Destiny 2 Lost Sectors: Legend/Master Shields and Rotation

by | Nov 8, 2021 | Leveling

Destiny 2 is definitely more fun when played with friends. And while most activities do require or encourage group play, there is one exception: Legend and Master Lost Sectors.

On top of offering specific rewards when completed Solo, Legend and Master Lost Sectors are also fun and engaging challenges for solo Guardians.

As is tradition over here, let’s cut to the chase and dive into the nitty-gritty: Lost Sectors guides (shields and champions), Rotation, and Rewards.


Destiny 2 Legend and Master Lost Sectors guides: Shields & Champions

Both Legend and Master Lost Sectors can be challenging activities, especially for the average player.

But no matter your skills, whether you can speedrun Master Lost Sectors like our favorite streamers or can barely complete a Legend Lost Sector, you need to make sure you bring weapons with matching elements and armor with the necessary Champions mods:

NameLocationLegend - ShieldsLegend - ChampionsMaster - ShieldsMaster - Champions
Bay of Drowned WishesDreaming CityDestiny 2 Void VoidOverload rounds Overload
Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Destiny 2 Void VoidOverload rounds Overload
Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Aphelion’s RestDreaming CityDestiny 2 Void VoidOverload rounds Overload
Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Destiny 2 Void VoidOverload rounds Overload
Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Chamber of StarlightDreaming CityDestiny 2 Solar Solar
Destiny 2 Void Void
Overload rounds Overload
Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Destiny 2 Solar Solar
Destiny 2 Void Void
Overload rounds Overload
Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
PerditionEuropaDestiny 2 Arc Arc
Destiny 2 Void Void
Overload rounds Overload
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Destiny 2 Arc Arc
Destiny 2 Void Void
Overload rounds Overload
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Bunker E15EuropaDestiny 2 Void VoidOverload rounds Overload
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Destiny 2 Void VoidOverload rounds Overload
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Concealed VoidEuropaDestiny 2 Arc Arc
Destiny 2 Void Void
Overload rounds Overload
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Destiny 2 Solar Solar
Destiny 2 Void Void
Overload rounds Overload
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
The QuarryEDZDestiny 2 Solar Solar
Destiny 2 Void Void
Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Destiny 2 Solar Solar Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Scavenger’s DenEDZDestiny 2 Arc ArcOverload rounds Overload
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Destiny 2 Arc ArcOverload rounds Overload
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Excavation Site XIIEDZDestiny 2 Arc Arc Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Destiny 2 Arc Arc Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Exodus Garden 2ACosmodromeDestiny 2 Void VoidOverload rounds Overload
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Destiny 2 Void VoidOverload rounds Overload
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Veles LabyrinthCosmodromeDestiny 2 Arc Arc
Destiny 2 Solar Solar
Shield Piercing rounds BarrierDestiny 2 Solar SolarShield Piercing rounds Barrier
The Empty TankTangled ShoreDestiny 2 Arc Arc Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Destiny 2 Arc Arc Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
K1 LogisticsMoonDestiny 2 Arc Arc
Destiny 2 Solar Solar
Overload rounds Overload
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Destiny 2 Arc Arc
Destiny 2 Solar Solar
Overload rounds Overload
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
K1 CommunionMoonDestiny 2 Solar Solar
Destiny 2 Void Void
Overload rounds Overload
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Destiny 2 Solar SolarOverload rounds Overload
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
K1 Crew QuartersMoonDestiny 2 Solar SolarOverload rounds Overload
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Destiny 2 Solar SolarOverload rounds Overload
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
K1 RevelationsMoonDestiny 2 Arc Arc Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Destiny 2 Arc Arc Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier

PS: This information comes from the excellent Google spreadsheet from Kimber Prime.


Destiny 2 Lost Sector Rotation and Locations

As with most things in Destiny 2, Legend and Master Lost Sectors are on rotation. In this case, a daily rotation. Any given day, only one Legend and one Master Lost Sector will be available to farm.

For the sake of clarity, the day officially starts at 9 AM PDT, Destiny 2’s official reset time.

Legend and Master Lost Sectors today

DateLegendLegend RewardMasterMaster Reward
11/25/2021K1 Logistics
(Moon)
HelmetThe Empty Tank
(Tangled Shore)
Chest

Alert iconHow to unlock Legend & Master Lost Sectors? First, you’ll need to complete the normal version of the Lost Sector. Then, you’ll need to reach at least 1260 Power Level to even see them in the Director.

