Path of Exile Scourge League Challenges Complete Guide

We have written a new complete Path of Exile Expedition Scourge Challenges Complete Guide. Below you can see the full list of PoE 3.16 challenges and tips on how to complete them. We have divided them into categories starting from the easiest ones. If you what to know about the Path of Exile 3.16 Scourge Challenge Rewards List just click on the link.

There are 40 challenges in PoE. Some are easy to obtain during levelling, others are harder or almost impossible to achieve. In our Path of Exile, Scourge League Challenges Complete Guide you will read the tips that will help you complete as many PoE challenges as you can even all 40 if that is your goal.

Our guide is presented in the rating difficulty list. That means that we have divided the full Scourge challenges list into four difficulties: easy (the most part of them you’ll do while levelling), normal (you can obtain them with a minimal effort), hard (you’ll need to try and repeat several times to do them), very hard (you’ll need to farm numerous maps and know and be able to kill end-game bosses). If you want to get 20 challenges completed you can combine challenges from different difficulty levels to pick the most appropriate ones for you.

Easy Difficulty Scourge Challenges

As we have already said you’ll see them get completed while you play and level up your champion. If you finish the last act you’d probably have all the following 12 challenges completed.

Glimpse an Alternate Reality

Complete the quest “Thirst for Blood”.

This is the quest related to the new mechanics in the Scourge league. Talk to the Last to Die to start it. You can read more details in Path of Exile 3.16 Scourge League Mechanics Guide.

Gear Up I

Equip each of the following item types.

  • Sapphire, Topaz or Ruby Ring
  • Rare Weapon
  • Boots with an increased movement speed modifier

You will get all these items during your quest journey. Just remember to equip them. By the way, you don’t need to play with them all the time, equipping will be enough.

Craft Items I

Use each of the following crafting methods on an item.

  • Orb of Transmutation
  • Orb of Alteration
  • Orb of Augmentation
  • Chromatic Orb

All these orbs are easy to obtain while you play, to complete the challenge you need to use each of them once on any item.

Defeat these Act Bosses I

Defeat each of the following Unique Act Bosses.

  • Act 1: Merveil, the Twisted
  • Act 2: Vaal Oversoul
  • Act 3: Dominus, Ascendant
  • Act 4: Malachai, The Nightmare
  • Act 5: Kitava, the Insatiable

You cannot skip them, so if you finish the first part of the main questline the challenge will be completed.

Awaken the Blood Crucible

Allocate a Skill in the Blood Crucible twenty times.

It means that you need to level up your Blood Crucible. You can put these 20 points in any skills that you like. If you don’t skip Scourge mechanics you will complete this challenge by the end of the game. You can read more details in Path of Exile 3.16 Scourge League Mechanics Guide.

Craft Items II

Use each of the following crafting methods on an item.

  • Jeweller’s Orb
  • Orb of Fusing
  • Chaos Orb
  • Glassblower’s Bauble
  • Hideout Crafting Bench

Use the orbs on any item once and craft any mode using the crafting bench in your hideout.

Defeat Scourge Monsters

Defeat each of the following Scourge monsters.

  • Demon Imp
  • Demon Beast
  • Demon Ghast
  • Demon Harpy
  • Demon Herder
  • Pale Cherubim
  • Pale Servitor
  • Pale Virtue
  • Pale Angel
  • Pale Seraphim
  • Ravenous Homonculus
  • Ravenous Brute
  • Ravenous Digester
  • Ravenous Misshapen
  • Ravenous Bloodshaper
  • Ravenous Macerator

There is no quicker way to complete this challenge than switch to every Scourge Nightmare as you see. Don’t skip Scourge mechanics and you will kill every type of monsters during the first 5 acts. You can read more details in Path of Exile 3.16 Scourge League Mechanics Guide.

Defeat these Act Bosses II

Defeat each of the following Unique Act Bosses.

