Top Starter Builds for Path of Exile 3.13 Ritual League

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NO.1 What's new in POE 3.13?
Path of Exile has been around for a very long time and has managed to deliver a remarkable playing experience during its stay. However, patch 3.13 brought some exciting new changes. In addition to a new league, the new patch also promises ascendency reworks and a few skill tweaks which promise to make the game even more challenging and fun play. Here is a quick rundown of the patch and click here to check the full patch notes.
-13 our 19 ascendency classes have received a rework to provide a more balanced playing experience. Slayer, Gladiator, Champion, Assassin, Saboteur, Trickster, Juggernaut, Berserker, Chieftain, Necromancer, Occultist, Elementalist, and Deadeye.
-The Hydrosphere skill and Trinity support gem are new skills to make their way into the game.
-Many skills have also been reworked like the Artillery Batista Skill which now offers additional totems placement at levels 11 & 22.
-A bunch of new league (Ritual League) items are also being introduced.
-New end-game expansion: Echoes of Atlas is now available which brings a passive tree for the Atlas itself!
-Eleven new maps.
-Ritual League exclusive challenges and rewards.
-A new tradeable POE currency named Ritual Vessel which you can use to modify maps to give better loot during Rituals.
-Harvest and Heist mechanics are making a comeback.

Now that you have a bird's eye view of the new Path of Exile Patch 3.13, it's time to discuss a few starter builds to help you get started on your journey. This guide includes some of the more popular builds from poevault. The discussion includes:
-A short description of the build
-Pros and Cons

A link to each of the builds will be provided along with their explanations.

NO.2 What's the purpose of a starter build?
League starters concentrate on safe entry into the end-game content. The builds are created on a minimal budget so that new or time-constraint players can also enjoy the game's higher levels.
Enemies in Path of Exile scale aggressively and without a proper build, most players find it challenging to go beyond the first few acts. As such, a starter enables them to break into the end-game to reliably generate currency. The goal is to further improve their character at handling more formidable enemies.
Here is a list of some of the most famous starters who have already proved themselves in the new Ritual League.

Started Builds to Start your POE Journey in the new Ritual League

NO.3 Cold Snap Vortex Occultist
In-a-Nutshell: The Vortex Occultist is a super tanky build that makes use of Chaos damage. You mainly focus on spell damage and survivability nodes while slowly making a transition towards a Chaos Inoculation build.

+ Perfect league starter.
+ Not as punishing as other builds thanks to the overall defence.
+ Decent for killing bosses.
- Chaos inoculation builds require practice to master fully.
- Can accidentally kill yourself.
Run and gun playstyle. During the early stages, you drop vortexes among enemy clusters. As you get Vaal Cold Snap, you can pass through enemies and watch them disintegrate.

NO.4 Bleed Bow Gladiator
In-a-nutshell: A community favourite bleed-focused build that's viable on with any level gear. It provides ample room for build optimization and upgrades during the end-game as well.
+ Great single target damage.
+ One of the best builds for boss fights.
+ Is compatible with any level gear.
- Expensive end-game gear requirements.
- Inability to deal with physical reflect.
The build utilizes Puncture and Rain of Arrow skill gems to stack damage over time bleed effects that decimate the enemy with a barrage of attacks.

NO.5 Dominating Blow Guardian

In-a-nutshell: Hard-hitting build that offers a great degree of defence and is considered a viable choice even in the Hardcore mode.

+ Perfect for handling boss encounters.
+ Affordable league starter.
- Relies on minion damage, and you have to keep hitting foes to maintain those minions.
- High defence but no recovery options such as

Low budget build with potential end-games builds. The build uses Dominating Blow to summon sentinel minions to attack the enemy.

NO.6 Lich Queen Skeleton Summoner
In-a-nutshell: One of the oldest and most consistent builds of all time. It uses skeletons for a great deal of single target damage and has a very high damage cap.
+ Upgrading the build is a lot easier, with a lot of room for variation, such as making your skeletons do elemental damage instead of purely physical damage.
+ Great killing potential when it comes to bosses.
+ Easy upgrade options.
- Playing a minion build I hard as you have to keep your distance from hordes of enemies.
- Need to utilize most, if not all, of your sockets for minion upgrades leaving little to no room for utilities.
You sit behind your hordes of skeleton and observe how they attack your enemies with vicious ferocity.

NO.7 Where to go from here?
These are some of the builds you can use to experience the new POE 3.13 update. Remember that you will require better gear as you progress through the game. No matter how powerful you build is, most builds will fall flat past a certain point without the proper socket links and modifiers.

NO.8 Where can you get such items?
POE Currency is a great website to trade items for valuable currencies. All you have to do is select the tradeable currencies, pick an available player, and conduct the trade. Once you have enough, you can buy better gear for your characters and complete the entire build.

NO.9 Conclusion
Now that you have a decent understanding of the started builds, go ahead and make your first character explore the Path of Exile 3.13 update. Path of Exile is a unique game with unique game mechanics. The depth and level of customizations combined with the possibilities of unique build opportunities make it one of the most compelling games on the market.
The Poe 3.13 builds mentioned here can also be modified to your liking and playstyle. Good luck and happy hunting!