Chromatic Orb is the currency in the path of exile that re-roll the color of sockets on an item. A socket may have one of the four colors: red, blue, green, and white. The re-roll manner is not random but reforges the color according to the attributes of the equipment. Specifically, red sockets associated with strength, blue associated with intelligence, and green associated with dexterity.
Chromatic Orb can reforge red, blue or green sockets, while Vaal Orb re-roll the white sockets.
The price of 800 Chromatic Orbs is $1.76. You can enjoy cheap prices with coupon “AOE”. In the trade marketplace, the Chromatic Orb price is 1/4 Chaos Orb.
|Chromatic Orb Price||Pay||Get Chromatic Orb|
|Orb of Alteration||10||3|
|Orb of Fusing||1||1|
|Orb of Alchemy||1||1|
|Orb of Chance||23||2|
|Orb of Scouring||1||1|
|Orb of Regret||2||3|
The ratio of PoE Chromatic Orb to Chaos Orb is 5:1. The recipe of Chromatic Orb is easy to apply, while the Chaos Orb recipe has more difficult. One can sell 5 Chromatic Orbs in exchange for a Chaos Orb.
This is the simplest way to farm hundreds of Chromatic Orbs. When level character up to 2, one can farm Chromatic Orbs by kill mobs directly. However, picking up items with socketed linked with red, green and blue is the best strategy.
|1× Chromatic Orb||Linked red, green, and blue|
Chromatic Orb also has a downgrade PoE vendor recipe. In the market, a Chaos Orb can exchange 2 Orbs of Fusing, or 11 Chromatic Orbs. Meanwhile, trade a Chaos Orb for 8 Jeweller’s Orbs. Therefore, this recipe does a sharp penalty.
|1× Jeweller’s Orb||1× Orb of Fusing
1× Chromatic Orb
Vendor recipe is the best ways to farm Chromatic Orbs. One can also acquire it by slain monsters, purchase from the vendor, buy from seller, trade PoE currency and items for Chromatic Orbs as well.
(1) Using Chromatic Orb vendor recipe: vendor an item with one socket of each color (red, green, blue) linked together.
(2) Buy a chromatic orb for 3 Jeweller’s Orbs from Yeena(Act2).
(3) Farming Chromatic Orb by slain monsters, open chests, and strongboxes.
(4) Trade PoE currency and other items for Chromatic Orbs.
The drop rate of Chromatic Orb is 5.508%. Like most currency items, Chromatic Orbs can be dropped by slain monsters, chests, and destructible containers. They also drop from Arcanist’s Strongboxes.
|Chromatic Orb||3× Jeweller’s Orb||Act 2 (Yeena)|
Yeena lives in The Forest Encampment in Act 2, sell a Chromatic Orb for 3 Jeweller’s Orbs. If you want to exchange lots of Chromatic Orbs, trade with other players is recommended. In the player market, Jeweller’s Orb to Chromatic ratio is 1:1.
|Effect||Level||Chromatic Orb Cost|
|At Least One Red Socket||2||4|
|At Least Two Red Sockets||3||25|
|At Least Three Red Sockets||6||120|
|At Least One Green Socket||2||4|
|At Least Two Green Sockets||3||25|
|At Least Three Green Sockets||6||120|
|At Least One Blue Socket||2||4|
|At Least Two Blue Sockets||3||25|
|At Least Three Blue Sockets||6||120|
|At Least One Red and One Green Socket||4||15|
|At Least One Red and One Blue Socket||4||15|
|At Least One Green and One Blue Socket||4||15|
|At Least Two Blue and One Red Socket||7||100|
|At Least Two Blue and One Green Socket||7||100|
|At Least Two Red and One Green Socket||7||100|
|At Least Two Red and One Blue Socket||7||100|
|At Least Two Green and One Blue Socket||7||100|
|At Least Two Green and One Red Socket||7||100|
A set of 5 Emperor’s Luck divination cards exchange for 5 PoE Currency randomly.
Vaal Orb corrupts an item and modifying it unpredictably. If you want to change the color of a white socket, using Vaal Orb and the result is unpredicted.
When Vorici is level 8, you can use the “Artisan’s Bench” to change sockets and links of a corrupted item.