An Orb of Alteration is a currency item that can be used to re-roll the random modifiers on a piece of magic equipment. Orbs of Alteration are also used in a few vendor recipes.

POE Orb of Alteration Farming – How to get Orb of Alteration

Orb of Alteration

Orbs of Alteration are common currency items and you can farming in this way:
(1) Orbs of Alteration can be dropped by slain monsters, chests, destructible containers, and Arcanist’s Strongboxes.
(2) 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.
(3) An Orb of Alteration can be purchased from Nessa in exchanged for 4 Orbs of Augmentation. Furthermore, Haku will sell 20 Orbs of Alteration in exchange for 64 Orbs of Augmentation once daily upon completing his daily mission.
(4) Excange with Divination Card: A set of 5 Emperor’s Luck can be exchanged for five Orbs of Alteration.
(5) Buy cheap orb of alteration with instant delivery.

Orb of Alteration Vendor Recipe

Orbs of Alteration are widely used by all players at all stages of the game. During the early leveling phase, they can be used to quickly craft decent magic equipment before more powerful rare equipment is available. At higher levels, they are often used change the affixes of a magic map to ones that are more desirable, such as more Magic Monsters. When crafting high-end rare equipment, 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.

Purchase Orb of Alteration from Vendor

Orb Price Location
Jeweller’s Orb Orb of Alteration Act 2 (Yeena)
Orb of Alteration Orb of Augmentation Act 1 (Nessa)
20x Orb of Alteration 64x Orb of Augmentation Act 1 (Haku), Note: Level 6 Master Conversion
20x Jeweller’s Orb 32× Orb of Alteration Act 1 (Elreon), Note: Level 6 Master Conversion

Orb of Alteration Recipes

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 Yeena in exchange for 2 Orbs of Alteration. Furthermore, Elreon will sell 20 Jeweller’s Orbs in exchange for 32 Orbs of Alteration once daily upon completing his daily mission.

Result Recipes Notes
Scroll of Wisdom
  • Blacksmith’s Whetstone
  • Orb of Alteration
  • Orb of Transmutation
Downgrade
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 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 x 1
The helmet must be magic.
Mirror Arrow x 1
  • Blink Arrow x 1
  • Orb of Alteration x 1
Skill Gems
Blink Arrow x 1
  • Mirror Arrow x 1
  • Orb of Alteration x 1
Skill Gems

Crafting benches

Furthermore, Orbs of Alteration are also useful for a very large number of crafting bench recipes associated with the Forsaken masters Haku, Elreon,Catarina, Tora, and Vagan.