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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Can I get a list of helpful hints during the load screen for Path of the Exile

Can someone please list all the tips that appear during the loading screen? I saw one about skill gems last night that I wanted to read but disappeared to quickly
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there something I can do with the rings/amulets I'm not using?

I have tons of rings and amulets that I don't use. Is there some kind of transmutation (i.e. combining rings/amulets somehow), some gem to make them unique or something that I can do with these? ...
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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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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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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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How does exactly stashes collide when league's changed?

How does exactly stashes collide when league's changed and what if there is not enough free space?
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How to use corrupted spells?

Every corrupted area yields a corrupted spell. But I can't use them. Why? Should I de-corrupted them? How so? It doesn't make any sense.
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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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How do I purchase multiple copies of the same item from a vendor?

I am trying to upgrade all my orbs. So 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does it matter which hand my weapons are in while dual-wielding?

Is there any difference to which hand I equip two weapons to? I've switched around the two weapons I currently have equipped and my DPS remains the same. Does this mean I can equip whichever weapon in ...
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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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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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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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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 ...