PoE Horned Scarab of Nemeses: Rare Monsters have 2 additional Modifiers

Horned Scarab of Nemeses

Stack Size: 1/20. Limit: 1.

  • Rare Monsters in Area have 2 additional Modifiers

Flavour Text: Glory draws ever tighter its own doom.

How to use Horned Scarab of Nemeses?

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, Significant Troves grants "Unique Monsters in your Maps have 200% increased chance to drop 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 Horned Scarab of Nemeses

Empowered Rare Monsters:

  • When you use this Scarab in your Map Device before running a map, it grants Rare monsters (yellow enemies) within the area two additional modifiers. These modifiers alter the stats and abilities of the Rare monsters, making them more challenging but also potentially more rewarding.

Understanding Rare Monsters and Modifiers:

  • Rarity Significance: Rare monsters are naturally more challenging than regular (white) monsters. They have higher life pools, deal more damage, and can have inherent abilities.
  • Monster Modifiers: Throughout a map, monsters can have various modifiers displayed as text under their names. These modifiers affect their stats and abilities, such as “Increased Attack Speed” or “Regenerates Life.”

Impact of the Scarab:

  • Double the Trouble: The Horned Scarab of Nemeses essentially injects chaos into your map run by giving Rare monsters two additional modifiers on top of any they might already have inherently or from the map itself. This can create unpredictable and significantly more challenging encounters.
  • Potentially Higher Rewards: While definitely tougher, Rare monsters with more modifiers also have a higher chance of dropping better loot. You can expect an increased opportunity to acquire valuable items and currency.


The PoE Horned Scarab of Nemeses is a strategic choice for experienced players who can handle the significantly increased difficulty of Rare monsters in exchange for the potential of acquiring high-tier rewards. Use this Scarab strategically if you’re comfortable with a challenging and potentially more rewarding map experience.

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List of PoE Horned Scarabs & Scarab Vendor Recipes

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

Name Description Limit
Horned Scarab of Bloodlines
  • All Monster packs in Area are at least Magic
Limit: 1
Horned Scarab of Nemeses
  • Rare Monsters in Area have 2 additional Modifiers
Limit: 1
Horned Scarab of Preservation
  • Other Scarabs are not consumed on use
Limit: 1
Horned Scarab of Awakening
  • You can select one Imbued crafting option on the Map Device
Limit: 1
Horned Scarab of Tradition
  • All Rare Monsters in Area have at least one Reward Modifier
  • Player Modifiers to Item Rarity and Item Quantity do not apply in Area
Limit: 1
Horned Scarab of Glittering
  • Players in Area gain increased Item Rarity and Item Quantity for each Monster slain recently, up to 200% and 100% respectively
Limit: 1
Horned Scarab of Pandemonium
  • Monster packs in Area have a 15% chance to be replaced by a random Atlas Boss
  • Modifiers to the Final Map Boss also apply to these Atlas Bosses
Limit: 1

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