Star Altar

Mountains of Gold

Let me just get this out of the way. You can make huge piles of gold by selling scrap and dust from your Star Altar, especially the orange kind. As you level up the Altar, storage capacity and the amount of dust and scrap you receive increases significantly. Oddly, the rewards decrease as you power level increases. Do not ask me why for I do not know.

Star Altar

OK, where was I? Oh, yes. I was about to tell you about the Star Altar and how it works! The White Mage uses manna to upgrade your ability gems. The Blacksmith uses craft value from salvaged equipment to upgrade your gear. But to evolve either one you will need the Star Altar to create evolution resources. Scrap is needed to evolve gear. Dust is needed to evolve ability gems.

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Level Up your Stuff

Let’s not rush into things. You can’t evolve anything until it has been upgraded to its maximum level by the Blacksmith (equipment) or the White Mage (ability gems). Common green items must be upgraded four times before they can be evolved. Some high-end orange items need to be upgraded thirteen times! Each time an item is evolved it will color a single star.

Once you have fully upgraded your item you will need to obtain evolution resources (scrap or dust) to evolve it. Tap the Star Altar in Grayhaven to begin. You’ll see the screen shown below. If you are doing this for the first time there will be a zero beneath each type of evolution resource.

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Make an Offering

Drag a piece of equipment into the box on the left if you want scrap. Drag an ability gem into the box if you want dust. In the example below I will be making amethyst dust using two purple ability gems. I dragged a single purple ability gem into the box and that opened the new panel shown below.

Purple Dust 2

At this point I will add the second purple ability gem and choose a battle mode.

Purple Dust 4

I will choose the “expert” mode for two reasons. The first reason is that the difficulty will be normal. I can win this battle easily without using potions. The second reason is that the amount of amethyst dust the “master” setting provides will exceed the limit that my Star Altar can currently hold. Much of it will be lost.

The Star Arena

OK, you’re almost done! You can go ahead and press the “Make Offering” button. After you make your offering you will be transported to the Star Arena depicted below to fight in 4-on-1 combat. And no, it isn’t you and three of your friends against a single enemy. It’s four enemies trying to defeat you! You will have five chances to prevail in the Star Arena. If you don’t win the first time you can limp back to town, load up on health potions and boosters then head back in.  If you lose the battle all five times you will lose your offerings.

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Using your Evolution Materials

If you win, your evolution materials, dust or scrap, will be held for safe keeping in the Star Altar. When you visit the White Mage or Blacksmith to evolve your ability gems or equipment they will draw the necessary materials from the Star Altar.

Exchanging and Selling Resources

At some point in your hero’s development you’ll find that you have resources that you will never use. You now have two new options. You can exchange them for resources that you will use or sell them. Once you’ve gone through the process described above you can activate the Star Altar and select a resource that you would like to sell. In this example we will sell sapphire dust.

Sell Sapphire Dust

Selecting the dust will present us with the option to exchange or sell. We can sell all of it, a minimum amount, or somewhere in between. The controls in the image below speak for themselves.

Sell Sapphire Dust II

To exchange resources you will simply select “exchange” rather than “sell”. The Altar will assume that you intend to improve all of your resource to the next best color class. You can reduce the amount that you want to exchange if you don’t have enough gold or if exchanging all of it will exceed your storage limit or if you want to save some to evolve a lesser item.

Upgrading the Star Altar

At some point you will need more evolution materials than what the Star Altar can hold. Don’t wait that long. Upgrade your Altar as fast as you can. There are billionaires in this game and they did not win their gold grinding dungeons. They converted every ability gem and high level weapon they could find in the Star Altar and brought it all the way up to level 29. You should do the same.

105 thoughts on “Star Altar

  1. Is there anyway to speed up the waiting time? Every 6 hours is really long.

    Another question is that is better to upgrade the item before you dissolve it? Is taking too much of storage place.

    Wondering whats the go around for this case. TIA!

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      1. After dissolving the materials, i need to wait another 6 hours sometimes before I can dissolve again. Was wondering what determines the 6 hours wait or is it standard throughtout.

        Anyway thanks for replying despite not playing for months.

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      1. Thank you, now I have a different question?Trying to do a weapon upgrade and it keeps telling me ?(Empty job slot required)? What does that mean?

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  2. Is there any way to win a battle at the highest difficulty without any booster in the star altar? I won just once. I am getting stronger every day but the 3 level of difficulty are always easy, normal and hard (sometimes even extreme). Am I missing anything? Thanks

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    1. Level up your healing potions until they fully restore your health several times over. You will defeat the highest level of difficulty in the Star Arena every time.

