PoE Catalyst Vendor Recipe, Catalyst PoE Crafing, Catalysts Guide

PoE Catalyst Recipe

Catalyst adds quality to a ring, amulet or belt. There is only one specific vendor recipe for Catalyst: collect 3 the same type of Catalysts, then vendor for a random Catalyst.

Result PoE Catalyst Recipes
1x random Catalyst
  • 3x Catalysts, all of the same type

Sell any three the same type of Catalysts to a vendor, you will get a Mystery Box. The box contains a random Catalyst.

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Catalyst recipes tips: only vendor low-value Catalysts

Since the result of the vendor recipe is random, you can always vendor low-value Catalyst for a high-value item. The following is the reference price for Catalyst:

Catalyst Reference Price
Imbued Catalyst Imbued Catalyst 1x Chaos Orb Chaos Orb
Abrasive Catalyst Abrasive Catalyst 2x Chaos Orb Chaos Orb
Intrinsic Catalyst Intrinsic Catalyst 2x Chaos Orb Chaos Orb
Turbulent Catalyst Turbulent Catalyst 2x Chaos Orb Chaos Orb
Tempering Catalyst Tempering Catalyst 6x Chaos Orb Chaos Orb
Prismatic Catalyst Prismatic Catalyst 15x Chaos Orb Chaos Orb
Fertile Catalyst Fertile Catalyst 24x Chaos Orb Chaos Orb

How to get Catalysts?

  • Farm Catalysts by defeating metamorphs in maps with organ parts that specify that they drop catalysts.
  • Do the Catalyst vendor recipes. Vendor 3 the same Catalysts in exchanging for a new random Catalyst.
  • Buy Catalysts from other players. Earn currency items and trade for desired items.

Catalysts Explained Guide

Catalyst is a quality currency for Ring, Amulet, Belt. It acts like Armourer’s Scrap Armourer’s Scrap and Blacksmith’s Whetstone Blacksmith’s Whetstone except for Jewellery. The following guides are for Catalysts.

  • It can be only applied for a ring, amulet or belt.
  • A Catalyst can only improve specific modifiers. For example, Fertile Catalyst only enhances Life and Mana modifiers.
  • Per Catalyst increases a Normal item by 5%, a Magic item by 2%, and a Rare item by 1%. The maximum quality is 20%.
  • The final result will discard the decimal part. For example, if the value is 3.9, it will get 3.

1. Abrasive Catalyst

Abrasive Catalyst Abrasive Catalyst adds quality that enhances Attack modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt. It will adds bonuses for modifiers with “Attack” tag.

Abrasive Catalyst

After having added 10% quality, there are some bonuses for Attack:

  • Increased Elsmental Damage with Attack Skills 26% * 1.10 = 28.6

The maximum quality is 20%.

2. Fertile Catalyst

Fertile Catalyst Fertile Catalyst adds quality that enhances Life and Mana modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt.

Fertile Catalyst

After having added 20% quality, there are some bonuses for Life and Mana:

  • Maximum Life: 79 * 1.2 = 94.8
  • Maximum Mana: 78 * 1.2 = 93.6
  • Mana Regeneration Rate: 69% * 1.2 = 82.8

3. Imbued Catalyst

Imbued Catalyst Imbued Catalyst adds quality that enhances Caster modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt. Caster mods include Cast Speed, Spell Damage, spell crit,etc. Generally, there are few caster mods than attack mods.

Imbued Catalyst

In the first exmaple, after having added 5% quality, Increased Spell Damage: 24% * 1.05 = 25.2%

In the second exmaple, after having added 20% quality, there are some bonuses for Caster:

  • Increased Spell Damage: 4% * 1.2 = 4.8%
  • Increased Cast Speed: 5% * 1.2 = 6%

4. Intrinsic Catalyst

Intrinsic Catalyst Intrinsic Catalyst adds quality that enhances Attribute modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt. The three core attributes are Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence.

Intrinsic Catalyst

After having added 20% quality, there are some bonuses for Attribute:

  • All Attributs: 9 * 1.2 = 10.8
  • Dexterity: 50 * 1.2 = 60

5. Prismatic Catalyst

Prismatic Catalyst Prismatic Catalyst adds quality that enhances Resistance modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt. Resistance includes Fire Resistance, Cold Resistance, Lightning Resistance, and Chaos Resistance.

