After some time in the path of exile, you must feel touched to the items exchange in the forums, and with some path of exile currency in your hands, you really want to trade some great items for your character, but you feel a little worried about the unpractical items you may be come across. So here are some guides for you to solve this dilemma.
You need to do some preparation before your transaction to solve the problem. First of all, you need to clarify the meaning of the prefix, the suffix, the max value and the item level. (Go to http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Item_affix for more information about this topic if you still confused).
I will explain the concepts here in a easer way.
1. What is affix? It is just the same meaning as the attributes, the natures and the abilities.
2. What are the prefix and the suffix? They are the attributes' types of the rare items usually, the first three attributes belongs to the prefix and the later three belongs to the affix in a rare item. And we can see all of them when the mouse point on the item.
Let’s put this ring here as an example.
The yellow part means the hidden attribute of the items, it has no connection with the affix. And this attribute can be enforced by the POE currency Blessed Orb.
The red part means the prefix and the suffix of the ring. We can see that there are five affix here and the number of the prefix and the suffix are depended (maybe 2 prefix+ 3 suffix, or 3 prefix + 2 affix).
According to the form above, we know that there is one more prefix that didn’t show to us. We can use exalted orb to make it appear.
There are some factors for you ro use the EXALTED.
1.The material of the item, and we can see it from the second name of it, for example, the second name of this ring is AMETHYSY Ring. Thus we can know its material.
2. To clarify the level of the item by putting the “itemlevel” in the blank. And notice that the level here means the level of the item, not the level for the use requirement.
3. Judge that if these affix are the most popular needs currently.
4. The payback of your investment is also important. Usually the prefix is easy to be get as it has fewer kinds. And it is not the case as suffix. If you desire the Base Max life, the chance it can appear through the help of exalted orb is one of its remaining prefix.
5. Put it in a shop and see if you can get the currency you want. And you can find the detained information here (http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Vendor_Recipes). To make sure if there are any repeated affix as sometimes such affix as attack speed, critical strike and chance to hit can be repeated in the item.
These are the information we gathered for you, wish it can help you have a better performance in the game. We would be glad to offer you the support you need. Have a nice day.