PoE Defeat Warband Leaders

PoE Challenge: Defeat Warband Leaders.

1. Where can I find Warband leaders?

Warbands are elemental-themed unique packs of monsters. They were originally introducted during the Warbands league but were not added to the core game when the league ended.

Warbands are still available through the following means:

  1. Zana’s map device.
  2. The Scout The Scout prophecy.
  3. Delve nodes: Redblade Retreat, Mutewind Retreat, Brinerot Retreat, and Renegade Base.
  4. Maps: Iceberg Map, Lighthouse Map, Shipyard Map and Acid Caverns Map

1.1 Zana’s map device: Warbands mods

Name Zana’s league modifiers Cost
Warbands Area is inhabited by 3 additional Warbands. 2x Chaos Orb Chaos Orb

1.2 Warband leaders prophecy: The Scout

The Scout The Scout is a sealed prophecy. You will encounter and slay a Rogue Exile, who calls forth a Warband.

Objective: Slay a Rogue Exile.

Possible Locations: Found in Strongbox in Lunaris Temple Lvl 2.

Reward: A group of warband monsters will spawn on the exiles death.

1.3 Warband Delve nodes

Icon Node name Description
Redblade Retreat Redblade Retreat
Redblade Base
Contains a Redblade Warband.
Mutewind Retreat Mutewind Retreat
Mutewind Base
Contains a Mutewind Warband.
Brinerot Retreat Brinerot Retreat
Brinerot Base
Contains a Brinerot Warband.
Renegade Base Renegade Base Contains a Renegades Warband.
Contains Chaos Items

1.4 Maps

You can also find Warband Leaders in these maps: Iceberg Map, Lighthouse Map, Shipyard Map and Acid Caverns Map.

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2. Warband Tiers

Warbands are separated into four tiers. The tier of a zone determines what kind of monsters can spawn. Tier 4 allows for the toughest warbands (the bosses) while tier 1 only spawns the weakest.

The current tier of the zone could be found with two methods:

  • it would be shown with small dots next to circle of the map (2 pairs of 1 dot for tier 1, 2 pairs of 2 dots for tier 2 and so on).
  • there was a message on the map modifiers such as (“Captured by the Brinerot”); see the faction section below for details
Tier Restrictions
1 Level 2+ Zones (Zones may have two dots, but it doesn’t seem like Tier 2 units will spawn)
2 Level 10+ Zones
3 Level 41+ Zones (Cruel+)
4 Level 56+ Zones (Merciless)

In addition to those restrictions, zone level will also affect the number of potential warbands can spawn from each tier. At lower levels you’ll only see 2 warbands, where as on 68+ zones up to 6 warbands can spawn in total. Chaos Renegades, the fourth Warband faction, are hostile to both other Warbands and to exiles. They can only spawn in tier 4 map areas.

The tier will be determined by the number of warband kills in a zone; every 10 minutes (60 minutes for maps) the zones with the most warband kills will have their warbands removed, while new warbands will appear elsewhere in world increasing the strength of warbands in adjecent zones. Warbands will follow the regular world layout, for maps they follow a layout similar to the map upgrade path (see the graph).

3. Warband Factions

Warbands are separated into four factions, each based on a damage type.

Element Faction Home Map
Fire Redblade Lighthouse Map
Cold Mutewind Iceberg Map
Lightning Brinerot Shipyard Map
Chaos Renegades Acid Caverns Map

In the Warbands league, an enemy’s faction could generally be found using the following techniques:

  • looking at the map; the map icons will have appropriately themed icons (i.e. lightning, fire, ice)
  • the mod in the upper right corner

Depending on the tier, the message on the upper right corner would change:

Tier Faction Message
1 Redblade Redblade Scouts
2 Redblade Redblade Raiders
3 Redblade Redblade Fanatics
4 Redblade Conquered by the Redblade
1 Mutewind Mutewind Trackers
2 Mutewind Mutewind Hunters
3 Mutewind Mutewind Purifiers
4 Mutewind Cleansed by the Mutewind
1 Brinerot Brinerot Lookouts
2 Brinerot Brinerot Pillagers
3 Brinerot Brinerot Buccaneers
4 Brinerot Captured by the Brinerot

