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pr1mo
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reply to BKayrac

Re: Path of Exile

I'm in game right now if anyone wants to level! I'm currently on Standard, Level 68, farming Docks.


pr1mo
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said by f0rtys3ven:

The only reason I am not running Anger is Colors. I'd rather run anger than Haste as Haste is really expensive but my Aura link currently is RBGG w/ red being reduced mana. The other link is RBGG as well and that uses blood magic to do Discipline and Grace.

In the end I'd like to be able to do Discipline, Grace, Determination, Wrath, Hatred, Anger, Clarity but thats going to take some more ES gear. In my passive tree I have life and leather and steel coming up so my defense will only go up but I am pretty worried about my DPS. I don't think 1.4k AoE is going to cut it in Maps. Which I have like 8 of now. 5 different ones.

I still have to do the sewers.

Defense is HUGE and HUUUUGE in maps. However, 1.4k in offense does seem a tad low for anything over normal maps, and I feel it will be too low (not sure if you've tried ANY maps yet). Once you start bringing in mods, that's when you really need to tear stuff down fast.

I'll be on tonight to farm Merciless Docks. If you'd like to farm EXP together, I should be on between 8-10 PM CST (been enjoying farming a lot more since I'm quite comfortable now). Merciless Docks is nothing but an EXP fest at ~10-15 minutes per run. I should start tossing in some IIQ/IIR if it gets too easy.

p.s. Forgot to mention, I had my first EXALTED ORB drop last night, randomly off a white monster Going to save that bad boy for a nice piece of loot once I get closer to level 80.


pr1mo
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I checked my stash and I did not have an extra Determination gem. I'll keep an eye out for the ES gear, as I get tons of drops with that base, and I don't even need it (so I've been saving all the UNID'd items for the vendor's Chaos Orb recipe. Currency seems to be coming in. I'm 2 bubbles from 69 (wasted some EXP on Magic Maps, died to DUAL BOSSES mod on a dungeon map =/)


f0rtys3ven
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The only reason I am not running Anger is Colors. I'd rather run anger than Haste as Haste is really expensive but my Aura link currently is RBGG w/ red being reduced mana. The other link is RBGG as well and that uses blood magic to do Discipline and Grace.

In the end I'd like to be able to do Discipline, Grace, Determination, Wrath, Hatred, Anger, Clarity but thats going to take some more ES gear. In my passive tree I have life and leather and steel coming up so my defense will only go up but I am pretty worried about my DPS. I don't think 1.4k AoE is going to cut it in Maps. Which I have like 8 of now. 5 different ones.

I still have to do the sewers.
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Noiche
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Very nice, 5 auras is quite expensive. Why not Anger as well? I know it's not a %, and a lot weaker than Hatred, but it is a set amount mana and quite low at that, and it would help if even in the tinest bit. That may be 1 too many auras for you though. I had my Ranger with some decent crit nodes, but after redoing the tree, I respeced out of the crit and lost like 300dps and now wish I hadn't done that. She's now weaker than she was before the patch, so she's pretty much stuck there until I either get more Regret Orbs to respec her again, or make a new character and fix it. Doesn't take that long anymore to level up quickly and get back to where I'm at. I went damage with her, so still only have like 650-700hp, which is FAR too low for where I'm at right now, and being full damage, I still don't have 1k single dps ; /

Just a sad story all the way around with my ranger.


f0rtys3ven
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I am afraid I didn't spec enough damage. I was debating on going full Crit but didn't and am kind of regretting it.

I can control mobs just fine but lightning destroys me currently and with my damage I need to kite a fair bit. I am pretty useful in groups. I can max up to 5 Auras (Hatred, Grace, Clarity, Haste, Discipline) and IS gives really nice chill basically permanently. I can also fun level 5 Artic Armor. I can actually tank a bit of melee. Docks farms is really safe for me but seems really slow and my RNG hasn't been great. I still need 3 4-links w/life.

I'm looking for ES/Evasion Head/Gloves/Boots 4-linked w/ life and resists. I can worry about colors. I pretty much have to find these before I can upgrade my jewelry because I am using prismatic rings with double resists on both.

