Destiny 2 Raids in 2023: Ranked & Rewards (2023)

If you’re a beginner, you just need to know that raids are THE endgame in Destiny 2. A Fireteam embarks on a difficult quest to defeat a final boss, and when it succeeds, the feeling of accomplishment is beyond comparison. And if you’re a veteran, Master Raid Challenges will push you to your limits too.

In this guide, we cover and rank all raids currently available in Destiny 2, their weekly rotation, and more.

Destiny 2 Raid this week

Every week, a different raid is part of the weekly rotation, which means it becomes infinitely farmable, on top of also offering a Pinnacle upon completion. This week’s raid is:

PS: The week’s featured raid rotates on Tuesdays at 10 am PDT. This page covers the weekly Raid and dungeon rotation in depth.

Season 20 Raid rotation

WeekRaidLocationPower RequirementWeek #
23 May 2023Last WishDreaming City1600Week 1
30 May 2023Garden of SalvationMoon1600Week 2
6 June 2023Deep Stone CryptEuropa1600Week 3
13 June 2023Vault of GlassLegends1600Week 4
20 June 2023Vow of the DiscipleThrone World1600Week 5
27 June 2023King's FallLegends1600Week 6
4 July 2023Last WishDreaming City1600Week 7
11 July 2023Garden of SalvationMoon1600Week 8
18 July 2023Deep Stone CryptEuropa1600Week 9
25 July 2023Vault of GlassLegends1600Week 10
1 August 2023Vow of the DiscipleThrone World1600Week 11
8 August 2023King's FallLegends1600Week 12
15 August 2023Last WishDreaming City1600Week 13

Destiny 2 Raid rewards

There’s a reason why weekly raids were such a popular request. While raids can certainly be fun and challenging experiences, most Guardians run them for a chance to earn exclusive weapons and Powerful and Pinnacle rewards.

Raid weapons

These are the raid weapons from this week’s featured raid:

You can find a complete list with every Raid weapon in the game here.

Raids also reward a unique set of armor per class and, in most cases, a unique Exotic item, such as a Sparrow, Ghost Shell, or Ship. You can find the entire loot table per raid here.

All Destiny 2 Current Raids in order

These are all the Raids in Destiny 2 that are still available and playable today:

ArtRaidLocationPower LevelLootRequires
Destiny 2 Raids in 2023: Ranked & Rewards (1)Root of NightmaresNeomunaTBCLoot TableDestiny 2 Raids in 2023: Ranked & Rewards (2)


Destiny 2 Raids in 2023: Ranked & Rewards (3)King's FallLegends1600Loot TableDestiny 2 Raids in 2023: Ranked & Rewards (4)
Destiny 2 Raids in 2023: Ranked & Rewards (5)Vow of the DiscipleThrone World1600Loot TableDestiny 2 Raids in 2023: Ranked & Rewards (6)
The Witch Queen
Destiny 2 Raids in 2023: Ranked & Rewards (7)Vault of GlassLegends1600Loot TableDestiny 2 Raids in 2023: Ranked & Rewards (8)
Destiny 2 Raids in 2023: Ranked & Rewards (9)Deep Stone CryptEuropa1600Loot TableDestiny 2 Raids in 2023: Ranked & Rewards (10)
Beyond Light
Destiny 2 Raids in 2023: Ranked & Rewards (11)Garden of SalvationMoon1600Loot TableDestiny 2 Raids in 2023: Ranked & Rewards (12)
Destiny 2 Raids in 2023: Ranked & Rewards (13)Last WishDreaming City1600Loot TableDestiny 2 Raids in 2023: Ranked & Rewards (14)
Forsaken Pack

The term “current” is important because many raids were removed from the game in 2020. Raids were perhaps the biggest victims of the Destiny Content Vault. As of today, five raids (including raid lairs) have been put into the DCV.

How many raids are there in Destiny 2?

If we exclude the raids that were removed from the game, there are currently 6 raids in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 free raids

Destiny 2 features a few raids that are completely free and do not require any DLC or Season Pass. The free raids in D2 are:

  • Vault of Glass
  • King’s Fall

For all the New Light players out there that still haven’t purchased an expansion, these two raids can be accessed for free.

