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Last Updated: June 20th 2024

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The Final Shape

Exotic class items were once thought to be a thing of the past. With The Final Shape, a new Hunter Cloak, Titan Mark, and Warlock Bond give Guardians more power than they've ever seen before. Along side these class items, a new activity has been uncovered: Dual Destiny. In this guide, learn about the features of Exotic class items, how to unlock this hidden activity, and how to complete it.

DISCLAIMER: Dual Destiny requires access to The Final Shape DLC to unlock. This activity must be played in a duo fireteam!

New Exotic Pairings

Alongside Prismatic, Bungie promised that Guardians would be more powerful than ever imagined, and they absolutely delivered! Breaking the barriers of only being able to equip one Exotic armor piece at a time, Relativism, Stoicism, and Solipsism all randomly roll with two Exotic traits. It's worth noting that these traits are a watered down version of their original states. But combining two of them puts these Exotic class items in a league of their own. You can only utilize Exotic class items while on the Prismatic subclass.

Relativism
Stoicism
Solipsism

Hunter

Exotic Hunter Cloak
First Slot Exotic Traits
NameDescription
Spirit of the AssassinBecome invisible with powered melee kills or finishers
Spirit of Inmost LightUse an ability to increase the regeneration for the other two
Spirit of the OphidianImproves ready speed on all weapons
Spirit of the DragonDodging reloads all weapons and increases weapon handling speed
Spirit of GalanorHits and final blows with your Super returns Super energy after it ends
Spirit of the FoetracerDamaging a powerful combatant or Guardian with an ability grants you a temporary damage bonus for weapons matching that ability’s element
Spirit of CalibanDamaging a powerful combatant or Guardian with an ability grants you a temporary damage bonus for weapons matching that ability’s element
Spirit of RenewalAllies inside the Duskfield take reduced damage and targets inside the area deal reduced damage
Second Slot Exotic Traits
NameDescription
Spirit of the Star-EaterPicking up Orbs of Power after your Super is full increases its damage
Spirit of SynthocepsImproved melee damage when you’re surrounded
Spirit of VerityWeapon final blows with a damage type matching your grenade grant a stacking grenade damage bonus
Spirit of the CyrtarachneGain Woven Mail when you use your grenade
Spirit of the GyrfalconGrants Volatile Rounds to your Void weapons after coming out of invisibility
Spirit of the LiarDealing damage with a powered melee or receiving a melee attack allow for a counterattack
Spirit of the WormhuskDodging heals you slightly
Spirit of the CoyoteGain an additional class ability charge

Titan

Exotic Titan Mark
First Slot Exotic Traits
NameDescription
Spirit of the AssassinBecome invisible with powered melee kills or finishers
Spirit of Inmost LightUse an ability to increase the regeneration for the other two
Spirit of the OphidianImproves ready speed on all weapons
Spirit of SeverancePowered melee or finisher final blows create a damaging explosion
Spirit of HoarfrostYour Barricade becomes a wall of Stasis crystals that slows nearby targets when created
Spirit of the Eternal WarriorWhen your Super ends get bonus damage for weapons matching its element
Spirit of the AbeyantDrengr’s Lash projectiles have better tracking and more range
Spirit of the BearConverts damage blocked with Unbreakable to Super energy and you move faster while using this aspect
Second Slot Exotic Traits
NameDescription
Spirit of the Star-EaterPicking up Orbs of Power after your Super is full increases its damage
Spirit of
Synthoceps
Improved melee damage when you’re surrounded
Spirit of VerityWeapon final blows with a damage type matching your grenade grant a stacking grenade damage bonus
Spirit of ContactHitting a target with a powered melee creates a bolt of lightning in the area and jolts enemies
Spirit of ScarsFinal blows with weapons that match your Super’s element create a burst of healing around you
Spirit of the HornYour class ability creates a shockwave that scorches targets
Spirit of Alpha LupiGenerates a healing pulse when activating your class ability
Spirit of the ArmamentariumGain an additional grenade charge

Warlock

Exotic Warlock Bond
First Slot Exotic Traits
NameDescription
Spirit of the AssassinBecome invisible with powered melee kills or finishers
Spirit of Inmost LightUse an ability to increase the regeneration for the other two
Spirit of the OphidianImproves ready speed on all weapons
Spirit of the StagRift grants damage reduction to allies standing on it
Spirit of the FilamentsCasting an empowering rift grants you Devour
Spirit of the NecroticDamaging combatants with melee poisons enemies that spread poison when defeated
Spirit of OsmiomancyRecharges your grenade more quickly on hits and improves Coldsnap tracking
Spirit of ApotheosisGreatly increases grenade and melee energy after using your Super
Second Slot Exotic Traits
NameDescription
Spirit of the Star-EaterPicking up Orbs of Power after your Super is full increases its damage
Spirit of SynthocepsImproved melee damage when you’re surrounded
Spirit of VerityWeapon final blows with a damage type matching your grenade grant a stacking grenade damage bonus
Spirit of VesperRifts release Arc shockwaves
Spirit of HarmonyGet Super energy with weapon final blows matching your Super element
Spirit of StarfireDealing empowered weapon damage grants grenade energy
Spirit of the SwarmDestroying a Tangle spawns Threadlings
Spirit of the ClawGain an additional melee charge

Want to see builds using these new Exotic class items? Check out our Build Guides!

