What is Path of Exile 2?
Path of Exile 2 is a full-fledged sequel, which will integrate all the main features of Path of Exile. The developers even showed a demo of the new game.
It shows all the new quality of the game, new animations, high resolution textures, new progression, realistic physics - arrows bounce off the walls and fall to the ground - the improved model of characters, monsters and bosses, new capabilities, and a complete change of form. In addition, 19 new ascension classes are coming to Path of Exile 2. The campaign, cosmetics and all the add-ons from the original game have been carried over to the sequel, and will be followed by a new massive seven-act campaign.
The slots for gems, connections and the gems system in general have been completely redesigned, it will be possible to separate abilities that are effective for various enemies and much, much more, from which Peth oа Exile fans almost squealed with joy during the presentation.
Grinding Gear Games has announced that the beta test of Path of Exile 2 will not begin at the end of 2020, as originally planned, but only in 2021. The reason for the postponement was the coronavirus pandemic and changes in the release schedule for additions to the original.
«We look forward to our next announcement and want to share more about the technical improvements that can be made to the existing Path of Exile client».
The studio is currently preparing the last two expansions for Path of Exile - due out in September and December 2020. Of course, if something does not interfere with the plans of the developers.
Will Path of Exile 2 be free?
During their opening presentation at ExileCon on Saturday, November 16, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand, Grinding Gear Games announced three projects: Path of Exile Mobile, two add-ons for Path of Exile this December, and Path of Exile 2, the release of which is scheduled for late next year. I put my hands on the sequel demo, and I think all Action-RPG fans should take a look at it, even if you've moved away from the original game.
While Path of Exile 2 looks like a standalone sequel, it should arrive as a free huge update to the base game around the end of 2020. When starting a new game, players will be asked if they want to play the original or the Path of Exile 2 campaign. The second option is a new seven-act story set decades after the original events. The main roles in it will be played by a set of new heroes, representing seven original classes. Only the Marauder, Ranger, and Witch were available in the demo, which you select from the brutal character selection screen. As in the original, the player is a convicted criminal, but this time they are going to expel him ... from life. Any character you choose on a gallows ready for mass hanging will be incredibly lucky, and his noose will break, allowing him to escape to freedom and hide in the coastal forest.
And, most likely, it will be free.
What to expect?
The Campaign and Story: The main draw for Path of Exile 2 is the addition of an all-new, seven-act story that will take place roughly 20 years after the original game finale. It will be available alongside the original Path of Exile campaign and both will lead to the Atlas endgame. Along with the new story content, Path of Exile 2 will retain all of the content from the original game and its countless expansions, as well as introduce a new skill system, domination classes, and engine improvements. There will be a total of 19 new Ascendancy classes to master, while the new skill gem system adds even more depth to character building.
Unfortunately, you'll have to wait a bit until you can actually play Path of Exile 2.
- The Enemies
On the Wraeclast mainland, many enemies await you - from bandits who want to rob and kill everyone they meet, to the living dead, waiting in the darkness of the abandoned crypts of the slow traveler.
- Monsters are the only source of experience in Path of Exile, and the main source of new equipment.Monsters are:
- Regular - The most common opponents you will encounter.
- Magical - Their names are highlighted in blue. Stronger than normal, and have a greater chance of leaving something useful after death.
- Rare - Their names are highlighted in yellow. They have even more power than magical ones, and leave even better items after their death.
- Unique - Their names are highlighted in dark orange. They have tremendous strength, and, with rare exceptions, are encountered one at a time. After their death, they leave a large and good drop.Unique monsters have fixed names, are in fixed locations / locations, and have fixed properties for each of them.Unique monsters can be divided into two types: the first, act bosses, are found at the end of acts, and are the most serious opponents, and the second: intermediate bosses that you will meet in different locations. The power of the latter can both slightly and significantly exceed the power of rare monsters.
All have resistance to certain elements, special damage, auras, and other properties. They are all written under the health icon.
