Abyss league

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Abyss league
Challenge league
Abyss league logo.png
Release version3.1.0
Release date2017-12-08 20:00:00 UTC
End date2018-02-26 21:00:00 UTC

Before Solaris graced Wraeclast, a race of repulsive beings, fearful of light, populated the gloomy wastes. They were thought to be long dead, with few traces and no mentions in historical accounts. That is, until the earth itself was torn asunder.

For aeons, in the deepest, blackest reaches, they have festered and multiplied. Now, they're clawing their way back to the surface in unprecedented numbers; a hateful swarm of hungering horrors hellbent on reclaiming Wraeclast. Push them back, or be swallowed by the abyss.

Description on the official Path of Exile website [1]

The Abyss league and Hardcore Abyss league were a pair of challenge leagues. The leagues started on December 8, 2017 alongside the release of the War for the Atlas expansion. (Version 3.1.0) and ended on 2018-02-27 New Zealand time or 2018-02-26 US time.[2]

This league introduces Abysses, cracks and pits on the earth that spawn monsters when approached, and abyss jewels, a special type of jewel with new mods and can be equipped to specific items.

All characters and stashes will be moved to Standard league and Hardcore league respectively when the leagues end. Characters that die in the Hardcore Abyss league are immediately moved to the permanent Standard league.

Modifiers

All areas have:

  • Areas can contain Abysses

Mechanics

The league mechanics are Abysses, which can spawn in almost all areas of the game. Abysses are marked with a green dot on the minimap. They are triggered by walking over the green, glowing area. This opens a crack in the ground that can be followed to a gaping pit. Enemies spawn along the crack, and a rare enemy spawns from the pit. If enough enemies are defeated in a short time - particularly, but not necessarily, the rare enemy - a second crack opens and the process repeats once or twice. From the last pit, an Abyssal Trove may spawn, which usually contains one to three Abyss items listed below. At higher levels, a portal to the Abyssal Depths may open instead.

Abysses in this league can spawn from the first act, and Abyssal Depths can spawn as early as level 40 zones.

Items

These items are exclusive to the Abyss leagues:

Base items

ItemLvl.
Ghastly Eye Jewel
Ghastly Eye JewelPlace into an Abyssal Socket on an Item or into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1
Hypnotic Eye Jewel
Hypnotic Eye JewelPlace into an Abyssal Socket on an Item or into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1
Murderous Eye Jewel
Murderous Eye JewelPlace into an Abyssal Socket on an Item or into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1
Searching Eye Jewel
Searching Eye JewelPlace into an Abyssal Socket on an Item or into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1
Stygian Vise
Stygian ViseHas 1 Abyssal Socket
1

