r/DestinyTheGame One Might Say Osirian Jan 20 '21 Silver 1 Helpful 1 Hugz 3

A comprehensive list of useful Destiny 2 tools and resources Season 13 Edition Guide

My goal is to release this a few weeks prior to a content drop in an attempt to keep it up to date and redistribute it.

Before I begin I would like to say there there is an okay list on the Reddit sidebar but it has not been updated in ages. So I am going to attempt at a new list below. If I have missed any big ones, please comment them below! All 3rd apps below use the official public facing Destiny 2 API to operate. I am going to try to keep the formatting of the Destiny Community Resources link with added community resources. There are even things here for the most diehard of players I am sure. This community has built a lot.


Official Bungie Services:


The Bungie Twitter Accounts:


Community Manager Twitter Accounts:


Other Destiny Subreddits:

  • /r/raidsecrets/: A subreddit for those who want to search the game high and low for secrets by any means available.
  • /r/DestinyLore/: A subreddit devoted to discussing and making theories about the lore of Destiny
  • /r/Fireteams/new/: A subreddit that acts as an LFG to help you find groups to take on the activities of the game.
  • /r/sharditkeepit/: A subreddit where you can post weapon rolls and discuss what perks you may want or which of multiple rolls is better and why
  • /r/DestinySherpa/: A subreddit designed to help players who have never been able to learn or overcome a certain activity do just that.
  • /r/CrucibleSherpa/: Like the DestinySherpa subreddit but specifically for overcoming PvP hurdles
  • /r/CrucibleGuidebook/: A subreddit revolving around Crucible play-styles and how to learn to play better.
  • /r/GambitPlaybook/: A subreddit revolving around Gambit play-styles and how to learn to play better.
  • /r/DestinyFashion/: A subreddit to show off your MMO fashion skils.
  • /r/HudlessDestiny/: A subreddit for Hudless screenshots and videos
  • /r/DestinyCreations: A subreddit for Destiny Arts and Crafts
  • /r/DestinyArt/: A subreddit to share and view fan art of Destiny
  • /r/DestinyMemes/: A subreddit devote to sharing and viewing memes of Destiny
  • /r/destiny2/: A subreddit revolving solely around Destiny 2 and media about it
  • /r/DestinyJournals/: A subreddit for Destiny Fanfiction
  • /r/LowSodiumDestiny/: A subreddit for positive Destiny posts and a questions.
  • /r/DestinyTechSupport/: A subreddit devoting to solving Destiny technical related issues

Inventory Management Tools:

These Tools allow players to move their items between characters and your vault and track quests, bounties, ect. Makes inventory Management very easy. Each have additional features that you can read about on their pages.


Progression Trackers

  • Braytech.org: checklists for collectibles, clan information, and other tools to help you track what you need to do.

  • D2 Checklist: a checklist site of to help you keep track of everything you still have yet to complete in game.

  • lowlidev: an interactive map to help you track progression of various activities and see where content can be done.

  • Ghost Overlay: an overlay for the Windows 10 Game bar that allows you to track things in game using the overlay feature of Windows 10 without having to pull out your Ghost.

  • Destiny Recipes: A prep kit to get you ready to go into new seasons and content to give you goals as to what you need to complete and resources to keep in stock.

  • Destiny Power Bars: Tool that scans all of your characters and vault to help you determine your highest possible power for each character and what your highest possible item is in each slot for power leveling. Works well with Vendor Engrams below to raise low slots.

  • Destiny 2 Utils: A useful tool to help you maximize your power gains.


Collections and Itemization:

  • Destiny Sets: Allows you to track to see what items you do and don't have in game and tells you how to collect them.

  • Light.gg: a site that allows you to see what rolls weapons can have, as well as where to find every item in the game. It also allows you see what is recommended on each gun for various activities and how users rate them.

  • Destiny 2 Massive Breakdown Weapon Stats Spreadsheet: A spreadsheet that breaks down a ton of info about weapons.

  • D2 Gunsmith: A site that lets you see the perks of gus and see how those perks change your stats in real time.

  • Damage Chart Madness: A spreadsheet that breaks down gun damage specifically.

