Path of Exile shows off the interactions of new skills and support abilities

Part of the fun of Path of Exile is setting up combinations of skills, support skills, and items in order to create a constant whirling hailstorm of death for everything around you. The latest article on the official site isn’t just showing off the new skill options for the game’s next expansion; it’s showing off how all of those options interact to create some devastating combinations. Like Unearth, a skill designed to just create corpses (that is, corpses from nothing, not from killing enemies). Is that limited? Not so much when you combine it with Greater Multiple Projectile and Spell Echo to make an entire floor covered in Skeleton Archer corpses.

What do you do then? You could reanimate all of them and have a little firing squad, sure. You could also use some other skills, like Cremation, Volatile Dead, or Bodyswap, to make the corpses along start serving as an offensive tool to make even more corpses. And then you could pair in options like Spell Cascade with Volatile Dead to provide even more insane interactions. But don’t take our word for it; you can actually see all of the absurdity on the official site. (You can also check out our reveal interview for more overarching details.)


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Justin Bania

I want to like PoE but it feels like a super complex game with a hundred ways for me to screw up my character. It’s a shame because Grinding Gear is a great company running a free to play that doesn’t gouge.


Also some additional POE news, GGG are running a twitch special event until Monday dec 18.
If you link your POE and Twitch accounts, then watch or stream POE, you have a chance to win a helmet from a list of 18. (every 5 minutes you have 1% chance from what I understand)
So just watch for a chance to win stuff.

Dug From The Earth

I think this is the first time that I really didnt like any of the new skill gems added in PoE.

Volley is so-so… but then its not much of an offshoot from GMP/LMP.

I just dont really like corpse skills. Didnt like them in D3, dont like them in PoE. For me, it makes the fun of combat, feel more like work.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Nine days. Sure, I can wait.