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Run Elder City Square for Path of Exile Orbs

Path of Exile Elder City Square

When you’re looking for Path of Exile maps to run for PoE currency farming, look no further than the Elder City Square. We’ll be listing why it’s a good map to run as well as some key notes for you to look at.

Why Elder City Square?

First off, you can loop its layout. Sure, it has alleys that branch off the main square, but at its most basic, it’s a loop. You can go around killing the mobs, only going to the center when facing off the bosses. This makes clearing the map easier. In turn, that lets you run it more times in a single sitting. That results in more PoE Chaos Orbs, Exalted Orbs, Jewellers Orb, Orb of Alchemy, Orbs of Alterations, Blessed Orbs, and Orb of Fusing for you in the long run.

Second, it has a good mob density. Loot piles up quickly, so you have to decide which to keep and which to throw. Keeping everything will make you less efficient if you have to go back and forth to your hideout just to unload your inventory. Using stricter filters to get the most valuable PoE Item and stuff can go a long way to keeping your efficiency up.

Lastly, the loot you can get from this map is quite valuable. With several runs, you’ll get back your investment and more. Sell all these magic items in bulk, which is more satisfying than selling small things after runs.

Additional Notes

Corrupt your maps with Vaal orbs. In addition to making your runs a little more challenging, it increases your potential for profit with a bigger or more valuable unique item loot pool.

Save up your awakened sextant by running maps with bad mods. Just try again in the next run. Since you’re not constantly rerolling, you get profit and spend less on your resources (simple sextant and Orbs of Scouring, for example).

Do your missions for bonus loot or resources. Otherwise, just keep them in mind. The chaos of battle sometimes makes it hard to keep track of what you want to do. Missions from Jun, Alva, Einhar, and Niko should be your priorities. Jun, Alva, and Einhar missions reward more loot. Niko awards more sulfate to use in Delves.

You, as an individual, have your own preference in running maps. The saying goes ‘there’s more than one way to skin a cat’ and that certainly applies here. You don’t have to follow Path of Exile guides or do what others are doing. They might be more efficient than you, but you have your own interpretation of ‘efficiency’. As long as you enjoy the game, you can play and run the map in any way you want.

Conclusion

Elder City Square is not the best farming map, per se. It is, however, still a good map to grind in, especially for Harbinger’s Shards. Rack up those Harbingers Orb, Ancient Orb, PoE orbs and PoE currency guides by running this map. You can just go round and round killing mobs, until the time comes to fight the bosses. Even then, they’re not much of a challenge. Runs finish quicker, you do more runs, you get more profit.

Enjoy Path of Exile!

Elder City Square FAQ

  1. What are the best maps for Elder Orb 3.8?   

    Alleyways Map and Armoury Map are the best options overall due to layout, monster count, and density. Choose Alleyways Map if you plan on using your Elder orb on Armoury Map, otherwise, we prefer Armoury. An alternative option is Mesa Map, which has a great layout but poor density and monster count.

  2. How does Elder influence work?     Elder Influence will always take over a node (map) if a node has Shaper Influence, it is adjacent to Elder Influence, and you run that map. Running a map here means clearing around 60% of monsters on it OR killing the boss. … Running an Elder Influenced map results in it losing Elder Influence.
  3. How is elder influence spreading?

  4. What are shaper influenced maps?                                                                                              Shaper influenced areas can contain additional enemies or hazards or enhances the map boss by the Shaper, making them more difficult. These areas have a chance to drop a rare Shaper item with at least one Shaper affix. Once a Shaper-influenced map is cleared, it will disappear

 

Path of Exile: Tips When Creating Your Build

Path of Exile Builds

Creating your very own build is sort of like completing a puzzle piece that never ends. Thanks to the intricacy of Path of Exile’s legendary skill tree, the progress is perpetual—even when you reach the endgame. If you don’t take the time to learn and research about what build you plan on getting, it can dampen your experience as Path of Exile is an unforgiving game compared to other ARPGs. To help you out, we’ve rounded up some rips that will help you get the ideal build you want for your character. No PoE orbs or PoE currency is needed here, just sheer effort and the will to learn!

