Archnemesis Challenges Guides - Path of Exile 3.17

The Archnemesis Challenge League

  • 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!
  • Archnemesis is a challenge league that reinvigorates fights with rare monsters. It introduces around 60 new monster mods and allows you to customise your rare boss fights to control your level of risk and reward. These mods can be combined in over 35 recipes to create new, more powerful and rewarding mods. As you play through the league, you'll discover more recipes and learn how to best utilise them to get the most valuable rewards.
  • When you slay regular Rare and Magic monsters in the Archnemesis League, they sometimes drop an itemised version of a new Archnemesis monster modifier. You store these in a dedicated inventory panel so that they don't clutter your regular inventory.
  • Over the course of each area you play, you'll encounter four monsters that are frozen in place, petrified and bound to the Archnemesis statue. When you find such a monster, you can free it by empowering it with an Archnemesis mod. If you're able to successfully defeat the empowered monster, then you will receive the fixed reward that corresponds to that modifier.
  • The mods you apply will accumulate as you play through the area. When you empower your second monster, it also has the mod you applied to the first monster. This results in a fight that has twice as many dangerous mods, and twice as many rewards. By the time you have empowered and slain four petrified monsters in an area, you will have received the first reward four times.
  • More than half of the available mods are created by combining other mods together on the same monster. These recipe mods yield substantially more dangerous encounters and have more valuable rewards.
  • To prevent you having to backtrack, there are more than four possible locations where you may encounter petrified monsters in each area, but only the first four you encounter can be empowered and fought.
  • Archnemesis mods cannot be traded with other players. Your progress is your own.
  • With 3.17.0, there are Standard, Hardcore and Solo Self-Found variations of the Archnemesis 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. There are microtransaction rewards when you complete 12, 24, and 36 challenges. The challenge rewards are only obtainable in this league, and will be revealed in an upcoming news post.
  • From the 19th challenge onwards and for every third challenge after that, you will receive pieces of the Archnemesis Totem Pole decoration to display in your hideout. The Totem Pole permanently showcases how many of the Archnemesis challenges you completed during the league.

List of PoE 3.16 Challenges & Rewards

In the Scourge League, you'll be able to earn exclusive microtransactions by completing 40 new challenges. At 12, 24 and 36 challenges, you'll earn the Scourge Weapon Skin, Scourge Wings and Scourge Pet respectively. Completing challenges also grants you pieces of the Scourge Totem Pole Hideout decoration.

Hotkeys for challenges: H.

1. Glimpse an Alternate Reality

Complete the quest "Thirst for Blood".

If you miss the Blood Crucible quest item, you will not complete this quest.

Cannot find Blood Crucible? You must find the new NPC: The Last to Die. Travel to The Coast in the Act 1 and explore every place in this area. You will finally find The Last to Die. This NPC will give you a Blood Crucible. Then, do this quest.

2. Gear Up I (3)

Equip each of the following item types.

3. Craft Items I (4)

Use each of the following crafting methods on an item.

4. Defeat these Act Bosses I (5)

Defeat each of the following Unique Act Bosses.

5. Awaken the Blood Crucible (20)

Allocate a Skill in the Blood Crucible twenty times.

Guide: as you slay the Scourge monsters, the Blood Crucible gains experience. There is a total of 63 skills in the Blood Crucible.

6. Craft Items II (5)

Use each of the following crafting methods on an item.

  • Chaos Orb Chaos Orb (Reforges a rare item with new random modifiers)
  • Glassblower’s Bauble Glassblower’s Bauble (Improves the quality of a flask)
  • Hideout Crafting Bench (Using the Crafting Bench located in your hideout, it is possible to craft a specific modifier. Crafting recipes can be found in certain areas and maps.)
  • Jeweller’s Orb Jeweller’s Orb (Reforges the number of sockets on an item)
  • Orb of Fusing Orb of Fusing (Reforges the links between sockets on an item)

7. Defeat Scourge Monsters (16)

Defeat each of the following Scourge monsters. Location: random.

