In Path of Exile, GGG will pull out lots of information should be coming in the next week or two, but that doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been a ton of great stuff to see and learn over the course of the past week.
1. Path of Exile: Royale
Last week, GGG put up a fun article for fans of PoE: Royale that is basically summed up as “How We Did It”. The article details the plan of attack and how it was implemented into the game.
Most collectors of chaos orbs poe loved the joke at face value, but also discovered that it was actually a real game mode they could play, and one that is a lot of fun. It is also be renamed the game on Steam to “PATH OF EXILE: ROYALE”. Over the 31 hours that it was running, 27,989 matches of Royale were played.
2. Visual Updates
Last week, a pair of cool new microtransactions arrived in the form of Phantasmal Whirling Blades that replaces the Whirling Blades effect and a new visual overlay for the Arcane Portal. The former provides the more emo crowd with a dark and gloomy pair of blades spinning through the air, while the latter offers a new stylish take on portals. See both in action in the videos below.
3. Build of the Week & a Bonus Build
We also missed one from a couple of weeks ago that is decidedly worth mentioning. This time, Some_Day offers a take on a build called “Righteous Scorching by Ray Hierophant”. “[W]e’re showcasing Some_Day’s Hierophant that makes use of self-cast Righteous Fire and Scorching Ray totems. This build combines high single-target burning damage through multiple Scorching Ray totems with wide area-of-effect burning damage from Righteous Fire.”
4. Skill Usage Statistics
Looking strictly at this list, it seems clear that fire is a popular damage type to build around. It’s also clear that, at least while levelling, the ability to traverse small gaps via Flame Dash and Leap Slam is highly valued.
The most popular Vaal skills are both auras, with the great majority of Vaal skills being hardly used. Many of these skills have received nerfs since their release (four years ago!), while very few have received buffs. This is something we’re keenly aware of and hope to have more news about in the coming weeks.
5. T-Shirt Design Competition Highlights
GGG is totally down with its art community and often provides them with ways to showcase their talents. The most recent example of that is the T-Shirt Design Competition. The title is pretty self-explanatory and this week GGG gives us a look at some of the awesome submissions they have received. Let’s just say that these are some amazing pieces of art!