Destiny 2 Raids & Dungeons: All endgame content available in Lightfall

Lloyd Coombes
Destiny 2 Spire of the Watcher dungeon

Here’s every Destiny 2 raid and dungeon including the new ones introduced in Lightfall.

Destiny 2 raids and dungeons are a key part of the franchise’s DNA. While some raids have been lost to time for now and can’t be played, there is still a lot in the game currently. If you are gearing up to take on the content for the first time, you’re in for an excellent time.

Through recent expansions, Bungie has built out the raid and dungeon offerings, after an initial cull of older content during Beyond Light. Bungie has since promised not to sunset any further Raid or Dungeon content, and the game currently sports a wide variety of content.

Before you jump in though, there’s a little to know. Here’s every Destiny 2 Raid & Dungeon including the ones introduced in Lightfall.

What are Raids and Dungeons in Destiny 2?

Raids are a six-player co-operative PvE (Player versus Environment) activity that sees players tackle a series of encounters, culminating in a final boss fight.

While Raids tend to offer some of the best Destiny 2 exotic weapons, they also offer some of Bungie’s most exciting design decisions, with a mix of puzzles, DPS checks, and platforming sections that’ll test even hardened Guardians — and that’s before you try Hard Mode.

Dungeons, on the other hand, are like mini-Raids but for three players. These were introduced with Forsaken, and once you get the mechanics of each down can make a great alternative to running the Vanguard playlist for your PvE fix.

All Destiny 2 Raids including Lightfall

The following Raids are currently available in Destiny 2:

Last Wish

Destiny 2 Last Wish Raid
Last Wish is a challenging raid with great environmental design.
  • Power level: 1350
  • Requires: Forsaken Pack

Available as part of the Forsaken Pack, Last Wish has a hefty runtime but features a load of memorable encounters. Players take on corrupted Awoken, a Taken Spirekeeper, and get their first glimpse of an Ahamkara (before killing it).

One Thousand Voices, a powerful Fusion Rifle, is available as a reward, too, so it’s worth playing through even in 2023.

Garden of Salvation

Destiny 2 Garden of Salvation key art
Garden of Salvation is best played with a squad that knows what they’re doing.
  • Power level: 1350
  • Requires: Shadowkeep

Players hadn’t been to the Black Garden since Destiny 1’s campaign, but Garden of Salvation took them back to the mysterious, Darkness-laden setting to battle the Vex again.

Garden of Salvation is perhaps the most challenging Raid currently in the game, but it’s a great time with a group of friends when it arrives in the rotation (as long as you can get your coordination down to take on the particularly tricky boss.)

Deep Stone Crypt

Destiny 2 Deep Stone Crypt
Deep Stone Crypt’s soundtrack is reason enough to play it.
  • Power level: 1350
  • Requires: Beyond Light

Beyond Light added Stasis to Destiny 2, and it also added a brilliant new Raid in Deep Stone Crypt.

Players will need to head into an orbital space station, bring it crashing back down to the surface of Europa, and then battle Taniks, The Abomination. Succeed, and you’ll get the chance to earn the Eyes of Tomorrow exotic rocket launcher.

This is one of the most fun and beginner-friendly raids in the game. And it features the now iconic Space Walk. If you are looking for your first raid, I’d heartily recommend this.

Vault of Glass

Destiny Vault of Glass gameplay
Vault of Glass was the first Destiny 1 Raid.
  • Power level: 1350
  • Requires: None

Vault of Glass was the first Destiny 1 Raid, and it still holds up in Destiny 2. It’s the only way to get Vex Mythoclast, but it’s also home to iconic weapons like Fatebringer and Vision of Confluence, too.

As it did in 2014, Vault of Glass takes players to Venus to prevent the Vex from hopping across timelines, culminating in a final boss battle against Atheon.

It remains a great introduction to Raids in Destiny 2, and it’s free for all players, too.

Vow of the Disciple

Promo Art for the Vow of the Disciple Raid in Destiny 2.
Vow of the Disciple is a great raid.
  • Power level: 1520
  • Requires: The Witch Queen

The Witch Queen expansion added the Vow of the Disciple raid, which takes place on Savathun’s Throne World and sees players explore the inside of a huge pyramid ship.

It’s a great raid – some might even argue the best – with a memorable boss encounter against Rhulk, and beautifully oppressive vibes.

King’s Fall

Destiny 2 King's Fall Raid gameplay
King’s Fall originally appeared in the Taken King expansion in Destiny 1.
  • Power level: 1550
  • Requires: None

Destiny 2’s Season of Plunder saw the revival of perhaps the most iconic raid in the franchise’s history, King’s Fall. In it, players travel to Oryx’s Dreadnaught, a location we hasn’t seen in D2 until that point, and battle the Taken King himself.

