The Purifier

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The Purifier
The Purifier
The Purifier inventory icon.png

The Purifier is one of the four Elder Guardians, and can be encountered in any map with the implicit modifier Map is occupied by The Purifier. The fight with the Purifier will replace the ordinary map boss fight.

Such maps would also have the implicit modifier Area is influenced by The Elder, which drop enables Elder influenced items (using the same "stat id" as ordinary Elder-influenced maps[1][2]).

Encounter

Upon approaching the map boss, the player will witness the Elder appear from a portal. He will proceed to slay the map boss, consume their life force, then leave through the same portal. Following the Elder through the portal, he will transfer the previously consumed life force into a black egg, from which the Purifier will emerge. The Elder will leave the area and the fight with the Purifier will begin.

Zones

Vaults of Insanity

  • Stage 1: Beams of light move across the stage, dealing fire damage over time.
  • Stage 2: A totem at the center fires two rows of flame in random directions.
  • Stage 3: Golden circles in the corner fire slow-moving Spark projectiles.

Halls of Delirium

  • Stage 1: Small circular explosions occur periodically in random areas.
  • Stage 2: Multiple golden orbs drop down from mid-air in random areas.
  • Stage 3: Beams of light fire down which chase the player, dealing fire damage over time.

Pits of Sorrow

  • To be documented

Fighting sequence

Each Elder Guardian is fought in one of three stages, each with different hazards. The boss will change phases, teleporting you to a new area with different stage hazards. This occurs at 2/3 and 1/3 health.

The Purifier uses the following attacks:

  • Melee attack
  • Double slam: Performs a slam with both weapons, dealing heavy physical damage.
  • Sceptre toss: Goes airborne and tosses a weapon in each hand twice, dealing physical damage in a large area twice.
  • The Purifier begins to over and uses the following attacks:
    • Spectral throw: Throws a sceptre forward.
    • Circle blast: Deals area of effect damage in an area.
    • Crossed swords: Spawns seven tentacled swords which surround the player, which each of them firing a shot towards the center of the circle.
  • Bladestorm: Calls down a flurry of weapons targeting the player multiple times, which land and deal damage.
  • Add spawn: Fires a wave of projectiles that transform into animated weapons, which can be killed for flask charges.

Exclusive drops

Defeating The Purifier has a high chance of dropping the Fragment of PurificationFragment of PurificationItem Quantity: +5%5% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaCorruption is purged, not cleansed.Can be used in a personal Map Device. which is required to fight the Elder.

Since 3.5 the Elder Guardians shared the same pool of unique items. AugyreAugyre
Void Sceptre
Sceptre
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (150-170)(228-258.4)
Critical Strike Chance: (11.16%-12.40%)
Attacks per Second: (1.38-1.44)
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 68, 104 Str, 122 Int40% increased Elemental Damage(180-220)% increased Physical Damage
(10-15)% increased Attack Speed
(80-100)% increased Critical Strike Chance
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Every 16 seconds you gain Elemental Overload for 8 seconds
You have Resolute Technique while you do not have Elemental Overload
100% increased Physical Damage while you have Resolute Technique
When the world spins out of control,
the safest place to be is in the centre.
is The Purifier's signature weapon and was its exclusive drop.

Version history

Version Changes
3.9.0
  • The Shaper and Elder storyline is gone and has been replaced by a story that takes place in the aftermath of the old story.
The Elder, Shaper, and combined Elder and Shaper encounters can still be accessed (Not stated in patch note, Shaper Guardian and Elder Guardian map as well). If you're lucky, Zana may offer a Shaper or Elder guardian's map!
Elder Guardians are no longer in a separate instance to that of their map. (Not stated in patch note: Elder Guardians now appears as a map implicit)
3.2.0
  • No longer immune to Taunt, though they may not retarget based on being taunted.
3.1.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. MapElderContainsBoss4_MapElderContainsBoss4_
    Unique
    Map is occupied by The Purifier
    Area is influenced by The Elder
  2. MapElderInfluence_MapElderInfluence_
    Unique
    Area is influenced by The Elder