This screenshot of the upcoming 0.9.7 patch features a Duelist using the new skill Puncture in a fight with the bandit leader Oak and his minions. Puncture causes the target to bleed over time and also lose additional life while moving. The duelist is also under the influence of a Haste aura, which increases his attack speed. Read More.
We'll be deploying the 0.9.7 Beta Patch this week so we've taken a couple of screenshots of new skills. This screenshot shows a Ranger using the new Lightning Arrow skill in the Ship Graveyard. She's using the Discipline aura, which increases the Energy Shield of her and nearby allies. Her mana orb shows that some mana has been reserved while the aura is in place. Read More.
Designing Unique items is one of the more challenging areas that we've had to tackle so far in the development of Path of Exile. In this development diary, our lead artist, Erik Olofsson, discusses various topics related to the design, lore and balance of these items. Read More.
One of the best new features in the 0.9.6 patch is the upgraded Quest/Waypoint screen. As Wraeclast is explored, areas appear on this map. A list of active and completed quests is shown, and the correct direction to travel is indicated for the next objective in each quest. This should make it very easy for players to track where they need to go to complete their objectives. The screen also doubles as a waypoint screen, allowing the user to select a travel destination in a much more visual manner than before. Read More.