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Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Level N/A N/A 70
80
Location(s) The Apex of Sacrifice
The Alluring Abyss
Modifier(s) Unwavering
Cannot Be Frozen
Cannot Be Chilled
Cannot Be Ignited
Cannot Be Shocked
Resists Elemental Damage
Resists Chaos Damage
Immune To Knockback
Skill(s) Creates mirrors of herself
Summons demons
Spear throw
Storm Call
Flameblast

Mirrored versions of Atziri use
Spear throw
Storm Call
Flameblast
Puncture

Atziri, Queen of the Vaal is a boss residing in the Apex of Sacrifice (level 70) and in the Alluring Abyss (level 80). She is the main antagonist of the Sacrifice of the Vaal expansion.

Lore

Atziri was the last queen of the Vaal civilization. She was extremely vain and held court in a room lined with mirrors. Atziri wished for eternal youth, inspired by the serial killer Zerphi living 168 years with a young body, and her thaumaturgist Doryani sacrificed countless victims trying to achieve this. Destroyed by the Cataclysm, she still lingers in a nightmare realm that is leaking corruption back into the land of Wraeclast.[1]

Location

To reach the Apex of Sacrifice or the Alluring Abyss, the player needs to place four Vaal Fragments (the sacrifice series or mortal series, respectively) in the right order on a Map Device. There, Atziri can be challenged after defeating her four guardians. (Dual Vessel of the Vaal, Q'ura, Y'ara'az and A'alai)

Strategy

Queen Atziri is one of the most challenging bosses in the game. Strong well rounded defenses are an absolute must. Ruby Flasks, Topaz Flasks and quick movement skills are recommended. She has three forms:

First form

Initially, Atziri is alone. She cannot be ignited, shocked, chilled, frozen, stunned or knocked back and resists elemental damage. Moreover, she reflects curses, meaning the player gets cursed as well. To counter this it can help to get flasks with the suffix "of Warding" because it removes all curses from the player and grants temporary curse immunity. Her attacks are:

  • An arc of spears that apply bleed. As a melee or close range attacker you'll probably have to tank this one. The damage from the puncture is not too high. This attack is much faster in the the Alluring Abyss version.
  • A single Flameblast inventory icon.pngFlameblastFlameblastSpell, AoE, Fire, Channelling
    Mana Cost: (6 to 9)
    Cast Time: 0.20 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 50%
    Drop Level: 28
    Requires Level 28
    Channels to build up a large explosion, which is released when you stop using the skill. The longer you channel, the larger the area of effect and damage of the explosion.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Damage
    Deals (32-241) to (48-362) Fire Damage
    110% more Spell Damage for each stage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Flameblast skill icon.png
    Flameblast inventory icon.png
    with short channeling. This is not deadly with Ruby Flask but can take a large chunk of your health and finish you with a follow up skill if you don't recover quickly. This spell has 20% increased radius in the Alluring Abyss version.
  • Multiple randomly placed empowered Flameblast inventory icon.pngFlameblastFlameblastSpell, AoE, Fire, Channelling
    Mana Cost: (6 to 9)
    Cast Time: 0.20 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 50%
    Drop Level: 28
    Requires Level 28
    Channels to build up a large explosion, which is released when you stop using the skill. The longer you channel, the larger the area of effect and damage of the explosion.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Damage
    Deals (32-241) to (48-362) Fire Damage
    110% more Spell Damage for each stage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Flameblast skill icon.png
    Flameblast inventory icon.png
    with a massive AoE radius. This spell penetrates 8% percent Fire Resistance (10% in the the Alluring Abyss version). This spell can be withstood with a large effective HP Pool and Ruby Flask + any other forms of increasing maximum fire resist. This quantity of flameblasts increases for every additional player in the instance. This skill can easily kill most characters in a single hit and should be avoided with a movement skill at all costs.
  • A Chain of randomly placed Storm Call inventory icon.pngStorm CallStorm CallSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning
    Radius: 20
    Mana Cost: (6 to 19)
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 80%
    Drop Level: 12
    Requires Level 12
    Sets a marker at a location. After a short duration, lightning strikes the marker, dealing damage around it. When this happens, it will also set off the lightning at any other markers you've cast.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
    Deals (13-341) to (24-633) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 1.5 seconds
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Storm Call skill icon.png
    Storm Call inventory icon.png
    s dealing lightning damage. Each storm call is marked with an orange spell circle and explodes after 3 seconds of being placed, in quick succession. The duration of storm calls placed exceeds 3 seconds, so this means that new storm calls are casted amidst the starting chain of explosions.
  • A Chain of randomly placed empowered Storm Call inventory icon.pngStorm CallStorm CallSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning
    Radius: 20
    Mana Cost: (6 to 19)
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 80%
    Drop Level: 12
    Requires Level 12
    Sets a marker at a location. After a short duration, lightning strikes the marker, dealing damage around it. When this happens, it will also set off the lightning at any other markers you've cast.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
    Deals (13-341) to (24-633) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 1.5 seconds
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Storm Call skill icon.png
    Storm Call inventory icon.png
    s dealing lightning damage. Each storm call is marked with a thick yellow circle and a wider thin yellow line. The thin yellow exterior line is the true radius of the spell. This spell behaves the same as the orange storm call but deals 50% more damage. This spell should be absolutely avoided and Topaz Flask may be required as a safe measure.

