What are the best classes in Path of Exile?

Path of Exile is one of the best free-to-play MMORPG for PCs for a long time now. The game is similar to the popular Diablo series. If you're new to the game, here are some of the best classes in the game that you can pick.

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    The Duelist is a Strength and Dexterity class. He utilizes swords and axes for offense. Dexterity gives him agility while Strength gives him strong attacks and protection. His Ascendancy classes are Slayer, Gladiator, and Champion.



    Bruce Ward
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "If the templar class is a good balance between magic and strength, then, the duelist is a good balance between speed and strength. This is a good all-around choice that focuses more on physical attacks rather than magic attacks and will be considered as one of the best class in path of exile."
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    The Scion encompasses all three attributes: Strenght, Dexterity and Intelligence. This makes her a well-rounded class when it comes to playstyle. She only has a single Ascendancy Class: the Ascendant.



    Cheng Chang
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "This is one of the hardest classes to handle in the game with its steep learning curve. How this character will handle will heavily depend on how well you plan out for its build. A few mistakes could mean having to redo everything all over again. Plan ahead and proceed with caution."
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    The Templar is a Strength and Intelligence class. He uses staves and scepters for combat. Players can play him as a spellcaster or use his elemental melee attacks. His Ascendancy classes are Inquisitor, Hierophant, and Guardian.



    Richard Hicks
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "A solid choice and just a good all-around pick overall. It strikes a good balance between magic and strength that makes him a flexible and reliable choice for more experienced players in the game. One of the best magic-focused character in path of exile."


Path of Exile, the free-to-play online action RPG started out inside the garage. Chris Wilson and his colleagues created the game in his garage in Auckland, New Zealand. Wilson and colleagues created a game development company in 2006. That company was Grinding Gear Games. The development of the game started soon after a year the company was up. It was one of Steam's Top 100 sellers of 2016. Path of Exile ranked the 9th best MMORPG of 2017 by MMORPG.com, a gaming review website. Wilson said that Path of Exile served to supplant the dried market of ARPGs after Diablo II. Players enjoyed the wide variety of gameplay that the game's seven classes offered. This also resulted in community discussions about which one was the best class for Path of Exile.

In 2010, GGG crowdfunded for the development of the game and raised $250,000 in less than two weeks. It released in open beta for Microsoft Windows in January 2013. Its official release came soon after in October of that same year. GameSpot named it as the PC Game of the Year 2013 later in March 2014. Path of Exile did so well that its creator, GGG underwent a sale for a reported $100 million. The company that bought it was the world's largest game developer, Tencent. Tencent owned other famous role-playing games like game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Smite. Both of which were popular in their own respective Battle Royale and MOBA game genres.

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    The Witch is an Intelligence class, making her a lethal spellcaster wielding mystical shields. Her weapon of choice is wand or scepter. Her Ascendancy classes are Necromancer, Elementalist, and Occultist.



    Nicole Simpson
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "I've been switching between this and a ranger. Both have their pros and cons but both are fun to play when you get used to them. Rangers rely on their agility and ability to deal damage from a distance. Witches rely on powerful magic attack and their energy shield to survive."
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    The Ranger represents pure Dexterity class, granting her evasion. She fights with bows and rapiers for fast and accurate attacks. She can do ranged combat or utilize multiple weapons. Her Ascendancy classes are Deadeye, Raider, and Pathfinder.



    April Qin
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "When I start to play a game, I like to know as much as I can about the levels and players before starting. It's sorta like reading directions on how to put a bookcase together. I know some people like to learn as they go (ahem... you know who you are) but this Wikia page is worth a try. It really helped me figure out the best classes in the game."
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    The Marauder defines the Strenght class, granting him power and durability. He can wield maces for dealing physical damage. His Ascendancy classes are Juggernaut, Berserker, and Chieftain.



    Douglas Lopez
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "In my opinion, this is the best class for beginners to the game as it requires the least amount of knowledge and strategy to be viable in the game. This class relies on brute strength to defeat enemies with its ground and pound playstyle. Easily one of the best class in path of exile for all types of players."
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    The Shadow utilizes both Dexterity and Intelligence stats. Daggers and claws are his arsenals. Capable of inflicting critical attacks, he also specializes in setting traps. His Ascendancy classes are Assassin, Saboteur, and Trickster.



    Eric Nguyen
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "The Shadow class is probably one of the hardest class to use and build. They share the characteristics as witches and rangers as well as their innate weakness in defense. Their ascendency classes are interesting and can be a reward to experiment with but I would only recommend this class to those who are already familiar with this game's ins and outs."


Best What are the best classes in Path of Exile
1DuelistOther 12 Free
2ScionOther 10 Free
3TemplarOther 9 Free
4WitchOther 7 Free
5RangerOther 6 Free
6MarauderOther 5 Free
7ShadowOther 3 Free

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