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Orb of Alteration

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Orb of AlterationStack Size: 20Reforges a magic item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Alteration inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 2
Purchase Costs
Normal4x Orb of Augmentation
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Stackable Currency
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Currency/CurrencyRerollMagic

An Orb of Alteration is a currency item that can be used to re-roll the random modifiers on a piece of magic equipment.

Obtaining

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

Orbs of Alteration can also be obtained by combining 20 Alteration ShardsAlteration ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alteration.
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 Alteration can be purchased from vendors in exchange for 4 Orbs of AugmentationOrb of AugmentationStack Size: 30Enchants a magic item with a new random modifierRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it. Magic items can have up to two random modifiers.
Shift click to unstack.
.

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

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

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
20Alteration ShardAlteration ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alteration.
Shift click to unstack.
N/A
5Emperor's LuckEmperor's Luck55x CurrencyThe house always wins.5x currency (random)

Usage in upgrade paths

This item is used by upgrade paths or vendor recipes to create the following items:

OutcomeAmountIngredient
Blink ArrowBlink ArrowAttack, Minion, Duration, Movement, Bow
Mana Cost: (14-20)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 10Fires an arrow at the target destination. When the arrow lands, you are teleported to it and a clone is summoned at your old location. The clone is a minion that uses your bow and quiver.Per 1% Quality:
1.5% increased Arrow Speed
Base duration is 3 seconds
Minions deal 75% more Damage
(0-114)% increased Minion Damage
(0-57)% increased Minion Maximum Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blink Arrow skill icon.png
1Mirror ArrowMirror ArrowAttack, Minion, Duration, Bow
Mana Cost: (14-20)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 10Fires an arrow at the target destination. When the arrow lands, a clone is summoned. The clone is a minion that uses your bow and quiver.Per 1% Quality:
1.5% increased Arrow Speed
Base duration is 3 seconds
Minions deal 75% more Damage
(0-114)% increased Minion Damage
(0-57)% increased Minion Maximum Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Mirror Arrow skill icon.png
1Orb of AlterationOrb of AlterationStack Size: 20Reforges a magic item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Mirror ArrowMirror ArrowAttack, Minion, Duration, Bow
Mana Cost: (14-20)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 10Fires an arrow at the target destination. When the arrow lands, a clone is summoned. The clone is a minion that uses your bow and quiver.Per 1% Quality:
1.5% increased Arrow Speed
Base duration is 3 seconds
Minions deal 75% more Damage
(0-114)% increased Minion Damage
(0-57)% increased Minion Maximum Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Mirror Arrow skill icon.png
1Blink ArrowBlink ArrowAttack, Minion, Duration, Movement, Bow
Mana Cost: (14-20)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 10Fires an arrow at the target destination. When the arrow lands, you are teleported to it and a clone is summoned at your old location. The clone is a minion that uses your bow and quiver.Per 1% Quality:
1.5% increased Arrow Speed
Base duration is 3 seconds
Minions deal 75% more Damage
(0-114)% increased Minion Damage
(0-57)% increased Minion Maximum Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blink Arrow skill icon.png
1Orb of AlterationOrb of AlterationStack Size: 20Reforges a magic item with new random modifiersRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.

Spending

Orbs of Alteration are widely used by all players at all stages of the game. During the early leveling phase, they can be used to quickly craft decent magic equipment before more powerful rare equipment is available. At higher levels, they are often used change the affixes of a magic map to ones that are more desirable, such as more Magic Monsters. When crafting high-end rare equipment, many Orbs of Alteration are typically consumed on an item in an attempt to roll two desired affixes before 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.
is applied to continue the crafting process.

Vendor recipes and purchases

Orbs of Alteration can be used to purchase various items from vendors, including maps, skill gems, and magic or rare equipment. One obtains 4 Scrolls of WisdomScroll of WisdomStack Size: 40Identifies an itemRight click this item then left click an unidentified item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
by selling an Orb of Alteration to any vendor. A 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.
can be purchased from in Act 2 and onwards in exchange for 2 Orbs of Alteration.

Orbs of Alteration are also used in a few vendor recipes.

Crafting benches

Furthermore, Orbs of Alteration are also useful for a very large number of Crafting Bench recipes.