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Vendors + Currency - Everything you need to know

The currency system in Path of Exile revolves around a variety of different orbs and scrolls. Each currency item serves a specific function in the crafting and enhancement of a character's equipment, or allowing restructuring of the character's passive skill tree in the case of the Orb of Regret.

Currency items are used to pay for items in player trading.

Currency items

Currency items can be found as drops from monsters or chests, bought directly from different vendors in town, or received through the use of the vendor recipe system by trading specific configurations of items to any town vendor. Currency items play a large role in the player to player trading system, with rare orbs able to be traded for powerful equipment, or even other types of orbs that a player might need at the time for crafting.

Orbs and Scrolls

ItemDrop
Level
Stack
Size
Tab
Stack
Size
Help Text
Albino Rhoa FeatherAlbino Rhoa FeatherStack Size: 10Drop Level: 1Shift click to unstack.Albino Rhoa Feather inventory icon.pngAlbino Rhoa Feather inventory icon.png1105000Shift click to unstack.
Apprentice Cartographer's SextantApprentice Cartographer's SextantStack Size: 10Drop Level: 69Adds a mod to a white map on the AtlasRight click this item then left click a white map on the Atlas to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Apprentice Cartographer's Sextant inventory icon.png
Apprentice Cartographer's Sextant inventory icon.png
69105000Right click this item then left click a white map on the Atlas to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Armourer's ScrapArmourer's ScrapStack Size: 40Drop Level: 1Improves the quality of an armourRight click this item then left click an armour to apply it. Has greater effect on lower rarity armours. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Armourer's Scrap inventory icon.png
Armourer's Scrap inventory icon.png
1405000Right click this item then left click an armour to apply it. Has greater effect on lower rarity armours. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Blacksmith's WhetstoneBlacksmith's WhetstoneStack Size: 20Drop Level: 1Improves the quality of a weaponRight click this item then left click a weapon to apply it. Has greater effect on lower rarity weapons. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Blacksmith's Whetstone inventory icon.png
Blacksmith's Whetstone inventory icon.png
1205000Right click this item then left click a weapon to apply it. Has greater effect on lower rarity weapons. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Blessed OrbBlessed OrbStack Size: 20Drop Level: 35Randomises the numeric values of the implicit properties of an itemRight click this item then left click another item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Blessed Orb inventory icon.png
Blessed Orb inventory icon.png
35205000Right click this item then left click another item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Blessing of ChayulaBlessing of ChayulaStack Size: 10Drop Level: 1Upgrades a breach unique item to a more powerful versionRight click this item then left click an applicable breach unique item to upgrade it.
Shift click to unstack.
Blessing of Chayula inventory icon.png
Blessing of Chayula inventory icon.png
1105000Right click this item then left click an applicable breach unique item to upgrade it.
Shift click to unstack.
Blessing of EshBlessing of EshStack Size: 10Drop Level: 1Upgrades a breach unique item to a more powerful versionRight click this item then left click an applicable breach unique item to upgrade it.
Shift click to unstack.
Blessing of Esh inventory icon.png
Blessing of Esh inventory icon.png
1105000Right click this item then left click an applicable breach unique item to upgrade it.
Shift click to unstack.
Blessing of TulBlessing of TulStack Size: 10Drop Level: 1Upgrades a breach unique item to a more powerful versionRight click this item then left click an applicable breach unique item to upgrade it.
Shift click to unstack.
Blessing of Tul inventory icon.png
Blessing of Tul inventory icon.png
1105000Right click this item then left click an applicable breach unique item to upgrade it.
Shift click to unstack.
Blessing of Uul-NetolBlessing of Uul-NetolStack Size: 10Drop Level: 1Upgrades a breach unique item to a more powerful versionRight click this item then left click an applicable breach unique item to upgrade it.
Shift click to unstack.
Blessing of Uul-Netol inventory icon.png
Blessing of Uul-Netol inventory icon.png
1105000Right click this item then left click an applicable breach unique item to upgrade it.
Shift click to unstack.
Blessing of XophBlessing of XophStack Size: 10Drop Level: 1Upgrades a breach unique item to a more powerful versionRight click this item then left click an applicable breach unique item to upgrade it.
Shift click to unstack.
Blessing of Xoph inventory icon.png
Blessing of Xoph inventory icon.png
1105000Right click this item then left click an applicable breach unique item to upgrade it.
Shift click to unstack.
Cartographer's ChiselCartographer's ChiselStack Size: 20Drop Level: 52Improves the quality of a mapRight click this item then left click a map to apply it. Has greater effect on lower rarity maps. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Cartographer's Chisel inventory icon.png
