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Orb of Scouring

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Orb of ScouringStack Size: 30Removes all modifiers from an itemRight click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Scouring inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 12
Purchase Costs
Normal4x Orb of Chance
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Stackable Currency
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Currency/CurrencyConvertToNormal

An Orb of Scouring is a currency item that can be used to remove all random modifiers from a magic or rare piece of equipment. Implicit modifiers, quality, sockets, and links are not removed, as well as affixes protected by meta-crafting mods.[1]

Obtaining

Vendoring a rare item with only two explicit modifiers will result in an Orb of Scouring. Such an item can only be crafted by using 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. The item's Catalyst quality increases the chance of applying a modifier which matches the quality type. Removes 5% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.
Shift click to unstack.
on a magic item with one explicit modifier.

Result Item mods
Orb of ScouringOrb of ScouringStack Size: 30Removes all modifiers from an itemRight click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Any rare item with 2 affixes. This can be created by using 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. The item's Catalyst quality increases the chance of applying a modifier which matches the quality type. Removes 5% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.
Shift click to unstack.
on a one-affix magic item or by using an Orb of AnnulmentOrb of AnnulmentStack Size: 20Removes a random modifier from an itemRight click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it. The item's Catalyst quality decreases the chance of removing a modifier which matches the quality type. Removes 20% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.
Shift click to unstack.
on a rare item.

It can also be bought by using 4x Orb of ChanceOrb of ChanceStack Size: 20Upgrades a normal item to a random rarityRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
, see Vendor Currency Exchange Chart.

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

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

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
1Erased from MemoryErased from MemoryA foe feared for an aeon falls and is scoured from the pages of history.You will slay a very powerful foe and it will drop an Orb of Scouring.Right-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal Cost:
3x Silver Coin
1x Orb of ScouringManual
9No TracesNo Traces930x Orb of ScouringThere is no mistake so great that it cannot be undone.30x Orb of ScouringManual
5Emperor's LuckEmperor's Luck55x CurrencyThe house always wins.5x currency (random)Manual

Usage in upgrade paths

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

OutcomeAmountIngredientType
Book of RegressionBook of RegressionReduces your character level by one and resets your experience for that level to zero.A Book of Regression. Right-click to reduce your character level by one.1Orb of ScouringOrb of ScouringStack Size: 30Removes all modifiers from an itemRight click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Manual
1Scroll of WisdomScroll of WisdomStack Size: 40Identifies an itemRight click this item then left click an unidentified item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.

Version history

Version Changes
0.9.5
  • Reduced the drop rate of Orbs of Scouring, Scrolls of Wisdom and Portal Scrolls (scrolls can easily be obtained from vendors now.)
0.9.3e
  • Increased the drop rate of Orb of Scouring by 25%.
0.9.3b
  • Changed Orb of Scouring, Jeweler's Orb, Orb of Fusing to only drop in level 12+ areas because they were too complicated for early players.
0.8.5
  • Increased Orb of Scouring stack size to 15.
  • Increased relative drop rate of Armour Shards, Orbs of Scouring, Jeweler's Orbs.
0.7.2
  • Increased rarity of Orb of Scouring currency item.
0.6.8
  • Added item Orb of Souring: converts an item into its plain base type

References

  1. Chris (August 20, 2015). "Master Crafting Metamods". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved August 22, 2015.