Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Path of Exile: Skill Gems

You can obtain skill gems (materia) in Path of Exile in three ways. You can get it as a quest reward, you can get it as a loot drop from a monster, or you can trade for it with another player who got it one of the above two ways. They never bind to your character so you could use a materia for a while and then trade it to someone else. The problem is there are 160 different materia right now and some of them come from low level quests and some only come from the quest for beating the game on the hardest difficulty. If you get one of the latter ones to drop you really want to pick it up. If you get one of the former ones to drop you probably want to leave it on the ground. But how do you know which is which?

No one we play with knows and everyone has taken the stance of pick up every gem that drops and stick it in the guild stash or the personal stash for later. Which is a bit of a problem when we end up with dozens of a starter gem 'just in case'. I didn't really know how to tackle the problem though because there are so many gems and so many different ways to approach categorizing them. I found a couple web pages that tried to put a value on them but those get out of date pretty fast. I ended up deciding to just rank gems by the first quest that drops them. I also added in the value from a week old post, maybe that is useful too. He only plays standard so the league we're playing probably has values 4 times as high? I know I saw multistrike being sold for 9 chaos orbs and bought for 5 chaos orbs in the terrible trade chat when I turned it on this morning.

It's a huge list, coming after the jump...


NameTypeColourNum Classes w/ QuestEarliest QuestEstimated Value (Chaos Orbs)
PortalSkillWhite0DROP_ONLY3
EnhanceSupportGreen0DROP_ONLY
EmpowerSupportRed0DROP_ONLY
Reduced DurationSupportRed0DROP_ONLY
Slower ProjectilesSupportGreen0DROP_ONLY
Cast when Damage TakenSupportRed1A3MA15
MultistrikeSupportRed1A3MA2
ChainSupportGreen1A3MA1
Greater Multiple ProjectilesSupportGreen1A3MA0.7
Cast on Critical StrikeSupportGreen1A3MA
Concentrated EffectSupportBlue1A3MA
Elemental WeaknessSkillBlue1A3CA
Cast on Melee KillSupportRed1A3CA
KnockbackSupportRed1A3CA
Cast on DeathSupportGreen1A3CA
Added Chaos DamageSupportBlue1A3CA
Elemental ProliferationSupportBlue1A3CA
Reduced ManaSupportRed3A2C1
Culling StrikeSupportGreen3A2C0.7
Mana LeechSupportGreen5A2C0.7
Faster CastingSupportBlue3A2C0.7
Increased Area of EffectSupportBlue3A2C
DeterminationSkillRed4A1C1
VitalitySkillRed4A1C1
GraceSkillGreen6A1C1
HasteSkillGreen4A1C1
DisciplineSkillBlue5A1C1
PuritySkillBlue3A1C1
Blood MagicSupportRed5A1C1
Faster AttacksSupportGreen6A1C1
Life LeechSupportRed4A1C0.7
Melee Physical DamageSupportRed4A1C0.7
Flame TotemSkillRed6A1C
Immortal CallSkillRed4A1C
Blood RageSkillGreen6A1C
Arctic BreathSkillBlue2A1C
Lightning WarpSkillBlue4A1C
Righteous FireSkillBlue3A1C
VulnerabilitySkillBlue7A1C
Increased Burning DamageSupportRed4A1C
Increased DurationSupportRed6A1C
Iron GripSupportRed3A1C
Iron WillSupportRed3A1C
Ranged Attack TotemSupportRed6A1C
Spell TotemSupportRed6A1C
BlindSupportGreen3A1C
Multiple TrapsSupportGreen5A1C
TrapSupportGreen5A1C
Increased Critical StrikesSupportBlue5A1C
Minion SpeedSupportBlue3A1C
Remote MineSupportBlue5A1C
Cast when StunnedSupportBlue1A3NA2
Purity of FireSkillRed1A3NA1
Purity of IceSkillGreen1A3NA1
Purity of LightningSkillBlue1A3NA1
Devouring TotemSkillRed1A3NA
PunishmentSkillRed1A3NA
Elemental HitSkillGreen1A3NA
Temporal ChainsSkillGreen1A3NA
Curse on HitSupportBlue1A3NA
Item QuantitySupportRed3A3N0.7
Item RaritySupportBlue3A3N0.7
