Use a Remnant of Corruption on an Essence Monolith

How to Crack open an Essence Monolith

PoE Challenge: Crack open Essence Monoliths.

Monsters trapped in essence crystals can occasionally be encountered in most areas. Activating the center essence crystal three times will break the crystals, freeing the trapped monsters. The essence item can be obtained by killing these monsters, which are also enhanced by special monster modifiers on the essence.

Crack open an Essence Monolith

Remnant of Corruption on an Essence Monolith

Use a Remnant of Corruption on an Essence Monolith is a Ultimatum challenge.

Remnant of Corruption corrupts the Essences trapping a monster, modifying them unpredictably:

  • Mobs are broken free with empowered stats.
  • All contained Essences have their levels increased by 1 (e.g. "Screaming" upgraded to "Shrieking"). Note that the base Essence type won't change, and this can't occur with "Deafening" Essences.
  • Monster may gain one additional Essence.
  • Upgrade the Essence type in the tiered progression.
    • Note that this can also increase the level of the Essence if the original is at a lower level than the minimum for the next tier.
    • Essence of Hysteria, Essence of Insanity, Essence of Horror, and Essence of Delirium can only be obtained by corrupting monsters with an Essence of tier 5 (MEDS: Misery, Envy, Dread, Scorn).

The "Remnant of Corruption"-possessed monster has a monster aura that deals physical damage over time as well as slow the player character.

The player character cannot leech life from the "Remnant of Corruption"-possessed monster.

On slaying the "Remnant of Corruption"-possessed monster, the remnant is dropped just like normal Essences. Additionally two Fleshmonsters spawn on the drop location.

These possessing effects were in fact due to the essence adding the mods RemnantOfCorruptionMonsterAura, Remnant of Corruption to the monster.

Use a Remnant of Corruption on an Essence Monolith

Click 3 times to release these frozen monsters and kill them.

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Essence Encounter

1. Zana Modifier

Name Zana’s league modifiers Cost
Essence Area contains 2 additional Essences. 2x Chaos Orb Chaos Orb

2. Essence Atlas Passives

Atlas Region Name Stats Category
Haewark Hamlet Additional Essence Chance
EssenceNode2
Imprisoned Monsters in Areas have 20% chance to have an additional Essence
Haewark Hamlet Controlled Corruption
EssenceNotable1
Areas contain an additional Essence
Corrupting Imprisoned Monsters in Areas cannot release them
Notable
Haewark Hamlet Amplified
EssenceNotable3
Essences found in Areas are a tier higher Notable

What is an essence monolith?

A monster trapped in essence. it has a weird spiky blue icon on the minimap. when you get near it, it lists the essence that will drop upon releasing the trapped monster.

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