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Esh, Forked Thought Boss Guide


Introduction

Esh is - next to Tul, Xoph, Uul-Netol and Chayula - one of the five Breachlords introduced in Patch 2.5.0 Breach League. In order to fight her, you have to open an Esh's Breachstone (or an empowered variant) in the Map device. This opens portals to the Esh's Domain, the residence of Esh, Forked Thought. She also has a chance to spawn outside of her Domain during a Map with the Breach League Mechanic active, if the Breach belongs to her.

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Loot Table

In addition to regular loot, Esh, Forked Thought has the following boss-specific drops:

  • Esh's Mirror
  • Hand of Thought and Motion
  • Voice of the Storm
  • Blessing of Esh
  • The Escape
  • Maven's Invitation: The Hidden

With Blessing of Esh you can upgrade the boss specific unique items to:

  • Esh's Mirror + Blessing of Esh = Esh's Visage
  • Hand of Thought and Motion + Blessing of Esh = Hand of Wisdom and Action
  • Voice of the Storm + Blessing of Esh = Choir of the Storm

Upgrading Breachstones

Esh's Breachstone - Upgrade Path

The Blessing of Esh lets you upgrade Esh's Breachstone to a certain extent:

  • Esh's Breachstone + Blessing of Esh = Esh's Charged Breachstone
  • Esh's Charged Breachstone + Blessing of Esh = Esh's Enriched Breachstone
  • Esh's Enriched Breachstone + Blessing of Esh = Esh's Pure Breachstone

There is also an Esh's Flawless Breachstone, but in order to obtain it you have to defeat Esh, Xoph, Tul and Uul-Netol in the Maven's Invitation: The Hidden. All 4 Flawless Breachstones have a chance to drop.

The Chayula's Flawless Breachstone can only be obtained in the Maven's Invitation: The Feared, which is also the hardest Invitation to complete.

If you want to learn more about the Breach League mechanic, farming strategies as well as Items and modifiers, make sure to check out our Breach League Guide!


Skills Breakdown

Lightning Orb

Esh casts a Lightning Orb that travels to the targeted Location. Similar to Ball Lightning, it releases lightning tendrils if you get too close to it. These orbs last for 30 seconds and deal Lightning Damage.

Orb Recall

Esh recalls the Lightning Orbs to her current position with 50% reduced projectile speed. If Esh teleports away
after recalling her orbs, they float to her new position. Once an orb reaches Esh, it disappears.

Shock Nova

Esh charges up for a few seconds before releasing an expanding giant Shock Nova. This is by far her deadliest
ability, since it almost covers the entire Arena. It deals heavy Lightning Damage and has a high chance to shock.
In order to avoid this ability, run to the opposite site of the Arena.

Lightning Whip

Esh strikes you with a surge of Lightning, dealing damage and shocks you on hit.

Teleport

Similar to Lightning Warp, Esh teleports to a random location within the Arena.

Breach Monsters

Esh summons a Breach onto your position. If you walk into it, it starts releasing Breach Monsters for a
couple of seconds. You want to kill them quickly to restore Flask Charges while keeping track of
Esh's deadly abilities.


Boss Mechanics

When you open an Esh's Breachstone (or an empowered variant) in your Map Device, portals to the Esh's Domain appear. Once entered, you find yourself in an empty area with a Breach next to the entrance. In order to start the encounter, you have to walk into the Breach Hand to trigger it. A Timer starts, the Breach opens up and expands, spawning countless Breach Monsters in the process. Every Monster you slay within the Breach adds towards the timer. If you successfully keep up, a Boss portal spawns at the end of the area.

Esh's Domain - Breach Hand

Once you enter the boss arena, you find Esh, Forked Thought, in the north. Engage Esh, but beware of her abilities. Early on, she only uses Lightning Orbs and Orb recall, gaining more abilities as she drops health.

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


Invitation

Esh is part of the Maven's Invitation: The Hidden. In order to get her witnessed, you have to open the Breachstone while the Maven is active on your Map Device. Every variant of the Breachstone counts.

Every item of each specific Boss can drop once you completed the Invitation, as well as Crescent Splinter for the The Maven's Writ.

If you want to learn more about the Maven's Invitations, make sure to check out our Maven's Invitations Explained Guide!

Map Device - Maven active

Additional Information

The Atlas Passive Tree does not provide any Breachstone enhancing Keystones, Notables or Nodes due to Breachstones not being part of the Atlas. The Esh's Domain is neither a Map or endgame Boss that can be modified or empowered outside of Blessings.

You can still upgrade up your Esh's Breachstone with Blessing of Esh to further increase their rewards and the difficulty.

  • Esh's Breachstone - Monster Level: 70
  • Esh's Charged Breachstone - Monster Level: 74
  • Esh's Enriched Breachstone - Monster Level: 79
  • Esh's Pure Breachstone - Monster Level: 81
  • Esh's Flawless Breachstone - Monster Level: 84

Tips & Tricks

  • Use Portal Scrolls or aPortal Gem to generate save points. Remember, if you die, the Breach still expands, making it very hard to complete.
  • Keep moving! The majority of Esh's abilities can be outmaneuvered.
  • Occasionally, Esh starts to charge up her Shock Nova. Run to the opposite side of the Arena to out-range it.
  • Use a shock-removal Flask and allocate Soul of Garukhan as minor Pantheon to reduce shock effect.
  • Kill the Breach Monsters that spawn to restore Flask Charges.
  • Don't get too close to her Lightning Orbs or they fire tendrils.

Summary

  • Esh is one of the 5 Breachlords and part of the Maven's Invitation: The Hidden.
  • She can be encountered in the Esh's Breachstone or within a Map, if the Breach League Mechanic is active and the Breach you find belongs to her.
  • After triggering the Breach in the Esh's Domain, kill as many monsters as fast as possible to keep up with the timer.
  • Once you reach the end, a boss portal spawns that leads you to Esh, Forked Thought.
  • Esh's Breachstone can be upgraded with Blessing of Esh to further increase their rewards and the difficulty.

Good Luck, Exile!


Credits

Written by mbXtreme
Reviewed by Palsteron


Changelog

Jul 18th 2022
Guide created.