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Harbinger's OrbStack Size: 20Reforges a map item as another of a higher tierRight click this item then left click a map to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Harbinger's Orb inventory icon.png
Area level: 1
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1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Stackable Currency
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Currency/CurrencyUpgradeMapTier

Harbinger's Orb is a currency item that can be used to reforge a map into another map of one tier higher

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

20Harbinger's ShardHarbinger's ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes a Harbinger's Orb.
Shift click to unstack.
3The JourneyThe Journey3Harbinger's OrbOh the places you will go, the sights you will see, the things you will meet.1x Harbinger's OrbManual
1Foreboding IncubatorForeboding IncubatorAdds incubated valuable Currency Shards or a Harbinger item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing # monsters
valuable Currency Shards or Harbinger ItemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Valuable Currency Shards or Harbinger Item (random)Manual
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.random divination card set exchangeAutomatic

Harbinger's Shards can be found as a drop from Harbingers. Harbinger's Orb is created exclusively from combining shards. In addition, Harbinger's Orbs can also be found in an Immortal Syndicate Fortification safehouse if Cameria is placed there. There are other mechanics that drop drop-restricted item like Harbinger's Orb, such as Harbinger chest of Heist and Grand Heist.


This orb will transform a map item into another map item of one tier higher. Any rarity and quality the map had will be retained, but its base item type and explicit modifiers (in the case of magic or higher rarity) will be rerolled. A Harbinger's Orb doesn't obey the player's Atlas of Worlds rules, which means that the resulting map may not be unlocked yet.

There is a small chance it transforms the map into The Beachhead instead. The resulting Beachhead depends on the tier of the original map.

Reward statistics

Based on streamer's video, out of 500 Harbinger's Orbs on T16 maps, 85 or 17% maps are turned into The BeachheadThe Beachhead
Harbinger Map
Map Level: 82
Map Tier: 15
Item Quantity: (+40%-+60%)
Item Rarity: (+40%-+60%)
Area contains 6 extra Harbingers

Travel to this Map by using it in the Templar Laboratory or a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Introduced to the game.


  1. mbXtreme (November 14, 2019). "[PATH OF EXILE] – 500x "HARBINGER ORB" vs HIGH TIER MAPS – THE BEACHHEAD GAMBLE!". Youtube. Retrieved September 28, 2020.