Fossil

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Fossils are a special type of currency that can be socketed into resonators to modify the crafting behavior in specific ways. Fossils can also add special Delve modifiers.

WARNING: Despite the similar wording to chaos orbs, using a fossil + resonator on an item with a meta-crafting mod (Prefixes Cannot Be Changed or Cannot roll Caster Modifiers) will ignore that mod and overwrite existing prefixes and suffixes ignoring any restrictions.

Obtaining

Fossil Remains, a kind of loot container for fossil

Some fossils are tied to specific Delve nodes.

  • Crystal Spire: Hollow FossilHollow FossilStack Size: 10Has an Abyssal socketPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
    Shift click to unstack.
  • Haunted Tomb: Tangled FossilTangled FossilStack Size: 10Can have any Fossil modifiersPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
    Shift click to unstack.
  • Humid Fissure: Fractured FossilFractured FossilStack Size: 10Creates a mirrored copyPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
    Shift click to unstack.
  • Molten Cavity: Faceted FossilFaceted FossilStack Size: 10More Gem modifiersPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
    Shift click to unstack.
  • Stonewood Hollow: Bloodstained FossilBloodstained FossilStack Size: 10Has a Vaal modifierPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
    Shift click to unstack.
  • Time-Lost Cavern: Glyphic FossilGlyphic FossilStack Size: 10Has a Corrupt Essence modifierPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
    Shift click to unstack.

Other fossil are either spawn along the road between nodes, behind wall , or Smuggler's Stash encounter, etc.

There are additional ways to obtain fossils by random:

  • The Tinkerer's TableThe Tinkerer's Table55x FossilTrying to bring your vision to life is enough to drive you mad. (random fossils)
  • Legion with fossil reward type (random fossils).
  • Fossilised IncubatorFossilised IncubatorAdds an incubated Fossil item to an equippable item
    Item drops after killing %1% monsters
    Fossil ItemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
    (random fossils)
  • Blight with fossil reward type (random fossils).
  • Metamorph with fossil reward type (using Metamorph sample with Drops additional Fossils; drops random fossils)
  • Delirium with fossil reward type (drops random fossils), from wild Delirium or map crafted with Fossilised Delirium OrbFossilised Delirium OrbStack Size: 10Modifies a Map item adding layers of Delirium with the Fossils reward typeRight click this item then left click a Map item to apply it. Can apply up to 5 to a single Map item.
    Shift click to unstack.
    or SimulacrumSimulacrumItem Quantity: +5%5% increased Quantity of Items found in this AreaHow do you defeat that which dwells within you?Can be used in a personal Map Device. by random.
  • Wild Homunculus GrainWild Homunculus GrainStack Size: 100
    Seed Tier: 2
    Spawns a level ? Monster when Harvested
    Provides ? Units of Raw Wild Lifeforce when Harvested
    Can be Harvested after 7 Growth Cycles
    Consumes (100%) Vivid Units of Condensed Lifeforce per Growth Cycle
    Requires 4 Adjacent Wild Seeds of at least Tier 1 to Grow
    Reveals a random effect that exchanges Fossils, Essences, Delirium Orbs, Oils or Catalysts when HarvestedShift click to unstack.
    crafting reward (exchange fossil with another fossil by random)
  • Heist Delve reward chest (drops random fossils)

