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For the Tier 17 map boss, see Sanctuary Map.
Lycia, Herald of the Scourge
Lycia, Herald of the Scourge
Lycia, Herald of the Scourge
Level(s) 71-83
Location(s) Beyond
Resistance(s) 50% Fire
50% Cold
50% Lightning
30% Chaos
Modifier(s) Cannot Be Fully Slowed
Immune To Knockback
Demon

Lycia is an NPC and a boss found in the Forbidden Sanctum. She is the boss of the fourth floor, and the major antagonist of the league.

Lycia is a former Templar who specializes in the forbidden arts of necromancy and lithomancy, and gained immortality in a demonic pact with Beidat.

Nightmare of Lycia is the boss of tier 17 Sanctuary Map.

Abilities

Human form

  • Tracking Beam: You cannot escape Beidat's gaze! She tracks a target with a channeled red lightning spell.
  • Dashes and leaps
  • Melee attacks

Demon form

  • Returning Fireballs: Fires 3 fireballs that return.
  • Spinning Staves: Summons 4 copies of The Winds of FateThe Winds of Fate
    Foul Staff
    Warstaff
    Physical Damage: (520-585) to (968-1089)
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.10%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 1.3 metres
    Requires Level 55, 94 Str, 94 Int+18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff(700-800)% increased Physical Damage
    +100% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
    75% of Physical Damage converted to a random Element
    25% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
    Maximum Critical Strike Chance is 50%
    Non-Critical Strikes deal no Damage
    Life... Death...
    The whim of the cosmos.
    every ~20 seconds as arena hazards that apply Heretic's Ire while in their area of effect, dealing chaos damage over time.
    • Call Weapon: Swift death! Causes all spinning staves to move to the player's current location, each stave dealing physical damage partially converted to chaos damage on hit. Also deals another hit while moving out to random locations.
  • Melee Slam: Begone! Flies into the air before doing a slam attack, dealing physical damage partially converted to chaos damage.
    • Delayed Blast: Inevitable! Deals heavy physical damage in an area after a delay, then does 4 smaller blasts around the original target.
    • Tornado Beam: You...will...know...pain! Deals physical damage partially converted to chaos damage in a continuous beam in front of her with tracking; the beam bursts wider at the end of the channel.
  • Lightning Maze: I will bathe this world in blood! Fires random patterns of lightning bolts that expand outward in a maze pattern from the center of the arena, dealing heavy lightning damage.

Drops

Lycia, Unholy Heretic

Unique relics

Lycia always drops at least one unique relic. She can drop more than one relic by having relics with the #% increased Quantity of Relics Dropped by Monsters modifier on your Relic Altar.

