Uber Pinnacle Boss Tier List

Last Updated: November 14th 2023

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This Tier List categorizes each Uber Pinnacle Boss based on difficulty, speed and profitability.
The Bosses are ranked from S-Tier, A-Tier, B-Tier, C-Tier to D-Tier.

When done correctly, farming Uber Bosses can be a profitable farming Strategy in Path of Exile. As Uber Bosses are some of the hardest content in the game, this strategy is not beginner-friendly. Farming Uber Bosses requires specific builds and a deep knowledge of the encounters.

Why Uber Bosses instead of regular Bosses?

Activating the Uber Version of a specific Boss costs you a couple Atlas Passive Tree Points. If you want to fight the Uber Shaper, you still require the Key to the Crucible to enter The Shaper's Realm and fight the Shaper. Therefore, the initial cost to fight the Boss remains the same, while the Uber version can drop additional valuable loot as well as Reliquary Keys which can be sold for additional profit.

Uber Bosses require you to have a good understanding of the specific encounter. Go into the boss with a strategy to defeat them, while being able to dodge lethal abilities. The required skill-cap to defeat each Uber Boss is a lot higher than farming Maps or other content in Path of Exile. Therefore, it is not recommended that you farm these if you are unfamiliar with the encounters. If you want to learn more about each Boss, strategies and how to defeat the most difficult bosses in the Game, check out our Boss Guide Section.

It is recommended you have a very high DPS build that can be rather squishy (on a budget) as it makes the fights faster and easier. The majority of the Uber Bosses get more difficult the longer you fight them. In Softcore, you can use the 6-Portal defence or Logout while the Boss is in a lethal immunity Phase (i.e. Meteor Wall Intermission on the Uber Searing Exarch). In Hardcore, you need a very tanky Build which can out-sustain the threatening damage, making the fights a lot harder since you can't focus on insane damage output to skip certain transitions.

Tier List Metrics

  • Overall Ranking:
    • The overall tier/rating of the Boss.
  • Difficulty:
    • How difficult is the Boss?
    • Some Uber Bosses are easier than others.
    • All Uber Bosses need experience in the encounter itself.
  • Speed:
    • How fast can you defeat the Boss?
    • Kill-time is important to maximize your profits.
  • Profitability:
    • How profitable is the Boss?
    • What are the big ticket items and what you should look out for?

Uber Shaper

Overall RankingS-Tier
DifficultyEasy
SpeedSlow
ProfitabilityVery High

Item: Key to the Crucible
Keystone: Cosmic Wounds

Shaper Guide

Acquisition

Shaper Summary

It is not possible to lose Currency while farming Uber Shaper. You are guaranteed to drop either Fragment of Knowledge or Fragment of Shape, which are both approximately twice as valuable as the cost of the entire Key to the Crucible set. In addition to that, you are able to drop the Sublime Vision Unique Jewel that can be worth dozens of Divine Orbs. Uber Shaper is one of the easier Uber Bosses while you are guaranteed to make profit, therefore the best Uber Boss to farm.

If you want to learn more about the base strategies of the Shaper, make sure to check out our Boss Guide Section!

Changes from Normal to Uber:

  • The Shaper has vastly increased life and damage.
  • He now has two clones at the start.
  • The yellow balls have additional Projectiles.
  • The Teleport Slam ability is faster.
  • Vortex zones stay on the ground throughout the whole boss fight.
  • Zana doesn't help you in the Bullet Hell phase.
  • Area modifier: Monsters take 70% less damage.

UBER Drop Table

Uber Maven

Overall RankingA-Tier
DifficultyMedium
SpeedFast
ProfitabilityHigh

Item: The Maven's Writ
Keystone: Throw the Gauntlet

Maven Guide

Acquisition

The Maven's Writ equals 10x Crescent Splinter which are farmable in the different Maven Invitation's:

  • Maven's Invitation: The Atlas
  • Maven's Invitation: The Elderslayers
  • Maven's Invitation: The Feared
  • Maven's Invitation: The Forgotten
  • Maven's Invitation: The Formed
  • Maven's Invitation: The Hidden
  • Maven's Invitation: The Twisted

Maven Summary

Uber Maven has a multitude of valuable drops while being relatively easy to defeat compared to other Uber Pinnacle Bosses. There are many valuable Awakened Support Gems, Impossible Escape combinations, the Progenesis Flask which is being used by many Endgame Builds as well as the chance of dropping Uber Maven exclusive Awakened Support Gems in the form of Awakened Enlighten Support, Awakened Enhance Support and Awakened Empower Support. Combined with her regular Loot Pool, Uber Maven turns out to be very profitable.

If you want to learn more about the base strategies of the Maven, make sure to check out our Boss Guide Section!

Changes from Normal to Uber:

In addition to her massively higher life and damage, the following changes also make the Uber version a much harder encounter:

  • Both Maven and the Nucleus gain +4 Projectiles, making it harder to dodge abilities and triggering Collapse Volatiles much more frequently
  • The Tri-Beam Claws Ability now also inflicts the Maven's Punishment Debuff
  • Void Zones from Volatile Orbs persist for the entire encounter
  • Tri-Beam Claws begin at a randomized location
  • Extra bosses also spawn during the Memory Game
  • Area modifier: Monsters take 50% less damage.

