Destiny 2 Growth Exotic Quest Guide: How To Get Ruinous Effigy Fast

The story of the Season of Arrivals in Destiny 2 is also one of departures. With the release of the Beyond Light expansion this fall, several of the game’s current destinations–Titan, Io, Mercury, and Mars–will be removed from the game, at least for the time being. So as you venture through this season’s activities, you’ll be learning about and visiting those spots. A new Exotic quest in the game this week, dubbed “Growth,” has you visiting those locations and uncovering their secrets.

The quest has you hunting for Ruinous Effigy, a new Exotic trace rifle. To get it, you’ll need to engage with the Darkness, complete seasonal events, and trek across the solar system hunting hidden objects. We’re building a complete guide to getting you Ruinous Effigy as quickly as possible. Here’s what you need to do and where you need to go.

Step 1: Compete “Interference”

To get started on the Growth quest, head to the Prismatic Recaster, which will dispense the quest. You’ll then need to convene with Eris Morn by completing the weekly Interference quest at the center of this season’s events. To do that, knock out the weekly Prismatic Recaster bounty, “Means to an End,” as normal.

When you’re finished with the “Interference” mission, you’ll see a new story beat between Eris and Zavala, and take a gift from the Darkness: the Pendulum. This one will send you scouring the rest of the solar system for more stuff.

Step 2: Pendulum

You now need to find 25 Calcified Light items and to kill 15 enemies called Savathun’s Marionettes on either Io or Titan.

The Marionettes are Champion enemies you’ll find running around the public areas of either Io or Titan, and they also show up during Contact public events, so run a few events to knock that step out.

The Calcified Light fragments are tougher: you’ll have to find and pick them up on all four planets. Your Ghost can lead you to them, but you’ll need to be close. We’re compiling all their locations now, so check back frequently as we fill them in.

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