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How to complete the Destiny 2 Divinity exotic quest

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The Destiny 2 Divinity Exotic Trace Rifle remains one of the most useful and unique weapons in the game and you get it through a long quest culminating in a complex dot-to-dot puzzle in the Garden of Salvation Raid. Its Exotic perk traps enemies in an Arc bubble after you hold its beam over them for a few seconds, stunning Overload champions and weakening other enemies. An allies that shoot this cage will find it very easy to hit enemies and will deal extra damage, making Divinity superb for boss fights and Raids. Here's what you need to know to get the Destiny 2 Divinity quest started and the following steps to the Garden of Salvation Raid puzzle.

How to start the Divinity Destiny 2 Exotic quest 

As you may have guessed, we're heading to the Moon. Go to the Sorrow's Harbor in the northeast and head southeast, hugging the right wall as you go. We're heading toward the Lunar Battleground, the opening area from the first Shadowkeep campaign mission. But this time, as soon as we get to the open area with all the totems, we're hanging a hard left and ducking into the cave on the far wall.  

Head into the back of the cave and the large Vex portal in the distance will hum to life, and enemies will start spawning in. Nothing special, just a whole bunch of Vex. Keep killing them until a Minotaur boss spawns. Kill it and it'll drop an Exotic Engram, but rather than Exotic, this Engram decrypts into the first step of the Divinity quest, aptly titled "What's this… What's this?"  

Now it's time to decrypt this item. For that, we're heading to Nessus to investigate three Lost Sectors. Start in Artifact's Edge and head to the nearby Orrery Lost Sector. Once you get into the main, blue-lit room, look for a small chamber on the upper rim of the left wall. Head inside, activate the Oracle, kill the dudes that spawn, then activate the Oracle again. We'll do the same thing to the Oracles in the other two Lost Sectors. 

The second Lost Sector is Ancient's Haunt in The Tangle. This Oracle is in a small cave on the left wall located roughly halfway through the Lost Sector. It's right around where the boss is, so you really can't miss it.  

The third Lost Sector is the Conflux in the Cistern. Zoom over there and head back to the main room with all the Cabal enemies in it. Look for a large bronze pillar on the right side, scale it, and use it as a foothold to reach another small chamber on the right wall. 

Now that this thingamajig has been decrypted, it's time to juice it up. To do that, first you'll need to kill 120 Vex anywhere in the game. The Orrery Lost Sector on Nessus is a good place to start but you could also boot up the Vault of Glass Raid and repeatedly kill the Vex that spawn in the Waking Ruins area.

Once you kill 120 Vex, you'll need to collect 30 Phantasmal Particles and use them to purchase a special item at the Lectern of Enchantment at Sanctuary on the Moon. You can farm these by killing the Nightmares in Sorrow's Harbor, or by completing Nightmare Hunts. I'd recommend the latter since you can also get Essences from Nightmare Hunts, plus they're generally more fun than killing Ogre after Ogre. In any case, get your 30 Particles, head to the Lectern near Eris, and purchase the item. 

You've now done all the prep work and will be left with a cryptic message. The rest of the quest is tied to a complicated puzzle in the Garden of Salvation Raid. You're going to need a coordinated team and lots of patience to get this right, and we also recommend checking out this video guide (opens in new tab) from reputable Destiny YouTuber Datto.

There's plenty more to find on the Moon, especially with the Lectern of Enchantment Nightmare weapons, so make sure you know where to find things like the Destiny 2 Ethereal Charms and Destiny 2 Necromantic Strand. You should also complete the quest to get the unique Destiny 2 Deathbringer Exotic Rocket Launcher.

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