ItemDrop
Level
Stats
The Blood of InnocenceThe Blood of Innocence
Censer Relic
Requires Level 64The Herald of the Scourge deals 50% more Damage
The Herald of the Scourge takes 50% less Damage
The Herald of the Scourge drops the Balance of Terror
This item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Unmodifiable"After weeks of being pursued, the veiled traveller made her stand in a sandstorm.
Somehow, she wounded a god. Innocence relented; his brother and the traveller made
good their escape." - Lycia, the Heretic
Place this item on the Relic Altar at the start of each Sanctum run
N/AThe Herald of the Scourge deals 50% more Damage
The Herald of the Scourge takes 50% less Damage
The Herald of the Scourge drops the Balance of Terror
This item is destroyed when applied to a SanctumUnmodifiable
The Broken CenserThe Broken Censer
Tome Relic
Requires Level 64The Herald of the Scourge drops 2 additional Forbidden Tomes
Rooms are unknown on the Sanctum Map
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 75
This item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Unmodifiable"His followers were too small in number to spark divinity, so he turned to a greater
power: hatred. He vilified his brother, sparking zealotry, and the change finally began."
- Lycia, the Heretic
Place this item on the Relic Altar at the start of each Sanctum run
N/AThe Herald of the Scourge drops 2 additional Forbidden Tomes
Rooms are unknown on the Sanctum Map
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 75
This item is destroyed when applied to a SanctumUnmodifiable
The Chains of CastigationThe Chains of Castigation
Processional Relic
Requires Level 64The Herald of the Scourge drops Sandstorm Visage
Rooms are unknown on the Sanctum Map
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 75
This item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Unmodifiable"The mysterious traveller saw the vilified brother chained to a cliff, where all could point and shout and deride him. In one fell swing, she cracked the mountainside, freeing him." - Lycia, the HereticPlace this item on the Relic Altar at the start of each Sanctum run
N/AThe Herald of the Scourge drops Sandstorm Visage
Rooms are unknown on the Sanctum Map
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 75
This item is destroyed when applied to a SanctumUnmodifiable
The First CrestThe First Crest
Coffer Relic
Requires Level 64This item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Aureus Coins are converted to <3 variants> upon defeating the Herald of the Scourge
Unmodifiable"In pursuit of divinity, he tried many times to found a religion. Few followed his
initial symbols and proverbs. He needed something greater. A symbol none could
deny." - Lycia, the Heretic
Place this item on the Relic Altar at the start of each Sanctum run
N/AThis item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Aureus Coins are converted to <3 variants> upon defeating the Herald of the Scourge
Aureus Coins are converted to Experience upon defeating the Herald of the Scourge
Aureus Coins are converted to Relics upon defeating the Herald of the Scourge
Aureus Coins are converted to Tainted Currency upon defeating the Herald of the Scourge
Unmodifiable
The Gilded ChaliceThe Gilded Chalice
Processional Relic
Requires Level 64Duplicates up to 4 random Offer Rewards upon defeating the Herald of the Scourge
Cannot recover Resolve
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 75
This item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Unmodifiable"He took the newcomers' symbol and made it his own. Finally, they flocked to him.
Finally, he had the power and wealth he so desired." - Lycia, the Heretic
Place this item on the Relic Altar at the start of each Sanctum run
N/ADuplicates up to 4 random Offer Rewards upon defeating the Herald of the Scourge
Cannot recover Resolve
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 75
This item is destroyed when applied to a SanctumUnmodifiable
The Hour of DivinityThe Hour of Divinity
Censer Relic
Requires Level 64Duplicates up to 2 random Offer Rewards upon defeating the Herald of the Scourge
Cannot have Boons
This item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Unmodifiable"They ascended together, one unwillingly. The vilified became black as coal, and the
lauded, golden. After a lifetime of ambition, he finally had his heart's desire. It only
cost him his brother." - Lycia, the Heretic
Place this item on the Relic Altar at the start of each Sanctum run
N/ADuplicates up to 2 random Offer Rewards upon defeating the Herald of the Scourge
Cannot have Boons
This item is destroyed when applied to a SanctumUnmodifiable
The Night LampThe Night Lamp
Urn Relic
Requires Level 64The Herald of the Scourge drops an additional Forbidden Tome
No Resolve Mitigation, chance to Avoid Resolve loss or Resolve Aegis
This item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Unmodifiable"The newcomers were terrified of fire. He used their fear to control them, to lay the
seeds of unquestioning faith. He claimed only his god could protect them." - Lycia, the Heretic
Place this item on the Relic Altar at the start of each Sanctum run
N/AThe Herald of the Scourge drops an additional Forbidden Tome
No Resolve Mitigation, chance to Avoid Resolve loss or Resolve Aegis
This item is destroyed when applied to a SanctumUnmodifiable
The Original ScriptureThe Original Scripture
Papyrus Relic
Requires Level 64The Herald of the Scourge drops the Original Sin
Cannot have Inspiration
Maximum Resolve is 1
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 83
This item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Unmodifiable"It's all here. The lie at the core of my faith. Maxarius was not the first chosen of
Innocence. Maxarius was Innocence himself. A charlatan, a liar, and a power-seeker."
- Lycia, the Heretic
Place this item on the Relic Altar at the start of each Sanctum run
N/AThe Herald of the Scourge drops the Original Sin
Cannot have Inspiration
Maximum Resolve is 1
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 83
This item is destroyed when applied to a SanctumUnmodifiable
The Power and the PromiseThe Power and the Promise
Tome Relic
Requires Level 64The Herald of the Scourge drops Eternal Damnation
Cannot have Inspiration
Cannot recover Resolve
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 80
This item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Unmodifiable"Building on the fear and hatred that deified him, Innocence threatened an eternity of flames for nonbelievers. The newcomers wailed and threw themselves at his feet in the thousands." - Lycia, the HereticPlace this item on the Relic Altar at the start of each Sanctum run
N/AThe Herald of the Scourge drops Eternal Damnation
Cannot have Inspiration
Cannot recover Resolve
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 80
This item is destroyed when applied to a SanctumUnmodifiable
The Second SacramentThe Second Sacrament
Candlestick Relic
Requires Level 64The Herald of the Scourge deals 100% more Damage
The Herald of the Scourge takes 70% less Damage
The Herald of the Scourge drops the Winds of Fate
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 83
This item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Unmodifiable"He took many of his people's traditions and gilded them, hollowed them. They
rejected his new religion, and he and his followers were forced to depart the
mountains for lands unknown." - Lycia, the Heretic
Place this item on the Relic Altar at the start of each Sanctum run
N/AThe Herald of the Scourge deals 100% more Damage
The Herald of the Scourge takes 70% less Damage
The Herald of the Scourge drops the Winds of Fate
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 83
This item is destroyed when applied to a SanctumUnmodifiable

