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Economy

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This page deals with the player-driven economy. For trading with NPC vendors, see Vendor and Vendor recipe system.

Current patterns

  • The Chaos OrbChaos 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.
    is the "silver standard", and Exalted OrbExalted 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.
    the "gold standard".
  • Orb of AlterationOrb 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.
    , Jeweller's OrbJeweller'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.
    , and Orb of FusingOrb 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.
    tend to trade at near vendor rates, namely 2 Orb of AlterationOrb 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.
    : 1 Jeweller's OrbJeweller'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.
    and 4 Jeweller's OrbJeweller'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.
     : 1 Orb of FusingOrb 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.
    .

History

Forsaken Masters, Rampage/Beyond (20 August 2014)

  • The introduction of crafting via masters changed which rare items were more valuable: now a rare item with high rolls in a few key affixes was better than an item with mediocre rolls in several. It also increased the power of rare items overall. The price of mid-range unique items dropped as a result.
  • Elreon, Loremaster's meta-crafting mod, Can have multiple Crafted Mods, started off at the fairly low price of 1 Divine OrbDivine 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.
    . This resulted in quite powerful crafts via Orb of AlterationOrb 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.
    s and Regal OrbRegal 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.
    s. In response the price was increased to 2 Exalted OrbExalted 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.
    in Patch 1.2.3. The price of Divine OrbDivine 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.
    s rose to well over 20 Chaos OrbChaos 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.
    between the announcement of the price increase and the patch itself.
  • With strongboxes now less common, the price of Gemcutter's PrismGemcutter'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.
    recovered to their former level of about 2 Chaos OrbChaos 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.
    .
  • Chaos OrbChaos 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.
    s fell in value, due to competition from master crafting on items and strongboxes making top map rolls less necessary. The ratio of Chaos OrbChaos 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.
    s to Exalted OrbExalted 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.
    s reached about 48:1 mid-league, as opposed to about 40:1 in previous leagues.
  • Despite the decrease in strongboxes relative to Ambush, maintaining maps became easier due to the introduction of Zana, Master Cartographer. Zana gives 1% free increased map quantity per level. In addition, there is an approximately 1-in-14 chance of finding Zana in a map; if we estimate that the Zana map is of the same level as the enclosing map and has +40% quantity on average, this is similar to a +10% free increased map quantity and experience. Finally, Zana effectively gives one free map per day via the daily mission. Running maps as Magic instead of Rare became more popular even at high levels, leading to a further decline in the value of Chaos OrbChaos 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.
    s.

Shadow of the Vaal, Ambush/Invasion (5 March 2014)

  • The large number of Artisan's Strongboxes in Ambush increased the supply of Gemcutter's PrismGemcutter'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.
    , causing their price to drop still further, to about 1.5 Chaos OrbChaos 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.
    .
  • Similarly, Cartographer's Strongboxes greatly increased the supply of Maps in Ambush, particularly high-level maps.

Release, Domination/Nemesis (23 October 2013)

Open beta, Anarchy/Onslaught (23 January 2013)

  • The vendor recipe consuming a level 20 gem and a Gemcutter's PrismGemcutter'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.
    and yielding a level 1, 20 quality gem became public knowledge. This caused a sharp decrease in demand in Gemcutter's PrismGemcutter'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.
    and a corresponding decrease in price. Prior to this revelation, Gemcutter's PrismGemcutter'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.
    were worth about 3 Chaos OrbChaos 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.
    . Afterwards the price dropped to about 2 Chaos OrbChaos 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.
    . Furthermore, the playerbase abandoned Gemcutter's PrismGemcutter'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.
    as the economy's "silver standard", with the Chaos OrbChaos 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.
    becoming the new "silver standard".

Closed beta (August 2011)

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