This works in concert with poe currencyactive 1 month, 3 weeks ago
This works in concert with PoE trade currency skill gems, which slot to pieces of gear and give your character charms and abilities to use in combat (unlike Diablo 3, they don’t have any given abilities). Items will frequently have numerous gem slots, and sometimes they are linked together. When I set a skill like Orb of Storms to a slot and then join it using Curse on Strike, Flammability and Vulnerability, every moment my Orb of Storms hits an enemy it will also apply both of those curses to them. It is basically an extremely robust spell-crafting system.
But it’s when skill gems and the tree overlap that things get very exciting. Naturally, I have unlocked plenty of nodes which increase fire damage, but a few major nodes possess these smart synergies which are really enjoyable to uncover. Take Elemental Equilibrium by way of instance, making enemies I struck with elemental damage briefly receive 25 percent resistance to those components and -50 percent immunity to other elements.
How could that be useful to me? Well, as soon as an enemy is struck by Orb of Storms, they become resistant to lightning damage but weaker to cheap poe currency fire. And since Scorching Ray is really a damage over time talent, it does not actually “strike” an enemy, so that I never risk making them resistant to fire by accident. That is only one of a dozen small synergies my character has. I have never been a great deal of theory crafter, but viewing my build slowly come together since I unlock more major nodes was a rewarding experience.