Destiny 2 Raids ranked by difficulty in 2023

If we had to rank all Destiny 2 raids based on difficulty in 2022, this would be our tier list from easiest to hardest:

Deep Stone CryptEasyEasiest raid today
Vault of GlassEasyEasy raid with simple mechanics
Garden of SalvationMediumAverage difficulty overall
King’s FallMediumAverage difficulty overall
Last WishHardAverage difficulty in today’s meta
Vow of the DiscipleHardHardest raid

Destiny 2 easiest raid

The easiest raid in Destiny 2 is hands down, the Deep Stone Crypt raid. The raid basically features the same mechanic for all encounters, and once you’ve understood what each augment does, the raid is incredibly straightforward.

To be fair, Vault of Glass is not too far behind, featuring very simple mechanics, too (hell, some encounters barely have a mechanic at all).

The best raid in Destiny 2?

Difficulty isn’t everything—fun factor, uniqueness, and loot matter too! So, with all aspects considered, how do the raids compare? Let’s take a look.

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Vault of Glass

“Beneath Venus, evil stirs…”


Vault of Glass (VoG) is the first reprised raid from Destiny 1. It was originally released in September 2016 while its reprised version in Destiny 2 was released in May of 2021. The reprised raid brought back some fan-favorite weapons, as well as some new changes to the raid itself since the Destiny 2 sandbox is fundamentally different than it was in Destiny 1. The raid has 5 encounters and a maze to navigate between encounters 3 and 4.

The mechanics of VoG are straightforward, and there is only one single relic in the entire raid called the Aegis, which is used for cleansing debuffs and removing bosses’ shields. The majority of the raid is spent killing rank and file enemies or mini-bosses such as Wyverns.

The Vault of Glass’ visuals are stunning. Especially the final boss area, The Glass Throne. It feels as though you are descending deeper beneath Venus with each encounter, and once you see the Glass Throne for the first time it takes your breath away.

This raid is memorable, as it was a lot of people’s first raids in Destiny 1 (It was my first raid too). However in terms of encounter location, 3 of the 5 encounters take place in Templar’s Well and the final 2 encounters take place in the Glass Throne, which means there is not a lot of scenery changes between encounters.

The loot from Vault of Glass is good, especially the adept weapons from Master mode. On Master mode, each weapon has enhanced stats, as well as having 2 perks in each column. One of the rows is always the “curated” or D1 roll, while the other is random. Fatebringer is a very sought-after weapon as it can have explosive payload and firefly, which is a GOD tier perk combo.

💠 Check out our detailed VoG Challenges guide for more.

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Deep Stone Crypt

“The chains of legacy must be broken.”

Deep Stone Crypt (DSC) came out in November 2020 and is located on the Ice Moon of Europa. With 4 Encounters, this raid is a nice introduction to raiding, as the mechanics are simple, and the loot is good regardless of if you are a PvE or PvP player.

The Mechanics are fairly straightforward: With only 3 people having a job (Scanner, Suppressor, Operator) at a time, the rest of the team can be on ad-clear duty.

The visuals are good, as the Deep Stone Crypt’s aesthetic is clean and futuristic, and the jumping puzzle between the second and third encounter is jaw-dropping.

This raid is unique in that we are going to the Deep Stone Crypt (a place mentioned in the lore as the birthplace of the Exos), and the 3rd encounter is very hectic but a fun type of hectic.

The Loot of the raid is well sought after, as the weapons can roll with specific perks that can only be found are on DSC weapons, such as Reconstruction and Redirection, which are still sought after to this day (I still have yet to get a Vorpal Reconstruction Succession Sniper and I have done this raid over 50 times). This raid also introduced Spoils of Conquest and an end chest where you can use them to buy specific weapons or armor for different rolls.

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Garden of Salvation

“The Garden calls out to you.”

Garden of Salvation was released with Shadowkeep in November of 2019. Starting on the Moon, the raid takes you into the Black Garden, a place of beauty and life, guarded by the Sol Divisitive, a fanatical group of Vex that worships the darkness. This raid has 4 encounters and a jumping puzzle between the 3rd and 4th encounters.

The mechanics of the raid are somewhat complex and require teamwork. The ‘tether’ mechanic is cumbersome at times (especially for newer players), but with enough practice, it can be mastered. Each encounter builds upon the tether mechanic, adding a buff called enlightened, and eventually adding motes and deposit locations. But with a well-coordinated team, the mechanics aren’t too difficult.

