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Destiny 2: How To Spend Legendary Shards Before They're Gone

Bungie recently announced that they're depreciating Legendary Shards. Here's how to make sure they don't go to waste.
Destiny 2: How To Spend Legendary Shards Before They're Gone

Bungie has officially announced that Legendary Shards will be depreciated in Destiny 2 Season 23 and fully removed from your inventory when The Final Shape releases on February 27th. These little purple shards have been one of the game's main forms of currency since it was released in 2017 and many hardcore players have amassed tens of thousands. While the community's reaction to the news has been mixed, this will ultimately make the Destiny 2 economy a bit more manageable for everyone. 

Whether you've got 100 or 100,000 Legendary Shards, we thought it would be a good idea to make sure that you spend them as effectively as possible. Today, we're going to show you what we've determined to be the best ways to get rid of your Legendary Shards before they're deleted forever. Let's take a look, Guardian. 

How To Spend Your Legendary Shards In Destiny 2

An important part of this that's especially noteworthy: Legendary Shards are being depreciated in Season 23 when it starts on November 28th. Make sure to spend them before this date! After Season 23 starts, all of the items and exchanges will no longer accept Legendary Shards and will instead convert to exclusively Glimmer. 

Goodbye old friend

Raid Banners

While Bungie introduced Campaign Banners in The Witch Queen which do not cost the player anything to plant while running the most recent expansions, Raid Banners still have an associated cost (for now). We fully expect Raid Banners to become obsolete at some time in the future, but ensuring that you have them for Season 23 and The Final Shape is certainly not a bad way to spend them. Go pick as many of these up from Hawthorne in the Tower as you want to. The only limit on Raid Banners is what you can afford. 

Get 'em while they're hot!

Phantasmal Fragments

These little buggers aren't worth much more than 5 years after the Shadowkeep expansion dropped, but the one thing they've never lost value on is the Glimmer exchange market. Go grab yourself as many of these as you can so that you have a way to reclaim all of that spent Glimmer going into The Final Shape in February. Make sure to swing by the Lecturn of Enchantment on the Moon to load your pockets with them. 

"Moon's Haunted" is so 2019

Rahool's Wares 

Rahool in the Tower offers a few things that you might consider grabbing while you're running around trying to spend your Legendary Shards. On top of raw Glimmer exchanges (which itself is a better exchange than the Phantasmal Fragments), he also offers Enhancement Cores, Enhancement Prisms, and Ascendant Alloy. The latter of these has a one-a-week limit, but making sure you take advantage of his offer will ensure you're ready to craft all the new weapons in The Final Shape and beyond. 



Everyone's favorite tentacle-faced weirdo who shows up on the weekends offers a wide variety of Exotic weapons and armor as well as legacy Legendary items for Legendary Shards. Make sure you pay him a visit on your way to emptying your bank accounts! 


There are of course other ways to get rid of your Legendary Shards. You can take them to a vendor and see what gear they're offering, too! No matter how you decide to spend them, make sure you take a picture of your final number. You'll want to remember your Shard count when you tell your grandkids about it one day. 

That's everything you need to know about how to spend your Legendary Shards before they're gone in Destiny 2. For more Destiny coverage, check out our guide on the Imbaru Engine mission and how to get the Season of the Witch's new Ritual Armor

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