Jul 30, 2023
Destiny 2 Season of the Witch: Seasonal activities explained
Season 22 introduces a range of new seasonal activites for Guardians to grind through and earn unique rewards from. Here’s everything you need to know about Destiny 2 Season of the Witch, including
Season 22 introduces a range of new seasonal activites for Guardians to grind through and earn unique rewards from. Here’s everything you need to know about Destiny 2 Season of the Witch, including how it works and what you can gain from it.
Coming off of the back of Season of the Deep, Season of the Witch is a big deal. It’s the first season to implement Bungie’s reworked progression model that sees Destiny 2 move away from the previous vendor upgrade paradigm.
In its place comes a variety of diverse seasonal activites and a more complex progression system that encourages players to explore and complete all kinds of quests and objectives.
However, this change can be overwhelming so we’re here to make it all easier to understand. This is our breakdown of Destiny 2 Season of the Witch and everything you need to know about it.
Savathun’s Spire is a three-man seasonal activity in Season of the Witch that requires players to clear three different encounters with short platforming segments in between where secret chests can be found.
The mechanics of each encounter are randomly selected from one or two of the following:
Start out by clearing adds until you are prompted to capture a highlighted plate. Run over the plate and stand in it until the capture is complete and defeat the remaining enemies to clear the encounter.
Sometimes successfully capturing a plate will spawn Relics such as a scythe that can be used to defeat enemies faster although this will not always be the case.
There are three different crystal types that you need to destroy: Arc, Solar, and Void. After destroying these crystals a boss will spawn which can be defeated to clear the encounter.
Each crystal can be destroyed by doing the following:
The activity has a recommended Power Level of 1760, but the active Hero Modifier ensures that enemies will always be at least 5 points over your current Power Cap.
A large elemental sphere will be located in the middle of the encounter. It will either be Arc, Solar, or Void with each having a unique effect. The sphere will periodically activate triggering the relevant effect and hindering you in the process.
The unique effect of each sphere is as follows:
Altars of Summoning is a three-man seasonal activity in Season of the Witch that requires players to clear four encounters of varying difficulty.
Once in the activity, begin the Ritual of Induction by interacting with any Hive Rune. Having all three Fireteam members activate matching runes grants additional Armor Charge, weapon damage boosts, and Lucent Blessing.
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Once at an encounter you will be given the chance to offer a Feeble Offering (Tier 1), Robust Offering (Tier 2), or Powerful Offering (Tier 3). The difficulty of each encounter is dictated by which offering you make with higher tiers resulting in harder encounters, but better rewards.
Encounters are reused from Savanthun’s Spire but there are a few unique to Altars of Summoning too. These unique encounters are as follows:
Once all encounters have been cleared you can claim your rewards from the chest. Interestingly, you don’t need to return to orbit afterward and can instead head back to the Hive Runes to start over.
The Lectern of Divination is an occult archive where players can unlock unique abilities, rewards, and passive effects by completing each card entry.
For each of the Major Cards available players are required to do the following:
Rewards vary from items like Enhancement Prisms to powerful Arcana Cards that can be used in the Deck of Whispers to unlock passive effects in seasonal activities. These effects include increased ammo drops, faster ability cooldowns, extra damage, and much more.
The Deck of Whispers can be found in the same hub area where the Lectern of Divination is located. Players can place up to eight cards at a time but the cards will only trigger in seasonal activities once at least five are placed
A big limitation is that only one Arcana Card is randomly activated at the beginning of each seasonal encounter. This restricts build crafting potential as any of your 5-8 placed cards can be chosen.
Opaque Cards can be acquired from any of the following sources or activites in Destiny 2:
Arc, Solar, and Void Attunement is believed to be part of the deckbuilding mechanic new to Season of the Witch. Currently, it is not possible to interact with these attunements with them most likely being time-gated for later on in Season 22.
There are seven seasonal weapons unique to Season of the Witch, with one Exotic and six Legendaries. This includes the first-ever Strand Hand Cannon and Rocket Launcher of their respective archetypes.
The seasonal weapons for Season of the Witch are as follows:
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