Now there is zero way to play ANY Ascension across any version of Shadow Fight 2. Apparently the only way to get the Monk's Set now without opening your wallet is from raids. I think they forgot purple orbs exist and almost exclusively come from Ascension.
This had better be good in the long run and not just an attempt to get people to Consume More™, otherwise, they just removed one of the most powerful and fun additions to the game. I don't think it's likely that they'll bring it back since they also changed the Duel rewards from Ascension ticket to credits and green & red shadow orbs. I feel very sorry for any new players that didn't get a chance to use Tempest Rage.