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Version 3.4.2

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Version History
3.4.1b
10 September 2018
3.4.2
14 September 2018

Patch notes

These are the official patch notes for version 3.4.2 released by Grinding Gear Games.[1]

Delve Improvements

  • Fixed an issue where some players were unable to find certain chests in their mine.
  • Voltaxic Sulphite deposits now only grant Sulphite proportional to the number of nearby players when they are first discovered. This brings it in line with how other reward systems work.
  • Fixed further cases of non-functional stairs in City Outposts that were not fixed in patch 3.4.1b.
  • You can now click your last-visited Delve (indicated by an arrow) on the Subterranean Chart to teleport to the Crawler.
  • Party members can no longer see hidden paths when in another player's Azurite Mine.
  • Party members no longer see an incorrect depth level when viewing the Subterranean Chart in another player's Azurite Mine.
  • Fossils can no longer grant Elemental Resistance prefixes. They now grant new mods for various item slots.
  • Lucent and Shuddering Fossils now have special modifiers that can be rolled on shields.
  • Poison mods are now considered Chaos mods for the purposes of Fossil crafting.
  • Bleeding mods are now considered Physical mods for the purposes of Fossil crafting.
  • Made improvements to the Necromancer Delve encounters.
  • Increased the life of Rogue Exiles in Delve Encounters.
  • Increased the damage of the totem beams in the Kurgal, the Blackblooded encounter.
  • Adjusted the hitboxes of the beam attack used by Kurgal, the Blackblooded to be more accurate.
  • Additional Projectile modifiers no longer increase the number of projectiles in the Beast Burrow encounter.
  • Sutured Aberrations can no longer be desecrated.
  • Fixed a bug where Solar Guard Spectres could prevent the Beast Burrow encounter in the Fungal Caverns from completing.
  • Fixed a bug where some Bestiary encounters would not spawn chests.
  • Fixed a bug where the "Complete Maps with Eight Mods" challenge was giving credit when using White and Yellow Maps, rather than only Red Maps.
  • Fixed a bug where players sometimes received a challenge reward more than once.

