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POE Item Rarity

In Path of Exile game, items which can be dropped from mobs, chests or containers have their rarity. Poe item rarity can be classified as normal, magic, rare and unique. Path of Exile item rarity shows how high the stuff is valued or how often the things can be obtained. Here is a detailed synopsis on rarity logic in the game.

Path of Exile Item Rarity Types

Normal

POE normal items are the most common and frequently obtained. They have no specific explicit mods which could be added by affixes. However, some item types come with implicit mods which with the influence of Blessed Orb can be reforged. A player can improve POE normal items into a rare ones by means of Alchemy Orb , into magic ones with Transmutation Orb and in any other types by means of Orb of Chance.

Magic

Path of Exile magic items are also quite common in the game as well as normal ones. But in comparison to the previous type, they possess magic mods which they receive by affixes. An item can be rerolled according to its level, base type, and a flag which it has. If a POE magic item has only one affix, the second one can be attached by means of Augmentation Orb. If it is required to reroll the affix, then Alteration Orb comes handy. There is also an opportunity to enhance a magic item to a rare one with Regal Orb which will leave all affixes that the item has and add a new one.

Rare

Path of Exile rare item is very similar to magic one. But it has up to 6 affixes. A player can find rare items with 4 or more affixes or receive such with either Chance or Alchemy orbs. Regal will help to get a rare item with 3 max affixes. If a rare has less than 6 prefixes and suffixes, then it can be added an extra modifier with Exalt. Chaos Orb can help reroll rare with 4-6 modifiers. Maps can possess 8 mods, Jewels max 4 mods.

Unique

POE unique items including maps have similar implicit mod to same type normal ones. But uniques have a specific name, unique artwork and fixed list of mods.

Unique items are not as powerful as high-level rare items. But they provide an unusual gameplay experience and players can make interesting character builds based on uniques.

Increased Item Rarity Explained

Item rarity, aka IIR, suggests if the item which will drop is going to be unique( orange or any other unique color), rare( yellow), magic( blue) or normal ( white). If a player has 100% IIR, they will receive double the quantity of blue and yellow items.

Theoretical Maximum Increased Item Rarity

Non-legacy IIR Legacy IIR
Andvarius
170%
170%
Aurseize
50%
0%
String of Servitude
90%
90%
Divination Distillate
60%
60%
Greed's Embrace
50%
50%
Item Rarity Support
70.5%
70.5%
Rare Items
50%
112%
The Ascetic
100%
100%
Wheel of the Stormsail
40%
40%
Wondertrap
100%
100%
Total IIR
790.5%
802.5%

Increased Item Quantity Explained

Increased Item Quantity aka IIQ impacts the number of drops from killed monsters. It means that if a player has 100% IIQ , they can obtain two times more both currency and equipment drops.

Theoretical Maximum Increased Item Quantity

Non-legacy IIQ Legacy IIQ
Bisco's Collar
22.5%
22.5%
Divination Distillate
18%
25%
Corruption Implicits
5%
20%
Goldwyrm
20%
30%
Greed's Embrace
15%
15%
Item Quantity Support
0%
45.05%
String of Servitude
15%
15%
Rare Gear
0%
60%
Sadima's Touch
10%
24%
The Pariah
30%
0%
Windripper
15%
25%
Total IIQ
150.5%
281.55%

IIR vs IIQ

IIR is thought to be not so useful as IIR. It is quite clear that currency and equipment drop rate is the most important for a gameplay. However, in combination both stats work even better. With a mixture of 50% IIQ and 150% IIR a player can benefit much.

How much IIQ/IIR is enough?

In order to have a high Magic Find build, a player should have enough IIQ/IIR. In forums some player said that the ratio of 90% IIQ and 270% IIR was really a good balance, the other one admitted that ideal MF gear for him was 30% IIQ and 120% IIR. It depends on the game play. But +150% IIQ and +450% IIR is considered to be a very high MF, having it can be really expensive.

Conclusion

POE game is engaging for those who try to invent their own strategies for playing it. Therefore, you may consider our tips and explanations on item rarity and how to use it, while trying your personal gameplay.

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