The Apex of Sacrifice

From Path of Exile Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The Apex of Sacrifice
Map area, Unique Map area
No Waypoint
IdMapAtziri1
Act11
Area level70
BossesAtziri, Queen of the Vaal
Q'ura
Y'ara'az
A'alai
Vessel of the Vaal
Tagsindoors_area, no_divine, unique_map, act_boss_area, map, no_echo, limited_tempests, area_with_water, anarchy_leaguestone, domination_leaguestone, invasion_leaguestone, map_not_on_atlas, atziri_area
Area does not contain Rogue Exiles (Hidden)
See also: Sacrifice Set

The Apex of Sacrifice is an end-game area where the battle with Atziri, Queen of the Vaal takes place.

Bosses

Items found from this monster

ItemDrop
Level
Required level
Atziri's PromiseAtziri's Promise
Amethyst Flask
Lasts 6.50 Seconds
Consumes 35 of 65 Charges on use
+35% to Chaos Resistance
Requires Level 68Gain (5-8)% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Effect
Gain (5-8)% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
"Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
N/A68
Atziri's StepAtziri's Step
Slink Boots
Evasion: (688-792)Requires Level 69, 120 Dex+(20-26)% chance to Suppress Spell Damage
180% increased Evasion Rating
+(55-75) to maximum Life
30% increased Movement Speed
"Those who dance are considered insane
by those who cannot hear the music."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
N/A69
Doryani's CatalystDoryani's Catalyst
Vaal Sceptre
Sceptre
Physical Damage: (102-122) to (170-230)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.55-1.61)
Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
Requires Level 75, 113 Str, 113 Int32% increased Elemental DamageSocketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Elemental Proliferation
Adds (65-85) to (100-160) Physical Damage
(11-15)% increased Attack Speed
(6-10)% increased Cast Speed
(30-40)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
0.2% of Elemental Damage Leeched as Life
(80-100)% increased Elemental Damage
The result of the catalytic reaction would be either immortality for all,
or death for all. It was a risk Doryani was willing to take.
N/A75
Doryani's InvitationDoryani's Invitation
Heavy Belt
Requires Level 68+(25-35) to Strength(20-30)% increased Cold Damage
+(300-350) to Armour
+(30-35)% to Fire Resistance
+(30-35)% to Lightning Resistance
0.6% of Cold Damage Leeched as Life
(20-30)% chance to Freeze during any Flask Effect
"You can invite them but you can never be
sure who will come knocking."
- Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist
N/A68
Doryani's InvitationDoryani's Invitation
Heavy Belt
Requires Level 68+(25-35) to Strength(20-30)% increased Fire Damage
+(300-350) to Armour
+(30-35)% to Cold Resistance
+(30-35)% to Lightning Resistance
0.6% of Fire Damage Leeched as Life
(20-30)% chance to Ignite during any Flask Effect
"You can invite them but you can never be
sure who will come knocking."
- Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist
N/A68
Doryani's InvitationDoryani's Invitation
Heavy Belt
Requires Level 68+(25-35) to Strength(20-30)% increased Lightning Damage
+(300-350) to Armour
+(30-35)% to Fire Resistance
+(30-35)% to Cold Resistance
0.6% of Lightning Damage Leeched as Life
(20-30)% chance to Shock during any Flask Effect
"You can invite them but you can never be
sure who will come knocking."
- Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist
N/A68
Doryani's InvitationDoryani's Invitation
Heavy Belt
Requires Level 68+(25-35) to Strength(20-30)% increased Global Physical Damage
+(30-35)% to Fire Resistance
+(30-35)% to Cold Resistance
+(30-35)% to Lightning Resistance
0.6% of Physical Damage Leeched as Life
25% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold during any Flask Effect
"You can invite them but you can never be
sure who will come knocking."
- Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist
N/A68
Mortal GriefMortal GriefStack Size: 10When we prostrate ourselves to the night, we worship mortality.Can be used in a personal Map Device.681
Mortal HopeMortal HopeStack Size: 10Look to our Queen, for she will lead us from the darkness.Can be used in a personal Map Device.681
Mortal IgnoranceMortal IgnoranceStack Size: 10It is only the blind who can live in darkness.Can be used in a personal Map Device.681
Mortal RageMortal RageStack Size: 10We are but dogs, howling at an uncaring moon.Can be used in a personal Map Device.681
Pledge of HandsPledge of Hands
Judgement Staff
Warstaff
Physical Damage: 73-136
Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 1.3 metres
Requires Level 68, 113 Str, 113 Int+20% Chance to Block Spell Damage while wielding a StaffSocketed Gems are Supported by Level 30 Greater Spell Echo
(120-160)% increased Spell Damage
50% increased maximum Mana
"To shake a hand is to double your power."
- Jaetai, Queen's Advisor
N/A68
Sacrificial GarbSacrificial GarbArmour: (329-378)
Evasion: (329-378)
Energy Shield: (67-77)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 72, 66 Str, 66 Dex, 66 Int+1 to Level of all Vaal Skill Gems
7272
Triumvirate AuthorityTriumvirate Authority
Unset Ring
Requires Level 64Has 1 Socket+2 to Level of Socketed Vaal Gems
<Three random Socketed Vaal Skill modifiers>
The priest that carried Yaomac's sigil was granted one boon by each serpentine head.
N/A64

