Hi, as labyrinth is pretty darn tricky, I will give you 10 quick tips on how to make your experience better while trying to complete it.
1. Get flask that removes bleed – some traps inside labyrinth apply bleed and having a way to remove it is essential
2. Do not leave labyrinth – as soon as you do, it will reset and you will have to start it all over again. Leaving includes going to town by using portal, logging out etc.
3. If possible, get some life regeneration. If your flasks are empty, it can be very dangerous to continue running through labyrinth with less than full life. Life regeneration can be huge help in situation like that.
4. Get movement speed. Having quicksilver flask in your inventory can be very benificial, boots with 30% movement speed as well. You should also have movement skill – Lightning warp, leap slam, flame dash, whirling blades to quickly move through places you can.
5. Don’t use darkshrines. Of course, they can have benificial effects, but in my experience, mostly it’s not worth the risk.
6. Be overleveled. When your level is higher, you have access to more passive points, therefore more damage, survivability and perhaps speed, use that to your advantage for quicker runs.
7. Do not rush. There aren’t any legitimate reasons to try and finish the labyrinth very quickly in your first few runs. Take your time and learn the mechanics before moving on to quick runs for the rewards.
8. Get cast when damage taken setup. Immortal call is extremely useful here because it renders you immune to physical damage for brief amounts of time which can save your life more than once.
9. Bring any type of totem skill. You can block several traps with your totem and by doing that avoid taking damage yourself. For example, you can put your totem in front of the spike shooting trap and just run by it unscathed.
10. In the boss fight, movement is key. Try to avoid staying in one position for very long, bosses attack quickly and deadly if you do not try to dodge and they attack at the same time (Izaro and green orb throwing lady), so move as much as possible while still doing damage to them.
Hey there, my fellow Path of Exile players! Highly anticipated talisman challenge leagues are only 2 days away from being live on servers and I thought you could use few build suggestions. After watching trailers, I am really excited about the leagues because there’s quite a lot of new stuff introduced to the game. Chaos damage skills look really interesting and I can’t wait to use Blasphemy support gem to run curses as auras. Alright, so here come the builds, hope you find them useful!
When you’re new to the game, grasping some concepts might be a bit challenging, especially with unique items. There is tons of them and in this guide I am going to review some Path of Exile uniques and their stats to clear up why some of them are priced so high.
In Path of Exile, very many uniques are used as build-enablers, one example is Whispering Ice staff – it is the only way of obtaining and using Icestorm skill. There are plenty more and I am going to write about them in this guide.
Often referred to as Shavs in game, this chest armor has been one of the most expensive items in Path of Exile for quite some time. The main reason Shavronne’s Wrappings were (and is relatively expensive) expensive is because of “Chaos Damage does not bypass Energy Shield” unique affix in combination with pretty nice amount of energy shield on the item. There is also Solaris Lorica which has been called poor man’s shavs because it does not offer any energy shield for its owner. If Chaos damage cannot bypass energy shield, it opens up a great possibility for low life builds that can utilize Pain attunement to gain more damage or run more auras that are linked to blood magic and reserves life instead of mana.
Mjolner is popular one-handed mace that is used as build-enabler. One of the most popular builds it is used in is called Rainbownuke because of its colorful skills and how discharge looks when its used. Mjolner is so expensive because of its “Skills Chain +1 times” and “30% chance to Cast Socketed Lightning Spells on Hit” which most of the time means socketing lightning skill gems into the item and for example using Molten strike, socketed in chest armor to proc socketed lighting skills many times in short time span. Mjolner very often used together with Voll’s Devotion amulet because it helps generating charges for the Discharge skill and therefore gives you more damage/survivability. Mjolner builds dish out huge amounts of damage and has tremendous survivability, however they are generally pretty expensive.
Astramentis is unique amulet and is mostly sought-after when you are in great need of attributes like Strength, Intelligence and Dexterity. It offers +80 – +100 to all attributes depending on the roll. Astramentis is sometimes used together with Mjolner because of its huge attribute requirements.
