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author: Adam Adamczyk

PoE Sentinel Controller and How to Place Filaments

The latest update for Path of Exile introduces Sentinels - ancient guardians. In this guide you will learn what they are and how to control them.

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Path of Exile is currently one of the most popular and appreciated hack and slash games on the market. Not only is the title free and does not require any microtransactions, but in addition, the creators are constantly expanding the game by introducing new content. In this guide you will learn what are the sentinels and how to control them.

What are Sentinels?

PoE Sentinel Controller and How to Place Filaments - picture #1
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The latest update for Path of Exile introduces the ancient guardians called Sentinels. After finding them, the player can influence their behavior by using a controller. Sentinels are divided into three types:

  1. Stalker Sentinel - will follow the character for about 30 seconds and boost enemies as they appear.
  2. Pandemonium Sentinel - can buff multiple enemies at once.
  3. Apex Sentinel - will only buff rare or unique enemies.

Sentinels controller and filaments

PoE Sentinel Controller and How to Place Filaments - picture #2
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The Sentinel controller is like a circuit board that powers your Sentinels and enables you to determine their behavior. Initially, it provides enough power to use one Sentinel, but as the game progresses it will gain extra power to support all three.

You can place filaments on the controller to determine which runic nodes the power will flow through. You can move the filaments at any time. As you gain more power, it will automatically flow to more nodes that you have connected. By placing the filaments in places that interest you, you can set specific behaviors for the Sentinel that will fit your character build.

How to choose which Runic Nodes to power?

Nodes should be connected to each other using filaments. Power flows out from the top of the circuit until it is used by all the nodes you have connected. You can set the filaments in advance. They will then be automatically used when more power is available. There is no cost involved in moving the filaments. It is basically a scheduling tool that activates gradually as the power increases. This means that you are not tied to a specific plan and can change it at any time at no cost.

Some powerful runic nodes require two filaments, making them consume more power when activated. Additional slots for other Sentinel types, such as Pandemonium and Apex, require three filaments, and thus three units of power.

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