Map Device

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Map DeviceHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout2 VariationsMap Device inventory icon.pngMetadata
Item class: Hideout Decoration
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/HideoutInteractables/StrDexIntMappingDevice

A fully upgraded Map Device with 5 slots (bottom), with map crafting interface that allows players to select extra map modifiers (top left), ability to add scarabs and map fragments (bottom). The current Atlas watchstone and sextant modifiers are displayed that will affect the map (right).

The Map Device is a world object that allows the player to access certain areas by placing items such as maps, map fragments, or other map-related items inside it.

Accessing the Map Device

The first interactible Map Device the player encounters is located in The Chamber of Sins Level 1 in Act 7 to use Maligaro's MapMaligaro's Map"Certain maps can only be rendered in the most vivid of viscera."
- Inquisitor Maligaro
quest item to enter Maligaro's Sanctum. This Map Device cannot activate any other map.

In the Epilogue, players will gain access to a fully functional map device in the Karui Shores. After completing the mission A Call to Arms quest icon.png A Call to Arms, the player will also receive a personal Map Device decoration which can be placed in your hideout and used instead. This personal Map Device can then be used by any character that has completed Act 10.

Mechanics

In order to activate the device, maps, one or more map fragments, and/or miscellaneous map items need to be placed inside the Map Receptacle. Generally, only one item is required, but for certain map fragments the player may be required to arrange the fragments in a certain order (typically as keys to an endgame boss).

It is also possible to place other map-related items alongside a map for bonuses:

  • Map fragments adds increased item quantity o the area
  • Divine VesselDivine VesselUnique Boss deals 10% increased Damage
    Unique Boss has 10% increased Attack and Cast Speed
    Unique Boss has 10% increased Life
    Unique Boss has 20% increased Area of Effect
    Power is a curious thing.
    It can be contained, hidden, locked away,
    and yet it always breaks free.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device, allowing you to capture the Soul of the Map's Boss. The Vessel containing the captured Soul can be retrieved from the Map Device. You must be in the Map when the Boss is defeated.
    can be used to collect Pantheon souls from certain map bosses
  • Blood-filled VesselBlood-filled VesselItem Quantity: +5%5% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaCan be used in a personal Map Device.s will cause a Ritual to spawn in the map containing the captured monsters.
  • Scarabs add various encounters or effects to a map

By default, the map device has 4 items slots. A fifth slot can be unlocked by completing the Domain of Timeless Conflict with four Timeless Emblems, as shown in the Atlas quick guide.

The map device can also add one of several different modifiers to map areas, including a boost to item quantity up to 8% as you complete maps (the default), guaranteed previous challenge league encounters for the price of a couple Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 10Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
s (also known as Kirac mods, unlocked as your complete maps), or rarely other mechanics such as Monstrous Treasure through the use of several Atlas passive skills. It also adds the ability to add a Master mission to a map.

Later on, upgrades to the map device may be used to complete the Atlas questlines, and eventually advance progress with the Maven or the Eldritch Horrors mechanics by Maven witnessing the Map Boss or adding Eldritch influence to your maps respectively.

Six portals to the map area are opened when the Map Device is activated. Each portal can only be used once.

List of Kirac mods

This list applies to non-unique maps during version 3.20.0:

Kirac Mods in 3.20
Modifier Effect Cost
Default (1 to 8)% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area Free
Fortune Favours the Brave One of the below options will be applied at random,
including those you have not yet unlocked.
3x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 10Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Anarchy Area is inhabited by 2 additional Rogue Exiles 3x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 10Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Domination Area contains 3 additional Shrines 3x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 10Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Breach Area contains 2 additional Breaches 4x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 10Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Beyond Slaying Enemies close together can attract monsters from Beyond this realm 5x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 10Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Harbinger Area contains 3 additional Harbingers 6x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 10Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Delirium Area contains a Mirror of Delirium 10x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 10Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Ritual Area contains Ritual Altars 13x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 10Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.

The first use of each modifier is free, and additional free uses may be obtained via Shaping the Mountains.

Other map-like items

Main pages: Map fragment and misc map item

These items can be used on a Map Device to open an instance to an area. They are classified as Map Fragments by item class.

  • Breachstones
  • Emblems (in combinations of 2~5 factions)
  • SimulacrumSimulacrumItem Quantity: +5%5% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaHow do you defeat that which dwells within you?Can be used in a personal Map Device.
  • Sacred BlossomSacred BlossomIt isn't the twisted transformative power of corruption that makes it so dangerous.
    It is its ability to hide in plain sight.
    Open a portal to the Sacred Grove by using this item in a personal Map Device. Can only be used once.
  • The Maven's WritThe Maven's WritIt would be foolish to obey the Maven's demands.
    It would also be foolish not to.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device.
  • Sacrifice SetSacrifice SetCan be used in a personal Map Device.
  • Mortal SetMortal SetCan be used in a personal Map Device.
    • A single Sacrifice Fragment or Mortal Fragment opens a portal to a Vaal side area.
  • Key to the CrucibleKey to the CrucibleCan be used in a personal Map Device.
  • Key to DecayKey to DecayCan be used in a personal Map Device.
  • Maddening ObjectMaddening ObjectCan be used in a personal Map Device.
  • Crest of the ElderslayersCrest of the ElderslayersCan be used in a personal Map Device.

These items can be used on a Map Device to open an instance to an area. They are classified as Misc Map Items by item class.

