Path of Exile’s manifesto update outlines nerfs for slows and stat sticks, rebalancing for uniques

    
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When Betrayal lands for Path of Exile players at the end of the week, it’s bringing with it a number of core changes that aren’t really fancy enough to make it into the bullet list but are still weighty enough to deserve entry in the game’s ongoing manifesto. Notably:

  • “Stat sticks” – that is, off-hand weapons held primarily for stats – will be a thing of the past. “We found that with this change it was important to make skillbinds specific to your weapon set,” Grinding Gear says.
  • Slowing effects will now be capped at 75%. That’s a bit of a needed nerf.
  • Uniques will see a wide rebalance.
  • Hierophant, Champion, and cold-based DOT archetypes will be better supported.
  • Energy Shield Recharge will no longer be interrupted by non-damage.
  • Plus there are still more tweaks coming to the Atlas.

However, don’t expect self-casting changes in this particular update. Patch notes for the expansion are expected later today.

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