Consider helping out in updating the wiki for 3.8.0 - see Path of Exile Wiki:To-do list/3.8.0.

---

A system has been added that will automatically add divination cards and other items to the item acquisition sections where appropriate. Entries added by this system will be shown as automatic in the item acquisition section.

Some pages will need to be updated to include upgraded_from_disabled=true if they are not eligible for the system.

Some further details on what needs to be done can be found on Path of Exile Wiki:To-do list/Automatic upgraded from and issues can be posted on the talk page.

Hi Gamepedia users and contributors! Please complete this survey to help us learn how to better meet your needs in the future. We have one for editors and readers. This should only take about 7 minutes!

Vaal Orb

From Path of Exile Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Vaal 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.
Vaal Orb inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 12
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Stackable Currency
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Currency/CurrencyCorrupt

Vaal Orbs are a currency item that will corrupt an item, causing unpredictable and possibly powerful results. Once an item is corrupted, it can no longer be modified by any other currency. This includes restoring imprints from an Eternal OrbEternal OrbStack Size: 10Creates an imprint of an item for later restorationRight click this item then left click on an item to create an imprint. This imprint can later be used to restore this specific item to that imprinted state.
Shift click to unstack.
.[1]

Obtaining

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

Vendor recipe

They can be also obtained through the following vendor recipe:

Result Recipe
1× Vaal Orb 7x Vaal skill gems
1x Sacrifice Vaal Fragment

Item acquisition
Questionmark.png

Upgrade paths

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

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
1The CorruptThe CorruptTo plow a field, you need a tool. To harvest grain, you need a tool. To spread corruption, you need a tool.You will slay a powerful enemy in a Vaal side area and it will drop a Vaal Orb.Right-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal Cost:
1x Silver Coin
1x Vaal OrbManual
3The CatalystThe Catalyst3Vaal OrbSimple actions can lead the world to an early grave.1x Vaal OrbManual
6The InventorThe Inventor610x Vaal OrbJump right in,
But beware
Of things broken
Or beyond compare.
10x Vaal OrbManual
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:

