Path of Exile uses three main attributes – strength, dexterity, and intelligence – and its
seven playable character classes (also called core classes) are each associated with one or
The seventh character, the Scion, has to be unlocked through completing a specific task in Path
of Exile. She’s not a starting character because she starts with no specialty and isn’t
suggested for new players. Having enough chaos orbs poe is a wise choice.
The Scion starts in the very middle of the passive tree. The Scion comes off as more of a
traditional RPG character in the sense that you build her from the ground up, similar to an
Elder Scrolls character. The world is your oyster and you can choose how you make her. The
benefit is that since you’re in the middle, you can reach out skills on opposite ends of the
tree more easily.
How to unlock:
Unfortunately, the Scion can’t be unlocked until the very end of the game. Towards the end of
Act III (the final act), you will head to an area called “The Scepter of God.” This is the area
that literally leads to the final boss of the game. Right before said final boss of the game,
there is a stairway leading up to him.
At the base of this staircase, there is a woman locked in a steampunk looking testing-jail cell
type device. Open this up and the Scion is inside. You’ll see a yellow exclamation mark above
her head. Talk to her, listen to her story, receive the freedom achievement, and now you can
play as the Scion.
Do note that talking to the Scion is the only requirement to unlock her. You do not have to
beat the final boss to use her. If you really wanted, you could unlock her, quit the game, and
start over using her without ever beating the game once.