Patch 3.19 is finally out, alongside the new Lake of Kalandra league. As with most expansions in Path of Exile, this one comes with a handful of major changes as well.
Let’s have a look at what those changes are and what you can expect when playing the game.
What’s Changed for Patch 3.19 | Everything You Need to Know in Path of Exile
The highlight of Patch 3.19 is, of course, the new league called Lake of Kalandra. However, players who prefer playing in Standard will still notice the changes in the game minus the new league mechanic. As for the new league, you will come across Mirrored Tablets throughout your journey in the game.
What you’re going to do is place reflections of encounters at certain locations in order to build up the tablets. These encounters will then feature challenges that will give you appropriate rewards depending on the difficulty.
League mechanics aside, let’s have a look at the other changes that were implemented in patch 3.19.
New Atlas Memories
GGG has introduced a separate Atlas tree back in the Atlas of Worlds expansion. This allows players to customize the way they farm. In patch 3.19, however, they can now add the new Atlas Memories which allow them to play the endgame without even speccing into their Atlas tree.
As you go mapping, you’ll come across Memory items that are quite rare. These items will help you relive memories of certain NPCs such as Alva, Einhar, and Niko. You can use these items to grant you maps that you have to explore in order to relive these NPCs’ past events.
Needless to say, you can get nice rewards depending on how difficult the challenges are. If you don’t want to run these items, you can instead trade them with other players for some extra currency.
Trickster Ascendancy Rework and Minion Balance
The Trickster has always been one of the strongest ascendancies in the game. However, patch 3.19 has made overhauls to its skill nodes. Now, the Trickster focuses more on establishing defenses and manipulating speed.
Another notable update is the changes to minion itemization. Previously, minions have way higher base stats to compensate for their lack of gear options. Now, their base life and damage have both been reduced, but players now have more options to gear up their minions.
This could potentially increase their overall damage and survivability than it used to before.
Changes to Divine and Exalted Orbs
Previously, you can craft various powerful mods into a rare item via the crafting bench using Exalted Orbs. A few good examples of these are “Suffixes cannot be Changed”, “Can have up to 3 Crafted Modifiers”, and “Prefixes cannot be Changed”.
However, changes to the game in the current patch now allow you to craft those mods using Divine Orbs instead. This means that Exalted Orbs are no longer as valuable as they used to be. In fact, data from POE Ninja reveal that Exalted Orbs now only have a value of 10 Chaos Orbs whereas Divine Orbs are now worth 90 Chaos Orbs and still growing.
At the same time, this also means that getting a Divine Orb is now way harder than before. Previously, you can just sell a 6-link item to a vendor to get a Divine Orb. However, it no longer has any vendor recipe, and the only way to get it is from a drop or via card divinations.
Reworked Unique Items
The problem with unique items back then was that most of them lack the identity that truly make them “unique”. Instead, they’re quite underwhelming and only added to more clutter in the players’ inventory. With the new update, various unique items now have a much more distinctive feature which makes them even more exciting to obtain.
In line with this, their drop rates have been lowered in order to make them truly “unique” items and not just rares that you can get along the way. More than a hundred unique items have undergone these changes, and you can expect to notice that once you get one to drop.
Fastest Easy Ways To Unlock BUSO HAKI V3 In Pixel Piece
Make it fast and easy by reading this guide!
Some of us who enjoy playing video games are also fans of anime like Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece, and they’re very popular right now because they not only have a TV show but are also featured in various games using mods and occasionally fan-made games. I know that some of you haven’t yet acquired the Buso Haki, but if you want to do so much faster than everyone else, then this guide is just for you.
Buso Haki V3
For those who are new to the game and are unaware of this process, you must wait until nighttime (in-game) because you’ll be entering the Vaill Island, where you must first reach Level 70+ because you won’t likely survive if you don’t level up. You’ll also need $5000 in order to activate a quest from an NPC in that island.
So when you get to Valli Island, you’ll run into an NPC wearing a hat who will give you a mission that requires you to pay $5000. Once you do so, a new objective with the words “Battle 4 Ancient Gorilla of 0/3” appears up on the bottom right of your screen. At that point, you must defeat the Gorilla Boss.
The boss gorilla must be found and defeated three times; he deals a lot of damage when he pounds the ground and hits you with his shockwave fist, thus having teammates who are at the same level as you or who are strong enough to defeat the gorilla will actually speed up the battle.
It is actually recommended to find the respawn point every so often to make your life easier. When you get to the part where the gorilla is, you need to do this so that when you die, you won’t have to go to a random island and it will be a hassle to navigate through the world again just to find one island and beat the Gorilla boss.
The Quest pop-up that was mentioned to you earlier on screen states that you should defeat the Gorilla boss at least three times. Once you defeat the Gorilla boss, you will level up, receive an item called “Soul of Armament,” and learn the skill Armament Haki.
When the Gorilla boss dies, it will take some time for him to respawn, and you will need to defeat him again until you finally defeat him on the third try.
Now that we have defeated the gorilla boss, let’s discuss the advantages of wearing these hakis. The Haki V1 will increase your melee/sword M1 damage by +6 and give you the ability to hit Logia users.
However, 50,000 Haki Mastery points are required to upgrade your Haki to V2. What does V2 offer in terms of benefits? You receive +9 more melee/sword damage than the Haki V1 with it.
And ultimately, of course, in order to truly unlock Buso Haki V3, you actually need 200,000 Haki Mastery points. The advantages of possessing this are that it increases your melee/sword damage by +14 compared to Haki V2, making it currently the strongest in the game.
It takes a lot of grinding to get to the 200,000 Haki point need, but there is an easier way to farm the points for V3. To do this, make sure you have reached Level 100; if not, continuing farming in the world you are currently in until you are powerful enough to reach the island where we’re going to farm the points faster.
You must travel to Syrup Island, which is between Vaill Island’s northeast and east. Once there, you’ll see a lot of players grinding against NPCs to gain Haki Mastery points more quickly.
You may have heard that you should grind straight to Arlo Park, but doing so will only slow you down because the NPCs there are much tougher than those in Syrup Island.
However, if you want to go for it and you have pals who can fight with the NPCs in Arlo Park, feel free to do so.
I hope this was of some help. A tremendous thank you to Nikkolapz for going over each of these details and explaining them so thoroughly. For better understanding check out his video:
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