Prophecies Are Visions Of A Character’s Future In PoE
Prophecies are visions of a character’s future, provided by Navali. They can be purchased for one Silver Coin and are stored in the prophecy screen. These prophecies influence the future of what happens to the player’s character.
Prophecies add certain events to the future when you play. Example: next Orb of Transmutation you use on a white item, will make it rare instead of magic. There are lots of prophecies, some are extremely powerful, for example, Fated Connections lets you get a 6-linked item by just using 1 Jeweller’s Orb on body armour or 2-handed weapon.
Some can change areas to generate different encounters or to force various outcomes to occur. Others trigger when a condition occurs and change the result. For an additional cost of Silver Coins, Navali can seal prophecies, turning them into items so that they are tradeable. This allows players to delay their fate, or capitalize on it.
Prophecies that do not trigger upon loading an area will not trigger ever for that area unless sealed and reused. This includes maps. There are currently 226 Prophecies that can spawn in this game.
There are also some Prophecy chains consisting of several parts, for example, prophecy chain Ancient Rivalries consists of 4 parts – Ancient Rivalries I, Ancient Rivalries II, Ancient Rivalries III and Ancient Rivalries IV. While doing prophecy chain, you cannot unlock next part without doing the previous first.
To start doing Prophecies, you have to rescue Navali – she is the NPC associated with prophecies. After you rescue her, she will go back to town where you can invite her to your hideout. Prophecies are not free – each one costs 1 Silver Coin. When you have some Silver coins, talk to Navali and choose “Seek Prophecy” option and that’s it, you are given a prophecy. You can view your active prophecies in prophecy menu.
Sometimes you get a valuable prophecy that you don’t really need but someone else could use it. There is an option for that – you can seal the prophecy for a cost of several Silver Coins, sealing prophecy turns it into a tradeable item that you can sell or give to one of your buddies.