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Do You Enioy Doing Catarina’s Missions In PoE

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In Path of Exile, collectors of poe orbs feel that Catarina’s missions let them feel slow and clumsy. The pathing on the revived mobs is god awful, especially in maps with narrow corridors or a bunch of debris on the ground, the NPCs often get stuck. God forbid you get three of the four back to her, and lose the fourth one and have to back track. I also find this mission takes the longest, and is by far the most boring.

Out of the eight possible Vorici missions, only two are actually annoying and slow you down a lot: keep all guards alive, Open the target’s chest. All the others either reward clearspeed or require very minimal attention like luring the target just far enough from the guards to not kill all of them. Even the two annoying ones at least require some skill and have you do something.

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Catarina’s missions instead almost always require lots and lots of backtracking, all while making sure that the stupid minions still follow you. I skip all Cat missions except for the one where I just need to kill stuff. I really hate her with a passion. Keep all guards alive doesn’t appear any more (at least I remember seeing it in some old patch notes, and haven’t gotten one for over a year).

That’s why Catarina is the only master I never hit 8 in any league, I don’t even have her at 8 in standard. If it’s Vorici I would take his mission and maybe fail 1 in 10 because I didn’t read or didn’t feel like kiting the exile away from the chest but if it’s Cata I wouldn’t even bother taking the mission as it feels like a chore 9 out of 10 times, especially when the minion AI is being retarded.

Keep a set of lower power gear and gems for vorici missions:

1. I remove my gloves with the auto respond-to-attack “Decree of Ire” (it helps that my flame golem is on that glove too).
2. Then I remove the helmet with the Cast When Damage Taken gem + curse and molten shell. That then leaves me with cyclone and leap slam to do damage.
3. If it’s the chest open mission, I equip a movement speed flask.
4. I clear off as many mobs as possible without engaging the Exile.
5. Kite the Exile and guards as far away as possible.
6. Sprint back to the chest and open it.

There’s a lot more players guide on U4GM, so be sure to check out if you need some guides. Keeping an eye on poe buy items, you will get more gains.

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Do You Want More PoE Orbs

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Path of Exile, also known as POE, is an online action role-playing game developed by Grinding Gear Games in 2013. That said the game currency which is most popularly referred to as path of exile orbs is a prized possession. However, how to maximise your PoE orbs collecting? The following tips you should view seriously.

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1) Gear Up: You should to equip stronger gear at any time in any RPG; Bear in mind that boosting your orb drop rates. The caliber of gear you should be aiming for is the highest quality and rarity you can find. The higher rarity, the more you’ll be able to find. Because rarity positively influences drop rates.

2) IIQ and IIR: IIQ (Increased Item Quantity) and IIR (Increased Item Rarity) are modifications (or mods) you can find on certain items that will help you progress further along the line in your orb farming endeavours. If you’re looking for increased quantity, items such as Eber’s Key will grant you a 5% bonus to the amount of items you find in that area. Make the most of these mods to ensure that you get as many orbs as possible.

3) Boost Your Damage: The more mobs you can kill at once, the better chances you have of getting the poe items drop you’re after. Therefore you should concentrate on high-damage skills and area-of-effect (AOE) skills to maximise your damage output and ensure you get your kills. Be careful not to become overrun with too many mobs during this stage. If your Defense is not up to par, you will be knocked out and this will set you back in your farming journey.

4) Watch Your Level: There exists a currency penalty in all PoE zones based on your character’s level. If you have a level difference greater than 2 from the level of the area, you receive a penalty of 2.5% for every level after 2. You should take note that the penalty does not carry on in zones higher than level 66. In a level 72 character in a 60 zone will therefore only receive a 10% penalty, the same as a level 66 character.

5) Buy Currency: If you find yourself needing more orbs during the game, but unfortunately you do not have any time, then buy chaos orbs on U4GM will be a good choose for you.

6) Be Patient: It can be tempting to give up when farming orbs. However, in an ARPG that is completely randomly generated, sometimes you won’t always get what you need. Stay patient and take breaks when you need to; not everything is about the game.

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How Much Defense To Survive In Path Of Exile

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How much defense should I be going for? What are the recommendations for choosing between Armor, Evasion, and Energy Shield? How much life do I need while leveling up? In Path of Exile, many players may have these problem. Therefore, while ensuring that you have enough poe orbs, you should read the guide below carefully.

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There’s no golden rule for Armor and Evasion, as it very much also depends on other defensive stats (resistances, block, Iron Reflexes, blind, Ondar’s Guile, Acrobatics, and of course health). If you have Iron Reflexes, 40% physical damage reduction is I’d say a minimum you should have and it’s very easy to accomplish anyway (use Grace for leveling, not offensive auras), but try to aim for over 50%. Without Iron Reflexes, 40% chance to evade is good, but try to have at least some armor as well: even a small amount of armor can easily give you 15-20% physical reduction which is important to have even if you’re evasion-based. Use Granite Flasks as well — things like Rhoa’s charge can be dangerous, but the damage can easily be further mitigated since it’s fairly predictable.

In Cruel, but especially in Merciless, side quests can be death traps so try to avoid them until you’re at the very least equal in levels. Overall you should try to be at least 2 levels ahead of the area, so if you’re going into The Fetid Pool, Tidal Island or Flooded Depths in Act 1 Merciless try to be level 60 or higher. If you feel unsafe, group up!

Overall, your build should focus mostly on defense while leveling. Get resistances and tons of health nodes. Most of your damage will come from having decent weapons and more importantly support gems, not from your skill tree. You can always respec a few points later on if your defenses are good and you want to pick up more damage.

For Dominus, group up or find a high level player to help you. In a recent 1 week Nemesis (hardcore) race, a vast majority of players (including myself) died on Dominus in Cruel. He can be tricky, so even if you can breeze easily through other content don’t underestimate him.

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