Cartographer’s Sextant Mods & Guide 3.7: Apprentice, Journeyman, Master

Cartographer’s Sextants are used on the Atlas of Worlds to add a random mod to a map. This effect has a radius on the Atlas, so any map with a sextant mod can apply that mod to other nearby maps on the Atlas within a certain range.

PoE Sextant Limit

Sextant mods applied to the Atlas last a total of 3 uses of maps within the radius.

  • +1 Maximum Sextants for completing all bonus objectives on yellow Maps.
  • +1 Maximum Sextants for completing all bonus objectives on Red Maps.
  • +1 Maximum Sextants for completing all of Zana’s quests

Each sextant will have 3 map uses. 1 use of a Sextant is consumed per map opened in the map device that is within that sextant red circle, no completion or entrance of the map required. So you will get 3 map creations before you need to re-apply sextants. Adding a Sextant Beyond your Maximum will remove your oldest Sextant.

The number of sextants allowed is effectively tied to your Atlas Completion Bonus Objectives. Within that counter, it will show you your oldest sextant that will be removed if a sextant is applied past your limit to a map base without a sextant. Maps that currently have sextants can just be re-rolled without having the oldest removed if you are at the limit.

Sextants three variants

An Apprentice Cartographer’s Sextant Apprentice Cartographer’s Sextant can only be applied on a map up to Map Tier 5. A Journeyman Cartographer’s Sextant Journeyman Cartographer’s Sextant can only be applied on a map up to Map Tier 10. A Master Cartographer’s Sextant Master Cartographer’s Sextant can be applied on any map. The matching tiers can be recognized by the color or name:

Cartographer’s Sextant Maps Tier
Apprentice Cartographer’s Sextant Apprentice Cartographer’s Sextant Low-tier maps (Tier 1 to 5)
Journeyman Cartographer’s Sextant Journeyman Cartographer’s Sextant Mid-tier maps (Tier 1 to 10)
Master Cartographer’s Sextant Master Cartographer’s Sextant Top-tier maps (Tier 1 to 16)

Cartographer's Sextant

Cartographer’s Sextant Guide 3.7

  • Apprentice Cartographer’s Sextant Apprentice Cartographer’s Sextant adds an atlas modifier to a white map (tier 1 to 5) on the Atlas of Worlds. The drop level is 68.
  • Journeyman Cartographer’s Sextant Journeyman Cartographer’s Sextant adds an atlas modifier to a white or yellow map (tier 1 to 10) on the Atlas of Worlds. The drop level is 74
  • Master Cartographer’s Sextant Master Cartographer’s Sextant adds an atlas modifier to a any map on the Atlas of Worlds. The drop level is 79.

Cartographer’s Sextant Vendor Recipes

Result Recipes Notes
1× Journeyman Cartographer’s Sextant Journeyman Cartographer’s Sextant
  • 3× Apprentice Cartographer’s Sextant Apprentice Cartographer’s Sextant
1× Master Cartographer’s Sextant Master Cartographer’s Sextant
  • 3× Journeyman Cartographer’s Sextant Journeyman Cartographer’s Sextant
1× Apprentice Cartographer’s Seal Apprentice Cartographer’s Seal
1× Journeyman Cartographer’s Seal Journeyman Cartographer’s Seal
  • 3× Journeyman Cartographer’s Sextant Journeyman Cartographer’s Sextant
  • 1× Orb of Scouring Orb of Scouring
1× Master Cartographer’s Seal Master Cartographer’s Seal
  • 3× Master Cartographer’s Sextant Master Cartographer’s Sextant
  • 1× Orb of Scouring Orb of Scouring

Cartographer’s Sextant Divination Card

  • 3x Monochrome = 10x Cartographer’s Sextant

Drop maps: Maelström of Chaos Maelström of ChaosThe Vinktar Square The Vinktar SquareThe Coward’s Trial The Coward’s TrialPillars of Arun Pillars of ArunThe Twilight Temple The Twilight TempleWhakawairua Tuahu Whakawairua TuahuPoorjoy’s Asylum Poorjoy’s AsylumOba’s Cursed Trove Oba’s Cursed TroveVaults of Atziri Vaults of Atziri

Cartographer’s Sextant Strategy

The best way to make use of sextants, is to apply them on and around a certain map base that you will be running numerous times (generally a minimum of 3). For the most part, players chose to do this on maps they have shaped or that are above tier 11. It is important to note, that sextants affecting the same maps are unable to roll the same modifiers. This was originally used to create massive Sextant Blocks, but now due to the Sextant Limit on the Atlas, you are only able to do this at a small scale. This makes this strategy useful to minimize the cost of re-rolling your sextants as they can be used to block bad modifiers.So when you are applying your Sextants at and around your chosen map base, you will want to use the cheaper sextants first, moving up into the more expensive ones until you hit your sextant limit or number applicable modifiable maps available.

This usually results in rolling the poor modifiers first on the cheaper sextants, blocking the chance of getting bad modifiers on the more expensive sextants. You can then go back and re-roll them in the reverse order to get them to valuable modifiers, hopefully minimizing the re-roll cost.

