After completing The Arrival mission, you’ll be able to visit the Relic and craft your first Glaive weapon in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen. It’s a fairly involved process that can take some time to get used to. Here’s our Destiny 2: The Witch Queen guide to help you with crafting via the Relic and using The Enigma glaive weapon.
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Destiny 2: The Witch Queen – Relic crafting and glaive weapon guide
The Artifact of the Black Fleet that you found during The Arrival can be brought to the safe zone on Mars. It’s just behind some strange-looking doors near Ikora. For your first visit, the item will be placed on the engine as part of a cinematic.
The basics of Relic crafting in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
Next, you’ll see a couple of options: Shape (craft a weapon) and Reshape (modify a relic weapon). Because The Enigma glaive is unlocked by default, we’ll go ahead and make that. But, for future weapons, here’s the gist:
- Certain weapons that have the Deepsight Resonance trait are either random drops during activities or part of quest rewards.
- The idea is to kill enemies with that weapon or complete more activities to increase its progress bar.
- You’ll then be able to extract Neutral Elements, a basic currency for this expansion, as well as Adroit, Mutable, or Energetic Elements (advanced currencies). Likewise, you’ll have a means of earning the pattern for that weapon.
- In turn, you can use the Relic in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen to craft new variants of that weapon, complete with possible rolls.
For The Enigma glaive weapon in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, you’ll notice several slots. The first has to do with base stats, such as +10 handling, range, reload speed, or shield duration. The last slot, meanwhile, allows you to socket a cosmetic memento.
There are also four more slots that have perks that can be assigned. Some examples of perks allow you to craft a weapon that could have Accurized Rounds, Impulse Amplifier (enhanced), and Rampage (enhanced). The basic perks cost Neutral Elements, while others cost the advanced types of currencies. There’s an even rarer currency called the Ascendant Alloy, which can drop from tougher activities, though it’s also sold by Master Rahool and Banshee-44.
Note: Before certain perks can be purchased, you still need to unlock them by leveling up that type of weapon. As usual, you’ll need to kill more enemies with it, which is akin to grinding for a catalyst or the old equipment leveling system in Destiny 1.
Using the glaive weapon in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
The glaive in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen is a hybrid weapon in that it has multiple tactical uses:
- Melee – It has thrusting animations with a short-range lunge (which does remind me of playing as Kerillian in Vermintide).
- Ranged – The Enigma glaive has limited ammo, and it can fire a medium-range shot. This projectile will only travel in a straight line.
- Shield Defense – If you manage to hit a foe with the projectile, a green bar will be slightly filled on your screen. This allows you to activate a shield that’s able to block heavy damage.
To see The Enigma glaive in action in the Crucible, you can watch the video below from YouTuber Destiny Fun Police:
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen is available via Steam.