Shaper's Orb

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Shaper's Orbs are non-tradable consumable items that can be used to upgrade the tier of a map in the Atlas of Worlds. This causes future drops of that map to have a "Shaped" prefix and the upgraded tier level. Atlas progress and map shaping is tracked separately for each league, and shared between all characters in that league.

Obtaining

Players acquire Shaper's Orbs by collecting Memory Fragments and giving them to Zana. Memory Fragments are found by killing the bosses of Elder-influenced maps circled in blue on the Atlas. To acquire multiple Shaper's Orbs of tier 8-10, the maps not only need to be Elder-influenced, but occupied by an Elder Guardian or the Elder himself.

Memory
Fragment
Found in
map tier
Shaper's Orb Notes
1 (I) 6 Tier 1Shaper's Orb (Tier 1)Upgrades a Tier 1 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
2 (II) 7 Tier 2Shaper's Orb (Tier 2)Upgrades a Tier 2 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
3 (III) 8 Tier 3Shaper's Orb (Tier 3)Upgrades a Tier 3 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
4 (IV) 9 Tier 4Shaper's Orb (Tier 4)Upgrades a Tier 4 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
5 (V) 10 Tier 5Shaper's Orb (Tier 5)Upgrades a Tier 5 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
6 (VI) 11 Tier 6Shaper's Orb (Tier 6)Upgrades a Tier 6 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
7 (VII) 12 Tier 7Shaper's Orb (Tier 7)Upgrades a Tier 7 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
8 (VIII) 13 Tier 8, #1Shaper's Orb (Tier 8)Upgrades a Tier 8 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
10 (X) 14 Tier 9, #1Shaper's Orb (Tier 9)Upgrades a Tier 9 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
13 (XIII) 15 Tier 10, #1Shaper's Orb (Tier 10)Upgrades a Tier 10 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
9 (IX) 13+ Tier 8, #2Shaper's Orb (Tier 8)Upgrades a Tier 8 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers. Occupied by Elder Guardian or the Elder
1st additional Orb
11 (XI) 14+ Tier 9, #2Shaper's Orb (Tier 9)Upgrades a Tier 9 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers. Occupied by Elder Guardian or the Elder
2nd additional Orb. Fragment potentially downgraded to IX.*
14 (XIV) 15 Tier 10, #2Shaper's Orb (Tier 10)Upgrades a Tier 10 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers. Occupied by Elder Guardian or the Elder
3rd or 4th additional Orb. Fragment potentially downgraded to IX or XI.*
12 (XII) 14+ Tier 9, #3Shaper's Orb (Tier 9)Upgrades a Tier 9 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers. Occupied by the Elder on your own atlas.
3rd or 4th additional Orb. Fragment potentially downgraded to IX or XI.*
15 (XV) 15 Tier 10, #3Shaper's Orb (Tier 10)Upgrades a Tier 10 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers. Occupied by the Elder on your own atlas.
5th additional Orb. Fragment potentially downgraded to IX, XI, XIV or XII.*
*Fragments IX, XI, XIV, XII and XV for the five additional Shaper's Orbs can only be aquired in two possible sequences (9, 11, 14, 12, 15 or 9, 11, 12, 14, 15), meaning fragments XIV and XII have no strict order. Dropped fragments are downgraded if a previous one is missing.[confirmation needed]
*The completion of the Elder fight is currently bound to the character that opened the map – not only the account – which results in a likely unintended behaviour when opening the map with one character and completing the fight with another: It will not remove the Elder from the map and also give no loot, but it can drop a memory fragment. This means in particular that a T15 Elder spawn can grant all five memory fragments using this method.
*If opening maps from your own hideout, the t13+ maps for the fragments that drop from Elder and/or Elder Guardians must be natural t13+ maps and not shaped or elder versions of maps. This is because the Elder and Elder Guardian arenas are based on the tier of the original map.

Spending

Shaper's Orbs are used to upgrade lower tier maps whose layout or bosses a player may find accessible but whose drops and experience gains wouldn't otherwise be attractive. A Shaper's Orb grants +5 to the tier of those maps, i.e. increases the difficulty. Subsequently that increases the experience gained from slain monsters and item level of their drops. Note that Shaper's Orbs don't add Increased Item Rarity or Increased Item Quantity to that map. Unique maps can't be shaped.

Shaping a map can be undone using an Unshaping OrbUnshaping OrbStack Size: 10Downgrades a map on the AtlasRight click this item then left click a shaped map on the atlas to downgrade it. You can then earn the Shaper's Orb again to reshape another map afterwards. which is obtained by vendoring 20 Cartographer's ChiselsCartographer's ChiselStack Size: 20Improves the quality of a mapRight click this item then left click a map to apply it. Has greater effect on lower rarity maps. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
and 5 Orbs of RegretOrb of RegretStack Size: 40Grants a passive skill refund pointRight click on this item to use it.
Shift click to unstack.
. Once unshaped, players can talk to Zana to re-obtain the Shaper's Orb.

See also

  • Elder's OrbElder's OrbUpgrades any map on the Atlas to Tier 16Right click this item then left click on a map on the Atlas to upgrade it to tier 16.

Version history

Version Changes
3.1.0
  • Acquisition mechanic reworked. Orbs are now acquired by turning in memory fragments.
2.4.0
  • Introduced to the game.