Name Min Level Name Min Level
Demon Imp 1 Pale Angel 16
Demon Beast 1 Pale Seraphim 16
Demon Ghast 1 Ravenous Homonculus 1
Demon Harpy 6 Ravenous Brute 28
Demon Herder 12 Ravenous Digester 34
Pale Cherubim 22 Ravenous Misshapen 16
Pale Servitor 16 Ravenous Bloodshaper 1
Pale Virtue 16 Ravenous Macerator 1

Killing more scourge monsters and you will complete this challenge. It is easy. Since there are no specific locations for these monsters, finding a specific Scourge monster is difficult.

8. Defeat these Act Bosses II (5)

Defeat each of the following Unique Act Bosses.

9. Gear Up II (3)

Equip each of the following item types.

10. Master the Passive Skill Tree

Have at least ten allocated Masteries on the Passive Skill Tree.

Allocate the first notable passive in the cluster, then the mastery becomes available to allocate in this cluster. Next, spend a passive skill point on the mastery, you can choose a specific stat to gain.

11. Full Clear a Map

Fully clear any Map area. An area is fully cleared when there are no monsters remaining.

Command Description
/remaining Displays how many monsters remain alive in the current area.

Tips: kill every monster on the map. It won't tell you the exact remaining monsters until they have less than 50 left.

12. Map Boss Massacre

Defeat six Unique Map Bosses within ten seconds of each other.

Here is the list of maps that contain at least one unique boss.

13. Transform Items I (9)

Transform each of the following item types to tier 3 in the Blood Crucible.

Item Level > 68, transform this item to Tier 3 in the Blood Crucible.

Name Name
Amulet Helmet
Belt Map
Body Armour Ring
Boots Weapon
Gloves  

Tips: The minimum item level of a tier 3 item is 68. For a map, there is no item level requirement. In order to complete this challenge, you must choose an item that it's item level is greater than 68.

14. Work with Allies (4)

Complete each of the following tasks.

15. Defeat Golem Bosses (5)

Defeat each of the following Unique Map Bosses.

16. Gear Up III (3)

Equip each of the following item types.

17. Complete Vendor Recipes (6)

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

18. Complete Expedition Encounters (4)

Complete each of the following Expedition encounters.

19. Achieve Ascension (4)

Use the Ascendancy Device in each of the following Labyrinths.

  • The Labyrinth
  • The Cruel Labyrinth
  • The Merciless Labyrinth
  • The Eternal Labyrinth(In Path of Exile: Scourge, you'll no longer need to complete all of the Trials of Ascendancy found in maps in order to access the Eternal Labyrinth. You'll simply need to travel to the Labyrinth, paying one Offering to the Goddess.)

Achieve Ascension PoE Labyrinths Locations.

20. Craft Items III (4)

Use each of the following crafting methods on an item.

21. Transform Items II (5)

Transform items in the Blood Crucible to achieve five of the following seven outcomes.

22. Embrace Corruption (6)

Corrupt items to achieve each of the following outcomes.

Guide: Vaal Orb Vaal Orb corrupts an item, modifying it unpredictably.

23. Reach level 90

Attain character level 90. This challenge still counts even if your character dies afterwards.

24. Craft Items IV (4)

Use each of the following crafting methods on an item.

  • Divine Orb Divine Orb (Randomises the numeric values of the random modifiers on an item)
  • Exalted Orb Exalted Orb (Augments a rare item with a new random modifier)
  • Orb of Annulment Orb of Annulment (Removes a random modifier from an item)
  • Sacred Orb Sacred Orb (Randomises the numeric values of base defences on an armour)

25. Defeat Conquerors in Style (4)

Defeat each of the Conquerors of the Atlas in each of the specified ways.

26. Assist the Forsaken Masters (5)

Complete each of the following tasks with the help of the Forsaken Masters.

27. Upgrade Pantheon Powers (2)

Fully upgrade two of the four Major Pantheon Powers.

