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Quick question:

Attributes
All classes gain 1 of each attribute per level.
Attributes are required to equip gear and skills. The three attributes also grant some passive bonuses:
Strength grants +0.5 life and +0.2% melee physical damage per point
Dexterity grants +2 accuracy and +0.2% evasion per point
Intelligence grants +0.5 mana and +0.2% energy shield per point

this is taken from the indepth FAQ:
is there a point where you stop gaining the 1 point to each attribute? Because I hand't really been keeping track to much of my stats until one of my gems I could no longer level due to being short 1 strenght point. Now 6 levels later I still can not level the gem because I'm still 1 strenght point shy.
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Having now played the game I can say this guide is incredibly useful.

One potential addition (couldn't see it in the OP but apologies if it's been mentioned already):

You can level up skill gems on your inventory pane (you'll notice gems appear at the bottom of the pane, you need to click them to level them).

I just know this took me about 15 minutes to figure out (perhaps I'm stupid!).
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Mark_GGG wrote:
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hadoryuken wrote:
can anybody explain why you need to manually upgrade gems?
Isn't it more logic if this is done automatically? I mean you'll always want to upgrade them, no?
No, people won't always want to upgrade gems. They might want to keep them at a lower level to keep the mana cost down, or so they can swap that gem to another character which might not have enough stats to use a leveled one, or because some of their stats come from items and if they level the gem then it's requirements will be higher than their base stats, meaning they couldn't use the leveled gem if they replaced those items with others which didn't give stats.



tx for your reply!! never thought about the mana cost.
Last edited by hadoryuken on February 27, 2012 11:54 PM
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velrac wrote:
Quick question:
this is taken from the indepth FAQ:
is there a point where you stop gaining the 1 point to each attribute? Because I hand't really been keeping track to much of my stats until one of my gems I could no longer level due to being short 1 strenght point. Now 6 levels later I still can not level the gem because I'm still 1 strenght point shy.

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Malice wrote:
Attributes
All classes gain 1 of each attribute per level.

That information is not up to date.
One does not gain any attribute points per level (besides by spending your skillpoint on an attribute node).


But regarding the attribute's passive boni the mechanics thread's information still holds true (displayed ingame as follows):

  • Intelligence grants +1 Mana per 2int and +1% Energie Shield per 5int.
  • Strength grants +1 Life per 2str and +1% Melee Physical Damage per 5str.
  • Dexterity grants +2 Accuracy per 1dex and +1% Evasion per 5dex.

Thus:
conversion
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Malice wrote:
Strength grants +0.5 life and +0.2% melee physical damage per point
Dexterity grants +2 accuracy and +0.2% evasion per point
Intelligence grants +0.5 mana and +0.2% energy shield per point

Therefore the +10 attribute passive skills effectively grant:
+10 Strength: +5 life, +2% melee physical damage
+10 Dexterity: +20 accuracy, +2% evasion
+10 Intelligence: +5 mana, +2% energy shield

http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/11707
base stats per class
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Malice wrote:
Marauder: 30 STR, 14 DEX, 14 INT
Ranger: 14 STR, 30 DEX, 14 INT
Witch: 14 STR, 14 DEX, 30 INT
Duelist: 22 STR, 22 DEX, 14 INT
Templar: 22 STR, 14 DEX, 22 INT
Dex/Int: 14 STR, 22 DEX, 22 INT

http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/11707
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so helpful
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Thank you for an informative post
I've got a question that I didn't see in the FAQ: how do you trade with another player?
A trade window has not implemented yet.
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http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/19452
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Rhalph wrote:
I've got a question that I didn't see in the FAQ: how do you trade with another player?

As somerlot says, there's no trading interface yet. You just have to drop stuff on the ground outside of town.

A proper trading system is in the works.
Nice tips, I'm downloading the game.. will report any issues if occur :)

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