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The Elder
The Elder
Level(s) 83
Location(s) Absence of Value and Meaning
Quest(s) The Memory Eater (legacy)
The Eldritch Decay (legacy)
Health 46 612 147
Damage 5740
ApS 1.85
Resistance(s) 50% Fire
50% Cold
50% Lightning
30% Chaos
Modifier(s) 66% Less Curse Effectiveness
Cannot Be Fully Slowed
Immune To Knockback

The Elder is a boss that is invading the Atlas of Worlds. He is the main antagonist of the War for the Atlas expansion.

Encounter

You can get access to the arena by collecting all four fragments. They drop from the Elder Guardians.

  • Fragment of PurificationFragment of PurificationItem Quantity: +5%5% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaCorruption is purged, not cleansed.Can be used in a personal Map Device.
  • Fragment of ConstrictionFragment of ConstrictionItem Quantity: +5%5% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaWebs are torn, not untangled.Can be used in a personal Map Device.
  • Fragment of EnslavementFragment of EnslavementItem Quantity: +5%5% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaFreedom is won, not given.Can be used in a personal Map Device.
  • Fragment of EradicationFragment of EradicationItem Quantity: +5%5% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaPlagues are exhausted, not cured.Can be used in a personal Map Device.

The arena is called Absence of Value and Meaning.

Abilities

Default Attack

Siphon

  • Deals 1433 Physical Damage per second
  • Players have 60% less Action speed while inside

Tentacle Slam

  • Deals 130% of Damage

Expanding Nova

  • Deals 5420 to 6625 Physical Damage

Projectile Spell 1

  • Deals 6554 to 9832 Cold Damage
  • Fires additional Projectiles

Projectile Spell 2

  • Deals 5006 to 7509 Cold Damage
  • Fires additional Projectiles

Strategy

Normal Phase

The Elder uses the following moves from the start:

  • Default attack
  • Ice Spears: Launches ice spears in various ways, dealing cold damage. He can fire multiple icicles in a large arc or several in a smaller arc.
  • Ring of Death: Casts a ring around him, creating a field that gradually grows larger over time. After several seconds, it explodes for massive physical damage, enough to kill most builds. You must stay inside the ring to avoid taking damage.
  • Siphon - Dives into the ground and reappears, channeling an arc that deals physical damage over time (as debuff Fed Upon) and greatly slows the character down in front of him (as debuff Sprouting Madness). Any damage he deals with this attack is given to him as energy shield.

During the fight, Madness Propagators will spawn, which fires slow projectile shots and leaves a patch of eldritch decay permanently if it is left alive long enough, which deals physical damage over time while standing over them. Killing them quickly is important so that the arena does not become overwhelmed by them.

As the Elder's life gets lower, he will start using more attacks:

  • Tentacle Whip: Spawns several tentacles that slam the ground to deal area of effect physical damage. This attack also leaves visual ground effect for a short time.
  • Rising Slam: The Elder spins around, launching multiple cold damage projectiles that impact in a ring around him, then teleports away. He will then teleport to your location and do a slam that deals heavy cold damage.
  • Super Siphon: Identical to his normal Siphon skill, but he will freeze you in place instead, by applying debuff Crystalised Fear. It guarantees him a second's worth of physical damage over time (from debuff Fed Upon) before the Shaper slams the Elder while freeing you.

Captured Phase

When the Elder is brought down to 25% life, the Shaper will capture him and leave him at the center of the arena. He will be invulnerable and the Shaper must channel to fully form all four restraints. You must protect him while the Elder spawns Null Portals that spawn multiple Madness Propagators that can attack the Shaper. Each restraint takes 35 seconds to finish. The Elder will also attack with Tentacle Whip later in the phase. The Shaper performs his restraints in the following order: left side, right side, bottom, top so keep that in mind when the Shaper finishes his current restraint.

If the Shaper's life is brought down to 0, he will retreat and the Elder will be freed, and you must finish the rest of the fight in his first phase.