Does anyone have a determination gem I can have?
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Noiche
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So, I'm absolutely loving my Onslaught marauder. So far he feels so much more powerful than my other characters, but I'm also still using a 2-hand and I'm up to almost level 28 in act 3 normal. Right now, I'm attempting to find someone that will sell me the 27 unqiue maul that does insane damage, something like over 200 top end, for such a low level. Most people want some pretty high prices for it though, like 3-5 chaos or high level stuff that I can't even come close to affording.

The new ranger tree is very impressive, but I screwed up her build yet again, so oh well.


pr1mo
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With my current setup, I'm pretty damn comfortable in Transmuted Maps below 68. It's pretty awesome tearing shit down, but there are some OH SHIT moments and the bosses HURT. Also, Battlefront and Solaris on Merciless are a joke to me now, just easy EXP.

Time for sleep but I can't wait to be back at it tomorrow. Might actually get lucky with some better RNG.


pr1mo
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I'm saving all high ilvl white swords with high base attack speed. I then do the Normal, Magic, Rare @ 20% recipe and get my alch back, essentially a free chance at an upgrade.

I'm also saving unidentified items for the 2 Chaos recipe.

I got lucky and had a "14% Quality Blind" gem drop. Added that to Cleave-Multistrike-Faster Attacks-Melee Physical Dmg.

Now I can run the 66 maps with a lot of ease. The blind definitely helped with the damage mitigation. My DPS has also increased to about 6,800 during combat. Need a mana-leech upgrade item real bad now. I'm slaughtering monsters though, it's quite fun.

Noiche
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The recipes definitely help a ton. The main 2 I focus on are the 3linked one for a chromatic and the rares that sell for alchemy scraps. The rest, I don't worry too much about, yet. I started up in Onslaught again last night trying a slightly different build to my tanky maruader that I have in Anarchy.

If he dies though, I'll finally have a character in standard to play on with yall cause he gets dropped to there Right now, my 49 maruader and 49 ranger both just don't feel right. I'm pretty sure I jacked up their skill trees pretty bad to have the feelings this bad, but I'll just have to play with others characters and builds to see.


pr1mo
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I just recently began following the vendor recipes and what items to sell for currency (again, overwhelming, but now I remember them!). The vendor trading makes currency gathering MUCH easier. Thank you for that post. I don't remember reading about the GCP, but I just read up on it on the WIKI page.


Xioden
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Best way to build wealth is to just make good use of the vendor recipes.

Pick up most blue/green/red linked items to sell from chromoatic orbs and any six slotted item for jeweller's orbs.

Superior equipment is good for whetstones/scraps early on (40% quality total = 1 whestone/scrap or 20% on a single item). I usually stop picking up lower quality items, but if I spot a 10-15%+ one I'll usually grab it. Otherwise they start taking up too much stash space for me.

Superior flasks work the same way, except give glassblower's baubles.

Superior skill gems work the same way and give a gemcutter's prism, except ~10% or higher are already worth a full gemcutter's prism, with 7-8% being worth around a chaos or two.

Probably the biggest money maker though is rares. 1 to 59 items give orbs of chance, 60-74 chaos orbs, 75 to 100 regal orbs. If they're all all unidentified and 20% quality you get 3x the currency, all unidentified or all 20% quality, you get 2x the currency, and if they're all just identified you get 1x the currency.

Especially that last recipe can make it easy to start farming currency through rares. So if you dedicate part of a stash tab to unid rares, once you get a full set you can get a decent bit of currency rather than ~1-2 transmutation/alterations. Since a chaos is worth about 4 alchs, you can even use an alch or 2 to finish off a full equipment set to make some quick profit.

Rares you don't use for that, you can get a nice collection of alterations going just by identifying them before you sell them. This also allows for some specific prefix/suffix recipes that offer additional alterations.


pr1mo
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said by f0rtys3ven:

Haste is a really expensive Aura I think thats a pretty good possibility to lessen the mana issues.

I am mgen on alot of gear to sustain my spam.

The complexity makes me want to explode.

I want to know if IR/US > ACRO/Arrow dodging but math gahhhh.

Seriously. I'm reading up on a couple of my own abilities and there's so much shit to think about that I want to rage and just not play, haha. It always happens when I keep reading too much Reddit or Official forums. I need to stop reading all this theorycrafting shit and just play the game.


f0rtys3ven
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reply to pr1mo
Haste is a really expensive Aura I think thats a pretty good possibility to lessen the mana issues.

