Path of Exile: The Best Divination Cards Worth Farming

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Path of Exile: The Best Divination Cards Worth Farming

Do you want to get your hands on some awesome items in Path of Exile? If so, you need to familiarize yourself with the many different divination cards in the game.

With a plethora of cards out there, you might have a hard time finding which are the best among the rest. Fortunately for you, you have come to the right place!

In this guide, we will go over the best divination cards in PoE right now that are worth farming. So, without further ado, let's get started!

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What Are Divination Cards?

Before we begin, have you ever wondered what a divination card is? If you do not have any idea, maybe because you are a complete beginner in Path of Exile, a divination card is a type of item that can be exchanged for specific rewards.

Unlike farming items in PoE, you will know the exact reward you are going to get when trading a divination card because it is clearly imprinted on the card itself.

Having said that, where do you get yourself some divination cards? Well, there are a couple of ways you can farm them. The first is by going to specific maps, where you kill monsters in the hopes of getting the card that you want.

The second way is by opening some Stacked Decks. You can acquire a Stacked Deck by eliminating map monsters and by opening certain chests in Heists.

It is important to note that there are ultra-rare divination cards that require a ton of maps before you can get a single one. The highly coveted "The Apothecary" card is a good example of this, though there are definitely a bunch more.

Aside from that, some divination cards can only be obtained by killing specific monsters or bosses. "Love Through Ice", for instance, is a divination card that can only drop from killing one of the four Conquerors.

Best Divination Cards

Path of Exile has a laundry list of divination cards, so much so that a beginner in this game will have a hard time finding the best ones. The good news is that you are reading this guide, meaning, you have knowledge that a vast majority of PoE players do not.

Anyway, you have to set your expectations here; the vast majority of the cards that are going to be mentioned in this section are rare, and rightfully so. These are the "cream of the crop" if you will.

With that said, here are the best divination cards in Path of Exile that are worth farming:

Brother's Gift



The Divine Orb is one of the main currencies in the game. It is usually the one being traded when you purchase endgame items, including equipment, accessories, and gems, among many others.

Brother's Gift is a divination card that rewards you with five Divine Orbs. The great thing about this compared to the other similar cards is that you only need to exchange one card to get several of the said PoE Currency.

If you want to farm the Brother's Gift, you can acquire it from the Cemetery, Grave Trough, and Graveyard maps.

Brother's Stash



While no longer as desirable as it once was, Exalted Orbs are still useful in the game, particularly when you craft your own equipment. It not only adds another explicit modifier on an item (granted that you still have open affix slots), but also acts as a currency that can be spent to avail of some options in the Crafting Bench.

Exalted Orbs are a bit rarer than Chaos Orbs, so you may find yourself in a situation where you will be wanting more. Thankfully, there is a divination card that can address that and it is called the Brother's Stash.

The Brother's Stash, when exchanged with Lilly Roth in your hideout, will result in five Exalted Orbs that you can use for crafting or trading. You can find this card in the same areas as its cousin, such as Cemetery, Grave Trough, and Graveyard.

Akil's Prophecy



The Squire is considered one of the best unique items in Path of Exile because the gems socketed into this shield support the ones that are on your main-hand weapon.

What happens when you exchange three of these? Well, you can get a couple of unique shields, namely the Oppressor and The Squire. Obviously, you want the latter, but since it is significantly rarer than the former, you will need to farm a bunch of Akil's Prophecy cards to get one.

Now, where can you get this particular divination card? Akil's Prophecy only drops as a potential reward for completing temporal incursions in maps. You can increase the chances of incursions appearing in your maps by taking the small incursion nodes on the Atlas Skill Tree.

The Shieldbearer



While Akil's Prophecy is much easier to obtain than this next divination card, you probably want to farm this one since this guarantees that you get The Squire. The Shieldbearer lets you get The Squire if you are able to collect eight pieces of this card.

Now, there is a notable change that was made here. The Shieldbearer used to be a card that can drop only from the Elder. However, that has now changed in that you'd have to run the Citadel, which is a Tier 17 map.