Other Improvements

  • Scourge ArrowScourge ArrowChaos, Attack, Projectile, Channelling, Bow
    Mana Cost: (8-10)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: (40%-49%)
    Requires Level 28Channel this skill to draw an arrow and infuse it with chaos, gaining stages while it is held. Release to fire this as a single piercing arrow, which drops a spore pod along its path for each stage reached while channelling. Each spore pod will bloom, firing a nova of thorn arrows. Modifiers that cause additional projectiles to be fired will only apply to these thorn arrows.Deals (40-49.1)% of Base Damage
    85% more Attack Speed
    5 maximum Stages
    Fires (5-7) additional Projectiles
    60% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
    Thorn Arrows deal 50% less Damage
    150% more Damage with Hits and Ailments per Stage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Scourge Arrow skill icon.png
    : Additional Projectiles now apply to the primary arrow instead of the thorn arrows. The number of thorn arrows at lower levels has been increased to compensate. Pods are now distributed evenly among all primary projectiles.
  • Added a PvP T-value of 1 to Toxic RainToxic RainAttack, AoE, Chaos, Duration, Projectile, Bow
    Mana Cost: (7-11)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: (50%-73%)
    Requires Level 12Fire a number of arrows into the air that rain down around the targeted area, dealing damage to enemies they hit and creating spore pods where they land. Each spore pod deals chaos damage over time to nearby enemies and lessens their movement speed. After a short duration, the pods burst, dealing area damage.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (50-72.8)% of Base Damage
    Base duration is 1 seconds
    Deals (6.7-283.7) Base Chaos Damage per second
    Fires 4 additional Arrows
    50% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
    Each Spore Pod applies 10% less Movement Speed to nearby Enemies, to a maximum of 60%
    Modifiers to Projectile 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.
    Toxic Rain skill icon.png
    .
  • Level Downscaling now saves your chosen setting.
  • Using the new Zana mods now retains any Quality on the Map.
  • The Ranger can now buy Void ManipulationVoid Manipulation SupportChaos, Support
    Icon: v
    Mana Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 8Supports any skill that deals damage.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos Damage
    Supported Skills deal (20-39)% more Chaos Damage
    Supported Skills deal 25% reduced Elemental Damage
    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.
    as a quest vendor reward.
  • The Herald of AgonyHerald of AgonySpell, Herald, Minion
    Mana Cost: 25
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 16Grants a buff giving more poison damage and a chance to inflict poison. When you poison an enemy while you have this buff, you gain Virulence, and summon an Agony Crawler minion that uses projectile and area attacks. You will lose Virulence over time, at a rate which increases the more Virulence you have. The Agony Crawler will die when you have no Virulence.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Minion Movement Speed
    Grants 20% chance to Poison on Hit
    Grants 10% more Poison Damage
    Agony Crawler deals (10-19)% increased Damage per Virulence you have
    Agony Crawler has (2-3)% increased Attack Speed per Virulence you have
    Agony Crawler has (1-45) to (3-84) Added Physical Damage per Virulence you have
    Maximum 1 Summoned Agony Crawler
    Grants Virulence when you Poison an Enemy
    Minions cannot Taunt Enemies
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Herald of Agony skill icon.png
    skill gem now has a Chaos tag.
  • Reduced the cooldown of Righteous FireRighteous FireSpell, AoE, Fire
    Radius: 18
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 16Engulfs you in magical fire that rapidly burns you and nearby enemies. Your spell damage is substantially increased while under this effect. The effect ends when you have 1 life remaining.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Spell Damage
    Grants (20-39)% more Spell Damage
    Enemies Burn for 40% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
    You Burn for 90% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
    Enemies Burn for 40% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
    You Burn for 70% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
    +(0-5) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Righteous Fire skill icon.png
    to 0.3 seconds. This should improve the use of Righteous Fire Totems.
  • Fixed a bug where Shaper's Strongholds could not spawn in Standard league.
  • Fixed a rare bug where Shaper's Strongholds could not spawn in all leagues.
  • Fixed a bug where Herald of PurityHerald of PuritySpell, Herald, Minion, Duration
    Mana Cost: 25
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 16Grants a buff which adds physical damage to your spells and attacks. When you kill an enemy while you have this buff, this skill will summon a Sentinel of Purity, or if you already have the maximum number, it will refresh the duration and life of an existing one instead. The Sentinels of Purity have a single-target melee attack and an area melee attackPer 1% Quality:
    1% increased Minion Movement Speed
    Maximum 4 Summoned Sentinels of Purity
    20% chance to Summon a Sentinel of Purity when you Hit a Unique Enemy
    Adds (3-25) to (5-37) Physical Damage to Spells
    Adds (3-25) to (5-37) Physical Damage to Attacks
    Summon a Sentinel of Purity when you Kill an Enemy
    Minions deal (0-95)% more Damage
    Minions have (0-38)% more Life
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Herald of Purity skill icon.png
    would snapshot increased Buff Effect modifers.
  • Fixed a bug where SmiteSmiteLightning, Attack, AoE, Duration, Melee, Aura
    Mana Cost: 6
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: (135%-166%)
    Performs a main-hand melee attack, and causes lightning to strike a targeted location or nearby enemy, dealing damage in an area. If the melee attack hits its target, that enemy cannot also be hit by the area damage. If this skill hits an enemy, you gain an aura buff, granting you and your allies additional lightning damage for a duration. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Staff or Unarmed.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (135-165.8)% of Base Damage
    50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 4 seconds
    Aura grants (1-12) to (4-220) added Lightning Damage
    (30-20)% less Area Damage
    Aura grants (0-19)% chance to Shock
    +(0-6) to radius
    +(0-2) to Melee range
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Smite skill icon.png
    was not able to apply Curses when supported by Curse On Hit SupportCurse On Hit SupportCurse, Trigger, Support
    Icon: &
    Requires Level 38Must support both a skill that hits enemies, and a curse skill to work. The curse will be applied when enemies are hit by the other skill. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Minions cannot apply curses this way.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Effect of Supported Curses
    Supported Skills apply supported Curses on Hit
    Supported Skills have (50-12)% reduced Curse Duration
    You cannot Cast Supported Curses
    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 a bug where Instant Skills prevented triggerable spells from being triggered when supported by Cast while ChannellingCast while Channelling SupportSupport, Channelling, Spell
    Icon: W
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 38Must support both a channelling skill and a non-channelling spell skill to work. The channelling skill will trigger a spell periodically while channelling. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills and skills that reserve mana cannot be triggered.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage
    Trigger a Supported Spell every (0.45-0.35) seconds while Channelling Supported Skills
    You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
    Supported Triggered Spells deal (0-9)% more Damage
    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 a bug where monsters that trigger skills when taking damage weren't actually triggering skills.
  • Fixed a bug where Melee skills could not deal damage to a target if you were standing directly on top of the target.
  • Fixed a rare bug where Voidspawn of Abaxoth monster packs would not spawn in some Zana missions, preventing completion of the mission.
  • Fixed a bug where The Coming CalamityThe Coming Calamity
    Destroyer Regalia
    Quality: +20%
    Energy Shield: (208-228)
    Requires Level 53, 144 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)+2 to Level of Socketed Herald Gems
    (80-100)% increased Energy Shield
    35% chance to avoid being Stunned for each Herald Skill affecting you
    Mana Reservation of Herald Skills is always 45%
    Whiff of cold, tiny spark, faintest flicker in the dark.
    Embers swirl, ice takes form, sky exposed - Death's perfect storm.
    Frost and thunder, flames shine bright, ruin walks the land tonight.
    By your hand they dance and bend, wield them and brook no end.
    unique did not consider Herald of AgonyHerald of AgonySpell, Herald, Minion
    Mana Cost: 25
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 16Grants a buff giving more poison damage and a chance to inflict poison. When you poison an enemy while you have this buff, you gain Virulence, and summon an Agony Crawler minion that uses projectile and area attacks. You will lose Virulence over time, at a rate which increases the more Virulence you have. The Agony Crawler will die when you have no Virulence.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Minion Movement Speed
    Grants 20% chance to Poison on Hit
    Grants 10% more Poison Damage
    Agony Crawler deals (10-19)% increased Damage per Virulence you have
    Agony Crawler has (2-3)% increased Attack Speed per Virulence you have
    Agony Crawler has (1-45) to (3-84) Added Physical Damage per Virulence you have
    Maximum 1 Summoned Agony Crawler
    Grants Virulence when you Poison an Enemy
    Minions cannot Taunt Enemies
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Herald of Agony skill icon.png
    and Herald of PurityHerald of PuritySpell, Herald, Minion, Duration
    Mana Cost: 25
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 16Grants a buff which adds physical damage to your spells and attacks. When you kill an enemy while you have this buff, this skill will summon a Sentinel of Purity, or if you already have the maximum number, it will refresh the duration and life of an existing one instead. The Sentinels of Purity have a single-target melee attack and an area melee attackPer 1% Quality:
    1% increased Minion Movement Speed
    Maximum 4 Summoned Sentinels of Purity
    20% chance to Summon a Sentinel of Purity when you Hit a Unique Enemy
    Adds (3-25) to (5-37) Physical Damage to Spells
    Adds (3-25) to (5-37) Physical Damage to Attacks
    Summon a Sentinel of Purity when you Kill an Enemy
    Minions deal (0-95)% more Damage
    Minions have (0-38)% more Life
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Herald of Purity skill icon.png
    as Heralds.
  • Fixed a bug where a Vaal Side Area in The Wetlands did not have an interactable entrance.
  • Fixed a memory leak.
  • Fixed a client crash when a BarrageBarrageAttack, Bow
    Mana Cost: (7-11)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: (40%-48%)
    Requires Level 12After a short preparation time, you attack repeatedly with a ranged weapon. These attacks have a small randomised spread. Only works with Bows and Wands.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Projectile Damage
    Deals (40-47.6)% of Base Damage
    Fires 4 additional Projectiles
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Barrage skill icon.png
    Trap was triggered.
  • Fixed three instance crashes.

