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Orb of Alchemy

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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.
Orb of Alchemy inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 2
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Regret
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Stackable Currency
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Currency/CurrencyUpgradeToRare

An Orb of Alchemy is a currency item that can be used to upgrade a piece of normal equipment to rare.

Obtaining

Orbs of Alchemy are uncommon currency items that can be dropped by slain monsters, chests, and destructible containers. They also drop from Arcanist's Strongboxes.

Orbs of Alchemy can also be obtained by combining 20 Alchemy ShardsAlchemy ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alchemy.
Shift click to unstack.
, which are in turn obtained by selling identified magic and rare items with certain modifiers to any vendor.

An Orb of Alchemy can be purchased from Clarissa in exchange for 1 Orb of RegretOrb of RegretStack Size: 40Grants a passive skill refund pointRight click on this item to use it.
Shift click to unstack.
. Vagan will sell 10 Orbs of Alchemy in exchange for 8 Orbs of RegretOrb of RegretStack Size: 40Grants a passive skill refund pointRight click on this item to use it.
Shift click to unstack.
once daily.

Orbs of Alchemy can also be obtained from the following vendor recipes:

Result Recipes
Orb of AlchemyOrb 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.
3 x Identified rare items with same name
Orb of AlchemyOrb 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.
2 x Identified rare items with same name and both 20% quality
Orb of AlchemyOrb 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.
1 x normal, 1 x magic, 1 x rare (all 20% quality) of the same base type
Orb of AlchemyOrb 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.
1 x normal, 1 x magic, 1 x rare (all 20% quality and unidentified) of the same base type

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

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

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
20Alchemy ShardAlchemy ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alchemy.
Shift click to unstack.
N/A
1The AlchemistThe AlchemistA fool tries to turn lead to gold, but a deft hand takes it by force.You will slay an Undying Alchemist, and it will drop an Orb of Alchemy.Right-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal Cost:
3x Silver Coin
1x Orb of Alchemy
3The SurvivalistThe Survivalist37x Orb of AlchemyA lucky number
For us all
To help us through
The perils told.
7x Orb of Alchemy
5Emperor's LuckEmperor's Luck55x CurrencyThe house always wins.5x currency (random)

Spending

Orbs of Alchemy can used to upgrade a normal item into a rare item. The resulting rare has randomly chosen affixes and has a random number of affixes (ranging from four to six [three to four if used on jewels]). Common use cases include upgrading good normal items (especially those with appropriate linked sockets) during the questing phase of a character's development, upgrading a normal map in order to take advantage of the large item quantity bonus from having up to six affixes, and upgrading strongboxes. Orbs of Alchemy are rarely used in the crafting of high-end rare items because it is easier to start with a good magic item and instead use a 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 modifiers are retained and a new one is added.
Shift click to unstack.
to upgrade it to a rare.

Orbs of Alchemy can also be used to purchase various items from vendors, including maps, skill gems, and unidentified rare items.

Furthermore, Orbs of Alchemy are also useful for a very large number of crafting bench recipes associated with the Forsaken masters Haku, Elreon, Tora, Catarina, Leo, and Vagan.