Does the AshenPhoenix base show up in crafting if you don't have one?
I don't read nor commit every announcement to memory, hence the thread.
Features/implementations without announcement aren't without precedent though, you aren't so new here that you haven't learned that.
You'll also note that the first reply this thread got was from someone who saw it in crafting. Now they could be mistaken but they might not be.
Are you 100% sure?
The Phoenix artifacts are craftable in the Magic Academy.I am now late game with no Phoenix artifacts. I spent them to max out my stupid Aureate Phoenix. I DO have 1 coldfire, and 3 Ashen artifacts.... Is there any path to upgrade my Fire Phoenix now if I build it?
No that has nothing to do with it. However each item in the magic academy is assigned to a specific 1 of the 5 slots. For example, all buildings offered in the MA share a slot. This means that each time the magic academy craft options rotate, you will only get 1 building to craft. Furthermore, if you are in the process of crafting a building then you do NOT get a new option. To maximize the chances of seeing artifacts, you need to have the slot they would appear in open each time the MA rotates. I believe (90% sure) the slot artifacts appear in is the same slot as relics and pet food. So make sure you are not making any of those when the MA rotates.Do the chances for the evolving phoenix artifacts increase on a need basis, or is it random, In other words, do you have to build it to be offered the upgrades?