The Black Garden is a beautiful place (I wish it was a patrol area) that we don’t visit enough in Destiny. The lush garden and red flowers juxtaposed with the Vex make for a stunning raid.

This raid is memorable as the bosses are very unique and the encounters are fresh. However, due to the complexity of the mechanics (mainly how annoying the tether mechanic is), being memorable isn’t necessarily an advantage.

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Last Wish

“The opportunity of a lifetime.”

Last Wish was released with Forsaken in September of 2018. This raid takes us into the heart of the Dreaming City to slay Riven of a Thousand Voices, the last known Ahamkara (A space wish dragon). The longest raid in Destiny 2 with 6 encounters, this raid also features fantastic scenery. This raid introduced the Wish Wall where players can skip to specific encounters, which is a nice addition to those just chasing the raid exotic, One Thousand Voices.

The Mechanics of the raid is simply memorizing 16 different symbols, the use of a taken relic, and a debuff called taken strength. The symbols are introduced in different ways throughout each encounter, with the slaying of Riven using all 16 symbols plus the taken relic in groups of three.

The Dreaming City is by far one of the best destinations in Destiny. The lore, secrets, and almost ethereal look to the awoken stronghold make it a place to constantly explore. Each encounter has players climb closer to the watchtower, with them finally slaying the dragon and delivering its heart to the witches (sounds like something out of a fantasy novel!)

This raid is very memorable, as the music and encounters are different enough (but still add more complexity) to make the raid enjoyable. The raid’s length is long, with 6 encounters, but if you have a well-dedicated team you can beat it in a little over an hour.

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Vow of the Disciple

“The disciple beckons…”

Vow of the Disciple was released alongside Witch Queen in March of 2022., Vow of the Disciple takes players inside the sunken pyramid in Savathun’s throne world. This raid only has 4 encounters, but is still mechanic-heavy and very memorable, with some of the best loot with the introduction to weapon crafting.

The visuals alone for the raid are jaw-dropping. The pyramid aesthetic is beautiful, and I could stare at the skybox for hours.

This raid was very memorable for me, as it was the first raid my team beat on contest mode. But the run and gun feel of the third encounter as well as the final boss being so different from previous bosses that just sat there, Rhulk moves and dodges and attacks. It feels like a proper MMO boss.

With the introduction of weapon crafting, this raid has some of the best loot. The raid’s origin perk is Souldrinker: the user gets health back based on the number of kills before reloading. This raid has the first kinetic fusion rifle, as well as a solar legendary glaive. The secondary Grenade launcher is very good, as it can roll chain reaction and is a wave frame GL. With weapon crafting, everyone can eventually craft their god roll, which I enjoy.

💠 Check out our detailed Vow of the Disciple Challenges guide for more.

How to do Raids in Destiny 2?

There are several raids of varying difficulty that you can tackle to get great loot. But how does one do a raid? To help you out getting started, here are some tips from an experienced raid sherpa!

Find the right team: You need 6 people total to do a raid, so either ask your clan, use LFG, or the Bungie app to find fellow players that also want to do the raid of your choosing. Be sure to say that you want to learn how to do the raid or that it’s your first time, so people can explain the mechanics to you if needed.

Learn the basics beforehand: Try and understand the mechanics beforehand. Several awesome YouTubers make quality guides on each of the basic mechanics for each raid. It will make the whole raid go smoother if you have an idea of what to expect.

Bring a variety of weapons: Each raid has at least 2 boss fights (Most have 2 or more) as well as parts where players need to kill lots of enemies. So bring high DPS weapons, such as Gjallarhorn or Izanagi’s Burden, and a variety of Supers, i.e. (1 Well of Radiance, 1 Ward of Dawn, 1 Thundercrash, 2 Mobius Quiver, 1 Nova Bomb)

Remember to have fun! This is seriously the most important part. Raids are supposed to be fun but challenging content you do with friends. There is no better feeling than beating a boss for the first time with your friends and everyone having a good time.

Do the dungeons: Last but not least, it is worth learning to do the dungeons first. They are generally easier and require only 3 players. Prophecy is an excellent entry point and is free-to-play!

Before you go…

Raids may seem daunting and scary, but with the right team, raids should be a fun challenge.If Raids are truly too intimidating, Dungeons are a better place to get started.