Cartographer's Chisel inventory icon.png
52205000Right click this item then left click a map to apply it. Has greater effect on lower rarity maps. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Chaos OrbChaos OrbStack Size: 10Drop Level: 12Reforges a rare item with new random propertiesRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chaos Orb inventory icon.png
Chaos Orb inventory icon.png
12105000Right click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic OrbChromatic OrbStack Size: 20Drop Level: 2Reforges 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
Chromatic Orb inventory icon.png
2205000Right click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Divine OrbDivine OrbStack Size: 10Drop Level: 35Randomises the numeric values of the random properties on an itemRight click this item then left click a magic, rare or unique item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Divine Orb inventory icon.png
Divine Orb inventory icon.png
35105000Right click this item then left click a magic, rare or unique item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Exalted OrbExalted OrbStack Size: 10Drop Level: 35Enchants a rare item with a new random propertyRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it. Rare items can have up to six random properties.
Shift click to unstack.
Exalted Orb inventory icon.png
Exalted Orb inventory icon.png
35105000Right click this item then left click a rare item to apply it. Rare items can have up to six random properties.
Shift click to unstack.
Gemcutter's PrismGemcutter's PrismStack Size: 20Drop Level: 12Improves the quality of a gemRight click this item then left click a gem to apply it. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Gemcutter's Prism inventory icon.png
Gemcutter's Prism inventory icon.png
12205000Right click this item then left click a gem to apply it. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Glassblower's BaubleGlassblower's BaubleStack Size: 20Drop Level: 2Improves the quality of a flaskRight click this item then left click a flask to apply it. Has greater effect on lower rarity flasks. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Glassblower's Bauble inventory icon.png
Glassblower's Bauble inventory icon.png
2205000Right click this item then left click a flask to apply it. Has greater effect on lower rarity flasks. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Jeweller's OrbJeweller's OrbStack Size: 20Drop Level: 8Reforges 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
Jeweller's Orb inventory icon.png
8205000Right 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.
Journeyman Cartographer's SextantJourneyman Cartographer's SextantStack Size: 10Drop Level: 74Adds a mod to a yellow or white map on the AtlasRight click this item then left click a yellow or white map on the Atlas to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Journeyman Cartographer's Sextant inventory icon.png
Journeyman Cartographer's Sextant inventory icon.png
74105000Right click this item then left click a yellow or white map on the Atlas to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Master Cartographer's SextantMaster Cartographer's SextantStack Size: 10Drop Level: 79Adds a mod to any map on the AtlasRight click this item then left click any map on the Atlas to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Master Cartographer's Sextant inventory icon.png
Master Cartographer's Sextant inventory icon.png
79105000Right click this item then left click any map on the Atlas to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Mirror of KalandraMirror of KalandraStack Size: 10Drop Level: 35Creates a mirrored copy of an itemRight click this item then left click an equipable non-unique item to apply it. Mirrored copies cannot be modified.
Shift click to unstack.
Mirror of Kalandra inventory icon.png
Mirror of Kalandra inventory icon.png
35105000Right click this item then left click an equipable non-unique item to apply it. Mirrored copies cannot be modified.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of AlchemyOrb of AlchemyStack Size: 10Drop Level: 2Upgrades a normal item to a rare itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Alchemy inventory icon.png
Orb of Alchemy inventory icon.png
2105000Right click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of AlterationOrb of AlterationStack Size: 20Drop Level: 2Reforges a magic item with new random propertiesRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Alteration inventory icon.png
Orb of Alteration inventory icon.png
2205000Right click this item then left click a magic item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of AugmentationOrb of AugmentationStack Size: 30Drop Level: 1Enchants a magic item with a new random propertyRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it. Magic items can have up to two random properties.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Augmentation inventory icon.png
Orb of Augmentation inventory icon.png
1305000Right click this item then left click a magic item to apply it. Magic items can have up to two random properties.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of ChanceOrb of ChanceStack Size: 20Drop Level: 2Upgrades a normal item to a random rarityRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Chance inventory icon.png
