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Destiny achievements


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There are 60 Destiny achievements (41 without DLC) worth 2,421 (1,500)

203,680 tracked gamers have this game, 7,825 have completed it (3.84%)

Suited for War in Destiny

Suited for War41 (30)

Have all armor and weapon slots equipped with Legendary or Exotic gear.

  • Unlocked by 106,781 tracked gamers (52% - TA Ratio = 1.38) 204,274  
465,436 (220,175)
Achievement won on 27 Sep 14
TA Score for this game: 2,421
Posted on 14 September 14 at 23:28, Edited on 01 December 16 at 18:15
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Xbox One achievements don't always unlock after you have earned them. If this achievement does not unlock for you, try the following:
- Sign in to Xbox Live, load up Destiny and select a character
- Press the Guide button and sign out of Xbox Live
- Sign back in to Xbox Live and when you select your character your achievement should unlock.

Even this isn't working for everyone for this achievement.
Extra Content Required - requires The Taken King for Destiny

The requirements have changed with the release of Destiny: The Taken King (

There are 9 slots to fill with either Legendary (purple) or Exotic (yellow/gold) gear:
- Primary Weapon (Scout Rifle/Pulse Rifle/Auto Rifle/Hand Cannon)
- Special Weapon (Sniper Rifle/Fusion Rifle/Shotgun/Sidearm)
- Heavy Weapon (Rocket Launcher/Machine Gun)
- Helmet
- Gauntlet
- Chest Armor
- Leg Armor
- Class Armor (Mark/Cloak/Bond)
- Artifact

You also need a Legendary Ghost Shell (thanks ZippyAdam for the confirmation).

This was the solution prior to the release of
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barider2085 Great guide, thanks! +1
Posted by barider2085 on 15 Sep 14 at 22:24
ScuzzyBunny Just as an FYI, you can only equip ONE exotic item at a time, so you will need Legendary for everything else.
Posted by ScuzzyBunny on 16 Sep 14 at 11:39
HolyHalfDead You can only equip 1 piece of Exotic Armor and 1 Exotic Weapon at the same time.
Posted by HolyHalfDead on 16 Sep 14 at 21:16
Mare Crisium This is one of the most complete walkthroughs I've seen. Two thumbs up!
Posted by Mare Crisium on 17 Sep 14 at 13:40
PuckJunkie Nice guide - so complete that this is where I initially got most of my information about how Destiny works, post-20.

No mention of the engrams you get from leveling up the Cryptarch, though. I haven't tried it yet, but I've seen claims it's the fastest way to get legendaries?
Posted by PuckJunkie on 17 Sep 14 at 19:18
protectmecone09 You can also get more Mote of Lights by continuing to "level up" past 20 with experience gains. If you hit the menu button on your controller and hover over 'Level 20" it will show you your progress towards your next mote of light. I could be mistaken but when you think you get a drop from an enemy, I believe its actually you leveling up for another Mote of Light.
Posted by protectmecone09 on 18 Sep 14 at 02:32
HolyHalfDead Thanks protectmecone09 smile
Posted by HolyHalfDead on 18 Sep 14 at 05:54
HolyHalfDead PuckJunkie - you can Rank up (not level up) faster with a faction because it is the reputation gained for both Vanguard and Crucible related tasks. I'm with Dead Orbit and reached Rank 3 (6,000 reputation) quickly. You do get a reward at the Postmaster for each Rank you reach with any faction.
Posted by HolyHalfDead on 18 Sep 14 at 06:08
PuckJunkie I didn't know you got postmaster rewards from the other factions, that's useful, but I was talking about the Cryptarch. You get points for both purchasing from him and having him decrypt dropped engrams. Every 3,000 points, he "ranks" up, and that also gets you a gift at the Postmaster for every rank after 2. That gift has been a purple "package" for me both times I've tried it. You can go farm engrams and glitter and rank him up pretty quickly.

Unfortunately, my luck with legendary packages matches my luck with legendary engrams. Two of each so far, nothing above blue yet.
Posted by PuckJunkie on 18 Sep 14 at 18:24
ll Lone Wolf lI I've been playing on PS4 and also been doing what puckjunkie said. The Cryptarch is probably one of the best ways to get legendaries and exotic weapons, at least for me it proven to be. I have him at level 5 right now and I have already gotten an exotic scout rifle and a legendary machine gun. 2 out of 3 isn't too bad.
Posted by ll Lone Wolf lI on 19 Sep 14 at 06:52
HolyHalfDead I'm at RANK 7 and got nothing from him except rare gear, it's all down to luck.
Posted by HolyHalfDead on 19 Sep 14 at 10:40
Xander RO Hi,

So, can anyone confirm if it's required or not to have a legendary Class Armor (Badge/Cloak/Bond) for this achievement?

