Path of Exile is a game about items. There are many items in Path of Exile, the currency is one of them. The PoE currency revolves around a variety of different orbs and scrolls. Each currency item serves a specific function in the crafting and enhancement of a character’s equipment, or allowing restructuring of the character’s passive skill tree in the case of the Orb of Regret. The following post is a guide of PoE Chaos and Exalted Orbs.
PoE Chaos orbs: Effect and Purpose
Rare gear can fill up the six modifiers with Exalted Orbs, which add a random affix to Rare items. Meanwhile, Chaos Orbs reroll a Rare item’s modifiers. These two orbs, when used wisely, can make a Rare item significantly better.
There is the Chaos Orb that’s useful for a Rare item you’d find helpful but has undesirable modifiers. You can change the affixes until they become suited for your build. Yes, over and over again since the result will be random. Aside from randomizing the affixes, the number of affixes is also randomized, so it’s not recommended to use Chaos Orbs after using an Exalted Orb unless you want to reroll on purpose.
Using Your Exalted Orbs Right
Meanwhile, you should use Exalted Orbs on your Rare item that has less than six affixes. You can use it directly, but the affix your gear will receive is at random, so hopefully, it adds a modifier that’s helpful to your build. If not, then you’ll have to deal with it, otherwise, if you don’t mind playing another game of chance, reroll with a Chaos Orb.
Now, if you’re not the type to take chances, you can choose to use your Exalted Orbs in Mastercrafting. This means having one of the forsaken masters put a signature modifier on an item. It’s a special kind of modifier called a meta-crafting modifier, which affects how modifiers behave. A Rare item Mastercrafted by Elreon can have the meta-crafting modifier (“Can Have Multiple Crafted Mods”) allowing it to have more than one crafted mod for the price of two Exalted Orbs.
Lastly, if you think you can’t use Chaos Orbs and Exalted Orbs for crafting, you can use them as currencies instead, which is how the player base mostly sees them. Chaos Orbs are useful for buying low to mid-tier items, while PoE Exalted orbs are for more sought-after ones. Bear in mind that don’t let your rare equipment be mediocre.