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Orb of Alteration

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Orb 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

An Orb of Alteration is a currency item that can be used to re-roll the random modifiers on a piece of magic equipment.

Obtaining

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

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

An Orb of Alteration can be purchased from Nessa in exchanged for 4 Orb of Augmentation inventory icon.pngOrbs 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.
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. Furthermore, Haku will sell 20 Orbs of Alteration in exchange for 64 Orb of Augmentation inventory icon.pngOrbs 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
once daily upon completing his daily mission.

Divination Card

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

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

Spending

Orbs of Alteration are widely used by all players at all stages of the game. During the early leveling phase, they can be used to quickly craft decent magic equipment before more powerful rare equipment is available. At higher levels, they are often used change the affixes of a magic map to ones that are more desirable, such as more Magic Monsters. When crafting high-end rare equipment, many Orbs of Alteration are typically consumed on an item in an attempt to roll two desired affixes before a Regal Orb inventory icon.pngRegal 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.
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is applied to continue the crafting process.

Vendor recipes and purchases

Orbs of Alteration can be used to purchase various items from vendors, including maps, skill gems, and magic or rare equipment. One obtains 4 Scroll of Wisdom inventory icon.pngScrolls 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.
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by selling an Orb of Alteration to any vendor. A Jeweller's Orb inventory icon.pngJeweller'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.
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can be purchased from Yeena in exchange for 2 Orbs of Alteration. Furthermore, Elreon will sell 20 Jeweller's Orb inventory icon.pngJeweller's OrbsJeweller'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.
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in exchange for 32 Orbs of Alteration once daily upon completing his daily mission.

Orbs of Alteration are also used in a few vendor recipes.

Crafting benches

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