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Ancient Orb

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Ancient OrbStack Size: 20Reforges a unique item as another of the same item classRight click this item then left click a unique item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Ancient Orb inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 1
League(s): Harbinger
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Stackable Currency
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Currency/CurrencyRerollUnique

Ancient Orb is a currency item that can be used to reforge a unique item as another of the same item class in the broader sense of the term, such as "flask" instead of life/mana/hybrid/utility flask.[1] This will also change the sockets (if any) on the item.

Item acquisition
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This item is restricted to areas with the league flag for Harbinger active. There are additional ways to acquire league-restricted items, see League-specific items for more details.

Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientType
20Ancient ShardAncient ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Ancient Orb.
Shift click to unstack.
Manual

Spending

Reforging a unique item means the base item type can change when the orb is applied. Ancient Orbs do not change the inventory size of an item, so 2x4-sized "tower shields" for example stay within that group[2].

Notably, unique items specific to past temporary leagues, such as HeadhunterHeadhunter
Leather Belt
Requires Level 40+(25-40) to maximum Life+(40-55) to Strength
+(40-55) to Dexterity
+(50-60) to maximum Life
(20-30)% increased Damage with Hits against Rare monsters
When you Kill a Rare monster, you gain its Modifiers for 20 seconds
"A man's soul rules from a cavern of bone, learns and
judges through flesh-born windows. The heart is meat.
The head is where the Man is."
- Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom
can be obtained with an Ancient Orb only while standing in a map to which the appropriate league's mod has been added with Zana's Map Device.

According to player video, like 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.
,[3] Ancient Orb ignores item level of the original item. A unique item that have a low ilvl, can be flipped to item that have higher required level to equip or on a base that have a higher drop level.[4] For example, an ilvl 1 Storm CloudStorm Cloud
Long Bow
Bow
Quality: +20%
Elemental Damage: 1–85
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.77-1.95)
Weapon Range: 120
Requires Level 9, 38 DexNo Physical Damage
Adds 1 to 85 Lightning Damage
(36-50)% increased Attack Speed
Centuries of development in steel armoursmithing
turned the armies of the Eternal Empire
into very effective lightning rods.
can be flipped to Death's HarpDeath's Harp
Death Bow
Bow
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (44-49)(116.6-129.85)
Critical Strike Chance: (6.50%-7.50%)
Attacks per Second: 1.32
Weapon Range: 120
Requires Level 32, 107 Dex(30-50)% increased Critical Strike Chance(100-125)% increased Physical Damage
10% increased Attack Speed
+100% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Bow Attacks fire an additional Arrow
The mournful music of the strings,
The creaking arch, the arrow sings.
A choking cry, a rattled breath,
The Reaper's Song, the Harp of Death.
(on a lvl 32 bow base) by using Ancient Orb (skipping lower required level 2x4 sized bows Roth's ReachRoth's Reach
Recurve Bow
Bow
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (19.8-22)(61.2-68)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.70%
Attacks per Second: (1.30-1.35)
Weapon Range: 120
Requires Level 18, 65 Dex+(15-25)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier(60-80)% increased Physical Damage
(4-8)% increased Attack Speed
Skills Chain +1 times
30% increased Projectile Speed
(20-40)% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
"Exiled to the sea; what a joke.
I'm more free than I've ever been."
- Captain Weylam "Rot-tooth" Roth of the Black Crest
(lvl 18) and DoomfletchDoomfletch
Royal Bow
Bow
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (26.4-31.2)(73.2-78)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.59-1.65)
Weapon Range: 120
Requires Level 28, 95 Dex(20-24)% increased Elemental Damage with Attack SkillsAdds (12-16) to (20-24) Physical Damage
(10-14)% increased Attack Speed
60% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
Gain 100% of Weapon Physical Damage as Extra Damage of a random Element
"Toasted or frozen
Or twitching in the light
I'm not fussy
And neither is Death."
- Koralus Doomfletch
(lvl 28) ).[5] In other words, using low ilvl unique belt may not be able to block the chance of getting high level unique belt when using Ancient Orb to try to get the HeadhunterHeadhunter
Leather Belt
Requires Level 40+(25-40) to maximum Life+(40-55) to Strength
+(40-55) to Dexterity
+(50-60) to maximum Life
(20-30)% increased Damage with Hits against Rare monsters
When you Kill a Rare monster, you gain its Modifiers for 20 seconds
"A man's soul rules from a cavern of bone, learns and
judges through flesh-born windows. The heart is meat.
The head is where the Man is."
- Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom
.

It is worth noting that using Ancient Orb will remove any influences, as well as remove enchantments from the item. Links and Sockets are re-rolled as well.

Version history

Version Changes
3.0.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. (August 7, 2017). "Bug report: Ancient orb or wiki are wrong". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  2. Slipperyjim8 (August 24, 2017). "Using 100 Ancient Orbs: Shields". YouTube. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  3. Version 1.0.0g Patch note: The 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.
    can now generate Uniques that are higher than the itemlevel of the base type you're trying to roll.
  4. nikidino8 (September 16, 2019). "Ancient Orb in Blight League". Youtube.
  5. neohongkong (February 12, 2020). "Path of Exile 3.9.2e Ancient Orb does ignore ilvl". YouTube. Retrieved February 12, 2020.