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Quick Guide: This article has a quick guide that shows you how to unlock and access The Maven's Crucible.

The Maven's Crucible
Map area
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Act11
Area level68
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The Maven's Crucible area screenshot.jpg

A player within the Crucible (right) with the captured bosses (left) and The Maven observing (center)

The Maven's Crucible is a boss arena where players fight multiple captured bosses simultaneously under the observation of The Maven. Players enter the crucible using a region-specific Maven's Invitation. Completing the Crucible awards players with 2 skill points for their Atlas passive skill tree in the same region as the invitation. The Crucible also provides The Maven's Gift which allows players to assign their skillpoints.

Mechanics

The Maven's Crucible is an arena that contains all of the captured bosses within that region. Players must fight and defeat all the bosses simultaneously in order to win the battle. The final Crucible that contains 10 bosses is repeatable, similar to spawning Conquerors and Sirus.

Regional invitations have several different spawn patterns, including releasing monsters in pairs, on a timer, or all at once.

Endgame invitations spawn 2 monsters at once, then the other 2 after 20 seconds or if any are killed early. The Feared will spawn 2 monsters initially then the remaining 3 after 20 seconds.

Upon completion, it grants the player access to The Maven's Gift which allows players to assign skill points to their Atlas passive skill tree. Each boss fight grants 2 points for that Atlas region,[1] except the repeatable 10-boss fight which only awards 2 skill points upon the first completion.

Entry

The Crucible can only be accessed using the "Maven's Invitation" quest items or misc map items:

  • Maven's Invitation: The FormedMaven's Invitation: The FormedThe Maven must Witness:
    Lair of the Hydra,
    Maze of the Minotaur,
    Forge of the Phoenix,
    Pit of the Chimera
    For those who must not endure it,
    there may be found a perverse joy
    in watching the struggle for survival.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device. Modifiers to Item Quantity will affect the number of encounter rewards dropped.
  • Maven's Invitation: The TwistedMaven's Invitation: The TwistedThe Maven must Witness:
    The Purifier,
    The Constrictor,
    The Enslaver,
    The Eradicator
    For those who must not endure it,
    there may be found a perverse joy
    in watching the struggle for survival.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device. Modifiers to Item Quantity will affect the number of encounter rewards dropped.
  • Maven's Invitation: The ForgottenMaven's Invitation: The ForgottenThe Maven must Witness:
    Rewritten Distant Memory,
    Augmented Distant Memory,
    Altered Distant Memory,
    Twisted Distant Memory
    For those who must not endure it,
    there may be found a perverse joy
    in watching the struggle for survival.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device. Modifiers to Item Quantity will affect the number of encounter rewards dropped.
  • Maven's Invitation: The HiddenMaven's Invitation: The HiddenThe Maven must Witness:
    Uul-Netol's Domain
    Xoph's Domain
    Tul's Domain
    Esh's Domain
    For those who must not endure it,
    there may be found a perverse joy
    in watching the struggle for survival.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device. Modifiers to Item Quantity will affect the number of encounter rewards dropped.
  • Maven's Invitation: The FearedMaven's Invitation: The FearedThe Maven must Witness:
    Cortex,
    Chayula's Domain,
    The Alluring Abyss,
    The Shaper's Realm,
    Absence of Value and Meaning
    For those who must not endure it,
    there may be found a perverse joy
    in watching the struggle for survival.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device. Modifiers to Item Quantity will affect the number of encounter rewards dropped.
  • Maven's Invitation: Haewark HamletMaven's Invitation: Haewark HamletFor those who must not endure it,
    there may be found a perverse joy
    in watching the struggle for survival.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device. Modifiers to Item Quantity will affect the number of encounter rewards dropped.
  • Maven's Invitation: Tirn's EndMaven's Invitation: Tirn's EndFor those who must not endure it,
    there may be found a perverse joy
    in watching the struggle for survival.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device. Modifiers to Item Quantity will affect the number of encounter rewards dropped.
  • Maven's Invitation: Lex ProximaMaven's Invitation: Lex ProximaFor those who must not endure it,
    there may be found a perverse joy
    in watching the struggle for survival.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device. Modifiers to Item Quantity will affect the number of encounter rewards dropped.
  • Maven's Invitation: Lex EjorisMaven's Invitation: Lex EjorisFor those who must not endure it,
    there may be found a perverse joy
    in watching the struggle for survival.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device. Modifiers to Item Quantity will affect the number of encounter rewards dropped.
  • Maven's Invitation: New VastirMaven's Invitation: New VastirFor those who must not endure it,
    there may be found a perverse joy
    in watching the struggle for survival.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device. Modifiers to Item Quantity will affect the number of encounter rewards dropped.
  • Maven's Invitation: Glennach CairnsMaven's Invitation: Glennach CairnsFor those who must not endure it,
    there may be found a perverse joy
    in watching the struggle for survival.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device. Modifiers to Item Quantity will affect the number of encounter rewards dropped.
  • Maven's Invitation: Valdo's RestMaven's Invitation: Valdo's RestFor those who must not endure it,
    there may be found a perverse joy
    in watching the struggle for survival.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device. Modifiers to Item Quantity will affect the number of encounter rewards dropped.
  • Maven's Invitation: Lira ArthainMaven's Invitation: Lira ArthainFor those who must not endure it,
    there may be found a perverse joy
    in watching the struggle for survival.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device. Modifiers to Item Quantity will affect the number of encounter rewards dropped.

The invitations for 3/4/5/6 bosses are guaranteed drop and quest items. Collecting 10 bosses for the FIRST time for that region also guaranteed to drop a rare invitation.

Tiers

Each Invitation (except The Uncharted Realms Invitations) has 5 tiers. The first 4 tiers are untradable quest items, and the 5th tier is a tradable misc map item.

The area level is scaled by the number of bosses, as shown in the table below

Invitation No. Invitation Type Area Level Bosses Passive Skill Points
1 Quest Item 73 3 2
2 Quest Item 75 4 2
3 Quest Item 78 5 2
4 Quest Item 80 6 2
5 misc map item 83 10 2 (only first completion)

The number of bosses of The Uncharted Realms Invitations are shown on the item.

Version history

Version Changes
3.13.1
  • If you have already captured 10 bosses and haven't yet received an invitation, you should receive a guaranteed invitation drop upon your next boss kill within that region.
3.13.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Bex_GGG (January 10, 2021). "Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas FAQ and Q&A Summary". Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved January 17, 2021.