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This is a guide on the subject of endgame progression.

Last updated on March 27, 2024‎.

This guide will show you how to discover The Envoy, how to find The Maven, and how to complete The Maven's Crucible and obtain Voidstones for the Atlas of Worlds. It will also shows you how to start completing your Atlas.


Unlocking Kirac

Skip this section if you have Kirac in your hideout.

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1 Kirac will unlock as part of the quest A Call to Arms after the main campaign. Upon entering Karui Shores for the first time, talk to Helena. He will direct the player to the War Room to find and talk to Commander Kirac. He will give the player a Tier 1 map.
2 Use that map (or any other gained during the Acts) on the Map DeviceMap DeviceHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout2 Variations and activate it. Enter any of the portals and explore the map. Defeat the Map Boss and return to Commander Kirac to complete the quest. Doing so unlocks Kirac in your hideout and allows you to use a Map Device in hideout.
3 Return to your hideout and Kirac should be visible. If he is not, add him into your hideout using the Decorations panel.


Atlas Progression

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1 In order to progress your atlas, lower tier maps have to be completed to get access to atlas skill points and higher tier maps. Maps are completed when you kill the map boss for the first time.

The message on the left shows after you have been granted the Bonus for a map by killing the boss of a Magic white-tier map. Different tiers of map have to crafted to certain rarity in order to obtain the bonus Atlas points from that maps completion:

  • White-tier maps (1 to 5) have to be at least Magic
  • Yellow-tier maps (6 to 10) have to be at least Rare
  • Red-tier maps (11+) have to be Rare and Corrupted
  • Unique maps on the Atlas award bonus points from just completion.
2 If you have the map stash tab, the indicator lines under a map tell you which bonus you have obtained:
  1. Upon completion, a pale line show under the map.
  2. If the line is bold, it means that you have obtained the Atlas Bonus by killing the boss once in a Magic/Rare/Corrupted Rare version of the map.
3 Open your Atlas to see the number of maps for which you have the Atlas Bonus.
4 Begin by completing white maps from Tier 1 to Tier 5.

This means to run or obtain any map that does NOT have the indicator lines in the map stash tab.

Use the Atlas Passive Skill Tree to invest in Kirac and Maps to increase the drop rates for connected and higher level maps.

5 You will naturally obtain map drops. If you need higher tier maps, you collect sets of 3 of the same map (white maps), and vendor them for 1 map of the higher tier.

Tier 5 white maps will convert into Tier 6 yellow maps.

6 Check Kirac's shop for new maps. His stock refreshes every time you activate a Kirac Atlas mission (it does not need to be completed). He will offer yellow and red maps as you work your way up through map tiers. Buying from his store is often cheaper than buying from other players.
7 Now that you have completed a number of white maps, you should continue progressing into yellow (Tiers 6 to 10) and red maps (Tiers 11 to 16).

The Maven's Invitation

Skip this section if you already have a Maven's Invitation.

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1 After reaching yellow maps, The Envoy will eventually make an appearance. The Envoy will be highlighted and will mention that The Maven will be observing you.
2 Kill the map boss, and as you can see The Maven is present in the boss arena and observing the battle.
3 After slaying the boss, The Maven will drop The Maven's BeaconThe Maven's BeaconAllows you to call the Maven to a map from your Map Device.Right-click this item then left-click the Map Device in your Hideout to attach the Maven's Beacon., which is an untradable quest item. Pick it up.
4 Return to your hideout and add the Maven's Beacon into your Map DeviceMap DeviceHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout2 Variations by clicking on your Map Device.

This permanently upgrades your Map Device, giving you the ability to summon The Maven's presence on your maps.

5 The Maven (Quest) will instruct you to defeat 3 Bosses of Tier 6+ Map with the Maven observing the battle.

Click on the Call The Maven button which requests the The Maven to observe your battle.

