PoE Essence Scarab of Ascent: higher tier Essences

Essence Scarab of Ascent

Stack Size: 1/20. Limit: 1.

  • Essences found in Area are a tier higher

Flavour Text: A more perfect facet cannot be achieved.

How to use Essence Scarab of Ascent?

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!
  • Hillock’s Transportation Safehouse reward is now a chest of Essence Scarabs. This does not apply to Ruthless.
  • Scarabs Atlas Passives can increase Scarabs drop chances. For example, Crystalline Carapaces grants "Scarabs dropped in your Maps are 100% more likely to be Essence 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 Essence Scarab of Ascent

The Essence Scarab of Ascent in Path of Exile is a scarab that upgrades the tier level of Essences you encounter in a map. Here’s a breakdown of its effect:

Higher Tier Essences, Stronger Effects:

  • Tier Upgrade: When you use this scarab in a map, any Essence you find will be one tier higher than it normally would be. This means encountering more powerful Essences with potentially greater effects.

Understanding Essence Tiers:

  • Essence Rarity: Essences come in different tiers, with higher tiers being rarer but also offering stronger effects when used to empower monsters or for crafting.
  • Empowering Effects: Higher tier Essences, when used, generally grant more significant buffs and modifiers to the empowered monsters they create.
  • Crafting Potential: For crafting purposes, higher tier Essences can add more powerful modifiers to rare or unique items.

Who should use it?

  • Experienced Players: This scarab is ideal for players who can handle the potentially tougher monsters empowered by higher tier Essences.
  • Targeted High-Tier Essence Farming: If you’re specifically looking for the strongest Essences for crafting powerful gear or encountering more challenging empowered monsters, this scarab can significantly improve your chances.
  • Players with Essence-Focused Builds: Characters built around utilizing Essence mechanics can greatly benefit from the increased power of high-tier Essences.


  • Essence Scarab: The basic Essence Scarab simply increases the number of Essences you encounter in a map, but doesn’t affect their tier level.
  • Other Scarabs: Consider using scarabs focused on different mechanics depending on your needs. For example, Breach or Legion scarabs offer encounters with alternative content and loot pools.
  • Map Mods: Specific map mods like “Area contains more Essence Monsters” or “Essences grant #% increased effect” can alter the encounter rate and power of Essences, but won’t directly affect tier level.

Things to Consider:

  • Increased Difficulty: Be prepared for tougher encounters, as higher tier Essences empower monsters with stronger abilities.
  • Crafting Requirements: High-tier Essences might have specific monster kill requirements for activation. Ensure your build can handle these requirements.
  • Inventory Management: Depending on your Essence encounter frequency, having enough space to store higher tier Essences can be helpful.


The Essence Scarab of Ascent caters to players seeking a challenge and the potential rewards of high-tier Essences. Use it strategically based on your character’s strength, desired crafting goals, and enjoyment of tougher monster encounters.

PoE Essence Scarab of Ascent Vendor Recipes

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

Vendor Recipe Outcome
  • 3x Essence Scarab of Ascent
1x random Essence Scarab: Essence Scarab, Essence Scarab of Stability, Essence Scarab of Calcification

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List of PoE Essence Scarabs

Name Description Limit
Essence Scarab
  • Area contains 2 additional Essences
Limit: 4
Essence Scarab of Ascent
  • Essences found in Area are a tier higher
Limit: 1
Essence Scarab of Stability
  • Using a Remnant of Corruption in Area can only result in upgrading or transforming Essences
Limit: 1
Essence Scarab of Calcification
  • All Rare monsters in Area are imprisoned by Essences
Limit: 1

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