Characters in Path of Exile will encounter many different types of monsters in their journeys through Wraeclast.
Killing monsters provides the character with experience, adds charges to any equipped flasks, and gives a chance of loot dropping. Higher level monsters are more dangerous and difficult to defeat, but provide greater benefits.
In addition to the regular monsters that appear throughout the landscape, players will also encounter more powerful foes known as champions, unique monsters, and bosses.
- Champions and unique monsters are more powerful versions of regular monsters. They are generated randomly throughout an area and are given additional abilities.
- Boss monsters are especially rare and powerful monsters who usually appear at the end of of an area. They present a significant challenge, but also greater reward when defeated.
For lists of currently known monsters, see Category:Monsters.