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    Default Path of Exile: Sacrifice of the Vaal

    Expansion releases tonight European time, 23:00 at my location specifically. I plan on playing on the new Ambush league right at launch throughout the night till 6AM at least. Anyone wants to join? The more the merrier and better loot :3

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    I will play for sure. So much better than D3.
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    im there, been waiting for this =)
    i have no idea what il be playing though

    http://www.poebuilder.com/#character/AAAAAgMA
    have a look at the new tree

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    4 hours till I get murdered.
    Quoted from Kashis
    "I have a penis, I don't need to play as a guy to be reminded of that."

    Every time you promote a crap browser game...I die a little inside.

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    I'll just go the regular glasscannon bow build with tons of evasion and crits.


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    49 minutes till Ambush

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    ~8.4k position in queue


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    How are you guys holding up?

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    Played Ambush right after the patch hit. The build I chose I didn't like very much . Gonna change and restart over again. I got to a vaal zone and the boss destroyed me, I didn't dish out enough DPS to overcome its healing.

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    Best thing that has happened to PoE.

    Currently in Act 2 Normal only, progressing slowly but clearing everything 100%. So far got couple Vaal Orbs, after clearing one of the new Vaal zones I got Vaal Fireball, dropped a unique with mostly elemental defense stuff (not useful for me though) and a couple chaos, alchemy orbs along with many more lower tier currency, Summon Raging Spirit 11% Quality and Portal 16% which is pretty useless but still funny. I would say I am doing way better than simply good.
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    I am in need of Vaal Rain of Arrows.
    Got these Vaal gems I can trade:
    Ice Nova
    Double Strike
    Fireball
    Power Siphon
    Arc


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    I have vaal RoA. I'll trade for Arc, add me NinjaThreeHundred.

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    i took a break at the general in act3 normal, this will be an interesting league.
    im playing a shadow LA archer but il probly switch soon once ive gotten his quest rewards lmp's and leech mainly into a templar build i have in mind

    these vaal gems is a little odd but interesting i found a vaal spark gem . it sends out 150 sparks once im not even sure its a good thing since it takes some 100 kills to store 1 charge of it , im thinking getting a charge of it on a crit lightning templar for example entering the new FFA pvp arena and letting a vaalspark + fork + chain and hope i dont crash, i cant figure out another use for that gem

    the rare strongboxes is probly the most interesting new thing for me atleast got one with the "only drops support gems" did it and i got like 5 support gems

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    I've only managed to snap up a Vaal coldsnap and a Vaal Spectral Throw :s

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    wow, first time I actually was not able to clear a corrupted dungeon
    like it wasn't enough it had Temporal Chains debuff and reduced resistances -25% or something
    the boss at the end was invincible, literally unkillable. It had no properties like health regen, lifesteal or any other kind that would point towards some kind of a way to regain health. I could do 5%-10% damage at best before it just magically regened all the HP and killed me pretty much instantly.

    EDIT:Take into consideration to that much damage to him took me 3-4 hits and my attack speed is very high. Something seriously broke there or a new mechanic is in place that I am not aware of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcipaans View Post
    wow, first time I actually was not able to clear a corrupted dungeon
    like it wasn't enough it had Temporal Chains debuff and reduced resistances -25% or something
    the boss at the end was invincible, literally unkillable. It had no properties like health regen, lifesteal or any other kind that would point towards some kind of a way to regain health. I could do 5%-10% damage at best before it just magically regened all the HP and killed me pretty much instantly.

    EDIT:Take into consideration to that much damage to him took me 3-4 hits and my attack speed is very high. Something seriously broke there or a new mechanic is in place that I am not aware of.
    Yeah, all of my deaths so far have been due to insane mod combinations. Thinking of just making a tank instead of trying to play a split arrow ranger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetaGods123 View Post
    Yeah, all of my deaths so far have been due to insane mod combinations. Thinking of just making a tank instead of trying to play a split arrow ranger.
    I would be happy to know what kind of mods they were because the boss just had extra life, faster attacks, ele resist and such. Nothing regardiing health regen, there were no totems or other mobs around which could support him too.

