Skydock IV Lost Sector Destiny 2: Loadouts & Guide

by | Jan 20, 2024

Skydock IV is one of the easiest Lost Sectors to complete in Destiny 2, making it one of the best to farm Exotics.

While our Destiny 2 Lost Sector guide features every Lost Sector in the game, this mini-guide covers everything you need to know to prepare for the Skydock IV Lost Sector, including recommended loadouts, Threats, and Champions.

Lost SectorLocationThreatTierShieldsChampions
Skydock IVEDZDestiny 2 Solar Solar


Destiny 2 Solar Solar
Destiny 2 Void Void
Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier

Skydock IVLost Sector Location 

The Skydock IV Lost Sector is located in The Cistern, EDZ.

Skydock IV Lost Sector Location

Destiny 2 Skydock IV Lost Sector location: Europa

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.

Skydock IV Rotation

DateLost SectorsLocationRewardThreatSurgesWeek #
12/7/2023Skydock IVEDZHelmDestiny 2 Solar Solar🟠 Solar & 🟢 StrandWeek 2
12/18/2023Skydock IVEDZChestDestiny 2 Solar Solar🟠 Solar & ⚪️ StasisWeek 3
12/29/2023Skydock IVEDZArmsDestiny 2 Solar Solar🟠 Solar & ⚪️ StasisWeek 5
1/9/2024Skydock IVEDZLegsDestiny 2 Solar Solar🟠 Solar & ⚪️ StasisWeek 7
1/20/2024Skydock IVEDZHelmDestiny 2 Solar Solar🟠 Solar & 🟢 StrandWeek 8
1/31/2024Skydock IVEDZChestDestiny 2 Solar Solar🟠 Solar & 🟢 StrandWeek 10
2/11/2024Skydock IVEDZArmsDestiny 2 Solar Solar🟠 Solar & ⚪️ StasisWeek 11
2/22/2024Skydock IVEDZLegsDestiny 2 Solar Solar🟠 Solar & ⚪️ StasisWeek 13

Destiny 2 Skydock IV: Enemies & Champions

Similar to Gilded Precept, Skydock IV features these two types of Champions:

Skydock IV Champions Unstoppable Incendior Champion Barrier Colossus Champion
Legend x3 Unstoppable Incendior x1 Barrier Colossus
Master x5 Unstoppable Incendior x1 Barrier Colossus

Skydock IV Modifiers: Legend & Master

Legend Modifiers:

  • Solar Threat: +50% Solar damage received.
  • Equipment Locked: You will not be able to change your equipment after this activity starts.
  • 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
  • Pestilence: When defeated, Psions spawn Void grenades at their feet

Skydock IV D2 Recommended loadout

Rank: ✅ A Tier: Good Lost Sector to farm 👍

Skydock IV has Unstoppable and Barrier Champions; therefore, we recommend a Solar or Strand loadout:

  • Kinetic Slot: Arbalest or Wish-Ender, as they can both take down Barrier Champions while also having solid burst damage and range.
  • Energy Slot: Epochal Integration or Zaouli’s Bane, as they can both stun Unstoppable Champions while also taking advantage of the Solar Surge.
  • Heavy Slot: Apex Predator is best, but any high-damage Solar or Strand Heavy weapon will work
  • Build: Solar or Strand
ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Destiny 2 Wish Ender artWish-EnderCombat BowExoticExoticPrimaryKineticForsaken PackYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic


PvEExotic QuestError icon V2Forsaken Destiny 2 icon
Forsaken Pack
Season 4KineticNoTop-tier
Destiny 2 Arbalest artArbalestLinear Fusion RifleExoticExoticSpecialKineticLightfallYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic


PvEExotic QuestError icon V2Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 6KineticNoTop-tier
Epochal Integration art Destiny 2Epochal IntegrationHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimarySolarSeason 21YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar


PvE + PvPSeasonal activityError icon V2Season of the Deep Icon
Season 21
Season 21EnergyNoTop-tier
Apex Predator art Destiny 2Apex PredatorRocket LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavySolarForsaken PackYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar


PvELast Wish RaidCheckmark icon V3Forsaken Destiny 2 icon
Forsaken Pack
Season 4HeavyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent,Explosive Light,Reconstruction,Bait and Switch

Subclasses and Exotics

Due to the weekly surge, players should go for a Solar or Strand build. Hunters can go for our Radiant Assassin build or Celestial Nighthawk if feeling confident. Threadrunners can use a Cyrtarachne’s Facade and Whirling Maelstrom setup for great ad-clear and survivability.

