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Elder Guardians

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The Elder Guardians are the four map bosses of the War for the Atlas storyline. They are the guardians of the The Elder. They are:


Each Elder Guardian is faced in one of three randomly chosen arenas, which contain different environmental hazards. In Tiers 6 to 11 maps, at 1/2 health you will be teleported to another arena with different stage hazards, and the same applies for Tier 11+ maps at 2/3 and 1/3. [confirmation needed because of 3.9.0 changes]

Upon slaying the boss, they would drop a Map fragment. Open a complete set of fragments in the map device can open portals to fight either the Elder or the harder version Uber Elder.


  • All guardians replace the map boss when entering the boss arena or area.

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Version history

Version Changes
  • Fixed a bug where Zana missions could offer Elder Guardian Maps earlier than intended. The minimum tier before these maps are offered by Zana missions is now 14.
  • The Atlas of Worlds has been reworked. You now start at the centre and will work your way outwards as you explore a new storyline.
  • The Shaper and Elder storyline is gone and has been replaced by a story that takes place in the aftermath of the old story.
  • Zana can now sell Shaper- and Elder-influenced maps once you have progressed your Atlas enough. These act like the old Atlas influence, creating new monsters, threats, and rewards.
  • The Elder, Shaper, and combined Elder and Shaper encounters can still be accessed. If you're lucky, Zana may offer a Shaper or Elder guardian's map!
  • Elder Guardians are no longer in a separate instance to that of their map.
  • Introduced to the game.