Other than that, construct a triangle in one Atlas corner on a much smaller scale. Orchard Map – 10, Promenade Map – 11 At least I’ve never seen any. Primordial Pool Map – 11 What it does do, however, is make it possible for a standard monster to drop a Tier 14 Map, as Tier 12 Map that dropped would have a 59% chance to be upgraded to Tier 14. Shaped and Elder items do not drop on these maps. Forge of the Phoenix Map – 16 Direct link: Up to this point you should have completed some early Map Tiers as normal. Tropical Island Map – 8 Vault Map – 9 Learning the sequence of his AoEs and area denial attacks is crucial to beating him. When this bonus exceeds 100%, each additional Atlas Bonus instead adds a chance for Maps to drop 2 Tiers higher than normal. Veteran players might also want to read the 3.1 patch notes to get a very thorough understanding of all of the changes.eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'iskmogul_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_6',681,'0','0'])); There are a total of 32 new maps in War for the Atlas. Using Zana’s Map Table grants the player the option to apply Zana crafts to a Map, in exchange for Chaos Orbs. To suppress the Elder, complete the Elder maps next to Shaper’s influence. In Shaper and Elder maps, items have a chance to be dropped as Shaped or Elder items, respectively, which have unique and powerful affixes not found on standard gear. Tier 1 – Beach Maps that have been added to the tiers as new maps have their wiki page linked. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Maps with linear layouts, good clear speed or high mob density have been marked. Shaper influence can be spread out in different areas around the map, occasionally affecting only a few isolated areas. At the section 5.3. Beach Map – 1 (Linear) POEDB – Using POEDB to search for affixes for the new Shaper and Elder Rare items is a huge boon for the trader looking for different deals on high-end rares that will take their builds to the next level. The new systems listed below will have an impact on everyone, so please read them. Shipyard Map – 10 Lava Lake Map – 15 Maps Looko… on May 31st, 2020. Tier 6 – Fields If you fail to kill the Elder it doesn’t appear to remove his influence even if you clear the whole map so you can try again. Updated list of sites with access to the fast API: POESummary – A helpful member of the community made a website that compiles links to many of the major POE tools in one place. Cells Map – 3 Once the Elder appears you can complete an Elder map to remove his influence there. Core Map – 13, Colosseum Map – 14 Countless players before you have been frustrated by the same head-scratching quandaries. Sunken City Map – 15 Using the Shaper’s Orbs, you can raise a Tier 1 Map to a Tier 6, a Tier 10 to a Tier 15, and so on. Adding affixes to a Map increases its difficulty exponentially from its base, unaltered state. When you run a Map on the Atlas, uncompleted Maps that are connected to the current Map on the Atlas have a higher chance of dropping — 4x weighting for adjacent maps, and 2x weighting for uncompleted maps, multiplicative with each other — than other Maps you have previously completed. Now, the new strategy is to try and keep Elder from spawning at all. Spider Forest Map – 11 Pier Map – 10 The higher the tier the Map is, the better chance you want to give yourself for “sustainable returns”. For Tier 12 maps to drop, you would need to either have completed them already, or to be doing a Tier 11 map that is connected to a Tier 12 map. Gardens Map – 7 In 5.3 Atlas Objectives, it says “For example, a map with Jun in it will always have three encounters with the Immortal Syndicate.” From my experience, you only get one Immortal Syndicate encounter. Only the quantity of the Map itself will affect Map returns. What’s important is obviously a very subjective concept, and there’s a fair number of players who don’t understand the basics of maps or how the systems that govern them work at all. Lava Chamber Map – 7 Dungeon Map – 1 Mud Geyser Map – 8 If you are able to spread Elder’s influence to at least 20 Maps, the Elder and his four guardians will spawn on five of the maps that are part of the Elder cloud of influence. The four difficulties of Elder are: The mechanics of the fight, as well as the Unique items that drop, vary between the four difficulties. Map Tiers — White Maps, Yellow Maps, and Red Maps. Pillars of Arun – 5 – Unique, eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'iskmogul_com-leader-1','ezslot_9',668,'0','0']));Mausoleum Map – 6 Jungle Valley Map – 6 This also illustrates why it becomes naturally more difficult to sustain higher Tier maps versus lower ones. Item Rarity is typically the least important, as this generally only affects the chance for Unique items to drop within the Map. This would instantly disable all of the sniping tools. If you need any tips or clarification, don’t hesitate! This will virtually always pay for itself, and usually much more. When you first open the Atlas when you complete Act 10, you’ll start to see a black starry area inhabit some map cells. Scriptorium Map – 9eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'iskmogul_com-leader-3','ezslot_12',682,'0','0'])); Siege