The Beginner's Guide to Path of Exile

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User Info: Ryyaann_Is_Band

3 weeks ago#1
From the front page on the Path of Exile Reddit:
"Disney shuts down Marvel Heroes. At the end of the year alot of MH players will come over to PoE"

For all the new players coming from Marvel Heroes, there was an old thread about MH that still applies:
- To summarize, Marvel Heroes is shutting down. Many things were simplified and overall gameplay slowed down. This was done so the game can support consoles though the company has been using other reasons to justify the changes. Is this why Brevik left? The upgrade has even been described as going from D2 to D3 (old MH to new MH).

Those unhappy with the closure will be looking for a fast paced ARPG. They should find themselves happy with Path of Exile but only after they get their character some levels.

So be supportive when possible. If you are a new player:

- Wiki. You will need this, PoE is complicated

- Diablo players guide is pretty good for any new player

- Twitch streamers are generally helpful to viewers asking questions

- in game you can type /help for a list of commands

- you can type /global # to change your global chat channel to another. Global 5055 is the reddit chat channel. Global 820 is used for trading master missions and achievement assistance.

- you can type /trade # to change your global trade channel to another. Put $ as your first character if you want to trade in global. If you are looking to buy or sell something in game, please use trade.

- The best way to trade is by using the web site In order to list your items on you need a premium stash tab that is set to public (right click on tab). Right click on items in public tabs to set prices. If you do not want to pay for a premium tab you can use programs Procurement or Acquisition. They can help you setup a trade thread on the forums which is then fed to
The guide goes over:
1 Beginners Guide to Path of Exile
2 Pay model
3 Skill Gems
4 Classes
5 Passive Skill Tree
6 Resource management
7 Currency Items
8 Attributes and Stats
9 Buffs & Debuffs
9.1 Charges
9.2 Elemental Status Ailments
9.3 Non-elemental debuffs
9.4 Curses
9.5 Stuns
10 Instances
11 Game modes
12 Endgame content
13 Hotkeys and GUI tips
14 See also

EngineeringEternity Path of Exile: Beginners Guide Series on YouTube

Part 1 - Introduction

Part 2 - The Passive Tree

Part 3 - Loot Filters and UI

Part 4 - Currency System

Part 5 - Sockets, Gems and Flasks

Part 6 - Damage Types and Calculations

Part 7 - Gear, Defenses and Offense

Part 8 - Story and Leveling (1/2)

Part 8 - Story and Leveling (2/2)

Part 9 - Trading, Vendor Recipes, Tips and Tricks

- Good timing, as War For The Atlas releases in about 3 weeks, so I wouldn't be surprised if even more people hop over to PoE. Though, every expansion thus far has broken player records, fingers crossed WFTT does the same!

User Info: Ryyaann_Is_Band

3 weeks ago#2
Thanks for the sticky! Here are more important and useful links:

Path of Exile Reddit

Official PoE Trade Site

Official PoE Wiki

Official PoE Discord Channel

Master Sharing: /global 820
In-Game Chat: /global 5055
Trade Chat: /trade 5055
SSF Chat: /global 773
Spectre Chat: /global 6666

PoE Trade

PoE Trade Macro

PoESkillTree - Offline Planner

Path of Building: Offline Planner

Daily Labyrinth Layouts

Vorici Chromatic Calculator (Economy Overview) Ladder Builds

Neversink's Loot Filter

FilterBlade: Loot Filter Customizer

EngineeringEternity - Path of Exile: Act / Leveling Guides

Act I

Act II


Act IV

Act V

Act VI


User Info: whitelytning

3 weeks ago#3
Nice. Was thinking a new sticky would be a good idea. Hope it helps any new players.
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