To understand what ascension is about in ARK Survival Evolved game, you are supposed to learn its basic definition first. Ascension is an activity in this survival game that you need to carry out. Basically, it’s considered as a long progress. If you want to ascend, make sure you already get some stuff ready, like the artifacts, or even destroy the bosses. Also, you are supposed to go through a deadly lava cave filled with so many carnivores and be sure to defeat another boss.
Once you ascend successfully, you are able to increase your levels by 5-15 further levels. You are able to do the ascensions over and over again.
There are three tiers for the Ascension, including Gamma, Beta, and Alpha. Also, it has three levels of difficulty, which are easy, medium and hear. You are supposed to already defeat the gamma, alpha or beta bosses if you have a wish to join a gamma ascension. Similarly, you must take down the beta or alpha bosses if you want to join a beta ascension.
Note: You can approach Ascension only on the Island map.
The advantages and disadvantages of Ascension
When you do the ascension, you will be able to:
- Increase your level higher
- Have a lot of fun and experience many challenges
- Obtain an achievement
- Implement something by using the boss trophies.
There are still some drawbacks you may experience:
- It’s very hard
- It wastes a lot of time
- Level cap increase is not cool
- Many dinosaurs can meet their doom
- You can’t find any loot
Note: Before you understand it in a wrong way, no stuff or dinosaurs of yours will be lost.
You are recommended to take strong non-flying dinosaurs to go with you and make sure they can inflict high damage or absorb strong hits, such as:
In general, a secure selection for you is Rexes at a high level, and around 1-2 Yutyrannus. Probably you can take several dinosaurs that are good at sacrificing so that they can help you scare some Gigas away or get into the lava. In this case, you no need to cope with them.
If you are about to explore the Tek Cave, just make sure you will bring up to 50 dinosaurs, and many other people. You must be aware that you only have five minutes. After this period of time, the doors of the Tek cave will shut. For the boss, you are able to take anything with you as long as it will help you get through the cave
Armor, weapons, and gear
Droves in the Tek Cave are usually the location for the Dimorphodons to spawn in. Instead of assaulting their mounts, these creatures will turn to attack the riders. You also have to be careful because one assault of the Tek Boss is already strong enough to knock you out, and get you to fall off of your dinosaur. Also, you must stay watchful for the temperatures in the Tek Cave too. Usually, its temperature is averaged 58 Celsius, and -28 Celsius at the location where you fight against the Tek Boss. You are suggested to bring fur and ghillie to stay warm during the fight.
You can utilize ranged weapons to bait some far-away opponents, and get them into lava. You can choose and use a sword or pike as our backup weapon. It will help you when your mount dies, or when the enemies dismount you. Be sure to bring the parachutes or grappling hooks as well. They will help you survive when you fall into lava accidentally.
If all dinosaurs that you will bring are herbivorous, then make sure you will bring some vegetable cakes too. For the carnivorous dinosaurs, you must bring some meat.
Besides, you have to bring some insulating foods and the buffing ones, such as Enduro Stew, some basic foods like cooked meat, a canteen, or even some blood and medical brew.
If you want to get into the Tek Cave, you have to get trophies. Make sure you obtain three trophies from the similar level bosses as the Ascension that are attempting to get. But you will need to obtain trophies from every alpha dino if you want an alpha ascension. Similarly, make sure you will achieve trophies from alpha raptors, rexes, carnos if you want a beta ascension. Below here are the alphas:
You are still required to get a specific level to get into. The gamma requires you to be at level 60, and you must obtain level 80 for the beta, as well as 100 for alpha.
The Tek Cave
You must get to the volcano at ~44/38 so that you can start to ascend.
When landing, you must always stay watchful. You can see some little lava streams in the part on the left side, but the whole thing will be lava.
Descend at a certain place, then you have to get to the front threatening doors, you see the trophy receptacle, just place your trophies into it. Then choose your favorite type of ascension.
The doors will now open in Tek Cave, but too bad, it will shut in five minutes later. You don’t have much time to hold up. So, make sure you will send out your dinos into the cave as fast as possible.
When you’re already in the cave, now, you must battle against numerous carnivores, such as
- Terror Birds
- 1+ giga
- Alpha Carno
- Alpha Raptor
- Alpha Rex
- Hostile Therizinosaurus
If you want to avoid the fights, there are still several ways to help you get through the cave. You can crawl over using your ghillie and cactus guide, or glide over using archaeopteryx. However, it’s inevitable for you to battle against the boss at the end. Hence, you shouldn’t take any fighting mounts with you.
