In Path of Exile, if you a new player, you may not know what you are going to do, so, I am making this guide because i see way but way to many people ask the same question over and over again. This guide is for newer players as well as maybe older players. Bear in mind that enough poe currency is important to you at all the time. You can start your game by following the steps below.
1. Choose a build, there are many many ytbers/ build on the poe forums. Just to name a few with links: Mathilification, Zizaran, LiftingNerd Gaming, poe forums. To many people say your first character is a ”throw away char” , this doesn’t need to be,why waste hours of time to just throw it away with no returns. Use one of the following people’s build or another u like. get a feeling for the game, learn more about it, farm some currency even if it is slow.
2. Now that you are in game. Play your build, do whatever you like. But do not try to overlevel to much. Find gear with good life and resists Boots with movement speed help alot to. Don’t pay people to help you kill a boss, either die alot of times and enjoy the game or type /global820 and ask for help there (more on global 820 later) Most poe items you will find before mapping are usually pretty bad, since they have a lower item lvl.
3. Entering maps. T10 – Dunes, T11 – Racecourse/spider forest [forest for a change of a doctor card, racecourse for nice and easy map], T12 – Ashen wood (I like to do vaults to for the currency cards but this is up to you), T13 – Shore (not 100% sure on this one yet, might be nerfed to hard), T14 – Promenade, T15 – whatever u feel comfortable with its mostly for selling anyway might as well do them all, T16 – do all, Quick note, try to get 167% res here since there are map mods (curse) that lowers the res -37%.
4. Don’t neglect life and mana regeneration. By default, characters don’t regenerate life but they do regenerate a tiny amount of mana every second. You can manually refill life and mana by using the appropriate type of flask. Flask charges automatically refill when visiting a town or hideout. They also gain charges from killing enemies. Equipping better flasks increases the amount of life or mana regained, and can have other effects as well.