Kirac Guide


Introduction

Kirac

Kirac, Vanguard Commander is a Path of Exile master cartographer since the Siege of the Atlas expansion in 3.17. He is a cornerstone of Path of Exile endgame, guiding the player during his journey in the Atlas of Worlds through various questlines.


Zana and Lore

Sirus is dead. Zana has chosen exile; But the Atlas of Worlds remains a beacon for Eldritch horrors. We imprisoned the Elder. We placated the Maven. We've been preparing for the arrival of another... But we never expected four! They embody insatiable hunger, crushing darkness, searing flame, merciless wrath... If we don't stop them, they will consume everything... This is a war for our very existence!

Commander Kirac in Siege of the Atlas Trailer.
Zana

Zana, Master Cartographer used to be in Commander Kirac's place. She is a foundation to the Atlas of Worlds progression and a centerpiece in the story behind both Elder & Shaper and Elderslayers questlines. With the Siege of the Atlas expansion and the death of Sirus, Zana is retiring without any further explanation (for now) and replaced by Kirac, Vanguard Commander, who was already fighting by her side during the Elderslayers questline. Exiles can still see her during the old endgame boss fights, which are still accessible.


Map Modifiers

Map Device Modifiers

One main perk of Kirac is gaining access to various Map Device modifiers. By default he gives you up to 8% Quantity of Items found, but for a specific Chaos Orb amount, he can add special league mechanics modifiers to your maps.

These league modifiers and the base quantity modifier are unlocked and scaled depending on how many Atlas Objectives you've completed in the Atlas of Worlds. The modifiers available rotate every league.

Fortune favours the Brave is always available and applies any league modifier available during the patch at random, including those you have not yet unlocked.

There are also special Map Device Modifiers you can access through Harvest with the Wield Chieftain Tier 2 Purple Seed and through the Shaping the Skies Notable on the Atlas Passive Tree:

Harvest Special Mods

  • Infused Ambush - Area contains 6 additional Strongboxes.
  • Infused Anarchy - Area is inhabited by 12 additional Rogue Exiles.
  • Infused Bloodlines - Magic Monster Packs each have a Bloodline Mod. Area contains 6 additional Magic Monster packs.
  • Infused Domination - Area contains 6 additional Shrines.
  • Infused Harbinger - Area can contain Mysterious Harbingers. Area contains 4 additional Harbingers.
  • Infused Nemesis - Rare Monsters each have a Nemesis Mod. Area contains 10 additional packs with a Rare monster.
  • Infused Rampage - Slaying Enemies in a kill streak grants Rampage bonuses. 20% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area.

Shaping the Skies Special Mods

  • Alluring Vaal Side Area - Area contains an Alluring Vaal Side Area. Vaal Vessel drops a Mortal Fragment.
  • Corrupting Tempest - Area contains a Corrupting Tempest.
  • Improved Labyrinth Trial - Area contains a Labyrinth Trial that awards an Improved Offering to the Goddess. Improved Offerings are Tribute, Dedication and Gift to the Goddess from the Harvest recipe.
  • Monstrous Treasure - Area contains (24–36) additional Strongboxes. Area's inhabitants are lying in ambush.

Kirac Atlas Missions

Kirac let the Exile choose from a selection of maps with various objectives. To open his menu that let you choose a Map, you need to click on Kirac's icon on the Map Device. White, Yellow and Red Maps all have a different array of Maps you can choose from with increasing rewards. Red Maps granting more lucrative missions on average as well as unlocking some new ones.

Maps can be from any rarity (including Unique) and can be corrupted. Once you have chosen a map, he opens 6 portals for you. At the high end, you can even get access to Elder & Shaper Guardians or Conquerors maps. Rarely you can get Blighted Maps or the Unique Untainted Paradise map. It is the only way to access this map, whose main purpose is to farm experience. Here is a list of the objectives you may find:

Mission Objectives

  • Complete the Map.
  • Complete the Abyss.
  • Complete the Blight Encounter.
  • Complete the Corrupted Vaal Side Area.
  • Complete the Expedition.
  • Complete the Harvest.
  • Complete the Legion Monolith.
  • Complete the Rituals.
  • Find the Rare Map Item.
  • Find the Unique Item.
  • Find the stack of Divination Cards.
  • Find the Vaal Fragment.
  • Slay the Beyond Boss.
  • Slay the corrupted monsters.
  • Slay the Harbingers.
  • Slay the Invasion Boss.
  • Slay the monsters trapped in Essences.
  • Slay the Rogue Exiles.
  • Open the Breaches.
  • Open the Delirium Mirror.
  • Open the Smuggler's Cache.
  • Open the countless Strongboxes where all monsters lie in wait.
  • Open the Unique Strongbox.
  • Collect Monster Sample for Tane. Construct and slay the Metamorph.
  • Defeat the Shaper's Guardian.
  • Defeat the Elder's Guardian.
  • Defeat the Conqueror.
  • Defeat the Breachlord.