UBER Drop Table

Uber Sirus

Overall RankingA-Tier
DifficultyHard
SpeedSlow
ProfitabilityHigh

Item: Crest of the Elderslayers
Keystone: The Perfect Storm

Sirus Guide

Acquisition

Sirus Summary

Uber Sirus is one of the harder Uber Pinnacle Bosses. Besides his regular abilities, Sirus also creates additional storms and degenerative ground effects don't disappear while triggering his intermission stages. Still, based on the valuable items he can drop, Sirus is worth farming if your Build can handle it. The Uber variant of Thread of Hope with a massive ring is by far the most valuable version of this Unique. Uber Sirus can also drop the Oriath's End Flask, which is used in many Endgame Mapping builds, making it one of the most desirable Flasks in the Game.

If you want to learn more about the base strategies of Sirus, Awakener of Worlds, make sure to check out our Boss Guide Section!

Changes from Normal to Uber:

In addition to his massively higher life and damage, the following changes also make the Uber version a much harder encounter:

  • Area modifier: Monsters take 70% less damage.
  • Sirus creates a Storm that chases you through the arena.
  • The Die Beam ability tracks the player in all phases with full power.
  • Meteor Maze's delay is much shorter than in the regular version.

In the final phase:

  • Desolation of the Awakener generates and persists, not removed by Meteor Maze.
  • The centered rotating Beam has 6 beams instead of 4.
  • Multi Clone Beam also tracks your movement.

UBER Drop Table

Uber Uber Elder

Overall RankingA-Tier
DifficultyMedium
SpeedMedium
ProfitabilityHigh

Item: Maddening Object
Keystone: Cosmic Wounds

Uber Elder Guide

Acquisition

  • Fragment of Knowledge drops in The Shaper's Realm from the Shaper.
  • Fragment of Shape drops in The Shaper's Realm from the Shaper.
  • Fragment of Terror drops in the Absence of Value and Meaning from the Elder.
  • Fragment of Emptiness drops in the Absence of Value and Meaning from the Elder.

Uber Elder Summary

While being the most expensive Uber Boss to farm, the Uber Uber Elder Encounter has a variety of valuable drops, such as the recently buffed Voidforge, the Sublime Vision Unique Jewel, valuable Divination Cards and of course, the 3-modded Watcher's Eye Unique Jewel. The majority of the profits come from selling the Watcher's Eye's, either unidentified for consistent profits or identified, if you want to take a gambling approach, which can either turn out way more profitable or result in a loss, based on your RNG. Good Luck, Exile!

If you want to learn more about the base strategies of the Uber Elder, make sure to check out our Boss Guide Section!

Changes from Normal to Uber:

  • Area modifier: Monsters take 70% less damage.
The Shaper
  • The Shaper has vastly increased Life and Damage.
  • The Teleport Slam ability is faster.
  • The yellow balls have 2 additional Projectiles.
  • Casts a weaker version of the Bullet Hell spell from the Shaper encounter, but without Zana's protective shield.
The Elder
  • The Elder has vastly increased Life and Damage.
  • The Rising Slam ability is faster.
  • Casts 3 instances of his Ring of Death ability that trigger in quick succession.

UBER Drop Table

Uber Eater of Worlds

Overall RankingB-Tier
DifficultyHard
SpeedFast
ProfitabilityGamble

Item: Screaming Invitation
Keystone: Insatiable Appetite

Eater of Worlds Guide

Acquisition

In order to receive the Screaming Invitation, you need to run a total of 28 influenced Maps. The bosses in Map number 14 and 28 drop the Writhing Invitation (Infinite Hunger) and Screaming Invitation (Eater of Worlds) respectively. The amount of Maps needed can be reduced with Atlas Passive Points (Etched by Acid), giving you a chance to double the progress jump for your Eater of Worlds Invitation.

Eater of Worlds Summary

The Uber Eater of Worlds is the fastest Boss to farm back to back, as you are able to skip lethal abilities with a strong build. There are only 3 valuable drops that determines if you make profit or not. The Eater of Worlds can drop the Forbidden Flesh Jewel which are usually cheaper than their red counterparts. A well rolled Melding of the Flesh Jewel can also sell for quite a bit but the big ticket item is Ashes of the Stars. The drop rate of this Amulet decides if you loose currency, break even or profit in the long run, making it a straight up gamble to farm.

If you want to learn more about the base strategies of the Eater of Worlds, make sure to check out our Boss Guide Section!

Changes from Normal to Uber:

In addition to the massively higher damage and life, the Uber version also has the following new mechanics:

  • Area Mod: Monster take 70% less Damage.
  • Default Attack Tentacles form a Ring that can overlap.
  • Tentacle Slams is wider, has different patterns and randomly happens during the Doom Phase.
  • Doom Phase always spawns the maximum amount of Energy Spheres.
  • Lightning Beam now tracks the Player and repeats 2 additional times.
  • Horror Orbs are more common and move much faster.

