Guide on How to Farm PoE Exalted Orbs
Farming Exalted Orbs in PoE can be quite tough. Thankfully, there are ways to make that process easier.
With Path of Exile: Harvest being relatively new, there’s no better time to start collecting Exalted Orbs than now. It can be quite a daunting task if you don’t know how you can gather the stuff. So it’s a good thing you will if you read up on our guide about how you can farm fast for this particular item.
Taking Your Chances
The truth is that if you simply want to get a few of this PoE Currency, you don’t have to read this. After all, common sense dictates that you only have to kill hordes of monsters and eventually one or two will drop. It’s also common sense that the more monsters you kill within a given period of time, the likelier you are to find Exalted Orbs. However, boosting your chances of getting them is better than farming blindly.
One of the things you have to consider is level as it affects the drop rate of rare PoE items and, therefore, of Exalted Orbs as well. However, keep in mind that monsters will only begin to drop Exalted Orbs at level 35. Also, it should go without saying that the stronger the enemies are in a map, the likelier it will be for the mobs there to drop Exalted Orbs. Also, monsters that are two levels lower than yours have a reduced drop rate. However, monsters with higher levels will not yield better drops for rare PoE items. This is why we recommend that you stick to maps that are within your level.
Improving the Rates
If you want a more scientific way of PoE farming, then a bit of math can help you out. This particular PoE items drop level is 35 and has a drop rate of about 0.055%. Thankfully, rather than simply trying to figure out how many of the stuff you’ll get after a few hours of farming, you can improve your chances instead.
A good way to do this would be to equip gear with the following mods: increase quantity of items found, and increase rarity of items found. These two mods will work hand in hand so that you can farm PoE Exalted Orbs easier. One will make you likelier to find it and the other will increase the overall number of items you’ll find from enemies.
Besides finding rare gear with those particular mods, you can also get PoE Uniques instead. Because they’re not randomized, it’s easier to find them through trading. There are also support gems such as Item Rarity Support and Item Quantity Support.
Lastly, there is the Cartographer’s Chisel, a PoE currency that improves the quality of a particular map. The higher the map’s quality, the better the drops in it.
Exchange for the Exalted
On the other hand, if you’d rather rely on an even less random way of getting Path of Exile Exalted Orbs, you can sell gear sets to NPC vendors. While this isn’t directly farming, you still get Exalted Orbs. Plus, this is a good way to still get Exalted Orbs even when you’re not very lucky and can’t seem to get any. By selling a specific combination of gear, you get Exalted Shards in return. Collect 20 and you will get one Exalted Orb.
The items/item sets in question are the following:
- 1 Two-Handed Weapon
- 1 One-Handed Weapon and 1 Shield
- 2 One-Handed Weapons
- 2 Shields
- 1 Body Armour
- 1 Gloves
- 1 Boots
- 1 Belt
- 1 Amulet
- 2 Rings
If you want to get more than one Exalted Shard, you can exchange Shaper and Elder full rare item sets–2 if unidentified and 4 if identified.
Just because you’re farming one specific item doesn’t mean you should be single-minded. Don’t just farm blindly. Use these tips and get the Path of Exile Exalted Orbs you need at a much shorter time than you usually do.
This article has been first published at Mentalitch.com on July 23, 2020