Learning how to value items is one aspect of Grinding Gear Games’ ARPG Path of Exile that can be overwhelming for new players. Fear not, however, as this short guide will give you enough insight on how you can make accurate appraisals for unique items. Hopefully,by the end of this article, you’ll have a deeper understanding of the value of PoE orbs and PoE currency so you can make the most of them.

With that in mind, let us get started!

The Basics

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If you play games of a similar ilk such as Diablo and Guild Wars, then you will know from experience that the value of an item can be based on the amount of effort put in by players to acquire them. This certainly rings true in Path of Exile. Rare and end-game items can be worth a lot more (which is to be expected). This is something you may have experienced in the likes of World of Warcraft, Warframe, Blade and Soul, and even MMORPG titles such as Neverwinter. One thing that PoE can boast is how effective the currency is, and there are many different forms of it, ranging from Chaos Orbs, to gold and so on.

How it Works

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PoE items that are based on Path of Exile currency and non-currency items each have their own merits. Non-currency items for example, such as weaponry, armor, gems, and jewelry are divided into groups ranging from normal, magic, rare and unique. The traits you are generally looking for is the strength of the build, the uniqueness of an item’s mod, and ultimately how rare they are.

It is important to remember the fundamentals previously mentioned, as a lot of items that may appear valuable on the surface could turn out otherwise. Take the Rapture Knot Ruby Ring, which you will find listed on trading sites such as PoE Ninja,for example. It may have the mods that we previously discussed within, such as resistance to elements such as fire, cold, additional life perks and so on. However, if all mod slots have been filled, it prevents the item from being mastercrafted, which can affect the value.

Even so, you will see that the ring is strong for the majority of builds, which is what we are looking for, so it is bound to be popular with lots of players since it has such a wide appeal. However, since it doesn’t really boast much in terms of the other factors, such as the uniqueness of the mods, the value isn’t particularly high. So, the value you choose depends on how quick you want to sell it.

Pricing Rares and Resources

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Overall, pricing rare items can be a bit of a minefield for inexperienced players. This is something that will come naturally from simply spending time in the game. There is a method of doing so on the official PoE site too, via the trading section. If you use the necessary search perimeters for your desired item, using the correct filters and categories, you will find through the search results a similar list of items to yours. By observing their values, it will give you at least a ballpark figure of what to value your item at. It is important to use the filters correctly, especially if your item has high or perfect rolls. While you could simply search the item and find a list of normal, worthless replica items, items with high roll unique mod capabilities could fetch a lot more.

There are a lot of resources that you can use from third party sites, so it shouldn’t be too overwhelming for you to deal with. Keep an eye on the likes of Path of Exile Ninja as previously stated, and other popular choices such as Trade Macro to help you. Combining these sources with generally experiencing the game and remembering the fundamentals of what you should be looking out for, you will make the most out of PoE orbs and PoE currency you have in no time!

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