In Path of Exile, The Tidal Island is an area in Act 1. This area does not have a waypoint and is connected to The Coast. Collectors of path of exile currency can encounter monsters and a unique Cannibal in this map. Players start at the top of the island and fight clockwise or counter-clockwise along the beach to reach the wrecked ship where Hailrake spawns.
Fighting Hailrake can be difficult as his Glacial Cascade does high damage and chills, so it is recommended to bring high cold resistance or dodge his spells until he runs out of mana.
Instead of chests this area has Impaled Corpses, Bound Corpses, and Crucified Corpses. Players enter this area from the top of the island and can make their way to the ship wreck by going round through the beaches. Note that despite the shipwreck, there are no chests on the island. Instead, one can find Impaled Corpses, Bound Corpses and Crucified Corpses containing poe items and gear.
The island is inhabited by several monsters, namely Cannibals, Tide Striders, Gravel Eaters and the Drowned. Occasionally, players can also encounter Merveil’s Favoured and Spectral Corsairs along its shores. Monsters in this map spawn at around level 3 for Normal difficulty. For Cruel and Merciless difficulty they appear at around monster level 38 and 58 respectively. Monsters native to this map often spawn with resistances to fire, lightning or cold.
The shipwreck on the island is the spawn point of Hailrake, a unique Cannibal. Player’s attempting to take this creature on will need cold resistance, either through mods from Path of Exile Orbs or inherent affixes.
This area is linked to only one quest: Mercy Mission. Those hunting for Vaal Skill Gems and other corrupted items can visit this map as it has a chance to spawn Corrupted Areas. The latter can be in the form of a Strange Sinkhole, or a Concealed Cavity.
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