PoE The Tides of Time: A Path of Exile Belt for Flask-Focused Fighters

The Tides of Time Vanguard Belt

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The Tides of Time

The Tides of Time is a unique Vanguard Belt. Category: Belt. It is a Shaper item.

Requires Level 78.

  • +(260-320) to Armour and Evasion Rating
  • 100% increased Life Recovery from Flasks
  • 100% increased Mana Recovery from Flasks
  • Flasks applied to you have 25% increased Effect
  • Life Flasks gain (0–3) Charges every 3 seconds
  • Mana Flasks gain (0–3) Charges every 3 seconds
  • Utility Flasks gain (0–3) Charges every 3 seconds

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How to get it?

The Tides of Time has restrictions on where or how it can drop. It cannot be chanced.

  • Drops from Uber Shaper.

PoE The Tides of Time Build Guide 3.24

The Tides of Time is a unique Vanguard Belt in Path of Exile, ideal for characters who heavily rely on flasks for both offense and defense. Here's a breakdown of its benefits and how it caters to a specific playstyle:

Core Stats:

  • Provides a solid boost to defenses with increased Armour and Evasion Rating (+(260-320)).

Flask Empowerment (Key Point):

  • This belt truly shines in its exceptional flask-related effects:
    • Double Recovery: Grants 100% increased Life Recovery and Mana Recovery from Flasks. This significantly enhances the potency of your healing and mana regeneration flasks.
    • Enhanced Flask Effects: Flasks applied to you have a 25% increased effect. This applies to all types of flasks, boosting their offensive or defensive capabilities depending on the flask type.
    • Frequent Flask Charges: Life Flasks, Mana Flasks, and Utility Flasks all have a chance (0-3) to gain charges every 3 seconds. This ensures you have a readily available supply of flask charges to maintain their effects throughout encounters.


  • Flask Specialization: To maximize The Tides of Time's potential, focus on using a variety of flasks that cater to your build's needs. This could include offensive flasks for damage buffs, defensive flasks for increased survivability, or utility flasks for movement speed or elemental resistances.
  • Passive Tree and Ascendancy Support: Consider investing in passive tree nodes or Ascendancy classes (like Alchemist in the Raider Ascendancy) that further enhance flask effectiveness. This can improve aspects like duration, charges gained, or specific effects of chosen flasks.
  • Playstyle: This belt encourages a playstyle that actively utilizes flasks during combat. You'll want to factor in flask cooldowns and strategically use them to address situations that require bursts of healing, damage boosts, or defensive buffs.

Possible Uses:

  • Builds that rely on frequent flask usage for both offense and defense (e.g., builds lacking inherent Life or Mana regeneration).
  • Characters who benefit from a variety of flask effects, such as those utilizing elemental hit builds that can leverage offensive and defensive flasks based on the situation.
  • Ascendancy classes with inherent synergy with flasks, like the Raider Ascendancy's Alchemist that enhances flask charges gained and duration.


The Tides of Time is a valuable item for characters who want to build around flasks as a core mechanic. It offers substantial benefits to both your Life and Mana flask effectiveness, grants a chance for frequent flask charges, and provides a modest defensive boost. If you enjoy a playstyle that integrates strategic flask usage into your combat approach, The Tides of Time can be a powerful tool for navigating the dangers of Path of Exile.

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