Aphelion’s Rest Lost Sector Destiny 2: Loadouts & Guide

by | Jan 11, 2024

Aphelion’s Rest is a moderately difficult Lost Sector in Destiny 2. There are easier Lost Sectors to farm for exotics out there, but if you must, Aphelion’s Rest can be manageable with the right loadout.

While our Destiny 2 Lost Sector Today guide features every Legend and Master Lost Sectors in the game, this mini-guide covers everything you need to know to prepare for the Aphelion’s Rest Lost Sector, including recommended loadouts, Threats, and Champions.

Lost SectorLocationThreatTierShieldsChampions
Aphelion’s RestDreaming CityStasis Stasis


Destiny 2 Void VoidOverload rounds Overload
Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Aphelion's Rest Destiny 2 Lost Sector infographic

Aphelion’s Rest Destiny 2 Lost Sector infographic, Season 23

Aphelion’s Rest Lost Sector Location

The Aphelion’s Rest Destiny 2 Lost Sector is located on The Strand in the Dreaming City.

Aphelion’s Rest Lost Sector Location

Destiny 2 Aphelion’s Rest Lost Sector location: Dreaming City

How to unlock Legend & Master Lost Sectors? You’ll need to clear the Lost Sector on standard difficulty and reach the soft cap 1750 Power Level to even see them in the Director.

Aphelion’s Rest Rotation

DateLost SectorsLocationRewardThreatSurgesWeek #

Destiny 2 Aphelion’s Rest: Enemies & Champions

Unlike Gilded Precept, Aphelion’s Rest features these two types of Champions:

Aphelion’s Rest Champions Unstoppable Incendior Champion Overload Chieftain Champion
Legend x2 Unstoppable x2 Overload
Master x3 Unstoppable x4 Overload

Aphelion’s Rest Modifiers: Legend & Master

Legend Modifiers:

  • Stasis Threat: +50% Stasis damage received.
  • Equipment Locked: You will not be able to change your equipment after this activity starts.
  • Limited Revives: Limited fireteam revives. Gain additional revives by defeating Champions.
  • Shields Foes: You will face combatants with Solar and Void shields.
  • Champion Foes: You will face Barrier and Overload Champions.

Master Modifiers:

  • All of the above, plus
  • Scorched Earth: Enemies throw grenades significantly more often.

Aphelion’s Rest D2 Recommended loadout

Rank: ⚠️ B Tier: Average Lost Sector to farm

Featuring Overload and Unstoppable Champions; this is the loadout we recommend this season:

  • Riptide with Chill Clip to stun Overload Champions.
  • Sunshot or Epochal Integration to deal with Unstoppable Champions, as well as to take advantage of Solar Surge
  • Apex Predator or Gjallarhorn to deal big damage and stun Overload Champions with Overload Rocket Launcher if needed.
  • A Solar 3.0 Build
ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Destiny 2 Sunshot artSunshotHand CannonExoticExoticPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar


PvEExotic EngramError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Season 1EnergyNoTop-tier
Gjallarhorn artGjallarhornRocket LauncherExoticExoticHeavySolar30th AnniversaryYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar


PvE + PvPGrasp of Avarice DungeonError icon V2Destiny 2 30th anniversary icon
30th Anniversary
30th Anniversary eventHeavyNoTop-tier
Riptide artRiptideFusion RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialStasisFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis


PvEPlaylist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Season 17KineticNoTop-tier
Epochal Integration art Destiny 2Epochal IntegrationHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimarySolarSeason 21YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar


PvE + PvPSeasonal activityError icon V2Season of the Deep Icon
Season 21
Season 21EnergyNoTop-tier
Apex Predator art Destiny 2Apex PredatorRocket LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavySolarForsaken PackYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar


PvELast Wish RaidCheckmark icon V3Forsaken Destiny 2 icon
Forsaken Pack
Season 4HeavyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent,Explosive Light,Reconstruction,Bait and Switch

Subclasses and Exotics

Because of the active Solar Surge, we opt for a Solar 3.0 build here. Thankfully, each class has a setup that can take advantage of this. Hunters only require Celestial Nighthawk with a simple Restoration chaining setup with Ember of Empyrean and Ember of Torches. This combo will keep you healthy enough while also dealing incredible damage.

