"The god of fire smiles down upon complicated machinery and marvels of engineering. Can't be tricked into upgrading an ore multiple times."
The Vulcan's Grasp is an Advanced Reborn-tier item that was released on April 28th, 2018.
The Vulcan's Grasp has a unique effect where the items on your base directly affect its multiplier up to a maximum multiplier of x350 but only a max multiplier of 155x can be achieved and 0-5 players in the game can reach it or get close to it. This upgrader can only be used once on each ore no matter what, even if the user has a Tesla Resetter or Tesla Refuter and/or The Final Upgrader or The Ultimate Sacrifice.
The base multiplier begins at a measly x1.027, but is increased by both items and the upgrades on the ore. The tier and type of the items placed down affects how much the multiplier is increased.
Items on your base adds to a number that is multiplied by the amount of tags on the ore multiplied by 0.385 to get the final multiplier. The cap for the multiplier based on what is on your base is 4.33, and the cap for tags from upgrades is 80. Here is a list of the value each item adds to the vulcans base multiplier. Upgraders are valued around 6x more than furnaces and 3x more than droppers.
- Upgraders: 0.04
- Droppers: 0.0125
- Furnaces: 0.007
- Upgraders: 0.027
- Furnaces: 0.0045
- Upgraders: 0.024
- Droppers: 0.008
- Furnaces: 0.004
- Upgraders: 0.016
- Droppers: 0.00525
- Furnaces: 0.00265
- Infusers/Givers: 0.00265
- Upgraders: 0.002
- Droppers/Conveyors: 0.0007
- Furnaces/Decor: 0.00034
Legendary and Above Tiered Shop Items
- Upgraders: 0.0012
- Droppers/Furnaces/decor: 0.002
- Conveyors: 0.004
Collectible, Exotic, Refined, Vintage, Luxury, Premium, Slipstream, Contraband, Enchanted, Ultimate
- Upgraders: 0.012
- Droppers/Conveyors: 0.004
- Furnaces/Decor/Infusers/Givers: 0.002
Here is a link to the script for Vulcan's Grasp pulled straight from one of Berezaa's streams. The script is not fully finished, but it should still show how the upgrader works.
During a Development Stream 6/14/18, Berezaa revealed how this item worked fully. It upgrades based on both the amount of items down on your base as well as the upgrade tag's of the ore. This contradicts Berezaa's claim that placing this item directly before the furnace would provide the highest upgrade, as placing it before a Resetting Device would actually provide a higher upgrade. Regardless, this item still works once no matter what.
The most efficient way to use Vulcan is to place as many Big Bad Blasters down on your base as possible, followed by and evolution upgraders you have and then fusion upgraders. Once base multiplier hits 4.33x, there is no reason to keep adding items as you are at max.
- Vulcan is the god of fire in Roman mythology, which includes volcanoes, metalworking and the forge. He is often depicted as a blacksmith.
- Berezaa first revealed the item on Discord, and asked for suggestions for the item's name. A user by the name of "Unknown Factor" (ROBLOX IGN IamsNoobs) suggested the name of "Vulcan's Grasp".
- Berezaa most likely switched the tag and base multiplier off stream
- This and the Ore Negator are the only upgraders that are only able to be used once, even if an ore has been upgraded and has also been through a resetting device, such as the Tesla Resetter.
- The Vulcan's Grasp has the second lowest life requirement for an Advanced Reborn item (of life 500), only below the Vampire Spore.
- Bereza confirmed in a reddit post that the highest multiplier available for the Vulcan's Grasp is 60x, which was then increased to x350 for the Gargantuan Update.
- The exact statement Berezaa said in a Reddit post was, "Vulcan's Grasp does up to x60. It uses a combination of the amount of times your ore has been upgraded and what kind of items are on your base to determine the upgrade. Try putting down tons of Advanced Reborn and Reborn Fusion items, and using the grasp as the last upgrader in your setup."
- One of this item, when placed on your base, will add 2500 "Knowledge Points" to the Book of Knowledge.