Destiny 2: How To Farm Artifice Armor [Season 19]

Min max the stats of your Guardian in Destiny 2's endgame by hunting down the powerful Artifice Armor!

Destiny 2’s artifice armor becomes a crucial equipment piece for hunting down your guardian as it allows you to maximize their stats, which can be especially helpful to stand a chance in the game’s endgame activities. These aren’t typical armor sets for your characters that can be found within world drops. Still, the main thing to remember is that they are only found in Master Difficulty versions of specific dungeons.

Important: The contents of the guide are according to the current Season 19 of Destiny 2 and are subject to change at any given moment with a new balance patch or DLC release
Key Takeaways
  • Players can only farm the artifice armor drops on the final boss encounters of each dungeon while on the Master difficulty version.
  • The difference between the artifice armor set and regular armor is that it has five mod attachment slots and provides a boost in a specific stat value of the Guardian.
  • The efficient farming strategy for each dungeon’s final boss may vary and can change with the game’s current meta at any given time.
  • The pros of using the artifice armor are that with a higher stat value, players can create the best builds of each class easily and equip an extra mod on top of it.
  • Not using the artifice armor will likely give players a headache as they need to min-max their stat values to beat endgame activities easily.

What Is The Artifice Armor In Destiny 2

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Artifice armor (Image Captured by Us)

Bungie released the Artifice armor in the Witch Queen expansion’s 30th Anniversary pack with the Grasp of Avarice dungeon. This distinctively designed armor stands out from normal versions, encouraging players to farm for a ‘god roll.’

  • What sets Artifice armor apart? Unlike regular armor, it allows equipping up to five mod attachments, offering a significant advantage.
  • However, the additional slot only supports seasonal mods.
  • This proves valuable, especially in challenging activities like grandmaster Nightfalls or master difficulty raids.

Moreover, Artifice armor often rolls with boosted stat values, such as Resilience or Strength. This feature and the extra mod slot make farming for these sets worthwhile. In a fireteam, efficiently crafting high-end builds becomes possible, enhancing gameplay with crucial stat requirements.

How To Farm The Artifice Armor

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How to farm bosses (Image Captured by Us)

First things first, you can only farm the Artifice armor set drops from the final boss encounters of each of the three dungeons in the game, which are Grasp of Avarice, Duality, and Spire of the Watcher, the last one being the latest dungeon introduced in Season 19 of the game. Furthermore, you will have to farm the boss encounters on the master version, currently the greatest difficulty mode for these activities.

While most veteran players reading will know exactly what we mean, follow down below if you still want to know what you need to do to initiate the farming process with your fireteam members:

  • Upon reaching the final boss encounter, you and your fire team will have to start the fight and die to claim a checkpoint for the fight from another character.
  • Upon respawning, one of your fireteam members must switch characters and join back in with a substitute one, which will be used as the Final boss Checkpoint carrier.
  • Once you have loaded in, start the encounter and wipe again to save the checkpoint for the new character.
  • Now, you should be able to safely load back in with your main character with whom you want to farm to start the farming process.
  • Whenever you complete the final boss encounter, simply switch characters, load back into the dungeon, and make sure your fireteam members have joined so you can swap back to your main class to join them for the encounter farming.
  • Of course, if you’re other characters are well-leveled, you can start the dungeon with them and claim the checkpoint on them firsthand, making the checkpoint-claiming process a little faster at the beginning.

The Farming Strategy

For effective farming of artifice armor in Duality and Grasp of Avarice, consider this recommended setup from me: A Well of Radiance Warlock with fusion grenades for DPS and two Thundercrash Titans. Hunters with Celestial Nighthawk Golden guns or tethers can also contribute to damage. Equip the “Cuirass of the Falling Star” Exotic chest piece for Titans to boost Thundercrash Super damage against the boss.

Optimal farming involves aiming for a two-phase damage cycle on bosses using Linear Fusion Rifles with perks like Triple Tap, Firing Line, and Veist Stinger. While some may argue against using Reed’s Regret from Season 15’s Trials of Osiris, the Taipan-4FR is an accessible and effective alternative for demolishing bosses.

Note that Linear fusion rifles may face nerfs in upcoming seasons, with grenade launchers potentially becoming the preferred DPS weapons for endgame activities in Destiny 2.

Tips And Tricks

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Resilience armorer ghost shell (Image by eXputer)

Before you start the farming process, it is worth pointing out some tips and tricks. As shown in the image above, we strongly recommend equipping an armorer mod on your ghost shell, making farming for specific stat artifice armor less painful.

It will essentially make RNG work in your favor as each piece will more than likely drop with an increase in the stats of whichever mod you equipped, whether it’s resilience or discipline armorer. In my humble opinion, the best stats would vary from class to class, but for both Titans and Warlocks, most of their best builds revolve around having Tier 10 Discipline and Resilience, but these builds may change in the future.

Lastly, for Hunters, mobility and Strength would do you great favors in creating an Invisible Build; otherwise, feel free to check which build you might be going for, as they mainly consist of maxing out Resilience-Discipline or Intellect-Resilience.

Destiny 2 never ceases to impress folks as it is currently one of the best live service games on the market, alongside the likes of Final Fantasy XIV. The game has a larger roster of powerful artillery, which we have listed accordingly in our Tier List of Exotic Weapons and the Exotic Armor Tier List for the game.

This wraps up my guide to the Artifice Armor in the game for now. If you have any other related questions or queries, please feel free to mention them below in the comments section, and I will be more than happy to get back to you in the utmost haste. Until then, eXputer wishes you luck!

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Usama Mehmood is a Games Specialist, and writer on eXputer who's either hunting for the richest loot in Destiny 2 or endlessly playing his favorite games such as Yakuza or Final Fantasy. Usama has been gaming for 15+ years during which he has accumulated 4000+ hours on Destiny 1 & 2. His constant adoration for video games has allowed him to pursue eXputer as a platform to showcase his striving talents in writing helpful articles. Get familiar with Usama's extensive gaming library on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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