The Building Blocks

Knowing where to start your build is not only a great step to take, but it ultimately leads to having a domino effect on your progress. Whether you want to build around a unique item that you’ve acquired during raids or a certain skill that you’re thinking of diving deeper into, there are millions of possibilities that you can explore when making a build. This can be daunting, especially if you’re still a newbie, but rest assured all of this will be worth it in the end! Don’t be fixated on certain builds that require too much time and effort, but not enough to be so simple that there’s no thrill in using your character anymore. The key is to keep it simple yet effective while having a bit of thrill.

State Your Purpose

Decide the purpose of your character. Not only does this broaden (or limit) your possibilities, it also lets you know where you stand at the very least. Do you want your character to be a boss farmer, a skill-based character, or maybe a gold farmer? Once you’ve finally figured out what the purpose of your character is, it’s time to think about its survivability. This is where you’ll be picking out certain nodes in the skill tree that will make the character more powerful or have skills that are unique to their race.

Grow the Tree

The skill tree is full of passive skills that can either make or break your character. This large network is chock-filled with stats and attributes that can be used to further strengthen the character. While all of the players use the same skill tree, you’ll all be starting in different places on it. The tree is almost web-like, with over 1,325 skills. You can just imagine the thousands of possibilities you can execute within this skill tree alone. It’s understandable if you’re intimidated by this, especially if it’s your first time seeing such a complicated way of distributing skill points. Luckily for you, Path of Exile has a page that can let your toy around the passive skill tree. Here, you can experiment with whatever builds you desire. Once you’re done with the building process, you can simply copy it for your character. Check out the passive skill tree maker here!

GG: Gems and Gear

There are so many skill gems in Path of Exile. These shiny rocks have a huge impact on the skills that your character will have. Selecting skill gems can be tedious, as you constantly have to check the details of every skill gem you’re interested in on wikis and blogs. But trust us, the research you’ll be doing will highly benefit you!

Gearing up can alter certain mechanics and make the game more enjoyable for you. Having unique items that can complement your build will not only make your character stronger, but it can potentially unlock bonuses in terms of skills and attributes. Granted that some gear is worth a lot of PoE currency and PoE orbs, but you’re bound to run into cheaper alternatives.

There you have it! Those are our tips for creating the perfect build for your character. So did you learn a thing or two about what it takes to construct these thingamajigs? Do you have any other suggestions with regards to creating a build? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment down below!

PATH OF EXILE ITEMS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER FARMING

In Path of Exile, the epic ARPG title from Grinding Gear Games, farming items plays an intricately huge part of your experience. You will soon become familiar with the ways of combat, currency in the form of PoE orbs and PoE currency, and of course, farming when starting out. With that in mind, you may want to know just what kind of items are worth grinding it out for, so here are a few that you will definitely want to consider during your time with this sensational free-to-play title.

PoE Orbs and PoE Items

Tabula Rasa                                                                               

Unique items and odd rare items are things you will inevitably come across and they may save you from having to buy PoE currency. The first item we’ll tackle is the Tabula Rasa robe, which can be farmed via the humility divination card found in Blood Aquaduct. This is a great place for power leveling up for Hardcore players also, which will help you farm the required cards. What’s more, it is also useful to gain XP here as there are a lot of enemies. Fortunately, that also raises the chances of dropping the card.

This item is a simple robe that features six sockets, and would normally set you back five Chaos Orb or a single Divine Orb. Interestingly, the name derives the Latin term of ‘Blank Slate’ which is essentially what this robe is. On its own, it is capable of very little, having no base or defense values. However, depending on how you choose to level it, the Tabula Rasa has plenty of potential for enhancement and can come in handy for new players who want to experiment with gems and find a suitable build.

PoE Orbs

Elegant Ringmail

Another one of the notable PoE items is the Elegant Ringmail. Before jumping into this item, it is worth mentioning that it will require a pretty hefty amount of rings, 60 to be exact, for you to obtain it.

The Ringmail has several variables and six sockets for you to use and has plenty of effective base stats that will prove to be quite useful regardless of the build that you are going for. Perhaps the most important of the said stats is the Maximum Resistances, which can roll up to 80%, with better rolls obtainable via the use of a Divine Orb. On the subject of the Divine Orb, if you managed to farm the previous item we discussed, the Tabula Rasa, you can sell it for a Divine Orb, which can then be used to increase your percentages with the Elegant Ringmail.