OutcomeAmountIngredientIngredient
Notes
General
Notes
Type
PowerlessnessPowerlessness
Cobalt Jewel
-1 to Maximum Power Charges
Corrupted
"Your desires will mislead you."Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Cobalt JewelCobalt JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.any unique Cobalt JewelRandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
Corrupted EnergyCorrupted Energy
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 1With 5 Corrupted Items Equipped: 50% of Chaos Damage does not bypass Energy Shield, and 50% of Physical Damage bypasses Energy Shield
Corrupted
Nothing is immune to the Nightmare's twisted influence.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Cobalt JewelCobalt JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.any unique Cobalt JewelRandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
Hungry AbyssHungry Abyss
Viridian Jewel
Limited to: 1With 5 Corrupted Items Equipped: Life Leech recovers based on your Chaos Damage instead
Corrupted
Darkness can never be sated.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Viridian JewelViridian JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.any unique Viridian JewelRandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
Chill of CorruptionChill of Corruption
Viridian Jewel
Limited to: 150% chance to gain an additional Vaal Soul per Enemy Shattered
Corrupted
Even a millennium later, Atziri's presence
casts a shroud over Wraeclast.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Viridian JewelViridian JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.any unique Viridian JewelRandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
Vaal SentencingVaal Sentencing
Cobalt Jewel
(80-120)% increased Vaal Skill Critical Strike Chance
Corrupted
In their final days, every crime was punishable by death.
Atziri's empire ran on blood, but the blood was running dry.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Cobalt JewelCobalt JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.any unique Cobalt JewelRandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
Sacrificial HarvestSacrificial Harvest
Viridian Jewel
Limited to: 1(20-30)% chance to gain an additional Vaal Soul on Kill
Corrupted
The Vaal used human sacrifice to power their empire.
They, too, eventually sought means to
make their machines run more efficiently.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Viridian JewelViridian JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.any unique Viridian JewelRandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
Atziri's ReignAtziri's Reign
Crimson Jewel
Limited to: 2(15-20)% increased Vaal Skill Effect Duration
Corrupted
Atziri went to great lengths to ensure her immortality,
but nothing is eternal.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Crimson JewelCrimson JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.any unique Crimson JewelRandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
Vaal Temple MapVaal Temple MapMap Level: 83
Map Tier: 16
Guild Character: >
Travel to this Map by using it in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
1Vaal 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.
N/AN/AManual
1Basilica MapBasilica MapMap Level: 82
Map Tier: 15
Guild Character: »
Travel to this Map by using it in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
N/A
Fevered MindFevered Mind
Cobalt Jewel
(20-30)% increased Spell Damage
100% increased Mana Cost of Skills
Corrupted
In sickness, the insane becomes sane.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Cobalt JewelCobalt JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.any unique Cobalt JewelRandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
PacifismPacifism
Viridian Jewel
-1 to Maximum Frenzy Charges
Corrupted
"Your fear will overcome you."Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Viridian JewelViridian JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.any unique Viridian JewelRandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
Self-FlagellationSelf-Flagellation
Viridian Jewel
Limited to: 1(10-20)% increased Damage per Curse on you
An additional Curse can be applied to you
Corrupted
Beg for forgiveness.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Viridian JewelViridian JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.any unique Viridian JewelRandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
Blood SacrificeBlood Sacrifice
Crimson Jewel
Lose 1% of Life on Kill
Recover 1% of Mana on Kill
Lose 1% of Energy Shield on Kill
Corrupted
Power always comes with a price.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Crimson JewelCrimson JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.any unique Crimson JewelRandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
Malachai's VisionMalachai's Vision
Praetor Crown
Quality: +20%
Armour: 193
Energy Shield: (237-297)
Requires Level 68, 62 Str, 91 IntAdds (13-17) to (29-37) Chaos Damage
+(150-200) to maximum Energy Shield
+(32-40)% to Cold Resistance
+(15-20)% to Lightning Resistance
Regenerate 100 Energy Shield per second if all Equipped items are Corrupted
Regenerate 35 Mana per second if all Equipped Items are Corrupted
Corrupted
Wicked men chase power like stray dogs chase a rat.
1Voll's VisionVoll's Vision
Praetor Crown
Quality: +20%
Armour: (505-553)
Energy Shield: 57
Requires Level 68, 62 Str, 91 Int+(260-300) to Armour
+(26-32)% to Fire Resistance
+(8-16)% to Chaos Resistance
20% increased Light Radius
(8-12)% increased Maximum Life if no Equipped Items are Corrupted
Regenerate 100 Life per second if no Equipped Items are Corrupted
Righteous men seek virtue like tame pups seeking praise.
N/ARandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
FragilityFragility
Crimson Jewel
-1 to Maximum Endurance Charges
Corrupted
"Your flesh will fail you."Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Crimson JewelCrimson JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.any unique Crimson JewelRandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
Mutated GrowthMutated Growth
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 110% increased Experience Gain for Corrupted Gems
Corrupted
Few living things survived the cleansing flames.
Those that did thrived...
And changed...
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Cobalt JewelCobalt JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.any unique Cobalt JewelRandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
Brittle BarrierBrittle Barrier
Cobalt Jewel
20% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
10% increased Damage taken while on Full Energy Shield
Corrupted
Walls built in a hurry fall in a hurry.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Cobalt JewelCobalt JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.any unique Cobalt JewelRandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
Ancient WaystonesAncient Waystones
Crimson Jewel
Limited to: 160% reduced Mana Cost of Totem Skills that cast an Aura
Corrupted
"The Vaal left a thousand warnings behind.
We ignored every single one."
- Siosa, the Last Scholar
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Crimson JewelCrimson JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.any unique Crimson JewelRandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
CombustiblesCombustibles
Crimson Jewel
10% reduced Quantity of Items found
(20-30)% increased Burning Damage
Corrupted
The hotter something burns, the less is left at the end.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Crimson JewelCrimson JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.any unique Crimson JewelRandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
Weight of SinWeight of Sin
Viridian Jewel
(15-20)% increased Chaos Damage
15% reduced Movement Speed
Corrupted
Ill will is the greatest of burdens.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Viridian JewelViridian JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.any unique Viridian JewelRandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
Blood of CorruptionBlood of Corruption
Amber Amulet
Requires Level 20+(20-30) to StrengthGrants Level 10 Gluttony of Elements Skill
Adds 19 to 43 Chaos Damage to Attacks
-(10-5)% to all Elemental Resistances
+(17-29)% to Chaos Resistance
Corrupted
In my dream, a voice spoke to me. It said:
'My reach knows no bounds.
All that is pure is destined to rot.
All that lives is destined to serve.'
- Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist
1Tear of PurityTear of Purity
Lapis Amulet
Requires Level 20+(20-30) to IntelligenceGrants Level 10 Purity of Elements Skill
+(5-10) to all Attributes
+(20-40) to maximum Life
5% chance to Avoid Elemental Ailments
A shimmering symbol of Purity, clear as water,
but I know better than most how quickly
Purity can succumb to Corruption.
How quickly water turns to blood.
- Victario, the People's Poet
N/ARandom Vaal OutcomeManual
1Vaal 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.
N/A
Vaal Temple MapVaal Temple MapMap Level: 83
Map Tier: 16
Guild Character: >
Travel to this Map by using it in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
1Vaal 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.
N/AN/AManual
1Carcass MapCarcass MapMap Level: 82
Map Tier: 15
Guild Character: §
Travel to this Map by using it in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
N/A
Vaal Temple MapVaal Temple MapMap Level: 83
Map Tier: 16
Guild Character: >
Travel to this Map by using it in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
1Vaal 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.
N/AN/AManual
1Lava Lake MapLava Lake MapMap Level: 82
Map Tier: 15
Guild Character: µ
Travel to this Map by using it in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
N/A
Vaal Temple MapVaal Temple MapMap Level: 83
Map Tier: 16
Guild Character: >
Travel to this Map by using it in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
1Vaal 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.
N/AN/AManual
1Reef MapReef MapMap Level: 82
Map Tier: 15
Guild Character: 7
Travel to this Map by using it in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
N/A
Vaal Temple MapVaal Temple MapMap Level: 83
Map Tier: 16
Guild Character: >
Travel to this Map by using it in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
1Vaal 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.
N/AN/AManual
1Sunken City MapSunken City MapMap Level: 82
Map Tier: 15
Guild Character:
Travel to this Map by using it in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
N/A