    One mod to watch out for is Unrighteous Fire. It has an insane range and it will murder you in a matter of few seconds and no amount of resistance will help you. It's a very nasty mod, on Hardcore/Invasion it's in a category of "must avoid at all costs". If there is a way to kill a unique mob with that mod without dying then I would gladly like to find out.

    On the plus side I finally got the first piece for the Queen Atziri map.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcipaans View Post
    I would be happy to know what kind of mods they were because the boss just had extra life, faster attacks, ele resist and such. Nothing regardiing health regen, there were no totems or other mobs around which could support him too.

    One mod to watch out for is Unrighteous Fire. It will murder you in a matter of few seconds and no amount of resistance will help you. It's a very nasty mod, on Hardcore/Invasion it's in a category of "must avoid at all costs".
    Yeah, I died to that once as well. It happened so fast that I was still in shock. Either way, they really increased the difficulty. Luckily I still have some currency left if I do decide to re-roll. I'm sort of debating because once I start playing I can't stop. I'd rather not get hooked. Although the fun factor drops a bit for me once I reach Act 3. The large terrain and lack of mob clusters isn't too exciting, at least the first 75%

    Edit: What's your plan now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetaGods123 View Post
    Yeah, I died to that once as well. It happened so fast that I was still in shock. Either way, they really increased the difficulty. Luckily I still have some currency left if I do decide to re-roll. I'm sort of debating because once I start playing I can't stop. I'd rather not get hooked. Although the fun factor drops a bit for me once I reach Act 3. The large terrain and lack of mob clusters isn't too exciting, at least the first 75%

    Edit: What's your plan now?
    No plan really. I just do some derpy, primitive bow build, level up, progress. I guess the larger picture includes getting to maps and doing Queen Atziri (heheh) but other than that I just go with the flow. Act 2 Cruel currently, I hope I can get to Merciless before I my night shift ends
    I've played so much PoE but I don't have enough knowledge to create even a barely decent build for late game, I just love to do shit and see what comes out of it.
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    My blender dualist build is already lv40. Should have started HC. Havnt died once. This build is just so strong tho. And I managed to get a little lucky with rares. 720 aoe dps with 4% lifeleech is pretty much immortal at this stage of the game. Oh well. I'm not complaining.

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    I know I've been *****ing about it forever but after 2 more corrupted dungeons I've come to a conclusion that they are broken as hell. No regular mortal can clear the boss without dying a dozen times. The bosses don't even have mods, only elemental resist and chaos resist. But their cast speed or movement speed or the damage of spells is beyond the most dreadful nightmare. It was worth to waste pretty much one level worth of exp at lvl 50 since I have 3 pieces of the map for Queen Atziri, all 3 identical but I am sure I can exchange the other 2 easily.

    On Normal these dungeons were reasonable, they weren't hard but were challenging enough that if you didn't pay attention, you would die. Then when I hit Cruel the difficulty went through the roof into deep space.
    I've also increased my health by 1/3, elementla resistances almost capped but I still got killed instantly, before your brain can even process the information.
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    Rerolled a GS marauder. We'll see what happens. Hopefully I don't die.

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    This game intrigues me but the gameplay is SOOO repetitive
    Relax and enjoy life


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    Wow, invasion is absolutely brutal. Really need to play the top builds if you want to try to get ahead and even then you can die from a single mob.

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    Yep.
    Got to Act 3 in Cruel yesterday and quickly realized my Rain of Arrows build sucks hard. I need to reconfigure to Lightning Arrow or start again. I guess I rather reconfigure than start again since I got so far, but too lazy to do that right now

    Ok. I can see how Lightning Arrow is so much better. DPS increased from 800 to 1000. Still half-baked and unfinished reconfigure because I still need Chain and Blood Magic gems. If anyone has these I can trade for other Vaal gems or gems.
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