PoE Guide: Path Of Exile Ancient Orb General Introduction

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Path of Exile Ancient Orb General Introduction

Cheap Poe Currency As you can see, an Ancient Orb is a Path of Exile Currency item that could be used to reinforce a unique item as another of the very same item class in the broader sense of the term, for example, "flask" instead of life / mana / hybrid / utility flask. Of course, this will also change the sockets (if any) on that item. Cut a long story short, Ancient Orb, in fact, is a stackable currency item which reinforces a unique item as another of the same item class.


How To Use Headhunter To Get The Best Path of Exile Ancient Orb?

The very first one is: Ancient Orb Headhunter

Step 1: You need to go to a map with Nemesis mod and then you need to use 300+ Ancient Orb on 10+ different unique belts.

1.1 A Map with Nemesis Mod :

You have to use the Ancient Orb inside a map with Nemesis mod. And for the Headhunter, however, was introduced from the Nemesis league and is a, indeed, Nemesis item.

And the unique items specific to past temporary leagues, for example, Headhunter could be acquired with an Ancient Orb only while standing in a map to which the appropriate league's mod has already been added with Zana's Map Device.

Moreover, you can purchase these Nemesis maps from some other players as well: for example, go to Path of Exile Trade and then search Rare Monsters each has a Nemesis Mod map.

1.2 Unique Belt In Path of Exile :

There are more than 10 different Unique Belt.

As we all know that for Headhunter, the item class is Belt. The size of unique belts is quite equal. Therefore, you can select any unique belt.

At the very same time, Ancient Orbs in Path of Exile do not care about the item level of the very original item anymore. As a matter of fact, they used to, however, it changed sometime before the Metamorph league. As you can see, the highest item level of Headhunter is 87 and its lowest item level is just 1.

About the Unique Belt in Path of Exile, they are: Ascent From Flesh, Auxium, Bated Breath, Bear's Girdle, Belt of the Deceiver, Bisco's Leash, Chains of Emancipation, Coward's Chains, Coward's Legacy, Cyclopean Coil, Darkness Enthroned, Doryani's Invitation , Dyadian Dawn, Faminebind, Feastbind, Gluttony, Headhunter, Hyperboreus, Immortal Flesh, Leash of Oblation, Maligaro's Restraint, Meginord's Girdle, Mother's Embrace, Perandus Blazon, Perseverance, Prismweave, Pyroshock Teether, Soul Tether, Soul Tether, Soul Tether, Soul Tether Tether, Soul The Drudgery, The Flow Untethered, The Magnate, The Nomad, The Retch, The Tactician, The Torrent's Reclamation, Umbilicus Immortalis, Wurm's Molt.

1.3 Ancient Orb In Path of Exile :

As you can easily notice that the price of a Headhunter is about 4800 Chaos Orbs and the price of an Ancient Orbs is, however, about 12 Chaos Orbs. And the Ancient Orb result is RNG (Which Mainly Means Random Number Generation). You might make a big profit or just get nothing.

The Second one is: Much Broader Sense Of The Very Same Item Classes

As you can see, Path of Exile Ancient Orb could be used to reforge a quite unique item as another of the very same item class in the much broader sense of the term, for instance, "flask" instead of utility / hybrid / mana / life flask.

Much Broader Sense Of The Same Item Classes In Path of Exile

The Third one is: It Does Not Change The Stock Size Of An Item

Reforging a unique item means that the base item type could change whenever the orb is applied. Ancient Orbs will not change the inventory size of an item, therefore, 2x4 sized "TOWER SHIELDS" for instance, stay within that group.

The best usage of Ancient Orb, Path of Exile Headhunter

Headhunter is quite a unique Leather Belt. If you are lucky enough, you can make a quite good profit with it.

