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Path of Exile has a unique system wherein the in-game economy is not dictated by any gold. Gamers mainly rely on a bartering system, which is the main form of trading in the game. The game’s trading system is dominated by many currencies, which players might have difficulty tracking. Each of these tokens has varying functions, which ensures that every one of them will not be wasted by Exiles. Some currencies are more common, while some are rarer and harder to acquire. Knowing how to farm or create these tokens can help players get around the game’s economy.

All the Path of Exiles Currencies

Players should remember that each currency can be used to modify certain items, such as gear and accessories. Each token can be traded with an NPC for a specific orb or with other Exiles for particular objects. Here are all the currencies in the game:

Currencies

Level 1 Drops

  • Abrasive Catalyst
  • Accelerating Catalyst
  • Albino Rhoa Feather
  • Armourer’s Scrap
  • Awakener’s Orb
  • Blacksmith’s Whetstone
  • Blessing of Chayula
  • Blessing of Esh
  • Blessing of Tul
  • Blessing of Uul-Netol
  • Blessing of Xoph
  • Crusader’s Exalted Orb
  • Fertile Catalyst
  • Hunter’s Exalted Orb
  • Imbued Catalyst
  • Imprinted Bestiary Orb
  • Intrinsic Catalyst
  • Maven’s Orb
  • Noxious Catalyst
  • Orb of Augmentation
  • Orb of Transmutation
  • Prime Regrading Lens
  • Prismatic Catalyst
  • Redeemer’s Exalted Orb
  • Scroll of Wisdom
  • Secondary Regrading Lens
  • Silver Coin
  • Tailoring Orb
  • Tempering Catalyst
  • Unstable Catalyst
  • Warlord’s Exalted Orb

Level 2 Drops

  • Chromatic Orb
  • Glassblower’s Bauble
  • Orb of Alchemy
  • Orb of Alteration
  • Orb of Chance
  • Orb of Regret
  • Portal Scroll

Level 8 Drops

  • Jeweller’s Orb
  • Orb of Fusing

Level 12 Drops

  • Chaos Orb
  • Gemscutter’s Prism
  • Orb of Scouring
  • Regal Orb
  • Vaal Orb

Level 15 Drops

  • Bestiary Orb

Level 35 Drops

  • Blessed Orb
  • Divine Orb
  • Exalted Orb
  • Mirror of Kalandra
  • Orb of Annulment

Level 40+ Drops

  • Instilling Orb
  • Rogue’s Marker

Level 50+ Drops

  • Stacked Deck
  • Cartographer’s Chisel

Level 60+ Drops 

  • Veiled Chaos Orb
  • Simple Sextant

Level 70+ Drops

  • Prime Sextant

  • Awakened Sextant
  • Orb of Unmaking

Level 80+ Drops

  • Elevated Sextant

Shards

  • Alchemy Shard
  • Alteration Shard
  • Ancient Shard
  • Annulment Shard
  • Binding Shard
  • Chaos Shard
  • Engineer’s Shard
  • Exalted Shard
  • Harbinger’s Shard
  • Horizon Shard
  • Mirror Shard
  • Regal Shard
  • Scroll Fragment
  • Splinter of Chayula
  • Splinter of Esh
  • Splinter of Tul
  • Splinter of Uul-Netol
  • Splinter of Xoph
  • Transmutation Shard

Fossils

  • Aberrant Fossil
  • Aetheric Fossil
  • Bloodstained Fossil
  • Bound Fossil
  • Corroded Fossil
  • Dense Fossil
  • Enchanted Fossil
  • Encrusted Fossil
  • Faceted Fossil
  • Fractured Fossil
  • Frigid Fossil
  • Gilded Fossil
  • Glyphic Fossil
  • Hollow Fossil
  • Jagged Fossil
  • Lucent Fossil
  • Metallic Fossil
  • Perfect Fossil
  • Prismatic Fossil
  • Pristine Fossil
  • Sanctified Fossil
  • Scorched Fossil
  • Serrated Fossil
  • Shuddering Fossil
  • Tangled Fossi

Resonators

  • Potent Alchemical Resonator
  • Potent Chaotic Resonator
  • Powerful Alchemical Resonator
  • Powerful Chaotic Resonator
  • Prime Alchemical Resonator
  • Prime Chaotic Resonator
  • Primitive Alchemical Resonator
  • Primitive Chaotic Resonator

Oils

  • Amber Oil
  • Azure Oil
  • Black Oil
  • Clear Oil
  • Crimson Oil
  • Golden Oil
  • Indigo Oil
  • Opalescent Oil
  • Sepia Oil
  • Tainted Oil
  • Teal Oil
  • Vedant Oil
  • Violet Oil