Second form

Atziri shields herself, preventing her from taking damage. She summons minions that walk towards her and heal her when they reach her. The minions will not attack the player. Atziri's energy shield will recharge while shielding. The best way keep the minions from healing her is to stand as close to Atziri as possible and use an Area of Effect skill to clear the minions as fast as possible. This is by far the safest phase and a good time for refilling flasks, regenerating life, recharging energy shield or to curse Atziri (don't forget to remove the reflect).

Atziri can still draw aggression of minions such as Summon Raging Spirit inventory icon.pngSummon Raging SpiritSummon Raging SpiritSpell, Minion, Duration, Fire
Mana Cost: (4 to 12)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Drop Level: 4
Requires Level 4
Summons a short-lived flaming skull that rushes at nearby enemies and attacks them rapidly. Enemies will not directly engage these spirits, and can pass through them.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Minion Movement Speed
Base duration is 5 seconds
Can summon up to 20 Raging Spirits at a time
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Summon Raging Spirit skill icon.png
Summon Raging Spirit inventory icon.png
and alternative methods may need to be used to kill all her summons before they reach her.

Third form

Atziri summons four copies of herself. This phase happens at fixed intervals: only when she loses a quarter of her life (so at 75%, 50% and 25%). If the minions heal her back to one of those life levels, she will not do this phase again. Atziri is not targetable in this form. One of the four copies needs to be defeated first:

  • One holds a spear in her hand that fires a single projectile at the player; dealing bleeding damage over time.
  • One has fire on her hand and casts a single Flameblast inventory icon.pngFlameblastFlameblastSpell, AoE, Fire, Channelling
    Mana Cost: (6 to 9)
    Cast Time: 0.20 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 50%
    Drop Level: 28
    Requires Level 28
    Channels to build up a large explosion, which is released when you stop using the skill. The longer you channel, the larger the area of effect and damage of the explosion.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Damage
    Deals (32-241) to (48-362) Fire Damage
    110% more Spell Damage for each stage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Flameblast skill icon.png
    Flameblast inventory icon.png
    on top of the player's current location (Similar to first form's single flameblast).
  • One has lightning on her hand and casts a chain of randomly placed Storm Call inventory icon.pngStorm CallStorm CallSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning
    Radius: 20
    Mana Cost: (6 to 19)
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 80%
    Drop Level: 12
    Requires Level 12
    Sets a marker at a location. After a short duration, lightning strikes the marker, dealing damage around it. When this happens, it will also set off the lightning at any other markers you've cast.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
    Deals (13-341) to (24-633) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 1.5 seconds
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Storm Call skill icon.png
    Storm Call inventory icon.png
    .
  • One has a mirror and reflects a high amount of damage. Attacking this with direct damage is fatal and is only an option for characters that deal indirect damage.

The spear has very poor aim and a moderate amount of damage. As long as the bleed is under control, the skill is largely ignored. Because the flameblast is always cast on top of the player (with the same cast time and delay), it is essential for players to get used to the rhythm of each cast. Melee players, in particular, can draw out her flameblast in a random location and attack one of Atziri copies during the cast time and delay.

Exclusive Drops

Certain items can only be dropped by Atziri.

Normal Atziri

She will always drop one of the following unique items:

In addition, she has a chance to drop an advanced vaal fragment:

  • Mortal Grief inventory icon.pngMortal GriefMortal GriefItem Quantity: +10%Drop Level: 7010% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaWhen we prostrate ourselves to the night, we worship mortality.Can be used in the Eternal Laboratory or a personal Map Device.Mortal Grief inventory icon.png
  • Mortal Hope inventory icon.pngMortal HopeMortal HopeItem Quantity: +10%Drop Level: 7010% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaLook to our Queen, for she will lead us from the darkness.Can be used in the Eternal Laboratory or a personal Map Device.Mortal Hope inventory icon.png
  • Mortal Rage inventory icon.pngMortal RageMortal RageItem Quantity: +10%Drop Level: 7010% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaWe are but dogs, howling at an uncaring moon.Can be used in the Eternal Laboratory or a personal Map Device.Mortal Rage inventory icon.png
  • Mortal Ignorance inventory icon.pngMortal IgnoranceMortal IgnoranceItem Quantity: +10%Drop Level: 7010% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaIt is only the blind who can live in darkness.Can be used in the Eternal Laboratory or a personal Map Device.Mortal Ignorance inventory icon.png

Lastly, she can also drop an exclusive base chest piece:

  • Sacrificial Garb inventory icon.pngSacrificial GarbSacrificial GarbArmour: 234
    Evasion: 234
    Energy Shield: 69
    Drop Level: 72
    Requires Level 72, 66 Str, 66 Dex, 66 Int
    3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
    Sacrificial Garb inventory icon.png

Uber Atziri

She will always drop one of the following unique items:

References

  1. Chris (March 1, 2014). "Path of Exile: Sacrifice of the Vaal Full Information". Official Path of Exile Forums.