[Destiny 2] My loadout for the Garden of Salvation raid

Nicholas Andrews
3 min readJan 28, 2020

A few things before I start:

  1. I understand that some YouTubers have done this, I don’t care.
  2. There is not a TON of variety between each loadout, but they do differ in some way. They also can be different depending on what role I am in during the raid.

First Encounter: Escape the Consecrated Mind

This is going to be the only encounter in which my weapon loadout varies between characters.

Warlock Weapons

Primary: Mountaintop/Long Shadow/Supremacy. This is the only character that does not use Izanagi for this encounter. I don’t use it on Warlock because I have an exotic slot used up by the World Line.

Secondary: Recluse/Last Hope. I need something that is good for ad clear in this slot. I enjoy using fast-firing weapons to do so. My Last Hope has Feeding Frenzy and Multi-kill clip.

Heavy: World Line Zero. I enjoy worldline skating on the Warlock in this encounter even though I am not that good at it. The first encounter isn’t too hard and doesn’t require a specific loadout to be completed.

Titan and Hunter weapons

Primary: Izanagi’s Burden. Good for killing the Cyclops and Minotaurs.

Secondary: Recluse/Last Hope. Ad clear.

Heavy: Wendigo GL3. Good for ad clear, killing cyclops and hydras. Auto-Loading Holster is the main reason I use this over Love and Death w/ Spike and Full Court.

Supers

Titan: Top Tree Sunbreaker. Good ad clear, not much else to say.

Warlock: Top Tree Dawnblade. Good for ad clear and worldline skating.

Hunter: Top Tree Nightstalker. Ad clear, and being able to go invisible is nice when a Cyclops is able to kill you with one shot.

Second Encounter: Draw out the Consecrated Mind

I hate this encounter.

Weapons

Primary: Izanagi’s Burden. I use this for the Barrier Hobgoblins in this encounter because it kills them with one honed edge shot. It also kills the Angelics (Hydras) in one shot.

Secondary: Recluse/Last Hope. Ad clear

Heavy: Wendigo GL3. Angelics.

Supers

Titan: Top Tree Sunbreaker. Good for killing the Angelics and the other ads that spaw with them.

Warlock: Bottom Tree Dawnblade. Blades go through Angelic shields.

Hunter: Bottom Tree Nightstalker. Kills Angelics nicely (notice a theme here?)

Encounter 3: Kill the Consecrated Mind

In this encounter, I use a little bit of variety depending on which role I am in.

Weapons

Primary: Izanagi’s Burden. FAT DPS, I don’t unequip it at this point.

Secondary: Recluse if I’m on gambit team, Python if I am on eyes.

Heavy: Wendigo GL3. Good burst DPS at when Consecrated Mind is close.

Supers

Supers in this encounter are DPS oriented

Titan: Top Tree Sentinel. Weapons of Light

Warlock: Middle Tree Dawnblade. Extra damage + Faster Reload

Hunter: Top Tree Nightstalker. Debuff, extra damage.

Encounter 4: Kill the Sanctified Mind

Literally, nothing changes from the previous encounter to this one.

Weapons

Primary: Izanagi’s Burden

Secondary: Recluse. When I’m clearing sides for motes I use Wendigo at first which procs master of arms for Recluse. With master of arms, the Recluse SHREDS.

Heavy: Wendigo GL3. Sick DPS, good ad clear, and I don’t have to worry about reloading.

Supers

Supers in this encounter are DPS oriented

Titan: Top Tree Sentinel. Weapons of Light

Warlock: Middle Tree Dawnblade. Extra damage + Faster Reload

Hunter: Top Tree Nightstalker. Debuff, extra damage.

Conclusion

These loadouts are not the most original and are fairly commonly used. I have 50ish clears in the Garden of Salvation raid and these are the loadouts that I have found to be the best.

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Nicholas Andrews

I am an aspiring writer with a love for gaming, I hope that one day I may combine these passions into a career. I will be posting mock articles to hone my craft