Rare is the gear tier that most players rely on. It’s not as difficult to acquire as Unique items, and they have much better stats than Magic items. once again, they’re not perfect. Then again, in a dungeon crawler where gear drops and their stats are at random, nothing is. 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.
Going for Rare Items
What sets Rare items apart from Magic ones, apart from the better base stats, is the number of affixes it can have. Unlike the latter, Rare items can have up to six affixes: three prefixes and three suffixes.
However, Rare gear doesn’t naturally come with six modifiers. Instead, gears that get an upgrade to Rare with the Regal Orb, which turns a Magic item to Rare, will have two to three modifiers. On the other hand, a Rare item gained with the Orb of Chance that upgrades a Normal item to random rarity, including Rare, and Orb of Alchemy, which enhances Normal gear to a Rare one, both have four modifiers.
Chaos Orb: Effect and Purpose
Rare gear can then 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. Now, that’s a bargain!
Lastly, I usually grind a lot first days of a new League, buy chaos orbs from U4gm.com marketplace to get me started,and earn like 500 Exalted Orbs in 2 weeks by just farming Atziri for her loot.