Destiny Dead Ghosts location guide [inc. DB, HoW, Taken King, and Rise of Iron]

This guide has been updated to include all Dead Ghosts from The Dark Below, House of Wolves, Taken King, and Rise of Iron DLC expansions.

Ghosts are the spittle spewed out during the last death rattle of the mighty Traveler. Finding and reviving Dead Ghosts (presumably representing the spirits of professional voice actors that were turned down in favour of the Dinklage) on your travels will unlock Grimoire cards that add to your Grimoire points. The higher your Grimoire score, the more in-game benefits you'll be able to enjoy.

The Grimoire cards each hold a snippet of lore relating to the Destiny universe that can be read over at or on the nifty free companion app. Even better, when you collect 50 of them, you'll unlock the Ghost Hunter Trophy / Achievement.

You can start reclaiming Dead Ghosts at the locations below, after which you can flog them as paperweights or futuristic Lego then use the Glimmer to buy a fancy spaceship and get the hell out of dodge.

It's worth noting that collection of Dead Ghosts applies to an account as opposed to a single character. So if you have 3 classes on the go, you only need to collect a Dead Ghost from a certain location once, and it will apply for all 3 characters on your account.

Dead Ghosts are not mission specific, but some locations aren't visited in story missions, so you may need to pop back in explore mode to mop up the last of them.

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