Cortex

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Cortex
Synthesised Map
Map Level: 83
Map Tier: 10
Item Quantity: +100%
Monster Pack Size: +25%
25% increased Pack size
100% increased Experience gain
Monster Level: 83
Map has (3-5) additional random Modifiers
Map has (2-4) additional Synthesis Global Modifiers
Corrupted
Though my life is gone, my purpose is not.
My will remains, emboldened and empowered by the righteousness of my cause.
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
Cortex inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Drop restricted
This map can only drop from Tier 14 or higher map bosses. It may also be sold by Zana or offered as her Atlas Mission.
Vendor Offer
12x Alchemy Shard
Metadata
Item class: Map

Cortex
Map area, Unique Map area
No Waypoint
IdSynthesis_MapBoss
Act11
Area level79
BossesVenarius
Area type tagssynthesis_area
Synthesis loading screen.png

Cortex is a unique Synthesised MapSynthesised MapMap Level: 77
Map Tier: 10
Guild Character: u
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
. The base map has a variable tier but the unique map has a fixed area level (83).

Cortex is not part of the Atlas of Worlds. There is no bonus objective for this map.

Modifiers

The map has two pools of map modifiers, one draw from "synthesis global " pool (mod domain = 19), one from "synthesis local" pool (mod domain = 18).

Layout

The area was known as Fractured Laboratory during initial release in Synthesis league, which uses the same tileset as Laboratory MapLaboratory MapMap Level: 74
Map Tier: 7
Guild Character: Ä
My last waking moments looked very
much like this place... I miss it. I miss her.
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
, Relic Chambers MapRelic Chambers MapMap Level: 76
Map Tier: 9
Guild Character: 1
Relics of a forbidden past. Hidden away. Forgotten.Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
and The Reliquary.

Encounters

Boss

Venarius (not targetable)

Boss video

Items found in this area

ItemRequired level
Her MaskHer Mask4Sacrifice FragmentTo her beauty you submit,
lest your neck the great Queen slit.
1
The Encroaching DarknessThe Encroaching Darkness8Map
Corrupted
No matter where your dreams take you, Nightmare follows close behind.
1
The GamblerThe Gambler5Divination Card"I don't believe in karma. If it were real, I would never win."1
The Lord of CelebrationThe Lord of Celebration4Sceptre of Celebration
Shaper Item
Though they were a pack of elite combatants, the Emperor's royal guards were not ready to face one of his notorious parties.
1
The TrialThe Trial7Map
Map Tier: 15
Corrupted
You cannot journey to new lands until you have the courage to leave the safety of home.
1

Item acquisition
Questionmark.png

Cortex has restrictions on where or how it can drop. It cannot be chanced. This map can only drop from Tier 14 or higher map bosses. It may also be sold by Zana or offered as her Atlas Mission.

Recipes

Cortex can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
4A Fate Worse Than DeathA Fate Worse Than Death4CortexCortex
Synthesised Map
Map Level: 83
Map Tier: 10
Item Quantity: +100%
Monster Pack Size: +25%
25% increased Pack size
100% increased Experience gain
Monster Level: 83
Map has (3-5) additional random Modifiers
Map has (2-4) additional Synthesis Global Modifiers
Corrupted
Though my life is gone, my purpose is not.
My will remains, emboldened and empowered by the righteousness of my cause.
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.

Corrupted
"It was as though my very
thoughts were breaking...
fracturing into tiny motes
to be lost on the wind."
Corrupted CortexM
5Justified AmbitionJustified Ambition5Synthesis Map"Everything I have done has been for Wraeclast. You would pledge your life to me if you saw things my way... and soon, you will."
- High Templar Venarius
Random Synthesised MapA
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

Legacy variants

Cortex has legacy variants.

Version Discontinued Base Item Modifiers
3.17.0 Relic Chambers MapRelic Chambers MapMap Level: 76
Map Tier: 9
Guild Character: 1
Relics of a forbidden past. Hidden away. Forgotten.Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.

Map Level: 83
Map Tier: 9/?/?
  • 100% increased Experience gain
  • Monster Level: 83
  • Map has (3-5) additional random Modifiers
  • Map has (2-4) additional Synthesis Global Modifiers
  • Corrupted
3.16.0 Module Error: No results found for item using search term "page = Map:Relic Chambers Map (Expedition)"
Map Level: 83
Map Tier: ?/?/?
  • 100% increased Experience gain
  • Monster Level: 83
  • Map has (3-5) additional random Modifiers
  • Map has (2-4) additional Synthesis Global Modifiers
  • Corrupted
3.15.0 Relic Chambers MapRelic Chambers MapMap Level: 76
Map Tier: 9
Guild Character: 1
Relics of a forbidden past. Hidden away. Forgotten.Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.