Map – 10 Fighting the Elder requires some trial and error. Running a Map with an Atlas Objective guarantees that the corresponding Master will be present in the Map. Path of Exile 3.8 Gem Information Released! Villa Map – 12 Most players opt to upgrade Maps with extremely high densities and good layouts to Tier 16, such as Underground Sea and Haunted Mansion. Players will be battling against the corrupting influence of the Elder as it’s spread across the Atlas. Once the main story has concluded, comprising dozens of quests and ten unique “Acts”, the real meat of the game is served. POE,Trade, POELab, POE’s Subreddit and more are all here. This is even easier to visualize using the in-game Map stash tab, which separates Maps by Tier and color: The numbers at the top left of each tier are merely the amount of each tier of Maps in the stash tab, so pay no attention to them. Player’s start at the inside of the Atlas and work towards the edges. Once you kill all 4 of Elder’s Guardians you can enter the map marked on the Atlas that contains the Elder and the Elder himself will replace the map boss. The boss of the map must be defeated in order for the Map to be considered “complete”. Ashen Wood Map – 6 Chateau Map – 4 Once you see rings of shadow, run and get close to the Elder or else you will die. By the same token, Maps span the four main types of item rarity: Map Rarity has a significant effect on the difficulty of your Map, as well as the rewards and experience that it will provide. Necropolis Map – 12 I’m sure there are more strategies floating around out there, and I have no idea which works for what and why. A player with an Atlas Bonus of 159, as shown above, can never receive a Tier 1 Map as a drop, because it has a 100% chance to be upgraded to new Tier 2 Map, and a 59% chance to be upgraded to a new Tier 3 Map. What Maps to Shape in Path of Exile 3.7 Legion? Relic Chambers Map – 4 In order to facilitate a smooth transition from the story to the end-game, however, you will almost certainly receive Map drops well before finishing the leveling process — completing the 10 Acts in order to reach Maps and the “end-game”. To unlock the Atlas Bonuses: Completing the Atlas Bonus encourages players to branch out into as many Maps as possible, as this greatly helps with sustaining higher level Maps. Once your Atlas has started to fall to The Elder, you’ll notice some maps will be marked with certain modifiers for each Guardian. Pack Size is next most important, as the number of monsters in a Map is a natural Quantity increase. I have a doubt! Please note that this list is based on loot filter info from GGG, so it may change in the future. Once you’ve spread the Elder’s influence, the Elder Guardians will spawn, read more about them under their heading below. Fortune Favors the Brave allows you to select a random Zana mod, even ones that are not available to you yet. For example, a map with Jun in it will always have three encounters with the Immortal Syndicate, while running a map with Niko guarantees that there will be three deposits of Voltaxic Sulphite. The number of sextants you can apply to the Atlas is based on your Atlas Bonus. Prior to 3.3, the Elder Ring was a quirk of Atlas design that allowed players to manipulate Elder and Shaper influence in maps to essentially generate endless strings of Elder and Shaper influenced maps, with the goal of quickly farming valuable Elder and Shaper Rare items that sold for multiple Exalted Orbs easily. This is also true in reverse — completing an Elder influenced map will then award control of the area to the Shaper. The Atlas of Worlds is Path of Exile's end-game map system. As noted above, there are conditions to unlock a Map’s Atlas Bonus, which vary depending on the Map’s Tier. Ancient City Map – 5 Shapers Orbs work the same way they did in previous POE expansions. The Elder is Path of Exile’s newest “final boss”. Here’s a video guide on the basics. By default, you may have 1 active sextant, but a player with a fully completed Atlas of Worlds may have a maximum of 5. Geode Map – 8 So if you’re making map choices for Shaped maps based on the list from the old guide, bear that in mind. Coral Ruins Map – 7 Thank you. Simply mapping as you please can offer competitive rates of experience and great overall map returns when contrasted with some of the most intricate and targeted Atlas strategies. With the release of version 3.1 and the War for the Atlas expansion, Path of Exile has a very different endgame. Toxic Sewer Map – 5 So, what does this do for us? Can you share a screenshot of your Atlas? I may actually get to kill them this league. You can follow him on Twitter, or check out his occasional streams on Twitch. Keep your maps with Elder influence below 15 maps and you should be fine. Unlike Shaper’s Orbs, which upgrade a fixed Tier of Map by 5 Tiers, the Elder’s Orb will upgrade any map on the Atlas to Tier 16, as long as it is not a Shaped Map. What exactly is the Atlas of Worlds? There’s a meta-game concept that you need to be aware of if you want to maximize currency gain in POE. How Much Quantity is Enough on a Red Map? Mineral Pools Map – 