The Conflux Lost Sector Destiny 2 Guide and Location

by | Sep 9, 2022

The Conflux is one of the top 5 Lost Sectors to farm during the Season of Plunder. It’s a newer Lost Sector that is also fast to farm and hardly has any difficulty.

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.

The Conflux Location and Requirements

The Conflux Lost Sector is located in The Cistern, on Nessus.

The Conflux Lost Sector Location

The Conflux 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.

The Conflux rotation

Seasonal rotation

DateLost SectorsLocationRewardWeek #Burn
8/25/2022The ConfluxNessusLegsWeek 1 Solar
9/5/2022The ConfluxNessusHelmWeek 2 Solar
9/17/2022The ConfluxNessusHelmWeek 4 Solar
9/28/2022The ConfluxNessusChestWeek 6 Solar
10/9/2022The ConfluxNessusArmsWeek 7 Solar
10/20/2022The ConfluxNessusLegsWeek 9 Solar
10/31/2022The ConfluxNessusHelmWeek 10 Solar
11/11/2022The ConfluxNessusChestWeek 12 Solar
11/22/2022The ConfluxNessusArmsWeek 14 Solar
12/3/2022The ConfluxNessusLegsWeek 15 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
The ConfluxNessus Solar


3:03 Void Unstoppable

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

The Conflux Champions Unstoppable Incendior Champion Barrier Colossus Champion
Legend x2 Unstoppable Incendior x2 Barrier Colossus
Master x3 Unstoppable Incendior x3 Barrier Colossus

The Conflux 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
  • Scorched Earth: Enemies throw grenades significantly more often.

Difficulty: The Conflux is one of the top 5 Lost Sectors to farm this season.

Recommended loadout

Weapons & Armor

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceAvailable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
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
Destiny 2 XenophageXenophageMachine GunExoticExoticHeavySolarShadowkeepYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar


-Exotic Quest
Season 8HeavyNo

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

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

You can use any Kinetic Sniper Rifle that you have available, as it’s really only used to counter Barrier Champions. With a Sniper, you’ll be able to break shields and kill enemies from a safe distance. Thoughtless is a good option.

Your Solar Pulse Rifle and Solar 3.0 abilities will kill most of the enemies. With the Solar Burn modifier active, abilities one shot most enemies. It’s also perfect at stunning Unstoppable Champions. A good solar Pulse is the BxR-55 Battler from Dares of Eternity.

That still leaves Void shielded enemies, the final boss, and all of the Champions. Your Pulse Rifle and Sniper Rifle won’t be enough. This is where Xenophage will come into play, one of our favorite weapons this season.

Xenophage Ornament Destiny 2

Xenophage Exotic Machine Gun, Destiny 2

Xenophage can one-shot the Void enemies so they won’t be a threat. Those enemies can one-shot you too if you’re too close, so be careful! Since it was buffed at the start of the Season of the Plunder, Xenophage is much more powerful. It’s easy to get and slices through Champions and the boss.

Essential Mods

Make sure to equip these mods for easy runs:

ArtMod NameSlotAffinityCostEffectsTypeElementReleased
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
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.

The Conflux Lost Sector guide

In The Conflux Lost Sector, you’ll find a mix of Unstoppable and Barrier Champions. There are also some Void-shielded enemies that can be rather annoying. With Match Game active in Lost Sectors, it seems odd that no Void damage is suggested in the recommended loadout.

Xenophage does so much damage that you can kill a Void-shielded Incinerator in one hit. What makes me love Xenophage, even more, is that it’s perfect if you’re below the recommended Power Level. You can take out the Cabal from a safe-enough distance. Even body shots will kill non-Void-shielded enemies!

The Conflux Lost Sector

By the time every Champion is killed, and the final boss is out, you should have your Solar 3.0 super. Use it on the boss, and you’ll finish it by emptying your remaining Xenophage ammo.

After you kill the final boss, open the chest for Platinum rewards.

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."

The Conflux 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 Conflux Lost Sector features Void shielded enemies and Unstoppable and Barrier Champions. Due to its length to complete and difficulty, this is a great 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.

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