Unique items have the same basic statistics as a normal item of the same type, but have specific names, unique artwork, and set lists of modifiers. It is GGG's intention that each base item has at least one corresponding unique item.
Unique items are meant to be less powerful overall than high-level rare items, but offer unique gameplay and allow special character builds to be based around them.
As of version 1.3.1 there are 301 uniques in total, of which 117 were created by player supporters and 86 have variations with alternate artwork.
Unique item types
Obtaining a unique item
- World Drops - Unique items can be found as random drops just the same as any other item. Normal monsters drop items with an item level equal to the monster level, Magic monsters drop items with item level at monster level +1, Rare/Unique monsters drop items with item level at monster level +2.
- For example: If a Unique item has a base level of 50 that means it can be dropped by Normal/Magic/Rare/Unique monsters in level 50+ zones, dropped by Magic/Rare/Unique monsters in level 49 zones, and dropped by Rare/Unique monsters in level 48 zones.
- The actual drop rates of unique items are unpublished and can change. The only official public comment regarding drop rates was:
Chris - "Stratified the drop rates of Unique items so that some of them are more common (especially build-enabling ones), and powerful ones are still extremely rare. The drop rates of unique items are no longer proportional to their item type. A common Unique ring is now as likely to drop as a common Unique weapon."
- Orb of Chance - There is a very small chance of upgrading a Normal item into a Unique of the same base type when using an Orb of Chance. For example if you want the Andvarius unique ring then you should use an Orb of Chance on a Gold Ring of Normal rarity. Certain uniques are league-specific and will require being on a map with mods from Zana's map device for this method to work.
- Vendor Recipes - Some unique items can only be produced by using a certain Vendor Recipe. Orb of Chance does not work, and they can't be dropped. The item level of the produced unique will be equal to the lowest ilvl of the components of the recipe. See here for a list of such items.
- Master Vendor - Sometimes, a level 8 master will sell a unique item in his/her shop for a relatively low price. This will usually be a common unique item, but it may be rare as well.
- Event Prizes - Occasionally, Unique items are offered as top tier prizes in special Event Competitions. Please note that not all events offer Unique items as prizes.
All currently known Vendor Recipes pertaining to Unique items.
| 5x Orb of ChanceOrb of ChanceStack Size: 20Upgrades a normal item to a random rarityRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
|All four items need to have the same base type.|
| 1x The Goddess ScornedThe Goddess Scorned
Elegant SwordOne Handed Sword
Physical Damage: (56–88 to 64–100)
Critical Strike Chance: (9.5 to 10.5)%
Attacks per Second: 1.60Requires Level 28, 46 Str, 55 Dex18% Increased Accuracy RatingUses both hand slots
(250 to 300)% increased Physical Damage
(90 to 110)% increased Critical Strike Chance
(15 to 20)% increased Global Critical Strike Multiplier
+(40 to 50)% to Fire Resistance
Cannot be Ignited
100% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Ignited Enemies Burn 50% faster
You can only deal Damage with this Weapon and IgniteHer purpose seems done; the oath is fulfilled.
Rust dulls her smirk with the last demon killed.
The embers grow dim and yet hope burns her lips:
"An old flame renewed can define our eclipse!"
||The sockets of The Goddess Bound and the Elegant Sword must also match exactly in number, color, and links.|
| 1x The TamingThe Taming
Prismatic RingRequires Level 30(8 to 10)% to all Elemental Resistances15% increased Elemental Damage with Weapons
+(10 to 15)% to all Elemental Resistances
15% increased Elemental Damage
5% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
10% increased damage per Freeze, Shock and Ignite on enemy"Moon after moon did Berek make fools
Of the great and Untamed Three
Until Malice for a Brother
Slew the hatred of the Other
And Berek did hunt
Alone and free."