Effects of Vaal Orbs

Vaal Orbs always entail a risk: they can greatly improve an item but they can also change it for the worse. Only one of the effects listed for each type of item below may happen.

Equipment

  • No effect (other than adding the corrupted property).
  • Change one or more sockets to white sockets. This has a 1/4 chance of occurring, with a 1/10 chance for each additional socket (1/40 for two, up to 1/400000 for 6 white sockets).[2]
    • This event can most likely even occur when the equipment has no sockets and will have the identical phenotype to "no effect". The assumption comes from the Altar of Corruption where the white socket achievement could be obtained from jewellery.
  • Reroll the item into a rare item with randomized sockets, links and six random affixes. If this result is chosen, there is a one in thirty-six chance the item will have the maximum number of sockets and links. "Also, it's not a 1/36 chance to 6-link, it's 1/144 chance to 6-link (because 75% of the time it picks another option)".[3] An item with "prefixes cannot be changed" or "suffixes cannot be changed" will retain those mods, similar to using a chaos orb.[4]
  • Change the implicit to a special Vaal Implicit, or adds a Vaal implicit if the item has no implicit by default.
  • Transforms certain unique items into a different unique item. It is not known how this outcome affects the chances of the other outcomes. At equal weighting the chance for transformation would be in the below cases at 20%.
    • Tear of PurityTear of Purity
      Lapis Amulet
      Requires Level 20+(20-30) to IntelligenceGrants Level 10 Purity of Elements Skill
      +(5-10) to all Attributes
      +(20-40) to maximum Life
      5% chance to Avoid Elemental Ailments
      A shimmering symbol of Purity, clear as water,
      but I know better than most how quickly
      Purity can succumb to Corruption.
      How quickly water turns to blood.
      - Victario, the People's Poet
      -> Blood of CorruptionBlood of Corruption
      Amber Amulet
      Requires Level 20+(20-30) to StrengthGrants Level 10 Gluttony of Elements Skill
      Adds 19 to 43 Chaos Damage to Attacks
      -(10-5)% to all Elemental Resistances
      +(17-29)% to Chaos Resistance
      Corrupted
      In my dream, a voice spoke to me. It said:
      'My reach knows no bounds.
      All that is pure is destined to rot.
      All that lives is destined to serve.'
      - Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist
    • Voll's VisionVoll's Vision
      Praetor Crown
      Quality: +20%
      Armour: (505-553)
      Energy Shield: 57
      Requires Level 68, 62 Str, 91 Int+(260-300) to Armour
      +(26-32)% to Fire Resistance
      +(8-16)% to Chaos Resistance
      20% increased Light Radius
      (8-12)% increased Maximum Life if no Equipped Items are Corrupted
      Regenerate 100 Life per second if no Equipped Items are Corrupted
      Righteous men seek virtue like tame pups seeking praise.
      -> Malachai's VisionMalachai's Vision
      Praetor Crown
      Quality: +20%
      Armour: 193
      Energy Shield: (237-297)
      Requires Level 68, 62 Str, 91 IntAdds (13-17) to (29-37) Chaos Damage
      +(150-200) to maximum Energy Shield
      +(32-40)% to Cold Resistance
      +(15-20)% to Lightning Resistance
      Regenerate 100 Energy Shield per second if all Equipped items are Corrupted
      Regenerate 35 Mana per second if all Equipped Items are Corrupted
      Corrupted
      Wicked men chase power like stray dogs chase a rat.