Catalyst

  • Abrasive Catalyst
  • Accelerating Catalyst
  • Fertile Catalyst
  • Imbued Catalyst
  • Intrinsic Catalyst
  • Noxious Catalyst
  • Prismatic Catalyst
  • Tempering Catalyst
  • Turbulent Catalyst
  • Unstable Catalyst

Most Important Currencies

While players have a chance to encounter countless currencies and items, there are some things that players will see more often or will need. These are the ones that gamers will mainly use in most transactions. Here are the ones that Exiles mostly see:

  • Scroll of Wisdom – used to identify unknown or unidentified items.
  • Portal Scroll – used to open a two-way portal to the nearest settlement and your current area
  • Armourer’s Scrap – used to increase the quality of an armor
  • Blacksmith’s Whetstone – used to improve the quality of a weapon
  • Glassblower’s Bauble – used to improve the quality of any flask
  • Orb of Transmutation – used to transform essential items into magic items
  • Orb of Alteration – used to randomly change a magic item
  • Chromatic Orb – used to recolor an item’s sockets
  • Jeweler’s Orb – used to reroll an item’s sockets randomly
  • Orb of Chance – used to randomly roll a normal item into a higher rarity
  • Cartographer’s Chisel – used to enhance the quality of a map
  • Orb of Alchemy – used to upgrade a white thing to rare quality
  • Orb of Fusing – used to reroll implicit property of any item
  • Chaos Orb – used to randomly reroll any rare item
  • Vaal Orb – used to corrupt items
  • Regal Orb – used to transform a magic item into a rare item with one affix
  • Gemcutter’s Prism – used to improve the quality of non-corrupted skill gem
  • Exalted Orb – used to add one random affix to a rare item
  • Eternal Orb – used to make an imprint of an item
  • Mirror of Kalandra – used to make an exact copy of any rare item

How to Make or Farm PoE Currencies Outside Trading?

While trading is the most standard way to get items, players must make many currencies to have enough resources for the exchanges. Learning how to farm these tokens is the best way to progress in the game. Here are all the ways to make PoE currencies:

Mapping

After reaching the epilogue, players can now access the Atlas Device. This object allows Exiles to enter different maps, farm materials, and currencies. These areas drop random things randomly, but it is recommended that gamers enter tiered maps depending on their character level and build. Here are the suggested rotations:

  • Level 1 to 5 (low-tier maps): For Starter Builds or Characters
  • Level 1 to 10 (low to mid-tier maps): For more improved end-game Builds
  • Level 11 to 15 (end-game tier maps): For level 85+ characters with level 20+ skill gems

Divination Cards

Divination Cards are a simple way of making currencies but acquiring the needed parts can be a hassle. These things also drop randomly, so there is no way to farm for specific cards. You can see what you can acquire from exchanging Divinations by checking the art, showing a label of what players can get from them.

Vendor Recipes

Vendor Recipes sells items to NPCs using a specific combination of things. Most of these are useless, but some recipes will reward players with Chaos Orbs and other necessary currencies. The easiest way to get Chaos Orbs is to sell an unidentified set of level 60 to 74 rare gear (boots, gloves, a chest, a helmet, one two-handed or two one-handed weapons, a belt, two rings, and an amulet).

What are the Most Important PoE Currencies?

While many currencies are available in this game, several orbs are more valuable than others. Most of these essential tokens are worth a ton of Chaos Orbs, and they can be used to empower players. Here are all the important currencies in Path of Exile?

How to Farm Divine Orbs

fter the Lake of Kalandra Update, Divine Orb became the de facto premium currency of Path of Exile, which replaced Exalted Orbs. These tokens can be used to randomize the values of all the existing explicit modifiers in a specific gear. Divines are also the currencies to be used for master crafting.

Divine Orbs can be acquired by slaying monsters and looting chests and containers. Players can also obtain them from Arcanist’s Strongboxes. Divination Cards such as The Sephirot and Mirror of Kalandra are sure ways of acquiring this token. Emperor’s Luck and The Void have a chance to drop them.

How to Farm Exalted Orbs

These orbs were the previous king of the PoE currencies. However, they have now been devalued to encourage players to use them more for crafting. Exalteds are mainly used to enhance a specific gear with a new random affix.

Like most currencies, Exalted Orbs can be acquired by slaying mobs and looting chests and containers. They can be acquired from Arcanist’s Strongboxes and beastcrafting recipes. Gear with an implicit Item Sells For Much More to Vendors can provide one Exalted Orb when sold to vendors. Alternatively, selling Mirror of Kalandra will also reward Exalteds. Divination Cards that provide this currency is The Hoarder, The Saint’s Treasure, Abandoned Wealth, Brother’s Stash, and Alluring Bounty.