Dominating BlowSkillRed4A3N
Rejuvenation TotemSkillRed4A3N
Searing BondSkillRed6A3N
CycloneSkillGreen5A3N
Explosive ArrowSkillGreen4A3N
Freeze MineSkillGreen2A3N
Smoke MineSkillGreen4A3N
Conversion TrapSkillBlue3A3N
DischargeSkillBlue4A3N
EnfeebleSkillBlue3A3N
Frost WallSkillBlue3A3N
Endurance Charge on Melee StunSupportRed5A3N
Fire PenetrationSupportRed5A3N
Cold PenetrationSupportGreen4A3N
Point BlankSupportGreen3A3N
Lightning PenetrationSupportBlue4A3N
Melee SplashSupportRed7A2N1
Lesser Multiple ProjectilesSupportGreen5A2N0.7
Enduring CrySkillRed5A2N
Warlord's MarkSkillRed4A2N
FrenzySkillGreen5A2N
Projectile WeaknessSkillGreen3A2N
ArcSkillBlue4A2N
ConductivitySkillBlue4A2N
Critical WeaknessSkillBlue3A2N
FlammabilitySkillBlue5A2N
FrostbiteSkillBlue5A2N
Raise SpectreSkillBlue2A2N
Cold to FireSupportRed1A2N
Melee Damage on Full LifeSupportRed5A2N
StunSupportRed2A2N
Chance to FleeSupportGreen5A2N
PierceSupportGreen3A2N
Chance to IgniteSupportBlue3A2N
Minion and Totem Elemental ResistanceSupportBlue6A2N
Minion DamageSupportBlue3A2N
Power Charge on CriticalSupportBlue4A2N
AngerSkillRed3A1N1
HatredSkillGreen4A1N1
ClaritySkillBlue6A1N1
ForkSupportGreen5A1N0.7
Animate GuardianSkillRed1A1N
CleaveSkillRed4A1N
Decoy TotemSkillRed5A1N
Glacial HammerSkillRed3A1N
Ground SlamSkillRed2A1N
Heavy StrikeSkillRed4A1N
Infernal BlowSkillRed3A1N
Leap SlamSkillRed4A1N
Lightning StrikeSkillRed6A1N
Molten ShellSkillRed5A1N
Shield ChargeSkillRed5A1N
Shockwave TotemSkillRed5A1N
SweepSkillRed4A1N
Animate WeaponSkillGreen1A1N
Arctic ArmourSkillGreen6A1N
Bear TrapSkillGreen4A1N
Burning ArrowSkillGreen3A1N
Detonate DeadSkillGreen3A1N
Double StrikeSkillGreen5A1N
Dual StrikeSkillGreen5A1N
Ethereal KnivesSkillGreen2A1N
Fire TrapSkillGreen4A1N
Flicker StrikeSkillGreen5A1N
Ice ShotSkillGreen2A1N
Lightning ArrowSkillGreen5A1N
Poison ArrowSkillGreen4A1N
PunctureSkillGreen4A1N
Rain of ArrowsSkillGreen4A1N
ReaveSkillGreen5A1N
Spectral ThrowSkillGreen1A1N
Split ArrowSkillGreen3A1N
Viper StrikeSkillGreen3A1N
Whirling BladesSkillGreen2A1N
Cold SnapSkillBlue3A1N
FireballSkillBlue3A1N
FirestormSkillBlue4A1N
Freezing PulseSkillBlue3A1N
Ice NovaSkillBlue3A1N
Ice SpearSkillBlue2A1N
IncinerateSkillBlue4A1N
Lightning TrapSkillBlue4A1N
Power SiphonSkillBlue2A1N
Raise ZombieSkillBlue4A1N
Shock NovaSkillBlue1A1N
SparkSkillBlue3A1N
Summon SkeletonsSkillBlue4A1N
Tempest ShieldSkillBlue5A1N
WrathSkillBlue7A1N
Added Fire DamageSupportRed5A1N
Life Gain on HitSupportRed2A1N
Weapon Elemental DamageSupportRed4A1N
Added Cold DamageSupportGreen4A1N
Additional AccuracySupportGreen3A1N
Faster ProjectilesSupportGreen4A1N
Added Lightning DamageSupportBlue4A1N
Increased Critical DamageSupportBlue4A1N
Minion LifeSupportBlue3A1N

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Guild Google Docs time?

Snuggles

Anonymous said...

Hmm... something interesting I just noticed in the wiki "Gems equipped in both weapons slots gain experience, though only the currently active weapon slot's skills can be used. "

You can level additional skill gems on your off-weapon!

Snuggles

Robb Effinger said...

Looks like your numbers are wrong - you have a bunch of skills listed as there only being one class with a quests for their reward, but PoE wiki has them with every class being able to take them on reward (http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/A_Fixture_of_Fate ). I certainly have access to "cast on Melee Kill", "Knockback", "Elemental proliferation", "Added chaos damage", etc, as my ranger on cruel.

Nick Page said...

That was just me not being clear with my terminology. Some quests give the same rewards to all classes. Those are labeled with an A.