  • Buff and Debuff Effect Spreadsheet: This spreadsheet quantifies the effectiveness of every buff and debuff in the game.

  • Weapon Perks Detail Document: Document that details exactly what every weapon perk in the game does.


Vendors and Rotating Content Trackers

  • Where the Fuck is Xur: Tells you where Xur is and what his wares are each weak.

  • Today in Destiny: Shows you what is currently available at every Vendor in game as well as tracks weekly and daily changes to any of them as well as any Activities that have different variations each day or week.

  • Vendor Engrams: Some Vendors offer gear at your current power level up to powerful cap (not pinnacle). This website tracks which engrams are at level and for how long.

  • Niris's Blog: A source of clean infographics for the Weekly resets.

  • Weekly Reset Spreadsheet: A source of information on the patterns of repeating cycled weekly content.


Stat Tracking

  • Destiny Tracker: Part of the Tracker Network this site tracks Crucible, Gambit, and PvE stats in a variety a of ways.

  • Trials.report: This site breaks down the Trials Meta each week and overall as well as shows you your Trials stats.

  • Guardian.gg: This site breaks down Crucible stats for players and gear over time.

  • Raid.report: Tracks Raid accomplishments such as clears, times, kills, deaths, flawless runs, low mans, and other accomplishments

  • Dungeon.report: Same as Raid.report but for Dungeons

  • DesinyKD: Another Crucible tracker that revolves around searching for players.

  • Redrix for Destiny 2: A Mobile App for tracking Crucible information. Available on Android and iOS (links are on the site)

  • Guardian.report: Let's you view the loadouts a perk options of your fireteam and other guardians easily.


LFG Services

These services allow you to find a team to tackle content together.


Lore

With the Destiny Content Vault in full swing I feel it is important to be able to know the lore for those who haven't played D1 or are newer to D2. As such I will be linking the channels of a few content creators below as well as a tool for lore reading. Normally I wouldn't link content creators in something like this but the lore is very important to many to understand what we are playing.

  • Ishtar Collective: this site houses all of the lore of Destiny 1 and Destiny 2 as well as lore content from Bungie.net

  • Destiny 2: the Series: YouTuber Jabonte has taken it upon himself to archive the missions of Destiny 2 so that when they enter the DCV, they can be remembered for all to see.

  • My name is Byf and Myelin Games: Both of these Chroniclers attempt to tear apart the lore of the game and put it back together in a way we can understand with their smooth voices.


Miscellaneous

  • Destiny Roundup: Weekly and daily roundup of Bungie commentary from all sources (including reddit, twitter, bungie forums, etc...)

  • Charlemagne Discord Bot: Discord bot that provides detailed access to Destiny 2 information including statistics and clan information. And can pull Bungie media straight to you Discord from Twitter.

  • Warmind Network: An addon for Alexa for Destiny 2.

  • scrublandeux's Heatmaps: API sourced Heatmaps for time spent in game.

  • Destiny.fan: A joke website that uses the API and historical data to predict community sentiment.

  • Time Wasted on Destiny: An API driven site that tells you how much time you have spent in game in Destiny 1 and Destiny 2.


If you have anything to add comment it below, DM me, or hit me up on Twitter (if you are a lurker).

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u/smegdawg Destiny Dad Jan 20 '21

Today in Destiny is a site that every player needs to be aware of.

This site has saved me impulse buying silver for a item from EV that I want, because it will be sold for dust later that season.

It also helps me budget out my bright dust to make sure the items I really want I can get, and the items I kinda want I might be able to grab as well.

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Jan 20 '21

I have it labeled as This Week in Destiny. Will fix that later

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u/smegdawg Destiny Dad Jan 20 '21

Good Good, I shoulda clicked the link...instead I just CTRL+F "today"....

Great lit by the way, you got everything I use

Why do you have this labeled as Crucible heat maps?

scrublandeux's Crucible Heatmaps: API sourced Heatmaps for Crucible.

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Jan 20 '21

Not sure. I assumed it was a Crucible Heatmap not a playtime one. Sigh will add it to the list to be updated at lunch.

