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Item Ascension is unlocked after the Sanctum reaches Level 12. Ascending an item increases the base values of an item along with its magical values, along with giving a Cosmetic Effect.


Sanctum panel. The Item Ascension page can be accessed through the "Ascension" button.

Item Ascension page. Clicking an item in your inventory will select it.

The Item Ascension page can be accessed through the "Ascension" button at the top of the Sanctum panel. The left side of the page has three points of interest:

  1. A "Selected Item" Section. The icon of the selected item will appear besides a bar, which shows the total amount of Refined Essence required to ascend the item as well as the total amount that the Player currently is in possession of. The level of Ascension will also be shown, as well as its added bonsues
  2. A blue "Ascend Item" button which will ascend the item and use the required Refined Essence to facilitate the process.
  3. A red "Get Refined Essence" button which will bring the Player to the Shop: Refined Essence.

The right side of the page has a list of the Player's Legendary or Unreal Items. The Items can be sorted by Type, Time of Acquisition, Value, Rarity, and Class. The yellow "Reverse" button will reverse the way the items are sorted.


Ascension gives End-Game players something to continually work towards through Gear Enhancements. As such, items can be Ascended to an infinite level.


The bonuses each Ascension level will give is shown in the table below, based on item type:

Type Effects
+2 Base Armor
+2% Magical Effects
+2 Base Damage
+2% Magical Effects
+2% Magical Effects


The costs needed to ascend an item to a level using Refined Essence or Magical Essence through conversion with the Essence Refinery is shown in the table below. Note that since items can be ascended to an infinite level, the table is cut short at level 20, then jumps to level 100, and then level 1000, to give the Player an estimate of the costs. Calc https://instacalc.com/37547

Level Total Refined Essence Cost Cost for Current Level Magic Essence Needed (Essence Refinery Magic Essence Needed (25% bonus) Essence Refinery
1 10.000 10,000 10,000,000 8,000,000
2 25,000 15,000 25,000,000 20,000,000
3 45,000 20,000 45,000,000 36,000,000
4 70,000 25,000 70,000,000 56,000,000
5 100,000 30,000 100,000,000 80,000,000
6 135,000 35,000 135,000,000 108,000,000
7 175,000 40,000 175,000,000 140,000,000
8 220,000 45,000 220,000,000 176,000,000
9 270,000 50,000 270,000,000 216,000,000
10 325,000 55,000 325,000,000 260,000,000
11 385,000 60,000 385,000,000 308,000,000
12 450,000 65,000 450,000,000 360,000,000
13 520,000 70,000 520,000,000 416,000,000
14 595,000 75,000 595,000,000 476,000,000
15 675,000 80,000 675,000,000 540,000,000
16 760,000 85,000 760,000,000 608,000,000
17 850,000 90,000 850,000,000 680,000,000
18 945,000 95,000 945,000,000 756,000,000
19 1,045,000 100,000 1,045,000,000 836,000,000
20* 1,150,000 105,000 1,150,000,000 920,000,000
100 25,750,000 510,000 25,750,000,000 20,600,000,000
1000 2,507,500,000 5,010,000 2,507,500,000,000 2,006,000,000,000

Cosmetic Effect

Item Ascension gives a Cosmetic Skin Effect to both Weapons and Armor. Cosmetic Particles Changes from Unreal Weapons will be retained.

The Cosmetic effects for Weapons are shown in the table below:

Weapon Image
Ascended sword.png
Ascended staff.png
Ascended bow.png

The Cosmetic effects for Armors are shown in the table below:

Class Image


  1. Item Ascension was released along with Essence Refinery on March 29th, 2015, through patch v.1034
  2. Item Ascension used to be unlocked when the Sanctum reached level 5. This requirement increased to level 12 on April 12th, 2015, through patch v.1035.
  3. Although an Item can "technically" be ascended to an infinite level, there is actually a cap,

since the game runs on a 32-bit memory address, and can only store up to a certain number. The actual max (although it will never be reached, so treat it as infinite) is shown in the table below:

Level Refined Total Refined Essence

Magic Essence Total

429,494 (Max)

461,165,961,295,000 2,147,480,000 461,165,961,295,000,000

(461 Quadrillion 165 Trillion. 961 billion, 295 million)

429,495 461,168,108,775,000 **2,147,485,000**

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The most Refined Essence you can hold is 2,147,483,647. This applies to Magical Essence also, so you can convert each max limit and gain more. It will take 214,748.135297442 max limits to max out Ascension for one item.