Legend and Master Lost Sectors rotation

This is the Season 15 calendar covering all daily Lost Sectors and their rewards (known so far):

DateLegendLegend RewardMasterMaster Reward
12/1/2021Perdition
(Europa)
ArmsBunker E15
(Europa)
Legs
11/30/2021Bunker E15
(Europa)
LegsConcealed Void
(Europa)
Helmet
11/29/2021Concealed Void
(Europa)
HelmetK1 Revelation
(Moon)
Chest
11/28/2021K1 Revelation
(Moon)
ChestK1 Crew Quarters
(Moon)
Arms
11/27/2021K1 Crew Quarters
(Moon)
ArmsK1 Communion
(Moon)
Legs
11/26/2021K1 Communion
(Moon)
LegsK1 Logistics
(Moon)
Helmet
11/25/2021K1 Logistics
(Moon)
HelmetThe Empty Tank
(Tangled Shore)
Chest
11/24/2021The Empty Tank
(Tangled Shore)
ChestAphelion's Rest
(Dreaming City)
Arms
11/23/2021Aphelion's Rest
(Dreaming City)
ArmsChamber of Starlight
(Dreaming City)
Legs
11/22/2021Chamber of Starlight
(Dreaming City)
LegsBay of Drowned Wishes
(Dreaming City)
Helmet
11/21/2021Bay of Drowned Wishes
(Dreaming City)
HelmetPerdition
(Europa)
Chest
11/20/2021Perdition
(Europa)
ChestBunker E15
(Europa)
Arms
11/19/2021Bunker E15
(Europa)
ArmsConcealed Void
(Europa)
Legs
11/18/2021Concealed Void
(Europa)
LegsK1 Revelation
(Moon)
Helmet
11/17/2021K1 Revelation
(Moon)
HelmetK1 Crew Quarters
(Moon)
Chest
11/16/2021K1 Crew Quarters
(Moon)
ChestK1 Communion
(Moon)
Arms
11/15/2021K1 Communion
(Moon)
ArmsK1 Logistics
(Moon)
Legs
11/14/2021K1 Logistics
(Moon)
LegsThe Empty Tank
(Tangled Shore)
Helmet
11/13/2021The Empty Tank
(Tangled Shore)
HelmetAphelion's Rest
(Dreaming City)
Chest
11/12/2021Aphelion's Rest
(Dreaming City)
ChestChamber of Starlight
(Dreaming City)
Arms
11/11/2021Chamber of Starlight
(Dreaming City)
ArmsBay of Drowned Wishes
(Dreaming City)
Legs
11/10/2021Bay of Drowned Wishes
(Dreaming City)
LegsPerdition
(Europa)
Helmet
11/9/2021Concealed Void
(Europa)
HelmetK1 Revelation
(Moon)
Chest
11/8/2021K1 Revelation
(Moon)
ChestK1 Crew Quarters
(Moon)
Arms
11/7/2021K1 Crew Quarters
(Moon)
ArmsK1 Communion
(Moon)
Legs
11/6/2021K1 Communion
(Moon)
LegsK1 Logistics
(Moon)
Helmet
11/5/2021K1 Logistics
(Moon)
HelmetThe Empty Tank
(Tangled Shore)
Chest
11/4/2021The Empty Tank
(Tangled Shore)
ChestAphelion's Rest
(Dreaming City)
Arms
11/3/2021Aphelion's Rest
(Dreaming City)
ArmsChamber of Starlight
(Dreaming City)
Legs
11/2/2021Chamber of Starlight
(Dreaming City)
LegsBay of Drowned Wishes
(Dreaming City)
Helmet

All Lost Sectors in Destiny 2

There are currently 39 Lost Sectors in Destiny 2. There used to be many more, but the removal of entire planets drastically decreased the total amount of Lost Sectors in the game.

Having said, only the Legend/Master Lost Sectors are actually worth your time:

