After the first ascension.

The ascension screen is accessed by the Legacy button, which is under the Info button. If you reach a certain number of cookies (about 100 in that particular ascension), you can ascend and reset the same way as a Soft Reset.

Depending on how many cookies you have baked, you will earn Heavenly Chips and Prestige Levels when ascending (at a 1:1 ratio). The total number of Prestige Levels you will have after ascending is the cube root of the total number of trillions of cookies you have baked, all time. Heavenly Chips are used in the Ascension screen to purchase Heavenly Upgrades, which are permanent throughout ascensions and provide various benefits. Each Prestige Level provides a permanent +1% CpS, although the power of your Prestige must first be unlocked in each playthrough by purchasing certain upgrades.

Press the "Legacy" button to ascend.

The number beside the 'Legacy' button shows how many Heavenly Chips and Prestige Levels you will earn upon ascending. There are many Achievements associated with ascension. See below for a full list. Also, the Ascension screen allows you to access Challenge Mode. Upon resetting, you will also hear a heavenly sound effect.

Upgrade Tree

These are the heavenly upgrades you can buy. The upgrades you buy here will never be deleted (unless you wipe your save or use Cheating).

IngameAscensionTree.png FullAscensionTree.jpg

Angel and Demon Upgrades

The regular upgrades Fortune #102 (1%), Fern tea (3%), and Ichor syrup (7%) also affect offline production. With all upgrades, offline production is 91% for 7 days, 8 hours. During offline cookie production, wrinklers are dormant and CpS is not withered.

For Synergies Vol. I you need at least 227,824 Heavenly chips.
For Synergies Vol. II you need at least 2,718,958 Heavenly chips.
For Chimera you need at least 44,719,651 Heavenly chips.

Angel & Demon heavenly upgrades
Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Twin Gates of Transcendence.png Twin Gates of Transcendence "Legacy" purchased MoneyHC.png 1
(70)
You now keep making cookies while the game is closed, at the rate of 5% of your regular CpS and up to 1 hour after the game is closed.
(Beyond 1 hour, this is reduced by a further 90% - you rate goes down to 0.5% of your CpS.)
"This is one occasion you're always underdressed for. Don't worry, just rush in past the bouncer and pretend you know people."
281
Angels.png Angels "Twin Gates of Transcendence" purchased MoneyHC.png 7
(71)
You gain another +10% of your regular CpS while the game is closed, for a total of 15%.
"Lowest-ranking at the first sphere of pastry heaven, angels are tasked with delivering new recipes to the mortals they deem worthy."
274
Archangels.png Archangels "Angels" purchased MoneyHC.png 49
(72)
You gain another +10% of your regular CpS while the game is closed, for a total of 25%.
"Members of the first sphere of pastry heaven, archangels are responsible for the smooth functioning of the world's largest bakeries."
275
Virtues.png Virtues "Archangels" purchased MoneyHC.png 343
(73)
You gain another +10% of your regular CpS while the game is closed, for a total of 35%.
"Found at the second sphere of pastry heaven, virtues make use of their heavenly strength to push and drag the stars of the cosmos."
276
Dominions.png Dominions "Virtues" purchased MoneyHC.png 2,401
(74)
You gain another +10% of your regular CpS while the game is closed, for a total of 45%.
"Ruling over the second sphere of pastry heaven, dominions hold a managerial position and are in charge of accounting and regulating schedules."
277
Cherubim.png Cherubim "Dominions" purchased MoneyHC.png 16,807
(75)
You gain another +10% of your regular CpS while the game is closed, for a total of 55%.
"Sieging at the first sphere of pastry heaven, the four-faced cherubim serve as heavenly bouncers and bodyguards."
278
Kitten angels.png Kitten angels MoneyHC.png 9,000 You gain more CpS the more milk you have.
"All cats go to heaven."
291
Kitten wages.png Kitten wages "Kitten angels" purchased MoneyHC.png 9 billion Through clever accounting, this actually makes kitten upgrades 10% cheaper.
"Cats can have little a salary.
Cats are expert hagglers and have a keen sense of bargaining, especially in the case of cash."
646
Seraphim.png Seraphim "Cherubim" purchased MoneyHC.png 117,649
(76)
You gain another +10% of your regular CpS while the game is closed, for a total of 65%.
"Leading the first sphere of pastry heaven, seraphim possess ultimate knowledge of everything pertaining to baking."
279
God.png God "Seraphim" purchased MoneyHC.png 823,543
(77)
You gain another +10% of your regular CpS while the game is closed, for a total of 75%.
"Like Santa, but less fun."
280
Belphegor.png Belphegor "Twin Gates of Transcendence" purchased MoneyHC.png 7
(71)
You retain optimal cookie production while the game is closed for twice as long, for a total of 2 hours.
"A demon of shortcuts and laziness, Belphegor commands machines to do work in his stead."
353
Mammon.png Mammon "Belphegor" purchased MoneyHC.png 49
(72)
You retain optimal cookie production while the game is closed for twice as long, for a total of 4 hours.
"The demonic embodiment of wealth, Mammon requests a tithe of blood and gold from all his worshippers."
354
Abaddon.png Abaddon "Mammon" purchased MoneyHC.png 343
(73)
You retain optimal cookie production while the game is closed for twice as long, for a total of 8 hours.
"Master of overindulgence, Abaddon governs the wrinkler brood and inspires their insatiability."
355
Satan.png Satan "Abaddon" purchased MoneyHC.png 2,401
(74)
You retain optimal cookie production while the game is closed for twice as long, for a total of 16 hours.
"The counterpoint to everything righteous, this demon represents the nefarious influence of deceit and temptation."
356
Asmodeus.png Asmodeus "Satan" purchased MoneyHC.png 16,807
(75)
You retain optimal cookie production while the game is closed for twice as long, for a total of 1 day and 8 hours.
"This demon with three monstrous heads draws his power from the all-consuming desire for cookies and all things sweet."
357
Beelzebub.png Beelzebub "Asmodeus" purchased MoneyHC.png 117,649
(76)
You retain optimal cookie production while the game is closed for twice as long, for a total of 2 days and 16 hours.
"The festering incarnation of blight and disease, Beelzebub rules over the vast armies of pastry inferno."
358
Lucifer.png Lucifer "Beelzebub" purchased MoneyHC.png 823,543
(77)
You retain optimal cookie production while the game is closed for twice as long, for a total of 5 days and 8 hours.
"Also known as the Lightbringer, this infernal prince's tremendous ego caused him to be cast down from pastry heaven."
359
Synergies.png Synergies Vol. I "Dominions" and "Satan" purchased MoneyHC.png 222,222 Unlocks a new tier of upgrades that affect 2 buildings at the same time.
Synergies appear once you have 15 of both buildings.
"The many beats the few."
393
SynergiesII.png Synergies Vol. II "Synergies Vol. I", "Seraphim" and "Beelzebub" purchased MoneyHC.png 2,222,222 Unlocks a new tier of upgrades that affect 2 buildings at the same time.
Synergies appear once you have 75 of both buildings.
"The several beats the many."
394
Chimera.png Chimera "Synergies Vol. II", "God" and "Lucifer" purchased MoneyHC.png 40,353,607
(79)
Synergy upgrades are 2% cheaper.
You gain another +5% of your regular CpS while the game is closed.
You retain optimal cookie production while the game is closed for 2 more days.
"More than the sum of its parts."
325
Total MoneyHC.png 9,044,728,650