Unique items

Lycia drops one of her exclusive unique items when specific unique relics are applied to a sanctum.

ItemStatsAdditional
Drop Restrictions
The Balance of TerrorThe Balance of Terror
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 1+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
<2 random curse modifiers>
Fellshrine stood as a holy bastion opposite the
Chamber of Sins, and all that it represented.
For one to rise, the other must fall.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
<2 random curse modifiers>
Inflict Lightning Exposure on Hit if you've cast Conductivity in the past 10 seconds
You are Unaffected by Shock if you've cast Conductivity in the past 10 seconds
Immune to Curses if you've cast Despair in the past 10 seconds
Inflict Withered for 2 seconds on Hit if you've cast Despair in the past 10 seconds
Immune to Exposure if you've cast Elemental Weakness in the past 10 seconds
Gain (30-40)% of Physical Damage as a Random Element if you've cast Elemental Weakness in the past 10 seconds
+(30-40)% to Critical Strike Multiplier if you've cast Enfeeble in the past 10 seconds
Take no Extra Damage from Critical Strikes if you've cast Enfeeble in the past 10 seconds
Inflict Fire Exposure on Hit if you've cast Flammability in the past 10 seconds
You are Unaffected by Ignite if you've cast Flammability in the past 10 seconds
Cold Exposure on Hit if you've cast Frostbite in the past 10 seconds
You are Unaffected by Freeze if you've cast Frostbite in the past 10 seconds
Immune to Reflected Damage if you've cast Punishment in the past 10 seconds
Intimidate Enemies on Hit if you've cast Punishment in the past 10 seconds
Action Speed cannot be modified to below Base Value if you've cast Temporal Chains in the past 10 seconds
(20-25)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate if you've cast Temporal Chains in the past 10 seconds
(6-10)% chance to deal Double Damage if you've cast Vulnerability in the past 10 seconds
You are Unaffected by Bleeding if you've cast Vulnerability in the past 10 seconds
Drops from Lycia, Herald of the Scourge when The Blood of InnocenceThe Blood of Innocence
Censer Relic
Requires Level 64The Herald of the Scourge deals 50% more Damage
The Herald of the Scourge takes 50% less Damage
The Herald of the Scourge drops the Balance of Terror
This item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Unmodifiable"After weeks of being pursued, the veiled traveller made her stand in a sandstorm.
Somehow, she wounded a god. Innocence relented; his brother and the traveller made
good their escape." - Lycia, the Heretic
Place this item on the Relic Altar at the start of each Sanctum run
is applied to a Sanctum with any level of Forbidden TomeForbidden TomeArea Level: (68-83)Mundus noster cecidit. Daemones ubique sunt. Librum
hunc in sacrarium conicio, ut forte alius viam inveniat...
Take this item to the Relic Altar in the Forbidden Sanctum to enter.
.
Eternal DamnationEternal Damnation
Agate Amulet
Requires Level 52+(16-24) to Strength and Intelligence+(40-70) to maximum Mana
+(-13-13)% to Chaos Resistance
-5% to all maximum Resistances
Gain additional Elemental Damage Reduction equal to half your Chaos Resistance
The price of immortality is isolation.
+(16-24) to Strength and Intelligence+(40-70) to maximum Mana
+(-13-13)% to Chaos Resistance
-5% to all maximum Resistances
Gain additional Elemental Damage Reduction equal to half your Chaos Resistance
Drops from Lycia, Herald of the Scourge when The Power and the PromiseThe Power and the Promise
Tome Relic
Requires Level 64The Herald of the Scourge drops Eternal Damnation
Cannot have Inspiration
Cannot recover Resolve
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 80
This item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Unmodifiable"Building on the fear and hatred that deified him, Innocence threatened an eternity of flames for nonbelievers. The newcomers wailed and threw themselves at his feet in the thousands." - Lycia, the HereticPlace this item on the Relic Altar at the start of each Sanctum run
is applied to a Sanctum with a level 80+ Forbidden TomeForbidden TomeArea Level: (68-83)Mundus noster cecidit. Daemones ubique sunt. Librum
hunc in sacrarium conicio, ut forte alius viam inveniat...
Take this item to the Relic Altar in the Forbidden Sanctum to enter.
.
Original SinOriginal Sin
Amethyst Ring
Requires Level 52+(17-23)% to Chaos ResistanceAll Elemental Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
