Atlas Passive Skill Tree Strategies Guide (PoE Lake of Kalandra 3.19)




With the release of Siege Of The Atlas, we have yet again been amazed by a mind boggling Passive Tree to learn and incorporate into our endgame strategies. For newer players this may be just as overwhelming as first pressing the level up button when progressing through the Twilight Strand.

While this is not an exhaustive list for all of the different combinations of mechanics, these are some of our favourites for a variety of gameplay strategies.

Some investment into map sustain nodes may be required or necessary, depending on how everything looks in the new Archnemesis League, these nodes are readily available on the atlas skill tree so if you encounter these issues don’t feel bad for speccing into a cluster or two as required.

Early Atlas Progression

As a baseline when beginning your atlas journey, we highly recommend optimising the amount of higher tier maps you gain to force your progression up as efficiently as possible. This kind of setup doesn’t require too many nodes and can be converted to your desired strategy later on without much effort. Picking up essence nodes early can make your gearing & progression significantly easier in the early days of the league, though you will want to prioritise the map sustain nodes.

Early Progression Atlas Tree

Alch & go Rituals, Essences & Blight with Searing Exarch

This strategy focuses on picking up Essences, Blight, Ritual. Blight on the map device may also be extremely profitable in this Atlas Tree, though it is the second most expensive option in the map device, it may be difficult to sustain without building up a large currency base.

Essences have been extremely underrated when it comes to crafting, and with their recent buff they are often on par with tier 1 modifiers, such as the Deafening Essence of Contempt Deafening Essence of Contempt being just slightly below the Flaring modifier. Selling Essences in bulk and collecting them over time can be useful for both crafting and building up currency

Alch & Go Tree with Ritual Atlas Tree

Abyss Farm

With the addition of Corrupted Gaze, you can now drop corrupted abyssal jewels with 5 or 6 affixes, these are incredibly important for just about any build looking to min max their setup and are sure to fetch a good price.

The monsters in abyssal depths tend to drop more currency thanks to their increased quantity of items found, and Stygian vises are also often desired for endgame min maxing. Selling Essences in bulk and collecting them over time can be useful for both crafting and building up currency. Augmenting your maps with Rusted Abyss Scarab Rusted Abyss Scarab or its higher tier variants may be profitable for this strategy. The tree below contains all of the necessary nodes at as low of a skill point cost as possible.

Abyss Farm Atlas Tree

The complete tree picks up all of the auxiliary noes & additions to improve the quality of the strategy.

Pure boss killer

This tree is perfect for anyone looking to purchase boss fragments for minimal mapping while doing a variety of bosses. This strategy will make each boss as profitable as possible, allowing you to take advantage of a variety of boss content from The Searing Exarch & The Eater Of Worlds to Shaper & Elder

Pure Bosskiller Atlas Tree

Hybrid Bosser with your choice of mechanics

This tree allows you to pick your favourite mechanics while picking up the major bossing nodes, allowing for a relaxed, hybrid playstyle that leaves enough points to choose your preferred mapping mechanics alongside the boss nodes.

Hybrid Bosser Atlas Tree

Blights & Boxes pure mapper

Blighted Maps are not for the faint of hearted, but this strategy can help you acquire large amounts of them when running maps like Toxic Sewer. As well as this, this tree abuses Harbinger nodes & Strongboxes for absurd amounts of currency.

Blights and Boxes mapper Tree


To guarantee that my guides are tools you can utilize to enhance your experience in Path of Exile, all you need to do is post your question in the comments and I will personally attend to them as soon as possible.


As much as I love making guides, it is very crucial in a game like Path of Exile that you play the game the way you enjoy playing it. With that said, if you’ve made any tweaks to the trees compared to what I’m showing in this guide I would love it if you shared in the comments! It’s an effective way to show other approaches and it helps me grow as a guide creator!

For any questions or support please join our Discord (PoE-Vault Discord)