- Berek and The Untamed
||If each Berek's ring has alternate artwork, the resulting The Taming will also have alternate artwork.|
| 1x Hyrri's BiteHyrri's Bite
Sharktooth Arrow QuiverRequires Level 10+(3 to 4) Life gained for each enemy hit by your Attacks+(15 to 25) to Strength
+(35 to 45) to Dexterity
+(15 to 25) to Intelligence
(7 to 10)% increased Attack Speed
+(2 to 3) Life gained for each enemy hit by your Attacks
10% increased Radius of Area SkillsA Karui woman's place was not the
battlefield, but the hearth.
Hyrri changed all of that.
Custom uniques are unique items specially crafted by members of our very own Path of Exile Community. These members were awarded the chance to create their one-of-a-kind items as a special thanks from GGG for purchasing either a Diamond Supporter Package during the Closed Beta phase of Path of Exile, an Eternal Supporter Package during Open Beta or simply the Custom Unique option in the Microtransaction shop. Here before you is a list of all current in-game custom uniques and their creators. The amount of Diamond, Eternal and Custom Item packages sold is over 350 so you can expect this list to grow substantially in the future unless, of course, some people prefer to remain anonymous.
Like all items, unique items can have legacy variants. This means for some uniques there exist better versions that aren't dropping anymore. The main source of legacy items are nerfs that affect future item drops, but leave the already existing items as they were. The only way to get these legacy items is from players who had them before they were changed.
- A Unique item, easily spotted by its orange text and orange banner, is one that always spawns with the same mods (sometimes with different values) on the same base item with the same requirements.
- Unique items may have their mod values rerolled using Blessed or Divine Orbs. Some mods, however, have static values and cannot be changed (e.g. Voll's ProtectorVoll's Protector
Holy ChainmailArmour: 221
Energy Shield: 66Requires Level 35, 53 Str, 53 Int60% increased Armour and Energy Shield
50% reduced maximum Mana
Gain a Power Charge for each Enemy you hit with a Critical StrikeAlthough a great leader during the war,
Voll proved disastrous in times of peace.).
- Mirrors of Kalandra and Orbs of Scouring cannot be used on unique items. The only way to degrade a unique is to use a Vaal Orb on it, which can turn it into a corrupted rare item.
- Possessing a Keystone passive and equipping a Unique item which grants the same Keystone ability will NOT double the effects of the ability - i.e. the effects do not stack. For example, if you have character that has activated the 'Acrobatics' Keystone and is also equipped with the Hyrri's IreHyrri's Ire
Zodiac LeatherEvasion: (1462 to 1949)
Requires Level 65, 197 Dex+(20 to 30) to Dexterity
Adds 13–24 Cold Damage
(140 to 220)% increased Evasion Rating
25% increased Chill Duration on enemies
AcrobaticsHyrri loosed a barrage of arrows,
tipped with a poisoned hatred
only oppression can ferment. Unique armor, that character will have just 30% Dodge and not 60%.
- Demigod's PresenceDemigod's Presence
Gold AmuletRequires Level 8(12 to 20)% increased Rarity of Items found+20% to all Elemental Resistances
20% increased Character SizeThe maidens of court swoon to see
the challengers crushed at your feet., a Closed Beta exclusive item, can no longer be obtained as an event reward.
- The Item Level of the Unique affects how many sockets can appear on it. While the stats may be the same a Unique with a high Item Level may have a higher selling price when trading with other players.
- All mods that include 'when on Low Life' are activated when Life drops below 35%. Mods that include 'when on Full Life' require the player to have 100% of their Life total.
- "Gems in this item are Supported by level X [gem]" means they are supported by a Support Gem of level X. That gem (probably) has a mana multiplier, which is applied. "Gems in this item have [property]" is not using a specific support gem, so no there is no mana multiplier.
- There is different Tiers of unique. On drop, the rarity roll determines not only if the item will be unique but also from which tier. A random unique will then be pick from the determined tier's pool. When chancing, the probability of obtaining each tier is fixed. If there is no unique of the rolled tier or lower, a rare will be chanced instead.