Glimpse of Chaos Vaal Mask - Path of Exile

Glimpse of Chaos Vaal Mask

Glimpse of Chaos

Glimpse of Chaos is a unique Vaal Mask. Helmets. Evasion Rating: 207–239. Energy Shield: 37–43.

Requires Level 62, 79 Dex, 72 Int.

  • Can be modified while Corrupted
  • (30–40)% increased maximum Life and reduced Fire Resistance
  • (30–40)% increased maximum Mana and reduced Cold Resistance
  • (30–40)% increased Global maximum Energy Shield and reduced Lightning Resistance
  • Chaos Resistance is Zero
  • Corrupted

Flavour Text: Man retains sanity and strives toward civilisation only under the blessed veil of ignorance.

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Can be modified while Corrupted

Even after Corrupted, players can still craft this item using the following methods, and more:

  • Using Blessed Orb Blessed Orb to reroll the numeric values of the implicit mods (including the rare Vaal implicits)
  • Using Divine Orb Divine Orb to reroll the numeric values of the explicit mods (armour, life and resistances)
  • Using Jeweller’s Orb Jeweller’s Orb to change the number of sockets
  • Using Orb of Fusing Orb of Fusing to link sockets together
  • Using Chromatic Orb Chromatic Orb to change socket colors (Warning: If this item has any white sockets, they will be replaced with colored sockets)
  • Using Armourer’s Scrap Armourer’s Scrap to increase the item quality and the defensive stats


Glimpse of Chaos has special Vaal Orb outcomes which replace the usual outcomes:

  • Gain one special implicit modifier from a custom pool of mods for this item
  • Remove one random unique explicit modifier from this item
    • This item can no longer be modified if it removes the Can be modified while Corrupted modifier
  • Transform into another unique helmet, retaining up to two special implicit modifiers
  • Brick into a dual-influenced ilvl 100 rare Vaal Mask, retaining up to two special implicit modifiers

If double corrupted at the Locus of Corruption, it instead has these outcomes:

  • Gain two special implicit modifiers from a custom pool of mods for this item
  • Turn all sockets into White sockets
  • Destroy the item
  • Brick into a ilvl 85 rare Vaal Mask, retaining up to two special implicit modifiers

Using Vaal Orbs after it gains two implicit will cause it to randomly replace one implicit, but will retain a total of two implicits. This makes double corrupting an ideal strategy before trying to brick it into another Unique or Rare helmet.

A Tainted Mythic Orb can be used on the rare bricked Vaal Mask to have a chance to obtain a Fractal Thoughts with the special modifiers.

Special implicit modifiers

Level Stats
1 (15-25)% increased Area of Effect
1 (15-25)% increased Skill Effect Duration
1 Socketed Skill Gems get a 80% Cost & Reservation Multiplier
1 (8-12)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
1 (5-7)% increased Quantity of Items found
1 Skills fire an additional Projectile
1 (10-15)% increased effect of Non-Curse Auras from your Skills
1 (10-15)% increased Effect of your Curses
1 +2 to Level of Socketed Gems
1 +1 to Minimum Endurance, Frenzy and Power Charges
1 Nearby Enemies are Blinded
1 Nearby Enemies have Malediction
1 Nearby Enemies are Crushed

According to poedb, the implicit outcomes are weighted. Regular Vaal implicit outcomes cannot be rolled.

Item acquisition

Glimpse of Chaos has restrictions on where or how it can drop. It cannot be chanced. Can be obtained in The Tower of Ordeals.

Monster restrictions

This item can be acquired from the following monsters:

  • The Trialmaster

Glimpse of Chaos Build Guide

Glimpse of Chaos Glimpse of Chaos Vaal Mask provides powerful benefits to your maximum life, mana and energy shield at the cost of having severely reduced elemental resistances and no chaos resistance. The item can be corrupted multiple times and has unique Corruption outcomes, such as removing a random modifier or transforming into a different random corrupted unique helmet entirely that retains its corruption implicit mod.

Glimpse of Chaos Screenshots

Glimpse of Chaos Vaal Mask