Path of Exile: Changes to Headhunter and Replica Headhunter Implemented in Patch 3.18.0e

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Some favorable adjustments to the Headhunter and its replica variant have been implemented in Patch 3.18.0e for Path of Exile.

The Headhunter is a highly sought-after unique leather belt in Path of Exile because of its benefits. Not only does it increase the player's strength, dexterity, and HP, but it also increases damage dealt against rare monsters. Furthermore, killing a rare monster gives its modifiers to the player for a short time. That said, Patch 3.18.0e increases the duration of the modifiers to 60 seconds, up from 20 seconds previously.

The Replica Headhunter has been buffed in this update as well. The modifiers that players gain by killing a magic monster have their duration increased to 60 seconds, up from 20 seconds. Perhaps, this buff would attract more players to dust up their old Replica Headhunter and use it again.

Patch Notes

  • We have done a lot of work on reducing the memory usage of rare monster modifiers so that a greater variety can be present in each area. This means that the number of different mods that Headhunter items can steal is a lot higher than before
  • All Apex Sentinels can now empower an additional monster
  • Apex Sentinels now add slightly more rewards to Rare and Unique monsters based on the level of the monster
  • Sentinels can no longer drop in areas where Sentinels cannot be used, such as Unique Maps
  • Sentinels can no longer empower Malachai, The Nightmare, or Catarina, Master of Undeath, in the first phase of their Boss fights as they don't drop items at the end of this phase
  • "Hide Filtered Ground Items" is now enabled by default due to the performance benefits it provides. This setting will be enabled upon downloading this patch and can be disabled in the Gameplay section of the Options menu
  • Fixed a bug where defeating Xesht-Ula in the Wild while affected by the Covetous Shrine buff was not granting credit towards the Complete Domination Encounters Challenge
  • Fixed a bug where Breach Commanders could be found with monster modifiers that require having Rare Minions, such as Heralding Minions
  • Fixed another case where Heralding Totems from the Heralding Minions modifier would sometimes fail to despawn
  • Fixed a bug where the Crystal Ore Map Bosses could become invulnerable when empowered by The Shaper
  • Fixed a bug where the "Atlas of Worlds" Achievement could not be completed

Path of Exile Patch 3.18.0e is available on PC.

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