PoE Breach Scarab 3.24: 2 additional Breaches

List of PoE Breach Scarabs

Breach Scarab
  • Area contains 2 additional Breaches
Limit: 4
Breach Scarab of the Dreamer
  • Breaches in Area will always belong to Chayula
Limit: 1
Breach Scarab of Lordship
  • Breaches in Area each contain a Breachlord
Limit: 1
Breach Scarab of Splintering
  • Breach Monsters in Area drop 50% more Breach Splinters
  • Clasped Hands in Area drop 50% more Breach Splinters
Limit: 2
Breach Scarab of Snares
  • Breaches in Area have 5 to 10 additional Clasped Hands
  • Clasped Hands in Area are guarded by a rare Breach Monster
Limit: 1
Breach Scarab of Resonant Cascade
  • Breaches in Areas open and close 10% faster for each Breach already opened
  • Monsters from Breaches in Areas have increased Difficulty and Reward for each Breach already opened
Limit: 1

Breach Scarab

Stack Size: 1/20. Limit: 4.

  • Area contains 2 additional Breaches

Flavour Text: They are never far.

How to use Breach 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, 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 Breach Scarab

A PoE Breach Scarab is a consumable item in Path of Exile that can be used in a map device to modify a map. When used, it adds the following effects to the map:

  • Contains 2 additional Breaches: This is the primary benefit of using a Breach Scarab. Breaches are alternate dimensions that can be opened in maps, and they contain monsters, rewards, and challenges. By adding more Breaches to a map, you'll have more opportunities to earn loot and experience.

  • Cause Breaches in Area to contain an additional Breach Boss' Clasped Hand: Breach Bosses are powerful enemies that spawn at the end of Breaches. Clasped Hands are special items that can be dropped by Breach Bosses. They can be used to open Chayula's Breach, a very challenging endgame area.

  • Breach Hands in Area to drop double Breach Splinters: Breach Splinters are currency items that can be used to open the Breachlord's Domain, another challenging endgame area. By doubling the number of Breach Splinters that drop from Breach Hands, you'll be able to open these areas more often.

PoE Breach Scarab Vendor Recipes

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

Vendor Recipe Outcome
  • 3x Breach Scarab
1x random Breach Scarab: Breach Scarab of the Dreamer, Breach Scarab of Lordship, Breach Scarab of Splintering, Breach Scarab of Snares, Breach Scarab of Resonant Cascade

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PoE Breach Scarab

Breaches are timed monster-spawning portals. This encounter is considered Extra Content and has a baseline 8% chance to appear in any map area.

Breaches will randomly spawn in an area in an inactive state. They're easily identified by the hand-like construct within a purple circle and purple swirls can be seen within the vicinity. Walking into the hand will activate the breach. Breaches can also be spawned using Vaal Breach, but enemies in these breaches do not give experience or drop items.

Active breaches will expand their circle outwards and spawn a mix of breach monsters within the circle; the faster the monsters are killed the faster the circle expands. After a while, the expansion of the breach will slow down until it eventually retracts quickly and closes.

Breaches stay open for a minimum of 30 seconds, increasing to a maximum of 60 based on how quickly breach monsters are killed. Normal monsters killed while in the breach do not increase the active time.

Monsters moving outside of the active radius will despawn after a short delay. During this time, however, it is still possible to attack and be attacked by the monsters before they're removed. It is also possible for monsters inside the breach to hit the character while they are outside it.

Breach monsters have increased item rarity and quantity, but have a reduced chance to spawn beyond demons and only rare breach monsters are able to drop maps. In addition there is a chance to obtain breach-specific unique items and splinters from these monsters as well as breach-exclusive Breach Rings.

Occasionally, a Breachlord can spawn from a Breach. They will drop a number of Splinters when the breach collapses based on how much damage was dealt to them or the maximum of ten when defeated.

Breaches also contain "Clasped Hands", a breach-specific type of chest. They come in two varieties, "Clasped Hand" or "<Breachlord>'s Clasped Hand". These chests can drop additional splinters and can only be opened when the breach expands to them. It is possible to see Breachlord specific Clasped Hands before opening the breach itself as a shimmering transparent object.

There are fives types of breaches each associated with a damage type, which will affect accordingly

  • the type of monsters that will spawn with skills associated with the type
  • the type of splinters that are dropped
  • the type of unique items that can be obtained


Since the breaches can spawn a very large number of monsters that hit hard is advisable to be cautious when opening breaches; death can come quickly and without warning.

Characters that have high survivability, high mobility, high damage output as well as good area clearing ability are best at effectively clearing breaches.

Strategies (not all may be suitable for your build):

  • Avoid opening breaches near dangerous fights - i.e. clear the area first before opening; fighting a breach and a map boss at the same time, for example, can pose a very large risk of character death
  • When in a party coordinate the opening
  • Consider creating a portal near the breach for emergency escape and/or quick return in the case of death
  • Watch out for the type of breach you are facing; some breaches might pose a larger risk to some characters than others.
  • Try to stay in a corner or room instead of the middle of the breach to avoid having all monsters instantly attack you. Clear monsters carefully area by area
  • Be careful when leaving the breach area; while the monsters disappear outside of the circle, it is still possible for them to hit you for a short period of time
  • If you are faced with breach that you can't handle, consider leaving the area for a while until it times out
  • Simply not opening a breach can also be a good option; use movement skills like Lightning Warp or Leap Slam to bypass the opening area

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