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The Shaper

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The Shaper
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Level(s) 84
Location(s) The Shaper's Realm
Quest(s) The Shaper (quest)
Health 20 190 261
Damage 5689
ApS 1.75
Resistance(s) 40% Fire
40% Cold
40% Lightning
25% Chaos
Modifier(s) Cannot Be Frozen
Cannot Be Knocked Back
Cannot Be Taunted
80% Less Curse Effectiveness

The Shaper is a boss residing in the Shaper's Realm. He is the main antagonist of the Atlas of Worlds expansion. Background information is given through the Memory Fragments shattered across the maps.

Abilities

Default Attack

  • Deals 100% of Damage
  • 33% more Attack Speed

Beam

  • Deals 5384 Fire Damage per second
  • Deals 4405 Cold Damage per second
  • Deals 6057 Lightning Damage per second
  • Base duration is 3 seconds

Projectile

  • Deals 5639 to 8458 Cold Damage
  • Damage Penetrates 25% Cold Resistance

Teleport Slam

  • Deals 300% of Damage
  • 50% less Attack Speed

Bullet Hell

  • Deals 5639 to 8458 Cold Damage
  • 11 additional Projectiles
  • Damage Penetrates 25% Cold Resistance

Open Portal

  • Base duration is 25 seconds

Fight

Summary

The Shaper is one of the most difficult bosses in Path of Exile, if not the most difficult of them all. His abilities deal very high damage and he has the highest health pool out of any enemy in the game. The fight consists of multiple phases. Before the Shaper encounter begins, the player must defeat four side bosses at the nexus. After that a portal opens in the middle to the Shaper's arena. The Shaper himself has three phases. At the end of the first and second phases he sends Zana and the player to an area they must traverse with a boss waiting at the end. Killing that boss opens a portal to resume the Shaper fight. The Shaper recovers health slowly between phases.

The Nexus

The entry area is X shaped and contains four paths, each leading to a boss that must be killed before a portal in the middle opens. The bosses are four randomly-chosen map bosses. After they are killed, the Shaper fight can begin.

Phase One

The Shaper uses the following skills, which he keeps in all phases:

  • Melee Attack: A lash that does melee damage. He only uses it while in melee range.
  • Golden Projectiles: The Shaper fires three golden orbs that deal massive cold damage and penetrate 25% cold resistance, one after another.
  • Shaper Beam: The Shaper channels a huge golden beam that deals fire, cold and lightning damage over time. The beam only targets one location per skill usage.
  • Teleport Slam: The Shaper spins and disappears in a blanket of void, and then teleports to the player's location, followed by a powerful slam with a large area of effect. A movement skill is recommended to avoid taking damage from this move.
  • Portal: The Shaper teleports to the side of the arena and opens a portal while he becomes immune to damage. Powerful shaped monsters exit the portal one at a time and attempt to attack Zana and the player. Meanwhile, Zana stays in the middle and attempts to channel a beam that closes the portal. This is the only time in the fight when she is vulnerable to damage. If she loses all her health, she retreats and slowly recovers health. If she is successfully kept alive for several seconds during the portal phase, the portal is closed prematurely.

Additionally, slow-moving cold balls spawn once every few seconds. They don't do any direct damage, but once the player touches them, they create a vortex that permanently stains the arena until the phase ends. Stepping in such vortex chills the player and deals cold damage over time.

You are prevented from opening portals while fighting the Shaper.

Once the Shaper has been reduced to 50% health, he banishes Zana and the player and slowly regenerates life until both return.

Phase Two

The Shaper keeps all his abilities from phase one, and gets a new one: He casts a bullet hell of cold projectiles that deal heavy damage and are incredibly difficult to dodge, while he is invulnerable. When he does it, Zana teleports to the middle and creates a protective bubble that entirely blocks these projectiles. She doesn't do this, however, if she's recovering from losing all her health in the portal phase, so it's important to keep her alive.

Additionally, the vortex balls spawn more often than in phase 1.

Once the Shaper has been reduced to 25% health, he once again banishes Zana and the player and slowly regenerates life until both return.

Phase Three

The Shaper keeps all his abilities from phase two, and gets a new one: He can summon an invulnerable, spectral double that uses one of his skills, which disappears after several seconds.

Additionally, the vortex balls appear significantly more often than in the previous phases, potentially making most of the arena unsafe and leaving very little room for maneuvering.

This is the final phase, and once the Shaper is reduced 0% health, he finally dies.

Between Phases

Between each of the Shaper phases, Zana and the player must traverse an area filled with monsters and kill a boss at its end. Those areas use randomly-chosen tilesets, and appear to be thin, floating islands in a sea of stars. Each of the bosses at the end are based on Riftwalker from the Temple Map, but have much higher health.

The Shaper slowly regenerates his health during the between phases, so it's recommended to complete them as quickly as possible. Once The Uncreated/Unshaped is killed, this regeneration stops, and the between phase is complete.

Exclusive drops

The Shaper has four exclusive unique item drops, and will always drop one of them:

Dialogue

The Shaper is voiced by New Zealand actor, Daryl Habraken.[1]

Version history

Version Changes
3.0.0
  • Many unique monsters which were previously immune to Ailments have had their immunities removed, with the exception of Freeze. Notably, this includes several Beyond Demons, the Atziri Trio, Atziri herself, The Shaper and his Guardians, among others.
  • The Shaper now prevents players from opening portals while fighting him. Zana has 50% more life during the Shaper encounter. The grace period when re-entering the Shaper encounter mid-fight has been reduced to 3 seconds.
2.4.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. PhysGGG (January 16, 2017). "The voice acting for the shaper memories is superb.". Official Path of Exile subreddit. Retrieved January 16, 2017.