In Path of Exile, Veiled Crafting refers to crafts which use Aisling or Veiled Chaos Orb to add Veiled Modifiers to items. These are both apart of the Betrayal League mechanic. This guide assumes you understand the basics of The Immortal Syndicate.
The 2 types of Veiled Crafting are:
- Adding Veiled Modifiers through the use of a Veiled Chaos Orb.
- Adding Veiled Modifiers through Aisling.
Veiled Mods are item modifiers unique to the Betrayal league mechanic. Items with Veiled Modifiers can be dropped by Betrayal encounters or added to items with Betrayal-specific crafting (e.g. a Veiled Chaos Orb or the Aisling Crafting Bench).
- Some Veiled Modifiers are locked behind a specific Syndicate member.
- A full list of Veiled modifiers and where they are unlocked can be found on the wiki.
In order for a mod to be unveiled, it must be taken to Jun. Once unlocked through Jun, Veiled Modifiers can be added to gear via the Crafting Bench (though it will be a lesser version of the non-benchcrafted variant).
Veiled Chaos Orb
A Veiled Chaos Orb is functionally the same as a Chaos Orb but adds a Veiled modifier in addition to reforging the item.
The orb respects Metamods and are commonly used in crafting high-end items (e.g. if Suffixes Cannot be Changed is crafted on an item, the poe-item id=16f310be]Veiled Chaos Orb[/poe-item] will not reforge the Suffixes).
Before Veiled Chaos Orb:
Crafting with Aisling
An Aisling Crafting Bench adds a Veiled Mod without the drawbacks of the Veiled Chaos Orb. While a Veiled Chaos Orb deletes any unprotected modifiers on an item, Aisling removes a single modifier at random before adding the Veiled mod instead. To get an Aisling Crafting Bench, she must occupy a Research safehouse and be upgraded to T3 before defeating the Syndicate Mastermind.
How it Works
For the example you have a Body Armor with 1 Prefix, +129 to Maximum Life, and 3 Suffixes. The goal is to add a Veiled Prefix mod without losing any of the current mods already on the item.
Even if you protected your Suffixes with a Metamod, your T1 Life would be deleted by a Veiled Chaos Orb[/poe-item. Since you want to keep all 4 mods, an Aisling Crafting Bench is needed.
Craft Suffixes Cannot be Changed to protect the Suffixes. There is no way to guarantee the T1 Life is not deleted by Aisling, but there's a 50% chance the Metamod gets removed instead.
If you're lucky Aisling removes the Suffixes Cannot be Changed and adds a Veiled mod in its place. Since you already have 3 Suffixes, a Prefix is added. If there were only 2 Suffixes, it would be a 50% chance for either.
If Aisling removes the mod you'd like to keep, you sadly need to get it back before trying again. As you can probably see, this can be an extremely frustrating step in crafting a lot of items, since an Aisling takes time to farm or costs a lot of currency if bought from another player.
Before unveiling, it's important to block the highest-weight veiled modifier(s) that you don't want. For a Body Armor like this you'd craft (8-9)% Chance to Block Attack Damage.
The block varies between every craft but I recommend using Craft of Exile to see possible unveils.
An ideal unveil would be (9-10)% increased maximum Life, (9-10)% increased maximum Mana or (30-35)% chance to Avoid Elemental Ailments, (30-35)% chance to Avoid being Stunned depending on your build's needs.
- Items with Veiled Modifiers can be dropped by Betrayal encounters or added to items with Betrayal-specific crafting (e.g. a Veiled Chaos Orb or the Aisling Crafting Bench.
- A Veiled Chaos Orb reforges an item like a Chaos Orb but also adds a Veiled Mod as well.
- An Aisling Crafting Bench removes a modifier at random and adds a Veiled Mod in exchange.
Written by spicysushi
Reviewed by Facefoot, Tripolarbear
- 5 December 2022
Published for 3.20 The Forbidden Sanctum Patch