Destiny 2 Monument to Lost Lights: Exotics Kiosk & Costs

by | Jun 6, 2022 | Weapons

With the Beyond Light expansion in 2020, Bungie removed entire Planets, quests, and activities from the game.

Everything was put into the Destiny Content Vault (DCV), and as a result, several Exotic quests required to earn some of the best Exotic weapons were removed too. This has continued with The Witch Queen expansion and the removal of many more quests and activities…

Luckily, Bungie was quick to react and created a new system to earn those weapons: The Monument to Lost Lights.

Checkmark icon V3List updated as of Season of the Haunted’s release (S17). 

Monument to Lost Lights Exotics list: What to get

Located at the Tower, the Monument to Lost Lights is a vendor that sells all the Exotics and Pinnacle weapons that can no longer be earned elsewhere in the game due to the removal of their original quests. Costs are high, though, requiring rare resources such as Exotic ciphers and Ascendant shards.

The list below features every Exotic offered by the Exotic kiosk and includes cost per weapon and Tier ranking to help you prioritize what weapon to get next (you can also filter and sort the list):

NameTypeElementRankExcelsRequirementsWeapon ❘ TypeTier rankRequiresCost
Ager's ScepterTrace RifleStasisS › BestPVE + PVPBeyond LightAger's Scepter Destiny 2 art
Ager's Scepter
| Trace Rifle
Best

S



Excels in:
PVE + PVP

Beyond Light
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 125,000 Glimmer
► 200 Helium Filaments
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Ace of SpadesHand CannonKineticS › BestPVPForsaken PackDestiny 2 Ace of Spades art
Ace of Spades
| Hand Cannon
Best

S



Excels in:
PVP

Forsaken Pack
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 125,000 Glimmer
► 200 Etheric Spiral
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Grand OvertureMachine GunArcB › AveragePVEFree-to-PlayGrand Overture Destiny 2 art
Grand Overture
| Machine Gun
Average

B



Excels in:
PVE

Free-to-Play
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 100,000 Glimmer
► 200 Legendary Shards
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Eriana's VowHand CannonSolarB › AveragePVEShadowkeepDestiny 2 Eriana's Vow art
Eriana's Vow
| Hand Cannon
Average

B



Excels in:
PVE

Shadowkeep
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 100,000 Glimmer
► 150 Helium Filaments
► 1 Ascendant Shards
WitherhoardGrenade LauncherKineticS › BestPVE + PVPShadowkeepWitherhoard art Destiny 2
Witherhoard
| Grenade Launcher
Best

S



Excels in:
PVE + PVP

Shadowkeep
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 100,000 Glimmer
► 150 Glacial Starwort
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Lorentz DriverLinear Fusion RifleVoidA › StrongPVPBeyond LightLorentz Driver Destiny 2 art
Lorentz Driver
| Linear Fusion Rifle
Strong

A



Excels in:
PVP

Beyond Light
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 100,000 Glimmer
► 150 Glacial Starwort
► 1 Ascendant Shards
MIDA Multi-ToolScout RifleKineticB › AveragePVPFree-to-PlayDestiny 2 MIDA Multi Tool art
MIDA Multi-Tool
| Scout Rifle
Average

B



Excels in:
PVP

Free-to-Play
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 100,000 Glimmer
► 150 Dusklight Shard
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Traveler's ChosenSidearmKineticB › AveragePVE + PVPShadowkeepTraveler's Chosen Destiny 2
Traveler's Chosen
| Sidearm
Average

B



Excels in:
PVE + PVP

Shadowkeep
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 125,000 Glimmer
► 200 Dusklight Shard
► 1 Ascendant Shards
JötunnFusion RifleSolarA › StrongPVE + PVPForsaken PackDestiny 2 Jotunn
Jötunn
| Fusion Rifle
Strong

A



Excels in:
PVE + PVP

Forsaken Pack
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 125,000 Glimmer
► 200 Microphasic Datalattice
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Polaris LanceScout RifleSolarC › Weak-Free-to-PlayDestiny 2 Polaris Lance art
Polaris Lance
| Scout Rifle
Weak

C




Free-to-Play
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 125,000 Glimmer
► 200 Spinmetal Leaves
► 1 Ascendant Shards
BastionFusion RifleKineticD › Worst-ShadowkeepDestiny 2 Bastion
Bastion
| Fusion Rifle
Worst

