Scourge league

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Scourge league
Challenge league
Scourge league logo.png
Release version3.16.0
Release date2021-10-22 19:00:00 UTC
End date2022-02-01 21:00:00 UTC
LinksOfficial page

In Path of Exile: Scourge, you must fill the Blood Crucible with the blood of your enemies then shift into an alternate Wraeclast where an apocalyptic event rages, in order to slay powerful demons and craft potent items ...

Scourge league is a challenge league. It was launched on October 22, 2021 (UTC)[1], alongside the Version 3.16.0 patch. Scourge league ended on February 1, 2022.

League Mechanic

Main page: Scourge
Nearly filled blood gauge

Starting from The Coast, The Last to Die will appear. The character will be asked to take the Blood CrucibleBlood CrucibleThe gateway of flesh, horror unbound,
requires a key of madness and pain.
and thus begin the exploration of a ruined land very familiar but very different.

The Blood Crucible is given to the character allowing them to begin their first journey into a fallen Wraeclast. Hordes of blood crazed creatures rush fervently desperate to consume, and follow their only thought; devour.

The killing of these monsters is only possible with the Blood Crucible. It is also capable of collecting corruption, which is the fuel for items placed inside it. Once a threshold has been reached, the item can be corrupted. Doing so gives an item one positive and one negative Scourge-specific implicit modifier. Items can be corrupted up to a third tier, offering rarer modifiers.

The Dream FurnaceDream FurnaceThe minds of men are but motes
on a sea of infinite madness.
is used to collect corruption from killing Scourge monsters. Once enough is gathered, you can Scourge maps, uniques, standard bases, and jewellery items, and transform them up to three times for equipment and ten times for maps.

Killing Scourge monsters grants experience points towards the Crucible skill tree, which can enhance Scourge corruption outcomes, the accumulation rate of corruption for specific base types, and expand the functionality of The Blood Crucible.

Killing monsters gathered Corruption when in The Nightmare and continued to accumulate as the character moved through the map. However, the character was also afflicted by the "Exposed to Corruption" status effect that resets when moving from map to map, it had the following effect per stack:

Exposed To Corruption

Minimap Icons

These new icons were introduced to the minimap, one for each scourge boss:

Items

Scourge monsters dropped corrupted currency items, which were used on the corrupted items generated through the Dream Furnace.

ItemEffect(s)
Tainted Armourer's ScrapTainted Armourer's ScrapStack Size: 40Randomises the quality of a corrupted armourRight click this item then left click a corrupted armour to apply it. The maximum random quality is 29%.
Shift click to unstack.
Randomises the quality of a corrupted armour
Tainted Blacksmith's WhetstoneTainted Blacksmith's WhetstoneStack Size: 20Randomises the quality of a corrupted weaponRight click this item then left click a corrupted weapon to apply it. The maximum random quality is 29%.
Shift click to unstack.
Randomises the quality of a corrupted weapon
Tainted Chaos OrbTainted Chaos OrbStack Size: 10Unpredictably either reforges a corrupted rare item with new random modifiers or removes all of its modifiersRight click this item then left click a corrupted rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Unpredictably either reforges a corrupted rare item with new random modifiers or removes all of its modifiers
Tainted Chromatic OrbTainted Chromatic OrbStack Size: 20Unpredictably reforges the colour of sockets on a corrupted itemRight click this item then left click a corrupted socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Unpredictably reforges the colour of sockets on a corrupted item
Tainted Divine TeardropTainted Divine TeardropStack Size: 10Unpredictably raises or lowers the tier of each modifier on a corrupted rare itemRight click this item then left click a corrupted rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Unpredictably raises or lowers the tier of each modifier on a corrupted rare item
Tainted Exalted OrbTainted Exalted OrbStack Size: 10Unpredictably adds or removes a modifier on a corrupted rare itemRight click this item then left click a corrupted rare item to apply it. Rare items can have up to six random modifiers.
Shift click to unstack.
Unpredictably adds or removes a modifier on a corrupted rare item
Tainted Jeweller's OrbTainted Jeweller's OrbStack Size: 20Unpredictably adds or removes a socket on a corrupted itemRight click this item then left click a corrupted socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Unpredictably adds or removes a socket on a corrupted item
Tainted Mythic OrbTainted Mythic OrbStack Size: 20Unpredictably either upgrades a corrupted item to unique rarity or destroys itRight click this item then left click a corrupted item to apply it. Cannot apply to Maps.
Shift click to unstack.
Unpredictably either upgrades a corrupted item to unique rarity or destroys it
Tainted Orb of FusingTainted Orb of FusingStack Size: 20Unpredictably adds or removes a link to the largest group of linked sockets on a corrupted itemRight click this item then left click a corrupted socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Unpredictably adds or removes a link to the largest group of linked sockets on a corrupted item

League Bosses

Unique boss enemies can spawn in the Nightmare realm. The boss encountered depends on the type of enemies in that map. When encountered, the Blood Gauge pauses for 5 seconds during the spawning animation, and every time the boss lost 5% of its life (refreshes each time; the time does not accumulate). Defeating a Scourge boss has a chance to drop a Viscera CauldronViscera CauldronFlesh can be as clay to the properly motivated artist., which granted a third equipment slot for the Crucible.

