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

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What enemy skills can affect my movement speed if I have “Unstoppable”?

I have noticed that despite having Unstoppable, my movement speed sometimes is slowed. I definitely noted it when I was subject to the skill represented by vines tying me to the ground (I don't ...
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Managing masters dailies tiers

Yesterday I've finish T6 map and went to sleep in hope that today I'll start doing yellow dailies. But no: All yellow tiers are 0. Wiki say: Each day five new master missions will be presented on ...
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Understanding when Elemental Overload beats CC/CD

On the wiki page for Elemental Overload, it lists a table that purportedly details the effectiveness of EO vs CC/CD builds. What I don't understand is what the numbers mean. Is the red values stating ...
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What is the meaning of colored vials next to some passive skills

I couldn't find this information anywhere or maybe I don't know what I am looking for. I returned to game after about 2 months and they redesigned the passive skill tree and now some skills have 3 ...
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How do I 0-link any item?

I'd like to remove the socket links from this item, and return it to 0 links. However, I can't figure out a way to 0-link the item, so to speak. The crafting bench only offers recipes for two-socket ...
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What's the intended purpose of the Book of Regression?

The Book of Regression, an item you get by vendoring an Orb of Scouring with 1x Scroll of Wisdom, apparently downlevels your character by 1 and resets all exp to 0. What I want to understand is, for ...
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Is the Bone Armour skill from Bone Barrier ascendancy skill tagged as “minion”?

Normally skill gems tell you what their tags are so you know which support gems apply to them and whatnot, but since Bone Armour is granted as a result of allocating the ascendancy point for Bone ...
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What does this Blight Tower UI mean?

Specifically, what do the lightning bolt, fist, lightning bolt, and x2 mean?
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What are the theoretical maximum frenzy/endurance/power charges one character can use?

The Path of Exile gamepedia has a page dedicated to the theoretical max Dodge Chance one can get using a variety of Unique items, skills, and ascendancies, but fails to list anything about the ...
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Does pump durability affects Blight rewards?

Does the durability of the pump affect the rewards you get from the chests afterwards? Obviously, the goal is to prevent the pump from reaching 0 durability and being ultimately destroyed -- but what ...
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How do I tell what elemental vulnerabilities are on Blight mobs?

The screen right now is so cluttered and confusing I have zero idea how to tell what towers to place in order to make the tower defense a lot easier. Where, and how do I exactly figure out what ...
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What is the purpose of Strength, Intelligence and Dexterity in Path of Exile?

I started to play PoE last night and I was wondering about the utility of the three main stats that are Strength, Intelligence and Dexterity. From what I know now, these are used to limit what pieces ...
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Trading maps with poemap.live [closed]

Poemap.live can be used to search for people who have the maps you don't have while needing the maps you have extra of. This sounds like a great solution to improve mapping in Path of exile. ...
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Why are Jewelled Foils much more preferable to Harpy Rapiers for modding?

According to the wiki, the Jewelled Foil only beats the Harpy Rapier with a slightly higher base attack speed, at 1.6 vs 1.4. Otherwise, the Harpy Rapier surpasses the foil in every other way -- ...
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Is Research Tora's workbench affected by quality “gem XP” gained modifiers?

When Tora is in the Research branch of the Syndicate, she offers a workbench that adds a flat amount of gem XP to any gem. Does this gem XP amount change if the gem has a quality modifier that ...
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Do Labryinth Enchantments affect Vaal versions of skills?

If I have an Labryinth enchantment on my helm like "Cyclone attacks 15% faster", would enchantment affect Vaal versions of the skill as well? I'm curious because there's an Ancestral Warchief ...
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What is Shaper DPS, and how is that different from tooltip DPS?

When talking about end-game builds, a lot of players commonly refer to their builds having "x amount of Shaper DPS". That said, I don't actually understand what Shaper DPS is. I know there is tooltip ...
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When does some specific encounter spawn and when doesn't?

I'm farming Syndicate in Ossuary. I'm trying to find all possible hints that Syndicate won't spawn this time to restart the map asap. I know that they won't appear if there is mission for some other ...
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How can I prevent skill gems from leveling up on console?

From Skill Gem on Wiki: Once a gem has enough experience to level up, it will stop gaining experience and a level–up icon will appear on the right of the screen and in the inventory menu. Left–...
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Where to look for fractured walls?

As mentioned in my previous question, I have not played quite some leagues. Noiw, I am trying to explore some of the content that has been added to the main game, but the Delve content is not exactly ...
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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 ...