The activities/challenges listed here reward Powerful and Pinnacle gear. Challenges that reward powerful and pinnacle gear are usually always weekly, meaning Guardians may only do them once per week and per character. However, events that are only here for a limited time also reward powerful and pinnacle gear, such as Trials or Iron Banner. Please note, some challenges may require the current Season Pass and/or DLC’s.

POWER LEVELS AND REWARDS

As of Season 17, Season of the Haunted.

Level CapPower Level
Starting Level1350 (unchanged)
Soft Cap1510 (up from 1500)
Character Power Boost1510
Hard Cap1560 (up from 1550
Pinnacle Cap1570 (up from 1560)
PINNACLE REWARDS

Challenge

Task

Power Increase

Requires

Vow of the Disciple

(4 encounters)

Complete "Vow of the Disciple".

The Witch Queen

  • Complete the weekly Raid.

  •  Complete the weekly Dungeon.

Free-to-Play

Sever (Seasonal Mission)

Reaper's Cut - Defeat a Nightmare boss in Sever and loot their chests.

The Witch Queen 

  • Win 7 matches

  • Win 50 matches

The Witch Queen

Tank Buster: Defeat powerful Cabal and Champions in the "Vox Obscura" Exotic quest.

The Witch Queen

Score 250,000 points or more

30th Anniversay Pack

Score 100,000 points or more

Free-to-Play

Master mode completion.

The Witch Queen

Preservation

Enter the Throne World Pyramid and prevent the Scorn from reclaiming its power.

The Witch Queen

Vanguard Ops

Complete 3 strikes using the same subclass element as the currently active elemental burn. This week it is arc burn.

Free-to-Play (New Light)

Crucible

Complete 3 matches.

Free-to-Play (New Light)

Gambit

Complete 3 matches.

Free-to-Play (New Light)

Complete "Grasp of Avarice".

Requires 30th anniversary pack.

POWERFUL REWARDS

UPDATING TABLES

Activity

Access

Power Increase

Matchmaking

Note

Pursuit Weapon

Free to Play

+3

N/A

Vow of the Disciple raid

The Witch Queen

+5 x4 

No

4 encounters= 4 sets of rewards

PsiOps Battlegrounds

Season 16

+3 x3 

Yes

Rewards at 2, 4, and 6 completions.

The Wellspring
Complete 3 runs

The Witch Queen

+3

Yes

Throne World Reputation

The Witch Queen

+3

No

WQ Weekly Story Mission
Requires rank 13

The Witch Queen

+3

No

Altars of Reflection Quest
Complete 2

The Witch Queen

+3

Dares of Eternity:
Complete activity

Free to Play

+3 

Yes

No MM on Legend

Vault of Glass Raid

Free to Play

+3 x4

No

4 encounters= 4 sets of rewards

Legend & Master Lost Sectors Exotic Engrams

Free to Play

+3

No

Must be Solo, Check Daily Schedule

Legacy: Battlegrounds Playlist
Complete 3

Beyond LIght Deluxe Edition

+3

Yes

Powerful Legacy Gear

Nightfall: The Ordeal
Complete 5, higher difficulties grant the most efficient progress.

Free to Play

+3

Yes

No MM on Legend, Master, GM.

Crucible (Glory)
Get 7 Wins in either Glory-ranked playlist. 

Free to Play

+3

Yes

Vanguard: Vanguard Service
Complete 8 bounties

Free to Play

+3

Gunsmith: Spare Parts
Complete 8 bounties

Free to Play

+3

Crucible: Live-Fire Exercises
Complete 8 bounties

Free to Play

+3

Gambit: Shady Schemes
Complete 8 bounties

Free to Play

+3

Clan
Earn 5000 XP for your clan.

Free to Play

+3

The Witch Queen Exotic Quests

The Witch Queen

+3

Prime Engrams

Free to Play

Exotic Engrams

Free to Play

+3

RECOMMENDED POWER LEVELS
ActivityRecommended Power
All Crucible (except Iron Banner and Trials)Power Levels disabled
Vanguard Ops1350
Raid: Garden of Salvation1350
Raid: Last Wish1350
Dungeon: Pit of Heresy1350
Dungeon: Shattered Throne1350
Raid: Deep Stone Crypt1350
Nightfall: The Ordeals (Adept to Master)1480 to TBC
PsiOps Battlegrounds (Seasonal)1500
Court of ThornsTBC
Raid: Vault of Glass1350
Legend Lost SectorsTBC
Master Lost SectorsTBC
Raid: Vault of Glass Master ModeTBC

SEASON 17 POWER LEVELS

Here is what each of the power bands will be in Season 17, starting on May 24, 2022:

Power LevelDescriptionDetails
Floor (1350)The lowest possible Power for a piece of gear; starting point for new characters. Any player who signs in will be at appropriate Power levels to start the Witch Queen campaign, even if they’ve taken a recent break from the game. Through general gameplay, players can reach the soft cap of 1510 by earning general gear through activity completions, chests, and more. This includes Rare and Legendary drops.
Soft Cap (1510)The point at which general drops stop being automatic upgrades; Powerful gear drops are now the best way to gain Power. Once reaching the soft cap, players will need to earn Powerful drops from vendor challenges and other objectives in the game.
Power Cap (1560)Power cap – The point at which Powerful drops stop being upgrades; Pinnacle gear drops are now the only way to gain Power. Once reaching the Power cap of 1560, the only upgrades that players will find are from endgame activities that offer Pinnacle rewards.
Hard Cap (1570)Max possible Power from Pinnacle drops (ignoring Artifact Power). Once reaching the Power cap of 1560, the only upgrades that players will find are from endgame activities that offer Pinnacle rewards. Your final stretch to the hard cap of 1570 will be through raids, Trials of Osiris, Iron Banner, and other endgame PvE sources.  

Source: This Week at Bungie – May 19, 2022


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MAX POWER LEVEL THROUGH INFUSION

Info below is from the Bungie help page https://help.bungie.net/hc/en-us/articles/360049202791.

Starting in Season 12, Legendary gear introduced in Seasons 1-8 reached the Max Power Level at the Season 11 Power Cap of 1,060, and gear introduced in Season 9 reached the Season 12 Power Cap of 1,260.

In Season 13, it was announced that all Legendary gear starting from Season 10 and beyond won’t have a Max Power Level for Infusion.

Legendary gear that has reached Max Power Level can still be used in most activities in Destiny 2 that don’t rely on a player’s Power, such as the Crucible. Legendary gear can also be re-issued in future Seasons with a new Max Power Level, but previously acquired gear won’t be updated as a re-issued version.

What is Infusion?

Infusion is a way for players to increase their gear’s Power by consuming another piece of gear of the same type.

Click here to Learn More About Infusion!!

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Players will be able to Infuse gear within an item’s details screen. Infusing an item cannot be undone! In the image above, the Current Power of the weapon is 950, the Power Limit (Max Power Level) is 1,060, and the Seasonal Power Cap is 1,060.

Gear from Seasons 1-9

Legendary gear released in Seasons 1-8 will have a Max Power Level at the Season 11 Power Cap of 1,060. If this gear tries to Infuse gear from Season 12 and beyond the gear will still only be able to reach the Max Power Level of Season 11.

Legendary gear released in Season 9 will have a Max Power Level at the Season 12 Power Cap of 1,260 and can’t reach a higher Power Cap.

Gear from Season 10 and Beyond

Legendary gear released in Season 10 and beyond will not have a Max Power Level for Infusion.

Watermark Updates

Legendary gear watermarks connected to the Season or Expansion they were introduced in will be updated to reflect when that gear can and can’t reach a Season’s Max Power Level. Watermarks appear in the corner of a gear’s icon or details screen.

Legendary gear that previously didn’t have a watermark will be given one retroactively, notably gear from Season 1.

Weapons and armor from live events, such as The Dawning or Festival of the Lost, will no longer use event watermarks. Instead, they will use the Season or Expansion watermark they were introduced in.

Able to Reach Max Power

If Legendary gear doesn’t have a Max Power Level, the watermark will be white with a dark shade behind it.

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Not Able to Reach Max Power

When Legendary gear can’t reach a Season’s Max Power Level, the watermark will be black with a light shade behind it.

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Seasonal Chart

Below is a chart of information showing what seasonal gear (with appropriate watermark) will reach its Max Power Level through Infusion when it reaches that season’s Power Cap.

*Legendary armor from the Last Wish and Garden of Salvation Raids will drop to the Season 12 watermark, and select gear from the Dreaming City and the Moon will drop with the Season 13 watermark.

SOURCEBungie.net Help Article


WEEKLY INFO

View the full weekly reset post by visiting the home page and clicking on the pinned weekly reset post or by visiting the links below. The links below are updated every week.


GUIDES

Very Helpful Guide: Destiny 2 Max Power Level Guide – All Powerful and Pinnacle gear sources By Ric (aka Prim)

Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer — Leveling guide to 1320 power via pcinvasion.com

Destiny 2: The Order To Upgrade Your Splicer Gauntlet by Paul Tassi on Forbes

FAST POWER LEVELING! Season Of The Splicer. EASY 1320+ Power Guide. (1 Source Shocked me) Destiny 2 by Mesa Sean on YouTube

Destiny 2: How Season of the Splicer Works – Leveling, Best Upgrades & Synthesis by Datto on YouTube

Destiny 2: How to Level to 1260 in Beyond Light/Season 12 by Datto on YouTube << Check them out for more Destiny 2 videos!

Destiny 2: How to Unlock FRAGMENTS & ASPECTS in Beyond Light! by KackisHD on YouTube << Check them out for more Destiny 2 videos!

SOURCES/CREDIT: bungie.net | blueberries.gg | pcinvasion.com | d2checklist.com/


This page will be updated periodically with new information.