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Items | Characters and their advancement Path of Exile Guide

Last update: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Anything you want - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough
Anything you want

Combat items

In this subchapter we'll describe two remaining categories of items in Path of Exile. The characters might obtain precious gems with a practical application and many types of equipment - defensive (helmets, armors etc.) and offensive. The items are additionally divided into four categories:

Normal simple items. There are lots of them everywhere and that's their only advantage. In the beginning of the game they're the only way to defend yourself from monsters but at one point they become completely useless. They are however useful as a base while creating better equipment. Their names are white.

Magic are stronger versions of normal items, they have one or two additional properties that increase their value. They are a bit more rare then normal ones but still easy to find. Usually you can find them marked as "unidentified" which means that you won't be able to use them until you use a proper scroll. Their names are blue.

Rare are very hard to find so owning them should feel like a success. They are the elements from which you should make your final equipment. They have numerous bonuses (usually from four to six) that can increase basic stats, damage, resistance to elements and much more. Names in yellow.

Unique - the most exceptional and desired items in Wraeclast. There are from a few to few dozens of unique items in every equipment category, their properties are not random. Currently there are 191 unique items and counting. There's a very small chance of finding any of them but it's not impossible. You can find them only in locations you're in (in corpses or various objects) regardless of your level, where you are or who you kill. That's why you should watch out for orange items.

You can also find something essential for every hack'n'slash - potions. Obviously there are health and mana potions (but not only them). The potions can be used many times, they keep refilling all the time (refill speed depends on many factors) so you don't have to fill up your inventory with potions to survive. Moreover, single use of a potion won't use all of it, just some part.

What? Im just checking if its genuine. - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough
What? I'm just checking if it's genuine.

Modifying equipment

The last type of items you'll see in the game are "Currency items" - items that are used as currency in Wraeclast. That means that merchants found in towns may only barter. Two questions arise. How are they priced and are they made only to be traded? The former one is very hard to answer. The authors are probably the only people who can do it. The latter needs a detailed answer because it's related to equipment modification. Modifying equipment and weapons is one of the most important things in the game. Currency items are divided into many types, their main task is to improve equipment so that the characters may survive in Wraeclast. The list goes as follows:

1. Improving items by percentage.

Every item (even a potion or a belt) can be improved by items from this category. It changes basic attributes of items (for example maximum weapon damage) but doesn't affect special bonuses. Maximum status is 20% and the added value depends on four categories of items. Normal items are improved by 5%, magic 2%, rare and unique 1%.

Armourer's Scrap - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Armourer's Scrap

Improves clothes' quality

Blacksmith's Whetstone - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Blacksmith's Whetstone

Improves weapons' quality

Cartographer's Chisel - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Cartographer's Chisel

Improves maps' quality

Gemcutter's Prism - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Gemcutter's Prism

Improves gems' quality

Glassblower's Bauble - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Glassblower's Bauble

Improves potions' quality

2. Changing item attributes' values.

This type of modifiers is responsible for random changes of attribute values, both base and special bonuses. Items from the first group can't have their bonus attributes affected - simply because they don't have them.

Blessed Orb - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Blessed Orb

Randomly changes levels of items' basic attributes

Divine Orb - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Divine Orb

Randomly changes levels of items' special attributes

3. Changing bonus properties.

Two items of this type are made to completely change bonus attributes of specific items. New attributes are random.

Chaos Orb - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Chaos Orb

Random new attributes of rare items

Orb of Alteration - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Orb of Alteration

Random new attributes of magical items

4. Changing gem slots.

Modifiers of this category affect mainly slots in weapons, clothes and their elements.

Chromatic Orb - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Chromatic Orb

Randomly changes slots' colour

Jeweller's Orb - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Jeweller's Orb

Randomly changes the number of slots in items

Orb of Fusing - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Orb of Fusing

Randomly changes links between slots in items

5. Adding special properties.

Currency items of this category are responsible for adding bonus attributes to magic and rare equipment. Single use adds only one attribute. Rare items may have up to six of them, magic ones only two.

Exalted Orb - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Exalted Orb

Adds one attribute to a rare item if their number isn't higher than 6 afterwards.

Orb of Augmentation - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Orb of Augmentation

Adds one attribute to a magic item if their number isn't higher than 2 afterwards.

6. Changing item category.

The last type of modifiers changes item category. It affects not only the colour of their name but mainly new, precious attributes.

Orb of Alchemy - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Orb of Alchemy

Changes a normal item into a rare one

Orb of Chance - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Orb of Chance

Randomly changes a normal item into a magical or rare one

Orb of Scouring - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Orb of Scouring

Deletes all properties of an item

Orb of Transmutation - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Orb of Transmutation

Changes a normal item into a magical one

Regal Orb - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Regal Orb

Changes a magical item into a rare one

Currency items might be stored in the inventory as stacks. Thanks to it, for example, ten identification scrolls take only one square instead of ten. That way, your inventory may be filled with what you find after battles. Stash is the best place to store your garbage and items you don't use very often. There's one with four tabs in every town.

Stash works well as a landfill. - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough
Stash works well as a landfill.

Special currency items

Only four currency items can't be considered modifiers. Two of them are scrolls that you know from Diablo:

Portal Scroll - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Portal Scroll

Creates a portal that lets you travel one time to a city and back to a place where it was created

Scroll of Wisdom - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Scroll of Wisdom

Allows you to identify items that normally aren't identifiable

Aside from them, there are also two rare items that may come in handy:

Mirror of Kalandra - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Mirror of Kalandra

Clones any item except unique ones

Orb of Regret - Items - Characters and their advancement - Path of Exile - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Orb of Regret

Adds "Refund Point" that lets you remove one node from the passive skill tree, then you're able to select a passive again

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