Throw the Gauntlet PoE Uber Maven

Throw the Gauntlet

Throw the Gauntlet is a new Atlas Keystone Passive Skill. It is for fighting the Uber Maven. The fight is extremely difficult, so only attempt it if you have a very powerful character.

  • The Absence of Mercy and Empathy is level 85
  • The Maven's full power is unleashed in The Absence of Mercy and Empathy
  • The Maven drops an Elevated Sextant

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Challenge: Defeat The Maven in Absence of Mercy and Empathy while the area is level 85

Firstly, you must allocate the Throw the Gauntlet keystone in the Atlas passives.

  • Level: 85
  • Location: Absence of Mercy and Empathy
  • Resistenace: 50% Fire, 50% Cold, 50% Lightning, 30% Chaos
  • Modifiers: 66% Less Curse Effectiveness, Cannot Be Fully Slowed, Immune To Knockback.

The Maven is an NPC and boss encountered within maps. Progressing the Maven's questline allows the player to unlock powerful atlas passive skills that enhance the rewards and fights of maps within the Atlas of Worlds.

Maven's Crucible

By slaying 3 map bosses in the Maven's presence, you'll earn an invitation to The Maven's Crucible where she will request that you defeat these bosses simultaneously. Having demonstrated your strength, she challenges you to defeat four bosses, then five, then six and finally ten at the same time. Only then can you take on the new pinnacle boss of the Atlas: the Maven herself. The Atlas Quick Guide takes the player through all the steps required to find The Maven and to unlock The Maven's Crucible.

To know if the map is eligible to have Maven's presence, you can check if her symbol is highlighted before activating your map device.

Maven will boost the boss in one of the following ways:

  • Create a clone of the boss (Shadow, rise and fight! and other voice lines)
  • Increase the boss's damage mitigation
  • Increase the boss's speed
  • Recover the boss's life (the cooldown for this boost increases each time it is used)
  • Cast Spatial Decay on the player
  • Cast Ethereal Tendrils on the player
  • Cast an orb that follows the player and deals fire damage over time from the debuff Orb Fire
  • Cast an orb that, when triggered, drops Frozen Ground which deals cold damage over time
  • Cast an orb that chases the player and explodes, dealing lightning damage

Maven boss

Players can fight The Maven by collecting Crescent Splinters from fights within The Maven's Crucible and combining them to form The Maven's Writ. Using the Maven's Writ with the map device will allow the player to fight the Maven. Defeating the Maven for the first time will reward the player with an atlas passive skill point and a Ceremonial Voidstone. Additionally, she will drop exclusive unique items as listed below, as well as Elevated Sextant. Usually the latter two are worth way more than the unique items.

Uber Pinnacle Boss Fights

PoE 3.18 added 7 new uber versions of Pinnacle Boss fights, accessible through Atlas Keystone Passives. These fights are extremely difficult, so only attempt them if you have a very powerful character.

Six new keystones create uber versions of Path of Exile's pinnacle boss fights: Venarius, Sirus, The Maven, The Searing Exarch, The Eater of Worlds and The Shaper and The Uber Elder.

Uber Pinnacle Boss Atlas Keystone Description
Uber Venarius Memento Mori
  • The Cortex is level 85
  • Venarius' full power is unleashed in the Cortex
  • Venarius drops 3 additional Rare Items with 3 less common Synthesised Implicit Modifiers
Uber Eater of Worlds Insatiable Appetite
  • The Absence of Symmetry and Harmony is level 85
  • The Eater of Worlds' full power is unleashed in The Absence of Symmetry and Harmony
  • The Eater of Worlds has a 25% chance to drop an additional Exceptional Eldritch Ichor
Uber Maven Throw the Gauntlet
  • The Absence of Mercy and Empathy is level 85
  • The Maven's full power is unleashed in The Absence of Mercy and Empathy
  • The Maven drops an Elevated Sextant
Uber Searing Exarch Thirst for Knowledge
  • The Absence of Patience and Wisdom is level 85
  • The Searing Exarch's full power is unleashed in The Absence of Patience and Wisdom
  • Eldritch Currency Items dropped by The Searing Exarch have 50% chance to be Duplicated
Uber Sirus The Perfect Storm
  • The Eye of the Storm is level 85
  • Sirus' full power is unleashed in The Eye of the Storm
  • Sirus has 20% chance to drop an Awakened Support Gem
Uber Shaper and Uber Uber Elder Cosmic Wounds
  • The Shaper's Realm is level 85
  • The Shaper's and The Elder's full power are unleashed in The Shaper's Realm
  • The Shaper and The Elder in The Shaper's Realm have 100% increased chance to drop an Orb of Dominance

Allocating one of these keystones on your Atlas passive tree ramps up the corresponding boss fight so that it is extremely difficult. Like, really hard. Harder than saying goodbye to Zana hard. Only allocate these keystones if your character is extremely powerful and you know you can handle the challenge. In general, the encounters' rules are modified to be far more punitive and difficult. In return, though, you can earn some very enticing rewards. Each of the uber fights has an additional high-chance reward and a chance of getting a very very rare chase reward. For example, the Uber Maven guarantees an Elevated Sextant if you're able to complete the encounter. Very rarely, you may be able to earn an Awakened Exceptional Support Gem as well such as Empower, Enlighten or Enhance.

These keystones unlock crazy battles that will challenge our most aspiring players who are deep in Path of Exile's endgame. They add a new level of difficulty for those who want to push their builds even farther than they ever have before.

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