Nearby Enemies' Chaos Resistance is 0
Innocence rose to godhood not on inspired faith,
but on the vilification and hatred of another.
+(17-23)% to Chaos ResistanceAll Elemental Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
Nearby Enemies' Chaos Resistance is 0
Drops from Lycia, Herald of the Scourge when The Original ScriptureThe Original Scripture
Papyrus Relic
Requires Level 64The Herald of the Scourge drops the Original Sin
Cannot have Inspiration
Maximum Resolve is 1
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 83
This item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Unmodifiable"It's all here. The lie at the core of my faith. Maxarius was not the first chosen of
Innocence. Maxarius was Innocence himself. A charlatan, a liar, and a power-seeker."
- Lycia, the Heretic
Place this item on the Relic Altar at the start of each Sanctum run
is applied to a Sanctum with a level 83 Forbidden TomeForbidden TomeArea Level: (68-83)Mundus noster cecidit. Daemones ubique sunt. Librum
hunc in sacrarium conicio, ut forte alius viam inveniat...
Take this item to the Relic Altar in the Forbidden Sanctum to enter.
.
Sandstorm VisageSandstorm Visage
Necromancer Circlet
Energy Shield: (165-224)Requires Level 54, 112 Int(8-10)% increased Cast Speed
(200-250)% increased Energy Shield
Ignore Stuns while Casting
Base Spell Critical Strike Chance of Spells is equal to that of Main Hand Weapon
Cannot deal Critical Strikes with Attacks
A fell wind brings death.
(8-10)% increased Cast Speed
(200-250)% increased Energy Shield
Ignore Stuns while Casting
Base Spell Critical Strike Chance of Spells is equal to that of Main Hand Weapon
Cannot deal Critical Strikes with Attacks
Drops from Lycia, Herald of the Scourge when The Chains of CastigationThe Chains of Castigation
Processional Relic
Requires Level 64The Herald of the Scourge drops Sandstorm Visage
Rooms are unknown on the Sanctum Map
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 75
This item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Unmodifiable"The mysterious traveller saw the vilified brother chained to a cliff, where all could point and shout and deride him. In one fell swing, she cracked the mountainside, freeing him." - Lycia, the HereticPlace this item on the Relic Altar at the start of each Sanctum run
is applied to a Sanctum with a level 75+ Forbidden TomeForbidden TomeArea Level: (68-83)Mundus noster cecidit. Daemones ubique sunt. Librum
hunc in sacrarium conicio, ut forte alius viam inveniat...
Take this item to the Relic Altar in the Forbidden Sanctum to enter.
.
The Winds of FateThe Winds of Fate
Foul Staff
Warstaff
Physical Damage: (520-585) to (968-1089)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.10%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 1.3 metres
Requires Level 55, 94 Str, 94 Int+18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff(700-800)% increased Physical Damage
+100% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
75% of Physical Damage converted to a random Element
25% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
Maximum Critical Strike Chance is 50%
Non-Critical Strikes deal no Damage
Life... Death...
The whim of the cosmos.
+18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff(700-800)% increased Physical Damage
+100% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
75% of Physical Damage converted to a random Element
25% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
Maximum Critical Strike Chance is 50%
Non-Critical Strikes deal no Damage
Drops from Lycia, Herald of the Scourge when The Second SacramentThe Second Sacrament
Candlestick Relic
Requires Level 64The Herald of the Scourge deals 100% more Damage
The Herald of the Scourge takes 70% less Damage
The Herald of the Scourge drops the Winds of Fate
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 83
This item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Unmodifiable"He took many of his people's traditions and gilded them, hollowed them. They
rejected his new religion, and he and his followers were forced to depart the
mountains for lands unknown." - Lycia, the Heretic
Place this item on the Relic Altar at the start of each Sanctum run
is applied to a Sanctum with a level 83 Forbidden TomeForbidden TomeArea Level: (68-83)Mundus noster cecidit. Daemones ubique sunt. Librum
hunc in sacrarium conicio, ut forte alius viam inveniat...
Take this item to the Relic Altar in the Forbidden Sanctum to enter.
.

