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Path Of Exile - Guide - Quality Basics

Quality improves the signature stat of an item such as physical damage on weapons and evasion for evasion helmets or adds additional bonuses to skill gems.

Mechanics

Quality can be applied to most equipment (quivers and jewels are the exceptions), as well as maps and strongboxes. Any item with at least 1% quality will have a Superior prefix when dropped on the ground but not when in the inventory.

Each item type has a currency item associated with it that increases its quality. Quality does not affect the requirements for using an item or the mana cost of skills.

All items are normally capped at 20% quality and each currency that affect quality will improve:

  • normal items by 5%.
  • magic items by 2%.
  • rare and unique items by 1%.

Increasing the quality on weapons and armours also makes crafting sockets and links with 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.
and Orb of FusingOrb of FusingStack Size: 20Reforges the links between 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 links.
Shift click to unstack.
easier. Each 1% quality improves the result by 1%. This makes obtaining many sockets and links 20% more likely on 20% quality items.

Quality is normally capped at 20%. However, there are certain crafting methods that can increase quality beyond that, including:

  • Beastcrafting recipe for "Corrupt an item with 30% Quality"
  • A resonator with Perfect FossilPerfect FossilStack Size: 20Improved QualityPlace in a Resonator to influence item crafting.
    Shift click to unstack.
    socketed, increasing quality up to 30%
  • Immortal Syndicate safehouse with Hillock stationed
  • Infused Engineer's OrbInfused Engineer's OrbStack Size: 20Greatly improves the quality and rewards of a Strongbox and strengthens its defendersRight click this item then left click a Strongbox to apply it.
    Shift click to unstack.

Additionally, certain Veiled modifiers add Quality as part of explicit mods. This bonus quality does not count against the 20% quality an item is normally allowed to have, even if the veiled modifier is added before using currency to upgrade the item.

Effect on items

The quality is summed together with other increased stats. For example a piece of armour that naturally gives 100 armour that has +50 to Armour and 90% increased Armour would now, with 20% quality, give .

The table below displays what each category of items and which currency that can increase the quality.

Class Currency Increases
Weapons Blacksmith's WhetstoneBlacksmith's WhetstoneStack Size: 20Improves the quality of a weaponRight click this item then left click a weapon to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity weapons. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
.
Physical Damage
Armours Armourer's ScrapArmourer's ScrapStack Size: 40Improves the quality of an armourRight click this item then left click an armour to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity armours. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Armour / Evasion / Energy Shield
Flasks Glassblower's BaubleGlassblower's BaubleStack Size: 20Improves the quality of a flaskRight click this item then left click a flask to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity flasks. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Life / Mana recovered or increased the buff duration for utility flasks.
Skill gems Gemcutter's PrismGemcutter's PrismStack Size: 20Improves the quality of a gemRight click this item then left click a gem to apply it. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Depends on skill gem
Maps Cartographer's ChiselCartographer's ChiselStack Size: 20Improves the quality of a mapRight click this item then left click a map to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity maps. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Item Quantity
Strongbox Engineer's OrbEngineer's OrbStack Size: 20Improves the quality of a StrongboxRight click this item then left click a Strongbox to apply it. Has greater effect on lower rarity Strongboxes. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
, Infused Engineer's OrbInfused Engineer's OrbStack Size: 20Greatly improves the quality and rewards of a Strongbox and strengthens its defendersRight click this item then left click a Strongbox to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Item Quantity
Jewellery Catalysts Depends on catalyst; affects implicit and explicit affixes

Skill gems

Both active and support skill gems may have quality. Every skill is affected by quality differently, but frequently it somehow improves the damage dealt with the skill. Buffs and curses, obviously, do not have their damage improved. Even those that do have their damage improved will see different rates of improvement for a given amount of quality.

The quality of skill gems may be improved with a Gemcutter's PrismGemcutter's PrismStack Size: 20Improves the quality of a gemRight click this item then left click a gem to apply it. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
. These upgrades always improve a skill's quality by 1%. Alternatively, a level 20 skill gem and a Gemcutter's PrismGemcutter's PrismStack Size: 20Improves the quality of a gemRight click this item then left click a gem to apply it. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
can be sold for a level 1 gem with 20% quality.

The effect of quality scales with the base quality effect, however, only whole numbers will be granted (and thus the effect will always be rounded down); for example 3% quality on a gem with 0.5% effect will only grant 1% effect and not 1.5% effect. Effects that have some degree of fractions naturally are rounded to their natural bases (i.e. seconds will be rounded to milliseconds, etc.).

It is possible to get a gem's quality above 20% through corruption, the use of Enhance SupportEnhance SupportSupport
Icon: +
Mana Multiplier: 115%
Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will raise the quality of supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.Per 1% Quality:12This Gem gains 5% increased Experience3% reduced Dexterity Requirement+(0-16)% to Quality of Supported Active Skill GemsThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
and certain gear.

Skill gems with alternate quality effects can be found in Grand Heists.

