Destiny 2 Season of the Wish: Artifact Perks & Best Build

Lucas Simons
Seasonal Artifact S23 Destiny 2

Season of The Wish has been live for a few months now in Destiny 2, and it’s the final season before the game switches to a different model. If you’re looking for the Perks available with this season in Destiny 2, here’s all you need to know.

Every season in Destiny 2 has offered plenty of new opportunities to experiment with new builds for Guardians, along with several new things to learn. Season of The Wish brought a new Seasonal Artifact called Queensfoil Censer, and you might be eager to know all about its Artifact Perks.

Not only can you customize your Destiny 2 experience with Artifact Perks, but there are also many steps you must take to get the maximum power output during the season.

But knowing which Perks you should take can be quite tricky, so here’s all you need to know about Destiny 2 Season of The Wish Artifact Perks, including detailed information, recommended Perks, and weapons.

How to get Seasonal Artifact: Queensfoil Censer

To get the new Seasonal Artifact: Queensfoil Censer, Guardians need to complete the Season of The Wish introductory mission ‘Final Wish’, and speak with Mara Sov in the HELM Hub. After hearing her command, the Guardians will be granted a new Seasonal Artifact and will be able to start leveling it up to unlock new Perks.

Mara sov Destiny 2 Season 23
The Guardian will need to work with the Queen of the Awoken once more.

Queensfoil Censer Row 1 Perks explained

The first Row for the Destiny 2 Seasonal Artifact Queensfoil Censer contains the following perks to unlock:

  • Piercing Sidearms: Grants Sidearms Piercing Rounds and Overcharged to Stun Barrier Champions.
  • Unstoppable Hand-Cannon: Aiming with your equipped hand cannon will charge it with powerful rounds to stun Unstoppable Champions.
  • Unstoppable Bow: Holding an arrow at full draw for a few moments will convert the arrow into overcharged arrows which stun Unstoppable Champions.
  • Overcharged Auto-Rifle: Dealing sustained damage with Auto-Rifles Stun Overcharged Champions.
  • Overcharged Pulse Rifle: Dealing sustained damage with Pulse-Rifles Stun Overcharged Champions.

Queensfoil Censer Row 2 Perks explained

The second Row for the Destiny 2 Seasonal Artifact Queensfoil Censer has the following perks to unlock:

  • Flame, Fiber, and Freeze: Combines the Solar, Strand, and Stasis Siphon Mods into one.
  • Kindling Trigger: When Radiant, Solar weapon applies scorch to targets.
  • Blast Radius: Rapid takedowns with Rocket Launchers or Grenade Launchers grant Armor Charges.
  • Origin Perk Specialization I: Boosts benefits from the Seasonal Origin Perks: Sundering, Nano-Munitions, Nanotech Tracer Rockets. Overcharges those weapons when those Perks are active.
  • From whence you came: Increases the damage you cause to Scorn and Taken enemies, Including Bosses.
Zaouli's Bane Hand Cannon Destiny 2
The Zaouli’s Bane Hand Cannon can combo greatly with this Season’s Artifact Perks.

Queensfoil Censer Row 3 Perks explained

The third Row for the Destiny 2 Seasonal Artifact Queensfoil Censer contains the following perks:

  • Flint Striker: Quickly landing precision hits with a solar weapon grants Radiant, successive final blows with a solar weapon also grant Radiant.
  • Torch: When you have the Radiant buff, you cause extra damage to enemies affected by Strand or Stasis debuffs. (Does not stack, applies to Boss enemies as well.)
  • Heart of the Flame: Casting your Solar Super makes your surrounding allies become radiant, and increases the damage your super causes for each ally in the nearby.
  • Origin Perk Specialization II: Boosts benefits from the Seasonal Origin Perks: Noble Deeds, Unsated Hunger, Head Rush, and Dragon’s Vengeance. Overcharges those weapons when those Perks are active.
  • Wished into being: While your Super is almost charged, ability final blows spawn Orbs of Power. This perk’s effect increases when wearing Seasonal Armor, reducing the threshold required for the perk to activate. Stacks 5 times.