One recommendation for protecting the Shaper is to use Frost WallFrost WallSpell, Duration, Cold
Mana Cost: (9-33)
Can Store 3 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 4Creates a wall of ice which holds back enemies. Targets under the wall are damaged and pushed back.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Skill Effect Duration
Base duration is (3-4.9) seconds
0.15 seconds between appearance of Wall sections
Wall will be (28-56) units long
Deals (8-462) to (12-693) Cold Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Frost Wall skill icon.png
in front of him to prevent attacks from reaching him. Another one is to not focus on the null portals because they simply spawn back so it is advisable to simply focus on the monsters conjured by the null portals instead. Sulphur flasks can also heal the Shaper. Make sure you have enough clear speed or it will be very hard to successfully do this phase of the fight.

Unstable Phase

Once all four restraints have formed, the Shaper will leave and the Elder is vulnerable once again. He will continue to spawn Null Portals and attack with Tentacle Whip, Ice Spear novas, and Ring of Death, but will also periodically release a large dark pulse that deals physical damage and covers the entire arena.

When the Elder is killed in this phase, he will charge up a final lethal blast. Zana will appear at the bottom right side of the arena with a protective bubble. Retreat to Zana before he uses his last attack.

The Elder must be killed in this phase in order for Watcher's EyeWatcher's Eye
Prismatic Jewel
Limited to: 1(4-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
(4-6)% increased maximum Mana
<Two or Three random aura modifiers>
One by one, they stood their ground against a creature
they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,
and one by one, they became a part of it.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
to possibly drop.

