PoE Cartography Scarab of Ascension: a tier higher Maps

Cartography Scarab of Ascension

Stack Size: 1/20. Limit: 1.

  • Maps found in Area are a tier higher, up to Tier 16

Flavour Text: Climb ever higher in the search for truth.

How to use Cartography Scarab of Ascension?

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, Explorative Carapaces grants "Scarabs dropped in your Maps are 100% more likely to be Cartography Scarabs".
  • 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 Cartography Scarab of Ascension

The Cartography Scarab of Ascension in Path of Exile is a specific scarab within the Cartography Scarab family that offers a unique benefit for map drops:

  • Tier Upgraded Maps (Up to Tier 16): When you use this Scarab in your Map Device, any maps you find throughout the map will be one tier higher than they normally would be. This applies to all tiers of maps, with a cap at Tier 16, the highest possible tier.

Here’s a breakdown of how it works:

  • Base Map Tiers: Maps in Path of Exile come in various tiers, with lower tiers being more common. This Scarab effectively upgrades the base tier of the maps you find.
  • Example: If you run a Tier 5 map with this Scarab, any maps you find within that map have a chance to be Tier 6 instead.
  • Tier 16 Cap: The upgrade effect is capped at Tier 16. So, if you run a Tier 15 map, the highest tier you can find with the Scarab’s influence is still Tier 16.


  • Faster Higher Tier Map Acquisition: This Scarab allows you to potentially acquire higher tier maps more quickly, which can be crucial for progressing through the Atlas of Worlds endgame content.
  • Map Pool Sustainability: By finding higher tier maps, you can potentially sustain your map pool at higher tiers, allowing you to run more challenging and rewarding maps consistently.

Important Notes:

  • Increased Chance, Not Guaranteed: The Scarab only increases the chance of finding higher tier maps, not a guaranteed upgrade for every map drop.
  • Scarab Rarity: Cartography Scarab of Ascension is likely rarer than the standard Cartography Scarabs, so it might be more expensive to acquire.
  • Map Quality: The quality of the map you’re running can also influence the tier and quantity of additional maps you find. Higher quality maps generally offer a better chance for higher tier map drops, which can synergize well with this Scarab.


The Cartography Scarab of Ascension is a powerful tool for players who want to accelerate their endgame map progression. While it doesn’t guarantee tier upgrades for every map drop, it significantly increases the chance of finding higher tier maps, helping you build a sustainable pool of high-level maps for challenging content.

PoE Cartography Scarab of Ascension Vendor Recipes

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

Vendor Recipe Outcome
  • 3x Cartography Scarab of Ascension
1x random Cartography Scarab: Cartography Scarab, Cartography Scarab of Singularity, Cartography Scarab of Corruption, Cartography Scarab of Duplication

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List of PoE Cartography Scarabs

Name Description Limit
Cartography Scarab
  • 50% increased Maps found in Area
Limit: 2
Cartography Scarab of Ascension
  • Maps found in Area are a tier higher, up to Tier 16
Limit: 1
Cartography Scarab of Singularity
  • A Unique Map will drop from the Final Map Boss
Limit: 1
Cartography Scarab of Corruption
  • Non-Unique Maps found in Area are Corrupted with 8 Modifiers
Limit: 1
Cartography Scarab of Duplication
  • Maps found in Area have a 30% chance to be Duplicated
Limit: 2

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