MMOexp posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago
Which brings Path of Exile up to version 3.0
The largest difficulty I had when first trying to play poe currency was feeling paralyzed with liberty. Where Diablo 3 provides arranged character classes, Path of Exile’s courses are nearly inconsequential. It’s true that you can begin as a Witch, but nothing is stopping you from investing all your points into power and turning her into a sledgehammer-wielding melee maniac.
Veterans will tell you to just wing it the very first time, but I’m not fond of this notion of investing 20 hours into some rickety-shit build simply to need to undo those mistakes later. But looking at various construct guides, they’re frequently indulged in lingo that could be impossible to interpret.
General guides aimed directly at beginners can be a massive assistance, but even those feel a bit overpowering. But surely there must be a quick set of tips for new Path of Exile players who just want to kill creatures rather than spend hours exploring? There is. Sort of.
One of the wonderful things about Fall of Oriath’s launching (which brings Path of Exile up to version 3.0) is that sweeping equilibrium changes and new skills means the entire metaPOE game has been thrown out. The community has produced a great deal of new builds to perform with. After doing some searching, I came across YouTuber Engineering Eternity with fantastic beginner build manuals. Though there’s still some jargon to understand, Engineering Eternity solves one of the largest problems with many manuals I read by walking you through the leveling procedure. Instead of just showing you what the construct will look like in the endPOE match, he breaks down the guide to major leveling milestones, giving you smaller, more digestible goals to work toward.
I went together with his Scorching Ray Necromancer build, which revolves around melting enemies under a blast of fire and letting its damage over time ability finish them off while I move on to another group. It’s a great build that I urge anyone use since it isn’t too reliant on gear. I felt confused but I eventually had a lantern that could at least illuminate the next few steps I had to take. That made Path of Exile considerably more accessible, and I began to see why it’s such enthusiastic fans.