In Path of Exile, for new players, some good tips will save them a lot of unnecessary time, I hope the following tips will also have such effect. Not much to say, let’s dive into these Path of Exile tips.
1) Don’t obsess over the speed others are clearing content, some prefer racing but there is no tangible reward except for bragging rights, just enjoy the ride.
2) Activate the default loot filter (or use a downloaded one like Neversink) in the options UI tab.
3) Plan out your skill tree early on, at least 60 points in advance so you don’t regret it later on.
4) Collect all currency items like chaos orbs, fusing orbs, transmutation orbs, including scrolls of wisdom and portal scrolls
5) Try not to use most of the currency items (except the most common ones like transmutation, alteration, alchemy orbs and low tier essences) since you can use these items to purchase much better items from players. And there are some poe items for trade on U4GM.
6) The most valuable currency items are: Mirror of Kalandra, Exalted orbs, Divine orbs, Gemcutter’s prisms, Chaos orbs, Vaal orbs and Fusing orbs (descending order from most valuable)
7) Ctrl+Alt+Click links the item in chat.
8) Instances reset between 8 – 15 minutes, don’t go afk for too long while your portal is up or it will close once the instance resets (It wont reset if you are inside it but then you are vulnerable to monsters that wander around).
9) Ctrl+click on the next area will reset your instance if for any reason you want to regrind that area (can be used on waypoints as well).
10) Resistances are important! They get reduced after act 5 and after act 10, be sure to cap them if you can (75%), chaos resist is not that important, it is more of a luxury stat.
11) Take caution when lvling gems as all of them have a stat requirement! Sometimes you will acquire items that have dext, str or int on them, this will enable you to level most of your gems, but once you get rid of these items the gems will be useless.
12) Hardcore characters are not deleted but sent to standard so you can continue playing them.
13) If you want to craft a multi-link white item into a better rarity, FIRST apply blacksmiths whetstones/armorers scraps on the white item, THEN use a transmutation orb or an alchemy orb.
14) Hold alt while hovering over the item to check its item level (important for crafting later on or checking if you can make the chaos recipe with them).