Orb of Chance VS. Orb of Alchemy

What exactly is the difference between the two of them

Orb of Chance - Normal item to a random rarity


Orb of Alchemy - Normal item to a rare item


Doesn't that sound like the same thing basically just worded different?

.....And that's all I have to say about that.
The orb of chance can take basic white item and turn it into a magic, rare, or unique item at random. The orb of alchemy takes a white item and turns it into a rare.
There are 4 levels of 'rarity':

normal = white
magic = blue
rare = yellow
unique = brown
One good thing to do before the last wipe is to check the % of chance of Orbs of Chance giving each rarity.
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Well the Orb of Chance NEVER gave me a unique (didn't even know it could turn your items into unique).

From what I could gather from my new character OneEyedBowyer - 80% times I get blue, 20% rare. If unique is indeed possible, then chance is infinitely small. And I use a lot of Orb of Chance. Will try to get more accurate number before a wipe with a stack of 20+ orbs. That is if they don;t change the drop rate.
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We only have 66 uniqes so far.
You need the correct base item.
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hzflank wrote:
There are 4 levels of 'rarity':

normal = white
magic = blue
rare = yellow
unique = brown


They're orange.

I believe that the chance of orbs of chance to upgrade an item to a unique is less than 2%. I read it somewhere.
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Lachdanan wrote:
We only have 66 uniqes so far.
You need the correct base item.


Very very good point. I'll try on some rings. When is the next wipe?
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Anygood place to farm those orbs?
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Completed 1 ChallengeKhelThuzad wrote:
Well the Orb of Chance NEVER gave me a unique (didn't even know it could turn your items into unique).



Uniques have an extremely low chance of being made by an Orb of Chance, I'd gather to say probably less than 1%. You also need to take into consideration that when trying to get a certain unique from an Orb of Chance you have to have the correct base item of that unique.

For Example: If you were wanting to try and create the unique item Araku Tiki Coral Amulet - you must be using the Orb of Chance on a Coral Amulet to even have a chance of getting that unique.
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