Unfortunately, Atlas Passives do not apply to maps opened by Kirac. Additionally, everytime you start a Kirac mission, his inventory is reset, giving you access to new goods.


Kirac's Inventory

Kirac can sell you maps and some specific map-related Currencies or Divination Cards. His inventory resets everytime you reach a new Atlas Objective threshold (the ones unlocking map device modifiers) or everytime you start a Kirac's mission. Don't forget to check his inventory all the time, especially early in the league when progressing through the Atlas since he can sell you a lot of maps you haven't completed yet.

But even at the high end, Kirac can sell maps with special implicits, guardian and conqueror maps or unique maps (like Cortex Map) at a very low price! Maps with special implicits can be very powerful to double down on some farming strategies (like Additional Legion / Breaches implicits), but most of the implicits are generally not worth their price compared to using a single Scarab.

By default, Kirac also has an infinite supply of Cartographer's Chisel, Orb of Unmaking and Surveyor's Compass. Orb of Unmaking cost 2 Orb of Regret and this keeps their price stable around 1 to 1.5 Chaos Orb, which allow players to swap things around in their Atlas Passive Tree with ease.

Also Surveyor's Compass cost 1 Chaos Orb each and as Kirac is the only source of them, he dictates the price since he has infinite supply. Chisels are 8 Chaos Orbs for a stack of 20, which is absolutely not worth it considering their drop rate. Finally, Kirac can sometimes sell a few Awakened Sextants at the price of 3 Chaos Orbs and 1 Orb of Alchemy, which is more or less their value if you buy them off of another player depending on the market.


Kirac Scouting Reports

During your Atlas journey, you may find a new kind of currency: Scouting Reports. Scouting Reports are used to reroll all of Kirac's map selections. There are various types of Scouting Reports :

  • Explorer's Scouting Report - Reroll all of Kirac's Atlas Missions, using uncompleted Maps where possible.
  • Influenced Scouting Report - Reroll all of Kirac's Atlas Missions, including at least one Shaper Guardian Elder Guardian, or Elderslayer Map.
  • Singular Scouting Report - Reroll all of Kirac's Atlas Missions, including at least one Unique Map.
  • Vaal Scouting Report - Reroll all of Kirac's Atlas Missions, corrupting all non-Unique Maps.

There are also special types of Scouting Reports you can only loot if oyu have a specific Atlas Passive allocated:

  • Operative's Scouting Report - Reroll all of Kirac's Atlas Missions, granting missions with rewarding implicit modifiers. Requires the Solidarity Notable to drop.
  • Comprehensive Scouting Report - Reroll all of Kirac's Atlas Missions, adding additional Mission options that can include new outcomes. Requires the Planar Tactician Notable to drop.
  • Blighted Scouting Report - Reroll all of Kirac's Atlas Missions, including at least one Anointed Blighted Map. Requires the Expect the Unexpected Notable to drop.
  • Delirious Scouting Report - Reroll all of Kirac's Atlas Missions, adding layers of Delirium to all non-Unique Maps. Requires the Expect the Unexpected Notable to drop.
  • Otherworldly Scouting Report - Reroll all of Kirac's Atlas Missions, including at least one Breachstone. Requires the Expect the Unexpected Notable to drop.

Atlas Passives

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

Small Passives

  • Kirac Map Quality
    • +5% to Quality of Maps offered by Kirac Missions in Areas.
  • Kirac Mission Chance
    • Areas have 1% chance to grant an additional Kirac Mission on Completion.
  • Kirac Mission Pack Size
    • Kirac Mission Areas have 5% increased Pack Size.

Notables

  • Commissioned Officer
    • Gain 1 additional Kirac Mission each day.
      Areas have 3% chance to grant an additional Kirac Mission on Completion.
  • Expert Reconnaissance
    • 60% increased Atlas Scouting Reports found in Areas.
  • Expect the Unexpected
    • 5% chance for Scouting Reports in Areas to drop as Blighted, Delirious or Otherworldly Scouting Reports instead.
  • Planar Tactician
    • 20% increased Atlas Scouting Reports found in Areas.
    • 20% chance for Scouting Reports in Areas to drop as Comprehensive Scouting Reports instead.
  • Solidarity
    • 20% increased Atlas Scouting Reports found in Areas.
    • 10% chance for Scouting Reports in Areas to drop as Operative's Scouting Reports instead.
  • Shaping the Skies
    • 3% chance on Completing Areas to gain a free use of a special Map crafting option. This option can be Alluring Vaal Side Area, Improved Labyrinth Trial, Corrupting Tempest or Monstrous Treasure.
    • Maps dropped in Areas have 15% chance to be 1 tier higher.
  • Shaping the Mountains
    • 10% chance on Completing Areas to gain a free use of a random Map crafting option.
    • Maps dropped in Areas have 15% chance to be 1 tier higher.

Credits

Written by Chewingnom.
Reviewed by Grimro & Raxxanterax.


Changelog

Jul 9th 2022
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