Destiny 2 Shadowkeep Essence weapons guide

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Here's how you can use the Lectern of Enchantment to gain a host of powerful weapons.

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep is out now, and with it, the chance to earn a variety of new weapons and gear. This guide is all about the Lectern of Enchantment and how you can use it to earn a host of Essence weapons.

The Lectern and the ability to collect Essences are unlocked throughout — and after — the Shadowkeep campaign. Here’s what you’ll need to do to acquire each weapon after you’ve obtained the ability to unlock each Essence at the Lectern.

Essense of Failure (Arc Logic Auto Rifle)

Requirements:

  • Activities completed: Patrols, Public Events and Lost Sectors across the Moon
  • Auto Rifle kills
  • Equipment: Captive Chord (Lunar Battlegrounds)

To get the Captive Chord, start at Sorrow’s Harbor and work your way southeast. Check the roof of the tall building for this part.

Essence of Brutality (Loud Lullaby Hand Cannon)

Requirements:

  • Activities completed: Patrols, Public Events and Lost Sectors across the Moon
  • Hand Cannon kills
  • Equipment: Nechromantic Strand (Hall of Wisdom)

For the Nechromantic Strand, go to Archer’s Line and head through the doorway into the Moon. Find a circular area guarded by a Wizard and grab the part at the base of a spiked bit of cover.

Essence of Greed (A Fine Memorial Machine Gun)

Requirements:

  • Activities completed: Patrols, Public Events and Lost Sectors across the Moon
  • Machine Gun kills
  • Equipment: Ethereal Charms (Temple of Crota)

To get the Ethereal Charms, head to the Temple of Crota (through the Anchor of Light) and look for a large room with a lantern sunk into the floor. The part is in the midst of some garbage at the back of a broken platform.

Essence of Insanity (Love and Death Grenade Launcher)

Requirements:

  • Get Grenade Launcher final blows in Strikes, Gambit or the Crucible
  • Equipment required: Bound Manacle (The Gatehouse)

To get the Bound Manacle you’ll need to head to the Hellmouth and look for a long, black building with a green glow in the doorway. Enter that building and travel downwards until you come across a Hive Knight. Defeat him for the part.

Essence of Rage (One Small Step Shotgun)

Requirements:

  • Land final blows on the Moon using your Super, grenades and melee
  • Equipment required: Fangs of Shun’Gath (Worlds Grave)

Essence of Obscurity (Every Waking Moment Submachine Gun)

Requirements:

  • Activities completed: Patrols, Public Events and Lost Sectors across the Moon
  • Submachine Gun kills
  • Equipment required: Withered Plumes (Circle of Bones)

For the Withered Plumes, head to the Circle of Bones and head underground, looking for the central part of the tunnel system. Head down the path to the right from the large pit. There, kill the Hive here to get the part.

Essence of Servitude (Dream Breaker Fusion Rifle)

Requirements:

  • Defeat Vex on the Moon
  • Fusion Rifle kills
  • Equipment: Ralniks Hatchet (Traitors Ketch)

Essence of Jealousy (Night Terror Sword)

Requirements:

  • Activities completed: Patrols, Public Events and Lost Sectors across the Moon
  • Sword kills
  • Equipment: Ralniks Hatchet (Traitors Ketch)

For the Ralniks Hatchet part, head to the Anchor of Light and look to the Fallen Ketch to the east. Follow the path, kill the Fallen Captain and the part is yours.

Essence of Vanity (Tranquility Sniper Rifle)

Requirements:

  • Activities completed: Patrols, Public Events and Lost Sectors across the Moon
  • Sniper Rifle kills
  • Equipment: Horned Wreath (Chamber of Night)

For the Horned Wreath, head down into the Circle of Bones underground tunnel system and to the right of the pit. Look for steps that lead further down in a room that is split into three. You’ll eventually find an Unstoppable Orge — the part’s at the back of the cave.

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Destiny 2 Shadowkeep is available now across Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.