Sextants Explained


Introduction

Voidstones can be charged with Sextants to add a random enchantment modifier which applies to all Maps in your Atlas. There are 2 types of Sextants:

  • Awakened Sextant which drops in Maps and have 3 charges.
  • Elevated Sextant which only drops from The Maven and grant betters Sextant modifiers with 15 charges.

You can store Sextant modifiers you'd like to run later, or simply to sell them by using Surveyor's Compass directly on a Voidstone. This allows you to plan when to use specific Sextant modifiers, stack them or sell them to players that want to farm these specific modifiers. Some good high-value candidates are Delirium Mirror and Chayula Breach Sextants.

It is worth noting Map Sustain is greatly helped by Sextants adding monster packs to your Map. Also, most endgame strategies rely on specific Sextants to maximize profit. Finally, don't forget the great Enduring Influence notable on the Atlas Passive Tree because it lets you get more value out of your Sextants. Here is a list of all Sextant Modifiers:

Awakened Sextant Modifiers

There are 73 different Awakened Sextant Modifiers.

  • Map Bosses drop 1 additional Unique Item.
  • Map Bosses deal 100% more Damage.
    Map Bosses have 200% more Life
    Map Bosses drop an additional Shaper Guardian Map (Tier 14+).
  • Map Bosses deal 100% more Damage.
    Map Bosses have 200% more Life.
    Map Bosses drop an additional Elder Guardian Map (Tier 14+).
  • Map Bosses deal 100% more Damage.
    Map Bosses have 200% more Life.
    Map Bosses drop an additional Conqueror Map.
  • Found Items drop Identified in Identified Maps.
    20% increased Pack Size in Unidentified Maps.
  • Areas are inhabited by an additional Invasion Boss.
  • Players and Monsters take 12% increased Fire Damage.
    Areas contain 6 additional packs of Monsters that deal Fire Damage.
  • Players and Monsters take 12% increased Cold Damage.
    Areas contain 6 additional packs of Monsters that deal Cold Damage.
  • Players and Monsters take 12% increased Lightning Damage.
    Areas contain 6 additional packs of Monsters that deal Lightning Damage.
  • Players and Monsters take 12% increased Physical Damage.
    Areas contain 6 additional packs of Monsters that deal Physical Damage.
  • Players and Monsters take 12% increased Chaos Damage.
    Areas contain 6 additional packs of Monsters that deal Chaos Damage.
  • Unique Monsters drop Corrupted Items.
  • Map Bosses deal 20% increased Damage. Maps have 20% Quality.
  • Map Bosses have 20% increased Life.
    Quality bonus of Maps also applies to Rarity of Items found.
  • Areas are Alluring.
  • Areas contain Einhar.
  • Areas contain Alva.
  • Areas contain Niko.
  • Areas contain Jun.
  • Areas contain 2 additional Strongboxes.
    Strongboxes in Areas are Corrupted.
    Strongboxes in Areas are at least Rare.
  • Map Bosses of Corrupted Maps drop 2 additional Vaal Items.
    Found Items have 5% chance to drop Corrupted in Areas.
  • 25% increased Magic Pack Size.
  • Rogue Exiles deal 20% increased Damage.
    Rogue Exiles drop 2 additional Jewels.
    Rogue Exiles in Areas have 20% increased Maximum Life.
    Areas are inhabited by 2 additional Rogue Exiles.
  • Magic Maps contain 4 additional packs of Magic Monsters.
    Normal Maps contain 4 additional packs of Normal Monsters.
    Rare Maps contain 4 additional Rare Monster packs.
  • Players and their Minions cannot take Reflected Damage.
    Areas contain 4 additional Packs with Mirrored Rare Monsters.
  • Areas contain 25 additional Clusters of Mysterious Barrels.
    There is 2 variants : One with Worm Barrels and one with Explosive Barrels.
  • Strongbox Monsters are Enraged.
    Strongbox Monsters have 500% increased Item Quantity.
    Areas contain an additional Strongbox.
  • Areas contain Hunted Traitors.
  • Areas contain 6 additional packs of Monsters that Convert when Killed.
  • Player's Life and Mana Recovery from Flasks are instant.
    Areas contain 6 additional packs of Monsters that Heal.
  • Map Bosses are accompanied by Bodyguards.
    An additional Map drops on Completing Areas.
  • Areas can contain Breaches. Areas contain an additional Breach.
  • Breaches in Areas belong to Xoph.
    Breaches in Areas contain 3 additional Clasped Hands.
  • Breaches in Areas belong to Tul.
    Breaches in Areas contain 3 additional Clasped Hands.
  • Breaches in Areas belong to Esh.
    Breaches in Areas contain 3 additional Clasped Hands.
  • Breaches in Areas belong to Uul-Netol.
    Breaches in Areas contain 3 additional Clasped Hands.
  • Breaches in Areas belong to Chayula.
    Breaches in Areas contain 3 additional Clasped Hands.
  • Areas contain an additional Abyss. Areas can contain Abysses.
  • 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.
  • Monsters Imprisoned by Essences have a 50% chance to contain a Remnant of Corruption.
    Areas contain an additional Essence.
  • Maps found in Areas are Corrupted with 8 Modifiers.
  • 100% chance to create a copy of Beasts Captured in Areas.
  • Areas contain 100% increased number of Runic Monster Markers.
  • Legion Monsters in Areas have 100% more Life.
    Splinters and Emblems dropped by Legion Monsters in Areas are duplicated.
  • Catalysts dropped by Metamorphs in Areas are duplicated.
    Metamorphs in Areas have 100% more Life.
  • Cost of Building and Upgrading Blight Towers in Areas is doubled.
    Oils found in Areas have 100% chance to be 1 tier higher.
  • Gain 100% increased Immortal Syndicate Intelligence in Areas.
  • Delirium Reward Bars fill 100% faster in Areas.
  • Plants Harvested in Areas are more likely to give less common Crafting Options.
    Harvest Monsters in Areas have 100% more Life.
    Harvests in Areas contain at least one Crop of Blue/Purple/Yellow Plants.
  • Non-Unique Heist Contracts found in Areas have an additional Implicit Modifier.
  • Ritual Altars in Areas allow rerolling Favours an additional time at no Cost.
  • Map Bosses are accompanied by a mysterious Harbinger.
    Map Bosses drop additional Currency Shards.
    Harbingers drop additional Currency Shards.
  • Players gain an additional Vaal Soul on Kill.
    Area contains 6 additional packs of Corrupted Vaal Monsters.
  • Area contains 6 additional packs of Corrupted Vaal Monsters.
    Items dropped by Corrupted Vaal Monsters in Areas have 25% chance to be Corrupted.
  • Slaying Enemies close together in Areas has a 6% chance to attract monsters from Beyond.
    Beyond Portals in Areas have 25% chance to spawn an additional Beyond Demon.
  • The First 3 Possessed Monsters drop an additional Rusted/Polished/Gilded Scarab.
    Areas contain an additional Tormented Betrayer.
  • The First 3 Possessed Monsters drop an additional Map.
    Areas contain an additional Tormented Heretic.
  • The First 3 Possessed Monsters drop an additional Unique Item.
    Areas contain an additional Tormented Graverobber.
  • Area contains 6 additional packs of Corrupted Vaal Monsters.
    Area has 50% chance to contain Gifts of the Red Queen per Mortal Fragment used.
    Area has 50% chance to contain Gifts of the Sacrificed per Sacrifice Fragment used.
  • Players' Vaal Skills do not apply Soul Gain Prevention.
    Area contains 6 additional packs of Corrupted Vaal Monsters.
  • Areas contain an additional Legion Encounter.
  • Area contains Metamorph Monsters.
  • Areas contain a Blight Encounter.
  • Areas contain a Mirror of Delirium.
  • Areas contain The Sacred Grove.
  • Area contains a Smuggler's Cache.
  • Areas contain Ritual Altars.

