Harbinger's Orb

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Harbinger's OrbStack Size: 20Reforges a map item as another of a higher tierRight click this item then left click a map to apply it.
Drop restricted
Drop level: 1
Drops from Harbingers or Harbinger-related rewards, or from map currency rewards.
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Currency Item
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Currency/CurrencyUpgradeMapTier

Harbinger's Orb is a currency item that can be used to reforge a map into another natural map of one tier higher, or randomly have a chance to transform it into a Beachhead unique map.


This orb will transform a map item into another map item of one tier higher. Any rarity and quality the map had will be retained, but its base item type and explicit modifiers (in the case of magic or higher rarity) will be rerolled. A Harbinger's Orb doesn't obey the player's Atlas of Worlds rules, which means that the resulting map may not be unlocked yet.

There is a small chance it transforms the map into The Beachhead instead. The resulting tier of Beachhead depends on the tier of the original map.

Using a Harbinger's Orb will maintain any implicits, influences, enchantments, quality, or Delirium Layers, unless the map becomes a Beachhead; in this case, only quality is retained.

Item acquisition

Harbinger's Orb has restrictions on where or how it can drop. Drops from Harbingers or Harbinger-related rewards, or from map currency rewards.


Harbinger's Orb can be created from the following recipes:

20Harbinger's ShardHarbinger's ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes a Harbinger's Orb.N/AM
3The JourneyThe Journey3Harbinger's OrbOh the places you will go, the sights you will see, the things you will meet.1x Harbinger's OrbM
1Foreboding IncubatorForeboding IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds incubated valuable Currency Shards or a Harbinger item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Right click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Valuable Currency Shards or Harbinger Item (random)M
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

In addition, Harbinger's Orbs can also be found in an Immortal Syndicate Fortification safehouse containing Cameria.

Analysis of outcomes

Based on a streamer's video, out of 500 Harbinger's Orbs on T15 maps, 85 or 17% maps are turned into The BeachheadThe Beachhead
Harbinger Map
Map Level: 82
Map Tier: 15
Item Quantity: +(40-60)%
Item Rarity: +(40-60)%
Area contains 6 additional HarbingersCorrupted
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Applying an Orb of Horizons or Harbinger's Orb to a map that has the Split modifier no longer removes the Split modifier.
  • Introduced to the game.


  1. mbXtreme (November 14, 2019). "[PATH OF EXILE] – 500x "HARBINGER ORB" vs HIGH TIER MAPS – THE BEACHHEAD GAMBLE!". Youtube. Retrieved September 28, 2020.

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