I am mgen on alot of gear to sustain my spam.

The complexity makes me want to explode.

I want to know if IR/US > ACRO/Arrow dodging but math gahhhh.
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pr1mo
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I'm just going to stick with IR for the time being, as my gear is pretty good but not "perfect"...yet. I also have to start using at least 1 curse (Enfeeble), however, I am in desperate need of mana-leech still. Because my attack speed is so high, I drain mana VERY rapidly, and my mana-leech gem + 2% leech does not really help the drain, it's tough. I'm thinking of replacing my Haste aura with Purity (less attack speed = slower/less mana drained). That way, I can sacrifice some of my resistances on gear for other important defensive/offensive stats. Ugh, so much complexity sometimes, it gets overwhelming.


f0rtys3ven
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KK

I still have to do my spec.

To try evasion or to stay with IR/US after the nerf. I had quite a bit DEX so I am betting on losing a good chunk of armor or I could go blood magic and IR/US and head to templar.

Currently I am doing IR/US into Eldritch battery -> dual curse -> static blows.
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pr1mo
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said by f0rtys3ven:

I don't know what your chest is but I have a 600 + evasion one with a pretty good life roll and a 700 + evasion one with a little life. Neither are knock outs but the evasion rolls are high and I think they have 1 resist apiece.

I appreciate you looking out! My current chest is a 6S (RRRGGG)-5L (link = 3r2g) with the following stats: 634 Armour, 319 Evasion, +14 STR, +24% Cold Res, +17% Lightning Res, +90 Life, +193 Armour

It's not bad at all. I'm currently in the hunt for a 6L (RRRRGG), hehe.

p.s. Sorry about last night. I was interested in trying a map or two, however, the patch download really dragged and once I logged in, you were gone. I'll most likely be on tonight, around 10 PM CST.

p.s.s. After the patch, I lost just a little bit of Armor due to the Iron Reflexes nerf, and I think that pure EVASION on gear isn't preferred over Armour anymore. For IR, I believe the main priority was Evasion or Armour/Evasion as base. Now, I believe Armour alone should be a good base pickup. My DPS did go up, however, by ~800 DPS.


f0rtys3ven
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I don't know what your chest is but I have a 600 + evasion one with a pretty good life roll and a 700 + evasion one with a little life. Neither are knock outs but the evasion rolls are high and I think they have 1 resist apiece.
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pr1mo
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Patch update moving reeeeeeal slow.


f0rtys3ven
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Yea my goal is to find something worth a lot to kick start my wealth but it could be today or in 5 weeks before I find that piece.

My searing touch is only medium rolls or I would have 6 socketed it and tried to sell it.

pr1mo - What is your dmg for your swords? I have a couple at 1.5 ish attack speed with 100 dmg top ends but they aren't GREAT I didn't know where yours were in comparison. Mine only really have one of the 2 important phys mods.
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Noiche
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Ouch. I keep using the Alchemy's that I find on gear for myself, and so far have had some pretty good rolls on some of it.

My stash is full of 4/5 socket/linked items to Alchemy whenever I get the orbs and the characters to use them. I have 1 Chaos Orb as well I think, but no Exalted Orbs or anything else of great value. This of course is from 2 characters that haven't reached 50 yet, although I plan to tonight or tomorrow.

I've got to figure out which direction I'm going to go with my passives on my tank in about another 5 levels. There's several options, but I need to figure the order I'm going to take them in. Long as I keep slowly leveling, this guy will turn into a very powerful tank in his 80+ days and be a map beast. Hopefully with the passive reset, I can make my Ranger a little better at surviving in the process.

The new 62 unique seige axe, which I think is the best 1h weapon in game right now, runs like 4+ Exalted Orbs right now on Anarchy, and a lot higher with good rolls. It's going to be forever before I can afford my end-game gear. Hopefully, I'll get lucky and find a few things when I progress deeper into merciless.


f0rtys3ven
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reply to Noiche
Everyone there is poor.

I am sooo poor on standard because normal is a person with like 10 exalts.

Noiche
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That should help my Ranger out quite a bit. She just feels like anything that lays eyes on her kills her with about 2 hits, and shes still just in cruel, so I dread the day she gets to merciless and isn't prepared.

