Path of Exile : Awakening will consist of at the moment 8 announced new skill gems.
A new type of skill gem introduced is the Golem Skill Gems which gives Summoners more options but only one Golem can be summoned at once.
A seething, crackling companion, the Flame Golem best serves a player who likes to fight in the thick of battle. Rather than joining his master on the front lines, this incarnation prefers to keep its distance, bombarding foes from afar with a powerful mortar attack. When engaged up close, the Flame Golem buffets enemies with a periodic wave of scorching fire. It can also expel a gout of steady flames when its other abilities are on cooldown. The Golem grants its master a global buff to all damage dealt.
A glistening, frigid companion, the Ice Golem best serves agile characters with high mobility. It is a blur on the battlefield, whirling through packs of enemies, charging to and fro. It periodically transforms itself into an icy turret, firing a barrage of serrated rime. The Ice Golem is the most damaging of the trio, striking down foes with a powerful melee attack when engaged up close. It grants both increased accuracy and a substantial global critical strike chance buff to its master.
A hulking, armored companion, the Chaos Golem best serves characters who value survivability over offense. The Golem is robust and fortified, covered in a carapace of hardened crystal. These crystals contain a powerful, chaotic energy that periodically envelops the incarnation, damaging everything nearby. It can also focus this energy into a beam, blasting a line of advancing foes. In close quarters, the Chaos Golem uses its bulk to pummel enemies. It grants physical damage reduction to its master.
The other new type of Gems are the War Cry Skill Gems.
Rallying Cry is a perfect new tool for a character who loves the frontlines of combat. When uttered, the skill substantially boosts the damage and mana regeneration of the player and all nearby allies. The size of this buff is based on the number of adjacent enemies. All monsters who hear the Rallying Cry immediately turn to attack the player who used it.
Abyssal Cry is an ideal skill to use when you’re surrounded and outnumbered. It blasts outward in a shimmering wave, assaulting your enemy’s senses and driving them mad. Affected monsters are slowed in direct proportion to their numbers. A deep malice temporarily takes hold in their bones, causing them to detonate violently if they’re slain. Any afflicted by the Abyssal Cry lose all sense, mindlessly pursuing the player who uttered it.
The only Melee Attack gem revealed at the moment is Vigilant Strike.
Vigilant Strike is an unerring melee attack, dealing substantial single target damage with a huge defensive benefit. Whenever a player lands a blow with Vigilant Strike, they gain a brief boost to damage reduction called Fortify. Fortify reduces most incoming damage by 25%, regardless of type or origin. Damage over time effects are unaffected by Fortify.
There are 2 new support gems revealed at the moment.
- Abyssal Cry
- Path of Exile
- Path of Exile Abyssal Cry
- Path of Exile Bloodlust
- Path of Exile Fortify
- Path of Exile Rallying Cry
- Path of Exile Summon Chaos Golem
- Path of Exile Summon Fire Golem
- Path of Exile Summon Ice Golem
- Path of Exile Vigilant Strike
- Rallying Cry
- Summon Chaos Golem
- Summon Flame Golem
- Summon Ice Golem
- Vigilant Strike