K'tash, the Hate Shepherd

Level HP Damage Armour Evasion
68 2,327,329 2,196 12,254 4,739
73 6,375,917 2,819 16,696 5,633
78 16,074,473 3,608 22,656 6,667
82 33,658,603 4,385 28,850 7,608
84 47,351,702 4,831 32,530 8,120

Ghorr, the Grasping Maw

Level HP Damage Armour Evasion
68 2,327,329 3,716 12,254 4,739
73 6,375,917 4,771 16,696 5,633
78 16,074,473 6,106 22,656 6,667
82 33,658,603 7,420 28,850 7,608
84 47,351,702 8,175 32,530 8,120

Beidat, Archangel of Death

Level HP Damage Energy Shield Armour Evasion
68 2,053,525 2,196 1,026,763 9,191 4,739
73 5,625,809 2,819 2,812,905 12,522 5,633
78 14,183,358 3,608 7,091,679 16,992 6,667
82 29,698,767 4,385 14,849,384 21,638 7,608
84 41,780,914 4,831 20,890,457 24,398 8,120

Challenges and Rewards

The Scourge leagues include 40 optional challenges. Completing them awards the following cosmetic items:

Challenges Reward
12 Scourge WeaponScourge WeaponWeapon SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped Weapon to the Scourge Weapon.
19 Scourge Challenger TrophyScourge Challenger TrophyHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout8 Variations
22 Scourge Challenger TrophyScourge Challenger TrophyHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout8 Variations
24 Scourge WingsScourge WingsArmour AttachmentAdds the Scourge Wings back attachment to any equipped body armour.
25 Scourge Challenger TrophyScourge Challenger TrophyHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout8 Variations
28 Scourge Challenger TrophyScourge Challenger TrophyHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout8 Variations
31 Scourge Challenger TrophyScourge Challenger TrophyHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout8 Variations
34 Scourge Challenger TrophyScourge Challenger TrophyHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout8 Variations
36 Scourge PetScourge PetPetSummons your pet
37 Scourge Challenger TrophyScourge Challenger TrophyHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout8 Variations
40 Scourge Challenger TrophyScourge Challenger TrophyHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout8 Variations


When you complete 12 challenges, you will receive the Scourge WeaponScourge WeaponWeapon SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped Weapon to the Scourge Weapon.. When you reach 24 challenges, you will receive the Scourge WingsScourge WingsArmour AttachmentAdds the Scourge Wings back attachment to any equipped body armour.. At 36 challenge completed you'll receive the Scourge PetScourge PetPetSummons your pet. These cosmetic items are only obtainable in this league.

From the 19th challenge onwards and for every third challenge after that, you will receive pieces of the Scourge Totem Pole decoration to display in your hideout. The Totem Pole permanently showcases how many of the Scourge challenges you completed during the league.

Additional Notes

  • The Blood Crucible does not gather Blood in Vaal side areas, the Temple of Atzoatl, and the Azurite Mine.
  • The Blood Crucible does gather Blood in Incursion rooms, but you cannot shift into Nightmare from an Incursion room.
  • Nearby enemies are stunned when you shift between realms.
  • Enemies spawned into the zone (ex. Influenced enemies, Abyss monsters, etc.) will be present in both the normal and Nightmare realms.
  • Item level must be at least 45 for Tier 2 Scourge, and 68 for Tier 3 Scourge.
  • Normal equipment will become Rare when Scourged. Maps do not change rarity when Scourged.
  • It was during Scourge League that the removal of the Prophecy system was announced. [2]

League Artwork

All artwork below is the property of Grinding Gear Games and depicts original concepts also in their property. The original announcement in which the artwork is featured can be found on the official Path of Exile forum.[3]

See also

Version history

Version Changes
3.16.0b
  • Upon encountering a Boss in Nightmare, the drain of blood from the Crucible is now paused for 5 seconds.
  • The damage of Ravenous Bloodshaper's Blood Orb and Spike Barrage skills has been decreased.
  • The damage of Demon Herder's Vomit and Beam skill has been decreased.
  • Reduced the number of Monsters with Proximity Shield status icon.pngProximity Shield that can spawn in some Scourge encounters.
  • The Corruption Absorbed progress bar now displays underneath items stored in the Blood Crucible, without you having to hover over them.
3.16.0
  • Introduced to the game.
  • Fixed a bug in Scourge League where the Blood Crucible could mistakenly upgrade an explicit mod on unique items. We also plan to fix existing items that were affected by this.

References

  1. Community_Team (October 22, 2021). "The Path of Exile: Scourge Launches Soon". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  2. Natalia_GGG (December 21, 2021). "Prophecy Removal in 3.17.0". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  3. Community_Team (November 1, 2021). "Scourge Concept Art". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved February 14, 2022.