Whether you’re a pro or a new player in Path of Exile, there are never enough things you can discover within the game. Even after seven years after the game’s launch, it is still going strong, and players keep learning new things within the game, like the lucrative heist farming. There have been times old players realized they could have farmed more efficiently or ended up underselling an expensive gear. Given how complex Path of Exile, there is no shortage of things to discover. Therefore to make your journey a whole more accessible, here are eight things to help you better your time in the game.
Some of the pros might be shaking their heads and leaving the blog as we speak. To them, we suggest that you stick around as some of the tips can prove to be quite helpful, even for hardened veterans. So without further ado, let’s get started.
1.Coloring Sockets on Corrupted Items
So you want to create a build, but according to the guide, you’ll need three green sockets on your chest piece. Instead, yours only has two. One of the more common ways to randomly roll socket colors is by applying Chromatic orbs on your items. Now everyone knows that in Path of Exile, items with a specific high base stat requirement have a higher probability of rolling that color. So, if your chest piece requires 100 INT and 98 STR, it has a higher chance of rolling blue sixers than red ones.
The other and more reliable way is to go to your crafting bench, pull in your gear, and choose the appropriate modifiers. However, you’ll require Vaal orbs as an additional ingredient when coloring specific colors on corrupted items in addition to the regular recipe.
Pricing items can be super scary. There is always the chance of underselling or overselling your items, especially after Grinding Gear Games shook the loot table with the latest Path of Exile 3.14 Ultimatum patch. The best way to go about this is to realize that the price of an item is always as much as someone is willing to pay for it. The PoE market is very dynamic, and prices change pretty drastically throughout a league. Don’t think too much. , visit the website, look for a price list and choose an acceptable rate. Don’t think too severely even you end up underselling because, after all, it’s just a game.
3.Buying Orbs from Online Stores
Did you know that there are online websites that sell PoE orbs at a super cheap rate? If you’re short on time and cannot afford the grind but still want to enjoy the game, you can visit these sites and buy the PoE currency required to start a build and start playing right away. It saves you hours’ worth of in-game grind and lets you enjoy the game without suffering through the insane bits. The websites are safe and always have some PoE orbs for sale, so you’re sure to come across an offer or two even if you’re not looking for it.
Most new players often end up dying because they underestimate flasks. Those items are super helpful and make the core of any early, mid and late game build. Even pros are aware of the power of flasks and try to get as early in the game as possible. And even if you get a terrible flask, did you know that you roll for better stats and modifiers? These include bonus movement speed, increased maximum charges, increased block and stun recovery, and much more. A seething or a bubbling life flask or granite or a jade flask makes significantly increases your survivability in tough situations.
5.Creating new Items
Crafting new items in Path of Exile can be tricky and often devastating if you don’t know what you’re doing. Instead of eyeballing the whole thing and praying for the best, you can make calculated decisions based on statistics. Some websites emulate item rolls. This tells what you can expect from rolling a gear or creating them. Even it’s arbitrary and not set in-store, the idea lets you determine the number of rolls required to achieve that particular modifier. Many YouTubers or pro players have a detailed sheet listing all possible roll and outcomes in order to achieve the desired modifier.
Loot filters are an invaluable tool when it comes to Path of Exile, especially when you’re speedrunning. It is not possible to look at each and every item before picking them. It’s not at all time-efficient and tiring to the eyes. A loot filter is a third-party software that highlights items based on their types and rarity. They pop up in clean color-coded format, making it easier to spot them. Most guides and YouTubers suggest you get a loot filter right away when you’re starting to play Path of Exile.
Trading is another important factor if you plan to get an early start over other players or get the good stuff. Poetrade is a great website where you can trade items, gears, map parts, and other stuff with other players. If you stumble a piece of gear that you don’t need, list it on the site in exchange for something you do want.
The trading website also has a live search feature that’s very handy whenever you need something at a moment’s notice.
8.Time Efficiency and Progression
Any time spent in your hideout is a waste. Try to always be active in PoE. Even if you have nothing particular to do, just run a simple tier 15 map. Test the limits of your builds and craft new ones. If you plan to take it slow, spend 15 minutes on a single map but run it nonetheless. Don’t waste time in your hideout thinking about your next course of action. You can always slack of in Standard. The league lasts for only three months, so try to make the most of it while it’s still there. And that’s the end of the list. I hope you’ve learned something new while going through it and feel free to share your ideas in the comments below. Good luck!