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Endless cycle is a Shadow achievement which requires the player to ascend 1,000 times.


Because ascensions that grant no prestige do not count towards the "Total ascensions" counter, players cannot simply ascend and then instantly press ascend again; they must have at least +1 prestige. Consequently, this causes ascensions to take a while. This achievement is one of the most labour-intensive achievement in the game, needing several hours of grinding ascensions, over possibly several days. It is recommended that this achievement is only attempted when all normal achievements have been achieved, as this achievement will not benefit the player (grants no milk) in the game, and for the fastest ascension times, some late game upgrades are needed, as well as it demanding a lot of the players attention and distracts the player from cookie production.


For the setup, the permanent upgrade slots should be changed to get the fastest ascension times. These should be: the top 3 most expensive kitten upgrades OR the 2 most expensive kitten upgrades + the fortune kitten upgrade (if you do not want to go into the pain of getting the fortune upgrades), the most expensive Idleverse upgrade, (not its fortune upgrade) and the most expensive Cursor upgrade.

It is also recommended that this achievement should be attempted before the player attempts to get massive cookie gain and to greatly exceed the highest "X amount of cookies baked" achievement. This will cause prestige gain to be extremely slow and will make the strategy below not work as well as it should.

Please note that this strategy can also be used to get the 100 ascension achievement, which is a normal achievement and will grant the player a CpS increase.

Here is a step-by-step guide to get the fastest ascensions:

1. Set the buy amount to "Buy 100" and buy the max amount of Cursors and Grandmas you can.

2. Press the "Buy all upgrades" button.

3. Buy the max amount of Fractal Engines[1] and Idleverses you can.

4. Press the "Buy all upgrades" button.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have +1 prestige and ascend.

Pressing the Escape key will instantly skip the ascending cutscene, cutting down massively on ascension times. Another tip is that pressing the enter key after pressing the "Legacy" button or the "Reincarnate" button will instantly cause you to ascend or reincarnate, therefore meaning that the player doesn't need to move their mouse and click, speeding up the process. Turning off all graphical improvements in the settings can also benefit the player, as less lag causes the scroll wheel to work faster.

This strategy can make ascensions last around 15 seconds. However, even with these 15 second ascensions, this means that to get 1000 ascensions requires 250 minutes of constant play, equivalent to slightly over 4 hours, assuming that each ascension lasts exactly 15 seconds.

  1. Fractal Engines Work better than Javascript Consoles with the Synergy Vol.II heavenly upgrade and the normal upgrade Infraverses and superverses.