Path of Exile: Target Limit for Certain Skill Gems Increased in Patch 3.19.1c

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Grinding Gear Games deployed another update for Path of Exile that will hopefully make the Lake of Kalandra expansion more enjoyable than its first launch.

One of the biggest changes in Patch 3.19.1c is that the skills target limit for certain AoE skill gems, such as Bladestorm, Cleave, and Ground Slam, among many others, has increased to 100. This simply means that players can now hit up to 100 enemies at a time whenever they cast these skills. 

Aside from that, Void Jaguars received a huge nerf in this update. These are influenced monsters in Path of Exile that move fast and hit hard. GGG also believes that they’re too much to handle, which is why they’ve reduced their physical damage to cold damage conversion value to just 50% now, compared to 75% previously. Also, their ability to use Leap Slam after spawning now has variability, which may give players enough time to react.

Additional Archnemesis and Lake of Kalandra changes have been implemented as well. Here’s a rundown:

Archnemesis Changes
  • Increased the cooldown of the Ice Prison Archnemesis modifier from 5 seconds to 10 seconds, and the duration of the Ice Prison has been increased from 3 seconds to 5 seconds. This results in 50% prison uptime rather than 60%, and fewer overall prisons.
  • Lowered the duration of the shocked ground on death from the Electrocuting Archnemesis modifier from 25 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • Removed the damage from the Permafrost Archnemesis modifiers cold-damaging ground area. The area now only applies chill.
  • Lowered the duration of the Incendiary Archnemesis modifiers fire-damaging ground area from 4 seconds to around 3 seconds.
  • Disabled the on-death ground effects for the Incendiary Archnemesis modifier for Magic monsters.
  • Disabled Volatiles from spawning on death when a Magic monster with the Toxic Archnemesis modifier is slain.
Lake of Kalandra Changes
  • Gems are no longer a possible chest reward from Tier 3 and 4 generic encounters in the Lake of Kalandra and, for the most part, have been replaced by Currency chests.
  • Reflection of the Dream now has 50% increased Monster density (previously 100%), and the Breach now opens and closes 30% slower. This is both for reasons related to performance and the difficulty level of the encounter.
  • Added a warning message that will display in the Mirrored Tablet interface when performing an action that disconnects one or more tiles, preventing them from being accessed.
Others
  • Increased the chance for the Will of Chaos and Deadly End Ultimatum Aspects to drop from their respective bosses.
  • Consuming Thrall Influence monsters now deal 30% less damage with their projectiles against enemies at close range (previously 15% less).

So, what can you say about the recent changes?

Path of Exile Patch 3.19.1c is available on PC.

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