Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in a dark fantasy world of Wraeclast.

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Where do the tags in Sarn Slums come from?

I found a weid tag on some of the Sarn Slums walls. It pictures the letter "V" in a golden crown on a red background. Any idea where it comes from ? Is it a simple cosmetic element, or it is part ...
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How do people commit suicide?

We were playing, a friend and I, fighting hordes in Warehouse Sewers, when suddenly... I swear he's not suicidal at all (even if he's playing a gloomy Shadow). We didn't understand what happened. ...
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Does increased rarity chance have a limit?

Does increased rarity chance have a limit to how much can you increase it? Like lets say 100% maximum, or more. Or is it without a limit?
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Does increased rarity chance works on chests and similiar objects?

Does the "increased rarity chance" you get from gear affects chests, large chest, boulders, and destroyable objects like pots, baskets, etc.?
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What kind of items does the “Increased Rarity” mod affect?

There are multiple ways of increasing your "rarity chance" either via gear that has that effect or via the "Item Rarity" support gem. Now what kind of items will that actually affect? Will that ...
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What is light orange in the minimap about?

I'm standing on an area marked in light orange in the minimap in Lower Submerged Passage. There's nothing seems particularly exciting in this location. What's it about?
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How does the Elemental Equilibrium passive skill work?

How does the "Elemental Equilibrium" passive skill work? For how long is the change in resistance applied to the enemy? How does it affect enemies when you hit them with multiple elements at the same ...
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Can you gimp your character by insufficiently planning your passives?

With over 1000 passives to choose from, builds in PoE cover a pretty wide range of options. Normally, when I come into a game like this, I tend to do a lot of research and planning, both ...
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When should I use an Orb of Scouring?

Removes all properties from an item. Right click this item then left click on a magic, rare or unique item to apply it. What's the idea ? What would be a practical use of that ? I don't ...
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Do you get less rare items when killing monsters below your level?

I know that if you fight monsters below your level you will get less experience, but what's with the item quantity and rarity? If the amount of items, especially rare ones decrease when fighting ...
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How can I reassign my gem skills?

As a Marauder, I have picked up a few skills through quests that are weapon dependent. Unfortunately, some of them require mutually exclusive weapons (e.g. Glacial Hammer requires blunt weapons and ...
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Is it possible to share my character's profile through a web page?

Battle.net and Steam provide such interfaces. Is it possible with Path of Exile ? It's already possible to see all your character's information directly from their website, but is it possible to ...
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Level Requirement and Mana cost of affixes

I recently found a unique item, which had an affix which is also a gem affix. Like all gem affixes, there is a mana cost and a level requirement listed for the gem type. Does the item then have an ...
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How does magic find work in Path of Exile?

As per question title, how does it work? What are the differences of being in a party or playing alone? Does it apply to finding orbs?
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What kind of gear should I choose, given my build orientation (STR, INT or DEX)?

I still don't really understand how to equip characters in this game. For example, I'm playing a shadow with (more or less) a 50-50 DEX and INT repartition. Since I don't have much life, I prefer ...
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What is a frenzy charge?

I noticed some passive skills that mention Frenzy Charges, either increasing the amount you get by one or having some other effects. What is a Frenzy Charge? How do I get them in the first place? ...
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Where are the side-quests located?

Some of the side quests are located out of town, in specific areas, like The Marooned Mariner in The Ship Graveyard (Act 1) or Deal with the Bandits in The Wester Forest (Act 2). Thereby it's ...
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What's the reward for killing Alira, Oak, and Kraityn?

So now that I've made it into Act 2, I've been given a quest to kill three bandit leaders, Alira, Oak, and Kraityn. I've just managed to make it to Alira, who has presented me with a conundrum: if I ...
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What ways are there to improve the Chaos DoT of viper strike?

Just what the question states. Normally, I only want to know if there are any nodes/passives that boost Chaos Damage, and whether or not it is improved by Spell Damage nodes, but might as well make it ...
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Where is the waypoint in the Warehouses area?

I've been looking everywhere, but I can't find it. However, the area is flagged with a waypoint on the main map... Note that this area is subdivided into several areas: the warehouse itself and the ...
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How to quickly find points of interest (waypoints, entries, quests zones) in the randomly generated areas?

If you have a look at the main map of any act (U by default), you can notice that areas are oriented. For instance, in the first act's main map, Tidal Island is south of Terraces. And indeed, I've ...
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Loot sharing system: how does the game assign loot to players?