The Fourth one is: You Should Stand In A Map Which Has The Appropriate League's Mod

PLEASE NOTICE: unique items specific to past temporary leagues, for example, Path of Exile Headhunter could be acquired with an Ancient Orb only while standing in a map to which the appropriate league's mod has already added with Zana's Map Device.

Headhunter comes from Nemesis League. In order to craft this unique belt, you have to go to a map with “Nemesis” mods. You could get these maps by adding them with Zana's Map Device or just buying these maps from other players.

The Fifth one is: Harbinger Currency In Path of Exile

As you can see these orbs and shards only dropped in the Harbinger leagues. Right now, they are only obtainable through Zana's map device.

Harbinger Currency In Path of Exile

The Sixth one is: How To Get Ancient Orb In PoE

As you can see this item is restricted to areas with the league flag for Harbinger active. There are additional methods to acquire league-restricted items.

Here you can you 20 Ancient Shard to get 1 Ancient Orb

20x Ancient Shard = 1x Ancient Orb

As you can see that Ancient Shard is a Currency item. A full-stack will be combined into an Ancient Orb.

One of the best usages of Ancient Orbs is on chest flasks or pieces. As a matter of fact, you can not chance boss specific drops. And I do not think it's any different for Ancient Orbs. Gamers have already been using them on Flasks to get stuff like Witchfire Brew, Taste of Hate, or Lion's Roar (Sin's Rebirth should be possible as well).

The Seventh one is:Ancient Orbs And ILVL In Path Of Exile

When it comes to introducing Path of Exile Ancient Orbs, ilvl is apparently irrelevant. Later, when the Ancient Orbs were reintroduced, you can notice the Lycosidae trick was discovered (using the Ancient Orbs on the low-level Titucius Span to guarantee the Lycosidae). Therefore, it's pretty clear now, at least to some extent, it's quite important. Right now, I still think that Lycosidae's trick is still working. On this basis, I try to use the ilvl 18 flask to play the Taste of Hate.First of all, I got the Doedre's Elixir, however, the second is Divination Distilatte, which asks a level of 30. Now some gamers say that the level requirement is slightly different from the minimum level (drop), however, I search on poe .trade, and there is no separate divination distinction below level 30 (below 4600).

Therefore, the real question is, is there a consensus about how Ancient Orbs interact with ilvl now?

One explanation is that it will first scroll through the subcategories (for instance like Hybrid flask, Life flask, Mana flask, Utility flask) because you know, at ilvl18 Hybrid Flask goes to the next highest level, Divination Distillate.

And for the Lycosidae, this is not important at all because all 4x2 shields are armor shields, therefore, Ancient Orbs always roll in this subclass. (The Ancient Orb will not change the inventory size, therefore, you will always get a 4x2 shield).

And Update, another Ancient Orb rolls the Wise Oak. this supports my theory, so far, of course, the number of sample size is not enough.

The Eighth one is: Ancient Orb Versus Orb of Chance

It seems to me that an Ancient Orb would be able to change the base type, but only to changeable uniques - a wurm's molt can now become any belt, but can only have a chance at becoming a HH inside nor maps. Being able to instantly go steppen eard> skyforth would be ridiculous and force the Path of Exile currency to be quite rare.

I even cannot imagine the Ancient Orb allowing you to "chance" a legacy unique outside of maps with that modifier.

The Ninth one is: The Ancient Orb HeadHunter Chance In Path of Exile

Well, I just did it for science, I have already recorded almost all of the attempts, but, to be honest, I do not want to edit or just upload anything, and as you can see, some of the clips are quite laggy, so I will just toss in a screenshot or two.

As you can see;

6553 Ancient Orbs = 15 Headhunters

Therefore, it averages out to 1 in every 437 Ancient Orbs over 15 Headhunters.

And now here comes the point at which I hit each belt, I will include the total orb amount, and the amount since the last belt.

