The Perandus leagues have been the most successful challenge leagues till now in Path of Exile, and it seems that the players have become fond of it due to the amount of Path of Exile Items there. The story behind the Perandus leagues is interesting too, which perhaps matches Ascendancy weight and substance.
These leagues are based on the Perandus family, which is sort of like Medici family in real-life 15th century Florence. They are powerful families that control a vast majority of the Eternal Empire's wealth, but affected by the Cataclysm. Cadiro Perandus is an NPC in the leagues, which can stash away much of their treasure in secret caches spread throughout Wraeclast, players can find in zones after defeating their guards.
By exchanging Perandus Coins for PoE Currency, players can take advantage of Cadiro Perandus' greed for coin. Those Perandus Coins are coins you'd want to look for at first, and you can also trade with other players in the hope of getting better poe items from Cadiro. Actually, he has quite a few PoE items that may be of good use to you, such as poe exalted orb.
Although there’re a lot more stories of the Perandus leagues, which is something that Grinding Gear Games tend to expand in-game lore, let's get to see what the leagues have to do for now. In addition to the usual challenges and other commonalities, there are the aforementioned items. The unique items are designed for these leagues, and they're indeed hard to get since nothing affects Perandus coin acquisition.
They are designed not to be strong, but enough to be worthy of myth and legend. For example, the Varunastra, a Vaal blade inspires from Hindu mythology. This is a one-handed sword that has wide range of bonuses and a potentially strong one in making the weapon count as all one-handed melee weapon types. For different one-handed weapon types, that last part makes you pile on the passives and other bonuses.
Trypanon is a two-handed great mallet that is inspired by the obsolete medical practice of trepanning. Although it has reduced attack speed, this thing makes all your attacks count as critical strikes. But when you build a character around it, then that shouldn't be a problem, especially for the increased stun duration.
In the Sacrifice of the Vaal storyline, Zerphi's Last Breath is a curious-looking grand mana flask that is inspired by a minor character. As Zerphi has a maintained youthful appearance by slaughtering innocent Vaal citizens, this flask lets you gain an amount of life equal to the mana cost of a skill used multiplied by a percentage while this flask is in effect. This is an unbelievable powerful item that can be a great asset in Hardcore play when mastered.
There are other two unique items, Seven-League Step grants increased movement speed and Umbilicus Immortalis lets flasks apply to your zombies and specters at the cost of not applying to you. That’s why players are going nuts over Perandus, and for good reason indeed. Thanks for your reading, more useful poe news, please visit MmoGah.