Destiny 2: All Root Of Nightmares Drops & Loot Tables

Root Of Nightmares is finally here and has a lot of drops and loot for you in store!

Now that the loot table of Root Of Nightmares raid is live, the players will be able to obtain a lot of drops and loot after fighting other nightmares In Destiny 2. With Light Fall being released this month, many players will attempt to clear the Root Of Nightmares raid in order to unlock different rewards that will help them in their future runs. The players will be able to obtain a lot of weapons as well as armor sets for each class after completing the raid. 

Key Takeaways

In the Root Of Nightmares raid, players face Nezarec and can obtain various loot, including weapons and armor sets. Some notable rewards include Conditional Finality Shotgun, class-specific armor sets, and various exotic items. Additionally, two Emblems can be obtained through a Twitch and Bungie collaboration for watching the raid live.

Important: The twitch drops that we have mentioned are not actually part of the raid itself but can be obtained during the event just by watching the raid live on twitch.

Root Of Nightmares Drops 

In the loot table introduced for the Root Of Nightmares Raid, you will be able to get some of the most legendary and unique loot and drops to help you in your future runs in Destiny 2. 

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Below is an overview of all Root Of Nightmares drops and loot tables that you can expect in Destiny 2.

  • New weapon models and armor sets inspired by the Vow Of The Disciple’s Collective Obligation.
  • Six legendary weapons never seen before in the game.
  • Class-specific armor sets for Titans, Hunters, and Warlocks.
  • The Conditional Finality Shotgun, a rare and powerful weapon capable of mixing Solar and Stasis abilities.
  • Strand Aligned Weapons known for unique and powerful combos.

Loot Tables 

The loot tables and drops mentioned below are categorized according to Root Of Nightmares encounters in Destiny 2.

No.EncounterTitleDrops
1First EncounterSurvive The Onslaught- Koraxis’s Distress
- Chest Armor
- Briar’s Contempt
- Nessa’s Oblation
- Gauntlets
- Helmet
2Second EncounterEnter The Root- Mikel’s Reverence
- Gauntlets
- Koraxis’ Distress
- Leg Armor
- Acacia’s Rejection
- Chest Armor
3Third EncounterZo'aurc- Rufus’ Fury
- Class Item
- Acacia’s Dejection
- Leg Armor
- Chest Armor
4Final EncounterNezarec- Helmet
- Conditional Finality Exotic Shotgun

We will also mention in detail what each of the weapons that you will obtain from the loot does and their abilities as well. 

First Encounter: Survive The Onslaught 

  • Two teams needed: one handles the node and orb, while the other controls.
  • Shoot the orb in the node to start the raid, but watch out for Sweeping Terror Debuff.
  • Defeat two Psions with melee attacks and a challenging tormentor.
  • Rewards: Koraxis’s Distress, Chest Armor, Briar’s Contempt, Nessa’s Oblation, Gauntlets, and Helmet.
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First Encounter (Image Capture Credits eXputer)

Second Encounter: Enter The Root 

  • Connect nodes on each level.
  • Split into two teams.
  • Defeat immune enemies using the Field Of Light buff.
  • Shoot nodes to get the buff and cooperate to defeat enemies.
  • Rewards: Mikel’s Reverence, Gauntlets, Koraxis’ Distress, Leg Armor, Acacia’s Rejection, and Chest Armor.
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Third Encounter: Zo’aurc 

  • Rearrange planets to have white on the left and dark on the right.
  • Illuminated planets trigger a boss fight.
  • Damage the boss by standing on the corresponding color.
  • Split into groups: one arranges planets, the other fights.
  • Repeat three times, then face the main boss.
  • Rewards: Rufus’ Fury, Class Item, Acacia’s Dejection, Leg Armor, and Chest Armor.
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Final Encounter: Nezarec

  • Create connections of nodes, Darkness Refuge, and Field of Light.
  • Enter the damage phase and face the boss.
  • Survive team wipes by standing in refuges.
  • Continuously damage the boss while protecting your team.
  • Rewards: Helmet and Conditional Finality Exotic Shotgun.
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Below you will see in detail all the weapons and armor sets you will be getting, as well as their traits and perks. 

