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The Hungry Loop

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The Hungry Loop
Unset Ring
Requires Level 70Has 1 SocketConsumes Socketed Support Gems when they reach Maximum Level
Can Consume 4 Support Gems
Has not Consumed any Gems
Be careful where you put your finger.
The Hungry Loop inventory icon.png
Purchase Costs
Unique8x Chaos Orb
Sell Price
8x Alchemy Shard
Item class: Rings

The Hungry Loop is a unique Unset RingUnset RingRequires Level 5Has 1 Socket.


Selling The Hungry Loop to a vendor returns any consumed support gems.


The Hungry Loop consumes socketed support gems when they reach maximum level. Simply socketing a gem that already has the maximum level is not enough, the gem needs to be socketed in the ring before actually leveling the gem (by clicking the "+") to its maximum level for the ring consume the gem. Consequently all consumed gems can only result in a modifier of their natural maximum level; the +1 gem level effect from corruption can not be achieved since the Vaal OrbVaal OrbStack Size: 10Corrupts an item, modifying it unpredictablyRight click this item then left click an item to corrupt it. Corrupted items cannot be modified again.
Shift click to unstack.
needs to be used after the gem hit its maximum level.[1]

When a support gem is consumed, the Hungry Loop gains a modifier that supports socketed skill gems with the maximum level of the consumed support. Gem quality is ignored. The Hungry Loop can consume up to four different support gems.

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

5The PenitentThe Penitent5Unset RingFirst, I gave my wealth, and we went hungry. Next, I gave my land, and we were homeless. Then, I gave my family, and I was alone. Last, I gave my eyes, and all I could dream was mine.random Unset RingAutomatic
5HubrisHubris5Ring"This one? It is NOT for sale. You would sooner pry it from my lifeless hand."
- Jonfé Darontos, Ringmaker
random RingAutomatic
7Blind VentureBlind Venture7Ring
"It's risky not knowing where your wares come from. That's why I source my own."
- Klayver, the Antiquarian
random corrupted RingAutomatic
8Arrogance of the VaalArrogance of the Vaal8Item
Discovery can lead to beauty, or it can lead to ruin.
random two-implicit corrupted itemAutomatic
4Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
close your eyes,
and pray to the gods
for a pleasant surprise.
random itemAutomatic


Version history

Version Changes
  • The Hungry Loop unique ring can no longer consume corrupted Support Gems.
  • Fixed a bug where EmpowerEmpower SupportSupport
    Icon: +
    Mana Multiplier: 125%
    Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will raise the level of supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.Per 1% Quality:
    This Gem gains 5% increased Experience
    +(0-2) to Level 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.
    consumed by a Hungry Loop unique ring was providing double its intended effect.
  • Introduced to the game.


  1. Bex_GGG (November 20, 2017). "The Hungry Loop Unique Ring". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved November 20, 2017.