Map Device

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Map DeviceHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout2 Variations
Metadata
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 sextant modifiers are displayed that will affect the map (right). The number of Atlas master missions available and your progress towards receiving invitations are also displayed (center).

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 interactable 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, 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 VesselCan be used in a personal Map Device alongside a Map to add the monsters stored from a previous Ritual Altar to a Ritual Altar in that Map.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 map crafting options 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: 20Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.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 guaranteed Master mission to a map, provided you have at least one Atlas mission stocked for that map tier.

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 and are shared amongst a party.

List of map crafting options

This list of map crafting options applies to non-unique maps during version 3.22.0 The first use of each modifier is free, and additional free uses may be obtained via Shaping the Mountains. Certain map crafting options for mechanics that are limited to 1 in a map (e.g. Expedition) cause an error[1] if attempting to add another source of the encounter (like an Expedition Scarab), whereas other options like Breach will apply the craft and consume sextant charges and Breach Scarabs.

Fortune Favours the Brave selects a random map crafting option that is from the list for the league. Unlike choosing a specific option, Fortune Favours the Brave cannot block an outcome from happening; for example, it is possible to open a map with an Expedition Scarab and randomly roll Expedition, wasting the use of Fortune Favours the Brave.[2]

  • Mycelial Swarm always enables the Blight crafting option for 6x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 20Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.s.
  • Bold Undertakings causes Fortune Favours the Brave to randomly select two map crafting options for 6x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 20Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.s.
  • Overloaded Circuits causes map crafting options to allocate 3 random notables on the Atlas passive tree related to that mechanic for twice the cost.
  • The Seventh Gate causes all possible league map crafting options (Expedition, Delirium, Harvest, Blight, Legion, Ritual, Harbinger, Heist, Ultimatum, Beyond, Breach, Torment, Ambush, Domination, Essence, Abyss, Anarchy) to be unlocked if all six Atlas Gateways are allocated.
Map crafting options in 3.23
Modifier Effect Cost
Default (1 to 8)% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area Free
Fortune Favours the Brave One of the options available from this device will be applied at
random, including options you have not yet unlocked.
3x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 20Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Torment Area is haunted by 2 additional Tormented Spirits 2x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 20Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Anarchy Area contains 4 additional Rogue Exiles 3x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 20Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Ambush Area contains 4 additional Strongboxes 4x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 20Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Beyond Slaying enemies close together has a chance to attract monsters from Beyond 5x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 20Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Blight Area contains a Blight Encounter 6x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 20Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Expedition Area contains an Expedition Encounter 8x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 20Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Ultimatum Area contains an Ultimatum Encounter 10x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 20Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Blight Area contains a Blight Encounter 12x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 20Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it. (Always available via Mycelial Swarm for 6x Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 20Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.)

Special map crafting options

Special map crafting options can be obtained via Shaping the Skies or from It That Fled in a Research safehouse:

Special map crafting options
Modifier Effect Acquisition
Corrupting Tempest Area contains a Corrupting Tempest Shaping the Skies
Monstrous Treasure Area contains (24-36) additional Strongboxes
Area's inhabitants are lying in ambush
Shaping the Skies
Alluring Vaal Side Area Area contains an Alluring Vaal Side Area Shaping the Skies
Improved Labyrinth Trial Area contains a Labyrinth Trial that awards an Improved Offering to the Goddess Shaping the Skies
Breachstone Bargain Rare Monsters drop an additional Reward Type
Area has an additional random Modifier
(Can only be applied to Breachstones)
It That Fled in Research safehouse
Enriched Breachstone Bargain Rare Monsters drop 2 additional Reward Types
Area has 2 additional random Modifiers
(Can only be applied to Breachstones)
It That Fled in Research safehouse
Pure Breachstone Bargain Rare Monsters drop 3 additional Reward Types
Area has 3 additional random Modifiers
(Can only be applied to Breachstones)
It That Fled in Research safehouse

Infused map crafting options

Additionally, although no longer obtainable currently, Infused crafting options previously obtained from Harvest crafting prior to Version 3.19.0 can still be used in permanent leagues:

Infused map crafting options
Modifier Effect
Infused Anarchy Area is inhabited by 12 additional Rogue Exiles
Infused Domination Area contains 6 additional Shrines
Infused Rampage Slaying Enemies in a kill streak grants Rampage bonuses
20% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area
Infused Ambush Area contains 6 additional Strongboxes
Infused Harbinger Area contains 5 additional Harbingers

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)
  • SimulacrumSimulacrumHow do you defeat that which dwells within you?Open a Delirium portal by using this item in a personal Map Device. Can only be used once.
  • 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.
    Open a portal to Absence of Mercy and Empathy by using this item in a personal Map Device. Can only be used once.
  • 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.