  • Reliquary Key
  • Maven's Invitations
  • Eldritch Invitations
  • Chronicle of AtzoatlChronicle of Atzoatl"Grand plans were laid for a place called Atzoatl, though fierce bickering between its Architects is said to have stifled its development." - Icius Perandus, Antiquities Collection, Research ReportCan be used in a personal Map Device to open portals to the Temple of Atzoatl in the present day.
  • Mirrored TabletMirrored TabletRight click this item to view the Lake map.
    Open portals to the Lake of Kalandra by using this item in a personal Map Device.

Expedition LogbookExpedition LogbookTake this item to Dannig in your Hideout to open portals to an expedition.s cannot be opened using the map device, and instead must be opened through Dannig.

Lore

Players encountered 2 Map Devices in throughout the Act 1 to 10. The Ancient Reverie Device in The Chamber of Sins Level 1, which was repaired before Act 7 and allowed the player character to use Maligaro's MapMaligaro's Map"Certain maps can only be rendered in the most vivid of viscera."
- Inquisitor Maligaro
during Act 7. The device is disabled afterwards[1] for reason outside the in-game lore (the dev disabled that device to prevent multi-boxing of map instances). The player also encountered another map device in the Eternal Laboratory subarea of The Solaris Temple Level 2. That map device (known as the Reverie Device) was made by Malachai and seems a copy of the device in the Chamber of Sins. That map device was also functional (in Merciless difficulty only) until version 3.0.0, which the dev disabled it to make way for the device in The Templar Laboratory.

A third device was located in The Templar Laboratory which is made by Valdo Caeserius. However, this part of the story and area despite still assumed to be canon, it is not in-game anymore. This map device was exploded at the very first quest of Conquerors of the Atlas's epilogue. The map device in The Templar Laboratory was functional from version 3.0 until 3.9 but the dev decided that only hideout is the place to map.

In previous expansions, Conquerors of the Atlas and Echoes of the Atlas (version 3.9.0 to 3.16.X), player made the fourth device from spare part as part of Picking Up the Pieces quest icon.png Picking Up the Pieces quest; In pre-version 3.9.0 timeline, a personal Map Device was given by Zana so that the player can either mapping in hideout or in The Templar Laboratory.

The fifth device was seen during Sirus boss fight, which is located on the Cathedral rooftop (same rooftop as The Cathedral Rooftop (Act 10)). In that instance of area, the map device at the Templar Laboratory was repaired so that the player character can travel though the portals from Cathedral rooftop to the Templar Laboratory in order to chase Sirus. (All these areas are grouped into 1 map frag only map known as Eye of the Storm.) Despite the Sirus boss fight is still accessible in-game, the boss encounter is considered an interactable "memory" that generated by the power of the Atlas.

Finally, in the current expansion, Siege of the Atlas, in post-version 3.17's Karui Shores, there is 3 Map Devices in the main room (despite only 1 is interactable by the player), and according to Commander Kirac, they (Citizen Vanguard), have secured at least 3 map devices. More decoration that similar to personal Map Device, can be seen in the Kirac's Vault subarea of the Karui Shores. The player also uses their own map device in the hideout. The dev also changed the coding of the game so that in either Karui Shores or hideout, the area would opens the same number of portals to the currently opened map (or map like items) so that there is no chance of multi-boxing of maps. It is not certain that those 3 devices are the devices from the aforementioned The Chamber of Sins, the Eternal Laboratory, the Templar Laboratory and The Cathedral Rooftop, or yet another 3 map devices from other areas, as Kirac's dialogue did not disclosed the details.

It is not directly seen by the player, but when opening a map that contains Smuggler's Cache as part of Kirac's Atlas mission, he claimed that the smugglers (or in his own word: "criminals") may possessed their own map device.

During Synthesis league, the hub Memory Nexus also contains a decoration that resembled to a map device, presumably another map device made by Valdo Caeserius for the High Templar Venarius (now purchasable as File:Synthesis Map Device inventory icon.pngSynthesis Map DeviceSynthesis Map DeviceHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideoutFile:Synthesis Map Device inventory icon.png mtx). However, since Synthesis league is not added to the core game, but unique Synthesis maps existed as itemized "memory" of the Atlas (which the boss encounter of these maps may contain a non-interactable map device as part of the boss fight animation). There may be more Map Device in the current canon.

Version history

Version Changes
3.19.0
  • The Map Device now remembers which Map Crafting option you last used, and is automatically selected if it is available and you have the relevant currency.
3.18.0
  • Fixed a bug where the Map Device would deselect Map Crafting modifiers after opening a Map alongside a Fragment or Scarab.
3.17.0
  • (Not in patch note) Players can map in the epilogue area again. The town Karui Shores now has an interactable map device. It can still benefited from the 3.16.0 change that the portals of current map that opened elsewhere, will carry over with the players.
3.16.0

In addition to the Guild improvements noted above, we've also made improvements to Hideouts in Path of Exile: Scourge.

  • If a Hideout closes with portals still open, it no longer prevents access to the Map. Instead, whenever a player joins a Hideout or Guild Hideout, any previously opened portals are reopened if the destination Map still exists.
  • Map Portals to empty Map instances will not expire so long as the Map owner remains in either their Hideout or Guild Hideout.
3.11.0
  • Added an option to prevent other players from using your Map Device portals in your hideout.
3.9.0
3.7.0
  • You can now unlock a special fifth slot in the Map Device.
3.5.0
  • The Hideout Map Device now has several art variations to select from, including that fancy one in the Templar Laboratory.
3.2.3b
3.0.0
1.2.0
  • Zana allows you to open end-game Maps at a personal Map Device in your hideout. Mods can be purchased that affect the Map as it is opened.

References

  1. Version 3.2.3b patch note

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