  • Act 6: Tsoagoth, The Brine King
  • Act 7: Arakaali, Spinner of Shadows
  • Act 8: Lunaris, Eternal Moon and Solaris, Eternal Sun
  • Act 9: The Depraved Trinity
  • Act 10: Kitava, the Insatiable

These are also main and unskippable bosses if you complete the game you will have this challenge done.

Gear Up II

Equip each of the following item types.

  • Crimson, Viridian or Cobalt Jewel
  • Unique Item
  • Item with at least 5 linked sockets

Actually, each of them will drop to you while you play but during the second part of the story, when you collect the powers of gods. Some will drop earlier, don’t forget to equip them.

Full Clear a Map

Fully clear any Map area. An area is fully cleared when there are no monsters remaining.

After you complete Act 10 you will need to complete a quest that unlocks a map device. You will see it in your hideout. By that time you will have at least one map for sure. Place it in your map device and activate it. You will have 6 tries (you can die 6 times) so be careful. Clear every single monster on the map and you are done. To see how many monsters remain on a map press “Tab” and next to the stats of the map you will see an approximate number of the remaining monsters (if there are more than 50, in another case you will see the exact number).

Work with Allies

Complete each of the following tasks.

We have got complete guides about every league mentioned in this challenge. We placed the links to those guides next to the points of the challenge. As for Zana, you will meet her at the first tier 3 map that you will clear.

Transform Items II

Transform items in the Blood Crucible to achieve five of the following seven outcomes.

  • Keystone Passive Skill
  • Defence Modifier
  • Resistance Modifier
  • Gem Level Modifier
  • Curse on Hit Modifier
  • Reservation Efficiency Modifier
  • Deal no Damage Modifier

Actually, all you can do is transform many different item types to get all these modifiers from the new Scourge crafting system. If you what to learn how to transform items read Path of Exile 3.16 Scourge League Mechanics Guide.

Normal Difficulty Scourge Challenges

These challenges are hardy will autocomplete as the previous ones. Here you’ll need to do some research, but they are also pretty easy to obtain.

Master the Passive Skill Tree

Have at least ten allocated Masteries on the Passive Skill Tree.

In PoE 3.16 there have been some changes made to the Passive skill Tree. You will see that masteries were moved to the relevant groups of passive skills. For example, if you get a notable passive from any group of passive skills that give you bonuses to Life the next skill point you can place to the Life Masteries (click in the middle of the group of these Life passive skills we talked about). Get other 9 notable passive and get their passive masteries to complete the challenge.

Map Boss Massacre

Defeat six Unique Map Bosses within ten seconds of each other.

To complete this challenge you need to craft a map that can have 6 bosses. To do so you need to take a map that contains 3 bosses by default, for Scourge league those maps are:

  • Racecourse Map
  • Courtyard Map
  • Vaal Pyramid Map
  • Vaal Temple Map

And roll on any of them “Twinned” mod. You will see the line that says “Area contains two Unique Bosses”. On a map with 3 bosses by default that will double the number of bosses, so you will have a map with 6 bosses. As you need to kill them within 10 seconds intervals try to make the map as easy as possible of the lowest possible tier. Be careful with Vaal Pyramid Map, bosses there spawn one after another as you kill them.

Transform Items I

Transform each of the following item types to tier 3 in the Blood Crucible.

  • Weapon
  • Body Armour
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Amulet
  • Ring
  • Belt
  • Map

You will need to upgrade the Blood Crucible skill tree to get the ability to transform items to the third tier and after that complete each of the following from the list. You can take any item that drops from Scourge monsters and has tier 2 and transform it again to make the process quicker. If you what to learn how to transform items read Path of Exile 3.16 Scourge League Mechanics Guide.

Defeat Golem Bosses

Defeat each of the following Unique Map Bosses.

  • Guardian of the Vault in Vault Map
  • The Eroding One in Flooded Mine Map
  • Stone of the Currents in Wharf Map
  • Fragment of Winter in Waterways Map
  • Void Anomaly in Grotto Map

You just need to obtain each of the maps and kill the bosses there. You can see the Scourge maps tiers list by following the link.