6 Complete a Tier 6+ Map and slay the boss again, you'll notice that The Maven pulsates to indicate that she is pleased.
7 Once you have slain a map boss in The Maven's presence, it will show this message on the map:

The Maven currently holds a recreation of this Map's Boss

There is no point running this map as you cannot progress towards the The Maven's Challenge.

8 TBA After killing the third Tier 6+ boss observed by The Maven, she will drop an invitation. Pick it up.
9 The Maven's Invitation is a map fragment, so add it into your Map DeviceMap DeviceHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout2 Variations and run it.
10 6 portals will open into The Maven's Crucible. Enter it to begin The Maven's Challenge.
11 All the bosses you have slain and captured will now be displayed in this realm. The Maven will be observing you.

Go to the center of the area and click the device to start the encounter.

12 Defeat all of the bosses that have now re-appeared within the Maven's Crucible.
13 You will be given a passive atlas skill point. You can use The Maven's Gift at the center of the arena to allocate skill points into your Atlas passive skill tree, if you wish.
14 After you are done, use the portals to return to your hideout.
15 TBA Repeat Steps 5 and beyond with increasingly higher tier maps.
16 TBA On Maven's Invitation: The AtlasMaven's Invitation: The AtlasFor those who must not endure it,
there may be found a perverse joy
in watching the struggle for survival.
Open portals to The Maven's Crucible by using this item in a personal Map Device.
and other special invitations, completing the encounter will drop Crescent SplintersCrescent SplinterStack Size: 10Precious and perilous,
Tantalising and terrible.
Combine 10 Crescent Splinters to create The Maven's Writ.
. Collecting 10 Crescent Splinters forms The Maven's WritThe Maven's WritIt would be foolish to obey the Maven's demands.
It would also be foolish not to.
Open a portal to Absence of Mercy and Empathy by using this item in a personal Map Device. Can only be used once.
.
17 TBA Use The Maven's WritThe Maven's WritIt would be foolish to obey the Maven's demands.
It would also be foolish not to.
Open a portal to Absence of Mercy and Empathy by using this item in a personal Map Device. Can only be used once.
on the Map Device to challenge the Maven herself. Defeat her to receive a Ceremonial VoidstoneCeremonial VoidstoneTier 1-15 Maps found have 15% chance to become 1 tier higherThe Maven knew nothing of mercy
until she herself needed it.
Socket this into your Atlas to increase the Tier of all Maps.
and an Atlas Book of SkillAtlas Book of SkillGain an Atlas Passive Skill Point and two Atlas Passive Respec Points from Kirac.

Eater of Worlds, The Searing Exarch and Voidstones

Skip this section if you know how to find Eater of Worlds, The Searing Exarch and how to use Voidstones.

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1 TBA Keep running maps. As you run maps tier 6 or higher, you may encounter the Envoy with the Maven. Speak to him and you will receive a Flesh CompassFlesh CompassAllows you to pursue The Eater of Worlds by adding its influence to a map from your Map Device.Use this item on the Map Device in your Hideout to attach the Flesh Compass. or Luminous AstrolabeLuminous AstrolabeAllows you to pursue The Searing Exarch by adding its influence to a map from your Map Device.Use this item on the Map Device in your Hideout to attach the Luminous Astrolabe..

Your will receive the other item when you run a tier 11+ map.

2 TBA Return to your hideout and add the Flesh Compass or Luminous Astrolabe into your Map DeviceMap DeviceHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout2 Variations by clicking on your Map Device.

This permanently upgrades your Map Device, giving you the ability to add the Eater of Worlds or Searing Exarch influence to your maps.

3 TBA Open a tier 9 map with one of the Eldritch influences activated. This adds packs of enemies aligned with the Searing Exarch or Eater of Worlds.

Complete the map then complete another map with the same influence one tier higher to progress the questline.

