Anthem has a pretty robust crafting system, allowing you to craft weapons from materials that you earn while playing the game. The first material you’ll likely be tasked with finding is Ember. Ember is used in crafting and is very important during the later hours of the game. To help you out, we’ve listed all of the ways that you can get Ember Pieces in Anthem. We’ll also take a look at what Ember is in Anthem, and also how you can increase the rarity of the Ember Pieces you find.
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- Anthem Ember Pieces
- What is Ember?
- Anthem Ember Locations
- Anthem: Get Embers From Chests
- You Get Ember For Dismantling Weapons
- Complete Challenges to Earn Ember in Anthem
- Anthem Lighting a Fire Quest
- How to Get Rarer Embers in Anthem
- You Can Buy Embers From the Store
- Anthem Ember Farming - What is the Fastest Way to Earn Embers
Anthem Ember Pieces
While out exploring Bastion, or while in a mission, you will earn rewards for completing certain actions. These rewards range from loot, to materials and crafting parts. Ember Pieces are one such crafting material, and it’s not immediately clear how to get it. Let’s take a further look.
What is Ember?
First off, let’s look at what Ember is. Ember, or Ember Pieces, are crafting materials used to imbue items with rarity. By that we mean that you’ll need Embers of a certain rarity to craft certain weapons and gear. For example, if you want to craft Masterwork Gear, you will need Masterwork Ember, and so on. You’ll need them for crafting then, as well as to complete certain mission objectives throughout the story.
Anthem Ember Locations
Much like with other materials in Anthem, there are a bunch of different ways to get them. Ember Pieces are no exception, and players will likely earn them for doing a wide range of activities. One way to earn them is to head into Free Play. You can then look for resources around the world. The red crystalline structures have a chance to drop Ember. Similarly, you can also get Ember from Chests.
Anthem: Get Embers From Chests
As mentioned previously, you’ll get Embers for opening Chests. Now this isn’t guaranteed, but there is a chance each time you open one. For a look at some Anthem Chest Locations, head over to our Anthem Chests Guide.
You Get Ember For Dismantling Weapons
Another way to get Ember in Anthem is to scrap your old weapons. The rarity of the Embers produced will correspond to that of the weapon you scrap, so keep that in mind while crafting. To dismantle weapons and gear, head to The Forge.
Complete Challenges to Earn Ember in Anthem
If you head to Jack at Fort Tarsis, you’ll see a row of sand timers. These can be interacted with to show Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Challenges. Some of these will give Embers on completion, so always keep them in mind while playing.
Anthem Lighting a Fire Quest
The first time you run into Embers will be as part of the Lighting a Fire mission. This is picked up from Prospero at Fort Tarsis, who runs a stall near The Forge area. You’ll need to collect 5 Ember Pieces to relight the Forge, after which you’ll have access to the Vanity Store.
How to Get Rarer Embers in Anthem
If you want to craft rare gear in Anthem, you’ll need higher quality Ember. To increase the chance to get higher quality rewards and crafting components, increase your difficulty. These items will scale with it, along with your Pilot and Gear Level. In our experience, the likelihood of getting better Ember did increase as we leveled up.
You Can Buy Embers From the Store
Another way to get your hands on more Embers is to head to Prospero’s Vanity Shop. It lets you purchase Embers, in exchange for Coin. We recommend saving your Coin for exactly that, as Embers become extremely important in late game content. The prices are as follows:
- Uncommon Ember - 500
- Rare Ember - 1000
- Epic Ember - 2000
- Masterwork Ember - 5000
Anthem Ember Farming - What is the Fastest Way to Earn Embers
In our experience, the fastest way to earn Embers is by completing World Events, especially if you are rolling with a decent squad. These events pop up as purple icons on your map, and usually involve clearing waves of enemies. Upon completion, a Chest will spawn, often containing a large amount of Embers.
That’s everything you need to know about Ember in Anthem. For more on the game, be sure to check out our guide on Anthem Alliances. There’s also our look at Anthem Masterwork Weapons, and also a breakdown of the Anthem Voice Cast.