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This page is about the currency. For the divination card, see The Catalyst.

Catalysts are currency items that add quality to jewellery. Quality on jewellery instead improves the effect of the implicit and explicit modifiers of the specified type, depending on the modifier tags. Modifier tags can be viewed by enabling Advanced Mod Descriptions in the UI options, and then holding the Alt key (default, it matches the item highlight keybind) while mousing over the item.

Quality on jewellery also increases the odds of adding a mod of the matching type when using an Orb of AugmentationOrb of AugmentationStack Size: 30Augments a magic item with a new random modifierRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it. Magic items can have up to two random modifiers. The item's Catalyst quality increases the chance of applying a modifier which matches the quality type. Removes 2% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.
Shift click to unstack.
or Regal OrbRegal OrbStack Size: 10Upgrades a magic item to a rare itemRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it. Current modifiers are retained and a new one is added. The item's Catalyst quality increases the chance of applying a modifier which matches the quality type. Removes 5% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.
Shift click to unstack.
or Exalted OrbExalted OrbStack Size: 10Augments a rare item with a new random modifierRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it. Rare items can have up to six random modifiers. The item's Catalyst quality increases the chance of applying a modifier which matches the quality type. Removes 20% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.
Shift click to unstack.
or Elderslayer's Exalted Orb on the item, at the cost of reducing quality (2%, 5% and 20%, respectively). Similarly, quality will decrease the chances of removing a matching mod when using an Orb of AnnulmentOrb of AnnulmentStack Size: 20Removes a random modifier from an itemRight click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it. The item's Catalyst quality decreases the chance of removing a modifier which matches the quality type. Removes 20% Quality applied by Catalysts on use.
Shift click to unstack.
, also at the cost of reducing the quality by 20%..

Catalysts are acquired by defeating metamorphs in maps with organ parts that specify that they drop catalysts.

Using a different type of catalyst on an item that has quality will set the previous quality back.

In terms of item filter, catalyst are classified as Stackable Currency.[1]

List of catalysts

ItemDrop
Level
Stack
Size
Tab
Stack
Size
Effect(s)Help Text
Abrasive CatalystAbrasive CatalystStack Size: 10Adds quality that enhances Attack modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
1105000Adds quality that enhances Attack modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Accelerating CatalystAccelerating CatalystStack Size: 10Adds quality that enhances Speed modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
1105000Adds quality that enhances Speed modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Fertile CatalystFertile CatalystStack Size: 10Adds quality that enhances Life and Mana modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
1105000Adds quality that enhances Life and Mana modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Imbued CatalystImbued CatalystStack Size: 10Adds quality that enhances Caster modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
1105000Adds quality that enhances Caster modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Intrinsic CatalystIntrinsic CatalystStack Size: 10Adds quality that enhances Attribute modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
1105000Adds quality that enhances Attribute modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Noxious CatalystNoxious CatalystStack Size: 10Adds quality that enhances Physical and Chaos Damage modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
1105000Adds quality that enhances Physical and Chaos Damage modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Prismatic CatalystPrismatic CatalystStack Size: 10Adds quality that enhances Resistance modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
1105000Adds quality that enhances Resistance modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Tempering CatalystTempering CatalystStack Size: 10Adds quality that enhances Defence modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
1105000Adds quality that enhances Defence modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Turbulent CatalystTurbulent CatalystStack Size: 10Adds quality that enhances Elemental Damage modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
1105000Adds quality that enhances Elemental Damage modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Unstable CatalystUnstable CatalystStack Size: 10Adds quality that enhances Critical modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
1105000Adds quality that enhances Critical modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
Replaces other quality types
Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.

Vendor recipe

Result Recipes
1x random Catalyst
  • 3x Catalysts, all of same type

Version history

Version Changes
3.14.0
  • Added an Accelerating CatalystAccelerating CatalystStack Size: 10Adds quality that enhances Speed modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
    Replaces other quality types
    Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
    Shift click to unstack.
    , which adds quality that enhances Speed modifiers on a Ring, Amulet or Belt.
  • Added a Noxious CatalystNoxious CatalystStack Size: 10Adds quality that enhances Physical and Chaos Damage modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
    Replaces other quality types
    Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
    Shift click to unstack.
    , which adds quality that enhances Physical and Chaos Damage modifiers on a Ring, Amulet or Belt.
  • Added an Unstable CatalystUnstable CatalystStack Size: 10Adds quality that enhances Critical modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt
    Replaces other quality types
    Right click this item then left click a ring, amulet or belt to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity jewellery. The maximum quality is 20%.
    Shift click to unstack.
    , which adds quality that enhances Critical modifiers on a Ring, Amulet or Belt.
3.9.0
  • Introduced to the game

References

  1. Natalia_GGG (September 16, 2020). "Heist Patch Notes, Item Filter and Passive Tree Information". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved May 16, 2021.