Velyna's Explosive Concoction Ascendant (PoE Trial of the Ancestors 3.22)




Turn your flasks into explosive grenades and blaze a path of destruction, Explosive Concoction Explosive Concoction will consume charges from your topaz and sapphire flasks to deal big chunks AoE elemental damage. This is one of the few remaining skills that can shotgun so we push that AoE as big as we can! Playable at leaguestart very cheaply this build becomes capable of deathless Feared when it is fully built out. Defensively no slouch either, it has a nice amount of evasion/armour with spell suppression and overleech. Nearly ailment immune as well.

Below is a video guide I made for Youtube. This is a good place to start and goes over gearing as well as Pros/Cons. The PoB’s and guide may be more current so make sure to check!



✔️ Damage AND Clear: Because our damage overlaps, we stack a LOT of AoE resulting in nice clearspeed without any hit to boss DPS.

✔️ Easy Leaguestart: Very few required uniques, just running Carcass Jack Carcass Jack and Atziri's Step Atziri's Step for early league.

✔️ Infinite Flasks: The charge generation is insane, if you are like me and just spam flasks constantly it still keeps them full most of the time.


Charges Required: Until you have adequate flask crafts and talents, you will run out on bosses and DPS will drop.

Uncommon Gear: With a small market for the gear we use, it’s sometimes hard to find. This can be fixed by crafting it yourself.

How Does it Play?

Explosive Concoction Explosive Concoction feels like firing 6 grenade launchers at the same time. Mapping is an absolute breeze thanks to free rage generation, 30% increased AoE and overleech from our ascends. Combined with Herald of Ash Herald of Ash the clear becomes nuts with one volley clearing huge groups of enemies.

Damage and Defensive Scaling

Explosive Concoction Explosive Concoction uses no weapon, and instead gives large amounts of flat elemental damage per gem level. This means the absolute best way to get DPS is through level bonuses such as Skin of the Loyal Skin of the Loyal and Empower Support Empower Support. Next in line are penetrate, attack speed, and exposure. Certain generic damage sources like AoE damage, attack damage or elemental damage will also work.

For defense we have defiance banner + Determination and Grace with spell suppression cap. Overleech from Glorious Vanity Glorious Vanity, stun immune from ascend. Ailment immune with crafting.


For help with this build, the best places to ask are:

My stream
Autarkis stream
PoE Vault Discord

PoB Imports

The current PoB’s for this build are always available here:

Pobs and Skills


The gear page has premade item searches and info about each item in the late-game PoBs.



Use the skill setup below, not the one in leaguestart PoB, until finishing acts 1-10.

All of my Leaguestart PoBs contain step-by-step pathing, and you can scroll down on this page to see what skills to use in acts 1-10.

Act 1

Level 1-12

You can use whatever you want until level 12, this is what I used. Remember to check the gem vendors after quest completions and boss kills to get all the power available.

Level 12+

Act 2

The gems we get here should be enough to get us to the end of act 3 where Explosive Concoction Explosive Concoction is. Start leveling Elemental Focus Support Elemental Focus Support and Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Elemental Damage with Attacks Support in a weapon swap.

Act 3

At the end of this act it becomes possible to switch into EC, and I usually do this right after library. Buy Inspiration Support Inspiration Support and start leveling it.

Act 4-10

Need Help?

I try to give all the information needed to enjoy the build and succeed, but questions do come up. If you need any help with my builds the best place to go is either My Stream or My Discord

This site also has guides for game mechanics, trading, crafting, and just about anything else, all collected here:

GL out there, Exile!

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