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      1. It seems that the potions don’t fully work after a certain point. I had a lot of money to spend so I reached the maximum potion level yesterday even if I have still around 4 million of health for the moment. At this point I should be almost “immortal” but that’s not the case. When I use potions after a couple of seconds my health start to decrease in any case. Keep that in mind 😉

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  3. I think things must have changed lately, I have only started playing recently and 1) you can’t offer grey materials (why would you want to?) 2) You only offer 2 items and there are no extra boxes for “bonus materials”. However if you are short of storage space (as I always am) you can add 2 items to the star altar, and if instead of pressing the “back” button you press x to close, those 2 items will sit in the star altar until you go back to it and not take up any storage space 🙂

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  4. Hello all!!

    I am at level 25 on the altar and have the upgrade bar completely filled. It has been for awhile. The upgrade button is there, but I’m not able to upgrade to level 26. Does anyone know what the issue might be? I’m power level 75/164. I was wondering if you’re only able to upgrade past certain levels, at the altar, once you hit certain “power “levels. Any information would be appreciated!!

    Thanks!!

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  5. Newbie alert. So I fight the guardians and won a few green scrap (forgive the ignorance of IGN terminology of a newbie). I’m wondering so hard how to get the green ash to upgarde my skill at the white mage? I’ve all my green skill max (with exception one purple, that is maxed as well).
    I go to the white mage, drop my green skill (upgraded lvl6 of 6) > click evolve = says I don’t have green ash when I know I have more than enough green scrap.
    I can only change green scrap to blue scrap for now and winning more green scrap? But I can’t seems to get green ash? Please help a noob much appreciated

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  6. okay I don’t know or should I say I didn’t fully understand the explanation to well on upgrading my armor pieces in particular. I have a 2 Star maxed out chest piece, and I am upgrading a 2 star that will be maxed out chest piece and my question is am I able to combine those two at the store altar and make those two items a more powerful single chest piece. The chest piece I am using now regretfully is the most powerful chess piece I have received in the game and I do not want to try to “evolve” it and lose both pieces and get some stupid dust or the other crap that is there. not that I’m saying that the death in the other material isn’t worth having I know it is, but I do not want to sacrifice my only good chest piece that I have either. I’ve only been playing the game for 22 days and I am completely lost on the whole evolving explanation. I do know that you can take two weapons or two armor pieces that are not maxed out and break them down for materials and I have done that many of times but I have never attempted to the evolved two of the exact same items maxed to see if I get something better not do not want to waste my time resources and my chest piece. Any information would be most helpful and most appreciated . Tyvm people.

    Tovic

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    1. Sorry, James. It is not possible to add stars to your gear. If you want a three-star chest piece you’ll need to fight your way through the next dungeon level to find one.

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      1. As of right now, this information is incorrect. You CAN add stars to gear or abilities. In order to do so, you take infinity ore (for gear) to the blacksmith, or infinity essence to the white mage. Place the infinity item directly onto the item you wish to upgrade. The rest of the process is like normal. You can only get the infinity ore or essence from special events. Hope this helps.

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      2. Thanks, guys. If anyone would like to update the site I’m willing to make it happen. After 1500 hours playing this game I just can’t bring myself to do it anymore.

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  7. As an additional information:
    the higher the level of the star altar is, the more dust or craft mats you will get.
    This is very attractive hence you now can sell the unwanted dust. Using two legendary (orange) skills e.g. will give you ~30.000.000 if you do it on “Master”. But Im sure it will be changed in the upcoming update, atleast they will lower it.

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  8. I think Star Arena has a power limit on it. Since I had power level 54, an orange offering was a powerlevel 56 fight. I’ve got to powerlevel 64, and is still a level56 fight in the SA. Maybe it’s a upper cap?
    Would be interesting if someone with powerlevel higher than 65 could test it out…

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    1. i doubt that there is a power-limit. My Power-lv right now is 68 and so is the suggestion when fighting at the altar at “master”-difficulty (hard). When i unequip my weapon power falls down to lv. 63 and the suggestion for master becomes 60 (easy). Also: Quality of item/skill doesn’t change suggested power-lv.

      On a sidenote: The higher your power-lv, the higher the rewards when using exactly the same items as sacrifice.

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    1. Run the highest dungeon level you can up to mastery and grind it out. To get started, you’ll probably have to grind out the region below your gear. Run those campaigns and level up your dungeons up to master as fast as you can. Only spend time grinding up mastery gear from the dungeons. Don’t blow your resources on stuff you’re not going to keep, unless you need to level it up to clear the dungeons.

