The starting point for the Independent Study quest is in the Salt Mines - and isn't that fitting, given Thorn's reputation in the Crucible - so head north past the church and into a tunnel filled with Fallen. Thorn was the gun wielded by , who was finally defeated by Shin Malphur with his legendary gun, The Last Word. Take a Fireteam of three. Thorn Exotic Quest Steps 0. It has three unique modifiers and a 660 Power suggestion. It's time to go back there and talk to Tyra Karn, the Cryptarch. You'll want to visit Sloane on Titan for those Bounties, and like previously, Blind Well runs increase your progress faster than anything else - particularly useful since Blind Well is matchmade.
This step is going to take some time or serious PvP skills. If you can only beat the first series by yourself, just rinse and repeat those. First on the list is Hadronic Essence, a dense lattice of exotic baryons and mesons, once commonly favored as an infusion in Warlock fieldweave. The entrance to this via the church in the Trostland district, close to Devrim Kay. It's marked on the map. As always, Forsaken activities are still worth checking out - including the and activities. Next on the list of required components is Plasteel Plating, a durable hybrid plastic favored by Titans for its balance of strength and workability.
They will map every scream, harness every aggression, until they understand every method by which to ravage the hearts, minds, and flesh of man. This is done exclusively by killing players in Crucible with Void Energy or Hand Cannons. Shorter range and more recoil. Nightfall strikes grant the most efficent progress. Bathe your Light in horrors. Yes, kills in the competitive playlist are worth more, but it's also much harder to get kills in comp. It also has a brand new additional perk called Soul Devourer.
The strike plays out the same as before, except there will be a couple of knight minibosses that appear towards the tail end of the boss fight. The gun is now mechanically sound, but it is simply a gun: it has no intrinsic power of its own. This one is broken, but you think it may be possible to fix it. We found success with Ace of Spades, a Void secondary weapon like Retold Tale or Fate Cries Foul, and a Void Heavy like Hammerhead. The return of the Thorn, and its accompanying Exotic quest, have been teased in Destiny 2 for quite a while now.
Using Void Hand Cannons to land Precision Streaks is the best way to progress, especially in Iron Banner or competitive matches. The modifiers are Blackout no radar, enemy melees buffed , Iron enemies don't stagger , and Harsh Elements you take more elemental damage. Places off the beaten path, where knowledgeable Cryptarchs have settled down to do their work in peace and quiet… Pay a visit to Tyra Karn at the Farm. It not only brings Thorn back into the Destiny world, it continues to expand the story of the Drifter, the weird, possibly evil guy who runs Destiny 2's Gambit multiplayer mode. Use the Transmat, and you will teleport to a new location. Quickplay matches have more players and higher score ceilings, so you'll have way more opportunities to get kills.
Fill your loadout with Void weapons and a Kinetic hand cannon. In fact, there are only three Hand Cannons in the game that drop with Void damage on them, and two are random-roll guns. Most players will be familiar with how Thorn functions, but there are some new surprises for us veterans. Gather Sapphire Wire by completing bounties for Ana Bray on Mars, by defeating Hunters in the Crucible, or by completing an Escalation Protocol wave. Explore the left side of the debris to find the prompt 'Sift through the ashes'. The steps needed to get the Exotic Thorn Hand Cannon have already leaked for Destiny 2. You can either do five Blind Wells or four Blind Wells and two bounties to get an even 50 Plating.
Follow along the path until you reach another blue barrier. Nightfall strikes grant the most efficient progress. Defeat Guardians in the Crucible using Void energy or Hand Cannons. Those from the original Destiny will remember the utter insanity of the Crucible when Thorn came to town. And in doing so, they will turn us against ourselves—feeding our lust, our greed, our fear, until we become a threat unto ourselves like none we could imagine. Head towards the metal building you see as soon as you enter the Salt Mines, and head to the back of the warehouse until you reach a Transmat pad. Bring the ruined Thorn to Banshee-44 in the Tower.
Then, travel straight ahead and through the Fallen-guarded passageway on the opposite end of the large central church. Heroic Blind Well encounters grant the most efficient progress. It's not available in the game just yet, but one player on the Destiny subreddit, DarkDra9on555, managed to acquire it by chance through some kind of glitch - it doesn't seem like it's replicable so don't expect to be able to glitch your own way it too, this seemed to happen by chance during an update! Interact with this to find the broken remains of the Thorn Hand Cannon and start the quest step called A Melted Hunk of Metal. To get those items, you'll need to kill Warlocks in the Crucible, complete bounties on Io, or complete Nightfall Strikes. Move forward here until you see the purple barrier and a guard rail on the left. Interact to sift through the ashes and find the Hunk of Metal — the remnants of Thorn.
Run a Void subclass to maximize Void kills. First on the list is Hadronic Essence, a dense lattice of exotic baryons and mesons, once commonly favored as an infusion in Warlock fieldweave. Search the fireplace and you can begin your quest to get the Thorn. Precision kill streaks give more progress. We suggest going after the one on the left first, which will circle around and shoot you from the side in the areas where cover is most effective for this fight. Kill Thralls and try to shoot down Savathun's Song's floating explosive orbs, which will track you around corners and blow you up. If anything, its new perk Soul Devourer has made it even more lethal, granting a partial reload and a small damage boost whenever you grab the green orbs generated on kills, and it's still got the power you'd expect of a Weapon of Sorrow.
Something Yet Remains Your Thorn hums with the hungry indifference of the Void, but it lacks something essential. If you hug the left side of the path, there will be a small opening that you can jump up and into. Horrors, death, sickness… that all sounds like the Hive nests on Titan to you. We'll go over the steps you'll need to take to finish the mission and how to get it done as quickly as possible. You can get this progress increases by playing in the Iron Banner or Competitive Crucible. Competitive also feels like a bad option for most players, thanks to game types like Survival that result in slower matches and fewer kills.