Obtaining Ancient Souls
After level 300, you will unlock the Transcension tab, marked by levitating eyeball. In it, are the Outsiders as well as the 'Transcend' button. By pressing the button, you will sacrifice your Gold, Heroes, Ancients, Hero Souls, Relics, Forge Cores and Gilds (except for Gilds purchased with Rubies) in order to receive Transcendent Power and a certain amount of Ancient Souls.
The sum of the unspent and spent (on Ancients) Hero Souls defines the number of Ancient Souls that will be earned this way. This follows the logarithmic equation:
AS = floor(5 × log(total Hero Souls sacrificed))
In other words, every 5 levels, the cost multiplies with 10.
The table below shows some of the Hero Souls costs between your 1st and 100th Ancient Soul.
|Number of AS||Minimum Hero Souls required|
Spending Ancient Souls
Ancient Souls can be spent on the Outsiders to help speed up gameplay. In contrast to Hero Souls, unspent Ancient Souls don't provide any bonuses, so you should always make sure to spend every Ancient Soul you have available. Below is a table with a summarized explanation for each Outsider:
|Xyliqil||+ (level × 100)% effectiveness of all idle bonuses.|
|Chor'gorloth||- ((1 - 0.95level)× 100)% Ancient cost.|
|Phandoryss||+ 50(1-e-level/1000)% Transcendent Power (Additive).|
|Borb||+ (level × 10)% maximum transcendent primal soul reward.|
|Ponyboy||+ (level × 100)% effectiveness of Solomon|
Transcendent power increases the number of Primal Hero Souls dropped, with a higher bonus at higher zones. This is capped at 5% of your total sacrificed Hero Souls initially, but can be upgraded to allow for bigger bonuses.
For a more detailed explanation of each outsider, go to this page.
|A Glimpse Outside||Acquire 50 Ancient Souls|
|Drinking Deep||Acquire 100 Ancient Souls|
|Ancient Crusher||Acquire 200 Ancient Souls|
|Traitor||Acquire 500 Ancient Souls|