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10 PoE Vendor recipes every player MUST know – 2024

While playing the game, I am often surprised how many people actually do not know some very useful recipes that would make their life inside the game so much easier. So I decided to compile a list of recipes that I often use and share them with you.

  • Vaal Orb recipe

    This is, in my opinion, one of the most important PoE vendor recipes, yet a lot of people haven’t even heard about it. The recipe lets you obtain Vaal orbs. The recipe works as follows – selling 7 Vaal Skill gems + 1 Sacrifice at Dawn/Dusk/Noon will give you 1 Vaal orb. Do not use Sacrifice of Midnight for this recipe, that would be terrible waste of currency. You can check out more about Vaal Orb here.

  • 40% quality recipe

    This is very useful recipe for getting quality enhancing currency – blacksmith’s whetstones, armorer’s scraps, cartographer’s chisels and gemcutter’s prisms. Selling armor will give you scraps, weapons will give you whetstones, maps will give you chisels and skill gems will give you gemcutter’s prisms.
    It works as follows – you need armor, weapons, maps or flasks with total quality of 40% or more for this recipe to work. For example, if I want 1 armorer’s scrap, I will sell chest armor with 16% quality + boots with 15% quality + helm with 12% quality. The same applies for flasks, weapons, maps and skill gems. One tip – do not use gems with quality greater than 10% for this recipe, better sell them to other players for greater profit.

    Here you can see this vendor recipe with 3 currency items at once.

    Path of Exile 40% vendor recipe.
    40% quality recipe in action.
  • Cartographer’s Chisel recipe.

    This is vendor recipe involving Stone hammers, Rock Breakers and Gavels, otherwise not very often used items, except for unique version of Gavel – Mjolner.
    Recipe works as follows – you have to sell 1 Stone hammer/Rock breaker/Gavel with 20% quality + any map (my suggestion is use lower tier maps) to vendor and it will give you 1 chisel.

  • Map upgrade recipe

    Very simple recipe, yet I have seen people mapping and being unaware about this recipe. It works as follows – 3 maps of same level will give you map one level higher. For example, selling 3 Tier 1  maps to vendor will give you 1 Tier 2 map. For recipe to work, all the maps have to be the same.

  • PoE Physical damage / Spell damage recipe

    This is my favorite recipe to use while I am leveling new characters. It allows you to create quite powerful weapons for new characters with very little currency investment.
    The recipe consists of 2 parts – one for increased physical damage, another for increased spell damage. It works as follows:

    Physical damage recipe:  weapon + blacksmith’s whetstone + rustic sash. The increased physical damage value will depend on rarity of the rustic sash – normal sash will give you 20-49% physical damage, magic sash will give you 50-69% physical damage and rare sash will give you – 70-89% physical damage on your weapon.

    Spell damage recipe: dagger/sceptre/wand/staff + blacksmith’s whetstone + chain belt. The increased spell damage value will depend on rarity of chain belt – normal belt will give you 10-19% spell damage, blue belt will give you 20-29% spell damage and rare belt will give you 30-39% spell damage on your weapon.

  • +1 to level of gems PoE Wand or Sceptre recipe

    This is very useful recipe to boost level of your skill gems while leveling. This recipe adds +1 to level of fire/lightning/cold gems mod to an item. It works as follows – Magic wand/sceptre + Ruby Ring(fire gems)/Topaz Ring(lightning gems)/Sapphire Ring(cold gems) + Orb of Alteration.

  • Chromatic Orb recipe

    This recipe is the most popular way to gather Chromatic Orbs over time since you don’t use them a lot after you have all the desired socket colors. The recipe works as follows: sell any item with at least 3 linked sockets with the following colors – 1 blue, 1 red, and 1 green.

  • Level 20 Skill gem recipe

    This is good recipe to earn some spare currency while leveling. It works as follows – any level 20 skill gem + 1 gemcutter’s prism will give you the same skill gem, but level 1 and with 20% quality. Great way to earn some currency is buying some decently high level gems and leveling them by putting them in your swapped weapon sockets. When they are level 20, just use this recipe and you will be able to make some decent amount of currency by selling 20% quality gems to other players.

  • Skill gem level reduction

    Sometimes you get into a situation when you level up your skill gem one level too high (good example would be gems in cast when damage taken setup). This vendor recipe allows you to downgrade Skill gem by one level and works as follows – 1 skill gem + 1 Orb of scouring – it will give you skill gem one level lower.

  • Jeweler’s Orb recipe

    When you are approaching endgame, items with 6 sockets start to drop. When you trade item with 6 sockets to vendor, you receive 7 Jeweler’s Orbs.


There are a lot of recipes in this game and I covered those I love to use often. If you want to see all of them, good idea would be to browse Path of Exile wiki page.

If you missed some previously posted information, check out the page about currency, it will help you understand this guide better – PoE currency

Please share the guide with others if you found it helpful! 🙂

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  1. The recipe for +1 to level for gems doesn’t work

  2. PresidentOfSpace

    Great tips m8. That gem reduction one saved my ass.

  3. Orb of regret and leveled gem = back to level 1

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