I really really really like the Shaper, is my favorite character of all the PoE universe, but how powerful he is in lore? He seens to have time manipulation abilities, can control and modify (create?) life, control of matter and elements, master of magic an forbidden knowledge, he’s for me above all the gods of Waerclast but the Elder Still manage to steal his memories and with the power of his guardians overpower him. Do you want to poe buy items? If you do, you can visit U4GM to have more guides and methods about this.
Before that he seens almost like a cosmic entity and this is boosted with his cosmos themed powers. Is the Shaper stronger than the Beast? A being capable of alter the reality itself and devour al other gods? Is the shaper stronger than Atziri whom for my view is a ultra powerful demon, the breach lords?
I know his high in the top tiers of lore power, but, how high?
1. The problem is that The Shaper only has power within maps. In the normal world he’s just a dude. Correct me if I’m wrong, but it’s not clear to me exactly what maps represent. It seems like they’re some sort of other dimension or alternate reality? They’re consistently described as a dream land in-game but seem to be something more.
2. Zana describes the Maps as worlds, I always view the map device like a from of reality travel, between different specific location in different realities and/or universes/worlds, Valdo describe his first experiences with the maps as “conscious dreaming” but then he realized that is not a dream, is real an those worlds or locations are in fact real places just not in his “real world”.
3. Shaper the father of zana is a dude from oriath, he learned about these maps from studying the map device, and in the maos he discovered the sealed entity who called himself the elder. Elder taught shaper many things but shaper was not stupid he did not release elder. In time shapers “master” found about this and became jealous and also wanted these powers from elder, so he released elder from his seal. Venarius got killed and shaper sealed the entire map device. While us the exile with zana we study the map device and try to open it shaper became corrupt by elder and so we have to finish him off eventually. It goes much deeper but here is a small exposee, i might not be 100% accurate.