Anarchy is hands down one of the best power weapons in Destiny 2 and is pretty much essential for endgame PVE content whether you like raids, legend or master lost sectors, or Grandmaster Nightfalls. The methods of getting it has changed over time it’s been in Destiny 2, but today I am going to go over how you can get this weapon so you can start dealing massive damage to bosses, plus take out hundreds of ads with ease.
Anarchy was introduced as the raid weapon from the Scourge of the Past raid, with the drop rate being pretty rare. Now the weapon has been moved into the Exotic Kiosk in the Tower, meaning you can get hold of it. If you thought that means you don’t need to raid, unfortunately, that’s not the case because former raid exotic require a rare currency to purchase. However, the upside of this is you get to experience raids, which are some of the best content in Destiny 2.
Anarchy is one of the most powerful and devastating weapons in the game and it’s going to help you out with Dungeons, Legend, and Master activities like Nightfalls and Lost Sectors, Grandmaster Nightfalls, and of course Raids. Many guides probably focus on getting Anarchy from Scourge of the Past raid, however, after the Beyond Light update that all changed given the raid was put into the Destiny Content Vault (essentially Bungie removed it for the time being, with it potentially returning later).
How to get Anarchy after Beyond Light update
Anarchy is arguably much easier to get these days. It used to be down to luck in the Scourge of the Past raid, but now you can now buy the Exotic Grenade Launcher from the Exotic Kiosk in the Tower, which you can find next to the Vault in the Tower called Monument to Lost Lights.
Anarchy will cost you
- 1 x Exotic Cipher
- 150,000 Glimmer
- 2 x Ascendant Shards
- 240 x Spoils of Conquest
You can get an Exotic Cipher from the Season Pass, or you can complete the quest from Xur – he’s around from Friday until Tuesday. I do a guide on Xur’s location each week, so make sure you subscribe and hit the notifications bell to never miss an update.
Glimmer can be acquired from pretty much any activity – strikes, gambit, crucible, public events, patrols, etc. You can also go to Spider and trade in materials for Glimmer, but don’t trade in Dusklight Shards as you’re going to need those for Anarchy.
For the Ascendant Shards you can purchase these from Banshee-44 in the Tower, or you can get them from high-level nightfalls as random drops from the final chest.
Spoils of Conquest is a new currency introduced to Destiny 2 with Beyond Light. These can only be obtained from raids, plus you’re going to need quite a lot of them for a former raid exotic, so be prepared to farm for a little while. The good news is there are a few raids in the game now, so there’s some variety.
How to get Spoils of Conquest
There are a few of ways to get Spoils of Conquest in Destiny 2:
- Raid chests
- Raid encounters
There’s a number of raids in Destiny 2. The Last Wish (Dreaming City), Garden of Salvation (Moon), Deep Stone Crypt (Europa), and Vault of Glass (Legends). Each raid encounter will offer between 3-5 Spoils per encounter, depending on the age of the raid. It’s worth noting you do need various DLCs to access the raids (Forsaken for Last Wish, Shadowkeep for Garden of Salvation, and Beyond Light for Deep Stone Crypt).
As well as the encounters, there are various secret chests in raids, which will offer more spoils of conquest, 10 per chest. One quick and easy way to farm for Spoils is to repeat the Crypt Security encounter in the Deep Stone Crypt. This encounter can be cleared quite quickly with practice, and if you save the checkpoint and have someone load in on an alt character, you can repeat again and again for more spoils. You do have to have the Deep Stone Crypt and Beyond Light for this though.
The Vault of Glass is free-to-play, and a popular way of farming spoils at the moment is to do the Templar encounter over and over. You can stop it from teleporting, plus unload damage in its face and then swap the checkpoint with fireteam members to run it multiple times per week.
Once you have all the materials then head back to the Monuments to Lost Lights in the Tower and purchase Anarchy.
Anarchy is an exotic, power grenade launcher that features Arc Traps. These are grenades that stick to surfaces and chain arc bolts to other mines. Its got max velocity stats, 64 stability, 63 handling and is 150 rounds per min with 6 in the mag. It’s great for DPS and will help you take down dungeon and raid bosses in no time at all.
Short History of Anarchy in Destiny 2
Anarchy is a great power weapon that allows you to deliver huge damage per second to bosses in Destiny 2, and had led to many hours of frustration in the game with the limited drop rate. You had a chance of this dropping from the final encounter in the Scourge of the Past raid, but the drop rate was pretty small.
In November 2020 some locations, activities, and raids went away into the Destiny Content Vault. Destiny has become too big and hard to maintain, so Bungie has streamlined the content offered by cycling in and out the content into the vault. One of those pieces of content is Scourge of the Past raid and with it the chance to get Anarchy. Some things go in the DCV, like Io, Titan, and the Scourge of the Past Raid, but things also come out too, like The Vault of Glass Raid.
The Monuments to Lost Lights is Bungie’s current solution to acquiring older raid exotic weapons. It may be less fun to get Anarchy these days, but that doesn’t mean the gun is any less effective. If you don’t have it in your arsenal, then I would prioritize getting the weapon as soon as possible as this is going to make your PVE experience in Destiny 2 much better, easier, and faster across a range of activities.
Let me know down in the comments what you think of Anarchy.
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