Items in Path of Exile are used to represent not just a character's equipment but a variety of other game features. Items can be moved around between locations using the mouse cursor, including the inventory, worn items, stashes, and others, as well as on the ground. Not all types of items can be moved to all item locations. Different item types take a different amount of space in grid based item locations such as inventory and stashes.
Equipment includes armour, weapons, accessories and flasks. Their text colour by default is determined by their rarity.
Jewels are normal treasure items which can act as passive skills when inserted into a socket in the passive tree.
Currency items are used to modify other items, and are also used for trading or gained from vendors for selling equipment. They have a light brown text colour by default.
Sets of Divination cards can be exchanged for a certain item, and have specific drop locations. They have a bright green text colour by default.
Quest items are found on the ground like other items, or given as rewards for completing quests. They cannot be placed anywhere but in inventory or back on the ground. By default they have a bright green text colour.
Skills in Path of Exile are granted by gems which are treated as regular items. The skill can only be used when the appropriate gem is socketed in an equipment item being worn by the character. Skill gems, by default, appear in blue-green text when on the ground.
Microtransaction cosmetic effects, when not applied to an item or character, appear as items in a microtransactions tab.
Hideout decorations and crafting benches, when not in use in a hideout, appear as items in a hideout tab. They can be right clicked from this screen to add them to a hideout.
|Item||Type||Dimensions||Quality||Default colour||Locations stored||Equipped in slots||Dropped||Vendored/traded|
|Currency||Currency||1 x 1||no||Light brown||Inv, Stash||no||yes||yes|
|1h weapons||Equipment||1-2 x 2-3||yes||by rarity||Inv, Stash||Weapon, offhand, alt. weapon, alt. offhand slots||yes||yes|
|2h weapons||Equipment||1-2 x 4||yes||by rarity||Inv, Stash||Both weapons slots or both alternate weapon slots||yes||yes|
|Chest armour||Equipment||2 x 3||yes||by rarity||Inv, Stash||Chest armour||yes||yes|
|Helms||Equipment||2 x 2||yes||by rarity||Inv, Stash||Helm||yes||yes|
|Boots||Equipment||2 x 2||yes||by rarity||Inv, Stash||Boots||yes||yes|
|Gloves||Equipment||2 x 2||yes||by rarity||Inv, Stash||Gloves||yes||yes|
|Shields||Equipment||2 x 2-4||yes||by rarity||Inv, Stash||Offhand or alt. offhand||yes||yes|
|Rings||Accessories||1 x 1||no||by rarity||Inv, Stash||Left ring or right ring||yes||yes|
|Amulets||Accessories||1 x 1||no||by rarity||Inv, Stash||Amulet||yes||yes|
|Belts||Accessories||2 x 1||no||by rarity||Inv, Stash||Belt||yes||yes|
|Quivers||Accessories||2 x 3||no||by rarity||Inv, Stash||Offhand or alt. offhand||yes||yes|
|Flasks||Flasks||1 x 2||yes||by rarity||Inv, Stash||flask slots 1-5||yes||yes|
|Jewels||Jewels||1 x 1||no||by rarity||Inv, Stash||Passive tree||yes||yes|
|Divination cards||Divination cards||1 x 1||no||Blue-green||Inv, Stash||no||yes||yes|
|Skill gems||Skills gems||1 x 1||yes||Blue-green||Inv, Stash||Sockets in other equipment items||yes||yes|
|Skill books||Quest items||2 x 2||no||Green||Inv||no||yes||no|
|Other quest items||Quest items||1-2 x 1-3||no||Green||Inv||no||yes||no|