UBER Drop Table

Uber Searing Exarch

Overall RankingB-Tier
DifficultyHard
SpeedFast
ProfitabilityGamble

Item: Incandescent Invitation
Keystone: Thirst for Knowledge

Searing Exarch Guide

Acquisition

In order to receive the Incandescent Invitation, you need to run a total of 28 influenced Maps. The bosses in Map number 14 and 28 drop the Polaric Invitation (Black Star) and Incandescent Invitation (Searing Exarch) respectively. The amount of Maps needed can be reduced with Atlas Passive Points (Baptised by Fire), giving you a chance to double the progress jump for your Searing Exarch Invitation.

Searing Exarch Summary

The Uber Searing Exarch is decently fast to kill but also quite difficult. The Meteors hit like a truck and it is very hard to avoid the countless of waves. Similar to the Uber Eater of Worlds, the Uber Searing Exarch can drop a few valuable items while the Crystallised Omniscience lost a lot of value due to recent nerfs. The main profit comes from the Forbidden Flame Jewels, as they are commonly more valuable than their blue counterpart. If you are unlucky with the Forbidden Flame Jewels (unpopular modifiers), you lose currency in the long run. It is a straight up gamble for valuable jewels that decide if you make profit or loose currency while farming the Uber Searing Exarch.

If you want to learn more about the base strategies of the Searing Exarch, make sure to check out our Boss Guide Section!

Changes from Normal to Uber:

In addition to massively increased life and damage, the Uber version also has the following new mechanics:

  • Area Mod: Monster take 70% less Damage
  • 2 additional Projectiles (this makes his "Annihilation!" Mortars way more deadly!)
  • Summons a Molten Minotaur at the beginning of each Rolling Meteor phase. These chase you around and deal massive damage. They don't despawn and have to be defeated in time before the next appear.
  • Each Rolling Meteor phase spawns 16 lines of Meteors.

UBER Drop Table

Uber Cortex

Overall RankingD-Tier
DifficultyEasy
SpeedVery Slow
ProfitabilityLoss

Item: Cortex
Keystone: Memento Mori

Cortex Guide

Acquisition

The Cortex Synthesised Map has drop restrictions and cannot be chanced. While allocating Vivid Memories on the Atlas Passive Tree, there is a small chance to drop a random Synthesised Map upon killing a Map Boss on Tier 11+. The Cortex can also be accessed as a Kirac Map mission or sometimes sold by Tujen.

The Cortex can also be created by the following Divination Cards:

  • A Fate Worse Than Death
  • Justified Ambition
  • The Void

The Replica Cortex can be obtained in Heist or from the following Divination Cards:

  • Eternal Bonds
  • The Void

Cortex Summary

The Cortex Encounter is by far the worst Uber Boss to farm. There is only one valuable drop in the form of the Rational Doctrine Jewel while you have to be extremely lucky to find a valuable synthesized Item (Aura Effect Helmet, explode Mod Bow, ...). Clearing the entire Map with random synthesized Modifiers takes up quite some time and the rewards don't justify the entrance cost of the Unique Map.

Since the Cortex is part of the Maven's Invitation: The Feared, the cost of the Map stays relatively high throughout the league and it is recommended to only do Cortex as part of an Invitation Strategy for profit.

If you want to learn more about the base strategies of the Cortex, make sure to check out our Boss Guide Section!

Changes from Normal to Uber:

In addition to massively increased life and damage, the Uber version also has the following new mechanics:

  • Area Mod: Monster take 70% less Damage
  • Each unique Phase spawns an additional Unique Synthete (Map Bosses from Synthesised Maps):
  • Fractal Gargantuan - Altered Synthete
  • Synthete Masterpiece - Augmented Synthete
  • Fractal Titan - Twisted Synthete
  • Synthete Nightmare - Rewritten Synthete
  • Energy Pylons spawn in all four Unique phases.

UBER Drop Table

Summary

  • Defeating Uber Bosses requires strong a character and a good knowledge about the specific encounter.
  • Uber Bosses are quite challenging and not recommended for beginners.
  • Outside of a couple Atlas Passive Tree Points there is no extra cost to farming Ubers compared to the normal version of the Boss.
  • Uber Shaper - Cheap to farm, consistent profit, you can't lose money on keys and several high-value RNG drops.
  • Uber Maven - One of the easier Uber Bosses, she drops high value exceptional awakened Support Gems and the most sought after Flask in the Game: Progenesis
  • Uber Sirus - Difficult encounter but cheap to farm, drops the Uber exclusive Thread of Hope with massive radius.
  • Uber Uber Elder - most of your profit comes from Watcher's Eyes.
    • These can be sold unidentified for a consistent profit, or identified which is a gamble.
  • Uber Eater of Worlds - Short fight compared to other Uber Bosses, Ashes of the Stars drops decide profit or loss in the long run.
  • Uber Searing Exarch - Meteor Walls can be a pain and he has many lethal abilities.
    • Profits are based on Forbidden Flame RNG.
  • Uber Cortex - It's not recommended to farm this as a standalone fight.
    • Instead farm Cortex in a Maven's Invitation: The Feared rotation.

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