PoE Torment Scarab: 5 additional Tormented Spirits

List of PoE Torment Scarabs

Name DescriptionLimit
Torment Scarab
  • Area is haunted by 5 additional Tormented Spirits
Limit: 4
Torment Scarab of Peculiarity
  • Tormented Spirits in Area are replaced with unusual variants
Limit: 1
Torment Scarab of Release
  • Tormented Spirits in Area have a 25% chance to be set free when Possessed Monsters are slain
Limit: 1
Torment Scarab of Possession
  • Rare Monsters in Area have a quarter chance to be Possessed by up to 1 Tormented Spirit
Limit: 1

Torment Scarab

Stack Size: 1/20. Limit: 4.

  • Area is haunted by 5 additional Tormented Spirits

Flavour Text: Their crimes in life haunt you in death.

How to use Torment 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, Possessed Carapaces grants "Scarabs dropped in your Maps are 100% more likely to be Torment 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 Torment Scarab

The Torment Scarab in Path of Exile is a straightforward scarab that injects a guaranteed boost to the number of Tormented Spirits that spawn in your map. Here's what you can expect:

Increased Tormented Spirits:

  • Simple and Effective: Using this scarab guarantees the presence of 5 additional Tormented Spirits in the map you activate it on.


  • More Challenge, More Rewards: This translates to a more challenging encounter with these special enemies. However, it also means a higher chance of acquiring their valuable drops, including Torment blessings and currency.
  • Straightforward Approach: Unlike some other Torment scarabs, this one doesn't involve any chance mechanics or unexpected variants. You simply get more base Tormented Spirits.

Things to Consider:

  • Difficulty Spike: While more Tormented Spirits can be rewarding, be prepared for a potentially significant increase in difficulty. Evaluate your build's strength before using this scarab.
  • Focus on Mechanics: Tormented Spirits have unique mechanics like possession and blessings. Understanding these mechanics will help you navigate the increased encounter effectively.


  • Torment Scarab of Release: Offers a chance to free additional Tormented Spirits when slaying possessed monsters, adding a layer of strategy.
  • Torment Scarab of Peculiarity: Replaces standard Tormented Spirits with unusual variants, introducing an element of surprise and potentially different mechanics.
  • 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.

Who should use it?

The Torment Scarab is a good choice for players who:

  • Want a guaranteed and straightforward increase in the number of Tormented Spirits they encounter.
  • Enjoy the challenge of facing more of these enemies and their potential rewards.
  • Are confident in their build's ability to handle a more intense encounter with Tormented Spirits.


The Torment Scarab offers a reliable way to ramp up the difficulty and potential rewards associated with Tormented Spirits. Make sure your character is geared and skilled enough to handle the increased challenge.

PoE Torment Scarab Vendor Recipes

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

Vendor Recipe Outcome
  • 3x Torment Scarab
1x random Torment Scarab: Torment Scarab of Peculiarity, Torment Scarab of Release, Torment Scarab of Possession

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Tormented Spirit

Tormented Spirits are the spirits of tormented criminals that yield their ill-gotten gains when slain. Eager to protect their trove, these spirits flee when encountered and imbue nearby monsters with dangerous powers, which improves their item drops. It’s also possible for spirits to possess rare and unique enemies, greatly increasing their threat (and value) to treasure-seeking exiles. This encounter is considered Extra Content and has a baseline 8% chance to appear in any map area.

The various spirits have differing modifiers that they themselves possess as a spirit, in addition to effects that they bestow on normal and magic monsters that they touch, as well as a powerful modifier that they grant to any rare or unique mobs that they possess (a single monster can be possessed by more than one spirit). Any mob that is bestowed or possessed by a spirit gains a modifier (Spirit’s Touch/Grip) based on the spirit that bestowed them, in addition to some slight increase to movement, attack and cast speeds, as well as significantly increased IIQ and IIR. Modifiers are shown in green.

If a tormented spirit is killed, it is guaranteed to drop one rare item. If a rare monster is possessed, at least two rare items are guaranteed to drop, and if a unique monster is possessed, at least three rare items are guaranteed to drop. A Tormented Spirit that is not killed and does not find a monster to possess will eventually break its bonds and vanish, leaving no items. Spirits that do possess a monster will not vanish.

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