Comprehensive List of New Player Resources

I found a bunch of great information for new players scattered across multiple different sub-forums, and I thought it would be nice to maintain one post in the General forum to look to for guidance both general and class specific.

You can help by replying with a guide you think is really helpful for new players with no gear. I'm not opposed to multiple links per topic, as long as they are all genuinely useful for newbies. Maybe if we get enough good links we could get this stickied.

I would like it if someone knows of or will write for us a guide to effectively using Charges, Traps, Totems, Curses, Minions, and Auras as they are important game mechanics that I haven't seen much in-depth information about.

General New Player Help:
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1199

In-Depth Mechanics (MUST READ):
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/11707

Noob Questions Megathread (Reddit):
http://www.reddit.com/r/pathofexile/comments/178cc7/noob_questions_megathread/

Ranger - Bow (Dodge and/or Armour) Many Builds:
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/69224

Templar - Mace + Shield Lightning Elemental Damage (Armour + Energy Shield):
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/95355

Marauder - 2H Physical Damage (Armour + Max HP / HP Regen):
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/73072

Shadow - Knife + Shield Ranged Critical Physical Damage (Armour + HP):
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/64424

Witch - Wand + Shield Fire / Summoner (Max HP + Energy Shield):
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/77067

Duelist - Dual Wield Axes Critical Physical Damage (Max HP + Armour):
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/78037

Quest Reward List
tinyurl.com/poequests

Crafting Guide - How to Make Good Gear!
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/54003

Exchange Rates - What Are My Currency Items Worth? (may not be 100% up to date)
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Charges, Traps, Totems, Curses, Minions, and Auras?
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Last edited by ionface on May 23, 2013 8:43 AM
Added link to Noob Question Megathread on Reddit.

Still need some guides for the classes that don't have them :O
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Added crafting guide. Use it to figure out how to generate great items for your character using currency items and basic whites that you find everywhere :D
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I appreciate you for doing this for all the new players comming in.

However, I don't think you should be linking to specific posts/builds for each of the classes, since the great thing about PoE is that there is no one "correct" way to play each class, and everyone can play the classes differently.

I think new players should really instead be looking at a variety of builds, especially the more unusual ones, to get an idea of how the various bits of a PoE build fits together. Linking to the class forums should be sufficient for this list.

Also, another good resource for new players is the build-of-the-week videos on GGG's youtube channel. I think they really do a good job of showcasing the build possibilities in PoE. http://www.youtube.com/user/grindinggear/videos?query=build+of+the+week
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VoxelSquid wrote:
I appreciate you for doing this for all the new players comming in.

However, I don't think you should be linking to specific posts/builds for each of the classes, since the great thing about PoE is that there is no one "correct" way to play each class, and everyone can play the classes differently.

I think new players should really instead be looking at a variety of builds, especially the more unusual ones, to get an idea of how the various bits of a PoE build fits together. Linking to the class forums should be sufficient for this list.

Also, another good resource for new players is the build-of-the-week videos on GGG's youtube channel. I think they really do a good job of showcasing the build possibilities in PoE. http://www.youtube.com/user/grindinggear/videos?query=build+of+the+week


Thanks for the link, I'll check it out!

I have to mention though, your attitude (which is common) about posting links to builds is annoying. Not everyone likes floundering around wasting time before they figure out what actually works and what doesn't in a game. Some of us (like me) have families, school, and jobs all at once and don't have 8 hours a day to roll new characters with, like the many annoying kids I see in global chat.

PS: linking to the class forums is useless. They are full of terrible builds from kids that have no idea what they are doing asking for "critiques". This is why I couldn't find a link to Shadow / Witch / Duelist builds that didn't seem idiotic yet.
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Last edited by Ganrao on January 29, 2013 3:04 PM
VoidMoon put out an amazing Fire summoner witch guide.

http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/77067

Very easy to read for new players
Last edited by Cybb on January 29, 2013 7:04 PM
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Cybb wrote:
VoidMoon put out an amazing Fire summoner witch guide.

http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/77067

Very easy to read for new players


Thanks! Great guide + video, added.
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Hey hey, finally got a guide for each class up.

Also, was linked to an exchange rate tracker for currency items!

Huzzah!

Now I would like to flesh this out more with multiple builds per class. Help us out with that :D
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Last edited by Ganrao on January 29, 2013 9:16 PM
Very nice post, sticky please so I dont lose it in all of the "omg I cleared for 10 minutes and dc'd now I wasted 10 minutes this game sucks" threads.
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Furl wrote:
Very nice post, sticky please so I dont lose it in all of the "omg I cleared for 10 minutes and dc'd now I wasted 10 minutes this game sucks" threads.


Here here!
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