Harbinger

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For the challenge league, see Harbinger league.
For the removed map boss, see Harbinger (map boss).
A Harbinger

Harbingers are a type of monsters that cannot be harmed directly. Harbingers summon enemies to fight the player while empowering them in different ways, and they can only be harmed by killing their minions. Harbingers can drop currency shards, for both ones seen in Wraeclast as well as their own currency.

Harbingers do not spawn naturally in maps unlike most other forms of Extra Content. They can be encountered via the Ominous Arrival Atlas passive skill, using the Harbinger map device crafting option, in Kirac's Atlas missions, in Harbinger nodes in the Azurite Mine, or by using a Harbinger ScarabHarbinger ScarabStack Size: 20Area contains 3 additional HarbingersTheir troops came in numbers uncountable and from lands unknown.Can be used in a personal Map Device to add modifiers to a Map..

Abilities

Harbingers are invincible enemies that summon waves of enemies and summon new ones as they are defeated. Harbingers can also indirectly attack by empowering their minions, such as creating a Righteous Fire aura around a monster or have all monsters use Flame Dash. At higher levels, Harbingers can also summon Obelisks that can attack or power up their monsters.

Unlike the player version, Harbinger can still cast Mark skill as aura, as well as Hex as aura.

Variants

Exclusive items

Harbingers have their own specific drop tables.

Currency Shards

Harbingers drop primarily currency shards. Shards from Harbingers are not affected by modifiers to Item Quantity - either from the player[1] or area modifiers[2](tested by Prohibited Library). Item quantity does apply in Kirac's Memory of Survivor's Guiltof Survivor's Guilt
Suffix
Players in Areas take on the form of Harbingers
Items found in Areas are replaced by stacks of Currency Shards
. Modifiers to item rarity do not affect currency shards in either case.

These items can directly drop from Harbingers:

ItemDrop
Level
Alchemy ShardAlchemy ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alchemy.N/A
Alteration ShardAlteration ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alteration.N/A
Ancient ShardAncient ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Ancient Orb.35
Annulment ShardAnnulment ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Annulment.35
Binding ShardBinding ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Binding.25
Chaos ShardChaos ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes a Chaos Orb.8
Engineer's ShardEngineer's ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Engineer's Orb.8
Exalted ShardExalted ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Exalted Orb.35
Fracturing ShardFracturing ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes a Fracturing Orb.35
Harbinger's ShardHarbinger's ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes a Harbinger's Orb.52
Horizon ShardHorizon ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Horizons.52
Mirror ShardMirror ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes a Mirror of Kalandra.35
Regal ShardRegal ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes a Regal Orb.12
Transmutation ShardTransmutation ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Transmutation.N/A

Unique pieces

When players defeat the final Harbinger Boss in any of the T5/T10/T15 versions of The Beachhead, one of the following pieces may drop. Combining these pieces in a certain order can create exclusive unique items.

ItemAdditional
Drop Restrictions
First Piece of BrutalityFirst Piece of Brutality
Imperial Staff Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This piece can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss in the unique map The Beachhead (Mid Tier) or The Beachhead (High Tier).
First Piece of DirectionsFirst Piece of Directions
Blunt Arrow Quiver Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This piece can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss in the unique map The Beachhead (Mid Tier) or The Beachhead (High Tier).
First Piece of FocusFirst Piece of Focus
Archon Kite Shield Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This item can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss of the unique map The Beachhead (High Tier).
First Piece of StormsFirst Piece of Storms
Callous Mask Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This item can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss of the unique map The Beachhead (High Tier).
First Piece of the ArcaneFirst Piece of the Arcane
Legion Sword Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This item can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss in any of the three variants of The Beachhead.
First Piece of TimeFirst Piece of Time
Cloth Belt Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This item can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss in any of the three variants of The Beachhead.
Fourth Piece of FocusFourth Piece of Focus
Archon Kite Shield Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This item can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss of the unique map The Beachhead (High Tier).
Second Piece of BrutalitySecond Piece of Brutality
Imperial Staff Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This piece can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss in the unique map The Beachhead (Mid Tier) or The Beachhead (High Tier).
Second Piece of DirectionsSecond Piece of Directions
Blunt Arrow Quiver Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This piece can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss in the unique map The Beachhead (Mid Tier) or The Beachhead (High Tier).
Second Piece of FocusSecond Piece of Focus
Archon Kite Shield Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This item can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss of the unique map The Beachhead (High Tier).
Second Piece of StormsSecond Piece of Storms
Callous Mask Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This item can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss of the unique map The Beachhead (High Tier).
Second Piece of the ArcaneSecond Piece of the Arcane
Legion Sword Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This item can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss in any of the three variants of The Beachhead.
Second Piece of TimeSecond Piece of Time
Cloth Belt Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This item can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss in any of the three variants of The Beachhead.
Third Piece of BrutalityThird Piece of Brutality
Imperial Staff Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This piece can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss in the unique map The Beachhead (Mid Tier) or The Beachhead (High Tier).
Third Piece of DirectionsThird Piece of Directions
Blunt Arrow Quiver Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This piece can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss in the unique map The Beachhead (Mid Tier) or The Beachhead (High Tier).
Third Piece of FocusThird Piece of Focus
Archon Kite Shield Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This item can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss of the unique map The Beachhead (High Tier).
Third Piece of StormsThird Piece of Storms
Callous Mask Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This item can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss of the unique map The Beachhead (High Tier).
Third Piece of the ArcaneThird Piece of the Arcane
Legion Sword Piece
This item will transform when correctly arranged with other items.
This item can only be obtained by defeating the Harbinger Portal map boss in any of the three variants of The Beachhead.

