Chaos Orb

Chaos Orb is a base Currencies item.

Chaos Orb

  • Max Stack Size 10
  • Reforges a rare item with new random modifiers

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Chaos Orb

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    Patch: 3.6

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    The Chaos Orb is PoE’s main trading currency; you will find most items on sites like PoE Trade priced in Chaos Orbs.

    Even if things are priced otherwise, you always end up mentally converting things to Chaos Orbs to evaluate the value of something. For example, something priced for an Orb of Alchemy Orb of Alchemy may be worth roughly half of a Chaos Orb. Similarly, Exalted Orb Exalted Orbs, which are the “big ticket” currency, always have a variable Chaos Orb worth (typically lower at the start of a league and higher towards the end).

    But it’s important to note, especially for newer players, that Chaos Orbs do actually have an important in-game use as well, which as the tooltip says, is re-rolling the mods of a Rare item.

    So, in practice, Chaos Orbs are mainly used for 3 things:

    • Re-rolling Rare maps to get better mods/mods your build can actually run (like No Reflect).
    • Re-rolling strongboxes to get better mods. This is really only worth doing with certain types of strongboxes, since otherwise the cost of getting a well-rolled strongbox won’t really be justified by the contents of the box (Diviner’s, Arcanist’s and Cartographer’s strongboxes are good candidates).
    • Re-rolling items to try to get better mods. This use has fallen out of favor recently, as far as I can tell, with the rise of Fossil/Resonator crafting, but it could still theoretically work.

    As a word of caution, though, you should generally beware of liberally using Chaos Orbs for the 3 reasons I wrote above unless you really know what you’re doing because if not, you might find that the cost of whatever you wanted to achieve quickly gets out of hand. Depending on what currency you have on hand, a more efficient way to re-roll items might be to use an Orb of Scouring Orb of Scouring + Orb of Alchemy Orb of Alchemy on the item.

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