Solar Warlock is incredibly strong, so we recommend a Sunbracers build with Heat Rises and Touch of Flame for infinite grenades and excellent survivability. On Strand, we suggest our Mindspun Suspender build for strong crowd-control and the ability to stun Unstoppable Champions with Suspend.

Titans can either go for a Strand setup with Banner of War and Synthoceps or use our Overflowing Suspension build to slow the fight down. On Solar, Titans should go for our Undying Flame build for solid damage and good healing.

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Sunbracers Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art


WarlockArmsFree-to-PlayExotic EngramsSeason 1Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Exotic Perk: "Increases the duration of Solar Grenades. Solar melee kills grant unlimited Solar Grenade energy for a brief time."
Assassin's Cowl Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Assassin's Cowl

HunterHelmShadowkeepExotic EngramsSeason 8Shadowkeep Destiny 2 icon
Exotic Perk: "Powered melee final blows grant invisibility and restore a portion of health and shields. Finishers and final blows against more powerful targets increase the duration of the invisibility and the amount of health and shields."
Celestial Nighthawk Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Celestial Nighthawk

HunterHelmFree-to-PlayExotic EngramsSeason 1Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Exotic Perk: "Modifies Golden Gun to fire a single high-damage shot. Enemies eliminated by the shot explode and grant you Super energy."
Heart of Inmost Light Titan Destiny 2

Heart of Inmost Light

TitanChestForsaken PackExotic EngramsSeason 4Forsaken Destiny 2 icon
Forsaken Pack
Exotic Perk: "Using an ability (grenade, melee, or Barricade) empowers the other two abilities. Empowered means abilities have faster regen, melees and grenades do more damage, and Barricades have more hit points."
Synthoceps Titan Destiny 2


TitanArmsFree-to-PlayExotic EngramsSeason 1Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Exotic Perk: "Increased melee lunge range. Improved melee and Super damage when you're surrounded."


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.

Skydock IV Destiny 2 Legend guide

In the first room, there will be a couple of red-bar enemies and an Unstoppable Champion. Quickly take out the minor enemies first before stunning the Champion as if they are alone, it will be much easier to take them down.

Skydock IV Lost Sector 1 Destiny 2

As you drop down, land on the left-hand ledge and take care of the Psions, and then look to nuke the Unstoppable Champion that will be rushing you. Using the high ground will make this section much easier, so stay on the ledge while you kill the Champion and remaining red-bar enemies. Once all minors are cleared, you can easily kill the Barrier Champion.

Skydock IV Lost Sector 2 Destiny 2

As you push up through the room, continue to take down the red-bar enemies in the vicinity. A few War Beasts will rush you, but they are easy to handle, provided you keep your distance. Plenty of explosive barrels are in this room, so use them to make things go quicker. Once the area is clear, you can proceed to the boss room.

The first thing you should see in the final room is an Unstoppable Champion. This enemy is a high priority, so take them down as fast as possible. Feel free to hang by the doorway or even retreat into the previous room to make things more comfortable for yourself. Once defeated, enter the room, and you can jump up to the left and go on the walkway where a Psion is standing or stick to the right-hand side of the room. Both work and it is entirely up to you.

Skydock IV Lost Sector 3 Destiny 2

Make sure to take out the remaining enemies in the room before you take on the boss. However, you can one-shot the boss if you have enough burst damage. If not, dump your rockets and Special ammo; the boss should die easily. Once dead, you will be able to collect your loot.

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

Skydock IV Summary

Featuring a Solar threat modifier, the Skydock IVLost Sector features Solar and Void shielded enemies as well as Unstoppable and Barrier Champions. Due to its length to complete and difficulty, this is one of the absolute best Lost Sectors to farm.

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  1. Tom

    It’s on the EDZ not Nessus.

    • Ric Molina

      That was my bad, now corrected, thanks for the heads up!

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