Spoils of Conquest are a highly sought-after material in Destiny 2. They are required for some of the most powerful and unique weapons in the game, making them perhaps the most high-end currency available. In this guide we’ll go through what Spoils are in the first place, how to get them, the best method for farming them, and where to use them!
What are Spoils of Conquest?
In-game, Spoils of Conquest are described as a currency that “can be used to unlock loot caches in raids.” This is, indeed, the main purpose for Spoils.
Players can use them to roll random raid weapons and gear at the end of raids, as well as to purchase Exotics from vaulted content at the Monument to Lost Lights at the tower. The rewards you can get from Spoils are some of the most powerful, which makes the currency even more valuable.
Simply put, Spoils of Conquest are a legendary currency that players can get from raids and use to purchase raid weapons and gear in Destiny 2. Players can hold up to 240 in their inventory and an additional 240 with the Postmaster on each character.
That might not sound like too much if you’re a hardcore raider, but there will never be an item that requires more than 240. There’s no reason to stockpile above what we already have the ability to!
How to Get Spoils of Conquest
You can only obtain Spoils of Conquest in raids. If you aren’t familiar with raids, they’re the highest level activity and consist of six-player fireteams. Each section of a raid, called an encounter, will grant rewards often including Spoils and/or other raid weapons and gear. Here is a breakdown of the amount of Spoils you can get from various sources:
- Pinnacle Raid (King’s Fall): 5 Spoils per encounter after first completion of the week.
- Older/Legacy Raids (all the other ones): 3 Spoils per encounter on first completion only.
For the Pinnacle raid, you will only get Spoils from encounters after your first clear on that character each week. Subsequent runs will always drop Spoils, but the first one will only drop gear. There’s also a weekly rotating raid that drops a Pinnacle reward and can be farmed infinitely for gear. For older raids (excluding the weekly rotator one), you can get Spoils the first time you complete an encounter each week.
In addition to completing raid encounters, you can also loot the hidden chests. They will drop the same amount of Spoils that the raid itself drops per encounter. These hidden chests will give Spoils, but can only be collected once per week. You can’t use hidden chests to farm Spoils, but they are nice for a bonus when doing full completions.
Where to Farm Spoils of Conquest
Since you typically need a lot Spoils for anything you might want to buy with them, having a good way to farm them is much more efficient than just running the newest raid over and over again.
Luckily, there is one encounter in King’s Fall that is perfect for Spoils farming. The fourth encounter in King’s Fall (Daughters of Oryx) is a repeatable farming location for Spoils of Conquest that can be run quickly due to how easy the encounter is. For a complete rundown of that encounter and the entirety of King’s Fall, check out our guide on it here!
Like we covered earlier, there are many places where you can get Spoils of Conquest. But as of Season 19 (early 2023), the Daughters encounter in King’s Fall is undeniably the best. You can easily complete it in just a few minutes as long as your fireteam knows how to optimize for the encounter, so it’s one of the best Spoils farms we’ve had in a long time.
How to Get Spoils of Conquest Solo
Unfortunately, there is only one good way to get Spoils of Conquest as a solo player in Destiny 2. Since Spoils only come from raids, solo players are going to have to rely on hidden chests that are accessible from the start of a raid.
Unless, of course, you’re able to solo the raid. Doing so is incredibly difficult and not intended, so it’s really not worth doing just for Spoils. If you’re a solo player, there is only one viable method to get Spoils right now. This is the secret chest at the beginning of the Vow of the Disciple raid, which requires the Witch Queen expansion.
Secret Chest Walkthrough
To get the secret chest at the start of the Vow raid, you have to unlock the door to the room it’s in first. To do this, you’ll need to destroy 3 Resonant Shards. Here’s a brief guide on how to do that:
- Defeat the Projection of Savathun to start the raid
- Progress forward and kill all the Ogres. This stops the debuff from wiping you.
- Now that you can go through the area without dying constantly, forget about the objective and run forward until an area on the left side opens up. Under a fallen tree, you will find the first Resonant Shard (pictured below).
- Progress forward until you come to a pathway with large pillars on both sides. At the end of this path, to the left you will find the second Resonant Shard.
- The last shard is just up ahead under the bridge. Once you go over the bridge you can turn back around and go under it via a small opening on the side.
Once you’ve destroyed all three shards, just go collect your loot. You’ll find the now-opened doorway just up ahead in a pretty large building. Here’s an image of that for reference.
Where to Use Spoils of Conquest
The main use for Spoils of Conquest is to purchase random rolls of raid weapons. This can be done at the cache that appears after defeating a raid boss. This cache allows players to purchase weapons from the raid in exchange for 20–25 Spoils each. It’s the best way to farm raid weapon God Rolls, as you can roll as many as you want while you’re there.
Spoils of Conquest can also be used to purchase raid weapons from the Monument to Lost Lights at the Tower. Only raid Exotics from vaulted raids are available here, so for newer ones, you’ll still have to get them normally.
The raid Exotics currently available at the archive are Legend of Acrius, Anarchy, and Tarrabah. Of these, none are currently meta but all have been great in the past and could be again in the future. There’s also the Exotic sparrow, Always on Time. It’s also available for Spoils of Conquest and is worth buying since it’s the only 170 speed sparrow in the game.
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