In this stage, cultivators have to condense their liquid Qi sphere in their Dantian into a solid core. Upon success, their lifespans are increased by hundreds of years, up to 500 years at the late stages of Core Formation. Cultivators of this stage can also refine magical treasures using their core fire. By entering this cultivation stage, most cultivators can enter as high-level disciples or even elders, depending on the size of a sect. If not, most can travel freely throughout the world as vagrant cultivators with relative ease. The bodies of Core Formation cultivators are also strengthened as marrows are washed and cleaned of impurities.
Stages[edit | edit source]
Early Core Formation[edit | edit source]
This is the initial cultivation level upon entering Core Formation. Those of this stage can easily kill Foundation Establishment cultivators.
Middle Core Formation[edit | edit source]
By continuing to further condense their now solid core in the Dantian, cultivators can advance their strength by leaps and bounds, making it that most Middle Core Formation cultivators can beat Early stage ones.
Late Core Formation[edit | edit source]
Further condensation grants even greater strength, with Late Core Formation cultivators easily beating most cultivators of a lower stage.
Sub-Stage: False-Nascent Stage[edit | edit source]
Also known as Peak Core Formation cultivators, they have reached sufficient density whereupon the core can be called into a collapse, initiating the Nascent Soul stage. Almost always capable of easily beating other Core Formation cultivators of a lower stage.