PoE The Maven 3.13 Guide & Challenges

In Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas, you’ll gain even more control over your end-game Path of Exile experience by specialising each region of your Atlas with its own passive tree, crafting Watchstones to refine your rewards, selecting up to ten map bosses to face simultaneously and challenging the Atlas’ new pinnacle boss: The Maven.

1. Acquire the Maven's Beacon

Maven's Beacon: call the Maven to witness and affect this map's boss encounter. Defeating the boss encounter will allow the Maven to replicate the fight in her own realm.

  1. After running many maps, The Envoy will eventually make an appearance. This is totally random. After 4-5 appearances on various different maps, the Envoy will be highlighted and will mention that The Maven will be observing you. (Some players report that The Maven only first appears on Tier 5+ maps)
  2. Kill the map boss, and as you can see The Maven is present in the boss arena and observing the battle.
  3. After slaying the boss, The Maven will drop The Maven's Beacon, which is an untradable quest item. Pick it up.
  4. Return to your hideout and add the Maven's Beacon into your Map Device by right-clicking the Beacon and clicking your Map Device. This permanently upgrades your Map Device, giving you the ability to summon The Maven on your maps.
  5. Run the highest tier map you own within the same region, so that the Maven can observe the battle. Note that the Maven cannot witness unique map bosses. Click on the Call The Maven button which requests the The Maven to observe your battle.

Maven's Beacon

After killing the last boss in the region observed by The Maven, she will drop an invitation. Pick it up.

2. List of Maven's Invitation

The Maven's Invitation is a map fragment, so add it into your Map Device and run it. 6 portals will open into The Maven's Crucible. Enter it to begin The Maven's Challenge.

Name Atlas Region Details
Maven’s Invitation: Glennach Cairns Maven’s Invitation: Glennach Cairns Glennach Cairns
  • untradable quest item map fragment. Tier 5 invitation is tradable.
  • only drops from the Glennach Cairns maps, upon killing the last map boss required for the set.
Maven’s Invitation: Valdo’s Rest Maven’s Invitation: Valdo’s Rest Valdo’s Rest
  • untradable quest item map fragment. Tier 5 invitation is tradable.
  • only drops from the Valdo’s Rest maps, upon killing the last map boss required for the set.
Maven’s Invitation: Tirn’s End Maven’s Invitation: Tirn’s End Tirn’s End
  • untradable quest item map fragment. Tier 5 invitation is tradable.
  • only drops from the Tirn’s End maps, upon killing the last map boss required for the set.
Maven’s Invitation: Lex Proxima Maven’s Invitation: Lex Proxima Lex Proxima
  • untradable quest item map fragment. Tier 5 invitation is tradable.
  • only drops from the Lex Proxima maps, upon killing the last map boss required for the set.
Maven’s Invitation: New Vastir Maven’s Invitation: New Vastir New Vastir
  • untradable quest item map fragment. Tier 5 invitation is tradable.
  • only drops from the New Vastir maps, upon killing the last map boss required for the set.
Maven’s Invitation: Lira Arthain Maven’s Invitation: Lira Arthain Lira Arthain
  • untradable quest item map fragment. Tier 5 invitation is tradable.
  • only drops from the Lira Arthain maps, upon killing the last map boss required for the set.
Maven’s Invitation: Haewark Hamlet Maven’s Invitation: Haewark Hamlet Haewark Hamlet
  • untradable quest item map fragment. Tier 5 invitation is tradable.
  • only drops from the Haewark Hamlet maps, upon killing the last map boss required for the set.
Maven’s Invitation: Lex Ejoris Maven’s Invitation: Lex Ejoris Lex Ejoris
  • untradable quest item map fragment. Tier 5 invitation is tradable.
  • only drops from the Lex Ejoris maps, upon killing the last map boss required for the set.
Maven’s Invitation: The Formed Maven’s Invitation: The Formed The Uncharted Realms
  • The Maven must Witness: Lair of the Hydra Map, Maze of the Minotaur Map, Forge of the Phoenix Map, Pit of the Chimera Map
  • only drops from the above maps, upon killing the last map boss.
  • tradable map fragment.
Maven’s Invitation: The Twisted Maven’s Invitation: The Twisted The Uncharted Realms
  • The Maven must Witness: The Purifier, The Constrictor, The Enslaver, The Eradicator
  • only drops from the above maps, upon killing the last map boss.
  • tradable map fragment.
Maven’s Invitation: The Forgotten Maven’s Invitation: The Forgotten The Uncharted Realms
  • The Maven must Witness: Rewritten Distant Memory, Augmented Distant Memory, Altered Distant Memory, Twisted Distant Memory
  • only drops from the above maps, upon killing the last map boss.
  • tradable map fragment.
Maven’s Invitation: The Hidden Maven’s Invitation: The Hidden The Uncharted Realms
  • The Maven must Witness: Uul-Netol’s Domain, Xoph’s Domain, Tul’s Domain, Esh’s Domain
  • only drops from the above maps, upon killing the last map boss.
  • tradable map fragment.
Maven’s Invitation: The Feared Maven’s Invitation: The Feared The Uncharted Realms
  • The Maven must Witness: Cortex, Chayula’s Domain, The Alluring Abyss, The Shaper’s Realm, Absence of Value and Meaning
  • only drops from the above maps, upon killing the last map boss.
  • tradable map fragment.

The Maven's Invitation map fragments only drop when you kill the required number of map bosses for The Maven, while the Maven is observing the map. If you have already captured 10 bosses and haven't yet received an invitation, you should receive a guaranteed invitation drop upon your next boss kill within that region.

