It’s this time again! Over the next couple of weeks Abyss League will probably be ending, and Path of Exile are going to be starting its new league: Bestiary League. As the name implies, it’s information about capturing the Buy Exalted Orb beasts of Wraeclast.
Many are discussing it as the Pokemon league, which can be fairly accurate, but you don’t grapple with your beasts. Instead, you brutally sacrifice the crooks to craft better items. Yeah, you heard that right. Now, let’s check out what we know until now about the upcoming Bestiary League.
So far we understand quite a bit in regards to the basics behind Bestiary League. It comes with a, well, Bestiary for every single player to complete. As you capture or defeat each monster amongst people your Bestiary will refill (similarly to a Pokedex). Once you’ve captured beasts each goes to your menagerie. It is unclear presently whether this will probably be inside your hideout, or perhaps an entirely new area. We do know, however, that capturing beasts and menagerie in general will likely be run using a new NPC, hunter-scavenger Einhar Frey. While it is not confirmed that he is going to be a new Forsaken Master, it’s likely.
Once you’ve captured the beasts you can use them as ritual sacrifices. There will likely be a new ‘crafting bench’ the Blood Altar which you could sacrifice your beasts. This new way of crafting is known as ‘beastcrafting’ from the developers. We know that you’ll have to catch extremely rare and powerful beasts to carry out the most powerful incantations with these. So far it appears like the crafting is related to turning items into stronger items. This process includes maps, flasks, skill gems, and sockets on gear (from that which you know until now). The most interesting thing we’ve seen will be the option to “Split something in two.” We don’t know very well what this means yet, but it really certainly sounds interesting!
The possibilities introduced here sound incredibly powerful. This will potentially resulted in POE Items a lot more crafting, specially if beasts aren’t tradeable. There is going to be a much more options to manipulate your items through this new system.