28. Complete Unique Maps (15)

Complete fifteen of the following seventeen Unique Maps.

T Name Tier Boss Atlas Region
9 Acton's Nightmare , , 9, 11, 14 Rose
Thorn
Valdo's Rest
2 Caer Blaidd, Wolfpack's Den 2, 6, 9, 11, 14 Winterfang
Storm Eye
Solus, Pack Alpha
Haewark Hamlet
5 Death and Taxes 5, 8, 11, 13, 16 Avatar of Apocalypse
Glennach Cairns
5 Doryani's Machinarium 5, 9, 12, 13, 16 The Apex Assembly
Haewark Hamlet
4 Hallowed Ground 4, 7, 11, 12, 15 Maker of Mires
Valdo's Rest
3 Maelström of Chaos 3, 7, 10, 12, 14 Merveil, the Reflection
Merveil, the Returned
Haewark Hamlet
14 Mao Kun , , , , 14 Fairgraves, Never Dying
Lira Arthain
13 Oba's Cursed Trove , , , 13, 16 Shock and Horror
Lira Arthain
3 Olmec's Sanctum 3, 6, 10, 12, 14 Olmec, the All Stone
Haewark Hamlet
2 Pillars of Arun 2, 5, 9, 11, 14 Talin, Faithbreaker
Haewark Hamlet
11 Poorjoy's Asylum , , , 11, 14 Mistress Hyseria
Lira Arthain
3 The Coward's Trial 3, 7, 10, 12, 14 Infector of Dreams
Glennach Cairns
3 The Putrid Cloister 3, 6, 10, 12, 14 Headmistress Braeta
Haewark Hamlet
6 The Twilight Temple , 6, 9, 11, 14 Helial, the Day Unending
Selenia, the Endless Night
Haewark Hamlet
3 The Vinktar Square 3, 7, 10, 11, 14 Avatar of Thunder
Lira Arthain
4 Vaults of Atziri 4, 7, 11, 13, 15 Glennach Cairns
2 Whakawairua Tuahu 2, 6, 9, 11, 14 Tormented Temptress
Valdo's Rest

29. Combine Powers (3)

Complete each of the following encounters.

30. Socket Watchstones (8)

Socket each of the following Watchstone types into a Citadel on your Atlas.

Watchstone Haewark Hamlet Valdo's Rest Glennach Cairns Lira Arthain
Chromium Search Search Search Search
Platinum Search Search Search Search
Titanium Search Search Search Search
Unique Watchstone(Search)

31. Defeat Shaper Guardians (4)

Complete each of The Shaper's Guardians while the area is affected by the specified map modifier.

32. Defeat Scourge Bosses (3)

Defeat each of the following Unique Scourge Bosses.

Search: Area contains an additional Scourge Boss. (A tier 10 scourged map can have up to 8 additional Scourge Boss)

33. Complete Scourged Maps (10)

Complete ten Scourged maps of transformation tier 10.

34. Craft Items V (3)

Use each of the following crafting methods on an item.

  • Awakener’s Orb Awakener's Orb. Destroys an item, applying its influence to another of the same item class. The second item is reforged as a rare item with both influence types and new modifiers.
  • Conqueror's Exalted Orb:
  • Maven’s Orb Maven’s Orb (Removes one Influenced Modifier from an item with at least two Influenced Modifiers and upgrades another Influenced Modifier. Upgrading a modifier of the highest tier transforms the modifier into an Elevated Modifier. Attempting to upgrade an Elevated Modifier rerolls its values. Can be used on Body Armours, Boots, Gloves and Helmets.)

35. Conquer the Atlas (3)

Complete each of the following on your Atlas.

36. Complete Pinnacle Encounters (4)

Complete each of the following encounters.

37. Defeat the Feared Simultaneously

Defeat The Feared in The Maven's Crucible while it has the "Maven releases all Bosses at once" modifier.

Maven’s Invitation: The Feared Maven's Invitation: The Feared with Maven releases all Bosses at once modifier(Search).

