Many games have a perpetual gameplay loop that goes ‘get equipment to get more money to get better equipment’ and so on and so forth. Well, the same goes for Path of Exile. Despite having no money system, players get by in the rather unforgiving world of Wraeclast simply by using PoE orbs that they purchase from Playerauctions. These orbs are common enough “drops” and they are what NPC vendors exchange your items with. Even if you say crafting is a viable way to get better stuff, you still need currency to get supplies to make things.
So on that note, here are a few ways for you to get Chaos Orbs (the uncommon currency) in PoE.
Farming Chaos Orbs
The short of it is, running maps as quickly as you can while selling more valuable loot is the fastest way. However, that requires the following:
- A significant time investment
- A character with a proper build for it
- Strict enough filters to weed out less valuable loot
- A routine that maximizes efficiency above all else
That last bullet point can be elaborated on by a fast item appraisal and organization strategy. You’re going to need to spend the least amount of time organizing your loot to what you should sell to other players and what you can sell to vendors.
Preference plays a big role in farming. PoE’s class and skill systems open the potential for innumerable builds. The build you choose should focus on clearing maps in as little time as possible. Then you’re going to train up a single character for this sole purpose. As you play more, you’ll get a sense of which maps may or may not be possible for your character. That, in turn, lessens the time you need picking through maps to run.
All in all, you’ll have to invest a considerable amount of time to be able to raise efficiency to an acceptable level. Even then, you’re also going to spend more time running maps again and again for the chaos PoE orbs. As for the filters, they’re there to streamline your appraisal. You don’t have to sort through as much loot as when you take every little thing. Then again, it’s your choice to manage that.
You’ll find other farming guides that recommend certain runs. While that’s well and good, they’re going to be useful only if you can run them efficiently. If it’s not something your character can do, just go and run those that you can. Maybe you’ll be able to revisit it, maybe not.
Delving is another popular suggestion. It is for higher-leveled characters that are built for delving. Your choice to do this depends on how you would weigh risk and reward, as well as the efficiency of it. It could also do for a refreshing activity after running maps all this time.
You may use prophecies in your farming runs as it will increase the value of what you can loot. Also, leveling gems as your farm is a good way to get high leveled gems. For selling or improving further, it’s your choice.
Of all the tips here, the most important is to keep enjoying the game. Have fun farming PoE currency!