Persistent upgrades

Permanent upgrade slots cannot hold research upgrades, heavenly chips upgrades, or switches. In addition to permanent upgrade slots, this branch contains quality of life improvements to the store.

Persistent heavenly upgrades
Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Flask Blueberrylium v15.png Persistent memory "Legacy" purchased MoneyHC.png 500 Subsequent research will be 10 times as fast.
"It's all making sense!
Again!"
141
I.png Permanent upgrade slot I MoneyHC.png 100 Placing an upgrade in this slot will make its effects permanent across all playthroughs.
Click to activate.
264
II.png Permanent upgrade slot II "Permanent upgrade slot I" purchased MoneyHC.png 2,000 265
III.png Permanent upgrade slot III "Permanent upgrade slot II" purchased MoneyHC.png 30,000 266
IV.png Permanent upgrade slot IV "Permanent upgrade slot III" purchased MoneyHC.png 400,000 267
V.png Permanent upgrade slot V "Permanent upgrade slot IV" purchased MoneyHC.png 5 million 268
Inspired checklist.png Inspired checklist "Persistent memory" and "Permanent upgrade slot IV" purchased MoneyHC.png 900,000 Unlocks the Buy all feature, which lets you instantly purchase every upgrade in your store (starting from the cheapest one).
Also unlocks the Vault, a store section where you can place upgrades you do not wish to auto-buy.
"Snazzy grandma accessories? Check. Transdimensional abominations? Check. A bunch of eggs for some reason? Check. Machine that goes "ping"? Check and check."
496
Genius accounting.png Genius accounting "Inspired checklist" purchased MoneyHC.png 2 million Unlocks extra price information.
Each displayed cost now specifies how long it'll take you to afford it, and how much of your bank it represents.
"There's no accounting for taste, and yet here we are."
561
Total MoneyHC.png 8,332,600

Golden Cookie upgrades

Golden Cookie heavenly upgrades
Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Heavenly luck.png Heavenly luck "Legacy" purchased MoneyHC.png 77 Golden cookies appear 5% more often.
"Someone up there likes you."
282
Lasting fortune.png Lasting fortune "Heavenly luck" purchased MoneyHC.png 777 Golden cookies effects last 10% longer.
"This isn't your average everyday luck. This is... advanced luck."
283
Golden switch.png Golden switch MoneyHC.png 999 Unlocks the golden switch, which passively boosts your CpS by 50% but disables golden cookies.
"Less clicking, more idling."
327
Lucky Digit-Number-Payout.png Lucky Digit "Heavenly luck" purchased, current prestige level ending in exactly 7 MoneyHC.png 777 +1% Prestige level on CpS.
+1% golden cookie effect duration.
+1% golden cookie lifespan.

