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Riftwalker is the map boss of Laboratory MapLaboratory MapMap Level: 70
Map Tier: 3
Guild Character: Ä
My last waking moments looked very much like this place... I miss it. I miss her.Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.

Another unique monsters, Agent of the Void from shaper-influenced map as well as The Uncreated and The Unshaped in The Shaper's RealmThe Shaper's RealmMap Level: 84
Map Tier: 17
Guild Character: ¥
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
, has similar mechanics as Riftwalker.


  • 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
  • Periodically raises hands to casts an omni-directional slam attack
  • Casts black-hole FrostboltFrostboltSpell, Projectile, Cold
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (6-25) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.75 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 220%
    Projectile Speed: 375
    Fires a slow-moving projectile that pierces through enemies, dealing cold damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Cold Damage5% reduced Damage
    1% chance to inflict Cold Exposure on Hit
    1% less Projectile SpeedProjectiles have 1% chance to Return to you
    Deals (9-972) to (13-1458) Cold Damage
    Projectiles Pierce all Targets
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Frostbolt skill icon.png
    + VortexVortexSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration, Nova
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (11-20) Mana
    Cooldown Time: 1.80 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Soul Gain Prevention: 0 sec
    Cast Time: Instant
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
    Requires Level 28An icy blast explodes around the caster, dealing cold damage to enemies, and leaving behind a whirling vortex which deals cold damage over time and chills enemies caught in it. If the caster targets near their Frostbolt projectiles, it will explode from a number of those projectiles instead, destroying them.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect1% increased Cold Damage1% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
    1% less Skill Effect Duration
    2% increased Damage when Cast on Frostbolt
    Deals (38-524) to (57-787) Cold Damage
    Base duration is 3 seconds
    Deals (106.5-1456.9) Base Cold Damage per second
    Can explode from up to 5 Frostbolt Projectiles
    20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
    Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
    (0-76)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Vortex skill icon.png
  • Casts Vortex with Increased Area of Effect SupportIncreased Area of Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: E
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 38Supports any skill with an area of effect.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack and Cast SpeedSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills have (30-49)% increased Area of EffectThis 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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    (long cast time)
  • At 80/60/40/20%[citation needed] health opens a portal, goes to the other platform and forces players to follow (via portal similar to arena portal) with an ever-expanding Vortex

See also

  • A Rift in TimeA Rift in TimeThe rift is torn open, and time's clasp is twisted.You will defeat Riftwalker while holding Timeclasp.Right-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal Cost:
    1x Silver Coin

Version history

Version Changes
  • 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.
  • (undocumented) Riftwalker moved from Temple Map to Laboratory Map
  • Introduced to the game