What makes a Good Labyrinth?

We get this question quite often! “Good” is a very loose term. No two builds are identical and every build performs differently. Knowing what is profitable and what to look for can make all the difference when it comes to farming or completing your Ascendancy.


The Phases

When looking for a “good” labyrinth, the first thing to look at are that we would consider are The Phases. Some are easily encountered, while others can be very difficult. Stay away from Charge Disruptors and Gargoyles, these tend to be the most difficult for players. Most others can be easy or easily dealt with.


The Length

The second thing to look for is the length of the labyrinth. The shortest labyrinth possible is 9 rooms. This includes the boss rooms. Typically 11 or less is a good recommendation for a quick labyrinth run. Anything beyond that can just take too long.

Here is a great example of the shortest that a Labyrinth can be.


Darkshrines, Gauntlets, and Puzzles

The last thing to look at are the darkshrines, guantlets, and puzzles. These can be very profitable when running the labyrinth. Typically you are looking for all 4 Darkshrines or all 4 gauntlets along the main path. When these appear off the main path, it requires the player to take inconvenient detours that deviate from the quickest path.  When someone is farming the Darkshrines, they are typically looking for a twice enchanted. When someone is farming the puzzle and gauntlets, they tend to be looking for the 2 random Curious Lock-boxes that spawn. So your’e basically looking at either enchant farming, key farming, or a mixture of the two.


Example Labyrinth

Below is an example of a relatively good labyrinth. It is 7 rooms long with 4 darkshrines, 3 gauntlets/puzzles and Argus along the main path. While the Idols phase requires players to wait in order to get an extra key, the Izaro fight is easy as none of the phases directly give Izaro damage. All together the labyrinth is short, Izaro is easy, and Argus as well as the majority of the gauntlets, puzzles and darkshrines are along the main path.


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  1. The service you provide has always been +1. I used to lab run for a bit, without any “addons”. You have taught me a lot over a long period of time.

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  3. Under “length”, it says the shortest possible lab is 9 rooms…
    Then the “example lab” is 7 rooms

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