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

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Are skill gems actually “Virtue Gems”?

I'm having a hard time understanding the lore of this game. Both Maligaro and Malachai experimented with "Virtue Gems", with the latter succeeding in creating a "Gemling Legion". Piety tried to do the ...
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Should tanky players use Aspect of the Crab?

I play hardcore sword and board and have 90% estimated physical damage reduction at rest. It promises 20% physical damage reduction when fully stacked. Which would result in a total of only 8% ...
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Map bonus quests aren't completing

I've already completed the bonus quest (killing the boss) on two maps Atoll and Ramparts. On both Channel and Flooded Mine I do have the bonus quest completed: When I play on Atoll or Ramparts I don'...
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Overview for symbols on the atlas in Betrayal league

The new atlas shows symbols on maps where a master mission will be available: And while I recognize the symbol for bestiary, it would be nice to have a resource to look up the meaning of each symbol ...
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Is there a benefit to “increased Block and Stun Recovery” when you can't be stunned?

I play sword and board so I block attacks all the time. As I understand it blocking includes a short block animation. And "If you cannot be stunned, the block animation will never play" That suggests ...
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What does it matter if Syndicate members are trusted or rivals with one another?

Can't tell if there's a difference between the two. Each member's reward outcome is already preset by the division of the Syndicate they're in, so what difference do trusted relationships and ...
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What are the new item types introduced since 3.0.0?

When 3.0.0 was being released, I found myself with much less time on my hands, so I had to stop following and playing PoE. I recently started playing again, but I see that all the new mechanics that ...
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What is this strange gateway?

I encountered this gateway in the Western Forest that I don't remember seeing before. I can't interact with it, but I can walk right through the opening.
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Do “Monster” mods apply to the “Unique boss” as well?

In this map: Rarity: Rare Forsaken Waste Maze of the Minotaur Map Map Tier: 16 Item Quantity: +55% (augmented) Item Rarity: +33% (augmented) Monster Pack Size: +21% (augmented) ...
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what does the new green legendary tinting mean?

see how there are 2 different items with the same name and vastly different prices? I played up until Beastiary and played very little of that, but I have never seen this distinction, and the stats ...
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Does “Added Cold Damage Support” add the cold tag to the supported gem?

The title basically says everything. I am running a tornado shot build with added cold support and I wonder, if % crit multiplier to cold skills will affect it. Thank you!
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Support gems for auto-defense skills

As a melee shield user on hardcore I like to play with the auto-defend skills. Reckoning, Riposte and Vengeance. However when it comes to support gems it seems some of them don't work. I've tried Life ...
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How do I upgrade from a Tabula Rasa?

My Shadow Trickster has now hit level 75, running a five-supported scorching ray skill in a Tabula Rasa. I am now able to ~comfortably get bonus completion on tier 7 maps, but I'm starting to be a bit ...
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Elemental resistance penetration skills

Primeval Force gives 5% elemental penetration, and also Forces of Nature has 6% elemental penetration. If I'm already going for Primeval Force, how should I value also taking FoN if its nearby - is it ...
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Cold Penetration vs Ice Bite vs Hypothermia

There are many support skills for cold-based attacks using a bow, such as Ice Shot or Frost Blade - how should I choose between them, what are the factors to consider one over the other? The 3 I'm ...
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Using evasion or armor for defence

How do evasion and armor (and perhaps energy shield) interact with each other when calculating eHP for a character? Ignoring the synergy of focusing on one stat in the skill tree, is it better to ...
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What happens to characters in event leagues?

I know that Hardcore character should join Standard upon death. What happens to the various event league characters after they are over, do they get transferred to the normal (Standard) league or are ...
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What's Reefbane for?

I recently found Reefbane, a unique "fishing rod". I cannot understand its usefulness, and I am under the impression that it is an "inside joke". Is this right? Or are there some legitimate uses for ...
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What is the “ping pong” effect mentioned here?

I was reading this post on the official forums. It says If you, like me, like to shape your maps then make sure you have them all in the same area as you want to put your elder in that area in ...
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Bestiary catching system

With the new Bestiary update I am trying to play around catching with nets I've gotten from drops. I noticed that when a Beast rages it breaks the net and is immune to netting until it cools down. I'...
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Does it matter what beasts I offer on the blood altar

Some recipes require a couple different rare monsters, does it make a difference if I offer a monster that is under a spirits grip: for example the monster on the below picture, will this give me a ...
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How do I complete the “Kill a monster possessed by two or more Tormented Spirits” challenge?

In the "Complete these Encounters II", one of the challenges cited is to kill a monster possessed by two or more Tormented Spirits. The thing is, in most maps I can usually find two or more spirits, ...
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Path of Exile performance

How can I further increase FPS on Path of Exile game? I have a pc with dual core e6300 intel cpu with 4 gb ddr 2 ram, 1gb ddr3 ATI radeon 4670 and enough bandwidth and memory.I play on lowest settings ...
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How can I show my stock on currency.poe.trade?

After some time spent flipping currency I noticed that some players have their stock shown on currency.poe.trade while for others it doesn't appear. This is how it looks on the website. The little "...
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How to change passive tree tab view settings in Path of Exile?