The very First Headhunter: You need 483 Orbs in
The Second Headhunter: You need 715 Orbs in - 232 since last
The Third Headhunter: You need 797 Orbs in - 82 since last
The Fourth Headhunter: You need 811 Orbs in - 14 since last
The Fifth Headhunter: You need 1221 Orbs in - 410 since last
The Sixth Headhunter: You need 1239 Orbs in - 18 since last
The Seventh Headhunter: You need 1772 Orbs in - 533 since last
The Eighth Headhunter: You need 2462 Orbs in - 690 since last
The Ninth Headhunter: You need 3016 Orbs in - 554 since last
The Tenth Headhunter: You need 3835 Orbs in - 819 since last
The Eleventh Headhunter: You need 5281 Orbs in - 1446 since last
The Twelfth Headhunter: You need 5398 Orbs in - 117 since last
The Thirteenth Headhunter: You need 5401 Orbs in - 3 since last
The Fourteenth Headhunter: You need 5827 Orbs in - 426 since last
The Fifteenth Headhunter: You need 6553 Orbs in - 726 since last

Therefore, it's about a 400 average really, just mainly depends on whether you are fortunate or not, I mean if you just based it off my first 6 its closer to a 200 average, but then if you based it off belts 7 to 11 then you have about an 800 average, which is quite terrible.

Basically, its somewhere between 400 to 500 Ancient Orbs when you really average it out, however, the best method I can put it is this, it's roughly the same as trying to six link something in terms of randomness, and for you, you can six link 2 to 3 items in 1000 fusings, alternatively, you could be unfortunate like I was in this league and have to use 3270 fusings for a single six link when you could have just spent the 1500 fusings for the guarantee. Therefore, my final conclusion is: DO NOT DO IT! Just purchase a Headhunter, or the divination cards to make one, because you know, you could spend well over a headhunter to get one quite easily, and on top of that, the main problem is trying to acquire the orbs.And I just can not imagine how many hours I spent purchasing these orbs, and all I can say is, it really is not worth the time, luck, and effort it rakes to even try. All you need to do is just take the safe route.

EDIT: I posted this just in response to a comment, however, I think this is really important therefore I added it in.

To be honest, I know it's quite ironic, but all jokes aside, allow me to explain why it truly is not worth it at this point. If I say the average is what I ended with, 1/437 Ancient Orbs exactly, you will expect to spend 5244 PoE Chaos Orbs, this is assuming that you get all orbs for 12 chaos each, which seems to be the current price.It will probably take you 2 to 3 hours to purchase this many orbs if you are actively trying the entire time. At the moment you could purchase a clean Headhunter for 84-85 exalted orbs, and exalted orbs are 66-67c each, therefore, just purchasing one would cost around 5,600c. So if you hit the assumed 437 average, that means you are only saving around 350c. Now apparently you are not gonna hit my average, and you could hit 3 belts within your first 250 orbs, however, you could also not hit a single one within 1500 or more.

The entire reason I was able to even do this was just because I got in on it early enough, orbs were 5c each, and my average for the very first 6 belts were just insane, and if you say the very first 1250 orbs were 5c each, that's 6250 chaos orbs in total, the belts were 4000+ chaos at that point, therefore, that is how I really made all my money with this method. And after that point, the orbs went up in price, and the Chaos Orbs' value of Headhunter did not go up too much, and my luck started to dry up.At this point, I am 100% sure that I actually lost a lot of money between the last 9 Headhunters, because, as you can see, the Orbs were 9-10c per each, the Headhunters value did not change enough to help that shift in price, and my average for the last 9 was 590 per belt, just as opposed to my first 6 which averaged 206 per belt.

The last one thing that I really want to clear up here is, mainly just because of all the messages I got, and the misunderstanding in the comments, I do not have 15 Headhunters, I had to sell them nearly every opportunity I could get to keep funding more Ancient Orb attempts, the most I ever had at once was 5, and when I had 5 I had less than 100 Chaos Orbs left, and no exalted orbs, just wanted to clear that up.