The Destiny 2 Solstice event is a great time to grind out new weapons and high-stat armor. This event requires specific materials to upgrade your Sunlit armor set, including Silver Leaves and Silver Ash. In today’s article, we’ll take a look at the most efficient ways to farm both Silver Leaves and Silver Ash in Destiny 2, as well as how to get Kindling and the Sunlit armor itself.
Let’s get started!
How to Get Sunlit Armor
To start off with your Silver Leaves and Ash farming, you’ll need a set of Sunlit armor. This is the armor set tied to the Solstice activity, and you should be able to get a full set just by talking to Eva Levante at the tower. This armor is essential for progressing through the event, so make sure not to dismantle it!
Sunlit armor is notable for two reasons: you can reroll its stats, and you can make it glow by fully upgrading it with Silver Leaves/Ash and Kindling. The ability to focus not one, but two different stats at a time makes this one of the best sets for simply getting good numbers. Artifice armor is still technically better since it has the stat boost, but if you get a good roll on this set, there’s no notable difference. The glow this year is honestly not that impressive, but it’s still a cool feature to unlock.
How to Farm Silver Leaves
Silver Leaves are the lowest level of currency you’ll need for this event. Luckily, Eva should help you out with some advice on how to earn them! If you weren’t paying attention, though, no worries! All you have to do to get Silver Leaves is play any activity while wearing your Sunlit armor.
The maximum amount of Silver Leaves you’ll get from a single activity changes from activity to activity. We tested this in Crucible and found that you do need to wear all five pieces of Sunlit armor to get the full amount of Leaves. That said, you only get one less from wearing only one piece of the set. Because the difference is so negligible, it’s up to you if you’d like to wear the full set or not.
We’d recommend wearing all five pieces of armor when farming, since most activities are easy enough to do without your usual (probably Masterworked) build. It is admittedly quite annoying to not get to use an Exotic piece, but if you’re just farming core playlists, it isn’t too hard to get around without one.
You can also get Silver Leaves by doing quicker activities like public events and Heroic patrols. Heroic public events grant 4 Silver Leaves, and Heroic patrols grant 1 Leaf. Pretty much any activity can grant Leaves, but your best bet for farming is the core playlists, since they grant the most.
Here’s a more in-depth look at the amount of Silver Leaves you can get in various activities and which are most worth farming!
With five pieces of Sunlit armor, you’ll get 7 Silver Leaves for each Vanguard Ops completion. Vanguard Ops can be completed fairly quickly, but it largely depends on what strike or battlegrounds you get. The faster Strikes can be just as quick as Crucible if your fireteam is focused on speedrunning, but at the same time, you might get one of the longer activities.
Similarly to farming Pinnacles/Exotic Engrams, some players will probably choose to leave out early on the longer strikes and battlegrounds. However, you’ll probably end up spending so much time resetting that you might as well just run whatever you get. With the exception of The Corrupted and Proving Grounds, most strikes don’t take very long on this easier difficulty.
Just make sure to complete the activities as quick as possible and you’ll have no trouble farming Silver Leaves in Vanguard Ops. You could even pair it with Xur’s Xenology quest or any other quest that requires core playlist completions.
In Gambit, you can get 4 Silver Leaves for completing the activity with the full Sunlit set on. That’s a little less than both Crucible and Vanguard Ops, which seems a bit odd. Gambit matches can go on for quite a while (longer than strikes or Crucible), so the amount of Leaves would need to at least be even with Vanguard Ops to be worthwhile. However, if you just like Gambit or need to play it anyway, you can get some Leaves while you’re at it.
If you want to farm Gambit for Silver Leaves, your best shot is to squad up with some people who take Gambit seriously. Premade groups can run through Gambit matches almost as quick as a Crucible match, so it might be worth doing if you’re confident in your abilities.
Crucible is a great way to farm Silver Leaves in Destiny 2. Like we mentioned above, you get 5 Leaves per game if you have all five armor pieces on. Crucible matches are easily the quickest activity that gives a good amount of Leaves. They may occasionally go on for ten minutes or so, but that’s still shorter than most Strikes. Especially if your Strike team isn’t just trying to get it done as fast as possible.
Farming Silver Leaves in Crucible is the best method you can go with. You don’t have to win your matches to get the Leaves, so you can just play casually and still make progress. The quickest game mode is probably Competitive if you can reliably win matches 5-0 (or close to it), but you could also just play matches of basic Control or whatever additional modes are available. Team Scorched, anyone?
How to Get Silver Ash
Silver Ash is only obtainable in the Bonfire Bash activity tied to the event. To get Ash, you’ll first need to gather up some Silver Leaves. Once you have the Leaves, you just play Bonfire Bash to convert them into Ash!
When playing Bonfire Bash, the best way to get done quickly is to stick together and make sure you don’t miss any of the charges. The Bonfire Bash activity has an eight-minute timer before the boss spawns, but you can make it spawn quicker if you deposit 30 charges first. So far, I’ve personally yet to see a matchmade team pull this off, so using an LFG or playing with friends is the quickest method.
At the end of the Bash, your Silver Ash will be converted into Silver Leaves. At this point, it’ll be time to use that Ash to level up your Sunlit armor! It shouldn’t take too long to farm up all the Silver Leaves and Ash you’ll need, so get to it before the event ends!
How to Get Kindling
Kindling is the third and easiest Solstice material to get. There are only a set amount of them to get, and they’re all obtainable by completing event challenges. You’ll be able to get the exact amount of Kindling needed to unlock the glow for your entire armor set, so no worries there!
We won’t go super in-depth on how to get Kindling since it’s so straightforward, but just remember to pay attention to the challenges and work through them while you do other stuff. Most of them are as simple as playing a match of Dares of Eternity or something similar, so don’t worry about it too much.
Join the High Ground!
That’s it for our guide on how to farm Silver Leaves and Silver Ash in Destiny 2 — thanks for reading! The Solstice event is only around for a few weeks a year, so make sure and complete all of its content while it’s here. Have fun farming all those activities!