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Chromatic Orb

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Chromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png

A Chromatic Orb is a currency item that can be used to re-roll the colour of sockets on a weapon or piece of armour.

Obtaining

Like most currency items, Chromatic Orbs can be dropped by slain monsters, chests, and destructible containers. They also drop from Arcanist's Strongboxes.

One can also obtain Chromatic Orbs directly from vendors. Yeena will sell a Chromatic Orb in exchange for 3 Jeweller's Orb inventory icon.pngJeweller's OrbJeweller's OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 8
Reforges the number of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it. The item's quality increases the chances of obtaining more sockets.
Shift click to unstack.
Jeweller's Orb inventory icon.png
, and Tora will sell 20 Chromatic Orbs in exchange for 48 Jeweller's Orb inventory icon.pngJeweller's OrbJeweller's OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 8
Reforges the number of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it. The item's quality increases the chances of obtaining more sockets.
Shift click to unstack.
Jeweller's Orb inventory icon.png
once daily.

Chromatic Orbs can also be obtained by vendoring an item with one socket of each colour (red, green, blue) linked together. This is one of the most common ways to obtain Chromatic Orbs.

Divination Card

  • A set of 5 Emperor's LuckEmperor's Luck5CurrencyThe house always wins.1 can be exchanged for five Chromatic Orbs.

1Not guaranteed (set grants 5 of any random currency)

Spending

Chromatic Orbs are primarily used to change the colours of sockets on an item. Sockets are more likely to roll a colour 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. 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 inventory icon.pngVaal OrbVaal OrbStack Size: 10Acquisition
Level: 12
Corrupts an item, modifying it unpredictablyRight click this item then left click an item to corrupt it. Corrupted items cannot be modified again.
Shift click to unstack.
Vaal Orb inventory icon.png
.

If one either wants to avoid randomness, or wishes to obtain a specific colour 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 Artisan's Bench provided by Vorici. When obtaining socket colours 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 Artisan's Bench. On the other hand, for obtaining a socket colour 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 Artisan's Bench.

Effect Lvl. Cost
At Least One Red Socket 2 4x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
At Least Two Red Sockets 3 25x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
At Least Three Red Sockets 6 120x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
At Least One Green Socket 2 4x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
At Least Two Green Sockets 3 25x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
At Least Three Green Sockets 6 120x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
At Least One Blue Socket 2 4x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
At Least Two Blue Sockets 3 25x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
At Least Three Blue Sockets 6 120x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
At Least One Red and One Green Socket 4 15x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
At Least One Red and One Blue Socket 4 15x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
At Least One Green and One Blue Socket 4 15x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
At Least Two Blue and One Red Socket 7 100x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
At Least Two Blue and One Green Socket 7 100x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
At Least Two Red and One Green Socket 7 100x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
At Least Two Red and One Blue Socket 7 100x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
At Least Two Green and One Blue Socket 7 100x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
At Least Two Green and One Red Socket 7 100x Chromatic Orb inventory icon.pngChromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Acquisition
Level: 2
Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png

When Vorici is level 8, these recipes can also be applied to corrupted items at the cost of using one Vaal Orb inventory icon.pngVaal OrbVaal OrbStack Size: 10Acquisition
Level: 12
Corrupts an item, modifying it unpredictablyRight click this item then left click an item to corrupt it. Corrupted items cannot be modified again.
Shift click to unstack.
Vaal Orb inventory icon.png
for every Chromatic Orb required. This is currently the only way the colours of sockets on a corrupted item can be modified.

External links

Chromatic orb Calculators:

Version history

Version Changes
0.9.3
  • Added new currency item - Chromatic Orb: Rerolls the colours of sockets on an item.