D




Shadowkeep
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 100,000 Glimmer
► 150 Etheric Spiral
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Outbreak PerfectedPulse RifleKineticA › Strong-Free-to-PlayDestiny 2 Outbreak Perfected art
Outbreak Perfected
| Pulse Rifle
Strong

A




Free-to-Play
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 150,000 Glimmer
► 250 Dusklight Shard
► 2 Ascendant Shards
ThornHand CannonKineticA › StrongPVPForsaken PackDestiny 2 Thorn
Thorn
| Hand Cannon
Strong

A



Excels in:
PVP

Forsaken Pack
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 125,000 Glimmer
► 200 Dusklight Shard
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Le MonarqueCombat BowVoidA › StrongPVPForsaken PackDestiny 2 Le Monarque art
Le Monarque
| Combat Bow
Strong

A



Excels in:
PVP

Forsaken Pack
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 125,000 Glimmer
► 200 Dusklight Shard
► 1 Ascendant Shards
The Last WordHand CannonKineticA › StrongPVPForsaken PackDestiny 2 The Last Word
The Last Word
| Hand Cannon
Strong

A



Excels in:
PVP

Forsaken Pack
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 125,000 Glimmer
► 200 Etheric Spiral
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Sleeper SimulantLinear Fusion RifleSolarS › BestPVEFree-to-PlayDestiny 2 Sleeper Simulant art
Sleeper Simulant
| Linear Fusion Rifle
Best

S



Excels in:
PVE

Free-to-Play
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 125,000 Glimmer
► 200 Baryon Bough
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Whisper of the WormSniper RifleSolarA › StrongPVEFree-to-PlayDestiny 2 Whisper of the Worm art
Whisper of the Worm
| Sniper Rifle
Strong

A



Excels in:
PVE

Free-to-Play
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 150,000 Glimmer
► 250 Baryon Bough
► 2 Ascendant Shards
SturmHand CannonKineticC › Weak-Free-to-PlayDestiny 2 Sturm art
Sturm
| Hand Cannon
Weak

C




Free-to-Play
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 100,000 Glimmer
► 150 Microphasic Datalattice
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Rat KingSidearmKineticA › Strong-Free-to-PlayDestiny 2 Rat King art
Rat King
| Sidearm
Strong

A




Free-to-Play
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 100,000 Glimmer
► 150 Helium Filaments
► 1 Ascendant Shards
AnarchyGrenade LauncherArcA › StrongPVEForsaken PackDestiny 2 Anarchy
Anarchy
| Grenade Launcher
Strong

A



Excels in:
PVE

Forsaken Pack
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 150,000 Glimmer
► 240 Spoils of Conquest
► 2 Ascendant Shards
Legend of AcriusShotgunArcB › Average-Free-to-PlayDestiny 2 Legend of Acrius art
Legend of Acrius
| Shotgun
Average

B




Free-to-Play
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 150,000 Glimmer
► 240 Spoils of Conquest
► 2 Ascendant Shards
Izanagi's BurdenSniper RifleKineticA › StrongPVEForsaken PackDestiny 2 Izanagi's Burden
Izanagi's Burden
| Sniper Rifle
Strong

A



Excels in:
PVE

Forsaken Pack
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 150,000 Glimmer
► 250 Spinmetal Leaves
► 2 Ascendant Shards
DualityShotgunSolarS › BestPVPBeyond LightDuality Destiny 2
Duality
| Shotgun
Best

S



Excels in:
PVP

Beyond Light
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 100,000 Glimmer
► 150 Glacial Starwort
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Ticuu's DivinationCombat BowSolarA › StrongPVEBeyond LightTicuu's Divination Destiny 2 art
Ticuu's Divination
| Combat Bow
Strong

A



Excels in:
PVE

Beyond Light
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 100,000 Glimmer
► 150 Microphasic Datalattice
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Ruinous EffigyRuinous Effigy Destiny 2
Ruinous Effigy
| Exotic Trace Rifle
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 125,000 Glimmer
► 200 Helium Filaments
► 1 Ascendant Shards
TarrabahSubmachine GunSolarA › StrongPVPForsaken PackDestiny 2 Tarrabah art
Tarrabah
| Submachine Gun
Strong

A



Excels in:
PVP

Forsaken Pack
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 150,000 Glimmer
► 240 Spoils of Conquest
► 2 Ascendant Shards
TruthRocket LauncherVoidB › Average-Forsaken PackDestiny 2 Truth art
Truth
| Rocket Launcher
Average

