Today we would like to give you some leveling tips and present the most useful leveling unique items. There are plenty of uniques that you can use during leveling, that's why we have decided to select the Top 10 Leveling Uniques in Path of Exile. Some of those items listed can be bought right after you start, and you will be able to get to the mapping phase with them still equipped.
We have also decided to skip the weapon slot. It is pretty much the only slot that requires you to upgrade it periodically or you might be missing on some of the required DPS. This is the very reason we would rather give you tips on how and when to change your weapons.
Top 10 Path of Exile Leveling uniques
Keep in mind that items on our list are not sorted from worst to best or the other way around except for Tabula Rasa and Perandus signet which is in our opinion the best leveling combination, which is suitable for any build and any character class.
|Tabula Rasa is the most popular (and most likely the best) Path of Exile leveling unique. It is extremely expensive during the first days of new Leagues. Tabula Rasa found during first 24hours of a newly started League is worth around the same as 15 Exalted Orbs of Standard Mode (permanent League). It works best with either of the following rings (Perandus Signet and Praxis) or even two of them. Mana cost of spells and abilities 6-linked on early levels is very high (Each support gem have mana multipliers on them, affecting the supported gem mana cost). It has no level requirements|
|Perandus Signet - is just another excellent leveling item. It's rather expensive early on. However, it's worth every Chaos Orb it costs. Not only helps you with mana management while using fully linked Tabula Rasa but will also increase experience gain, making the entire process much faster. You can get it as early as level 1|
|Praxis - a cheaper version of the Perandus Signet. You won't be able to use it right away, but it should come in handy right when you actually can 6-link your spells in Tabula Rasa (there are not that many available support gems at starting levels). It provides better mana regeneration bonuses and is much cheaper, however, you might be missing the % increased experience gain|
|Goldrim - this is the best leveling unique helmet. It's also one of the best elemental resistance helmets overall. It makes it completely viable until late game. We have confirmed players using it till levels 80+, and we advise you not to enforce upgrades to this slot until you want to swap to your final gear and build|
|Seven-League Step - amazing leveling boots. This piece, however, is suggested to players with a higher budget. Not only these boots are rather expensive, but their lack of defensive stats will force you to make up for it with investments in other gear slots.|
|Wanderlust boots are a more budget-friendly option. They provide very decent 20% movement speed bonus, as well as extra Mana Regeneration (once again, if using Tabula Rasa it's a perfect combination)|
|Meginord's Girdle - this is a fantastic belt for both melee and ranged physical fighters. Grants amazing physical damage bonus, as well as Increased maximum life attribute, which scales well - all the way to the end-game. This is a very cheap unique item, and there are a lot of physical damage budget builds that suggest using it even after level 70|
|Atziri's Foible (All classes) - pretty much the best leveling amulet in Path of Exile. Grants amazing mana and mana regeneration bonuses, while also lowering attribute requirements to items and gems|
|Karui Ward (projectile/bow builds) - another great option for rangers and projectile-based spellcasters. Will provide moderately good damage boost, as well as a very important leveling stat which is the Increased Movement Speed bonus|
|Sidhebreath (summoners/casters) - the third amulet on the list is made for summoner characters. It is rather common that spellcasters use summon spells while leveling(acting as tanks/meatshields), that's why an amulet with increased regeneration rate and various minion-related affixes is always a good option|
General tips on how to upgrade your weapon
After starting a new character you should grab a starting weapon for your specific character class and build. All the following item upgrades should be easily affordable with just the self-found leveling PoE currency. Our recommendations are:
You should always look for weapon upgrades as soon as you are feeling you aren't handling the current level of enemies (or simply the leveling is taking too long). Here are general tips on how to set the filters for each build type:
This method will easily get you to level 70s when you start about to get the required items for your build.
We would love to hear your opinions about the listed items, or if you have another suggestion feel free to leave that in the comments.
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