      Only keep mastery gear. Don’t bother leveling up lower level dungeon gear from that level, like ‘hard’ or ‘expert’. You’ll regret it. Eat that stuff to get more orange dust and only put your time and energy into the highest mastery gear you can get. That’s what you’ll keep going forward and upgrading is really really really expensive right now.

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  9. How do I “sell” excess or unwanted moondust from the Star Altar? I see it has great value but how do I sell it?

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    1. You don’t! Don’t extract it if you’re not going to use it. The only thing you might do is to evolve some gray gear with it then sell the gear. It’s probably not even worth doing that.

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      1. You do now, and that’s awesome! I think they’re listening to you boss. Props to them too. Since the last update, the game is much more fun again!

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  10. OK, I finally got my first Blue ability gem, mana’d it up now need to evolve it. The gem is worth 651 anvils, but it says I need 28,603 anvils worth of sacrifice. Am I missing something or do I seriously have to sacrifice multiple blue ability gems with a net worth of over 40 times the one I’m trying to evolve, just to get the materials needed? WTF?

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    1. Use gear of the same rarity as you want to upgrade in the first 2 slots then fill the rest of the slots with any other colour gear keeping an eye on difficulty as you go

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  11. Thank you so much for this article. I like the game but the Star Altar is a hard one. At first it was impossible to get 15k anvils but after the update I can offer my limbs at least. I waited and nothing happens, luckily I got this link from the chats.

    Now I learn I have to fight 4 opponents or lose my offering. My my.

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    1. The more you offer the harder it gets. Try offering two items at first. That’s the minimum. You will have seven chances to defeat the elementals. If you don’t win the first time you can buy a few boosters (health boosters work well) and try again. If the battle is easy, increase the number of offered items the next time around.

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  12. So the next piece of information that may be helpful and I can help in the coming weeks — what are the best places to farm blue purple orange — especially for mid level characters.

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    1. The general rule is that the quality of dropped treasure increases with the level of difficulty. Hire friends and use boosters to take on dungeons and boss battles that you couldn’t complete on your own.

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  13. What I don’t get is the Star Alter increases with your level, so all the matches are extreme unless you use low level gear. How are you suppose to progress? Is there a “strategy” to getting mats or dust?

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      1. Regarding update…I found myself having only 10 slots of freinds. Yetit say i 25/25 and can’t hire anyone?

        How do I update and what happened to all my friends I had a day ago?
        Thax for any rush to this issue.

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      2. I think what is happening here is that some people have installed the update while others have not. Once everyone is on the same version they will all appear in your Tavern. This was also an issue, for a short time, in the Arena.

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    1. I’ve only succeeded in the Star Arena once. I used three potions of health and twelve high end healing potions. I’m hoping the battle difficulty will be more reasonable in the near future.

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    2. The last thing I would add is that you shouldn’t use the Star Altar until you are ready to evolve something. Concentrate on leveling up your gear and abilities with salvage gear and manna. When you do finally enter the Star Arena you’ll be that much stronger.

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      1. I quit playing a few days ago but the last time I did I tried to sacrifice some rare gear just to try it. I am at level 82 with 3.7 M health and power level 54. I have the second best equipment in the game before the update. All of my equipment and abilities are leveled to the max. I lasted about one minute in the arena. It is no longer possible to progress in this game.

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      2. I am not going to bother with it. I am not going to waste any more time with it until I know that is properly fixed. It is far too frustrating. I will will keep an eye on your posts though. I really liked this game before they bricked it. Thanks.

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    3. Download .10 will say a normal fight was very easy with just two pieces that added up to about ~500 that got me 56 mats. So I still don’t know how high I should go — is extreme still impossible?

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  14. So for a sacrifice of a 7000 point piece of legendary gear I get a reward of 40 points toward the 1600 points I need to get a 1 star rating on a piece of gear? Are the devs insane?

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  15. ok so i tried the altar and now i dont have to fill the bar with the 2 slots to open the other slots and make an offering , im on version 148.8 so again for me i dont have to fill up the crafting bar anymore to make an offering

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  16. The update looks great, until I tried upgrading my gear and abilities with the star altar. Very bad design unless you are a very high lvl character or have a lot of money to spend in the store. For low level characters who can’t afford to use your store, this change took the game from challenging to virtually impossible to level their power level, which is a main element in the game. With very limited storage space, it is next to impossible to save the items needed to use the star altar to obtain the materials needed to evolve the gear and abilities. Now I don’t mind having to grind to earn better gear. But when I can’t reach the places where the better gear is because I can’t evolve my abilities and gear, well to me that makes very little sense.

