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The Elder

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The Elder
The Elder
Level(s) 83
Location(s) Absence of Value and Meaning
Quest(s) The Memory Eater
The Eldritch Decay
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.


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.


Default Attack


  • 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


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 and greatly slows the character down in front of him. 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 eldritch decay 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.
  • Petrifying Arc: Identical to his Siphon attack, but he will freeze you in place instead. It guarantees him a second's worth of damage 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 wall 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.

Exclusive drops

The Elder can drop Elder items. He can also drop these exclusive unique items:

He will also drop one Uber Elder fragment:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Version History

Version Changes
  • 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.
  • Introduced to the game.