How to Use Chance Orb Recipe in Path of Exile

Hello, Good News! Welcome to another article about Path of Exile, the popular online action RPG game. In this article, we will talk about one of the most useful currency items in the game: the Orb of Chance. We will explain what it is, how to get it, how to use it, and what are the benefits and risks of using it. We will also answer some frequently asked questions about the Orb of Chance recipe. So, if you want to learn more about this topic, keep reading!

The Orb of Chance is a currency item that can be used to upgrade a normal item to a random rarity. This means that you can use it on any white item and get a magic, rare, or even a unique item in return. However, the chance of getting a unique item is very low, and depends on the item base type and the unique item tier. The Orb of Chance can also be used in some vendor recipes to get other currency items or unique items.

How to Get Orb of Chance

There are several ways to get Orb of Chance in Path of Exile. Here are some of the most common ones:

Killing Monsters and Opening Chests

The simplest way to get Orb of Chance is to kill monsters and open chests in any area. The Orb of Chance can drop from any monster or chest, regardless of the area level or difficulty. However, the drop rate is not very high, so you may need to farm for a while before you get enough orbs.

Trading with Other Players

Another way to get Orb of Chance is to trade with other players. You can use the official trade site or a third-party tool like poe.trade to find players who are selling Orb of Chance for other currency items or items that you need. You can also sell your own items or currency for Orb of Chance if you have something valuable that other players want.

Buying from Vendors

You can also buy Orb of Chance from some vendors in the game. Clarissa (Act 3 and 8), Petarus and Vanja (Act 4 and 9), Lani (Act 5, 10 and Epilogue), and Yeena (Act 7) sell one Orb of Chance for one Orb of Fusing. However, this is not a very efficient way to get Orb of Chance, as Orb of Fusing is more valuable and useful than Orb of Chance in most cases.

Using Vendor Recipes

The most reliable way to get Orb of Chance is to use vendor recipes. Vendor recipes are special combinations of items that you can sell to any vendor in exchange for a specific item or currency. There are several vendor recipes that give you Orb of Chance as a result. Here are some examples:

  • Sell two identified rare items with the same name for one Orb of Chance.
  • Sell one normal, one magic, one rare, and one unique item with the same base type for five Orbs of Chance.
  • Sell a full set of rare items with item level between 1 and 59 for one Orb of Chance. A full set consists of two rings, one amulet, one belt, one helmet, one body armour, one pair of gloves, one pair of boots, and one weapon (or two weapons if dual wielding or using a shield).
  • Sell a full set of rare items with item level between 1 and 59, all unidentified or all 20% quality, for two Orbs of Chance.
  • Sell a full set of rare items with item level between 1 and 59, all unidentified and all 20% quality, for three Orbs of Chance.

How to Use Orb of Chance

Once you have some Orbs of Chance, you can use them on any normal item that you want to upgrade. To do this, right-click on the orb and then left-click on the item. The item will change its rarity randomly, and you will see the result on your screen.

Using Orb of Chance on Normal Items

The most common use of Orb of Chance is to upgrade normal items to higher rarities. This can be useful if you want to craft a specific rare item with good mods or if you want to try your luck at getting a unique item. However, there are some things that you should consider before using an Orb of Chance on a normal item:

  • The chance of getting a unique item is very low, and depends on the item base type and the unique item tier. For example, using an Orb of Chance on a Glorious Plate has a higher chance of giving you a Kaom’s Heart than using it on a Chainmail Vest, because Glorious Plate has fewer unique items in its pool and Kaom’s Heart is a low-tier unique item. You can check the list of unique items and their tiers on the Path of Exile wiki or other sites.
  • The chance of getting a rare item is higher than getting a unique item, but still not guaranteed. You may end up with a magic item or even another normal item if you are unlucky. The quality of the rare item is also random, and may not be suitable for your build or playstyle.
  • The mods of the upgraded item are also random, and may not be what you want or need. You can use other currency items like Orb of Alteration, Orb of Alchemy, Chaos Orb, or Exalted Orb to change the mods of the item, but this will cost you more resources and time.
  • The item level of the upgraded item is the same as the original item. This means that the item may not be able to roll some mods that require a higher item level. For example, if you use an Orb of Chance on a normal item with item level 50, you will not be able to get mods that require item level 75 or higher, even if you upgrade it to a rare or unique item.

