Currency

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.

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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 Feather
Albino Rhoa FeatherStack Size: 10Shift click to unstack.
1105000Shift click to unstack.
Apprentice Cartographer's Seal
Apprentice Cartographer's SealStack Size: 10Uncompletes a white map on the AtlasRight click this item then left click a white map on the Atlas to apply it.
N/A105000Right click this item then left click a white map on the Atlas to apply it.
Apprentice Cartographer's Sextant
Apprentice Cartographer's SextantStack Size: 10Adds 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.
69105000Right click this item then left click a white map on the Atlas to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Armourer's Scrap
Armourer's ScrapStack Size: 40Improves 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.
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 Whetstone
Blacksmith's WhetstoneStack Size: 20Improves 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.
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 Orb
Blessed OrbStack Size: 20Randomises 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.
35205000Right click this item then left click another item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Blessing of Chayula
Blessing of ChayulaStack Size: 10Upgrades 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.
1105000Right click this item then left click an applicable breach unique item to upgrade it.
Shift click to unstack.
Blessing of Esh
Blessing of EshStack Size: 10Upgrades 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.
1105000Right click this item then left click an applicable breach unique item to upgrade it.
Shift click to unstack.
Blessing of Tul
Blessing of TulStack Size: 10Upgrades 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.
1105000Right click this item then left click an applicable breach unique item to upgrade it.
Shift click to unstack.
Blessing of Uul-Netol
Blessing of Uul-NetolStack Size: 10Upgrades 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.
1105000Right click this item then left click an applicable breach unique item to upgrade it.
Shift click to unstack.
Blessing of Xoph
Blessing of XophStack Size: 10Upgrades 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.
1105000Right click this item then left click an applicable breach unique item to upgrade it.
Shift click to unstack.
Cartographer's Chisel
Cartographer's ChiselStack Size: 20Improves 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.
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 Orb
Chaos OrbStack Size: 10Reforges a rare item with new random propertiesRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
12105000Right click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chromatic Orb
Chromatic OrbStack Size: 20Reforges the colour of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
2205000Right click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Divine Orb
Divine OrbStack Size: 10Randomises 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.
35105000Right click this item then left click a magic, rare or unique item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Exalted Orb
Exalted OrbStack Size: 10Enchants 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.
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 Prism
Gemcutter's PrismStack Size: 20Improves 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.
12205000Right click this item then left click a gem to apply it. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Glassblower's Bauble
Glassblower's BaubleStack Size: 20Improves 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.
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 Orb
Jeweller's OrbStack Size: 20Reforges 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.
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 Seal
Journeyman Cartographer's SealStack Size: 10Uncompletes a yellow or white map on the AtlasRight click this item then left click a white map on the Atlas to apply it.
N/A105000Right click this item then left click a white map on the Atlas to apply it.
Journeyman Cartographer's Sextant
Journeyman Cartographer's SextantStack Size: 10Adds 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.
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 Seal
Master Cartographer's SealStack Size: 10Uncompletes any map on the AtlasRight click this item then left click a white map on the Atlas to apply it.
N/A105000Right click this item then left click a white map on the Atlas to apply it.
Master Cartographer's Sextant
Master Cartographer's SextantStack Size: 10Adds 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.
79105000Right click this item then left click any map on the Atlas to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Mirror of Kalandra
Mirror of KalandraStack Size: 10Creates 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.
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 Alchemy
Orb of AlchemyStack Size: 10Upgrades a normal item to a rare itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
2105000Right click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Alteration
Orb of AlterationStack Size: 20Reforges a magic item with new random propertiesRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
2205000Right click this item then left click a magic item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Augmentation
Orb 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.
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 Chance
Orb 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.
2205000Right click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Fusing