Oni Goroshi

If it is weaponry is more your thing, then look no further than the Oni Goroshi. This one-handed sword can only be farmed in the Twilight Strand area of the game and will require you to reset the zone if you want to get your hands on it. To do so, you will need to use around four characters and find Hillock the Blacksmith and kill him. From there, you will come up against Uber Hillock, who will prove to be more of a challenge than the regular Hillock—which is to be expected. What’s great about the Oni Goroshi is that it has the capability of buffing attack and movement speed when an enemy is ignited, and can also pack a significant amount of fire damage. It also proves to be suitable for any build, since there is no stat requirement for you to use it.

These are just a few of the items that you can farm in Path of Exile without having to worry about spending too many of your PoE Orb or PoE currency. They can be farmed completely for free with minimal time and effort. You will soon find yourself with some unique and useful items to do with as you please, regardless of your build.

Path of Exile Delve: Fossil Crafting Guide

Fossils are a special type of PoE currency, much like PoE Orb. They were introduced in the Delve league and can be socketed into resonators. Furthermore, they are considered to be a special type of crafting material. There is a wide variety of Fossils that can be found within the Delves—a randomly generated mine that you can explore between each checkpoint. With our Fossil Crafting Guide, we’ll be discussing where the optimal locations to find these fossils are and how you can craft them in the easiest manner possible.

Fossil Crafting

As earlier stated, Fossil crafting was introduced in Delve expansion league. While you’re delving down in the mine, you will find these fossils along with resonators. The fossils can be placed inside the resonators, and when they are full the resonators are used to apply to an item the same way as a chaos orb or essence. These resonators have between one to four sockets, allowing you to craft both mid-tier and even extremely powerful items in the process.

However, unlike essences, fossils do not guarantee anything. Although they can be used to block off stats you don’t want, or weight rolls towards stats that you do want. A prime example would a Pristine Fossil weight rolls on an item towards having a life roll, but it also guarantees that the item will not have an armor, energy shield, or evasion rating roll. By using multiple fossils at once, you can effectively block entire sections of modifiers, and guarantee certain results to some extent.

Besides that, there are also a few extremely rare and expensive fossils that roll the item with all new modifiers that can only be found from fossils. This includes Hollow Fossil and Bloodstained Fossil. Hollow Fossil guarantees one abyssal socket on a rare item, but it is added as a modifier which will be removed should the item be rolled again. The Bloodstained Fossil adds all-new vaal modifiers, which in turn affects how vaal skills are used. While these fossils are extremely expensive to try, they can altogether result in some of the strongest items in the game!

Fossil Locations

Fossils are mostly found within the short side areas in the darkness, though they sometimes even appear in areas in which your cart can move. Sometimes, Fossils can even spawn behind Fractured Walls, so you’ll have to destroy them with Dynamite before you can access the Fossil spawn location. Currently, there are a total of 30 different Fossils which spawn in certain Fossil locations aka Fossil biomes within the Delve mine. There are seven of these Fossil locations which are listed down below:

  1. Mines Biome – Metallic Fossil, Serrated Fossil, Pristine Fossil, and Aetheric Fossil
  2. Fungal Caverns Biome – Dense Fossil, Aberrant Fossil, Perfect Fossil, Corroded Fossil, and Gilded Fossil (Note: Gilded Fossil spawns rarer than the other Fossils in this location, making it more valuable and is hidden behind Fractured Walls.)
  3. Petrified Forest Biome – Bound Fossil, Jagged Fossil, Corroded Fossil, and Sanctified Fossil (Note: Sanctified Fossil spawns rare than the other Fossils on this location, therefore it is worth more and can only be found behind Fractured Walls.)
  4. Abyssal Depths Biome – Aberrant Fossil, Bound Fossil, Gilded Fossil, and Lucent Fossil (Note: Gilded and Lucent Fossils can only be found behind Fractured Walls.)
  5. Frozen Hollow Biome – Frigid Fossil, Serrated Fossil, Prismatic Fossil, and Sanctified Fossil (Note: Sanctified Fossil is rare and can only be found behind Fractured Walls.)
  6. Magma Fissure Biome – Scorched Fossil, Prismatic Fossil, Pristine Fossil, Enchanted Fossil, Encrusted Fossil, and Faceted Fossil (Note: Encrusted and Faceted Fossils are rare fossils, and therefore can only be found behind Fractured Walls.)
  7. Sulfur Vents Biome – Metallic Fossil, Perfect Fossil, Aetheric Fossil, and Encrusted Fossil

