For years, Path of Exile (PoE) has been blazing the trail as a leader in online action RPGs. Set in Wraeclast, the fictional world within the game boasts deep character customization with a robust catalog of POE items for equipping any player. When combined with the hearty PoE currency platform, you’re sure to have everything you need to build an epic character that’s ready to face the perils of Wraeclast! But even the most well-equipped, heroic character can be overcome at times. Let’s take a look at some of the top causes of death in Path of Exile.
All PoE adventurers encounter monsters from time to time. Luckily for the weary player, monsters do not have mana, but they will use special abilities and a specific set of monster skills when they attack. Most monsters are normal, but some are magic, with increased stats and one monster affix. Other monsters are rare or unique. Rare monsters have highly increased stats and three monster affixes. Unique monsters are custom NPCs that spawn in certain areas, and they’re often bosses.
Whether you’re battling Doedre the Vile in the Toxic Conduits or chasing the Blessing of Xoph that Xoph drops when defeated, bosses are a leading cause of death among ill-prepared players. Most bosses are not to be taken lightly and require planning and cooperation. Many scrolls are filled with tales of epic boss battles and the legends of death-defying heroes.
PvP (player-versus-player) matches can be set up by players and are an exciting aspect of the game that can lead to death. PvP players can duel, which immediately teleports them to an arena where they can duke it out, mano-a-mano. Capture the flag matches pit teams against one another in a battle to capture your opponents’ flag. Many battlers fall in these mammoth matches. Cut-throat battles are races in which characters enter an opposing player’s instance and battle to the death. Tournaments are death-inducing, short-term events where the goal is to win as many matches against paired opponents.
There comes a time in every adventurer’s journey where the player must leave a character in-world and AFK (away from keyboard). Unfortunately, fate often intervenes, and a random mob comes strolling by your unaware character. You, the player, will then return to find that your hero has been swarmed by a group of hulking titans. Dying while AFK is frustrating, so when you have to do it, find somewhere safe.
The Dreaded Desync
There are times when the game client on your computer goes out of sync with the game server. When this happens, you have desynced and are disconnected from the game. There may be times when desync while your hero is in a battle or some other treacherous situation, and when you log back into the game you find that your character has been defeated. The dreaded desync has struck again!
There Comes a Time
Precarious situations and grandiose battles challenge players throughout PoE, lurking around every corner of Wraeclast. Vile beasts and intrepid adversaries lie in wait to harass, thrash, and vanquish wanderers and heroes alike. Death may not be certain, but it takes advantage of every possible opportunity in Path of Exile.