Operation: Seraph’s Shield Exotic Mission: Rotation & Loot

by | Mar 10, 2024

You can now relive some of the best PvE content Destiny 2 has to offer, thanks to the Exotic Mission Rotator. This new system brings back beloved missions from past seasons while also sprucing them up with some enticing loot.

In this article, we cover one of these missions, Operation: Seraph’s Shield, including its rotation and rewards.

Operation: Seraph’s Shield Mission in Destiny 2

The Exotic Mission Rotator features three missions, including Operation: Seraph’s Shield, which change weekly at reset.

ArtExotic MissionLocationPower LevelRewardsRequires
Seraph Shield Exotic Mision RotatorOperation: Seraph's ShieldLegends tab1800Loot TableThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
The Witch Queen
Operation Seraph Shield Exotic Mission

Operation: Seraph’s Shield Exotic Mission, Destiny 2

Basically, a small-scale version of the Deep Stone Crypt raid, Operation: Seraph’s Shield was released with Season of the Seraph. This mission has Guardians venturing into a Braytech orbital platform above the Last City to rid it of Fallen forces.

This one is relatively mechanically complex but doesn’t have a timer, making it an enjoyable experience if you take your time. Revision Zero is the unique exotic you’ll get for completing Operation: Seraph’s Shield. Able to fire a two-round burst, four-round burst, or powerful sniper-like shots, this pulse rifle is truly a jack of all trades. It’s also craftable, allowing you to customize it to your liking.

Operation: Seraph’s Shield rotation

This is the Season 23 calendar covering the entire Operation: Seraph’s Shield rotation until June 4, 2024:

Operation: Seraph’s Shield Rotation: Season 22

WeekExotic MissionExoticWeek #
November 28, 2023Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 1
December 19, 2023Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 4
January 9, 2024Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 7
January 30, 2024Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 10
February 20, 2024Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 13
March 12, 2024Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 16
April 2, 2024Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 19
April 23, 2024Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 22
May 14, 2024Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 25
Seraph Shield Exotic Mision Rotator

Operation: Seraph’s Shield Exotic Mission, Destiny 2

Destiny 2 Operation: Seraph’s Shield Loot Table & Rewards

Operation: Seraph’s Shield offers several rewards, including a craftable version of the Revision Zero Exotic and the armor set and weapons from Season 19:

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Revision Zero artRevision ZeroPulse RifleExoticExoticPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
Witch Queen
Season 19KineticCraftableTop-tier
Disparity art
DisparityPulse RifleAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryStasisThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
Witch Queen
Season 19KineticCraftableTop-tier
IKELOS HC v1.0.2 Destiny 2 artIKELOS_HC_v1.0.3Hand CannonPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Weak

C

-Operation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesDestiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Free-to-Play
Season 19EnergyCraftableRepulsor Brace
IKELOS SG v1.0.2 Destiny 2 artIKELOS_SG_v1.0.3ShotgunRapid-FireLegendarySpecialSolarFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Best

S

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesDestiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Free-to-Play
Season 19EnergyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent
IKELOS_SR_v1.0.2 artIKELOS_SR_v1.0.3Sniper RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialSolarFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Strong

A

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesDestiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Free-to-Play
Season 19EnergyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent
IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2 artIKELOS_SMG_v1.0.3Submachine GunAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Best

S

PvE + PvPOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesDestiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Free-to-Play
Season 19EnergyCraftableTop-tierVoltshot
Tripwire Canary artTripwire CanaryCombat BowLightweightLegendaryPrimaryArcThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

PvPOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
Witch Queen
Season 19EnergyCraftable
Judgment of Kelgorath artJudgment of KelgorathGlaiveAggressiveLegendarySpecialSolarThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Best

S

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
Witch Queen
Season 19EnergyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent
Fire and Forget art
Fire and ForgetLinear Fusion RifleAggressiveLegendaryHeavyStasisThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-Operation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
Witch Queen
Season 19HeavyCraftable
Retrofit Escapade art
Retrofit EscapadeMachine GunRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyVoidThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Strong

A

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
Witch Queen
Season 19HeavyCraftableTop-tier
Path of Least Resistance art
Path of Least ResistanceTrace RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialArcThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Best

S

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
Witch Queen
Season 19HeavyCraftableTop-tierVoltshot
Armor SetReleasedTitan PreviewHunter PreviewWarlock PreviewSourceObtainable?
Team Mech
Festival of the Lost Event
Season 18Festival of the Lost EventSeasonal

🛑 Operation: Seraph’s Shield’s loot pool requires ownership of The Witch Queen or Season of the Seraph.

Revision Zero Exotic Pulse rifle

Revision Zero Exotic Pulse rifle, Destiny 2

It is worth noting that the exotic reward, Revision Zero, is now craftable. As explained by Bungie:

  • First completion of the mission on Normal or Legendary difficulty will award the Exotic Deepsight weapon associated with the mission.
  • Each completion of the Normal or Legendary version of the Exotic mission will award an intrinsic upgrade that can be used when crafting the Exotic weapon.
  • Each completion of the Legendary version of the Exotic mission will award a Catalyst upgrade for the crafted Exotic weapon.

Regarding the Legendary Armor and weapon rewards:

  • Weekly mission rewards:
    • One guaranteed Deepsight weapon that has not had its pattern unlocked and one armor piece that has not already been obtained.
  • On every completion, you will receive an additional weapon from the mission’s weapon pool. However, this weapon will have no knockout or guaranteed Deepsight behavior (the weapon can roll with Deepsight, but this would be on a random percentage chance).

Note that Exotic Missions feature two difficulties, Normal and Legendary, and each will have separate weekly reward lockouts.

Operation Seraph Shield Difficulties screen

Operation Seraph Shield Difficulties, Destiny 2

Exotic Rotator Challenges

Last but not least, these Missions also feature specific challenges. These challenges are meant to test you and reward those who succeed with even more loot.

What is the Exotic Mission Rotator?

Over the years, Bungie has added missions that carry specific exotic weapon rewards to Destiny 2. These typically are kept a secret until they’re discovered by the community in-game, making for a day almost as exciting as the release of a new raid.

The exotic mission rotator, new for Season 22, takes some of these missions from past years and puts them into a playlist. This playlist features one mission per week, granting unique rewards that reset every Tuesday.

Before you go…

Don’t miss the many other Exotic Quests that are still in the game. Many of these are excellent and feature some of the best Exotic weapons in Destiny 2. Also, don’t forget to check out Vox Obscura, another Exotic Mission on rotation.

About The Author

Ric Molina
Ric Molina
I've been covering gaming since 2012, and some of my work has been featured by large brands, including MSN.com, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 (and now Diablo 4) for years now, and I hope to provide new and returning players with the guides and resources I wish I had when I first started.
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