Cortex

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Cortex
Relic Chambers Map
Map Level: 83
Map Tier: 9
Item Quantity: +100%
Monster Pack Size: +25%
100% increased Experience gain
Monster Level: 83
Map has (3-5) additional random Modifiers
Map has (2-4) additional Synthesis Global Modifiers
Though my life is gone, my purpose is not.
My will remains, emboldened and empowered by the righteousness of my cause.
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
Cortex inventory icon.png
Acquisition
This map can only drop from Tier 14 or higher map bosses. It may also be sold by Zana or offered as her Atlas Mission.
Purchase Costs
Unique10x Chaos Orb
Sell Price
12x Alchemy Shard
Miscellaneous
Item class: Maps
Cortex
Map area, Unique Map area
No Waypoint
IdSynthesis_MapBoss
Act11
Area level79
BossesVenarius
Area type tagssynthesis_area
Synthesis loading screen.png

Cortex is a unique Relic Chambers MapRelic Chambers MapMap Level: 76
Map Tier: 9
Guild Character: 1
Relics of a forbidden past. Hidden away. Forgotten.Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
. The base map has a variable tier but the unique map has a fixed area level (83).

Modifiers

The map has two pools of map modifiers, one draw from "synthesis global " pool (mod domain = 19), one from "synthesis local" pool (mod domain = 18).

Layout

Encounters

Boss

Venarius (not targetable)

Boss video

Items found in this area

ItemLvl.
Crystal BeltCrystal BeltRequires Level 79+(60-80) to maximum Energy Shield79
Two-Toned BootsTwo-Toned BootsEvasion: 126
Energy Shield: 24
Requires Level 70, 62 Dex, 62 Int+(8-12)% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
70
Steel RingSteel RingRequires Level 80Adds (3-4) to (10-14) Physical Damage to Attacks80

Item acquisition
Questionmark.png

This map can only drop from Tier 14 or higher map bosses. It may also be sold by Zana or offered as her Atlas Mission.

Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
8The Encroaching DarknessThe Encroaching Darkness8Map
Corrupted
No matter where your dreams take you, Nightmare follows close behind.
random corrupted MapAutomatic
8Otherworldly IncubatorOtherworldly IncubatorAdds an incubated Unique Map item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing %1% monsters
Unique Map ItemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
random MapAutomatic
4Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
close your eyes,
and pray to the gods
for a pleasant surprise.
random itemAutomatic

Legacy variants

Cortex has legacy variants.

Version Discontinued Base Item Modifiers
3.12.0 Relic Chambers MapRelic Chambers MapMap Level: 76
Map Tier: 9
Guild Character: 1
Relics of a forbidden past. Hidden away. Forgotten.Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.

Map Level: 83
Map Tier: 9/11/14
  • 100% increased Experience gain
  • Monster Level: 83
  • Map has (3-5) additional random Modifiers
  • Map has (2-4) additional Synthesis Global Modifiers
3.11.0 Relic Chambers MapRelic Chambers MapMap Level: 70
Map Tier: 3
Guild Character: 1
Relics of a forbidden past. Hidden away. Forgotten.Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.

Map Level: 83
Map Tier: 3/7/11/14
  • 100% increased Experience gain
  • Monster Level: 83
  • Map has (3-5) additional random Modifiers
  • Map has (2-4) additional Synthesis Global Modifiers
3.10.0 Relic Chambers MapRelic Chambers MapMap Level: 70
Map Tier: 3
Guild Character: 1
Relics of a forbidden past. Hidden away. Forgotten.Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.

Map Level: 83
Map Tier: 3
  • 100% increased Experience gain
  • Monster Level: 83
  • Map has (3-5) additional random Modifiers
  • Map has (2-4) additional Synthesis Global Modifiers

See also

  • Replica CortexReplica Cortex
    Relic Chambers Map
    Map Level: 84
    Map Tier: 9
    Item Quantity: +100%
    Monster Pack Size: +25%
    200% increased Experience gain
    Monster Level: 84
    Map has (6-8) additional random Modifiers
    Map has (4-6) additional Synthesis Global Modifiers
    "Did nobody think to report that we had acquired some sort of free-floating
    Memory? Cease testing and lock this away immediately!"
    - Administrator Qotra
    Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.

Version history

Version Changes
3.12.0
  • Map tiers and locations have been shuffled (though the 'pin' locations for maps has not changed). Most maps are now initially found at a different tier. [a]
3.11.0
  • Map tiers and locations have been shuffled (though the 'pin' locations for maps has not changed). Most maps are now initially found at a different tier. [a]
3.9.0
  • All 5 Synthesis maps can now drop as unique items. They can only be acquired from map bosses of Tier 11 or greater maps (or Tier 14 or greater for Cortex), or if you're very, very lucky, maybe Zana will sell you one.
  • The Cortex map is now more commonly available from Zana relative to the other Synthesis maps, and is now always level 83 (previously had a variable level).
  • All Synthesis maps now require a minimum level 80 area to appear in Zana's mission window.
  • Unique maps can now drop with varied tiers based on the state of your Atlas. Maps that previously had monster level overrides (such as Hallowed GroundHallowed Ground
    Cemetery Map
    Map Level: (73-79)
    Map Tier: 12
    Guild Character: Ð
    Item Quantity: +100%
    Item Rarity: +100%
    Monster Level: (73-79)
    Unique Boss drops 3 additional Maps
    Unique Boss gives 2000% increased Experience
    0.5 Flask Charges recovered every 3 seconds
    Some dead have long envied the living.
    When given the chance, they take from us what they can.
    So we offer our suffrage.
    In return, they give only suffering.
    Travel to this Map by using it in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
    ) now instead rely on the variable tier.[b]
3.8.0
  • Overhauled as a core mechanics
  • If you're lucky, Zana will now offer 5 new unique maps as part of her missions. Each map contains a boss encounter originally from the Synthesis league, and each can drop unique items originally exclusive to that league. Note, you cannot obtain Fractured items, nor will you have any access to the Synthesiser.
3.6.0
  • Introduced to the game as league mechanics

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 The 3.11.0 and 3.12.0 patch notes incorrectly stated that unique maps did not changed tier, however, they did. In 3.11, Cortex 's base tier is T9 and also have T11 and T14 variants. All variants have an area/monster level override, however. In 3.12, Cortex's map tiers are not changed. But other unique maps have changes in tiers.
  2. Despite stated in the patch note that unique maps do not have monster level overrides anymore, all Synthesis Maps have introduced monster level overrides since version 3.9.0. In specific, Cortex can dropped with variable tiers since circa version 3.10.0.