Harbinger Scroll

When players defeat the final Harbinger Boss of Infused BeachheadInfused Beachhead
Harbinger Map
Map Level: 83
Map Tier: 16
100% more Monster Life
100% increased Monster Damage
Unique Boss drops an additional Harbinger Scroll
Area contains 20 additional Harbingers
Corrupted
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
, one of the following Harbinger Scroll may drop. Using the scroll on its corresponding Harbinger Unique item will upgrade it.

Item
Deregulation ScrollDeregulation ScrollStack Size: 10Upgrades The Tempest's Binding to a more powerful versionRight click this item then left click an applicable Harbinger unique item to upgrade it.
Electroshock ScrollElectroshock ScrollStack Size: 10Upgrades The Rippling Thoughts to a more powerful versionRight click this item then left click an applicable Harbinger unique item to upgrade it.
Fragmentation ScrollFragmentation ScrollStack Size: 10Upgrades The Fracturing Spinner to a more powerful versionRight click this item then left click an applicable Harbinger unique item to upgrade it.
Haemocombustion ScrollHaemocombustion ScrollStack Size: 10Upgrades The Enmity Divine to a more powerful versionRight click this item then left click an applicable Harbinger unique item to upgrade it.
Specularity ScrollSpecularity ScrollStack Size: 10Upgrades The Unshattered Will to a more powerful versionRight click this item then left click an applicable Harbinger unique item to upgrade it.
Time-light ScrollTime-light ScrollStack Size: 10Upgrades The Flow Untethered to a more powerful versionRight click this item then left click an applicable Harbinger unique item to upgrade it.

Related Atlas passive skills

NameStats
Additional Harbinger Chance
Your Maps have a 5% chance to contain an additional Harbinger [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
Additional Harbinger Shards
Harbingers in your Maps have 20% chance to drop an additional Stack of Currency Shards [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
First Wave
Harbingers in your Maps have 25% chance to be replaced by a powerful Harbinger boss [1]
Ominous Arrival
Your Maps contain an additional Harbinger [1]
Unspeakable Offensive
Harbingers in your Maps have 60% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
Currency Shards dropped by Harbingers in your Maps can drop as Currency Items instead [1]

Related Scarabs

ItemEffect(s)
Harbinger ScarabHarbinger ScarabStack Size: 20Area contains 3 additional HarbingersTheir troops came in numbers uncountable and from lands unknown.Can be used in a personal Map Device to add modifiers to a Map.Area contains 3 additional Harbingers
Harbinger Scarab of DiscernmentHarbinger Scarab of DiscernmentStack Size: 20Harbingers in Area drop rarer currency shards
Harbingers in Area drop a single type of currency shard
There's no accounting for what some will hoard.Can be used in a personal Map Device to add modifiers to a Map.
Harbingers in Area drop rarer currency shards
Harbingers in Area drop a single type of currency shard
Harbinger Scarab of RegencyHarbinger Scarab of RegencyStack Size: 20Harbingers in Area have a 50% chance to be replaced by a powerful Harbinger BossThe truly noble wage war from the front.Can be used in a personal Map Device to add modifiers to a Map.Harbingers in Area have a 50% chance to be replaced by a powerful Harbinger Boss
Harbinger Scarab of WarhoardsHarbinger Scarab of WarhoardsStack Size: 20Currency shards dropped by Harbingers in Area are duplicatedFor those who can leverage it, war can be as much a machine of profit as it is death.Can be used in a personal Map Device to add modifiers to a Map.Currency shards dropped by Harbingers in Area are duplicated

Trivia

Version history

Version Changes
3.0.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

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