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Version 2.2.1

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Version History
2.2.0h
March 10, 2016
2.2.1
March 11, 2016
2.2.1b
March 12, 2016

Patch notes

These are the official patch notes for version 2.2.1 released by Grinding Gear Games.[1]

Features

  • Introduced the Solaris Mystery Box! It will be available during the Perandus Challenge Leagues. Thanks for your generous support!
  • The Guardian of the Mound has returned to the Prisoner's Gate in Normal difficulty. The normal version is weaker and uses fewer skills than his harder counterparts.
  • There are now icons to show when Flesh OfferingFlesh OfferingMinion, Spell, Duration
    Mana Cost: (16-33)
    Requires Level 12Consumes a corpse, which temporarily empowers your minions with swiftness. The skill consumes other nearby corpses, increasing the duration for each corpse consumed.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Skill Effect Duration
    Base duration is 3 seconds
    Grants Minions (20-30)% increased Attack Speed
    Grants Minions (20-29)% increased Movement Speed
    Grants Minions (20-30)% increased Cast Speed
    Additional 0.5 seconds Base Duration per extra Corpse consumed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Flesh Offering skill icon.png
    and Bone OfferingBone OfferingMinion, Spell, Duration
    Mana Cost: (16-33)
    Requires Level 12Consumes a corpse, granting all of your minions the power to block both attacks and spells. The skill consumes other nearby corpses, increasing the duration for each corpse consumed.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Skill Effect Duration
    Base duration is 3 seconds
    Grants Minions +(25-35)% Chance to Block Attack Damage
    Grants Minions +(25-34)% Chance to Block Spell Damage
    Additional 0.5 seconds Base Duration per extra Corpse consumed
    Minions recover (11-594) Life when they Block
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Bone Offering skill icon.png
    affect you.

Labyrinth Changes

  • Izaro has been adjusted to be easier in Normal Difficulty. His life has been reduced by 20%. Izaro's Ground Slam and Radiant Slash now deal 10% less damage. The life of Gargoyles, Idols, Portals (Thresholds), Essences, Fonts and Lieutenants has been reduced by 20%. The Goddess of Justice's Mortar Barrage has been reduced by 20% damage, and she no longer uses Teleport. These changes only apply to Normal difficulty.
  • A "You are here" hover has been added to the Labyrinth progress map.
  • Enabled the unique item Xirgil's CrankXirgil's Crank
    Coiled Staff
    Staff
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: 28.858.8
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.20%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 13
    Requires Level 28, 43 Str, 43 Int+20% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
    +15% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff
    (60-80)% increased Spell Damage
    +(70-100) to maximum Energy Shield
    Reflects 1 to 150 Lightning Damage to Melee Attackers
    20% chance for Energy Shield Recharge to start when you Block
    "Since one with knowledge of machines
    might be able to bring the labyrinth to a standstill,
    Izaro had us place many boobytrapped decoys.
    But I know which switch brings the monster down."
    - Xirgil, Trapbuilder's final words.
    , which can drop in the Labyrinth.
  • Argus is now immune to guillotine traps.
  • Darkshrines with significant load times on the client have been disabled for now.
  • Various broken exits have been fixed.
  • Several general improvements to the labyrinth have added.

Perandus League Changes

  • Enabled The Perandus ManorThe Perandus Manor
    Chateau Map
    Map Level: 78
    Map Tier: 8
    Guild Character:
    Item Quantity: (+60%-+100%)
    Item Rarity: (+200%-+300%)
    (100-150)% increased Experience gain
    Monster Level: 78
    (200-300)% more Rare Monsters
    (30-40)% more Monster Life
    (16-24)% increased Monster Damage
    Area contains Cadiro Perandus
    Forget kings and emperors;
    He who holds the coin holds all the power.
    Travel to this Map by using it in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
    map. This map can be sold by Cadiro in Tier 5 and above maps for 2500 coins. We hope you enjoy exploring its secrets!
  • Perandus Guardians that are revived will provide experience when slain for a second time. They stop granting experience when they've been revived two times.
  • Several significant improvements have been made to the performance of Perandus monsters.
  • Effects on the Perandus monsters have been toned down. Several changes have also been made to improve performance via preloading.