Map Level: 83
Map Tier: 9/?/?
  • 100% increased Experience gain
  • Monster Level: 83
  • Map has (3-5) additional random Modifiers
  • Map has (2-4) additional Synthesis Global Modifiers
  • Corrupted
3.13.0 Relic Chambers MapRelic Chambers MapMap Level: 76
Map Tier: 9
Guild Character: 1
Relics of a forbidden past. Hidden away. Forgotten.Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.

Map Level: 83
Map Tier: 9/11/14
  • 100% increased Experience gain
  • Monster Level: 83
  • Map has (3-5) additional random Modifiers
  • Map has (2-4) additional Synthesis Global Modifiers
  • Corrupted
3.12.0 Relic Chambers MapRelic Chambers MapMap Level: 76
Map Tier: 9
Guild Character: 1
Relics of a forbidden past. Hidden away. Forgotten.Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.

Map Level: 83
Map Tier: 9/11/14
  • 100% increased Experience gain
  • Monster Level: 83
  • Map has (3-5) additional random Modifiers
  • Map has (2-4) additional Synthesis Global Modifiers
  • Corrupted
3.11.0 Relic Chambers MapRelic Chambers MapMap Level: 70
Map Tier: 3
Guild Character: 1
Relics of a forbidden past. Hidden away. Forgotten.Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.

Map Level: 83
Map Tier: 3/7/11/14
  • 100% increased Experience gain
  • Monster Level: 83
  • Map has (3-5) additional random Modifiers
  • Map has (2-4) additional Synthesis Global Modifiers
  • Corrupted
3.10.0 Relic Chambers MapRelic Chambers MapMap Level: 70
Map Tier: 3
Guild Character: 1
Relics of a forbidden past. Hidden away. Forgotten.Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.

Map Level: 83
Map Tier: 3
  • 100% increased Experience gain
  • Monster Level: 83
  • Map has (3-5) additional random Modifiers
  • Map has (2-4) additional Synthesis Global Modifiers
  • Corrupted

See also

  • Replica CortexReplica Cortex
    Synthesised Map
    Map Level: 84
    Map Tier: 10
    Item Quantity: +100%
    Monster Pack Size: +25%
    25% increased Pack size
    200% increased Experience gain
    Monster Level: 84
    Map has (6-8) additional random Modifiers
    Map has (4-6) additional Synthesis Global Modifiers
    "Did nobody think to report that we had acquired some sort of free-floating
    Memory? Cease testing and lock this away immediately!"
    - Administrator Qotra
    Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.

Version history

Version Changes
3.17.0
  • Introduced a new "Synthesised Map" Base Type, which all 5 Unique Synthesis Maps now use. This Map is not found on the Atlas.
3.13.0
  • Map tiers and locations have been shuffled (though the 'pin' locations for maps has not changed). Most maps are now initially found at a different tier. [a]
3.12.0
  • Map tiers and locations have been shuffled (though the 'pin' locations for maps has not changed). Most maps are now initially found at a different tier. [a]
3.11.0
  • Map tiers and locations have been shuffled (though the 'pin' locations for maps has not changed). Most maps are now initially found at a different tier. [a]
3.9.0
  • All 5 Synthesis maps can now drop as unique items. They can only be acquired from map bosses of Tier 11 or greater maps (or Tier 14 or greater for Cortex), or if you're very, very lucky, maybe Zana will sell you one.
  • The Cortex map is now more commonly available from Zana relative to the other Synthesis maps, and is now always level 83 (previously had a variable level).
  • All Synthesis maps now require a minimum level 80 area to appear in Zana's mission window.
  • Unique maps can now drop with varied tiers based on the state of your Atlas. Maps that previously had monster level overrides (such as Hallowed GroundHallowed Ground
    Cemetery Map
    Map Level: 71
    Map Tier: 4
    Item Quantity: +100%
    Item Rarity: +100%
    Unique Boss drops 3 additional Maps
    Unique Boss gives 2000% increased Experience
    0.5 Flask Charges recovered every 3 seconds
    +(-2-2) to Monster Level of Area
    Some dead have long envied the living.
    When given the chance, they take from us what they can.
    So we offer our suffrage.
    In return, they give only suffering.
    Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
    ) now instead rely on the variable tier.[b]
3.8.0
  • Overhauled as a core mechanics
  • If you're lucky, Zana will now offer 5 new unique maps as part of her missions. Each map contains a boss encounter originally from the Synthesis league, and each can drop unique items originally exclusive to that league. Note, you cannot obtain Fractured items, nor will you have any access to the Synthesiser.
3.6.0
  • Introduced to the game as league mechanics

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The patch notes incorrectly stated that unique maps did not changed tier, however, they did. In 3.11, Cortex 's base tier is T9 and also have T11 and T14 variants. All variants have an area/monster level override, however. In 3.12 and 3.13, Cortex's map tiers are not changed. But other unique maps have changes in tiers.
  2. Despite stated in the patch note that unique maps do not have monster level overrides anymore, all Synthesis Maps have introduced monster level overrides since version 3.9.0. In specific, Cortex can dropped with variable tiers since circa version 3.10.0.