Planet Lost Sector Area Legend/Master?
Nessus The Carrion Pit Glade of Echoes No
Nessus Conflux The Cistern No
Nessus Ancient’s Haunt The Tangle No
Nessus Rift Exodus Black No
Nessus Orrery Artifact’s Edge No
EDZ Atrium Trostland No
EDZ Widow’s Walk Trostland No
EDZ Terminus East Trostland No
EDZ The Drain Outskirts No
EDZ Scavenger’s Den Outskirts Yes
EDZ Whispered Falls Outskirts No
EDZ Pathfinder’s Crash Firebase Hades No
EDZ Excavation Site XII Firebase Hades Yes
EDZ The Pit Firebase Hades No
EDZ The Weep Winding Cove No
EDZ Skydock IV Sunken Isles No
EDZ The Quarry Sunken Isles Yes
EDZ Flooded Chasm The Gulch No
EDZ Hallowed Grave The Sludge No
EDZ Cavern of Souls The Sludge No
EDZ Shaft 13 The Sludge No
Cosmodrome Exodus Garden The Divide Yes
Cosmodrome Veles Labyrinth Forgotten Shore Yes
Dreaming City Bay of Drowned Wishes Divalian Mists Yes
Dreaming City Aphelion’s Rest The Strand Yes
Dreaming City Chamber of Starlight Rheasilvia Yes
Tangled Shore Trapper’s Cave Four-Horn Gulch No
Tangled Shore The Empty Tank Thieves’ Landing Yes
Tangled Shore Kingship Dock Thieves’ Landing No
Tangled Shore Shipyard AWO-43 Jetsam of Saturn No
Tangled Shore Wolfship Turbine Soriks’s Cut No
Moon K1 Logistics Archer’s Line Yes
Moon K1 Communion Anchor of Light Yes
Moon K1 Crew Quarters Hellmouth Yes
Moon K1 Revelation Sorrow’s Harbor Yes
Europa Concealed Void Asterion Abyss Yes
Europa Bunker E15 Eventide Ruins Yes
Europa Perdition Cadmus Ridge Yes

Out of the 39 Lost Sectors in Destiny 2, only 13 offer Legend and Master versions.


Destiny 2 Lost Sectors: Exotic armor rewards

Before these were introduced, it was nearly impossible to farm Exotic armor in Destiny 2. With so many Exotic weapons and armor pieces available, the RNG to find the armor you wanted was too severe.

Legend and Master Lost Sectors finally changed that, as they limit the possible rewards to only one armor slot per day: Helm, arms, chest, legs, and class item.

Equally important, these Lost Sectors are the only way to acquire the latest Exotic armor released since Beyond Light (also known as Year 4 of Destiny 2). Each class has 4 Exotic armor pieces that are only available in Legend and Master Lost Sectors (if completed solo):

NameArmorClassExotic Perk and VerdictRequiresRequirementsReleased
Nothing ManaclesNothing Manacles Destiny 2 art
Nothing Manacles
| Arms
Warlock
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "You gain an additional Scatter Grenade charge. Enables tracking for Scatter Grenade projectiles."
Destiny 2 Season 15 logoSeason 15Season 15
No Backup PlansNo Backup Plans Destiny 2 art
No Backup Plans
| Arms
Titan
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "When you have full melee energy, Shotgun final blows activate your Defensive Strike and consume your melee energy. Shotgun final blows also give you melee energy."
Destiny 2 Season 15 logoSeason 15Season 15
Radiant Dance MachinesRadiant Dance Machines Destiny 2 art
Radiant Dance Machines
| Legs
Hunter
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "Activating your dodge ability while near targets allows you to dodge additional times for a short period."
Destiny 2 Season 15 logoSeason 15Season 15
The Path of Burning StepsThe Path of Burning Steps Titan Destiny 2
The Path of Burning Steps
| Legs
Titan
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

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."

Pairs well with: Anything (any subclass and/or combat style).

► Generating 1-3 solar kills (weapons included) grants a damage boost that can stack. For PVE this can get a good cycle going and for PVP it can make weapons such as a 120 RPM Hand Cannon 2-tap.
Destiny 2 Deluxe Edition logoDeluxe EditionSeason 14
Star-Eater ScalesStar Eater Scales Destiny 2 art
Star-Eater Scales
| Legs
Hunter
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

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."
Destiny 2 Deluxe Edition logoDeluxe EditionSeason 14
Boots of the AssemblerBoots of the Assembler Destiny 2 art
Boots of the Assembler
| Legs
Warlock
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "Standing in a healing rift creates Noble Seekers that seek out allies that are not in a rift and heal them. Standing in an empowering rift creates Noble Seekers that 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 while you are standing in it."
Destiny 2 Deluxe Edition logoDeluxe EditionSeason 14
Cuirass of the Falling StarCuirass of the Falling Star Titan Destiny 2
Cuirass of the Falling Star
| Chest
Titan
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "Greatly increases your Thundercrash impact damage. Gain an overshield that lasts longer the farther you travel before striking a target."

Pairs well with: Middle Tree Striker (Missile).

