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

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How does 'enduring cry' calculate the number of charges?

I'm using an "enduring cry" gem, which is described as: x Endurance Charges granted per one hundred nearby enemies There will always be a minimum of 1 if there is an enemy nearby, but I'm not ...
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Do support gems link all, or just nearby gems?

If you have an item with 4 sockets, that are linked like so: 1--2--3--4 does that mean that a support gem in 1 would be supporting all gems (so in sockets 2,3,4), or just the one in socket 2?
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When can I buy certain items?

I'm level 30 and want to buy Brass Maul, which requires only requires level 27. However, I am unable to find it on the shop. What determines which items are sold? When will I be able to buy Brass ...
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How does the “chance to hit” (or accuracy) work in Path of Exile?

So there's this percentage that shows how accurate your character is when hitting. Say I use a bow, and when you reach 100% chance to hit (or accuracy) then I believe it hits all the arrows. But ...
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Where do I stop grinding level and focus on my gear?

I started to play Path of Exile and really enjoy it. I played some games of this kind before so I know the concept. I know that Path of Exile as a level cap of 100. However it is kind of long to reach ...
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What is the green checkmark on Keystone Skill?

I just noticed a little green checkmark on one of my (not yet taken) keystone skills: After i placed a skillpoint there, and applied, the checkmark vanished. Other Keystones that i could put points ...
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Do secret doors exist (like in Diablo)?

I wonder if Path of Exile has the same feature as Diablo: clicking walls and hoping to find a secret door. Does that exist?
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Can a full damage Ranger survive in the late game?

I am just starting Path of Exile and I chose as Ranger. Since I can't reset my passive skills easily I want to know if a Ranger can manage to survive "easily" in lategame with only damage specc? I ...
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Is there a difference between domination league and standard league?

My friend created a character in "domination league", while I am in the standard one. I want to play with my friend, but we can't because we're in different leagues (ocurrs when you want to create a ...
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Can't change texture quality

I just downloaded Path of Exile via Steam. I looked forward to the video settings, and I found that the texture quality is locked to medium (meaning that I can't change it). Is there a way to change ...
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Path of Exile map signs

I recently started playing path of exile and I'm confused with the main map signs. What is the blue dot, the blue circle, the yellow sign and all the others?
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What and/or when should I craft?

In Path of Exile, there's no gold (piece) economy. It is based on currency items which each have their own use and their prices are relative to themselves, and to the leagues in which they appear. ...
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What items are worth selling, vending, or auctioning?

How does this question differ from What items are worth picking up? That question is more about what items are worth keeping between home-runs, so to speak. My question is more about longer term ...
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What iLevel does an Onyx Amulet have to be to get a Unique?

I want to use Orbs of Chance to get one of the unique onyx amulets, what base iLevel should the amulet be before I start chancing?
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Does +1 to Gem level increase Mana cost

Does adding a corresponding coloured gem to an item that has +1 Level to x type gem increase it's level and mana costs accordingly? For example: If I have a weapon with +1 to strength gems and I add ...
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Do effects like Shock and Burning still apply with Resolute Technique?

I'm building an elemental cleave Templar and wondered whether effects like shock and burning will still proc if I go resolute technique. Will I still get the benefits after going resolute technique?
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What is the iLevel on Path of Exile?

I've seen several times mentioned "iLevel", which is not shown on the statistics of items. What is it and how to know the iLevel of an item?
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Choosing between gem quest rewards

Is there any ranking as to the usefulness or rarity of some of the offered quest rewards? Yes, I know that its possible to just run through the content multiple times and get all of them - but I don't ...
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What is the cheapest unique in Path of Exile?

Are there any uniques that are worth doing the vendor recipe for 5 chance orbs? (1 white, 1 magic, 1 rare and 1 unique).
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What causes the application of various Status Ailments?

Yes, what decides the trigger chance and duration of Chill/Freeze, Shock and Ignite? (I've heard that the duration scales off of damage and chance... well, that it's applied on every crit, but I ...
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Is “Life Recovery” from flasks the same as “Life Regeneration” from passives?

For example: Would Zealot's Oath work with flasks or is it a seperate regeneration type?
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Does Armor reduce damage to the Energy Shield?

If I have 50% damage reduction due to my armor 100 energy shield up Monster attack for 150 physical damage What will happen? Does it deal (150*0.5) damage to my energy shield? or Will it ...
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Does the damage from Fire Traps stack?

If I lay three fire traps in the same place, and a mob steps on them, does he take 3x the DoT?
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How do I purchase multiple copies of the same item from a vendor?

I am trying to upgrade all my orbs. To save time, I tried to Shift-click the orb I want to purchase in the vendor's inventory hoping the game would give me the chance to enter the quantity I want to ...
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List of gems only obtainable by drops

Was just wondering if anyone ever came across a compiled list of gems that are only obtainable through drops? I.E. you can't get them as quest rewards. These are, by their nature, more rare than ...
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Where can I find a Portal Gem, and how does it work?

Earlier today I've seen a guy selling a Portal Gem. Never heard of that before. from what I've read so far, it seems pretty rare and expensive. Is it possible to find it anywhere (on any difficulty)...
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How can I maximize my critical chance?

I'd really like to build a mixed elemental/critical bow ranger (with a huge critical multiplier and, therefore, a high critical chance): it sounds like a nice way to deal great damages. There are ...
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What determines how many alteration/transmutation shards an item sells for? [duplicate]

You get alteration shards for selling identified magic/rare items and transmutation shards for selling unidentified items. I have not been able to figure out a way to determine how many shards are ...
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Where can I find what option I chose in the Deal with the Bandits quest?

I accomplished the bandits quest in normal difficulty, and for some character build reasons, I need to recall which option I chose (save one of them or kill them all). Does it appear somewhere ? I ...
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Is it possible to switch back to a previous difficulty?

I've just finished the first playthrough and unlocked the Cruel difficulty mode. Now I'd like to help a friend who is stuck at the final boss of act 3, Normal difficulty. Is it even possible ? I can'...
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Is there a way to check next level stats of a gem before leveling it?

Can I check what stats will a skill gem have on its next level before I click on the upgrade (level up) button? I couldn't find an option for that and really don't feel like going to PoE wiki ...
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What skills or support gems work with Lightning Strike?

It's my understanding that the projectiles from Lightning Strike work with support gems like Lesser/Greater Multiple Projectiles and Chain or Fork, but what about the Iron Grip passive and other ...
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Is it possible to combine active and passive gems of different colors?

I'd like to combine Item Rarity (passive blue) with my AoE Rain of Arrows (active green). Of course I can socket these gems the way I want, but will the Rain of Arrows benefit of the Item Rarity's ...
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Is it possible to have all skills in the skills tree?

I was wondering if it's possible to have all skills in the skills tree or I'm limited with a maximum skill points? Could be awesome to have a character that can be a god.
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Can you level down? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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 ...
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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 theory-...
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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 really ...
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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 ...