Skydock IV Lost Sector Destiny 2: Loadout and Detailed Guide

by | Sep 9, 2022

[toc] Skydock IV is the second fastest Lost Sector in Destiny right now. This is one of the best Lost Sectors to farm for exotics.

While our Lost Sectors guide features every Legend and Master Lost Sectors in the game, this The Conflux mini-guide covers everything you need to know to prepare, including recommended loadouts, enemy shields, and Champions.

Skydock IV Location and Requirements

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

Skydock IV Lost Sector Location

Skydock IV 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.

Skydock IV rotation

Seasonal rotation

DateLost SectorsLocationRewardWeek #Burn
8/30/2022Skydock IVEDZArmsWeek 2 Solar
9/10/2022Skydock IVEDZLegsWeek 3 Solar
9/21/2022Skydock IVEDZHelmWeek 5 Solar
10/2/2022Skydock IVEDZChestWeek 6 Solar
10/13/2022Skydock IVEDZArmsWeek 8 Solar
10/24/2022Skydock IVEDZLegsWeek 9 Solar
11/4/2022Skydock IVEDZHelmWeek 11 Solar
11/15/2022Skydock IVEDZChestWeek 13 Solar
11/26/2022Skydock IVEDZArmsWeek 14 Solar

Shields & Champions

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

Lost SectorsLocationBurnTierClear timeElemental ShieldsChampions
Skydock IVEDZ Solar


2:31 Solar

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

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 Burn: +50% Solar damage dealt and received.
  • Hot Knife: Shanks now have Solar shields.
  • 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.
  • 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

Difficulty: Skydock IV is the second fastest Lost Sector in Destiny right now.

Recommended loadout

Weapons & Armor

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceAvailable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Gjallarhorn artGjallarhornRocket LauncherExoticExoticHeavySolar30th AnniversaryYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar


PvE + PvPGrasp of Avarice Dungeon
30th Anniversary
30th Anniversary eventHeavyNo
BxR-55 Battler artBxR-55 BattlerPulse RifleLegacy PR-55LegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar


PvE + PvPDares of Eternity
30th Anniversary eventEnergyCraftable
Thoughtless artThoughtlessSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialStasisDeluxe EditionYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis


PvE + PvPPsiOps Battlegrounds
Deluxe Edition
Season 16KineticCraftable

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

  • A Kinetic Sniper Rifle
  • A Pulse Rifle
  • Gjallarhorn or Xenophage
  • A Solar 3.0 Build

Unstoppable Champions are some of the deadliest enemies in a Lost Sector. They do a ton of damage and will follow you aggressively. Unstoppable Pulse Rifles are the best counter to them because they can stun them from a safe distance. Any Pulse Rifle will work, but the BXR-55 Battler from Dares of Eternity will do more damage because of Solar Burn.

BxR-55 Battler Destiny 2 featured Pulse rifle

BxR-55 Battler Pulse Rifle, Destiny 2

That’s also why you should also use Gjallarhorn or Xenophage. Both weapons will do huge damage to the final boss and every Champion you’ll face.

Equipping a Sniper Rifle is just in case you need to break a Barrier Champion. You can break the barrier from a safe distance away too.

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
Unstoppable Pulse Rifle ModUnstoppable Pulse Rifle
ArmsAny1Aiming down Pulse Rifle sights loads a high-impact burst that stuns unshielded combatants. Strong against Unstoppable Champions.ChampionsAnySeason 18
Thermoshock Plating ModThermoshock PlatingChestAny2Reduces incoming Arc damage from combatants.SeasonalAnySeason 18
Rocket Launcher Ammo Finder ModRocket Launcher Ammo FinderHelmetAny3Increases your chance of finding Heavy ammo while you have a Rocket Launcher equipped.Weapon TypeAny
Rocket Launcher Scavenger ModRocket Launcher ScavengerLegAny5Rocket Launchers get bonus reserves when picking up Heavy ammo.Weapon TypeAny
Rocket Launcher Reserves ModRocket Launcher ReservesChestAny3Increases the amount of Rocket Launcher ammo you can carry.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.

Skydock IV Lost Sector guide

A Solar 3.0 build feels very powerful in this Lost Sector. All enemies are within close range of each other. Every Solar ability you use will hit multiple targets and be buffed from Solar Burn.

The most dangerous enemies in this Lost Sector are the Champions and Incinerators. Both enemy types do a ton of damage and can kill you almost instantly. They should be taken out as quickly as possible.

Skydock IV Lost Sector

Skydock IV Lost Sector, Destiny 2

To take out every Champion quickly, use a combination of your Solar abilities and Heavy weapon. You can also use your Pulse Rifle for some additional damage if needed.

The final boss can be killed quickly with your Heavy weapon and your Super (if you get it fast enough). There’s also a special Nightmare enemy next to the boss that will buff your damage. Once it dies, it drops an orange orb that buffs your boss damage for a few seconds.

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."

Skydock IV 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 Skydock IVLost Sector features Solar and Void shielded enemies and Unstoppable and Barrier Champions. Due to its length to complete and difficulty, this is one of the best Lost Sectors 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.

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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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