Baran, the Crusader

Defeat the Elderslayers challenge: Baran, The Crusader while the area has at least 80% Item Quantity.

How to get Conqueror Maps?

  1. Map contains #'s Citadel(Search). Baran, the Crusader map mods: Map contains Baran's Citadel.
  2. Upon killing T14+ Map Bosses, a Conqueror-influenced Tier 14 to 16 map may drop, which is contains the citadel of one of the four Conquerors.
  3. The map can also be sold by Kirac or offered in-map as part of his Atlas Missions. Influenced Scouting Report Influenced Scouting Report rerolls all of Kirac’s Atlas Missions, including at least one Shaper Guardian, Elder Guardian, or Elderslayer Map.

Baran, the Crusader map PoE

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Atlas Passives: Elderslayers

Martial Forces is a Atlas notable passive skill. Mastery: Elderslayers. 20% increased Quantity of Items found in Conqueror Maps.

Count Name Description
1 Martial Forces
  • 20% increased Quantity of Items found in Conqueror Maps
  • Conqueror Maps have 20% increased Pack Size
  • Eldritch Bosses have 20% chance to drop a Conqueror Map
  • (Eldritch Bosses are The Searing Exarch, The Black Star, The Eater of Worlds, The Infinite Hunger, and The Elder)

1 Conquered Conquerors
  • Conquerors have 25% increased chance to drop a Conqueror’s Exalted Orb
  • Unique Bosses have 25% increased chance to drop a Conqueror Map
  • Sirus has 10% chance to drop an Awakened Support Gem
7 Conqueror Influenced Item Drop Chance
  • Items found in Conqueror Maps have 5% increased chance to be Influenced

Conquerors, also known as Elderslayers, are five end-game bosses of the Conquerors: (Al-Hezmin, the Hunter), (Baran, the Crusader), (Drox, the Warlord), (Veritania, the Redeemer), (Sirus, Awakener of Worlds (the final Conqueror)).

Cartographer's Chisel

Cartographer’s Chisel Cartographer’s Chisel improves the quality of a map. The maximum quality is 20%.

Map Fragments

Add map fragments to increase the map's Item Quantity. For example:

Item Stats
Sacrifice at Dawn Sacrifice at Dawn 5% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area
Sacrifice at Dusk Sacrifice at Dusk 5% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area
Sacrifice at Midnight Sacrifice at Midnight 5% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area
Sacrifice at Noon Sacrifice at Noon 5% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area

List of Conquerors

Name Al-Hezmin, the Hunter Baran, the Crusader Drox, the Warlord Veritania, the Redeemer Sirus, Awakener of Worlds (the final Conqueror)
Image PoE Conquerors 1 PoE Conquerors 2 PoE Conquerors 3 PoE Conquerors 4 PoE Conquerors 5
Map Icon N/A
Map Mod Map contains Al-Hezmin’s Citadel
Item Quantity increases amount of Rewards Al-Hezmin drops by 20% of its value
Map contains Baran’s Citadel
Item Quantity increases amount of Rewards Baran drops by 20% of its value
Map contains Drox’s Citadel
Item Quantity increases amount of Rewards Drox drops by 20% of its value
Map contains Veritania’s Citadel
Item Quantity increases amount of Rewards Veritania drops by 20% of its value
Main Drop influenced item
(Hunter’s, of the Hunt)
Hunter’s Exalted Orb Hunter’s Exalted Orb
Al-Hezmin’s Crest Al-Hezmin’s Crest
influenced item
(Crusader’s, of the Crusade)
Crusader’s Exalted Orb Crusader’s Exalted Orb
Baran’s Crest Baran’s Crest
influenced item
(Warlord’s, of the Conquest)
Warlord’s Exalted Orb Warlord’s Exalted Orb
Drox’s Crest Drox’s Crest
influenced item
(Redeemer’s, of Redemption)
Redeemer’s Exalted Orb Redeemer’s Exalted Orb
Veritania’s Crest Veritania’s Crest
i86 influenced item

Exclusive unique (see table below)
Awakener’s Orb Awakener’s Orb

Baran, the Crusader Guide

Baran, The Crusader is one of the Elderslayers / Conquerors of the Atlas. He serves as one of the end-game bosses of the Atlas.

Location Crusader’s Sanctum
Quest The Crusader
  • 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.

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

PoE 3.14 Changes: Conquerors of the Atlas encounters can now be accessed through a map item. When you have a Conqueror's Citadel ready to go, speaking to Zana will open the Map Device interface with a map containing the Conqueror's Citadel already placed in the first slot. Currency can be applied to these maps in the same way as a regular map, and adding fragments or scarabs alongside the map will enhance the map further. Item Quantity will only increase the amount of rewards dropped by the Conqueror by 20% of its total value.

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