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Uber Elder
Uber Elder
Level(s) 84
Location(s) The Shaper's Realm
Health Elder: 48 096 435
Shaper: 48 096 435
Damage Elder: 6078
Shaper: 5689
ApS Elder: 1.88
Shaper: 1.76
Resistance(s) 50% Fire
50% Cold
50% Lightning
30% Chaos
Modifier(s) 66% Less Curse Effectiveness
Cannot Be Fully Slowed
Cannot be stunned while stunned
Cannot be stunned for 4s after stun finished
etc.[1][2]
For lower level version of the Elder, see The Elder.

I saw the fabric of creation in its most primordial form. I felt the templars grip loosen and slip away. I lay there, in the emptiness between worlds, for an eternity. Then, for the first time in my life, I truly awoke.

Maddening Object inventory icon.png

The Uber Elder is a dual boss encounter where the player fights both the Elder and the Shaper at the same time. It is the final boss encounter in the War for the Atlas expansion. However, that end-game storyline was retired and replaced by the Conquerors of the Atlas. According to the Conquerors of the Atlas game lore, the Elder was slain by the Elderslayers led by Sirus, Awakener of Worlds, and was removed from the Atlas. Players can still fight Uber Elder using the Maddening ObjectMaddening ObjectCan be used in a personal Map Device. map fragments, but do not need to chase the Elder and Shaper across the Atlas anymore. These map fragments can be obtained by defeating the Shaper and the Elder.

The Uber Elder is considered to be one of the most difficult boss encounters in Path of Exile, as players are pitted against both The Elder and The Shaper simultaneously. Players must be very careful to place the Shaper's Vortex portals around the edges of the arena failing which the entire arena will littered with permanent vortices that cause heavy damage over time. Players have to also avoid the Elder's Ring of Death and the Shaper Beam and Projectiles, all of which can be deadly if not dealt with properly.

The encounter has no phases, however, one of the bosses will be invulnerable, and this will alternate between the two bosses every time the player damages the vulnerable boss for 25% of his health. Zana Caeserius does not assist the player during this fight, unlike both the Elder and the Shaper encounters where she is present and provides various defensive abilities.

The Uber Elder can drop one of the most valuable items in the game, a 3-mod Watcher's EyeWatcher's Eye
Prismatic Jewel
Limited to: 1(4-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
(4-6)% increased maximum Mana
<Two or Three random aura modifiers>
One by one, they stood their ground against a creature
they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,
and one by one, they became a part of it.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
with highly variable value depending on the random mods it has, being worth potentially hundreds of Exalted OrbExalted OrbStack Size: 10Augments a rare item with a new random modifierRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it. Rare items can have up to six random modifiers. The item's Catalyst quality increases the chance of applying a modifier which matches the quality type. Removes 20% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.
Shift click to unstack.
s if its 3 mods work extremely well together. Such items are highly valuable because they are unique, cannot be duplicated or replicated, and cannot be crafted by players.

Entry

Players must use the following fragments in their map device to fight Uber Elder (Elder and Shaper). These fragments can be obtained by defeating The Shaper and The Elder, and can also be traded amongst players.

  • Fragment of KnowledgeFragment of KnowledgeItem Quantity: +10%10% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaUnderstanding leads to mastery.Can be used in a personal Map Device. - obtained by defeating The Shaper
  • Fragment of ShapeFragment of ShapeItem Quantity: +10%10% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaBeauty is in the eye of the creator.Can be used in a personal Map Device. - obtained by defeating The Shaper
  • Fragment of TerrorFragment of TerrorItem Quantity: +10%10% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaFear drives survival.Can be used in a personal Map Device. - obtained by defeating The Elder
  • Fragment of EmptinessFragment of EmptinessItem Quantity: +10%10% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaWhat is not cannot cause harm.Can be used in a personal Map Device. - obtained by defeating The Elder

The arena is the same as the Absence of Value and Meaning, but the character first enters The Shaper's Realm, and then takes a portal to the final arena. The arena and staging areas are in the same instance.