"This upgrade is a little bit shy and only appears when your prestige level ends in 7." [note 1]

411
Lucky Digit-Number-Payout.png Lucky Number "Lucky Digit" and "Lasting fortune" purchased, current prestige level ending in exactly 777 MoneyHC.png 77,777 +1% Prestige level on CpS.
+1% golden cookie effect duration.
+1% golden cookie lifespan.

"This upgrade is a reclusive hermit and only appears when your prestige level ends in 777." [note 1]

412
Lucky Digit-Number-Payout.png Lucky Payout "Lucky Number" and "Decisive fate" purchased, current prestige level ending in exactly 777,777 MoneyHC.png 77,777,777 +1% Prestige level on CpS.
+1% golden cookie effect duration.
+1% golden cookie lifespan.

"This upgrade took an oath of complete seclusion from the rest of the world and only appears when your prestige level ends in 777,777." [note 1]

413
Four-leaf cookie.png Residual luck "Golden switch" purchased MoneyHC.png 99,999 While the golden switch is on, you gain an additional +10% CpS per golden cookie upgrade owned.[note 2]
"Fortune comes in many flavors."
365
GoldCookieNew.png Decisive fate "Lasting fortune" purchased MoneyHC.png 7,777 Golden cookies stay 5% longer.
"Life just got a bit more intense."
284
Golden cookie alert sound.png Golden cookie alert sound "Golden switch" and "Decisive fate" purchased MoneyHC.png 9,999 Unlocks the golden cookie sound selector, which lets you pick whether golden cookies emit a sound when appearing or not.
"A sound decision."
360
Distilled Essence of Redoubled Luck icon.png Distilled essence of redoubled luck "Divine bakeries" and "Residual luck" purchased MoneyHC.png 7,777,777 Golden Cookies have a 1% chance of being doubled.[note 3]
"Tastes glittery. The empty phial makes for a great pencil holder."
397
Total MoneyHC.png 85,753,736

Discount and Luck upgrades

Discounts and Luck heavenly upgrades
Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Divine discount.png Divine discount "Decisive fate" purchased MoneyHC.png 99,999 Buildings are 1% cheaper.
"Someone special deserves a special price."
285
Divine sales.png Divine sales Upgrades are 1% cheaper.
"Everything must go!"
286
Divine bakeries.png Divine bakeries "Divine discount" and "Divine sales" purchased MoneyHC.png 399,999 Cookie upgrades are 5 times cheaper.
"They sure know what they're doing."
287
Shimmering veil.png Shimmering veil "Distilled essence of redoubled luck" purchased MoneyHC.png 999,999,999 Unlocks the shimmering veil, a switch that passively boosts your CpS by 50%.
You start with the veil turned on; however, it is very fragile, and clicking the big cookie or any golden cookie or reindeer will turn it off, requiring 24 hours of CpS to turn back on.
"Hands off!"
562
Cosmic beginner's luck.png Cosmic beginner's luck "Shimmering veil" purchased MoneyHC.png 14,999,999,985 Prior to purchasing the Heavenly chip secret upgrade in a run, random drops are 5 times more common.
"Oh! A penny!
Oh! A priceless heirloom!
Oh! Another penny!"
591
Reinforced membrane.png Reinforced membrane "Shimmering veil" purchased MoneyHC.png 14,999,999,985 The shimmering veil is more resistant, and has a 10% chance not to break. It also gives +10% more CPS.
"A consistency between jellyfish and cling wrap."
592
Fortune cookies.png Fortune cookies "Distilled essence of redoubled luck" purchased MoneyHC.png 77,777,777,777 The news ticker may occasionally have fortunes, which may be clicked for something good.
"These don't taste all that great but that's not really the point, is it?"
643
Total MoneyHC.png 108,778,377,743

Season upgrades

Season heavenly upgrades
Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
SeasonsNew.png Season switcher "Heralds" purchased MoneyHC.png 1,111 Allows you to trigger seasonal events at will, for a price.
"There will always be time."
181
Starspawn.png Starspawn "Season switcher" purchased MoneyHC.png 111,111 Eggs drop 10% more often.
Golden cookies appear 2% more often during Easter.
269
Reindeer icon v15.png Starsnow Christmas cookies drop 5% more often.
Reindeer appear 5% more often.
270
GhostCookieNew.png Starterror Spooky cookies drop 10% more often.
Golden cookies appear 2% more often during Halloween.
271
ArdentHeartBiscuitNew.png Starlove Heart cookies are 50% more powerful.
Golden cookies appear 2% more often during Valentines.
272
Startrade.png Startrade Golden cookies appear 5% more often during Business day. 273
Keepsakes.png Keepsakes "Starspawn", "Starsnow", "Starterror", "Starlove" and "Startrade" purchased MoneyHC.png 1,111,111,111 Seasonal random drops have a 1/5 chance to carry over through ascensions.
"Cherish the memories."
537
Total MoneyHC.png 1,111,667,777