► The damage boost to Code of the Missile's Thundercrash is very effective in PVE
Destiny 2 Deluxe Edition logoDeluxe EditionSeason 13
OmnioculusOmnioculus Destiny 2 art
Omnioculus
| Chest
Hunter
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "You gain a second Smoke Bomb charge and have damage resistance while invisible. When you make an ally invisible, they gain damage resistance while invisible and you gain melee energy."
Destiny 2 Deluxe Edition logoDeluxe EditionSeason 13
Mantle of Battle HarmonyMantle of Battle Harmony Destiny 2 art
Mantle of Battle Harmony
| Chest
Warlock
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "Takedowns with weapons that have a damage type matching your subclass element grant you Super energy. While your Super energy is full, you instead gain a temporary bonus to weapon damage of the type matching your subclass element."
Destiny 2 Deluxe Edition logoDeluxe EditionSeason 13
Precious ScarsPrecious Scars Titan Destiny 2
Precious Scars
| Helm
Titan
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "After reviving or being revived, you gain an aura that provides overshields to you and nearby allies."

Pairs well with: Anything (any subclass and/or combat style).

► Equipping this while you are downed in Trials of Osiris can help clutch a round provided your teammate gets your res because of the additional overshield (within 15m).
Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Beyond LightSeason 12
Icefall MantleIcefall Mantle Titan Destiny 2
Icefall Mantle
| Arms
Titan
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "Replaces your Barricade ability with a personal overshield. When you activate your Barricade, you create a burst around yourself that slows combatants. While you have the overshield, you are slowed and Barricade does not recharge."

Pairs well with: Anything (any subclass and/or combat style).

► The additional health points provided by activating this can save you in PVE engagements but there are better exotic options given the fact it removes your barricade.
Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Beyond LightSeason 12
Mask of BakrisMask of Bakris Destiny 2 art
Mask of Bakris
| Helm
Hunter
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "Replaces your Stasis subclass Dodge ability with a longer range, faster-moving Shift that partially cloaks you during use. After Shifting, your Arc weapons deal increased damage to combatants for a short time, and you deal increased damage to all slowed or frozen combatants."
Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Beyond LightSeason 12
Dawn ChorusDawn Chorus Destiny 2 art
Dawn Chorus
| Helm
Warlock
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "Your Daybreak projectiles cause targets to burn on contact and deal more damage to them. All of your burn effects last longer, and you gain a small amount of melee energy each time one of your burns damage a target."
Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Beyond LightSeason 12
Athrys's EmbraceAthrys's Embrace Destiny 2 art
Athrys's Embrace
| Arms
Hunter
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "Weighted Knife gains a second bounce. Rapid precision hits with your weapons grant Weighted Knife a significant damage bonus and the ability to stun unshielded combatants for a short time."
Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Beyond LightSeason 12
Necrotic GripNecrotic Grip Destiny 2 art
Necrotic Grip
| Arms
Warlock
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "Damaging combatants envenoms them with poison that deals increasing damage over time. Defeating a poisoned combatant spreads the condition to nearby targets."
Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Beyond LightSeason 12

Destiny 2 Lost Sectors farm: Level Requirements

If you’re interested in farming Legend and/or Master Lost Sectors, you need to have a proper Power Level (including your Artifact’s bonus Power):

Difficulty Legend Master
Recommended Power Level 1320 1350
Exotic Drop Chance 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.

Other than that, it’s all a matter of trial and error until you have an optimized build. But if that sounds too intimidating, you should definitely start by watching the video guides linked above.


Lost Sectors Drop Rates

Bungie doesn’t provide any official figures regarding drop rates other than their very vague “rare” or “common” indications. Luckily, some very dedicated Guardians have put in the work to run and track hundreds of Legend Lost Sectors.

Reddit user LostSectorLoony ran 600+ Lost Sectors. These were his findings:

From a total of 604 Lost Sectors, he received 138 exotic drops for a total drop rate of 22.85%.

Another important finding to keep in mind is that “run time does not seem to affect drop rates“. In other words, run faster Lost Sectors when possible

Which lost sector is best for farming?

It’s common knowledge that Lost Sectors were not created equal. Some are much easier and/or faster to complete than others. And as said by  LostSectorLoony:

I saw no significant difference in drop rate between sectors, but there is a marked difference in how fast they can be completed.

To give you a sense of what Lost Sectors are easier to farm, these are his personal fastest runs and average times for each sector:

Sector Best time Average time
Veles Labyrinth 1:46 3:23
Exodus Garden 2A 2:16 4:30
Perdition 2:52 4:33
Concealed Void 4:42 6:44
Bunker E-15 4:53 7:14
K1 Crew Quarters 06:00 8:10
K1 Communion 10:42 12:50
K1 Logistics 11:43 14:11

Hopefully, you now have everything you need to know how to best farm Lost Sectors to find exactly the type of Exotic armor you need.

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