The activities and challenges listed on this page reward either Powerful and Pinnacle gear. Challenges that reward powerful and pinnacle gear are usually available to complete once per week and once per character. Events that are here for a limited time also reward powerful and pinnacle gear, such as Trials and Iron Banner. Please note, some challenges may require the paid Season Pass and/or Expansions/DLCs.
As of Season 21 (Power Levels did not change from Season 20 to 21).
|Floor/Starting Level: 1600||The lowest possible Power for a piece of gear; starting point for new characters.|
|Soft Cap: 1750||The point at which general drops stop being automatic upgrades; Powerful gear drops are now the best way to gain Power.|
|Powerful (Hard) Cap: 1800||Power cap – The point at which Powerful drops stop being upgrades; Pinnacle gear drops are now the only way to gain Power.|
|Max Cap (Pinnacle): 1810||Max possible Power from Pinnacle drops (ignoring Artifact Power).|
Here is a chart showing what activities currently in-game are free-to-play and what requires DLC/Expansions or Season Pass. Trials of Osiris requires whatever the most recent DLC/Expansion is (currently this is Lightfall). This page will be updated with more details soon to try to better explain things.
Once you are at the hard cap, the activities below drop gear +1 or +2 higher than your current Power. Here are Temporary charts for activities that drop Pinnacle and Powerful Gear every week.
|Root of Nightmares raid |
(x1 Pinnacle per encounter)
|Complete the raid.||Lightfall|
|Ghosts of the Deep||Complete Partition.||Lightfall Dungeon Key|
|Salvage (Legend)||Complete Salvage activities on Legend difficulty.||Season of the Deep Season Pass|
|Its in the Cards||Give commendations to fellow Guardians.||N/A|
|Lightfall Weekly Campaign Mission||Get a team score of 100,000 or better.||Lightfall|
|Node Runner||Complete the “//node.ovrd.AVALON/” mission.||Lightfall|
|Partition||Complete the Partition while in possession of a Polymorphic Shellcode.||Lightfall|
|Featured Raid||Complete featured raid.|
– Legendary raid loot can be farmed.
|Featured Dungeon||Complete featured dungeon.|
– Legendary dungeon loot can be farmed.
|Nightfall||Earn 200,000 points by completing Nightfalls.||Varies|
|Vanguard||Complete Vanguard playlists using the same subclass element as the active elemental surge. Higher difficulties grant the most efficient progress.||Varies|
|Dares of Eternity||Complete Dares of Eternity with a score of 250,000 of higher.||30th Anniversary Pack|
|Spire of the Watcher Dungeon||Complete the Spire of the Watcher dungeon.||The Witch Queen or The Witch Queen Dungeon Key|
|Trials of Osiris||Win Matches.||Latest DLC/Expansion|
|Iron Banner||Complete Challenge||Free-to-Play|
|Gambit||Complete 3 matches.||Free-to-Play|
|Crucible||Complete 3 matches (any Crucible playlist).||Free-to-Play|
|Hawthorne – It’s in the Cards||Complete activities to give commendations.||Free-to-Play|
The Vex Incursion Zone public event activity that arrived with Lightfall drops Strand Meditations and Exotic Gear (the exotic is guaranteed if all bosses are defeated within the time limit).
Powerful gear sources will reward gear +3 to +5 power.
|Descent (Deep Dives)||Increase your reward tier in Deep Dives by successfully completing encounters within the activity.||Season of the Deep Season Pass|
|Big Hauler (Salvage)||Complete Salvage activities. 0/3||Season of the Deep Season Pass|
|Aquatic Defenses (Season 21 Vendor)||Complete bounties from this vendor to earn powerful rewards|
– 8 Sonar Station bounties.
|Season of the Deep Season Pass|
|Gain reputation with Nimbus.||Lightfall|
|Metropolitan Defense||Defeat combatants in Terminal Overload.||Lightfall|
|Stargazer Quest (Tier1)||Complete quest.||Lightfall|
|Defiant Battlegrounds||Complete missions in the Defiant Battlegrounds playlist. 0/3|
|Dares of Eternity||Complete 3.||30th Anniversary Pack|
|Spare Parts – Gunsmith (Tier 1)||Complete 8 Gunsmith bounties.||Free-to-Play|
|Live-Fire Exercises – Crucible (Tier 1)||Complete 8 Crucible bounties.||Free-to-Play|
|Vanguard Service – Vanguard (Tier 1)||Complete 8 bounties.||Free-to-Play|
|Shady Schemes – Gambit (Tier 1)||Complete 8 Gambit bounties.||Free-to-Play|
View the full weekly reset post by visiting the home page and clicking on the pinned weekly reset post or by visiting the “Reset” link below. The links below are updated every week.
Weekend Summary // Xur and Trials
Lost Sector (Legend and Master)
New and Returning Player Guide
This page will be updated periodically with new information