Corrupted area

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As you explore Wraeclast, you'll occasionally find Vaal-influenced secret areas that are indicated by a glowing, beating heart and swirling ribbons of blood. These corrupted areas have modifiers, similar to end-game maps, which substantially increase their difficulty. At the heart of each corrupted area is a new boss monster, guarding a chest that is guaranteed to drop a Vaal Skill Gem or Vaal Fragment. There will also be a Vaal Letter near the boss, providing Vaal-related lore. As corrupted areas require some effort to find and have mods that make them more difficult than normal, you'll often want to invite friends to help you clear the area.

Corrupted Areas

Name Locations found in Entrance Type Boss Name Boss Abilities
Ancient Catacomb The Dried Lake Floor Commander of Flesh Spawns zombies
Arcane Chambers The Lunaris Temple Level 1, The Lunaris Temple Level 2, The Lunaris Temple Level 3 Wall Beheader Ataguchu
(new model?)
Corrupting Blood, Cyclone, Cleave
Blind Alley The Warehouse District Wall M'gaska, the Living Pyre
Casts Flameblast, Spawns Summon Raging Spirit Totems
Clouded Ridge The Ledge Spans ledge Konu, Maker of Wind
Quick, Fast Attacks, Leaps, Life Leech, Resist Elemental Damage, Resists Chaos
Concealed Cavity The Coast, The Submerged Passage Floor (from The Coast),
Wall (from The Submerged Passage)
All-Seeing Eye
Charge up laser, Casts Arc, Casts Spark
Covered-up Hollow The Den, The Fellshrine Ruins, The Caverns Floor Cintiq, the Inescapable
Faster Attacks, Flicker Strike, Ethereal Knives
Disused Furnace The Crematorium Wall Curator Miem
(Undying Incinerator)
Firestorm that follows you
Entombed Alcove The Crypt Level 1, The Crypt Level 2 Sarcophagus marked by blood Shrapnelbearer
(Vaal Construct)
Far Shot, Chaos Ice Nova (Applies Chaos Degen)
Entombed Chamber The Catacombs Sarcophagus marked by blood Ossecati, Boneshaper
(Colossal Bonestalker)
Infernal Blow, Summon Skeletons
Forbidden Chamber The Vaal Ruins, The Ancient Pyramid Wall Haviri, Vaal Metalsmith
(Vaal Fallen)
3 Totems (either Ethereal Knives, Flame Totem, Firestorm, Freezing Pulse, Shock Nova, Storm Call)
Forgotten Conduit The Aqueduct Sewer Opening Torrent of Fear
Resists Elemental Damage, Resists Chaos
Forgotten Oubliette The Lower Prison, The Upper Prison Floor Coniraya, Shadow of Malice
(Spectral Bowman)
Rain of Arrows that shocks ground on landing
Hidden Patch The Old Fields, The Crossroads Wall Thornrunner
(Spine Serpent)
Proximity Shield, Lesser Multiple Projectiles, Short Strong Puncture, Spike Firestorm
Inner Grounds The Imperial Gardens Wall Inti of the Blood Moon
(Avian Retch)
Soul Eater, Quick
Mystical Clearing The Riverways Wall Simi, the Nature Touched
Allies do Additional Lightning/Fire/Cold Damage, Soul Eater, Summons small Apes
Narrow Ravine The Western Forest, The Wetlands Wall Kamaq, Soilmaker
Lightning Balls, Faster Attacks, Far Shot, Resists Elemental Damage, Resists Chaos
Neglected Cellar The Warehouse District, The Marketplace, The Battlefront, The Hedge Maze Floor Rima, Deep Temptress
(Siren's Daughter)
Throws multiple Freezing Pulse and Ice Nova traps, Ice Storm, Slows Enemies
Quarantined Quarters The Slums Wall The Sunburst Queen
(Carrion Queen)
Extra Projectiles, 360° Fireball, Added Fire Damage, Resists Elemental Damage, Resists Chaos
Remote Gulch The Climb, The Coast, The Ship Graveyard Wall Sheaq, Maker of Floods
(Goatman Shaman)
Casts Fireball (GMP + Fork), Casts Spark
Restricted Gallery The Library, The Archives Floor (Sceptre of God Stairs) Ch'aska, Maker of Rain
(Tentacle Miscreation)
Rain of Arrows, Pierce
Sacred Chambers The Solaris Temple Level 1, The Solaris Temple Level 2 Wall (stairs) Shadow of Vengeance
Animate Weapon type minions, Spectral Throw
Sealed Corridors The Sceptre of God, The Upper Sceptre of God Wall Wiraq, the Impaler
(? - dual blade-arm guy)
Dual wield, More damage on low life
Secluded Copse The Northern Forest, The Weaver's Chambers, The Dread Thicket Wall Kutec, Vaal Fleshsmith
(Vaal Fallen)
Casts Desecrate, Flesh Offering, Raise Zombie, Detonate Dead and Punishment
Secret Laboratory The Chamber of Sins Level 2 Wall Atziri's Pride
Casts Arctic Armour, Unrighteous Fire, Lightning Warp
Stagnant Canal The Docks Coast (little dock) Wiraqucha, Ancient Guardian
Smoke Mine and summons many Spectres of himself
Strange Sinkhole The Cavern of Anger, The Coast, The Flooded Depths, The Mud Flats Floor Mother of the Hive
Has "Allies Cannot Die", spawns lots of Spitters
Sunken Shingle The Mud Flats, The Ship Graveyard Coast (little dock) Perquil the Lucky
Spectral Throw that leaves longer duration Storm Call markers.
Walled-off Ducts The Slums Sewers, The Warehouse Sewers, The Market Sewers Wall Cava, Artist of Pain
Lightning Storm, 360° Lightning Strike, Vulnerability on Hit
Haunted Mineshaft The Mines Level 1, The Mines Level 2, The Crystal Veins Floor Calxipher
(Voll's Fallen)
Flame Totem, Magma Orb with Chain, Flame Dash

Links between areas

click images to enlarge IMAGE LINKS BELOW ARE OUT OF DATE AS OF PATCHES 1.3 AND 2.0

Act 1

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Act 2

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Act 3

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