An Orb of Alteration is a currency item that can be used to re-roll the random modifiers on a piece of magic equipment. Orbs of Alteration are also used in a few vendor recipes.
How to use Orb of Alteration? Right click this item then left click a magic item to apply it. Shift click to unstack.
|Orb of Alteration Farming|
|1. Farm Orb of Alteration by killing monsters|
|2. Orb of Alteration Recipe|
|3. Purchase Orb of Alteration from vendor|
|4. Trade PoE currency items for Orbs of Alteration|
|5. Buy from seller|
It can be dropped by slain monsters, chests, destructible containers, and Arcanist’s Strongboxes. The drop rate of Orb of Alteration is 5.508%. You can easily obtain it by slain enemies.
Orbs of Alteration can also be obtained by combining 20 Alteration Shards, which are in turn obtained by selling identified magic and rare items with certain modifiers to any vendor.
Alteration Shards come from single, identified items depending on their mods. 20 Alteration Shards automatically combine to form an Orb of Alteration. Some mods may give Alchemy Shards instead or in addition to Alteration Shards.
|Result: Orb of Alteration Shards||Item mod|
|1× Alteration Shard||
|2× Alteration Shard||
|3× Alteration Shard||
|4× Alteration Shard||
|6× Alteration Shard||
|7× Alteration Shard||
|8× Alteration Shard||
Nessa is an NPC that lives in Lioneye’s Watch in Act 1. She sells an Orb of Alteration in exchange for 4 Orbs of Augmentation. Furthermore, Haku will sell 20 Orbs of Alteration in exchange for 64 Orbs of Augmentation once daily upon completing his daily mission.
|Currency||Pay||Get Orb of Alteration|
|Orb of Fusing||1||2|
|Orb of Alchemy||1||1.5|
|Orb of Chance||2||1|
|Orb of Scouring||1||2|
|Orb of Regret||1||3|
With Aoeah coupon “AoE”, you can obtain Orb of Alteration with cheap price.
|4× Scroll of Wisdom||Downgrade|
|Weapon with +1 to level of Lightning/Fire/Cold Gems in this item x 1||
||The weapon has to be magic. The rings can have any rarity.|
|Helmet with +1 to Level of Minion Gems in this item x 1||
||The helmet must be magic.|
|Mirror Arrow x 1||
|Blink Arrow x 1||
Orbs of Alteration are widely used by all players at all stages of the game. During the early leveling phase, they can be used to quickly craft decent magic equipment before more powerful rare equipment is available. At higher levels, they are often used to change the affixes of a magic map to ones that are more desirable, such as more Magic Monsters. When crafting high-end rare equipment, many Orbs of Alteration are typically consumed on an item in an attempt to roll two desired affixes before a Regal Orb is applied to continue the crafting process.
Orbs of Alteration can be used to purchase various items from vendors, including maps, skill gems, and magic or rare equipment. One obtains 4 Scrolls of Wisdom by selling an Orb of Alteration to any vendor. A Jeweller’s Orb can be purchased from Yeena in exchange for 2 Orbs of Alteration. Furthermore, Elreon will sell 20 Jeweller’s Orbs in exchange for 32 Orbs of Alteration once daily upon completing his daily mission.
Orb of alteration reroll the mods of Magic Item, while chaos orb reforges Rare Item’s mods. In many cases, chaos orb is more valuable. You can exchange 10 x orb of alteration to 1 x chaos orb through PoE.Trade
You can see the picture from below, Orb of alteration and orb of augmentation are both change Magic Item modifiers. But orb of alteration Changes the magic item with new random mods, while orb of augmentation adds new mods to the Magic Item.