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Best Way to Get Currency in Path of Exile

So, you have decided to take the plunge and check out Path of Exile, the popular F2P ARPG from Grinding Gear Games. There are many reasons for this game being such a hit with fans of the genre, with many believing that it stands shoulder-to-shoulder and perhaps even surpasses the likes of Diablo. 

But one thing new players will notice during their early hours of Path of Exile is that there is a particularly steep learning curve that comes with it. With the likes of Mapping, Leagues, PoE Currency, PoE Builds, PoE Orbs, Path of Exile Classes, PoE Uniques and so on all there for you to have to get your head around, getting deep into the game can be a daunting task. There is certainly a lot for you to get your head around, especially when it comes to the game’s currency. In this guide, we will discuss the best ways for you to gain as much in-game money for your character through the practice of farming. 

Chaos Orbs and Prophecies

If you are a beginner to the game, then this is something that will be of interest to you. If your approach is to clearing out areas, searching for rare items and doing side quests, then you are in the right place. By taking this approach, you can find rare items that can be sold to vendors, and by gaining Orbs of Alteration, you can exchange them for Chaos Orbs and make a decent profit. 

Collecting Silver Coins or purchasing them can be helpful here with prophecies. You can close the prophecy slots and then seal prophecy in your last slot. This can earn a number of Chaos Orbs depending on which one you receive. On the subject of prophecies, you can also use them on PoE unique items before selling them. You will have to do your research beforehand to see whether or not they are worth anything, or if they are worth your while selling at least. 


Another useful way is from Delving. This will take you down to deeper levels, which will give you the opportunity to get involved with some of the less common encounters in the game. When you find yourself in these areas, be sure to check out any hidden areas that might be out of sight, such as breakable walls and such.

This is because you could potentially find Fossils. By discovering these Fossils, you could potentially earn a whole bunch of Chaos Orbs. With this in mind, be sure to focus on upgrading the relevant equipment to get enough Delving experience. 

Divination Card Farming

Another popular method of farming currency is through the use of Divination Cards. This is a technique that a lot of players use by farming the same map repeatedly until they receive a card that is worth a lot of currency. 

This is a viable method, though it isn’t the most efficient. It doesn’t advance your progression as much as other ways, but if you are new to the game it does at least give you some practice. 

Purchasing Currency

As with moth games, you can earn currency in the game by taking down all enemies that come across you, and finding rare items. If you are looking for a work around, then you can purchase the currency online. 

There are outlets online in which you simply provide your character name at time of purchase. You can also give you PSN name or Xbox Live Gamertag if you are purchasing on console. You can be met in-game for a face-to-face transaction with the site you are purchasing from, so make sure that you have cleared enough room in your inventory for the currency that you have bought. 

Flipping currency is another option, where you could buy cheap PoE currency and sell it on. This isn’t a recommended method in a similar vein to the divination cards, because you are simply making profit and not gaining any experience whilst doing so. 

These are all useful methods of getting PoE currency if you are just starting out in the game. It can be overwhelming at first, and there are a lot of varying pieces of advice out there on the best ways to get as much currency as you can. However, the best thing to do is to find the right method for you, and do one that you are willing to put your time into. 

Have you tried any of these methods? Let us know in the comments section below!

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