Weapons 

Following are all the weapons that you will obtain during the Root of the Nightmares raid.

Weapon NameTypeImpact/Blast RadiusRangeHandlingReload SpeedRPM/Charge TimeMagazine
Conditional FinalityShotgunImpact: 8035.060.066.0RPM: 552.0
Acacia’s DejectionTrace RifleImpact: 669.059.053.0RPM: 1,00098.0
Briar’s ContemptLinear Fusion RifleImpact: 4151.031.025.0CT: 5336.0
Koraxis’s DistressGrenade LauncherBR: 20N/A25.028.0RPM: 1505.0
Mykel’s ReverenceSidearmImpact: 3533.053.047.0RPM: 45018.0
Rufus FuryAuto RifleImpact: 1834.041.050.0RPM: 72055.0
Nessa’s OblationShotgunImpact: 7063.069.049.0RPM: 656.0

Conditional Finality Shotgun 

Impact Range Handling Reload Speed Rounds Per Min Magazine Exotic Perks
80 35 60 66 55 2
  • Split Decision
  • Paracausal Pellets
  • Type: Exotic Shotgun
  • Perks: Split Decision, Paracausal Pellets
  • Unique Trait: Can deal both solar and stasis damage, stunning/freezing enemies when all pellets hit.
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Conditional Finality (Image Capture Credits eXputer)

Acacia’s Dejection Trace Rifle 

Impact Range Handling Reload Speed Rounds Per Min Magazine Exotic Perks
6 69 59 53 1,000 98 Adaptive Frame
  • Type: Adaptive Frame Rifle
  • Perks: Harmonic Resonance, Perpetual Motion, Rewind Rounds, Envious Assassin, and more.
  • Unique Trait: Deals massive damage to tormenters, improves handling and reload speed when equipped with the set.
Acacia's Dejection
Acacia’s Dejection (Image Capture Credits eXputer)

Briar’s Contempt 

Impact Range Handling Reload Speed Charge Time Magazine Exotic Perks
41 51 31 25 533 6 Aggressive Frame
  • Type: Aggressive Frame Fusion Rifle
  • Perks: Reconstruction, Demolitionist, Rewind Rounds, Keep Away, and more.
  • Unique Trait: Improves reload speed and handling when used with the set.
Briar's Contempt
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Koraxis’s Distress Grenade Launcher 

Blast Radius Range Handling Reload Speed Rounds Per Min Magazine Exotic Perks
20 N/A 25 28 150 5 Rapid Fire Frame
  • Type: Rapid Fire Frame Grenade Launcher (Strand element)
  • Perks: Chain Reaction, Reconstruction, Demolitionist, and more.
  • Unique Trait: Harmonic Resonance, suitable for dealing with tormentors.
Koraxis Distress
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Mykel’s Reverence Sidearm 

Impact Range Handling Reload Speed Rounds Per Min Magazine Exotic Perks
35 33 53 47 450 18 Rapid Fire Frame
  • Type: Rapid Fire Frame Sidearm (Strand element)
  • Perks: Perpetual Motion, Pugilist, Rewind Rounds, and more.
  • Unique Trait: Harmonic Resonance, effective against tormentors.
Mykel's Reverence
Mykel’s Reverence (Image Capture Credits eXputer)

Rufus Fury Auto Rifle 

Impact Range Handling Reload Speed Rounds Per Min Magazine Exotic Perks
18 34 41 50 720 55 Rapid Fire Frame
  • Type: Rapid Fire Frame Auto Rifle (Strand-based damage)
  • Perks: Demolitionist, Pugilist, Rewind Round, and more.
  • Unique Trait: Harmonic Resonance, particularly effective against tormentors.
Rufus' Fury
Rufus’ Fury (Image Capture Credits eXputer)

Nessa’s Oblation Shotgun 

Impact Range Handling Reload Speed Rounds Per Min Magazine Exotic Perks
70 63 69 49 65 6 Pinpoint Slug Frame
  • Type: Pinpoint Slug Frame Shotgun (Void element)
  • Perks: Fourth Time’s The Charm, Repulsor Brace, Reconstruction, and more.
  • Unique Trait: Harmonic Resonance, excels against tormentors.