Queensfoil Censer Row 4 Perks explained

Unlocking the fourth Row for Destiny 2’s Seasonal Artifact Queensfoil Censer will grant access to the following perks:

  • Unravelling Orbs: Picking Orbs of Power grants your strand weapons Unravelling Rounds. Causing them to trigger bursts of Strand damage and tracing strand projectiles upon hitting an opponent several times.
  • Pillar of Ice: Defeating and Encased enemy spawns Stasis Crystals. (Continuously applying Stasis over an opponent causes Encased)
  • Revitalizing blast: Causing damage with Solar abilities weakens Champions and Bosses, increasing the damage you inflict upon them and decreasing the damage they cause.
  • Overload Rocket Launchers: Grants Rocket Launchers Overload Rounds, which are effective against Overload champions.
  • Dragon’s bite: Breaking a combatant’s shield with a Stasis weapon has a chance to freeze it. Breaking a combatant’s shield with a Strand weapon has a chance to Suspend it.
Destiny 2 Dragon's Breath Rocket Launcher
The Dragon’s Breath Rocket Launcher combines really well with most of the Solar Perks of the Artifact.

Queensfoil Censer Row 5 Perks explained

The fifth and final Row for Destiny 2’s Seasonal Artifact Queensfoil Censer has the following perks:

  • Horde shuttle: Damaging Unravelled enemies (affected by Strand Unravelled effects) have a chance to spawn a Threadling in the location, which targets the nearest adjacent foe. If not, it detonates on the origin target.
  • Hail the storm: Shattering effects on Stasis-affected targets or Crystals have increased shattering damage. (Enemies affected by Freeze or Encased take additional damage from shattering effects.)
  • Rays of precision: When affected by the Radiant Buff, your precision final blows from solar weapons cause targets to ignite.
  • Solo Operative: Damage boost for Solo Players – (Grants additional 22% damage increase against all targets, including bosses. When you are the sole member of your Squad.)
  • Argent Ordnance: Firing a Rocket Launcher round consumes an Armor Charge, granting your next shot with that weapon increased damage, and also increasing its reload and stow speed.

The Queensfoil Censer Seasonal Artifact for Destiny 2 Season of the Wish is mainly focused on Solar Damage and its associated effects. Though Strand and Stasis have secondary and tertiary perks that can combo really well with Solar Builds, we will mainly focus on Solar as it is the Highlight Class of the Season.

We will take the following Artifact Perks as recommended for the Solar Build:

  • From Row 1: Piercing Sidearms, Unstoppable Hand-Cannon, and Overcharged Auto-Rifle.
  • From Row 2: Kindling Trigger and From Whence you Came.
  • From Row 3: Flint Striker, Torch, and Heart of The Flame.
  • From Row 4: Revitalizing Blast and Overload Rocket Launchers.
  • From Row 5: Rays of Precision and Argent Ordnance.

The Best Weapons for this build will include Precision Damage Solar weapons with Specialized Scorch Perks, and Rocket Launchers:

  • Any Auto Rifle with Demolitionist Perk, Lodbrock C with Cascade Point, and Demolitionist is a good option. Sidearms with Pugilist Perk and Swashbuckler like Boudica C are a great option too, plus work for Barrier Champions.
  • Zaouli’s Bane Hand Cannon (Energy Weapon) – With Fluted Barrel, Tactical Mag, Explosive Payload, and Incandescent. Weapon Mod recommended: Major Spec.
  • Ascendancy Rocket Launcher (Power Weapon) – With Chain Reaction and Ambitious Assasin Perks. The ideal option would be Dragon’s Breath if your Exotic slot is free.
  • Your Exotic weapon of choice can be either a Solar Energy slot weapon like Tarraba (Exotic SMG), or Sunshot (Exotic Hand Cannon). You can also use Polaris Lance to Maximize Rays of Precision Perk.
Sunshot Destiny 2
Sunshot will be one of the most powerful meta weapons of the season.

Having a precision weapon for mid-range like Zaouli’s Bane will trigger the combo Between Flint Striker, Torch, and Rays of Precision, dealing loads of damage to rank-and-file combatants, clearing waves, and also, dealing moderate to heavy damage to nearby Powerful foes.

If you want to go long-range, then your choices are Polaris Lance, or Battler-RX Pulse Rifle with Incandescence Perk. This will secure the activation of Rays of Precision from a safe distance, and constant recharge of your solar abilities through interaction of the intrinsic perks your Solar class has.

We recommend building to maximize Scorch and Ignition effects. For that reason, weapons like Zaouli’s Bane with heavy Solar Area damage can do loads of damage mid-range. Sunshot is an absolute game-changer if your Exotic slot is free.

Having an Auto-Rifle or Sidearm with you can secure Champion Stuns for Overload and Barrier, respectively, and also, having primary weapons with Ability Refreshing Perks like Demolitionist and Pugilist can do wonders for ability casters like Hunters and Warlocks.

And that’s all you need to know about this Seasonal Artifact Perks in Destiny 2. For more content on Bungie’s Looter Shooter, you can consult our guide section below:

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