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Obtaining Forge Cores
Once you have 4 Relics, any new Relics will end up in the Junk Pile. You can then switch Relics by dragging them out of the Junk Pile into a Relic slot that already has one, and vice versa. You cannot ascend until you have gotten rid of all the Relics remaining in the Junk Pile, therefore converting them to Forge Cores (However you can still Quick Ascend by purchasing it through the Shop).
The amount of Forge Cores depends on the Relic's level and rarity:
|Rarity of Relic||Forge Cores gained when salvaged|
|Common||5 × level|
|Uncommon||7.5 × level|
|Rare||10 × level|
|Epic||12.5 × level|
|Fabled||15 × level|
|Mythical||17.5 × level|
|Legendary||22 × level|
|Transcendent||26 × level|
Spending Forge Cores
Forge Cores only have one purpose, and that is to upgrade your Relics. When you upgrade a Relic, the Relic gains value, and can be salvaged for more Forge Cores. The value increase of a Relic is proportional to the amount of tiers it has.
Each time you upgrade a Relic, the cost for a new upgrade will be increased exponentially. The cost is also affected by the number of tiers it has. After upgrading more than 8 times, its cost can easily get to thousands of Cores.
Because of the low starting cost, it's often useful to upgrade your Relics at least once or twice before salvaging them for a net gain of Forge Cores.
- Forge Cores were introduced in patch 0.19, along with Relics, but they had no use until patch 0.23.
- Prior to patch 1.0, the maximum level a Relic could have was 50. Nowadays, there is no limit to the level.