Shadow Shaping

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Shadow Shaping
Maps found cannot be your Favoured Maps
Maps found in your Maps have +1% chance to have a special Implicit Modifier for each different Map you have Favoured [1]
In lieu of happiness, sometimes the absence of pain is good enough.

Shadow Shaping is an atlas passive skill and Atlas keystone.


Prevents any Favoured maps from dropping. It is unknown if it disables Unique versions of Favoured maps. This does not affect certain Map Rewards such as those from Delirium rewards.

Shadow Shaping can be used in several ways:

  • The player can pick between two connected maps and favourite all other connected maps, stacking passives with #% chance for one Monster in each of your Maps to drop an additional connected Map and Shaping the World. This grants a high chance of dropping the connected map. Map Bosses also have a natural chance to drop a connected map, and can be further enhanced with Template:PslDestructive Play.
  • If the player has less than 4 Voidstones socketed (therefore at least some maps are below T16 on the Atlas), Favourite-ing all but one map in any tier will guarantee that specific map drops at the given tier. For example, at 2 Voidstones and 12 Favourites, it is possible to block all but one each of a T14 and T15 map.
  • The Keystone appears to randomize dropped maps in their current tier until they select a map not restricted by the Favourite map ban. This means that the dripped map can sometimes be a map not connected to the one you are currently in, but still the same tier as the connected map based on your current Atlas[1]. It will never drop the banned map.

The following are a list of possible map implicit modifiers:

Area contains The Sacred Grove
Area contains an additional Legion Encounter
Area contains an additional Expedition Encounter
Area contains an additional Smuggler's Cache
Area contains an additional Ultimatum Encounter
Areas contain Ritual Altars
Area contains 2 additional Abysses
Area contains 3 additional Breaches
Area contains 3 additional Harbingers
Area contains 3 additional Essences
Area contains 4 additional Strongboxes
Area is inhabited by 5 additional Tormented Spirits
Area contains 5 additional Shrines
Area is inhabited by 10 additional Rogue Exiles

Ruthless mode

In Ruthless mode, this does not grant a chance for maps to drop with an implicit modifier per Favoured map.


As of version 3.18.0 it is located near the center of the atlas passive skill tree, to the upper left of the central "Kirac" wheel.


The keystone icon uses the maps from the War for the Atlas map series.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Introduced to the game.