Lore

Concept art

Version history

Lycia's Invocation were special currency items that could only be obtained by defeating Lycia, Herald of the Scourge with the original versions of The Gilded ChaliceThe Gilded Chalice
Processional Relic
Requires Level 64Duplicates up to 4 random Offer Rewards upon defeating the Herald of the Scourge
Cannot recover Resolve
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 75
This item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Unmodifiable"He took the newcomers' symbol and made it his own. Finally, they flocked to him.
Finally, he had the power and wealth he so desired." - Lycia, the Heretic
Place this item on the Relic Altar at the start of each Sanctum run
or The Broken CenserThe Broken Censer
Tome Relic
Requires Level 64The Herald of the Scourge drops 2 additional Forbidden Tomes
Rooms are unknown on the Sanctum Map
Cannot be used with Forbidden Tomes below level 75
This item is destroyed when applied to a Sanctum
Unmodifiable"His followers were too small in number to spark divinity, so he turned to a greater
power: hatred. He vilified his brother, sparking zealotry, and the change finally began."
- Lycia, the Heretic
Place this item on the Relic Altar at the start of each Sanctum run
placed in the Relic Altar during Sanctum league. These items are no longer obtainable.

Version Changes
3.24.0
  • Lycia's Lightning Wave Skill has received new visual effects.
  • Fixed a bug where Lycia's Wind Tunnel skill could be affected by action speed modifiers, sometimes causing the damaging area to not match with the visual effects.
3.22.1
3.22.0
  • Completing a Forbidden Sanctum run now requires killing Lycia in both her first and second form. She will always drop a Unique Relic.
3.20.1b
  • Herald of the Scourge's lightning waves skill now spawns more lightning bolts with each wave, though the lightning bolts are now smaller. The delay between each wave has been slightly increased, and the damage of the skill has been lowered by 20%.
  • Improved the visibility of the ground degen effect when fighting Lycia, Unholy Heretic.
3.20.0
  • Introduced to the game.