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.
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Baran’s arena is segmented into 4×4 squares, which are used for his Manarune attack.
Maps under his influence have a chance to drop items that are influenced by him. (Prefix: Crusader’s; Suffix: of Crusade)
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. They can be recognized by their red glow and symbols next to the item’s name.
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.
|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|