The Seasonal Artifact is a very important item that you want to make sure you grab at the start of every new Season in Destiny 2.
Today, we will cover how to get the Seasonal Artifact, as well as a few reasons why it is so important.
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To get the Seasonal Artifact in Destiny 2, first, complete the Introductory Seasonal Misson. The Seasonal Artifact can now be unlocked by visiting the H.E.L.M.
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How to Get Seasonal Artifact in Destiny 2
Every new Season in Destiny 2 brings with it a new Seasonal Artifact. Getting this Artifact should be your first priority whenever a new Season drops.
For Season of the Witch, the current Season in Destiny 2, the Seasonal Artifact is called the Acolyte’s Staff. It resembles the Hive and is a symbol of how we are to help Eris Morn with her mission this Season.
To get the Acolyte’s Staff, you will first need to complete a new Mission that should show up on your Directory. This is the Seasonal Introductory Mission.
It will explain the over-arching story for the next few months and give you access to both the Seasonal Artifact as well as new Seasonal Activities.
After completing the Introductory Mission, you will need to head to the H.E.L.M. and visit Eris Morn once more. There, you will find the Seasonal Artifact, the Acolyte’s Staff.
What Does the Seasonal Artifact Do?
The Seasonal Artifact does two very important things.
First, it grants you bonus Power Levels for every level you gain through XP. XP can be earned through general gameplay, including enemy kills, activity completions, and Bounties.
Every level you gain will increase your maximum Power Level by one, pushing it beyond the Pinnacle Cap of 1810 and allowing you to deal even more damage to enemies in end-game content.
Second, the Seasonal Artifact grants you access to Seasonal Artifact Mods. These Mods are very powerful and very necessary if you want to take on any of the end-game content this Season has to offer.
You can unlock one Mod for every level you gain this Season, with later Tiers locked until you nearly complete the prior Tier.
The Seasonal Artifact is the only way for you to unlock Mods that deal with Barrier, Overload, and Unstoppable Champions.
Along with these Mods, you will find many useful and sometimes game-breaking Mods that enhance different weapon types and damage types or discount other Armor Mods.
You will want to level up your Seasonal Artifact quickly to obtain these upgrades before heading into Dungeons or Legendary Lost Sectors.
Unlike previous Seasons, Bungie has made every Artifact Mod into a Passive Bonus that is always with you.
This means you will no longer have to equip Anti-Barrier Mods on your armor just to gain their benefits. This is great as it frees up space and makes build-crafting much easier.
Among the many Seasonal Artifact Mods, Monochromatic Maestro is heavily considered one of the best. This Mod will increase any ability or weapon damage you do that matches the same damage type, increasing damage dealt by 10% for up to five seconds.
This damage buff uniquely stacks with many other buffs in the game, making it a very useful Mod that should be first on the list of Tier 5 Mods to unlock.
If you are interested in leveling your Seasonal Artifact as fast as possible, it would be a good idea to grab as many Bounties as you can and head into an activity with a lot of enemies.
Usually, the new Seasonal Activities are a great choice as you will earn Vendor Reputation with Bounty completions for new Seasonal weapons and armor while leveling up the Seasonal Artifact.
For Season of the Witch, the Seasonal Activities are the Altars of Summoning and Savathun’s Spire. You can find load into these activities from the H.E.L.M.
That is how you unlock the Seasonal Artifact for Season of the Witch in Destiny 2!
Which Seasonal Artifact Mods are you looking forward to trying? Are there any builds you already have in mind? Let me know in the comments!