Cookie flavor upgrades

Cookie heavenly upgrades
Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Heavenly cookies.png Heavenly cookies "Legacy" purchased MoneyHC.png 3 Cookie production multiplier +10% permanently.
"Baked with heavenly chips. An otherwordldly flavor that transcends time and space."
395
Tin of british tea biscuits.png Tin of british tea biscuits "Heavenly cookies" purchased MoneyHC.png 25 Contains an assortment of biscuits.
"Every time is tea time."
253
Box of macarons.png Box of macarons Contains an assortment of macarons.
"Multicolored delicacies filled with various kinds of jam.
Not to be confused with macaroons, macaroni, macarena or any of that nonsense."
254
Box of brand biscuits.png Box of brand biscuits Contains an assortment of popular biscuits.
"They're brand new!"
255
Tin of butter cookies.png Tin of butter cookies Contains an assortment of rich butter cookies.
"Five varieties of danish cookies.
Complete with little paper cups."
326
Wrinkly cookies.png Wrinkly cookies "Sacrilegious corruption" and "Elder spice" purchased MoneyHC.png 6,666,666 Cookie production multiplier +10% permanently.
"The result of regular cookies left to age for countless eons in a place where time and space are meaningless."
396
Sugar crystal cookies.png Sugar crystal cookies "Sugar baking" purchased MoneyHC.png 1 billion Cookie production multiplier +5% permanently, and +1% for every building level 10 or higher.
"Infused with cosmic sweetness. It gives off a faint shimmery sound when you hold it up to your ear."
539
Box of maybe cookies.png Box of maybe cookies "Sugar crystal cookies" purchased MoneyHC.png 333 billion Contains an assortment of...something.
"These may or may not be considered cookies."
540
Box of not cookies.png Box of not cookies Contains an assortment of...something.
"These are strictly, definitely not cookies."
541
Box of pastries.png Box of pastries Contains an assortment of delicious pastries.
"These are a damn slippery slope is what they are!"
542
Total MoneyHC.png 1,000,006,666,769

Other production upgrades

Production heavenly upgrades
Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
GoldCursorNew.png Starter kit "Tin of British tea biscuits", "Box of macarons", "Box of brand biscuits" and "Tin of butter cookies" purchased MoneyHC.png 50 You start with 10 cursors.
"This can come in handy."
288
GoldRollingPinNew.png Starter kitchen "Starter kit" purchased MoneyHC.png 5,000 You start with 5 grandmas.
"Where did these come from?"
289
Label printer.png Label printer "Starter kitchen" purchased MoneyHC.png 999,999 Mouse over an upgrade to see its tier.
Note : only some upgrades have tiers. Tiers are purely cosmetic and have no effect on gameplay.
"Also comes in real handy when you want to tell catsup apart from ketchup."
505
Unholy bait.png Unholy bait MoneyHC.png 44,444 Wrinklers appear 5 times as fast.
"No wrinkler can resist the scent of worm biscuits."
292
WrinklerLarvaNew.png Sacrilegious corruption "Unholy bait" purchased MoneyHC.png 444,444 Wrinklers regurgitate 5% more cookies.
"Unique in the animal kingdom, the wrinkler digestive tract is able to withstand an incredible degree of dilatation - provided you prod them appropriately."
293
WrinklerLarvaNew.png Elder spice You can attract 2 more wrinklers.
"The cookie your cookie could smell like."
364
Eye of the wrinkler.png Eye of the wrinkler "Wrinkly cookies" purchased MoneyHC.png 99,999,999 Mouse over a wrinkler to see how many cookies are in its stomach.
"Just a wrinkler and its will to survive.
Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry."
495
Halo gloves.png Halo gloves "Starter kit" purchased MoneyHC.png 55,555 Clicks are 10% more powerful.
"Smite that cookie."
290
Five-finger discount.png Five-finger discount "Halo gloves" and "Abaddon" purchased MoneyHC.png 555,555 All upgrades are 1% cheaper per 100 cursors.[note 4]
"Stick it to the man."
368
Total MoneyHC.png 102,549,490

