Destiny 2 has added a literal ton of new items and mechanics in its latest expansion. Bungie fans are salivating over all of the new exotics that just dropped. The Witch Queen has just begun, and already there’s so much to cover. Some fans might be feeling overwhelmed, so our guides are here to help you out. The core of the new expansion is the ability to recreate new weapons out of mixed mod pools, something that wasn’t previously possible. And that means you have plenty of customization options. The hunt for God Rolls just got a lot easier.
Not only are Exotic weapons coming out in all manner of new forms, but there’s also a lot more to learn. You’ll want to make sure you purchase The Witch Queen expansion for Destiny 2. Without it, you will not be able to unlock any of this, putting a cap on your power levels in-game. But once you do, there are plenty of things to encounter and fight. One of the tools you unlock as you get through the story is called a Glaive. Then you need to consider the new Artifacts. These powerful items offer a new equipment slot to grant your Guardian even more boons in combat.
How to get Patterns
Getting Patterns is the first step in Destiny 2 Weapon Crafting. You can earn a Weapon Pattern by completing quests, activities or looting a Deepsight Resonance weapon from loot sources. Any number of activities in the game can drop them. However, it seems like higher-end dungeons and bosses are pretty common sources. The aim is clearly to encourage players to explore the expansion and find the best sources, per Bungie’s design.
After you’ve made your weapons, you can then reshape them over time. As you unlock new Patterns, the process changes to adding in new perks. As you gain more Resonance on a weapon, you can unlock unique perks for future crafting. When you unlock a new Deepsight Resonance weapon, you then need to put time into unlocking the perk for your crafting pool. Play the game and earn weapon XP on the mod, when it reaches 100%, you get that perk added to your pool. You can learn what tactic you need to use to upgrade the weapon by reading its description.
One of the other important resources you need to manage is called Resonant Alloy in Destiny 2. This is what you will actually use to get more perks slotted into weapons. There are actually seven new resources to gather:
- Neutral Element – Each perk costs Neutral Element to put in.
- Mutable Element
- Adroit Element
- Ruinous Element – A more powerful version of the Element crafting material, used for weapon Patterns and some upgrades.
- Energetic Element
- Resonant Alloy – The base level crafting item used to reshape and create new gear.
- Ascendant Alloy – A rarer version of the Alloy, used in high-level upgrades.
Deepsight Resonance Elements can be extracted from the various items, granting each type of Element when you finish their attached objectives. Strikes are a great way to get more of these from the various loot drops. You can get tons of items that can then be broken down for more crafting. But two items players seem to be having trouble with is Resonant and Ascendant Alloy in Destiny 2.
How to get Resonant and Ascendant Alloy in Destiny 2
The Relic is the crafting station on Mars that you actually use for most of your weapon crafting and reshaping, but you need resources to complete each mod or recipe. There are a few quests early in the expansion that give you a small amount. Play through the expansion, and complete the Shaping: Extraction quest. Doing this will give you a small amount of Resonant Alloy. You get a bundle of all the various crafting materials by completing the first Resonance extraction as well.
From there, you need to gather it manually. The best way to do this is to break down the spare Legendary weapons and gear you don’t need. You have limited inventory space, so doing this serves a dual purpose. As you break down weapons, you get a small number of resources in return. Use that to then craft and mod new weapons. You can also get some of the rarer items from challenging Pinnacle activities. Complete objectives in these activities to earn the best materials.
Ascendant Alloy in Destiny 2 currently can only be obtained by purchasing them from Master Rahool. He will be found in the Tower, and takes Legendary Shards for his Alloys. You can trade 400 per 1 Ascendant Alloy per week. It’s pretty limiting. You will get these also by breaking down old weapons you no longer need.
And with the new Light Level power caps, that’s a good idea. The activities in the game have increased in difficulty, and you need to be ready.