4 TBA Complete a tier 11 map with either influence and defeat the map boss. The boss will drop a Writhing InvitationWrithing InvitationThe Infinite Hunger awaits in a cosmic stomach where
whole civilisations are digested - but do not die.
if it was Eater of Worlds influenced or a Polaric InvitationPolaric InvitationOnce within the grasp of the Black Star,
there can be no escape.
if it was Searing Exarch influenced.
5 TBA These Invitations are a map fragment, so add it into your Map DeviceMap DeviceHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout2 Variations and run it.
6 TBA 6 portals will open. Enter it to challenge the The Infinite Hunger or The Black Star, depending on the Invitation.
7 TBA Defeat the boss. Afterwards, speak to Kirac to receive an Atlas Book of SkillAtlas Book of SkillGain an Atlas Passive Skill Point and two Atlas Passive Respec Points.
8 TBA Continue completing maps of a higher tier with either influence.
9 TBA Complete a tier 16 map with either influence and defeat the map boss. The boss will drop a Screaming InvitationScreaming InvitationFrom the heart of the Tangle, the Eater of Worlds
reaches out for control of the Atlas.
if it was Eater of Worlds influenced or an Incandescent InvitationIncandescent InvitationFrom the corona of an ancient star,
the Searing Exarch seeks to master the Atlas.
if it was Searing Exarch influenced.
10 TBA Once again, add these Invitations into your Map DeviceMap DeviceHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout2 Variations and run it.
11 TBA 6 portals will open. Enter it to challenge the The Eater of Worlds or The Searing Exarch, depending on the Invitation.
12 TBA Defeat the boss. The Eater of Worlds will drop a Grasping VoidstoneGrasping VoidstoneTier 1-15 Maps found have 15% chance to become 1 tier higherThe Eater of Worlds consumed for countless
eons to satiate the desperation of masters
that could never be satisfied.
Socket this into your Atlas to increase the Tier of all Maps.
, and the Searing Exarch will drop a Omniscient VoidstoneOmniscient VoidstoneTier 1-15 Maps found have 15% chance to become 1 tier higherThe Searing Exarch spread the Word of
Enlightenment for countless eons without
ever understanding its master's message.
Socket this into your Atlas to increase the Tier of all Maps.
. Speak to Kirac to receive an Atlas Book of SkillAtlas Book of SkillGain an Atlas Passive Skill Point and two Atlas Passive Respec Points.
13 TBA After defeating either the Eater of Worlds or the Searing Exarch for the first time, you can activate either influence on maps of tier 14 or higher. You will receive a Writhing InvitationWrithing InvitationModifiers to Item Quantity affect the amount of rewards dropped by the bossThe Infinite Hunger awaits in a cosmic stomach where
whole civilisations are digested - but do not die.
Open portals to Seething Chyme by using this item in a personal Map Device.
or a Polaric InvitationPolaric InvitationModifiers to Item Quantity affect the amount of rewards dropped by the bossOnce within the grasp of the Black Star,
there can be no escape.
Open portals to Polaric Void by using this item in a personal Map Device.
the 14th you complete a map with the respective influence, then a Screaming InvitationScreaming InvitationModifiers to Item Quantity affect the amount of rewards dropped by the bossFrom the heart of the Tangle, the Eater of Worlds
reaches out for control of the Atlas.
Open portals to Absence of Symmetry and Harmony by using this item in a personal Map Device.
or a Incandescent InvitationIncandescent InvitationModifiers to Item Quantity affect the amount of rewards dropped by the bossFrom the corona of an ancient star,
the Searing Exarch seeks to master the Atlas.
Open portals to Absence of Patience and Wisdom by using this item in a personal Map Device.
the 28th time, then the cycle repeats. These invitations are craftable and tradable.
14 Complete the questlines to defeat bosses and obtain Voidstones. Socket Voidstones in your atlas to increase the minimum level of your maps.

There are currently four different Voidstones obtainable by defeating in approximate order of difficulty:


Favoured Maps

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1 In order to obtain more of a specific map base, you can favorite it. But to favorite a map you need to first unlock the favorite slots.