List of fossils

Main page: List of fossils
ItemDrop
Level
Effect(s)Help Text
Aberrant FossilAberrant FossilStack Size: 20More Chaos modifiers
No Lightning modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1More Chaos modifiers
No Lightning modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Aetheric FossilAetheric FossilStack Size: 20More Caster modifiers
Fewer Attack modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1More Caster modifiers
Fewer Attack modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Bloodstained FossilBloodstained FossilStack Size: 10Has a Vaal modifierPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1Has a Vaal modifierPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Bound FossilBound FossilStack Size: 20More Minion, Aura or Curse modifiersPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1More Minion, Aura or Curse modifiersPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Corroded FossilCorroded FossilStack Size: 20More Physical Ailment or Chaos Ailment modifiers
No Elemental modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1More Physical Ailment or Chaos Ailment modifiers
No Elemental modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Dense FossilDense FossilStack Size: 20More Defence modifiers
No Life Modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1More Defence modifiers
No Life Modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Enchanted FossilEnchanted FossilStack Size: 20Has a Labyrinth EnchantmentPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1Has a Labyrinth EnchantmentPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Encrusted FossilEncrusted FossilStack Size: 10More sockets
Can have white sockets
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1More sockets
Can have white sockets
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Faceted FossilFaceted FossilStack Size: 10More Gem modifiersPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1More Gem modifiersPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Fractured FossilFractured FossilStack Size: 10Creates a mirrored copyPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1Creates a mirrored copyPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Frigid FossilFrigid FossilStack Size: 20More Cold modifiers
No Fire modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1More Cold modifiers
No Fire modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Gilded FossilGilded FossilStack Size: 10Item is overvalued by vendorsPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1Item is overvalued by vendorsPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Glyphic FossilGlyphic FossilStack Size: 10Has a Corrupt Essence modifierPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1Has a Corrupt Essence modifierPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Hollow FossilHollow FossilStack Size: 10Has an Abyssal socketPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1Has an Abyssal socketPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Jagged FossilJagged FossilStack Size: 20More Physical modifiers
No Chaos modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1More Physical modifiers
No Chaos modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Lucent FossilLucent FossilStack Size: 20More Mana modifiers
No Speed modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1More Mana modifiers
No Speed modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Metallic FossilMetallic FossilStack Size: 20More Lightning modifiers
No Physical modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1More Lightning modifiers
No Physical modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Perfect FossilPerfect FossilStack Size: 20Improved QualityPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1Improved QualityPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Prismatic FossilPrismatic FossilStack Size: 20More Elemental modifiers
No Physical Ailment or Chaos Ailment modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1More Elemental modifiers
No Physical Ailment or Chaos Ailment modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Pristine FossilPristine FossilStack Size: 20More Life modifiers
No Defence modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1More Life modifiers
No Defence modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Sanctified FossilSanctified FossilStack Size: 10Numeric modifier values are lucky
High Level modifiers are more common
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1Numeric modifier values are lucky
High Level modifiers are more common
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Scorched FossilScorched FossilStack Size: 20More Fire modifiers
No Cold modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1More Fire modifiers
No Cold modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Serrated FossilSerrated FossilStack Size: 20More Attack modifiers
Fewer Caster modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1More Attack modifiers
Fewer Caster modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Shuddering FossilShuddering FossilStack Size: 20More Speed modifiers
No Mana modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1More Speed modifiers
No Mana modifiers
Place in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
Tangled FossilTangled FossilStack Size: 10Can have any Fossil modifiersPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.
1Can have any Fossil modifiersPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
Shift click to unstack.

Delve modifiers

Version history

Version Changes
3.12.0
  • Item modifier tags have been entirely reworked with a goal in mind of consistency and simplicity. These changes have negligible impacts to the odds of various modifiers appearing on rare items naturally, but may have impacts to the results of certain crafting methods.
  • As a result of the above changes, several fossil descriptions have changed slightly.
3.10.0
  • Fossils can no longer craft any prefix or suffix mods that cannot be obtained elsewhere, with the exception of those granted by Faceted, Bloodstained and Hollow Fossils. Implicit modifiers (such as the one which changes an item's vendor sell price) remain. The following mods have been relocated, while all others can no longer be obtained:
  • On Boots: +2 to level of socketed Fire Gems (now from Warlord's Influence), +2 to level of socketed Cold Gems (now from Redeemer's Influence), +2 to level of socketed Lightning Gems (now from Crusader's Influence), +2 to level of socketed Chaos Gems (now from Hunter's Influence), +1 to global level of raised Spectres (now from Elder's Influence).
  • Helmet: Nearby Enemies have -x% Fire Resistance (now from Warlord's Influence), Nearby Enemies have -x% Cold Resistance (now from Redeemer's Influence), Nearby Enemies have -x% Lightning Resistance (now from Crusader's Influence), Nearby Enemies have -x% Chaos Resistance (now from Hunter's Influence), Nearby Enemies take x% increased Physical Damage (now from Elder's Influence), increased effect of Fortify (now from Crusader's Influence).
  • Body Armour: Socketed Attacks have -15 to Mana Cost (now from Warlord's Influence), x% increased Aura Effect on you (now from Redeemer's Influence).
  • Quiver: x% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on hitting a Rare or Unique Enemy (now from Elder's Influence).
  • Belt: Increased Chaos Damage (now from Hunter's Influence), increased Physical Damage (now from Elder's Influence), increased Elemental Damage (now from Shaper's Influence), increased Energy Shield from Body Armour (now from Shaper's Influence, and now a Prefix), chance for double Armour Effect when hit (now from Elder's Influence, and now a Prefix).
  • Rings: Fire/Cold/Lightning/Physical/Chaos leech modifiers can now exclusively be found from special elemental Delve encounters.
  • Weapons: Socketed Attacks/Spells deal x% more Damage (now found from Shaper's Influence), chance for Poison/Bleeding inflicted with this weapon to deal more damage (now found from Elder's Influence), chance to Intimidate on Hit (now found from Hunter's Influence), Auras from your Skills grant increased Damage to you and Allies (now from Redeemer's Influence).
  • Jewels: Damage penetrates 1% Fire/Cold/Lightning/Elemental Resistance (now from Corrupted implicits).
  • Glove, Amulet and Shield Fossil-exclusive modifiers can no longer be obtained in any form. Existing items will be unchanged.
3.4.0
  • Introduced to the game.