Gear Up III

Equip each of the following item types.

  • Cluster Jewel
  • Influenced Item
  • Heist Trinket

Heist Trinket is the easiest part of this challenge. You will need to complete a grand heist to get a trinket but it is rather easy, you can read more in Path of Exile 3.12 Heist League Mechanics Guide.

As for the cluster jewels, they drop from Delirium encounters, but you need to put skill points in the passive skill tree to allocate a cluster jewel. You can buy a cluster jewel that fits your build the most. You can read some more information about cluster jewels via the link.

Influenced items can be bought or you can equip any item influenced by any minor or major Atlas boss. Meaning Atlas conquerors or Sirus, Elder or Shaper.

Craft Items III

Use each of the following crafting methods on an item.

  • Resonator – Resonators can be found in Delve encounters. They are rare but you can craft different modifiers if you socket in them fossils.
  • Harvest Crafting BenchPath of Exile – Changes to Harvest Crafting
  • Corrupted EssencePath of Exile Essences Guide
  • Syndicate Crafting Bench – You can find Syndicate Crafting Bench only in Syndicate Safehouse. You cna enter it when you get enough intelligence with one of the Bernches. If you need specific crafting you will need to open the right Syndicate Safehouse with appropriate Agents in it. Learn more in our Syndicate Farming Guide.

Embrace Corruption

Corrupt items to achieve each of the following outcomes.

  • Level 21 Gem
  • Quality 23 Gem
  • Armour with a Corrupted Implicit Modifier
  • Weapon with a Corrupted Implicit Modifier
  • Jewel with a Corrupted Implicit Modifier
  • Corruption-Exclusive Unique Jewel

You will need a lot of Vaal Orbs to complete this challenge, but it is not that hard you just need to be lucky. Still, you need to remember some things. First of all, gems. When you use a Vaal orb on a gem it can rather give +1 lvl or +3 quality. That means that you need to use a Vaal orb on a gem with 20 lvl or with 20% quality. If you want to try to get both crafts on a gem you need to do that at the Temple of Atzoatl Doryani’s Institute room. You can read more about it in Path of Exile Guide: Best Ways to Farm Currency, scroll there to incursion where we describe how to make top gems.

Second of all, corrupted implicit modifiers are not guaranteed to apply using a Vaal orb. In some cases, the Vaal orb can destroy an item. So you need to collect Vaal orbs and required item types to try your luck.

And last of all, Corruption-Exclusive Unique Jewel can be a result of using a Vaal orb on any jewel. It is not very hard to get it, only luck is required.

Reach Level 90

Attain character level 90. This challenge still counts even if your character dies afterwards.

Remember that after Act 5 you will start losing 5% of collected experience on death. And after Act 10 – 10%. So it is not easy if you die all the time. Make sure that your build is powerful and tough.

Craft Items IV

Use each of the following crafting methods on an item.

  • Exalted Orb
  • Divine Orb
  • Orb of Annulment
  • Sacred Orb

To complete this challenge you need to use each of these orbs. One time on any item is enough, but all these robs are rather hard to acquire unless you buy them from other players.

Complete Unique Maps

Complete fifteen of the following seventeen Unique Maps.

  • Vaults of Atziri
  • Maelström of Chaos
  • The Coward’s Trial
  • Acton’s Nightmare
  • Poorjoy’s Asylum
  • Mao Kun
  • Oba’s Cursed Trove
  • Olmec’s Sanctum
  • Death and Taxes
  • Whakawairua Tuahu
  • The Vinktar Square
  • Caer Blaidd, Wolfpack’s Den
  • The Putrid Cloister
  • Hallowed Ground
  • The Twilight Temple
  • Pillars of Arun
  • Doryani’s Machinarium

You can complete any of them actually. But there are 3 that are hard to complete or to obtain. So we recommend you skip, The Putrid Cloister, and Doryani’s Machinarium. You can buy any map from other players. The prices can change so you can check them yourself.

To get unique maps faster get The Encroaching Darkness divination card that will provide you with a random unique map.