Maps

  • No effect (other than adding the corrupted property).
  • Reroll the item with random affixes. Rare maps will have 4-6 affixes.
    • When a map is rerolled this way, it has about a 50% chance to have its map tier increased by one and consequently its map base changed to a suitable map (picked from the same atlas quadrant).[5]
      • When a tier 15 map gains a tier, it has about a 50% chance to become a level 83 Vaal Temple Map (i.e. about 1/16 chance in total).
      • When a Shaped or Elder Map gains a tier, it will become a Shaped or Elder (respectively) Map base of one tier higher, even if that map isn't unlocked on the player's Atlas.
  • Reroll the map into a rare item with exactly eight random affixes, retaining the map base.
  • Unidentify the item, retaining its affixes and quantity bonus. Unidentified magic or rare maps receive a 30% bonus quantity.

In addition to these effects, all bosses of corrupted maps have a chance to drop Sacrifice Vaal Fragments or Vaal Skill Gems.

Gems

  • No effect (other than adding the corrupted property).
  • Add or subtract one level. Max level gems can exceed their normal maximum this way. A corrupted gem at the normal maximum will not continue to gain experience.
  • Add or subtract 1-10 quality. Gems can have up to 23% quality this way.
  • Change the gem to its corresponding Vaal Gem.

Jewels

  • No effect (other than adding the corrupted property).
  • Add a special Vaal implicit mod.
  • Turn it into a rare or a Vaal-exclusive unique jewel with the same base item.

Strongboxes

When using Vaal Orbs on a Strongbox some or all of the items within the Strongbox will become corrupted. Note that unidentified items cannot be corrupted.

Flasks

Flasks cannot be corrupted.

