Orb of Alteration: Farming, Orb of Alteration to Chaos, Recipe PoE, Price

Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration reforges a magic item with new random modifiers. It is very useful before you are available to equip a rare item.

orb of alteration

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Orb of Alteration Farming

1. Farm Orb of Alteration by killing monsters

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%.

2. Orb of Alteration Vendore Recipe

  • 20x Alteration Shard Alteration Shard = 1x Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration

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. 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.

Identify an item before sell it

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.

Result: Item mod
1× Alteration Shard Alteration Shard
  • +% Cold/Fire/Lightning Resistance

  • +% Critical Strike Chance for Spells
2× Alteration Shard
  • +X to Strength/Dexterity/Intelligence

  • +% Increased Attack/Cast Speed

  • Life/Mana Leech

  • Critical Strike Chance/Damage Multiplier

  • flask with “Bubbling”, “Catalyzed”, “Caustic”, “Fending” “Inspiring”, “Recovering”, “Refilling”, “Savouring”, or “Sipping” prefix

  • +% Cold/Fire/Lightning Resistance (with maxed value)

  • +% Increased Spell Damage
3× Alteration Shard
  • +X All Attributes

  • +% All Elemental Resistances

  • +% Physical Damage and Accuracy

  • +X Energy Shield
4× Alteration Shard
  • +X All Attribute (with maxed value)

  • +X Maximum Life (except Hale prefix)

  • +X Weapon Cold/Fire/Lighting damage

  • +%/+X Physical Damage

  • +% Spell Damage

  • +% Maximum Energy Shield

  • +X Armour

  • +%/+X Evasion

  • +% Armour and Energy Shield/Evasion

  • +X Armour/Evasion/Energy Shield and +% Stun Recovery

  • +% Movement Speed
6× Alteration Shard
  • Life Leech (at maxed value)

  • +% All Elemental Resistance (at maxed value)
7× Alteration Shard
  • +% Damage (at maxed value)
8× Alteration Shard
  • +% Weapon Cold/Fire/Lighting damage (at maxed value)

  • +% Physical Damage (at maxed value)

3. Buy Orb of Alteration from vendor

Nessa is an NPC that lives in Lioneye’s Watch in Act 1. She sells an Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration in exchange for 4 Orbs of Augmentation Orbs of Augmentation.

4. Exchange currency items for Orbs of Alteration

In the trade marketplace, the price of Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration is about 1/4 Chaos Orb Chaos Orb or 1/640 Exalted Orb Exalted Orb.

5. Buy Orb of Alteration from a seller

The Orb of Alteration price is about $0.80 / 500.

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Orb of Alteration Vendor Recipes

Result Recipes Notes
Scroll of Wisdom Scroll of Wisdom
  • Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration
This is actually a downgrade recipe.
Weapon with +1 to level of Lightning/Fire/Cold Gems in this item x 1
  • Magic Sceptre/Wand x1
  • Ruby Ring (for +1 to Fire Gems) or Topaz Ring (for +1 to Lightning Gems) or Sapphire Ring (for +1 to Cold Gems)
  • Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration 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
  • Magic (Blue) helmet x 1
  • Life Flask with the suffix “of Animation” x 1
  • Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration x 1
The helmet must be magic.
Mirror Arrow Mirror Arrow x 1
  • Blink Arrow Blink Arrow x 1
  • Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration x 1
Skill Gems
Blink Arrow Blink Arrow x 1
  • Mirror Arrow Mirror Arrow x 1
  • Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration x 1
Skill Gems

How to use Orb of Alteration

1. Use Orb of Alteration to craft items

  • Early leveling phase: reroll a magic item to get more powerful mods.
  • At higher levels: re-roll a magic map to get desirable modifiers.
  • Crafting a high-end item: 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

2. Orbs of Alteration involved vendor recipes

You can see the table above. A few recipes require the Orb of Alteration.

3. Use Orb of Alteration to buy items

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.

4. Crafting benches

Orbs of Alteration are also useful for a very large number of Crafting Bench recipes.

Orb of Alteration to Chaos Orb

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.

Orb of Alteration to Chaos Orb

Orb of Alteration VS Orb of Augmentation

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.

orb of alteration vs orb of augmentation

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