Socket Watchstones

Socket each of the following Watchstone types into a Citadel on your Atlas.

  • Crimson Watchstone
  • Cobalt Watchstone
  • Viridian Watchstone
  • Golden Watchstone
  • Chromium Watchstone
  • Platinum Watchstone
  • Titanium Watchstone
  • Unique Watchstone

Atlas has changed in Scourge league and we have written a post called ‘Path of Exile 3.16 Scourge League All Watchstones and How to use them‘ there you’ll find all information needed for this challenge.

Hard Difficulty Scourge Challenges

These challenges may cause more difficulties and extra effort to complete them. Such as extra farm of content and tactics and mechanics on killing end-game bosses.

Complete Vendor Recipes

Complete vendor recipes to receive each of the following items. A vendor recipe is when you trade a specific pattern of items to a vendor, not when you buy items from his/her purchase screen.

  • Divine Orb
  • Enkindling Orb
  • Regal Orb
  • Unique Item
  • Ring of Exile
  • Wicked weapon

We have all these recipes described in Path of Exile Most Useful Vendor Recipes. Use search on-page to find the needed one.

Complete Expedition Encounters

Complete each of the following Expedition encounters.

  • Defeat Runic Monsters x100
  • Complete a Logbook area
  • Enter a Logbook subarea
  • Defeat an Expedition Unique Boss

These tasks are related to the previous league called Expedition. Read Path of Exile 3.15 Expedition League Mechanics Guide to find answers to any questions about Expedition league.

Defeat Conquerors in Style

Defeat each of the Conquerors of the Atlas in each of the specified ways.

  • Baran, the Crusader without being hit by Weight of Judgement – The one that slams the ground.
  • Al-Hezmin, the Hunter without being hit by Slice and Dice – You will hear a voice warning befoer this atack, when a lot of snakes try to bite you.
  • Veritania, the Redeemer without being hit by any Tornadoes – When she whrils and throughs balls in all directions around her.
  • Drox, the Warlord without being hit by Crushing Fist – The one when a big fist hits the ground.

If you need to learn how to reach any of them, read Path of Exile Atlas of Worlds Full Guide, but remember that in Scourge league there are only 4 regions, not 8 like mentioned in the post.

In case you want to complete this challenge quickly, you will need to have a strong build that has a lot of single target damage. Of course, you can dodge bosses’ attacks but that can be hard.

Assist the Forsaken Masters

Complete each of the following tasks with the help of the Forsaken Masters.

These are all parts of the endgame farms when you complete the same actions multiple times. All of the tasks not taking into account Shaper are parts of mechanics from the previous leagues. We mentioned some guides that we have to help you with this challenge.

Upgrade Pantheon Powers

Fully upgrade two of the four Major Pantheon Powers.

  • Soul of the Brine King
  • Soul of Arakaali
  • Soul of Solaris
  • Soul of Lunaris

You will find all the answers in How to Upgrade Pantheon Powers in Path of Exile guide.

Combine Powers

Complete each of the following encounters.

  • Capture a Beast holding an Essence
    • You need combine all chances of meeting Einhar on a map while there are essence encounters. We have described how to increase your chances of meeting essence encounters on maps in Path of Exile Essences Guide. As for Bestiary league, there are passive skills in Atlas in Lira Arthain region that increase chances of meeting Einhar on maps from that region or you can use Bestiary Scarabs in the map device.
  • Complete a Prophecy while Delirious
    • This challenge can easily be done by getting an easy-proc type of prophecy such as Waiting in Ambush (spawn rogue exile when open a strongbox) and then open a map with at least 20% delirious maps to guarantee that delirium appears in your map. Thus you’ll complete this challenge as soon as you open a strongbox in the permanent delirium map that you’ve opened.
  • Defeat a Unique Beyond Boss in the Sacred Grove
    • We will describe how to maximise your chances of spawning a Beyond boss whenever you are clearing any area of seeds in the sacred grove.
      1. OPTIONAL) 1 Watchstone that contains “Slaying Enemies close together in Areas has a #% chance to attract monsters from Beyond” modifier to increase beyond monster spawn rate.
      2. 1 Watchstone that contains “Areas contain The Sacred Grove” modifier to guarantee spawn a harvest encounter in your map.
      3. Make use of Scent of Blood & Torn Veil from Glennach Cairns atlas passive to increase the beyond monster spawn rate EVEN MORE.
      4. 1 Map(from Glennach Cairns region) that contain “Slaying Enemies close together in Areas has a #% chance to attract monsters from Beyond” modifier to enable your map to spawn monsters.
      5. Use Zana’s Beyond mod from her map device to increase the % beyond monster spawn rate even further.

