Using a Loot Filter in PoE can be an essential tool for beginners all the way to end game content. The goal is to be flexible to each player, whether you need to obtain certain types of gear or need a filter designed purely for racing/softcore/hardcore. The essential reason you require a good PoE filter is to eliminate all the useless items from your screen and concentrate on what is valuable to you. Let’s break down what a loot filter is and how to install one.
NOTE: These Loot Filters Should Be Perfect Choices heading into Path of Exile Legion League. However, we’ll update all recommended PoE 3.7 Legion Loot Filters once the league has begun. This way we can determine which ones remain updated.
Use these links to skip right to the Best Loot Filters for Path of Exile Synthesis League (3.6).
- Neversink’s 3.6 Loot Filter
- Greengroove’s 3.6 Loot Filter
- Ment’s 3.6 Loot Filter
- Muldini’s OFTRTA 3.6 Loot Filter
- StupidFatHobbit’s 3.6 Loot Filter
- Crymsius’s 3.6 Colorblind Loot Filter
What is A Path of Exile Loot Filter?
Filters allow you to customize how loot labels are displayed, size of the text, color of the text, and even drop sounds effects. As the name suggests, filters will also allow you to completely hide the labels of loot that you’re uninterested in. This inadvertently removes the ability to pick up hidden items on accident unless you hold down the loot hotkey.
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With so much loot dropping in Path of Exile the addition of loot filters can make sorting through loot drops much faster by only showing you the relevant drops. The drawback to using a custom filter is that it can be time-consuming finding one that accommodates you. PoE exhibits so much diversity that each player’s needs can differ massively from the next. Further on you’ll find our picks for the best Path of Exile Loot Filters Synthesis expansion.
How to Install a Loot Filter in PoE?
The first step to installing a Loot Filter it to essentially find one that matches your needs. Once you’ve found the appropriate filter for you, it may come in a variety of formats. Some loot filters will come in text form, which you’ll have to copy the text and create the filter file yourself. Others will be a single download with the filter file created for you. Here’s how you can install PoE Loot Filters in both formats.
These loot filters typically come from websites like Pastebin and require you to create the filter file manually. To do so follow these simple steps:
- Highlight and copy the complete text of the loot filter.
- Navigate to Documents/My Games/Path of Exile.
- Right-click and select New>Text Document.
- Name the text file anything you would like, however, the extension must be .filter not .txt.
- Open the filter with notepad or another text editing software and copy the complete loot filter text.
- Open Path of Exile options in-game and navigate to the UI tab. Scroll to the bottom until you see List of Item Filters.
- Select your new filter and save.
Some filters will not require you to create anything, and all of the hard work is already done. All that’s required is to download and place the filter into your Path of Exile folder.
- Download Loot Filter.
- Copy Loot Filter to your Documents/My Games/Path of Exile Folder.
- Open Path of Exile options in-game and navigate to the UI tab. Scroll to the bottom until you see “List of Item Filters.”
- Select your new filter and save.
Note: If you can’t find the correct PoE folder to place your loot filter, navigate to Path of Exile Settings in-game and select the UI tab. Scroll down to the bottom and click the “show folder” button.
Best Path of Exile Loot Filters – Synthesis 3.6
Neversink’s Loot Filter
The most widely used filter hands down go to Neversink. It’s extremely versatile and offers strong visuals cues to distinguish between good loot and great loot. Designed to be as flexible as possible, Neversink offers presets that players can select from ranging from Soft to Uber-Strict. Naturally, the soft filter will show more items with a lower value, which is ideal for new players or low-level characters that still need farming gear. Uber-Strict is on the other end of the spectrum and will filter all low-value items, this is recommended for end game use.
You can customize the filter through the FilterBlade website.
Greengroove’s Loot Filter
My personal favorite filter, Greengroove’s comes with five unique options for you to choose from – Leveling, Caster, Endgame, Racing, and Magic Find. Greengroove’s filter leans towards the more advanced user, with customized options available through Filterblast. Amazingly, this loot filter comes with special audio cues for all drops that matter. Coming with five different style option presets, Greengroove’s PoE Loot Filter is perfect for all stages of the game.
Ment’s Synthesis Loot Filter
Ment’s filter keeps things basic, while the loot filter contains custom audio, specialized variants like Limited, Full, and MF, it keeps things clean and streamlined. The author constantly updates the filter to ensure minimal bugs. If you decide to try out this filter and find yourself confused at which variant to run use this as a guide.
- Full – Level 1-59 Zones.
- Limited – For farming Zones level 60+.
- Uber – For end game content.
- MF – Magic Find.
If you wish to use this filter then installation of the filter will be manual. (Read the how to install loot filters section above.)
Muldini’s OFTRTA (One Filter to rule them all)
Just like the Neversink filter, this one has been designed to adapt throughout all stages of the game. The filter can dynamically adapt from various leveling stages all the way to end game content. As you level you’ll start to see fewer items as you progress. Items that were once useful will be filtered out for more valuable items. OFTRTA 3.6 Loot Filter has been favorably received by the community and represents an excellent choice for a loot filter in the PoE Synthesis Expansion.
StupidFatHobbit’s Loot Filter
RaizQT approved, StupidFatHobbit’s loot filter has been primarily designed for races, however, it’s no slouch for mapping and end game content in hardcore. The main appeal to this filter is the phases it undergoes whilst racing. Transitioning automatically as you go through leveling, mapping, and endgame. The beauty with this race-inspired loot filter is that you can use it from level 1-100 without any modifications along the way.
Special Mention:Crymsius’s Loot Filter
Specifically designed for colorblind users the Crymsius Loot Filter enhances the current Path of Exile item colors and adds a boost to the ones that are difficult to see. Because of the minor tweaks, the loot filter is still beautiful even for those that are not colorblind. As with most filters, you can customize most aspects and the filter comes with three presets – Leveling, EndGame, and Strict EndGame.