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How to Find Resonate Stems in Destiny 2

Another season, another resource to grind

by Daphne Fama

The Season of The Seraph has arrived in Destiny 2 and, if you’ve completed certain tasks, you’ve likely seen a new item added to your inventory: Resonant Stems. For those who participated in the Season of the Haunted, Resonate Stems, the function will be familiar even if the name isn’t.

Resonate Stems will begin dropping after you complete the first set of tutorial missions in the Season of the Seraph storyline. Once Clovis agrees to be placed inside the Exo Frame (don’t say he’s never done anything nice for humanity), you’ll then claim a Resonance Amp. At this point, Resonate Stems will begin to drop during various activities.

How to Find Resonate Stems in Destiny 2

These activities include:

  • The Crucible
  • Vanguard Missions
  • Gambit
  • Story Missions
  • Lost Sectors
  • Seraph Heist Battlegrounds

What do Resonate Amps do in Destiny 2?

Once obtained, you can combine four Resonate Stems and turn them into an Override Frequency by interacting with them in your inventory.

It will then provide you with a description, for example:




Bolded for emphasis. The first word of the bolded phrase will be the planet you head to. The second through fourth words will refer to where you should head. Do so, and search around the location. Having your volume up is essential, as the small octahedron item you’re looking for is hidden. Follow its music and interact with it to obtain 3,000 Glimmer and a Legendary weapon released during the Season. You might find these floating octahedrons to be familiar. They were also present during the Warmind Expansion in Season 3 all those years ago.

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But beyond setting you on a scavenger hunt, Resonate Stems serve another purpose. You can also use them to focus Umbral Engrams. The ability to focus Umbral Engrams will be unlocked once you’ve progressed far enough in the Season of the Seraph’s story quest, which contains fifty-four steps total.

Focusing Umbral Engrams allows players to dictate which items they want from an Engram, which can be helpful if you’re missing out on that last item or you’re attempting to get a god roll on a specific gun. It’s likely that by the end of the season, you’ll have more Resonate Stems than you know what to do with. But for the early season, it’s excellent to grind these out and start trying out new builds.

Daphne Fama

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