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What’s the price for dying?

Path of Exile mentions that death carries experience penalties on high difficulty levels. Can the experience penalty incur in a level down? What if you already had allocated your passive skill point?

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marked as duplicate by bwarner, theorise, fredley, SaintWacko, Gnoupi Feb 4 '13 at 15:42

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From this answer and its first comment, death cannot make you lose a level.

Losing levels: Experience lost in this way will never cause a character to drop down a level.

Source: http://pathofexile.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Death_penalty

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No, you cannot lose a level by incurring the experience penalty upon death. Worst case is you lose all your XP accumulated at your current level and therefore having 0% XP at your current level.

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