To Masterwork a weapon after the Forsaken update, you need to progress it's masterworked stat through 10 ranks, with different and presumably increasing prices for each level.

I know the first level costs, glimmer, the second glimmer and legendary shards, with the third costing a masterwork core.

What are all ten levels of masterwork progression? Are the materials needed for each level the same for each weapon? I would like to know how many masterwork cores it takes to complete all ten levels.

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To fully masterwork a legendary item it will cost you: 10,000 Glimmer, 27 Legendary shards, and 17 Masterwork Cores

There is a thread on reddit, from months ago when masterwork was last changed, and that user fully broke it down here.

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Note that these values could change whenever bungie wishes to adjust or rebalance the game.

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    Note that weapons/armor with masterworks can randomly and more rarely appear at higher levels, not only level 1. Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 1:11
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    So if you're buying Masterwork Cores from Spider in the same week, you'll need 2,621,420 Legendary Shards :o
    – Neon1024
    Commented Jan 23, 2019 at 12:56

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