We think that this challenge is hard because needs a lot of preparation and time.

Defeat Shaper Guardians

Complete each of The Shaper’s Guardians while the area is affected by the specified map modifier.

  • Guardian of the Minotaur with “Monsters have increased Area of Effect”
  • Guardian of the Phoenix with “Minus maximum Player Resistances”
  • Guardian of the Chimera with “Increased Monster Attack, Cast and Movement Speed”
  • Guardian of the Hydra with “Monsters fire Additional Projectiles”

You can roll these modifiers with your currencies, but no need to make it very hard, magic ones will be enough. If you need to learn how to find The Spaher’s Guardians read How to Unlock All Endgame Bosses in Path of Exile.

Defeat Scourge Bosses

Defeat each of the following Unique Scourge Bosses.

  • K’tash, the Hate Shepherd
  • Ghorr, the Grasping Maw
  • Beidat, Archangel of Death

There is a scrouge mod that can help you meet at least one guaranteed Scourge boss. Other details read in ‘How to find PoE Scourge Bosses?’ post.

Complete Scourged Maps

Complete ten Scourged maps of transformation tier 10.

As you continue to level up your Blood Crucible, you will be able to unlock a map slot, which allows you to put maps into your Blood Crucible in order to transform them. Maps can be transformed up to 10 times, with more transformations giving the chance at adding more Scourge Modifiers, which will increase the challenge and reward of the map. You can get up to 2 maps in your Blood Crucible at once, and they do take quite some time to transform. If you are not confident you will be able to handle the maps, you can transform white, low tier maps so that they are easier to complete.

Craft Items V

Use each of the following crafting methods on an item.

  • Conqueror’s Exalted Orb
    • Dropped from their respective Conquerors: Hunter (Al-Hezmin), Crusader (Baran), Redeemer (Veritania), and Warlord (Drox).
  • Awakener’s Orb
    • Dropped from the Sirus bossfight.
  • Maven’s Orb
    • Drops from the Maven bossfight.

These orbs are very expensive and you can buy them, or wait when they drop from the places we mentioned. To read more details about these orbs, you can read Path of Exile – Most expensive currency. Also, you can read how to reach Sirus and Maven in How to Unlock All Endgame Bosses in Path of Exile. And read Path of Exile Atlas of Worlds Full Guide, to know how to meet all the Conquerors but remember that in Scourge league there are only 4 regions, not 8 like mentioned in the post.

Conquer the Atlas

Complete each of the following on your Atlas.

  • Complete Map Bonus Objectives x100
    • You can complete them if you meet the requirments. All of them mentioned on maps starting from “clear this map with magic rarity”.
  • Allocate Atlas Passive Skills x40
  • Reach Awakening Level 8
    • For every 4 Watchstones that are inserted into the Region’s Citadels, the Awakening Level (the number in the very center of the Atlas) will increase. Read more in Path of Exile Atlas of Worlds Full Guide.

Complete Pinnacle Encounters

Complete each of the following encounters.

