'Destiny 2' Trials of Osiris Guide - Best Weapons & Tips to Get Flawless Armor

Destiny 2 Season of the Worthy brings Trials of Osiris back to the game, and even experienced Guardians may be wondering how to get started with the revamped PvP activity. Below, we outline how Trials works in Destiny 2while offering tips on weapon selection, gameplay strategies and more.

What is Trials of Osiris?

Trials of Osiris is a unique PvP activity that takes place every weekend in Destiny and Destiny 2. Players at Power Level 960 and above engage in highly-competitive matches to unlock Powerful Gear, Pinnacle Gear and maybe even a special Armor piece. Collecting Tokens along the way allows participants to get decent loot even from average play.

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'Destiny 2' has Trials of Osiris now, and we want to make sure you own the PvP arena. Below are helpful tips to push you toward a Flawless run. 'Destiny 2' is available on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia. Bungie

Here are the basics of the mode.

  • 3v3 Elimination matches, best of five.
  • Unlimited revives.
  • Maps rotate.
  • Matches are timed. If time starts running out as a match is about to end, a Control Point appears in the center of the arena. The first trio to get the Control Point gets the victory.
  • The goal is to win seven matches while losing no more than three. Winning seven matches without a recorded loss is called "Flawless."
  • Power Levels are in effect for now, but Bungie says it's exploring the idea of a cap. This means high-Power players can take you down easier while taking more damage.
  • No matchmaking: You'll need a set group of three to take part.
  • The more wins you get, the more skilled your opponents will be.

The Basics of Passages

To start, visit Saint-14 to pick up a Trials Card and a Trials Passage. The card allows you to partake, while a Passage is essentially a single buff that can be used to help you reach seven wins. Passages cost 25,000 Glimmer and 15 Legendary Shards each. It's possible to change Passages if you like, but doing so resets your progress. Three losses and you'll have to reset your Passage too. Here are the current Passages in Trials of Osiris.

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Saint-14 is the main Trials vendor in 'Destiny 2.' Bungie
  • Mercy Passage: Excuses one loss. This is probably the single best Passage for new players, which is good because it's always available.
  • Ferocity Passage: With zero losses, the third win counts double.
  • Wealth Passage (requires five wins): Increases Token yield.
  • Wisdom Passage (requires seven wins): Offers bonus XP based on the number of wins.
  • Confidence Passage (requires Flawless): Offers bonus reward in Flawless chest.

How to Get Rewards and Armor

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Get a Flawless Trials win, and you can open a Chest at the Lighthouse. Bungie

Tokens are the main currency in Trials of Osiris. These are earned a few different ways.

  • You start getting Tokens after three wins, and Trials Engram loot is unlocked every 20 Tokens.
  • More Tokens can be earned by completing Daily, Weekly and Repeatable Trials Bounties. Especially if you're a skilled Guardian, Repeatable Bounties are a great way to accrue Tokens quickly.

It's worth noting, however, that you're accrued Trials Tokens are only good for a given week. In other words, you can't stockpile Tokens over the course of a season.

Guardians also get set rewards based on their number of wins.

  • Three wins: Powerful Tier 2 gear.
  • Five Wins: Powerful Tier 3 Gear.
  • Seven Wins: Pinnacle Gear.
  • Flawless: A special Chest in an area called the Lighthouse. This is how you get the Trials Armor. You'll also get some materials and Emblems too.

A new feature in Destiny 2 is that Trials is essentially repeatable. Even after you get your seven wins, it's possible to claim a new Passage and try again. Technically, you can get as many Flawless runs, and open as many Flawless Chests, as you can muster.

Gameplay Tips and Best Weapons

Now that you know how Trials works, here are a few tips to help you own the arena.

  • Know your role: Know what you're doing in your trio. Are you a support master? Will you focus entirely on making use of revives?
  • Pay attention to the screen before matches. It displays your opponent's subclasses, weapons and Exotic Armor pieces. This may help you devise a strategy.
  • Prioritize revives: Trios have unlimited revives, so make use of that as much as possible. Given the choice between an elim and a revive, almost always go for the revive. In that same vein, always guard bodies to prevent your opponents from reviving.
  • Supers are important. They let you be tanky, which helps get revives. Spec to Intellect and Recovery, because matches could devolve into a Super duel very quickly.
  • Don't be afraid to back off when necessary. Trials rewards smart, tactical play.
  • Communicate with teammates: In highly competitive play it helps to communicate with your trio. If someone is down, say it. Don't rely on visual cues unless you have to.
  • In general, snipers and the Hard Light auto rifle are some of the best weapons to use right now. The Revoker, Suros Regime, Beloved and Mindbender's Ambition are all playing really well in the meta at the time of publish.

That's all you need to know about Trials of Osiris in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 is available now on PS4, Xbox, PC and Stadia.

What are your thoughts on Trials in Destiny 2 so far? Are the rewards good enough to bring you back to PvP? Tell us in the comments section!