Elevated Sextant Modifiers

There are 64 different Elevated Sextant Modifiers. Some of them only grant 15 charges of the Awakened Sextant modifier, while some are also upgraded variants.

  • Map Bosses drop 1 additional Unique Item.
  • Map Bosses deal 100% more Damage.
    Map Bosses have 200% more Life
    Map Bosses drop an additional Shaper Guardian Map (Tier 14+).
  • Map Bosses deal 100% more Damage.
    Map Bosses have 200% more Life.
    Map Bosses drop an additional Elder Guardian Map (Tier 14+).
  • Map Bosses deal 100% more Damage.
    Map Bosses have 200% more Life.
    Map Bosses drop an additional Conqueror Map.
  • Found Items drop Identified in Identified Maps.
    25% increased Pack Size in Unidentified Maps.
  • Players and Monsters take 14% increased Fire Damage.
    Areas contain 8 additional packs of Monsters that deal Fire Damage.
  • Players and Monsters take 14% increased Cold Damage.
    Areas contain 8 additional packs of Monsters that deal Cold Damage.
  • Players and Monsters take 14% increased Lightning Damage.
    Areas contain 8 additional packs of Monsters that deal Lightning Damage.
  • Players and Monsters take 14% increased Physical Damage.
    Areas contain 8 additional packs of Monsters that deal Physical Damage.
  • Players and Monsters take 14% increased Chaos Damage.
    Areas contain 8 additional packs of Monsters that deal Chaos Damage.
  • Unique Monsters drop Corrupted Items.
  • Areas contain Einhar.
  • Areas contain Alva.
  • Areas contain Niko.
  • Areas contain Jun.
  • Areas contain 3 additional Strongboxes.
    Strongboxes in Areas are Corrupted.
    Strongboxes in Areas are at least Rare.
  • Map Bosses of Corrupted Maps drop 3 additional Vaal Items.
    Found Items have 5% chance to drop Corrupted in Areas.
  • 30% increased Magic Pack Size.
  • Magic Maps contain 5 additional packs of Magic Monsters.
    Normal Maps contain 5 additional packs of Normal Monsters.
    Rare Maps contain 5 additional Rare Monster packs.
  • Players and their Minions cannot take Reflected Damage.
    Areas contain 5 additional Packs with Mirrored Rare Monsters.
  • Areas contain 35 additional Clusters of Mysterious Barrels.
    There is 2 variants : One with Worm Barrels and one with Explosive Barrels.
  • Strongbox Monsters are Enraged.
    Strongbox Monsters have 600% increased Item Quantity.
    Areas contain an additional Strongbox.
  • Areas contain Hunted Traitors.
  • Areas contain 8 additional packs of Monsters that Convert when Killed.
  • Player's Life and Mana Recovery from Flasks are instant.
    Areas contain 8 additional packs of Monsters that Heal.
  • Map Bosses are accompanied by Bodyguards.
    2 additional Maps drop on Completing Areas.
  • Areas can contain Breaches. Areas contain 2 additional Breaches.
  • Breaches in Areas belong to Xoph.
    Breaches in Areas contain 3 additional Clasped Hands.
  • Breaches in Areas belong to Tul.
    Breaches in Areas contain 3 additional Clasped Hands.
  • Breaches in Areas belong to Esh.
    Breaches in Areas contain 3 additional Clasped Hands.
  • Breaches in Areas belong to Uul-Netol.
    Breaches in Areas contain 3 additional Clasped Hands.
  • Breaches in Areas belong to Chayula.
    Breaches in Areas contain 3 additional Clasped Hands.
  • Areas contain 2 additional Abysses. Areas can contain Abysses.
  • Areas contain an additional Gloom Shrine. Areas contain an additional Shrine.
    50% increased Duration of Shrine Effects on Players in Areas.
  • Areas contain an additional Resonating Shrine. Areas contain an additional Shrine.
