Aside from the Ascendancy classes, there's plenty of content to sift through in the upcoming expansion for Path of Exile. There's the Lord's Labyrinth that's being talked about right now, and it seems that those who complete it get more than just loot and bragging rights, but also new powerful enchantments to one of their Path of Exile items. Grinding Gear Games has just released information regarding these enchantments, and it does look pretty good.
Do take note that when you get an item enchanted, it replaces any existing implicits, including previous enchantments. Therefore, you can't expect to stack up enchantments since that would be way too good in the game. These enchantments are always at fixed values and Blessed Orbs will have no effect on them at all, so there goes being able to "cheat" your way out of it. However, while they do have the same colors as Master Crafted implicit mods, you can actually have both on a single item, so stacking them up isn't completely a lost cause.
These new enchantments have some pretty interesting effects that you can tap into. For instance, Decree of the Grave lets you summon floating ice skulls as minions that will fight for you, similar to Raging Spirit. When their duration ends, they explode in icy bursts that can deliver cold splash damage. There's also Decree of Fury that lets you throw clones of your weapon or its projectiles in a cone of effect in front of you, letting you hit your enemies for multiple times with fairly heavy damage.
There's the Decree of the Tempest that lets you charge up with energy, and then explode a few seconds later to deliver lightning spell damage to enemies around you. Decree of Light lets you deliver attack damage to enemies around you while creating Consecrated Ground that heals you and your allies when stepping on it. Both of these let you be able to deal with multiple enemies better while also boosting your survivability, making them must-haves in the game.
There are also other enchantments to be had with certain item types. For instance, when you enchant your boots, they gain powerful stats that trigger when you meet certain conditions. For instance, you may add more of a certain type of damage if you've killed recently (in the last 4 seconds), or you get increased life and mana regeneration if you were hit recently, or increased movement speed if you haven't been hit recently, and so on.
The same goes for when you enchant your helm, but it's more of gaining certain bonuses that only applies to certain skills. There are two or three of these skill-specific stats for every skill, meaning that there are over 300 of them to be had in the new expansion. They can do well to further boost your character's effectiveness in certain ways.
If you want more powerful PoE items, you'll get the chance to make some when the new expansion Ascendancy goes live on March 4th. Along with all the new possibilities with the new Ascendancy classes comes new ways to get stronger with these enchantments and many more. If you're still not convinced with how good this upcoming expansion can be for the game, you may check out the official Path of Exile forums and see for yourself what's in store.