Atlas Passive Skill Tree

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For the version of the Atlas tree used in Ruthless mode, see Atlas Passive Skill Tree (Ruthless).
The Atlas Passive Skill tree without any nodes allocated

The Atlas Passive Skill Tree is a passive skill tree specific to the Atlas of Worlds.

Progressing through maps allows the player to obtain passive skill points to allocate in the Atlas tree to enhance the rewards and fights of maps within the Atlas of Worlds.

The atlas tree has over 600 skill nodes to specialize in, including several Atlas keystones and Gateways, which allow you to traverse to the opposite side of the Atlas skill tree to a connected Gateway. Every Map on the Atlas you complete, as well as various endgame quests and encounters, will earn you an Atlas skill point.

Mechanics

Skills in the Atlas tree affect all maps on the Atlas, including the Vaal Temple MapVaal Temple MapMap Level: 83
Map Tier: 16
Guild Character: >
Area contains 10 additional guarded Vaal VesselsVoices. Visions. Violence.
They will haunt these grounds for all of eternity.
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
and Shaper Guardian maps. This does not include maps opened through Kirac's missions[1] and Atlas Memories.

Most Atlas Passives do not apply to special maps or map-like areas:

  • Synthesised Maps are only affected by the Synthesis passive wheel
  • Blighted Maps are not affected by any nodes
  • Maps opened by Kirac are only affected by Kirac passive wheels
  • Pinnacle Bosses are only affected by passive wheels relating to them
  • Abyssal Depths are only affected by the Abyss passive wheel that specifies modifiers to "Abyssal Depths"

Obtaining passive skill points

You can earn an Atlas passive tree point for each map in the Atlas by obtaining a map completion bonus.

You gain a map completion bonus for the first time under the following conditions:

  • For a white map (tier 1 to 5), you must complete a map of magic rarity.
  • For a yellow map (tier 6 to 10), you must complete a map of rare rarity.
  • For a red map (tier 11 to 16), you must complete a map of rare rarity while it also has the corrupted modifier (for example by using a Vaal OrbVaal OrbStack Size: 20Corrupts an item, modifying it unpredictablyRight click this item then left click an item to corrupt it. Corrupted items cannot be modified again. on it).

It's currently possible to obtain up to 132 points:

You can check missing atlas passive points by using the '/atlaspassives' chat command.

Spending and refunding passive skill points

Immediately after receiving Atlas passive skill points, the player has the opportunity to spend those points in the skill tree. If the player leaves the points unassigned, they can be spent later from the Atlas of Worlds screen.

As with the character's normal passive skill tree, the player must spend refund points to remove previously-assigned passive skills. Earning refund points requires the use of an Orb of UnmakingOrb of UnmakingStack Size: 40Grants an atlas passive skill refund pointRight click on this item to use it., an item buyable from Kirac for 2 Orb of RegretOrb of RegretStack Size: 40Grants a passive skill refund pointRight click on this item to use it. each or randomly dropped during maps.

Once earned, these refund points can be used in any of the allocated atlas passive nodes. Refund points for the Atlas tree cannot be used to remove passive skills from the character's passive skill tree, and vice-versa.

Passive nodes

There are several types of atlas passive skills.

Small passives

For a list of all small Atlas passive skills, see List of small atlas passive skills.

Small atlas passive skills grant minor bonuses related to atlas content.

Notable passives

For a list of all notable Atlas passive skills, see List of notable atlas passive skills.

Notable atlas passive skills grant notable bonuses related to atlas content.

Keystone passives

Main page: Atlas keystone

Keystone atlas passive skills significantly alter how certain atlas or league mechanics work.

Gateways

Gateways allow you to traverse to the opposite side of the Atlas to the other connected Gateway. Both gateways must have points allocated to them in order to traverse between then.

Allocating all six Gateways is required to activate the effects of The Seventh Gate.

Trivia

The Atlas Passive Skill Tree was first introduced in a simpler form during the Echoes of the Atlas expansion, where it applied only to specific maps in a region. The rework in the Siege of the Atlas expansion merged these passives into a single, global passive tree.

Version history

Version Changes
3.22.0
  • Improved the visibility of highlighted nodes when searching the Atlas Passive Tree.
3.20.0
  • We've removed Atlas Passives that increase the amount of rewards from limited content such as Shaper, Elder, The Searing Exarch, The Eater of Worlds, and The Maven. The purpose of this is such that you should be able to engage with this content at any time.
  • Added new clusters to the passive tree for league content that can be blocked through Atlas Passive Skills. We've also increased the chances for such league content to appear.
  • Existing clusters have also been tweaked with the goal of making them more of an attractive option.
3.18.0
  • Added 20 new Atlas Keystone Passive Skills to the Atlas Tree.
3.17.1
  • Atlas Passives now affect Shaper Guardian and Vaal Temple Maps.
3.17.0
  • The Atlas passive skill tree has been reworked:
    • All Atlas trees have been combined into one gigantic tree.
    • Map bonus completion now grants one passive skill point each.
3.16.0
  • Four regions were removed from the Atlas. The skill trees for the remaining regions, and for The Uncharted Realms, were redesigned.
3.13.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Bex_GGG (February 1, 2022). "The Full Atlas Passive Tree from Siege of the Atlas". Official Path of Exile Subreddit. Retrieved February 10, 2022.

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