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Orb of Alchemy

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Orb of AlchemyStack Size: 10Upgrades a normal item to rare itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
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An Orb of Alchemy is a currency item that can be used to upgrade a piece of normal equipment to rare.

Obtaining

Orbs of Alchemy are uncommon currency items that can be dropped by slain monsters, chests, and destructible containers. They also drop from Arcanist's Strongboxes.

Orbs of Alchemy can also be obtained by combining 20 Alchemy ShardsAlchemy ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alchemy.
Shift click to unstack.
, which are in turn obtained by selling identified magic and rare items with certain modifiers to any vendor.

An Orb of Alchemy can be purchased from Clarissa in exchange for 1 Orb of RegretOrb of RegretStack Size: 40Grants a passive skill refund pointRight click this item to use it.
Shift click to unstack.
. Vagan will sell 10 Orbs of Alchemy in exchange for 8 Orb of RegretOrb of RegretStack Size: 40Grants a passive skill refund pointRight click this item to use it.
Shift click to unstack.
once daily.

Orbs of Alchemy can also be obtained from the following vendor recipes:

Result Recipes
Orb of AlchemyOrb of AlchemyStack Size: 10Upgrades a normal item to rare itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
3 x Identified rare items with same name
Orb of AlchemyOrb of AlchemyStack Size: 10Upgrades a normal item to rare itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
2 x Identified rare items with same name and both 20% quality
Orb of AlchemyOrb of AlchemyStack Size: 10Upgrades a normal item to rare itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
1 x normal, 1 x magic, 1 x rare (all 20% quality) of the same base type
Orb of AlchemyOrb of AlchemyStack Size: 10Upgrades a normal item to rare itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
1 x normal, 1 x magic, 1 x rare (all 20% quality and unidentified) of the same base type

These sets of divination cards may also grant Orbs of Alchemy when exchanged.

Card Orb Quantity Cards Required for Set
Emperor's Luck1 5 5
The Survivalist 7 3

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

Spending

Orbs of Alchemy can used to upgrade a normal item into a rare item. The resulting rare has randomly chosen affixes and has a random number of affixes (ranging from three to six). Common use cases include upgrading good normal items (especially those with appropriate linked sockets) during the questing phase of a character's development, upgrading a normal map in order to take advantage of the large item quantity bonus from having up to six affixes, and upgrading strongboxes. Orbs of Alchemy are rarely used in the crafting of high-end rare items because it is easier to start with a good magic item and instead use a Regal OrbRegal OrbStack Size: 10Upgrades a magic item to 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.
to upgrade it to a rare.

Orbs of Alchemy can also be used to purchase various items from vendors, including maps, skill gems, and unidentified rare items.

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