The Quest Step, The Essence in Destiny 2:Season of the Drifter.

The Essence is part of Independent Study in Destiny 2: Season of the Drifter.


"Banshee has recommended a number of rare components that you should be able to use to restore your ruined Thorn to working order. First on the list is Hadronic Essence, a dense lattice of exotic bayrons and mesons, once commonly favored as an infusion in Warlock fieldweave."

"Gather Hedronic Essence by completing bounties for Asher Mir on Io, by defeating Warlocks in the Crucible, or by completing Nightfall strikes. Nightfall strikes grant the most efficient progress."


  • To begin this step, you will need to travel to Io, head into the Crucible, or complete Nightfall Strikes.
  • Complete these objectives to collect the needed 50 Hadronic Essence.
  • You will want to complete Nightfall strikes to make the most progress quickly.
  • Each Nightfall completion grants 10-15 Essence per completion.
  • You can make daily progress by completing the 3 bounties available through Asher Mir on Io, worth 5 Essence each.
  • Otherwise, you will want to go into the Crucible and defeat Warlocks.

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