How to get Ager’s Scepter and its Catalyst in Destiny 2

Astral Alignment is gone, but the weapon isn't.

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Destiny 2‘s Season of the Lost brought with it Ager’s Scepter, a Stasis Exotic locked behind two different (but complementary) quests. At the time, players had to hunt Atlas Skews across the Dreaming City for weeks as part of the Tracing The Stars quest. After getting all of them, a quest called A Hollow Coronation appeared, sending players to actually grab the Exotic. The catalyst, on the other hand, would drop randomly from Astral Alignment, the seasonal activity for Season of the Lost.

With the release of The Witch Queen, however, most Year Four content and activities moved to the Destiny Content Vault—Bungie’s way of essentially removing certain destinations and activities from the game.

In The Witch Queen, Ager’s Scepter moved to the Monument to Lost Lights, also known as the Exotic archive in the Tower. This means some players have a simple way to acquire it—but it’s gonna cost them some hard-earned materials like Ascendant Shards. Like other yearly content that rotates out, getting Ager’s Scepter after The Witch Queen should also require the purchase of Beyond Light, meaning players can’t acquire it if they don’t own the expansion.

The catalyst for Ager’s Scepter, on the other hand, will drop from playlist activities, according to Bungie. This means players have a shot at obtaining the catalyst whenever they finish a Strike or after completing Gambit and Crucible matches. It’s unclear if it will drop from Battlegrounds as well, since the activity will evade the Destiny Content Vault and enter the Vanguard Ops playlist.

What does Ager’s Scepter do?

Ager’s Scepter is a Kinetic Stasis trace rifle that slows nearby enemies when getting a final blow, and chaining final blows with it can freeze a multitude of enemies, offering great crowd control and a metric ton of Shatter damage. Stasis final blows also refill its magazines from reserves, making it similar to a Stasis Prometheus Lens or a Retraced Path with Subsistence.

About the author

Pedro Peres

Pedro is the Lead Destiny Writer and one of Dot Esports' resident Apex lorehounds. He's been a freelance writer since 2019, and legend has it you can summon him by pinging an R-301 or inviting him to run a raid in Destiny 2 (though he probably has worse RNG luck than the D2 team combined). When he's not shooting Dregs or poring over lore, you can see him raising the dead in Diablo IV or getting third-partied in DMZ. Find his ramblings about Apex on his Twitter @ggpedroperes.