An Orb of Scouring is a currency item that can be used to remove all random modifiers from a magic or rare piece of equipment. Implicit modifiers, quality, sockets, and links are not removed, as well as affixes protected by meta-crafting mods.
Right click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it.
In many cases, you find a magic item or rare item with 4L or 6L, but it has bad mods. you can craft it with Orb of Scouring, removing all the mods and return it to a normal item. Use Blacksmith’s Whetstone or Armourer’s Scrap to increase quality to maximum, then apply Orb of Alchemy to turn it into a rare item with new mods. If the new rare item’s modifiers are not satisfied, you can repeat the steps again and again. This process is always called crafting spam.
Orb of Scouring cannot craft unique items.
Orb of Scouring can only be applied to magic or rare item, and cannot be used on unique items. One can use Vaal Orb to degrade a unique item, which has the chance making unique item become a corrupted rare item. Meanwhile, you can use Blessed Orb reroll implicit mods of a unique item and Divine Orbs reroll explicit modifiers on a piece of unique equipment.
Orb of Scouring doesn’t remove the enchant. The behavior of enchantment is much more like implicit mods, and Orb of Scouring cannot remove it. If you want to remove enchantment mods, Vaal Orb has the chance to the enchanted item. Corrupted implicit modifiers will remove the enchantment.
You can obtain Orb of Scouring by killing monsters, open strongboxes, farm divination card, make vendor recipe, do the prophecy, or trade PoE currency.
The drop level of Orb of Scouring is 12 and drop rate is 1.377%.
You can obtain an Orb of Scouring by exchanging 4 Orbs of Chance with Yeena, who lives in The Forest Encampment in Act 2. One can purchase other PoE currency from Yeena, such as Orb of Regret, Portal Scroll, Chromatic Orb, Orb of Fusing, Jeweller’s Orb, Flasks, Amulet, and Ring items.
|1× Orb of Scouring||Any rare item with 2 affixes. This can be created by using a Regal Orb on a one-affix magic item or by using an Orb of Annulment on a rare item.|
If you just want to obtain lots of Orbs of Scouring, this vendor recipe is not recommended. My strategy is to farm divination card or exchange PoE Currency for it.
|decrease level of skill gem by 1||
||Does not work with Corrupted gems, so Vaal also.|
This recipe can decrease skill gems by level 1. Because corrupted items cannot be altered again, this recipe cannot apply to Corrupted gems.
|1× Apprentice Cartographer’s Seal||
|1× Journeyman Cartographer’s Seal||
|1× Master Cartographer’s Seal||
|Book of Regression||
Drop Areas: The Ossuary (Act 5) • The Reliquary (Act 10) • The Ossuary (Act 10) • Mausoleum Map • Relic Chambers Map • Sepulchre Map
Erased from Memory is a prophecy.
Objective: Kill any unique monster.
Reward: 1x Orb of Scouring
You can buy 1,000 the currency with $3.3 additional 3% discount with coupon “AOE”