  • Flawless BreachstonePath of Exile Breachstones Guide
  • Domain of Timeless Conflict opened with at least four Unrelenting EmblemsPath of Exile Emblems Guide
  • Blight-Ravaged Map
    • One of the new aspirational content systems that have been included in the 3.16 are Blight Ravaged Maps. Blight Ravaged Maps are the final and hardest encounters for the Blight League mechanic. They act as harder versions of Blighted Maps with faster and stronger monsters and can be anointed with up to 9 oils (with a max of 3 oils per type). You get Blight Ravaged maps from high tiered Blighted Maps. Some builds are stronger at completing Blighted Maps, most namely large AoE builds and/or builds with inbuilt on-death explosion effects as the Blight monsters are often bunched together allowing for large chain explosions to occur.
  • Wave 30 of The SimulacrumPath of Exile Simulacrum Guide

Very Hard Difficulty Scourge Challenges

To complete the following four challenges you will need as much time as one week and a decent build for completing the top end-game content and bosses.

Defeat the Feared Simultaneously

Defeat The Feared in The Maven’s Crucible while it has the “Maven releases all Bosses at once” modifier.

A new mod to Maven invitations were introduced to allow for the bosses to spawn simultaneously, instead of being staggered. This is a very difficult fight, containing all the hardest bosses in the game, all at once.

The Feared can be done as a magic rarity with no other modifiers to make the encounter easier, but it is still a combination of the game’s hardest bosses being fought all at once. And again, this challenge can be done at a party so if your build can’t handle this content, bring a friend or a carry to help you out clear this challenge whenever you’re ready to open this map.

Complete Deadly Encounters in Style

Defeat three of the following five encounters in the specified ways.

  • Aul, the Crystal King without being hit by Crystalline Fissures
    • Crystalline fissures is a skill that the boss will thrust his sword forward, creating two snake-like Sunders that explode into crystals at the end of their destination. Note that if you fail the challenge, you can exit the delve by logging out so you only have to fight the boss again as long as you have enough sulphite to reach him, instead of having to find the boss again to attempt the challenge.
  • Uber Elder without being hit by Celestial Spheres or Tentacle Lash
    • Celestial Spheres are the golden balls that the Shaper Boss consecutively shoots out 3 of them to players, while the Tentacle Lash is the one of the Elder Boss skill where when it’s life drop to 25% (Phase8) it will move up to the air and then summon 5 sets of tentacles around the player that slam the ground to deal AOE physical damage. Highly advised not to do this one because of the annoying celestial spheres had to dodge at all times during the whole fights.
  • Atziri, Queen of the Vaal in the Alluring Abyss without being hit by Storm Call
    • Storm call is a skill that the boss casts which looks like a multiple-circular-gold color, not the red one(flameblast).
  • Sirus, Awakener of Worlds at an Awakening Level of 8 or more without being hit by any Spinning Negation Beams
    • Spinning Negation Beams is the cross-laser that spawns in the 3rd phase fight, just start running counter-clockwise when you saw 4 of the dark-version-sirius-clone spawn in then start shooting thick-lasers in one place.
  • The Maven without being hit by Cascade of Pain
    • Cascade of Pain is a skill in which the boss will shoot 5 white-projectiles consecutively towards player with a Catchphrase: A Cascade of Pain!

In case, you need to know how to find these bosses read How to Find All Endgame League Specific Bosses in Path of Exile guide.

Master the Blood Crucible

Allocate all of the Blood Crucible’s Skills.

It will require a lot of time and a strong build to survive as many Scourge encounters as possible. Read more in Path of Exile 3.16 Scourge League Mechanics Guide.

Complete Endgame Grinds

Complete any four of these encounters the specified number of times.

  • Level 100
  • Solo Delve Depth 1000
  • Defeat Izaro in an area of level 83 x50
  • Complete Rituals x1000
  • Complete Synthesis Maps x50
  • Defeat Unique Bosses of Abyssal Depths x50

No need to do all of them but choose 4 the most appropriate and easy for you. We recommend skipping reaching level 100 as it is time-consuming. And to choose from: either Solo Delve Depth, since it takes much time, or Complete Rituals for the same reason.

Scourge League Challenge Rewards

We have written a separate post about it and you can see all Scourge League Challenge Rewards in Path of Exile 3.16 Scourge Challenge Rewards List you can also watch the video above.

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