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Destiny 2 Dawning 2018 guide: Where to collect ingredients and gifts

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Eva Levante wants you to bake for all your tower friends, but isn’t great with instructions — so we’ll do it for her, bless her heart!

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It’s that time of year when the Tower smells like cookies and cheer! The Dawning 2018 has arrived, and brought fan-favorite Destiny NPC Eva Levante with it. But in all her kindness, Eva has only given rather convoluted hints on how to make certain treats and where to find specific ingredients — after all, she has a business of her own to run.

But this is where we come in. With the help of a Reddit list for ingredients and recipes — that we verified — we’ve compiled a list of ingredients, where to find them and all the goodies you can make out of them. Enjoy!

Collecting Dawning ingredients

Eva Levante will give you some bounties that have certain ingredients as rewards, which is an easy way to guarantee a drop. You can also buy random packages from Tess if you’re loaded with Bright Dust. Eva also curates her own store where she’ll sell you some ingredients for Essence of Dawning. But you don’t need to do any of that if you know where to look.

First, let’s list out the uncommon ingredients and where to find them.

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Uncommon enemy ingredients

Despite their name, these uncommon ingredients are really easy to find, and will pop into your inventory randomly when killing certain enemy types.

  • Vex Milk — collected from Vex, most commonly found on Io, Nessus, Mars, Mercury and the Tangled Shore
  • Ether Cane — collected from Fallen, most commonly found in the EDZ, on Nessus, Titan and the Tangled Shore
  • Cabal Oil — collected from Cabal, most commonly found in the EDZ, on Io, Mars, Mercury and the Tangled Shore
  • Chitin Powder — collected from Hive, most commonly found on Titan, Mars, the Tangled Shore and the Dreaming City
  • Taken Butter — collected from Taken, most commonly found in the EDZ, on Io and the Dreaming City
  • Dark Ether Cane — collected from Scorn, most commonly found on the Tangled Shore and Dreaming City

Rare kill ingredients

You’ll earn these ingredients — rarely — by killing enemies in very specific ways. There are quite a few of these, so you’ll likely need to change up your playstyle to get a surplus of everything.

  • Delicious Explosions — explosive kills of any kind (class grenade, rocket launcher, grenade launcher)
  • Sharp Flavor — sword kills on any enemy type
  • Impossible Heat — solar kills with either class abilities or weapon element
  • Electric Flavor — Arc kills with either class abilities or weapon element
  • Null Taste — Void kills with either class abilities or weapon element
  • Flash of Inspiration — generate Orbs of Light with Masterwork weapons or supers
  • Personal Touch — melee kills on any enemy type
  • Perfect Taste — precision kills on any enemy type
  • Bullet Spray — kills with automatic weapons (heavy machine gun, auto rifle, submachine gun)
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Recipe list

Eva will give you a few recipes to get started once you get going on her quest, but not nearly enough to make gifts for all your friends. Each recipe will consist of an uncommon ingredient, a rare ingredient and 15 Essence of Dawning — which you get from completing basically any activity around the world. The longer or more difficult, the more Essence you earn!

  • Vanilla Blades for Lord Shaxx — Cabal Oil, Sharp Flavor, Essence of Dawning
  • Gjallardoodles for Commander Zavala — Ether Cane, Delicious Explosion, Essence of Dawning
  • Eliksni Birdseed for Hawthorne (her bird Louise, really) — Ether Cane, Personal Touch, Essence of Dawning
  • Chocolate Ship Cookies for Amanda Holliday — Cabal Oil, Null Taste, Essence of Dawning
  • Infinite Forest Cake for Failsafe — Vex Milk, Impossible Heat, Essence of Dawning
  • Gentleman’s Shortbread for Devrim Kay — Ether Cane, Perfect Taste, Essence of Dawning
  • Burnt Edge Transits for Master Rahool — Cabal Oil, Personal Touch, Essence of Dawning
  • Traveler Donut Holes for Ikora — Cabal Oil, Flash of Inspiration, Essence of Dawning
  • Candy Dead Ghosts for The Spider — Dark Ether Cane, Flash of Inspiration, Essence of Dawning
  • Telemetry Tapioca for Banshee-44 — Vex Milk, Bullet Spray, Essence of Dawning
  • Radiolarian Pudding for Asher Mir — Vex Milk, Electric Flavor, Essence of Dawning
  • Strange Cookies for Xur — Taken Butter, Electric Flavor, Essence of Dawning
  • Alkane Dragee Cookies for Sloane — Chitin Powder, Bullet Spray, Essence of Dawning
  • Ill-Fortune Cookies for Petra Venj — Dark Ether Cane, Impossible Heat, Essence of Dawning
  • Javelin Mooncake for Ana Bray — Chitin Powder, Sharp Flavor, Essence of Dawning
  • Dark Chocolate Motes for The Drifter — Taken Butter, Null Taste, Essence of Dawning

Rewards

By completing your first gift to Zavala, you’ll earn the Legendary heavy machine gun, Avalanche! This gun has random rolls, but we’re unsure how to get more at the moment.

By completing a much longer quest for Eva — baking for Shaxx, Hawthorne, Amanda Holliday and eight other gifts — you’ll earn the Exotic Dawning sparrow, which looks like Santa’s sleigh and drops glimmer gifts as it speeds along.