The second week of Destiny 2: Beyond Light provide more missions and rewards for Guardians. This time, the Season of the Hunt has Spider and the Crow take center stage. Along the way, you’ll acquire Crow bounties, Cryptolith Lure mods and upgrades, and participate in Wrathborn Hunts. Here’s our guide to help you out.
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Destiny 2: Beyond Light – The Crow’s Wrathborn Hunts and Cryptolith Lure functions The starter mission
To access Wrathborn Hunts in Destiny 2: Beyond Light, players must have access to Tangled Shore and the Moon by completing the first missions in Forsaken and Shadowkeep respectively. If you meet the requirements, you should see a mission on the Moon telling you to rescue Osiris.
It seems our resident time traveler no longer has a ghost. Now, he’s hunting down Sagira’s killer, the High Celebrant of Xivu Arath.
Continue onwards with the mission and you should end up in the Ascendant Plane. After this, you’ll see that Osiris might’ve met his match… until the Crow arrives.
The Crow is none other than the reanimated Uldren Sov, the brother of the Awoken Queen and the man who killed Cayde-6. He seems to have been reborn as a Guardian. Oh, and he’s also lost his memory.
Still, it looks like he’s on your side thanks to the Spider (who’s booby-trapped the Crow’s ghost). You’ll find out about that once you visit them both in the Tangled Shore.
Anyway, speak with the Crow and he’ll tell you to pick up the Cryptolith Lure (more on this in a while). You can also check out the Crow’s panel which has several bounties, Cryptolith Lure mods, and Cryptolith Lure upgrades.
The Crow’s bounties
- Defeat four Fallen bosses with Stasis damage. Defeat four Hive bosses with Stasis damage.
- Defeat 30 enemies with pulse rifles. Defeat 15 enemies with breech-loaded grenade launchers (kinetic/energy). Defeat 10 enemies with power weapons. Defeat 20 enemies with Stasis abilities.
Charging and using the Cryptolith Lure
Open your quest tab to see the Cryptolith Lure. If you right-click on it, you’ll notice several upgrade nodes and mod slots. Now, to fully charge the Cryptolith Lure, you’ll need to complete playlist activities such as strikes, Crucible matches, or Gambit matches.
If you’re doing strikes, you can gain bonus progression by killing challenging combatants (yellow bars) and taking out enemies with precision damage. Moreover, you can store up to three full charges at any given time.
In any case, once the Cryptolith Lure is fully charged, check the first mod slot (Prey slots), to see the possible options:
- Prey Mod: Savek – Gauntlets Prey Mod: HKD-1 – Chest armor Prey Mod: Dul Arath – Legs armor; requires Improved Seeker I upgrade. Prey Mod: Xillox – Friction Fire (kinetic SMG); requires Improved Seeker I upgrade.
After selecting a “prey,” you can then add a Weak Mutation mod and a Strong Mutation mod. These are purchased from the Crow, although some might drop as you’re doing Wrathborn Hunts.
Anyway, since you haven’t gained any reputation with the Crow yet, you can only do Fallen Wrathborn Hunts for now. Upon reaching reputation rank 2, however, you should be able to obtain the Improved Seeker I upgrade that lets you battle the Hive Wrathborn Hunt targets. Just remember that for each Wrathborn Hunt that you plan on doing, you’ll need to charge the Cryptolith Lure first via playlist activities.
Likewise, take note of the rewards. At the moment, the Crow’s rewards net you a chance at two powerful drops for specific equipment slots. As such, you can plan ahead for a gear piece that might be lagging behind especially if you want to increase your power level immensely in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.
Cryptolith Lure mods
These are purchased from the Crow’s panel, although some might drop while you’re doing Wrathborn Hunts:
- Armor Trophy Mod: All-Around – Armor obtained from Wrathborn will roll with higher stats; costs 10,000 glimmer. Trophy Perk Veto Mod I – Weapons obtained from a successful Wrathborn Hunt will exclude specific perks; costs 8,000 glimmer. Trophy Mod: Handling – Weapons obtained from Wrathborn will exclude the handling masterwork; costs 8,000 glimmer. Armor Trophy Mod: Recovery – Armor obtained from a Wrathborn will roll with a higher recovery stat bias; only five are available each week; costs 10,000 glimmer. Trophy Perk Veto Mod IV – Weapons obtained from a successful Wrathborn Hunt will exclude specific perks; costs 8,000 glimmer.
Cryptolith Lure upgrades
These are obtained from the Crow’s panel as you reach certain reputation ranks. They’re applied to the Cryptolith Lure once you’ve unlocked them:
- Rank 1: Reputation Boost I – Increases the amount of recon data obtained from Wrathborn Hunts. Rank 2: Improved Seeker I – Unlocks Hive Wrathborn Hunts. Rank 4: Power Hunter – Increases the power level of rewards obtained from Wrathborn Hunts. The amount of weekly powerful Wrathborn Hunt rewards is increased from two to four; the Crow’s weekly challenge is upgraded to a pinnacle reward. Rank 6: Reputation Boost II – Increases the amount of recon data obtained from Wrathborn Hunts (stacks with earlier upgrade); increases drop rate of Lure mods when completing non-Wrathborn activities. Rank 8: Seasoned Hunter – Beneficial modifiers are activated in Wrathborn Hunts. Rank 10: Mutation Mod Extractor – Increases the number of Mutation Mods obtained in Wrathborn Hunts.