That particular detail is crucial for you to know because T17 maps, at least at the time of writing, are pretty hard to complete. Unless you use a competent build, you will be demolished here, so do bear that in mind.

Choking Guilt



If you look at the passive tree, you will find that there are a myriad of notable skills that you want to allocate. There is just one problem: you have a finite number of points to spend. That is why anointing the amulet can certainly help. However, even this solution is kind of limiting. Is there a way for you to get more than one notable passive skill from your amulet? Well, there is and that is in the form of the Stranglegasp.

The Stranglegasp is a unique amulet that lets you add three more anointments for a total of four. It is so useful that you typically see it being utilized by some endgame builds, such as the Boneshatter Juggernaut or Flicker Strike Slayer.

Are you itching to get your hands on this thing? Not so fast! To acquire a Stranglegasp, you have to defeat The Infinite Hunger numerous times to acquire Choking Guilt. Exchange a full set of six cards and you will get a non-corrupted Stranglegasp.

The "non-corrupted" bit in the last sentence requires emphasis because the said unique amulet is usually corrupted with a Vaal Orb in the hopes of "bricking" it. You see, when it turns a rare amulet, you can then use a Tainted Mythic Orb to (hopefully) transform it into a corrupted Carnage Heart; only much better because of the four notable passive skills you have put on it via Blight anointments!

To challenge The Infinite Hunger, you have to run 28 maps to obtain a Writhing Invitation. Put the invitation inside the map device so that you will be transported to the boss area right away. It goes without saying that the maps you run should be influenced by the Eater of Worlds. This is accomplished by selecting the appropriate option before entering a map.

Love Through Ice



Back to the topic of having only a limited number of passive skill points to spend, the Unnatural Instinct is a unique jewel that grants you the bonuses of unallocated passive skills within its radius. Some consider this a godsend due to the fact that you can save a lot of skill points when you use it. This jewel can drop from anywhere, but you only get a clean one when a monster drops it while mapping.

Do you want to have an Unnatural Instinct with two corrupted implicit modifiers? Well, you can! That is if you are diligent enough to slay Veritania, that is. Veritania, for those who do not know, is one of the Conquerors of the Atlas of Worlds.

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In order to face her, you must run a map that contains Veritania's Citadel (don't worry, this will explicitly be stated on the map itself). After defeating the original map boss, a portal that leads to her arena will appear. Enter it and defeat her for a chance to obtain Love Through Ice.

If you do not want to go through the hassle of fighting her or if you do not have the capability to do so, then you could open a bunch of Stacked Decks as an alternative.

The Enlightened



Auras in PoE can significantly enhance various aspects of your character. Do you need more armor? You have Determination for that. Do you want to dodge the enemy's attacks? Grace is perfectly suited for that purpose. How about energy shield? Yes, you have the Discipline aura made specifically to boost that as well.

Activating multiple auras requires a ton of mana. Unlike other games where auras are temporary buffs that can be activated on a whim, that is not the case in PoE. In this game, you reserve a sizable chunk of your mana for each aura you activate. Therefore, you need reservation efficiency modifiers to give you the ability to have more than three auras active at a time.

Although there are notable passive skills that help you resolve your mana issues pertaining to activating auras, your build might not have enough skill points to spend for that. Luckily, you can rely on the Enlighten Support Gem. This particular support gem gives a huge life/mana reservation efficiency multiplier to the auras linked to it. The problem is that leveling this support gem is a chore. Wouldn't it be great if you can get a hold of a max-level Enlighten Support right off the bat? Yes, you can!

The aptly named "The Enlightened" divination card is highly sought after, mainly because exchanging a set of six will guarantee a level 3 Enlighten Support! You can use it right away, but you have the option of corrupting it with a Vaal Orb as well. Doing so provides you with a chance to raise it to level 4.

If you are wondering where you can get The Enlightened card, you can farm the Crimson Temple, Defiled Cathedral, and even the T17 map, Sanctuary.

