Ascend is an upgrade for legendary and exotic weapons and armor that increases them to the maximum available power in Destiny's first year. Weapons and armor can be ascended to 170 Attack or Defense respectively. Ascending a legendary item requires one Etheric Light, 20 resources, and 750 Glimmer. Ascending an exotic item requires one Exotic Shard, 25 dismantle materials, and 1500 Glimmer. Ascending became available upon release of the expansion House of Wolves.