How to Unlock Dual Destiny

There's no quest to pick up this time. To unlock this new Exotic mission, you have to complete a puzzle for Savathun in The Pale Heart. First, head to each landing zone and complete the Overthrow event. After killing the boss, a message appears in your activity feed: "A Secret Keeper of the Witch Queen has spawned". This text does not appear until after the dialogue you're listening to ends. You must locate this Hive Guardian Wizard and kill it before the five minute timer expires and a new Overthrow begins. Below are the locations of all three Wizards.

The Landing- The first Hive Wizard is found in the south east corner, near the entrance of The Forgotten Deep Lost Sector.
The Landing

After you've killed all three Wizards, head back to The Blooming and look towards The Refraction. There is a pillar of green light stemming from the ground and you need to investigate it. Once you reach The Refraction, you're going to gain a new buff called Savathun's Envoy. This buff only lasts 7 minutes so you want to move fast. Upon exiting the blue cave, two objective markers appear on your HUD. Head towards one and a group of enemies spawns. Kill enough of these enemies and a Subjugator spawns named Expector Selin. You won't be able to kill the boss, but getting to the first damage threshold on its health bar causes it to despawn leaving behind an Orb of Refracted Light.

Take this Orb back into the blue cave you used to enter the area. Near a crystalline statue of Savathun, there is a new marker on top of a pad glowing with Light. Deposit the Orb of Refracted Light here. Head back out of the cave to the second objective, kill some enemies, and another Subjugator spawns Named Expector Yemiq. Damage them enough to send them away and receive an Orb of Sublimated Darkness. In the same room but opposite where you dunked the first Orb is a pad emitting Darkness. Deposit the second Orb here.

After completing all of these steps, a flag appears next to the crystalline statue of Savathun. From here you can launch the new Dual Destiny Exotic mission. You can also launch the mission from the Director map on The Pale Heart. This activity can only be completed in a fireteam of two.

Dual Destiny

You've completed Savathun's puzzle and are now ready to launch the mission. Grab your duo and make sure that one of you is on a Light subclass and the other is on either a Darkness subclass. Equipping Prismatic fulfills either requirement. Your subclasses are locked during the mission, but you are free to change your weapons as desired. This mission requires a significant amount of teamwork so be ready to communicate, but the reward of an Exotic class item is worth the effort.

Both Guardians are given a unique buff when you load in, one Light Aligned and the other Darkness Aligned. These buffs are based on your equipped subclass and remain the same throughout the entire encounter. You can see your alignment on the left hand side of your screen. To unlock the first barrier, simply have the Light Aligned Guardian step on the Light plate and the Darkness Aligned Guardian step on the Dark plate. These plates are a common occurrence throughout the mission.

Continue through the open area killing enemies until you reach a cave with more ads and two more plates. The Light plate is just to the right of the entrance while the Dark plate is further back near where an Ogre spawned. Head passed through the newly open section of the cave until you find a place for a Rally Banner for your first encounter.

Keep your eyes open during the activity for feathers and Hive crystals. The feathers are just collectibles, but the crystals give you more time to complete sections of the mission!

First Encounter

In this section, you face off against Taken and Dread enemies. Both players need to kill enough enemies to spawn either a Taken Centurion (Light) or a Taken Knight (Dark). Upon defeat, each of these majors drops a mote for their respective player. The first encounter requires you to pick up two motes. For the Light player, above two pedestals you can find symbols identical to those from the Vow of the Disciple raid. For the Dark player, spread around the room are floating pyramid spikes with the same symbols. More symbols appear for each player after picking up each mote. The Light Guardian reads their symbols from left to right and the Dark Guardian shoots them. If done correctly, you are teleported to another room.

Symbols to call-
Symbols to call

In the second room, your roles are swapped. The Dark Aligned sees the symbols that need to be shot and the Light Aligned does the shooting. However, now there are three symbols. Kill three majors, call out the correct symbols left to right and destroy the respective pyramid spikes. You're teleported to one last room, roles switched once again. Four symbols to call out this time for the Light player. Complete this section and move on, getting closer to your Exotic class items. During this platforming section, you are separated and each Guardian needs to stand on their respective plates to open new sections to jump to.

