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Baran, the Crusader Boss Guide

Last Updated: March 2nd 2024

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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

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

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

Atlas Passive Tree

The newly revamped Atlas Passive Tree provides us with additional ways to empower Bosses and enhance the Pack Size and drop chances of Conqueror influenced Maps:

Keystone

  • The Perfect Storm[

Notables

  • Conquered Conquerors

Nodes

  • Conqueror Influenced Pack Size
Atlas Passive Tree - Conqueror & Sirus 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

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