Unique items

ItemLvl.Stats
Bubonic Trail
Bubonic Trail
Murder Boots
Quality: +20%
Evasion: 222
Energy Shield: 20
Requires Level 69, 82 Dex, 42 IntHas 1 Abyssal Socket
Triggers Level 20 Death Walk when Equipped
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
30% increased Movement Speed
10% increased Damage for each type of Abyss Jewel affecting you
Even the dead serve the Lightless.
69Has 1 Abyssal Socket
Triggers Level 20 Death Walk when Equipped
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
30% increased Movement Speed
10% increased Damage for each type of Abyss Jewel affecting you
Tombfist
Tombfist
Steelscale Gauntlets
Quality: +20%
Armour: 78
Evasion: 78
Requires Level 36, 29 Str, 29 DexHas 1 Abyssal Socket
(6-10)% increased Attack Speed
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
With a Murderous Eye Jewel Socketed, Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
With a Searching Eye Jewel Socketed, Maim Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
"Ever watched a man crush another man's skull?
Hard to feel hope after that."
36Has 1 Abyssal Socket
(6-10)% increased Attack Speed
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
With a Murderous Eye Jewel Socketed, Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
With a Searching Eye Jewel Socketed, Maim Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
Lightpoacher
Lightpoacher
Great Crown
Quality: +20%
Armour: 171
Energy Shield: 33
Requires Level 53, 59 Str, 59 IntHas 1 Abyssal Socket
Trigger Level 20 Spirit Burst when you Use a Skill while you have a Spirit Charge
+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
Recover (4-5)% of Life when a Spirit Charge expires or is consumed
(15-20)% chance to gain a Spirit Charge on Kill
+1 to Maximum Spirit Charges per Abyss Jewel affecting you
The eyes of the living hold a glimmer of hope.
Don't waste it.
53Has 1 Abyssal Socket
Trigger Level 20 Spirit Burst when you Use a Skill while you have a Spirit Charge
+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
Recover (4-5)% of Life when a Spirit Charge expires or is consumed
(15-20)% chance to gain a Spirit Charge on Kill
+1 to Maximum Spirit Charges per Abyss Jewel affecting you
Darkness Enthroned
Darkness Enthroned
Stygian Vise
Has 1 Abyssal SocketHas 1 Abyssal Socket
50% increased Effect of Socketed Jewels
Hold in your hand the darkness
and never will the light blind you.
1Has 1 Abyssal SocketHas 1 Abyssal Socket
50% increased Effect of Socketed Jewels
Shroud of the Lightless
Shroud of the Lightless
Carnal Armour
Quality: +20%
Evasion: (988 to 1059)
Energy Shield: (274 to 294)
Requires Level 71, 88 Dex, 122 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+(20-25) to maximum Mana
Has 1 Abyssal Socket
Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Elemental Penetration
20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Shade Form when you Use a Socketed Skill
(160-180)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
(6-10)% increased maximum Life
(9-15)% increased maximum Mana
1% increased Maximum Life per Abyss Jewel affecting you
1% increased Maximum Mana per Abyss Jewel affecting you
Look to the darkness for nourishment and you will never go hungry.
713% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+(20-25) to maximum ManaHas 1 Abyssal Socket
Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Elemental Penetration
20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Shade Form when you Use a Socketed Skill
(160-180)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
(6-10)% increased maximum Life
(9-15)% increased maximum Mana
1% increased Maximum Life per Abyss Jewel affecting you
1% increased Maximum Mana per Abyss Jewel affecting you
Lightpoacher
Lightpoacher
Great Crown
Quality: +20%
Armour: 171
Energy Shield: 33
Requires Level 53, 59 Str, 59 IntHas 2 Abyssal Sockets
Trigger Level 20 Spirit Burst when you Use a Skill while you have a Spirit Charge
+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
Recover (4-5)% of Life when a Spirit Charge expires or is consumed
(15-20)% chance to gain a Spirit Charge on Kill
+1 to Maximum Spirit Charges per Abyss Jewel affecting you
The eyes of the living hold a glimmer of hope.
Don't waste it.
53Has 2 Abyssal Sockets
Trigger Level 20 Spirit Burst when you Use a Skill while you have a Spirit Charge
+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
Recover (4-5)% of Life when a Spirit Charge expires or is consumed
(15-20)% chance to gain a Spirit Charge on Kill
+1 to Maximum Spirit Charges per Abyss Jewel affecting you
Tombfist
Tombfist
Steelscale Gauntlets
Quality: +20%
Armour: 78
Evasion: 78
Requires Level 36, 29 Str, 29 DexHas 2 Abyssal Sockets
(6-10)% increased Attack Speed
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
With a Murderous Eye Jewel Socketed, Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
With a Searching Eye Jewel Socketed, Maim Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
"Ever watched a man crush another man's skull?
Hard to feel hope after that."
36Has 2 Abyssal Sockets
(6-10)% increased Attack Speed
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
With a Murderous Eye Jewel Socketed, Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
With a Searching Eye Jewel Socketed, Maim Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
Bubonic Trail
Bubonic Trail
Murder Boots
Quality: +20%
Evasion: 222
Energy Shield: 20
Requires Level 69, 82 Dex, 42 IntHas 2 Abyssal Sockets
Triggers Level 20 Death Walk when Equipped
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
30% increased Movement Speed
10% increased Damage for each type of Abyss Jewel affecting you
Even the dead serve the Lightless.
69Has 2 Abyssal Sockets
Triggers Level 20 Death Walk when Equipped
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
30% increased Movement Speed
10% increased Damage for each type of Abyss Jewel affecting you
Shroud of the Lightless
Shroud of the Lightless
Carnal Armour
Quality: +20%
Evasion: (988 to 1059)
Energy Shield: (274 to 294)
Requires Level 71, 88 Dex, 122 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+(20-25) to maximum Mana
Has 2 Abyssal Sockets
Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Elemental Penetration
20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Shade Form when you Use a Socketed Skill
(160-180)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
(6-10)% increased maximum Life
(9-15)% increased maximum Mana
1% increased Maximum Life per Abyss Jewel affecting you
1% increased Maximum Mana per Abyss Jewel affecting you
Look to the darkness for nourishment and you will never go hungry.
713% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+(20-25) to maximum ManaHas 2 Abyssal Sockets
Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Elemental Penetration
20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Shade Form when you Use a Socketed Skill
(160-180)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
(6-10)% increased maximum Life
(9-15)% increased maximum Mana
1% increased Maximum Life per Abyss Jewel affecting you
1% increased Maximum Mana per Abyss Jewel affecting you