Related unique items

ItemBase ItemLvl.Stats
Dialla's MalefactionDialla's Malefaction
Sage's Robe
Quality: +20%
Energy Shield: 88
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 37Gems can be Socketed in this Item ignoring Socket Colour
Gems Socketed in Red Sockets have +1 to Level
Gems Socketed in Green Sockets have +10% to Quality
Gems Socketed in Blue Sockets gain 25% increased Experience
Has no Attribute Requirements
He took me by my hand, promised me power beyond compare.
But i did not do it for power.
I did it for love.
And I'd do it again in an instant.
Sage's Robe37Gems can be Socketed in this Item ignoring Socket Colour
Gems Socketed in Red Sockets have +1 to Level
Gems Socketed in Green Sockets have +10% to Quality
Gems Socketed in Blue Sockets gain 25% increased Experience
Has no Attribute Requirements
Replica VoideyeReplica Voideye
Unset Ring
Requires Level 45Has 1 Socket+30% to Quality of Socketed Gems"So close, yet frustratingly distinct. Something more is going on here..."
Unset Ring45Has 1 Socket+30% to Quality of Socketed Gems
Crest of DesireCrest of Desire
Fluted Bascinet
Quality: +20%
Armour: (352-432)
Evasion: (352-432)
Requires Level 58, 64 Str, 64 DexHas 1 Socket
+(5-8) to Level of Socketed Gems
+(30-50)% to Quality of Socketed Gems
Socketed Skills deal Double Damage
(100-150)% increased Armour and Evasion
Expand one single ambition to crystal clarity... and beyond.
Fluted Bascinet58Has 1 Socket
+(5-8) to Level of Socketed Gems
+(30-50)% to Quality of Socketed Gems
Socketed Skills deal Double Damage
(100-150)% increased Armour and Evasion

Related modifiers

The following modifiers are related to quality:

Item modifiers

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Veiled modifiers

NameGeneration TypeFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.StatsSpawn Weighting
Haku'sPrefix60+(5-6)% to Quality of Socketed Gemsweapon 2000
shield 2000
default 0
Haku'sPrefix72+(6-7)% to Quality of Socketed Gemsweapon 2000
shield 2000
default 0
Haku'sPrefix81+(7-8)% to Quality of Socketed Gemsweapon 2000
shield 2000
default 0
of the OrderSuffix60(8-10)% increased Attack Speed
+(7-12)% to Quality
local_item_quality 0
weapon 1500
default 0
of the OrderSuffix75(13-16)% increased Attack Speed
+(13-18)% to Quality
local_item_quality 0
ranged 0
weapon 1000
default 0
of the OrderSuffix60(15-20)% increased Critical Strike Chance
+(7-12)% to Quality
local_item_quality 0
weapon 1000
default 0
of the OrderSuffix75(21-25)% increased Critical Strike Chance
+(13-18)% to Quality
local_item_quality 0
weapon 1000
default 0
of the OrderSuffix60+(161-180) to Accuracy Rating
+(10-12)% to Quality
local_item_quality 0
weapon 1000
default 0
of the OrderSuffix72+(181-210) to Accuracy Rating
+(13-15)% to Quality
local_item_quality 0
weapon 1000
default 0
of the OrderSuffix81+(211-250) to Accuracy Rating
+(16-18)% to Quality
local_item_quality 0
weapon 1000
default 0
of the OrderSuffix60+(10-15) to Strength
+(7-10)% to Quality
local_item_quality 0
body_armour 1000
shield 1000
default 0
of the OrderSuffix72+(16-20) to Strength
+(11-14)% to Quality
local_item_quality 0
body_armour 1000
shield 1000
default 0
of the OrderSuffix81+(21-25) to Strength
+(15-18)% to Quality
local_item_quality 0
body_armour 1000
shield 1000
default 0
of the OrderSuffix60+(10-15) to Dexterity
+(7-10)% to Quality
local_item_quality 0
body_armour 1000
shield 1000
default 0
of the OrderSuffix72+(16-20) to Dexterity
+(11-14)% to Quality
local_item_quality 0
body_armour 1000
shield 1000
default 0
of the OrderSuffix81+(21-25) to Dexterity
+(15-18)% to Quality
local_item_quality 0
body_armour 1000
shield 1000
default 0
of the OrderSuffix60+(10-15) to Intelligence
+(7-10)% to Quality
local_item_quality 0
body_armour 1000
shield 1000
default 0
of the OrderSuffix72+(16-20) to Intelligence
+(11-14)% to Quality
local_item_quality 0
body_armour 1000
shield 1000
default 0
of the OrderSuffix81+(21-25) to Intelligence
+(15-18)% to Quality
local_item_quality 0
body_armour 1000
shield 1000
default 0

