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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
Level: 1
League(s): Harbinger
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
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]

Item acquisition

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:

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


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, it is uncertain the result of using the orb is restricted by the item level of the original item or not.

It is worth noting that using Ancient Orb will remove any Shaper, or Elder influence, as well as remove any enchantments from the item.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Introduced to the game.


  1. (August 7, 2017). "Bug report: Ancient orb or wiki are wrong". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  2. (August 24, 2017). "Using 100 Ancient Orbs: Shields". YouTube: Slipperyjim8. Retrieved August 29, 2017.