[Guide] Path of Exile Best Farming Strategies in Forbidden Sanctum (Top 5) (2023)

In Patch 3.20, The Forbidden Sanctum, GGG reverted and changed a lot of older farming strategies that were the pillar of previous economies. As such, many are rushing to figure out the best currency-farming strat. This is a list, with a guide, of the best 5 so far, with the least amount of investment to highest.

5 – Map Rushing (Essence/Contract/Jun)

This is a curious strat done by AsmodeusClips, in which instead of even alcheming and chiseling your maps, you just rush through with Toxic Sewers, buying them in bulk, since they’re cheap, and rushing through the map, made easier without any modifiers from being a normal map.

It adds a lot of quick-to-do mechanics and provides some substantial and easy-to-bulk-sell material, like Essences and Contracts, as well as Shaper, Elder, Synth and Conqueror Maps, by completing the maps so fast.

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It’s such a quick mapping and farming strat, that if you have good clear, you can clear the whole map in less than a minute, and in quantity, you get a lot of returns, like Corrupted Essences, which are selling like hotcakes for up to 30 to 40 chaos per, since you can’t use the Map Device this league, as well as Deception Contracts, which sell in bulk for 10 chaos each, easily and quickly.

How it Works:

  • You spec into all Essence, Heist and into Intelligence Gathering, as well as most Jun mission passives, in order to maximize high usage of maps.
  • With maps being so easy without the modifiers, you can rush through them without being hurt, while also being able to farm a lot of Essences in shorter amount of time, since you’ll be corrupting them every chance you get for the T0 Corrupted Essences (Hysteria, Delirium, Insanity and Horror). Of course, they’re often very hard and can kill you quickly if you have a bunch of horrible mods in your maps, but since you’re running normal maps, that isn’t an issue.
  • You’ll want to maximize the number of contracts you’re getting, so speccing into most Heist chances as well as getting as many Deception contracts means you’ll be generating a lot of contracts as well as Blueprints, and even some Fully Revealed Blueprints, which can go up to over a divine per if you hit a 4/4 Gem BP.
  • You’ll want Intelligence Gathering to get as many passive Safehouses as possible while not needing to always use Jun to gain intelligence on Catarina. And you’re trying to go for The Devouring Diadem, a coveted item nowadays, costing over 2~3 divines, if well rolled.

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4 – Alc & Go (Legion/Expi/Harv)

The tried and true method still stands, though it’s much different now. Fyregrass’ method of generating raw currency is unique but logical if you understand how the new rare mob system works and how rewards are generated.

It is one of the most comfortable, no-brainer types of farming strategy, the sort that you can turn your brain off and watch a movie or a series on a second monitor or tv.

Though a lot of it is still experimental, it generates a lot of raw currency without the need to sell multiple items, which takes time, as well as being rather quick, depending on build power and clearing capacity, clearing maps in less than 5 minutes with multiple legions, expedition and harvest in it.

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How it Works:

  • 4 major mechanics: Legion, Expedition, Harvest, and Searing Exarch Altars (Red).
  • All mechanics drop a large amount of raw currency, and in Harvest, lifeforce is easy and quick to sell, and can be sold in bulk at the end of the day of farming for massive profit.
  • Expedition, you get a lot of Stacked decks, Logbooks, Artefacts (Tujen and Dannig for even more currency) and again, raw currency. Everything that is easy to convert into chaos and/or Divine orbs.
  • Legion rare mobs drop a lot of currency and can have multiple types of Rewards from how they work.
  • 100% sustain without any other investment besides chisels and alcs.
  • Searing Exarch Altars drop a lot of mid-tier currency, such as chaos, regrets, unmakings, as well as the more valuable Eldritch Ember. All things that are easy to convert into pure chaos.

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3 – The Infinite Sanctum

With the introduction of the Forbidden Sanctum, players are rushing to get their Sanctum runs as quick as possible, and as such, many people are developing strategies to maximize the number of Sanctum runs per hour.

This is a strategy similar to the first guide here, where you want to get in and out of the maps as quick as possible, but it diverges on the assumption you’re only going in and out as soon as you find the Sanctum.

This means you can get the full 8 Rooms saved up in less than 10 minutes and just keep rushing through Sanctums without issues.