Fossil farming and crafting is a rather common thing to do during new leagues, simply because Fossils can be quite expensive and can be considered a really good PoE currency and PoE orbs making method. But in order to be an efficient farmer, it’s critical to know the Fossil locations and spawn rates before crafting them.

Path of Exile Class Spotlight: Templar

Path of Exile Templar

The last dual hybrid class in Path of Exile is the Templar. He looks like a fragile old man, but don’t let that fool you. Behind that façade lies a cunning character! Being the perfect balance of brains (Intelligence) and brawn (Strength), he knows multiple ways to prove he’s anything but fragile. In fact, he can use most weapons, from swords to staves. However, he won’t use bows or daggers. He’s garbed in chainmail coifs, helmets, chainmail or ringmail, mesh or chain gloves and boots, and kite shields.

His Ascendancy Classes are Inquisitor, Hierophant, and Guardian.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Like the other hybrid classes, the Templar shares the strengths and weaknesses of his neighboring classes. He has the brute strength of the Marauder as well as the magical aptitude of the Witch. The combination of stats also makes him the best at deftly dealing with swarms and hordes of enemies. The strength side of his tree boosts his defense and vitality, letting him wade into a crowd of hostiles. Equipped with sweeping or slamming attacks as well as a myriad of elemental spells, he can clear out waves of attackers with but a few gestures.

His big weakness, however, is his low dexterity. As he starts on the opposite side of the Ranger, he doesn’t have access to many dexterity nodes. Sure, he can deal with many enemies at once, but he’ll have difficulty trying to hit a specific one. Using spells can mitigate this weakness, although it might be inefficient. Consider saving up PoE Orbs to compensate for this somehow.

Ascendancy Classes

His first Ascendancy Class, Inquisitor, enables him to manipulate the elements. The class grants skills that increase elemental damage or resistance, critical strikes, or buffs. Inquisitors can also have the ability to create the unique ground effect ‘Consecrated Ground’. It confers various beneficial effects, depending on the skills acquired. Augury of Penitence and Inevitable Judgement are some of his notable skills.

Augury of Penitence makes nearby enemies take both 16% more elemental damage and deal 8% less elemental damage. Inevitable Judgement improves the Inquisitor’s critical and normal strikes. It makes normal strikes penetrate 10% of the enemy’s elemental resistances. Critical strikes ignore those resistances completely.

His second Ascendancy Class, Hierophant, deals with unconventional sources of damage and defense. His skills also increase totem and spell utility. He’s more of a magic-oriented class. His skills bolster spellcasting more than physical prowess. Also, he has skills that make use of his large mana pool, either by converting it to defensive bonuses, or conserving and regenerating it. Notable Hierophant skills include Arcane Blessing and Divine Guidance.

The first skill activates Arcane Surge when he or his totem attacks an enemy with a spell. As an added effect, while he has Arcane Surge, he’s immune to elemental ailments. The second skill adds 150 to his total mana, and 10% of damage gets taken from mana first before life.

His third and final Ascendancy Class is Guardian. As the name suggests, he’s a class for tanking and support. His skills put an emphasis on the defense and support of a party. What’s more, even summoned minions can benefit from his skills as well. His notable skills are Radiant Faith and Prayer of Glory.

The former grants an energy shield equal to 15% of the Guardian’s mana to himself and his allies. It also grants armor that’s 160% of his reserved life to himself and his allies. The latter skill makes using warcries instant without costing any mana. It also grants 15% increased attack, cast speed, and movement speed if he used a warcry recently.

