Greetings Exiles! Doc. Moo here again with another guide to aid you in your adventures through Wraeclast. This will be a 3 part series starting with the basics of crafting, moving through into making a profit and finishing off with Meta Crafting in PoE.
DISCLAIMER – Unless you are SSF in a fresh league or not interested in trading, crafting to just smooth out resistances and defences early on will nearly always wind up being more expensive than just using poe.trade or the buy poe currency
What is Crafting in POE?
Crafting in POE could slip under the radar for many newer players as it is nothing like traditional RPG’s. There are no anvils or black smith hammers, no mining nodes or profession skills.
Instead, we use the various Orbs we find to “roll” the affixes on an item. These Orbs also double as our accumulated wealth, so Crafting in POE is always a gamble.
Orbs: What Are They and How to Use Them?
For the first part of this series we will only touch on a few of the more basic Orbs. I will break them up into three categories based on the level of item rarity they interact with, Magic, Rare, and Misc (everything).
Poeaffix.net is an invaluable resource when crafting to see possible affixes on each type of item and how high they can roll based on the items level which can be seen by holding alt while moused over the link.Read More