Baran, the Crusader

Defeat Baran, the Crusader is a PoE challenge. He is one of the Elderslayers / Conquerors of the Atlas. He serves as one of the end-game bosses of the Atlas.

Baran, the Crusader Guide

Location Crusader’s Sanctum
Quest The Crusader
Resistances
  • 50% Cold Resistance
  • 50% Fire Resistance
  • 50% Lightning Resistance
  • 30% Chaos Resistance
Damage Type
  • Rune Detonation
  • Slam
  • Dash
  • Triggered Delayed Blast

Fight Baran, the Crusader

  1. Open a map that’s in in one of the corner regions of the Atlas (Haewark Hamlet, Lex Ejoris, New Vastir, Lira Arthain).
  2. The first time you do, Baran will appear and taunt the player, adding his influence within the map region.
  3. Repeat this two more times, then talk to Kirac. He will show the location of the Citadel in the region.
  4. Talk to Zana to open six portals into Baran’s Citadel.
  5. After defeating the map boss, go into the portal and defeat Baran, the Crusader.

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Baran Damage Type

Baran’s arena is segmented into 4×4 squares, which are used for his Manarune attack.

  • Default melee attack
  • Fires three bolts of lightning that hit in a small area, then explode. Damage is dealt both when first fired and on explosion. These bolts can overlap, and are extremely deadly to most builds.
  • Fires multiple lightning bolts in a scattered pattern. Same as the previous attack, but must less deadly since they are much less likely to overlap.
  • Briefly charges up and slams his sceptre in front of him, dealing massive physical damage. The sceptre releases lightning projectiles in a spread pattern.
  • Manarunes: After a very lengthy charge up, Baran creates Manarunes in your current location in a cross pattern. They will be placed in squares of his arena. They last a long time before disappearing, and at higher levels Baran can have more than one cross pattern of Manarunes active. Manarunes deal damage over time and degenerate mana. When stepped on, they will also detonate after a delay to deal lightning damage and shock the player.

Baran, the Crusader Drops

Maps under his influence have a chance to drop items that are influenced by him. (Prefix: Crusader’s; Suffix: of Crusade)

Crusader item

Crusader items are dropped by Baran, the Crusader or rarely from monsters and chests of map under his influence. It can be crafted by using Crusader’s Exalted Orb Crusader’s Exalted Orb. They can be recognized by their red glow and symbols next to the item’s name.

  • Prefix: Crusader’s
  • Suffix: of the Crusade

Crusader item

Conquerors of the Atlas

When exploring a map, there is a chance that one of the Conquerors of the Atlas, Al-Hezmin, the Hunter, Veritania, the Redeemer, Drox, the Warlord, and Baran, the Crusader, appears and spreads influence over the Atlas region. Whenever a Conqueror appears in a map, they will occupy the Atlas region and add packs of special influenced monsters to the map whenever they appear. After their third appearance, you can speak to Officer Kirac to locate their Citadel, then talk to Zana to open a portal to their Citadel, a normal map within the Atlas region. Once you defeat the Citadel’s map boss, a portal leading to the Conqueror’s arena opens up, where you can fight the Conqueror themselves. Each Conqueror will drop a Watchstone on defeat, which you can slot in a Citadel to upgrade all maps within the region to higher tiers and possibly reveal new ones.

Influenced monsters and the Conquerors have a chance to drop Influenced items, special item bases which can roll mods unavailable to regular items.

Name Location Notes
Sirus, Awakener of Worlds Eye of the Storm Final boss
Al-Hezmin, the Hunter Hunter’s Ambush Unique boss
Veritania, the Redeemer Redeemer’s Eyrie Unique boss
Drox, The Warlord Warlord’s Keep Unique boss
Baran, the Crusader Crusader’s Sanctum Unique boss

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