Destiny 2 Opulent Weapons: Tier list & How to get them

by | Feb 25, 2023

Opulent weapons are virtually unavailable these days. As part of the Year 4 of Destiny 2, all the activities and vendors that had Haunted weapons to offer were removed from the game with the release of the Lightfall expansion.

This guide covers all the Opulent weapons released on Season of the Haunted (S17). Some of these weapons are still top-tier and are sometimes available from Xûr on the weekends. Keep your eyes peeled!

💠 You can find the latest Deep “Taken” weapons here.

Opulent weapons in Destiny 2

The Tier list below includes every Opulent weapon in the game:

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?

These are the different Tier levels used for this ranking:

  • S Tier – Best: Highest ranking weapon types.
  • A Tier – Strong: Very strong weapon types, 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.

Destiny 2 Opulent weapons farm: Where to find them

With several new currencies to earn and activities to complete, farming Opulent weapons can be intimidating. But unlike Haunted weapons, which require more currencies, farming Opulent weapons is straightforward. There are only 2 methods to acquire Opulent weapons:

  • Opening Opulent Chests
  • Decoding Umbral engrams at the Crown of Sorrow using Opulent Umbral Energy

Farming Opulent chests

Opulent chests can be found all around the Derelict Leviathan, but to open them, you’ll need an Opulent Key.

Farming Opulent Keys

Opulent Keys can drop from opening Destination chests, Haunted Alcove chests, and Nightmare Containment chests. To increase your chances, target the Elite enemies and Mini bosses, as the chests they drop when defeated have higher chances to contain Opulent Keys.

It’s important to know Opulent Keys do not stack, which means you can only carry one at a time. In other words, once you found one, you should use it immediately.

Finding the right chest

Each key will tell you quite explicitly the location of the chest it opens (any given key can only open a very specific chest). This map includes the location of every Opulent chest and includes the “hint” provided by Opulent Keys:

Derelict Leviathan map Destiny 2 featured

Umbral engrams

Umbral engrams can be decoded into Opulent weapons, but to do that, you’ll need Opulent Umbral Energy.

1. To start, you’ll need to farm a currency called Vestige of Dread: Vestiges of Dread drop from either completing Playlist activities or completing activities in the Derelict Leviathan (opening chests, completing Patrols, killing mini bosses, etc).

2. Once you have 500 Vestiges of Dread, you can head over to the Derelict Leviathan and tackle the Nightmare Containment activity. Once you beat its final boss (Tier III), you’ll see a chest and a Relic. Use your Vestiges of Dread on the Relic for extra rewards, including Opulent keys, Opulent Umbral Energy, and more.

3. Now, head over to the H.E.L.M. and use your Opulent Umbral Energy to focus Umbral engrams into Opulent weapons.

Opulent Umbral Engrams Destiny 2 featured

Your turn

You now know everything there is to know about farming Opulent weapons. Did we miss any good farming methods? If so, let us know in the comments!

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, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 (and now Diablo 4) 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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