There is a twitch promotion allowing you to get Purple Footprints Effect inventory icon.pngPurple Footprints EffectPurple Footprints EffectBoots Modifier
Stack Size: 20
Adds purple footprints to a pair of boots.Right click this item then left click some boots to apply it.
Purple Footprints Effect inventory icon.png
, Purple Weapon Effect inventory icon.pngPurple Weapon EffectPurple Weapon EffectWeapon Effect
Stack Size: 20
Adds a Purple effect to a weapon.Right click this item then left click a weapon to apply it.
Purple Weapon Effect inventory icon.png
and Purple Portal Effect inventory icon.pngPurple Portal EffectPurple Portal EffectPortal ModificationThis character's portals use a purple effect.Right click this to set or remove your Portal effect.Purple Portal Effect inventory icon.png if you have twitch prime.

Orb of Transmutation

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Orb of TransmutationStack Size: 40Upgrades a normal item to a magic itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
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Acquisition
Level: 1

An Orb of Transmutation is a currency item that can be used to upgrade a piece of normal equipment to magic.

Obtaining

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

Orbs of Transmutation can also be obtained by combining 20 Transmutation Shard inventory icon.pngTransmutation ShardsTransmutation ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Transmutation.
Shift click to unstack.
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, which are in turn obtained by selling unidentified magic and rare items to any vendor.

An Orb of Transmutation can also be purchased from Nessa in exchange for 7 Portal Scroll inventory icon.pngPortal ScrollsPortal ScrollStack Size: 40Creates a portal to townRight click on this item to use it.
Shift click to unstack.
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.

Divination Card

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

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

Spending

The most common use for Orbs of Transmutation is upgrading a normal item into a magic item, often as the first step in a longer crafting process. The resulting item may have a prefix, suffix, or both, each randomly rolled according to the possibilities afforded the original item, also taking into account its item level.

Orbs of Transmutation are also used in the following vendor recipes:

Result Recipes
Scroll of Wisdom inventory icon.pngScroll of WisdomScroll of WisdomStack Size: 40Identifies an itemRight click this item then left click an unidentified item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Scroll of Wisdom inventory icon.png
  • Orb of Transmutation inventory icon.pngOrb of TransmutationOrb of TransmutationStack Size: 40Upgrades 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
Agate Amulet inventory icon.pngAgate AmuletAgate AmuletRequires Level 16+(16-24) to Strength and IntelligenceAgate Amulet inventory icon.png
  • Amber Amulet inventory icon.pngAmber AmuletAmber AmuletRequires Level 5+(20-30) to StrengthAmber Amulet inventory icon.png
  • Lapis Amulet inventory icon.pngLapis AmuletLapis AmuletRequires Level 5+(20-30) to IntelligenceLapis Amulet inventory icon.png
  • Orb of Transmutation inventory icon.pngOrb of TransmutationOrb of TransmutationStack Size: 40Upgrades 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
Turquoise Amulet inventory icon.pngTurquoise AmuletTurquoise AmuletRequires Level 16+(16-24) to Dexterity and IntelligenceTurquoise Amulet inventory icon.png
  • Jade Amulet inventory icon.pngJade AmuletJade AmuletRequires Level 5+(20-30) to DexterityJade Amulet inventory icon.png
  • Lapis Amulet inventory icon.pngLapis AmuletLapis AmuletRequires Level 5+(20-30) to IntelligenceLapis Amulet inventory icon.png
  • Orb of Transmutation inventory icon.pngOrb of TransmutationOrb of TransmutationStack Size: 40Upgrades 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
Citrine Amulet inventory icon.pngCitrine AmuletCitrine AmuletRequires Level 16+(16-24) to Strength and DexterityCitrine Amulet inventory icon.png
  • Amber Amulet inventory icon.pngAmber AmuletAmber AmuletRequires Level 5+(20-30) to StrengthAmber Amulet inventory icon.png
  • Jade Amulet inventory icon.pngJade AmuletJade AmuletRequires Level 5+(20-30) to DexterityJade Amulet inventory icon.png
  • Orb of Transmutation inventory icon.pngOrb of TransmutationOrb of TransmutationStack Size: 40Upgrades 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

Orbs of Transmutation can also be used to purchase goods from vendors, such as various unidentified magic items. Furthermore, one can purchase an Orb of Augmentation inventory icon.pngOrb of AugmentationOrb of AugmentationStack Size: 30Enchants 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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in exchange for 4 Orbs of Transmutation from Nessa.

Finally, Orbs of Transmutation can also be used to craft a variety of low-level affixes onto items using crafting benches provided by Forsaken masters. This can provide a cheap but effective way to improve a player's equipment at low and medium levels, during which one does not want to invest too heavily into equipment since it will quickly be eclipsed at higher levels.