Destiny 2 Season of Arrivals has a new Trace Rifle called Ruinous Effigy. It’s a very unique weapon that collapses the victims into Void Transmutation sphere that can be picked up to deal damage to enemies. You might’ve seen it action in the season’s trailer – attached below. To unlock Ruinous Effigy, you need to complete the “Missive” quest. In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about completing the “Missive” exotic quest in Destiny 2 Season of Arrivals to unlock Ruinous Effigy.


Destiny 2 Season of Arrivals Ruinous Effigy

Before we begin, let’s talk about perks on the weapon. The following are the perks on Ruinous Effigy, the exotic Trace Rifle in D2:

Transmutation Final blows with this weapon collapse victims into Void Transmutation spheres.
Evolution Void Transmutation spheres you create can be picked up and wielded as weapons by you and your allies.

  • Light Attack
  • Heavy Attack
  • Guard/Drain nearby combatants
Hammer-Forged Rifling Durable-ranged barrel. Increases range.
Particle Repeater Constrains recoil for every bolt. Increases stability.
Composite Stock This weapon has a versatile dual-purpose stock. Slightly increases stability. Slightly increases handling speed.

Step #1: Missive

You need to interact with the Prismatic Recaster near the Drifter in The Tower’s Annex to start the quest.

Step #2: Gift

This step requires you to complete the “Interference” mission on IO. If you’ve been playing Season of Arrivals since the start, you already know that “Interference” is the weekly mission with a Shrieker as the end boss. Simply complete the mission to progress the questline.


Step #3: Pendulum

For this, you’ll need to visit Titan, Mars, and IO in order to collect 25 Calcified Light fragments. As of right now, we don’t know much about these Calcified Light fragments but you’ll need your Ghost to help you find them. In addition to this, you’ll also need to defeat 15 of Savathun’s Marionettes on Titan and IO.

Step #4: Feed

To complete this step, you need to score 25 precision multikills, 100 Void kills, and earn 18 points of completion from Gambit or Reckoning. You can slap your favorite Void-energy weapon e.g. Recluse, Gnawing Hunter, Tractor Cannon to complete them in the same go. It shouldn’t take you more than a few runs to complete this step.

Step #5: Shape

Once you’re done, simply return to Prismatic Recaster to earn the new Ruinous Effigy exotic Trace Rifle.

This is all we’ve got in our Destiny 2 Ruinous Effigy exotic guide. For more help on the game, you can check out our detailed Destiny 2 wiki guides.



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