Orb of Chance inventory icon.png
2205000Right click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of FusingOrb of FusingStack Size: 20Drop Level: 8Reforges the links between 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 links.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Fusing inventory icon.png
Orb of Fusing inventory icon.png
8205000Right click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it. The item's quality increases the chances of obtaining more links.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of RegretOrb of RegretStack Size: 40Drop Level: 2Grants a passive skill refund pointRight click on this item to use it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Regret inventory icon.png
Orb of Regret inventory icon.png
2405000Right click on this item to use it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of ScouringOrb of ScouringStack Size: 30Drop Level: 12Removes all properties from an itemRight click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Scouring inventory icon.png
Orb of Scouring inventory icon.png
12305000Right click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of TransmutationOrb of TransmutationStack Size: 40Drop Level: 1Upgrades a normal item to a magic itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Transmutation inventory icon.png
Orb of Transmutation inventory icon.png
1405000Right click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Portal ScrollPortal ScrollStack Size: 40Drop Level: 2Creates a portal to townRight click on this item to use it.
Shift click to unstack.
Portal Scroll inventory icon.png
Portal Scroll inventory icon.png
2405000Right click on this item to use it.
Shift click to unstack.
ProphecyProphecyDrop Level: 1Right-click to add this prophecy to your character.Prophecy inventory icon.pngProphecy inventory icon.png11N/ARight-click to add this prophecy to your character.
Regal OrbRegal OrbStack Size: 10Drop Level: 12Upgrades a magic item to a rare itemRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it. Current properties are retained and a new one is added.
Shift click to unstack.
Regal Orb inventory icon.png
Regal Orb inventory icon.png
12105000Right click this item then left click a magic item to apply it. Current properties are retained and a new one is added.
Shift click to unstack.
Scroll of WisdomScroll of WisdomStack Size: 40Drop Level: 1Identifies an itemRight click this item then left click an unidentified item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Scroll of Wisdom inventory icon.png
Scroll of Wisdom inventory icon.png
1405000Right click this item then left click an unidentified item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Silver CoinSilver CoinStack Size: 30Drop Level: 1Cross Navali's palm with silver to receive a prophecy.
Shift click to unstack.
Silver Coin inventory icon.png
Silver Coin inventory icon.png
1305000Cross Navali's palm with silver to receive a prophecy.
Shift click to unstack.
Splinter of ChayulaSplinter of ChayulaStack Size: 100Drop Level: 1Combine 100 splinters to create Chayula's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
Splinter of Chayula inventory icon.png
Splinter of Chayula inventory icon.png
11005000Combine 100 splinters to create Chayula's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
Splinter of EshSplinter of EshStack Size: 100Drop Level: 1Combine 100 splinters to create Esh's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
Splinter of Esh inventory icon.png
Splinter of Esh inventory icon.png
11005000Combine 100 splinters to create Esh's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
Splinter of TulSplinter of TulStack Size: 100Drop Level: 1Combine 100 splinters to create Tul's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
Splinter of Tul inventory icon.png
Splinter of Tul inventory icon.png
11005000Combine 100 splinters to create Tul's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
Splinter of Uul-NetolSplinter of Uul-NetolStack Size: 100Drop Level: 1Combine 100 splinters to create Uul-Netol's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
Splinter of Uul-Netol inventory icon.png
Splinter of Uul-Netol inventory icon.png
11005000Combine 100 splinters to create Uul-Netol's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
Splinter of XophSplinter of XophStack Size: 100Drop Level: 1Combine 100 splinters to create Xoph's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
Splinter of Xoph inventory icon.png
Splinter of Xoph inventory icon.png
11005000Combine 100 splinters to create Xoph's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
Stacked DeckStacked DeckStack Size: 10Drop Level: 1A stack of unknown divination cardsRight click to take a divination card out of the deck.
Shift click to unstack.
Stacked Deck inventory icon.png
Stacked Deck inventory icon.png
1105000Right click to take a divination card out of the deck.
Shift click to unstack.
Vaal OrbVaal OrbStack Size: 10Drop Level: 12Corrupts 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
Vaal Orb inventory icon.png
12105000Right click this item then left click an item to corrupt it. Corrupted items cannot be modified again.
Shift click to unstack.