Posted by Xander RO on 19 Sep 14 at 11:07
GMN Yes it is only thing you don't need is a legendary ghost, ship or sparrow every other slot needs to be legendary or exotic

Got it today and wouldn't unlock until I went back to my vault and removed my mark then equipped it
Posted by GMN on 19 Sep 14 at 15:05
CYBORG TANKv18 Do the armor have to be by the same person or it doesn't matter as long as it's legendary? I don't get why I'm not getting it I have 2 legendary guns, one exotic shotgun, then I have a exotic helmet, and the other stuff is legendary but still no achievement pop
Posted by CYBORG TANKv18 on 21 Sep 14 at 06:08
GlovesAreOff can someone explain to me how to purchase a legendary badge/cloak/bond for 2500 glimmer as in the description?
Posted by GlovesAreOff on 21 Sep 14 at 20:56
HolyHalfDead Dead Orbit, Future War Cult and New Monarchy all sell Legendary Class Armor for 2,500 Glimmer.
Posted by HolyHalfDead on 21 Sep 14 at 20:59
The9thChevron So am I missing something here or is it bugged? I'm currently looking at my character screen and I believe I fulfill the criteria. Currently equipped I have a legendary handcannon, legendary sniper rifle, exotic rocket launcher, legendary helm, legendary gloves, exotic chest, legendary boots, and a legendary class item. The class item isn't even a faction based on.
Posted by The9thChevron on 25 Sep 14 at 23:01
HolyHalfDead In which case you will have earned the achievement, you just need to press your guide button while playing Destiny and sign out of your account and then sign back in to unlock it.
Posted by HolyHalfDead on 25 Sep 14 at 23:31
DarkDyllon i have done the sign out thing but it doesnt pop for me :(
so frustrating when i know i have met the criteria.

my current gear is like this
legendary scout rifle: crypt dweller SR1
exotic shotgun: invective
legendary rocket launcher/machine gun: unfriendly giant/zombie apocalypse WF47
legendary helmet: queen's guard mask
legendary gauntlets: ghost angel (love the description :D)
exotic chest armor: lucky raspberry
legendary leg armor: Dustwalker
legendary hunter cloak: cloak of order(new monarchy)

im not missing anything am i?
Posted by DarkDyllon on 29 Sep 14 at 17:17
Rome Diggity 2 So I filled up the slots with legendary's and nothing I also logged out and in and still nothing..want the hell is up with this..can someone explain please
Posted by Rome Diggity 2 on 30 Sep 14 at 14:30
HolyHalfDead I have updated the solution with the changes to Engrams that went live today.
Posted by HolyHalfDead on 01 Oct 14 at 23:22
PinnyBasher I have the same issue with meeting all of the required criteria but the achievement didn't pop. I have seen this happen for a number of the achievements. I usually have to wait until the next day and the achievement eventually pops.
Posted by PinnyBasher on 14 Oct 14 at 00:43
planting42 Just for notes: I'm level 29 with fully leveled Legendary gear (no Raid armor) and an Exotic helmet I bought from Xur. I'm rather far away from level 30. Unless the warlock gear is gimped - you need raid gear to hit 30 no matter what.
Posted by planting42 on 25 Oct 14 at 10:42
HolyHalfDead That is correct. To get to Level 30 you will need either 3 pieces of Raid Armor and a piece of Exotic Armor or 4 pieces of Raid Armor.
Posted by HolyHalfDead on 28 Oct 14 at 02:24
HolyHalfDead Updated solution with Exotic Shards. I got my first Exotic Shard today.
Posted by HolyHalfDead on 01 Dec 14 at 19:47
HolyHalfDead Updated solution with changes made in the The Dark Below DLC update.
Posted by HolyHalfDead on 10 Dec 14 at 07:10
soxfan13 Thanks for the info about signing out and back in. As soon as I did and picked my character it unlocked.
Posted by soxfan13 on 26 Jan 15 at 15:48
HolyHalfDead Updated solution with changes made in the The House of Wolves DLC update.
Posted by HolyHalfDead on 03 Jun 15 at 01:49
Eric Filtro I have all my slots with either Exotic or Legendary and nothing happens. It's been like that for over a week, so it's not a "log in" issue. Do you have to finish a mission or something will all things equipped for it to count?
Posted by Eric Filtro on 05 Aug 15 at 13:47
InundatedDad I had the same thing happen to me as Eric Filtro. But then I logged into Destiny today and when I got to orbit the achievement popped.
Posted by InundatedDad on 27 Aug 15 at 21:32
Eric Filtro I logged out and then logged back in. It popped after that. Doesn't work if you turn your console off.
Posted by Eric Filtro on 27 Aug 15 at 23:05
BatmanApproves With the new update to The Taken King, does this legendary requirement now include your ghost shell and artifact? Just curious.
Posted by BatmanApproves on 21 Sep 15 at 15:44
Mikeyoligy BatmanApproves - I've just filled all slots bar the ghost (artifact locked for me, only just reached 40), and the cheevo hasn't popped. Done the log in fix as well, and that hasn't worked. So I'm guessing the ghost and artifact need to be legendary/exotic as well
Posted by Mikeyoligy on 21 Sep 15 at 18:34
HolyHalfDead Ghost Shells existed before the Taken King and were not a requirement. I don't know what an Artifact is. Bungie have broken achievements in previous updates, so I wouldn't put it past them.
Posted by HolyHalfDead on 21 Sep 15 at 20:31
HolyHalfDead People are still getting this achievement every day, so it isn't completely broken.
Posted by HolyHalfDead on 21 Sep 15 at 20:33
TehJofus Either broken for me or it has new requirements. All weapons and armour is legendary or exotic. Ghost shell is only rare, and I don't have an artifact since I haven't bought the Taken King.
Posted by TehJofus on 24 Sep 15 at 15:59
Mikeyoligy Got my legendary ghost shell, and it still hasn't popped. I'm guessing I now need a legendary/exotic artifact to complete this, as all the other slots on the first page I've filled with legendary/exotics.

