Incubator

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Incubator is an item class of consumable items which can be applied to a piece of equipment in a manner similar to currency. After a specified number of enemies of sufficient level are killed, the incubator will be removed from the item and drops an item from a pool of rewards specific to the type of incubator applied. Up to 10 incubators can actively incubate at once by default (one per each piece of equipment); after unlocking the trinket slot in a Heist blueprint, an additional incubator can be applied to a Thief's TrinketThief's TrinketCorrupted for a total of 11. Incubators can be applied to corrupted and mirrored equipment. Incubators applied to weapons or shields in your weapon swap slots will not accumulate kills when not actively equipped.

Incubators primarily drop from Legion encounters. Incubators drop with an item level which determines the item level of its reward, the selection of items which can drop, and the minimum level of monster required to accumulate kills.

Attempting to apply an incubator will cause items that are already incubating to display a small incubator symbol in the bottom right side of the item's icon.

When an incubator is close to fully incubating, an icon and progress bar will be displayed on the right side of the screen.

List of incubators

ItemDescriptionAdditional
Drop Restrictions
Abyssal IncubatorAbyssal IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Rare Abyss 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.
Adds an incubated Rare Abyss item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Blighted IncubatorBlighted IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Blight 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.
Adds an incubated Blight item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Cartographer's IncubatorCartographer's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Map 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.
Adds an incubated Map item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Celestial Armoursmith's IncubatorCelestial Armoursmith's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Shaper or Elder Armour 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.
Adds an incubated Shaper or Elder Armour item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Celestial Blacksmith's IncubatorCelestial Blacksmith's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Shaper or Elder Weapon 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.
Adds an incubated Shaper or Elder Weapon item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Celestial Jeweller's IncubatorCelestial Jeweller's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Shaper or Elder Trinket 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.
Adds an incubated Shaper or Elder Trinket item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Diviner's IncubatorDiviner's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds incubated Stacked Decks 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.
Adds incubated Stacked Decks to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Fine IncubatorFine IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Currency 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.
Adds an incubated Currency item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Can only be obtained from sources of Legion or Incubator rewards (e.g. Heist) and has a maximum drop level of 67. Cannot be found in maps.
Foreboding 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.
Adds incubated valuable Currency Shards or a Harbinger item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Fossilised IncubatorFossilised IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Fossil 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.
Adds an incubated Fossil item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Fragmented IncubatorFragmented IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Fragment 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.
Adds an incubated Fragment item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Quality Gem 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.
Adds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Geomancer's IncubatorGeomancer's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated 6-Linked Armour 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.
Adds an incubated 6-Linked Armour item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Infused IncubatorInfused IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Essence 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.
Adds an incubated Essence item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Kalguuran IncubatorKalguuran IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Expedition 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.
Adds an incubated Expedition item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Maddening IncubatorMaddening IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Delirium 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.
Adds an incubated Delirium item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Mysterious IncubatorMysterious IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated 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.
Adds an incubated item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Obscured IncubatorObscured IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Breach 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.
Adds an incubated Breach item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Ornate IncubatorOrnate IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Currency 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.
Adds an incubated Currency item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Otherworldly IncubatorOtherworldly IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Unique Map 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.
Adds an incubated Unique Map item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Primal IncubatorPrimal IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Talisman 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.
Adds an incubated Talisman item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Singular IncubatorSingular IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Unique 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.
Adds an incubated Unique item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Skittering IncubatorSkittering IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Scarab 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.
Adds an incubated Scarab item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Thaumaturge's IncubatorThaumaturge's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated high level Corrupted Gem or valuable Gem 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.
Adds an incubated high level Corrupted Gem or valuable Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Drops from Legion encounters.
Whispering IncubatorWhispering IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Essence 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.
Adds an incubated Essence item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Can only be obtained from sources of Legion or Incubator rewards (e.g. Heist) and has a maximum drop level of 67. Cannot be found in maps.

Version history

Version Changes
3.22.1c
  • When going to apply an Incubator, items with an Incubator already applied to them now display an Incubator icon in the bottom right corner.
Unknown
  • Whispering and Fine Incubators are re-enabled to drop, but apparently only drop in low level area. [Undocumented This change was not documented by any official sources. It was discovered through player testing or datamining.]
3.19.0
  • Time-lost Incubators no longer drop. [Undocumented This change was not documented by any official sources. It was discovered through player testing or datamining.]
3.16.0
  • Incubators now display Item Level on their Item Tooltip and Icon.
  • It is now possible to stack Incubators of the same type and Item Level, with a Stack Size of 10.
3.14.0
3.13.0
  • Whispering and Fine Incubators no longer drop.[1]
3.9.0
  • Feral and Eldritch Incubators no longer drop.[2]
3.8.0
  • Vagan now awards various Legion-related items in Betrayal Safehouses. In Research he awards Incubators.
  • A wider variety of rewards can now be found in some Incubators.
  • Added warnings for when you attempt to sell an item which has an Incubator on it.
3.7.1
  • Added an indicator that will display when Incubators are nearing their kill requirement threshold.
3.7.0
  • Introduced to the game

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