A Comprehensive Guide to Earning the WAYFARER TitleA Quick Overview
" title is available after completing the "Destinations" seal, in the same way that you get "Dredgen
" from the "Gambit" seal. This can be found on the same page as your Triumphs. It is less a signal of mastery (like Dredgen
) than of experience. A title of all trades. The guardians who will wear this title have seen and done it all, over and over.
The Destinations seal requires 22 separate Triumphs, which we can group into a few different categories for a more detailed explanation.
Although the first two account for 19/22 objectives, they are by far the easiest. Then, depending on how much you played D2 before Forsaken dropped, completing the Destination badges could be a breeze or it could be a near-nightmarish grind. But we'll get into that soon. First, let's talk about Lost Sectors and Heroic Adventures.1) Lost Sectors
Simply put, the Wayfarer
title requires you to complete all Lost Sectors in the pre-Forsaken game (minus three in the EDZ, for some reason - Hallowed Grove, Atrium, and Scavenger's Den) and kill the WANTED enemy at the end of each. These are the "WANTED - Lost Sectors" Triumphs.
The good news is that you don't need the Spider's bounty each week to earn credit towards the objective. You just need to kill the WANTED enemy, so you can do them whenever you want.
Here is a fantastic map of all planets' Lost Sectors by /u/jbpatout (in both English and French!):https://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/comments/9g1dzo/maps...
In addition, you'll need to complete all but one of the Lost Sectors in the Tangled Shore (Empty Tank is left out for some reason, but is very much worth doing anyway) and all three Lost Sectors in the Dreaming City for their Triumphs. These are the "Loved and Lost" Triumph for Dreaming City and "Trap Master," "Great Excavations," "Broken House," and "Shipwrecked" for the Tangled Shore.
This is all pretty easy, just a bit time consuming with all the fast traveling and wait times. But at this point you should be high enough Power that the lost sectors themselves are a breeze.2) Heroic Adventures
You'll also need to complete five Heroic Adventures ("Heroically Adventurous" Triumphs) on every pre-Forsaken location (EDZ, Titan, Nessus, Io, Mercury, and Mars). For Mercury and Mars, you can do these whenever. Just talk to Brother Vance and Ana Bray, respectively. For the original four locations, however, you'll need to wait until the Flashpoint cycles around during a weekly reset. Only then are Heroic Adventures available.
Here's what we've seen since Forsaken's launch, in order:
Dreaming City (?)
There's no limit on consecutive Heroic Adventures during Flashpoints, so as soon as it pops it's a mad grind!
If you want "Wayfarer
" and haven't started your Heroic Adventures yet, be sure to do them on the original four locations when they are given a Flashpoint! This is one of a few hard time-gates in this chase.3) Destination Badges
Oh boy. Here we go.
With the above two sections we've completed 19/22 Triumphs needed for Wayfarer
. Unfortunately, these last three are real killers. We'll now need to complete the Destinations badges for the Red War, Curse of Osiris and Warmind, and Forsaken. These can be found on your Collections tab.
An important note: you only need to complete each badge on ONE CHARACTER. So if you complete the Red War collection on your Hunter, for instance, you'll get credit for the whole badge. You do not need to finish it for all three classes to earn the badge.
Destinations: Red War
This is, without a doubt, the easiest of the three. You need to collect all five armor pieces on all four locations from the original D2 launch.
Titan (Lost Pacific)
Nessus (Exodus Down)
Io (Gensym Knight)
You can see the full lists here: https://light.gg/db/legend/498211331/badges/2904806741/desti...
If you've played since launch, you likely already have many of these stored up and enough planetary materials to just power through reputation ranks for the rest. If not, you can always do planetary bounties or buy materials from the Spider as you go.
It's easy to get these from random drops as you get rank up packages from the various planetary vendors, but once you've reached level 10 on any given planet you can simply buy the armor piece of your choice. And voila! All done.
I've chosen to skip to this one because it's relatively straightforward, if a bit time-consuming. You'll need armor and weapons from both the Tangled Shore (Scatterhorn set) and Dreaming City (Reverie Dawn set). All told, that's 23 pieces of armor and weapons.
