The team behind Path of Exile knows that sometimes you need to change things in order to make things better, even citing how other video games and genres change things in order to make the game as a whole better. It’s a fight to keep things not only relevant, but to allow certain things or items to still hold meaning.
In the the 2.6.0 content update, the Path of Exile team are looking at items from their leagues and seeing if they need to be edited/changed to make them better, and keep them relevant. Here are three they selected for review:
First is Gifts from Above. Exclusive to Anarchy, Gifts from Above is an item that actually survived the test of time by finding a niche with gamers who like critical strike builds. However, the ability it triggered would cause performance issues, so, they’re changing it a bit so that you’ll still have the ability, but it has a smaller cooldown.
Then there’s Trolltimber Spire, which you could get in Tempest. This was originally made to leech life from Totem’s, but then totems got a LOT more life, and so it became something of little use to players. So instead, they’re taking a page from their Ascendancy mode and making it so that totems will leech life to you with this item.
Finally, Shavronne’s Revelation, this was an item that would get players to salivate, for it was one of the best regeneration items out there. But, they had to nerf it because it was too powerful in how it replenished your shields.
So now, the item will be given a choice. You can either have mana regeneration for your shield, or just mana regeneration. Yes, this means that it’s not as powerful as before, but, this can help you survive tough situations.
More Path of Exile updates are coming, and the patch notes for 2.6.0 will be coming soon to spell them out!