[toc] Excavation Site XII is the best Lost Sector to farm in the Season of the Haunted. It’s both the fastest and one of the easiest you can farm.
While our Lost Sectors ultimate guide features every Legend and Master Lost Sectors in the game, this The Conflux mini-guide covers everything you need to know to prepare, including recommended loadouts, enemy shields, and Champions.
Excavation Site XII Location and Requirements
The Excavation Site XII Lost Sector is located in Firebase Hades, on the EDZ.
How to unlock Legend & Master Lost Sectors? You’ll need to complete the normal version of the Lost Sector and reach 1510 Power Level to even see them in the Director.
Excavation Site XII rotation
|Date||Lost Sectors||Location||Reward||Week #||Burn|
|9/2/2022||Excavation Site XII||EDZ||Legs||Week 2||Solar|
|9/13/2022||Excavation Site XII||EDZ||Helm||Week 4||Solar|
|9/24/2022||Excavation Site XII||EDZ||Chest||Week 5||Solar|
|10/5/2022||Excavation Site XII||EDZ||Arms||Week 7||Solar|
|10/16/2022||Excavation Site XII||EDZ||Legs||Week 8||Solar|
|10/27/2022||Excavation Site XII||EDZ||Helm||Week 10||Solar|
|11/7/2022||Excavation Site XII||EDZ||Chest||Week 11||Solar|
|11/18/2022||Excavation Site XII||EDZ||Arms||Week 13||Solar|
|11/29/2022||Excavation Site XII||EDZ||Legs||Week 15||Solar|
Shields & Champions
This is an overview of what Burn, enemies, and overall difficulty you should expect in this Lost Sector:
|Lost Sectors||Location||Burn||Tier||Clear time||Elemental Shields||Champions|
|Excavation Site XII||EDZ||Solar|
These are the types of Champions you’ll have to deal with:
|Excavation Site XII Champions|
|Legend||x3 Unstoppable Incendior||x1 Barrier Colossus|
|Master||x5 Unstoppable Incendior||x2 Barrier Colossus|
Excavation Site XII Modifiers: Legend & Master
- Solar Burn: +50% Solar damage dealt and received.
- Hot Knife: Shanks now have Solar shields.
- Equipment Locked: You will not be able to change your equipment after this activity starts.
- Match Game: Enemy shields are highly resistant to all unmatched elemental damage.
- 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.
- Arach-NO!: When defeated, Fallen Vandals spawn a web mine at their feet.
- All of the above, plus
- Scorched Earth: Enemies throw grenades significantly more often.
Difficulty: Excavation Site XII is the best Lost Sector to farm in this season.
Weapons & Armor
|Art||Weapon||Type||Archetype||Rarity||Ammo||Element||Requirements||In loot pool?||Ammo?||Element?||Tier||Excels||Source||Available?||Requires||Released||Slot||Craftable?|
|Gjallarhorn||Rocket Launcher||Exotic||Exotic||Heavy||Solar||30th Anniversary||Yes||Heavy||Solar|
|PvE + PvP||Grasp of Avarice Dungeon|| |
|30th Anniversary event||Heavy||No|
|BxR-55 Battler||Pulse Rifle||Legacy PR-55||Legendary||Primary||Solar||Free-to-Play||Yes||Primary||Solar|
|PvE + PvP||Dares of Eternity|| |
|30th Anniversary event||Energy||Craftable|
|Thoughtless||Sniper Rifle||Adaptive||Legendary||Special||Stasis||Deluxe Edition||Yes||Special||Stasis|
|PvE + PvP||PsiOps Battlegrounds|| |
During the Season of Plunder (S18), the best loadout is:
- A Kinetic Sniper Rifle
- Any Solar Pulse Rifle
- Gjallarhorn or Xenophage
- A Solar 3.0 Build
In the Excavation Site XII Lost Sector, you’ll run into Unstoppable and Barrier Champions. Any Pulse Rifle is great at stunning the Unstoppable Champion.
If you have access to the Dares of Eternity, the Solar Pulse Rifle (BXR-55 Battler) is what we recommend. It’ll do extra damage because of Solar Burn, but it’s not necessary. Any Pulse Rifle will work because it’s only for stunning Unstoppable Champions.
You’ll use your Gjallarhorn or Xenophage on the Barrier Champion and final boss. Both are fairly easy to obtain.