Items found in this area

The following drop-restricted items can drop in this area.

ItemDrop
Level
Alluring BountyAlluring Bounty710x Exalted OrbA treasure worth killing for
is a treasure worth dying for.
68
AudacityAudacity5Doryani's Fist
Corrupted
A jolt, and it moves. Or smolders.
A current, and it lives. Or dies.
A surge, and it transcends.
Or... not.
Only one way to find out.
52
The EtherealThe Ethereal7Six-Link Vaal Regalia"Long ago, people looked to the stars, believing they influenced us. Soon, it will be us who influence the stars."
- Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturge
51

Layout

The map is partitioned into 7 areas:

  • The safe starting area where players begin.
  • A network of vaal chambers filled with magic-type Constructs and Totems.
  • A large empty room containing two altars that activate independently once a player approaches it. Each altar spawns Vessel of the Vaal.
  • A second network of vaal chambers filled with magic-type Constructs and Totems.
  • A large room containing Q'ura, Y'ara'az, and A'alai. They cannot be damaged and will not retaliate until the fight is triggered by approaching to a close distance.
  • A third network of vaal chambers filled with magic-type Constructs and Totems.
  • A large room containing Atziri. She will become aggressive as soon as the player moves closer from the entrance.

Preparation

There are no definitive minimum requirements for completing this map, but there are common benchmarks for a character if they plan to succeed:

  • A large enough effective health pool to clear tier 9 to tier 12 maps without any deaths. (More than 4000 combined energy shield and life is strongly recommended)
  • Enough Area Damage to kill a white pack in tier 9 to tier 12 maps under 2 seconds. This could be any number between 8,000 to 14,000 effective dps depending on the skill. (Note: This is not equivalent to the tooltip dps)
  • A mobility skill that relocates your character in less than 1 second. (Lightning WarpLightning WarpSpell, AoE, Duration, Movement, Lightning, Travel
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (9-26) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.70 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 90%
    AoE Radius: 16
    Requires Level 10Waits for a duration before teleporting to a targeted destination, with the duration based on the distance and your movement speed. When the teleport occurs, lightning damage is dealt to the area around both where the player was and where they teleported to. Casting again will queue up multiple teleportations to occur in sequence.Deals (1-51) to (19-965) Lightning Damage
    +(0-0.4) metres to radius
    (30-49)% reduced Duration
    Can queue up to 50 uses

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    (1-20)% increased Cast Speed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    must be linked with Less Duration SupportLess Duration SupportSupport, Duration
    Icon: d
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that has a duration.Supported Skills deal (10-19)% more Damage
    Supported Skills have (40-49)% less Skill Effect Duration

