Extraction Lost Sector Destiny 2: Guide and Location

by | Sep 21, 2023

Extraction is absolutely the worst Lost Sector in Destiny 2. It takes the longest amount of time out of any Lost Sector. The combination of Arc, Void shields, and both Overload and Unstoppable Champions forces a very unfun and restrictive loadout.

While our Legend Lost Sectors today guide features every Legend and Master Lost Sectors in the game, this Extraction mini-guide covers everything you need to know to prepare, including recommended loadouts, enemy shields, and Champions.

Extraction Location and Requirements

The Extraction Lost Sector is located in the Quagmire, on the Throne World.

Extraction Lost Sector Location

Extraction Lost Sector location

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.

Extraction rotation

Seasonal rotation

DateLost SectorsLocationRewardThreatSurgesWeek #
8/23/2023ExtractionThrone WorldHelmDestiny 2 Arc ArcStrand & ArcWeek 1
9/3/2023ExtractionThrone WorldChestDestiny 2 Arc ArcSolar & StrandWeek 2
9/14/2023ExtractionThrone WorldArmsDestiny 2 Arc ArcSolar & StrandWeek 4
9/25/2023ExtractionThrone WorldLegsDestiny 2 Arc ArcSolar & StrandWeek 5
10/6/2023ExtractionThrone WorldHelmDestiny 2 Arc ArcSolar & StrandWeek 7
10/17/2023ExtractionThrone WorldChestDestiny 2 Arc ArcSolar & StrandWeek 9
10/28/2023ExtractionThrone WorldArmsDestiny 2 Arc ArcStrand & ArcWeek 10
11/8/2023ExtractionThrone WorldLegsDestiny 2 Arc ArcStrand & ArcWeek 12
11/19/2023ExtractionThrone WorldHelmDestiny 2 Arc ArcSolar & StrandWeek 13

Shields & Champions

This is an overview of what Burn, enemies, and overall difficulty you should expect in this Lost Sector:

Lost SectorsLocationThreatTierShieldsChampions
ExtractionThrone WorldDestiny 2 Arc Arc


Destiny 2 Void Void
Destiny 2 Arc Arc
Overload rounds Overload
Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable

These are the types of Champions you’ll have to deal with:

Extraction Champions Unstoppable Ogre Champion Overload Chieftain Champion
Legend x3 Unstoppable Ogre x1 Overload Chieftain
Master <x2 Unstoppable Ogre <x4 Overload Chieftain

Extraction Modifiers: Legend & Master

Legend Modifiers:

  • Arc Burn: +50% Arc 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.

Master Modifiers:

  • All of the above, plus
  • Raider Shield: Scorn Raiders now have Void shields.

Difficulty: Extraction is absolutely the worst Lost Sector in Destiny 2.

Recommended loadout

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
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

For Season of the Witch (S22), the best loadout is:

  • Riptide
  • Any preferred primary
  • Gjallarhorn
  • Void 3.0 Build

This season’s artifact offers a unique champion mod appearing as Unstoppable Fusion Rifles. The combination of the perk Chill Clip in addition to this new artifact mod allows for Riptide to handle both types of champions at once. When a champion is stunned, make sure to fire two shots of Gjallarhorn to finish off the enemy.

Furthermore, Bungie has since made elemental shields much easier to tackle so feel free to use any primary that feels right for you. This lost sector is incredibly flexible and allows for a myriad of playstyles.

Essential Mods

Make sure to equip these mods for easy runs:

  • 2x Solar Reserves

While your build should curate a playstyle that you want to experience, this lost sector lends itself well to benefiting from multiple reserve mods to increase the total amount of Gjallarhorn shots from the start. These extra rockets will make runs feel more consistent and overall faster.


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.

Extraction guide

The opening room is filled with standard red bar enemies. However, it is followed by the plates arena which proves to be the most difficult segment of the sector.

It is recommended to capture the first plate on the right when you enter, then, cross under the middle structure to capture the left plate for the easiest time. Make sure to spam void abilities like Bastion barricades, Child of the Old Gods, and Smoke Bombs from the void subclass kit to improve survivability.

Extraction Lost Secto

Extraction Lost Sector, Destiny 2

Upon killing enough enemies in the plates section (5-7), an Unstoppable Champion will appear in the middle. Do not engage with this enemy until both plates have been claimed so you can reposition to a safer spot

Finally, in the boss room, you can bait both Unstoppable Ogres towards the entry doorway before fighting the Lucent Wizard. This will save plenty of time and reduce the enemy congestion in the arena.

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
2023-09-21The Path of Burning StepsThe Path of Burning Steps Titan Destiny 2

The Path of Burning Steps

TitanLegsBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Exotic Perk: "Solar final blows periodically grant you an escalating bonus to weapon damage, and Solar grenade final blows grant you the highest bonus. 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."
2023-09-21Star-Eater ScalesStar Eater Scales Destiny 2 art

Star-Eater Scales

HunterLegsBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
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."
2023-09-21Boots of the AssemblerBoots of the Assembler Destiny 2 art

Boots of the Assembler

WarlockLegsBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
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."
2023-09-21Radiant Dance MachinesRadiant Dance Machines Destiny 2 art

Radiant Dance Machines

HunterLegsBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Exotic Perk: "Activating your dodge ability while near targets allows you to dodge additional times for a short period. Defeating targets extends the duration of the additional dodge."
2023-09-21Secant FilamentsSecant Filaments Warlock Destiny 2 art

Secant Filaments

WarlockLegsThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
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."
2023-09-21Rain of FireRain of Fire Warlock Destiny 2 art

Rain of Fire

WarlockLegsThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
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."
2023-09-21Abeyant LeapAbeyant Leap Titan exotic

Abeyant Leap

TitanLegsLightfall Preorder icon
Exotic Perk: "Drengr's Lash spawns two additional projectiles, tracks targets more aggressively, and travels farther. Gain Woven Mail when suspending targets."
2023-09-21Speedloader SlacksSpeedloader Slacks Hunter exotic

Speedloader Slacks

HunterLegsLightfall Preorder icon
Exotic Perk: "Dodging boosts reload speed, handling, and airborne effectiveness for you and nearby allies. While the buff is active, final blows and additional dodges increase the buff strength and refresh the timer. Maxes out at 5 stacks."
2023-09-21SwarmersSwarmers Warlock exotic


WarlockLegsLightfall Preorder icon
Exotic Perk: "Destroying a Tangle spawns a Threadling. Your Threadlings unravel targets that they damage."

Extraction Summary

Featuring an Arc Threat modifier, the Extraction Lost Sector features Void-shielded enemies and Overload and Barrier Champions. Due to its length to complete and difficulty, this is one of the absolute best Lost Sectors to farm.

If this guide had too much information, those are the main highlights you need to remember. 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.

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  1. hera

    why do you say to use a scout rifle to stun unstoppable champions ?

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