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Orb of TransmutationStack Size: 40Upgrades a normal item to a magic itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Transmutation inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 1
Vendor Prices
Normal7x Portal Scroll
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Stackable Currency
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Currency/CurrencyUpgradeToMagic

An Orb of Transmutation is a currency item that can be used to upgrade a piece of normal equipment to magic.

Obtaining

Orbs of Transmutation are common currency items that can be dropped by slain monsters, chests, and destructible containers. They also drop from Arcanist's Strongboxes.

Orbs of Transmutation can also be obtained by combining 20 Transmutation ShardsTransmutation ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Transmutation.
Shift click to unstack.
, which are in turn obtained by selling unidentified magic and rare items to any vendor.

An Orb of Transmutation can also be purchased from Nessa in exchange for 7 Portal ScrollsPortal ScrollStack Size: 40Creates a portal to townRight click on this item to use it.
Shift click to unstack.
.

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

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

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
20Transmutation ShardTransmutation ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Transmutation.
Shift click to unstack.
N/AManual
5Emperor's LuckEmperor's Luck55x CurrencyThe house always wins.5x currency (random)Manual
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.random divination card set exchangeAutomatic

Usage in upgrade paths

This item is used by upgrade paths or vendor recipes to create the following items:

OutcomeAmountIngredientType
Agate AmuletAgate AmuletRequires Level 16+(16-24) to Strength and Intelligence1Amber AmuletAmber AmuletRequires Level 5+(20-30) to StrengthManual
1Lapis AmuletLapis AmuletRequires Level 5+(20-30) to Intelligence
1Orb of TransmutationOrb of TransmutationStack Size: 40Upgrades a normal item to a magic itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Turquoise AmuletTurquoise AmuletRequires Level 16+(16-24) to Dexterity and Intelligence1Lapis AmuletLapis AmuletRequires Level 5+(20-30) to IntelligenceManual
1Jade AmuletJade AmuletRequires Level 5+(20-30) to Dexterity
1Orb of TransmutationOrb of TransmutationStack Size: 40Upgrades a normal item to a magic itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Citrine AmuletCitrine AmuletRequires Level 16+(16-24) to Strength and Dexterity1Amber AmuletAmber AmuletRequires Level 5+(20-30) to StrengthManual
1Jade AmuletJade AmuletRequires Level 5+(20-30) to Dexterity
1Orb of TransmutationOrb of TransmutationStack Size: 40Upgrades a normal item to a magic itemRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.

Spending

The most common use for Orbs of Transmutation is upgrading a normal item into a magic item, often as the first step in a longer crafting process. The resulting item may have a prefix, suffix, or both, each randomly rolled according to the possibilities afforded the original item, also taking into account its item level.

Orbs of Transmutation can be used in vendor recipes to make two-stat amulets, using the combinations listed above. They can also be sold for Scrolls of WisdomScroll of WisdomStack Size: 40Identifies an itemRight click this item then left click an unidentified item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
, which is a handy way to save space and avoid picking up individual scrolls.

Orbs of Transmutation can also be used to purchase goods from vendors, such as various unidentified magic items. Furthermore, one can purchase 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.
in exchange for 4 Orbs of Transmutation from Nessa.

Finally, Orbs of Transmutation can also be used to craft a variety of low-level affixes onto items using the crafting bench at the Hideout. This can provide a cheap but effective way to improve a player's equipment at low and medium levels, during which one does not want to invest too heavily into equipment since it will quickly be eclipsed at higher levels.

Related items

  • Golden TouchGolden TouchBlue tendrils entangle and change. All that remains is gold.You will use an Orb of Transmutation on an item and it will grant extra mods.Right-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal Cost:
    3x Silver Coin
  • Resistant to ChangeResistant to ChangeWreathed in blue sinew, it is protected from the flames, the storms and the snow alike.You will use an Orb of Transmutation on a ring, shield, or amulet, and it will gain resistances.Right-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal Cost:
    3x Silver Coin
  • Smothering TendrilsSmothering TendrilsBlue tendrils wrap around the markings, constricting and smothering the stone beneath.You will use an Orb of Transmutation on a map and it will gain a smothering atmosphere.Right-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal Cost:
    3x Silver Coin
  • Touched by the WindTouched by the WindStitched with blue thread, a swift boot covers great distances.You will use an Orb of Transmutation on a pair of boots and it will gain movement speed.Right-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal Cost:
    3x Silver Coin
  • Vital TransformationVital TransformationBlue tendrils envelop, breathing life into the beautifully inert.You will use an Orb of Transmutation on a ring or amulet and it will gain a life mod.Right-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal Cost:
    3x Silver Coin

Version history

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  • Introduced to the game.