4. Doryani’s Invitation
Doryani’s Invitation is belt dropped by Atziri which comes in 4 variants – physical, cold, fire and lightning. Doryani’s Invitation is generally pretty well-rounded belt which offers some armor, damage (depends on the variant), resistances and chance to freeze, ignite and shock. Do not forget about elemental leech, the amount is small but it can be noticeable if you are going crit build and deal a lot of damage.
This is one of the most expensive items currently in the game. Headhunter allows you to steal their mods from Rare monsters when you kill them. It is extremely powerful, take a look.
While being very powerful, it is also extremely rare and only obtainable through divination cards or using Orbs of Chance on Leather belts while being in map with Nemesis mod (it can drop there as well, but it’s so rare that it can be considered near impossible).
6. Divination Distillate
This flask is very useful for those who like to run increased item rarity/quantity on their builds. Not only it gives you 40 – 60 % rarity/ 12 – 18 % quantity, it also gives you +6% to all maximum elemental resistances during flask effect, which can be huge in some situations.
7. Rumi’s Concotion
Rumi’s offers you armor boost in combination with block/spell block during flask effect which makes it one of the best defensive flasks in game.
8. Taste of Hate
One more great flask for damage and survivability. Taste of Hate really shines on physical damage builds that use armor as primary way damage mitigation. “30% of Physical Damage taken as Cold Damage during flask effect” is great defensive option which helps mitigate 30% of incoming physical damage converting it to Cold and taking advantage of high cold resistance. 30% of physical damage as cold is pretty neat damage boost, it is only 6% less damage than level 21 hatred which makes the flask great option for physical builds.
This is great quiver for builds that use pierce as mechanic. Drillneck is the only item in game with “Projectile Damage increased by Arrow Pierce Chance” unique affix which makes it awesome for certain builds. Great example is Poison Arrow builds – it offers great damage boost if build has selected pierce chance in skill tree.
This is one of the most popular options for high IIQ/IIR builds – it offers up to 85% increased rarity if it has perfect implicit and perfect roll on the ring.
11. Gifts from Above
Very nice ring for builds that utilize crit and want some extra rarity for items dropped. It should work great together with Windripper builds which also offers increased rarity of items dropped by monsters.
12. Le Heup of All
Pretty good all-around ring. It has “10 – 20% increased Damage” unique affix which is great for some builds with limited scaling because it increases any damage. It also has 10 – 20% to all resists and 10 – 20% increased item rarity which makes it nice option for some builds.
13. The Taming
Great ring for some builds and some combinations because of “10% increased Damage per Freeze, Shock and Ignite on Enemy “. In combination with Emberwake ring, the potential damage increase is huge because of multiple stacking ignites. The Taming itself has very nice unique affixes besides the damage increase – resists, elemental damage and increased chance to apply elemental status ailments.The Taming is obtained by combining 3 Berek’s Rings – Berek’s Pass, Berek’s Respite and Berek’s Grip.
14. Ventor’s Gamble
Fairly recently added to the game, Ventor’s Gamble might be the best ring for IIR/IIQ characters, however only if it’s rolled well. The thing with this ring is – it can go both ways from reduced IIR/IIQ and resists to increased IIR/IIQ. It is really a gamble because you have to use Divine Orbs to roll it which are not the cheapest currency in the game.
15. Belly of the Beast
Neat chest armor which offers its wearer 30 – 40% increased life. High life is great for mostly any build but it’s very nice on melee builds that have to withstand some punishment.
16. Carcass Jack
Carcass Jack is good option in terms of damage. It offers increased area of effect and area damage for skills which makes it great for lots of aoe builds. It also has pretty good evasion and energy shield in combination with life and a bit of resists.
17. Greed’s Embrace
Only chest armor that offers increased rarity/quantity to its wearer. It has -resistances on it but that mostly is non-factor because they can be capped using other pieces of gear. Increased movement speed on the armor is nice too because it allows faster clearspeed therefore more items/hour.
