Destiny 2 Lumina Quest Steps Guide – How-to Obtain the Lumina Hand Cannon

We're taking a detailed look at how you obtain the Lumina Hand Cannon in Destiny 2!

Our Destiny 2 Lumina Quest Steps Guide will walk you through everything we currently know about this Exotic Hand Cannon. The quest steps have been leaked via datamining, and we've attempted to parse them out to a coherent level. We'll be cleaning up this guide as we learn more information, plus giving some useful tips and tricks on how-to quickly complete it when the weapon becomes available on July 2nd, 2019!

Lumina Perks

The potential perks for Lumina might have been found in the datamine we'll be referencing throughout this post. Funkformer on Reddit found the following text strings that seem to line up with what perks should be on the Lumina:

"Kills with this weapon leave behind Remnants. Absorbing a Remnant converts your next hipfired shot into an ally-seeking Noble Round and partially refills the magazine."

"Absorbing Remnants allows you to fire ally-seeking Noble Rounds"

"Using a Noble Round on an ally heals them and grants both you and them a weapon damage bonus for a short duration."

Lumina Quest Steps Guide

All of this information is from kind of a jumbled up datamine. We've tried to place it in a readable format, but we'll be making tweaks to the guide as we learn more information.

Step 1: Find the Location of the Original Thorn

“The Light lives in all places, in all things. You can block it, even try to trap it, but the Light will find its way.” – The Speaker

Your system positioning device is active and paired to a chest that is currently located somewhere in the You’ve discovered a letter in the ruined campsite where you found your mangled Thorn. The sender purports to be the legendary Shin Malphur, a supposed do-gooder with a complex approach to doing good. He claims he’s entrusting you with the original Thorn, a hateful weapon capable of permanently killing Guardians. The gun is hidden away somewhere, and to find it, you’ll have to use an enclosed system positioning device to track it down. Your Ghost observes that the signal changes once an hour, on the hour, so you’ll have to be quick.

We'll need to return to where we first found the Thorn. You will need to head to Trostland at the EDZ. North of Trostland is the Salt Mines, make your way to the mine and you will find the Transmat.

Use the Transmat, and you will teleport to a new location. Move forward here until you see the purple barrier and a guard rail on the left.

Move along the guard rail forward until you see a little alcove you can jump up into.

Keep moving forward and you will come up to a camp with a burnt out campfire. Walk up to the campfire and you'll get a prompt to "Sift through the Ashes." Do that and you will be given the "Melted Hunk of Metal" which starts you on your journey to obtaining the Thorn!

Step ?: Defeat multiple enemy combatants in a row without reloading your weapon.

Should be an easy step, just take out some enemies without reloading the weapon!

"Fight together or die alone."- Lord Shaxx

Your project is going well. The gun is more than mechanically sound; it has synergized with your Light. But unlike your quest to restore your Thorn, there are no mentors here. This is you, forging a new path, following your intuition in search of a strong symbol of hope. If there's one thing you've learned since the Red Legion invaded, it is that single Guardians fall alone. Fireteams of like-minded individuals persevere.

Step ?: Complete Activities with Rose Equipped

As far as I can tell, you don't need to complete anything in particular. Just use the weapon while doing your bounties and quests.

Complete activities throughout the solar system with Rose equipped. Fighting in a fireteam with other Rose wielders grants the most efficient progress.

Step ?: Destroy Hive Crystals in Will of the Thousands & Defeat Xol with Rose Equipped

Some crystals have been added to the Will of the Thousands strike, those will be what you need to destroy to reclaim lost Light.

You feel ready to complete your project, and you have a suitably poetic scheme to do it: You plan to reclaim lost Light from the Hive. Using the strength of your own abilities, you'll redirect it into the gun and, with any luck, it will bloom into something greater.

Enter strike "Will of the Thousands" with Rose equipped to reclaim lost Light from Hive crystals and defeat Xol. Objectives must be completed in a single run through the activity; progress is not saved across multiple attempts.

You are the new owner of Dredgen Yor's original Thorn. Merely holding the gun makes you nauseous—not out of moral principles, necessarily, but instead a very physical effect which reminds you of losing your Light during the Red War. You don't know what to do with this… thing. You have no intention of firing it. If nothing else, you believe you need to neutralize it.

Step ?: Defeat Guardians with Hand Cannons as a TEAM, Generate Orbs of Light, Defeat Invaders in Gambit before they Kill Your Teammates

This one could be pretty difficult, and it sounds like you will need your teammates to be wielding Hand Cannons as well. Not only that, you'll need to generate Orbs of Light, and defeat invanders in Gambit mode BEFORE they kill your teammates. This step sounds pretty brutal, but because it's based on leaks, it's possible that it isn't as bad as it sounds.

"Hope is a currency. It buys tomorrow. It gives us what we need to survive today." - Rezyl Azzir

Your philosophy about this gun has crystallized. If Thorn was a weapon of selfishness, then the gun you make will be one of selflessness. If it's a coordinated fireteam that saved the City from Ghaul, then the gun you make will support fireteams. The Light is about standing united in service of a hopeful future.

Step ?: Complete a Nightfall strike with a score of 50,000 or higher.

You'll need to complete a Nightfall strike with a score of 50,000 or higher. This is reportedly doable solo if you have a high enough power level.

"The Traveler gave us these gifts. We choose how to use them."- Ikora Rey

"The fate of this wicked tool is in your hands now." - Shin Malphur

Step ?: Complete encounters at the Blind Well, at any of the Black Armory forges, or in Escalation Protocol.

This could possibly be apart of the completing activities with Rose equipped step, but it isn't clear at the moment.

"I never thought this was real. I've heard the stories. We all have. But do you realize what that is? It's history." - Ghost

That appears to be all of the steps from the leak. At this point, you should have completed everything and the Rose will become the Lumina. How these steps are arranged, and some of their exact requirements aren't fully clear yet, but we'll update this guide immediately once we learn anything new!

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