PoE has an atypical currency system. We are used to the fact that in other games the main currency is gold, PoE has no gold at all. Instead, there are over 20 different coin balls and scrolls. Each ball has a unique specific function and can also act as a coin. This guide will help you understand the value of each orb and give you some tips on how to use and how to obtain them.
Scroll of Wisdom
The Scroll of Wisdom is probably the most common item. This item denotes the gear you want, so only use it for potentially useful gear. You can get it as a drop from monsters or by combining 5x Scroll Fragments obtained by selling white items to a merchant. Don't waste it and pick it up. If you do it right, you will reach thousands of scrolls while leveling. This stack comes in handy if you want to buy a good starter kit. At the end of the game, you can exchange about 300 Scrolls of Wisdom for 1 Chaos Orb.
Like the Scroll of Wisdom, the Portal Scroll is a very common item. The Portal Scroll allows you to summon a portal that will take your character to the current act's city and back. The Portal Scroll is more valuable than the Wisdom Scroll, so you can exchange 80 Scrolls for 1 Chaos Orb. Pick it up and you should be able to fill around 2-3 high level item slots from the scrolls alone.
Armorer's Scrap improves the quality of armor. Based on rarity, it adds 5% quality (normal), 2% quality (magic), or 1% quality (rare and unique) to an item, so smart players don't use it until the end of the game. You can get it as loot, trade it at the vendor, or sell any piece of armor with a combined quality of 40% or higher. Around 160 Gunsmith Remnants can be exchanged for 1 Chaos Orb.
It's more or less the same as the previous one, but this one improves the quality of the weapons. Pick it up or use it rationally to increase your DPS a bit to level up (only for physical and elemental damage, does not improve affix stats). By the way, you can get the Cartographer's Chisel if you exchange an upgraded hammer of normal quality for four Blacksmith's Grindstones. For 70 Blacksmith's Grindstones you get 1 Chaos Orb.
Orbs of Augmentation adds an additional affix (modifier) to a magic artifact. It can only be used on items that have 1 mod. It can also be used to create modes in potions. This orb is useful for late-game meta-crafting. You can trade around 55-60 Orb of Augmentation for 1 Chaos Orb, or 32 Orb of Augmentation for 1 Orb of Fusing.
Orb of Transmutation
Used to convert a normal item into a magic item. The new magic item may appear with one or two mods. It's a bit tricky - it has multiple uses. So if you are lucky, after the transformation you can get a much more valuable item and sell it much better. If you're not lucky, save them until later when you can trade them for Chaos Orbs or Orbs of Fusing. You can get it as a drop by selling Unidentified Magic or Rare Items from the merchant, you can also buy it from the merchant for 7x Portal Scrolls.
Similar to Orb of Transmutation or Chaos Orb but lower quality gear - both result in a random magic item. It's easy to drop and useful for the late-game team. However, the best way to use these orbs is to just buy some good armor or weapon and not try to hightroll. 14 Alteration Orbs = 1 Chaos Orb / 16 Alteration Orbs = 1 Fusion Orb.
A silver coin can be exchanged for Navali Prophecies. These prophecies predict the character's future. Unfortunately, this gamble with fate usually does not pay off. You can try betting on expensive prophecies or exchange 11 silver coins for 1 chaos orb. Silver Coins can drop from killed monsters, chests, and destructible containers.
Just change the current colors of the plugs. All sockets are randomly recolored, so sometimes more than one chromatic orb is needed. It's a very cheap bullet, so try your luck - the right color of the frames is important. Chromatic Orbs can drop from slain monsters, chests, and destructible containers. You can exchange the replacement orbs at the merchant, 11 Chromatic Orbs = 1 Chaos Orb.
Glass Blowing Ball
It's similar to Armorer's Scrap or Blacksmith's Whetstone, but only enhances Flasks. 1 Glassblower's Orb adds 5% quality (normal), 2% quality (magic), and 1% quality (unique) to a glass. Hargan (a merchant in Camp Sarn, Act 3 and 8) can sell a Glassblowing Ornament for 8 Blacksmith's Whetstones. 1 Chaos Orb costs 14 Glassblower Orbs.
Orb of Alchemy upgrades a normal item with a random number of mods (randomly 3-6) to a rare item. However, the best way to use this orb is to create high-level rare cards. You can also improve the quality of vaults. Orb of Alchemy is a very valuable currency, so you can exchange 2-4 of them for 1 Chaos Orb.
ball of chance
One of the best currencies for racers. Orb of Chance turns a normal quality item into a random one. It means you can tryReformthe wizard's boots in skyforth boots, very useful and expensive boots. Use it for fast runs or trade 6 Orbs of Chance for 1 Chaos Orb. Orb of Chance is a common currency item that can drop from slain destructible monsters, chests, and containers.
Orb of Regret
An Orb of Regret is the only currency item that grants you an additional refund point for passive abilities. It's utterly useless if you don't make mistakes in your talent building by planning it from the start. You? Although it allows you to change specific bosses or events. They can be obtained as drops and on certain prescriptions from vendors. The relationship to the Chaos Orb has almost always been 1 Orb of Regret: 1 Chaos Orb.
Kugel des Jewelers
A Jeweler's Orb is a currency item that can be used to change the number of sockets on an item. Don't waste it until the late game so you can get six slots for your item (according to the stats, it usually costs more than 100 Jeweler's Orbs). Any six-slot item can be sold to the vendor for 7 jeweller's orbs. You can also buy it from the vendor for 2 Alteration Orbs or loot it from monsters.
