Bay of Drowned Wishes Lost Sector: Loadouts & Guide

by | Jan 11, 2024

Bay of Drowned Wishes is a moderately difficult Lost Sector in Destiny 2. There are easier Lost Sectors to farm for exotics out there, but if you must, the Bay of Drowned Wishes can be farmed with the right loadout.

While our D2 Lost Sector Today guide covers every Legend and Master Lost Sectors in the game, this mini-guide covers everything you need to know to prepare for the Bay of Drowned Wishes Lost Sector, including recommended loadouts, Threats, and Champions.

Lost SectorLocationThreatTierShieldsChampions
Bay of Drowned WishesDreaming CityDestiny 2 Arc Arc


Destiny 2 Void VoidOverload rounds Overload
Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Bay of Drowned Wishes Destiny 2 Lost Sector infographic (S23)

Bay of Drowned Wishes Destiny 2 Lost Sector infographic, Season 23

Bay of Drowned Wishes Lost Sector Location

Bay of Drowned Wishes Destiny 2 Lost Sector is located in the Divalian Mists on the Dreaming City.

Bay of Drowned Wishes Location Destiny 2

Destiny 2 Bay of Drowned Wishes Lost Sector location: Dreaming City

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

Bay of Drowned Wishes Rotation

DateLost SectorsLocationThreatSurgesWeek #

Destiny 2 Bay of Drowned Wishes: Enemies & Champions

Similar to Aphelion’s Rest, Bay of Drowned Wishes features these two types of Champions:

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

Bay of Drowned Wishes Modifiers: Legend & Master

Legend Modifiers:

  • Arc Threat: +50% Arc damage received.
  • Stalker Shields: Scorn Raiders now have Void shields.
  • 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
  • Chaff: Radar is disabled. Activates immediately.

Bay of Drowned Wishes D2 Recommended Loadout

Rank: ⚠️ B Tier: Average Lost Sector to farm

The Bay of Drowned Wishes has Overload and Unstoppable Champions; therefore, we recommend a Solar or Stasis loadout:

  • Riptide with Chill Clip to handle Overload Champions.
  • A Solar Hand Cannon with Unstoppable Hand Cannon mod to deal with Unstoppable Champions.
  • A Solar Rocket Launcher to take advantage of Solar Surge and to deal with Overload Champions thanks to the Overload Rocket Launcher mod.
  • A Solar 3.0 or Stasis Loadout
ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Destiny 2 Sunshot artSunshotHand CannonExoticExoticPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar


PvEExotic EngramError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Season 1EnergyNoTop-tier
Gjallarhorn artGjallarhornRocket LauncherExoticExoticHeavySolar30th AnniversaryYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar


PvE + PvPGrasp of Avarice DungeonError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 30th anniversary icon
30th Anniversary
30th Anniversary eventHeavyNoTop-tier
Riptide artRiptideFusion RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialStasisFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis


PvEPlaylist: CrucibleError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Season 17KineticNoTop-tier
Epochal Integration art Destiny 2Epochal IntegrationHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar


PvE + PvPSeasonal activityError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Season 21EnergyNoTop-tier
Apex Predator art Destiny 2Apex PredatorRocket LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavySolarForsaken PackYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar


PvELast Wish RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesForsaken Destiny 2 icon
Forsaken Pack
Season 4HeavyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent,Explosive Light,Reconstruction,Bait and Switch

Subclasses and Exotics

Due to the Solar and Stasis Surge, we recommend either a Solar or Stasis Loadout. Hunters can use a Celestial Nighthawk setup with Ember of Empyrean and Ember of Torches to stay alive or opt for our Touch of Duskfield build

Warlocks can choose our Sun Wizard build to take advantage of Sunbracers or opt for a Stasis build to take full advantage of Ager’s Scepter’s high damage.

Titans can go for our Undying Flame build with Synthoceps or a Stasis build if you prefer to play it safe with Stasis Crystals. Generally, we would not opt for Stasis as Solar is so much stronger, but if you prefer Stasis, options are available.

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 struggle, work on increasing your Power Level as much as possible and focus on Legend Lost Sectors.

Bay of Drowned Wishes Destiny 2 Legend guide

As soon as you spawn in, a crowd of enemies will be in front of you, with a few Stalkers and Screebs. Take out the Screebs first, as their explosion will deal heavy damage or kill the remaining enemies. Once they are defeated, you will see an Unstoppable Champion in the distance. As you approach him, some more Screebs will spawn around the Champion. Stun the Unstoppable and dump a few Rockets into him. They will kill him and the surrounding Screebs. 

Bay of Drowned Wishes screen 1 Destiny 2

As you progress further, Screens will continuously spawn, so be careful and take care of them whenever you see a group of them spawn. Make sure to deal with the explosive mines in the area, as they can do significant damage to you. Further up, there will be another Unstoppable Champion. Simply repeat the process of stunning him and dumping a couple of Rockets into him. He should die pretty quickly.

Bay of Drowned Wishes screen 2 Destiny 2.jpeg

Once you have killed the second Unstoppable Champion, we recommend you stick to the path on the right, giving you a clear line of sight on the spawning minor enemies and the sniper in the distance. Make sure you take out the surrounding enemies and the sniper before attempting to kill the Overload Champion, as it will make your life much easier. Screens will continuously spawn while the Overload Champion is alive, but a couple of Rockets will do the trick against the Champion, allowing you to progress to the door. Waves of Screebs and an Unstoppable Champion will spawn, but your Hand Cannon can kill everything here easily.

Bay of Drowned Wishes screen 3 Destiny 2.jpeg

Up next is the boss room. Ensure you destroy the mines on the ground, as they can be activated by enemy fire. The high ground you walk in on is excellent in this room and should be used to rain fire down at your enemies. Make sure you kill the Overload Champion last, as they will spawn many enemies when killed. Once this wave of enemies is defeated, the boss will spawn. A few Rockets and your Super should make short work of him. Once the boss is dead, you can collect your loot from the chest at the back of the room.

Lost Sector Rewards

Completing Legend or Master Lost Sectors solo is one of two methods to acquire several exclusive 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

Bay of Drowned Wishes Summary

Featuring an Arc Threat modifier, the Bay of Drowned Wishes 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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Matthew Evans
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1 Comment
  1. Kat

    Disagree with the warlock loadout for this one. Had a WAY easier time running a stasis build, since my grenade turrets were able to handle all the screebs and were able to affect both champions present. Add in Ticcu’s Divination and it was pretty darn quick

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