Maven's Invitation Tier

Each Invitation has 5 tiers. The first 4 tiers are untradable quest items, and the 5th tier is a tradable map fragment. The area level is scaled by the number of bosses, as shown in the table below:

Invitation No. Invitation Type Area Level Bosses Passive Skill Points
1 Quest Item 73 3 2
2 Quest Item 75 4 2
3 Quest Item 78 5 2
4 Quest Item 80 6 2
5 Tradable Map Fragment 83 10 2 (only first completion)

You can get a total of 10 Atlas passive skill points per region.

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3. Complete The Maven Challenges

  • Location: The Maven's Crucible

The Maven's Crucible can only be accessed using the "Maven's Invitation" map fragments. It is a boss arena where players fight multiple captured bosses simultaneously under the observation of The Maven. Completing the Crucible awards players with 2 skill points for their Atlas passive skill tree. The Crucible also provides The Maven's Gift which allows players to assign their skillpoints.

  1. Add a The Maven's Invitation map fragment into your map device and activate it.
  2. 6 portals will open into The Maven's Crucible. Enter it to begin The Maven's Challenge.
  3. All the bosses you have slain and captured will now be displayed in this realm. The Maven will be observing you. Go to the center of the area and click the device to start the encounter.
  4. Defeat all of the bosses that have now re-appeared within the Maven's Crucible.
  5. If you succeed, you will be presented with The Maven's Gift, a device that lets you allocate skill points into your Atlas passive skill tree.
  6. Allocate Atlas passive skills.
  7. After you are done, use the portals to return to your hideout.

Complete The Maven Challenges

The Maven really wants to push you to your limits, and has fabricated copies of the bosses she watched you defeat. This time, however, you’ll have to defeat them… simultaneously. If you manage to best her challenge, she’ll, politely ask you to do the whole cycle again. Except this time she wants to watch more, and tougher, fights, and her next challenge will contain four bosses. Then five, then six, and finally, ten. If you’re persistent and talented, you may even get to fight the Maven herself, in a very difficult boss encounter designed to challenge the strongest and best Path of Exile players.

  • The Maven’s challenges have fixed monster levels, so the tier of the map doesn’t directly impact the level of the map boss when you fight it again. Harder Maven challenges do also require that you capture bosses in higher-tier maps though.
  • Boss skills that are usually tied to that boss’s arena have generally been adjusted to make sense in the context of the Maven’s challenges rather than being removed entirely. Exactly how this was done was on a case-by-case basis.
  • Upon defeating both bosses in twinned maps, the Maven will add one copy to her challenge.
  • It’s opened from the Map Device and there are six portals like normal. if you die in The Maven’s challenge, you can re-enter if you have enough portals left.

4. Comlete The Maven's Challenge Rewards

Completing the Maven’s challenges offers the opportunity to acquire some very powerful new rewards:

The Maven's Challenge Rewards

5. Fight The Maven herself

The Maven’s Writ The Maven’s Writ is a map fragment. It is required to fight The Maven herself.

Open a portal to Absence of Mercy and Empathy by using The Maven’s Writ The Maven’s Writ map fragment in a personal Map Device.

The Maven's Writ PoE

How to get The Maven’s Writ?

  • Combine 10 Crescent Splinter Crescent Splinters to create The Maven’s Writ The Maven’s Writ. Crescent Splinter can be dropped by completing The Maven's challenge.
  • Randomly drop: the drop level of The Maven’s Writ The Maven’s Writ is 83.
  • Buy it from other players: the price of The Maven’s Writ The Maven’s Writ is about 6 Exalted Orbs.

The Maven Rewards

6. The Maven FAQs

6.1 The Maven’s gameplay progression

The Maven’s progression is not tied to Sirus/Watchstone progression. After your first encounter with the Maven, you can call her to witness map boss kills using her beacon on the map device. Her presence makes the boss more difficult.

From time to time, you will be invited to the Maven’s arena to fight an escalating number of bosses in the arena (3, 4, 5, 6 and 10). The 10 boss fight is repeatable and can be farmed. After the 10 boss fight, you may have the opportunity to fight the Maven herself.

The progression is on a per region basis with each successful fight in the Maven’s arena awarding two passive points which can be allocated to the Atlas Tree for that region.

6.2 The Maven in party play

If you invite the Maven to witness a boss fight and complete that fight with other members of your party, they’ll also be counted as having completed that fight. You can also take on the bosses simultaneously with a party, but the success of that fight is awarded to the instance owner.

6.3 Capture bosses for use in The Maven’s Challenge

When you enter a map, you can click the Maven’s Beacon on the map device to summon her to witness your fight. If you’re successful, this boss will automatically be counted as witnessed. Once The Maven has witnessed enough boss fights in that region, an item will drop that allows you to travel to her arena to fight those bosses again.

6.4 The Maven’s storyline

The Maven’s storyline exists in parallel with the Conqueror’s storyline. Lorewise, the Maven is an Eldritch entity and more of a continuation of the Elder storyline, which is separate from Sirus and the Elderslayers.

PoE The Maven 3.13

6.5 The difficulty within The Maven’s arena fights

The first invitations are quest items to progress through the increasing number of bosses you are fighting in her arena. After you have first completed the 10 boss fight, you have the chance to receive invitation items which can have mods and are craftable, allowing you to scale the difficulty of that fight. You cannot have duplicates of the same boss in the Maven arena, and the bosses are scaled to a fixed monster level based on the number you’re fighting at once.

6.6 Is the Maven blocking natural master missions from spawning?

The answer is no. It appears to just be a streak of bad luck for some players.

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