KEY POINTS

  • High-stat armor can be obtained from Umbral Engrams and pinnacle content
  • Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris also give high-stat armor pieces
  • Raids and dungeons can be farmed for armor pieces using the checkpoint saving trick

One of the main things to grind for in “Destiny 2’s” endgame, apart from those rare raid-only weapons and exotics, are high-stat armor pieces that can perfectly round up specific character builds.

Any armor piece that comes with a stat total of 60 and above can be considered a high roll, and these armor pieces are often the most coveted among experienced players. Unfortunately, getting armor to drop with such numbers is rare, and they can be a little tedious to acquire, especially if players don’t know what they’re doing.

Here are the best ways to get high-stat armor in “Destiny 2” to help players save plenty of time.

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Tier III Umbral Engram Focusing

The easiest yet most overlooked method of obtaining guaranteed high-stat armor pieces is via the Prismatic Recaster at the H.E.L.M.

This method only requires players to have four Umbral Engrams, Glimmer, Legendary Shards and enough seasonal currency to get a random armor piece that’s sure to have a high total stat count. The Recaster also lets players choose their random item’s primary stat, which is great for crafting specific builds.

However, this method can only be done once a week per account. Only four engrams can be focused into high-stat armor pieces each week.

Ghost Armorer Mods

Unbeknown to many new players, ghosts can be upgraded to fit a variety of mods, including ones that increase the chances of armor pieces to drop with the stats that players want to build toward. These Armorer mods will ensure that armor pieces will add a minimum of 10 into the stat that players choose.

These mods won’t necessarily drop high-stat armor pieces, but they will at least guarantee that all protective gear will have the stats that players want, greatly increasing the efficiency of armor farming.

The Prophecy Dungeon

All armor pieces from chests and boss kills in the Prophecy dungeon will have higher stat rolls than most of the other gear sources in the game.

The first boss in this dungeon can be easily farmed for a shot at high-stat armor as well as some dungeon-exclusive weapons like the Judgment hand cannon and Last Breath auto rifle. The Phalanx boss is easy to reach, but for efficiency’s sake, consider doing the checkpoint saving trick, where players tag the dungeon's checkpoint on different characters for later runs.