PoE Blight Scarab 3.24: Area contains a Blight Encounter

List of PoE Blight Scarabs

Name DescriptionLimit
Blight Scarab
  • Area contains a Blight Encounter
Limit: 1
Blight Scarab of Bounty
  • Blight Chests in Area have a 20% chance to be openable again
Limit: 2
Blight Scarab of Oils
  • Blight Oils found in Area are 1 tier higher
Limit: 1
Blight Scarab of Blooming
  • Blight Encounters in Area have up to 3 additional Unique Bosses
  • Unique enemies in Blight Encounters have 100% increased life
  • Tier 14+ Blighted Maps found in Area drop as Blight-Ravaged Maps instead
Limit: 2
Blight Scarab of Invigoration
  • Each Empowering Tower in Areas grants Blighted Monsters in range increased Difficulty and Reward
Limit: 1

Blight Scarab

Stack Size: 1/20. Limit: 1.

  • Area contains a Blight Encounter

Flavour Text: The tendrils creep and grow...

How to use Blight Scarab?

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, Devoted Carapaces grants "Scarabs dropped in your Maps are 100% more likely to be Domination 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 Blight Scarab

PoE Blight Scarab Vendor Recipes

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

Vendor Recipe Outcome
  • 3x Blight Scarab
1x random Blight Scarab: Blight Scarab of Bounty, Blight Scarab of Oils, Blight Scarab of Blooming, Blight Scarab of Invigoration

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Blight Guides

Blights are tower defense-like encounters that can spawn from Fungal Growths in any map area, which will always be accompanied by Sister Cassia. This encounter is considered Extra Content and has a baseline 8% chance to appear in any non-unique map area.

Blight encounters are also found in Blighted maps, which are a modified type of map with a large open layout (often Park Map, Pit Map or related), that have all the monsters removed saved for a single special Blight encounter. Blight encounters in Blighted maps are far larger, have many more monsters and have much greater rewards. Players can trade Blighted maps.


Once players interact with the Fungal Growth, Cassia will place a purification pump on the growth, causing it to spawn roots in random directions. At the end of each root is a portal that spawns enemies that slowly move towards the core, only stopping to attack units in its way. The Blight can spawn up to 8 roots, increasing with zone level. Players will be given a short preparation time before the Blight starts spawning monsters. Players can skip this by pressing a button that appears on the bottom right during this preparation period.

Some roots will spawn after a delay, and sometimes a root will have multiplied monster density (indicated by a multiplier). An icon corresponding to a tower can appear over each root, indicating which tower it is resistant to. Along the paths of the roots, players can construct a tower in specified areas. Towers cost resources to build or upgrade, which are given at the start and also acquired from killing blighted enemies.

When an enemy reaches the core, it will lower the durability of the pump and despawn itself. The pump has 10 durability, and the amount of durability lowered is based on the monster’s rarity (1 for normal, 2 for magic, 5 for rare, 10 for unique). When the pump’s durability reaches 0, the Blight encounter fails and monsters will stop spawning.

Once all enemies from each portal are defeated, chests will spawn at the locations of each portal. These chests persist even if the pump gets destroyed afterwards. Blights always reward at least one oil or one Blighted map. Oil rewards chests have approximately a 15% chance to give a Blighted Map.

Blights were introduced in the Blight league. Characters must complete least 1 Blight encounter in a league to complete Cassia’s quest before she will anoint items.

A maximum of one Blight can spawn per zone naturally; this can only be increased via the Mycelial Swarm Notable on the Atlas Passive Skill Tree.

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