Scavenger’s Den Lost Sector Destiny 2 Guide and Location

by | Sep 9, 2022

[toc] Located on the EDZ, Scavenger’s Den is a slightly above-average Lost Sector for farming, albeit one of the easiest to run.

While our Lost Sectors hub features every Lost Sector in the game, this Scavenger’s Den guide covers everything you need to know to prepare, including recommended loadouts, shields, and champions.

Scavenger’s Den Location and Requirements

The Scavenger’s Den Lost Sector is located in the Outskirts, on the EDZ.

Scavenger's Den Lost Sector Location

Scavenger’s Den Lost Sector Location

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.

Scavenger’s Den rotation

Seasonal rotation

DateLost SectorsLocationRewardWeek #Burn
8/31/2022Scavenger’s DenEDZChestWeek 2 Solar
9/11/2022Scavenger’s DenEDZArmsWeek 3 Solar
9/22/2022Scavenger’s DenEDZLegsWeek 5 Solar
10/3/2022Scavenger’s DenEDZHelmWeek 6 Solar
10/14/2022Scavenger’s DenEDZChestWeek 8 Solar
10/25/2022Scavenger’s DenEDZArmsWeek 10 Solar
11/5/2022Scavenger’s DenEDZLegsWeek 11 Solar
11/16/2022Scavenger’s DenEDZHelmWeek 13 Solar
11/27/2022Scavenger’s DenEDZChestWeek 14 Solar

Shields and Champions

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

Lost SectorsLocationBurnTierClear timeElemental ShieldsChampions
Scavenger’s DenEDZ Solar


3:33 Arc Overload

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

Scavenger’s Den Champions Overload Captain Destiny 2 Barrier Servitor Destiny 2
Legend x3 Overload Captains x2 Barrier Servitors
Master x5 Overload Captains x3 Barrier Servitors

Scavenger's Den Modifiers: Legend & Master

Legend Modifiers:

  • Solar Burn: +50% Solar damage dealt and received.
  • Scorched Earth: Enemies throw grenades significantly more often.
  • 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.
  • Shield 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.

Difficulty: K1 Crew Quarters is considered below average to farm, in terms of enemy difficulty and time to complete.

Recommended loadout

Weapons & Armor

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceAvailable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Strident Whistle artStrident WhistleCombat BowPrecisionLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar


PvEPlaylist: Vanguard
Season 17EnergyNo
Thoughtless artThoughtlessSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialStasisDeluxe EditionYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis


PvE + PvPPsiOps Battlegrounds
Deluxe Edition
Season 16KineticCraftable
Destiny 2 XenophageXenophageMachine GunExoticExoticHeavySolarShadowkeepYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar


-Exotic Quest
Season 8HeavyNo

During Season of Plunder (S18), the best loadout is the following:

  • A Kinetic Sniper
  • Strident Whistle
  • Xenophage
  • A Solar 3.0 Build

Scavenger’s Den has Barrier and Overload Champions, and all Solar damage you deal is increased. Strident Whistle (a Solar Bow) is one of the best weapons with Overload Rounds you can bring. With an Overload Bow mod equipped and a Solar 3.0 build, enemies in this Lost Sector are no match.

Champions are powerful here, but not as powerful as Xenophage. This Exotic Machine Gun was buffed at the beginning of the Season of Plunder and makes Scavenger’s Den easy.

Xenophage Ornament Destiny 2

Xenophage Exotic Machine Gun, Destiny 2

It’ll kill the Champions in a few hits, even doing so much damage that you may kill Barrier Champions before they activate immunity shields. If they do barrier themselves, you have a Sniper Rifle with Anti-Barrier rounds ready to destroy it.