List of item corrupted implicit modifiers

Mod Level" Label Axe
1H
Axe
2H
Bow
Claw
Dag
Mace
1H
Scpt
Mace
2H
Stff
Swrd
1H
Swrd
Rapr
Swrd
2H
Wand
Fish.
Amlt
Ring
Belt
Quiv
Shld
Helm
Armr
Glvs
Boot
Jwls
1 +(35–60) Armour while stationary
31 +(61–138) Armour while stationary
75 +(139–322) Armour while stationary
1 Adds (3–4) to (7–8) Cold Damage to Spells and Attacks
31 Adds (6–9) to (13–16) Cold Damage to Spells and Attacks
81 Adds (12–16) to (24–28) Cold Damage to Spells and Attacks
1 Adds (6–8) to (13–15) Cold Damage to Bow Attacks
31 Adds (14–18) to (27–32) Cold Damage to Bow Attacks
75 Adds (21–25) to (39–44) Cold Damage to Bow Attacks
1 +(35–60) Global Evasion Rating while moving
31 +(61–138) Global Evasion Rating while moving
75 +(139–322) Global Evasion Rating while moving
1 Adds (3–5) to (7–8) Fire Damage to Spells and Attacks
31 Adds (7–10) to (15–18) Fire Damage to Spells and Attacks
82 Adds (13–18) to (28–33) Fire Damage to Spells and Attacks
1 Adds (8–10) to (15–18) Fire Damage to Bow Attacks
31 Adds Adds (17–22) to (33–39) Fire Damage to Bow Attack
75 Adds Adds (21–28) to (42–49) Fire Damage to Bow Attacks
1 Adds 1 to (14–15) Lightning Damage to Spells and Attacks
31 Adds (1–2) to (27–28) Lightning Damage to Spells and Attacks
83 Adds (1–5) to (50–52) Lightning Damage to Spells and Attacks
1 Adds (1–2) to (27–28) Lightning Damage to Bow Attacks
31 Adds (2–5) to (58–61) Lightning Damage to Bow Attack
75 Adds (2–6) to (72–76) Lightning Damage to Bow Attacks
1 (8–10)% increased Area of Effect
75 Bow Attacks fire an additional Arrow
80 Skills Chain +1 times
60 +(20–25)% to Critical Strike Multiplier during any Flask Effect
60 You can apply an additional Curse
1 (3–5)% additional Physical Damage Reduction while stationary
1 Skills fire an additional Projectile
56 Grants Level 21 Anger Skill
1 (8–10)% increased Attack Speed
1 Cannot be Blinded
1 (4–5)% Chance to Block
1 You can catch Corrupted Fish
85 Bleeding cannot be inflicted on you
60 Cannot be Ignited
60 Cannot be Poisoned
1 (10–20)% increased Cast Speed
1 20% chance to cause Bleeding on Hit
(30–40)% increased Attack Damage against Bleeding Enemies
1 (4–6)% chance to Dodge Attack Hits
1 (5–7)% chance to gain an Endurance Charge when you Stun an Enemy
1 (10–15)% chance to Fortify on Melee hit
1 (9–11)% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
1 (10–15)% chance to gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on Kill
1 (5–7)% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike
1 (10–15)% chance to gain Unholy Might for 3 seconds on Kill
1 (4–6)% chance to Dodge Spell Hits
56 Grants Level 21 Clarity Skill
50 0.5% of Cold Damage Leeched as Life
56 Grants Level 23 Conductivity Skill
30 Curse Enemies with Level (10–12) Despair on Hit
30 Curse Enemies with Level (10–12) Elemental Weakness on Hit
30 Curse Enemies with Level (10–12) Enfeeble on Hit
30 Curse Enemies with Level (10–12) Temporal Chains on Hit
30 Curse Enemies with Level (10–12) Vulnerability on Hit
56 Grants Level 23 Despair Skill
56 Grants Level 23 Determination Skill
56 Grants Level 23 Discipline Skill
60 (6–10)% chance to Dodge Attack Hits while moving
60 (6–10)% chance to Dodge Spell Hits while moving
1 (8–10)% additional Block Chance while Dual Wielding
1 Damage Penetrates (8–10)% Elemental Resistances
50 0.5% of Fire Damage Leeched as Life
1 (5–10)% increased Quantity of Fish Caught
1 (5–10)% increased Rarity of Fish Caught
56 Grants Level 23 Flammability Skill
56 Grants Level 23 Frostbite Skill
1 Gain a Frenzy Charge after Spending a total of 200 Mana
1 +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
1 +(25–30)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
56 Grants Level 23 Grace Skill
56 Grants Level 21 Haste Skill
56 Grants Level 21 Hatred Skill
1 (15–20)% increased Area of Effect
1 (25–30)% increased Area of Effect
60 Attacks have +(0.5–0.8)% to Critical Strike Chance
1 (8–10)% increased Attack Speed
60 (8–12)% increased Attack Speed during any Flask Effect
40 (30–40)% increased Burning Damage
1 (8–10)% increased Cast Speed
60 (8–12)% increased Cast Speed during any Flask Effect
40 (25–30)% increased Effect of Chill
1 (35–40)% increased Critical Strike Chance during any Flask Effect
1 (40–50)% increased Damage
1 (50–60)% increased Damage over Time
1 (12–15)% increased Skill Effect Duration
1 (8–10)% increased maximum Energy Shield
1 (15–25)% increased Global Physical Damage
1 (6–8)% increased maximum Life
1 (1.6–2)% of Life Regenerated per second
60 (8–12)% increased Movement Speed during any Flask Effect
40 Projectiles deal (20–25)% increased Damage for each time they have Chained
40 Projectiles deal (8–10)% increased Damage for each Enemy Pierced
40 (25–30)% increased Effect of Shock
60 Spells have +(0.5–0.8)% to Critical Strike Chance
1 +2 to Level of Socketed Cold Gems
1 +2 to Level of Socketed Fire Gems
1 +2 to Level of Socketed Lightning Gems
