Why People Like Using Steel Rings in Path of Exile
Essences of contempt are the go-to, flat phys on top of that base is what everyone is looking for. You want life + flat phys to attacks + %ele damage to attacks together if possible. For a quick overall idea of numbers, it’s like 4-9 phys at least, 30%+ ele dmg to attacks, and as much life as possible.
If the other two mods are really high, you can settle for crafted life and it will still be good. Granted there are suffixes that aren’t complete trash like life gain on kill or something. So, kinda like this :
1. Flat phys (4-9 min to 9-15 max)
2. Ele dmg with attacks (30%+, as much as you can it’s rather hard to get that mod with the phys one)
3. Life (60+ is decent, crafted if none)
Other than these three i just mentioned, for suffixes you want strength, and whatever else could be good for attack builds:
a. Strengh (40+, really good to have with flat phys and life)
b. Accuracy (250-300+, a more specific one since some builds use Resolute Technique)
c. Resistances (40%+ fire/cold/lightning or 13%+ to all, or 30%+ chaos), everyone needs them so it’s never wasted.
Another option is ALOT more expensive, but makes for the best possible items with this base, the essence of Hysteria. It gives 10% of phys damage gained as extra fire damage, an insane increase in damage for a ring. Having that along with the other desired mods is very hard and costs a ton of money so i would not suggest it unless you have like 20ex+ lying around to make such a thing. But if you’re trying to minmax and have everything else already, this is an option to go even further into minmaxing. https://www.u4gm.com/path-of-exile