Everything you need to know about Corrupted Gems

  • For many players, they may have some understanding of POE Currency or POE Orbs in Path of Exile. But they may not understand that there is another unique gem called Corrupted Gems. It is a gem with modifiers that can improve its quality and strength.

    Why Corrupt Gems? The main reason many people corrupt gems is to improve quality. Generally , the upper limit of the quality of gemstones is 20%. As the quality of gems improves, statistics on related skills will increase. To increase gems before corruption, players can use Gemcutter’s Prisms, but they can only increase by 20% at most. This is where Vaal Orbs comes in handy. Although players lose quality, this can also increase the quality of gems by over 20%. Compared with some POE Orbs, this is the uniqueness of Vaal Orbs.

    What is Vaal Skill? The Vaal version has more powerful skills, but they require the “fuel” of the enemy being killed. This means that players need to kill a certain number of enemies before using this skill. Therefore, players are best to buy POE Currency to quickly improve their strength and easily defeat the enemy. Vaal skills are better than ordinary opponents, but this comes at a price. With other powerful skills, players should be able to easily collect enough “fuel” to use Vaal skills.

    Other ways to get corrupted gems. Besides using Vaal Orbs, there are other ways to get damaged gems. If the players do not have any Vaal Orbs, they can go to the Vaal side area where they appear on the map. This is essentially a damaged area that randomly appears on the map. This area is marked with a heart icon on the minimap, and it will glow red if the players are nearby. Players don’t need to go through the Val border area, but they will provide rich rewards. Each area has a boss guarding the Vaal container. Go through this area, kill the boss, and open the container. In it, players will have a 50% chance to find Vaal skill gems. So players want to kill Boss more simply, it is very necessary to buy POE Currency to enhance their strength.

    It can also corrupt gems at the Corrupted Altar without the Vaal Orb. This altar is in a Corrupted Invasion Room in the Atzoatl Temple. Placing a gem on the altar will add two corruption modifiers, change all slots to white, or destroy the item. In the Atzoatl Temple, players can also corrode gems twice in the Lapidary Lens in the invasion room of the Doryani Institute. Here, a gem can be destroyed twice, but the same result will be applied twice. When players first start, this modifier is not the most important, but as they progress in the world, they will need powerful equipment and skills. Don’t forget to look for Vaal Orbs or corrupted skill gems in the Vaal side area. Or they can Buy POE Orbs on POECurrency to get more powerful equipment and weapons.