How it Works:

  • It’s a very simple strat. You buy or farm a bunch of non-corrupted and non-mirrored T16 Maps, and then you Horizon Orb them. Since the map you want is a natural T16, Graveyard, you can get them fairly quickly with Horizons, with a ¼ chance per Horizon.
  • As you enter the map, find the cathedral and run around its perimeter. The Sanctum is usually surrounding it, and you’ll be able to find it quickly and effortlessly.
  • Since these are T16 Maps, you get the full rewards and loot tables, and the more Sanctums you do, the easier they become, as you learn their mechanic and gather good relics for your progression character and Sanctum-wise.

Video Guide:

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2 – Blighted Maps

One of the most disliked but also profitable currency strategy, as Blight is a very controversial content for the significant community. This means that there is a high demand for oils without a lot of supply, which magnifies profits for those who like it and run Blighted Maps.

It is also a great league-starting currency strategy, as you need almost nothing to run them, besides a couple of oils to enchant your rings, so your Blight towers can deal with the monsters for you.

It has nearly 0 bar of entry, with substantial profits, and once you get the hang of it, you can do them in less than 5 minutes per map, using special Oils to speed things up.

The strategy is simple and rewarding, without a lot of clicking and thus perfect for a second activity while playing, like watching the TV or a movie.

How it Works:

  • You want to anoint your rings with ‘Meteor Towers create Burning Ground’ and another with ‘Your Chilling Towers Freeze Monsters’. These are the only mandatory gear pieces to complete the maps.
  • Try and get maps with closed layouts, narrow corridors, as this makes blight lanes converge into choke points, perfect for laying several towers and blocking a whole section in one go.
  • You want a Tier 3 Empowering Tower, a T3 Stun Tower, a T4 Fire Tower (Meteor, the one on the left) and a T3 Chilling Tower, all inside the Empowering Radius.
  • All towers must be in sight of one another, and you shouldn’t build them too far away from the pump, where you’ll be, as there is a range for tower activation.

Video Guide:

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1 – Skittering Delirium

This is a very high investment strategy, but also a highly profitable one. You’ll want to run 3-4 scarabs, Kirac Mods, specific Sextants, and 3 Skittering Delirium Orbs for maximum scarab returns and profit.

You can self-sustain on scarabs just on sheer returns from the scarabs themselves, and selling them on bulk takes no time, especially with the conversion of bad scarabs to other types, as well as upgrading Rusted>Polished>Gilded 3>1.

You also need a dedicated tree and mapping setup to do the strategy quickly and efficiently to optimize profits.

How it Works:

  • You want to run the scarabs: Polished Abyss, Breach, Harbinger and Rusted Strongbox. If you don’t have the 5th slot, just drop the Strongbox one. And for Kirac map mods, you want to run Breach, as it increases the amount of mobs significantly, and Alva whenever you have the missions.
  • The Atlas Passive tree focuses a lot on Abysses, map returns, Eldritch Influence and Altars, as well as Legion and breach nodes, with a smattering of good Delirium nodes that amp up the rewards.
  • A big part of how Delirium works is by stacking as many mobs as possible to fill up the gauge reward, and with correctly set up maps, you can go over 11 tiles, some as high as 13.
  • With Singular Focus, you can essentially guarantee to over-sustain on maps, but also generate a lot of secondary map drops if you favorite the correct maps for this strat, and since Crimson Temple is a much-coveted map, because of Apothecary Card (Mageblood), it’s a guaranteed source of income that you can tap in.

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What is the fastest way to farm currency in Path of Exile? ›

Sell Items for Currency

The best way to farm currency items is by selling items. Different builds and levels have different equipment requirements. Selling items to a vendor always gets a bad price. In order to make a profit, you need to sell items to other players for exchanging currency items.

What is the best map to farm currency in PoE? ›

PoE 3.21 Farming Guide: Top 5 Maps for Currency Farming
  • Jungle Valley.
  • Crimson Temple.
  • Defiled Cathedral.
  • Cemetery.
  • Dunes.
Apr 13, 2023

Where can I farm items in Path of Exile? ›

You don't need to farm anywhere during lvling, just play through the story and get to maps. Drops are RNG anyway (except div cards and some specific uniques), so there's no "farming places" in PoE.
  • Masters. You will encounter Masters every now and then. ...
  • Essence Crafting. ...
  • Orbs of Binding and Orbs of Alchemy. ...
  • Vendor Recipes.

