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Ambush league

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Ambush league
Challenge league
Release version: 1.1.0
Release date: 5 March 2014
End date: 5 July 2014

Ambush is about risk and reward. Various new types of chests called Strongboxes can be found throughout Wraeclast. These chests are guarded by monsters that ambush the player when they are opened. The ambushing monsters must be slain before the contents of the Strongbox can be claimed.

Description on the official Path of Exile website [1]

The Ambush league was a four month softcore league. This league introduced Strongboxes.

It started along with the Invasion league on March 5, 2014 and lasted until July 5, 2014. At the end of the league all characters and stashes were moved to Standard league. Characters that died during the four months respawned in Ambush.

Modifier

All areas had

  • Strongboxes are guarded by Ambushing Monsters.

Items

Ambush had nine exclusive base item types (all shared with Invasion) and three exclusive uniques (two of which were shared with Invasion).

Exclusive base item types

The following item types were introduced exclusive to Ambush and Invasion.

ItemLvl.Stats
Mortal Grief
Mortal GriefItem Quantity: +10%10% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaWhen we prostrate ourselves to the night, we worship mortality.Can be used in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device.
110% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area
Mortal Hope
Mortal HopeItem Quantity: +10%10% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaWhen we prostrate ourselves to the night, we worship mortality.Can be used in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device.
110% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area
Mortal Ignorance
Mortal IgnoranceItem Quantity: +10%10% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaIt is only the blind who can live in darkness.Can be used in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device.
110% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area
Mortal Rage
Mortal RageItem Quantity: +10%10% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaWe are but dogs, howling at an uncaring moon.Can be used in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device.
110% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area
Sacrifice at Dawn
Sacrifice at DawnItem Quantity: +5%5% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaOnly those who aspire can dare to hope.Can be used in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device.
15% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area
Sacrifice at Dusk
Sacrifice at DuskItem Quantity: +5%5% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaThe Vaal shall never fear the setting of our sun.Can be used in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device.
15% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area
Sacrifice at Midnight
Sacrifice at MidnightItem Quantity: +5%5% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaLook to our Queen, for she will lead us into the light.Can be used in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device.
15% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area
Sacrifice at Noon
Sacrifice at NoonItem Quantity: +5%5% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaThe light without pales in comparison to the light within.Can be used in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device.
15% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area
The Alluring Abyss
The Alluring AbyssMap Level: 80100% more Monster Life
100% increased Monster Damage
Area does not contain Rogue Exiles (Hidden)
Travel to this Map by using it in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
1100% more Monster Life
100% increased Monster Damage
Area does not contain Rogue Exiles (Hidden)
The Apex of Sacrifice
The Apex of SacrificeMap Level: 70Area does not contain Rogue Exiles (Hidden)Travel to this Map by using it in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
1Area does not contain Rogue Exiles (Hidden)
Vaal Orb
Vaal OrbStack Size: 10Corrupts an item, modifying it unpredictablyRight click this item then left click an item to corrupt it. Corrupted items cannot be modified again.
Shift click to unstack.
1N/A
Two-Point Arrow Quiver
Two-Point Arrow QuiverRequires Level 4(20-30)% increased Accuracy Rating
4(20-30)% increased Accuracy Rating
Serrated Arrow Quiver
Serrated Arrow QuiverRequires Level 5Adds 1 to 4 Physical Damage to Attacks with Bows
5Adds 1 to 4 Physical Damage to Attacks with Bows
Unset Ring
Unset RingRequires Level 5Has 1 Socket
5Has 1 Socket
Sharktooth Arrow Quiver
Sharktooth Arrow QuiverRequires Level 10+(3-4) Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
10+(3-4) Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
Blunt Arrow Quiver
Blunt Arrow QuiverRequires Level 16(25-35)% increased Stun Duration on Enemies
16(25-35)% increased Stun Duration on Enemies
Fire Arrow Quiver
Fire Arrow QuiverRequires Level 22Adds 4 to 8 Fire Damage to Attacks with Bows
22Adds 4 to 8 Fire Damage to Attacks with Bows
Broadhead Arrow Quiver
Broadhead Arrow QuiverRequires Level 28Adds 6 to 12 Physical Damage to Attacks with Bows
28Adds 6 to 12 Physical Damage to Attacks with Bows
Penetrating Arrow Quiver
Penetrating Arrow QuiverRequires Level 36Arrows Pierce an additional Target
36Arrows Pierce an additional Target
Spike-Point Arrow Quiver
Spike-Point Arrow QuiverRequires Level 45(20-30)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
45(20-30)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance

Exclusive uniques

The following uniques were shared between Invasion and Ambush.

ItemLvl.Stats
Vaal Caress
Vaal Caress
Bronzescale Gauntlets
Quality: +20%
Armour: (120 to 130)
Evasion: (120 to 130)
Requires Level 27, 22 Str, 22 Dex+2 to Level of Socketed Vaal Gems
(120-140)% increased Armour and Evasion
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+40% to Cold Resistance
You gain Onslaught for 5 seconds on using a Vaal Skill
"The gems are strangely human at times.
They simply love to be held."
- Doryani, First Seer to the Queen
27+2 to Level of Socketed Vaal Gems
(120-140)% increased Armour and Evasion
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+40% to Cold Resistance
You gain Onslaught for 5 seconds on using a Vaal Skill
Voideye
Voideye
Unset Ring
Requires Level 45Has 1 Socket+5 to Level of Socketed GemsThe darker the eye, the more diligent the watched.
45Has 1 Socket+5 to Level of Socketed Gems

This unique was specific to Ambush, but was added as a drop to the core game at the league's end.

ItemLvl.Stats
Drillneck
Drillneck
Penetrating Arrow Quiver
Requires Level 36Arrows Pierce an additional Target(8-12)% increased Attack Speed
+350 to Evasion Rating
+(40-50) to maximum Life
Adds (10-14) to (19-24) Physical Damage to Attacks with Bows
Arrows deal 50% increased Damage to Targets they Pierce
"Why waste such a fine arrow on just one man?"
- Kiravi, Vaal Archer
36Arrows Pierce an additional Target(8-12)% increased Attack Speed
+350 to Evasion Rating
+(40-50) to maximum Life
Adds (10-14) to (19-24) Physical Damage to Attacks with Bows
Arrows deal 50% increased Damage to Targets they Pierce

References

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