Raid Lair

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Raid Lairs are a hybrid activity that debuted in Curse of Osiris and reintroduced and reworked in The Final Shape.


First Iteration[edit]

Like Raids, the Raid Lairs were six-player activities that feature puzzles, challenging bosses, and exclusive loot, as well as Normal and Prestige difficulty options. Where the Raid Lairs differ is their length: they are designed to be shorter encounters than full Raids: Eater of Worlds is approximately the same length as Crota's End, while Spire of Stars is slightly longer. The Raid Lairs still feature a Prestige difficulty, but instead of additional objectives, players are restricted to a specific loadout of weapon types which changes each week.

The Raid Lairs had previously been discontinued with no new releases since Spire of Stars. Some later Raids were approximately the length of a Raid Lair, though are not labelled as such.

With the release of Beyond Light, all previous raid lairs had been made inaccessible, entering the Destiny Content Vault.


Raid Lairs were reintroduced as a scalable hybrid activity. With the new format, starting the activity with 3 or less players started it as a Dungeon, being designed to be able to be completed solo. Starting the activity with 4 or more started it as a Raid, being designed to offer a more difficult challenge and to require teamwork.

The activity format was created as a solution for the reprised Raid, now a Raid Lair, Crota's End.

Raid mode for Raid Lairs usually have a length comparable to that of Crown of Sorrow and Scourge of the Past.

List of Raid Lairs[edit]

Raid Lair Location Expansion Enemy Races Final Boss
Eater of Worlds The Leviathan, Nessus Orbit Curse of Osiris Cabal
Argos, Planetary Core
Spire of Stars The Leviathan, Nessus Orbit Warmind Cabal Val Ca'uor
Crota's End Ocean of Storms, Moon The Dark Below (Originally)
The Final Shape
Hive Ir Yût, the Deathsinger;
Crota, Son of Oryx
Duality Derelict Leviathan Season of the Haunted (The Witch Queen) (Originally)
Age of Renewal
Nightmare of Caiatl, Princess-Imperial


  • Unlike Dungeons, Raid Lairs typically have a Raid Race to accompany their release. The Raid Lairs must, however, be completed in raid mode.

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