Sugar Lumps

Sugar Lump heavenly upgrades
Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Stevia Caelestis.png Stevia Caelestis "Wrinkly Cookies" purchased MoneyHC.png 100 million Sugar lumps ripen an hour sooner.
"A plant of supernatural sweetness grown by angels in heavenly gardens."
408
Sugar baking.png Sugar baking "Stevia Caelestis" purchased MoneyHC.png 200 million Each unspent sugar lump (up to 100) gives +1% CpS.
Note : this means that spending sugar lumps will decrease your CpS until they grow back.
"To bake with the sugary essence of eons themselves, you must first learn to take your sweet time"
449
Diabetica Daemonicus.png Diabetica Daemonicus "Stevia Caelestis" and "Lucifer" purchased MoneyHC.png 300 million Sugar lumps mature an hour sooner.
"A malevolent, if delicious herb that is said to grow on the cliffs of the darkest abyss of the underworld."
409
Sugar craving.png Sugar craving "Sugar baking" purchased MoneyHC.png 400 million Once an ascension, you may use the "Sugar frenzy" switch to triple your CpS for 1 hour, at the cost of 1 sugar lump.
"Just a little kick to sweeten the deal."
450
Sugar aging process.png Sugar aging process "Sugar craving" and "Diabetica Daemonicus" purchased MoneyHC.png 600 million Each grandma (up to 600) makes sugar lumps ripen 6 seconds sooner.
"Aren't they just the sweetest?"
451
Sucralosia Inutilis.png Sucralosia Inutilis "Diabetica Daemonicus" purchased MoneyHC.png 1 billion Bifurcated sugar lumps appear 5% more often and are 5% more likely to drop 2 lumps.
"A rare berry of uninteresting flavor that is as elusive as its uses are limited; only sought-after by the most avid collectors with too much wealth on their hands."
410
Total MoneyHC.png 2.6 billion

Others

Miscellaneous heavenly upgrades
Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Legacy.png Legacy Available on first ascension MoneyHC.png 1 This is the first heavenly upgrade; it unlocks the Heavenly chips system.
Each time you ascend, the cookies you made in your previous life are turned into heavenly chips and prestige.
Heavenly chips can be spent on a variety of permanent transcendental upgrades.
Your prestige level also gives you a permanent +1% CpS per level.
"We've all been waiting for you."
363
How to bake your dragon.png How to bake your dragon "Legacy" purchased MoneyHC.png 9 Allows you to purchase a crumbly egg once you have earned 1 million cookies.
"A tome full of helpful tips such as 'oh god, stay away from it', 'why did we buy this thing, it's not even house-broken' and 'groom twice a week in the direction of the scales'."
323
Plain milk.png Classic dairy selection Unlocks the milk selector, letting you pick which milk is displayed under your cookie.
"Comes with a variety of basic flavors.
Don't have a cow, man."
328
Heralds.png Heralds MoneyHC.png 100 You now benefit from the boost provided by heralds.
Each herald gives you +1% CpS.
Look on the purple flag at the top to see how many heralds are active at any given time.
"Be excellent to each other.
And Patreon, dudes!"
520
Cookie achiev 24 v15.png Basic wallpaper assortment "Classic dairy selection" purchased MoneyHC.png 99 Unlocks the background selector, letting you select the game's background.
Comes with a variety of basic flavors.
"Prioritizing aesthetics over crucial utilitarian upgrades? Color me impressed."
362
Cosmic milk.png Fanciful dairy selection MoneyHC.png 1 million Contains more exotic flavors for your milk selector.
"Strong bones for the skeleton army."
329
Pet the dragon.png Pet the dragon "How to bake your dragon" and "Residual luck" purchased MoneyHC.png 99,999,999,999 Unlocks the ability to pet your dragon by clicking on it once hatched.
"Dragons do not purr. If your dragon starts purring, vacate the area immediately."
647
Total MoneyHC.png 100,001,000,217

Achievements

There are 61 Achievements related to ascension, two of which are Shadow Achievements:

Cookies Baked in One Ascension

One ascension cookie achievements
Icon Name Description ID
Cookie achiev 01 v15.png Wake and bake Bake 1 cookie in one ascension. 0
Cookie achiev 02 v15.png Making some dough Bake 1,000 cookies in one ascension. 1
Cookie achiev 03 v15.png So baked right now Bake 100,000 cookies in one ascension. 2
Cookie achiev 04 v15.png Fledgling bakery Bake 1 million cookies in one ascension. 3
Cookie achiev 05 v15.png Affluent bakery Bake 100 million cookies in one ascension. 4
Cookie achiev 06 v15.png World-famous bakery Bake 1 billion cookies in one ascension. 5
Cookie achiev 07 v15.png Cosmic bakery Bake 100 billion cookies in one ascension. 6
Cookie achiev 08 v15.png Galactic bakery Bake 1 trillion cookies in one ascension. 7
Cookie achiev 09 v15.png Universal bakery Bake 100 trillion cookies in one ascension. 8
Cookie achiev 10 v15.png Timeless bakery Bake 1 quadrillion cookies in one ascension. 9
Cookie achiev 11 v15.png Infinite bakery Bake 100 quadrillion cookies in one ascension. 10
Cookie achiev 12 v15.png Immortal bakery Bake 1 quintillion cookies in one ascension. 11
Cookie achiev 13 v15.png Don't stop me now Bake 100 quintillion cookies in one ascension. 12
Cookie achiev 14 v15.png You can stop now Bake 1 sextillion cookies in one ascension. 13
Cookie achiev 15 v15.png Cookies all the way down Bake 100 sextillion cookies in one ascension. 14
Cookie achiev 16 v15.png Overdose Bake 1 septillion cookies in one ascension. 15
Cookie achiev 17 v15.png How? Bake 100 septillion cookies in one ascension. 223
Cookie achiev 18 v15.png The land of milk and cookies Bake 1 octillion cookies in one ascension. 224
Cookie achiev 19 v15.png He who controls the cookies controls the universe Bake 100 octillion cookies in one ascension.
"The milk must flow!"
225
Cookie achiev 20 v15.png Tonight on Hoarders Bake 1 nonillion cookies in one ascension. 226
Cookie achiev 21 v15.png Are you gonna eat all that? Bake 100 nonillion cookies in one ascension. 227
Cookie achiev 22 v15.png We're gonna need a bigger bakery Bake 1 decillion cookies in one ascension. 228
Cookie achiev 23 v15.png In the mouth of madness Bake 100 decillion cookies in one ascension.
"A cookie is just what we tell each other it is."
229
Cookie achiev 24 v15.png Brought to you by the letter Money.png Bake 1 undecillion cookies in one ascension. 230
Cookie1.png The dreams in which I'm baking are the best I've ever had Bake 100 undecillion cookies in one ascension. 279
Cookie-achiev-20.png Set for life Bake 1 duodecillion cookies in one ascension. 280
Panic at nabisco.png Panic! at Nabisco Bake 100 duodecillion cookies in one ascension. 372
Bursting at the seams.png Bursting at the seams Bake 1 tredecillion cookies in one ascension. 373
Just about full.png Just about full Bake 100 tredecillion cookies in one ascension. 374
Hungry for more.png Hungry for more Bake 1 quattuordecillion cookies in one ascension. 375
CookieProduction31.png Feed me, Orteil Bake 100 quattuordecillion cookies in one ascension. 390
CookieProduction32.png And then what? Bake 1 quindecillion cookies in one ascension. 391
CookieProduction33.png I think it's safe to say you've got it made Bake 100 quindecillion cookies in one ascension. 429
CookieProduction34.png A sometimes food Bake 1 sexdecillion cookies in one ascension. 451
CookieProduction35.png Not enough of a good thing Bake 100 sexdecillion cookies in one ascension. 452
CookieProduction36.png Horn of plenty Bake 1 septendecillion cookies in one ascension. 453
CookieProduction37.png Large and in charge Bake 100 septendecillion cookies in one ascension. 470
CookieProduction38.png Absolutely stuffed Bake 1 octodecillion cookies in one ascension. 471
CookieProduction39.png It's only wafer-thin Bake 100 octodecillion cookies in one ascension.
"Just the one!"
472

Times Ascended and Cookies Sacrificed

Legacy and Sacrifice achievements
Icon Name Description ID
Legacy.png Rebirth [note 5] Ascend at least once. 203
Legacy.png Resurrection [note 5] Ascend 10 times. 205
Legacy.png Reincarnation [note 5] Ascend 100 times. 206
One with everything v15.png Endless cycle [note 5]
(shadow achievement)
Ascend 1,000 times.
"Oh hey, it's you again."
207
RedSkull1v2.png Sacrifice Ascend with 1 million cookies baked.
"Easy come, easy go."
26
RedSkull1v2.png Oblivion Ascend with 1 billion cookies baked.
"Back to square one."
27
RedSkull1v2.png From scratch Ascend with 1 trillion cookies baked.
"It's been fun."
28
RedSkull2v2.png Nihilism Ascend with 1 quadrillion cookies baked.
"There are many things
that need to be erased"
86
RedSkull2v2.png Dematerialize Ascend with 1 quintillion cookies baked.
"Presto!
...where'd the cookies go?"
161
RedSkull2v2.png Nil zero zilch Ascend with 1 sextillion cookies baked.
"To summarize : really not very much at all."
162
RedSkull3v2.png Transcendence Ascend with 1 septillion cookies baked.
"Your cookies are now on a higher plane of being."
163
RedSkull3v2.png Obliterate Ascend with 1 octillion cookies baked.
"Resistance is futile, albeit entertaining."
164
RedSkull3v2.png Negative void Ascend with 1 nonillion cookies baked.
"You now have so few cookies that it's almost like you have a negative amount of them."
165
RedSkull4.png To crumbs, you say? Ascend with 1 decillion cookies baked.
"Very well then."
249
RedSkull4.png You get nothing Ascend with 1 undecillion cookies baked.
"Good day sir!"
383
RedSkull4.png Humble rebeginnings Ascend with 1 duodecillion cookies baked.
"Started from the bottom, now we're here."
384
RedSkull5.png The end of the world Ascend with 1 tredecillion cookies baked.
"(as we know it)"
385
RedSkull5.png Oh, you're back Ascend with 1 quattuordecillion cookies baked.
"Missed us?"
386
RedSkull5.png Lazarus Ascend with 1 quindecillion cookies baked.
"All rise."
387
RedSkull6.png Smurf account Ascend with 1 sexdecillion cookies baked.
"It's like you just appeared out of the blue!"
454
RedSkull6.png If at first you don't succeed Ascend with 1 septendecillion cookies baked.
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again.
But isn't that the definition of insanity?"
455
Rainbow cookie.png When the cookies ascend just right [note 6]
(shadow achievement)
Ascend with exactly 1 trillion cookies. 397