Prismatic Catalyst

After having added 20% quality, there are some bonuses for Resistance:

  • All Elemental Resistance: 16% *1.2 = 19.2%
  • Lightning Resistance: 48% *1.2 = 57.6%

6. Tempering Catalyst

Tempering Catalyst Tempering Catalyst adds quality that enhances Defence modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt. Defences refers to armour, evasion rating, and energy shield.

Tempering Catalyst

After having added 3% quality, there are some bonuses for Defence:

  • Maximum Engergy Shiled: 45 * 1.03 = 46.35
  • Increased Maximum Energy Shield: 10% * 1.03 = 10.3%

You can have up to 20% quality.

7. Turbulent Catalyst

Turbulent Catalyst Turbulent Catalyst adds quality that enhances Elemental Damage modifiers on a ring, amulet, or belt. Elemental Damage refers to fire damage, lightning damage and cold damage collectively.

Turbulent Catalyst

After having added 20% quality, there are some bonuses for Elemental Damage:

  • Elemental Damage: 25% * 1.2 = 30%

Catalysts PoE Crafting Guide

1. Catalys Effects

Item Drop Level Stack Size Tab Stack Size Effect(s) Help Text
Abrasive Catalyst Abrasive Catalyst 1 10 5000 Adds quality that enhances Attack modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Fertile Catalyst Fertile Catalyst 1 10 5000 Adds quality that enhances Life and Mana modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Imbued Catalyst Imbued Catalyst 1 10 5000 Adds quality that enhances Caster modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Intrinsic Catalyst Intrinsic Catalyst 1 10 5000 Adds quality that enhances Attribute modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Prismatic Catalyst Prismatic Catalyst 1 10 5000 Adds quality that enhances Resistance modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Tempering Catalyst Tempering Catalyst 1 10 5000 Adds quality that enhances Defence modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Turbulent Catalyst Turbulent Catalyst 1 10 5000 Adds quality that enhances Elemental Damage modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.

2. What items can a Catalyst be used for?

Catalyst can be only used for a ring, amulet, or belt.

Catalyst Items

3. Catalyst increase quality by rarity

Rarity Increased quality per Catalyst
Normal 5%
Magic 2%
Rare 1%

The maximum quality is 20%.

Catalyst increase quality by rarity

4. Catalyst Crafting related currency items

Currency Effects How a Catalyst affects it Remove x% quality on use
Crusader’s Exalted Orb Crusader’s Exalted Orb Adds Crusader influence and a new Crusader modifier to a rare item The item’s Catalyst quality increases the chance of applying a modifier which matches the quality type.  Removes 20% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.
Exalted Orb Exalted Orb Enchants a rare item with a new random modifier The item’s Catalyst quality increases the chance of applying a modifier which matches the quality type.  Removes 20% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.
Hunter’s Exalted Orb Hunter’s Exalted Orb Adds Hunter influence and a new Hunter modifier to a rare item The item’s Catalyst quality increases the chance of applying a modifier which matches the quality type.  Removes 20% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.
Orb of Annulment Orb of Annulment Removes a random modifier from an item The item’s Catalyst quality decreases the chance of removing a modifier which matches the quality type.  Removes 20% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.
Orb of Augmentation Orb of Augmentation Enchants a magic item with a new random modifier The item’s Catalyst quality increases the chance of applying a modifier which matches the quality type. Removes 2% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.
Redeemer’s Exalted Orb Redeemer’s Exalted Orb Adds Redeemer influence and a new Redeemer modifier to a rare item The item’s Catalyst quality increases the chance of applying a modifier which matches the quality type.  Removes 20% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.
Regal Orb Regal Orb Upgrades a magic item to a rare item The item’s Catalyst quality increases the chance of applying a modifier which matches the quality type.  Removes 5% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.
Warlord’s Exalted Orb Warlord’s Exalted Orb Adds Warlord influence and a new Warlord modifier to a rare item The item’s Catalyst quality increases the chance of applying a modifier which matches the quality type.  Removes 20% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.

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