What are Rival Kingdoms Ascensions? There are some ancients who can have their max level increased through the use of an item, which ascends them the next step(Superior to Rare, or Rare to Epic, even Epic to Legendary).
Which ancients have ascension materials? Sulric, Anir, Marionette, Tyris, Yelsara, Eloni, Kwan, Father Frost, Viscaria, Talasin, Father Frost, Alandra, Emberclaw, Banemaw, Foreveil, Birna, Kestra, Wukong, and Daji can currently be ascended. Although Malice starts at Legendary we include her for easy comparison.
How do I get this magic item? It varies with each ancient. There are trials where you must complete a set task, quests, chests you can buy, and also events where you can win the items as a prize. If you missed the event it might be obtainable in the future. Your best bet is to decide if you want it when available and not hope it would come out again easier.
Who are the next ancients we will be able to ascend? While we don’t know the exact order it has been leaked that at least Zhe Mo (Talisman), Swiftwing (Mechanical Pinion), Jaelleck (Malvo’s Missing Trinkets), Orelia (Red Cauldron), Valora (Shadowkit Dagger) will be able to be ascended soon.
How does ascending an ancient make it stronger? Even after months of ascensions people still seem to misunderstand how the process works. A L1 ancient who is ascended is immediately stronger for every spell even without adding primus. This allows everyone to benefit from having high ancients even if your Shrine does not allow you to reach their max yet. Spell Tower abilities unlock new levels but do not increase with ascension. Each ascension is a small step higher for spells except for Legendary which is usually a more sizable increase. Kestra is unique in that her ascension unlocks an entirely new spell though this should be more common in the future.
Maximum Ascension: Legendary