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Lost Ark Transcendence System Guide

By Jessie2024-04-15

In the ever-evolving world of Lost Ark, the introduction of the Transcendence System has opened a new horizon for adventurers seeking to push the limits of their gear. This intricate system allows players to harness ancient powers sealed within ruins, enhancing their equipment's basic effects and bestowing upon them with increased damage, defense, and specialized abilities tailored for both DPS and Support roles.

Understanding the Transcendence System

The Transcendence System is structured into two primary components: Levels and Grades. Each piece of gear can be transcended through seven levels, providing raw stats such as Strength, Dexterity, or Intelligence for armor pieces, and raw Weapon Power for weapons. To unlock a new level, players must clear the previous level for all their armor pieces, a requirement that has been lifted in the Korean version as of the latest update.

Grades are subdivided into three per level for each armor piece, offering unique combat effects. Achieving the highest grade requires players to complete a Transcendence minigame without exceeding a specific number of steps.

The Path to Transcendence: Unlocking and Materials

To engage with the Transcendence System, players will need specific materials:

•  Fire of Darkness: This material is used to unlock Armor Transcendence and grants one free minigame attempt. It must be used individually for each armor piece and each Transcendence Level, and it's acquired directly from the Thaemine Legion Raid.

•  Behemoth's Scale: Similar to Fire of Darkness, this material unlocks Weapon Transcendence and also provides a free minigame attempt for each Transcendence Level. It's obtained from the Behemoth Epic Raid.

•  Ancient Magic Stone: Required for additional attempts at the Transcendence minigame when improving grades, this stone can be crafted using various recipes involving Spring of Magic, Magic Stone Fragment, Chaos Stone, and Silver. Here are the crafted recipes:

•  4x Spring of Magic + 1x Chaos Stone + 60,000x Silver

•  85x Magic Stone Fragment + 1x Chaos Stone + 60,000x Silver

•  8x Fire of Darkness + 1x Chaos Stone + 60,000x Silver

•  8x Behemoth's Scale + 1x Chaos Stone + 60,000x Silver

Transcendence Minigame

The Transcendence Minigame is a strategic component of the Transcendence System, and its objective is to finish it without going over a specific number of steps. Successfully doing so will increase the grade of the gear's Transcendence Level.

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Game Mechanics

This minigame features a dynamic board of tiles, whose layout varies based on the gear piece and level difficulty. Players encounter three distinct tile types: Normal, Distorted, and Blessed.

Distorted tiles are unique in that they may spawn three normal tiles upon impact. However, their destruction is limited to specific cards and they only emerge from Level 2 onwards.

Each turn transforms a random normal tile into a Blessed tile, which bestows a unique effect upon destruction:

•  Shuffle: Randomizes the placement of all tiles on the board.

•  Extra Step: Increases the step count, affecting the grade outcome.

•  Extra Roll: Provides an additional opportunity to reroll for cards.

•  Mystery: Swaps out the current card for either Eruption or Resonance.

•  Enhance: Upgrades the current card.

•  Replicate: Duplicates the card last used.

Blessed tiles are ephemeral; they vanish after each turn, replaced by a new one, irrespective of whether it was broken.

The primary objective is to eliminate all normal tiles to progress through levels. The efficiency of tile removal, measured in steps taken, directly impacts the grade rewards. If the minigame isn't going well, stopping early can conserve lost ark gold and still contribute to Elzowin's Protection.

Elzowin's Protection

Elzowin's Protection in Lost Ark acts as a sort of pseudo-pity system within the Transcendence System. After a player has made 10 attempts on a level without achieving grade 3, Elzowin’s Protection will be activated for that level, for that piece of gear. This feature essentially ensures that after a certain number of failed attempts, players are guaranteed to achieve the highest possible grade on their next attempt, thus preventing a streak of bad luck from hindering progression.

Rewards and Progression

The rewards for engaging with the Transcendence System are substantial. For instance, the Thaemine Raid in Normal Mode (1610 Item Level) offers a total gold reward of 13,000 and materials including Fire of Darkness and Spring of Magic, which are essential for the Transcendence process.


The Transcendence System in Lost Ark represents a significant advancement in gear progression, providing players with a meaningful endgame gold sink and a way to significantly boost their damage output. With its strategic minigames and the allure of ancient power, the system adds depth and excitement to the quest for ultimate power in the world of Arkesia.

For those ready to embark on this journey, the Transcendence System awaits, promising to unlock the full potential of your gear and elevate your gameplay to legendary status. Dive into the ruins, master the minigames, and let the Transcendence System guide you to new heights of power and glory in Lost Ark.

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