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Grinding Gear Begins Revealing Skill Revamps Coming in June & Beyond

Posted by Suzie Ford on Mar 27, 2018  | Comments

Grinding Gear Begins Revealing Skill Revamps Coming in June & Beyond - Path of Exile - MMORPG.com

Grinding Gear Games has a new developer diary on the Path of Exile site to being revealing skill revamps coming in June with the 3.3.0 update. The June patch will be the first of several, with each subsequent update targeting another batch of skills for overhaul. 

Here's what PoE players can expect in June:

  • "We will be trying to breathe new life into underused older skills with additional mechanics or significant mechanical reworks to make them feel like brand new skills". One skill that is in the crosshairs is Cold Snap.
  • Skill Themes will be groups of skills that give players a "flavorful character style" when choosing skills that fit that theme. This is similar to what was seen in the Corpse-based skill overhaul deployed recently. Older skills will also be reworked to "have a more consistent" theme.
  • Enabling new styles of gameplay by "taking existing skills that don't see much use and giving them unique twists or mechanics that separate them from the rest".
These significant changes to the skill keep the fast-paced movement style when fighting regular enemies, while creating a combat style on bosses that lets you focus on avoiding boss abilities and making a few carefully timed moves rather than rapidly clicking and re-targeting. It's a good example of how we're trying to push interesting new ways to play Path of Exile. 

Read the full post on the Path of Exile site.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom