The Searing Exarch is - next to The Black Star, the Infinite Hunger and the Eater of Worlds - one of the four Eldritch Horrors. He is one of the Pinnacle Bosses of the Atlas of Worlds, introduced during the Siege of the Atlas in Patch 3.17 Archnemesis League. Defeating the Searing Exarch for the first time rewards you an Omniscient Voidstone that can be socketed into the Atlas.
The Eldritch Horrors - Boss Guides:
The Searing Exarch
The Eater of Worlds
Before you can encounter the Searing Exarch for the first time (quest) you have to defeat the Black Star. Following Kirac's Quest line, you receive a quest version of the Incandescent Invitation, allowing you to access the Absence of Patience and Wisdom.
After you have successfully defeated the Searing Exarch Quest Invitation, a tradable version of the Incandescent Invitation can be obtained during following rounds of farming Searing-influenced Tier 14+ Maps. In order to find one, 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.
In addition to regular loot, the Searing Exarch has the following boss-specific drops:
- Crystallised Omniscience
- Dissolution of the Flesh
- Forbidden Flame
- The Annihilating Light
- Exceptional Eldritch Ember
- Omniscient Voidstone
The Searing Exarch attacks you at close range, dealing Physical and Fire Damage.
The Searing Exarch dashes forward to strike you at range, if you out-range his melee range.
Flame Wall - "Disintegration!"
The Searing Exarch yells "Disintegration!" which indicates the Flame Wall ability. This ability has 2 Stages:
Stage 1 is the Flame Wall cast itself, while Stage 2 causes the Flame Wall to move in a straight line.
This ability causes the Flame Wall to slowly move away from boss the boss towards the edge of the Arena.
Mortar - "Annihilation!"
The Searing Exarch yells "Annihilation!" which indicates a channeled Version of Blazing Salvo that follows your movement. Using a Quicksilver Flask greatly helps to outrun this ability.
Tip: Run a small circle around the boss to make dodging even easier.
Lantern Explosion - "Incineration!"
The Searing Exarch yells "Incineration!" which indicates the Lantern Explosion ability. He charges up for a short
period of time, to unleash a very powerful AoE Blast that bypasses Dodge/Block. Note that the visual effect of
this ability is slightly larger than the actual hit.
Rolling Meteor Wall - "The fires of a thousand suns!"
This is the hardest part of the fight.
The Searing Exarch yells "The fires of a thousand suns!" which indicates the rolling Meteor Wall ability.
The Boss becomes invulnerable, unleashing multiple waves of Meteor Walls. The Maven assists you in this
phase and shoots at these Meteors, creating random gaps in the approaching walls. This allows you to
sneak your way through without getting hit. Bring a Ruby Flask to help in this phase.
Tip: You can use Minions, Totems and Frost Wall to body block the Meteors, giving you extra gaps to cross the Wall. The lower the bosses' health, the more Meteor Walls spawn.
Searing Rune Patterns move across the Arena, causing the Player standing on them to receive two debuffs.
Cauterized Flesh (lasts 10 seconds)
-5% to maximum Fire Resistance
50% reduced Cooldown Recovery Speed for Travel Skills
Searing Rune (standing on it)
Deals Fire Damage over Time
Prevents (non-instant) recovery of Life and Energy Shield
Absence of Patience and Wisdom
In order to open the portals to the Absence of Patience and Wisdom, you have to obtain an Incandescent Invitation and place it into your Map Device.
The Searing Exarch encounter has two different phases:
Atlas Passive Tree
To further enhance the power as well as the rewards of, the Searing Exarch, the Exarch Influenced items and currency, there are a bunch of Atlas Passive Tree Notables, Nodes and a Keystone.
With the Thirst for Knowledge Atlas Passive Keystone, this fight gets empowered, greatly increase the Difficulty. On top of that, the Area Level of the Absence of Patience and Wisdom is 85.
In addition to massively increased life and damage, the Uber version also has the following new mechanics:
In addition to the regular Searing Exarch loot, the Uber Searing Exarch has the following boss-specific drops:
- Forbidden Flame - Hidden notable Ascendancy passive skill
- The Searing Exarch is one of the Pinnacle bosses and is important for endgame progression due to the
Omniscient Voidstone he drops.
- You can acquire his Invitations via farming Exarch-influenced Tier 14+ Maps.
- In the fight, always stay mobile to avoid his abilities.
- Enable sound in your settings, since he always yells before using any of his special abilities.
- Use a Quicksilver Flask to outmaneuver Flame Wall, Mortar and his Dash Ability.
- You can use Minions, Totems or Frost Wall to body block the Meteors Wall.
- Use blink Abilities like Flame Dash to teleport over the Rolling Meteors.
Written by mbXtreme
Reviewed by wudijo