These are the names of the symbols you are using in Dual Destiny.

Need a partner for Dual Destiny? Check out our Fireteam Finder guide!

Second Encounter

After a bit of platforming, you and your friend arrive at an open room with three large pyramids at the back. Near these are nine small cruxes in a partial circular pattern. Six rays of light point towards the small cruxes. What you're looking for here are the three smaller cruxes that do NOT have a ray of orange light going to them. Both of you have three inactive cruxes to call out per phase. You can either number them left to right 1-9, or like a broken clock where 11, 12, and 1 are missing. Just make sure you and your duo are on the same page. If you have 1, 2, 3 and your partner has 4, 5, 6, the cruxes that need to be shot are 7, 8, 9.

Second encounter puzzle.

Killing enough enemies during the encounter will spawn a Tormentor. The Guardian that lands the killing blow on it receives the Harmonic Sundering buff, allowing you to open the cruxes. Once open, the Guardian without the buff shoots the same cruxes to remove them. If you fail to shoot all three before the buff runs out, you can kill another Tormentor and the destroyed cruxes do not return. Shoot all three to finish one phase. Each time you complete a stage, one of the large pyramids across the back wall disappears.

There are a total of three phases and completing all off them opens up a new pathway to take. You are once again split from one another. Kill ads and stand on your plates simultaneously to activate man cannons to send you to higher platforms.

Third Encounter

Reach the final room after another small jumping section, ever closer to acquiring your Exotic class items. This new arena is split into two separate mini encounters. The entire encounter has a lot of enemies throughout and a need for big boss damage so equip yourselves accordingly. Time to be reintroduced to the Expectors Selin and Yemiq!

Part One

Face off against Expector Selin first. Damage this boss until you hit the first threshold on its health bar. Once the boss teleports away, two Taken Wizards spawn on either side of the room. Each player can only damage one and you can spot your Wizard by the resonance that emanates off of them matching your Light/Darkness Alignment. After they are defeated, symbols similar to the first encounter spawn. The Light Aligned Guardian reads the ones near the boss from top to bottom. The Dark Aligned Guardian must shoot the pyramid spikes with the matching symbols in the order they were read.

Third encounter symbols to call.

Expector Selin jumps back down and becomes vulnerable to damage again. Reach the next threshold on its health bar to spawn in Expector Yemiq. Damage the boss enough to send it away and get another symbols phase. This time, the roles are switched. The dark player reads the symbols near the boss and the Light player shoots the pyramid spikes in the order they are read. Yemiq meets you in the arena so you can continue the fight. Upon reaching the final third of its health bar, the boss teleports away and you need to kill two more Taken Wizards. Defeat these Wizards to reach part two of the encounter.

Part Two

Here, each player is assigned to a "clock", each on opposite sides of the room. This puzzle has four cruxes active for each Guardian and the goal is to find the matching crux. One player reads their four cruxes, the second player calls out the match, and you both shoot it. You do have to be a little fast here as the active nodes rotate every few seconds. Take care of the Grim that spawns during this so you can focus on the puzzle. Shoot three matching cruxes to finish.

Third encounter clocks.

When the puzzle is complete, you face off against both of the Expectors. Try to focus on one boss at a time to cut down on the threat. Thankfully, this is not a Darkness Zone so the only thing you lose by dying is time. During the final stage of this fight, Taken Ogres spawn on the higher sections that you want to take care of. When both Expectors are dead, head towards the marker on your HUD across the bridge through the lit up doorway.

Hop on your respective plates to teleport back into the boss arena. Here, you have a decision: Choose peace or prepare for battle. Should you both choose battle, it's a fight to the death against your former partner! Whatever your decision, head to the middle of the arena for your Exotic class items! Dual Destiny is infinitely farmable and you get an Exotic class item for each completion. You can also get these as a reward for completing the Cooperative Focus campaign missions, and rarely for opening any chest on The Pale Heart.

Summary

  • Exotic class items pair two traits from already existing Exotic armor pieces, even taking some perks from other class's pools.
  • Head to The Pale Heart and complete an Overthrow in The Landing, The Blooming, and The Impasse.
  • Defeat hidden Lucent Hive Wizards after each Overthrow event, before the next one begins.
  • Meet Expectors Selin and Yemiq and take the Orbs of Refracted Light/Subliminal Darkness back to the crystalline statue of Savathun in The Refraction.
  • Communicate with your teammate to ensure your success in the hidden Dual Destiny activity.

Credits

Written by: SquirrelyDan

Reviewed by: ShieldMaiden, Dredscythe

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