How to get Ergo Sum Exotic Sword in Destiny 2

Lucas Simons
Ergo Sum Exotic Sword Destiny 2

Destiny 2 The Final Shape has brought the first Special Ammo Sword to the game, and it’s a variable Exotic called Ergo Sum, a weapon that can drop with random Intrinsic Traits. Here’s how to get it.

The Ergo Sum Exotic Sword is quite a formidable weapon, and Destiny 2 players trying The Final Shape have a chance to get a random roll of the very first Special Ammo Sword in the game.

But to get this Exotic weapon, players need to complete a series of quests. So, this is what you need to do to get the Ergo Sum Exotic Sword in Destiny 2 The Final Shape.

How to unlock Destined Heroes Exotic Quest in Destiny 2

To get the Ergo Sum Exotic Sword in Destiny 2 The Final Shape, players will need to complete the Destined Heroes Exotic Quest. But to unlock this quest players need to first complete these steps:

  1. Complete The Final Shape Main Questline.
  2. Unlock the Lost City Landing Zone.
  3. Listen to the Radio Transmission.
  4. Finish the “Lost in the Light” and “Found in the Dark” questlines.
  5. Finish the “Queens part I” mission.

Once Guardians have finished all these prerequisites, they will be able to complete the “Queens part II” mission that will grant them the Dyadic Prism, an item they can claim, and complete the Destined Heroes Exotic Quest.

Ergo Sum Exotic Sword in Destiny 2 The Final Shape
The Ergo Sum Intrinsic Trait empowers Transcendence and extends its duration.

How to farm Ergo Sum Exotic Sword rolls in Destiny 2 The Final Shape

The particular thing about the Ergo Sum Exotic Sword, is that Destiny 2 players will be able to claim different rolls and variants of this weapon by completing several The Final Shape activities in the Pale Heart:

  • Guardians are guaranteed one roll of Ergo Sum once per week by completing their Pathfinder tasks.
  • Guardians can complete Overthrow runs to get a chance of an Ergo Sum dropping at the end of the run.

Every new roll comes with its Intrinsic Trait called Trascendent Duelist, which empowers damage when you are Transcended, and extends its duration by landing final blows with Ergo Sum.

Destiny 2 The Pale Heart Overthrow
Completing Overthrow runs has a chance to yield a random roll of Ergo Sum.

Another curious thing about this weapon is that it was teased in the game four years ago, during the “Save Saint-14 Questline” in Season of Dawn.

All Ergo Sum rolls in Destiny 2 The Final Shape

In The Final Shape, Ergo Sum can come with one of the following Perks in Destiny 2, inspired by other Exotic weapons:

  • Gathering Light (Traveler’s Chosen): Final blows with this weapon grant stacks of Gathering Light, improving guard stats and lunge range. Stowing this weapon consumes all stacks, granting melee, grenade, and class ability energy.
  • Wolfpack Rounds (Gjallarhorn): Powered heavy attacks cause nearby sword-wielders to emit tracking missiles with every attack.
  • Stormbringer (Cloudstrike): Rapid final blows create a lightning storm at the target’s location.
  • Sacred Flame (Ticuu’s Divination): Powered heavy attacks mark nearby targets, causing them to explode upon death. Striking marked targets with a Light attack detonates them.
  • The Perfect Fifth (Polaris Lance): Every five hits attach a delayed Solar explosive, scorching your target.
  • Insectoid Robot Grenades (The Colony): Defeated targets drop insectoid robots that chase and explode close to other targets.
  • Arc Conductor (Riskrunner): Powered heavy attacks charge the wielder, enabling them to resist Arc damage and chain lightning to nearby targets.
  • Unplanned Reprieve (Telesto): Powered heavy attacks emit projectiles that detonate with a delayed Void blast.

So there you have it, that’s how to get the Ergo Sum Exotic Sword in Destiny 2 The Final Shape. For more pro tips about the game, we have all you need to know about Power Level, how to unlock the Prismatic subclass, or the best build for your Seasonal Artifact.