The Draw

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The Draw
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Destiny 2: Season of the Forge

Quest giver:

The Drifter


Investigate an ancient Hive artifact and stop a Hive weapon master from creating new Weapons of Sorrow.


The Last Word


The Draw is an exotic quest in Destiny 2 that was released in Season of the Forge and rewarded players the reprised Exotic Hand Cannon, The Last Word. It was initially given by the Drifter until Beyond Light, which it became sunsetted.[1]


Step 1: Tainted Artifact[edit]

The Drifter wants to talk. Meet him in the Tower.

  • Drifter visited

This unknown artifact seethes with an odd, familiar sickness.


The Drifter has acquired an ancient Hive artifact that he thinks you should take a look at. He believes that it might be tied to one of the Hive's fabled Weapons of Sorrow. He is eager to help you unlock its secrets… and its power. He is offering you stolen pages from a dark Book to help further your understanding.

Restore the tainted artifact to its original state by defeating Hive and gathering items the Drifter needs. [2]

Step 2: The Cleansing[edit]

Purge the artifact of its sickness.

  • Hive Tablets collected: 75
  • Hive bosses defeated: 3
  • Hive defeated with Solar damage: 125

"Some who walk a darker path believe what we call 'Weapons of Sorrow' ain't a complete science. This artifact could be key to a new understanding—if you're willing to risk temptation."
— The Drifter

Collect 75 Hive Tablets from defeated Hive, kill 3 Hive bosses and defeat 125 Hive enemies with Solar damage.

Step 3: A Cleansed Artifact[edit]

The artifact is now cleansed. But what is its purpose?

  • Drifter visited

""The artifact is free of disease now. I might be able to see what it's for. Bring it to me. Let's see how far down this dead-end leads."
— The Drifter


The Drifter has set you on a dark path, but insists you are doing the right thing, regardless of the danger. After all, what better way to stand against Darkness than to embrace it?

The cleansed artifact hungers for Light. Defeat your fellow Guardians to feed it.[3]

Step 4: The Temptation[edit]

Want to see what this artifact can do?

Feed it Light by defeating Guardians in the Crucible. Being defeated will impede progress.

  • Guardians defeated: 135

"The 7th Book of Sorrow speaks of a great Unmaking. Old friends of mine believe it's the blueprint for terrible weapons made in its name. I think they're mostly right, but to find out… some of your friends are gonna have to suffer."
— The Drifter

Step 5: The Damnation[edit]

The artifact is calling to something dark.

Uncover a dark ritual on Titan and stop the twisted ceremony.

  • Hive ritual stopped

"The artifact is in pain. Can you hear it? It's made to feed on Light, and that Light is feeding something… other. The trail is faint, but the screams don't lie. Get to Titan. Answers wait where dead things play."
— The Drifter


Complete "The Damnation" mission at the Cargo Bay 3 Lost Sector. Players confront the Servant of the Betrothed in the midst of a dark ritual. Kill the Acolyte boss and its reinforcements to complete the quest step.

Step 6: A New Jagged Purpose[edit]

You found a Guardian's helmet penetrated by a unique bullet.

  • Drifter visited

"The artifact was part of a Hive ritual tied to their efforts to perfect the Weapons of Sorrow. But that helm you found? Only one thing can cut through a Guardian like that. We may be too late. New weapons may already be in play."
— The Drifter


The ritual you disrupted on Titan intrigues the Drifter. He believes that a certain Hive Wizard was behind that twisted ceremony. She was betrothed to a Hive weapon master, and the two were responsible for the creation of new Weapons of Sorrow.

It's time for a ritual of your own.[4]

Step 7: Sullied Light[edit]

The Hive weapon master is creating new Weapons of Sorrow. You need to stop it. Gather powerful objects to sully your Light and complete the ritual.

-Collect 15 Etched Crystals from Lost Sector wanted escapees.
-Earn 25 "Best Served Cold" and "Blood for Blood" medals in the Crucible.
-Defeat Hive with precision damage to collect Worm larvae.
-Sacrifice Hive bosses summoned in Witches' Ritual.

  • Hive Larvae collected: 50
  • Crucible medals earned: 25
  • Heroic Hive rituals completed: 3
  • Etched Crystals collected: 15

"This is it, Guardian—the furthest you've gone down sorrow's road. There ain't no turnin' back. If the Hive are upgrading their arsenal, we need to know where and how, so we can stop it… and learn from it. Don't worry. This ritual won't make you a bad guy… It'll just feel like it."
— The Drifter

Step 8: Sorrow's Road[edit]

You have all you need to track the Hive weapon master.

  • Drifter visited

"Using the thorn from your dead friend's helm and lettin' corruption touch your Light ain't an easy call. But you didn't back down. Come see me and we'll track the weapon that fired that jagged bit of death."
— The Drifter


The Drifter has helped you track down a dangerous Hive warrior tied to the infamous Weapons of Sorrow. The fight won't be easy. You will be outgunned and alone, but you've come this far and there's no turning back.

It's high noon, Guardian. Gun down the Hive weapons expert before his diseased arsenal can spread.[5]

Step 9: The Conversation[edit]

Enkaar, the Hive weapon master, is hiding in Hellrise Canyon in the Tangled Shore.

Hunt him down!

  • Enkaar defeated

"Time to hunt us a Hive weapons master and put an end to whatever he's cookin' up. This is where you get to be a hero, and we both get to learn a little bit more about things best left undiscovered. Careful out there, you'll be alone, and the odds'll be stacked. Hope you make it back."
— The Drifter


Complete "The Conversation" mission and face Enkaar, the Anointed at high noon. Completion of the mission yields The Last Word Exotic Hand Cannon as a reward.

Step 10: A Darker Path[edit]

You defeated the Hive weapon master thanks to a mysterious gift, the Last Word.

What would the Drifter say about that?

  • Show your new possession to the Drifter

"The hunt is over. Our weapon master is defeated, thanks to you. And in his wake, you've found… the Last Word? Well I'll be. Hm. It's probably best we close this case down. For now."
— The Drifter


The Drifter is disturbed seeing the Last Word in your hand, but he is endlessly intrigued by the Hive weapon you uncovered. He offers a quick warning about trust, then brushes it all off with a laugh.

There is still much to learn about the Weapons of Sorrow. Hopefully, the trust you placed in the Drifter will lead to new understandings.

  • THE DRIFTER: Hey. What the hell are you doin' with that gun? That's the Last Word! [chuckles] You know you can trust me. But the man who gave you that? He's the one who walked into hell and spread my friend's ashes on the side of a rock. You… You are such a punk. Trying to play both of us, huh? You are insane. I dig it. But ask yourself: what's to stop that man from doing you in like he's done with so many of my friends? I'll be seein' you. Punk.[6]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Bungie (2018/12/4), Destiny 2: Season of the Forge, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard
  2. ^ Bungie (2018/12/4), Destiny 2: Season of the Forge, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Draw | Tainted Artifact
  3. ^ Bungie (2018/12/4), Destiny 2: Season of the Forge, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Draw | A Cleansed Artifact
  4. ^ Bungie (2018/12/4), Destiny 2: Season of the Forge, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Draw | A New Jagged Purpose
  5. ^ Bungie (2018/12/4), Destiny 2: Season of the Forge, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Draw | Sorrow's Road
  6. ^ Bungie (2018/12/4), Destiny 2: Season of the Forge, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Draw | A Darker Path