One of the most popular chest pieces that has been in the game for long time. It offers +500 to max life and increased fire damage for its wearer with the cost of all sockets in chest piece. Kaom’s Heart gives you huge life pool which makes it extremely potent item for Righteous fire builds because they utilize every single aspect of the item.
19. Lightning Coil
Lightning Coil has the property “30% of Physical Damage taken as Lightning Damage” which makes it great choice for builds that have to take physical damage. Because of this property, Lightning Coil is great defensive item and with high lightning resist, you can mitigate a lot of physical damage.
20. Tabula Rasa
Tabula rasa is budget option for people that need 6-linked chest armor. It is blank chest piece with 6-linked white sockets.
21. Voll’s Protector
Voll’s Protector is in itself very cheap item which starts to shine when it’s 5-linked and 6-linked. Voll’s protector is great with builds that have to expend and quickly regain power charges such as discharger build and is also great with cast on crit builds.
This is mostly considered the best pair of gloves currently in the game. Atiziri’s Acuity can be obtained as drop from Uber atizri or from divination cards which makes these gloves pretty rare and expensive. Very high armor, high intelligence, life, crit chance and insta-leech makes this item very powerful and useful for crit based builds.
This is interesting, build-enabling pair of gloves. Facebreaker is unique with the “600 – 800% more Unarmed Physical Damage” property which allows some interesting builds that utlize physical damage and + to unarmed radius. One good example is facebreaker cyclone build which is very fun to play.
24. Maligaro’s Virtuosity
Great damage gloves for crit builds – Maligaro’s offers crit chance, crit multiplier and attack speed which makes them very good.
Powerful pair for builds utilizing spell damage. 125 – 150% crit chance for spells, high energy shield and +1 to level of elemental gems makes this pair very useful for crit spellcasters. It, however, comes with drawback – your mana cost of skills is increased by 80%.
26. Alpha’s Howl
This helmet is great for several reasons – you cannot be frozen while wearing this item, auras in this item have +2 to their level and mana reserved is reduced by 8%. This makes Alpha’s Howl great for builds that want to run powerful auras for damage and survivability.
27. The Bringer of Rain
This was very popular item a while back; almost every melee build out there was running with it because of the power of this item. It has many desireable properties – physical damage to attacks, high life, chance to block and more importantly, gems in this item are supported by blind, faster attacks and melee physical damage – making this item essentially a 7-link. Wearing Bringer of the Rain, however, has a drawback – you cannot use chest armor.
28. Crown of Eyes
This also was popular item a while back before its nerf – low life builds used this helm in combination with Shavronne’s Wrappings to achieve huge dps. People downed Uber Atziri in a matter of seconds, of course, they were using powerful hybrid daggers with spell damage and physical damage that took advantage of Crown of Eyes unique property – “Increases and Reductions to Spell Damage also apply to Attacks”.
Relatively new item to the game with 80 – 100% increased spell damage mod on it and another, unique mod – “Your Skills deal you 400% of Mana Cost as Physical Damage”. This is only item which offers this mod, that being said, people have come up with very unique and interesting character builds that utilize this property.
30. Great Old One’s Ward
This is good shield for builds that want damage – good example would be cyclone build that uses Abyssus helm. Physical damage to attacks, attack speed and life makes this shield very desirable for damage oriented physical builds.
31. Rise of the Phoenix
This unique shield has been core item for Righteous Fire builds for some time. Most noteworthy mod on this item is +8% to max fire resistance which allows you to reach more than 90% fire resist with some passive skills.
32. Atziri’s Disfavour
Very powerful item which can only be obtained by killing Uber Atziri or divination cards. It has very desirable options for 2-handed cyclone builds as an example – very high physical damage, +2 to weapon range, bleeding on hit and +2 to levels of support gems in this item.
