I've been collecting forge statistic and it turns out the time of a forge will tell you what rarity the item will be. I'm at lvl 23 and here are the costs and time info. Wish I can import an excel chart All shards/tanks/ingots cost $450 and takes 4H. It only creates common optics/drums/roll Components to create an Overhaul Bot costs $50,000 and takes 4H to create a common one Upgrading a Starship (not overhaul) cost $1,490,116 2D 1H 30M creates a rare Data is thin and I've only been trying to upgrade a rare starship. Shield TechMods all cost $106,658 12H creates a common 13H 30M creates a rare No time for epic or legendary Hardwire TechMods all cost $88,905 12H 45M creates an uncommon 13H 30M creates a rare 14H 15m creates an epic Note there isn't enough data to be sure on creation from raw materials Fighter/Bomber all cost 128,071 12H 45M creates an uncommon 13H 30m creates a rare No data on epic, etc. Turrets all cost $71,150 11H creates a common 11H 40M 15S creates an uncommon 12H 22M 30S creates a rare 13H 3M 30S creates an epic Odds on rarity. I've only limited to using 3 same rarities to try to boost the rarity. E.g. 3 uncommonly or 3 rares or even 3 epics. The odds when you use a different rarity drops the odds even more! Note also the sample isn't big enough as most forges takes half a day! I wish the old time trick works. From raw materials to both common and uncommon is 41.7% From raw materials to rare is 16.7% From 3 commons to uncommon is 66.7% From 3 commons to rare is 33.3% I have not been about to create an epic or better yet. From 3 uncommon back to an uncommon is 66.7% From 3 uncommon to either rare or epic is 16.7% From 3 rares back to a rare is 80%!! From 3 rares to an epic is 20% but the sample is only 5 No data on legendary Finally, so far all epic forges have resulted in an epic. 100% As you can see, the odds really sucks! 2/3 chance of destroying uncommon items, 80% chance of destroying rare items and 100% chance to destroy epic items! And on an untested last note, it "seems" that when I had less rare stuff, the chance of forging epic or better stuff was better. Anyone care to give me some stats? Enjoy.