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Artisan’s Banishment: Crafting A Legacy In Exile

by James William

Crafting in Path of Exile offers an unparalleled level of customization for your gear. You can add crafted mods to items with the bench and a number of unique methods like Fossil and Cluster Jewel crafting. Fossil and Catalyst crafting allow players to target specific modifiers on items; Chaos orbs, annulment orbs and scourge orbs can also increase or decrease the odds of adding or removing mods from an item.


The item crafting system in path of exile is one of the most expansive and complicated parts of the game. It allows players to create and improve items by adding, removing, or swapping out modifiers, shaping the economy and player interactions in Wraeclast. The basic crafting methods in path of exile involve using currency orbs to reroll and change modifiers on an existing item. The most common are Orbs of Transmutation and Orbs of Alteration, which transform a normal item into a magic item and reroll its modifiers, respectively. Other orbs, like the Scroll of Wisdom, identify an item, while the Armorer’s Scrap increases its quality, Blacksmith’s Whetstone increases weapon damage, and Glassblower’s Baubles increase flask duration.

Another method of crafting in path of exile involves combining items to add desirable modifiers, often known as multimodding. This process is often done through reforging and requires an item with multiple desirable modifiers, a crafting bench, and two or more Orbs of Crafting to complete. This strategy is usually used to create high-level gear that cannot be obtained through dungeons or raiding, since many of the most desirable mods are only available on crafted items. Unlike other mods, crafting modifications are identified by their name and a color indicator (blue for attack and red for defense). These icons are also present on the item in-game, allowing players to view what modifiers an item has and how they are configured. This can be useful for planning builds and determining how to best configure an item’s modifiers.

In addition to the traditional orbs, players can use other methods of crafting, such as modifying a Vorici link or socket using the Research bench and the Orb of Fusing. However, this costs additional Vaal Orbs on top of the usual Orb of Fusing cost.


Modifiers are a key part of crafting in Path of Exile, giving items additional stats and abilities. Modifiers in the game can be added, removed, swapped or altered using various currency and craft recipes. This system allows players to customize their equipment to fit their play style and needs. The modifiers in the game are divided into groups based on their type. These groups can be local (such as the prefix and suffix generation) or global (like the affixed gems and weapon types). Modifiers in a group act differently when they appear on an item and are mutually exclusive with each other. This is why it’s important to know your item level and mod groups when modifying an item.

Some of the most powerful crafted modifiers are affixed to items and can be hard to find. These affixed modifiers can be found by grinding monsters and clearing high-level maps, however they’re often expensive to acquire. This is why it’s important to be aware of the modifiers available in your build before attempting to acquire them. Modifiers can also be rerolled using the Regal Orb or Fossils, which rerolls all of an item’s modifiers including those from affixed gems. This is often the best option for a new player looking to improve an existing item.

The Multi Modifier craft is another useful craft in the game that allows for three crafted modifiers to be placed on an item. This can be helpful for acquiring powerful items that require a few more desirable modifiers than what the base item has to offer. However it’s important to note that this craft does not increase the maximum number of prefixes or suffixes an item can have.

Item Level

Item levels in path of exile are a vital statistic for players to understand. They determine what affixes can spawn on an item, and which ones are available to it. While this stat may seem mundane, it is critical for understanding how items can be crafted and upgraded. The item level of an item is determined by its base type and implicit modifiers. It also depends on the monster level of the area where it was found. This is not to be confused with the level requirement on an item, which is determined by its base type and explicit modifiers. There are several ways to increase an item’s item level, including rerolling its implicit mods and combining it with a faceted fossil. However, players should remember that increasing an item’s item level by this method will reduce its base value and can make it worse than if it had never been rerolled. For this reason, most players avoid rerolling their existing items.

In addition to increasing an item’s item level, rerolling its implicit mods can improve its effectiveness. For example, rerolling the base of a weapon with a Blessed Orb will improve its energy shield, evasion, or physical damage values. It can also decrease its ES cost. Besides the crafting bench, a player can also upgrade their gear using the other methods of obtaining higher tier gear, such as buying it from vendors or from a strongbox. Using these methods is often cheaper than using an Orb of Transmutation or an Orb of Augmentation.

Moreover, these methods can also provide a more reliable way to obtain certain items. For instance, a player can purchase a Legacy Kaom’s Heart helmet with a Life Frenzy Charge charge from a vendor for a fraction of the price that it would take to craft it from scratch.

Faceted Fossil

In Craft to Exile, players can upgrade items by adding and removing mods. Item level is the most important factor in determining the pool of available modifiers, as lower-level items have less variety and higher-level items offer more. However, some types of modifiers are only obtainable through specific methods. Fossils, catalysts and orbs can increase the chances of obtaining certain types of modifiers; beast crafting in the Menagerie can provide additional options; and alteration orbs, harvest crafting and imprinting can help to improve base item quality.

Among the most important of these tools are faceted fossils, which increase the chance of receiving gem-related modifiers in the resonator slot. The resonator allows a player to add up to three facets, and a faceted fossil can increase the resonator’s quality by up to 30%. These fossils are obtainable through the Menagerie or by killing monsters that drop them, and they can also be purchased from Niko for 1 mln Azurite. The resonator can also be used to add new enchantments to an existing item, which can greatly increase its power. It can add +1 to socketed gem level, as well as a number of other effects, including damage, chaos resistance, defences and life regeneration. However, a player must have the correct resonator to do this.

The resonator can be used to add a faceted fossil, which increases the likelihood of gaining gem-related modifiers in the resonator by up to 300%. This can be particularly useful when making a weapon or armour set that will need high-level sockets. Fossils can also be obtained through the Menagerie or by fighting monsters that spawn near Delve nodes, and can even be dropped behind fractured walls in the Smuggler’s Stash encounter.


The Immortal Syndicate is a new league mechanic introduced in the Betrayal league. It allows players to neutralize syndicate members, interrogate them for information, and then sabotage their enemies to increase their rank. It also includes a safehouse system where players can earn massive rewards by running Syndicate content and sabotage missions. Jun Ortoi will aid you in your investigation of the syndicate. You can help her manipulate the Syndicate board, run and operate Safehouses, and destroy the mastermind of the syndicate. The veiled slam can be obtained after the Catarina fight with Aisling of Rank 3 in Research. This craft adds one veiled mod to a rare item with a chance of adding a second veiled mod. Unlike the h****** augment crafts of previous leagues, these veiled mods are printed on the items instead of taking crafted mod positions. This means that they can be removed without any hassle.


However, this can be extremely frustrating if you don’t want to keep the veiled modifiers. It is important to block the highest weight veiled mod(s) you don’t want on the item before attempting the unveil. For example, for a Body Armor, you may need to block (9-10)% Chance to Block Attack Damage or (3-5)% chance to Avoid Elemental Ailments.

GGG’s goal was to remove the high end crafting/perfect item reliance that was present in prior leagues and give all players a chance to improve their own items incrementally. This was accomplished by reducing the overall item quality of high level items and giving a buff to self-found items. This has been a major success for the game, but has caused some serious heartache for power crafters who have invested time and effort into perfecting their builds.