An Orb of Fusing is a currency item that can be used to re-roll the links between sockets on a weapon or piece of armour. The colour and number of sockets remain unchanged. Orb of Fusing Chances to six-link within 1500 Orbs of Fusing. Use Orb of Fusing crafting sockets are available on the Artisan’s Bench from Vorici. Orb of Alteration Vendor Recipes.
(1) Orbs of Fusing are uncommon currency items that can be dropped by slain monsters, chests, destructible containers, and Arcanist’s Strongboxes.
(2) Purchase Orbs of Fusing from Yeena(lives in The Forest Encampment in Act 2). Yeena sells an Orb of Fusing in exchange for 4 Jeweller’s Orbs.
(3) The fastway to farm orbs of fusing: A level 6 Vorici sells 20 Orbs of Fusing in exchange for 64 Jeweller’s Orbs once daily.If you don’t want to buy Orbs of Fusing, then the fastest way to accumlate them is by buying them from Vorici(Vorici, Master Assassin is one of the eight Forsaken Masters). He’ll need to be level 6, and he only refreshes his stock when you do his daily. He sells 20 Fuses a day for 64 Jeweler’s Orbs.
(4) Buy cheap Orb of Fusing with instant delivery.
Orbs of Fusing are primarily used to modify the linked sockets on an item. If an item has some quality, each 1% quality improves the result by 1%. While the chance of obtaining three or four linked sockets is relatively high, the chance of obtaining five or six linked sockets is very low, and on average requires hundreds or even thousands of attempts.
A test involving 100 000 Orb of Fusings concluded that 836 to 1244 (average 1000) Orb of Fusings are needed to six-link a six-socketed, 20% qualitied item with a 95% confidence interval. This translates into a ~77% chance to six-link within 1500 Orbs of Fusing.
This means it is statistically not worthwhile to use the Artisan’s Bench provided by Vorici instead of using Orbs of Fusing manually, but it is still an option to consider for risk-averse players to avoid randomness.
These crafting options are available on the Artisan’s Bench from Vorici:
|Two Linked Sockets||2||2x Orb of Fusing|
|Three Linked Sockets||2||3x Orb of Fusing|
|Four Linked Sockets||3||5x Orb of Fusing|
|Five Linked Sockets||4||150x Orb of Fusing|
|Six Linked Sockets||7||1500x Orb of Fusing|
When Vorici is level 8, these recipes can also be applied to corrupted items at the cost of using one Vaal Orb for every Orb of Fusing required. This is currently the only way the links on a corrupted item can be modified.
|1× Jeweller’s Orb||
||Corrupted items cannot be used.|
|The Goddess Scorned||
||The sockets of The Goddess Bound and the Elegant Sword must also match exactly in number, color, and links.|
||Corrupted items cannot be used. Using Shaper or Eldercomponents will create a Shaper or Elder Kingmaker.|