Path of Exile 3.16 Build Guide – Exsanguinate Champion

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By | November 3rd, 2021 | Categories: Path of Exile, Path of Exile Builds, Tank Builds

Self-Cast Exsanguinate Champion

This PoE 3.16 build is a solid tank that is capable of starting the league without any investment. This is a build that will not disappoint. Exsanguinate clears maps effortlessly. The tank Champion ascendency provides more than enough defensiveness to complete the game deathless. 

Pros and Cons


  • Very Tanky
  • Insane amounts of Armour
  • Simple to start
  • Smooth leveling experience and decent map clear


  • Can be expensive to min max
  • Slower than other builds

Passive Skill Tree:

Core Skill: Exsanguinate, Brutality, Controlled Destruction, Unleash, Swift Affliction, Cruelty

Single Target: Corrupting Fever, Brutality, Efficacy, Reap

Aura: Pride, Determination, Malevolence, Enlighten


  • Vulnerability
  • War Banner
  • Herald of Purity

Mobility: Flame Dash – Arcane Surge (Level 4)

Guard Setup: Vaal Molten Shell


Weapon: Cold Iron Point Ezomyte Dagger or +1 to Physical Skill Gems Wand

Offhand: Armor based shield with Increased Spell Damage, Life and Chance to Block

Helm: Crown of the Inward Eye Prophet Crown or Rare helmet with Life and over 750 armor

Body: Astral Plate with Life and Armour

Gloves: Rare gloves with Physical Damage of Time Multiplier, armor and life

Belt: Stygian Vise with Increased Life, missing attributes, and Elemental Resistances. 

Boots: Rare Boots with Increased Movement Speed, Elemental Resistances and Life


  • Hunter influenced Rare Amulet with Physical Damage over Time Multiplier, life and +1 to level of all Strength Skill Gems. Anointed with Acrimony
  • Rare Vermillion Rings with Increased Life, Physical Damage over Time Multiplier, and Elemental Resistances. 


  • Any Rare jewels with increased life, Physical Damage over Time Multiplier, and Cast Speed
  • Large Cluster Jewel with +12% Physical Damage and any of the following notables: Battle-Hardened, Furious Assault, and Master the Fundamentals..


  • Panicked Eternal Life Flask of Staunching – Instant recovery on low life and Corrupted Blood/Bleeding immunity
  • Rumi’s Concoction Granite Flask – Solid defensive flask
  • Chemist’s Silver Flask of Quickening – Onslaught
  • Chemist’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline – Movement speed
  • Chemist’s Jade Flask of the Iron Skin – Evasion with increased armour


  1. Unstoppable Hero – Increase buffs during Fortify
  2. Fortitude – Permanent Fortify
  3. First to Strike, Last to Fall – Damage boost and sustain
  4. Inspirational – Increased aura effect

Have Fun in Path of Exile 3.16 With This Build!

If you haven’t had a chance to try out the new blood skills that came out earlier this year, now is a great time. This build will give you a good taste of what is possible with the new blood type of skills with no trouble at all thanks to the Champion Ascendancy. 

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