Path of Exile 3.11 Harvest has been revealed as the new challenge league coming in June for POE. Oshabi, a new NPC, will guide the players through the new content and story of the new expansion. The expansion revolves around a magical new place, but this sure isn’t wonderland. Harvest will take players to the Sacred Grove to farm for some new loot via new monster encounters.
We’re also getting more of a backstory on the Azmeri through this new content too, pretty cool.
Check out our other Path of Exile 3.11 Guides:
- Path of Exile: Harvest Seeds Guide
- Path of Exile: Harvest Loot Filter Guide
- POE Atlas Strategies
- Catalysts Guide
- Vendor Recipes Guide
Be sure to check out the full patch notes.
What is Path of Exile: Harvest?
Path of Exile: Harvest is the new POE expansion that will see players taking up their own bloody kind of gardening. A new area called the Sacred Grove will come to the game. And with Path of Exile: Harvest, there are some strange new things to explore. The Sacred Grove will be unlocked via a new mechanic involving Seed Caches, no I’m serious.
Seed Caches are found scattered around the game world just like any other League mechanic. You will pick up the various seeds and return them to Oshabi to travel to the Sacred Grove to plant them. Once an encounter begins, there will be a monster spawned from the seed. Each seed has a monster associated with it — there are wolf seeds, ape seeds, scorpion seeds, and more — and these can be combined to form custom encounters. These encounters take time to grow, as each time you pop a seed cache, the seeds planted in the Sacred Grove grow a bit.
The system around the Seeds mimics that of Bestiary, but with a more complex crafting system involved. Simple resources can also be harvested from some lower-tier seeds, these are then combined with high-tier seeds to create stronger mini-bosses and the like.
Seeds, Tiers and Lifeforce
The primary system surrounding Seeds and Seed Caches in Path of Exile 3.11 Harvest is about growing up to higher tier seeds. As players go on their adventures and collect seeds, more and more combinations will be unlocked. In addition to the various loot dropped by monsters in seed encounters. Tier 1 seeds are the baseline, which can drop Tier 2. To unlock the highest Tier 3 and Tier 4, you will need to combine Tier 2 seeds with a variety of resources, including Lifeforce.
You will have the option to build a Collector when you have seeds you want to plant, drop it down to turn that cache into Lifeforce. The Collector will also work to harcest any plants that have fully grown. Using that Lifeforce for crafting higher Tier seeds is worth it, as this is how you fight the bosses in the best Tier 4 Seeds.
Revamps and Reworks in Path of Exile: Harvest
Various revamps of Two-handed Weapons, Warcry skills, Brands, Slams and the Passive Skill Tree itself are all planned too. Gamers will notice that there are 12 new Uniques coming to the game. The team at GGG is also rebalancing 50 others.
And yes, we can expect more iteration on the new Vulkan API implementation too. Delirium and Cluster Jewels are being integrated into the core Path of Exile game as well.
The Harvest Challenge League begins on June 19. Path of Exile: Harvest will launch on PC June 19, and the week of June 22 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Read more about the new league on the official site.