At ExileCon Grinding Gears also announced Path of Exile: Conquerors of the
, a new expansion coming to the Windows edition of their action/RPG on
December 13th along with the launch of a new
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The War for the Atlas has ended. The Exiles who defeated The Elder have become a
danger to Wraeclast. Zana has trapped them in the Atlas but their power is
growing and will soon find a way back.Path of Exile's December 3.9.0 expansion
contains new Atlas mechanics, five new endgame bosses, a new powerful class of
support gem, a rework of bows, new items, the Metamorph challenge league and
Five New Endgame Bosses
Driven insane by their constant exposure to the void, the Conquerors of the
Atlas didn't notice that as they were changing the reality of the Atlas around
them, they were also changing themselves.
New Atlas Mechanics
The rules of the Atlas have changed. You now start in the centre and only fifty
maps are available. To unlock the rest, defeat the Conquerors and earn
Watchstones that socket into the Atlas. Socket one of these Watchstones into a
region of the Atlas to both level up the tier of maps in that region and reveal
new maps. Eventually raise the level of the entire Atlas so that every map is
between tiers 14 and 16. Customise your strategy by socketing and unsocketing
these Watchstones on the fly.
Support Gem Plus
If you're lucky, a Conqueror might drop a new type of Support Gem called a
Support Gem Plus. These new gems are better versions of existing support gems
which at level one are more powerful than the level 20 versions of the ones they
replace. There are around 35 of these to earn in Conquerors of the Atlas.
New Influenced Rare Items
While hunting the Conquerors, you will find rare items with one of four new
influence types, granting mods from special pools. Using the power of Sirus,
Awakener of Worlds, you can fuse together any two influenced items to create a
hybrid with mods from both of the items. Use new types of specialised Exalted
Orbs to add mods from the new pools directly to your existing rare items.
In Conquerors of the Atlas, we're improving Bows throughout Path of Exile. In
addition to adding five new bow-related gems, we have rebalanced all bow skills,
improved some bow base types and have increased bow damage while levelling.
Ensnaring Arrow is a newly introduced bow utility skill, and the Barrage and
Arrow Nova support gems let you modify your existing bow skills in new ways.
Ranged Attack Totems have been renamed to Ballistas, given new art and dedicated
passive skills that improve their power and the number you can have active at
once. We have also introduced two new Ballista gems, Artillery Ballista and
Shrapnel Ballista, which help provide more options for both dedicated Ballista
characters and regular bow users who want to augment their arsenal.
Powerful New Items
Alongside the new Skill, Support and Support Plus gems, Conquerors of the Atlas
contains 16 new Unique items (12 of which come from the Conquerors and 4 of
which are league-specific) and 14 new Divination cards.
The Metamorph League
Like any other Path of Exile expansion, Conquerors of the Atlas includes a new
challenge league! In the Metamorph League, you'll meet Tane Octavius, a master
alchemist who will help you combine monsters together to build your own boss
fights and customise the level of risk you face and rewards you earn.
New Supporter Packs
In addition to the Sanctum and Damnation sets of Supporter Packs we'll launch
alongside Conquerors of the Atlas, we'll follow up later in December with a new
annual set of Core Supporter Packs. All these packs feature masses of points
alongside new Armour Sets and other exclusive cosmetic microtransactions!Path of
Exile: Conquerors of the Atlas and the Metamorph League will launch on December
13th (PST) on PC and the following week on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.