| Alteration Shard
(A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alteration.)
identified magic and rare items
Orbs of Alteration can 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. It is always recommended using Scroll of Wisdom to identify an item before selling it to a vendor. An unidentified item is vendored for Transmutation Shards. Identified item has the chances to get Alteration Shards or even Alchemy Shards. Value: Alchemy Shards > Alteration Shards > Transmutation Shards.
You can see the example from below, sell three identified items in exchange for an Orb of Alteration.
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Alteration Shards come from single, identified items depending on their mods. Some mods may give more valuable Alchemy Shards instead or in addition to Alteration Shards.
|1x Alteration Shard||
|2x Alteration Shard||
|3x Alteration Shard||
|4x Alteration Shard||
|6x Alteration Shard||
|7x Alteration Shard||
|8x Alteration Shard||
|4× Scroll of Wisdom||
||This is actually a downgrade recipe.|
|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||
Orb of Alteration reforges a magic item with new random modifiers. It is very useful before you are available to equip a rare item.
The drop level of the Orb of Alteration is 2. You can farm it easily by slain monster. The drop rate of the Orb of Alteration is around 5.508%.
|1||Society's Remorse||10x Orb of Alteration|
|3||A Sea of Blue||13x Orb of Alteration|
|2||Acclimatisation||20x Orb of Alteration|
|5||Emperor's Luck||5x currency (random)|
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.
You can see the table above. A few recipes require the Orb of Alteration.
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 in Act 2 and onwards in exchange for 2 Orbs of Alteration.
Orbs of Alteration are also useful for a very large number of Crafting Bench recipes.
Orb of Alteration rerolls the mods of a magic Item, while Chaos Orb reforges a rare Item’s mods. Chaos Orb is more valuable. You can exchange 4 Orbs of Alteration to a Chaos Orb.
You can see the picture from below, Orb of Alteration and Orb of Augmentation are both change Magic item modifiers. But Orb of Alteration reforges the magic item with new random mods, while Orb of Augmentation adds new mods to a Magic Item which only has one modifier.