Path of Exile ~ Lake of Kalandra ~ sorting through gear

in Hive Gaming3 months ago

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Let the mapping begin... and the gear acquirement!

I completed Act 10 and killed Kitava, then dove straight into maps and realised just how squishy my build could be. In theory it won't be squishy, but when I first jumped into maps I barely had any of my energy shield requirements or defensives.

That was soon rectified!

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This League so far has been one of my better ones during fighting through the slog of a campaign. I think I've finally gotten to that stage where I know these fights and don't have to worry so much about dying in them.

Kitava at the end here only killed me once. Usually I'm just, go in, do a bit of damage, die, go back in, do it again, rinse and repeat. xD My brain is becoming accustomed to the mechanics at last.

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I was surprised to find that now when I complete the Lake of Kalandra cubes, there is a chance to get a Lake of Kalandra map to activate in the map device.

The area doesn't seem to differ from any of Kalandra map I've seen so far, but I'm guessing there's probably a benefit to it.

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I found a Divine Orb!!!! In my first Lake of Kalandra map-device thing. I very, very quickly picked it up then started staring at poe.trade, hoping to find a 6-link version of my chestpiece.

For a couple of days, there were only 5-link ones available, then a 6-link appeared for 10 divine orbs. Then, yesterday morning, I checked the trading website before doing the school run and saw a 6-link The Beast Fur Shawl available for one measly divine orb. Obviously I hopped straight into the game and hoped the guy was still online and had it.

He was and he did. XD

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Even better, it already boasted the exact socket colours I needed too!

As soon as I equipped it, I ran through a few maps and everything was a million times better. My energy shield recharges in a blink of an eye, it rarely disappears at all, and after struggling with tier 1 maps I suddenly found myself up to tier 5.

That chestpiece just made everything so much better.

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Next on my list are these gloves: Repentance. I need 100 more strength to equip them which I'm slowly working on. I've just bought some new shoes with a lot of strength but I need to get them the correct colours. They're strength/dexterity boots and are rolling more reds and greens rather than blues so this is going to take a while. I've already run out of chromatic orbs trying to change them.

I also bought a new ring with a lot of strength on it plus other requirements.

I'll slowly get there.

When I do, Repentance will grant me Iron Will which adds my strength to my spell damage. It's going to be beastly! I hope. XD

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I'm slowly filling up my Atlas tree now that I can actually do the maps. I'm going Blight, of course, because I love the Blight mechanic and I also need oils.

Last League I also travelled towards rogue exiles and finding 20 of them in maps and having them drop more stuff. I'm not too sure I want to do that this time but I'll work out where I'd like to go. Maybe some Delirium stuff. Or, as I like to call it, "The Mirror World!!!!" 😁

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During my maps, I found my first 6-link random drop of the league! Anddddd... of course it was corrupted and had terrible colours. I put it up for sale for a 3 whole chaos orbs and it hasn't sold yet. xD Guess it's not interesting at all.

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So, my next goal for this League so far is to slowly add to my strength so I can equip those gloves, and then the only piece of gear I'm missing is... the Aegis Aurora. A ridiculously expensive shield. I'll need to find it myself or somehow gather up 15-20 Divine Orbs to buy it.

But once I get it and those gloves, my build will mostly be complete and I can find out if what I have created is worthy.

What's left after that is just levelling so I have more points to put into my tree. There are a few nodes that I'd like to get to, and there are a few nodes in my original Path of Building build that I won't need to go into at all. I was worried about how mana regeneration was going to go, but I have plenty; it's fine. So I can ignore pathing towards a couple of mana regen perks and go elsewhere instead.

It all seems to be panning out so far. 🙂

 

Until next time!! 🎮

 


 

All screenshots in this post are courtesy of me, @kaelci and are from the game: Path of Exile.

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This is making me want to go back to the game :) your enthusiasm is infectious

 3 months ago  

holy ..balls those are nice gloves!

Atlas skill tree... okay that's interesting.

Is it just me or the graphics looks....improved. (or maybe it's because I am using a better monitor. lawl I want to reinstall)

Great Stuff!, Path of Building all the way!

 3 months ago  

Yessss, just need the strength so I can finally equip them xD

It's probably the better monitor! I noticed the same thing when I got this laptop with a far better screen than any I've had before. Everything was so crisp and wonderful looking. XD

You should reinstall! Dive in!