PoE Ancient Orb is a Stackable Currency item. The drop level is 1 and comes from the Harbinger League. It reforges a unique item as another of the same item class:
Path of Exile Ancient Orb can be used to reforge a unique item as another of the same item class in the broader sense of the term, such as “flask” instead of life/mana/hybrid/utility flask.
|Item class||Internal ID||Category|
|Claws||Claw||One Handed Weapon|
|Daggers||Dagger||One Handed Weapon|
|Wands||Wand||One Handed Weapon|
|One Hand Swords||One Hand Sword||One Handed Weapon|
|Thrusting One Hand Swords||Thrusting One Hand Sword||One Handed Weapon|
|One Hand Axes||One Hand Axe||One Handed Weapon|
|One Hand Maces||One Hand Mace||One Handed Weapon|
|Bows||Bow||Two Handed Weapon|
|Staves||Staff||Two Handed Weapon|
|Two Hand Swords||Two Hand Sword||Two Handed Weapon|
|Two Hand Axes||Two Hand Axe||Two Handed Weapon|
|Two Hand Maces||Two Hand Mace||Two Handed Weapon|
|Body Armours||Body Armour||Armor|
|Sceptres||Sceptre||One Handed Weapon|
|Critical Utility Flasks||UtilityFlaskCritical||Flasks|
|Rune Dagger||Rune Dagger||One Handed Weapon|
|Warstaff||Warstaff||Two Handed Weapon|
Reforging a unique item means the base item type can change when the orb is applied. Ancient Orbs do not change the inventory size of an item, so 2×4-sized “tower shields” for example stay within that group.
Headhunter is a unique Leather Belt. The best unique belt for crafting Headhunter is the following belt:
You can also use other unique belts crafting PoE Headhunter as well.
Notably, unique items specific to past temporary leagues, such as PoE Headhunter can be obtained with an Ancient Orb only while standing in a map to which the appropriate league’s mod has been added with Zana’s Map Device.
Headhunter come from Nemesis League. In order to craft this best unique belt, you must go to a map with “Nemesis” mods. You can get these maps by adding with Zana’s Map Device or buying these maps from other players.
According to player video, it is uncertain the result of using the orb is restricted by the item level of the original item or not.
These orbs and shards only dropped in the Harbinger leagues. They are currently only obtainable through Zana’s map device.
|Stack Size||Tab Stack Size||Help Text|
|Ancient Orb||1||20||5000||Ancient Orb is a currency item that can be used to reforge a unique item as another of the same item class in the broader sense of the term, such as “flask” instead of life/mana/hybrid/utility flask.|
|Ancient Shard||35||20||N/A||Ancient Shard is a currency item. A full stack will be combined into an Ancient Orb.|
|Annulment Shard||35||20||N/A||Annulment Shard is a currency item. A full stack will be combined into a Orb of Annulment.|
|Binding Shard||1||20||N/A||Binding Shard is a currency item. A full stack will be combined into a Orb of Binding.|
|Chaos Shard||8||20||N/A||Chaos Shard is a currency item. A full stack combines into a Chaos Orb.|
|Engineer’s Orb||1||20||5000||An Engineer’s Orb is a currency item that can be used to improve the quality of a strongbox.|
|Engineer’s Shard||8||20||N/A||Engineer’s Shard is a currency item. A full stack will be combined into an Engineer’s Orb.|
|Exalted Shard||35||20||N/A||Exalted Shard is a currency item. A full stack will be combined into a Exalted Orb.|
|Harbinger’s Orb||1||20||5000||Harbinger’s Orb is a currency item that can be used to reforge a map into another map of a higher tier.|
|Harbinger’s Shard||52||20||N/A||Harbinger’s Shard is a currency item. A full stack will be combined into a Harbinger’s Orb.|
|Horizon Shard||52||20||N/A||Horizon Shard is a currency item. A full stack will be combined into a Orb of Horizons.|
|Mirror Shard||35||20||N/A||Mirror Shard is a currency item. A full stack will be combined into a Mirror of Kalandra.|
|Orb of Binding||1||20||5000||Orb of Binding is a currency item that can be used to upgrade a normal item to a rare item with up to four linked sockets. If used on an item with more than four sockets, those extra sockets will be lost.
It can be used on items without sockets, effectively functioning the same way as an Orb of Alchemy in this case.
|Orb of Horizons||68||20||5000||Orb of Horizons is a currency item that can be used to reforge a map into another map of the same tier.|
|Regal Shard||12||20||N/A||Regal Shard is a currency item. A full stack will be combined into a Regal Orb.|
|League||Ancient Orb Price|
|Blight||42× Chaos Orb|
|HC Blight||10× Chaos Orb|
|Standard||35× Chaos Orb|
This item is restricted to areas with the league flag for Harbinger active. There are additional ways to acquire league-restricted items.
Ancient Shard is a currency item. A full stack will be combined into an Ancient Orb.