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Shaper's Orb

Shaper's Orbs are non-tradable consumable items that can be used to upgrade the tier of a map in the Atlas of Worlds. This causes future drops of that map to have a "Shaped" prefix and the upgraded tier level. Atlas progress and map shaping is tracked separately for each league, and shared between all characters in that league.

Obtaining

Players acquire Shaper's Orbs by collecting Memory Fragments and giving them to Zana. Memory Fragments are found by killing the bosses of Elder-influenced maps circled in purple on the Atlas. To acquire the final five Memory Fragments, you must defeat the four Elder Guardians with the Elder occupying a red-tier map, then defeat the Elder.

Memory
Fragment
Found in
map tier
Shaper's Orb Notes
I (1) 6 Shaper's Orb inventory icon.pngTier 1Shaper's Orb (Tier 1)Upgrades a Tier 1 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the Atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
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II (2) 7 Shaper's Orb inventory icon.pngTier 2Shaper's Orb (Tier 2)Upgrades a Tier 2 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the Atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
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III (3) 8 Shaper's Orb inventory icon.pngTier 3Shaper's Orb (Tier 3)Upgrades a Tier 3 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the Atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
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IV (4) 9 Shaper's Orb inventory icon.pngTier 4Shaper's Orb (Tier 4)Upgrades a Tier 4 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the Atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
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V (5) 10 Shaper's Orb inventory icon.pngTier 5Shaper's Orb (Tier 5)Upgrades a Tier 5 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the Atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
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VI (6) 11 Shaper's Orb inventory icon.pngTier 6Shaper's Orb (Tier 6)Upgrades a Tier 6 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the Atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
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VII (7) 12 Shaper's Orb inventory icon.pngTier 7Shaper's Orb (Tier 7)Upgrades a Tier 7 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the Atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
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VIII (8) 13 Shaper's Orb inventory icon.pngTier 8, #1Shaper's Orb (Tier 8)Upgrades a Tier 8 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the Atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
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X (10) 14 Shaper's Orb inventory icon.pngTier 9, #1Shaper's Orb (Tier 9)Upgrades a Tier 9 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the Atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
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XIII (13) 15 Shaper's Orb inventory icon.pngTier 10, #1Shaper's Orb (Tier 10)Upgrades a Tier 10 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the Atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
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IX (9) red Elder Shaper's Orb inventory icon.pngTier 8, #2Shaper's Orb (Tier 8)Upgrades a Tier 8 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the Atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
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Occupied by the Enslaver. Map opened/owned by you.
XI (11) red Elder Shaper's Orb inventory icon.pngTier 9, #2Shaper's Orb (Tier 9)Upgrades a Tier 9 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the Atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
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Occupied by the Eradicator. Map opened/owned by you.
XII (12) red Elder Shaper's Orb inventory icon.pngTier 9, #3Shaper's Orb (Tier 9)Upgrades a Tier 9 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the Atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
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Occupied by the Constrictor. Map opened/owned by you.
XIV (14) red Elder Shaper's Orb inventory icon.pngTier 10, #2Shaper's Orb (Tier 10)Upgrades a Tier 10 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the Atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
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Occupied by the Purifier. Map opened/owned by you.
XV (15) red Shaper's Orb inventory icon.pngTier 10, #3Shaper's Orb (Tier 10)Upgrades a Tier 10 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the Atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
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Occupied by the Elder. Map opened/owned by you.
The Shaper must be kept alive.
  • The more common memory fragment is always given first, e.g. completing a T13 map with an Elder Guardian before completing a T13 Elder-influenced map will drop fragment 8 (VIII) instead of the Guardian specific fragment.
  • Memory fragments are collected in the Book of Memories at The Templar Laboratory (Epilogue). The page numbers correspond to the fragment numbers in the table above.
  • There is currently a bug where the map tier of the Elder also defines the status for all Elder Guardians, so only the red tier Elder is the deciding factor for being able to get Memory Fragments from Elder Guardians, not the individual map tiers the Elder Guardians actually spawned on.[1]
  • Please note that the quest tracker simply displays the amount of memory fragments you've found so far, it does not tell you the (roman) memory fragment number you will find next. The fragments are numbered based on the Shaper's Orb they result in, which does not correspond to the order you find the fragments in. In particular, if you've only collected the ten fragments from Elder-influence, you have collected fragments number 1-8, 10 and 13, and the quest tracker will show 10/15.

Spending

Shaper's Orbs are used to upgrade lower tier maps whose layout or bosses a player may find accessible but whose drops and experience gains wouldn't otherwise be attractive. A Shaper's Orb grants +5 to the tier of those maps, i.e. increases the difficulty. Subsequently that increases the experience gained from slain monsters and item level of their drops. Note that Shaper's Orbs don't add Increased Item Rarity or Increased Item Quantity to that map. Unique maps can't be shaped.

Shaping a map can be undone using an Unshaping Orb inventory icon.pngUnshaping OrbUnshaping OrbStack Size: 10Downgrades a map on the AtlasRight click this item then left click a shaped map on the atlas to downgrade it. You can then earn the Shaper's Orb again to reshape another map afterwards.
Shift click to unstack.

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which is obtained by vendoring 20 Cartographer's Chisel inventory icon.pngCartographer's ChiselsCartographer's ChiselStack Size: 20Improves the quality of a mapRight click this item then left click a map to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity maps. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
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and 5 Orb of Regret inventory icon.pngOrbs of RegretOrb of RegretStack Size: 40Grants a passive skill refund pointRight click on this item to use it.
Shift click to unstack.
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. Once unshaped, players can talk to Zana to re-obtain the Shaper's Orb.

See also

  • Elder's Orb inventory icon.pngElder's OrbElder's OrbUpgrades any map on the Atlas to Tier 16Right click this item then left click on a map on the Atlas to upgrade it to tier 16.
    Elder's Orb inventory icon.png

Version history

Version Changes
3.9.0
  • Shaper's Orbs are removed from the game
3.3.0
  • Shaper memory fragments XI through to XV no longer require you to defeat the Elder or its guardians in specific map tiers. Instead, defeating each guardian and the elder within ANY red-tier map will get you one of these fragments.
  • You can no longer get Shaper memory fragments XI through to XV from a map if you are not the map's owner.
3.1.0
  • Acquisition mechanic reworked. Orbs are now acquired by turning in memory fragments.
2.4.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Jatin_GGG (September 21, 2018). "Bug report: No memory fragment drops from guardians on red maps". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
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