8eval(ez_write_tag([[468,60],'iskmogul_com-large-mobile-banner-1','ezslot_1',645,'0','0'])); Moon Temple Map – 9 But why do we want to add more affixes to our map and make it more difficult? Shaped and Elder items can obtain mods not found elsewhere, as well as higher-tier versions of some existing mods. This one allows players to track quests, item checklists, lets you know which trials you’ve completed in the Labyrinth, and many other QoL improvements. Ivory Temple Map – 5 Courthouse Map – 4 Plateau Map – 9 This is because it will upgrade a Tier 1 Map by 5 Tiers, turning it into a Tier 6. Each Atlas Bonus can only be earned once, and is permanent for the rest of the league across all characters. Castle Ruins Map – 12 The Elder Guardians are powerful foes to the four Guardians loyal to The Shaper. Awakened Sextants are usually quite expensive, and are either sold, or used to boost the Quantity of Tier 16 Guardian Maps. Ultimately though, I’ve only deigned to include the most effective strategies in these guides. Underground River Map – 7 If players want to take on the Elder, they’ll need to beat these folks first. This is using 2 Cartographer's Chisels on a Map before crafting it, in order to give it a reasonable boost to Quantity, but without committing to much Currency to any one Map. Alleyways Map – 2 Basilica Map – 15 For example, it is not worthwhile for a Level 97 player to run Tier 12 Maps when they could be farming their Tier 16 Elder’s Orb Map, however, Tier 16 Elder Maps are significantly more uncommon and valuable than Tier 12 Maps. Elder influence, however, must always be connected to itself, and spreads across the map in a connected amalgam. 4: Focus on doing the Zana quest first, map completion after. Unaltered maps have no affixes, Magic maps have a maximum of 2, Rare maps permit up to 6 affixes, and using a Vaal Orb on a map has the chance to grant it up to 8 affixes total. Furty has been playing Path of Exile since the release of the Onslaught League in 2013, and has a deep and diverse well of experience within the game. It’s highly recommended that those reading this guide check out both the New Players Guide to POE, and the 3.0 Mapping Guide, in order to understand the basics that this new guide will build on. The difference in Map Quantity and Pack Size between a Map that has been transformed with an Alchemy versus an Orb of Transmutation is so extreme that you are throwing away significant amounts of currency if you are Transmuting your maps. Cemetery Map – 6 Save space on your bookmarks toolbar using this helpful compilation. This is mostly a personal assessment of risk — if you can afford to buy replacement maps, or your build can deal with any affix, there is no reason not to Vaal Orb the map straight away. To do this, you need to obtain Memory Fragments from Zana’s questline, which she will exchange for Shaper’s Orbs. {{shareLink}}. Port Map – 3 Your active sextants and maximum number of Sextants are displayed just below your Atlas Bonus. There are a total of 32 new maps in War for the Atlas. The Shaper and The Elder are Path of Exile’s two “final bosses”. If you see inky black runes forming at your feet, RUN!!! Using Sextants is very contextual. Below you can see an image of all four Map denominations: White, Yellow, Red, and a Unique Map as well. It is safest to run the map as a Rare map first, and unlock it on the Atlas of Worlds as a droppable item, then Vaal it the second time you run it. Lighthouse Map – 4 Residence Map – 7 Certain maps are marked with a little golden halo, which is a special type of Atlas Objective called a Shaper Stronghold with no Master. As a player who didn’t understand the basics of maps or their systems at all, I really appreciate this guide. The other major mapping change players need to be aware of is the Elder and his Guardians. The Shaper/Elder items with background animations (space for Shaper tentacles for Elder) and special mods are only available as random drops from maps with the Shaper/Elder animation on the atlas. If you have already started playing Path of Exile, you have doubtless already come to the realization that the mechanical systems that govern the game are about as intricate as they come. The Atlas has a lot of moving pieces, from the warring influence of Shaper and Elder, to the Shaper’s and Elder’s Orbs that allow you to remake the Atlas to suit your preferences. For these two reasons, it is virtually always better to run influenced maps when possible. Equally comfortable playing on Hardcore, Softcore, and Solo-Self Found Leagues, recent ladder results include finishing at Rank 5 on the Legion SSF League playing Essence Drain and the Betrayal League at Rank 186 playing Elemental Hit. Remember that the boss must be defeated to unlock the Atlas Bonus — if you Vaal a Tier 16 Guardian Map and it rerolls with 8 affixes, it might be impossible for you to kill the boss regardless of whether your build can deal with the affixes or not, as the boss will be so strong. So if you’re thinking about what maps to shape in 3.1, you should take your own preferences and builds into account. These items can only be obtained in areas where the Shaper or the Elder holds influence, or by defeating the Shaper or Elder themselves. High Gardens Map – 13 For each Atlas Bonus you have completed, you have an additional 1% chance for Maps to drop 1 Tier higher than they otherwise would. Maps have different base types, just like a standard item, and the monster level, area tileset, and final boss are tied to the Map itself. The maps that drop from areas part of the leveling process, however, are only Tier 1, which is the lowest level and least valuable type of Map. Players should bear these map types in mind when choosing which maps to Shape with Shaper’s Orbs. This has caused a lot of confusion, and I still haven’t seen anyone else create a good guide yet. The Shaper can only be directly engaged on the pseudo-Tier 17 Map “The Shaper’s Realm”, which is located at the direct center of the Atlas itself. By crafting these Maps in different ways, you will see that they all have different affixes, but also varying degrees of Pack Size, Item Rarity, and Item Quantity. What Are Zana Mods, and When to Apply Them? For this reason, if you are using Chisels, you should always Chisel the map before using an Orb of Alchemy on it. Arena Map – 9 These individual Tiers are segregated into three smaller groups; Low Tier, Mid Tier, and High Tier Maps — known by most players as White, Yellow, and Red Maps because of their in-game icons. Eventually Shaper will take over maps to contain the Elder and stop the spread. What it means is that when a Map would have dropped, it has a chance (equal to the Atlas Bonus) to be upgraded to a new Map. You would instead always try to run Shaper influenced maps adjacent to your Elder cloud, which would force these maps to become Elder. Even using the currencies to change the maps. Haunted Mansion Map – 5 Vaal Pyramid Map – 8 All of Icy Veins' class guides are updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch coming to World of Warcraft. Please note that this list is based on loot filter info from GGG, so it may change in the future. One of the best things about the Atlas of Worlds, however, is that one of the best strategies is no strategy at all. Also, if you complete a map that was created before the War for the Atlas expansion, it will complete a chain of maps from the start point on the Atlas up until the tier of map you completed. By proceeding through Zana’s questline, players can “Shape” old maps, which disconnects them from their adjacent Maps on the Atlas by raising their Tier by five. 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At first, the player will only encounter the Shaper, who’s influence is denoted on the Atlas with a celestial sparkle. Sextants can be applied to Watchstones on the Atlas of Worlds to add additional affixes and bonuses to Maps within their radius. Atoll Map – 6 Mapping isn’t the only thing GGG are doing in 3.1. The power level of the Elder depends on which “color” map he spawns on, which is random out of the maps in the Elder cloud. Ghetto Map – 13 The Atlas of Worlds is the holistic representation of Path of Exile’s end-game Map system; a spiderwebbing, interconnected behemoth that governs what Maps can drop, how you progress forwards, and a tableau of your achievement. Flooded Mine Map – 2 Arachnid Tomb Map – 10 June 19th, 2020, 11:12 13 About the Author . If you are extremely wealthy, you may opt to use Chisels when running Yellow Maps, but this is relatively uncommon. We will also cover the Exalted Orb prices of the current league and much much more! Marshes Map – 2eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'iskmogul_com-banner-1','ezslot_4',667,'0','0'])); Iceberg Map – 3 For the small cost of one Alchemy, you are effectively doubling the amount of Map drops, Currency, Experience, and Rarity of your map. The Elder’s four guardians also spawn, and must be defeated before the player can fight the Elder directly. Not only does their base nomenclature differ — Estuary, Beach, and Atoll — but we observe several other key differences. POEChecklist – Another community-made tool. How do i start the the shaper/elder influence on atlas? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Elder’s arena will not inherit the mods of the map. The last 5 Memory Fragments can only be obtained from Red Elder and his four guardians. Magic and Rare monsters, however, have the possibility of dropping a Map that is +1 Tier higher than the current area, and the Map’s boss has the possibility of dropping +2 Tiers higher. Map Tier governs the level of the monsters in the Map, as well as what Maps can be found as drops from within. “Certain maps are marked with a little golden halo, which is a special type of Atlas Objective called a Shaper Stronghold with no Master. What Maps to Shape in Path of Exile 3.8 Blight? Dig Map – 14 The more monsters there are, the more total experience available in the Map, and the more total drops. Maps are only available as content for exiles who have completed all 10 Acts of Path of Exile’s story, as we touched on in the Introduction. GGG clearly wants these 32 new maps to be more popular when it comes to players crafting their Atlas’. The number of mods that can be manually selected depends on your relationship level with Zana and your progress in her questline, which can be increased by completing her Map objectives.