There are 12 unlockable Favoured Map slots. To unlock them, you must do one of the following:

2 To favorite a map:
  1. Open the Atlas and click on the favorite slot (circular icon) within the region on the left pane.
  2. Then click on a map to favorite it.
  3. The map's icon and name will show within the region on the left pane.

You can change your favorites at any time. Favoriting the same map multiple times will increase the chances of it dropping.

Fifth Map Device Slot

The fifth slot of the Map Device is unlocked by completing a non-Valdo's tier 17 map for the first time.

You can use the fifth slot to place one extra scarab or map fragment for more "juiced up" map runs.

Map crafting

Skip this section if you know the various map tiers, how to craft maps, how to add quality, etc.

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The image shows the Arcade MapArcade MapMap Level: 69
Map Tier: 2
Guild Character: +
We create so that some part
of us may remain after death.
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
, in Normal, Magic and Rare rarities.

Basic crafting steps:

  • Using an Orb of TransmutationOrb of TransmutationStack Size: 40Upgrades a normal item to a magic itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it. on a Normal map will convert it into Magic variety, with slightly harder fights but increased item quantity and rarity (if there is a mod that you cannot run, use an Orb of AlterationOrb of AlterationStack Size: 20Reforges a magic item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it. to reroll the mods)
  • Using an Orb of AlchemyOrb of AlchemyStack Size: 20Upgrades a normal item to a rare itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it. on a Normal map will convert it into Rare variety, with harder fights but greatly increased item quantity and rarity (if there is a mod that you cannot run, use an Orb of ScouringOrb of ScouringStack Size: 30Removes all modifiers from an itemRight click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it. to clear the mods and then "alch" it again)
  • 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 a Rare map will permanently Corrupt it, with hardest fights but granting the maximum possible rewards. Make sure the Rare map has mods you can run, because corrupting a map is an irreversible process.
  • Use Cartographer's ChiselCartographer's ChiselStack Size: 20Improves the quality of a mapRight click this item then left click a map to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity maps. The maximum quality is 20%.s on Normal Red-tier maps to reach 20% quality (see below).


Warning: Beware of maps with the mod Monsters reflect X% of Physical Damage or Monsters reflect X% of Elemental Damage, because you will be instantly killed if you do that type of damage and do not have a way to mitigate the reflected damage.


There are 3 tiers of maps, indicated by the color on the map icon. White maps are the most common and cheap. Yellow maps are more expensive. Red maps are the most valuable, and are the hardest to run and the most rewarding. When you run maps you'll automatically get a chance at obtaining maps of the next tier.

To obtain maximum map drops within a map:

  • For white maps (Tier 1 to 5) - Use Orb of AlchemyOrb of AlchemyStack Size: 20Upgrades a normal item to a rare itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it. on the map
  • For yellow maps (Tier 6 to 10) - Use Orb of AlchemyOrb of AlchemyStack Size: 20Upgrades a normal item to a rare itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it., optionally 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. (tougher mods but better rewards), optionally Cartography Scarab
  • For red maps (Tier 11 to 15) - Use Orb of ScouringOrb of ScouringStack Size: 30Removes all modifiers from an itemRight click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it., 4 Cartographer's ChiselCartographer's ChiselStack Size: 20Improves the quality of a mapRight click this item then left click a map to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity maps. The maximum quality is 20%. (20% quality), Orb of AlchemyOrb of AlchemyStack Size: 20Upgrades a normal item to a rare itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it., 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., optionally Cartography Scarab


Tip: To obtain 20% map quality you need to use 20 Cartographer's ChiselCartographer's ChiselStack Size: 20Improves the quality of a mapRight click this item then left click a map to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity maps. The maximum quality is 20%.s for Rare maps. However for Normal maps only 4 chisels are used to reach 20% quality. So remember to scour your map using an Orb of ScouringOrb of ScouringStack Size: 30Removes all modifiers from an itemRight click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it. before using chisels.