Coming Soon Unique Items and Divination Cards in PoE
With less than two weeks until the War for the Atlas begins, today we're showcasing some of the unique items and divination cards you'll soon be able to find.
The following is the introduction of the unique items and divination cards point of view:
1) This new jewel is actually a noob trap imo. Assuming the extra burst just adds length to the cascade (not increasing the amount of overlap in the middle) these jewels are essentially taking 2 jewel slots to give you 40% conversion and a small amount of % damage (which is so much worse than % crit multi), the former of which you can easily get by either hrimsorrows, using phys to light gem or the helm enchant (endgame).
And then you get to use 2 rare jewels instead, two decent ones would give you like 13% life, 30% multi and like 40%res or 20% damage combined.
Honestly I only see this jewel being used for leveling or like day 1/2 of a league although personally I prefer just using the phys to light gem. It probably helps self cast a bit as they probably lack length in their cascade but for miners its unnecessary.
2) What's that? Melee skills like Reave and Infernal Blow are falling way out of favor?
The only possible solution is to buff Glacial Cascade.
Glacial Cascade comes at Level 28, the highest possible level for non-utility active skill gems (only the golems, Immortal Call, Abyssal Cry, and Phase Run are active skill gems requiring a higher level and are utility skills). The jewel seems nice but I feel this is the wrong way to buff this lesser-used skill. Other than that the gloves, shield, and cards seem really nice.
3) The conversion is just a cheap way to get the helm enchant and the extra circle will probably just be extending its range which wont do anything to single target bossing.
You also need to consider what you are giving up for these jewels. crit life jewels are so much stronger than these seem initially. I think people just see "glacial cascade" and immediately start to circle jerk without actually reading what it does and what it costs to use.
Over at the Path Of Exile site, they have the full list on there so be sure to check it out and let us know what Unique Items and Divination Cards you are hoping to get. If Orbs are what you are after right now. Look at our Hot Sale where you can buy Path of Exile Currency nice and cheap!