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Dungeons are an excellent step between Nightfalls and raids while also giving you unique loot and experiences. Be sure to check out our complete guide on Dungeons!

This post was written by Caitlyn “LadyLucida” Wilhelm.

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What is the easiest dungeon to solo in Destiny 2 2023? ›

Destiny 2 Dungeons Ranked by Difficulty in 2023

The easiest dungeon in Destiny 2 is, by far, Shattered Throne. The first dungeon Bungie released, Shattered Throne is a relic of the past. The mechanics don't hold up today, and it offers little combat challenge.

How many dungeons in Destiny 2 2023? ›

With five dungeons currently in Destiny 2, players have a few options to choose from when it comes to starting their journey of solo completing dungeons.

What is the hardest raid in all of Destiny? ›

Destiny: Every Final Raid Boss Ranked By Difficulty
  • 8 Insurrection Prime, Kell's Scourge. ...
  • 7 Val Ca'uor. ...
  • 6 Nezarec, Final God Of Pain. ...
  • 5 Oryx, The Taken King. ...
  • 4 Taniks, The Abomination. ...
  • 3 The Sanctified Mind. ...
  • 2 Riven Of A Thousand Voices. ...
  • 1 Rhulk, Disciple Of The Witness.
Apr 6, 2023

What is the most complicated Destiny 2 raid encounter? ›

Destiny 2: 10 Hardest Raid Bosses, Ranked
  • 8 Atheon.
  • 7 Zo'Aurc, Explicator of Planets.
  • 6 Atraks-1.
  • 5 Warpriest.
  • 4 Oryx, The Taken King.
  • 3 Rhulk, The First Disciple.
  • 2 Riven.
  • 1 Sanctified Mind.
Mar 29, 2023

What is the most op subclass in Destiny 2? ›

1. Warlock Dawnblade (Solar 3.0) A subclass primarily used for support, Dawnblade fills its lack of ad clear and boss damage with some of the most powerful buffs in the game. Radiant provides a whopping 25% increase to damage, and Restoration provides continuous health regeneration even through damage.

What is the current easiest raid in Destiny 2? ›

The easiest raid in Destiny 2 is hands down, the Deep Stone Crypt raid.

What dungeon gives the best loot? ›

Destiny 2: Best Dungeons Ranked By Loot
  • 6 Shattered Throne.
  • 5 Prophecy.
  • 4 Pit Of Heresy.
  • 3 Spire Of The Watcher.
  • 2 Grasp Of Avarice.
  • 1 Duality.
Apr 13, 2023

How many raids will be in Lightfall? ›

Over the course of the year of content for Lightfall will include one new raid, "Root of Nightmares", released on March 10, 2023, two new dungeons, and one returning raid from either the original Destiny (2014) or Destiny 2 that had previously been removed from the game.

What year will Destiny 2 end? ›

However, with The Final Shape being described as the last expansion in The Light and Darkness Saga, the expansion should conclude the story that has been building over the decade between the launch of Destiny in 2014 and the release of Destiny 2 The Final Shape in 2024.

What is the longest d2 raid? ›

The Last Wish – Destiny 2. Last Wish is the longest and probably most challenging raid in Destiny history, but its length is carefully considered and paced, and little of its challenge comes from arbitrary complexity.

What is the most popular Destiny raid? ›

Destiny 2: Every Raid, Ranked
  • 7 Vault Of Glass.
  • 6 Garden Of Salvation.
  • 5 King's Fall.
  • 4 Deep Stone Crypt.
  • 3 Root Of Nightmares.
  • 2 Last Wish.
  • 1 Vow Of The Disciple.
Apr 3, 2023

Which Destiny raid took the longest to beat? ›

The Last Wish – Destiny 2. Last Wish is the longest and probably most challenging raid in Destiny history, but its length is carefully considered and paced, and little of its challenge comes from arbitrary complexity.

What raid has the best weapons in Destiny 2? ›

Best Destiny 2 Raid weapons: Tier list
NameWeaponsSource ❘ DLC
Defiance of YasminDefiance of YasminKing's Fall Raid Free-to-Play
CommemorationCommemorationDeep Stone Crypt Raid Beyond Light
SuccessionSuccessionDeep Stone Crypt Raid Beyond Light
Vex MythoclastVex MythoclastVault of Glass Raid Free-to-Play
12 more rows
Oct 22, 2022

Has anyone beaten the new Destiny 2 raid? ›

Destiny 2: Lightfall's raid, Root of Nightmares, has had its final encounter beaten by a single player in a thrilling show of skill and patience.