Recommendations

The following is recommended:

  • Mastery of the mechanics of The Elder and The Shaper (fight both of them independently till you can do it deathless)
  • At least 10 million damage per second (rolling over your main attack ability should show 100K+, because Path of Exile cannot calculate DPS properly)
  • A method to increase damage against unique enemies (such as Assassin's Mark for critical strike-based builds)
  • Capped elemental resistances (fire, cold and lightning resistance at 75%)
  • At least 8,000 Effective hit points (Life pool)
  • High life regeneration or energy shield regeneration to combat the Shaper Beam and Vortex portals
  • At least 20% block or evade chance, or Mana before Life defenses

The following is optional:

  • Rumi's ConcoctionRumi's Concoction
    Granite Flask
    Lasts 4.00 Seconds
    Consumes 30 of 60 Charges on use
    +1500 to Armour
    Requires Level 68+(14-20)% Chance to Block Attack Damage during Flask effect
    +(6-10)% Chance to Block Spell Damage during Flask effect
    "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
    Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
    -Rumi of the Vaal
    Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
    can increase your defensive ability if you keep dying (spellcaster and ranger builds only)
  • Lion's RoarLion's Roar
    Granite Flask
    Lasts 4.00 Seconds
    Consumes 30 of 60 Charges on use
    +1500 to Armour
    Requires Level 27Adds Knockback to Melee Attacks during Flask effect
    Knocks Back Enemies in an Area when you use a Flask
    75% chance to cause Enemies to Flee on use
    (20-25)% more Melee Physical Damage during effect
    A sprinkle of hunger, a spoonful of menace
    and three generous cups of Might.
    Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
    can increase your defensive ability if you keep dying (melee builds only)

Attacks

The Elder is assisted by the Shaper in this battle. The battle essentially pits the player against both bosses, with some differences:

  • One of the bosses will be invulnerable, alternating between the two for every 25% health lost. The invulnerable boss will use less attacks than normal. When both bosses are at 25% health, both bosses will be vulnerable.
  • Volatile Anomalies and Madness Propagators will continuously spawn during the fight, alternating every 20 seconds.
  • There are no special phases from either boss.
  • At each 1/4 health lost from both bosses, the Elder or Shaper will spawn additional monsters.
    • The Elder will summon multiple Null Portals
    • The Shaper channels a monster portal like in his regular fight. Both are invulnerable during this phase.
  • The Elder does not use his Super Siphon attack or the debuff Crystalised Fear status icon.pngCrystalised Fear
  • The Shaper does not use his Shadow Clone or Bullet Hell attack.

The Elder

Image Attack Details Used while invulnerable?
Elder Default Attack.png Default Melee Attack
  • The Elder strikes the player, dealing Physical Damage.
Yes
Elder Ice Spear 1.png Ice Spears 1
  • The Elder fires multiple sets of 2 icy projectiles
  • Each projectile that hits the player deals 5006 to 7509 Cold Damage
Yes
Elder Ice Spear 2.png Ice Spears 2
  • The Elder fires 4 icy projectiles at once
  • Each projectile that hits the player deals 5006 to 7509 Cold Damage
Yes
Elder Ice Spear 3.png Ice Spears 3
  • The Elder charges up an attack and then fires 5+ icy projectiles
  • Each projectile that hits the player deals 6554 to 9832 Cold Damage
Yes
Elder Siphon.png Siphon
  • The Elder dives into the ground and reappears, siphoning energy out of the player within a 180 degree cone around himself
  • Players must stay out of the range of the siphon to escape the attack
  • If players are within the siphoning attack area:
No
Elder Tentacle Slam.png Tentacle Slam
  • The Elder spawns several tentacles around the player that slam the ground to deal Area of effect Physical damage
  • This attack also leaves visual ground effect for a short time
  • Each tentacle that hits the player deals 130% of Damage
No
Elder Expanding Nova.png Expanding Nova /
Ring of Death
  • The Elder casts a ring around him, creating a field that gradually grows larger over time
  • After several seconds, it explodes dealing massive physical damage, enough to kill most builds
  • Players must stay within the inner ring until the attack ends in order to survive
  • If players are outside the ring, it deals 5420 to 6625 Physical Damage when it explodes
  • It is the only one-shot mechanic
Yes
Elder Rising Slam.png Rising Slam
  • The Elder spins around, launching multiple cold damage projectiles that impact in a ring around him, then teleports away.
  • He will then teleport to your location and do a slam that deals heavy cold damage.
No