B




Forsaken Pack
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 125,000 Glimmer
► 200 Baryon Bough
► 1 Ascendant Shards
SymmetryScout RifleArcC › Weak-ShadowkeepDestiny 2 Symmetry art
Symmetry
| Scout Rifle
Weak

C




Shadowkeep
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 100,000 Glimmer
► 150 Baryon Bough
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Leviathan's BreathCombat BowVoidB › Average-ShadowkeepDestiny 2 Leviathan's Breath art
Leviathan's Breath
| Combat Bow
Average

B




Shadowkeep
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 100,000 Glimmer
► 150 Microphasic Datalattice
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Tommy's MatchbookAuto RifleSolarA › StrongPVPShadowkeepDestiny 2 Tommy's Matchbook art
Tommy's Matchbook
| Auto Rifle
Strong

A



Excels in:
PVP

Shadowkeep
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 100,000 Glimmer
► 150 Spinmetal Leaves
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Bad JujuPulse RifleKineticA › StrongPVEForsaken PackDestiny 2 Bad Juju art
Bad Juju
| Pulse Rifle
Strong

A



Excels in:
PVE

Forsaken Pack
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 125,000 Glimmer
► 200 Microphasic Datalattice
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Devil's RuinSidearmSolarA › Strong-ShadowkeepDestiny 2 Devil's Ruin art
Devil's Ruin
| Sidearm
Strong

A




Shadowkeep
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 100,000 Glimmer
► 150 Dusklight Shard
► 1 Ascendant Shards
LuminaHand CannonKineticA › StrongPVE + PVPForsaken PackDestiny 2 Lumina art
Lumina
| Hand Cannon
Strong

A



Excels in:
PVE + PVP

Forsaken Pack
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 125,000 Glimmer
► 200 Baryon Bough
► 1 Ascendant Shards
The Fourth HorsemanShotgunSolarB › AveragePVEShadowkeepDestiny 2 The Fourth Horseman art
The Fourth Horseman
| Shotgun
Average

B



Excels in:
PVE

Shadowkeep
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 125,000 Glimmer
► 200 Dusklight Shard
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Cryosthesia 77KSidearmStasisB › Average-Beyond LightCryosthesia 77K Destiny 2 art
Cryosthesia 77K
| Sidearm
Average

B




Beyond Light
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 100,000 Glimmer
► 150 Spinmetal Leaves
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Worldline ZeroSwordArcD › Worst-Free-to-PlayDestiny 2 Worldline Zero art
Worldline Zero
| Sword
Worst

D




Free-to-Play
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 125,000 Glimmer
► 200 Glacial Starwort
► 1 Ascendant Shards
Always on TimeVehicle---Forsaken PackAlways on Time Destiny 2
Always on Time
| Vehicle
-
Forsaken Pack
► 1 Exotic Cipher
► 150,000 Glimmer
► 240 Spoils of Conquest
► 2 Ascendant Shards

The Tier ranking above uses the following Tier levels:

  • S Tier – Best: Highest ranking weapons in our Tier List.
  • A Tier – Strong: Very strong weapons, but not on the same level as S Tier Choices.
  • B Tier – Average: Decent choices that can be lethal in the hands of a skilled player.
  • C Tier – Weak: The middle of the pack, somewhat mediocre.
  • D Tier – Worst: Lagging behind the competition, these don’t have much to offer.

Best Exotics

These are some of the best Exotic weapons you can purchase from the Exotics archive:

  • Ager’s Scepter
  • Ace of Spades
  • Witherhoard
  • Tarrabah

Note that as a former raid exotic, Tarrabah requires Spoils of Conquest. More about costs and materials and below.

Location

The Monument to Lost Lights is located in the central area of the Tower, near the Gunsmith and right next to the Vault. Here you can see the kiosk’s exact location:

Monument to Lost Lights Tower Destiny 2

The Monument to Lost Lights in the Tower

Other Exotic kiosk items

Despite being referred to as the Exotics kiosk, the Monument to Lost Lights has more to offer.

Legendary weapons

While Exotics are the main highlights offered by the Monument to Lost Lights, this kiosk also offers Legendary weapons. To be clear, most of its Legendary weapons were sunset and are no longer viable for endgame content.

The only exception is the incredibly good shotgun, Felwinter’s Lie, which can still be purchased there.