In many youtube videos, you can see players opening their passive tree tab and have it centered on either the same spot they last closed the tree or the last node they added rather than simply ...
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What spells are good to link to cast on damage taken and melee kill

As a Marauder I only have reliable intelligence and dexterity from the special +30 nodes. So I'm not looking to cast anything at max level, low level should be good enough. I also play hardcore, so no ...
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can The death aura be used by minions?

If I use a minion gem in death's oath my minion can have the same aura? If not, Is there another way to do this?
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Chance to Poison/Bleed works on Projectile/Traps?

There are some skills that have "x% Chance to poison" like Fatal Toxins or Toxic Strikes. And also, Bleed chance that can do "x% Chance to bleed". My question is this: Do those skills work with ...
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Does the “Hits can't be evaded” from The Tempesteous Steel work for both weapons when dual wielding?

The Tempestuous Steel is a unique sword with the "Hits can't be evaded" property, does this mean that if I dual wield this sword that my other weapon will never miss? Or does it only work for the ...
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How do I get to the Abyssal Depths

The new Abbys league has a challenge to beat the "Abbysal Depths"? How do I get into this area? If I kill all the things that spawn from an abbys it just results in a chest after a couple spawning ...
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What buff is this orange symbol icon?

Does anyone knows what buff is that from the screenshot that character's top orange symbol icon?
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“Curses in this item are reflected back to you”: What does it mean?

The glove shows an additional stat stated Curses in this item are reflected back to you. What exactly does it mean by that statement? (An example would be nice too)
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In path of exile, I sometimes die well after a fight is over

I'm level 94 in harbinger league. Sometimes after a fight is over: My health is full and not reducing My energy shield is full and not reducing There are no large circles on the ground (such as ...
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What is the difference between extra fire or burning damage, when using Righteous Fire?

Righteous Fire has the effects Enemies Burn for 40% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage Enemies Burn for 40% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage indicating that ...
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How do I know how “PvP scaling” affects my build in Hall of Grandmasters?

Hall of Grandmasters has the modifier "PvP damage scaling in effect". How can I see how this affects my build (and thus see if I can reasonably expect to clear the map)?
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Which character is displayed in my profile overview?

Which one of my characters is displayed in my profile overview? Can I choose which one to display?
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Where can I see my total spell crit chance?

I have put points into crit spell chance on my passive tree but nowhere does it show my the total crit chance, including all of my crit chance from my gear. When I put a increased critical chance ...
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Path of exile - party tanker build

Due to my group having too many aggressive builds, I thought it might help if I instead use a more tanky build that can withstand damage and draw the enemies to me and let them focus on dealing damage....
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Another question on “Added Cold Damage Support”

I have another question on "Added Cold Damage Support". As you can see from the screenshot below: It says that supported skills have 6 to 9 added cold damage. This support gem is linked to Burning ...
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What achievements changed with the release of 3.0?

The release of the 3.0 Fall of Oriath expansion removed difficulty levels and achievements previously related to beating the game in higher difficulties got changed into different achievements. Which ...
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Added Cold Damage Support question

I have a question about "Added Cold Damage Support". As you can see from the screenshot below: It says that supported skills have 6 to 9 added cold damage. This support gem is linked to Caustic Arrow ...
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Is there a time limit to get your items out of pick-only stash tabs?

When a league ends, the characters and the stash tabs are merged in the parent league (either SC/HC). The stash tabs are then made "pick-only", i.e. a person cannot put anything in those tabs, only ...
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Is there a way to distinguish breaches before opening them?

Since breaches will be part of the main game starting from 3.0, and since they have been around since a while, I guess that there might be other people wondering about this and/or people that know the ...
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What are the ways to get a headhunter belt in Path of Exile?

This question is for Legacy League. To get the headhunters belt unique item, I know you can use an orb of chance on a leather belt, but am unsure on the specific requirements. Using a nemesis ...
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What's the difference between burning and ignite?

I'd like to know the exact difference between "burning" and "ignite" and what effect it has on player builds. How I currently think it works: "ignite" is a hit (caused by a fire "attack" or "spell")....
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What happens to the atlas when a league ends?

I am currently participating in the Legacy league (softcore). Despite my main character is in Standard, I still have not completed the atlas. I now find myself in Legacy with a few maps that never ...
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Transfer Item(s) from Hardcore to Standard

In path of exile, it is possible to transfer items from a hardcore mode to a stardard (Non-hardcore) mode without the use of a character dying? So far I only know of a method where you create a new a ...
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How to check Uber Trials of Ascendancy progress?

In the 3 in-game difficulties, you are able to check your progress at the plaque in Act 3, Sarn Encampment. Without doing a map run, is it possible to check your current completed trials?
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What is the maximum possible number of passive skill points?

In Path of Exile, your character gains skill points from each level gained, through quests and some choices with the 3 bandits. Assuming max level and any class/ascendancy as an option, what is the ...
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Does character size affect the melee range?

As the title says: does the character size increase given by Emperor's Mastery affect the melee range?