The Monolith of Fate contains timelines, each of which tells an alternate flow of events. They can be progressed to their end in order to receive a blessing that grants various buffs to the character.
Each timeline can be progressed by completing its echo missions, each having a specific Zone map and Quest objective. Echoes also grant modifiers to Enemies, increasing item rarity and Experience gained, which can last to a set number of echoes.
Timelines also contain three Quest Echoes each, which are milestones in progressing the story of the timeline. These can be unlocked once the timeline garnered enough stability. Completing the final Quest Echo also completes the timeline, conquering it.
Timelines are interconnected on the World Map, and they can be unlocked successively by unlocking paths in their stories.
List of Timelines
|Name||Level||Unlocked Timelines||Unique/Set Item Nodes|
|Fall of the Outcasts||58||The Stolen Lance, The Black Sun||Bow, Quiver|
|The Stolen Lance||62||Blood, Frost and Death||Caster Weapon|
|The Black Sun||66||-||Helmet, Shield|
|Blood, Frost and Death||70||Ending the Storm, Fall of the Empire||Body Armour|
|Ending the Storm||75||Fall of the Empire||Glove|
|Fall of the Empire||80||Reign of Dragons||Belt|
|Reign of Dragons||85||Spirits of Fire, The Age of Winter, The Last Ruin||Melee Weapon|
|Spirits of Fire||90||(required for Empowered Timelines)||Boot|
|The Age of Winter||90||(required for Empowered Timelines)||Ring, Amulet|
|The Last Ruin||90||(required for Empowered Timelines)||Relic|
The Echo Web
Each timeline can be navigated an Echo Web that branches out from the main node. Echoes can be completed to gain specific rewards and stability, which can be used to access Quest Echoes of the timeline.
More echoes unlock as they are successively completed. Those further out on the web grant more stability, but also carry more dangerous and longer lasting enemy modifiers. Echo progress persists after logout.
The Web can contain special echoes, which can be used to manipulate it:
- Vessel of Memory - completely resets the Echo Web, while keeping Quest Echo progress and modifiers, adding or reducing Corruption.
- Vessel of Chaos - rerolls guaranteed rewards for uncompleted nodes, adding or reducing Corruption.
- Beacon - illuminates a large area around the beacon, revealing more echoes in a larger radius.
An Echo is completed when the player fulfills all of its objectives and successfully portals out thereafter.
Each of these quest objectives has a chance of appearing on a Monolith of Fate timeline. You will not know the objective until you have spawned into the timeline:
- Slay enemies to discover a location of a Gate and seal it
- Seek out and destroy Spires
- Slay enemies to discover a location of a Boss and defeat it
- Slay strong patrolling enemies
- Defeat waves of monsters in an arena
Vessel nodes require the defeat of the Shade of Orobyss, a powerful monster, while Beacon nodes involve standing around a beacon long enough in an endurance round (similar to Gate nodes).
Each echo grants benefits for monsters, making them more formidable and harder to beat. These can range from increasing their statistics, bolstering their damage, or adding ailments on hit.
In exchange for an added challenge, modifiers grant increased experience gain and item rarity, resulting in better items in average. Modifiers have a set number of echoes to last, and they cycle out, as echoes are conquered.
Vessel echoes contain the Shade of Orobyss, whose defeat brings corruption on the timeline. Corruption adds a permanent monster health and damage modifier to all echoes, while increasing the amount of stability echoes can bring, item rarity and experience gained.
Quest Echoes are special missions, which lay out the lore in a selected timeline with unique scenarios and a series of objectives. In the end, they award the player with a small amount of gold and experience. Each timeline consists of three Quest Echoes, which must be completed one after another.
A Quest Echo can be attempted to complete, once the timeline has collected enough Stability. Stability can be accumulated through completing regular Echoes, and battling the Shade of Orobyss. If a Quest Echo is failed, some stability is lost, but it can be attempted any time once the required stability is available.
The third (and last) Quest Echo involves fighting a boss. Defeating it yields a guaranteed item drop from its unique drop pool, as well as a blessing that buffs the player character. Each boss has four items to offer: two common items, one scaling with item rarity, and a very rare one available in the Empowered timelines.
A treasure chest for opening is rewarded after portalling out and completing the Echo, proportional to the enemies killed. The chest can drop any type of items, glyphs and runes.
Echoes also grant an additional node-specific reward, if completed on the first attempt:
- Vessels of Memory and Vessels of Chaos grant a large stability rate (twice of that of a regular node).
- Normal nodes grant additional loot (claimable from a glowing crystal after the node is completed):
As a reward for completing a timeline, a player is given a choice of at least three blessings, of which one can be activated. Blessings are permanent buffs for your character, which can be rerolled/swapped out by completing the timeline again. You can have only one blessing equipped per timeline.
Higher Corruption rates increase the number of offered blessings: four is available at 50+ Corruption, and five at 200+ Corruption, respectively.
The Empowered Monolith of Fate
After all level 90 timelines are conquered, you can activate Empowered Mode by touching the crystal at their junction, opening up Legendary timelines. It's always possible to select between Normal and Legendary versions of the same timeline, each having its own Echo Web.
Legendary timelines have all areas scaled to level 100, as well as setting their corruption to a minimum of 100. Quest Echo bosses also get a chance to drop their most exclusive items. Legendary timelines also offer Grand Blessings: amplified versions of regular Blessings with higher bonuses.