How to Farm Chaos Orbs

Chaos Orbs are a staple in Path of Exiles and are more commonly used for trading than actual crafting. This orb is the main token used to determine the value of items, other currencies, and other miscellaneous things. This currency can be used to randomize the modifiers on rare equipment. It is one of the three commonly used orbs aside from Exalteds and Divines.

Similar to other things, Chaos Orbs have a chance to drop from slain mobs, containers, and chests. Arcanist’s Strongboxes can also reward players with CCs. There are multiple ways of acquiring this specific token. Players can gain varying amounts of Chaos from selling full rare sets. Levels 60 to 74 reward one orb. Selling level 60-74 full rare sets that are either unidentified or all 20% quality will result in two CCs. Lastly, full rare sets that are lvl 60 to 74 are unidentified, and all 20% can be sold for three Chaos Orbs.

Players can also acquire CCs from various Divination Cards such as Rain of Chaos, Three Faces in the Dark, Chaotic Disposition, and the Wrath. This currency can also be obtained by stacking 20 Chaos Shards.

How to Farm Chromatic Orbs

These tokens are some of the most useful orbs in the game because of their function to modify sockets. Chromatics can change the color of the sockets into random types. This allows players to use their skill gems on their equipment.

Chromatics are commonly acquired from slaying mobs and containers. Players can buy them in exchange for Orb of Transmutation. These orbs can also be obtained by selling items with one socket of each color in three links.

Another source of Chromatic Orbs is Beastcrafting if you have the Saqawine Rhoa. Only one Divination Orb specifically rewards these currencies: The Heroic Shot.

How to Farm Fusing Orbs

Fusing orbs are also essential in gear crafting and modifying. These tokens are mainly used for reforging the links between the sockets, which will determine the ones that are connected to each other. They are very important in enabling Support Gems to be linked to Skill stones.

Orbs of Fusing are mainly acquired from farming zones, containers, and chests. They can also be bought from Vendors in exchange for four Jeweller’s Orbs. You can also create them via breastcrafting if you have the Craicic Sand Spitter. For Divination Cards, you can acquire Fusings specifically from Loyalty and Lucky Connections.

How to Farm Vaal Orbs

This currency mainly corrupts items and gems to cause unpredictable and irreversible changes. These modifications can significantly empower items or degrade them. The catch in using Vaals is that once an item is corrupted, it can no longer be modified.

Like most currencies, Vaal Orbs can be acquired by slaying monsters, loot boxes, and chests. They cannot be bought from vendors and can only be directly acquired from Divination Cards such as The Catalyst and the Inventor.

Note: Both the Emperor’s Luck and The Void can be used to acquire various currencies, including Orb of Fusing, Chromatic Orbs, and Vaal Orbs. However, since they provide the tokens randomly, they are not a reliable source.

Currency Exchange Rates

In Path of Exile, one of the easiest ways to acquire certain currencies is to trade them for Chaos Orbs. While there is no gold in the game, most trades use Chaos Orbs (cc) as the main trading currency. An item or a token’s worth is measured by how much it is worth in terms of this certain Orb. Here are all the exchange ratios in the game:

  • Annulment Shard = 1 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Exalted Shard = 1 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Intrinsic Catalyst = 1 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Stacked Deck = 1 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Tainted Armourer’s Scrap = 1 for Chaos Orb
  • Tainted Blacksmith’s Whetstone = 1 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Turbulent Catalyst = 1.1 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Regal Orb = 1.3 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Abrasive Catalyst = 1.5 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Enkindling Orb = 1.5 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Instilling Orb = 1.5 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Noxious Catalyst = 1.5 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Blessed Orb = 1.6 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Oil Extractor = 1.7 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Orb of Regret = 1.7 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Armourer’s Scrap = 121 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Jeweller’s Orb = 13 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Scroll of Wisdom = 140 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Orb of Chance = 15 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Imbued Catalyst = 2.6 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Orb of Augmentation = 24 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Orb of Fusing = 3 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Vaal Orb = 3 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Orb of Horizons = 3 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Orb of Scouring = 4 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Portal Scroll = 45 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Vivid Crystallised Lifeforce = 46 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Orb of Transmutation = 52 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Glassblower’s Bauble = 6 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Chromatic Orb = 6 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Wild Crystallised Lifeforce = 63 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Blacksmith’s Whetstone = 72 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Cartographer’s Chisel = 9 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Orb of Alteration = 9 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Orb of Binding = 9 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Engineer’s Orb = 10 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Orb of Alchemy = 10 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Lesser Eldritch Ichor = 1 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Orb of Unmaking = 1 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Awakened Sextant = 1 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Vaal Scouting Report = 1 for 1 Chaos Orb
  • Gemcutter’s Prism = 1 for 2 Chaos Orbs
  • Greater Eldritch Ichor = 1 for 2 Chaos Orbs
  • Harbinger’s Orb = 1 for 2 Chaos Orbs
  • Explorer’s Scouting Report = 1 for 2 Chaos Orbs
  • Greater Eldritch Ember = 1 for 2 Chaos Orbs
  • Tempering Catalyst = 1 for 2 Chaos Orbs
  • Exalted Orb = 1 for 12 Chaos Orbs
  • Eldritch Orb of Annulment = 1 for 12 Chaos Orbs
  • Sacred Orb = 1 for 12 Chaos Orbs
  • Mirror Shard = 1 for 1292 Chaos Orbs
  • Awakener’s Orb = 1 for 138 Chaos Orbs
  • Unstable Catalyst = 1 for 15 Chaos Orbs
  • Orb of Dominance = 1 for 146 Chaos Orbs
  • Elevated Sextant = 1 for 17 Chaos Orbs
  • Orb of Conflict = 1 for 18 Chaos Orbs
  • Divine Orb = 1 for 170 Chaos Orbs
  • Tainted Chaos Orb = 1 for 19 Chaos Orbs
  • Eldritch Chaos Orb = 1 for 19 Chaos Orbs
  • Accelerating Catalyst = 1 for 2 Chaos Orbs
  • Blighted Scouting Report = 1 for 2 Chaos Orbs
  • Lesser Eldritch Ember = 1 for 2 Chaos Orbs
  • Tainted Chromatic Orb = 1 for 2 Chaos Orbs
  • Tainted Jeweller’s Orb = 1 for 2 Chaos Orbs
  • Surveyor’s Compass = 1 for 2 Chaos Orbs
  • Delirious Scouting = 1 for 3 Chaos Orbs
  • Operative’s Scouting Report = 1 for 3 Chaos Orbs
  • Grand Eldritch Ichor = 1 for 3 Chaos Orbs
  • Grand Eldritch Ember = 1 for 3 Chaos Orbs
  • Exceptional Eldritch Ichor = 1 for 20 Chaos Orbs
  • Tainted Exalted Orb = 1 for 20 Chaos Orbs
  • Hunter’s Exalted Orb = 1 for 211 Chaos Orbs
  • Tempering Orb = 1 for 235 Chaos Orbs
  • Mirror of Kalandra = 1 for 23750 Chaos Orbs
  • Blessing of Chayula = 1 for 28 Chaos Orbs
  • Comprehensive Scouting Report = 1 for 3 Chaos Orbs
  • Singular Scouting Report = 1 for 3 Chaos Orbs
  • Tainted Blessing = 1 for 3 Chaos Orbs
  • Fertile Catalyst = 1 for 4 Chaos Orbs
  • Prime Regrading Lens = 1 for 36 Chaos Orbs
  • Tainted Orb of Fusing = 1 for 5 Chaos Orbs
  • Sacred Crystallised Lifeforce = 1 for 50 Chaos Orbs
  • Influenced Scouting Report = 1 for 5 Chaos Orbs
  • Veiled Chaos Orb = 1 for 5 Chaos Orbs
  • Otherworldly Scouting Report = 1 for 5 Chaos Orbs
  • Crusader’s Exalted Orb = 1 for 53 Chaos Orbs
  • Redeemer’s Exalted Orb = 1 for 54 Chaos Orbs
  • Tainted Divine Teardrop = 1 for 58 Chaos Orbs
  • Blessing of Uul-Netol = 1 for 6 Chaos Orbs
  • Blessing of Xoph = 1 for 6 Chaos Orbs
  • Ritual Vessel = 1 for 6 Chaos Orbs
  • Warlord’s Exalted Orb = 1 for 65 Chaos Orbs
  • Secondary Regrading Lens = 1 for 68 Chaos Orbs
  • Ancient Orb = 1 for 7 Chaos Orbs
  • Blessing of Esh = 1 for 7 Chaos Orbs
  • Eldritch Exalted Orb = 1 for 7 Chaos Orbs
  • Prismatic Catalyst = 1 for 7 Chaos Orbs
  • Blessing of Tul = 1 for 7 Chaos Orbs
  • Tailoring Orb = 1 for 80 Chaos Orbs
  • Tainted Mythic Orb = 1 for 8 Chaos Orbs
  • Exceptional Eldritch Ember = 1 for 8 Chaos Orbs
  • Orb of Annulment = 1 for 9 Chaos Orbs
  • Reflective Oil = 1 for 9 Chaos Orbs
  • Charged Compass = 1 for 10 Chaos Orbs

The point of making currencies is that you can use them for trading with other people or modifying your items. Learning how each is worth in the player economy can help gamers know which ones they should keep or sell right away. Make sure to consult this guide on your next mapping run.