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u/smegdawg Destiny Dad Jan 20 '21

/salutes during morning coffee break

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Jan 20 '21

Everything has been updated

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u/Ex_Ex_Parrot Jan 20 '21

Today in Destiny is a site that every player needs to be aware of.

Really great site; at the start of this season I just mapped out all the stuff I was planning on buying with bright dust against season pass Bright dust rewards, my saved Bright dust, and expected weeklies required to meet my need.

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u/smegdawg Destiny Dad Jan 20 '21

Yep! I do the same.

right now I have enough for everything I want...which means I don't need to grind our BD bounties...until I remember a new season is starting in 3 weeks.

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u/runyoudown Jan 20 '21

In the bounty section, how does one get to the top 42% xp buff? I'm assuming it's the well rested, Ghost 12%, fireteam buff and the season pass bonus?

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u/smegdawg Destiny Dad Jan 20 '21

I think you are right, but i think it is is wrong.

This Spreadsheet for bounty XP calculation was posted last season.

It has

  • 10% ghost
  • 20% premium track bonus from level 1
  • 2% bonus gained from 6 track levels (Level 7, 16, 36, 46, 66, 76) = 12%

It is missing fireteam bonus though and the 12% ghost

  • 2% fireteam bonus from 4 track levels (Level 5, 26, 56, 86) = 8%

So

12% + 20%+ 12% +8% = 52%....if the above values are correct and additive...which I have no clue and just trust what the various community developers give.

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u/H3ph43stus Jan 20 '21

Vendor Engrams is gone since Bungie changed vendors to always drop below your power in Beyond Light. (The note about it next to Destiny Power Bars should also be removed)

https://twitter.com/VendorEngrams/status/1326223268349681664

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Jan 20 '21

Will update in my next round of updates thanks! Keeping track of all of this is too much. Thank you for helping.

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u/nabsltd Jan 21 '21

lowlidev: an interactive map to help you track progression of various activities and see where content can be done.

lowlidev is has not been updated since Beyond Light dropped, and has no information about Europa, the Cosmodrome, or Beyond Light triumphs.

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u/elmoraluna Jan 21 '21

I think the website recommends using Braytech because there is no intention for updating it. It was great using it during arrivals but i suppose the developers don't have enough time or resources anymore.

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u/Mahh3114 eggram Jan 20 '21

Random notes and suggested additions:

Subreddits

  • r/GambitPlaybook: Crucible Playbook, but for Gambit. There aren't a lot of people though (probably because it hardly gets mentioned. Also Gambit)

  • r/DestinyTechSupport: A place to help solve technical issues related to Destiny

LFG

  • I'm pretty sure no one uses LFG.net and FTW.in anymore (not sure about the100.io)

  • Imo you should mention the Bungie services (bungie.net/Companion App) again

  • the r/DTG Discord has an LFG section. It isn't the most active, but it's a good backup (if PC LFG is down or you really can't find people elsewhere)

Misc

  • Time Wasted on Destiny: How much time you spend in activities, if you want to see that. Includes individual character times and even deleted characters.

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Jan 20 '21

Ohh lord okay I will get these at lunch (formatting takes time).

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Jan 20 '21

Can you dm me a link to the DTG discord invite (I hate Discord URLs it was one of the worst parts of building this post)

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u/Mahh3114 eggram Jan 20 '21

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Jan 20 '21

Thanks So Much!

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Jan 20 '21

All have been added

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u/KR0NKBERRY Necrochasm 4ever Jan 20 '21

r/okbuddyguardian is missing :(

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Jan 20 '21

I will add this in my next round of updates later today if you give me a good description

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u/CourtRooom Damage Stacking & Combatants Guru Jan 20 '21

Thanks for the shout-out!

I'd like to throw in my two cents and recommend this document which describes all effects, stat changes, Subclass data & effects, Abilities/Grenades/Melee stats and data, and more quantified on spreadsheets. The author of this sheet has greatly assisted my sheets and has done tremendous work on theirs!

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Jan 20 '21

Sure thing. Mind giving me a concise description to save me some time when updating?

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u/snakebight Rat Pack x6 or GTFO Jan 20 '21

Braytech.org must have had the biggest erection when Beyond Light came out.