Additional Information

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 This requires your total prestige level to be exact (current prestige level + ascension prestige). Remember to turn off "Short Numbers" in the options to see the last few digits of the prestige level.
  2. The only upgrades (as of v2.021) which affect Residual Luck are:
    • Lucky Digit
    • Lucky Number
    • Lucky Payout
    • Heavenly Luck
    • Lasting Fortune
    • Decisive Fate
    • Get Lucky (non-heavenly)
    • Lucky Day (non-heavenly)
    • Serendipity (non-heavenly)
    • Golden Goose Egg (non-heavenly)
  3. Specifically, this means that two separate Golden/Wrath Cookies or Reindeer (during Christmas Season) will spawn at the same time. Note that this can happen during a Cookie Chain, and that missing either will break the chain.
  4. The discount stacks multiplicatively, as . That comes out as less discount than if it stacked additively, as . For example, with 300 cursors, rather than having a 3% discount, you get a 2.9701% discount.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 You need to gain at least +1 prestige level to make an ascension count towards achievements.
  6. This refers to 1 trillion cookies in bank, not 1 trillion cookies baked this ascension. According to the source code, "this achievement is shadow because it is only achievable through blind luck or reading external guides; this may change in the future".

Note: These bulletpoints simply outline major milestones, as well as highlighting good spots to try for the Lucky Digit/Number/Payout upgrades. It's highly suggested that you set your own goals between the major stopping points.

  • Making your first ascension at 440 heavenly chips allows for the purchase of:
    • Legacy and How to Bake Your Dragon
    • Heavenly cookies and the four boxes of cookies
    • Starter Kit, Heralds and Heavenly Luck
    • Permanent upgrade slot 1 (insert your highest Cursor upgrade)
    • Note: As soon as 1 grandma is purchased after ascending, there will be a great boost in CPS, making progression much easier and faster.
  • For early in the mid-game, ascending at 1,607,777 total prestige would allow the purchase of:
    • Angel/Demon upgrade tree up to Asmodeus and Cherubim
    • Synergies Vol. I and Kitten Angels
    • Persistent Memory and Permanent Upgrade slots 2-4
    • Starter Kitchen, Unholy Bait and Halo Gloves
    • Golden Switch and Season Switcher
    • Lasting Fortune and Decisive Fate
    • Lucky Digit and Lucky Number (requires ending in 777)
    • Golden Cookie Alert Sound and Residual Luck
    • Divine Discount, Divine Sales and Divine Bakeries
    • Cosmetic upgrades: Milk Selector and Background Selector
    • Note: The non-cosmetic upgrades up to this point cost a total of 1,607,589, leaving 188 spare to reach a number ending in 777 to fulfill the requirement of Lucky Number. The cosmetic upgrades cost 9+99=108, leaving 80 heavenly chips for future upgrades.
  • Later in the mid-game, ascending at 148,777,777 total prestige allows for the purchase of:
    • Seraphim, Beelzebub, God, Lucifer, Synergy Vol 2 and Chimera
    • Elder Spice, Sacrilegious Corruption and Wrinkly cookies
    • Starspawn, Starsnow, Starterror, Starlove and Startrade
    • Five-Finger Discount and Permanent Upgrade Slot 5
    • Distilled Essence of Redoubled Luck
    • Lucky Payout (requires ending in 777,777)
    • Inspired Checklist, Label Printer and Genius Accounting
    • Final (major) cosmetic upgrade: Fanciful Dairy Selection
  • Beyond this point, the available upgrades are fairly straightforward. Price ranges are as follows:
    • 100-200 Million: Eye of the Wrinkler, Stevia Caelestis and Sugar Baking
    • 300-600 Million: Diabetica Daemonicus, Sugar Craving and Sugar Aging Process
    • ~1 Billion: Shimmering Veil, Sucralosia Inutilis, Sugar Crystal Cookie and Keepsakes
    • 9-15 Billion: Kitten Wages, Cosmic Beginner's Luck and Reinforced Membrane
    • 77,777,777,777: Fortune Cookies / 99,999,999,999: Pet the Dragon
    • 333 Billion: Box of Pastries, Box of Not Cookies and Box of Maybe Cookies
  • Another strategy for ascending is to ascend every time an extra zero is reached at the prestige levels.
    • After ascending at 100 prestige levels, the next ascension would be at 1000 prestige levels, then 10 000, then 100 000. etc.
    • This strategy allows for a decent pace of progression in the early to mid game, but stops being sustainable in the late game.
  • A commonly used ascension guide can be found here