Warlocks should run our ‘Sun Wizard’ build on our Top Warlock Builds post. This build will allow you to clear out enemies while retaining x2 Restoration with relative ease and lets you run Well of Radiance for the boss.

Titans should use the Undying Flame build on the Top Titan Builds post. Running this build with Synthoceps gives you ample survivability and chunky damage with your Throwing Hammers.

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Sunbracers Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art


WarlockArmsFree-to-PlayExotic EngramsSeason 1Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Exotic Perk: "Increases the duration of Solar Grenades. Solar melee kills grant unlimited Solar Grenade energy for a brief time."
Celestial Nighthawk Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Celestial Nighthawk

HunterHelmFree-to-PlayExotic EngramsSeason 1Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Exotic Perk: "Modifies Golden Gun to fire a single high-damage shot. Enemies eliminated by the shot explode and grant you Super energy."
Synthoceps Titan Destiny 2


TitanArmsFree-to-PlayExotic EngramsSeason 1Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Exotic Perk: "Increased melee lunge range. Improved melee and Super damage when you're surrounded."


Difficulty Legend Master
Recommended Power 1830 1840
Exotic armor (if solo) Rare Common

Needless to say, these aren’t easy, and the least you should do is ensure you have a reasonable Power Level. By reasonable, we mean no less than 10 Power Levels below the recommended levels. If you find yourself struggling, work on increasing your Power Level as much as possible and focus on Legend Lost Sectors.

Aphelion's Rest Lost Sector

Aphelion’s Rest, Destiny 2

Aphelion’s Rest Destiny 2 Legend guide

As you run through to the first area, there will be a large crowd of Taken Thrall. A couple of shots from your Hand Cannon will take care of them. Once they are dead, an Unstoppable Champion will be rushing towards you. Stun him and dump a few rockets into him to kill him quickly.

Once the first Unstoppable Champion dies, there will be a Void-shielded Taken Acolyte with a Stasis cannon. Make sure to kill him fast, as the slowing effect from his weapon is very annoying to deal with when everything is shooting you. There will be a second Stasis cannon Acolyte on the high ground, so play around the big tree for cover and look to kill him and the surrounding minor enemies.

While this happens, the Unstoppable Champion will likely move towards you. When he gets too close for comfort, stun him and nuke him with your Rocket Launcher. Once he dies, you can safely approach the Overload Champion and stun him with Chill Clip or your Rocket Launcher to dispatch him easily. 

After everything is dead, continue up the slope to the boss area. At the back of the room, there are a bunch of Taken Knights, a lot of Stasis cannon wielders, and an Overload Champion. You can either Rocket them from a distance or get up close and personal with your abilities and Super to make things go faster. After they die, the boss will spawn with a large group of minor enemies. If you stay back, the boss will push you, making killing with some Heavy Ammo easy. 

If you’re in a pinch, don’t be scared to use your Super, as it will probably save you in most situations. Once the boss dies, you can ignore the other enemies and grab the chest.

Lost Sector Rewards

As a reminder, completing Legend or Master Lost Sectors solo is the only way to acquire several specific Exotic armor pieces. While our Lost Sector Exotics guide covers them all, including their rotation for the remainder of the season, these are all Lost Sector Exotics available today:

Lost Sector Exotics today

DateNameArmorClassTypeRequiresExotic Perk

Aphelion’s Rest Summary

Featuring a Stasis Threat modifier, the Aphelion’s Rest Lost Sector features Void-shielded enemies, as well as Unstoppable and Overload Champions. Due to its length to complete and difficulty, this is an average Lost Sector to farm.

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