Items found from this monster

ItemLvl.
ImpresenceImpresence
Onyx Amulet
Requires Level 64+(10-16) to all AttributesAdds (20-24) to (33-36) Cold Damage
+(50-70) to maximum Life
(45-50)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
+(20-25)% to Cold Resistance
Frostbite has 100% reduced Mana Reservation
Gain Maddening Presence for 10 seconds when you Kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
Though its body was locked in stone,
its essence wandered the infinite,
learning, and preparing.
64
NebulochNebuloch
Nightmare Mace
One Handed Mace
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (99.6-117.6)(216-240)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.40
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 68, 212 Str10% reduced Enemy Stun ThresholdAdds (45-60) to (100-120) Physical Damage
Gain (30-40)% of Physical Attack Damage as Extra Fire Damage
+4% to Chaos Resistance per Endurance Charge
1% reduced Elemental Damage taken from Hits per Endurance Charge
Adds 5 to 8 Physical Damage per Endurance Charge
+500 to Armour per Endurance Charge
200 Fire Damage taken per second per Endurance Charge if you've been Hit Recently
They hoped that, trapped in its prison,
the creature would age and perish.
But time would not touch the fiend.
68
ImpresenceImpresence
Onyx Amulet
Requires Level 64+(10-16) to all Attributes(30-40)% increased Damage over Time
Adds (17-19) to (23-29) Chaos Damage
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+(17-23)% to Chaos Resistance
Despair has 100% reduced Mana Reservation
Gain Maddening Presence for 10 seconds when you Kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
Though its body was locked in stone,
its essence wandered the infinite,
learning, and preparing.
64
ImpresenceImpresence
Onyx Amulet
Requires Level 64+(10-16) to all AttributesAdds (20-24) to (33-36) Fire Damage
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+(20-25)% to Fire Resistance
Regenerate 1% of Life per second
Flammability has 100% reduced Mana Reservation
Gain Maddening Presence for 10 seconds when you Kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
Though its body was locked in stone,
its essence wandered the infinite,
learning, and preparing.
64
ImpresenceImpresence
Onyx Amulet
Requires Level 64+(10-16) to all AttributesAdds (10-13) to (43-47) Lightning Damage
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+(20-25)% to Lightning Resistance
Regenerate 1% of Energy Shield per second
Conductivity has 100% reduced Mana Reservation
Gain Maddening Presence for 10 seconds when you Kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
Though its body was locked in stone,
its essence wandered the infinite,
learning, and preparing.
64
Cyclopean CoilCyclopean Coil
Leather Belt
Requires Level 68+(25-40) to maximum Life+(60-80) to maximum Life
(5-15)% increased Attributes
Cannot be Frozen if Dexterity is higher than Intelligence
Cannot be Ignited if Strength is higher than Dexterity
Cannot be Shocked if Intelligence is higher than Strength
1% increased Damage per 5 of your lowest Attribute
With the patience of a prowling lion,
the Shade watched the Scholar.
68
ImpresenceImpresence
Onyx Amulet
Requires Level 64+(10-16) to all AttributesAdds (12-16) to (20-25) Physical Damage
+(400-500) to Armour
+(50-70) to maximum Life
(30-40)% increased Stun and Block Recovery
Vulnerability has 100% reduced Mana Reservation
Gain Maddening Presence for 10 seconds when you Kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
Though its body was locked in stone,
its essence wandered the infinite,
learning, and preparing.
64
Blasphemer's GraspBlasphemer's Grasp
Assassin's Mitts
Quality: +20%
Evasion: (280-332)
Energy Shield: (54-64)
Requires Level 58, 45 Dex, 45 Int+(40-50) to Dexterity
(150-200)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
+(50-60) to maximum Life
+6 to Maximum Life per Elder Item Equipped
+4% to Damage over Time Multiplier for Ailments per Elder Item Equipped
8% increased Effect of non-Damaging Ailments per Elder Item Equipped
Remove an Ailment when you use a Flask if all Equipped Items are Elder Items
Reaching nature's limits,
many sought power in the unnatural.
58
Watcher's EyeWatcher's Eye
Prismatic Jewel
Limited to: 1(4-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
(4-6)% increased maximum Mana
<Two or Three random aura modifiers>
One by one, they stood their ground against a creature
they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,
and one by one, they became a part of it.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1
HopeshredderHopeshredder
Ranger Bow
Bow
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 46.896
Elemental Damage: (130-150)–(270-300)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.49-1.62)
Weapon Range: 120
Requires Level 60, 212 DexAdds (130-150) to (270-300) Cold Damage
4% increased Movement Speed per Frenzy Charge
+(400-500) to Accuracy Rating
(15-25)% increased Attack Speed
12 to 14 Cold Damage per Frenzy Charge
2% chance to Avoid Elemental Damage from Hits per Frenzy Charge
0.5% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life per Frenzy Charge
200 Cold Damage taken per second per Frenzy Charge while moving
Their last thoughts were not of their friends,
or their families, or their homes.
Their last thoughts were untethered from reality,
and bathed in fear and ferocity.
60
ShimmeronShimmeron
Tornado Wand
Wand
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 25.274.4
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 120
Requires Level 65, 212 Int(35-39)% increased Spell Damage(30-40)% increased Spell Damage
Adds (26-35) to (95-105) Lightning Damage to Spells
+(6-10)% to Critical Strike Multiplier per Power Charge
+0.3% Critical Strike Chance per Power Charge
+2% Chance to Block Spell Damage per Power Charge
Adds 3 to 9 Lightning Damage to Spells per Power Charge
200 Lightning Damage taken per second per Power Charge if
your Skills have dealt a Critical Strike Recently
All at once, a calmness would encompass them,
and all at once, it would be torn away,
unveiling forms no sound mind could grasp.
65
Fragment of TerrorFragment of TerrorItem Quantity: +10%10% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaFear drives survival.Can be used in a personal Map Device.1
Fragment of EmptinessFragment of EmptinessItem Quantity: +10%10% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaWhat is not cannot cause harm.Can be used in a personal Map Device.1

The dropped Watcher's EyeWatcher's Eye
Prismatic Jewel
Limited to: 1(4-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
(4-6)% increased maximum Mana
<Two or Three random aura modifiers>
One by one, they stood their ground against a creature
they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,
and one by one, they became a part of it.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
is a 2 aura mods variant.

Version History

Version Changes
3.9.0
  • The Elder and Shaper were defeated and are no longer part of the atlas.
    • They can still be accessed with new Fragment sets.
    • White, Yellow and Red Elder are now a single encounter.
3.1.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References