Oba's Cursed Trove Underground Sea Map - Path of Exile

Oba's Cursed Trove Underground Sea Map

Oba's Cursed Trove

Oba's Cursed Trove is a unique Underground Sea Map. Maps. Map Tier: 14, 16, 16, 16, 16. Guild Tag Editor: q.

  • Area has patches of desecrated ground
  • (40–50)% more Monster Life
  • (30–40)% increased Monster Damage
  • Area becomes fatal after some time
  • 40% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area
  • map ground effect patches per 100 tiles [20]
  • map ground effect radius [10]

Flavour Text: 'Here the soil is more deadly than any swing of the axe.' - Oba of the Karui, Conqueror of Corruption.

Oba's Cursed Trove is a unique Underground Sea Map in Path of Exile that offers a challenge and potentially high rewards. Here's a breakdown of its key features:

Layout and Mechanics:

  • Oba's Cursed Trove is a linear map with six sequentially connected areas.
  • The first two areas use the Submerged Passage tileset, the next two are Crypts, and the final two are Chambers.
  • Each area, except the last, contains monsters that need to be completely cleared to progress further. Even hidden monsters like web-spewing spiders need to be eliminated.
  • The unique challenge of Oba's Cursed Trove is the patches of Desecrated Ground scattered throughout the map. These areas deal chaos damage over time and become instantly fatal after a short period.

Boss and Rewards:

  • Unlike many unique maps, Oba's Cursed Trove doesn't have a traditional boss fight.
  • The real challenge lies in navigating the map quickly and efficiently while avoiding the deadly Desecrated Ground.
  • The reward for completing the map is a cluster of five strongboxes:
    • Two Ornate Strongboxes (rare)
    • Oba's Prized Cache (unique Jeweller's Strongbox)
    • Oba's Riches (unique Arcanist's Strongbox)
    • Oba's Gemcutter (unique Gemcutter's Strongbox)
  • These strongboxes have a high chance of containing valuable currency, gems, and unique items.


  • Movement Skills: Having a movement skill like Quicksilver Flask or Leap Slam is crucial for quickly traversing the map and avoiding Desecrated Ground.
  • Gear with Chaos Damage Resistance: Equipping gear with some chaos resistance can help mitigate the damage from Desecrated Ground, giving you a bit more breathing room.
  • Area-of-Effect (AoE) Skills: Prioritize skills that can clear out monsters quickly, minimizing the time spent in each area.
  • Prioritize Movement over Loot: Don't waste time picking up dropped items during your initial run. Focus on clearing the map quickly and then backtrack to loot chests and strongboxes after the Desecrated Ground has stopped being a threat.

Additional Notes:

  • Oba's Cursed Trove is a high-tier map (typically Tier 10 or higher) and is recommended for experienced players with well-geared characters.
  • The map offers a good challenge and the potential for high rewards, making it a favorite for players looking to farm currency and high-value items.

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This map is divided into six levels, with the first two using the Submerged Passage tileset, the 3rd and 4th using the Crypt tileset, and the last two the Chamber tileset. In order to proceed to the next level, the player must kill all monsters in the current level. Additionally, monster level increases by 1 each time the player enters a new area. The levels range from the area level of the base map Underground Sea Map (the actual area level depends on it is "Shaped" or not due to voidstone) in the first area to +5 in the last. Each level contains monsters, except for the last room, where the player will find five Strongboxes.

  • Two rare Ornate Strongboxes
  • A unique Jeweller's Strongbox (Oba's Prized Cache)
  • A unique Arcanist's Strongbox (Oba's Riches)
  • A unique Gemcutter's Strongbox (Oba's Glittering Stash)

The last room contains no map boss, but each strongbox releases several packs of monsters when opened.

The actual area level depends on map series; the Expedition league map series has T16 Oba's Cursed Trove, thus the last area can reach area level 88, while the other map series has T1 version, thus the last area can reach area level 73 for those versions. The map is one of the two unique maps that can potentially reach 84 (or more) area level without using atlas passive skill. The other map is The Coward's Trial

Area becomes fatal after some time: the player is instantly killed if failing to kill all monsters in the first five levels within 9 minutes when alone, or 6 minutes when entering as a group. (The timer starts as soon as you enter the map). Oba will start a countdown 10 seconds before this mod takes effect. The player also receives four warnings at set intervals:

  • The Nightmare has your scent. Now it hungers for your flesh. (25%, so at 2:15 / 1:30)
  • Is your cup half empty or half full, Exile? (50%, so at 4:30 / 3:00)
  • Disappointing. It seems corruption will get the better of you after all. (75%, so at 6:45 / 4:30)
  • The corruption is growing. Hurry now, before it consumes you as it did me. (100%, so at 9:00 / 6:00, initiates the 10-second countdown)

After killing the last monster, Oba says: Haha! You are a mighty adventurer indeed. Use what I have given you and spread my legacy throughout all of Wraeclast.

The player is then no longer on the clock and is free to open the strongboxes or backtrack the map at their leisure.


There is no boss in this map.

Items found in this area

The following drop-restricted items can drop in this area.

Item Drop
Monochrome 80

Item acquisition

Oba's Cursed Trove can drop anywhere. It can be chanced.


Oba's Cursed Trove can be created from the following recipes:

Amount Part Description
8 The Encroaching Darkness Random corrupted map
1 Otherworldly Incubator Random map
4 Jack in the Box Random item
1 Singular Incubator Random item
1 The Void Random divination card set exchange