Domination League Guide


Introduction

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Domination was introduced in Path of Exile in the 1.0.0 Patch as a Softcore exclusive league, while Nemesis was the Hardcore counterpart. Domination league spawns Shrines surrounded by large groups of monsters that are influenced by their power. These monsters receive substantial bonuses or are protected by their Shrine's effects in some way. If you are able to tag the Shrine, you receive these powers for a short time.


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List of Domination Shrines

There are currently 16 different Shrines, with 2 of them being exclusive to Sextants modifiers and one exclusive to the Atlas Passive Notable All That Glitters:

SHRINEEFFECTS
Acceleration ShrineYou have increased Action Speed and Projectile Speed.
50% increased Action Speed.
80% increased Projectile Speed.
Brutal ShrineYour hits have Knockback, and increased Damage and Stun Duration.
Knocks Enemies Back on Hit.
Extra gore.
30% increased Stun Duration on enemies.
50% increased Damage.
Resonating ShrineYou have a chance to gain a Power, Frenzy or Endurance Charge on Hit and
on Kill, and gain extra bonuses from Charges.
60% chance to gain a Power, Frenzy or Endurance Charge on Kill.
20% chance to gain a Power, Frenzy or Endurance Charge on Hit.
5% increased Damage per Endurance, Frenzy or Power Charge.
4% increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge.
40% increased Critical Strike Chance per Power Charge.
Buff grants 4% additional Physical Damage Reduction per Endurance Charge.
Buff grants +4% to all Elemental Resistances per Endurance Charge.
Covetous ShrineYou have increased Item Quantity and Rarity but take increased Damage.
15% increased Quantity of Items found.
50% increased Rarity of Items found.
Buff grants 20% increased Damage taken.
Diamond ShrineYou always deal Critical Strikes.
All hits are Critical Strikes.
Divine ShrineYou cannot be Damaged.
Cannot be Damaged.
Echoing ShrineYour skills are repeated.
Skills Repeat an additional Time.
Freezing ShrineIce Novas happen around you.
Casts Ice Nova and creates Chilled Ground.
Gloom ShrineYou gain a portion of Non-Chaos Damage as extra Chaos Damage and Enemies you
Kill have a chance to Explode, dealing a portion of their Maximum Life as Chaos Damage.
Enemies you Kill have a 25% chance to Explode, dealing a quarter of their maximum
Life as Chaos Damage.
Gain 10% of Non-Chaos Damage as extra Chaos Damage.
Impenetrable Shrine You have increased Armour, Evasion and Energy Shield.
100% increased Evasion Rating.
100% increased Energy Shield.
100% increased Armour.
Lightning ShrineShock Novas happen around you.
Casts Shock Nova and creates Shocking Ground.
Massive ShrineYou have increased Life, Area of Effect, and Size.
40% increased maximum Life.
30% increased Character Size.
40% increased Area of Effect.
Replenishing ShrineYou are regenerating Life and Mana.
Regenerate 10% of Mana per second.
Regenerate 6.67% of Life per second.
Resistance ShrineYou have additional Resistance to Elemental Damage.
+10% to all maximum Resistances.
+50% to all Elemental Resistances.
Shrouded ShrineSmoke shrouds you.
Creates Smoke Clouds.
Skeletal ShrineSkeletons are summoned to you.
Casts Summon Skeletons.

Unique Items

There are 2 Unique Items that interact with Shrines:

  • The Gull
    The Gull is a Raven Mask Helmet that grants you 75% increased Effect of Shrine Buffs as well as 50% increased Duration of Shrine Effects. It has one more special effect, Trigger Level 1 Create Lesser Shrine when you Kill an Enemy, which spawns Lesser Shrines on the ground granting you a weaker version of normal Shrines' buffs.
  • Blunderbore
    Blunderbore is a unique Astral Plate Body Armour providing you with (50-75)% increased Effect of Shrine Buffs on top of Permanent Lesser Brutal and Massive Shrine Effects. These Buffs grant you 20% increased Damage, 20% increased Stun Duration on Enemies, Knocks Enemies back on hit, 10% increased Character Size, 20% increased Area of Effect, and 20% increased Maximum Life.

Sources

Domination Shrines can randomly spawn in Areas starting in Act 1. While there are no Scarabs for Domination, there are a few mechanics to encounter Shrines in your maps:

Sextants
There are a few Sextant modifiers related to Domination Shrines:

  • Areas contain an additional Gloom Shrine. 50% increased Duration of Shrine Effects on Players in Areas.
  • Areas contain an additional Resonating Shrine. 50% increased Duration of Shrine Effects on Players in Areas.
  • Areas contain an additional Gloom Shrine. Areas contain an additional Shrine. 50% increased Duration of Shrine Effects on Players in Areas. This one is exclusive to Elevated Sextants.
  • Areas contain an additional Resonating Shrine. Areas contain an additional Shrine. 50% increased Duration of Shrine Effects on Players in Areas. This one is exclusive to Elevated Sextants.


Kirac
Kirac can sometimes sell you Maps with an implicit modifier:

  • Area contains 4 additional Shrines.

Harvest
Harvest has one recipe tied to Domination:

  • The purple Tier 2 Wild Chieftain seed can give you one use of the Infused Domination modifier for your map device which grants "Area contains 6 additional Shrines" to your map.

Atlas Passives

You can find quite a few passives and notables related to Domination Shrines spread in 3 wheels in the Atlas Passive Tree:

Small Passives

  • Domination Shrine Duration (x3)
    • 25% increased Duration of Shrine Effects on Players in Areas.
  • Domination Shrine Chance (x5)
    • Areas have a 10% chance to contain an additional Shrine.
  • Domination Shrine Effect
    • 20% increased Effect of Shrine Effects on Players in Areas.

Notables

  • Supplication
    • Areas contain an additional Shrine.
  • Syncretism
    • 30% increased Effect of Shrine Effects on Players in Areas.
    • Shrines in Areas grant a random additional Shrine Effect.
  • Drawn to Power
    • Shrines in Areas have 50% chance to be guarded by an additional Pack of Monsters.
    • Shrines in Areas are guarded by at least one Magic Pack.
  • All That Glitters
    • Shrines in Areas have 10% chance to be a Covetous Shrine.
    • On monsters, Covetous Shrine's Aura increases Quantity and Rarity of dropped Items and reduces Damage Taken. On Players, Covetous Shrine's Buff increases Quantity and Rarity of Items found and increases Damage Taken.

Summary

Domination is a very simple mechanic that adds lots of monsters and some unforeseen mapping experiences... for better or worse! Shrines can be incredibly powerful, so clicking them is always worth it (Divine Shrines that make you invulnerable, for example).


Credits

Written by Chewingnom.
Reviewed by Raxxanterax.


Changelog

Jul 9th 2022
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