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    Supported Skills have (0.5-10)% less Skill Effect Duration
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    ). Alternatively, +60% or higher movement speed will also suffice.
  • At least 75% Fire and Lightning Resistance, and a recommended minimum of -40% - 0% Chaos Resistance.
  • A bleed removal/avoidance mechanic (such as a flask with the of Staunchingof Staunching
    Suffix
    Grants Immunity to Bleeding for 4 seconds if used while Bleeding
    Grants Immunity to Corrupted Blood for 4 seconds if used while affected by Corrupted Blood
    suffix), and a Ruby FlaskRuby FlaskLasts 8.00 Seconds
    Consumes 20 of 50 Charges on use
    +50% to Fire Resistance
    20% less Fire Damage taken
    Requires Level 18Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
    or Topaz FlaskTopaz FlaskLasts 8.00 Seconds
    Consumes 20 of 50 Charges on use
    +50% to Lightning Resistance
    20% less Lightning Damage taken
    Requires Level 18Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
    .
  • Physical-hit-damage avoidance or mitigation, such as Evasion, Block, Acrobatics or Immortal CallImmortal CallSpell, Duration, Guard
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (21-36) Mana
    Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cast Time: Instant
    Requires Level 34Take less Physical and Elemental Damage for a short time. Consumes up to 5 Endurance Charges to lengthen the buff and further lessen Physical Damage taken. Shares a cooldown with other Guard skills.Base duration is 1.00 seconds
    20% increased Buff Duration per Endurance Charge removed
    This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
    (25-34)% less Elemental Damage taken
    (25-35)% less Physical Damage taken
    15% less Physical Damage taken per Endurance Charge removed

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    (1-20)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    . (If defenses are absent, 5500 minimum effective health is recommended)
  • Spell-damage avoidance: Phase Acrobatics, Spell Block. (If defenses are absent, 5500 minimum effective health is recommended)

With approx. 50,000 effective dps or higher (accounting for curse/skill delay, projectile speed, elemental resists, curse effects, and status ailments), you can kill the 5 guardians before they use all of their skills. (6s to kill each Vessel, 5s to kill each trio member) This is an alternative approach than building for a strong defense.

With approx. 85,000 effective dps or higher, Atziri can be forced into the next clone-stage almost immediately; each time being unable to finish the first skill.

Progression

Each boss encounter introduces a different set of threats. It is common practice to carry multiple utilities in your inventory that you can equip for each challenge. Before each boss fight, a portal should be made just before entering the room. The player should fill their inventory with anything worth looting in case of an unexpected death or emergency escape, so they do not use a portal empty handed. After each boss room is cleared, the player should swap any flasks or Vaal Skill Gem to fill with charges on the way to the next boss encounter.

Vessel of the Vaal's skill set consists of only lightning spells, cold spells and a melee physical smash. Effective flasks used are Topaz FlaskTopaz FlaskLasts 8.00 Seconds
Consumes 20 of 50 Charges on use
+50% to Lightning Resistance
20% less Lightning Damage taken
Requires Level 18Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
, Quicksilver FlaskQuicksilver FlaskLasts 6.00 Seconds
Consumes 30 of 60 Charges on use
40% increased Movement Speed
Requires Level 4Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
, and any flasks that remove shock, chill, or grants movement speed. Resources that grant spell damage avoidance and maximum lightning resistance are helpful in this fight. The Vessels' skill set can be trivialized with Temporal ChainsTemporal ChainsSpell, AoE, Duration, Curse, Hex
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (16-33) Mana
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 24Curses all enemies in an area, lowering their action speed and making other effects on them expire more slowly.Base duration is (5.00-8.80) seconds
+(0-1) metre to radius
50% less Effect of Curse against Players
Cursed Normal and Magic Enemies have (15-29)% less Action Speed
Other effects on Cursed enemies expire 25% slower
Cursed Rare and Unique Enemies have (9-18)% less Action Speed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(1-20)% increased Curse Duration
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
; making them predictable and easy to avoid.

