'Destiny 2' Deathbringer Quest Steps & Guide: Festering Bone, High Conductor & More

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep is finally here, and that means skilled Guardians can finally start adding new Exotics to their collections. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps of getting the Deathbringer Exotic Rocket Launcher. We'll also offer a brief review to outline the basic strengths of the gun.

How to get the Deathbringer in Destiny 2

In order to get the Deathbringer, players must first complete the full Shadowkeep campaign and quests from Eris Morn. Once all the fanfare is over, talk to her and you'll get the Memory of Sai Mota. It has one associated objective: System Core Vault accessed.

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'Destiny 2's Deathbringer quest starts with the Memory of Sai Mota. Time to access the System Core Vault. 'Destiny 2' is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Bungie

To get started on this path, grab the Lunar Spelunker bounty from Eris. It requires you to finish all the Moon's Lost Sectors with the exception of the one in Sorrow's Harbor. Get that done, turn in the Bounty and you'll get the Firewall Data Fragment.

With this item, now head to the sector in Sorrow's Harbor.

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The Deathbringer quest starts here. Bungie

To the right of the boss is a big gold-colored tunnel with this room at the end of it. You need the Data Fragment to enter. Hit the console in the center of the room to get the next step.

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The System Core Vault is through this door. Bungie

Now you need to collect necklace scarps by killing enemies with Arc abilities. The fastest way to do this is to patrol Sorrow's Harbor and keep spamming your Super. Finish slaying and then go visit Eris again. After a cutscene open the chest next to her.

The next quest step is called Symphony of Death, and it asks players to visit the Circle of Bones. The map icon can be deceiving, but essentially what you want to do is go through Archer's Line and into the big door to the Hall of Wisdom and then the Circle of Bones. The route is tough to explain in text, so just go to the four-minute mark on the video above if you need more assistance. Kill the enemies there, and you'll be asked to visit Eris again.

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Next you need to find the Circle of Bones. Bungie

The quest step will update, requiring Guardians to collect Festering Bone, Ritualistic Bone and the Bone Collector's Marrow. To get Festering, simply do a Public Event at Hellmouth. To get Ritualistic, do the Lost Sector in Sorrow's Harbor again.

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This next Deathbringer quest step has players collecting bones. Bungie

The Bone Collector, on the other hand, is a yellow-bar enemy that spawns in Anchor of Light. A message that says "a Bone Collector wanders" will appear when the threat is closeby. Once you see it, all you have to do is be somewhat responsible for its death to get the marrow.

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When you see this message, a Bone Collector is nearby. Bungie

Next you'll be asked to defeat the High Conductor. To find her, join the Scarlet Keep Strike. After the part where the elevator goes through the Tower, she'll spawn. Kill her, and you'll then be asked to record Discomfort, Pained Cries and Anguished Screams.

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Go to the Scarlet Keep to find the High Conductor. Bungie
  • Discomfort - kill red bars with faster progress on the Moon - just do a Lost Sector.
  • Pained Cries - kill major enemies and mini-bosses with greater progress on the Moon. - kill enemies in Sorrow's Harbor.
  • Anguished Screams - Guardians or bosses with faster progress on the Moon. - kill the big Brutes in Sorrow's Harbor.

For the next part of the quest you basically have to go back to where the journey started. You'll activate a special mission with a 920 Power level suggested. It takes you into the depth of the Moon to fight the Deathsinger. On the way there you'll encounter the Deathsong debuff that requires a series of enemies to be killed quickly before the timer runs out. As a result, you'll need your most power-heavy Exotics in your holster. Make your way to the bridge, and you'll have one final fight with the Deathsinger.

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Kill the boss without the Deathsong buff. Bungie

After that just visit Toland then Eris, and the Deathbringer is yours.

Destiny 2 Deathbringer Review

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The Dark Deliverance and Dark Descent perks make the Deathbringer special. Bungie

Now that you have the Deathbringer, here's a recap of its perks.

  • Dark Deliverance: Fires remotely detonated projectiles that drop Void orbs on enemies. Hold to fire, release to detonate.
  • Dark Descent: The further a Void orb falls, the more powerful its detonation becomes.
  • Volatile Launch: Greatly increased blast radius, greatly decreased handling and projectile speed.
  • Alloy Casing: Reduces weight for faster reloads. Greatly increased reload speed and decreased stability.
  • Composite Stock: Slightly increases stability and handling speed.

This will be most helpful for clearing out large clusters of adds in PvE. Aim high to make the most of the Dark Descent Perk, then release as a cluster of Void ammunition tracks foes from above. The further that ammunition falls, the more damage it does.

That's all there is to know about the Deathbringer in Destiny 2.

What are your thoughts on the Deathbringer Exotic Rocket Launcher? Were you able to finish the quest? Tell us in the comments section!

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