33. Voltaxic Rift
This is bow that was extremely expensive a while back and now has fallen in terms of monetary value a lot. I, however, do think that this is still extremely powerful and fun item to build around. It has unique properties that make it stand out – “100% of Lightning Damage Converted to Chaos Damage ” and “Your chaos damage can shock”. These 2 properties make it very awesome item for Lightning arrow builds. Last build I played was Voltaxic LA build by ad1ce and it has became my favourite Path of Exile build. Check it out here – Build guide
Great bow for elemental crit builds. Not only it has high crit chance, shocked and frozen enemies killed by this bow drop items with increased IIR/IIQ. This synergizes well with Gifts from Above ring and gives you great boost to rarity.
35. Quill Rain
While not expensive, this is the fastest-shooting bow in this game with 3 attacks per second. The bow is popular with Explosive Arrow builds that focus on shooting as many arrows as possible in short amount of time.
36. Pledge of Hands
One of my favourite items to use on spellcaster builds. Not only it has 120 – 160% increased spell damage, it also gives you tons of mana and gems in this item are supported by level 30 spell echo which makes it powerful potential 7-linked staff for casters.
37. Sire of Shards
One more item that was introduced to the game fairly recently and has unique property which allows some interesting character builds. Socketed gems in this staff fire 4 additional projectiles and socketed gems fire projectiles in nova. This means, basically any skill gem that shoots projectile, can be made as nova build. This staff also works on spell totems which is pretty cool. Here you can take a look at spell interactions with this staff
Hands down one of the most powerful unique items in the game. While it reduces your spell damage by 80%, it gives you +1 maximum power charge and increases your spell damage by 25% for every power charge you have. It also gives you crit, cast speed and mana, which is good bonus. People have achieved extremely high dps by using 2 of these wands – you can check out the build here. Build
This is expensive amulet that is often utilized in combination with Mjolner builds. The property that makes it so expensive is “Gain an Endurance Charge when a Power Charge expires or is consumed” therefore it gives you tons of endurance charges when you use Voll’s Protector or other power charge-generaing items. This amulet can only be obtained in maps that have Anarchy/Onslaught Zana mod or by divination cards and that only adds to it’s value.
40. Romira’s Banquet
This is one more ring with interesting properties. “Gain a Power Charge on non-Critical Strike &
Lose all Power Charges on Critical Strike” makes it great on builds that utilize power charges and Resolute Technique. Good example is Mjolner discharge build.
Hi, I’s been a while since I last posted and one month flashback leagues are coming on October 2nd. I decided to get together some cheap poe builds (relatively) that should help you survive, clear well and overall be successful as your 1st character in new league.
A little about flashback leagues – they feature stuff (mods) from previous leagues that changes every few days. Here is the schedule of the mods (from official Path of Exile forum post):
Days 1-4: Warbands, Invasion, Nemesis, Domination.
Days 5-7: Warbands, Anarchy, Bloodlines, Beyond.
Days 8-9: All league mods excluding Tempest.
Days 10-12: Tempest, Domination, Nemesis, Beyond.
Days 13-14: Tempest, Ambush, Invasion, Torment.
Days 15-16: All league mods excluding Warbands.
Days 17-19: Warbands, Anarchy, Nemesis, Invasion, Torment.
Days 20-21: Warbands, Rampage, Ambush, Beyond, Onslaught.
Days 22-23: All league mods excluding Tempest.
Days 24-26: Tempest, Rampage, Bloodlines, Invasion, Nemesis, Torment.
Days 27-28: Tempest, Beyond, Rampage, Ambush, Domination, Onslaught.
Days 29-31: All league mods excluding Warbands.
With new leagues come new challenges and people who complete them, get Golden Seraph set. There are other prizes for different accomplishments such as highest experience, you can see the full list by checking Path of Exile forums.
