- Mar 1, 2000
I can't believe I ignored this game for such a long time. Started playing a few weeks ago and just can't stop playing Got a 60 dual flame totem OP Witch but man there are so many cool builds to read about. I can't wait to hit 80 and switch to the dual freezing pulse totem spec that I saw here http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1422161. I'm actually leveling up some of the gems I need in a 4L boot with Spell Totem -> Freezing Pulse -> Cold Penetration -> Faster Casting and use it once in a while. Even though the tool tip DPS says it is almost as good as my fire totem it just doesn't kill fast enough yet. From the thread it says I'll need to be 80 with a 6L chest and a lot better gear to make it work. In the mean time it is still fun to drop a freezing pulse totem + flame totem once in a while but for the most part I use two flame totems to mop the floor.
Just blows me away how complicated this game is. So boring at first that I almost gave up on it, but once you progress a bit and spend some passive points and learn about linking gems and read about all the almost infinite build possibilities your head starts to explode. I read up on the dual flame totem Witch and went with that but for some reason I didn't even see the flame totem gem on the vendor till like level 9 so I was mostly using fireball. I got my 1st totem and initially thought "hmm this isn't so great" but then you get it leveled up and then make that first link and see your dps almost double. Later when you get the passives to drop two totems you love the OP feeling
Still so much to learn in this game. I'm in total amazement people can come up with such a complicated skill tree and gem system. Haven't had this much fun since the soul system in RIFT.
Welcome to the addiction.
Honestly, I haven't spent this much time playing a game in probably 12 years. If I ever have 30 mins free time (with a wife, 2 active kids, the holidays... oh and work that's rare) I'm playing some POE.
I just got into the buy/sell trade and man it COMPLETELY opens the game.
Anything worth anything I put for sale and it sells. And that helps me get the items I want in return. Just awesome.
If you want to be added to our guild (which doesn't mean all the much really) let me know your in-game name and I will add ya.