Masters are five special NPCs that randomly spawn in Wraeclast and offer the player missions. Each master offers unique mechanics and rewards to reap. In exchange for completing these missions, players can unlock crafting recipes on the crafting bench and gain Favour to buy decorations for their hideout.
Masters must be encountered in the wild before they start appearing in various towns in Wraeclast.
|Einhar, Beastmaster||Act 2||Hunt beasts with Einhar; player must weaken yellow or red beasts to be captured by Einhar's net||Access to the Menagerie, Beastcrafting recipes and components, the Bestiary|
|Niko, Master of the Depths||Act 4||Find caches of Voltaxic Sulphite in the area; Sulphite is used for delves in the Azurite Mine||Access to the Mine Encampment, loot from Azurite Mines, including fossils, resonators, and socket crafting recipes|
|Alva, Master Explorer||Act 7||Open incursions into the past; open doors and slay architects to improve the rewards in the Temple of Atzoatl||Loot & crafting recipes from the Temple of Atzoatl, chance for special item corruption|
|Jun, Veiled Master||Act 9||Dispatch members of the Immortal Syndicate; interrogate or negotiate with them to find its leader||Veiled items and Scarabs, veiled mod crafting recipes, loot & crafting from safehouses|
|Zana, Master Cartographer||Epilogue||Choose a map and complete the task assigned to it||Atlas completion marks, previous challenge league items|
Masters can be encountered in most zones, where they will offer a mission. Zana can only be encountered in Maps. GGG stated that the chance to spawn a master in map (without using Atlas mission option in the Map Device) will be lower than the chance to gain a mission from map completion, without stating the numeric value.
Each day five new master missions (1 for each masters) will be added to the player's accumulation after the reset at 0:00am (GMT+0) based on the player's last completed map tier.
There is 35% chance (on average 7% per master) to have additional master mission from completing the map . This will increase with atlas Awakening Bonus completion.
You can use Atlas Missions (option can be find by talking to the master or on the Map Device directly) to guarantee a master to spawn in your next non-unique map. Your Atlas Mission counters are tracked for each set of map tier colors: white, yellow, and red; which one you receive is the same as the tier color of the map you received it in. Your accumulated number of Atlas Missions can be seen in the Atlas layout screen. There is no limit to how many Atlas Missions you can store. You can redeem an Atlas mission by speaking to a master then running the map from that screen, or clicking the master of choice in the map device.
Successfully completing missions for Masters grants Favour. Favour is used to purchase hideout decorations.
Each master has a Favour level, which goes up to 7. Favour level increases based on the specified mission objectives completed. Each Favour level unlocks new decorations to purchase.
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Using the crafting bench in your hideout, you can add a master crafted mod into an item. Crafting recipes are unlocked as you play the game and complete missions for masters. Unlocked recipes are retained league-wide.
Adding crafted mods
The crafting bench offers a list of mods that can be crafted onto items of certain types for a cost. Usually, only one crafted mod may be added to an item; the crafted mod is shown in a brighter color than normal mods. Crafting a mod follows the normal affix rules. Specifically:
- The item cannot already have a mod of that type.
- The item must have a prefix or suffix slot open as appropriate. This means that a second prefix or suffix cannot be crafted onto a magic item, nor a fourth prefix or suffix onto a rare item.
Likewise, the existence of a crafted mod on an item prevents a mod of the same type from being added via an Exalted OrbExalted OrbStack Size: 10Enchants a rare item with a new random modifierRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it. Rare items can have up to six random modifiers. The item's Catalyst quality increases the chance of applying a modifier which matches the quality type. Removes 20% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.
Shift click to unstack..
Players can unlock crafting recipes to a special mod which doesn't grant stats or bonuses, but affects other mods and may override regular crafting rules. These meta-crafting mods are treated as regular master crafted mods; they take up either a prefix or suffix spot but, like any other crafting mod, only one can be added at a time. This can be bypassed with the Can have up to 3 Crafted Modifiers mod.
Using an Orb of ScouringOrb of ScouringStack Size: 30Removes all modifiers from an itemRight click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack. on an item with the "Prefixes/Suffixes Cannot be Changed" meta-crafting mod will not remove prefixes/suffixes.
Removing crafted mods
Crafted mods may not be directly exchanged. They are removed if the item is randomly rerolled using an Orb of AlterationOrb of AlterationStack Size: 20Reforges a magic item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack. or Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 10Reforges a rare item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack., or Resonators (socketed with Fossil) or when the crafted modifier is deleted through an Orb of ScouringOrb of ScouringStack Size: 30Removes all modifiers from an itemRight click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack. or Orb of AnnulmentOrb of AnnulmentStack Size: 20Removes a random modifier from an itemRight click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it. The item's Catalyst quality decreases the chance of removing a modifier which matches the quality type. Removes 20% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.
Shift click to unstack.. Alternatively, they may be removed for the cost of one Orb of ScouringOrb of ScouringStack Size: 30Removes all modifiers from an itemRight click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack. if you have the crafting recipe.
This does not apply to mods protected by the "Prefixes/Suffixes Cannot be Changed" meta-crafting mods.
- Version 3.8.0 patch note
- Patch note 3.10.0
- Version 3.10.1 patch note
- Qarl (August 28, 2014). "1.2.1 Patch Notes". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
- Chris (August 20, 2015). "Master Crafting Metamods". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved August 22, 2015.