Q'ura, Y'ara'az, and A'alai collectively introduces physical attacks, physical spells, physical degeneration, chaos degeneration, fire damage and fire elemental reflect. Effective flasks are Ruby FlaskRuby FlaskLasts 8.00 Seconds
Consumes 20 of 50 Charges on use
+50% to Fire Resistance
20% less Fire Damage taken
Requires Level 18Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
, Granite FlaskGranite FlaskLasts 6.00 Seconds
Consumes 30 of 60 Charges on use
+1500 to Armour
Requires Level 27Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
/Jade FlaskJade FlaskLasts 6.00 Seconds
Consumes 30 of 60 Charges on use
+1500 to Evasion Rating
Requires Level 27Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
, Quicksilver FlaskQuicksilver FlaskLasts 6.00 Seconds
Consumes 30 of 60 Charges on use
40% increased Movement Speed
Requires Level 4Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
, and any flasks that remove bleed, ignite, or grants movement speed. Resources that grants eHP (effective HP in the form of Health, Energy Shield or Damage Conversions), physical damage reduction, chaos resist and life leech are helpful in this fight. Using Enduring CryEnduring CryWarcry, AoE, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (13-19) Mana
Cooldown Time: 8.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Use Time: 0.80 sec
AoE Radius: 60
Requires Level 10Performs a warcry, taunting all nearby enemies to attack the user and granting endurance charges. Gives a brief burst of life regeneration, as well as a buff which grants resistances and physical damage reduction based on your endurance charges.Base duration is 2.00 seconds
Regenerate (120-1976) Life over 1 second
(0-38)% increased Warcry Speed
Buff grants 2% additional Physical Damage Reduction per Endurance Charge
Buff grants +2% to all Elemental Resistances per Endurance Charge
Counts total Power of Enemies in Range
Gain 1 Endurance Charge per 5 Power

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(2-40)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
and Immortal CallImmortal CallSpell, Duration, Guard
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (21-36) Mana
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Requires Level 34Take less Physical and Elemental Damage for a short time. Consumes up to 5 Endurance Charges to lengthen the buff and further lessen Physical Damage taken. Shares a cooldown with other Guard skills.Base duration is 1.00 seconds
20% increased Buff Duration per Endurance Charge removed
This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
(25-34)% less Elemental Damage taken
(25-35)% less Physical Damage taken
15% less Physical Damage taken per Endurance Charge removed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(1-20)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
with increased duration passives/supports can trivialize the difficulty of this fight. The usefulness of curses vary depending on the kill priority of the three bosses and the player's character. Consult their wiki page for details.

Atziri's skill set consists of lightning spells, fire spells, physical projectiles, reflect, and summoning/healing. Effective flasks used are Topaz FlaskTopaz FlaskLasts 8.00 Seconds
Consumes 20 of 50 Charges on use
+50% to Lightning Resistance
20% less Lightning Damage taken
Requires Level 18Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
, Ruby FlaskRuby FlaskLasts 8.00 Seconds
Consumes 20 of 50 Charges on use
+50% to Fire Resistance
20% less Fire Damage taken
Requires Level 18Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
, Quicksilver FlaskQuicksilver FlaskLasts 6.00 Seconds
Consumes 30 of 60 Charges on use
40% increased Movement Speed
Requires Level 4Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
, and any flask that removes shock, ignite, bleed, curses, or grants movement speed. Resources that grant spell damage avoidance, maximum fire/lightning resistance, and eHP are helpful in this fight. EnfeebleEnfeebleSpell, AoE, Duration, Curse, Hex
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (16-33) Mana
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, reducing their accuracy and making them deal less damage.Base duration is (8.00-11.80) seconds
+(0-1) metre to radius
Cursed enemies have (10-19)% reduced Accuracy Rating
Cursed Normal or Magic enemies deal (15-29)% less Damage
Cursed Rare or Unique enemies deal (9-18)% less Damage

