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This page is about the current map version. For other uses, see Excavation Map (disambiguation).
Excavation MapMap Level: 81
Map Tier: 14
Guild Character: S
Two unexplored frontiers remain: The skies and the soil.Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
Excavation Map (Ritual) inventory icon.png
Level: 80
Vendor Prices
Normal25x Chaos Orb
Magic25x Chaos Orb
1x Orb of Chance
Rare25x Chaos Orb
1x Orb of Alchemy
Unique10x Chaos Orb
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Maps
Map area
No Waypoint
Area level70
BossesBreaker Toruul
Shrieker Eihal
Area type tagscave, mountain
Tagsindoors_area, map, einharmaps, mine_area, cave_area
The Shaper: Two unexplored frontiers remain: The skies and the soil.
Vaal AreasHaunted Mineshaft (MapSideArea4_3)
Two unexplored frontiers remain: The skies and the soil.
Maps loading screen.png

Excavation Map is a map area.


The map use The Mines tileset.

Like the act zone it is based on, the layout of this map consists of long, winding tunnels, branching off frequently and leading to dead ends. The map contains two separate boss arenas with separate entries that have to be found.



Name Based On Attributes
Shrieker Eihal Voidscream Summons Shriekers.
Casts Sandstorm (physical damage over time field).
Screeches (reduces movement speed).
Breaker Toruul Hammerstorm Uses Spectral ThrowSpectral ThrowAttack, Projectile
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (7-9) Mana
Attack Speed: 110% of base
Projectile Speed: 1000
Throws a spectral copy of your melee weapon. It flies out and then returns to you, in a spinning attack that damages enemies in its path.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Attack Speed1% increased Projectile Speed0.5% reduced Projectile Speed
Fires an additional Projectile
Deals (80-100)% of Base Attack DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Spectral Throw skill icon.png
with 3 projectiles.
Uses Vaal Spectral ThrowVaal Spectral ThrowVaal, Attack, Projectile
Level: (1-20)
Souls Per Use: 10
Can Store 3 Use(s)
Attack Speed: 110% of base
Attack Damage: (91-135)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (91-135)%
Throws a spectral copy of your melee weapon. It spirals out in a spinning attack that strikes enemies in its path.Per 1% Quality:1Superior0.5% increased Attack SpeedDeals (91-135.46)% of Base Attack Damage
Fires 4 additional Projectiles
Fires Projectiles in a circle
Can't be Evaded
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Spectral Throw skill icon.png
that leaves Burnt Ground.

Boss video

Items found in this area

The GamblerThe Gambler5Divination Card"I don't believe in karma. If it were real, I would never win."1
Gift of the Gemling QueenGift of the Gemling Queen9Level 20 Support GemOur Lady Dialla,
as a symbol of our progress,
shines greater than all the gems.
Volatile PowerVolatile Power9Superior Vaal Gem
Quality: +20%
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.
Her MaskHer Mask4Sacrifice FragmentTo her beauty you submit,
lest your neck the great Queen slit.
The EnduranceThe Endurance4Vivid Crimson JewelCrimson rubies, drops of vigour,
flowing through my veins,
flesh like coal, try to crush me,
diamond is what remains.
The CacophonyThe Cacophony83x Deafening EssenceNothing can be heard above the din or seen amongst the turmoil. The senses are shattered. All is left to fate.1
Buried TreasureBuried Treasure3Sulphite ScarabYou can't seek riches without getting your hands dirty.1

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

4The SurveyorThe Surveyor4Map
Map Tier: 14
Exploring lands made of flesh and sorrow, we'll reap and plunder like there's no tomorrow.
random tier 14 mapAutomatic
4Boundless RealmsBoundless Realms4MapBoundless is the distance between where we start and where we start again.random mapAutomatic
6The ExplorerThe Explorer6Map
A map is only useful if you know where you stand.
random corrupted mapAutomatic
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.random divination card set exchangeAutomatic

Unique versions

There are currently no unique items for this base item type.

Version history

Version Changes
  • The Atlas of Worlds has been shuffled. Most maps have changed tier and location within the Atlas.
  • Many map bosses have also shifted around. Some have been retired and replaced!
  • Improved the layout of the Excavation map. There should be fewer dead ends and empty spaces now.
  • The entire Atlas has been reworked. Many map names have changed, as have their balance, tier and position on the Atlas. Many maps have also had their boss fights swapped or completely reworked.
  • The rules used to generate monsters in endgame maps have been significantly reworked and rebalanced around the rate at which we expect players to reliably clear out the map. In general, narrow, linear maps will contain fewer total monsters than maps with complex layouts. We will be closely monitoring and adjusting the balance of this change and expect to make further changes and improvements over time.
  • (Not in patch note) The bosses of Excavation Map, Champion of the Hollows, Lord of the Hollows and Messenger of the Hollows are swapped with Crystal Ore Map's bosses: Breaker Toruul and Shrieker Eihal.
  • Introduced to the game.