The Scythe is a fiendishly good-looking weapon that has arrived in Season of the Haunted in Destiny 2. In order to wield it and claim the sinister "Reaper" title, Guardians will have to tackle the new Seasonal Activity.
How to get a Scythe in D2 Season 17
Unfortunately, the Scythe is not a weapon that can be wielded like the Glaive or swords. Instead, it is a temporary weapon like the Hive Knight swords. It can be obtained during the Nightmare Containment Public Event on the Derelict Leviathan.
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The Nightmare Containment Public Event is a multi-tiered activity. In Tiers one and two, Guardians will need to clear enemies to collect Shards of Dread. Shortly thereafter, Dread Bearers will appear. These yellow-bar fiends have a significant amount of health and will require multiple Guardians to bring one down.
Once killed, the Dread Bearers will drop a Core of Dread. Return the Core of Dread to the harvester and a Scythe will spawn. The Scythe has two main attacks, much like swords. It will very quickly cut through standard foes as well as any remaining Dread Bearers.
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