The Shaper, Master of the Void

 

I – Introduction
II – Boss Fight
III – Tips and Tricks
IV – Modifiers
V – Abilities
VI – Rewards

 

I – Introduction

The Shaper is located in The Shaper’s Realm.  This can only be accessed by using all four of the Guardian Fragments in your map device. The Shaper deals massive amounts of cold damages and has a number of deadly attacks.

 

 

 

 

II – Boss Fight

The player enters The Shaper’s Realm and spawns at the center of The Nexus. There are four mini bosses located at each corner. These bosses spawn from a random pool of monsters. The player must kill all of the mini bosses to spawn the portal at the center of the Nexus that leads to The Shaper. This boss fight contains three different phases. In between phases, the player gets teleported to a new location where they have to fight their way back to The Shaper.

 

Phase 1

The player enters the arena, The Shaper and Zana will begin their dialog for a short period of time before beginning the fight. His attacks include a basic melee attack, Beam, Projectiles, Teleport Slam, Portals, and Vortex Balls. Once the Shaper reaches 50% Maximum life, he will teleport to the center of the arena, become invulnerable, and banish the player into the void.

Banishment 1

The player is banished into a different part of the void. From here, the player must fight his way back through a small map like area filled with monsters and a mini-boss encounter, The Uncreated. He can perform a basic melee attack, Spectral Throw, Frostbolt, Vortex, and Ground Slam Vortex. During this time, The Shaper will recover his life slowly. After you have defeated The Uncreated, a portal will open that will bring the player back to the main arena.

Phase 2

The player has made it back to The Shaper once again. From here, there will be another short dialog between him and Zana before the fight resumes. The Shaper gains a new ability, Bullet Hell and spawns Vortexes more frequently. Once The Shaper reaches 25% Maximum Life, he will teleport to the center of the arena, become invulnerable, and banish the player into the void once more.

Banishment 2

The player is banished into the void once again. This banishment is just like the first one except that the Uncreated will perform a new move, Frostbolt Nova.

Phase 3

The player has made it back to The Shaper for a third and final encounter. Once the player moves toward him, Zana will begin their last dialog. The Shaper gains a new ability, Shaper Clone, and spawns Vortex more frequently. This phase ends once The Shaper reaches 0% Maximum Life.

 

III – Tip and Tricks

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

Cold Damage Mitigation:

  • Sapphire Flask – Increases Maximum Cold Resistance during flask effect.
  • Divination Distillate Large Hybrid Flask – Grants 4% to all Maximum Elemental Resistances during Flask Effect. This will help mitigate any elemental damages taken.
  • Purity of Ice – Grants an additional 4% Maximum Cold Resistance
  • Fortify – Grants 20% reduced damage taken from ALL damage types.
  • “of Heat” Flask mod removes chilled and frozen effects

Physical Damage Mitigation:

  • Basalt Flask – Grants 15% Physical Damage Reduction during flask effect.
  • Granite Flask – Grants +3000 Armour during Flask Effect.
  • Taste of Hate Sapphire FlaskConverts Physical Damage taken to Cold Damage Taken and Increases Maximum Cold Resistance during flask effect.
  • Fortify – Grants 20% reduced damage taken from ALL damage types.
  • Endurance Charges – Grants 4% Physical Damage reduction per Endurance Charge

Miscellaneous:

  • 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.
  • Quicksilver FlaskIncreases movement speed during flask effects. Aids in dodging attacks.
  • Decoy Totem – Taunts enemies causing them to target the totem instead of the player.
  • Movement Skill – Allows player to quickly dodge attacks.

General Rule of Thumb

  • High Life – 7K+ Life or 9K+ ES
  • Bullet Hell:
    • If Zana is dead, you can TP back to town and use your grace period to wait
    • Be sure to not let the vortexes stack up in Zana’s proximity shield
  • The Shaper regenerates life once he teleports you away, so be quick to get back to the arena.
  • Prophecies can proc in this location, keep that in mind
  • Open the vortex balls near the edges of the arena
  • Do not let Zana die
  • Leave monsters alive in between phases to refill flasks after fighting the Uncreated

 

IV – Modifiers

Here are all of the modifiers that affect this boss.

  • Cannot be Knocked Back, Taunted, Chilled, Frozen, Shocked or Fully Slowed.
  • 80% Less Curse Effectiveness
  • 50% reduced Bleed, Ignited, and Poison Duration
  • 40% Fire, Cold, and Lightning Resistances
  • 25% Chaos Resistance

 

 

V – Abilities

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.


The Shaper slashes with his hand if you are within melee range.

The Shaper charges up and unleashes a large beam of heavy Damage Over Time for a total of 3 seconds. This attack has a very large area of effect.

  • Deals 5384 Fire Damage per second
  • Deals 4405 Cold Damage per second
  • Deals 6057 Lightning Damage per second

The Shaper disappears and reappears near the player, slamming the ground and dealing lethal amounts of Physical Damage.

The Shaper opens a portal, where minions will begin to spawn for a total of 25 seconds.  Zana becomes vulnerable during this time.

Small balls appear in the arena. These slowly target the player, chasing them around the arena. If touched, they will detonate and open a vortex dealing Cold Damage Over Time. These can stack and last until the end of the current phase so you will need to try to open them on the outsides of the arena.

The Shaper fires 3 projectiles that Penetrates 25% Cold Resistance and deal large amounts of Cold Damage.


The Shaper teleports away and unleashes 16 volleys of 12 projectiles each. These projectiles Penetrate 25% Cold Resistances, deal Cold Damage. The only way to dodge this phase is get inside Zana’s proximity shield.

The Shaper summons an invulnerable clone that uses his Default Attack,  Beam, and Projectiles.

 

VI – Rewards

Here are all the possible items that can drop from this boss fight. One unique item is guaranteed to drop for this encounter.

 

 

 

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