[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.
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
|Date||Lost Sectors||Location||Reward||Week #||Burn|
|8/30/2022||Skydock IV||EDZ||Arms||Week 2||Solar|
|9/10/2022||Skydock IV||EDZ||Legs||Week 3||Solar|
|9/21/2022||Skydock IV||EDZ||Helm||Week 5||Solar|
|10/2/2022||Skydock IV||EDZ||Chest||Week 6||Solar|
|10/13/2022||Skydock IV||EDZ||Arms||Week 8||Solar|
|10/24/2022||Skydock IV||EDZ||Legs||Week 9||Solar|
|11/4/2022||Skydock IV||EDZ||Helm||Week 11||Solar|
|11/15/2022||Skydock IV||EDZ||Chest||Week 13||Solar|
|11/26/2022||Skydock IV||EDZ||Arms||Week 14||Solar|
Shields & 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:
|Skydock IV Champions|
|Legend||x3 Unstoppable Incendior||x1 Barrier Colossus|
|Master||x5 Unstoppable Incendior||x1 Barrier Colossus|
Skydock IV Modifiers: Legend & Master
- 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.
- 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.
Weapons & Armor
|Art||Weapon||Type||Archetype||Rarity||Ammo||Element||Requirements||In loot pool?||Ammo?||Element?||Tier||Excels||Source||Available?||Requires||Released||Slot||Craftable?|
|Gjallarhorn||Rocket Launcher||Exotic||Exotic||Heavy||Solar||30th Anniversary||Yes||Heavy||Solar|
|PvE + PvP||Grasp of Avarice Dungeon|| |
|30th Anniversary event||Heavy||No|
|BxR-55 Battler||Pulse Rifle||Legacy PR-55||Legendary||Primary||Solar||Free-to-Play||Yes||Primary||Solar|
|PvE + PvP||Dares of Eternity|| |
|30th Anniversary event||Energy||Craftable|
|Thoughtless||Sniper Rifle||Adaptive||Legendary||Special||Stasis||Deluxe Edition||Yes||Special||Stasis|
|PvE + PvP||PsiOps Battlegrounds|| |
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.
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.
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|
|Unstoppable Pulse Rifle||Arms||Any||1||Aiming down Pulse Rifle sights loads a high-impact burst that stuns unshielded combatants. Strong against Unstoppable Champions.||Champions||Any||Season 18|
|Thermoshock Plating||Chest||Any||2||Reduces incoming Arc damage from combatants.||Seasonal||Any||Season 18|
|Rocket Launcher Ammo Finder||Helmet||Any||3||Increases your chance of finding Heavy ammo while you have a Rocket Launcher equipped.||Weapon Type||Any|
|Rocket Launcher Scavenger||Leg||Any||5||Rocket Launchers get bonus reserves when picking up Heavy ammo.||Weapon Type||Any|
|Rocket Launcher Reserves||Chest||Any||3||Increases the amount of Rocket Launcher ammo you can carry.||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.
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.
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
|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."|
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.