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Baran, the Crusader Boss Guide


Introduction

Baran is - along with Drox, Veritania and Al-Hezmin - one of the Conquerors of the Atlas of Worlds. In order to fight him, you have to open a Crusader influenced Map. Conqueror Influenced Maps have a special border on top of the typical Map Icon. Defeating a Conqueror for the first time unlocks a Favorite Map slot for your Atlas.

Each of the Conquerors drop a specific Map Fragment that is required to face Sirus, Awakener of Worlds.

Conquerors - Boss Guides:

Sirus, Awakener of Worlds - Boss Guide:

Conqueror Maps can be dropped upon killing any regular T14+ Map Boss on the Atlas and have 2 implicit modifiers:

Map contains Baran's Citadel

Item Quantity increases amount of Rewards Baran drops by 20% of its value

Map contains Baran's Citadel
This implicit modifier adds the Crusader influence to the Map, adding Crusader monster packs. It also adds Baran as an additional Encounter after defeating the default Map Boss.

Item Quantity increases amount of Rewards Baran drops by 20% of its value
This implicit modifier determines how much Loot Baran drops upon death.

You can increase the drop rate of these Maps with the Atlas Passive skill Conquered Conquerors and Martial Forces. You can also access Conqueror Maps from Kirac or encounter a Conqueror as part of his Atlas missions. These Maps can also be acquired by getting Map rewards in other League Mechanics such as Tujen from Expedition, Delirium or the Ritual Altar.

A Conqueror Map can be converted into another Map via an Orb of Horizon and even upgraded in Tier with a Harbinger's Orb. If you do so, a Tier 14 / Tier 15 Conqueror influenced Map can result in a corrupted The Beachhead Map. However, you cannot change the Conqueror that is influencing the Map itself.

Defeating a Conqueror counts as clearing the Map in terms of Master Missions and unlocking them for your Atlas. It is possible to have multiple influences on a single Map, making it more rewarding, but also increasing the difficulty.


Loot Table

In addition to regular loot, Baran has the following boss-specific drops:

  • Baran's Crest (100%)
  • Crusader's Exalted Orb

Skills Breakdown

Default Attack

Baran strikes with his Staff, dealing Physical Damage and knocking back on impact.

Trigger Beam

Baran fires three projectiles towards you, dealing Physical and Lightning Damage on hit. These projectiles
leave a circle behind, which explode after a short amount of time. It is important to move out of the circles,
since they can overlap and shotgun.

Beam Impact

Similar to the Trigger Beam ability, Baran fires a barrage of Projectiles in a scattered pattern, dealing Physical
and Lightning Damage on hit. These projectiles leave a circle behind, which explode after a short
amount of time.

Crusader Slam

Baran charges up a massive Crusader Slam ability. This two-stage ability deals heavy Physical and Lightning
Damage on impact, while releasing a nova of lightning bolts that travel in a straight line from the impact point.

Rune Detonation

Baran channels for a short period of time, then activates Mana Runes which intersect on whatever position
you are on. Once activated, these Mana Runes will deal Lightning Damage over Time while draining your Mana.

Dash

Baran dashes towards his target.


Boss Mechanics

Once you have defeated the default Map boss in an influenced Map, a Portal to the Conqueror's Citadel appears. Make your way through the portal and encounter the Conqueror in his Citadel.

Make sure to check out the Skills Breakdown above to learn more about each of the abilities.


Map Modifiers

Like any other Map, a Conqueror Map can be modified with Currency. But be careful! Some Map modifiers can make it very difficult.

Below is an example of Map modifiers you might want to avoid based on your build.

Grotto Map - Baran's Citadel

Dangerous Map Modifiers

Boss Specific Modifiers

  • Monsters fire 2 additional Projectiles

Global Map Modifiers that can disable your Build

  • Monsters reflect X% of Elemental Damage
  • Monsters reflect X% of Physical Damage
  • Players cannot Regenerate Life, Mana or Energy Shield
  • Monsters have X% chance to Avoid Elemental Ailments

Boss Modifiers

  • Unique Boss has X% increased Life
    Unique Boss has X% increased Area of Effect

Monster Modifiers (also counts for Bosses)

  • Monsters have X% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • X% increased Monster Damage
  • X% increased Monster Movement Speed
    X% increased Monster Attack Speed
    X% increased Monster Cast Speed
  • Monsters have X% increased Area of Effect
  • X% more Monster Life
  • Monsters gain X% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield

Atlas Passive Tree

To further enhance the difficulty and rewards of the Conquerors, there are some Atlas Passive Tree Keystones, Notables and Nodes. It is highly recommended to allocate the Conquered Conquerors and Martial Forces Notable for extended Conqueror farming sessions, if your build can handle it.

Keystone

  • The Perfect Storm

Notables

  • Conquered Conquerors
  • Martial Forces

Nodes

  • Conqueror Influenced Item Drop Chance
Atlas Passive Tree - Sirus & Conqueror's Cluster

Summary

  • Baran, the Crusader, deals Physical and Lightning Damage.
  • He doesn't have Phases, but becomes more lethal the more Health he has lost.
  • Keep moving to avoid his Trigger Beam and Beam Impact abilities.
  • Baran activates Mana Runes that act as a degen area that also drains your Mana.
  • Make sure to avoid his lethal Crusader Slam ability and dodge the lightning bolts after the slams impact.

Good Luck, Exile!


Credits

Written by mbXtreme
Reviewed by Fyregrass


Changelog

Jul 18th 2022
Guide created.