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VioletVenom
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reply to Dissembled

Re: Path of Exile

The best explanation I've heard offered is there is a huge database of login information out there hacked from other forums. People using the same login credentials across multiple sites are at the greatest risk.



Dissembled

join:2008-01-23
Indianapolis, IN
reply to BKayrac

Your comment made me think. Why try and access a PoE account if all it's going to do is lock the account out? Well, if you have the password of the account, you then try their email account and see if they use the same password for both PoE and their email. Try enough accounts and it's just a matter of time before you find one where they are the same. You log into their email, grab the unlock code and away you go with a new PoE account to empty out. Now that makes sense.

Just means the game is getting extremely popular if the hackers are moving in trying to steal stuff.



Savious
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Yea, already seeing advertisements to buy items and orbs for cash.


Arsinic

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Ruffs Dale, PA
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Yeah a pal of mine tried to contact those guys about selling them a bunch of his goods, but all they are doing is selling atm. Apparently the broken mirrors sell for $995 US...



Savious
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What do those do again?



Koil
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reply to Dissembled

You've never used the email address associated with your PoE account anywhere else?



Dissembled

join:2008-01-23
Indianapolis, IN
reply to Savious

said by Savious:

What do those do again?

Not so sure he may not be talking about a Mirror of Kalandra actually. It creates a mirrored copy of a non-unique item. Needless to say, I've never seen one.


Dissembled

join:2008-01-23
Indianapolis, IN
reply to Koil

said by Koil:

You've never used the email address associated with your PoE account anywhere else?

Of course I have. Actually, it's my spam account I give out to anyone and everyone. It's probably in a million databases world wide by now. OK, so someone has my email address. Why log on just to have the account get locked out? My explanation above is the only thing that makes sense to me right now. They also have your PoE password and then try to log into your email using the same password.


f0rtys3ven
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join:2011-09-01
Lansing, MI

downloading



f0rtys3ven
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join:2011-09-01
Lansing, MI

This is really fun so far!

Level 12 Shadow.
Going a dagger / claw whirling blades build.

I have questions about armor v engery shield v evasion. How does these interact / work ?



Dissembled

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Indianapolis, IN

said by f0rtys3ven:

I have questions about armor v engery shield v evasion. How does these interact / work ?

Armor reduces physical damage.

Energy shield is much like what it sounds like, it's a shield that absorbs damage until it is used up. It's visually indicated by the white stripe/partial sphere on the right hand side of your health globe.

Evasion is resolved first in combat and determines whether or not you even get hit by the attack.

There are also elemental resists. Fire, Cold, & Lightening for non-physical damages that armor doesn't reduce. There's also a 4th damage type in the game called Chaos damage that goes through everything and resists for it are more rare and can be gained through some passives.


f0rtys3ven
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join:2011-09-01
Lansing, MI

So for defense I think that I am going to pick up passives in Evasion, Energy Shield, and Life when easily available.

I am planning on some early Evasion/Energy Shield passives as well as the dual wield block passives.



f0rtys3ven
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join:2011-09-01
Lansing, MI

Man skills can be hard to come by. I haven't really found too many useful skills on the ground and have only found 1 support gem.

I made it to about level 20 I think and into act 2. My whirling blades build is still going well. I have attachted a crit multiplier support gem as it was the only one that would work with whirling blades that I got to choose. Its kind of lack luster. I end up dual striking most things to death as it is more effecient for mana and it kills in 1 hit + auto or 2 hits for most mobs.

The only defensive spell I was able to pick up so far was a fire armor that gives armor till a certain amount of dmg is taken then it explodes. Kinda meh.

I have moved over to claws. I have 2 rare claws with life leech on top of the health returned on hit. Whirling blades through a group heals for a pretty good amount and I can tank most rares with just dual strike spam and the health I get back from that. One claw has mana leech as well and I wish both had it because it is extremely nice for extra mana regen. Thank god I have a couple good mana pots because I am pretty much chain chugging. Hoping for a clarity skill drop for the mana aura.
--
I though I had it all mapped out.
But I guess not.
This fucking black cloud still follows me around.
Its time to exercise these demons.
These mother fuckers are doing jumping jacks now.



Dissembled

join:2008-01-23
Indianapolis, IN

It seems like I'm hearing more and more that the hierarchy for defense is:

Life>Spirit Shield>Armor>Evasion



Savious
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Evasion mitigates more damage than armor at higher levels, but you can't stack it solely.

Its best to go evasion+energy shield or evasion/life regen.

Armor suffers from terrible diminishing returns, where as ES is infinite.
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"This thread has more subs than the actual game." Phantasee, in reference to SWTOR



Savious
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reply to f0rtys3ven

said by f0rtys3ven:

Man skills can be hard to come by. I haven't really found too many useful skills on the ground and have only found 1 support gem.

I made it to about level 20 I think and into act 2. My whirling blades build is still going well. I have attachted a crit multiplier support gem as it was the only one that would work with whirling blades that I got to choose. Its kind of lack luster. I end up dual striking most things to death as it is more effecient for mana and it kills in 1 hit + auto or 2 hits for most mobs.

The only defensive spell I was able to pick up so far was a fire armor that gives armor till a certain amount of dmg is taken then it explodes. Kinda meh.

