Exiles, it's your time to shine! We're launching a Talent Competition themed around Affliction! Your talent could be fan art, videos, cosplay, baking, crafts and anything you excel in! As usual, we have prepared an awesome prize pool that includes Path of Exile merchandise and in-game microtransactions.

For this year's talent competition, we will not be accepting written/text based submissions such as poems or short stories. We will also not be accepting AI generated art, including fixing up and editing AI generated art.


Top Three Winners
  • Path of Exile Art Book
  • Signed Atlas Passive Tree Art Print
  • Your choice of two Path of Exile T-shirts
  • A random Path of Exile Pin
  • Chaos Orb Socks
  • 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 one Path of Exile T-shirt
  • A random Path of Exile Pin
  • 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
  • A random Path of Exile Pin
  • 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 Pack
  • Automaton Armour Pack
  • Black Armour Pack
  • Bleached Demon King Armour Pack
  • Blood Guard Armour Set
  • Carnage Armour Pack
  • Coldsnap Armour Pack
  • Coliseum Armour Pack
  • Corsair Armour Set
  • Darkprism Armour Pack
  • Deicide Armour Pack
  • Demon Parasite Armour Set
  • Desert Armour Pack
  • Dragon Armour Pack
  • Elite Armour Pack
  • Executioner Armour Pack
  • Extinction Armour Set
  • Faith Guard Armour Set
  • Fallen Angel Armour Pack
  • Fire Armour Pack
  • Gargoyle Armour Set
  • Ghostflame Armour Pack
  • Gloom Armour Pack
  • Gore Armour Pack
  • Gorgon Armour Pack
  • Gothic Armour Pack
  • Gryffon Armour Pack
  • Harpyon Armour Pack
  • Heartseeker Armour Pack
  • Huntsman Armour Set
  • Ice Armour Pack
  • Innocence Armour Pack
  • Ivory Chaos Armour Pack
  • Lightning Armour Pack
  • Lunaris Armour Pack
  • Mageguard Armour Set
  • Malachai Armour Pack
  • Merchant Armour Pack
  • Miracle Armour Set
  • Mystic Armour Set
  • Necrotic Armour Pack
  • Obsidian Seraph Pack
  • Project Armour Pack
  • Pure Light Armour Pack
  • Purple Crystal Armour Pack
  • Purple Pyre Knight Armour Pack
  • Pyre Knight Armour Pack
  • Radiant Armour Pack
  • Raven Armour Pack
  • Ringmaster Armour Set
  • Scientist Armour Pack
  • Seawitch Armour Pack
  • Sin Armour Pack
  • Sphinx Armour Pack
  • Steam-powered Armour Pack
  • Stormcaller Armour Pack
  • Ultimate Chaos Armour Pack
  • Vampiric Armour Pack
  • Verdant Armour Pack
  • Viper Armour Set
  • Warlock Armour Pack
  • Wasteland Armour Set
  • Wasteland Warrior Armour Pack
  • White Armour Pack
  • Wrangler Armour Set
List of Portal Effects
  • Arcane Portal
  • Arcane Voidgate Portal Effect
  • Arctic Crystal Portal Effect
  • Arctic Portal Effect
  • Automaton Portal
  • Balefire Portal Effect
  • Black Portal Effect
  • Corsair Portal
  • Daresso Portal Effect
  • Darkprism Portal Effect
  • Demon King Portal Effect
  • Divine Arcane Portal
  • Divine Demon King Portal
  • Divine Stygian Portal Effect
  • Dreadspire Portal Effect
  • Fire Portal Effect
  • Frost Viking Portal Effect
  • Ghostflame Stygian Portal Effect
  • Golden Angel Portal
  • Gore Portal Effect
  • Havenwood Portal
  • Huntsman Portal
  • Infernal Demon King Portal
  • Infernal Stygian Portal Effect
  • Innocence Portal
  • Kaom Portal Effect
  • Kraken Portal Effect
  • Legion Portal Effect
  • Madcap Portal
  • Malachai Portal Effect
  • Maraketh Portal
  • Miracle Portal
  • Myrmidon Portal Effect
  • Mystic Portal
  • Necrotic Demon King Portal
  • Project Portal Effect
  • Pure Light Portal Effect
  • Ringmaster Portal Effect
  • Scientist Portal Effect
  • Seraph Portal Effect
  • Spectre Portal Effect
  • Steam-powered Portal Effect
  • Stormcaller Stygian Portal Effect
  • Sulphite Portal
  • Temple Portal Effect
  • Vampiric Portal
  • Wasteland Portal
  • Wild Portal
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

Just post your submission to this thread to be entered into the competition. It's ideal if your content is easy to consume. A general guide for this is that your submission should take no longer than three minutes to listen to or view. It's permitted to post content that is longer than three minutes but in some cases it may put your submission at a disadvantage if it's significantly difficult to engage with your content.

The winning submissions will be selected based the following criteria:
  • How skillfully your talent has been executed.
  • How true it remains to the Affliction theme of Path of Exile.
  • How compelling or entertaining the submission is.


  • The competition will run from the time of this post until Wednesday the 31st of January at 5pm NZT (January 30th at 8pm PST). 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.
  • If you want to create a montage or mash-up of other artists' work or videos, this is permitted as long as it follows all legal guidelines of fair use standards.

Best of luck to everyone who is participating in the competition!
Posted by 
Grinding Gear Games
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
lets goo!!!!
Neat, I've been saying for the last few years I would finally do what I wanted for the talent comp, let's see if I screw around too long again :P
Good luck to everyone!
My fanworks thread: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2868617
My hideout showcase thread: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3077898

AI "art" isn't art, it's theft.
I am going to see if I enter this one again, still going to be doing pixel art but I am going to see if I play affliction longer to get a better idea on what to do for it!

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