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Poll Results: What is the best class in Path of Exile?

 
  • 9% (12)
    Duelist
  • 23% (29)
    Witch
  • 16% (20)
    Marauder
  • 14% (18)
    Ranger
  • 18% (22)
    Templar
  • 17% (21)
    Shadow
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post #601 of 1097
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WIth resolute you don't need to worry about Accuracy rating?

Nope, it means that you will always hit. Also, expect your first character to fail miserably in the later difficulties.
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Why? Because of no critical hits?
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Why? Because of no critical hits?

No, because there are so many options for builds, it's easier to restart a character than to respec the points needed to make the character any good.

You first build will probably fail in survivability/dps. The lessons you lean from this will help with your second character.
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post #604 of 1097
I don't particularly like games like this and Path of Exile is no exception. I did play for around a week though. If anybody wants my orbs and bow they can have them. I have a little more than 3 exalt equiv and a 5L thicket bow.

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Thread Starter 
new patchs notes up on front page
post #606 of 1097
I am excited for the 2 new melee support gems. Hopefully they will be in the next patch.
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I am excited for the 2 new melee support gems. Hopefully they will be in the next patch.

I just started playing a duel wield duelist. Up to level 38 and finished normal difficulty. This game is great so far and I feel like it has given me all the complexity that I wished diablo 3 had. Makes me happy that games like this and dark souls are still being made for gamers who actually like a challenge.
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My dual wield character is around lvl 45. Dual strike around 2200 dps. Loving elemental gems and passives. Currently working resistances since i'm dieing way too fast in cruel mode.
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My dual wield character is around lvl 45. Dual strike around 2200 dps. Loving elemental gems and passives. Currently working resistances since i'm dieing way too fast in cruel mode.

I haven't really gotten into elemental gems and resistances yet. Nor have I really focused on any armor nodes yet. Should I add points to armor or do you think life and resistance should come first? Almost through Act 1 cruel....
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My dual wield character is around lvl 45. Dual strike around 2200 dps. Loving elemental gems and passives. Currently working resistances since i'm dieing way too fast in cruel mode.

I haven't really gotten into elemental gems and resistances yet. Nor have I really focused on any armor nodes yet. Should I add points to armor or do you think life and resistance should come first? Almost through Act 1 cruel....

Both will be important in the long haul, but life/resist trumps armor by far.

Armor works a bit differently than you think it does. Small dinky hits get absorbed by armor, like that of smaller trash mobs as you play. However, bosses will crush the hell out of that armor because they hit for way more, so that "percentage" of damage reduction isn't a flat damage reduction.

Example (though not exact math, just example):

White mob 1 hits for 300 damage. Your armor deflects a bunch of that, so you only take say 100 damage.

Brutus hits for 4000 damage. Your armor gets absolutely mauled, and you take 3500 damage.

It's still needed, don't get me wrong, but it becomes important later on where life scales so quickly that a large pool will improve your survivability more so, especially in the short term.
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