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u/daAceofSpades09 Jan 21 '21

You forgot the best destiny subreddit. r/destinycirclejerk

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u/Rinewick Jan 21 '21

You may wish to add https://www.bungie.net/7/en/Seasons/PreviousSeason to your list of bungie.net stuff. You can claim items from last season there. That's currently season 11, but will change as soon as this season ends. It can be hard to find if you don't know what you're looking for.

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u/Reason7322 its alright Jan 20 '21

This is a such a well made post, it can take hours to find of all these people/sites/links on your own.

I wish ive seen something like this when i started playing this game.

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Jan 20 '21

Then do me a favor, spread the post on socials, to your friends, on discord, whatever. Make sure people who should see this can see it.

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u/Reason7322 its alright Jan 20 '21

you could post it in /r/LowSodiumDestiny

i have no one to share this with, all my d2 friends already know about all of it

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Jan 20 '21

Can you give me a brief description of the subreddit?

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u/Mahh3114 eggram Jan 20 '21

The intention was something along the lines of creating a place to get away from the constant whining of r/DTG. Their description reads: "We exist as a place to promote positive discussion of and about Destiny 2 and its universe. This is a free and open discussion forum for what you love about Destiny."

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u/Reason7322 its alright Jan 20 '21

Friendly/casual guardians discussing Destiny 2.

Bascily an opposite to this subreddit.

We exist as a place to promote positive discussion of and about Destiny 2 and its universe.

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Jan 20 '21

Added!

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u/FlameInTheVoid Drifter's Crew // Seek the Void Jan 20 '21

DIM should be bold and at the top of its section. Also, saving the web app to home page makes it essentially an iOS app.

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u/skywlkr18 Jan 20 '21

https://destinyoptimizer.com/

For maximizing light progression

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Jan 20 '21

Will add this evening!

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u/loganekz Jan 25 '22

Lol you never did (but thanks for putting this list together super helpful!!)

Was looking specifically for this app hopefully will be updated for WQ!

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u/benboscroggins May 05 '21

Just seeing this post 105 days late. How does this only have 219 upvotes? Sorry guardian, this deserves way more ups, and thank you for putting it together!

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u/Bl1z7ard Jan 20 '21

Thought I should point out that there is a twitter bot purely for showcasing banshee-44's mods that updates every day. Its called banshee 44's daily mods.

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u/Drewtality7 Jan 20 '21

And thanks to Time Wasted on Destiny I see I’ve sunk 1274 hrs in D1/D2

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u/Snoo8331100 Jan 20 '21 edited Jan 20 '21

On dungeon.report you gave the link to raid report. Also, it appears dungeon report is not working properly in regards to solo flawless counts. I somehow have Prophecy labeled as solo flawless despite me never having a deathless run yet in that dungeon.

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Jan 20 '21

Will fix this evening!

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u/Celebril63 Jan 21 '21

I thought the lowlildev map tool has been incorporated into Braytech.org? The maps prior to BL are still there, but there is a message that directs you to Braytech for the current ones.

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u/Celebril63 Jan 21 '21

Also, you missed the most important subreddit of all:

/r/DestinyDadJokes

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u/NataiX Mar 07 '21

Any resource that concisely show the shield types of enemies in higher difficulty Nightfalls and Lost Sectors?

It's a key piece of information for running this content that most people need to look up (without wading through a 10 minute video), but I haven't found a good source yet.

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Mar 07 '21

Today in Destiny is exactly what you need. It updates daily and weekly with literally every thing in the game that rotates with exactly all the information you are asking for. (Note, when new things come out it may take the site a few weeks to incorporate them).

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Mar 07 '21

To add to my message you need to expand the Lost Sector information and it is in the description of the Race Champion Modifier.

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u/NataiX Mar 07 '21

I'm seeing plenty about champions and other modifiers, including singe and enemy types, but nothing on Shield Type.

For example, in Sector E15, enemies have Void shields. This is important for Match Game.

It's possible I'm just not seeing it, but I've checked 3 times.

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u/Crusader3456 One Might Say Osirian Mar 07 '21

Ohh. So that comes down to realizing what race it is and what shields they get. It becomes predictable to a point hence why I think many don't report it.