50 0.5% of Lightning Damage Leeched as Life
1 Adds (1–2) to (3–5) Chaos Damage
31 Adds (6–8) to (11–13) Chaos Damage
84 Adds (8–11) to (19–23) Chaos Damage
1 Adds (6–8) to (13–15) Cold Damage
31 Adds (14–18) to (27–32) Cold Damage
84 Adds (17–23) to (24–40) Cold Damage
1 Adds (8–11) to (17–20) Cold Damage
31 Adds (19–23) to (31–38) Cold Damage
84 Adds (22–28) to (39–47) Cold Damage
1 Adds (8–10) to (15–18) Fire Damage
31 Adds (17–22) to (33–39) Fire Damage
84 Adds (21–28) to (40–48) Fire Damage
1 Adds (10–15) to (20–23) Fire Damage
31 Adds (23–27) to (34–43) Fire Damage
84 Adds (27–34) to (45–53) Fire Damage
1 Adds (1–2) to (27–28) Lightning Damage
31 Adds (2–5) to (58–61) Lightning Damage
84 Adds (2–6) to (72–76) Lightning Damage
1 Adds (2–3) to (30–34) Lightning Damage
31 Adds (3–6) to (63–72) Lightning Damage
84 Adds (4–8) to (89–92) Lightning Damage
1 Adds 1 to 2 Physical Damage
31 Adds (3–4) to (5–7) Physical Damage
84 Adds (5–7) to (10–12) Physical Damage
1 Adds 1 to (2–3) Physical Damage
31 Adds (4–5) to (6–8) Physical Damage
84 Adds (8–9) to (11–13) Physical Damage
1 +(4–5)% Chance to Block
1 (3–5)% increased Attack Speed
1 (5–7)% increased Attack Speed
70 (5–7)% increased Attack Speed
1 (3–5)% increased Attack Speed
1 (12–15)% increased Cast Speed
1 (14–18)% increased Critical Strike Chance
1 (14–18)% increased Critical Strike Chance
1 (14–18)% increased Critical Strike Chance
1 (10–15)% increased Physical Damage
85 (16–20)% increased Physical Damage
1 (10–15)% increased Physical Damage
85 (16–20)% increased Physical Damage
1 (50–60)% increased Spell Damage
1 +(1–2) to Weapon range
40 +(4–6) Mana gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
60 +1 to Maximum Endurance Charges
60 +1 to Maximum Frenzy Charges
60 +1 to Maximum Power Charges
60 +1% to maximum Block Chance
80 +1% to all maximum Resistances
1 (8–10)% increased Movement Speed
1 Gain (8–12)% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage
1 Gain (8–12)% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
1 Gain (8–12)% of Physical Damage as Extra Lightning Damage
60 (6–8)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage
60 (6–8)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Fire Damage
60 (6–8)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage
60 (6–8)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Chaos Damage
1 Point Blank
56 Grants Level 23 Purity of Fire Skill
56 Grants Level 23 Purity of Ice Skill
56 Grants Level 23 Purity of Lightning Skill
56 Grants Level 21 Purity of Elements Skill
45 (4–6)% reduced Chaos Damage taken
45 (4–6)% reduced Cold Damage taken
20 (4–6)% reduced Area Damage taken from Hits
20 (4–6)% reduced Damage taken from Projectiles
45 (4–6)% reduced Fire Damage taken
45 (4–6)% reduced Lightning Damage taken
20 You take 50% reduced Extra Damage from Critical Strikes
60 100 Life Regenerated per second while moving
40 Resolute Technique
1 Socketed Skill Gems get a 90% Mana Multiplier
1 Socketed Gems are supported by Level 10 Additional Accuracy
1 Socketed Gems are supported by Level 10 Blind
1 Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 1 Blood Magic
1 Socketed Gems are supported by Level 10 Faster Projectiles
1 Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 10 Fortify
1 Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 10 Life Gain On Hit
1 Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 10 Onslaught
1 Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 10 Reduced Mana
1 (20–24)% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
45 Grants Level 21 Wrath Skill
20 +2 to Level of Socketed Duration Gems
20 +2 to Level of Socketed AoE Gems
20 +2 to Level of Socketed Aura Gems
20 +2 to Level of Socketed Curse Gems
20 +2 to Level of Socketed Trap or Mine Gems
20 +2 to Level of Socketed Warcry Gems
20 +2 to Level of Socketed Projectile Gems
1 (4–6)% increased maximum Life
1 (4–6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
60 (20–30)% increased Rarity of Items found
84 (3–5)% increased Quantity of Items found
45 Wrath has (15–20)% increased Aura Effect
45 Anger has (15–20)% increased Aura Effect
45 Hatred has (15–20)% increased Aura Effect
45 Determination has (15–20)% increased Aura Effect
45 Discipline has (15–20)% increased Aura Effect
45 Grace has (15–20)% increased Aura Effect
1 (4–6)% increased Intelligence
(4–6)% increased Dexterity
1 (4–6)% increased Dexterity
(4–6)% increased Strength
1 (4–6)% increased Strength
(4–6)% increased Intelligence
1 +(14–16)% to all Elemental Resistances
33 Corrupted Blood cannot be inflicted on you
40 You cannot be Hindered
1 (5–7)% increased Effect of non-Damaging Ailments on Enemies
1 (4–5)% increased Area of Effect
1 (8–10)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
1 (4–5)% increased Damage
40 You cannot be Maimed
1 Minions deal (4–5)% increased Damage
1 1% reduced Mana Reserved
60 You cannot be Cursed with Silence

