The Wayfinder’s Compass is the artifact that you’ll equip during Destiny 2: Season of the Lost. Funnily enough, Bungie decided to use the same name for the artifact and the new HELM fixture where you can get upgrades. In any case, here’s our Destiny 2: Season of the Lost Wayfinder’s Compass artifact guide to help you obtain this contraption and its mods.
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Destiny 2: Season of the Lost – Wayfinder’s Compass artifact mods guide
To get the Wayfinder’s Compass in Destiny 2: Season of the Lost, you just need to complete the first mission aptly named “Mission Cocoon.” After a short cinematic where Mara Sov recounts her exploits, you’ll spawn in the Dreaming City. Eliminate all the Taken until you reach the Awoken Beacon.
Activate it to teleport to the Ascendant Plane. Mind you, this is slightly different from the previous challenges you’ve experienced as this is more akin to a mission. So, just clear the mobs until you find the next Awoken Beacon. Eventually, you’ll fight a Hive Knight called Kelgorath, Risen from Bones. Kill the Wizard that appears to remove its shield.
When you’re done, you’ll see another cinematic where Mara Sov is introduced to Saint-14 and the Crow (her revived brother Uldren). Osiris is also here and it’s finally be revealed that Savathun was controlling him all along.
With this knowledge, Mara asks you to go to the next room to take the Wayfinder’s Compass. You’re then told to go back to the HELM for the continuation of this season’s activities.
So, what exactly can you expect from the Wayfinder’s Compass artifact in Destiny 2: Season of the Lost? Well, here are the mods that you can unlock:
|Mod and Effect||Energy Cost||Slot/Type|
|Anti-barrier Auto Rifle
Unstoppable Pulse Rifle
Disrupting Blade – Stuns Overload champions when you land consecutive sword hits.
|Hands-On – Bonus super energy from melee kills.||1||Helmet|
|Shotgun Dexterity – Faster ready and stow speed for shotguns.||Arms|
|Sword Scavenger – Swords get larger bonus reserves when you pick up ammo.||Leg|
|Fusion Rifle Loader – Increases the reload speed of fusion rifles.||Arms|
|Linear Fusion Targetting – Improved target acquisition, accuracy, and aim-down-sights (ADS) for linear fusion rifles.||Helmet|
|Auto Rifle Loader – Faster reload speed for auto rifles.||1||Arms|
|Shotgun Ammo Finder – Increases the chance of finding ammo when you have a shotgun equipped.||1||Helmet|
|Passive Guard – Receive less damage from nearby enemies when wielding a sword.||6||Class Item|
|Fusion Scavenger – Fusion rifles and linear fusion rifles get bonus reserves when picking up ammo that the weapon uses.||3||Leg|
|Sidearm Dexterity – Faster ready and stow speed for sidearms.||1||Arms|
|Unstoppable Fusion Rifle – Fusion rifles and linear fusion rifles can fire a shot that stuns Unstoppable champions when you ADS.||6||Arms|
|Withering Heat – Causing damage with Solar abilities weakens champions.||6||Class Item|
|Resonance Siphon – Gain Stasis ability energy when you or your teammates stun a champion.||2||Class Item|
|Thermoclastic Strike – Solar and Stasis melee abilities stun combatants; strong against Overload champions; refresh your melee ability when an Overload champion is stunned.||3||Class Item|
|Fire And Ice – Defeating a champion spawns a random array of Solar and Stasis wells.||1||Elemental Well Mod|
|Well of Potency – Picking up a matching Elemental Well grants super energy.||5||Elemental Well Mod|
|Pyretic Embrace – Casting a Solar super restores full health and shields.||4||Class Item|
|Thermoclastic Blooming – Defeating an enemy with a Solar or Stasis melee creates an Orb of Power.||2||Arms|
|Focusing Lens – Your Light abilities do bonus damage vs. enemies affected by Stasis.||3||Class Item|
|Particle Deconstruction – Dealing damage to an enemy with a fusion rifle or linear fusion rifle grants bonus damage with those kinds of weapons for a short time; stacks up to 5 times.||7||Class Item|
The first thing you’ll notice is that there seems to be a slight focus when it comes to fusion rifles and linear fusion rifles. I guess that makes sense. After all, lucky players might have obtained the Vex Mythoclast exotic fusion rifle from the Vault of Glass. Meanwhile, the Lorentz Driver, an exotic linear fusion rifle, is available immediately to those who have the season pass.
Likewise, you’ll see a combination of mods for the Solar and Stasis elements. Mods such as Withering Heat, Resonance Siphon, Thermoclastic Strike, and Thermoclastic Blooming might actually be great for PvE content. You’re looking at chained stuns, free melee charges, champion debuffs, and orbs for days. If you have new findings and you’ve discovered some great mod combinations, let us know.