Challenges and rewards

The Abyss leagues include 40 optional challenges.[3] Completing them awards the following microtransactions:

Challenges Reward
12 Abyss HelmetAbyss HelmetHelmet SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped helmet to the Abyss Helmet.
19 Challenger TrophyChallenger TrophyHideout DecorationCreates an object in your hideout8 VariationsAwarded for completing challenges in the Abyss Leagues. Right click this item then left click a location on the ground to create the object.
22 Challenger TrophyChallenger TrophyHideout DecorationCreates an object in your hideout8 VariationsAwarded for completing challenges in the Abyss Leagues. Right click this item then left click a location on the ground to create the object.
24 Abyss WingsAbyss WingsBody Armour AttachmentAdds the Abyss Wings Back Attachment to any equipped body armour.
25 Challenger TrophyChallenger TrophyHideout DecorationCreates an object in your hideout8 VariationsAwarded for completing challenges in the Abyss Leagues. Right click this item then left click a location on the ground to create the object.
28 Challenger TrophyChallenger TrophyHideout DecorationCreates an object in your hideout8 VariationsAwarded for completing challenges in the Abyss Leagues. Right click this item then left click a location on the ground to create the object.
31 Challenger TrophyChallenger TrophyHideout DecorationCreates an object in your hideout8 VariationsAwarded for completing challenges in the Abyss Leagues. Right click this item then left click a location on the ground to create the object.
34 Challenger TrophyChallenger TrophyHideout DecorationCreates an object in your hideout8 VariationsAwarded for completing challenges in the Abyss Leagues. Right click this item then left click a location on the ground to create the object.
36 Abyss Portal EffectAbyss Portal EffectPortal ModificationThis character's portals use the Abyss Portal Effect.
37 Challenger TrophyChallenger TrophyHideout DecorationCreates an object in your hideout8 VariationsAwarded for completing challenges in the Abyss Leagues. Right click this item then left click a location on the ground to create the object.
40 Challenger TrophyChallenger TrophyHideout DecorationCreates an object in your hideout8 VariationsAwarded for completing challenges in the Abyss Leagues. Right click this item then left click a location on the ground to create the object.


Version history

Version Changes
3.1.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Bex_GGG (November 23, 2017). "The Abyss Challenge League". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  2. Chris (Jan 29, 2018). "Announcements - Our Upcoming Development Schedule". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  3. Bex_GGG (December 4, 2017). "The Abyss League Challenges and Rewards". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved December 4, 2017.