What subclass did Cayde-6 use? ›

Like with Ikora Rey, Cayde-6 is known for his use of a specific element in the Guardian subclasses, his being the Gunslinger.

What is the least liked class in Destiny? ›

Hunters are generally the most popular, with titans either being the least popular or very close in population compared to warlocks.

What is the easiest raid in 2023? ›

Vault of Glass is certainly the easiest raid but DSC and Root of Nightmares aren't far behind, and of those three would be a good introduction.

Are there any raids in Destiny 2 that can be soloed? ›

Unlike dungeons, which are designed with tough-but-doable solo runs in mind, almost all Destiny 2 raids are literally impossible to solo. The mechanics are such where you simply cannot solo them, no matter your skill or luck, as you'll likely need at least two people.

What is the best class to solo dungeons Destiny 2? ›

The best class for solo players in Destiny 2 is the Hunter because of its suite of skills that can help players escape engagements and regenerate health. Its Dodge class ability is especially useful in evading enemy attacks and when paired with the right subclass, it can even grant you temporary invisibility.

How hard is it to solo a dungeon in Destiny 2? ›

While it's entirely possible to solo flawless a dungeon on day one of its release, such a challenge is astronomically difficult. This is simply due to the fact that you'd be going in blind to the mechanics.

What class is best for solo dungeons? ›

1. Sorcerer. The Sorcerer is the ULTIMATE Solo Class In ESO!

Is it possible to solo prophecy dungeon? ›

The first boss fight in Prophecy is one of the most challenging sections of the dungeon to solo, but with the correct approach, it can be cleared on any class.

What is the most popular class in Destiny 2 2023? ›

The fact is that hunters are the most popular class by far.

What is the easiest class to play solo Destiny 2? ›

The best class for solo players in Destiny 2 is the Hunter because of its suite of skills that can help players escape engagements and regenerate health. Its Dodge class ability is especially useful in evading enemy attacks and when paired with the right subclass, it can even grant you temporary invisibility.

What is the meta in Destiny 2? ›

Current Destiny 2 Meta

The Meta defines what weapons and loadouts are the most efficient and lethal at any given time. For that reason, understanding the current Meta will help you better understand Destiny 2 weapons in general and potentially get ahead of the competition.

Can you beat duality solo? ›

For Hunters who aim to solo the Duality Dungeon, perhaps a Solar 3.0-focused build may be able to do the job for them. The key here is to knock out enemies fast enough that Hunters don't have to risk their survivability. There are ideal Fragments and Aspects within Solar 3.0 that can do all of these for Hunters.

Is it possible to solo a raid in Destiny 2? ›

Destiny 2 player Xemo was able to solo the game's newest raid, Root of Nightmares, without a single death, which is often referred to as a "flawless" run by the game's community.

Does leaving a dungeon ruin flawless? ›

So I ran out of raid banners and im doing solo prophecy, if i leave to the tower and come back will it still count for the triumph? If you're going for flawless, than no, it won't count. If you're just doing it solo, feel free to leave and return with more.

Can you solo level 60 dungeons? ›

Dungeons from A Realm Reborn (levels 15 to 50) can be reliably taken on solo from about level 70. Dungeons from Heavensward (levels 51 to 60) can be reliably taken on solo from level 80.

What class is best for solo DDO? ›

Warforged Wizard 18 / Rogue 2 – Best DDO Solo Build

The Warforged Wiz 18 / Rog 2 build is one of the most efficient and fun solo builds for DDO. Combining the toughness and survivability of the Warforged, with the DPS of the Wizard and the utility skills of the Rogue.

What is the easiest destiny dungeon? ›

Lucky for you, Spire of the Watcher is one of the easiest dungeons to solo thanks to the relatively simple encounters and boss fights. The only place you will struggle is the final boss room, as the Wyvern has a comical amount of health.

What is the best weapon for the prophecy boss? ›

If you have a Nova Bomb, use this and then start swording him. This boss dies rather quickly, and if you are all slicing him, he should die before the end of the damage phase. Recommended weapons: Major clearer weapons such as a shotgun, a good ad clear weapon such Riskrunner, and a sword.


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