38.Complete Deadly Encounters in Style (3)

Defeat three of the following five encounters in the specified ways.

39. Master the Blood Crucible (63)

Allocate all of the Blood Crucible's Skills.

Guide: as you slay the Scourge monsters, the Blood Crucible gains experience. There is a total of 63 skills in the Blood Crucible.

40. Complete Endgame Grinds (4)

Complete any four of these encounters the specified number of times.

The Scourge Challenge League

  • 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!
  • In the Scourge Challenge League, you'll meet a mysterious figure who hands you a rusty-looking device called the Blood Crucible and urges you to implant it into your body. As you slay enemies, the Crucible fills with their blood. Once it reaches a certain threshold, you're able to activate the device. This will instantly thrust you into a parallel reality, an alternate Wraeclast where some form of apocalyptic event is occurring. This Wraeclast is overrun by demons known as The Scourge. They're powerful, dangerous and come in many forms. The more blood you have collected, the longer you can stay shifted into the parallel Wraeclast. But the longer you stay, the more damage you'll take.
  • You can put an item inside the Blood Crucible. While you are killing the Scourge, it absorbs corruption from the alternate Wraeclast and focuses it onto the item. After enough kills, your item is ready to transform. When it does, it becomes corrupted and gains a pair of Scourged Modifiers. One of these is a beneficial mod and one is a detrimental mod. These scourged mods are in addition to the regular explicit and implicit mods or enchantments on the item.
  • Once you're exploring the Atlas of Worlds, you may gain the ability to place maps in the Blood Crucible, alongside your equipment. When a Map absorbs enough corruption and transforms, it gains a beneficial and detrimental effect in the same way that a piece of equipment does, but can also gain a modifier that changes the behaviour of Scourge league in that map entirely.
  • With 3.16.0, there are Standard, Hardcore and Solo Self-Found variations of the Scourge 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. There are microtransaction rewards when you complete 12, 24, and 36 challenges. The challenge rewards are only obtainable in this league.
  • From the 19th challenge onwards and for every third challenge after that, you will receive pieces of the Scourge Totem Pole decoration to display in your hideout. The Totem Pole permanently showcases how many of the Scourge challenges you completed during the league.

Scourge Challenge Rewards

The Scourge leagues include 40 optional challenges. Completing them awards the following microtransactions:

Challenges Rewards
12 Scourge Weapon Skin
24 Scourge Wings
36 Scourge Pet
40 Totem Pole Hideout decoration
1. Glimpse an Alternate Reality
2. Gear Up I (3)
3. Craft Items I (4)
4. Defeat these Act Bosses I (5)
5. Awaken the Blood Crucible (20)
6. Craft Items II (5)
7. Defeat Scourge Monsters (16)
8. Defeat these Act Bosses II (5)
9. Gear Up II (3)
10. Master the Passive Skill Tree
11. Full Clear a Map
12. Map Boss Massacre
13. Transform Items I (9)
14. Work with Allies (4)
15. Defeat Golem Bosses (5)
16. Gear Up III (3)
17. Complete Vendor Recipes (6)
18. Complete Expedition Encounters (4)
19. Achieve Ascension (4)
20. Craft Items III (4)
21. Transform Items II (5)
22. Embrace Corruption (6)
23. Reach level 90
24. Craft Items IV (4)
25. Defeat Conquerors in Style (4)
26. Assist the Forsaken Masters (5)
27. Upgrade Pantheon Powers (2)
28. Complete Unique Maps (15)
29. Combine Powers (3)
30. Socket Watchstones (8)
31. Defeat Shaper Guardians (4)
32. Defeat Scourge Bosses (3)
33. Complete Scourged Maps (10)
34. Craft Items V (3)
35. Conquer the Atlas (3)
36. Complete Pinnacle Encounters (4)
37. Defeat the Feared Simultaneously
38.Complete Deadly Encounters in Style (3)
39. Master the Blood Crucible (63)
40. Complete Endgame Grinds (4)
The Scourge Challenge League
Scourge Challenge Rewards