Customary to every release of a new league in Path of Exile, the upcoming league which will launch on May 18, Sentinel, features a mystery box that contains a number of cosmetics to add further customization to your characters.
According to GGG lead developer, Chris Wilson, the Sentinel mystery box is unique compared to the rest of their mystery boxes in that each of the cosmetics has its own thematic variations which add an extra layer of customization.
Let’s have a look at what you can expect in this all-new mystery box.
What’s in the Sentinel Mystery Box in Path of Exile?
The mystery box will feature 14 exclusive cosmetics that can only be obtained by opening it. Each of the 14 cosmetics will have an equal chance of opening, and each of them has different thematic variations. Since you won’t receive duplicates of each variation, it’s possible to obtain all of them provided you can afford to open as many mystery boxes as possible.
Let’s have a breakdown of the cosmetics included in the box and their variations.
Scintillation Body Armor
This body armor cosmetic features four different variations. Three of these variations will depend on your individual elemental resistances, gaining more intensity the higher your resistances are.
Meanwhile, the prismatic variation will gain more intensity depending on your total elemental resistances.
The Stormstrider Boots come in five different variations. This cosmetic creates a lightning trail as you move, with its length becoming longer the higher your movement speed is.
This helmet cosmetic features four different variations which will catch flame and burn brighter the more fire skills you use within the last 16 seconds.
Mana Tank Back Attachment
This back attachment cosmetic comes in 6 different variations, each having a different color. The tank will represent your current mana pool, with it emptying once your mana is depleted.
This bow cosmetic will fire an additional arrow depending on the number of arrows you’ve fired in your last attack. It comes in 4 different variations and the extra arrow it fires is purely cosmetic only.
This one comes in 4 variations and will peel off its outer layer each time you block an attack in the last 30 seconds.
Available in 5 variations, this cosmetic for gloves charges up electricity that grows in intensity depending on how many lightning skills you’ve used in the last 16 seconds.
Treasure Hunter Weapon Effect
This one comes in 4 variations and adds an effect to your weapon which coats it in metal. Also, monsters you killed will explode with treasure depending on how high your Item Rarity is. Then again, this is purely cosmetic only.
Ngamahu Body Armor
Similar to the mana tank cosmetic, the Ngamahu body armor will represent your current health and will glow even more if you’re at full health. It comes in 3 different variations.
Nexus Flask Effects
This one replaces the visual effects of drinking flasks, be it life, mana, hybrid, or utility, with an energy burst that comes in 4 different variations.
This cosmetic which comes in 3 variations replaces your Endurance, Frenzy, and Power charges with floating crystals.
Flare Character Effect
The Flare Character effect surrounds your character with a burning aura that gets more intense the higher your level is.
It also replaces the effect you get when you level up. It comes in 4 different variations.
The Shardcrown comes in 4 variations and replaces the appearance of your Frenzy charges with floating shards.
It also gains more shards on top depending on your maximum number of Frenzy charges.
Available in 7 variations, the Warp Rune lets you pick a specific spot in your hideout to teleport. All you need to do is place a warp destination in your desired spot then set its number to the same number as your warp rune.
Hogwarts Legacy: How Good Is The Character Creation?
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Hogwarts Legacy is just around the corner, and if you’re one of those people who always expected an owl to crash into your bedroom to give you a letter of invitation to the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry then congratulations, you’re still a child at heart. One of the many things that muggle-borns are keeping a close eye on is the character creation as this always has been a huge selling point for gamers who wish to see themselves in the game their playing. No argument needed there as it simply adds to the immersion. We’ll see just how good the character creation is by giving it a good wangle!
How Good Is The Character Creation In Hogwarts Legacy?
As the game is still said to be a “work in progress” not everything is set in stone just yet. There’s plenty of options to go through however so let’s see if you can either look like a Korean pop idol of some sort or a child that looks like a melting candle.
So the first thing you will notice once you go to the character creation screen is the plethora of Presets offered to you. This is a good start for players who just want to dive right in and explore the second-floor girls’ lavatory.
Once you have chosen your base look you will be taken to the Facewear section where you can choose your facial structure from a set of fifteen portraits. Some players may prefer having sliders when it comes to specific parts of their custom character’s face as they really have every intention to see a carbon copy of themselves in-game.
When you’re satisfied with the shape that you chose you can also go and specify a skin color and some glasses for your character. Hogwarts is known to have a rather diverse community of students so go be yourself and choose which suits you the best!
Moving on to Hairstyles you have two customization choices, your hair color, and the actual style of well, your hair! There can only be so many options for hair in any game as it’s quite difficult to build this from scratch compared to sculpting the bridge of your nose or adjusting the height of your temple.
Hair can be quite a delicate part of customization, especially when not all options are available to you. Nevertheless, you still have enough choices here to either look like Anton Chigur or The Daywalker. Props to you if you got any of that!
Next is the Complexion tab, you have the option to give yourself a slight blush if or some freckles and moles if you have any. We weren’t kidding earlier either when we said that you can look like you aged prematurely. That’s what the scars and markings are for! At the end of the day it’s all about getting your features down to a T!
On the following tab we have Eyebrows. Most options that we went through gave us the impression that everyone back in the 19th century had time to shave, and that’s a good thing! You can tell a lot from a person’s eyebrows after all. Just don’t get caught looking!
After choosing the shape that fits your fancy you can go and apply any color to it, most likely you will choose the same color you chose for your hair but hey, it’s your choice that matters here so go crazy! The same goes for your eyes as well.
For the final touch, you have four more options. You have two choices for your character’s voice which should’ve had more in our opinion. You can also change the pitch of that voice to resemble yours. Lastly you have your difficulty selection which is pretty straightforward, you also have your character name and which dormitory you want to be sent to.
The character creation in our opinion is good enough where it stands. It’s not great but it’s definitely not bad either. Having the option to choose a preset or create your own character completely from scratch (sliders and all) is a recent concept that players have been searching for a lot lately and it’s much appreciated that Avalanche Software gave that to us.
While others are happy with the choices they’ve been given, we can still see some possible complaints that will go after the Facewear section as limiting your features to only fifteen options is a very daring move given that there’s a chance that a player out there might not get the look they’re after.
It all just goes back to the sliders since this gives the player a more precise selection when it comes to making adjustments to their looks, plus there weren’t too many options for body-type either. It’s not a long list of shortcomings but you will have to take these into consideration if you’re the kind of gamer who spends more than an hour in the customization screen. We’re still looking forward to the game however so don’t let any of that bring you down. Thank you, and see you in the world of magic!