Path of Exile Skill Reveal - Ancestral Protector

By Rebecca Smith, 10 months ago
Alongside the Ascendancy expansion in March, we're introducing the Ancestral totems. These skills aid melee characters by summoning a Karui ancestor that fights alongside them and grant powerful boons. Today we're revealing the first of these, the Ancestral Protector.

When you place the Ancestral Protector totem, a Karui ancestor appears, bound above the totem. Unlike other totems, the Karui ancestor will only remain active while its owner is closeby. However, while you're close to the totem, your own physical power is also bolstered, as the Ancestor grants more attack speed to its owner.

The Protector attacks with your strength, using your weapon with greatly increased range. It will attack a single enemy, but can be supported by Melee Splash to hit large groups. Here is a video of it in action, being used alongside other skills on a level 50 character.


Over time, we'll be introducing more Ancestral totems that fulfil a variety of roles. These will introduce new choices and playstyles for melee characters.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueSteamAchievements, TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she can usually be found sharpening her very, VERY, pointy grammar stick in anticipation of its imminent use. Outside of TSA, TA and TT, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. At home, with a variety of PCs and consoles on hand from which to choose, starting with a ZX Spectrum, games are never far away there either. However, as you're not supposed to have an unhealthy obsession with just a single subject, she also likes to read and dream about owning her own tribe of minions. She'll occasionally go outside.