Shards and Fragments

Shards and fragments are obtained by selling items to vendors. They can be combined to form certain currency items by stacking them.

ItemDrop
Level
Stack
Size
Tab
Stack
Size
Help Text
Alchemy ShardAlchemy ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alchemy.
Shift click to unstack.
Alchemy Shard inventory icon.png
Alchemy Shard inventory icon.png
N/A20N/AA stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alchemy.
Shift click to unstack.
Alteration ShardAlteration ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alteration.
Shift click to unstack.
Alteration Shard inventory icon.png
Alteration Shard inventory icon.png
N/A20N/AA stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alteration.
Shift click to unstack.
Scroll FragmentScroll FragmentStack Size: 5A stack of 5 fragments becomes a Scroll of Wisdom.
Shift click to unstack.
Scroll Fragment inventory icon.png
Scroll Fragment inventory icon.png
N/A5N/AA stack of 5 fragments becomes a Scroll of Wisdom.
Shift click to unstack.
Transmutation ShardTransmutation ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Transmutation.
Shift click to unstack.
Transmutation Shard inventory icon.png
Transmutation Shard inventory icon.png
N/A20N/AA stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Transmutation.
Shift click to unstack.

League-specific currency items

The following currency items only drop in a specific league.

Essences

Perandus Coins

Discontinued currency items

The following currency items no longer drop in the game.

ItemDrop
Level
Stack
Size
Tab
Stack
Size
Help Text
Eternal OrbEternal OrbStack Size: 10DROP DISABLED
Drop Level: 40
Creates an imprint of an item for later restorationRight click this item then left click on an item to create an imprint. This imprint can later be used to restore this specific item to that imprinted state.
Shift click to unstack.
Eternal Orb inventory icon.png
Eternal Orb inventory icon.png
40105000Right click this item then left click on an item to create an imprint. This imprint can later be used to restore this specific item to that imprinted state.
Shift click to unstack.
Perandus CoinPerandus CoinStack Size: 1000DROP DISABLED
Drop Level: 1
Trade coins to Cadiro Perandus.
Shift click to unstack.
Perandus Coin inventory icon.png
Perandus Coin inventory icon.png
110005000Trade coins to Cadiro Perandus.
Shift click to unstack.
The Emperor's TroveThe Emperor's TroveDROP DISABLEDLost in his own creation, the Emperor leaves a generous parting gift for the precise.You will slay Izaro and he will drop an extra Treasure Key.Right-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal cost:
1x/3x/6xSilver Coin inventory icon.pngSilver CoinSilver CoinStack Size: 30Drop Level: 1Cross Navali's palm with silver to receive a prophecy.
Shift click to unstack.
Silver Coin inventory icon.png
Prophecy inventory icon.png
Prophecy inventory icon.png
N/A1N/ARight-click to add this prophecy to your character.

Currency exchange resources

Exchange rates between different currency items is largely dependent on the item's scarcity and the demand for it by players willing to trade. Due to the continuously fluctuating nature of the Path of Exile economy, it is too impractical to keep an updated table of currency exchange rates here. Instead, please refer to these tools and resources:

Vendor prices chart

A number of orbs are purchasable at vendors, and can thus be ranked like coins in normal currency. There are several progression tables below showing who sells what and what their equivalent value is in a measurable orbs.

Currency items that have shards are italicised.

Main Progression
Orb Price Value in Alts Location
Orb of Alchemy Orb of Regret 64 Act 3 (Clarissa)
Orb of Regret Orb of Scouring 64 Act 2 (Yeena)
Orb of Scouring Orb of Chance 32 Act 2 (Yeena)
Orb of Chance Orb of Fusing 8 Act 3 (Clarissa)
Orb of Fusing Jeweller's Orb 8 Act 2 (Yeena)
Chromatic Orb Jeweller's Orb 6 Act 2 (Yeena)
Jeweller's Orb Orb of Alteration 2 Act 2 (Yeena)
Orb of Alteration Orb of Augmentation 1 Act 1 (Nessa)
Orb of Augmentation Orb of Transmutation 1/4 Act 1 (Nessa)
Orb of Transmutation Portal Scroll 1/16 Act 1 (Nessa)
Portal Scroll Scroll of Wisdom 1/112 Act 1 (Nessa)
Scroll of Wisdom baseline currency 1/336 N/A
Scraps Progression
Glassblower's Bauble Blacksmith's Whetstone N/A Act 3 (Hargan)
Blacksmith's Whetstone Armourer's Scrap N/A Act 2 (Greust)
Armourer's Scrap Blacksmith's Whetstone N/A Act 1 (Tarkleigh)

Act 3's Clarissa and Act 4's Petarus and Vanja have all the Main Progression recipes.

At level 6, masters sell certain kinds of currency in bulk, with a discount. The currency deal listed is 80% of the cost of buying currency at a vendor (except in the case of Chisels), and are not based on market value.

Master Progression
Orbs Price Master
20x Orb of Alteration 64x Orb of Augmentation Haku
20x Jeweller's Orb 32x Orb of Alteration Elreon
30x Orb of Scouring 96x Orb of Chance Catarina
20x Chromatic Orb 48x Jeweller's Orb Tora
20x Orb of Fusing 64x Jeweller's Orb Vorici
40x Orb of Regret 64x Orb of Scouring Leo
10x Orb of Alchemy 8x Orb of Regret Vagan
20x Cartographer's Chisel 12x Chaos Orb Zana

Vendors and player economy

Vendor prices are a base value for comparisons, player market value will vary. Since players can't downgrade one Orb of Fusing into eight Orbs of Alteration, they may be willing to sell them for less. High-level players will tend to accumulate rarer currencies, and when they begin rolling maps and running them, may run out of smaller denominations such as wisdom scrolls and orbs of alterations.

Don't forget that barter trading is not just what it is worth, it is also what you are willing to pay.