Succor of the Sinless



A Sulphur Flask, when activated, increases your damage by 40% and creates a beneficial Consecrated Ground. Whenever you step on it, the effect of curses on you is reduced significantly, and you gain increased life regeneration in the process.

Having said that, the Bottled Faith is a unique Sulphur Flask that also creates a Consecrated Ground, albeit enemies who are in its area of effect take increased damage. This is the reason why you often see this on builds that want to maximize their damage potential.

There are a couple of ways to obtain the Bottled Faith - one of which is exchanging a full set of six cards known as the "Succor of the Sinless".

Now, the said divination card used to drop from Baran, The Crusader. However, you now have to go and eliminate monsters inside the T17 Sanctuary map. We know, doing that is a tall order. But you have to do it if you want to get your hands on a Bottled Faith.

The Doctor



The Headhunter is an awesome unique belt that gives you more power! That's right! If you kill a rare monster with the belt equipped, your character gets all of the modifiers of that monster for one whole minute!

Sure, you could get lucky and obtain it as an ultra-rare drop, but the chances of that happening are infinitesimal. If you want a more realistic way of acquiring one, then you should collect eight pieces of "The Doctor".

The Doctor is a divination card that gives you a clean, non-corrupted Headhunter. You can corrupt it for a chance to get a good set of implicit modifiers. However, if you are not okay with that, the Headhunter is absolutely fine as it is.

There are seven areas where you can farm The Doctor, but the most ideal is the Burial Chambers. The layout of the map is easy to navigate, making it the perfect spot for farming the divination card.

The Demon



So, you farmed enough "The Doctor" cards to acquire a clean Headhunter and it got you thinking: "Hmm, maybe a corrupted Headhunter is better". Well, we will answer that question for you: It is!

Now, corrupting an item in Path of Exile is risky because even though you get juicy implicit modifiers in return, you could end up destroying or "bricking" the item if you are not lucky.

If you want to get an already corrupted Headhunter with two implicit modifiers, then you need to get yourself moving and destroy three specific bosses in the game, namely Lord of the Grey, Megaera, and Kitava, The Destroyer.

Lord of the Grey can be found on the Belfry map. Kitava, The Destroyer (not to be confused with the big bad of the main campaign) is in the Lava Lake. Lastly, Megaera is the boss of the Crater map.

The Eternal War



Do you want to partake in an epic battle? Well, this next divination card indeed has the perfect moniker for that, though obtaining it does not require you to assemble a grand army or hire a legion of followers to fight for you.

The Eternal War allows you to get a Timeless Jewel with two corrupted implicit modifiers. There are five Timeless Jewels in PoE, including Lethal Pride, Brutal Restraint, Militant Faith, Glorious Vanity, and Elegant Hubris.

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When you socket them anywhere on your passive tree, the passive nodes within their radius are granted additional bonuses. The Lethal Pride, for example, grants STR on the small nodes and additional effects on the notable passive skills.

As previously mentioned, corrupting an item in this game is one of those things that is "high-risk, high-reward". If you do not want to deal with that, you could just farm The Eternal War by defeating any of the four Conquerors: Al-Hezmin, Baran, Drox, and Veritania.

The Apothecary



Ah, The Apothecary. If you have played Path of Exile for a while now, you have probably heard of this name before. This is a divination card by many players due to the fact that it rewards you with the highly-coveted Mageblood.

Mageblood is invaluable, so much so that it is considered one of the best unique items in the game. Why is it so popular, you ask? Well, that is because it grants you the effects of up to four Magic Utility Flasks indefinitely. In other words, the flask effects do not expire as long as you have the belt equipped.

That said, there are four spots you can farm The Apothecary, such as Crimson Temple, Defiled Cathedral, Crimson Township, and Haunted Mansion. The first two have layouts that are easy to navigate, while the third one is fine. The Haunted Mansion is the least popular among these choices but, at least, it is there if you want to mix things up a little bit.

