Weapon Crafting Guide


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.

Only craftable weapons will drop with Deepsight Resonance to unlock Patterns


Weapon Patterns

Dismantled weapons with Deepsight will provide Pattern progress, as well as claiming the Pattern by inspecting the weapon. When a Pattern is obtained, players will be notified via their loot stream that Pattern progress has been made.


Shaping a Weapon


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


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.


Resonant Materials

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