Make sure to equip these mods for easy runs:
|Anti-Barrier Sniper Rifle||Arms||Any||6||Sniper Rifles you are wielding fire shield-piercing rounds and stun Barrier Champions. Sniper Rifles deal bonus damage against Barrier Champions.||Champions||Any||Season 18|
|Unstoppable Pulse Rifle||Arms||Any||1||Aiming down Pulse Rifle sights loads a high-impact burst that stuns unshielded combatants. Strong against Unstoppable Champions.||Champions||Any||Season 18|
|Thermoshock Plating||Chest||Any||2||Reduces incoming Arc damage from combatants.||Seasonal||Any||Season 18|
|Rocket Launcher Ammo Finder||Helmet||Any||3||Increases your chance of finding Heavy ammo while you have a Rocket Launcher equipped.||Weapon Type||Any|
|Rocket Launcher Scavenger||Leg||Any||5||Rocket Launchers get bonus reserves when picking up Heavy ammo.||Weapon Type||Any|
|Rocket Launcher Reserves||Chest||Any||3||Increases the amount of Rocket Launcher ammo you can carry.||Weapon Type||Any|
|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.
Excavation Site XII Lost Sector guide
The Excavation Site XII Lost Sector is really easy with Solar 3.0. All of your kills come from your Solar abilities and Gjallarhorn (or Xenophage). If you’re new to running Lost Sectors, your Pulse Rifle will also help.
There are a lot of Unstoppable Champions in this Lost Sector. They should be stunned with your Glaive and then killed with a Gjallarhorn rocket (or with a couple of Xenophage shots). When you get to the Barrier Champion, you can kill it before it uses its Barrier. Keep in mind you only have a very short window to do enough damage.
The best way to do this is by using your Solar grenade and Heavy weapon at the same time. If you’re not fast enough, you can still break the Barrier with Anti-Barrier Sniper Rifle Rounds.
If you use only one Gjallarhorn shot per Champion, you’ll have plenty to kill the boss quickly. You can buff your damage even more if you kill the Nightmare Cabal next to the boss first.
This Nightmare enemy will drop an orange orb once killed. This ball will buff your damage against the final boss for a few seconds.
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
|2022-11-25||The Path of Burning Steps||
The Path of Burning Steps
|Titan||Legs||Beyond Light||Exotic Perk: "Solar final blows periodically grant you an escalating bonus to weapon damage. You are harder to slow or freeze with Stasis, and when you break out, you take no damage from doing so, creating a burst of Solar energy around yourself."|
|Hunter||Legs||Beyond Light||Exotic Perk: "You gain additional Super energy from Orbs of Power you pick up. While your Super energy is full, picking up an Orb of Power overcharges your Super, causing you to gain a burst of healing when cast and a bonus to your Super damage. At maximum overcharge, you also gain an overshield."|
|2022-11-25||Boots of the Assembler||
Boots of the Assembler
|Warlock||Legs||Beyond Light||Exotic Perk: "Standing in a healing rift creates Noble Seekers that seek out allies that are not in a rift and heal them. Noble Seekers from Empowering rift grant both you and your ally a damage bonus. Each time a Noble Seeker finds one of your allies, the duration of your rift is briefly extended."|
|2022-11-25||Radiant Dance Machines||
Radiant Dance Machines
|Hunter||Legs||Beyond Light||Exotic Perk: "Activating your dodge ability while near targets allows you to dodge additional times for a short period."|
|Warlock||Legs||The Witch Queen||Exotic Perk: "Casting an empowering rift will grant you Devour. Damage dealt by you and your allies from within your empowering rift will disrupt combatants."|
|2022-11-25||Rain of Fire||
Rain of Fire
|Warlock||Legs||The Witch Queen||Exotic Perk: "Air dodge reloads all of your weapons and improves the airborne effectiveness of Fusion Rifles and Linear Fusion Rifles; final blows with these weapons make you radiant."|
Excavation Site XII Summary
If this guide had too much information and you can only remember one sentence, these are the highlights:
Featuring a Solar burn modifier, the Excavation Site XII Lost Sector features Solar-shielded enemies and Unstoppable and Barrier Champions. Due to its length to complete and difficulty, this is one of the best Lost Sectors to farm.
Hopefully, you now have everything you need to know how to best clear this Lost Sector to farm exactly the type of Exotic armor you need.