A Chromatic Orb is a currency item that Reforges the colour of sockets on an item. The socket colors: red, blue, green, and white. It’s only possible to get red, blue or green sockets using this orb; for white sockets it’s necessary to use a Vaal Orb.
This is the simplest and best way to obtain Chromatic Orbs.
The drop rate of Chromatic Orb is 5.508%. Like most currency items, it can be dropped by slain monsters, chests, and destructible containers. They also drop from Arcanist’s Strongboxes.
You can exchange PoE currency items for this item with other playes. The following is the price list.
In the trade marketplace, the price of Chromatic Orb price is equal to 1/4 Chaos Orb.
|Currency||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 Chromatic Orb to Chaos Orb is 4:1. The recipe of Chromatic Orb is easy to make, while the Chaos Orb recipe has more difficult.
Sockets are more likely to roll a color corresponding to the attributes of the equipment being altered. The higher the attribute requirements, the more likely it is to roll the relevant color: red sockets for Strength, green sockets for Dexterity, and blue sockets for Intelligence.
If one either wants to avoid randomness or wishes to obtain a specific color combination that is unlikely on a certain item (e.g. getting all red sockets on an item requiring high intelligence), one can instead use the Crafting Bench provided in your hideout. When obtaining socket colors that an item is already biased towards (e.g. obtaining red sockets on a chest piece requiring high Strength), using Chromatic Orbs manually is less costly than using the Crafting Bench. On the other hand, for obtaining a socket color that an item is biased against (e.g. obtaining green sockets on a chest piece requiring high Strength), using Chromatic Orbs manually is typically much more costly than using the Crafting Bench.
|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|
There has no guaranteed divination cards and prophecy for this currency. A set of 5 Emperor’s Luck divination cards can be exchanged for 5 random currency.
If you want to change the color of a white socket, you may use Vaal Orb. However, Vaal Orb corrupts an item and modifying it unpredictably.
Chromatic Orb also has a downgrade PoE vendor recipe.
|1× Jeweller’s Orb||1× Orb of Fusing,
1× Chromatic Orb