The Insane Cat



The Mageblood is insane! Even a clean version of it is enough to make builds shine. However, things would be better if you have one with double corrupted implicit modifiers, no?

If you do not want to risk it and would like to get your hands on an already corrupted Mageblood, then you need to farm diligently for The Insane Cat. This divination card can only drop from "100% Delirium" maps or from the Simulacrum, specifically by defeating Kosis or Omniphobia.

The Price of Devotion



Can't get enough of Mageblood, huh? Well, what if we tell you that there is another divination card that rewards you with a corrupted Mageblood, albeit with +20% quality? The name of that card is The Price of Devotion.

If you are interested in acquiring it, The Price of Devotion can drop from Uber Atziri. To fight the "Uber" version of Atziri, Queen of the Vaal, you have to place the four "Mortal Fragments" in your Map Device. These are Mortal Grief, Mortal Ignorance, Mortal Rage, and Mortal Hope.

As you can surmise, the Mortal Fragments can be gained from defeating the normal version of the encounter. Alternatively, they can drop from Atziri in the Temple of Atzoatl's boss room.

The Samurai's Eye



The Watcher's Eye is ubiquitous in PoE. In fact, we would say that about 90% of players use this particular unique jewel, and for good reason. It grants you bonuses depending on the aura you have active.

For instance, if your build uses the Purity of Elements, you can get a Watcher's Eye with mods that get unlocked when you have the said aura active, like the mod: "% of Physical Damage from Hits Taken as Fire/Cold/Lightning Damage".

The Watcher's Eye has a couple of variants. The version with two unique modifiers can drop from the Elder (with The Shaper kept alive), while the three-mod version can be acquired from completing the Uber Elder encounter.

Of course, you want to get the three-mod variant, right? However, fighting the Uber Elder is not a walk in the park. You need a competent build that has enough power to defeat two formidable bosses.

Well, if you do not want to go through all of that, you can farm The Samurai's Eye instead. Although this can only be acquired by eliminating monsters in the T17 Ziggurat map, farming it this way is so much better than having to deal with the Uber Elder.

When exchanging a full set of three, you can get either the two-mod version or a Watcher's Eye with three unique modifiers on it.

Seven Years Bad Luck



Ask any Path of Exile player about the Mirror of Kalandra and they will tell you about something that does not exist. Well, it is actually real except that getting it is like shooting for the stars and landing on the mud. You could even say that this thing is "mythical" due to the simple fact that its drop rate is abysmally low, so much so that you have a far better chance of getting literally any item in the game other than this one.

Why is it so rare? GGG probably did that by design because of what the said item can do. For the uninitiated, the Mirror of Kalandra is a type of PoE Currency that creates a perfect copy of an item, with stats and all. You know if an item is copied if it has the word "Mirrored" on it.

Anyway, the Mirror of Kalandra can drop from anywhere, but just as we have said before, it is one of the rarest items in the game. So, if you cannot rely on your luck to get one, is there a more deterministic way of farming it? Thankfully, yes, a few of them, in fact.

Seven Years Bad Luck is a divination card that rewards you with a Mirror Shard. True to its namesake, you need 13 of these to assemble the full stack. Take note that you are only getting a single shard from all of this, so you need to spend a lot of time and effort to accomplish this.

Once you have successfully acquired 20 Mirror Shards, it will automatically form into a full Mirror of Kalandra in all of its glory!

You can farm this particular divination card from the Crimson Temple and Defiled Cathedral.

Unrequited Love



Although there are deterministic ways to get the Mirror of Kalandra, relying solely on the previous divination card is not the best approach. Good thing, you can mix it up a bit by obtaining Unrequited Love instead.

Unlike Seven Years Bad Luck, you need to collect sixteen "Unrequited Love" cards to assemble the full set. In exchange for your efforts, you will get 19 Mirror Shards rather than the paltry one shard from the other card.

This divination card can be acquired in the Maze and Vaal Temple maps. What's interesting about the latter map is that it is an area filled with corrupted items. So, farming Unrequited Love here is definitely something you can do!