On the other hand, my tank is way more fun right now. I still have a problem killing bosses, only cause of very low dps, but I don't have a problem with dieing. So far, the only things that have truly killed me in cruel are Vaal's smash, which surprisingly could 1 shot me, and the unique monster in City of Sarn. I wanted to farm this area til 50+ but I would get murdered by that stupid unique and his Bear Trap spam, which took 1/3rd my life each time. Next level on my maruader gives me 30% more armor, and then I get 22% more armor in the next 2 nodes from that, then back to hp nodes. My resistances are maxed, and have been forever now. I got a rare 42 axe that's way better than what I was using, but I'm in dire need of a powerful weapon, which will probably be 60+ before I get one. I plan to farm ledge on merciless like crazy when I reach that area.

It sucks being on Anarchy and not able to party up and game with you guys, but it has it's advantages. I plan to get as much Anarchy only stuff as I can before the ladder ends and I get thrown to standard. Also, prices are fairly reasonable for most things, and people are very open to negotiation in my experiences so far. I'm very poor, and people have helped out greatly with reduced prices for the few things I've bought thus far, although I doubt this will continue when I get to end-game gear. We shall see.


f0rtys3ven
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Ranger passive reset confirmed. The starting area is getting some HP/Evasion nodes! Should drop today or tomorrow.

Will be playing a bit after work.
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pr1mo
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said by f0rtys3ven:

I just picked up a searing touch. Medium rolls.

Im up to 67 almost 68 I have 4 maps to do but I am scared.

Still too squishy and my aoe is at 1.3k and single target is 1.9k w/ ice shot.

I got to unwavering stance this weekend and also finished heavy draw for some more DPS. My reduced mana gem has leveled enough where I can run clarity hatred and Anger and have just enough left for arrow spam. If this is possible now I can't wait till I get EB. I am about 8 points out from that right now.



Honestly, if YOU feel that your stats aren't enough for "Maps," I'd say you're 100% right and shoudn't waste them. Even white monsters in maps hit hard as fuck. I'm willing to try some with you though if you're down .


f0rtys3ven
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I just picked up a searing touch. Medium rolls.

Im up to 67 almost 68 I have 4 maps to do but I am scared.

Still too squishy and my aoe is at 1.3k and single target is 1.9k w/ ice shot.

I got to unwavering stance this weekend and also finished heavy draw for some more DPS. My reduced mana gem has leveled enough where I can run clarity hatred and Anger and have just enough left for arrow spam. If this is possible now I can't wait till I get EB. I am about 8 points out from that right now.
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Xioden
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Pro tip: Don't respect at 3am when you're tired as hell.

RIP quest respecs and 23 orbs of regret.

Related pro tip: when respecing based on a previously planned passive tree, make sure you're looking at the correct previously planned passive tree.

Also, The Searing Touch + Firestorm + Chance to Flee = Great leveling alternative to freezing pulse.


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Even with my stats, 5,700 DPS - 2k Life - 46% damage reduction (before granite/enduring cry)- 75% all resists (-26% Chaos res.), maps are hard as SHIT. I was only able to clear a NORMAL Level 66 Map (no mods, only +15% quantity). Any mods added, and I was getting torn up. This was with cautionary play and using all the abilities I have at my disposal. I lost 50% of EXP between level 67 and 68

I did add an Instant Recovery life flask (only about 564 life recovered because of reduction mod, sucks for maps, IMO), and an instant recovery mana flask (which actually is fine). However, I'm in DIRE need of mana-leech. Currently at 2% from gear and 4.2% from mana-leech gem attached to cleave and because of my 9.57 attack-speed, mana is just not leeching fast enough and I am forced to keep using a flask, just too tedious.

p.s. maps drop some nice loot. With the higher iLvl of items (67+), 6 mod items are far more common than just standard game playing. Not only that, the increased quanity/rarity through map mods is HUGE for farming.


f0rtys3ven
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I believe Monday or Tuesday NZ time anyone with ranger passives will get full resets.

Noiche
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They doing a full reset? That could possibly help my ranger out a lot as I wouldn't mind getting different damaging passives earlier to save going so far on the tree so early like I did.