- The Classes
Path of Exile lets you play as powerful mage classes, strong tank classes, and high DPS dealers. This allows each player to find the perfect class for their preferences and playstyle. With each class, you will be able to choose one of three Ascendancy classes, which are characterized by different skill trees, detail and development path. Below, I will present each path of exile class with its dominance classes and its properties.
On the path of exile there are seven main classes and nineteen classes of domination.
- Path Of Exile class list
Marauder, Juggernaut, Berserker, Leader, Duelist, Assassin, Gladiator, Champion, Ranger, Koush, Raider, Pathfinder, Shadow, Assassin, Saboteur, Deceiver, Witch, Necromancer, Occultist, Elementalist, Inquisitor, The hierophant, Guardian and Descendan.
- What is the best class in POE?
There is no better champion in the League than the Duelist and his superior fighter class. Due to the very good buffs for the cyclone skill, the class cannot be stopped. With the right detail, it makes Cyclone Slayer the best exile path build. The second, not the best, but also a very good class is the shadow. It is difficult to play with it, but its builds are very interesting and do insane damage. It is ideal for mapping and foreign exchange farming. The last class that I consider to be very strong is Scion. Thanks to an undefined role in the game, you can basically create whatever you want. In the League of Legions, the number of offspring is much higher than in previous leagues. Here is a list of the best classes in Poe in my opinion:
- S tier-Slayer
- S-Tier-Trickster, Assassin, Ascendant
- Tier Elementalist and Hierophant
- Level B Champion and Dead Eye
- Level C-chief, Raider
- D level - Berserker and other climbing classes.
- The graphics
The graphics received a massive visual overhaul last year, bringing dynamic lighting and visual enhancements to the entire Path of Exile universe. The team is taking this overhaul one step further with a new graphics engine that will make the visuals even more dynamic than before. The gameplay demo from ExileCon and the result is stunning, everything is very good.
- The Gameplay
Support Gems in Path of Exile 2 will insert directly into Skill Gems, potentially transforming each Skill Gem into a 6-Linked Skill Gem. This means that there will be no more jacks on the armor. In addition, users will be able to cast multiple auras at the touch of a button. Equipment progression in Path of Exile 2 will be overhauled, giving players new items to loot and work in the crafting system. Also, the game will have a shape changer - they promise a smooth system that will allow players to change shape even in the middle of animation.
The visuals of the game will be overhauled, with updated character models and improved animations. As far as microtransactions go, they will apply to both games.
- The Items
The Path of Exile developers have decided to tell you about some new unique items coming to the game thanks to patch 2.6.0. And I managed to find out the following details regarding this equipment:
Lord of the Tides (two-handed mace): physical damage - 140-462, critical strike chance - 5%, attacks per second - 1.20, weapon range - 11, requires level 65 (212 strength). Traits: Increases Stun Duration on Enemies by 30%, Socketed Gems are Supported by a Level Twenty Endurance Charge on Melee Stuns, Adds 63 to 346 Physical Damage, +40 Intelligence, 10% Physical Damage per Endurance Charge, 29% Threshold Reduction stunning enemies with this weapon.
Martyr of Innocence (staff): physical damage - 36-109, elemental damage - 375-574, critical strike chance - 6.50%, attacks per second - 1.15, weapon range - 11, requires level 52 (89 strength, 89 int. ). Traits: 18% Block Chance, 15% Block Chance, Adds 375 to 574 Fire Damage, Adds 142 to 212 Fire Damage to Spells, 100% increased Fire Damage if Hit Recently, Damage Penetrates 15% Resistance to Fire if you Blocked Recently, Immunity to Chill and Freeze if Ignited, grants vengeance level 15.
Flight of Garukhan (Boots): Evasion 411, Requires Level 62 (117 Dex). Features: 115% increased evasion, 30% increased movement speed, immunity to burning, charged and chilled earth, restores 100 health per second while moving, +1 to maximum health for every ten agility.