And at last, here comes the list of builds:
1. Dual flame totem build. Requires almost no investment to deal good damage, you can even do well with only a 4-linked item. Link
2. “The Matriarch” summoner build. It is cheap, can be equipped with high IIR/IIQ items and can clear well. Link
3. Summon raging spirits (SRS) build. Cheap, beginner-friendly build can be equipped with high IIR/IIQ, even Uber-Atziri capable if you have skills for it. Link
4. Neversink’s Tornado shot ranger. Very nicely written guide with lots of details about the build. Link
5. Whaitiri’s Crit Arc Witch. Beginner-friendly, extremely fast clearing and high IIR/IIQ viable build. From my experience Arc doesn’t require lots of investment therefore can be nice for 1st build in new league. Link
6. 2h RT (resolute technique) cycloner. Cheap, Atziri capable build for melee enthusiasts. Link
7. Tanky Righteous Fire Incinerator. Fairly cheap, great for beginners because it doesn’t involve lots of confusing mechanics. Also viable for HC. Link
8. 2h Flicker strike build. Detailed and well-explained guide everyone should understand. Needs a few items, but still good build as your first character. Link
9. Molten strike claw build. Very high dps, atziri and endgame capable build which doesn’t require lots of investment. Link
10. Ziggy D’s Explosive arrow build. This is nice budget build that made Quill Rain go up in price in Tempest. The build is cheap, survives game’s content very well. Link
Hi there! It has been a while since Path of Exile Awakening hit live and I got to play non-beta. One of the most fun and rewarding things that have been added were Divination cards. I decided to compile a table with Divination cards drop locations, approximate drop rate which is based on rarity tiers starting with the most common: Very Common – Common – Semi-Common – Uncommon – Semi-Rare – Rare – Very Rare – Extremely Rare. Tiers are based loosely on availability of the cards on poe.trade, how expensive or rare the item in the cards is and my personal experience while farming them. Also, if I have missed something, feel free to leave comments and I will add the missing info, peace!
The Western Forest (Cruel, Merciless)
The City of Sarn (All difficulties)
The Sewer Waterway (All difficulties)
The Battlefront (All difficulties)
The Aqueduct (All difficulties)
The Ebony Barracks (All difficulties)
10 Cartographer’s Chisels
Lvl 21 Spell Gem (Corrupted)
The Vaal Ruins (all difficulties)
The Celestial Justicar
Six-Link Normal Astral Plate
The Fellshrine Ruins (Merciless difficulty)
The Chains that Bind
Six-Link Normal Chest Armor
The Crematorium (Merciless difficulty)
The Old Fields (All difficulties)
The Crossroads (All difficulties)
The Broken Bridge (All difficulties)
The Fellshrine Ruins (All difficulties)
The Riverways (All difficulties)
The Western Forest (All difficulties)
The Wetlands (All difficulties)
The Northern Forest (All difficulties)
Village Ruin map
Random Divination Card
1 Gemcutter’s Prism
The Mines Level 1 (All difficulties)
The Mines Level 2 (All difficulties)
The Crystal Veins (All difficulties)
Random Skill Gem with +20% Quality
The Ebony Barracks (All difficulties)
The Broken Bridge (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Crossroads (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Dread Thicket (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Fellshrine Ruins (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Northern Forest (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Old Fields (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Riverways (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Southern Forest (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Western Forest (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Wetlands (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
1 Exalted Orb
The Belly of the Beast Level 1 (All difficulties)
The Belly of the Beast Level 2 (All diffuculties)
The Harvest (All difficulties)
The Western Forest (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
Armor with Seraphim’s affix (Hybrid Energy shield affix)
10 Vaal Orbs
The Ancient Pyramid (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
Vaal Pyramid Map
Jack in the Box
Random Unique Item (Even league-exclusive uniques)
The Battlefront (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The City of Sarn (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Docks (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Ebony Barracks (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Marketplace (Cruel?, Merciless difficulties)
The Slums (Cruel difficulty)
The Warehouse District (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Coast (Merciless difficulty)
The Tidal Island (Merciless difficulty)
Mud Flats (Merciless difficulty)
The Ledge (Merciless difficulty)
The Climb (Merciless difficulty)
The Ship Graveyard (Merciless difficulty)
The Fetid Pool (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Lower Prison (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Upper Prison (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Catacombs (Merciless difficulty)
The Chamber of Sins Level 1 (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Chamber of Sins Level 2 (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
The Crypt Level 2 (Cruel, Merciless difficulties)
Acton’s Nightmare Map
The Coward’s Trial Map