Using Orb of Chance in Vendor Recipes

Another use of Orb of Chance is to use it in some vendor recipes to get other currency items or unique items. Here are some examples:

  • Sell an Onyx Amulet, a rare item with 1%+ quality, and an Orb of Chance for a Hyrri’s Bite. Hyrri’s Bite is a unique Sharktooth Arrow Quiver that grants life gain on hit, cold damage, attack speed, and area of effect.
  • Sell a normal Sapphire Ring, a normal Topaz Ring, and an Orb of Chance for a Prismatic Ring. A Prismatic Ring is a rare ring that grants +8% to all elemental resistances.
  • Sell 5x Orb of Chance for 1x Orb of Scouring. An Orb of Scouring is a currency item that can be used to remove all mods from a magic or rare item, making it normal again.

Benefits and Risks of Using Orb of Chance

Using Orb of Chance can have some benefits and risks depending on how you use it and what you expect from it. Here are some of them:

Benefits

  • You can get a unique item that you want or need for your build or collection. Some unique items are very powerful, rare, or expensive, and using an Orb of Chance may be the only way to get them. For example, if you want to get a Headhunter, a unique Leather Belt that grants you the mods of slain enemies for 20 seconds, you can use an Orb of Chance on any normal Leather Belt and hope for the best.
  • You can get a rare item that has good mods or potential for crafting. Some rare items can have better mods than unique items or suit your build better. Using an Orb of Chance can give you a chance to get such an item, and then you can use other currency items to improve it further.
  • You can save some currency items by using an Orb of Chance instead of other methods. For example, if you want to get a rare Prismatic Ring, you can use an Orb of Chance on a normal Sapphire Ring and a normal Topaz Ring instead of using an Orb of Alchemy on each ring and then using an Orb of Regret to combine them.

Risks

  • You can waste your Orbs of Chance by getting nothing useful or valuable. The chance of getting a unique item is very low, and the chance of getting a good rare item is also not guaranteed. You may end up with a lot of trash items that are not worth keeping or selling.
  • You can lose your original item by using an Orb of Chance on it. If you use an Orb of Chance on an item that has some value or usefulness, you may regret it if you get something worse or unwanted. For example, if you use an Orb of Chance on a normal Astral Plate with 6 linked sockets, you may lose the sockets if you get a magic or rare item with fewer sockets.
  • You can miss out on other opportunities by using an Orb of Chance instead of other methods. For example, if you want to get a rare Prismatic Ring, you may be better off using an Orb of Alchemy on each ring and then using an Essence or Fossil to craft them with specific mods before combining them with an Orb of Regret.

FAQs about Orb of Chance

In this section, we will answer some of the most common questions that players have about Orb of Chance and its recipe. If you have any other questions, feel free to leave a comment below or check out our other articles.

What is the best item to use Orb of Chance on?

There is no definitive answer to this question, as it depends on your personal preference, luck, and budget. However, some general tips are:

  • Use Orb of Chance on items that have a high chance of giving you a valuable or useful unique item. For example, using an Orb of Chance on a normal Occultist’s Vestment can give you a Shavronne’s Wrappings, a unique body armour that allows you to use low life builds without dying to chaos damage.
  • Use Orb of Chance on items that have a low chance of giving you a bad or useless unique item. For example, using an Orb of Chance on a normal Leather Belt can give you a Headhunter, but it can also give you a Wurm’s Molt, a unique belt that has very low stats and no special effects.
  • Use Orb of Chance on items that have good base types or implicit mods for your build. For example, using an Orb of Chance on a normal Opal Ring can give you a rare ring with high elemental damage or resistance, which can be useful for many builds.