Between Golgoroth, the Warpriest, and Oryx, there are plenty of fun encounters, and King’s Fall is free for all players.

With the addition of King’s Fall, there are only two raids from Destiny 1 that haven’t made the jump to Destiny 2 — Crota’s End, and Wrath of the Machine.

The Root of Nightmares

destiny 2 root of nightmares
Root of Nightmares was the most recent raid introduced in Lightfall.
  • Power level: 1780
  • Requires: Lightfall

The Root of Nightmares sees the Guardians enter a pyramid ship to investigate the resurrection of an all too familiar entity. The raid is absolutely mesmerizing and is visually nothing like we’ve seen in Destiny 2 before.

The Root of Nightmares has 4 encounters in total and sees players face off against Nezarec at the end, who has been revived by the Traveller’s beam of light.

All Destiny 2 Dungeons including Lightfall

Here are all of the Destiny 2 Dungeons available as of 2023.

The Shattered Throne

Destiny 2 Shattered Throne gameplay
Shattered Throne was the franchise’s first Dungeon.
  • Power level: 1350
  • Requires: Forsaken Pack

Destiny 2’s first Dungeon offers a trip to the Ascendant Realm to battle Savathun’s daughter. It’s not the toughest activity, but that does make it ideal for Dungeon newcomers, and the addition of the Wish-Ender exotic quest certainly adds to its longevity.

Pit of Heresy

The Pit of Heresy is a common site in Destiny 2's Shadowkeep
The Pit of Heresy is only the first part of finishing The Journey and unlocking Xenophage
  • Power level: 1350
  • Requires: Shadowkeep

Another addition for Shadowkeep players, Pit of Heresy takes place on the Moon and pits players against Zulmak, Instrument of Torment.

The Dungeon is important for the Xenophage quest, but it’s fun in its own right, too, with Crota’s daughters making an appearance. It’s a genuinely great Dungeon, especially if you love the Hive at their most bueatiful.

Prophecy

Destiny 2 Prophecy Dungeon Guardians 2
Players have praised the Prophecy dungeon as one of Destiny 2’s best PVE experiences.
  • Power level: 1350
  • Requires: None

Prophecy is one of Destiny 2’s most memorable Dungeons thanks to its unique art style. It’s found in the realm of The Nine, and features a recurring “Light vs Dark” mechanic where players need to be mindful of their location to generate different types of motes.

It also has a Sparrow section set on a fabric-like pathway where the slightest wrong move can spell doom.

Grasp of Avarice

Destiny 2 screenshot showing the Grasp of Avarice dungeon
Grasp of Avarice will award Gjallarhorn.
  • Power level: 1350
  • Requires: 30th Anniversary Collection

A treasure-filled dive into the first game’s infamous Loot Cave, Grasp of Avarice tells a story of Guardians corrupted by greed. Full of booby traps, exploding engrams, and a Sparrow section that has you racing against time, this is Bungie’s ode to The Goonies.

It doesn’t hurt that completing Grasp of Avarice is part of the Gjallarhorn quest, meaning finishing it will get you closer to the franchise’s iconic rocket launcher.

Duality

Destiny 2 Duality Dungeon
Duality is a complex Dungeon.
  • Power level: 1350
  • Requires: Witch Queen Dungeon Pass

Destiny 2’s Duality Dungeon is a clever one, with players infiltrating Emperor Calus’ consciousness, Inception-style. Inside, you’ll find that Calus is split between Light and Darkness, meaning you’ll navigate through two separate realms in the same space.

The final encounter against Caiatl’s Nightmare can be a little maddening on higher difficulties, but with weapons like the exotic Heartshadow sword up for grabs, it’s worth persevering.

Spire of the Watcher

Destiny 2 Spire of the Watcher dungeon
Spire of the Watcher is Destiny 2’s latest Dungeon.
  • Power level: 1570
  • Requires: Witch Queen Dungeon Pass

The last endgame content drop before Destiny 2 Lightfall, Spire of the Watcher features battles against the Vex, and the chance to earn Wild West-themed gear. Yes, really.

Season of the Deep and Season 23 Dungeons

Bungie has confirmed via the Lightfall Dungeon pass that two new dungeons will be released in Destiny in Season of the Deep and Season 23. These will require the Lightfall Dungeon Key, however, which costs 2000 Silver (approximately 20 USD) or is included in the Lightfall Annual Pass.

The theme of these dungeons is yet to be announced, but we’ll be updating here as soon as more details are released.

Vaulted Destiny 2 Raids

All vaulted Raids:

Raid NameExpansion
LeviathanDestiny 2 Base Game
Eater of Worlds (Raid Lair)Curse of Osiris
Spire of Stars (Raid Lair)Warmind
Scourge of the PastForsaken (Season of the Forge)
Crown of SorrowForsaken (Season of Opulence)

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