  • Purchasing all heavenly upgrades needs a total of 1,221,739,076,982 heavenly chips, which requires 1.824 quindecillion cookies baked.
  • Golden Switch is calculated using current CPS, so activating it during a Clot halves the price. Likewise, activating it during an Elder Frenzy multiplies the price by 666. Wrinklers do not have any effect on the price.
  • The flavor text for the Lasting Fortune upgrade is a reference to the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Rock bottom". The original quote from SpongeBob was: "This isn't your average everyday darkness. This is... advanced darkness."
  • The flavor text for the "Obliterate" achievement, "Resistance is futile, albeit entertaining," is a reference to Star Trek.
  • The flavor text for the Classic Dairy Selection, "don't have a cow" is Bart Simpson's catchphrase in The Simpsons.
  • "How to bake your dragon" is a reference to Cressida Cowell's book and the subsequent animated movie, "How to Train Your Dragon".
  • Persistent memory was added in v1.0466 as a non-heavenly upgrade, but it was made into a prestige upgrade after Orteil had decided it was too overpowered (it was unlocked after only one research).
  • "Five-Fingered Discount" is American slang for the act of Shoplifting.
  • Beelzebub is a modern-day name for the devil. In some older Christian dictionaries, it is called the "Lord of the Flies", hence the strange icon that looks like the eyes of a fly. (Not to be confused with William Golding's book.)
  • "Elder Spice" is a reference to the product "Old Spice", and its description "The cookie your cookie could smell like", is a reference to a line spoken in one of their commercials.
  • "To crumbs you say?" and its flavor text is a reference to a popular line from Futurama, where Professor Farnsworth says "To shreds you say? Very well, then."
  • The flavor text for "Nihilism" is a reference to the YouTube series Ratboy Genius, specifically "RBG Dreams Minecraft Interlude - HAPPY FACTORY", in which the character Little King John sings the line "There are many things that need to be erased."
  • The flavor text of Kitten Angels ("All cats go to heaven.") is a reference to the animated series All Dogs Go to Heaven.
  • The flavor text of Golden switch ("Less clicking. More idling.") could possibly be a reference to Spirit Airlines' slogan ("Less money. More go.") Spirit Airlines is an American "ultra-low cost" carrier based in Fort Lauderdale. However, it may not be, as "less x, more y" is also found in other places.
  • The achievement, "He who controls the cookies controls the universe" is a reference to the famous line, "He who controls the spice controls the universe," in the book Dune.  The achievement's description is a reference to the line, "The spice must flow."
  • The achievement, "The dreams in which I'm baking are the best I've ever had." is a reference to the Tears for Fears song "Mad World", which contains the line "The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had."
  • The achievement "In the Mouth of Madness"  is also the title of the psychological Lovecraftian horror film from 1994 written by Michael De Luca, the achievement's description is also indirectly referencing the famous line "A reality is just what we tell each other it is." uttered by one of the movie's main characters.
  • The achievement "The land of milk and cookies" is a reference to the Bible, which refers to Israel as "the land of milk and honey".
  • The achievement, "The end of the world" and the description, "(as we know it)" are a reference to a song by R.E.M. called "It's the End of the World as We Know It".
  • Clicking on the cookie as it breaks during ascension still makes the clicking sound until the ascension tree shows up (as of v 2.0106)
  • Display boxes for buffs and debuffs are still shown until the ascension tree shows up (as of v 2.0106).
  • The flavor text for the achievement "Endless cycle" could be a reference to the same line from the popular video game Portal 2, in which GLaDOS, a keynote character, is quoted saying the same line to the player character.
  • The flavor text for the "Heralds" upgrade is a reference to a quote from the movie Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure: "Be excellent to each other. And party on, dudes!"
  • The icon and description for the upgrade "Tin of butter cookies" are based on the Royal Dansk brand of cookies, whose cookies come in large tins, and are placed in small paper cups inside the tins. The five upgrades unlocked through "Tin of butter cookies" are all based on cookies made by Royal Dansk.
  • The flavor text of "Eye of the wrinkler" ("Just a wrinkler and its will to survive. Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry.") is a reference to the song Eye Of The Tiger, made by the rock band Survivor. The song contains the line: "Just a man and his will to survive." and "Hanging tough, staying hungry."
  • When "Kitten Angels" is bought, it shows as "Purrchased" instead of "Purchased".
  • Ascension clears your Garden crops, but does not reset your seed log or garden size.

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