I have moved over to claws. I have 2 rare claws with life leech on top of the health returned on hit. Whirling blades through a group heals for a pretty good amount and I can tank most rares with just dual strike spam and the health I get back from that. One claw has mana leech as well and I wish both had it because it is extremely nice for extra mana regen. Thank god I have a couple good mana pots because I am pretty much chain chugging. Hoping for a clarity skill drop for the mana aura.

Add me to your friends list. I have a ton of extra skill gems and equipment. Im currently working on a shadow as well. Viper strike is amazing!
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"This thread has more subs than the actual game." Phantasee, in reference to SWTOR


bionicRod
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reply to Savious

said by Savious:

Evasion mitigates more damage than armor at higher levels, but you can't stack it solely.

Its best to go evasion+energy shield or evasion/life regen.

Armor suffers from terrible diminishing returns, where as ES is infinite.

Thanks for this. I have been stacking evasion. Haven't run into any problems yet but will have to consider how to go forward.
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The world was movin' she was right there with it and she was


Savious
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Once monsters start hitting for 500, you'll understand that a 40% chance to evade is better than a 30% repeated reduction to 500.

Evade is the best way to avoid damage after max resist.
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"This thread has more subs than the actual game." Phantasee, in reference to SWTOR



bionicRod
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I think my problem is going to be that, as a duelist, my INT isn't that high unless I invest in it in the passive tree, so the armor that stacks energy shield may be out. The armor that plays to my strengths (STR and DEX) is usually evade+armor. I've been going straight evade leathers, but if that's not good enough on its own, I'm going to have to figure something else out. Luckily I've never seen a yellow I didn't stash.
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The world was movin' she was right there with it and she was



f0rtys3ven
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I can see that needing strength and energy shield being an issue especially for the Dualist class. They seem to not be cohesive in gear or passives.

I am doing evasion energy shield gear mostly. I will end up w/ come armor evasion or armor energy shield so that my dmg reduction ins't 0. I looked yesterday and I was at 3% so I added a piece of armor evasion (boots).

Is viper strike the chaso dot strike?
I really like puncture for heavy hitting mobs. Whril in puncture whril out and watch him chase me and die.
--
I though I had it all mapped out.
But I guess not.
This fucking black cloud still follows me around.
Its time to exercise these demons.
These mother fuckers are doing jumping jacks now.



Savious
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Evasion + Armor is not a bad route, actually. Lets say a monster is hitting your for 100. You have 40% evasion or 30% armor.

Evasion = After 10 hits you will evade 400 damage but take 600.
Armor = After 10 hits, you will absorb 300 damage but take 700.

Now, combining those too, the 6 hits you take after your 40% evasion is reduced to 70 damage per hit, or 420 damage.

Prioritize these stats for each class

Duelist: Resist/Life/Evasion/Armor
Shadow: Resist/ES/Life/Evasion
Witch: Resist/ES/Life
Templar: Resist/Life/Armor/ES
Marauder: Resist/Life/Regen/Armor
Ranger: Resist/Evasion/Life/Movement speed

Now, these are based off of traditional builds. Obviously your setups are going to be different if you are going with a weird set up like bow marauder or melee witch or Chaos Inoculation.
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"This thread has more subs than the actual game." Phantasee, in reference to SWTOR



Savious
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reply to f0rtys3ven

Puncture seems more productive on a ranger than a melee class.

Viper strike puts out some ridiculous DPS if you have fast attack speeds.
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"This thread has more subs than the actual game." Phantasee, in reference to SWTOR



bionicRod
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reply to Savious

said by Savious:

Evasion + Armor is not a bad route, actually. Lets say a monster is hitting your for 100. You have 40% evasion or 30% armor.

Evasion = After 10 hits you will evade 400 damage but take 600.
Armor = After 10 hits, you will absorb 300 damage but take 700.

Now, combining those too, the 6 hits you take after your 40% evasion is reduced to 70 damage per hit, or 420 damage.

Prioritize these stats for each class

Duelist: Resist/Life/Evasion/Armor
Shadow: Resist/ES/Life/Evasion
Witch: Resist/ES/Life
Templar: Resist/Life/Armor/ES
Marauder: Resist/Life/Regen/Armor
Ranger: Resist/Evasion/Life/Movement speed

Now, these are based off of traditional builds. Obviously your setups are going to be different if you are going with a weird set up like bow marauder or melee witch or Chaos Inoculation.

Thanks for the advice! I need to start browsing the PoE forums but I'm impatient and don't want to take the time. I want to plaaaaaaay.
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The world was movin' she was right there with it and she was


Savious
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Add me. I've got lots of cool gears and gemzies for DSLR peeps.



f0rtys3ven
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Whose playing HC?



Savious
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Im not. Im still exploring different classes and builds before I make an HC character.

I would be interested in the race leagues as well. A lot of cool stuff to do here!

I still havent gotten a character past Act 3 Cruel, haha.
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"This thread has more subs than the actual game." Phantasee, in reference to SWTOR



f0rtys3ven
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join:2011-09-01
Lansing, MI

Have you looked at the build of the week videos ?



Savious
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No, where's that?



f0rtys3ven
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Lansing, MI

Goggle?

Path of Exile - Build of the week.

They are made by the game designer from builds that were submitted by players.



Savious
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Gogglator plays PoE?