Forbidden Sanctum Challenges Guides - Path of Exile 3.20

In the Sanctum League, you'll be able to earn pieces of the exclusive Victorious Armour Set by completing 40 new challenges. At 4, 6, 8 and 10 challenges, you'll receive the Victorious Boots, Gloves, Helmet and Body Armour respectively. Additional tiers of this armour set are unlocked as you complete more challenges in the Sanctum League. Completing challenges also grants you pieces of the Sanctum Totem Pole Hideout decoration!

List of PoE 3.20 Challenges Guide

1. Learning the Ropes

Complete each of the following tasks.

2. Rediscovered Past

Complete each of the following encounters.

The Forbidden Sanctum is an area found in the Sanctum league. Players must explore a randomized dungeon, collecting Aureus coins and trying to reach the end before their Resolve runs out.

3. Vendor Knows Best I

Complete vendor recipes to receive each of the following items. A vendor recipe is when you trade a specific combination of items to a vendor, not when you buy items from their purchase screen.

  • Hybrid Flask (1x Orb of Fusing + 1x any Life Flask + 1x any Mana Flask)
  • Onyx Amulet (1x amulet + 1x red skill gem + 1x green skill gem + 1x blue skill gem)
  • Jeweller's Orb (1x Orb of Fusing + 1x Chromatic Orb)
  • Orb of Chance (Full rare set with lowest item level between 1 and 59)

4. Defeat Act Bosses I

5. Dangerous Errands

6. Secretive Sepulchre

7. Defeat Act Bosses II

8. Atziri Calls

Defeat Atziri, Queen of the Vaal in The Apex of Sacrifice.

9. Complete Anarchy Encounters

Complete each of the following Anarchy encounters.

10. Complete Domination Encounters

Complete each of the following Domination encounters.

11. Complete Beyond Encounters

Complete each of the following Beyond encounters.

12. Unearthed Sanctuaries

13. Complete Breach Encounters

Complete each of the following Breach encounters.

14. Complete Harbinger Encounters

Complete each of the following Harbinger encounters.

PoE 3.20.1: Updated one component of the Complete Harbinger Encounters challenge to "Use any Harbinger, Ancient or Fracturing Orb", instead of just Fracturing Orb.

15. Complete Delirium Encounters

Complete each of the following Delirium encounters.

16. Complete Ritual Encounters

Complete each of the following Ritual encounters.

17. Pious Pacts x3

Complete a floor in the Forbidden Sanctum while affected by three of the following Accursed Pacts.

18. Achieve Ascension

19. Jubilant Jewels

20. Vendor Knows Best II

Complete vendor recipes to receive each of the following items. A vendor recipe is when you trade a specific combination of items to a vendor, not when you buy items from their purchase screen.

  • Orb of Fusing (1x Six linked item)
  • Unique Item
  • Gilded Scarab (PoE 3.20: added a vendor recipe that can be used to upgrade Scarabs between tiers using the usual 3:1 ratio (up to Gilded Scarabs).)
  • Exalted Shard (Identified, full rare set of influenced items of the same influence)

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21. Terror Tearing at the Seams

Defeat 50 of any Beyond, Breach, Delirium or Harbinger boss in Maps.

22. Definitive Deviation x17

23. Unique Realms

24. Exalted Providence x3

Use any three of the following Exalted Orb Currencies.

Conqueror Exalted Orb:

  • Crusader's Exalted Orb: Adds Crusader influence and a new Crusader modifier to a rare item.
  • Hunter's Exalted Orb: Adds Hunter influence and a new Hunter modifier to a rare item.
  • Redeemer's Exalted Orb: Adds Redeemer influence and a new Redeemer modifier to a rare item
  • Warlord's Exalted Orb: Adds Warlord influence and a new Warlord modifier to a rare item

25. Call of the Wild

Hunting Season
  • Randomly encountered Masters in your Maps have 100% increased chance to be Einhar Master Missions from completing your Maps have 100% increased chance to be Einhar

26. Unfathomable Darkness

Mining Partnership
  • Randomly encountered Masters in your Maps have 100% increased chance to be Niko Master Missions from completing your Maps have 100% increased chance to be Niko

27. Unholy Adversaries

28. Temporal Detour

Archaeology Tour
  • Randomly encountered Masters in your Maps have 100% increased chance to be Alva Master Missions from completing your Maps have 100% increased chance to be Alva

29. Suspicious Syndicates

Covert Stakeouts
  • Randomly encountered Masters in your Maps have 100% increased chance to be Jun Master Missions from completing your Maps have 100% increased chance to be Jun

PoE 3.20.1: Completing the Mastermind's Lair now awards credit towards the Suspicious Syndicate challenge.

30. Monster Massacre

Kill 1,000,000 monsters in areas that are level 68 or higher.

31. Reoccurring Reminiscent Realms

Complete Atlas Memory Maps that have at least 100% Item Quantity and are Tier 14 or higher.

32. Orthodox Origins

33. Renewed Rares

Defeat 250 Rare Monsters that have four modifiers.

34. Spectacular Spectator

Complete 30 Maps that are Corrupted, have 8 Map mods and are Tier 14 or higher while you are being witnessed by The Maven.

Maps having 8 mods is a potential outcome of Vaal Orb corruption. These Maps are completed by killing their Unique Bosses. Sextants, Scarabs and Kirac mods do not count towards the mod count of this challenge.

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35. Acutely Activated Altars

Use at least three Eldritch Altars in a single Map the specified number of times.

36. Complete Cartography

37. Sanctimonious Skill

Defeat the following Forbidden Sanctum floor bosses in the specified ways while the area is level 83.

38. Cosmically Challenging Crucible

39. Punishing Pinnacle Pressure x5

40. Grinding Grand Goals x4


Forbidden Sanctum Challenge Rewards

You'll be able to check out the full list of challenges you need to complete for these rewards when Path of Exile: The Forbidden Sanctum launches for PC and Mac on December 9th PST and for console on December 14th PST.

The Forbidden Sanctum Challenge League

The December expansion introduces the Sanctum challenge league and improvements to Path of Exile's endgame, alongside two new Skill Gems, seven new Vaal Skill Gems, over 15 new Unique Items, significant balance changes to jewels, hexes, monster modifiers, unique weapons and more. We are also proud to introduce Ruthless, an optional new way to play Path of Exile with extreme item scarcity.

  • Challenge leagues are a great opportunity for a fresh start in a new economy. All of your old characters and items are still present in the Standard and Hardcore leagues, but you're encouraged to join the new leagues, complete challenges and demonstrate your mastery of Path of Exile!
  • The Forbidden Sanctum is a roguelike that takes place within Path of Exile. You will explore the Templars' sanctum which is rumored to be hidden beneath the Fellshrine Ruins. Long abandoned, a malevolent presence has taken hold. In each area of Wraeclast you play through, you will have the opportunity to explore one room of the Sanctum as you search for its treasures.
  • With 3.20.0, there are Standard, Hardcore, Solo Self-Found and Ruthless variations of the Sanctum challenge league available. They have the same core mechanics and items. You can create private league versions of these leagues, with mods that make the game harder.
  • The new challenge league includes a set of 40 new challenges, with microtransaction rewards for completing challenges. These rewards are only obtainable in this league.
  • Challenges will not be enabled in Ruthless versions of the Sanctum League.