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Destiny 2: Exotic Archive, Monument to Lost Lights old Exotics guide

Here’s how to get all the old Exotics in Destiny 2

Exotic Archive Destiny 2 Image: Bungie via Polygon

In Destiny 2: Beyond Light, Bungie removed a good chunk of the game in favor of freeing up space and adding new stuff. As a result of all that content leaving the game, several old Exotic quests are now completely gone. But their Exotics are still in the game.

To get these older Exotics, you’ll need to buy them from the Exotic Archive (Monument to Lost Lights) kiosk in the Tower — you’ll find it right next to the Vault, between Banshee-44 and Lord Shaxx. Different Exotics have different costs. In this guide, we’ll tell you how to get each currency and how much each Exotic costs.

Exotic Archive currencies

Different items require different currencies in the Monument to Lost Lights kiosk. Here’s where each of them come from if you’re new or need a refresher:

Glimmer

Glimmer is the money of the Destiny universe. It comes from everywhere, including dismantling weapons and shaders, or just killing enemies. If you’re low on Glimmer, you can go to Spider in the Tangled Shore and trade other resources to fill yourself back up.

Legendary Shards

Legendary Shards are Destiny’s secondary currency. You’ll get these whenever you dismantle a purple piece of gear or a purple shader. You’ll likely start out with only a handful of these, but you’ll eventually have more than you know what to do with.

Planetary materials

There are several different planetary materials you’ll need to get some of these older Exotics. You can collect these on various different planets — each is unique and only comes from one location — by picking them up off the ground, from inside chests, completing certain planetary bounties, or running patrols. You can use the Combo Detector Ghost mod to find both chests and planetary materials easier.

You can trade other resources for certain planetary materials by visiting Spider in the Tangled Shore.

Here’s the full list of planetary mats and their associated planet:

  • Mircophasic Datalattice - Nessus
  • Dusklight Shard - The EDZ
  • Helium Filaments - The Moon
  • Baryon Bough - The Dreaming City
  • Glacial Starwort - Europa
  • Spinmetal Leaves - The Cosmodrome
  • Etheric Spiral - The Tangled Shore

Enhancement Prism

Enhancement Prisms are the step between the fairly common Enhancement Cores and the very rare Ascendant Shards. You can get these Enhancement Prisms by buying them from Banshee-44, buying them through The Spider, or completing activities like the Nightfall: The Ordeal on harder difficulties.

Ascendant Shard

Ascendant Shards are rare and expensive in Destiny 2. You can buy them from Banshee-44 or you can farm them by going Flawless in Trials of Osiris over the weekend or completing the Nightfall: The Ordeal on Master or Grandmaster difficulties.

Exotic Cipher

The Exotic Cipher is a super rare material and you can only have one in your inventory at a time. You can get one from the season pass each season or complete a special quest from the Exotic merchant Xur each weekend. You’ll need one of these whenever you want to buy a new Exotic from the Memorial.

Spoils of Conquest

You’ll only need Spoils of Conquest if you want to buy an Exotic that used to come from an old raid. You’ll need a lot of Spoils of Conquest if you want some of the raid Exotics, but you can farm for as many Spoils as you want. The only bad news is these only come from the raids still in the game.

To get Spoils of Conquest, run through the Deep Stone Crypt raid and collect the two “secret chests.” You can also repeat encounters you’ve already completed that week for extra Spoils of Conquest. Older raids like Last Wish and Garden of Salvation also give some Spoils of Conquest.

You can spend this currency at the Exotic Archive to get old Exotics or use them at the final chest in the Deep Stone Crypt raid to buy additional loot.

All Exotic Archive Exotics and their cost

You can choose between multiple categories in the kiosk
Image: Bungie via Polygon

Bungie lists the weapons in the Exotic Archive by expansion. Here’s a look at each of the Exotics you can buy and how much they cost.

If you’re looking for some recommendations on Exotics, check our top 10 Exotics from the Monument to Lost Lights guide.

Red War Exotics

  • Sturm: 1 Exotic Cipher, 100,000 Glimmer, 150 Microphasic Datalattice, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • MIDA Multi-Tool: 1 Exotic Cipher, 100,000 Glimmer, 150 Dusklight Shard, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Rat King: 1 Exotic Cipher, 100,000 Glimmer, 150 Helium Filaments, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Sleeper Simulant: 1 Exotic Cipher, 125,000 Glimmer, 200 Baryon Bough, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Worldline Zero: 1 Exotic Cipher, 125,000 Glimmer, 200 Glacial Starwort, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Polaris Lance: 1 Exotic Cipher, 125,000 Glimmer, 200 Spinmetal Leaves, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Legend of Acrius: 1 Exotic Cipher, 150,000 Glimmer, 240 Spoils of Conquest, 2 Ascendant Shards

Forsaken Exotics

  • Ace of Spades: 1 Exotic Cipher, 125,000 Glimmer, 200 Etheric Spiral, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • The Last Word: 1 Exotic Cipher, 125,000 Glimmer, 200 Etheric Spiral, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Le Monarque: 1 Exotic Cipher, 125,000 Glimmer, 200 Dusklight Shard, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Jotunn: 1 Exotic Cipher, 125,000 Glimmer, 200 Microphasic Datalattice, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Izanagi’s Burden: 1 Exotic Cipher, 150,000 Glimmer, 250 Spinmetal Leaves, 2 Ascendant Shard
  • Thorn: 1 Exotic Cipher, 125,000 Glimmer, 200 Dusklight Shard, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Lumina: 1 Exotic Cipher, 125,000 Glimmer, 200 Baryon Bough, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Truth: 1 Exotic Cipher, 125,000 Glimmer, 200 Baryon Bough, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Bad Juju: 1 Exotic Cipher, 125,000 Glimmer, 200 Microphasic Datalattice, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Anarchy: 1 Exotic Cipher, 150,000 Glimmer, 240 Spoils of Conquest, 2 Ascendant Shards
  • Tarrabah: 1 Exotic Cipher, 150,000 Glimmer, 240 Spoils of Conquest, 2 Ascendant Shards
  • Always On Time: 1 Exotic Cipher, 150,000 Glimmer, 240 Spoils of Conquest, 2 Ascendant Shards

Shadowkeep Exotics

  • Leviathan’s Breath: 1 Exotic Cipher, 100,000 Glimmer, 150 Microphasic Datalattice, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Eriana’s Vow: 1 Exotic Cipher, 100,000 Glimmer, 150 Helium Filament, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Bastion: 1 Exotic Cipher, 100,000 Glimmer, 150 Etheric Spiral, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Symmetry: 1 Exotic Cipher, 100,000 Glimmer, 150 Baryon Boughs, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Devil’s Ruin: 1 Exotic Cipher, 100,000 Glimmer, 150 Dusklight Shard, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Tommy’s Matchbook: 1 Exotic Cipher, 100,000 Glimmer, 150 Spinmetal Leaves, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • The Fourth Horseman: 1 Exotic Cipher, 125,000 Glimmer, 200 Dusklight Shard, 1 Ascendant Shard

Legacy Gear

The Legacy gear section includes old Legendary weapons, most of which are already sunset — meaning they won’t be very useful to you. These items all require Glimmer, Legendary Shards, Enhancement Prisms, and Ascendant Shards.

We don’t recommend you buy any of these unless you’re awash with materials and looking to fill out your Collection.