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We will discuss what they are, how to craft with them, and how to use them in the Forbidden Sanctum in Path of Exile 3.20!


Hi there and welcome to another entry in our Essentials of Crafting Series! In this quick guide we will concentrate on Essences. What are they? What are some general usages for them? How do I best use them?

What are they and where to find them

You are most likely taking a look at the essences you got while you were leveling and early mapping, and they all are lower tier, and you are believing to yourself why would I ever use these? Well fortunately is you can really upgrade them by either using the Upgrade button at the bottom of the Essence Stash Tab if you have one or by offering 3 of any tier of an essence to a supplier and getting 1 of the next greatest tier back.

You may be questioning how to get those last 4 and it’s simpler than you believe if you are fortunate, You just use a Residue of Corruption on a beast frozen that has any of the 4 Purple Essences above their head Squealing Essence of Scorn, Shrieking Essence of Envy, Shrieking Essence of Torment, Squealing Essence of Fear, and those have a possibility to turn into one of the 4 Corrupted Essences.

However, all of us know that’s not why you are here, let’s get onto some of the more intriguing features of essences and how to utilize them.

I hope you found this crafting guide useful and I wish you all numerous Divine Orb drops! And anticipate having you check out the advanced guides that will be coming in the future!

Thanks for taking a look at our quick guide on Essences and some standard usages of them, we eagerly anticipate bringing you more video and written guides in our Fundamentals of Crafting series! Be sure to head back over to Essentials of Crafting to inspect it out as it will be upgraded as we include advanced content to it with guides like this one!

With that out of the method among the typical uses for lower level essences are as a replacement for Alchemy orbs on your equipment while leveling through the acts to get easy upgrades to help fill in stats you require on your equipment.

Another more specific niche use is that you can in fact use Essences to get affixes on some gear that could not usually be rolled on it. Whether it be qualities on a belt or using the rarer Corrupted Essences like Essence of Hysteria, Essence of Insanity, Essence of Horror, or Essence of Delirium,

Essences were introduced in, you thought it, Essence League! Throughout your travels in Recast you might encounter monsters that appear to be frozen in within a crystalline structure with some essences above their head. These rare mobs will typically be more effective than normal rares you will experience and as a benefit will drop the essences that were listed above their head!

The most common and effective way to utilize essences is to have a fractured product and then spam the essence that gives the particular stat you want to ensure 2 effective stats for your construct on that specific piece of gear.


In this quick guide we will focus on Essences. Essences were introduced in, you guessed it, Essence League! During your travels in Recast you may encounter monsters that appear to be frozen in within of a crystalline structure with some essences above their head. These uncommon mobs will on average be more effective than typical rares you will encounter and as a benefit will drop the essences that were noted above their head!

In Conclusion

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Common Utilizes