After these sextants have been applied, you can simply use a map base within the sextant modification area to activate and use those sextant modifiers!

Cartographer's Sextant Guide

Cartographer’s Sextant Mods

Name Stats
MapAtlasBossAdditionalUnique 1 Unique Bosses drop 1 additional Unique Item
[Avoid to this modifier]
MapAtlasBossDropsCorruptedItems 73 Items dropped by Unique Bosses are Corrupted
[Avoid to this modifier]
MapAtlasUnIDedMapsGrantQuantity 1 30% increased Quantity of Items found in Unidentified Maps
Found Items drop Identified in Identified Maps
15% increased Pack Size in Unidentified Maps
MapAtlasBloodlinesDropAdditionalCurrency 78 Nemesis Monsters drop 3 additional Currency Items
MapAtlasContainsMaster 1 Areas contain Forsaken Masters
MapAtlasContainsAdditionalRandomBoss 1 Areas are inhabited by an additional Invasion Boss
MapAtlasMoveAttackCastSpeed 1 20% increased Player and Monster Movement Speed
20% increased Monster Attack Speed
20% increased Monster Cast Speed
[Avoid to these modifiers]
MapAtlasFireDamageAndPacks 1 Areas contain additional Monsters that deal Fire Damage
Players and Monsters take 10% increased Fire Damage
MapAtlasColdDamageAndPacks 1 Areas contain additional Monsters that deal Cold Damage
Players and Monsters take 10% increased Cold Damage
MapAtlasLightningDamageAndPacks 1 Areas contain additional Monsters that deal Lightning Damage
Players and Monsters take 10% increased Lightning Damage
MapAtlasPhysicalDamageAndPacks_ 1 Areas contain additional Monsters that deal Physical Damage
Players and Monsters take 10% increased Physical Damage
MapAtlasChaosDamageAndPacks_ 73 Areas contain additional Monsters that deal Chaos Damage
Players and Monsters take 10% increased Chaos Damage
MapAtlasGroundHaste 1 Areas contain Slipstreams
[Avoid to this modifier]
MapAtlasUniqueMonstersDropCorruptedItems 73 Unique Monsters drop Corrupted Items
[Avoid to this modifier]
MapAtlasMapsHave20PercentQuality 1 Maps have 20% Quality
Unique Bosses deal 20% increased Damage
MapAtlasMapQualityBonusAlsoAppliesToRarity 73 Quality bonus of Maps also applies to Rarity of Items found
Unique Bosses have 20% increased Life
[Avoid to these modifiers]
MapAtlasPlayersDamageDealtAndTakenWhileStationary_ 1 Players deal 100% increased Damage while stationary
Players take 10% increased Damage while stationary
[Avoid to these modifiers]
MapAtlasOnslaughtWhenHitAndOnslaughtEffect 1 Players and Monsters have Onslaught Onslaught if they have been Hit Recently
100% increased effect of Onslaught Onslaught on Players and Monsters
[Avoid to these modifiers]
MapAtlasFishy 78 Areas are Alluring
MapAtlasContainsZanaMission 73 Areas contain Zana
MapAtlasStrongboxesAreCorruptedAndUnided 73 Strongboxes in Areas are Corrupted
Areas contain an extra Strongbox
Strongboxes in Areas are at least Rare Rarity
MapAtlasCorruptedMapBossesDropAdditionalVaalItems 78 Unique Bosses of Corrupted Maps drop an additional Vaal Item
Found Items have a 5% chance to drop Corrupted in Areas
MapAtlasMagicPackSize 1 30% increased Magic Pack Size
MapAtlasRogueExilesDamageAndDropAdditionalJewels 1 Rogue Exiles deal 20% increased Damage
Rogue Exiles have 20% increased Maximum Life
Rogue Exiles drop 2 additional Jewels
Areas are inhabited by 1 additional Rogue Exile
MapAtlasMagicAndRareMapsHaveAdditionalPacks 1 Magic Maps contain additional Magic Monsters
Rare Maps contain additional Rare Monsters
Normal Maps contain additional Normal Monsters
MapAtlasReducedReflectedDamageTakenMirroredRares 1 Players cannot take Reflected Damage
Areas contain additional Packs with Mirrored Rare Monsters
MapAtlasClustersOfWealthyBarrels 1 Areas contain 30 additional Clusters of Mysterious Barrels
MapAtlasClustersOfVolatileBarrels 1 Areas contain 30 additional Clusters of Mysterious Barrels
MapAtlasClustersOfBloodwormBarrels 1 Areas contain 30 additional Clusters of Mysterious Barrels
MapAtlasClustersOfParasiteBarrels 1 Areas contain 30 additional Clusters of Mysterious Barrels
MapAtlasClustersOfBeaconBarrels 1 Areas contain 30 additional Clusters of Mysterious Barrels
MapAtlasStrongboxMonstersEnrageAndDrops 1 Strongbox Monsters have 500% increased Item Quantity
Strongbox Monsters are Enraged
Areas contain an extra Strongbox
MapAtlasPoisonEffectsAndParasites 1 Players deal 10% increased Damage for each Poison Poison on them
