Want to get your fingers on Destiny 2’s Thorn hand cannon? Quest steps for the long-awaited Exotic have been datamined following the discharge of the most recent content material drop, Season of the Drifter, which means we already know what it’ll take to unlock one of many Weapons of Sorrow.
Before you leap in-game to try to comply with these steps although it’s value noting that the search to unlock Thorn is at the moment not out but, so that you’ll have to attend a bit longer – the Thorn quest ‘Independent Study’ is slated to drop on March 12, 2019.
Quite a lot of Destiny followers discovered the steps for The Last Word Exotic a bit too restrictive, forcing PvE-minded people to spend hours grinding multiplayer. Fortunately, it appears as if the Thorn quest will function quite a lot of different quest steps so that you don’t must drastically change your taking part in type to unlock it.
Bear in thoughts these Thorn quest steps have all been datamined (thanks light.gg) so there’s a slim probability they could change earlier than the Thorn launch date rolls round. With that caveat out of the best way, right here’s what you’ll have to do to get the Thorn hand cannon in Destiny 2:
The Independent Study quest consists of seven steps, and we’ve the in-game descriptions for each listed under.
A Melted Hunk of Metal
“Despite the burn damage, you recognize this weapon as a Thorn, a legendary weapon capable of severing Guardians from the Light. The Shadows of Yor, followers of an infamous Guardian-killer, are well-known for carrying Thorns. This one is broken, but you think it may be possible to fix it. A reputable (and discreet) gunsmith would know where to start. Bring the ruined Thorn to Banshee-44 in the Tower.”
This half is the simplest of the lot, however it’s at the moment unknown the way you get the broken Thorn within the first place. We’ll replace this with extra data as quickly because it’s uncovered.
“Banshee has recommended a number of rare components that you should be able to use to restore your ruined Thorn to working order. First on the list is Hadronic Essence, a dense lattice of exotic baryons and mesons, once commonly favored as an infusion in Warlock fieldweave. Gather Hadronic Essence by completing bounties for Asher Mir on Io, by defeating Warlocks in the Crucible, or by completing Nightfall strikes. Nightfall strikes grant the most efficient progress.”
Refreshingly, there are three other ways to finish this job, so each PvE and PvP gamers may have no issue accruing the mandatory Hadronic Essence to progress.
“Next on the list of required components is Plasteel Plating, a durable hybrid plastic favored by Titans for its balance of strength and workability. Plasteel is not commonly available for artisan use these days: the Red War wiped out the DIY supply chain within the City. Gather Plasteel Plating by completing bounties for Sloane on Titan, by defeating Titans in the Crucible, or by completing encounters at the Blind Well. Heroic Blind Well encounters grant the most efficient progress.”
Same as earlier than, actually. Lots of various methods to grind the mandatory assets, as you’ll be able to in all probability guess you’ll have to slay Hunters for the subsequent half.
“Last on the list of Guardian-grade components is Sapphire Wire, another hard-to-come-by item formerly favored by Hunters because of its versatility. Sapphire Wire, like Plasteel Plating, was another casualty of the Red War, but you feel confident that you can scrounge some up. Gather Sapphire Wire by completing bounties for Ana Bray on Mars, by defeating Hunters in the Crucible, or by completing an Escalation Protocol wave. Escalation Protocol waves grant the most efficient progress.”
Weaponize the Unknown
“Your project is going well. The gun is now mechanically sound, but it is simply a gun: it has no intrinsic power of its own. You’ll need to reconnect it to the Light somehow, and the vast dark secrets of the Void seem like the most promising route. Defeat Guardians in the Crucible using Void energy or Hand Cannons. Precision streaks using Void Hand Cannons grant the most efficient progress. Note that progress is multiplied in the Iron Banner or in Competitive Crucible matches.”
Alas, it appears such as you’ll must dip into the Crucible for a brief spell to tick off this Thorn quest step, nonetheless it’s loads much less particular about who you must kill there.
Something Yet Remains
“Your Thorn hums with the hungry indifference of the Void, but it lacks something essential. You know the original Thorn was intimately connected to the Hive, though you don’t know exactly how. Wandering around the Tower to ask your mentors about the provenance of a banned weapon strikes you as a bad idea, but – there are quieter places to ask questions. Places off the beaten path, where knowledgeable Cryptarchs have settled down to do their work in peace and quiet… Pay a visit to Tyra Karn at the Farm. The Farm is accessible via the EDZ Director.”
This one’s a doddle, a lot in order that the search even tells you how you can entry the Farm.
The Chasm of Screams
“While you were speaking to Tyra, she mentioned something called the Hated Path, a sort of primer to transform an ordinary Hand Cannon into a Thorn. Bathe your Light in horrors. Feed your weapon with death. Bind it with sickness. Horrors, death, sickness… that all sounds like the Hive nests on Titan to you. Defeat the Arbiters, Sardav and Telesh, then defeat Savathûn’s Song in an epic reprise of strike “Savathûn’s Song” on Titan.”
This one’s a bit extra particular. By the sound of the outline, attending to this stage will spawn a bespoke model of the “Savathûn’s Song” strike on Titan. You’ll have to run by way of it killing Sardev and Telesh so as to energy up Thorn.