The Shaper

Image Attack Details Used while invulnerable?
Shaper Default Attack.png Default Attack
  • The Shaper lashes out at the player, dealing Physical damage
  • He only uses it while in melee range.
  • If the player is hit, it deals:
    • Deals 100% of Damage
    • 33% more Attack Speed
Yes
Shaper Beam.png Shaper Beam
  • The Shaper unleashes an extremely powerful beam that deals heavy damage over time if the player is hit by it
    • The Shaper fires the beam aiming at the player, and once fired, the beam does NOT rotate to target the player
    • The player must dash away or run away from the beam area to avoid taking damage
    • The beam can kill most builds in 1-2 seconds if they stand within the beam constantly
    • The beam lasts for 3 seconds
  • If players touch it, the beam does ALL of the following:
    • Deals 5384 Fire Damage per second
    • Deals 4405 Cold Damage per second
    • Deals 6057 Lightning Damage per second
Yes
Shaper Projectile.png Projectiles
  • The Shaper fires 3 golden orbs consecutively, dealing massive cold damage if it hits the player.
  • Each ball will deal:
Yes
Shaper Slam.png Teleport Slam
  • The Shaper disappears into the void, and teleports to the player and slams the ground, dealing heavy damage that can one-shot most builds.
  • To avoid this attack:
    • Players must notice that the Shaper has disappeared and maintain constant movement
    • When the Shaper reappears at the player's location he will perform the Slam attack
    • If players were moving, they would have moved from their original location and avoided the attack
  • If players are anywhere within the purple circle, they will be dealt heavy damage:
    • Deals 300% of Damage
    • 50% less Attack Speed
No
Shaper Portal.png Vortex
  • The Shaper fires a slow-moving grey ball that seeks the player
    • Once the ball touches the player, it will create a vortex on the ground, that deals heavy cold damage over time if players stand within it
    • Players must attract the balls to the edges of the arena to prevent the vortex from restricting the player's mobility
    • Each vortex lasts for the duration of the entire fight, thus players must be very careful to attract them to the edges of the arena
  • To escape a vortex:
    • Players must immediately blink or run from it and continue attacking from another direction
    • If the Elder or Shaper is surrounded by portals, simply wait till he relocates or till some of the portals disappear
Unknown
Shaper Spawn.png Monster Portal
  • The Shaper teleports to the side of the arena and opens a monster portal while he becomes immune to damage
  • The monster portal will spawn various kinds of shaped monsters, one at a time, who will exit the portal and attack the player
  • Players must simply kill the monsters