4. Warbands Leader Members

Name Faction Tier Variations Skills
Redblade Skullbreaker Redblade 1 6
Redblade Flamelord Redblade 2 4
Redblade Warmonger Redblade 3 4
Uruk Baleh Redblade 4 N/A
El’Abin, Bloodeater Redblade 4 N/A
  • Reave Reave
  • Flicker Strike Flicker Strike
  • Enrage
  • Fire Elemental Cone
  • Fire Nova Mine Fire Nova Mine
  • Flame Cascade (?)
Leli Goya, Daughter of Ash Redblade 4 N/A
  • Magma Orb Magma Orb
  • Magma Orb Magma Orb Nova
  • Summon Flame Golem Summon Flame Golem
  • Summon Magma Elementals
Bin’aia, Crimson Rain Redblade 4 N/A
Mutewind Wildrunner Mutewind 1 7
Mutewind Lynx Mutewind 1 1
Mutewind Hexbinder Mutewind 2 4
Mutewind Snow-singer Mutewind 3 4 * Freezing Pulse Freezing Pulse
Yorishi, Aurora-sage Mutewind 4 N/A
Jeinei Yuushu Mutewind 4 N/A
  • Hatred Hatred
  • Arctic Armour Arctic Armour
  • Tornado Shot Tornado Shot
  • Barrage Barrage
  • Blink Arrow Blink Arrow
  • Mirror Arrow Mirror Arrow
  • Smoke Mine Smoke Mine
  • Summon Ice Golem Summon Ice Golem
  • Bearers of Frost explosions
Otesha, the Giantslayer Mutewind 4 N/A
  • Hatred Hatred
  • Blood Rage Blood Rage
  • Whirling Blades Whirling Blades
  • Spectral Throw Spectral Throw
  • Flicker Strike Flicker Strike
  • Frenzy
  • Dual Strike Dual Strike
  • Double Strike Double Strike
  • Cold Snap Cold Snap
  • Icestorm
  • Smoke Mine Smoke Mine
Brinerot Raider Brinerot 1 6
Brinerot Soothesayer Brinerot 2 4
Brinerot Stormhand Brinerot 3 3
Musky “Two-Eyes” Grenn Brinerot 4 N/A
  • Wrath
  • Tempest Shield Tempest Shield
  • Shock Nova Shock Nova
  • Lightning Strike Lightning Strike
  • Lightning Warp Lightning Warp
Susara, Siren of Pondium Brinerot 4 N/A
  • Discipline Discipline
  • Lightning Warp Lightning Warp
  • Storm Call Storm Call
  • Lightning Tendrils Lightning Tendrils
  • Lightning Trap Lightning Trap
Lussi “Rotmother” Roth Brinerot 4 N/A
  • Lightning Vaal Fireball Vaal Fireball
  • Storm Herald
  • Lightning Warp Lightning Warp
Rama, The Kinslayer Renegades 4 N/A
Kalria, The Risen/

Kalria, The Fallen

Renegades 4 N/A
  • Enfeeble Enfeeble
  • Lightning Warp Lightning Warp
Invari, The Bloodshaper Renegades 4 N/A
Lokan, The Deceiver The Deceiver Renegades 4 N/A
Marchak, The Betrayer Renegades 4 N/A
  • Animated Weapons
  • Fire Trap Fire Trap
  • Caustic Cloud Trap
Berrots, The Breaker Renegades 4 N/A
  • Independent Searing Bond Searing Bond Minions
  • Caustic Cloud Trap
  • Ice Trap Ice Trap
Vessider, The Unrivaled Renegades 4 N/A
  • Summon Undead
  • Desecrate Desecrate
Morgrants, The Deafening Renegades 4 N/A
  • Seraph Spectral Throw Spectral Throw
  • Cast on Hit Lightning/Ice/Fire Storm Call Storm Call

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