Fusion Orbs are primarily used to modify an item's bound sockets. It's a random repeat and creating 6 connections would be a complete gamble (you'll need around 836 to 1244 fusion orbs). Obviously it's a late game ball. Fusion Orbs can be obtained as Drops purchased from the Merchant in Act 3 for 4 Jeweler Orbs. The ratio of Chaos Orbs is usually 1-2 Fusion Orbs: 1 Chaos Orb.
The most traded currency in Path of Exile. You can randomly reform any rare item. It has many uses, one of which is to change maps with debuffs into something appropriate, or to reforge cartographer's caskets on high tier maps. Obviously, Chaos Orbs should be saved before the end of the game where they are most useful. At this stage you can buy the most decent gear for 1-10 Chaos Orbs.
Gemcutter's Prism improves the quality of each undamaged Skill Gem (DAMAGE, AOE, Duration and other specs depending on the gem. Each Prism only grants 1% quality. Gemcutter's Prisms can be obtained through drops or by selling 1 Skill Gem at 20 % Quality to a Vendor 1 Gemcutter's Prism costs 2-3 Chaos Orbs.
Distributes all mods on the item and resets it to normal (white). The connectors and links remain intact there. It helps a lot to restart the failed ship. You can get it as drops or trade it at the merchant: a rare item with two mods equivalent to 1 Orb of Scouring. You don't need it much, so trade 2 Orb of Scouring for 1 Chaos Orb - that's a pretty good deal.
Add a mod and turn a magic item into a rare item. Can only be used on magic items. The new mods can be useful for maps and vaults. Combine them with Exalted Orbs and Orb of Annulment. Only use late game for meta crafting.
Vaal Orb corrupts high level items or cards to increase its potential. Vaal Orb can change the color of the slots to white, change the implicit trait to a specific trait, change the gem level and quality, add or subtract a level to the card. Also, when used in the safe, the Vaal Orb will damage any items in the safe that can be damaged. As you can see, it's a very useful orb, so pick it up and don't waste it. By the way, 1 Vaal Orb costs 1 Chaos Orb.
By the blessed world
A blessed orb repeats an item's implicit modifier. They can be used on items of any rarity. New players generally ignore this currency, experienced players upgrade end-game items by maxing out their implicit modifier value. Therefore, the blessed bullet is not a popular bullet. Instead of 5 Blessed Orbs, you can get 1 Chaos Orb.
It is used to improve the quality of the map to get more and better loot. It can be found at item level 50 or higher. Additionally, Zana, Master Cartographer (NPC in the Epilogue questline) sells 20 Cartographer's Chisels for 12 Chaos Orbs once per day.
In the divine world
1 Divine Orb costs 16 Chaos Orbs, which says a lot. Divine Orbs are used to randomize the stats of mods on items. Divine Orbs are extremely rare currency items that can be obtained by selling a six-bound item to a vendor. Only use for expensive items.
An expensive monetary item that can be used to upgrade any rare item. Adds an additional random mod. This orb is very valuable, so don't use it on random items. It can only be obtained by drops, so don't waste it and collect it until the end of the game. 1 Exalted Orb costs approximately 70 Chaos Orbs.
A Kalandra Mirror is a currency that can replicate any non-unique item or card. It means that "ctrl+c — ctrl+v" is any non-unique element. Of course, you should only copy perfect gadgets for pure profit, which are worth more than the mirror itself. The mirror is the rarest and most valuable currency item in the game, but you can get it through drops, chests, and destructible containers (very low chance). 1 Mirror costs more than 150 Exalted Orbs.
Ancient Orb can change the base type of each individual element. Does not change stock size. The best way to use it is to simply sell or try to reforge the Headhunter Belt or Tukohama Shield.
Sphere of Cancellation
The Orb of Nullification is a currency item that can remove a random modifier from a magic or rare item. They are used to remove unwanted mods. But it's random, so swap them out for bullets. 1 Nullification Orb costs 40 Chaos Orbs.
The Engineer's Orb increases the quality of a vault (Arcanist's Vault, Cartographer's Vault, Diviner's Vault, and Unique Vaults) in high-tier Arenas. Engineer Orbs are obtained by combining a whole stack of Engineer Shards, which can be obtained from Heralds (a type of immortal monster). 10 Engineer Orbs that can be exchanged for 1 Chaos Orb.
Orb of Horizons
Orb of Horizons is a currency item that can replace a card with another card of the same level. An Orb of Horizons does not obey the rules of the player's Atlas of Worlds, which means the new map may not unlock yet. You don't need much anyway, so swap 3 Orbs of Horizons for 1 Chaos Orb, for example.
Orb of Binding turns a normal item into a rare item with up to four binding slots. In this case, if you use it on an item with more than four sockets, you will lose all the extra sockets. It's a good early game item, use it to level up better, or swap 6 Orbs of Binding for 1 Chaos Orb.
Orb of the Herald
Similar to Orb of Horizons with one difference: this orb upgrades a card to a higher tier card. It can be found as a drop from Harbinger or Immortal Syndicate Safehouse when Cameria is placed there. An Orb of the Herald that you can exchange for 15 Orbs of Chaos.
In Overgear you will find every currency for PoE!
How much is 1 exalted orb worth? ›
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|Tainted Orb of Fusing||18.9||1.0|
We think the Devs did this primarily to balance the power imbalance across the board. This sudden change dropped the prices of Exalted Orbs down to 10c per piece while 100c or more for Divine Orbs.What is the ratio of chaos orbs to exalted orbs? ›
Exalted Orb can be obtained only as drop. Ratio to Chaos Orbs is 1 Exalted Orb : 40-70 Chaos Orbs depending on the Challenge League.Which currency should I keep PoE? ›
It is recommended to save chaos and exalted orbs, as they carry a lot of value and should not be used for crafting low level items. Chaos is best save for end game crafting and crafting Map Items. Chaos is also one of the main trading currencies for Buying All Types of PoE Items.