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Exiled. Abandoned to fate in some God-forsaken land. The path you walk is a razors edge, where death awaits your first misstep. Enemies claw at you, gnashing their teeth or calling forth dark, demonic magics; at least one thing is certain: you will not go quietly, you will not die alone. Path of Exile is a gritty, new Action Role Playing Game from New Zealand based studio, Grinding Gear Games. Path of Exile combines bone-shattering, monster-slaying action with in-depth character customization. 

Players can pick from six playable character classes, which each focus on either one or two core attributes: Strength, Dexterity and Intelligence. 
Active skills are gained in the form of levelable gems and passive skills are chosen from a huge, shared skill tree with over 1300 nodes.
Randomly generated items and world areas guarantee that no journey is the same; and fast-paced PvP action lets you cooperate with, or conquer, players from all over the world. Path of Exile is completely free and never "Pay-to-Win". 

There are various ways to support us which will grant you many different perks.

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Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Path of Exile: Sacrifice of the Vaal Launches March 5

3 comments by TheUnbeholden on Mar 5th, 2014

Path of Exile: Sacrifice of the Vaal Launches on March 5!

Thousands of years after the Vaal civilisation fell, their Queen rises again to corrupt Wraeclast. Master powerful Vaal skill gems, explore secret corrupted areas, fight over 60 new bosses, challenge other players in new PvP modes and eventually destroy Queen Atziri herself! Watch the exclusive trailer here and read the full announcement so that you're ready to face Atziri!

New Expansion Content

  • New Deadly Boss Encounter: Unlock the end-game confrontation with Atziri, returned Queen of the ancient Vaal civilization.
  • Vaal Skill Gems: Charge up ultimate versions of your favorite skills by consuming the souls of your enemies.
  • Secret Corrupted Areas: Explore never-before-seen areas of Vaal influence to find ancient relics.
  • The Vaal Orb: Sacrifice your items in the quest for ultimate power.
  • New Challenge Leagues: Ambush and Invasion. These new game economies provide an optional fresh start with a twist to the rules.
  • Ambush League: Discover secret craftable strongboxes with dangerous traps and valuable treasures.
  • Invasion League: Encounter invading monsters and bosses from other areas of Wraeclast.
  • New Unique Bosses: Battle against over 60 new boss monsters in Corrupted Areas and the Invasion league.
  • Cut-throat Mode: Hunt other players and slaughter them for their items in this competitive league.
  • Free-for-All PvP: Enter the Sarn Arena and pit yourself against all challengers.

A full article about new content and features added with Sacrifice of the Vaal can be found here. See you in Wraeclast!

New Challenge Leagues: A Fresh Start
We're launching new challenge leagues so that players can have a fresh start and compete on new ladders to reach the highest levels, find the best items and explore the new content first! Your existing exiles can access all the new Sacrifice of the Vaal content in the permanent leagues. We've also given everyone an optional passive skill reset! 
Compete in our Launch Competition! To celebrate the launch of Sacrifice of the Vaal, we're running a competition! 

The first 50 players in each of our two new Challenge Leagues to slay Queen Atziri and her minions will receive an exclusive microtransaction effect themed around the Vaal. This status symbol will only be available to people who completed this challenge!

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DrSalvador
DrSalvador Jan 14 2013, 9:48pm says:

Man how have I not heard of this? Wish I had known earlier to apply for the closed beta. I can't wait to try this when the open beta is released! Looks awesome. Finally an aRPG that looks complex and engaging

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kadayifspor00
kadayifspor00 Jan 6 2013, 9:09am says:

This will be my main game after Titan Quest.Still waiting closed beta key guys can you help me pls?

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Saikore
Saikore Dec 31 2012, 4:34pm says:

Love this game, it has become my main game since I started it, compared to D3.. It has an awesome developer team who engages in the community, GGG <3

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Guest
Guest Dec 27 2012, 10:46pm says:

How did this not get mentioned on the top 100 games. Wow people have no clue what makes a good arpg...

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Guest
Guest Dec 25 2012, 1:35pm says:

This looks like what Diablo 3 should have been, and better.

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brenoma
brenoma Dec 24 2012, 7:39am says:

I really want to play this game, if anyone here can send me a beta key i'll be grat. brenoprb@gmail.com thanks.

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SuperEBA
SuperEBA Dec 23 2012, 10:23pm says:

I'm usually not into games like this;I wasn't impressed with Diablo 3 when it came out. Even when I'd seen my brother playing it, I wasn't surprised to see how unappealing the game looked to me, and I'd much rather play Skyrim or ChronoTrigger. Be that as it may, this is making me change my opinion on games of this style and genre. I've only seen a bit of one of the gameplay videos, and for some reason it looks to me like it's much better than Diablo 3. My interest in it is increased by the fact that it's free and not pay to win, and I'll definitely give this a try when it's released

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Guest
Guest Dec 23 2012, 7:45am says:

Are you going to make a linux version?

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Guest
Guest Dec 17 2012, 10:08pm says:

This game is great

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FireSkullz
FireSkullz Dec 17 2012, 12:47pm says:

The REAL Diablo 3.

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