The Conclusion

The Templar is a solid choice for anyone who wants a more survivable magic user. He’s in a very beneficial position. That is, most of the Marauder’s strengths cover the Witch’s weaknesses and vice versa. His only real flaw is his general lack of accuracy to deal with single enemies in an efficient manner. Other than that, he’s a good all-rounder who’s tough & reliable. While he’s not very flashy, he certainly gets the job done.

 

***7 Best Path of Exile Character classes***

  1. Path of Exile Class Spotlight: Scion
  2. Path of Exile Class Spotlight: Shadow
  3. Path of Exile Class Spotlight: Templar
  4. Path of Exile Class Spotlight: Ranger
  5. Path of Exile Class Spotlight: Duelist
  6. Path of Exile Class Spotlight: Marauder
  7. Path of Exile Class Spotlight: Witch

Templar Build Guides for Delve – Starter and Non-Starters

Smite Summoner Build – Guardian Templar

Critical Arc Build – Inquisitor Templar

Magma Orb Build – Inquisitor Templar

Low Life Righteous Fire Build – Guardian Templar

Path of Exile Class Spotlight: Ranger

PoE Ranger Build

The Ranger is another ‘pure’ class in Path of Exile. Being attuned to dexterity means that she focuses on evasion as a defense. She is also very proficient with bows as her main weapon, but she’s no slouch with swords either. Claws, axes, wands, shields, and daggers are alright with her as well, but blunt weapons are not her forte. The equipment associated with her are caps or hoods, armor made of leather, garbs, tunics, hide gloves and boots, and bucklers. She starts at the southeastern area of the skill tree, between the Duelist to the left, and the Shadow on the right. Her skills focus on increasing ranged damage output, as well as increasing evasion.

Her Ascendancy Classes are Deadeye, Raider, and Pathfinder.

Strengths and Weaknesses

The Ranger has the astounding ability to avoid most of the damage coming to her. Since attacks aren’t hitting, the negative status effects that go with them also won’t stick. However, as no defense is truly perfect, once she gets hit it could be the end.

Movement and attack speed boosters are also available to her very early, making up for the relatively smaller damage output she deals. The movement speed boosts are even almost exclusive to her. Other classes would have to go through many points to get there, and Rangers can access those practically right off the bat.

Because of her high dexterity and precision, her attacks will rarely miss. It’s especially good for active skills, as there will be less wasted mana.

However, she can’t use the heavy hitting weapons, preferring agility and accuracy over brute force. Besides that, any kind of minion she may have from necromancy or a pet will be weaker than usual. It’s a result of the good passive skills for it being a little far from her starting point.

Ascendancy Classes

The Deadeye is the most offensive-oriented of the three. Her passives increase projectile damage and area of effect. Even better, it works on all kinds of projectiles, even those from wands and some spells.

That gives a bit more versatility to the class. Two of her more notable skills are Endless Munitions and Ricochet.

Endless Munitions adds 200 to accuracy, increases area of effect of skills by 50%. Also, it makes skills fire an extra projectile. for more damage and an added chance for any additional effects. Ricochet makes skills chain to one more target, as well as adding 10% more damage for each remaining chain.

The Raider focuses on buff maintenance as well as conferring bonuses through kills. She can specialize in one of the following: Frenzy Charges, Onslaught, or Phasing buffs, enhancing its effects.  Her skills seem to come in pairs, evidenced by Quartz Infusion and Avatar of the Veil.

The first raises the chance to dodge by 6%, and grants Phasing at maximum Frenzy Charges or while you have Onslaught. It also provides Phasing for 3 seconds after a successful kill. The second grants a 40% increase in elemental damage, as well as a 10% increase in movement speed, and a 10% chance to dodge spells. It also gives immunity to elemental status ailments while Phasing.

Finally, the Pathfinder specializes in flasks. She can improve her flasks to boost offensive or defensive abilities. It gives her flexibility to use spells and attacks whether elemental, physical, or chaos effectively. Some notable skills are Master Alchemist and Nature’s Adrenaline.

Master Alchemist makes the Pathfinder immune to elemental status ailments, gives a 40% increase in elemental damage, and a 20% chance for elemental statues to afflict an enemy during flask effects. With Nature’s Adrenaline, there’s even a 15% increase in movement speed and a 20% increase to attack speed while using a flask.

