Vortex Orb
  • Vortex Orb
  • item level: 84
  • damage: 12 to 66
  • speed modifier: 0
  • durablity: 40 of 40
  • required level: 63
  • socketed (0 to 2)

A Vortex Orb is the elite version of a Clasped Orb.

A Vortex Orb can spawn with up to 3 individual sor skill bonuses with +1 to +3 each. These bonuses will keep the item normal, and still allow runewords to be created with it.

A Vortex Orb can spawn with the following invisible auto magic affixes. Two affixes of the same group can never spawn together. These affixes will keep the item normal, and still allow runewords to be created with it.

auto magic affixes for a Vortex Orb
of the Jackal+1 to 5 to Life
of the Fox+6 to 10 to Life
of the Wolf+11 to 20 to Life
of the Tiger+21 to 30 to Life
of the Mammoth+31 to 40 to Life
of the Colossus+41 to 60 to Life
Lizard's+1 to 5 to Mana
Snake's+5 to 10 to Mana
Serpent's+11 to 20 to Mana
Drake's+21 to 30 to Mana
Dragon's+31 to 40 to Mana
Wyrm's+41 to 60 to Mana
Great Wyrm's+61 to 80 to Mana

A superior Vortex Orb can also spawn with 2 of the following bonuses, +5% to +15% Enhanced Damage, Increase Maximum Durability 10% to 15%, or +1 to +3 to Attack Rating.

How to upgrade a Vortex Orb

Transmute low quality weapon, an Eld rune, and a chipped gem to create normal quality weapon of the same type.

low quality Vortex Orb
eld rune
any chipped gem
horadric cube interface

How to add sockets to a Vortex Orb

You can add sockets to a Vortex Orb by giving the item to Larzuk as a quest reward. Larzuk will always add 2 sockets (if the iLevel is high enough), the maximum. You can also add sockets with the following horadric cube recipe. This recipes will not work for low or superior quality items.

Transmute normal weapon, a Ral rune, an Amn rune, and a Perfect Amethyst to create a socketed weapon of the same type.

normal Vortex Orb
ral rune
amn rune
perfect amethyst
horadric cube interface

This recipes will add between 1 and 2 sockets to the item. The game will roll a 6 sided dice, if it rolls higher than 2, the maximum amount of sockets is chosen.

amount of sockets for a Vortex Orb
11 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
22 socket (max)5 in 6 (83.33%)
32 socket (max)5 in 6 (83.33%)
42 socket (max)5 in 6 (83.33%)
52 socket (max)5 in 6 (83.33%)
62 socket (max)5 in 6 (83.33%)

The maximum amount of sockets an item can roll with depends on the iLevel of the item. The iLevel is equal to the monster level (mLevel) the item dropped from, the mLevel is equal to the area level (aLevel). Champions will have an mLevel of aLevel+2, Uniques and their minions aLevel+3, and Super Uniques will have a predefined mLevel.

possible sockets for a Vortex Orb
iLvl 0-25iLvl 26-40iLvl 41 and up

Runewords you can make in a Vortex Orb

base sockets

Currently, no runewords can be created with a Vortex Orb

Compared to other Orbs

table of base stats
namemindammaxdamspeeddurabilitylevellevelreqmax sockets
Heavenly Stone2146-102059442
Eldritch Orb1850-103067502
Demon Heart23553575562
Vortex Orb12664084632
Dimensional Shard3053105085663

Prefixes that can spawn on Orbs

all prefixes
namepropertyaffix levellevel reqitem typesraritygroup
Jagged+10 to 20% Enhanced Damage11weaponmagic and rare106
Deadly+21 to 30% Enhanced Damage53weaponmagic and rare106
Vicious+31 to 40% Enhanced Damage86weaponmagic and rare106

Suffixes that can spawn on Orbs

all suffixes
namepropertyaffix levellevel reqitem typesraritygroup
of Readiness+10% Increased Attack Speed11weaponglovesmagic and rare6
of Alacrity+20% Increased Attack Speed86weaponmagic and rare6
of Frost+1 to Minimum Cold Damage, +1 to 4 to Maximum Cold Damage43weaponmagic and rare9