureate Halo
  • Automaton Halo
  • Bent Horns
  • Black Headband
  • Black Pirate Bandana
  • Bleached Skull Helmet
  • Blood Guard Helmet Attachment
  • Brilliant Crown
  • Brilliant Feathers
  • Chaos Orb Helmet
  • Coliseum Helmet Attachment
  • Corrupted Skull
  • Cow Skull
  • Curved Horns
  • Darkprism Helmet Attachment
  • Demon King Horns
  • Despair Helmet Attachment
  • Divine Ice Crown
  • Divine Sign
  • Divine Skull
  • Dragon Mask
  • Eye Patch
  • Faith Guard Helmet Attachment
  • Fiery Eyes
  • Fiery Visage
  • Flaming Head Helmet Attachment
  • Frost Viking Alternate Helmet
  • Frost Viking Helmet Attachment
  • Ghostflame Flaming Head Helmet Attachment
  • Ghostflame Skull
  • Glowing Red Eyes
  • Gore Skull
  • Gorgon Snakes Helmet Attachment
  • Guardian Mask
  • Harmonious Helmet Attachment
  • Harmonious Hood
  • Holy Eyes
  • Ice Crown
  • Ice Horns
  • Incursion Hood
  • Infernal Skull
  • Innocence Laurel Helmet Attachment
  • Iron Brand
  • Iron Maiden
  • Lightning Eyes
  • Lightning Skull
  • Mark of the Phoenix
  • Medusa Snakes
  • Misery Flaming Head Helmet Attachment
  • Misery Helmet Attachment
  • Nightfall Helmet Attachment
  • Oriath Helmet Attachment
  • Plague Doctor Helmet
  • Purple Divine Sign
  • Purple Eyes
  • Purple Flaming Head Helmet Attachment
  • Purple Skull Helmet
  • Purple Smoking Hood
  • Rapture Helmet Attachment
  • Red Headband
  • Red Pirate Bandana
  • Rose Skull
  • Serrated Mohawk
  • Sin and Innocence Helmet Attachment
  • Sin Talon Helmet Attachment
  • Skull Hood
  • Smoking Hood
  • Spirit Charm
  • Steam-powered Skull
  • Suffering Helmet Attachment
  • Sunrise Helmet Attachment
  • Swan Crest Helmet Attachment
  • Thorned Skull
  • Twilight Helmet Attachment
  • Twisted Bone Horns
  • Twisted Horns
  • Undead Outcast Helmet
  • Vaal Orb Helmet
  • Wasteland Horns

How to Enter

Create still art that is inspired by anything introduced in the Crucible expansion. This excludes video submissions but does include any painting, drawing or model creation. Then just submit your work in this thread.

Multiple submissions are welcome and encouraged. Please note that the submission needs to be your own work and needs to have been created after the launch of the competition.

If you're unsure how to share an image on the forum, just follow these steps:
  • 1. Go to
  • 2. Go to 'new post' and drag your images into the window.
  • 3. Once the image has been uploaded, right click it and click 'Copy image address'.
  • 4. Click reply to this post and paste the link into the window with [img] at the beginning and [/img] at the end.
  • 5. When you click 'post', your image should be displayed!


  • The competition starts at the time of this post and will end on Tuesday the 23rd of May at 5PM NZT. Submissions made after this time will not be counted. We'll post the winners sometime in the following days.
  • Any work that is submitted must be your own and must be created after the launch of this competition.
  • AI generated art will not be accepted. We reserve the right to disqualify your entry if we believe that it is AI generated.
  • Multiple submissions are welcome.

Best of luck to everyone who is participating in the competition!
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Grinding Gear Games
Yet another unpaid Path of Exile 2 Alpha Tester.
Last edited by TwentyFiveEX on Apr 24, 2023, 5:02:06 PM
revert saboteur nerfs

Here's my entry:

Einhar eating melted cheese


I'm not great at drawings to be taken as AI generated but here's my drawing process

Last edited by Meowlock on Apr 30, 2023, 12:29:44 PM
ALMOST didn't make it in time, and as usual, I've only got myself to blame for starting late...and for perhaps overdoing it a wee bit with the amount of details....
That being said, it's a pleasure to show you my tribute to one of the absolute coolest skills that came with Crucible League: VAAL ABSOLUTION!

Link for bigger version: Here!

I league started Vaal Absolution, and frankly, it was a blast. It didn't mix very well with the league mechanic (sentinels despawning as the bar reaches "lethal" makes for a slightly panicky playstyle) but it got me into red maps at record speed.

So if you like minions that melt bosses and just looks hecking cool while doing it, then I think you should give this build a try.


Good luck to everyone participating, and may the Forge be kind to your Crucible trees!
My fanworks thread:
My hideout showcase thread:

AI "art" isn't art, it's theft.
Last edited by Natilo on May 21, 2023, 9:08:40 AM
no what we're working on?
Would have really enjoyed a hideout competition this time instead. It's been years. :(
🔥 My hideouts thread:
🔥 Join our Discord server!
🔥 Path of Hideout Subreddit:
I will try harder than last one!
Good luck with Exilecon guys... POE2 in August?! =)
~ PegasusRideR's Forge ~

Welcome to my forge!

Painted on 50x35cm paper with acrylic paint, scanned in a studio in 6 parts, then combined. Also adjusted the scanned file for fine art printing and reprinted, then photos of both the original painting and the printed result were taken in a photo studio for proof of quality. If you like my work and would like to have a copy, you can find the file ready for printing below with instructions. Hope you like it, and good luck everyone!

You will find 6 files here. First is the scan of the painting that is for viewing on monitors and mobile screens, adjusted to look the same as the original painting looks to the naked eye (This one is my submission). Then photos of the original painting and the printed result, the scan file of the painting which is adjusted for printing, and lastly two work-in-progress photos taken with a phone.

Scan File For Viewing On Monitor/Smartphone (My Submission):

Photo Of The Original Painting:

Photo Of The Printed Example:

Scan File For Fine Art Printing:

Note: This scanned file is specifically adjusted for fine art printing on a Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl (320gr) paper. This way you can get %95 of the same quality, as can be seen in the example print above. You can also print on similar types of papers having as close characteristics as possible, to make sure the result will be as close as possible. Printing on canvas is not recommended.



Note: Due to the sunlight's position, the colors of the original painting and the printed result vary slightly here. Please check the photos of them above for the right colors.
𝐀 𝐭𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒐𝒍𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠❢ 🪽
𝐌𝐲 𝐇𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝: /view-thread/3483665
𝐌𝐲 𝐏𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 (𝐔𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝑺𝒐𝒐𝒏): /view-thread/3263906
𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧/𝐋𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝 | 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝: pegasusrider
𝐇𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐫𝐨𝐧 𝐇𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝟓-𝟔-𝟕-𝟗-𝟏𝟐 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝟏𝟑: /view-thread/3519150
Last edited by PegasusRideR on May 22, 2023, 10:25:32 PM

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