Guide: Destiny 2 “The Ruinous Effigy and Growth” Exotic Quest

As of July 7th, Destiny 2: Season of Arrivals has a new Exotic weapon quest. Players that own the Season Pass can start this quest for the Ruinous Effigy, an all new void Trace Rifle. This quest is only available during the season of the Arrivals, which ends on Sept 22 when the new DLC, Beyond Light, releases.

The Ruinous Effigy is the game’s 5th gun that uses special ammo and it shoots out a continuous beam, it also turns defeated enemies into orbs. This gun is also the only weapon that can destroy “Savathum’s Eyes”, which is the Blue orbs that are floating around the world during this season. When all the eyes are destroyed, players will get the weapon’s catalyst.

Here are the steps:

Step One

Go to the Prismatic Recaster in the Annex at the Tower by the Drifter and grab the normal “Means to the End” weekly quest.

Step Two

Complete that weekly quest by following the instructions:

  • Complete the public contact event and collect the dark essence in various game modes
  • Do the Interference mission on IO and grab the branch near the seed at the end of the quest

Stop Three

After completing step two, you’ll have to collect Calcified Light fragments on IO, Titan, Mars, and Mercury using your Ghost Navigation mode.

  • Defeat Savathun’s Marionettes on IO and Titan

To collect the Calcified Light Fragments players will have to teleport to the landing zones on IO, Mars, Titan, and Mercury. There’s 25 Light Fragments scattered around those 4 planets. To make things easier press your ghost navigation button (the select button) and look for little grey diamonds to guide you.

  • Titan = 5
  • Mars = 5
  • Mercury = 5
  • IO = 10

As for the Marionettes, you’ll have to visit the locations on Titan and Io here the Contact event is not. So, you’ll have to look around on either; Lost Oasis, The Rupture, The Rig, and or Siren’s Watch for the Taken Blights.

Also, if you find random Taken Blights or Taken Bosses, defeat them and a Marionette champion may spawn in. Keep an eye out for the phrase “Take Blights Materializing new by” to pop up in your notification center.

Hint: Kill 2 Marionette champions then move to the next non-Contact zone on Titan or Io.

Step Four

  • Defeat enemies with Void damage, chain precision multikills, and complete Gambit or Reckoning

The higher tiers of Reckoning and defeating invaders or defeats as the Invader will grant additional progress.Once you have defeated the Marionettes of Savathum and have collected the Light Fragments you’ll have to complete activities. So, go into either Gambit and or the Reckoning, use any void weapon and get plenty of head shots.

Step Five

Once you’re finished head back to the Tower to tun in your new Engram to the Umbral Decoder to get the Ruinous Effigy.

Destiny 2 Ruinous Effigy trace rifle

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