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[Path of Exile Twitter] Take a look at the reworked Cloak of Flame in Lake of Kalandra

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level 1
· 2 mo. ago · edited 2 mo. ago
Fishing Historian

The art symbol used in the flanks of the Unique Item Name header in this Cloak of Flame teaser is nonstandard.

Instead of the usual "leaf and flower" iconography, it uses the (koru) spiral icon typically reserved for Relic Unique Items.

Here is a comparison, with:

  • the header from this teaser on top;

  • an example Relic header in the middle; and

  • the current "leaf and flower" display on the bottom.

The koru spiral has a lot of associated lore, notably as the mark of corruption or the sign of The Beast. Even the Harbinger word for "The Beast" is a spiral.

Maybe this teaser's header icon is merely similar and not an actual koru, though. Regardless, it's different than normal.

 

Update: The player escupie figured this out! This is a crazy UI scaling quirk. Running the game at higher resolutions (e.g. escupie tested at "3840x2160 and 192 dpi") will transform the standard "leaves and flower" iconography into the koru spiral iconography.

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level 2
· 2 mo. ago
Betrayal

So the actual teaser was the new icon

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· 2 mo. ago · edited 2 mo. ago
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level 2

i was like "oh man, I hope poorfishwife sees this oh...."

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level 2
· 2 mo. ago · edited 2 mo. ago

not actually new, it seems. You can find this frame on some items at least in 3.17, probably older but I haven't done any real research

edit: well shit, this is a little weird. its existed since at least 2016. Something's fucky

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level 2

Crazy. Just fired up the game a 2160p and indeed the icon is quirky. It also krangles the symbol for rare items in quite an exquisite way.

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level 1

While this change doesn't exactly blow my dick off, I will say that if the 100 unique buffs are on par with this kind of change I am at least cautiously optimistic

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level 2
· 2 mo. ago
Inquisitor

They turned a complete shit item into one I'd actually consider using if I got one early in a league on my first char

Nothing hugely gamechanging, I probably still won't use one in the forseeable future, but reworking useless levelling uniques is still good even if they're never going to be endgame viable, especially with people being upset about the acts being harder.

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level 2

I’m with this guy, let’s go GGG! Time for some dick blowing!

Seriously tho, I agree with you, seems like a decent rework and I’m interested to see what else they’ve come up with. 👍

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level 2
· 2 mo. ago
Inquisitor

Realistically speaking, I would predict 10-15 reworked uniques will see a significant increase in their usage in hig-level mapping. The rest will improve the overall early game and leveling experience.

Those big-name reworked uniques will be content-specific uniques. The Perfect Form, Starforge, The Queen's Hunger, almost any of the expedition uniques, and The Tempest's Liberation are all prime examples of uniques that are content-specific and hard to acquire/rare.

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level 2
· 2 mo. ago
Standard

Bet they buffed some real shit ones a lot, which still won't see any use, and posts them to make people hype about big buffs. Then most will barely be buffed

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level 2

Agreed. 40% phys mitigation is quite a bit.

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level 2
· 2 mo. ago
Revert Sunder

20% chief plus this you're already at 60% phys taken as fire and massive amount of fire res. that opens up a lot of possibilities for me in ssf with almost no investment

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level 2

Pretty good early game defensive option

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level 2

Let’s blow some dicks!!

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level 2

This is the Poster chill Buff. Sadly, they tend to be cooler if they make an announcment.

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level 2

They clearly cherry picked a good one to showcase here. How about they just dump all of them instead of teaser crap like this.

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