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Destiny 2 The Witch Queen guide: Ascendant Alloy farm

Farm Ascendant Alloys in these tough missions

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The weapon crafting system in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen is relatively complicated, and loaded with currencies. But one currency, Ascendant Alloy, is more important than any others. In this Destiny 2 Ascendent Alloy farm guide, we’ll teach you how to find more Ascendant Alloy and what all you can use it for.

How to farm Ascendant Alloy in Destiny 2

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Ascendant Alloy is relatively rare, and you’ll only get a handful in your first 10-20 hours of Destiny 2: The Witch Queen. However, several different avenues open up to get the currency once you start upgrading your reputation with the planetary vendor, Fynch.

At Fynch level 13, you’ll unlock daily repayable campaign missions. Then, at level 18, you’ll unlock the higher difficulty Wellspring activity. Both of these have a chance to drop Ascendant Alloy, and you can run them over and over again to farm. If you’re willing to put in the time, you can get unlimited Ascendant Alloy by grinding these activities.

You can also get a single Ascendant Alloy from Master Rahool in the tower each week (although it’s very expensive), or by ranking Banshee-44 in the Tower all the way up.

Why do I need Ascendant Alloy?

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You can use Ascendant Alloy to craft Exotic weapons like Osteo Striga, the Osteo Striga Catalyst, or Enhanced Traits (perks) for your Shaped weapons.

Enhanced perks are the real draw here, as you’ll be able to noodle around with your favorite guns and make them even more powerful than normal versions of the same weapon. To unlock or swap to a new Enhanced perk, you’ll need a single Ascendant Alloy.

It’s possible that other Exotic weapons, or raid weapons, could require Ascendant Alloy in the future, so it’s worth stockpiling them.