House of Mirrors



Okay, maybe you do not want to waste your time just collecting Mirror Shards. Perhaps, you want the real thing immediately. If that is the case, you could go directly to Uber Atziri and fight her for a chance to get the House of Mirrors.

This specific divination card is quite rare, so prepare a boatload of Mortal Fragments because you will be visiting Atziri's lair regularly. You need nine House of Mirrors in order to get a single Mirror of Kalandra. Although this is a lot of work, we promise you that it will all be worth it!

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Honorable Mentions

As we have said earlier in this guide, Path of Exile has a wide selection of divination cards that you can get. Yes, we have given our top recommendations, but we feel that there are some that are worthy of being mentioned as well. This section is dedicated to that. Let's start with something valuable, shall we?

Lucky Connections



The Orb of Fusing is one of the PoE Currencies that you need to achieve the best results. This thing is primarily used to link gem sockets. This is crucial as it allows you to massively enhance your main skill gems, auras, and whatnot.

That said, the Lucky Connections divination card rewards you with a full stack of Orbs of Fusing if you exchange seven of them with Lilly Roth.

The ideal spots to farm this divination card include the Shipyard, Port, and Wharf maps.

The Union



The Gemcutter's Prism is another type of PoE Currency that raises the quality of skill gems and support gems when used. This has become more valuable since Patch 3.24 implemented a significant change, where you can no longer take advantage of a specific vendor recipe.

If you want to know what that vendor recipe is, listen up! Previously, you could sell a level 20 gem along with a single Gemcutter's Prism to a vendor. This would result in the gem reverting all the way back to level 1, albeit with its quality raised to 20%. This allowed you to save a ton of Gemcutter's Prism, but this is no longer possible today.

That is why farming The Union has become necessary to address that. This card rewards you with 10 Gemcutter's Prisms. Even though you need seven to complete a full set, the card is not rare at all!

Anyway, you can farm The Union from Cemetery, Grave Trough, and Graveyard.

The Fortunate



Are Divine Orbs not dropping for you? Is the Brother's Gift too rare? Well, do not fret! There is a divination card that is exponentially easier to farm and that is aptly named "The Fortunate".

This divination card gives you a couple of Divine Orbs, but you need to collect 12 before you can make the exchange. Even though you need more cards just to get two Divine Orbs, The Fortunate is a lot more common than Brother's Gift.

The Fortunate can be acquired in a number of areas, including Atoll, Beach, Canyon, Dunes, Jungle Valley, and Tropical Island.

The Void



The last divination card in this guide is a bizarre one, but it is definitely worth mentioning. The Void is a card that does not have any description. However, when you exchange it, you will get a random divination card in return.

Now, the reason why you need to know about The Void is that you can actually get the rarer divination cards in the game, including the House of Mirrors! Of course, you have to temper your expectations when it comes to the more valuable cards, but it is possible to get one by exchanging The Void.

So, where do you farm this divination card? The Void used to be a card that can drop from anywhere. However, a change was made in Patch 3.24, where you can only obtain it from the Tier 17 maps, such as Abomination, Citadel, Fortress, Sanctuary, and Ziggurat.


Divination Cards provide you with an alternative way to get your hands on the game's most valuable items. Do you want a Headhunter? Farm "The Doctor" until you get the complete set. Are you afraid to corrupt a Mageblood yourself? Well, you can choose between farming The Insane Cat or The Price of Devotion because both of these cards guarantee a corrupted Mageblood with two implicit modifiers.

The best divination cards in Path of Exile, such as the ones that we have just mentioned, can only drop in specific areas in the game. House of Mirrors, for example, can be obtained by defeating Uber Atziri in her lair.

While you can get divination cards just by running maps, you can increase your chances of getting some by allocating the appropriate nodes on the Atlas Skill Tree, as well as putting Divination Scarabs in your Map Device.

So, there you have it! We hope that you have found this guide useful. Let us know of your experience farming the best divination cards in PoE!

With all of that said, good luck on your adventures in Wraeclast, Exile!

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