Is it possible that Year 1 and Year 2 gear doesn't match together for this achievement?
Posted by Mikeyoligy on 25 Sep 15 at 00:27
Mikeyoligy I can now confirm that the artifact is now needed for this achievement. I have exotics equipped in my primary and chest, with legendary's equipped in secondary, heavy, ghost shell, , helmet, gauntlets, legs, class item and now artifact.

Achievement popped when I equipped the legendary artifact, which i got from decoding a legendary engram.
Posted by Mikeyoligy on 26 Sep 15 at 14:14
x SNAKE5 x According to Bungie's own help section on their website (dated 14 Sep '15), you now need a legendary Ghost, Sparrow and ship to get the achievement. No mention of artefact, maybe that's just assumed? To say this cheevo has got confusing is a bloody understatement and it's a disgrace that Bungie have made it harder for newer players,

The Bungie Help article is here:
Posted by x SNAKE5 x on 28 Sep 15 at 08:16
Mikeyoligy You definitely DON'T need a legendary sparrow or ship, as I don't have either, yet the achievement has popped for me.

Basically, everything that is on the first page of the menu is legendary or exotic for me, and nothing on the second (lower) is.
Posted by Mikeyoligy on 08 Oct 15 at 13:29
Star Thank you so much, when I did it like 8 achievements popped up when I selected my character again :D Xbl was cheated me out of them points :o
Posted by Star on 01 Dec 15 at 09:17
SneakyStabbalot +1 - i had to do the logout/login trick...
Posted by SneakyStabbalot on 21 Jan 16 at 18:07
jimmyshilling Do you need your ghost legendary too?
Posted by jimmyshilling on 04 May 16 at 10:57
ZippyAdam Mine only unlocked after I bought a legendary ghost.
Posted by ZippyAdam on 04 Jun 16 at 22:17
Brok3nF4ith This achievement didn't pop after finally equipping a legendary artifact, which was all I needed. Not sure if there was a delay or not but it did finally pop after I upgraded the artifact once. So just in case I'd suggest making sure every item has been upgraded atleast once.
Posted by Brok3nF4ith on 09 Aug 16 at 13:09
Sipuli91 I had everything legendary or exotic except for the sparrow. I tried to log out and back in like I've had to do a couple of times already with some other achievements. Nothing. I really don't get this achievement at all.
Posted by Sipuli91 on 01 Dec 16 at 17:28
stordoff Had to log out of XBL during the game to get this to pop. Weirdly enough it made the Relic Hunter achievement pop as well, despite not playing Salvage for probably two years or so.
Posted by stordoff on 23 Sep 17 at 00:44
KingTone122 Anybody know where I can get a legendary artifact? It's the only thing im missing
Posted by KingTone122 on 21 Jan at 01:42
stebeer85 I don't have DLC just base game so my max level is 34, Can't buy any LEGENDARY armor from anywhere in tower unless your level 40 which requires you to buy dlc. I know you updated soloution regarding DLC but u failed to mention the required level to buy LEGENDARY is 40 not 20.
Posted by stebeer85 on 29 Sep at 16:04