The Conclusion

The Ranger is a good choice for those who prefer finesse and elegance rather than brute force. There are Ranger builds for those who prefer ranged or melee combat, so that’s not something to consider. Take note that while Rangers are good at dodging, they can’t dodge everything. You’d better invest those PoE orbs on something that can help your Ranger survive getting hit.

 

***7 Best Path of Exile Character classes***

  1. Path of Exile Class Spotlight: Scion
  2. Path of Exile Class Spotlight: Shadow
  3. Path of Exile Class Spotlight: Templar
  4. Path of Exile Class Spotlight: Ranger
  5. Path of Exile Class Spotlight: Duelist
  6. Path of Exile Class Spotlight: Marauder
  7. Path of Exile Class Spotlight: Witch

Ranger Build Guides for Delve – Starter and Non-Starters

Ice Shot Build – Deadeye Ranger

Tornado Shot Build – Deadeye Ranger

Caustic Arrow Build – Pathfinder Ranger

Fire Elemental Hit Build – Deadeye Ranger

Toxic Rain Build – Pathfinder Ranger

Cold Spectral Throw Build – Raider Ranger

PoE Currency and the Skill System Set It Apart

PoE Currency and the Skill System Set It Apart

Path of Exile (PoE) is an MMO that’s highly inspired by Diablo II. It borrows gameplay and graphical elements, but ultimately, it’s a different game from Diablo. Choose from six different classes and one unlockable class. Players control their character through mouse clicks from an overhead view. Then they can explore Wraeclast and its various dungeons. Encampments, the game’s analog to towns, are hubs where players can meet and see each other, while dungeons are instanced to a player or group. While the storyline appears as somewhat dull, certain gameplay elements set it apart from other MMOs, especially the skill system, and the game’s economy.

The Skill System

Skills are earnable through crystals that players can put in equipment slots. As long as the crystal can be attached to an item socket, any class of character can use any skill. One caveat, though, is that slots and crystals are color coded. If the colors don’t match, then the crystal won’t fit, and the skill isn’t usable. The color variations force players to choose their equipment and abilities carefully because a better piece of equipment could be unsuited with the current skill set. Also, these talents are modifiable with support gems and passive skills, to an extent.

Passive skills are the general proficiencies earned through leveling up, and in some cases, as a quest reward. However, the passive skill tree is massive. In the spirit of player freedom, any character can potentially learn any ability. The problem is that there’s only a limited amount of skill points achievable. Trying to specialize or capitalize on one kind of playstyle could result in a character that’s not well-rounded. Skill resets are rare too, further hammering the importance of good decision making in choosing skills and equipment.

The Economy

There is no PoE currency (i.e., no in-game monetary system). Trade revolves around bartering certain items. These things are not random pieces of junk. Instead, stuff functions as equipment enhancers. Some effects are randomized, and results may vary when using them. Anyhow, items range from orbs, scrolls, shards, and fragments. They are easy to collect and useful as a major bartering resource.

With PoE’s financial system in place, there’s bound to be differences in prices. Let’s say Player A trades 3 orbs for armor, while Player B trades 5 orbs for the same armor. Both transactions are legal with a rate that both participants agree on. Some might think this is unfair, but as long as players are savvy and track the relative prices of items, good deals won’t be too hard to find.

Even though it’s highly discouraged, there’s a PoE currency trading market that utilizes real money, which makes it a convenient source for orbs, scrolls, and so on. With convenient, in-demand items and money, comes honesty and fraud. Anyone who gets caught with those unsavory individuals online is likely to lose money. Luckily, there are strong trading platforms. In fact, PlayerAuctions is the top dog for buying, selling, and trading online gaming products and services.

Path of Exile Leaves a Thumbprint

Many gamers are calling PoE as the “spiritual successor” of Diablo. No wonder why the game is still going strong in the MMO community. Building on what was established and putting a new spin to it makes PoE a great game. With its lush graphics, solid gameplay, and unusual skill system, any type of player can find something to enjoy. Besides, it’s free-to-play game to download. Let’s save the best for last: PlayerAuctions has some offers for PoE coins. Select what works best for you!