At the ending of the cave, you can see a lava bridge which will take you to the teleporter that leads to the boss, then the boss will lead to ascension. If a gamma ascension is what you are trying for, this will surely be your initial giga. Don’t be hesitant to battle against the boss. You need to use tactics to bait him so he can get into the lava then die. Then, you must open a parachute, take a leap off, and use the grappling hook. Or, you can let your Rex get into the lava, use a pheromone dart to fire it.
When you overcome the giga, you get into the Tek part of the Tek Cave, and there is no lava there. The temperature for this place is -28 Celsius, therefore, you must prepare your warm clothes, then put them on. Also, you must absorb warm food, or even hug your warm dinosaurs to stay warm. You should move through this place, and no need to be afraid of dangerous dinosaurs here. Keep moving until you catch sight of the shining sphere called Teleporter.
After activating, you need to deploy your dinosaurs onto the platform in just only 1 minute.
Note: Don’t use beds or sleeping bags in the cave. Your dinosaurs are unable to move through the door when in the cave. If logging off, you will die in the cave for sure.
The Space Station
It’s time to get some information for your expedition!
After you have been teleported to this place, you can see that you’re in a surveillance station of an alien. There are three windows to the boss locations. There is a hallway at the back of you, and it will lead to the alien thing. Don’t be afraid because no opponents are here. You can feel safe, but the temperature of the environment will be very cold.
There is a rotating globe on the left of the hallway. You can see the way in front of you, and on the right will have several items.
There is a machine displaying many dinosaurs, as well as an explorer note.
Continue to move forward. You will traverse a new globe. There is also a machine with a certain note: Rockwell Record 29.
You will traverse a room that is very much like loot beacons.
Now you already arrival in a large room that has tilted 3D map! Perhaps, there is a thing that is similar to a big implant at the end of this room. Keep the health of your dinosaurs and you full. Also, you must prepare yourself when you’re about to move further.
This is a boss combat.
Just to let you know, the Overseer is the Tek Boss. On gamma level, this health of this boss may reach up to roughly 60K, and it will be more than that if it’s on higher tiers.
After waking up for the first time, you can see its look with the picture. When it’s in this form, it can’t get damaged, and it won’t assault or make any moves, It just eats its minions.
This is one of the minions of Overseer, and can be called “Defensive Unit”. This one is able to become a ball, then start rolling, and also, it will assault things. Their health in gamma level is very high too, and they will blow up when being taken out.
The Attack Drone – another minion of Overseer. This unit will fly out of your melee range and will begin to fire blue projectiles.
When the immunity to damage of Overseer is run out, the boss will begin to fire lasers or do nothing. His lasers inflict damage, and you may get stunned for around 10 seconds. This will get you to dismount. The situation now is very risky, especially when the Overseer sends out his minions.
You probably try to elude Overseer as much as you can, however, you’re advised to assault it. You may spend the most of your time battling against its shapeshifted forms. After a while, the Overseer will change into a Dragon, Megapithecus, or even Broodmother Lysrix. If its shape gets defeated, it will change back into a normal Overseer that still has the similar amount of health. But whenever it goes back to the former form, it will still call for another horde of minions.
Note: You can get a message like you destroyed the boss when you kill every single form.
When Overseer becomes the Dragon, it will breathe out purple fore, and it possesses a bite assault.
When it becomes the Megapithecus, it will perform a rock throw assault, and punch you.
When it becomes the Broodmother, it owns a stamina draining bite, and its assault is slow.
Try to continue attacking it when it changes between those forms. Keep doing so and you will defeat it!
When you finally succeed in destroying the Overseer, there is a shining map of a solar system dropped by him.
Get to this and you will see a planet.
There is a tiny metallic sphere that is close to the corner of the room. Go to it, then, you will see the screen turn white.
After that, you will be shot out of the space station.
Traverse a planet
Then try to reach the acid trippy lightshow.
Finally, you will come back home.
After returning to home, you will be asked where you wish to approach. You will enter that place with a brand new implant, then keep the inventory. Now you see that your dinosaurs are placed at the door to the Tek Cave. They are all the dinosaurs that you brought into the battle against the Overseer.