Weapon Crafting Guide

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Weapon Crafting allows players to unlock the memories of weapons and use Patterns to Shape and Reshape unique weapon options.

 

Unlocking Deepsight

In Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, players are given a new ability: Deepsight. This ability allows players to see and interact with hidden objects, including memories of weapons.

To unlock Deepsight and begin Weapon Crafting, play through the first few missions of The Witch Queen campaign on Savathûn's Throne World. These missions are free to all players.

Unlocking Deepsight will awaken Resonant red-bordered weapons and activate latent features of others across the system. These weapons can be acquired by completing various activities and through world drop rewards.

 

Shaping a Weapon

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Players will be given an Enigma Glaive as their first Resonant weapon to Shape. Components can be chosen to customize the Glaive (and other weapons), with more components unlocking as the Weapon Level increases. Weapons can only be Shaped at the Relic in The Enclave, accessible from the Throne World destination in the Director.

    1. Choose a Frame Intrinsic. Enhanced Intrinsics become available when a certain Weapon Level is reached.
    2. Choose a Barrel perk. The choices available will vary based on the type of weapon you are Shaping.
    3. Choose a Magazine perk. The choices available will vary based on the type of weapon you are Shaping.
    4. Choose a Trait.
    5. Choose another Trait
    6. Optional: Choose Momentos (not available on the first interaction with Crafting).
    7. Once all components are chosen, press and hold the Shape button to create the weapon.

As levels of a weapon are unlocked, so are Components. Players can interact with the Relic and Reshape weapons to use these Components.

 

Weapon Levels

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Defeat enemies with these Resonant Weapons to increase their levels. Completing activities with the weapon equipped will also increase the weapon's level. Increasing a weapon's level unlocks higher quality frames and more available perks.

 

Attuning Weapons

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Resonant Weapons contain Deepsight Resonance that must be Attuned so that the Resonant Materials can be extracted. Resonant Materials are used to improve Shaped weapons or can be used in the Shaping of new ones. Attuning weapons is near identical to weapon level progression, and can unlock Weapon Patterns. After unlocking Weapon Crafting, Resonant Weapons can be acquired by completing various activities and through world drop rewards.

Dismantled weapons with Deepsight will provide Pattern progress if a Pattern is available. Dismantled weapons with Deepsight will provide 100 Neutral Element. If the objective is completed and the item is dismantled or the Deepsight mod extracted, 300 Neutral Element will be acquired.

 

Resonant Materials

Resonant Materials and Elements can be obtained by playing through regular activities in Destiny 2 that can help Shape weapons. 

 

Weapon Patterns

Dismantled weapons with Deepsight will provide Pattern progress if a Pattern is available. When a Deepsight weapon with a Pattern is dismantled or extracted, players will be notified via loot stream that Pattern progress has been made.

Starting in Season 18, Deepsight weapons that are acquired prior to their Pattern becoming available will no longer output Pattern progress. The Deepsight weapon's tooltip will indicate whether a Pattern is available or not.