Achievements

Using a Vaal Orb on an item can earn the following achievements:

Name Description
Dream Enrichment
Dream Enrichment achievement icon.jpg
Corrupt a map into a Vaal Temple map.
Full Spectrum
Full Spectrum achievement icon.jpg
Corrupt an item to have a white socket.
Identity Corruption
Identity Corruption achievement icon.jpg
Corrupt an item to have a new implicit mod.
Hostile Territory
Hostile Territory achievement icon.jpg
Corrupt a map to have eight mods.
Virtue Corruption
Virtue Corruption achievement icon.jpg
Corrupt a skill gem into a Vaal skill gem.
Imperfections
Imperfections achievement icon.jpg
Corrupt a Unique Jewel into a different Unique Jewel

Version history

Version Changes
3.3.0
  • Added new corrupted implicits which can appear on items corrupted by Vaal Orbs, bringing the total to approximately 176. Many of the old implicits were buffed or moved to different items, and some were disabled. Generally, corrupted implicits are now more powerful on average.
1.1.1
  • Vaal Orbs can now generate more corrupted implicit mods than before.
1.1.0d
  • Fixed a problem that would allow a 0% quality gem to reach 23% quality with one Vaal Orb.
1.1.0
  • Added a new currency item: Vaal Orb. It corrupts a target item, modifying it unpredictably. Once an item is corrupted, further currency cannot be applied to it. This includes restoring imprints. There are many possible outcomes of corruption, some of which may be undesirable. Consider its use carefully!

References

  1. Chris (March 4, 2014). "1.1.0 Patch Notes - Sacrifice of the Vaal". Official Path of Exile Forums.
  2. chris_wilson (July 16, 2015). "Chris Wilson on chances of corrupting White Sockets". Path of Exile Subreddit. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  3. chris_wilson. "Secret Info From San Fransisco Meetup". Path of Exile Subreddit.
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcTHWAFWgQQ
  5. https://www.reddit.com/r/pathofexile/comments/abml2e/psa_obtaining_vaal_temple_through_corruption_is/