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A Comprehensive Guide to Destiny 2’s Ghosts of the Deep Dungeon


Are you in need of a guide to help you navigate Destiny 2’s latest dungeon, Ghosts of the Deep? Look no further! This exciting new dungeon introduces fresh armor, an exotic weapon, and the ominous voice of Xivu Arath. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the game, we’ve got you covered with all the essential information you need right here.

Unlocking the Ghosts of the Deep Dungeon

First things first, before you embark on this thrilling raid, make sure to pick up the Rise quest from Hawthorne in the Tower. Once you have the quest, you can access the dungeon through the H.E.L.M. interface in the Director. Keep in mind that the recommended Power level for the dungeon is 1790, while the Master level is 1840. It’s important to note that this dungeon is not part of the game’s seasonal content, so you’ll need to own a dungeon key to gain access.

Destiny 2 Ghosts of the Deep dungeon guide: Underwater rune.

Ghosts of the Deep — Hive Ritual Disrupted

Once inside the dungeon, follow the path until you reach a ritual site. In this area, your objective is to dunk Vestiges of Light into each of the four Hive statues. To obtain these Vestiges, you’ll need to defeat ogres, which will reveal a path marked by a green substance, similar to what you’ve seen in the game’s Wrathborn Hunts from season 17.

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As you follow the path, you’ll come across a rune with a symbol. Make a mental note of this symbol, as you’ll need to dunk the corresponding Vestige of Light into the Hive statue with the matching symbol.

Continue along the trail, defeating a Lightbearer Knight or Wizard. The player who destroys the Ghost will earn the Vestige of Light buff and must quickly return to the ritual site. Afterward, defeat a yellow-bar Veil Weaver Wizard, gaining the Deepsight ability, which will unveil the runes on the statues. Dunk the Vestige into the statue that corresponds to the symbol you previously encountered. We recommend assigning one player to stay at the ritual site to swiftly dispatch the Veil Weaver Wizard. Repeat this process multiple times to progress to the next encounter.

Afterward, prepare for a jumping puzzle that will take you deep below the surface and lead you to your next destination.

Destiny 2 Ghosts of the Deep dungeon guide: A Guardian enters the greenish depths of Titan.

Ghosts of the Deep — Ecthar, the Shield of Savathun

Your goal in this encounter is to take down Ecthar. To accomplish this, defeat three Blistered Knights located around the room. Their defeat will spawn a Keeper of the Deep ogre, granting you Deepsight. Use this ability to locate three symbols on the walls that you must memorize.

Next, dive into the water through small pools scattered around the room, while the underwater boss relentlessly pursues you. Quickly locate the runes that manifest on the walls. Activate the ones you previously saw above water to trigger the next phase. Meanwhile, two players remaining above water must eliminate the lucent Hive enemies that spawn as each symbol is touched.

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Destiny 2 Ghosts of the Deep dungeon guide: A Guardian shows off a new weapon in the dungeon.

Defeating a lucent Hive enemy will release its Ghost, which you can destroy to acquire the Vestige of Light. Dunk the Vestige into a Hive statue located throughout the room, and repeat this process twice. This will spawn a Wellkeeper Knight that must be swiftly eliminated. Then, stand where the Wellkeeper Knight was defeated to deplete the boss’s shield. Once the shield is down, unleash your full firepower on Ecthar, causing it to take damage. Repeat these steps until Ecthar is defeated.

Prepare for yet another jumping puzzle that will lead you to the final room.

Ghosts of the Deep — Simmumah ur-Nokru

In this room, you will face Simmumah Ur-Nokru, the Lucent Necromancer. The boss fight takes place in the main room, with waterways leading to additional areas.

As you engage in combat, you’ll notice body parts of Oryx scattered across the room. The necromancer’s goal is to revive Oryx, and you must prevent that from happening.

Activate Deepsight to reveal which parts of Oryx you need to target during the damage phase. Look for the green circles and position yourself within them to deal damage to the Knights that emerge.

One by one, small green circles will spawn. Align them with the small symbol of Oryx. Repeat this process three times, resulting in three runes above each point of the triangle.

At this point, each member of your fireteam should enter a different side room. Defeat the Lucent Hive, make note of the symbol above their Ghost, destroy the Ghost to obtain the Vestige, return to the main room, ensure Deepsight is active, and place the Vestige in the corresponding symbol. Once you’ve completed all three of these steps, stand in the marked areas to break Simmuman Ur-Nokru’s shields and deal damage. Once the boss is unshielded, you can attack freely. Be aware that the boss may teleport between Oryx’s body parts, requiring multiple attempts to fully deplete its health bar. A helpful tip: Leviathan’s Breath is highly effective in this dungeon.

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Congratulations! You have successfully completed the Ghosts of the Deep dungeon.

Destiny 2 Ghosts of the Deep dungeon guide: Guardians explore the underwater world.

Solo Dungeon Run

Ghosts of the Deep poses a significant challenge for solo players due to the bosses’ high health pools. If you plan to attempt this dungeon alone, consider using Arbalest or Leviathan’s Breath for the final two bosses, as they can deal substantial damage.

Secrets of Ghosts of the Deep

The Ghosts of the Deep dungeon contains a secret catalyst and various lore entries scattered throughout. Keep an eye out for these hidden treasures as you explore the area. We’ll keep you updated on their locations, so check back regularly.

Destiny 2 Ghosts of the Deep dungeon guide: Lore bits from the dungeon.

Loot Table for Ghosts of the Deep

Completing the dungeon is no small feat, but the sweet rewards make it worthwhile. Here’s a glimpse at the loot table for Ghosts of the Deep, courtesy of

Destiny 2 Ghosts of the Deep dungeon guide: Graphic containing the dungeon loot table.

That concludes our comprehensive guide to Destiny 2’s Ghosts of the Deep. If you’re returning to the game after a hiatus, don’t forget to check out all the Lightfall Exotics in Destiny 2 that you may have missed. Happy hunting, Guardian!

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