Path of Exile is an online action role-playing game developed and published by Grinding Gear Games. It is a free-to-play title supported by microtransactions. It is available on Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.
Path of Exile provides lots of features to improve the gameplay for players. One of these features is the unique Path of Exile Items in the game. For the players who just join into the PoE, unique PoE items are an assembly of various things that should be collected during the game.
Unique items are meant to be less powerful overall than high-level rare items, but offer unique gameplay and allow special character builds to be based around them.
The unique items that are a selection and are developed with the game of things, specific names, and modifiers. Unique items found by the player are initially unidentified and a Scroll of Wisdom must be used to discover their properties. These special PoE items are characterized by an orange text and an orange banner. These unique items are paired with every base PoE Currency in the game as they are designed to improve the gameplay and have special characters builds based on them.
Unique items have the same base stats as a normal item of the same type, but have specific names, unique artwork and set lists of modifiers instead of affixes. It contains Accessories, Armour, Weapons, Flasks, Jewels and Maps.
- Unique items can be found as random drops just the same as any other item.
- There is a very small chance of upgrading a normal item into a unique of the same base type when using an Orb of Chance.
- Certain unique jewels and some equipment can only be created by corrupting another item.
- Many prophecies exist that reward uniques, many of them a specific unique item which requires you to hunt down a certain monster and kill it. Others reward you with a random unique.
- Some unique items can only be produced by using a certain vendor recipe.
- Sets of divination cards may have a unique item as their reward.
- Sometimes, a level 8 master will sell a unique item in his/her shop for a relatively low price. This will usually be a common unique item, but it may be rare as well.
Though unique items are a good collection for PoE players, players should know that the unique items are not designed to be more powerful than the rare and special items which can be found when they reach higher levels in the game.