Essential Mods

Make sure to equip these mods for easy runs:

ArtMod NameSlotAffinityCostEffectsTypeElementReleased
Anti-Barrier Sniper Rifle ModAnti-Barrier Sniper RifleArmsAny6Sniper Rifles you are wielding fire shield-piercing rounds and stun Barrier Champions. Sniper Rifles deal bonus damage against Barrier Champions.ChampionsAnySeason 18
Overload Bow ModOverload BowArmsAny1Damage by fully drawn arrows disrupts combatants, stunning them, delaying ability energy regeneration and lowering combatant damage output. Strong against Overload Champions.ChampionsAnySeason 18
Overload Machine Guns ModOverload Machine GunsArmsAny1Uninterrupted fire from your equipped Machine Guns grants bullets that stun combatants, delaying ability energy regeneration and lowering combatant damage output. Strong against Overload Champions.ChampionsAnySeason 18
Thermoshock Plating ModThermoshock PlatingChestAny2Reduces incoming Arc damage from combatants.SeasonalAnySeason 18
Machine Gun Scavenger ModMachine Gun ScavengerLegAny1Machine Guns get bonus reserves when you pick up ammo.SeasonalAnySeason 18
Font of Might mod Destiny 2 artFont of MightUniversalAny4Picking up an elemental well that matches your subclass energy type grants a temporary bonus to weapon damage of that same elemental type.Elemental WellAny
 width=Harmonic SiphonHelmetAny1Rapid weapon final blows with damage matching your subclass type create an Orb of Power.Charged with LightAnySeason 16
Machine Gun Ammo Finder ModMachine Gun Ammo FinderHelmetAny3Increases your chance of finding Heavy ammo while you have a Machine Gun equipped.Weapon TypeAny
Machine Gun Scavenger Mod artMachine Gun ScavengerLegAny5Machine Guns get bonus reserves when you pick up ammo.Weapon TypeAny


Difficulty Legend Master
Recommended Power 1560 1590
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.

Scavenger’s Den guide

The hardest part of the Scavenger’s Den Lost Sector is the final room. Before this point, everything can be killed easily at your own pace.

In the boss room, there are a lot of enemies that will easily surround you. There are normal enemies, Champions, and the final boss. Trash ads are not a problem for Strident Whistle and your Solar 3.0 build. The Champions and the boss, however, are much more difficult to handle.

Scavenger's Den Lost Sector

Scavenger’s Den Entrance, Destiny 2

What makes things easier is taking out one Champion at a time. We like to start with the Overload Champion unless it’s immune because of the Barrier Champion. If that’s the case, kill the Barrier first.

Overload Champions will die in seconds when you stun them with your Bow and then shoot them a couple of times with Xenophage. For Barrier Champions, you start with Xenophage and then swap to your Sniper Rifle to break their barrier.

With Champions and trash enemies dead, it will be just you against the boss. And the boss won’t be a match for your Solar Super and Xenophage…

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
2022-11-25The Path of Burning StepsThe Path of Burning Steps Titan Destiny 2

The Path of Burning Steps

TitanLegs 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."
2022-11-25Star-Eater ScalesStar Eater Scales Destiny 2 art

Star-Eater Scales

HunterLegs 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."
2022-11-25Boots of the AssemblerBoots of the Assembler Destiny 2 art

Boots of the Assembler

WarlockLegs 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."
2022-11-25Radiant Dance MachinesRadiant Dance Machines Destiny 2 art

Radiant Dance Machines

HunterLegs Beyond LightExotic Perk: "Activating your dodge ability while near targets allows you to dodge additional times for a short period."
2022-11-25Secant FilamentsSecant Filaments Warlock Destiny 2 art

Secant Filaments

WarlockLegs The Witch QueenExotic Perk: "Casting an empowering rift will grant you Devour. Damage dealt by you and your allies from within your empowering rift will disrupt combatants."
2022-11-25Rain of FireRain of Fire Warlock Destiny 2 art

Rain of Fire

WarlockLegs The Witch QueenExotic 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."

Scavenger’s Den 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 Scavenger’s Den Lost Sector features Arc-shielded enemies and Overload and Barrier Champions. Due to its length to complete, this is an average Lost Sector 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.

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, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 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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