What do you guys think about extremely niche+special uniques?

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What do you guys think about extremely niche+special uniques?

Post by Roflknife on Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:34 am

I'm sure you guys have noticed a lot of these uniques in Path of Exile are VERY special with mods that;

1) Are extremely powerful for a niche build that's borderline viable
AND
2) Have a mechanic breaking effect like a keystone (ie Spell damage affects your melee attacks)

For some reason, these uniques disappoint me. I don't have a clear idea why i dislike them so much but i have a vague idea that its because;

a) They are niche and useless for almost everyone who finds them
b) As they are tailored for a niche they are usually Best in Slot in the niche build, killing item diversity
c) The mechanic breaking ones are either useless or gamebreaking


What do you guys think?
For the record i've always enjoyed the Chaos and Enigma runewords in Diablo 2, and facebreakers in PoE which while unique, can be forgiven because they added utility to a variety of builds.
I guess its the combination of both extremely niche use and the gamebreakingness of new PoE uniques that annoy me...

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Re: What do you guys think about extremely niche+special uniques?

Post by Will on Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:32 am

Trying to figure out what you mean as in which game, and what makes it special/niche?

Would POE's version of facebreaker be considered special or niche? Certainly niche yet tbh so many FB builds even on HC that not sure niche is the right phrase.

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