How to get Ascendant Alloy - Destiny 2

Here are all the ways you can get Ascendant Alloy in Destiny 2.


With weapon crafting coming to Destiny 2 via The Witch Queen, so too has a new Exotic material called Ascendant Alloy. This ultra-rare material is used to craft Enhanced Traits and unlock Catalysts at the Relic. To put it mildly, you’re going to want a lot of these, so let’s dive into the different ways you can obtain them.

How to get Ascendant Alloy

Ascendant Alloy Destiny 2

Ascendant Alloy drops from only a few activities in Destiny 2 and are otherwise limited to vendor upgrades, purchases, or through seasonal rewards.

  • Weekly Campaign Missions (Witch Queen, Lightfall)
  • The Wellspring (Master difficulty unlocked at Fynch Rank 18)
  • Quests: Ascendant Alloy Requisition, Foundry Shaping, and Reshaping the Enigma
  • Purchase from Master Rahool, the Cryptarch, once a week
  • Season Pass Premium ranks
  • Banshee-44, the Gunsmith, Rank 16 reward
  • Secret Stash (Episode rewards)
The Master difficulty of the Lightfall campaign showing Ascendant Alloy as a reward
The Weekly Campaign Mission will drop Ascendant Alloy.
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The Weekly Campaign Missions on Savathun’s Throne World and Neptune can both drop Ascendant Alloys as a reward. The higher the difficulty, the more likely you are to receive one: Rare on Hero, Uncommon on Legend, and Common on Master. If you can manage, playing through on Master will give you the best chance at stockpiling the material.

The Wellspring difficulty screen showing Ascendant Alloy as a reward
The Master version of Wellspring drops Ascendant Alloy, though it is an Uncommon drop.
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You can also play The Wellspring on Master difficulty, though this is an Uncommon drop compared to a Common drop on the same difficulty for the story missions. This is worth doing if you also require certain weapon patterns. Accessing Wellspring and Witch Queen difficulties requires ranking up the Throne World vendor, Fynch. Take a look at our The Witch Queen campaign, Lightfall campaign, and Wellspring schedule for more relevant information.

There are a handful of quests in Destiny 2 that also reward Ascendant Alloy. These quests are Reshaping the Enigma, Ascendant Alloy Requisition, and Foundry Shaping. Each of these teaches players about weapon crafting and focuses on a specific weapon.

Master Rahool's shop screen showing Ascendant Alloy
For 400 Legendary Shards, you too could have a single Ascendant Alloy.
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Another option is to purchase one Ascendant Alloy from Master Rahool. He will sell one Ascendant Alloy each week for 400 Legendary Shards. It’s a high price, but worth it if you’ve no other options.

The Season Pass reward track showing Ascendant Alloy as a reward
The Season Pass should continue to reward Ascendant Alloy.
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Additionally, every season pass will offer two Ascendant Shards. If you purchase the annual pass of an expansion, you’ve guaranteed you’ll get up to eight Ascendant Shards across the year. This may change with The Final Shape given Bungie is shifting to a three episode format and Season Passes are set to increase to 200 ranks.

Banshee-44's Rank 16 reward: Ascendant Alloy

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Ranking up Banshee-44, the Gunsmith, to Rank 16 will reward one Ascendant Shard. If you can manage, level him up each season by dismantling gear. This one is the most time-consuming of all the methods.

Finally, starting with The Final Shape, players will be able to get three Ascendant Alloys in the Secret Stash. This is a reward that is offered once per Episode. The Secret Stash also includes Ascendant Shards, Upgrade Modules, an Exotic Cipher, and more.

Getting Ascendant Alloys in Destiny 2 is vital for crafting some of the best weapons in the game. Each crafted weapon will need at least two Ascendant Alloys to be a true god roll, which means it’s quite easy to wind up with none if you’re making guns each season. Be sure to farm them up and then swing by our Destiny 2 Strategy Guide for more help with various materials, currencies, and more.

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