    50% increased Duration of Shrine Effects on Players in Areas.
  • Monsters Imprisoned by Essences have a 50% chance to contain a Remnant of Corruption.
    Areas contain 2 additional Essences.
  • Maps found in Areas are Corrupted with 8 Modifiers.
  • 100% chance to create a copy of Beasts Captured in Areas.
  • Areas contain 100% increased number of Runic Monster Markers.
  • Legion Monsters in Areas have 100% more Life.
    Splinters and Emblems dropped by Legion Monsters in Areas are duplicated.
  • Catalysts dropped by Metamorphs in Areas are duplicated.
    Metamorphs in Areas have 100% more Life.
  • Cost of Building and Upgrading Blight Towers in Areas is doubled.
    Oils found in Areas have 100% chance to be 1 tier higher.
  • Gain 100% increased Immortal Syndicate Intelligence in Areas.
  • Delirium Reward Bars fill 100% faster in Areas.
  • Plants Harvested in Areas are more likely to give less common Crafting Options.
    Harvest Monsters in Areas have 100% more Life.
    Harvests in Areas contain at least one Crop of Blue/Purple/Yellow Plants.
  • Non-Unique Heist Contracts found in Areas have an additional Implicit Modifier.
  • Ritual Altars in Areas allow rerolling Favours an additional time at no Cost.
  • Map Bosses are accompanied by a mysterious Harbinger.
    Map Bosses drop additional Currency Shards.
    Harbingers drop additional Currency Shards.
  • Players gain an additional Vaal Soul on Kill.
    Area contains 8 additional packs of Corrupted Vaal Monsters.
  • Area contains 8 additional packs of Corrupted Vaal Monsters.
    Items dropped by Corrupted Vaal Monsters in Areas have 30% chance to be Corrupted.
  • Slaying Enemies close together in Areas has a 8% chance to attract monsters from Beyond.
    Beyond Portals in Areas have 25% chance to spawn an additional Beyond Demon.
  • The First 3 Possessed Monsters drop an additional Winged Scarab.
    Areas contain an additional Tormented Betrayer.
  • The First 3 Possessed Monsters drop an additional Map.
    Areas contain an additional Tormented Heretic.
  • Area contains 8 additional packs of Corrupted Vaal Monsters.
    Area has 50% chance to contain Gifts of the Red Queen per Mortal Fragment used.
    Area has 50% chance to contain Gifts of the Sacrificed per Sacrifice Fragment used.
  • Players' Vaal Skills do not apply Soul Gain Prevention.
    Area contains 8 additional packs of Corrupted Vaal Monsters.
  • Areas contain an additional Legion Encounter.
  • Area contains Metamorph Monsters.
  • Areas contain a Blight Encounter.
  • Areas contain a Mirror of Delirium.
  • Areas contain The Sacred Grove.
  • Area contains a Smuggler's Cache.
  • Areas contain Ritual Altars.

Sextants & Unique Items

There is a series of 3 Helmets that interact with Sextants:

  • Flamesight
  • Galesight
  • Thundersight

Sextants & Divination Cards

There are also a few Divination Cards related to Sextants:

  • Monochrome - A set of 3 cards rewards a stack of 10 Awakened Sextants since Elevated Sextants that can only drop from The Maven herself.
  • Underground Forest - A set of 4 cards rewards a stack of 10 Awakened Sextants.

Atlas Passives

There is an Atlas Passive Tree wheel related to Sextants with 4 small passives and 1 notable:

Small Passive

  • Atlas Currency Chance (x4)
    • Map Bosses have 1% chance to drop additional Map Currency Items.

Notable

  • Enduring Influence
    • Sextant Modifiers have 1 additional use.

Credits

Written by Chewingnom.
Reviewed by Raxxanterax.


Changelog

Jul 9th 2022
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