[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.
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
|Date||Lost Sectors||Location||Reward||Week #||Burn|
|8/31/2022||Scavenger’s Den||EDZ||Chest||Week 2||Solar|
|9/11/2022||Scavenger’s Den||EDZ||Arms||Week 3||Solar|
|9/22/2022||Scavenger’s Den||EDZ||Legs||Week 5||Solar|
|10/3/2022||Scavenger’s Den||EDZ||Helm||Week 6||Solar|
|10/14/2022||Scavenger’s Den||EDZ||Chest||Week 8||Solar|
|10/25/2022||Scavenger’s Den||EDZ||Arms||Week 10||Solar|
|11/5/2022||Scavenger’s Den||EDZ||Legs||Week 11||Solar|
|11/16/2022||Scavenger’s Den||EDZ||Helm||Week 13||Solar|
|11/27/2022||Scavenger’s Den||EDZ||Chest||Week 14||Solar|
Shields and 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|
These are the types of Champions you’ll have to deal with:
|Scavenger’s Den Champions|
|Legend||x3 Overload Captains||x2 Barrier Servitors|
|Master||x5 Overload Captains||x3 Barrier Servitors|
Scavenger's Den Modifiers: Legend & Master
- 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.
- 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.
Weapons & Armor
|Art||Weapon||Type||Archetype||Rarity||Ammo||Element||Requirements||In loot pool?||Ammo?||Element?||Tier||Excels||Source||Available?||Requires||Released||Slot||Craftable?|
|Strident Whistle||Combat Bow||Precision||Legendary||Primary||Solar||Free-to-Play||Yes||Primary||Solar|
|PvE||Playlist: Vanguard|| |
|Thoughtless||Sniper Rifle||Adaptive||Legendary||Special||Stasis||Deluxe Edition||Yes||Special||Stasis|
|PvE + PvP||PsiOps Battlegrounds|| |
|-||Exotic Quest|| |
During Season of Plunder (S18), the best loadout is the following:
- A Kinetic Sniper
- Strident Whistle
- 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.
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.
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|
|Overload Bow||Arms||Any||1||Damage by fully drawn arrows disrupts combatants, stunning them, delaying ability energy regeneration and lowering combatant damage output. Strong against Overload Champions.||Champions||Any||Season 18|
|Overload Machine Guns||Arms||Any||1||Uninterrupted fire from your equipped Machine Guns grants bullets that stun combatants, delaying ability energy regeneration and lowering combatant damage output. Strong against Overload Champions.||Champions||Any||Season 18|
|Thermoshock Plating||Chest||Any||2||Reduces incoming Arc damage from combatants.||Seasonal||Any||Season 18|
|Machine Gun Scavenger||Leg||Any||1||Machine Guns get bonus reserves when you pick up ammo.||Seasonal||Any||Season 18|
|Font of Might||Universal||Any||4||Picking up an elemental well that matches your subclass energy type grants a temporary bonus to weapon damage of that same elemental type.||Elemental Well||Any|
|Harmonic Siphon||Helmet||Any||1||Rapid weapon final blows with damage matching your subclass type create an Orb of Power.||Charged with Light||Any||Season 16|
|Machine Gun Ammo Finder||Helmet||Any||3||Increases your chance of finding Heavy ammo while you have a Machine Gun equipped.||Weapon Type||Any|
|Machine Gun Scavenger||Leg||Any||5||Machine Guns get bonus reserves when you pick up ammo.||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.
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.
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
|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."|
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.