These weapons are part of the raid’s loot pool and offer various perks to help players tackle the challenges in the Root of the Nightmares raid.

Nessa's Oblation
Nessa’s Oblation (Image Capture Credits eXputer)

Armor Sets 

The players will be able to obtain armor sets depending on their class. Like every other raid, the players will come out with at least one armor set under their belt. 

The armor sets that you will get are based on Nezarac as well, and some of them are inspired by Witness and Rhulk in the game. You will see heavy inspiration from the Acolytes Of Nezarac that are a part of the raid in the Armor Sets as well.

Furthermore, the players will also be able to obtain rewards from twitch during the event. Below you will see all the loot tables for different Root Of Nightmares drops in Destiny 2. Following are the armor sets that you will be able to obtain in the game.

Titans 

The Titans will get the Agony Armor Set.

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Agony Armor Set (Image Capture Credits eXputer)

It includes the following items. 

  •  Mark Of Agony 
  •  Greaves Of Agony 
  •  Plate Of Agony 
  •  Gauntlets Of Agony 
  •  Helm Of Agony 

Hunters 

The hunters will get the Trepidation Armor Set after completing the raid.

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Trepidation Armor Set (Image Capture Credits eXputer)

It includes the following items. 

  • The Cloak Of Trepidation 
  • Boots Of Trepidation 
  • Vest Of Trepidation 
  • Grips Of Trepidation  
  • Mask Of Trepidation 

Warlocks 

Players belonging to the warlock class will obtain the Detestation Armor Set.

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Detestation Armor Set (Image Capture Credits eXputer)

It includes the following armor pieces. 

  • Bond Of Detestation 
  • Boots Of Detestation 
  • Wraps Of Detestation 
  • Robes Of Detestation 
  • Mask Of Detestation 

Exotic Items 

Besides the weapons and the armor sets, the players will also be able to get their hands on some exclusive exotic items.

This includes a lot of rare and useful items like Catalysts as well as Ships and Sparrows. You will get two cosmetic items after the raid. Depending upon your luck, you will either get a Sparrow or a Ghost Shell and a ship.

You will also be able to obtain the catalyst after completing the root of the nightmares raid. In case you are one of the players who manage to beat the raid on Contest Mode within the first 48 Hours, then you will also get an emblem. 

Twitch Drops 

If you are looking to farm more rewards, then you should definitely check out the rewards available as a part of the collaboration between twitch and Bungie. You will be able to obtain two free emblems for simply watching the raid go down. 

You will get the following emblems, and each of them has its own requirements in order to obtain them. 

Dim Italics Emblem 

The emblem can be obtained after tuning in to Twitch Rivals’ official channel. You can also tune into any selected channels for Two Hours to get the emblem. 

Particle Acceleration Emblem 

You will be able to obtain the emblem after watching any Destiny two streamers whenever the raid is live. You will have to watch the stream during the first 48 hours to get the emblem. 

Make sure to link your twitch account with Bungie before you proceed to get your rewards. You can do so by following the steps below. 

  • Log into the bungie.net website 
  • Open the Settings  
  • Now you need to click on the option called “Link Your Bungie.Net Account To Twitch.” 
  • Next, you just need to authorize the link, and you will be able to redeem the rewards 

You can access the awards by opening the Collections in the Emblems section. 

Summing It Up 

With this, we conclude our detailed guide on all Root Of Nightmares drops and loot tables in Destiny 2. while you are at it forget to check out our detailed guide on how to get cloud accretions in Destiny 2. We have also formulated a detailed guide on the dawn chorus and light fall exotics. If you need a walkthrough for grandmaster nightfalls, then don’t forget to check out our detailed guide on it, which features the best strategy. We have also curated a detailed guide for all emblem codes in Destiny 2 so that you can redeem more rewards. 

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