So you want to know more about the endgame in Path of exile? Well, the good news is that there’s at least one more full set of content in the endgame, but that’s also the bad news, because it can make all the content on offer more inaccessible than it should be. ‘be. Most of the endgame in Path of exile returns to the Map Atlas, so we have the beginner’s guide to maps in Path of exile ready for you below.
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What are cards in Path of Exile?
Mapping in Path of exile is what makes up most of the endgame. Once the campaign is over, you will discover the Atlas of Worlds. This is basically another big skill tree, but in this tree, each point is an area, a map. And by gifting maps (the item) to your map device, you can visit these places, unlock Atlas points (a new kind of skill points with which you can improve your character) by completing areas and getting the biggest ones rewards Path of exile has to offer and conquer the game’s greatest challenges.
Beyond that, however, the mapping system works as a way for you to play the game the way you want. You can invest in certain mechanics, frequent different maps, change how the map you plan to run, and even change how your build works through Atlas Points. This is the next step in developing your character.
The maps themselves, as in-game items, you’ll mostly get drops when mapping; However, you will also get some during the later stages of the campaign, and you can also buy cards from vendors and acquire them in different ways. Once you have inserted a map into your mapping device, you can customize your map before you start creating the map.
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The cards are available in different levels, 1 to 16, and they are also available in different rarities. Cards can be magic, rare, or corrupted, and you can turn a card from a normal card into one of those higher rarity cards with different currency orbs. You can also improve map quality and use other elements to polish your maps before running them.
Depending on what you’re trying to do, how your build works, and how you want to play, you can use the Atlas of Worlds to transform Path of exile in whatever you want to play.
How to Explore the Atlas of Worlds in Path of Exile
Each point in the Atlas of Worlds is a different place you can explore. You’ll need cards (the item) to enter each location, and as mentioned above, you can customize these cards for different encounters and better loot.
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You’ll start by completing the first few cards you have at level 1. The goal should be to complete as many distinct cards as possible at the highest possible rarity, as a card’s rarity can be increased with different orbs. Eventually, you’ll reach level 6 maps. Always complete the highest level map you have first, then drop down.
Once on level 6 maps, you will encounter the Maven, who can influence your maps and start a storyline to complete. The more Maven Influence you can have on the cards the better, and as you progress through the process of card grinding and Maven’s questline you’ll unlock Atlas skill points and eventually unlock two more new Atlas influences.
Once you head into the level 11 maps, you should have a good idea of the Atlas system. You’ll have experimented with influences, deepened the Maven’s questline, and unlocked plenty of Atlas Points to use. At this point, you can start tailoring your Atlas tree to a specific goal or league mechanic, if that’s your thing.
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For level 11 and above, you’ll complete endgame questlines until you encounter the World Eater, the final boss. Along the way, you’ll inevitably pick up Void Stones that can be slotted into your Atlas, and level up each card in the Atlas to level 16.
Other Endgame Mechanics in Path of Exile
If the mapping seems daunting, that’s because it’s sort of in the sense that there’s almost another full set of content out there. However, mapping isn’t the only thing you can do in the late game, and there are plenty of other mechanics you can engage with to keep things fresh.
For each league, there are league challenges you can complete, while you can always try to efficiently grind some currency to invest in better gear to clear areas faster and get even better gear. Then there are plenty of low-key endgame mechanics.
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You can dive into the mines, deeper and deeper, earning rarer and more valuable items and currencies as you go, or you can make contracts and heists to a similar effect, by getting more and more powerful gear the better the heist you do. There’s the Labyrinth to make sure you’re done to unlock all of your Ascendancy points as well.
Then, of course, there are pyramids, and there’s a ton of crafting you can do to upgrade your gear and earn money outside of trading or researching gear. Ultimately, all of your endgame activities will level up your character or gear to better deal with extremely tough enemies, but that’s what PoE is all about anyway.