How many Orbs of Chance do I need to get a unique item?

The exact number of Orbs of Chance that you need to get a unique item is unknown, as it is determined by a random number generator (RNG). However, some players have estimated the average number of Orbs of Chance that you need to get a specific unique item based on their experience and data. You can find some of these estimates on the Path of Exile wiki or other sites. However, keep in mind that these are only averages, and your actual results may vary greatly.

Can I use Orb of Chance on corrupted items?

No, you cannot use Orb of Chance on corrupted items. Corrupted items are items that have been modified by Vaal Orbs or corrupted areas, and have a red background and text. Corrupted items cannot be modified by any currency items except for Divine Orbs and Blessed Orbs. If you try to use an Orb of Chance on a corrupted item, you will get an error message saying “Item is corrupted”.

Can I use Orb of Chance on influenced items?

Yes, you can use Orb of Chance on influenced items. Influenced items are items that have been affected by the influence of the Shaper, the Elder, or the Conquerors of the Atlas, and have a special symbol and border on their icon. Influenced items can have special mods that are exclusive to their influence type. If you use an Orb of Chance on an influenced item, the item will retain its influence and may gain some influenced mods.

Can I use Orb of Chance on gem-cutters prisms?

No, you cannot use Orb of Chance on gem-cutters prisms. Gem-cutters prisms are currency items that can be used to increase the quality of a gem by 1%. They are not normal items that can be upgraded by Orbs of Chance. If you try to use an Orb of Chance on a gem-cutters prism, you will get an error message saying “Invalid target item”.

Can I use Orb of Chance on maps?

Yes, you can use Orb of Chance on maps. Maps are items that can be used to access new areas in the endgame. They have different tiers, rarities, and mods that affect their difficulty and rewards. If you use an Orb of Chance on a map, the map will change its rarity randomly and may gain some mods. However, this is not recommended, as there are better ways to craft maps with other currency items.

Can I use Orb of Chance on flasks?

Yes, you can use Orb of Chance on flasks. Flasks are items that can be used to restore life, mana, or other resources during combat. They have different base types, rarities, and mods that affect their effects and duration. If you use an Orb of Chance on a flask, the flask will change its rarity randomly and may gain some mods.

Can I use Orb of Chance on jewels?

Yes, you can use Orb of Chance on jewels. Jewels are items that can be socketed into the passive skill tree or cluster jewels to grant various bonuses or modifiers. They have different base types, rarities, and mods that affect their effects and requirements. If you use an Orb of Chance on a jewel, the jewel will change its rarity randomly and may gain some mods.

Can I use Orb of Chance on cluster jewels?

Yes, you can use Orb of Chance on cluster jewels. Cluster jewels are special jewels that can be socketed into the outermost sockets of the passive skill tree to create new passive skill clusters. They have different base types, rarities, mods, and enchantments that affect their effects and size. If you use an Orb of Chance on a cluster jewel, the cluster jewel will change its rarity randomly and may gain some mods or enchantments.

Can I use Orb of Chance on breachstones?

No, you cannot use Orb of Chance on breachstones. Breachstones are items that can be used to access the domains of the Breachlords in the endgame. They have different tiers and rarities that affect their difficulty and rewards. They are not normal items that can be upgraded by Orbs of Chance. If you try to use an Orb of Chance on a breachstone, you will get an error message saying “Invalid target item”.

Conclusion

We hope that this article has helped you understand more about Orb of Chance and its recipe in Path of Exile. Orb of Chance is a currency item that can be used to upgrade a normal item to a random rarity, with a very low chance of getting a unique item. It can also be used in some vendor recipes to get other currency items or unique items. Using Orb of Chance can have some benefits and risks depending on how you use it and what you expect from it.

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