Bug Fixes

  • Writhing Worms no longer grant souls to players with Soul Eater.
  • Fixed a bug where Writhing Worms could grant flask charges when players had Increased Flask Charges Gained.
  • Fixed the position of a strength skill near the Duelist start location to be within the large radius of Jewel slots. Strength-based threshold jewels can be used there once again.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong effects played on microtransaction versions of Rain of ArrowsRain of ArrowsAttack, AoE, Projectile, Bow
    Radius: 24
    Mana Cost: (7-11)
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (40%-50%)
    Requires Level 12Fires multiple arrows into the air, to land in sequence after a delay, starting at the targeted location and spreading outwards in all directions. Each arrow deals damage in an area around it. Half of the arrows will land directly on targets if there are targets in their range.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (40-50)% of Base Damage
    Fires (17-21) additional Arrows
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Rain of Arrows skill icon.png
    , Mirror ArrowMirror ArrowAttack, Minion, Duration, Bow
    Mana Cost: (14-20)
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
    Requires Level 10Fires an arrow at the target destination. When the arrow lands, a clone is summoned. The clone is a minion that uses your bow and quiver.Per 1% Quality:
    1.5% increased Arrow Speed
    Base duration is 3 seconds
    Minions deal 75% more Damage
    (0-114)% increased Minion Damage
    (0-57)% increased Minion Maximum Life
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Mirror Arrow skill icon.png
    and Blink ArrowBlink ArrowAttack, Minion, Duration, Movement, Travel, Bow
    Mana Cost: (14-20)
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
    Requires Level 10Fires an arrow at the target destination. When the arrow lands, you are teleported to it and a clone is summoned at your old location. The clone is a minion that uses your bow and quiver.Per 1% Quality:
    1.5% increased Arrow Speed
    Base duration is 3 seconds
    Minions deal 75% more Damage
    (0-114)% increased Minion Damage
    (0-57)% increased Minion Maximum Life
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Blink Arrow skill icon.png
    when supported by Trap SupportTrap SupportSupport, Trap
    Icon: T
    Mana Multiplier: 110%
    Requires Level 8Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a trap that will use the skill for you when an enemy walks near it. Traps cannot use channelling skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Trap Throwing Speed
    Trap lasts 4 seconds
    Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
    Supported Skills have (0-10)% increased Trap Throwing Speed
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    or MineRemote Mine SupportSupport, Mine
    Icon: Y
    Mana Multiplier: 150%
    Requires Level 8Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will place a mine that will use the skill for you when you detonate it. Mines cannot use channelling skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Mine Laying Speed
    Places a Remote Mine which uses the Supported Skill when detonated
    Mine lasts 16 seconds
    Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Mine Damage
    Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    .
  • Fixed an issue with an inactive teleporter on the Volcano MapVolcano MapMap Level: 81
    Map Tier: 14
    Guild Character: \
    Travel to this Map by using it in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
    .
  • Fixed a bug where party members couldn't see your actions when you used non-sword skills with VarunastraVarunastra
    Vaal Blade
    One Handed Sword
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: (121.6-163.8)(265.6-334.8)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 64, 113 Str, 113 Dex+460 to Accuracy Rating(40-60)% increased Physical Damage
    Adds (30-45) to (80-100) Physical Damage
    +(2-3) Mana gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
    Counts as all One Handed Melee Weapon Types
    "Painful suicide in the hands of a fool,
    Creative death in the hands of a master."
    - Icius Perandus, Antiquities Collection, Item 2992
    .
  • Fixed a bug with the "... of Force" Enchantments which could disable audio.
  • Fixed a bug where the Perandus Footprints effectPerandus Footprints EffectBoots Modifier
    Stack Size: 20
    Adds perandus footprints to any equipped pair of boots.
    faced the wrong way.
  • Fixed several issues with Strongboxes, Perandus chests and Cadiro spawning on traps.
  • Fixed an instance crash related to Essence DrainEssence DrainSpell, Projectile, Duration, Chaos, AoE
    Mana Cost: (8-23)
    Cast Time: 0.70 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 60%
    Requires Level 12Fires a projectile that applies a damage over time debuff when it hits. You are healed for a portion of the debuff damage. The debuff is spread by Contagion.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Chaos Damage
    Deals (31.2-1503.2) Base Chaos Damage per second
    Regenerate 0.5% of Debuff Damage as Life
    Base duration is 3.8 seconds
    Deals (9-433) to (14-649) Chaos Damage
    Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Essence Drain skill icon.png
    .
  • Made some small improvements to client graphical performance.

References

  1. GGG_Qarl (March 11, 2016). "2.2.1 Patch Notes". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved March 11, 2016.