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      1. Good point! I hadn’t thought of that. If you don’t intend to evolve gray gear or gems (and you shouldn’t) you should never select moonrock dust as an evolution material.

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  17. It really is a shame .the rest of the update actually looks pretty good, but the star altar is a complete horror show, VERY poorly planned out, no instruction or direction on how to use it, The game developers level of communication is incredibly poor. as it is now ,this will stop me from playing the game at all

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  18. I can’t even use the star alter level they gave me. For instance on purple gear the star alter requires 3482 salvage in 2 items my best piece of purple armor that I had to use diamonds to buy upgrade mats for has a total maxed salvage of 1436 not even have the cost. I have sent a message to support yet have received no response. I am now at a loss as to what to do I can not improve my characters gear to let me get higher gear unless something is fixed.

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    1. I’m sorry to hear it. All I can suggest is that you continue to run high level dungeons and the Endless Swamp. You might find what you need there. Or you can offer orange gear? The new system makes it very difficult to evolve gear and gems.

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  19. where/how doyou use evolution resource?
    Also, allow me to say that the instructions should be IN the game. I shouldn’t need to google it.
    yourss
    Anto

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    1. Anto, after you have made your offering, then fought and won in the Star Arena your evolution materials will be stored in the Star Altar. You can now visit the Blacksmith or Jeweler to evolve your equipment or ability gems.

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      1. I did it,
        I have now 140 green equipment resource. It is listed there but it doesn’t seem to do anything. Perhaps it is not enough? or I don’t have the right equipment (what should be the right item to use it?).
        What now?

        thanks
        Anto

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      2. Anto, Select the type of resource you want (gray, green, blue, purple, or orange material for equipment or gray, green, blue, or purple dust for abilities). The bar next to the anvil will show how much craft value you need to offer. Drag the equipment or gems you want to offer into the two boxes on the left. If they fill the craft value bar you will have enough to proceed. You can drag additional items into the six boxes on the right to increase your bonus materials. Tap the “make offering” button. You will then have to fight in the Star Arena. If you win your evolution materials will be deposited in the Altar. You can now go to the Blacksmith or Jeweler to evolve your equipment or ability gems.

        Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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      3. I have understood the first part …
        In fact I already have some resource to spend.
        But I don’t understand how to spend it.

        Now I have 140 green equipment resource … what is that good for? it doesn’t seem to do anything.

        Anyway, I’ll keep playing sometimes I’ll figure it out …

        ciao
        Anto

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  20. How are the additional slot unlocked? Just with leveling up, im assuming? Im pretty happy with the update overall, but damn… this altar is gonna be rough to get going with the gear i find currently. Hopefully it gains some speed the more i use it…

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    1. The additional slots will open after you’ve filled the craft value (anvil) bar using the two slots on the left. Filling additional slots will increase your bonus reward.

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    1. If you are successful in the Star Arena, you are awarded with evolution materials. They are deposited in the Star Altar. Return to the Altar to evolve your equipment or ability gem.

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  21. they should have increased base storage or specialized / separate storage for equipment runes and abilities. Having to hold items until you can make an offering is horrible

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      1. OK, my bad! The evolution materials you receive after making an offering and fighting in the Star Arena are stored there. The things you offer are not. Sorry about that.

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      1. Oh that’s terrible. even if i upgrade this skill gem as far as i can, i don’t see it reaching over 1000 anvils. I’m just funding stuff under 200 so i haven’t completed my dailies since the update. It seems this function and daily quests are reserved only for high level players.

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      2. I am on the world bridge now. If I farm for abilities in the places up to there, I will eventually get ability gems have a high enough anvil value? I hope the issue is that i just haven’t explored enough of the reworked content. I’m in a guild but usually either miss the fight or couldn’t do enough damage to earn anything. Perhaps that has improved also?

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      3. How can i posibly get enough upgrade when most gears dont go up more tne 100 crafg value tnats 12 times i upgrade stillitgoes up to few hundred its not enougn material to craft at the star altar, all my best armors and wepons are useless i cant even pass a lvl without a friends help

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      4. I think star altar is waste of space and time unless its crafting cost is reduced so that we can manage to craft items

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      5. It’s difficult and expensive. I have more than enough gear to offer from running the first Endless Swamp location. But I still haven’t gotten past the Star Arena. I’ve contacted Guild of Heroes support and expect changes in the near future.

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