Synthesis implicit

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.Stats
SynthesisImplicitGemQuality140+(2-3)% to Quality of Socketed Gems
SynthesisImplicitGemQuality2_50+(4-6)% to Quality of Socketed Gems
SynthesisImplicitSupportGemQuality1_40+(2-3)% to Quality of Socketed Support Gems
SynthesisImplicitSupportGemQuality250+(4-6)% to Quality of Socketed Support Gems
SynthesisImplicitMinionGemQuality140+(2-3)% to Quality of Socketed Minion Gems
SynthesisImplicitMinionGemQuality250+(4-6)% to Quality of Socketed Minion Gems
SynthesisImplicitFireGemQuality140+(2-3)% to Quality of Socketed Fire Gems
SynthesisImplicitFireGemQuality250+(4-6)% to Quality of Socketed Fire Gems
SynthesisImplicitColdGemQuality140+(2-3)% to Quality of Socketed Cold Gems
SynthesisImplicitColdGemQuality250+(4-6)% to Quality of Socketed Cold Gems
SynthesisImplicitLightningGemQuality140+(2-3)% to Quality of Socketed Lightning Gems
SynthesisImplicitLightningGemQuality250+(4-6)% to Quality of Socketed Lightning Gems
SynthesisImplicitChaosGemQuality140+(2-3)% to Quality of Socketed Chaos Gems
SynthesisImplicitChaosGemQuality2_50+(4-6)% to Quality of Socketed Chaos Gems
SynthesisImplicitMeleeGemQuality140+(2-3)% to Quality of Socketed Melee Gems
SynthesisImplicitMeleeGemQuality250+(4-6)% to Quality of Socketed Melee Gems
SynthesisImplicitBowGemQuality1_40+(2-3)% to Quality of Socketed Bow Gems
SynthesisImplicitBowGemQuality250+(4-6)% to Quality of Socketed Bow Gems
SynthesisImplicitAuraGemQuality1_40+(2-3)% to Quality of Socketed Aura Gems
SynthesisImplicitAuraGemQuality250+(4-6)% to Quality of Socketed Aura Gems
SynthesisImplicitStrengthGemQuality140+(2-3)% to Quality of Socketed Strength Gems
SynthesisImplicitStrengthGemQuality2__50+(4-6)% to Quality of Socketed Strength Gems
SynthesisImplicitDexterityGemQuality140+(2-3)% to Quality of Socketed Dexterity Gems
SynthesisImplicitDexterityGemQuality250+(4-6)% to Quality of Socketed Dexterity Gems
SynthesisImplicitIntelligenceGemQuality140+(2-3)% to Quality of Socketed Intelligence Gems
SynthesisImplicitIntelligenceGemQuality250+(4-6)% to Quality of Socketed Intelligence Gems
SynthesisImplicitAoEGemQuality140+(2-3)% to Quality of Socketed AoE Gems
SynthesisImplicitAoEGemQuality250+(4-6)% to Quality of Socketed AoE Gems
SynthesisImplicitProjectileGemQuality140+(2-3)% to Quality of Socketed Projectile Gems
SynthesisImplicitProjectileGemQuality250+(4-6)% to Quality of Socketed Projectile Gems

Harvest enchantments

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.Stats
HarvestAlternateWeaponQualityLocalCriticalStrikeChance__1Quality does not increase Physical Damage
1% increased Critical Strike Chance per 4% Quality
HarvestAlternateWeaponQualityAccuracyRatingIncrease_1Quality does not increase Physical Damage
Grants 1% increased Accuracy per 2% Quality
HarvestAlternateWeaponQualityLocalIncreasedAttackSpeed1Quality does not increase Physical Damage
1% increased Attack Speed per 8% Quality
HarvestAlternateWeaponQualityLocalMeleeWeaponRange_1Quality does not increase Physical Damage
+1 Weapon Range per 10% Quality
HarvestAlternateWeaponQualityElementalDamagePercent1Quality does not increase Physical Damage
Grants 1% increased Elemental Damage per 2% Quality
HarvestAlternateWeaponQualityAreaOfEffect_1Quality does not increase Physical Damage
Grants 1% increased Area of Effect per 4% Quality
HarvestAlternateArmourQualityIncreasedLife1Quality does not increase Defences
Grants +1 to Maximum Life per 2% Quality
HarvestAlternateArmourQualityIncreasedMana1Quality does not increase Defences
Grants +1 to Maximum Mana per 2% Quality
HarvestAlternateArmourQualityStrength1Quality does not increase Defences
Grants +1 to Strength per 2% Quality
HarvestAlternateArmourQualityDexterity1Quality does not increase Defences
Grants +1 to Dexterity per 2% Quality
HarvestAlternateArmourQualityIntelligence_1Quality does not increase Defences
Grants +1 to Intelligence per 2% Quality
HarvestAlternateArmourQualityFireResistance1Quality does not increase Defences
Grants +1% to Fire Resistance per 2% Quality
HarvestAlternateArmourQualityColdResistance1Quality does not increase Defences
Grants +1% to Cold Resistance per 2% Quality
HarvestAlternateArmourQualityLightningResistance1Quality does not increase Defences
Grants +1% to Lightning Resistance per 2% Quality

References

Version history

Version Changes
2.2.0
  • When you use an Orb of Fusing or a Jeweller's Orb on an item, the item's quality is no longer consumed. The way that quality affects the result has also been changed. Each 1% quality improves the result by 1%. This makes the Fusing process 20% easier on 20% quality items, for example.