The Best PoE Loot Filters for Patch 3.2.0 (Bestiary League)
If you’ve recently started playing Path of Exile, then you’ve likely noticed the large volume of loot to be found throughout the game. Between the chests, monsters, and bosses, you’re practically surrounded by loot piñatas. This wealth of rewards adds to a player’s satisfaction while carving a path through Wraeclast. However, what is one of PoE’s biggest strengths can also be a considerable frustration. Because there is so much loot raining down, it can be difficult to see everything, and even more difficult to distinguish treasure from trash. That’s why some very helpful members of the PoE community have developed a special set of mods called “loot filters” to help sort things out. This article identifies the best PoE Loot Filters that are fully compatible with patch 3.2.0.
Never Sink’s Loot Filter
Never Sink’s Loot filter is a consistent favorite and the first choice of many discerning exiles fighting their way through Wraeclast. This loot filter comes with a litany of useful filters that will take the hassle and confusion of your looting. The priority of NeverSink’s filter is increasing your overall gameplay speed and effectiveness by making higher quality, and higher priority, items more easy to recognize so you can grab them and keep going. The filter makes you a faster looter by virtue of the following features:
- Includes a screen-decluttering trash filter to keep useless items off your screen
- Places a specially-colored background behind high-quality PoE orbs
- Plays a special sound when a worthwhile item drops
- Places color-coded borders around all items to indicate their size and usefulness
- Tier Lists for special items (Uniques, Divination Cards, and Maps)
- Adaptive leveling script: lets your loot filter level up with you and your priorities
And those are just the highlights of what NeverSink’s Loot filter does for you. With such a comprehensive, well thought out approach to item filtering, it’s no wonder that this is the gold standard for filtering PoE items. On top of that, this filter is fully updated for the Bestiary League, so you don’t have to worry about it malfunctioning in the newest patch. If you want to really dig into the details of this loot filter (and learn how to download it) check out the official forum post here.
Greengroove’s Loot Filter
Freshly updated for patch 3.2.0, this popular loot filter is as deserving of praise as NeverSink’s. Greengroove’s filter places a premium on ease of use and optimization. In the creator’s words: “Pick up green stuff! Pink is good. Take it. Think about picking up yellow and other stuff.” It’s really that simple. Other noteworthy features of this loot filter include:
- Different alert sounds for each tier of drop
- Lower-tier items get filtered out as you level past them
- Large text for all items so you can actually see what drops
- Multiple optimization features so the filter doesn’t lag your game
- A version of the filter that adapts and evolves as you level up, and another for endgame
- A caster version of the filter which hides all non-caster gear
There really was a lot of attention and care that went into this filter, and it shows in each of the features and how they interact. To check out the official forum post for Greengroove’s Loot Filter and read more about it, follow this link.
Ajido’s Aesthetically Pleasing Loot Filter
Have you tried other loot filters and felt like something is missing? Do they all seem to work well enough, but leave your eyes strained and sore? Or do you still just find your loot piles to be ugly and disorganized? If so, this is the loot filter for you. It’s creator set out with one goal in mind: to take the superior functionality of other loot filters and make the item drops easier on the eyes by inverting the text and background colors. It’s a subtle adjustment that makes a big difference. Beyond this change, Ajido’s filter works just as well as the others on the list – it’s just a little bit prettier.
Obviously, there is a whole, wide world of PoE loot filters out there beyond the three on this list. However, these three represent a combination of community favorites and the author’s own time-tested winners. Moreover, these three are fully updated for the Bestiary League. Still, you should check out some of the other options and pick the loot filter that suits your tastes and play-style. The PoE forums have a great table showing many of the popular loot filters and their respective features, which can be found here. Try a few on for size, and be the best looter you can be!
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