Sometimes, while in a party, I open a chest or I kill a monster and all the loot is flagged with one of my friend's name. Why ?
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Are loot drops shared in party, or does everyone gets his own drops?

When you're in a party with other players, is loot shared or does everyone gets his own drops? If it's shared, is it free-to-take for everyone, or only for person that landed a killing blow, or ...
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Are the pets bound to a specific character or to the account?

I don't understand something about the pets: are they bound to one of your characters, or to your account? How does the game manages it ? It's not super clear to me, and the wiki doesn't give any ...
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How to deal with necromancers (“rises undead” affix)?

They typically hide behind their minions and sometimes they get them back to life faster than you kill them. The necromancer might even be out of your range. How to safely reach them in this case ? ...
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Why is my Raised Zombie glowing green?

I love my raised zombies, but I'm getting worried for their health. Recently, one of them started glowing green for no apparent reason. It wasn't especially damaged, nor under any special effect ...
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Which support gems affect the Arc skill?

I find I quite like the witch's new (to me) Arc skill, to my regret, however, I discovered that Lesser Multiple Projectiles does not work with it. Which support gems, especially of the projectile ...
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How long does it take for a character to get transfered to town after you disconnect while in an instance?

When you disconnect in an instance your character gets transfered to town. How long does it takes for that to happen?
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What is chaos damage in Path of Exile?

What exactly is chaos damage in Path of Exile? Does it bypass all resistances? Is it poison damage?
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What items are worth picking up?

Having grown up in a currency economy, I am not so familiar with evaluating barter economies. I notice that when I pick up only blue items to avoid running out of town portal scrolls, I tend to run ...
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While wielding my first weapon set, will the gems from my second weapon set level up at the same rate?

I think that all gems receive 10% of each amount of EXP your gain. But on the same wiki's page, you can read: Gems gain experience and levels alongside the character wearing them. And I've got ...
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What's the highest item rarity type you can find in NPC's shop

I noticed that except normal items the NPCs also sell items of blue-named rarity as well. Is there a chance an NPC will sell items of higher rarity then blue-named? If so what is the highest possible ...
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Do items vendors sell change over time?

I noticed that when you create a new character, the vendors will sell you different items. Now that made me think, do vendors change items they're selling over time too (to the same character), or is ...
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Can I Choose the Install Location of 'Path of Exile'?

I'd like to install Path of Exile to an external hard drive, since I'll never be able to download it at home. But when I run the launcher, it starts 'Allocating Space', which leads me to believe it ...
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Is it possible to transfer to hardcore league from standard one?

When you start a game you can choose do you want to play in standard or hardcore league. If you choose hardcore and die in there you get transfered to standrard league. Now my question is, if you ...
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What's the price for dying?

What happens when you die ? Is there any sort of penalty ? I think that I didn't lost any XP or items after my last death. Mobs did not respawn, the map I discovered remained discovered...
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How does currency work?

Path of Exile has done away with a single unified currency entirely. Seeing as how every player is a shipwrecked survivor inhabiting a hostile land, that definitely makes sense from an in-game ...
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On the main map, what's the difference between small and big blue points?

I understand that these blue points represent locations with checkpoints. But what's the difference between the little (1) and the big ones (2) ? What happens if I enter a new place with a ...
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What are the different items rarity colors, and what do they worth at the PNJ's?

So far, I've found a bunch of grey, two blue and two yellow/gold items. This page talks about 4 levels of rarity: normal, magic, rare and unique. But there are no information about the colors. My ...
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Is it possible to respec (reset) the passive skill points?

So far, I've been spreading my passive skill points here and there in the huge passive tree. I'll probably want to change it to a more clever distribution later, when I'll have a better ...
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Is it possible to extend the inventory?

I've got to travel back to town pretty often to sell my looted items. Will I be able to reduce these travels' frequency in the future ? Is it possible to buy or craft additional pouches to extend ...
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What's the point of leveling gems up?

I've got a cool blue gem which allows me to summon up to 3 zombies from dead enemies' corps. It's now level 4, but I haven't noticed any difference in the spell (no more zombies, the summoning time ...
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Will Path of Exile accounts be wiped after beta? [closed]

I'm thinking on supporting Path of Exile to get a Beta testing key. However I want to know whether the account/characters are being wiped after beta. This is important to determine how much time I ...