Rhoa

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Swift, aggressive, hungry, deadly. The rhoas of Wraeclast are all these things and more. These hulking flightless birds are ruthless predators, hunting in packs to bring down larger game. When they have their enemies cornered, they rip them to shreds with their razor talons and serrated, toothy beaks. Their natural attraction to bright, shiny objects draws them to the glistening eyeballs of their prey. Do not take their gaudy plumage lightly, rhoas are dangerous foes.

The exact origin of the rhoa is unknown, but tales abound that they are the creation of a child god at play. After all, they combine the features of a great, four-legged beast from the plains with those of a magpie. When engaged from afar, rhoas use their powerful legs to rapidly close the distance on their enemies, charging in to deliver a massive impact that can stun, knock back or kill. They're equally vicious up close, using their wickedly sharp claws to disembowel and cripple. It is said that a deep wound from a rhoa will never heal, so be wary if you see their nests among the trees. They are extremely territorial, and will fight to the death if disturbed.

The rhoa is based on the real-world moa, a large flightless bird native to New Zealand and now extinct. Their name is a combination of "rhino" and "moa". [1]

Abilities

  • Shield Charge inventory icon.pngShield Charge
    Shield ChargeAttack, Melee, Movement
    Mana Cost: 10
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Drop Level: 10
    Requires Level 10
    Charges at an enemy, bashing it with the character's shield and striking it. This knocks it back and stuns it. Enemies in the way are pushed to the side. Damage and stun are proportional to distance travelled.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Damage
    200% increased Stun Duration on enemies at Maximum charge distance
    (50 to 69)% increased Movement Speed
    (200 to 428)% more Damage at Maximum Charge Distance
    Deals 50% of Base Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Shield Charge inventory icon.pngShield Charge skill icon.png
    [2]
  • Resists Cold Damage

Variations

Name Colour Location Special Attributes
Rhoa Scavenger Light brown The Mud Flats, The Old Fields, The Wetlands N/A
Albino Rhoa White The Mud Flats N/A
Great Rhoa Red The Mud Flats N/A
Bone Rhoa White The Fetid Pool, The Library, The Archives Undead
Murk Runner Dark brown The Ship Graveyard, The Ship Graveyard Cave, The Caverns N/A
Primordial Rhoa Untainted Paradise Extra Life

Uniques

References

  1. chris_wilson (January 14, 2015). "TIL that Moa were real birds and the size scale used in PoE is quite accurate". Reddit.
  2. Chris (April 30, 2014). "1.1.3 Patch Notes". Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved November 7, 2015.