“The Essence of the Light made manifest.”
Orbs of Light serve a singular purpose. These Orbs give a significant boost to the Super Ability recharge. This boost is greater than any kill, skill or item bonus. Numerous Abilities boost the appearance rate of these items when specific criteria are met.
These Orbs are a cooperative mechanic that any Guardian can generate. As such, they will be more common in the cooperative map with fire teams working together.
Getting Orbs of Light
They can drop from any enemy. Most commonly they will appear when getting kills with Super Abilities. Killing higher level enemies also increases the chance of the Orbs manifesting.