The new crafting system in Destiny 2 is pretty complex. The Witch Queen expansion may have deeply changed the hunt for god rolls, but that doesn’t mean this is going to be easy. The idea of taking weapons and bolting them together is pretty fun, once you understand how it works. One of the core elements is getting resources, and this guide is going to explain how to get the rarest one, Ascendant Alloy in Destiny 2.
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.
There are a handful of new crafting materials you need to use for this system. Along with Glimmer, you need to use these items to make new weapons, and to add new perks.
- Neutral Element
- Mutable Element
- Adroit Element
- Ruinous Element
- Energetic Element
- Resonant Alloy
- Ascendant Alloy
How to get Ascendant Alloy in Destiny 2
Ascendant Alloy in Destiny 2 is hands down the hardest thing to get more of, out of all seven of the new crafting items. The strongest crafting options at the Relic often use this item, so you’re going to need more of it as time goes on.
When you unlock a new Deepsight Resonance weapon, you then need to put time into extracting the weapon. This is the best and most consistent way to get the basic Elements. The idea is that as you play the game with this new weapon, you improve its focus on its Deepsight Resonance. Read the weapon to see what you need to do to get this done. Doing all of this will grant you a bundle of resources each time you do it. But it’s only after the first extraction that you get Resonant Alloy and Ascendant Alloy. You get 5 Resonant Alloy and 70 Ascendant Alloy on that first extraction. Each run after that gives you the following: 12 each of Adroit Element, Mutable Element, Energetic Element and Ruinious Element; you will also get 200 Neutral Element.
There are a few ways to get your hands on more Alloys. There are also two sidequests you can complete to get more The Reshaping the Enigma Sidequest in the Enclave will reward a bundle of all the basic resources, including the Alloys. Also, when you upgrade Banshee-44 to Level 16, he will give you 1 Ascendant Alloy as an extra reward.
Ascendant Alloy in Destiny 2 currently can also 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.