Path of Exile recipes

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We already explained in the Path of Exile review that in this indie action rpg there is no gold or any equivalent money to buy items or trade with other players. Instead, there is a variety of orbs and other items known as currency items. In PoE, currency items have a low chance to drop -lower the more power they nave-, but they can also be obtained through the trade screens at vendors.

–> Are you looking for quest rewards? Then check our Path of Exile quest rewards!

Most vendors offer some of the less powerful orbs at their buy screens, but there is also a wide array of secret recipes: for those you have to offer in the sell screen certain items and the vendor will offer you an orb that has a value much higher than what you would have got selling the items separately. And, luckily, here’s the compilation of such secret recipes!

Quick navigation:

  • Scrolls and utility orbs
    • Orb of Regret/Scouring, Mirror of Kalandra, Portal Scroll and Scroll of Wisdom
  • Socket altering
    • Jeweller’s/Chromatic Orb and Orb of Fusing
  • Quality improvement
    • Armourer’s Scrap, Blacksmith’s Whetstone, Cartographer’s Chisel, Gemcutter’s Prism and Glassblower’s Bauble
  • Magic altering
    • Orb of Transmutation / Alteration / Augmentation / Alchemy / Chance and Chaos / Exalted / Regal / Divine / Blessed Orb

Let’s start with scrolls and orbs that don’t alter items.

Scrolls and utility orbs

Orb of Regret gives a skill refund point and the Orb of Scouring turns an item into white -this is useful if you have a powerful item with good sockets and want to turn it white so you can apply some orbs into it. Mirror of Kalandra is the most powerful orb in the game and its purpose is to duplicate an item -even uniques.

Utility Orbs and scrolls
Result item Ingredients (1 row = 1 recipe)
Downgrade skill gem by 1 level 1x Skill gem + 1x Orb of Scouring
Upgrade map by 1 level 3x map of the same type. Resulting rarity depends on the rarity of maps used
Orb of Regret [vendor's buy screen] 2x Orb of Scouring
Orb of Scouring [vendor's buy screen] 4x Orb of Chance
Any rare item with 2 affixes. This can only be created by using a Regal Orb on a one-affix magic item.
Mirror of Kalandra Yet undiscovered – leave a comment if you know it!
Portal Scroll 15x white items
[vendor's buy screen] 3x Wisdom Scroll
Scroll of Wisdom 20x Scroll Fragment
1x Portal Scroll
2x 1x Armourer’s Scrap
4x 1x Blacksmith’s Whetstone
1x Orb of Alteration
1x Orb of Transmutation

Socket Altering

These ones are orbs that modify the sockets of an item: Jeweller’s rerolls the number of sockets, Chromatic the color of the existing ones and Fusing’s the socket links.

Orbs to reroll sockets
Result item Ingredients (1 row = 1 recipe)
Jeweller’s Orb Orb of Fusing + Chromatic Orb
[vendor's buy screen] 2x Orb of Alteration
7x Item with 6 sockets
Chromatic Orb Item with a socket of each color and all three linked*
[vendor's buy screen] 3x Jeweller’s Orb
Orb of Fusing [vendor's buy screen] 4x Jeweller’s Orb

*It can have more sockets, linked or not.

Quality improvement

These are the orbs that improve the quality of items, the purpose of each one is obvious if you look into the ingredients -for example, Cartographer’s Chisel is an orb that improves maps, and as such is made with maps (the ones you usually don’t want).

Most of the time these orbs have higher effect on lower quality items; that is, an item with no quality may get +2% or +4% with the first orbs used on it.

Note that these recipes do not work with identified non-normal items due to recipe priorities.

Orbs to improve quality
Result item Ingredients (1 row = 1 recipe)
Armourer’s Scrap Single armor item with +20% quality
Multiple armor items that sum +40% quality
[vendor's buy screen] 1x Blacksmith’s Whetstone
Blacksmith’s Whetstone Single weapon with +20% quality
Multiple weapons that sum +40% quality
[vendor's buy screen] 3x Armourer’s Scrap
Cartographer’s Chisel Single map with +20% quality
Multiple maps that sum +40% quality
Gemcutter’s Prism Single skill gem with +20% quality
Multiple skill gems that sum +40% quality
Glassblower’s Bauble Single flask with +20% quality
Multiple flasks that sum +40% quality
[vendor's buy screen] 8x Blacksmith’s Whetstone

Magic alteration

And, lastly, here is the more complex table that englobes all the item modifying -add magic properties, reroll items, turn whites into blue/yellow, etc.

Note that for the sake of formula complexity, this table is sorted taking the ingredients into account and not the result item. This way you can quickly see what can you add to what you currently have to get a more powerful orb and decide if it’s worth your effort.

Orbs that grant or reroll magic properties
Result item Ingredients (1 row = 1 recipe)
Orb of Transmutation 20x Transmutation Shards
[vendor's buy screen] 7x Portal Scroll
2x Exalted Orb Mirror of Kalandra
Orb of Alteration 20x Alteration Shard
[vendor's buy screen] 4x Orb of Augmentation
Orb of Augmentation Item with 6 magic mods
[vendor's buy screen] 4x Orb of Transmutation
Normal + Magic + Rare of the same type
2x Normal + Magic + Rare of the same type & unidentified
Orb of Chance 2x rare items with the same name
1x Orb of Fusing
Full rare item set*. Level of lowest-level item: 1 to 59
2x Previous formula, but items must be unidentified or 20% quality
3x Previous formula, but items must be unidentified and 20% quality
5x Normal + Magic + Rare + Unique of the same base item type
Orb of Alchemy 3x rare items with the same name
Normal + Magic + Rare (all 20% quality) of the same base item type
2x Normal + Magic + Rare (all 20% quality and unidentified) of the same base item type
Chaos Orb Full rare item set*. Level of lowest-level item: 60 to 74
2x Chaos Orb formula, but items must be unidentified or 20% quality
3x Chaos Orb formula, but items must be unidentified and 20% quality
Regal Orb Full rare item set*. Level of lowest-level item: 75 to 100
2x Regal Orb formula, but items must be unidentified or 20% quality
3x Regal Orb formula, but items must be unidentified and 20% quality
5x 1x Mirror of Kalandra
Divine Orb Item with 6 linked sockets.
1x Mirror of Kalandra
Blessed Orb Yet undiscovered – leave a comment if you know it!

A full item set is composed of any weapon combination that occupies both hands plus full body armor:

  • one 2-hand weapon OR two 1-hand weapons OR weapon+shield
  • helmet
  • armor(chest)
  • boots
  • gloves
  • belt
  • amulet
  • two rings

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3 comments to Path of Exile recipes

  1. Conall Ó Grib says:

    Mirror of Kalandra = 5 REGAL ORBS, 2 EXALTED ORBS, 1 DIVINE ORB

    the rest are all here:
    http://blackrabbit2999.blogspot.com/2012/12/path-

  2. Jake says:

    Someone said mirror is a combination of all other currency items not yet confirmed.

  3. Jake says:

    Someone said mirror is a combination of all other currency items not yet confirmed.

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