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Orb of Augmentation

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Orb 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.
Orb of Augmentation inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 1
Purchase Costs
Normal4x Orb of Transmutation
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Stackable Currency
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Currency/CurrencyAddModToMagic

An Orb of Augmentation is a currency item that can be used to enhance a piece of magic equipment with an additional random affix. This can only be used on an item with one affix, since magic items can have at most one prefix and one suffix.

Obtaining

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

One Orb of Augmentation can be purchased from Nessa for 4 Orb of TransmutationOrb of TransmutationStack Size: 40Upgrades a normal item to a magic itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
.

Orbs of Augmentation can also be obtained using the following vendor recipes:

Result Recipe
Orb 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 with six affixes
Orb 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.
1 x normal, 1 x magic, 1 x rare item of the same base type
Orb 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.
1 x normal, 1 x magic, 1 x rare (all 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
5Emperor's LuckEmperor's Luck55x CurrencyThe house always wins.5x currency (random)

Spending

Orbs of Augmentation are most often used to add an additional affix to a magic item with only one affix. Unlike its much rarer cousin the Exalted OrbExalted OrbStack Size: 10Enchants a rare item with a new random modifierRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it. Rare items can have up to six random modifiers.
Shift click to unstack.
, Orbs of Augmentation are commonly and frequently used by all players, often in conjunction with an Orb of TransmutationOrb of TransmutationStack Size: 40Upgrades a normal item to a magic itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
and Orbs 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.
. At low levels or in races, they may be used to quickly craft useful magic items before stronger rare items can be found to replace them. They are also used on strongboxes to potentially improve the items dropped. At high levels, Orbs of Augmentation are used in conjunction with Orbs 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.
to craft magic items with top-tier affixes as the first step in a long crafting process to produce a high-end rare item. They are also used to craft desirable affixes on maps.

Orbs of Augmentation can be used to purchase certain low-level magic items directly from vendors. One can also sell 4 Orbs of Augmentation to Nessa in exchange for an Orb 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.
, or 64 Orbs of Augmentation to Haku for 20 Orb 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.
once daily. They also are used in the following vendor recipes:

Result Recipes
Magic Boots with 10% increased Movement Speed ×1
  • White Boots ×1
  • Any rarity Quicksilver Flask x1
  • Orb 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.
Magic Boots with (X+5)% increased Movement Speed ×1
  • Magic Boots with X% Movement Speed ×1
  • Any rarity Quicksilver Flask x1
  • Orb 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.
Weapon with x added damage ×1
  • Weapon ×1 or Weapon with x added damage ×1
  • Orb 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.
    ×1
  • Granite FlaskGranite FlaskLasts 4.00 Seconds
    Consumes 30 of 60 Charges on use
    +3000 to Armour
    Requires Level 27Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
    ×1 (Physical Damage) or Ruby FlaskRuby FlaskLasts 4.00 Seconds
    Consumes 30 of 60 Charges on use
    +50% to Fire Resistance
    20% less Fire Damage taken
    Requires Level 18Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
    ×1 (Fire Damage) or Sapphire FlaskSapphire FlaskLasts 4.00 Seconds
    Consumes 30 of 60 Charges on use
    +50% to Cold Resistance
    20% less Cold Damage taken
    Requires Level 18Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
    ×1 (Cold Damage) or Topaz FlaskTopaz FlaskLasts 4.00 Seconds
    Consumes 30 of 60 Charges on use
    +50% to Lightning Resistance
    20% less Lightning Damage taken
    Requires Level 18Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
    ×1 (Lightning Damage)
Ring or amulet with +x to Chaos Resistance ×1
  • Ring or amulet ×1
  • Orb 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.
    ×1
  • Amethyst FlaskAmethyst FlaskLasts 3.50 Seconds
    Consumes 30 of 60 Charges on use
    +35% to Chaos Resistance
    Requires Level 18Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
    ×1

Lastly, Orbs of Augmentation are used for a very large number of crafting bench recipes associated with the Forsaken masters Haku, Elreon, Catarina, Tora, Leo, and Vagan.

Version history

Version Changes
2.3.0d
  • Fixed a bug where Orbs of Augmentation and Exalted Orbs could be used on unidentified maps, providing information about the number of mods on that map.
0.6.0
  • Made orbs of augmentation stackable
0.5.9
  • Fixed bug with Orb of Augmentation adding multiple prefixes