You can see the full lists here:https://light.gg/db/legend/498211331/badges/2881240068/desti...
You'll mostly be fine getting these as you play through, but as you are grinding make sure to turn in bounties from the Spider and Petra that grant Legendary gear. This will makes things go much quicker.
In addition, you'll need two Emblems:
Eye for an Eye
You get this emblem by defeating all the Barons on the Tangled Shore and turning in the "The Hit List" Triumph.
Despite the fact that this emblem tracks completed Ascendant challenges, it's a random drop from the Blind Well Chest. It does not appear that it's more likely to drop from higher levels, so if you grind enough you'll get it eventually. Just stick with it, it took me quite a while.
You can also get it from completing all 6 Ascendant Challenges.
And that's it! 25 pieces to collect, and we move on to the real beast.
Destinations: Curse of Osiris and Warmind
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
Truly, this is where the title of "Wayfarer" is earned.
Instead of describing each individual, detailed step of this badge, I'm just going to link to all the guides you'll need for the whopping THIRTY-NINE pieces of armor and weapons required in order to claim it.
How to get Polaris Lance: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-06-06-destiny-2-nasc...
How to get Sleeper Simulant: https://www.forbes.com/consent/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com...
How to get all Lost Prophecy Weapons, Perfect Paradox, and Sagira's Shell on Mercury: https://www.metabomb.net/destiny-2/gameplay-guides/lost-prop...
How to use Resonate Stems and Override Frequencies for the first four Braytech Weapons: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-05-16-destiny-2-over...
How to get the fifth Braytech weapon, Braytech Osprey, from the Strange Terrain Nightfall:
How to get all Escalation Protocol weapons and armor: https://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/comments/9gu46t/esca...
In addition to these, you'll need five armor pieces for one class (which, I assure you, you'll get to as you grind) from both Ana Bray and Brother Vance.
Depending on how thoroughly you played D2 prior to Forsaken, you might have all or none of these. For those of you starting from scratch, a brief primer:
Lost Prophecy weapons take a lot time, but are not random drops. Be thankful for this. It also keeps you off Mercury for most of it, since you largely earn materials in strikes and the Crucible.
Escalation Protocol weapons are more likely to drop the longer you go without them. This is called deterministic RNG. They drop from level 7 bosses without needing a key. Be thankful for this.
Escalation Protocol armor only drops from chests after level 7, for which you need a decrypted key. See the guide above for more info.
The Braytech Osprey is best chased by getting one 100k+ score run on the Strange Terrain Nightfall. You will see your high score from the Strange Terrain Emblem. After that just start doing speedruns on this Nightfall as long as you get it.
The grind for the other four Braytech weapons (Winter Wolf, Niflheim Frost, Frigid Jackal, or 18 Kelvins) is totally random, and will make you hate everyone and everything. You have to spend hours grinding resonate stems, hunt down the correct Sleeper Node, then hope you get a Braytech Schematic from that. The Braytech Schematic will drop one of the four weapons at random. You can only have one Schematic in your inventory at a time, so once you find one immediately go to Ana Bray. You will spend a short lifetime on Mars doing Patrols, Public Events, and Lost Sectors. You will know that map like the back of your hand. Literally the only bright side of this is that you don't need 40/40 Sleeper Nodes.
As people have suggested only do one Braytech Schematic per daily reset as it is extremely unlikely to get more in one day. Daily reset times are the following:
Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Reset will be at 10:00 AM Pacific (1700 UTC) while Daylight Saving Time is active from March to November.
Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Reset will be at 9:00 AM Pacific (1700 UTC) while Daylight Saving Time is inactive from November to March.
You can use https://www.worldtimebuddy.com
to convert it to your timezone.
This is the grind, right here. This badge will take a disproportionately large amount of your time. Be prepared. But once you're done, it's an amazing feeling.
The End of All Things
And that's it, the grind for Wayfarer. Three groups, 22 Triumphs. Yours for the taking.
As I end, feel free to drop questions or suggestions in the comments, and I'll update my post if needed. There's plenty of wisdom out there on the best way to go about doing this, and I've love to hear from others' experiences.
But best of luck to all Guardians chasing this epic title!
Credit for this Guide goes to u/groggydog