The Vinktar Square Courtyard Map - Path of Exile

The Vinktar Square Courtyard Map

The Vinktar Square

The Vinktar Square is a unique Courtyard Map. Maps.

  • 20% more Monster Life
  • Monsters cannot be Shocked
  • 30% increased Monster Damage
  • +35% Monster Lightning Resistance
  • Monsters deal 35% extra Physical Damage as Lightning
  • 30% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area

Flavour Text: To the east, it cannot be seen. To the west, it cannot be touched. To the south, it cannot be remembered. And to the north, it cannot be contained.

In Path of Exile, The Vinktar Square is a unique Courtyard Map known for its powerful boss and strategic approach to combat. Here's a breakdown of its key features:

Layout and Mechanics:

  • The Vinktar Square is a large, open square with four exits in each corner.
  • Each corner holds a Guardian boss: North, South, East, and West.

Guardian Bosses:

  • You'll need to defeat all four Guardians before facing the main boss.
  • Each Guardian has unique abilities and elemental affinities (fire, cold, lightning).

Central Gate and The Avatar of Thunder:

  • Once all four Guardians are vanquished, a gate in the center of the square opens, revealing the final challenge: The Avatar of Thunder.
  • This boss is a formidable foe, known for its powerful lightning attacks.

Map Tier and Vendor Recipe:

  • The Tier level of The Vinktar Square is unique. It's determined by the minimum item level of four specific Agnerod Staves used in a vendor recipe.
  • This allows you to control the difficulty and monster level of the map by using lower-level staves in the recipe.


  • The Vinktar Square offers a chance for valuable loot drops, including currency and unique items.
  • However, the main reward comes from defeating The Avatar of Thunder, who has a higher chance of dropping high-tier boots.


  • Elemental Resistances: Ensure you have balanced elemental resistances, especially against lightning damage, to mitigate attacks from the Guardians and The Avatar of Thunder.
  • Focus on Guardians First: Prioritize clearing the Guardians before engaging The Avatar of Thunder.
  • Single-Target Damage: Focus on skills that deal good single-target damage to take down the Guardians and The Avatar of Thunder efficiently.
  • Movement Skills: Having a movement skill like Leap Slam or Flame Dash can help you dodge attacks and reposition during boss fights.
  • Consider Gear Mods: Equipping gear with specific elemental resistance mods can significantly improve your survivability against the Guardians and The Avatar of Thunder.

Additional Notes:

  • The Vinktar Square is suitable for players at various experience levels, depending on the tier level crafted through the vendor recipe.
  • A lower-tier map crafted with low-level staves is more manageable for newer players, while a higher-tier version crafted with high-level staves offers a greater challenge and potentially better rewards for experienced players.

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The Vinktar Square is not part of the Atlas of Worlds. There is no bonus objective for this map.


The shape of the map is a large square. In each corner, there is a guardian boss of a cardinal direction. After all four guardians are killed, a gate in the center of the map will open. The gate leads to a room with the final boss, the Avatar of Thunder.


Boss name
Guardian of the North
Guardian of the East
Guardian of the South
Guardian of the West
Avatar of Thunder

Items found in this area

The following drop-restricted items can drop in this area.

Item Drop
Monochrome 80
Struck by Lightning 70
Thunderous Skies 23

Read Avatar of Thunder#Exclusive drops for exclusive boss drop.

Item acquisition

The Vinktar Square has restrictions on where or how it can drop. It cannot be chanced.


The Vinktar Square can be created from the following recipes:

Amount Part Description
1 Agnerod North Vendor the staves to a NPC. The lowest item levels of the staves determine the map tier.
1 Agnerod East
1 Agnerod South
1 Agnerod West
Lowest Agnerod Staff Item Level Resultant Map Tier Resultant Map Area Level
1-74 5 72
75-78 8 75
79-82 12 79
83 16 83