Destiny 2 Guide: Solstice of Hero Armour Upgrading Explained

get to 400 power before the Forsaken expansion

Destiny 2 Guide: Solstice of Hero Armour Upgrading Explained

Destiny 2‘s latest expansion pack is still a ways off, but in the meantime, Bungie has released a limited-time Summer Solstice themed event called the Solstice of Heroes.

Participating in the event can potentially net players with 400 power level armour, the highest current power level available, prior to the release of the next expansion — in other words, it’s worth doing for those who want to be prepared for the Forsaken content update.

In order to grind out the required elements, players will have to familiarize themselves with orbs. Elemental orbs are a special new currency that can be accumulated upon logging in and equipping the new Scored armour set, which will be available for all players from the postmaster.

Guardians will then have to complete Redux missions, which are pretty much exactly what they sound like — remixed and retooled story missions from the Destiny 2 Campaign. The specific levels include Spark, Homecoming, Payback and 1AU.

Once Guardians have enough elemental orbs, they will be able to upgrade their Scorched armour set to the Rekindled Armour Set, which sits at 340 power.

A break down of all the required orbs for each class can be read down below:

Hunter

Head – Spark Redux mission, 90 solar orbs in the EDZ, 10 kills in the Crucible
Arms – Homecoming Redux mission, 150 arc orbs, complete a meditation with Ikora
Chest – Chosen Redux mission, 90 arc orbs in strikes, complete 10 Heroic public events
Legs – 1AU Redux mission, 150 void orbs, defeat 50 mini-bosses
Cloak – Payback Redux mission, get 30 kills with your Super in the Crucible, complete 10 patrols

Titan

Head – Spark Redux mission, 150 arc orbs, 10 kills in the Crucible
Arms – Homecoming Redux mission, 90 solar orbs in strikes, complete a meditation with Ikora
Chest – Chosen Redux mission, 90 void orbs in the EDZ, complete 10 Heroic public events
Legs – 1AU Redux mission, get 30 kills with your Super in the Crucible, defeat 50 mini-bosses
Mark – Payback Redux mission, 150 void orbs, complete 10 patrols

Warlock

Head – Spark Redux mission, 30 kills with your Super in the Crucible, 10 Crucible kills
Arms – Homecoming Redux mission, 90 arc orbs in strikes, complete a meditation with Ikora
Chest – Chosen Redux mission, 150 solar orbs, complete 10 Heroic public events
Legs – 1AU Redux mission, 90 void orbs in the EDZ, defeat 50 mini-bosses
Bond – Payback Redux mission, 150 void orbs, complete 10 patrols

Readers will notice that that the armour is only 340, in order to get it up to 400, the Rekindled armour needs to upgraded once more, to Respledent.

Hunter

Head – Chosen Redux mission, 160 void energy weapon kills, complete the Nightfall
Arms – Payback Redux mission, 120 void grenade kills, complete three Heroic strikes
Chest – 1AU Redux mission, 80 solar power weapon kills, win five non-private Crucible matches
Legs – Spark Redux mission, 60 solar melee kills, complete 10 adventures
Cloak – Homecoming Redux mission, 200 arc super kills, complete 20 challenges

Titan

Head – Chosen Redux mission, 200 solar super kills, complete the Nightfall
Arms – Payback Redux mission, 160 solar energy weapon kills, complete three heroic strikes
Chest – 1AU Redux mission, 120 arc grenade kills, win five non-private Crucible matches
Legs – Spark Redux mission, 60 void melee kills, complete 10 adventures
Mark – Homecoming Redux mission, 80 arc power weapon kills, get 500 kills

Warlock

Head – Chosen Redux mission, 160 void energy weapon kills, complete the Nightfall
Arms – Payback Redux mission, 60 arc melee kills, complete three heroic strikes
Chest – 1AU Redux mission, 120 solar grenade kills, win five non-private Crucible matches
Legs – Spark Redux mission, 200 arc super kills, complete 10 adventures
Bond – Homecoming Redux mission, 80 solar power weapon kills, get 500 kills

Finally, Respledent armour, which already sits at 400 armour can be upgraded once again to a masterworks variant, however, it will require Guardians to complete the Prestige or the most difficult version of the Leviathan raid.

Hunter

Head – Complete the Prestige Nightfall within the point threshold, which is noted on each strike emblem
Arms – Complete five heroic strikes in a group with at least one clanmate
Chest – Complete the Prestige Leviathan raid
Legs – Reach the Valor rank of Legend in the Crucible
Cloak – Defeat 10 bosses

Titan

Head – Complete the Prestige Nightfall within the point threshold, which is noted on each strike emblem
Arms – Complete five heroic strikes in a group with at least one clanmate
Chest – Complete the Prestige Leviathan raid
Legs – Reach the Valor rank of Legend in the Crucible
Mark – Defeat 10 bosses

Warlock

Head – Complete the Prestige Nightfall within the point threshold, which is noted on each strike emblem
Arms – Complete five heroic strikes in a group with at least one clanmate
Chest – Complete the Prestige Leviathan raid
Legs – Reach the Valor rank of Legend in the Crucible
Bond – Defeat 10 bosses


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