What is the currency in the sanctum PoE? ›

Inside the Sanctum, you will find gold coins called Aureus, a currency that the Templar used for commerce. It's stored in treasure chests and falls from slain monsters.

How to get to 100 fast PoE? ›

In short, the best way to level to 100 is to kill more monsters in high tier maps and don't die.
  1. Not dying is sort of a prerequisite. In default leagues, loss of experience is incurred upon death. ...
  2. Build a very powerful character. ...
  3. Roll maps. ...
  4. Play more. ...
  5. Farm in higher tier maps. ...
  6. Speed is king. ...
  7. Set a level 100 goal.

Is buying currency in PoE bannable? ›

Your chances of being banned are probably less because GGG might be willing to turn a blind eye. After all, you're buying currencies, which, in turn, means you'll play longer. And proved by facts, that there have been no players get banned for buying legit PoE currency.

What is the hardest map boss in PoE? ›

Path of Exile Most Difficult Bosses to Defeat
  • Sirus, Awakener of Worlds.
  • Uber Elder.
  • Aul, The Crystal King.
  • Omniphobia, Fear Manifest.
  • Bameth, Shifting Darkness.
  • Uber Atziri.
  • The Maven.
  • Brutus, Lord Incarcerator.
Jul 28, 2022

What is the best depth for farming PoE? ›

If experience and profit are your main priorities, it is best to stop between Depths 250—300. This allows you to easily farm level 83 monsters and encounter all possible biomes and bosses, but remain relatively safe and risk-free.

Which stash should I buy PoE? ›

You need at least a premium stash tab to be able to list your items for sale automatically. Currency, Map, Divination, Fragment and a Quad (or Premium Bundle) are highly recommended. And Upgrade your starting tabs to Premium - cheaper than buying new Premium ones.

What is the highest level items in Path of Exile? ›

Maximum item level

The highest item level a dropped item can have is 86, from a unique monster in a level 84 zone (Abyssal Depths from a level 83 zone, The Shaper's Realm, Absence of Value and Meaning, Eye of the Storm (Awakening Level 8)).

Where is the best place to farm in Path to Nowhere? ›

The best place to farm DisCoins from is the Gold Rush game mode located in the “The Rust” section, which you can repeatedly clear as long as you have enough stamina.

How do you get more uniques in PoE? ›

Unique items can be found as random drops just the same as any other item.
Obtaining a unique item
  1. Orb of Chance. There is a very small chance of upgrading a normal item into a unique of the same base type when using an Orb of Chance. ...
  2. Vaal Orb. ...
  3. Prophecies. ...
  4. Vendor recipes. ...
  5. Upgrading. ...
  6. Divination cards. ...
  7. Event prizes.

What is the new tainted currency PoE? ›

Tainted Currency are currency items that can drop from Scourge monsters. Unlike most currency items they can be used on Corrupted items, and are unique in that they can only be used on corrupted items.

Can you make money selling PoE currency? ›

Path of Exile provides players with an excellent opportunity to sell their acquired POE items and currency, and make some real money. Many players sell exalted orbs in the marketplace as it's one of the most demanded orbs in the game.

How to sell PoE currency for real money? ›

Gameflip is the easiest way to sell Path of Exile items for cash. Gameflip is the simplest way to sell Path of Exile items, whether you no longer want it or just need some cash. You can sell any in-game items on Gameflip that you can transfer to the buyer's game account, except for Prohibited Items.

What is the max level in Poe 1? ›

In Pillars of Eternity, the maximum level is 12. It is possible (and advisable) to reach this level by the end of Act 3, for the main character and all companions (or actually much earlier if you play alone or with a reduced number of companions and join the others after you have reached the highest level).

What is the highest chance to evade Poe? ›

The Chance to Evade is limited to between 0% and 95% (directly affected by the limits of Chance to Hit).

Is there a chance to impale over 100 poe? ›

You can never exceed 100%. Although there isn't a limit for how many impales a target can have on them, you are limited based on how many hits impales last. Impales by default last 5 hits, so you will never apply more than 5 on the target at once. Goin on semantics, you can definitely exceed 100% chance.

Is scamming bannable in PoE? ›

In saying that, we do moderate and ban accounts for targeted scamming. If you do encounter this behaviour in-game please email us at support@grindinggear.com to report that incident to us - posting about it here on the forums will just result in the reported information being removed.

Can you get banned for rmt in PoE? ›

Noone doing RMT is put on "probation". You get banned for this per GGG rules. You really should read the ToS more carefully before you accepted them.

