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A rhoa is a type of monster.


  • Shield ChargeShield ChargeAttack, AoE, Movement, Travel, Physical, Melee
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 10 Mana
    Attack Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    AoE Radius: 8 / 16
    Requires Level 10Charges at a targeted location or enemy, pushing away enemies in your path and repeatedly dealing off-hand damage in a small area in front of you. You deal damage in a larger area when you reach the target. The further you travel, the more damage you deal, and the greater your chance of stunning enemies. Cannot be supported by Multistrike.(12-134) to (18-200) Base Off Hand Physical Damage
    (3-5) to (4-7) Added Physical Damage per 15 Armour or Evasion Rating on Shield
    75% increased Stun Threshold reduction on enemies at Maximum charge distance
    100% more Damage with Hits at Maximum Charge Distance
    (90-109)% increased Movement Speed

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    (1-20)% increased Movement Speed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Resists Cold Damage


Name Colour Location Special Attributes
Rhoa Mare Light brown The Mud Flats, The Old Fields, The Wetlands N/A
Albino Rhoa White The Mud Flats N/A
Tercel Rhoa Red The Mud Flats N/A
Bone Rhoa White The Fetid Pool, The Library, The Archives Undead
Murk Runner Dark brown The Ship Graveyard, The Ship Graveyard Cave, The Caverns N/A
Primordial Rhoa Untainted Paradise Extra Life



The rhoa is conceptually based on the real-world moa, a large, flightless bird that was native to New Zealand but is now extinct. The name "rhoa" is a combination of "rhino" and "moa".[2]

Version history

Version Changes
  • Rhoas should now not overshoot you by so much distance if a charge misses.
  • New Rhoa charge animation.
  • Rhoas can now charge past the player (with an improved animation).
  • Rhoas can charge at you.
  • Improved Rhoa animations.
  • Added sounds to Rhoas.
  • Reduced effectiveness of Rhoas.


  1. Chris (April 30, 2014). "1.1.3 Patch Notes". Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  2. chris_wilson (January 14, 2015). "TIL that Moa were real birds and the size scale used in PoE is quite accurate". Reddit. Retrieved July 20, 2023.