Monument to Lost Lights Destiny 2

Legendaries are offered within the “Legacy gear” section

Exotic armor

Unlike Exotic weapons, Exotic armor was not impacted by the removal of Planets and Quest last year. Therefore, you won’t find any armor at the Monument to Lost Lights.

Exotic Catalysts

As of today, every Catalyst that was removed and put into the DCV has returned to the game, albeit not as part of the Monument to Lost Lights. For more information about Exotic catalysts, this guide covers them all, including their effects, how to find them, and how to unlock them.

Costs & Materials: Buying weapons from the Exotics archive

As mentioned before, these Exotics are quite expensive. Even if you’re a veteran with maxed-out glimmer and thousands of planetary resources, these weapons still require hard-to-find resources including Ascendant Shards and Exotic ciphers.

The table above includes the exact cost for every Exotic in the kiosk, but in a nutshell, this is how you can farm all the needed materials:

Exotic Cipher

Exotic Cipher Destiny 2Exotic Ciphers are perhaps the hardest material to “farm” in the sense that you are limited to one cipher at a time per account. Currently, the only 2 ways to acquire a cipher are via a weekly quest offered by Xur and the Season Pass.

Xur’s quest itself is not hard, just long (E.g. doing 21 strikes…). Xur appears every weekend on Friday. You can track him using this neat site.

Ascendant Shards

Ascendant Shard Destiny 2Ascendant Shards are extremely sought after because they are both valuable and hard to obtain.

They are valuable because they are needed to Masterwork armor, which means you’ll need at least 7 to Masterwork a single armor set (including an Exotic). In parallel, they are tough to farm for most players as they mostly drop from Nightfalls at high difficulties or 7 wins/flawless Trials of Osiris passages.

Spoils of Conquest

Spoils of Conquest Destiny 2This brand-new material was created entirely for the Monument to Lost Lights and is required to purchase Exotics previously locked behind Raid bosses. To earn this currency, you have to complete raid encounters. You can visit our Spoils of Conquest guide covering every source of Spoils in the game, the best farming methods, and more.

Planetary Resources

Spinmetal Leaves planetary resource Destiny 2Planetary resources are not hard to find. If you put the right Ghost mod, you can go right ahead and farm them. That said, most of these weapons require 100 or more resources, which could take a while to physically collect.

Glimmer

Glimmer Destiny 2Glimmer shouldn’t need an introduction, as it’s one of the most basic currencies in the game. Virtually everything in the game rewards glimmer, so as long as you play the game, you will earn glimmer. That said, the requirements here are steep (100,000+ glimmer per weapon).

Last Word

It is undeniable that way too many Exotic quests were removed from the game and put into the DCV. Taking into account how brilliant some of them were, it is truly a shame they were replaced by a mere vendor (namely, the exotic quests for The Whisper of the Worm and Outbreak Perfected, by far the best Exotic quests ever created by Bungie).

If you have very limited resources and can only chase 1 or 2 of the impacted weapons, I would recommend either Eriana’s Vow if you’re in need of an excellent PVE weapon or Ace of Spades if you’re interested in one of the best PVP weapons in the game.

What weapon will you buy first?

Latest changes

Things change fast in Destiny 2, especially the Meta. The weapons we call the best one day can completely change the next. All it takes are a few minor changes on Bungie’s end. For that reason, this guide will be updated at least once per season.

Changes introduced this season (S17):

The following Exotics were added to the Monument to Lost Lights:

  • Grand Overture

About The Author

Ric Molina
Ric Molina
I've been covering gaming since 2012, and some of my work has been featured by large brands, including MSN.com, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 for years now, and I hope to provide new and returning players with the guides and resources I wish I had when I first started.
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5 Comments
  1. Akshay

    I was wondering why sturm and polaris lance are ranked lower in the list compared to your exotic tier list https://www.blueberries.gg/weapons/destiny-2-exotic-tier-list/ . It might be because this list was updated after the exotic tier list was last updated. I have only looked at free to play weapons in the list only. Also Joe blackburn mentioned that whisper of the worm and outbreak perfected will be coming to the exotic kiosk. https://www.bungie.net/en/News/Article/49957

    Reply
  2. George

    Worldline Zero at the bottom? are you kidding? your list is a joke

    Reply
    • bob the builder

      lol worldline zero skating isnt a thing anymore

      Reply
      • Outatime

        It is back. Again. It works with Mask of Bakris + Stasis Hunter.

        Reply
  3. Caleb

    P-lance a tier lmao

    Reply
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