Can you get banned for PoE overlay? ›

It is 100% bannable if you read ToS btw, it is just likely that you will not get banned for it because it is popular and not that strong of tool.

How many hours to beat PoE? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Path of Exile is about 29 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 590 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

What is the highest monster life Poe? ›

Currently the monster levels range from 1 (The Twilight Strand) to 67 (The Ossuary/The Reliquary/The Feeding Trough) in the acts and 68 to 84 in the maps.

How difficult is Sirus Poe? ›

Sirus is considered one of the hardest Bosses in Path of Exile. His damage output is massive, as he is dealing Physical , Elemental ( Fire , Cold & Lightning ) as well as Chaos Damage . His skill set is notably more complex than those of many other Bosses. You can still fight Sirus using the Crest of the Elderslayers.

How do you level up farming fast? ›

To level up farming skill requires experience points, which are gained by harvesting crops, petting farm animals, milking cows or goats, shearing sheep, and picking up animal products inside a coop. Animal products worth 20% more. Crops worth 10% more. Befriend coop animals quicker.

Is deep delving profitable? ›

It is harder due to an mobs, but very profitable after depth 300. Delving in itself at risky levels is very profitable, no matter what name or number it has.

What is the best class to play PoE? ›

For beginners, we recommend: the Marauder for melee damage or the Templar for melee and magic, since they're both hard classes to kill. The class you choose should be more about the character you identify with most. If you feel stuck and worried about stats, just pick the class that looks the coolest.

What is the best gamble in Path of Exile? ›

Using Ancient Orbs on belts to obtain the lucrative HeadHunter Leather Belt is one of the most popular gambles in Path of Exile. I've personally used around 2000 ancient orbs and made about 8 HeadHunters, sometimes in 50 Orbs, sometimes in 400.

What is the best Path of Exile class? ›

The Elementalist is among the best single damage classes in the Path of Exile, especially if the player uses the Elemental Hit Slayer build. One of the reasons it's a great solo build is that it uses Elemental Hit, a skill that randomly uses an element (Fire, Cold, and Lightning) to deal a massive amount of damage.

What is the best unique in Path of Exile? ›

Path Of Exile: Best Unique Shields
  • 3 The Squire.
  • 4 Redblade Banner. ...
  • 5 Saffell's Frame. ...
  • 6 Dawnbreaker. +(10-20) to maximum Life. ...
  • 7 The Surrender. +(30-40) to maximum Life. ...
  • 8 Lioneye's Remorse. +(20-30) to maximum Life. ...
  • 9 Emperor's Vigilance. (16-22)% Chance to Block Spell Damage. ...
  • 10 Prism Guardian. +12% to all Elemental Resistances. ...
Apr 19, 2023

What is the most expensive unique Path of Exile? ›

Headhunter - it's the most expensive non-Legacy Unique Item in Path of Exile (putting Corrupted and perfectly rolled items aside). It carries the best single-affix buff in the entire game, allowing players to gain Mods of slain monsters mods for 20 seconds.

Can you max out the skill tree in Path of Exile? ›

You can get a maximum of 120, if you choose bandit rewards everytime.. but most veterans will choose 40HP and then the other 2 rewards depend on build. So most builds can have between 117-120 points. This, the passive tree on the website will likely be updated to reflect the correct amount of skill points you can gain.

How do I get the most out of my farm? ›

Agrotourism Income Ideas
  1. Plant a Corn Maze.
  2. Start a U-Pick Orchard or Garden.
  3. Start a Bed & Breakfast.
  4. Create a Vacation Rental Property.
  5. Start a Pumpkin Patch.
  6. Offer Your Farm as a Wedding & Event Venue.
Dec 9, 2021

How do I find the biggest little farm? ›

You are able to stream The Biggest Little Farm by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu.

Can you target farm uniques in Poe? ›

Unfortunately you won't be able to target farm since the type of Unique / Set obtained is still random so this is similar to the Unique Blessing in that it's just a way to increase overall Unique / Set drops.

How many times can you respec in Poe? ›

You can only reset one skill at a time with orbs of regret, or the occasional respec points from some quests.

What is the chance for a 6 link unique Poe? ›

A test involving 100 000 Orbs of Fusing concluded that the chance for an Orb of Fusing to six-link a six-socketed, 20% qualitied item is approximately 0.1% (1 in 1000). (More precisely, there is a 95% chance that the average number of orbs needed to create a six-link is between 836 and 1244.)