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(1-20)% increased Curse Duration
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
, Temporal ChainsTemporal ChainsSpell, AoE, Duration, Curse, Hex
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (16-33) Mana
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 24Curses all enemies in an area, lowering their action speed and making other effects on them expire more slowly.Base duration is (5.00-8.80) seconds
+(0-1) metre to radius
50% less Effect of Curse against Players
Cursed Normal and Magic Enemies have (15-29)% less Action Speed
Other effects on Cursed enemies expire 25% slower
Cursed Rare and Unique Enemies have (9-18)% less Action Speed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(1-20)% increased Curse Duration
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
and Elemental WeaknessElemental WeaknessSpell, AoE, Duration, Curse, Hex
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (16-33) Mana
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
AoE Radius: 22
Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, lowering their elemental resistances.Base duration is (8.00-11.80) seconds
+(0-1) metre to radius
Cursed enemies have -(15-30)% to Elemental Resistances

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(1-20)% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on Cursed enemies
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
are common curses for this fight. But be warned that she has 100% curse reflection. During the summoning and healing phase of this encounter, the summons can be delayed from reaching Atziri with any form of chill, freeze, stun, knockback, Temporal ChainsTemporal ChainsSpell, AoE, Duration, Curse, Hex
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (16-33) Mana
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 24Curses all enemies in an area, lowering their action speed and making other effects on them expire more slowly.Base duration is (5.00-8.80) seconds
+(0-1) metre to radius
50% less Effect of Curse against Players
Cursed Normal and Magic Enemies have (15-29)% less Action Speed
Other effects on Cursed enemies expire 25% slower
Cursed Rare and Unique Enemies have (9-18)% less Action Speed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(1-20)% increased Curse Duration
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
, or Frost WallFrost WallSpell, Duration, Cold
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (9-33) Mana
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Can Store 3 Use(s)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 4Creates a wall of ice which holds back enemies. Targets under the wall are damaged and pushed back.Deals (8-462) to (12-693) Cold Damage
Base duration is (3.00-4.90) seconds
0.15 seconds between appearance of Wall sections
Wall length increased by +(28-56) units

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(2-40)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
. Atziri herself remains a target (can be cursed but immune to damage) in this stage which may prevent Minions and Flicker StrikeFlicker StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, Movement, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 10 Mana
Cooldown Time: 2.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Attack Speed: 120% of base
Attack Damage: (142-210)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (142-210)%
Requires Level 10Teleports the character to a nearby monster and attacks with a melee weapon. If no specific monster is targeted, one is picked at random. Grants a buff that increases movement speed for a duration. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge.Base duration is 3.00 seconds
10% increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
15% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit
Buff grants 20% increased Movement Speed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(0.5-10)% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
from hitting her summons.

The Apex's areas can be back tracked after killing the final boss.

The Apex of Sacrifice is not mechanically suited for large party play. Each boss encounter contains a very limited source of replenishing flask charges which cannot sustain a full party. Atziri's FlameblastFlameblastSpell, AoE, Fire, Channelling
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (4-7) Mana
Cast Time: 0.20 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 90%
Requires Level 28Channels to build up a large explosion, which is released when you stop using the skill. The longer you channel, the larger the area of effect and damage of the explosion.Deals (31-405) to (46-608) Fire Damage
50% chance to Ignite enemies
165% more Spell Damage for each stage
60% more Damage with Ailments for each stage
10 maximum Stages
+0.3 metres to radius per Stage

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
+(0.05-1) to maximum Stages
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
increases in quantity and can cover the entire room with several players; making it impossible to play until several players are killed (lowering the difficulty).

Atziri service

"Atziri Service" is a community operated activity where one player opens The Apex of Sacrifice and waits while another player completes the area. This form of agreement is not regulated by the game, and is is operated on a trust basis.

Videos

Version history

Version Changes
3.2.0
  • Unique items dropped by bosses in special areas such as the Apex of Sacrifice, the Shaper's Realm, and Breach Domains are now allocated to the area's creator. This also applies to Blessings dropped by Breachlords.
3.1.2
  • Abysses can once again spawn in The Apex of Sacrifice and The Alluring Abyss.
3.1.1d
  • Abysses have been disabled from appearing in the Apex of Sacrifice and the Alluring Abyss to prevent a common instance crash.
1.1.0
  • Introduced to the game.

See also

ru:Вершина жертвоприношений