I wrote this little guide about PoE Orbs, perhaps it's can be value for beginners - but you must remember about one thing, I'm noob too - so this is text about Orbs from noobs to noobs :-)... (read more)
I wrote this little guide about PoE Orbs, perhaps it's can be value for beginners - but you must remember about one thing, I'm noob too - so this is text about Orbs from noobs to noobs :-)
1) Scroll of Wisdom
Scroll of Wisdom is an orb primarily for beginners players, advanced players do not even raise it from the ground (This orb is really cheap). What does scroll of wisdom do?
Ofc you can collect and tradethem for any other orbs, but their price is really low.
But primarly you can identify possible gear upgrades ;-)
2) Portal Scroll
You should always have some of them to allow you portalling back, but still it's for beginners only and it is another very cheap orb
3) Armourer’s Scrap
Pro players still ignore them, but Armourer’s Scrap can be used to upgrade your own gear, or to increase your evasion bonuses or energy shield (or armor)
4) Blacksmith’s Whetstone
Similar with Armourer’s Scrap, but Blacksmith’s Whetstone can be used to weapon. You can collect them for trade, upgrade your own weapon or upgrade weapon for sale
5) Orb of Augmentation
This orb is quite interesting, the Orb of Augmentation adds a new property to magical items (affix) You can use them to craft low level high damage weapons for leveling
6) Orb of Transmutation
You can use this orb to improve normal item to a magic item. You can trade with this orb
7) Orb of Alteration
With this orb you can change affix on magic quality item. Probably Orb of Alternation is the most popular low level Orb.
8) Silver Coin
Usually silver coin is used to get prophecies from Navali, in my opinion it is really good idea collecting them and trade for other Orbs.
9) Chromatic Orb
It's simple, you can use Chromatic orb to change sockets collors on items.
10) Glassblower's Bauble
You can use this glass orb to improve quality of a flask. I use this piece of glass for trade with other players.
11) Orb of Alchemy
you can use it to transmute a normal item (normal quality) into a rare item. After all you can sell rare item.
12) Orb of Chance
this orb is a currency item, you can used them to upgrade a piece of normal equipment to another, random rare item.
13) Orb of Regret
You can use this orb to gain one passive skill refund point.
14) Jeweller's Orb
This Orb is really interesting, Jeweller's orb can be used to re-roll the number of sockets on a weapon, or piece of armour also
15) Orb of Fusing
Use this orb to re-roll links between a sockets on your weapon or some piece of armour. what is important, that the colour and number of sockets stay the same.
16) Chaos orb
Chaos and Exalted orbs are two of my favourite orbs, I use them always if I need to buy or sell something. You can used Chaos orb to change (reroll) the random modifiers on a piece of rare items.
You can buy Chaos Orbs here: Chaos orbs
17) Gemcutter's Prism
You can use Gemcutter's Prism to improve the quality of a gem. That is really important, Each Gemcutter's Prism will always raise the quality by one percent.
18) Orb of Scouring
You can do a lot of things with this orb, it can be used to delete all modifiers from a magic or rare items. Several modifiers are not removed such as: sockets, modifiers, quality.
19) Regal Orb
You can use Regal to change a piece of magic equipment to rare piece of magic equipment. You have to know: The current modifiers are all retained, but one new (random) affix is added.
That's sound great for me :-)
20) Vaal Orb
In my opinion, this orb starts with a list of valuable orbs (bypassing chaos orb).
This orb modifies objects in an unpredictable and random way, the result is never known.
NOTE: After using the Vaal Orb on an object, you can not use other orbs on it later
21) Blessed Orb
A Blessed orb can be used to re-roll values of the implicit modifiers on a piece of equipment.
useless orb for beginners, just sell / trade it
22) Cartographer's Chisel
If I remember correctly this orb was added in the PoE Atlas of Worlds patch, use it to improve the quality of your maps
23) Divine Orb
Divine Orb can be used to re-roll the values of all random explicit modifiers on a piece of equipment
24) Exalted Orb
My favourite, best and No. 1 orb is a Exalted Orb - most popular Orb in PoE. There is only one more valuable orb, and you'll read about it later. Primary Exalted orb can be used to enhance a piece of rare equipment with a new random affix, but this is primary currency.
You can buy Exalted Orbs here: Exalted Orbs
25) Mirror of Kalandra
Most valuable orb, least frequently encountered and has cool properties. When you look at the PoE logo, you will see that it is a Mirror of Kalandra.
You can use the Mirror of Kalandra to create a duplicate of any rare item (or map).
NOTE: Item can not be corrupted
You can buy Mirror of Kalandra at Buy Mirror of Kalandra