Video guide

Items found from this monster

ItemLvl.
Watcher's EyeWatcher's Eye
Prismatic Jewel
Limited to: 1(4-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
(4-6)% increased maximum Mana
<Two or Three random aura modifiers>
One by one, they stood their ground against a creature
they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,
and one by one, they became a part of it.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1
DisintegratorDisintegrator
Maelström Staff
Warstaff
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (349.2-373.2) to (500.4-536.4)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.80%
Attacks per Second: 1.25
Weapon Range: 13
Requires Level 64, 113 Str, 113 Int+25% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a StaffAdds (220-240) to (270-300) Physical Damage
+1 to Maximum Siphoning Charges per Elder or Shaper Item Equipped
25% chance to gain a Siphoning Charge when you use a Skill
Adds (12-14) to (15-16) Physical Damage to Attacks and Spells per Siphoning Charge
Gain 4% of Non-Chaos Damage as extra Chaos Damage per Siphoning Charge
1% additional Physical Damage Reduction from Hits per Siphoning Charge
0.2% of Damage Leeched as Life per Siphoning Charge
Take 150 Physical Damage per Second per Siphoning Charge if you've used a Skill Recently
Battlemage
Blurred is the boundary
between creator and destroyer.
64
VoidfletcherVoidfletcher
Penetrating Arrow Quiver
Requires Level 64Arrows Pierce an additional TargetConsumes a Void Charge to Trigger Level 20 Void Shot when you fire Arrows with a Non-Triggered Skill
Adds (30-40) to (80-100) Cold Damage to Attacks
+(80-120) to maximum Energy Shield
+(20-30)% to Cold Resistance
+(20-40) Mana gained on Kill
30% increased Projectile Speed
5 Maximum Void Charges
Gain a Void Charge every 0.5 seconds
Even emptiness may be harnessed.
64
Mark of the ElderMark of the Elder
Steel Ring
Requires Level 80Adds (3-4) to (10-14) Physical Damage to Attacks20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Tentacle Whip on Kill
Adds (26-32) to (42-48) Cold Damage to Attacks
(6-10)% increased maximum Energy Shield
(6-10)% increased maximum Life
(60-80)% increased Attack Damage if your other Ring is a Shaper Item
Cannot be Stunned by Attacks if your other Ring is an Elder Item
Be not stirred by the Void.
80
Mark of the ShaperMark of the Shaper
Opal Ring
Requires Level 80(15-25)% increased Elemental Damage20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Summon Volatile Anomaly on Kill
Adds (13-18) to (50-56) Lightning Damage to Spells
(6-10)% increased maximum Energy Shield
(6-10)% increased maximum Life
(60-80)% increased Spell Damage if your other Ring is an Elder Item
Cannot be Stunned by Spells if your other Ring is a Shaper Item
Let madness take control.
80
IndigonIndigon
Hubris Circlet
Quality: +20%
Energy Shield: (205-228)
Requires Level 69, 154 Int(150-180)% increased Energy Shield
(6-10)% increased maximum Mana
Recover (8-10)% of Life when you use a Mana Flask
Non-instant Mana Recovery from Flasks is also Recovered as Life
(50-60)% increased Mana Cost of Skills for each 200 total Mana you have Spent Recently
(20-25)% increased Spell Damage for each 200 total Mana you have Spent Recently, up to 2000%
Where the body's limits begin,
the mind's limits end.
69
VoidforgeVoidforge
Infernal Sword
Two Hand Sword
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (93-111.6) to (193.5-232.2)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.42-1.46)
Weapon Range: 13
Requires Level 67, 113 Str, 113 Dex30% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills(30-60)% increased Physical Damage
(5-8)% increased Attack Speed
+(90-100) to maximum Life
Your Elemental Damage can Shock
Gain 300% of Weapon Physical Damage as Extra Damage of a random Element
20% increased Area of Effect for Attacks
Deal no Non-Elemental Damage
A weapon born of nothingness,
can only create more nothingness.
67
The Eternity ShroudThe Eternity Shroud
Blood Raiment
Quality: +20%
Evasion: (959-1177)
Energy Shield: (154-189)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 65, 107 Dex, 90 IntTrigger Level 20 Glimpse of Eternity when Hit
(100-150)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
+(70-100) to maximum Life
+(17-23)% to Chaos Resistance
Gain (3-5)% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage per Shaper Item Equipped
Hits ignore Enemy Monster Chaos Resistance if all Equipped Items are Shaper Items
There can be no defence against the celestial siblings entropy and time.
65
The GulfThe Gulf5Thread of Hope
Two-Implicit
Corrupted
I thought love stronger than all, but time and isolation broke that which madness could not.
1

If a Watcher's Eye drops, it will have 3 mods. The mods are random; it is possible to obtain a Watcher's Eye with 3 mods for the same aura skill (extremely valuable), as well as 3 mods for 3 different skills (less valuable).

It can also drop 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.
, even if The Maven is not present and observing the fight.

Version history

Version Changes
3.9.0
  • The Elder and Shaper were defeated by Sirus and the Elderslayers and are no longer part of the Atlas.
  • Players no longer have to chase the Elder and the Shaper across the atlas in order to fight them.
  • The fight can now be accessed using the Maddening ObjectMaddening ObjectCan be used in a personal Map Device. map fragment set.
3.2.0
  • Introduced the final Elder encounter. This endgame encounter is the single most difficult challenge Path of Exile currently has to offer. Good luck!
  • No longer immune to Taunt, though they may not retarget based on being taunted. The Elder in his Unstable phase can no longer be slowed below their base speed.
  • The Elder's Unstable phase is now more difficult, and can drop more Elder items if successfully completed. This is now the only way to obtain the Watcher's Eye unique jewel.

References