Here you're going to find some recommended external tools for Destiny 2. Not all are necessary, but some make daily tasks like inventory management, session history, and objectives tracking much easier.
If you're unsure on where to begin, DIM (Destiny Item Manager) is a very good resource to start with.
- Braytech.org - One-stop site for details, stats, and general reference on in-game Triumphs, collections, and weekly activities.
- Light.gg - (Highly Recommended) Collection tracking, database item lookups (including weapon roll possibilities), and leaderboards.
- Guardian.gg - PvP stats, Elo, leaderboards, match history, and profiles.
- Ishtar Collective - Destiny 1 & 2 Lore Database.
- Raid Report - Personal stats on raid clears.
- Trials Report - PvP stats dashboard with a Trials of Osiris focus.
- Destiny Tracker - PvE and PvP stats and performance tracker.
- Destiny Item Manager (DIM) - (Highly Recommended) Third party vault management system + jack of all trades character management tool.
- D2 Checklist - Dashboard and checklist for weekly and daily activities.
- D2 Gunsmith - Weapon roll builder that can calculate and compare weapon stat values and perk benefits on the fly.
- Lowlidev's Interactive Maps - Interactive objective tracking maps for all locations in the game by lowlidev.
- Heroic Public Event activations - Infographic detailing how to trigger the heroic versions of all public events.
- Destiny Power Bars - A power level calculator for viewing your maximum power level per slot, per character.
- "Crucible Radio" Callout Maps - Overhead callout maps of most (though not all) D2 PvP maps.
- TodayInDestiny - Dashboard for weekly, daily, and seasonal rotating playlists and vendor inventories, including seasonal datamined info on Eververse items.
- Ghost overlay - A windows gamebar app developed by our very own joshhunt for tracking in-game quests, triumphs, and bounties.
- Getting started: A beginner guide for new and existing players, by Bungie - note: this guide, while thorough and informative, does include some misleading information, particularly in the weapon stats section. Any gear questions you have should be directed towards #d2-gearcheck in the CORE discord.
- Destiny 2: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide, by Rick Kackis - note: this guide was originally intended as an onboarding tool for new Guardians joining the game at the launch of the Beyond Light expansion in Nov 2020, and is included in Bungie's above Getting Started guide.
The gameplay loop of Destiny 2 centers around acquiring new, better weapons and armor for your Guardian. The below guides and resources offer basic information to help you evaluate weapons, armor, perks, mods, and stats to provide a foundation by which you can judge equipment drops. However, text and image guides are not a substitute for hands-on experience. While these resources are vetted for accuracy and helpfulness, we encourage you to experiment broadly and ask questions in the CORE Discord’s #d2-gearcheck channel.
- Desiny 2 Data Compendium - /u/Pipin's spreadsheet breaking down nearly everything in both PvE and PvP. The guide is missing
some a lot information due to its ambitious scope, but still has a wealth of data in hard numbers, particularly on abilities, perks, and mods.
- Massive Breakdowns Weapons Stats Spreadsheet, (non-HTML view) Destiny Massive Breakdowns; Mercules904 & kyt_kutcha. The TTK (time to kill) calculator makes this a must-have resource for PvP comparisons. If you have a head for spreadsheets, we recommend making a personal copy of this sheet for your own editing and use.
- Stat and Armor Guide - /u/Serea_Altschul's guide on armor stats and armor drops is a bit in-the-weeds for new players, but provides solid info on what the six different stats do and basic guidance on how to decide what armor to keep.
- Buff Stacking Guide - Court's comprehensive spreadsheet of which buffs and debuffs stack and in what ways.
- PvE Damage Value Spreadsheet - /u/IAMADragonAMAA's spreadsheet of damage numbers for PvE, including individual shot damage and single- and multi-mag DPS values.
Destiny's combination of RPG and Action Shooter mechanics offers a unique competitive FPS environment that many players in CORE and the greater Destiny community strive to master. Resources for improving in Destiny's Crucible and Trials of Osiris game modes can be found on this wiki's D2 PvP page or the CORE Discord's #d2-pvp and #d2-pvp-sweatshop channels.
PvE activities include patrols, lost sectors, public events, quests, campaign missions, seasonal activities, strikes, nightfalls, dungeons, and raids. These activities escalate in complexity and difficulty from simple combat missions that are easily done alone to 6-man missions that require deep mechanical knowledge and combat against challenging enemies. More information on currently accessible PvE content can be found in this wiki's D2 PvE and D2 Pinnacle PvE pages and the CORE Discord's #d2-discussion and #d2-endgame channels. You can also learn more about PvE content that has been removed from the game and placed in the Destiny Content Vault on the D2 Vault page.
Gambit is a hybrid PvEvP game mode that challenges players to defeat AI enemies to gather "motes" and kill a boss before another team of human players. Banking motes in certain amounts will allow a team to send special AI "blockers" or their own teammates to hinder the enemy team. The activity does not have the same depth, breadth, or level of community engagement as other PvP or PvE modes, and thus does not have a dedicated page on this wiki. Information on any current and past activities involving Gambit can be found across the D2 PvE and D2 Vault pages.