Max Power Level Through Infusion


Starting in Season 12, Legendary gear introduced in Seasons 1-8 reached the Max Power Level at the Season 11 Power Cap of 1,060, and gear introduced in Season 9 reached the Season 12 Power Cap of 1,260.

In Season 13, it was announced that all Legendary gear starting from Season 10 and beyond won't have a Max Power Level for Infusion.

Legendary gear that has reached Max Power Level can still be used in most activities in Destiny 2 that don't rely on a player's Power, such as the Crucible. Legendary gear can also be re-issued in future Seasons with a new Max Power Level, but previously acquired gear won't be updated as a re-issued version.

What is Infusion?

Infusion is a way for players to increase their gear's Power by consuming another piece of gear of the same type.

Players will be able to Infuse gear within an item's details screen. Infusing an item cannot be undone! In the image above, the Current Power of the weapon is 950, the Power Limit (Max Power Level) is 1,060, and the Seasonal Power Cap is 1,060.

Gear from Seasons 1-9

Legendary gear released in Seasons 1-8 will have a Max Power Level at the Season 11 Power Cap of 1,060. If this gear tries to Infuse gear from Season 12 and beyond the gear will still only be able to reach the Max Power Level of Season 11.

Legendary gear released in Season 9 will have a Max Power Level at the Season 12 Power Cap of 1,260 and can't reach a higher Power Cap.

Gear from Season 10 and Beyond

Legendary gear released in Season 10 and beyond will not have a Max Power Level for Infusion. 

Watermark Updates

Legendary gear watermarks connected to the Season or Expansion they were introduced in will be updated to reflect when that gear can and can't reach a Season's Max Power Level. Watermarks appear in the corner of a gear's icon or details screen.

Legendary gear that previously didn't have a watermark will be given one retroactively, notably gear from Season 1.

Weapons and armor from live events, such as The Dawning or Festival of the Lost, will no longer use event watermarks. Instead, they will use the Season or Expansion watermark they were introduced in.

Able to Reach Max Power

If Legendary gear doesn't have a Max Power Level, the watermark will be white with a dark shade behind it.
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Not Able to Reach Max Power

When Legendary gear can't reach a Season's Max Power Level, the watermark will be black with a light shade behind it.
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Seasonal Chart

Below is a chart of information showing what seasonal gear (with appropriate watermark) will reach its Max Power Level through Infusion when it reaches that season's Power Cap.



Reaches Max Power

The Red War  


Season 11

Curse of Osiris  


Season 11



Season 11


Season of the Outlaw


Season 11

Season of the Forge  


Season 11

Season of the Drifter


Season 11

Season of Opulence 


Season 11


Season of the Undying

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Season 11

Season of Dawn


Season 12

Season of the Worthy


No Max Power

Season of Arrivals


No Max Power


Beyond Light

Season of Arrivals

No Max Power


Season of the Chosen

S13_DPS-Icons_Season-of-The-Chosen.jpg No Max Power


Season of the Splicer

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*Legendary armor from the Last Wish and Garden of Salvation Raids will drop to the Season 12 watermark, and select gear from the Dreaming City and the Moon will drop with the Season 13 watermark.