Destiny 2 Gear Upgrade Guide: Upgrade Modules, Enhancement Prisms, Ascendant Shards

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Destiny 2 Shadowkeep is out now and the way armor and upgrades work have been changed. You can check out our Armor 2.0 guide to learn all about that. In this Destiny 2 Gear Upgrade guide we are going to talk about how you can upgrade your gear using Upgrade Modules, Enhancement Prisms and Ascendant Shards.

How To Upgrade Gear In Destiny 2 (After Shadowkeep)

Several mechanics of the game have been changed since Destiny 2 Shadowkeep has released and that includes gear upgrades. Before the new expansion, players used Legendary Shards, Glimmer, and Enhancement Cores to upgrade weapons and armor but now new materials have been added into the mix. You now need to get Upgrade Modules, Ascendant Shards, and Enhancement Prisms to upgrade gear in Destiny 2.

Infusing Gear With Upgrade Modules

You can increase your power level by infusing gear. In order to do that, you will need upgrade modules. There are a couple of ways in which you can get these. You can get some by progressing through the season pass. These can also be bought from Banshee-44  at the Tower. You can also get them by completing pursuits and activities. If you want to buy upgrade modules then you will need to spend different currencies. At the time of writing upgrade modules cost:

  • 1 enhancement core
  • 10 legendary shards
  • 25 planetary materials
  • 5,000 glimmer

Keep in mind that you can only hold 25 of these upgrade modules at a time. You should start spending some if you hit that cap but keeping them will come in handy in the long run.

Masterwork Armor Using Ascendant Shard

Before the release of Destiny 2 Shadowkeep you could upgrade your gear to masterwork by spending Glimmer, Legendary Shards and Enhancement Cores. You will need to do the same for the first few levels but after that, you will need to use Ascendant Shards. There are a couple of ways in which you can get these materials.

You can get some by progressing through the season pass. These can also be bought from Banshee-44  at the Tower. You also have a chance of getting some when completing The Ordeal Nightfall. If you are interested in buying these shards then you will need the following:

  • 10 Enhancement Prisms
  • 100 planetary materials
  • 50,000 Glimmer

The cost is pretty high and people are most likely going to rely on the season pass progression and the Nightfall in order to gain these.

Upgrade Legendary Gear With Enhancement Prisms

If you are interested in upgrading Legendary Gear then you will need enhancement prisms. You can get them in the same way as Ascendant Shards. If you are interested in buying them then you will need to spend:

  • 10 Enhancement Cores
  • 25 planetary materials
  • 10,000 Glimmer

This marks the end of our Destiny 2 Gear Upgrade guide. If you are interested in learning more about the game then be sure to check out our leveling guide, which covers how you can get to level 900 fast. You can also check out our Shadowkeep exotic weapons guide.