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Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen Aspect of Influence guide

Here’s how to pick up the Howl of the Storm, Bleak Watcher, and Grim Harvest Aspects

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Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen brought some new Aspects to customize your Stasis subclasses. These new Aspects are the first since Bungie launched the Stasis element with Destiny 2: Beyond Light last November, and is the third total Aspect for each class. These new Aspects are permanent, and you can continue to use them into Season 14 and beyond.

The questline for your new Aspect of Influence is quick and relatively painless. But if you haven’t gone Aspect hunting in a while, there are a few spots that may trip you up. This guide will help you pick up each Aspect for your characters in just a few steps.

Visit the Exo Stranger

To pick up the Aspect of Influence quest you need to visit the Exo Stranger on Europa. Head to the base camp in Beyond and have a chat with her. She’ll give you the quest and send you on a mission.

Investigate the Entropic Shards

Shoot the Entropic Shard with your Salvation’s Grip to destroy it
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With the quest in hand, you need to make your way to the Well of Infinitude, which you get to via the Asterion Abyss on Europa. Go inside the giant Vex Pyramid — like you’re doing the Glassway Strike — and turn right. Follow the path until you reach the quest marker. Here you’ll find an Entropic Shard floating mid-air.

If it’s been a minute since you’ve gotten your first Aspects, you may be a little lost on how to destroy these Entropic Shards. You need the Salvation’s Grip Exotic grenade launcher. If you don’t have yours on your person, just open your Exotic Collection and buy it back for a few Legendary Shards. Equip the Exotic and shoot the Shard to make it explode. Follow the objective marker and destroy all the Shards to progress.

If you don’t have Salvation’s Grip yet, you can check out our guide.

Complete the Heroic Exo Challenge

Once you’ve cleared all the Entropic Shards you’ll need to complete the Heroic Exo Challenge. Look on the left side of Europa for the Exo Challenge icon. If you have the quest, the Exo Challenge will automatically shift to the Heroic version. Select it and play through the mission.

When you finish, you’ll get the empowered Skeleton Key, which you’ll need for the final step.

If you haven’t unlocked the Exo Challenges yet, you can check out our Lament Exotic guide.

Return to the Ziggurat

With the Skeleton Key in hand, head back to the Beyond area, near the Exo Stranger. Ride over to the Darkness Ziggurat (the big building from the campaign) and stand in the center circle. After a few seconds, the Ziggurat will teleport you to the Pyramid ship. Walk forward and accept the new Aspect.

Once you’ve done this on one character, the mission is much quicker on any other classes you have. Simply log into your extra characters, talk to the Exo Stranger, and go straight to the Ziggurat to accept your new Aspect.

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