Hotfixes

The following hotfix was deployed after the 3.4.2 patch:[2]

We have deployed a fix for Heralds not applying curses on hit.

This should be fixed for any new instances without updating your client. Restarting your client will update your client to display the correct information on skills.

The following hotfix was deployed after the first hotfix:[3]

  • Fixed a bug where loot allocation options did not correctly save.
  • Fixed an instance crash with the Aegis skills granted by the unique shields Invictus SolarisInvictus Solaris
    Archon Kite Shield
    Quality: +20%
    Chance to Block: 22%
    Armour: (499-577)
    Energy Shield: (96-111)
    Requires Level 68, 85 Str, 85 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
    +12% to all Elemental Resistances
    +2 to Level of Socketed Gems
    Triggers Level 20 Fire Aegis when Equipped
    (200-250)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
    +(60-80) to maximum Life
    Cannot be Ignited
    Eternal soldiers fight for glory or death. Solaris vanguard know only glory.
    , Vix LunarisVix Lunaris
    Cardinal Round Shield
    Quality: +20%
    Chance to Block: 25%
    Armour: (668-773)
    Evasion: (668-773)
    Requires Level 66, 85 Str, 85 Dex3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)+2 to Level of Socketed Gems
    Triggers Level 20 Cold Aegis when Equipped
    (200-250)% increased Armour and Evasion
    +(60-80) to maximum Life
    Cannot be Frozen
    Silent, silent night,
    Quench the holy light.
    and Magna EclipsisMagna Eclipsis
    Pinnacle Tower Shield
    Quality: +20%
    Chance to Block: 25%
    Armour: (1494-1727)
    Evasion: (96-120)
    Energy Shield: (96-120)
    Requires Level 70, 159 Str3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
    +(20-30) to maximum Life
    +2 to Level of Socketed Gems
    Triggers Level 20 Elemental Aegis when Equipped
    (200-250)% increased Armour
    +(60-80) to maximum Life
    +(80-100) to Evasion Rating and Energy Shield
    Lunaris crossed silently, shining and full,
    Softly night left her, alone and forlorn.
    Solaris rose to meet her, feeling her pull.
    'Neath the midday sun, the night was reborn.
    .
  • Fixed a client and instance crash with Scourge Arrow and multiple projectiles.

This has been deployed without a restart.

You will need to close and reopen your client to update to the client elements of this hotfix.

References

  1. Qarl (September 13, 2018). "3.4.2 Patch Notes". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  2. Qarl (September 14, 2018). "Hotfix to 3.4.2". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  3. Qarl (September 14, 2018). "Hotfix 2 for 3.4.2". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved September 14, 2018.