Destiny 2 Season of the Haunted is here, and it’s the spookiest addition yet. With the return of Emperor Calus’ mighty Leviathan, players are tasked with venturing into this massive ship to deduce what has happened to this corrupted vessel. Along with the new Nightmare Containment activity, players can earn new weapons, armor, and cosmetics for your Guardian.
One of the coolest additions is the new Duality dungeon, which has players entering Calus’ mind to try and uncover his secrets. Similar to other dungeons, there is an exotic weapon called Heartshadow tied to it. But while Grasp of Avarricee required users to complete a quest to earn this exotic, the Duality dungeon just hopes that you’re lucky. I know, I can already hear you groaning about drop rates from here. Thankfully, there are a few ways to improve your chances of getting this exotic.
How to Get Heartshadow
Heartshadow is a random drop from the final encounter in the Duality raid. There is no exotic quest or another place you can earn this sword, so get ready to run this activity a lot if you want it. While the drop rate for this weapon is pretty small, you can actually increase it by completing various triumphs. The first is Solo Thoughtstealer, which is unlocked by completing the Duality dungeon solo. This is obviously not an easy task since these encounters will require a lot of patience to complete. Thankfully, this doesn’t need to be a flawless run so you can die and restart encounters if you are struggling. Upon completing the dungeon solo you will complete the Solo Thoughtstealer triumph, so turn it in to increase your Heartshadow drop rate.
The second triumph is Master Thoughtstealer which requires you to finish the dungeon on Master difficulty. This difficulty is set at 1590 Light, so you’ll want to be a minimum of 1580 before attempting to complete this. Just like above, finishing the triumph and turning it in will raise your drop rate. Finally, the last triumph is Mind Heist which tasks you with finding all 12 Repressed Memories hidden throughout the dungeon. These are the only triumphs that will increase your drop rate, with only one of them being feasible for an average player. You can also run the dungeon on multiple characters, giving you three chances a week to get this exotic sword to appear after killing the final boss.
For the unfamiliar, Heartshadow is a void sword that will turn the user invisible whenever they perform a heavy attack. Doing a heavy attack will also release three small void orbs that seek out targets and explode upon impact with an enemy. While you are invisible Heartshadow will deal increased damage for a brief time and the projectile fired from this sword will weaken enemies making them take more damage.
If you’re looking for more help, we have guides covering how to unlock the Solar 3.0 fragments and grenades, how to get the new Jotunn catalyst, how to farm Vestiges of Dread and Opulent Umbral Energy, all Exotics, new weapon Patterns, seasonal mods, and Season of the Haunted triumphs. In addition, we’re covering all patch notes, bugs and top issues, Bound in Sorrow quest steps, and Calus Bobbleheads. We’ve covered how to get Opulent Keys, Bound Presence in Containment, Crown of Sorrow H.E.L.M. upgrades, Iron Banner Seal Triumphs, and the Trespasser Catalyst. And lastly, we’ve written on how to find a Loyalist Commander for Battles Lines Triumph and the Cek’ik Boss.