  • Vault keys
  • 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 ReportRight click this item to view the Temple of Atzoatl.
    Can 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.
  • Primeval RemnantPrimeval RemnantContains a Forge that can Combine Crucible Passive Skill TreesUnmodifiableKalandra watched as the almighty titans fell,
    relegated to the innermost depths of the world,
    where horrific abominations awaited them.
    Open portals to The Forge of the Titans by using this item in a personal Map Device.
    , Primordial RemnantPrimordial RemnantContains a Forge that can Combine Crucible Passive Skill Trees, including on Unique and Corrupted ItemsUnmodifiableKalandra watched as the almighty titans fell,
    relegated to the innermost depths of the world,
    where horrific abominations awaited them.
    Open portals to The Forge of the Titans 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 two 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 cannot be used again afterwards[3]. The player also encountered another nonfunctional 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 is canonically a copy of the device in the Chamber of Sins. The Reverie Device was previously functional until version 3.0 in the Merciless difficulty of The Solaris Temple Level 2.

A third device was located in The Templar Laboratory which was made by Valdo Caeserius, though this area is no longer accessible due to the change of endgame timelines. This map device exploded during the epilogue of the Conquerors of the Atlas expansion. The map device in The Templar Laboratory was functional from version 3.0 until 3.9. This map device is also used in Path of Exile Mobile, 20 years before the first game. A fourth device exists inside of The Shaper's Realm.

In previous expansions Conquerors of the Atlas and Echoes of the Atlas (version 3.9 to 3.16), player restored a fifth map device from spare parts in the Vault of Venarius as part of the Picking Up the Pieces quest; it is implied that these were remnants of the map device Venarius used to encounter the Elder. In the same patches, a sixth device can be seen during Sirus boss fight, which is located on the Cathedral Rooftop (in the Atlas of Worlds, not the The Cathedral Rooftop in Oriath). This map device connects to the one in the Templar Laboratory (now restored), allowing the player to chase down Sirus. The Sirus encounter is not part of the current storyline, and the boss encounter is considered an interactable "memory" that generated by the power of the Atlas.

In the current expansion, Siege of the Atlas, Commander Kirac explains that the Citizen Vanguard has secured at least 3 functional map devices set up in the bunker at the Karui Shores. More decorations similar to the personal Map Device can be seen in the Kirac's Vault subarea of the Karui Shores. Portals from the map device in either Karui Shores or hideout are shared, preventing the ability to open two different map instances at once. It is unknown if the map devices in the Karui Shores are new map devices, or recovered from Wraeclast and Oriath.

When opening a map that contains a Smuggler's Cache as part of Kirac's master mission, he claims that the "criminals" may possess their own map device.

During Synthesis league, the Memory Nexus and boss memory fragments also contained a decoration that resembled a map device (now purchasable as the Synthesis Map DeviceSynthesis Map DeviceHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout MTX). However, due to Synthesis not going core, it is unclear whether these are real map devices or if they still currently exist.

Version history

Version Changes
3.23.0
3.22.0
  • Added a new Atlas Keystone Passive Skill, Bold Undertakings, which grants "Fortune Favours the Brave applies an additional random Option" and "100% more cost of the Fortune Favours the Brave Map Crafting Option".
  • Added a new Atlas Keystone Passive Skill, Overloaded Circuits, which grants "League Map Crafting Options also choose 3 random Notable Atlas Passive Skills associated with that League to treat as allocated" and "100% more cost of Map Crafting Options".
  • Added a new Atlas Keystone Passive Skill, The Seventh Gate, which grants "All possible League Map Crafting Options are Available while six Gateways are Allocated".
3.21.0
  • Fixed a bug where the Map Device would deselect Map Crafting modifiers after opening a Map alongside a Fragment or Scarab.
  • The Blight crafting option is now always available through Mycelial Swarm. [Undocumented This change was not documented by any official sources. It was discovered through player testing or datamining.]
  • Introduced new crafting options for Breachstones as part of the Breach rework. [Undocumented This change was not documented by any official sources. It was discovered through player testing or datamining.]
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.
  • It is no longer possible to obtain new Infused crafting options via Harvest crafting due to the Harvest rework. [Undocumented This change was not documented by any official sources. It was discovered through player testing or datamining.]
3.18.0
  • Fixed a bug where the Map Device would deselect Map Crafting modifiers after opening a Map alongside a Fragment or Scarab.
  • Existing Infused Nemesis and Infused Bloodlines crafting options are removed due to the removal of Nemesis and Bloodlines systems. [Undocumented This change was not documented by any official sources. It was discovered through player testing or datamining.]
3.17.0
  • 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. [Undocumented This change was not documented by any official sources. It was discovered through player testing or datamining.]
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.
3.13.1e
  • The Additional Modifiers sidebar on the Map Device has been visually updated to make it easier to see how many Sextant uses remain.
3.13.1
  • You can no longer use the Zana Map Device to apply League modifiers to a map if it is already enchanted with the "Has an additional modifier from Zana's crafting bench at random" modifier from Harvest crafting.
  • You can no longer open portals to The Temple of Atzoatl or Betrayal Safehouses while the Map Device is already in the process of opening portals to another Map.
3.11.0
  • Added an option to prevent other players from using your Map Device portals in your hideout.
3.9.0
  • the map device at The Templar Laboratory has been removed. [Undocumented This change was not documented by any official sources. It was discovered through player testing or datamining.]
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. The outcome of attempting to add Expedition to a map when used with an Expedition Scarab.

  2. The outcome of rolling Expedition from Fortune Favours the Brave when used with an Expedition Scarab.
  3. Version 3.2.3b patch notes

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