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Crimson WatchstoneThe memories and emotions of countless victims of
the Elder, locked in stone for eternity.
Socket this into a Citadel on your Atlas to increase the Tier of Maps and reveal hidden Maps in that Citadel's Region. You can only socket one Crimson, Viridian, Cobalt or Golden Watchstone into each Citadel.
Crimson Watchstone inventory icon.png
Area level: 1
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Atlas Region Upgrade Item
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/AtlasUpgrades/AtlasRegionUpgrade1_1

Crimson Watchstone is a watchstone.

In item filter (and the text copied in-game by using Control + C keybind in PC), it belongs to Atlas Region Upgrade Item item class, despite GGG declared it belongs to Quest Items item class.[1]

It has the green border in-game, just like other quest item .

Item acquisition

Monster restrictions

This item can be acquired from the following monsters:

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Crusader (quest)
Act 11
iLvl 1

Crimson Watchstone are tied to the region of the Atlas. Each region only drop one Crimson Watchstone. The first watchstone requires to follow the questline Chasing a Dream quest icon.png Chasing a Dream, The Elderslayers quest icon.png The Elderslayers and The Crusader quest icon.png The Crusader to spawn Baran in the corner region of the Atlas. And the second watchstone requires to spawn Baran in a new region, with that region has a watchstone socketed, and so on. The fifth to eighth Crimson Watchstones requires to socket 4 watchstone in a new region in order to spawn Baran and drop Crimson Watchstone.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Fixed a bug where quest Watchstones could be seen and picked up by party members.
  • Introduced to the game.


  1. Natalia_GGG (December 11, 2019). "Conquerors of the Atlas Patch Notes, Item Filter and Passive Tree Information". Path of Exile forums. Retrieved November 16, 2020.