What is the new Eldritch currency? ›

The three currency used in Eldritch Crafting are: Eldritch Exalted Orb. Eldritch Orb of Annulment. Eldritch Chaos Orb.

How do you bulk list currency in PoE? ›

Listing items in bulk is simple, input your Chaos Orbs or Divine Orbs price as a fraction instead of a whole number using the following fraction 'Price/Quantity'. For Awakened Sextant example listing quantity would be 10 (Price/10) and price would be 20 (20/quantity) so our listing price should be 20/10.

What is the drop rate of loot in PoE? ›

The base chance for an item to drop from a normal monster is 16%. This varies between monster types, and special monsters have higher drop chances.

Is selling game currency legal? ›

“In the basic sense, buying and selling online gaming currencies is not illegal.

Can you earn pets in PoE? ›

Most pets can be purchased via microtransactions or are included with supporter packs. Some are obtained exclusively by completing a certain number of challenges in a challenge league.

What is flipping in PoE? ›

SellersAndFriends. Flipping, by definition, involves buying goods and selling them in a short period with a profit. In volatile markets with inexperienced traders, it is possible to gain an advantage over others and to become rich.

What is the best way to farm raw currency PoE? ›

Sell Items for Currency

The best way to farm currency items is by selling items. Different builds and levels have different equipment requirements. Selling items to a vendor always gets a bad price. In order to make a profit, you need to sell items to other players for exchanging currency items.

Why are divine orbs so expensive? ›

Many people don't realize that Divine Orbs are rarer due to a much more limited source of loot than Exalted Orbs. So, even though the drop rate may be the same from slaying mobs and enemies, Exalted Orbs aren't just available from monsters.

How to sell faster in PoE? ›

So don't flame me, I always thought it was Shift + Left click.. But it turns out it's actually CTRL + Left click on an item to quickly sell items. Just putting this here if anyone who doesn't know needs it and it might come in handy! and you could use the same to quickly toss stuff in your stash.

How do I get more currency in PoE? ›

Almost all currency is created by killing monsters and opening reward boxes. Players kill a lot of monsters every day. Some players have a goal to reach a certain character level by killing enough monsters.

How do you get currency in Path of Exile? ›

Currency items can be found as drops from monsters or chests, bought directly from different vendors in town, or received through the use of the vendor recipe system by trading specific configurations of items to any town vendor.

What is the most popular currency in Path of Exile? ›

Chaos Orbs are the “silver standard” in the trade marketplace and are the most common trading currency. Exalted Orbs are high-value currency and regarded as the “gold standard” currency for trading. Mirror of Kalandra is an extreme rarity and regarded the most valuable PoE currency.

How do you sell on PoE trade without premium stash? ›

Unfortunately, if you don't own a premium stash tab, selling items is a bit of a pain. You'll need to create a thread in the trading forums, get links to your items from your character page on the website, and then link them in your thread with the “~price x chaos” tag.

What is the max number of stash tabs PoE? ›

Quad tab: A 24x24 premium stash tab, as big as four stash tabs. Map tab: Holds maps. Up to 72 of each map can be stored.

What is the highest price item in PoE? ›

According to our research, the original Wrath Grip is currently the most expensive Ring in Path of Exile.

What is the easiest way to trade in PoE? ›

The easiest way to start is to sell unique items you find, for a price that macro will show you, and if you find a rare item that you think can worth something don't be afraid to check the price and learn the value of different stats on different items and become a money-making machine.

Can you sell PoE items for real money? ›

Most of you know that selling divines or items for real money is not allowed and will get you banned. From the TOS: Perform in-game services during your use of the Website, Materials or Services for any form of compensation outside of PoE.

What is C in PoE? ›

1 C is 1 Chaos orb .

Do people buy PoE currency? ›

For a lot of players, buying PoE Currency and Orbs with real money is the easiest way to obtain what they want in the game. Path of Exile requires complete dedication from its players to allow them to obtain the best possible equipment and Items so for a lot of casual gamers it is simply inaccessible.

How much is 1 exalted orb worth? ›

NameBuying priceSelling price
Exceptional Eldritch Ichor90.01.0
Redeemer's Exalted Orb90.01.0
Eldritch Orb of Annulment60.01.0
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