PoE Abyss Scarab of Emptiness: Abyssal socket Scarab

Abyss Scarab of Emptiness

Stack Size: 1/20. Limit: 1.

  • Rare Abyss Monsters in Area have a 50% chance to drop an additional Rare item with an Abyssal socket

Flavour Text: They stare back, with hollow hypnotising eyes.

How to use Abyss Scarab of Emptiness?

Can be used in a personal Map Device to add modifiers to a Map.

How to get it?

  • It is now world drops. If you want to target specific Scarabs, Betrayal has been updated to include most of them!
  • Scarabs Atlas Passives can increase Scarabs drop chances. For example, Ancient Conflict grants "Abyssal Troves and Stygian Spires in your Maps have 3% chance to drop an Abyss Scarab".
  • Veiled Scarab currency reveals a random Scarab when clicked.
  • Divination cards. For example, a set of two Cameria’s Cut cards can be exchanged for a random scarab.

PoE Abyss Scarab of Emptiness

The Abyss Scarab of Emptiness in Path of Exile is a real scarab that offers an interesting twist on Abyss encounters, focusing on rarer monsters and Abyssal socket drops. Here’s a breakdown of its effect:

Targeting Abyss Rarities:

  • Fewer Monsters, More Focus: Using this scarab in a map reduces the overall number of monsters that spawn within the Abyss. This allows for a more focused encounter where you can concentrate on eliminating the rarer Abyss monsters.
  • Increased Lich Chance: More importantly, the Abyss Scarab of Emptiness significantly increases the chance (by 50%) for rare Abyss monsters to drop an additional rare item with an Abyssal socket.

Abyssal Sockets and Their Power:

  • Unique Gems: Abyssal sockets can only be occupied by certain unique Abyss jewels that grant powerful passive stats and modifiers. These jewels can significantly enhance your character’s abilities.
  • Targeted Farming: If you’re specifically looking for Abyss jewels to improve your build, this scarab can be a valuable tool for acquiring them.

Who should use it?

  • Jewel Farmers: Players who actively farm Abyss jewels for their builds or for trading purposes will benefit greatly from the increased drop chance of Abyssal socket items offered by this scarab.
  • Collection and Experimentation: If you enjoy collecting unique items and experimenting with different character builds, the Abyss Scarab of Emptiness can help you acquire a wider variety of Abyss jewels to explore.
  • Alternative Playstyle: This scarab caters to a more strategic approach where you prioritize eliminating fewer, but rarer, Abyss monsters for a higher chance of obtaining Abyss jewels.


  • Abyss Scarab of Edifice: This scarab focuses on increasing the depth of Abysses, leading to tougher monsters and potentially higher tier rewards, but not specifically Abyss jewels.
  • Other Scarabs: Consider using scarabs focused on different mechanics depending on your needs. For example, Breach or Legion scarabs offer encounters with alternative content and loot pools.

Things to Consider:

  • Slower Clear Speed: Due to the reduced number of monsters, Abyss encounters with this scarab might be slower than usual.
  • Inventory Management: Depending on your Abyss encounter frequency, having enough space to store Abyssal socket items can be helpful.


The Abyss Scarab of Emptiness is a valuable tool for focusing your Abyss encounters on acquiring rare monsters and Abyss jewels. Use it strategically based on your desired loot and preferred playstyle.

PoE Abyss Scarab of Emptiness Vendor Recipes

Recipe: Trade three same Scarabs for a single Scarab of type different from those vendored.

Vendor Recipe Outcome
  • 3x Abyss Scarab of Emptiness
1x random Abyss Scarab: Abyss Scarab, Abyss Scarab of Multitudes, Abyss Scarab of Edifice

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List of PoE Abyss Scarabs

Name Description Limit
Abyss Scarab
  • Area contains an additional Abyss
Limit: 2
Abyss Scarab of Multitudes
  • Abysses in Area spawn 75% increased Monsters
Limit: 2
Abyss Scarab of Edifice
  • Abysses in Area that do not lead to an Abyssal Depths lead to a Stygian Spire
  • Abysses in Area spawn Hoards as they travel
Limit: 1
Abyss Scarab of Emptiness
  • Rare Abyss Monsters in Area have a 50% chance to drop an additional Rare item with an Abyssal socket
Limit: 1

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