In Destiny 2: Beyond Light, The Salvation’s Grip Exotic grenade launcher is currently the only Stasis weapon in the game. And while it doesn’t deal any real damage, it’s necessary to destroy the Entropic Shards hidden around Europa.
Here’s how to complete The Stasis Prototype quest and claim your first Stasis Exotic, Salvation’s Grip.
Complete the campaign
To unlock The Stasis Prototype Exotic quest, you need to complete the Beyond Light campaign first. Once you finish all the missions, take your victory lap around the tower to claim a few different quests. When you reach the Drifter, he’ll tell you he’s cooked up a scheme on how to put your new powers to good use: a Stasis grenade launcher.
Grab The Stasis Prototype quest and mark it in your inventory.
Step 1: Collect intel
For Step 1, you need to collect intel on Europa from Fallen Captains and Servitors.
This step is pretty tedious and there isn’t much we can recommend to speed it up. You just need to wander around Europa until you find and kill 10 Fallen Captains and 10 Servitors. Having some pals here is helpful, as you can call out when you see one of these enemies and make sure everyone hits it once before killing it.
We spent most of our time doing this in the Cadmus Ridge while doing Public Events and exploring. But if you want to get this done quickly, it’s probably faster to clear Cadmus Ridge, drive to Asterion Abyss, clear it, drive to Eventide Ruins, clear it, and repeat the loop by driving back to Cadmus Ridge.
Once you have all 20 weapon intel, you’ll get Step 2.
Step 2: Complete an Empire Hunt
For this step you need to complete an Empire Hunt, a new mission time from Variks.
Depending on how far you are in the post-game questline, you may not actually have Empire Hunts unlocked yet. Complete the Reclaiming Europa questline, then the Empire’s Fall questline. Once you finish those two quests, Variks will give you The Dark Priestess, which ends in an Empire Hunt. Go complete that questline and you’ll finish Step 2.
If you’re already past this, you’ll need some Herealways Pieces to buy an Empire Hunt from Variks. Complete that and you’ll finish this step.
Step 3: Killing with Stasis
Once you finish the Empire Hunt, you’ll need to kill enemies with your Stasis abilities. We recommend rolling around Europa and doing Public Events or Patrols with your Stasis subclass equipped. Rally at Public Event flags often and make sure you’re using your abilities.
This is a great time to work on any Sabotage missions Variks might have.
Once you’ve killed some enemies with Stasis, you’ll need to have a secret rendezvous.
Step 4: Rendezvous in the Concealed Void Lost Sector
For this step, you need to meet with an associate of Spider in a Lost Sector. This sounds a lot trickier than it actually is.
Go to the Asterion Abyss and find your way into the Concealed Void Lost Sector (it’s marked on your map and will display the name when you hover over it). Complete the Lost Sector like normal, kill the boss, and loot the chest.
When the barrier drops, showing you the way out, a Fallen that works for Spider will transmat in. Talk to the Spider’s lackey and get the Skiff Codes to complete this step.
Step 5: Back to Drifter
Once you have the Skiff Codes, make your way back to the Tower and chat up Drifter. He has a heist in mind for you and your crew.
He’ll give you the Stasis Containment Device, which takes up a spot in your Heavy inventory.
Step 6: Stealing Stasis
Land back on Europa, by Variks, and start the Stealing Stasis mission. If you’re trying not to pick this weapon up until you need a Powerful weapon, you will get Salvation’s Grip mid-mission.
Progress through the mission, following the objective markers. You’ll eventually make it into Eramis’ chamber with the giant Darkness Crux. Clear out the room and lower the shield. Grab Salvation’s Grip and prepare to fight your way out.
Follow the objective markers to escape the area and defeat some Brigs. When the mission ends, you’ll have one last stop.
Step 7: Back to Drifter again
Once you’re done with Stealing Stasis, head back to the Tower and talk to Drifter to finish the questline.
What does Salvation’s Grip do?
Salvation’s Grip is a pretty unique Exotic because it’s not useful in combat scenarios. However, you need it to complete some quests and it’s very handy for some Stasis-related objectives.
Salvation’s Grip’s primary perk is Cryocannon, which causes it to create Stasis crystals wherever it lands — just like your Glacier Grenade. While this seems fairly useless at first, you can use this to instantly freeze an enemy, letting you Shatter them. There are a ton of quests in Beyond Light asking you to Shatter enemies as part of the objective — a special interaction with a frozen enemy that deals massive damage.
Without Salvation’s Grip, you have to rely on some long cooldowns to complete these objectives. But with the weapon, you just need some Heavy ammo. Salvation’s Grip is also the only weapon that can destroy Entropic Shards, which you’ll need for some Stasis-related quests later in the game.
Will you use Salvation’s Grip in your everyday gameplay? Almost certainly not. But do you need Salvation’s Grip to finish some key Beyond Light quests? Absolutely.