Ember Pieces in Anthem become fairly integral to your overall crafting, grinding, and gathering progress as you progress through the game, but they also appear fairly early on as part of one or two quests and challenges.
You’ll need to collect Embers for Prospero in order to get your Legion of Dawn armor if you also purchased a special edition for Anthem, so below we’ll show you some quick tips on general Ember Piece locations to find Embers with relative ease, as well as explain what exactly Embers do in Anthem.
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Anthem Ember Piece Locations: Where to Find Embers Easily
If you’re up for crafting or just general collectible hunting, it’ll be super helpful to know how and where you can find Embers, the little color-coded crystals that help make all that good stuff possible. .
Best way to find Ember Pieces in Anthem so far:
It’s still early, but the best way we’ve found to find Ember Pieces so far is to do some old-fashioned exploring, going out in free roam in search of plants, minerals, or harvestable chests, as those are the ones that have a decent value. opportunity to give you a piece of embers.
There are quite a few different types of plants, and similarly minerals, which look more like unusual rock formations or crystals, but are quite noticeable as you go along, glowing slightly and generally appearing as more distinctive fauna than normal fauna. , with which you cannot interact. rest of the world. We found a trace of five or six red crystal cluster minerals in the location shown in the images above, in the Tarshish Free Area, which is easily accessible.
Simply find one of these plants, minerals or chests, interact with it and see what appears; We found that there was about a one in three or one in four chance of an ember appearing, and it’s also worth noting that they were pretty Make sure that no embers appear when we search for these objects until we complete the quest “Lighting a Fire” from Prospero, at the beginning of the game, after having finished the tutorials. Lighting a Fire actually tasks you with finding ember pieces, which serves as an introduction to them and their uses in general. More on this in the section below!
Other ways to get embers in Anthem
There are actually several ways to collect embers in Anthem, some more reliable than simply farming ores, plants, and chests in the world.
One option is to dismantle the equipment. Dismantling a piece of equipment, such as a weapon, will give you Ember of that rarity level. So, dismantling a rare rifle will give you Rare Ember, for example, as well as a few other pieces of crafting material.
The downside to this, of course, is that you have to obtain those items of that rarity in the first place, which can take as much time as farming the embers themselves. However, if you already have that level of equipment, then this is by far the easiest and most reliable way to obtain embers; In fact, as the game progresses, it will probably be the main way you think about crafting, as the looting, dismantling, crafting repeat cycle becomes exactly that, a cycle.
The other way is to complete Challenges. From what we’ve seen so far, it’s only the monthly challenges, highlighted as Trials, that have promised us Embers as a reward, but the promise is pretty big: for a Bronze-level monthly challenge in the Path of Glory line it’s 25 Embers Masterpiece (even when we are at a low level). For Silver it’s 50 and for Gold it’s 100!
Looking for more Anthem explainers like this? Our Anthem tips page is a great place to start, or our Anthem guide and walkthrough quest list hub, which has all of our Anthem pages in one place, including an in-depth look at Anthem classes Javelin, how to unlock Javelins and some Colossus, Storm. , Interceptor and Ranger builds, another in-depth look at combos, primers and detonators, and elemental effects and debuffs explained, or specific tips on how to disable the barrier for the Triple Threat puzzle solution. Here’s where to find Anthem collectibles, Anthem Ember Pieces, and Anthem Treasure Chests, and how to get your Anthem Legion of Dawn armor and other pre-order bonuses, and how the Anthem Alliance system works too. Finally, for leveling and polishing, here’s an explanation of Anthem’s pilot level, XP and how to level up quickly, Anthem’s loot, gear and loot system explained, and finally a deep dive into Anthem explained Masterwork and Legendary gear, a list of Masterwork and how to farm them.
Anthem Embers Explained: What are Embers used for in Anthem?
Embers, in short, are used to “infuse” equipment and weapons you create in Anthem. Using an Ember of a specific rarity will make that item that rarity; so let’s say I used a purple epic Ember when crafting an assault rifle, that rifle would be epic quality.
Aside from that, you’ll find the occasional challenge or quest that tasks you with finding Embers – the Lighting the Fire quest from Prospero’s early game is one of them.
We haven’t fully delved into the crafting system yet, but it looks like it’s controlled according to the equipment level of your javelin, so if you only have one level of Uncommon equipment equipped, then you can only craft equipment up to Uncommon level. .
Similarly, while we can’t yet confirm this with absolute certainty, it appears that the embers themselves are closed, depending on your driver level or your team level. After opening dozens of plants, ores, and chests in the wild, we only found rare-level embers. Maybe it’s bad luck, of course, but at least at this early stage it seems like Embers’ rarity is limited to one level above your own suit.
We’ll update this page with more information as we test it, of course, but for now things are pretty simple: use Embers to create equipment of a certain quality and find it by looting everything in sight in the real world. dismantle equipment of that rarity or complete great monthly challenges!