Orb of FusingStack Size: 20Reforges 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.
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 Regret
Orb of RegretStack Size: 40Grants a passive skill refund pointRight click on this item to use it.
Shift click to unstack.
2405000Right click on this item to use it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Scouring
Orb of ScouringStack Size: 30Removes all properties from an itemRight click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
12305000Right click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Transmutation
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.
1405000Right click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Perandus Coin
Perandus CoinStack Size: 1000Trade coins to Cadiro Perandus.
Shift click to unstack.
110005000Trade coins to Cadiro Perandus.
Shift click to unstack.
Portal Scroll
Portal ScrollStack Size: 40Creates a portal to townRight click on this item to use it.
Shift click to unstack.
2405000Right click on this item to use it.
Shift click to unstack.
Prophecy
ProphecyRight-click to add this prophecy to your character.
11N/ARight-click to add this prophecy to your character.
Regal Orb
Regal OrbStack Size: 10Upgrades 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.
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 Wisdom
Scroll of WisdomStack Size: 40Identifies an itemRight click this item then left click an unidentified item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
1405000Right click this item then left click an unidentified item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Silver Coin
Silver CoinStack Size: 30Cross Navali's palm with silver to receive a prophecy.
Shift click to unstack.
1305000Cross Navali's palm with silver to receive a prophecy.
Shift click to unstack.
Stacked Deck
Stacked DeckStack Size: 10A stack of unknown divination cardsRight click to take a divination card out of the deck.
Shift click to unstack.
1105000Right click to take a divination card out of the deck.
Shift click to unstack.
Unshaping Orb
Unshaping OrbStack Size: 10Downgrades a map on the AtlasRight click this item then left click a shaped map on the atlas to downgrade it. You can then earn the Shaper's Orb again to reshape another map afterwards.
N/A10N/ARight click this item then left click a shaped map on the atlas to downgrade it. You can then earn the Shaper's Orb again to reshape another map afterwards.
Vaal Orb
Vaal OrbStack Size: 10Corrupts 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.
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 Shard
Alchemy ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alchemy.
Shift click to unstack.
N/A20N/AA stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alchemy.
Shift click to unstack.
Alteration Shard
Alteration ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alteration.
Shift click to unstack.
N/A20N/AA stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alteration.
Shift click to unstack.
Scroll Fragment
Scroll FragmentStack Size: 5A stack of 5 fragments becomes a Scroll of Wisdom.
Shift click to unstack.
N/A5N/AA stack of 5 fragments becomes a Scroll of Wisdom.
Shift click to unstack.
Splinter of Chayula
Splinter of ChayulaStack Size: 100Combine 100 splinters to create Chayula's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
11005000Combine 100 splinters to create Chayula's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
Splinter of Esh
Splinter of EshStack Size: 100Combine 100 splinters to create Esh's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
11005000Combine 100 splinters to create Esh's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
Splinter of Tul
Splinter of TulStack Size: 100Combine 100 splinters to create Tul's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
11005000Combine 100 splinters to create Tul's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
Splinter of Uul-Netol
Splinter of Uul-NetolStack Size: 100Combine 100 splinters to create Uul-Netol's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
11005000Combine 100 splinters to create Uul-Netol's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
Splinter of Xoph
Splinter of XophStack Size: 100Combine 100 splinters to create Xoph's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
11005000Combine 100 splinters to create Xoph's Breachstone.
Shift click to unstack.
Transmutation Shard
Transmutation ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Transmutation.
Shift click to unstack.
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

ItemDrop
Level
Stack
Size
Tab
Stack
Size
Help Text
Perandus Coin
Perandus CoinStack Size: 1000Trade coins to Cadiro Perandus.
Shift click to unstack.
110005000Trade coins to Cadiro Perandus.
Shift click to unstack.

Discontinued currency items

The following currency items no longer drop in the game.

ItemDrop
Level
Stack
Size
Tab
Stack
Size
Help Text
Eternal Orb
Eternal OrbStack Size: 10Creates 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.
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.
Imprint
ImprintRestores an imprinted item onto the originalRight click this item then left click on the imprinted original item to restore its properties. An imprint cannot be dropped or traded to other players.
N/A1N/ARight click this item then left click on the imprinted original item to restore its properties. An imprint cannot be dropped or traded to other players.
The Emperor's Trove
The Emperor's TroveLost 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 CoinSilver CoinStack Size: 30Cross Navali's palm with silver to receive a prophecy.
Shift click to unstack.
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.