Path Of Exile – What Maps to Shape

When you reach endgame in Path Of Exile, you will enter the map system and will eventually wander upon a Shaper’s Orb when you complete the bonus objective on certain maps throughout the atlas. The Shaper Orb will upgrade an unlocked map into a +5 tier version of itself when you use it on a map on your atlas like a currency item. The normal version of the map will no longer drop and will be replaced with the shape version of it. Usually every league has map changes causing the ideal map to shape to change. Here are my recommendation for what maps should be shaped.

Remember that these are only recommendation and are based on my personal preference. The map you shape should be based on your personal preference and build.

Current Version: 3.0.0

Tier Map Reasoning
  • Jungle Valley
  • Linear & Density
  • Beach
  • Oasis
  • Linear
  • Density
  • Channel
  • Arid Lake
  • Linear
  • Density
  • Acid Lakes
  • Graveyard
  • Linear
  • Density
  • Primordial Pool
  • Linear & Density
  • Canyon
  • Racecourse
  • Linear & Density (2 Bosses)
  • Linear (3 Bosses)
  • Mud Geyser
  • Ashen Woods
  • Linear (Circle)
  • Density
8 (2 Orbs)
  • Tropical Island
  • Cemetery
  • Bog
  • Linear & Density
  • Density (3 Bosses)
  • Density
9 (3 Orbs)
  • Coves
  • Reef
  • Promenade
  • Linear & Density
  • Linear & Density
  • Linear
10 (3 Orbs)
  • Courtyard
  • Underground River
  • Port
  • Density
  • Linear
  • Linear



Gamescom 2017 – Xbox Conference Announcements

The Xbox Conference at Gamescom 2017 just happened and it only showed off one new game but other than that, it was pretty much just a bunch of new trailers for things that we already knew were going to happen.

  • Assassin’s Creed Oirigins [Trailer]
  • Jurassic World Evolution | Summer 2018 | [Trailer]
  • ReCore Definitive Edition | 08.29.17 | [Trailer]
  • World of Tanks | 11.07.17 | [Trailer]
  • ID@Xbox [Trailer]
  • Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition [Trailer] [Unboxing]
  • Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition | 10.03.17 | [Trailer]
  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of War [Trailer]

Path of Exile – Harbinger League Currency

The Harbinger League for Path of Exile introduces 6 new currency items that are obtained only in the component form called shards into the game alongside adding shards for pre-existing currencies.

Regal, Chaos, Exalted Orbs and Mirror of Kalandra have all been given components version of itself. All of these currencies will require 20 component shards of itself to become the usable currency version.

All these new currency items are only obtainable through defeating a Harbinger.

New Currency Effect
Ancient Orb Reforges an Unique Item into another of the same item class. (ex. Any Unique Dagger can become another Unique Dagger regardless of weapon base)
Engineer’s Orb Improves the quality of a strongbox.
Harbinger’s Orb Reforges a map into a higher tier.
Orb of Annulment Removes a random property from an Item. (Magic & Rare only)
Orb of Binding Upgrades a normal item to rare and links it up to a maximum of 4.
Orb of Horizons Reforges a map in another of the same tier.

Path of Exile – Fall of Oriath Labyrinth Locations

The 3.0.0 Expansion: Fall of Oriath has changed the game to a total of 10 acts instead of 4 acts that required multiple completion of the story in different difficulties. The first labyrinth will require the completion of 6 Trials, with the remaining two requiring 3.

The Labyrinth – Level 33

Lower Prison (Act 1)
Chamber of Sins – Level 2 (Act 2)
Crypts – Level 1 (Act 2)
 The Crematorium (Act 3)
 Catacombs (Act 3)
 Hedge Maze (Act 3)

The Cruel Labyrinth – Level 55

The Lower Prison (Act 6)
The Crypt (Act 7)
The Chamber of Sins Level 2 (Act 7)

The Merciless Labyrinth – Level 55

The Bath House (Act 8)
The Tunnel (Act 9)
The Ossuary (Act 10)

Path of Exile – Harbinger League

With the release of Fall of Oriath, Path of Exile will also have another new challenge league. This time, its called Harbinger and involves a new and unknown invading force called the Harbingers.


The Harbingers will randomly appear and continuously summon their monsters after you, the only way to damage the Harbinger is to defeat their invading force. Defeating a Harbinger can yield new currency items and new unique item parts.


As always there will be a total of 40 new challenges that can be completed throughout the whole league. Completing each interval of 12 will reward a specific reward. After the 19th challenge, every consecutive 3rd challenge after that will reward a hideout totem piece.

Harbinger league will launch simultaneously with the Fall of Oriath expansion on August 4th.

Path of Exile – 2.5.0: Breach

Path of Exile‘s next Update: Breach has been revealed, it will be live in 2 weeks – December 2nd. Update 2.5.0 – Breach has a lot of game performance additions along with new Challenge Leagues.

In Breach, players will be able to encounter rifts throughout Wraeclast where it can be activate summoning Breach creatures, defeating these creatures can drop Splinters that are used to craft Breachstone that can be used to enter a certain Breachstone’s Domain.

There is a breach type for every damage type currently: Fire, Cold, Lightning, Physical and Chaos.

Tears in the fabric of reality have formed throughout Wraeclast. Engage them to expose an alternate realm and reveal those who dwell there. Slay monsters inside the Breach to keep it open long enough to reap your bounty.Similar to Beyond league, players will be find tears in the world of Wraeclast.

Deep in these Breachlord’s Domain, players will have chances to obtain treasure only available in these Domains. If you are lucky enough to find one of these new uniques and obtain a Blessing of Xoph from a Breachlord, players will be able to upgrade a breach unique to an even more powerful version of it, Similar to prophecy upgrades.