The Loot Filter is the single most important Quality of Life (QOL) addition to Path of Exile. It helps keep your screen free of clutter and allows you to hide items you no longer need. It doesn't just hide bad items though, it also highlights good items with map icons, beams of light, and fully customizable audio alerts.
There is a lot that goes into creating your own filter and starting from scratch without any help isn't recommended. For new players there's a simple tool called FilterBlade.xyz that allows you to create and customize your own filter with ease.
This website is how you create and customize filters in PoE. There are many sections and ways to customize a filter, but the only thing you need to do is make sure the slider is on Semi-Strict. This level of strictness is for new players and league starting. It shows everything on the ground during the first few acts, and slowly starts to hide bad normal and magic items as you progress, while still showing all rare items.
As you progress into maps, come back to this website and increase the strictness level to "Strict". It's important to do this when you progress into map since most loot in maps is not worth your time. Increase your mapping speed and build progression by hiding bad loot.
Customizing Your Loot Filter
The default strictness filters are good enough to start, so don't customize right away.
Search for specific currency, fragments, or gear to highlight or hide them. This is helpful if you just upgraded to a higher strictness, but the filter stopped showing something you still need. Simply go to the customize tab, search for that item and click "show."
Get a Loot Filter
To get your filter to work you need to sync your PoE account to FilterBlade. This is a simple and safe way to update your filters.
- Go to Filterblade.xyz and use the "Semi-Strict" loot filter
- Sync your PoE account with FilterBlade and save your filter
- Customize or increase the strictness when you want less loot on the ground.
- If you have any questions, come ask them on my livestream Twitch.tv/TriPolarBear
Written by Tripolarbear.
Reviewed by Facefoot.