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Monster Totems are a feature designed to make the Corrupted Shrine mechanic a repeatable experience.

Similar to Corrupted Shrines, Totems can be activated by the player to spawn a wave of enemies. When all monsters have been defeated, the Totem will collapse and explode with loot, and grant Experience points (2500/10000/15000). Unlike Corrupted Shrines, however, the Totems will not grant Devotion Points.

Totems can spawn in most areas of Grim Dawn, with locations partially randomized - they will typically spawn in one of three possible places within an area.

Totem Types[]

There are six different types of Monster Totems, corresponding to the type of creature they spawn.

Totem type Monster Type
1 Aetherwarped Totem Aetherials
2 Celestial Totem Celestial
3 Eldritch Totem Eldritch
4 Savage Totem Beasts
5 Spirit Totem Undead
6 Voidtouched Totem Chthonian


Totems will reward the player with numerous rare items, and have a chance to drop Item blueprints, including those for Rune Augments.

There are also eleven level 94 Legendary items obtainable primarily through totems. These weapons also have a rare chance to drop from any source, but are more likely to appear from Monster Totems. Each item will drop from a particular totem type.

Item Name Item Type Totem type
1 Stormrend 1h Axe Aetherwarped
2 Scion of the Screaming Veil 2h Mace
3 Voidspire Scepter Voidtouched
4 Scion of Arcane Force 2h Mace
5 Noctirn 1h Sword Savage
6 Hyrian's Bulwark Shield
7 Phasebreaker Pistol Eldritch
8 Gate to Many Worlds Off-hand
9 Cryptstalker 1h Mace Spirit
10 Scion of Celestial Portents Off-hand
11 Nightshard Shield Celestial

Totem Locations[]

Every totem spawn location is assigned to a group. Per group one totem will spawn per game session. Groups are subdivided when there are several types of totems in a group, which doesn't affect spawning. To figure out which spawn location is associated to which group use tools like grimtools.

Tier 1
Ascendant AnvilEmpty ThroneFalconHammerHarpyOwlShepherd's CrookToadWolverine
Chaos FiendGhoulJackalRatViperVultureWretch
Eldritch Akeron's ScorpionBatEye of the GuardianFoxHawkQuillRavenScholar's LightSpider
Order Assassin's BladeCraneDryadLionPantherStagTortoise
Primordial BullEelGallowsHoundImpLizardSailor's GuideTsunamiWraith
Tier 2
AfflictionAlladrah's PhoenixAmatok the Spirit of WinterAssassinAutumn BoarBard's HarpBehemothBerserkerBlades of NadaanBysmiel's BondsChariot of the DeadCrabDire BearHarvestman's ScytheHuntressHydraKrakenMagiManticoreMessenger of WarMurmur, Mistress of RumorsOklaine's LanternRevenantRhowan's CrownRhowan's ScepterScales of UlcamaShieldmaidenSolael's WitchbladeSolemn WatcherStaff of RattoshTargo the BuilderTempestTyphos, the Jailor of SoulsUlo the Keeper of the WatersWendigoWidow
Tier 3
AbominationAeon's HourglassAttak Seru, the MirageBlind SageCrossroadsDevotionDying GodIshtak, the Spring MaidenLeviathanLight of EmpyrionMogdrogen the WolfObelisk of MenhirOleronRattosh, the VeilwardenSpear of the HeavensTree of LifeUlzuin's TorchUltos, Shepherd of StormsUnknown SoldierVire, the Stone Matron