PoE Essence Scarab: 2 additional Essences

List of PoE Essence Scarabs

Name Description Limit
Essence Scarab
  • Area contains 2 additional Essences
Limit: 4
Essence Scarab of Ascent
  • Essences found in Area are a tier higher
Limit: 1
Essence Scarab of Stability
  • Using a Remnant of Corruption in Area can only result in upgrading or transforming Essences
Limit: 1
Essence Scarab of Calcification
  • All Rare monsters in Area are imprisoned by Essences
Limit: 1
Essence Scarab of Adaptation
  • Imprisoned Monsters released in Areas grant a random Essence Modifier to another Imprisoned Monster in the Area
  • Imprisoned Monsters in Areas have increased Difficulty and Reward for each Essence Modifier
Limit: 1

Essence Scarab

Stack Size: 1/20. Limit: 4.

  • Area contains 2 additional Essences

Flavour Text: It is perfectly safe, the creatures trapped inside couldn’t possibly still be living.

How to use Essence 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!
  • Hillock’s Transportation Safehouse reward is now a chest of Essence Scarabs. This does not apply to Ruthless.
  • Scarabs Atlas Passives can increase Scarabs drop chances. For example, Crystalline Carapaces grants "Scarabs dropped in your Maps are 100% more likely to be Essence 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 Essence Scarab

The Essence Scarab in Path of Exile is a great tool for boosting the number of Essence encounters you have in a map. Here’s a breakdown of its effect:

More Essences, More Options:

  • Two Extra Essences: Using this scarab in any map guarantees the spawn of two additional Essences throughout the area. This significantly increases your opportunities to encounter Essences and utilize their power to modify monster encounters or craft specific gear properties.

Unlocking Essence Potential:

  • Empowered Monsters: Essences, when activated by defeating monsters standing within their radius, empower those monsters and grant them unique abilities. These empowered monsters can be more challenging but also drop better loot.
  • Crafting with Essences: Essences can be used in the Forbidden Sands crafting bench to modify specific properties of rare or unique items. This allows for targeted crafting and potentially creating powerful gear.

Who should use it?

  • New Players: This scarab is a great choice for beginners who want to familiarize themselves with Essence mechanics and experiment with empowering monsters or crafting with essences.
  • Casual Essence Infusion: If you casually enjoy encountering Essences during your map runs and want to see more of them to empower monsters or collect them for crafting, this scarab is a simple way to increase their frequency.
  • Targeted Essence Farming: The Essence Scarab can be a solid foundation for a more focused Essence farming strategy. By using it alongside Essence-specific gear or Atlas passives, you can target encounters with desired Essences for crafting specific gear properties.


  • Other Scarabs: Consider using scarabs focused on different mechanics depending on your needs. For example, Breach or Legion scarabs offer encounters with alternative content and loot pools.
  • Map Mods: Specific map mods like “Area contains more Essence Monsters” or “Essences grant #% increased effect” can alter the encounter rate and power of Essences.

Things to Consider:

  • Map Selection: Choose a map with a good layout for Essence encounters, allowing you to maneuver and activate Essences efficiently. Open areas are generally better for Essence Scarab usage.
  • Understanding Essences: Familiarize yourself with the different types of Essences and their effects on empowered monsters. This will help you decide which Essences to activate strategically.
  • Crafting Goals (Optional): If you’re aiming for targeted Essence crafting, research the specific Essences you need and plan your farming strategy accordingly.


The Essence Scarab is a versatile tool for incorporating more Essences into your Path of Exile experience. Use it strategically based on your desired level of challenge, preferred use of Essences (empowering monsters or crafting), and overall enjoyment of this mechanic.

PoE Essence Scarab Vendor Recipes

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

Vendor Recipe Outcome
  • 3x Essence Scarab
1x random Essence Scarab: Essence Scarab of Ascent, Essence Scarab of Stability, Essence Scarab of Calcification, Essence Scarab of Adaptation

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