Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Gate Lord’s Eye Artifact Guide

We're taking a look at the newly added Artifact item that will be part of Destiny 2's Shadowkeep expansion! Gate Lord's Eye is the first Seasonal Artifact for the game, and we're taking a look at all of the mods you'll be able to take advantage of once you obtain it.

How-to Get The Gate Lord's Eye Artifact

If you weren't aware, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is bringing in a Battle Pass that has been popular in other games like Fortnite. Before you get worried, there's a free version of this pass that everyone can participate in. If you level up the pass to 7, you will unlock The Gate Lord's Artifact.

How-to Level Up Your Artifact

Leveling up your artifact will be quite important because it determines how many mods you can have unlocked at one time. The way to level up your artifact is purely based on earning XP. This will be used for both unlocking mods and gaining power bonuses.

What Do The Mods Do?

Your artifact comes with 25 total mods that you can possibly enable. You will be able to have 12 available to you at one time, but you can always go back and change what you have decided to unlock. Any of the mods that you unlock will be available for adding to your armor. These are essentially like weapon/armor mods from the past, but you don't need to loot these particular ones. Some of these are absolutely going to be required for certain Strikes, Nightfalls, and other events you take part in. If you check out the list below, you'll see certain ones refer to being strong against specific enemies and their abilities. You or someone in your Fireteam will need some of these equipped to take down some of the powerful enemies you come across in the new expansion.

Resetting Your Artifact

Not happy with your unlocks? Well, it's going to cost you a bit of currency to reset it. It starts off at 10,000 Glimmer, and each future reset will cost more than the last.

Gate Lord's Eye Mods List

Column 1: General Armor Mods

This is your basic farming tree for various resources like Glimmer, destination materials, and weapon parts.

  • Dark Glimmer (1) - Defeating Hive combatants with finishers grants extra Glimmer. Mod does not stack.
  • Labyrinth Miner (2) - Defeating Vex Minotaurs grants weapon parts. Mod does not stack.
  • Biomonetizer (1) - Defeating Hive combatants grants extra Glimmer. Mod does not stack.
  • Circuit Scavenger (1) - Defeating Vex combatants grants extra Glimmer. Mod does not stack.
  • Dissection Matrix (1) - Defeating Vex Hobgoblins grants destination materials. Mod does not stack.

Column 2: Weapon Mods

  • Anti-Barrier Rounds (0) - Shield-piercing rounds designed to bypass combatant defenses. Strong against Barrier Champions. Usable only on Auto Rifles and Submachine Guns.
  • Anti-Barrier Hand Cannon (0) - Shield-piercing rounds designed to bypass combatant defenses. Strong against Barrier Champions. Usable only on Hand Cannons.
  • Overload Rounds (0) - Uninterrupted fire grants bullets that cause disruption, delaying ability energy regeneration and lowering combatant damage output. Strong against Overload Champions. Usable only on Auto Rifles and Submachine Guns.
  • Overload Arrowheads (0) - Damage by fully drawn arrows causes disruption, delaying ability energy regeneration and lowering combatant damage output. Strong against Overload Champions.
  • Unstoppable Hand Cannon (0) - Aiming down sights loads a powerful explosive payload that staggers unshielded enemies. Strong against Unstoppable Champions.

Column 3: Arms Armor Mods

  • Enhanced Hand Cannon Loader (1) - Greatly increases reload speed of Hand Cannons.
  • Enhanced Submachine Gun Loader (1) - Greatly increases reload speed of Submachine Guns.
  • Enhanced Bow Loader (1) - Greatly increases reload speed of Bows.
  • Enhanced Fusion Rifle Loader (1) - Greatly increases reload speed of Fusion Rifles.
  • Enhanced Auto Rifle Loader (1) - Greatly increases reload speed of Auto Rifles.

Column 4: Chest Armor Mods

  • Breach Refractor (3) - Grants grenade energy on final blows with shield-piercing weapons or when a member of your fireteam shuts down a Barrier Champion’s ability.
  • Ballistic Combo (3) - Grants melee energy on final blows with shield-piercing weapons or when a member of your fireteam shuts down a Barrier Champion’s ability.
  • Overload Grenades (4) - Void grenades cause disruption, delaying ability energy regeneration and lowering combatant damage output. Strong against Overload Champions.
  • Disruptor Spike (3) - Improves the effects of disruption, lowering combatants’ damage output even further.
  • Unstoppable Melee (3) - Arc melee abilities stagger unshielded enemy combatants. Strong against Unstoppable Champions.

Column 5: Class Item Mods

  • Heavy Finisher (7) - Finishers generate Heavy ammo. Requires one-half of your Super energy.
  • Oppressive Darkness (6) - Causing damage with a Void grenade adds a weaken effect to enemies.
  • Arc Battery (5) - Grants overshield and reduced cooldown during activation for all Arc class abilities.
  • Thunder Coil (6) - Grants bonus damage for all Arc melee abilities and refunds Super energy on finisher final blows.
  • From the Depths (5) - Grants bonus Void Super damage if cast while critically wounded. Lasts until the end of the Super Activation.

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