How do Path of Exile players operate Omniscience?

  • Ahead of the release of Path of Exile's Siege of the Atlas expansion pack, Grinding Gear Games has revealed some new items and POE Currency in the game in an upcoming update. One of them, the legendary Crystallized Omniscience Amulet, comes with a brand new mechanic: Omniscience.

    So far, this amulet is the only item we know of that grants Omniscience or any related bonuses. The main effect of this mechanic is to convert all attribute points into Omniscience. This means that characters wearing Crystallised Omniscience will not receive any of the usual benefits associated with stat bonuses. Strength modifiers will no longer grant maximum health or increase melee physical damage. Intelligence modifiers will no longer grant maximum mana or increase maximum energy shield. Dexterity modifiers will no longer grant accuracy or dodge bonuses.

    Modifiers to Attributes include any effects imparted by equipment or passives that affect the character's Strength, Intelligence, Dexterity, or any combination of the three. Each class starts with a total of 60 stat points, so players calculate the overall modifier simply by adding up and subtracting 60 from their total stat points. Of course, players can also Buy POE Currency in POECurrency to enhance their force value.

    It is worth noting that the effectiveness of this amulet will depend on the roll of each of its effects. As of now, we're not sure what the range of possible values is, but we can identify which types of builds could benefit from Crystallised Omniscience. If builds that rely on stat bonuses don't use it well, builds that utilize multiple elements, such as those that use Elemental Strike, will benefit greatly from its huge potential to penetrate all elemental resistances.