Solo self found (SSF) is a popular way to play Path of Exile, challenging you to progress without trading. To succeed in SSF, you need a build that doesn’t rely on specific items and can clear all content. Here are the best SSF builds to help you thrive in Path of Exile.
Toxic Rain Champion
Toxic Rain Champion is a powerful SSF build that excels at taking down bosses and delving deep thanks to its tankiness and poison damage over time. Combines evasion, dodge, and armor-based defense with life gained on hit. Excellent single target damage from stacking poison and withering effects. Great clear speed with proliferating Toxic Rain pods and Caustic Arrow. Craftable leveling unique bows like Storm Cloud enable early damage scaling. With layered defenses and strong damage scaling from gem levels alone, this is one of the best all-around SSF builds.
Armageddon Brand Elementalist
Armageddon Brand Elementalist brings extreme fire damage with Ignite proliferation and defensive layers from golems and ailment immunity.
- Automated damage over time from spreading Ignites and Arma Brands
- Golems draw aggro while buffing damage and defenses
- High HP and MoM provide strong survivability
- Tons of flexibility choosing Ascendancies and transitioning to other skills
For lazily burning through end-game, Armageddon Brand Elementalist is a top-tier SSF choice.
Dominating Blow Guardian
Dominating Blow Guardian raises an army of minions to overwhelm all obstacles and protect you from harm.
- Tanky with high life pool, mitigation, and regeneration
- Strong active and passive minions to draw aggro and clear
- Versatile gearing with flexible unique and rare options
- Smooth playstyle just hitting once to convert monsters to allies
If you want an army at your side while barely getting scratched, Dominating Blow Guardian is hard to beat in SSF.
Boneshatter Juggernaut is an ultra tanky melee build, able to facetank all bosses through massive physical mitigation. Nearly unkillable against physical damage with armor scaling. High regeneration and life on hit keep life pool topped up. Strong single target and area damage from Boneshatter Trauma stacks. Inexpensive leveling uniques like Geofri’s Baptism work great. If you want a build that can ignore boss mechanics and smash away, Boneshatter Juggernaut is for you.
Righteous Fire Inquisitor
Righteous Fire Inquisitor burns through all content using swift area damage and high life regeneration to sustain its HP sacrifice. Great clear speed from proliferating burns. High fire and elemental resistances make sustaining RF easy. Scales well with gem levels and cheap unique. Powerful defensive layers with high life regen and mitigation
For a tanky caster that brings the heat, Righteous Fire Inquisitor really delivers in SSF.
Seismic Trap Saboteur
Seismic Trap Saboteur overwhelms bosses through massive physical DoT from traps continually triggering Seismic Trap.
1. Huge single target damage from overlapping Seismic Trap impacts
2. Great defensive layers with dodge/evasion and blind aura
3. Satisfying playstyle of throwing traps and watching bosses melt
4. Many strong leveling uniques like Deerstalker and Tinkerskin
If you love traps and dominating end-game bosses, Seismic Trap Saboteur is for you.
Summon Skeleton Necromancer
Summon Skeleton Necromancer swarms enemies with an unrelenting tide of skeletal warriors created from your life force.
- Nearly unkillable with massive HP pool, offering buffs, and meat shield minions
- Huge clear speed from floods of fast attacking skeletons
- Scales damage through gem levels and supports like Minion Damage
- Flexible gearing focused on life and resists
For an army of the undead to serve your every command, Summon Skeleton Necro reigns supreme.
Essence Drain/Contagion Trickster
Essence Drain/Contagion Trickster destroys packs by spreading chaos DoT from Contagion through Essence Drain’s chaining projectiles. Rapid mapping with Contagion spreading ED’s DoT. Ghost Shrouds and Eva/ES hybrid defense provide strong survivability. Totems boost single-target damage. High damage scaling from gem levels and support gems. For super speed clear in SSF leagues, Essence Drain/Contagion Trickster excels.
Holy Relic Guardian
Holy Relic Guardian summons an invincible floating relic that fires rays of divine judgment, destroying all in its path. Relic provides near-constant damage and distraction during mapping. Tons of life and mana scaling to sustain Holy Relic. Can focus fully on defenses thanks to the relic’s damage. Flexible gearing with easy crafting and upgrading. For a unique automated playstyle, Holy Relic Guardian is unmatched in SSF leagues.
Each of these builds shines in SSF, capable of reaching true end-game potential through solo gameplay. With smart Path of Exile Currency crafting and buying Path of Exile items, dominating the Atlas and unlocking the Maven encounters is within your reach. So pick your favorite SSF build and start owning Wraeclast!