Saqawal, First of the Sky


Saqawal, First of the Sky is one of the 4 main Spirit Beast Bosses. He is located in Saqawal’s Roost.

Boss Fight

This boss encounter is a multi part process. We will take you through how to grant access to Saqawal, how to fight him, and how to deal with the final craft that you receive after capturing them.

Accessing Saqawal’s Roost

In order to grant access to Saqawal’s Roost, you will first need to capture a Saqawine Rhex. This beast is found randomly throughout Wraeclast. You can also pick one up over at poeapp. This beast can be identified with the following symbol:

Once you have come across this beast, Einhar will automatically capture it like any other beasts that one would encounter in the wild. The beast will be placed into the player’s Menagerie. From this point, the player will need to travel to their Menagerie and interact with The Blood Altar. On the crafting list, there will see a section called “Open a Portal…” Under this section, there is an option called “to Saqawal’s Roost.

Select this option and press the craft button. This will begin a small beast encounter where you will have to fight 4 beasts. The objective is to kill all of these beasts. After completing this small challenge, 6 portals will then be opened  to Saqawal’s Roost around The Blood Altar.  If the player dies during this encounter, the Saqawine Rhex will be lost and must be acquired again.


Boss Encounter

When first entering this map, the player is spawn in a ledge-like layout that leads up to the main encounter. Along the way to the final arena, there are many monsters and 3 mini bosses that must be slain in order to proceed further into the map.

The mini bosses include the following:

  1. Saqawine Retch
  2. Saqawine Cobra
  3. Saqawine Chimeral

Once the player has entered the arena, the fight will begin once they are close enough to the boss. Saqawal has a few deadly attacks, so be careful when facing him.


These are all of the attacks that this boss uses. With the use of these gifs, you are able to see the animation of each attack to better familiarize yourself with the boss mechanics.

Once the player has entered the arena, the fight will begin once they are close enough to the boss. Saqawal has a few deadly attacks, so be careful when facing him.

Saqawal is guaranteed to drop 1 of his unique items.

Tips and Tricks

This is a compiled list of some precautions one should consider before facing this challenge.

Recommended Pantheon Point Allocation:

  • Soul of Solaris – Grants 6% Physical Damage Reduction if there is one nearby enemy, 20% chance to take
    50% less area damage from hits and 6% reduced physical damage taken if there is only 1 nearby enemy
  • Soul of Tukohama – Grants 2% additional Physical Damage Reduction each second, up to a maximum of 8%,
    while stationary and 0.5% of Life Regenerated per second each second, up to a maximum of 2%

Physical Damage Mitigation:

  • Arctic Armour – Grants 8-13% less Physical Damage when hit and 8%-12% less Fire Damage
    taken when hit.
  • Basalt Flask – Grants 15% Physical Damage Reduction during flask effect.
  • Determination– Grants 32%-51% more armour.
  • Endurance Charges – Grants 4% Physical Damage reduction per Endurance Charge.
  • Fortify Grants 20% reduced damage taken from ALL damage types.
  • Granite Flask – Grants +3000 Armour during Flask Effect.
  • Taste of Hate Sapphire Flask – Converts Physical Damage taken to Cold Damage Taken
    and Increases Maximum Cold Resistance during flask effect.


  • Quicksilver Flask – Increases movement speed during flask effects. Aids in dodging attacks.
  • Movement Skill – Allows player to quickly dodge attacks.
  • Stibnite Flask – Creates a smoke cloud, inflicting blind during flask effect. This makes it easier
    to avoid damage since monsters can not target the player directly if blinded.
  • Decoy Totem – Taunts enemies causing them to target the totem instead of the player.
  • Vaal Grace – Grants 24% to 34% Chance to Dodge Attacks and Spells
  • Quartz Flask – Grants 10% chance to Dodge Attacks and Spells and Phasing during Flask Effect.
  • Frost Wall -Creates a wall of ice that is very useful in
    protecting yourself from damage.


Here are all of the modifiers that affect this boss.

  • Cannot be fully Slowed
  • 60% reduced curse effectiveness 
  • 15% Fire, Cold, Lightning, and 7% Chaos Resistance(Part 1)
  • 25% Fire, Cold, Lightning, and 13% Chaos Resistance(Part 2)
  • 45% Fire, Cold, Lightning, and 22% Chaos Resistance(Maps)


Once this boss has been slain, the player is awarded with the Aspect of the Avian Craft on their Blood Altar.
Here are all the possible items that can drop from this boss fight.

Chance to drop at least 1 of the following items:


Crafting Aspect of the Avian

After you have completed this encounter and the spirit boss has been slain, Einhar will capture Saqawal automatically. This is the beast that is required for the Aspect of the Avian craft on The Blood Altar. Once he has been captured, this recipe will appear on The Blood Altar.


When applying this craft to an item, place your item in the altar and click craft on the “-Aspect of the Avian skill.” For more information on Beastiary Crafting check out PerryThePig’s Guide on Crafting.

When clicking craft, this will begin another fight similar to the fight required to open the portals, but a bit more challenging.


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