Players have 5% increased Movement Speed for each Poison Poison on them
Areas contain additional Poisonous Monsters
MapAtlasHighValueEnemiesOnOwnTeam 1 Areas contain hunted traitors
MapAtlasMontersThatConvertOnDeath__ 1 Areas contain additional Monsters that Convert when Killed
MapAtlasInstantFlasksAndHealingMonsters 1 Player’s Life and Mana Recovery from Flasks are instant
Areas contain additional Monsters that Heal
MapAtlasBodyguardsAndBossMapDrops 1 Unique Bosses are accompanied by Bodyguards
An additional Map drops on Completing Areas
MapAtlasCurseEffectOnPlayersAndMonsters 73 20% reduced Effect of Curses on Monsters
60% reduced Effect of Curses on Players
[Avoid to these modifiers]
MapAtlasAdditionalBreaches 1 Areas contain an additional Breach
Areas can contain Breaches
MapAtlasAdditionalAbysses 1 Areas can contain Abysses
Areas contain an additional Abyss
Crafted 73 Areas contain Einhar
MapAtlasContainsAlvaMission 73 Areas contain Alva
MapAtlasContainsNikoMission 73 Areas contain Niko
MapAtlasContainsJunMission 73 Areas contain Jun
MapAtlasGloomShrineEffectAndDuration 1 50% increased Duration of Shrine Effects on Players
Areas contain an extra Shrine
Areas contain an extra Gloom Shrine
MapAtlasResonatingShrineEffectAndDuration_ 1 50% increased Duration of Shrine Effects on Players
Areas contain an extra Shrine
Areas contain an extra Resonating Shrine
MapAtlasAdditionalEssencesAndRemnantChance_ 73 Areas contain 2 additional Essences
Monsters Imprisoned by Essences have a 50% chance to contain a Remnant of Corruption
MapAtlasHarbingerAndBossAdditionalCurrencyShards 73 Unique Bosses drop additional Currency Shards
Harbingers drop additional Currency Shards
Unique Bosses are accompanied by a mysterious Harbinger
MapAtlasVaalSoulsOnKillAndExtraVaalPacks 73 Areas contain additional Corrupted Vaal Monsters
Players have 100% chance to gain an additional Vaal Soul on Kill
MapAtlasCorruptedDropWithExtraVaalPacks 1 Areas contain additional Corrupted Vaal Monsters
Items dropped by Corrupted Vaal Monsters in Areas have 20% chance to be Corrupted
MapAtlasBeyondAndExtraBeyondDemonChance 78 Slaying Enemies close together has a 6% chance to attract monsters from Beyond
Beyond Portals have a 33% chance to spawn an additional Beyond Demon
MapAtlasTormentedBetrayerAndScarabDropChance 1 Areas contain an additional Tormented Betrayer
Possessed Monsters drop an additional Rusted Scarab
MapAtlasTormentedBetrayerAndPolishedScarabDropChance 73 Areas contain an additional Tormented Betrayer
Possessed Monsters drop an additional Polished Scarab
MapAtlasTormentedBetrayerAndGildedScarabDropChance 78 Areas contain an additional Tormented Betrayer
Possessed Monsters drop an additional Gilded Scarab
MapAtlasTormentedHereticAndMapDropChance 78 Areas contain an additional Tormented Heretic
Possessed Monsters have a 25% chance to drop an additional Map
MapAtlasTormentedGraverobberAndUniqueDropChance 1 Areas contain an additional Tormented Graverobber
Possessed Monsters drop an additional Unique Item
MapAtlasUniqueStrongboxChanceWithExtraVaalPacks 1 Areas contain additional Corrupted Vaal Monsters
Area has 50% chance to contain Gifts of the Sacrificed per Sacrifice Fragment used
Area has 50% chance to contain Gifts of the Red Queen per Mortal Fragment used
MapAtlasNoSoulGainPreventionWithExtraVaalPacks 78 Areas contain additional Corrupted Vaal Monsters
Players’ Vaal Skills do not apply Soul Gain Prevention

Related unique items

Item Base Item Stats
Flamesight Flamesight Solaris Circlet 59 (240-280)% increased Energy Shield
+(30-40)% to Fire Resistance
(30-40)% increased Elemental Damage
25% chance to Scorch Enemies
Cannot inflict Ignite
10% increased Elemental Damage per Sextant affecting the area
Galesight Galesight Solaris Circlet 59 (240-280)% increased Energy Shield
+(30-40)% to Cold Resistance
(30-40)% increased Elemental Damage
25% chance to inflict Brittle
Cannot inflict Freeze or Chill
10% increased Elemental Damage per Sextant affecting the area
Thundersight Thundersight Solaris Circlet 59 (240-280)% increased Energy Shield
+(30-40)% to Lightning Resistance
(30-40)% increased Elemental Damage
25% chance to Sap Enemies
Cannot inflict Shock
10% increased Elemental Damage per Sextant affecting the area

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