Deepsight Resonance

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Ragnhild-D with Deepsight Resonance. Note the red border around the icon.

Deepsight Resonance is a gameplay mechanic introduced in The Witch Queen. It is related to Weapon Shaping.


After the player completes The Arrival campaign mission and The Relic quest, they will acquire the Shaping: Extraction quest. This quest requires the player to get a Deepsight Resonance weapon as a drop, but it is unclear if acquiring the quest is the only prerequisite for allowing weapons to drop with Deepsight Resonance. Bungie's Weapon Crafting Guide suggests that it is tied to the player unlocking the Deepsight power during The Investigation mission.[1]


A Deepsight Resonance weapon is signified by a red border around its icon. A distinctive sound is played when one drops. Only Legendary weapons can drop with Deepsight Resonance, and most Legendary weapons in the game appear to be able to drop with Deepsight Resonance.

Deepsight Resonance weapons must be attuned by getting kills with them, or by completing activities (e.g. Strikes, Crucible, and Gambit) with them equipped. In the latter case, the weapon only needs to be equipped at the end of the activity, not during it, to make progress.

Deepsight Resonance weapons are the primary source of Neutral Element icon.jpg Resonant Elements, a material used in Weapon Crafting. Once a Deepsight Resonance weapon reaches 100% attunement, it can be extracted. The player can extract 300 Neutral Element icon.jpg Resonant Elements from the weapon, removing the Deepsight Resonance while leaving the weapon intact. If players do not want to keep the weapon, they can dismantle it instead, which will reward 100 Neutral Element icon.jpg Resonant Elements.[2]

To unlock a weapon for crafting, its Weapon Pattern must be unlocked. Most Patterns require players to perform a certain number of Deepsight Resonance extractions on specific weapons to unlock them for crafting. A Deepsight weapon's tooltip will note whether or not the weapon has a Pattern that can be progressed.

Attuning a Deepsight weapon to 100% and extracting it, or dismantling it, will count toward the Pattern progress for the weapon if it has one.[2] The number of extractions required may vary depending on the weapon. Infusing a Deepsight weapon into another weapon will not count as dismantling it, and will not reward Pattern progress or materials.


Deepsight Resonance weapons will drop from most activities that reward Legendary Engrams, so players are likely to receive them as drops at a steady pace as they continue playing.

For players seeking a specific Deepsight Resonance weapon to unlock its Weapon Pattern, the primary way to improve one's chances is to continue getting drops of that weapon until it drops with Deepsight Resonance. In some cases, players can guarantee Deepsight Resonance drops. For example, in the Vow of the Disciple raid, the first weapon purchased from the Lubrae's Ruin vendor in a given week is guaranteed to have Deepsight Resonance. Some rewards from quests or vendors may also be guaranteed to have Deepsight Resonance.


The following is a list of the attunement progress rewarded from various activities. Note that a Deepsight Resonance weapon only needs to be equipped when an activity is completed to gain progress.

Activity Attunement Progress
1 Strike completion 56%
1 Crucible match completion (win) 38%
1 Heroic Public Event completion 18%
1 normal Public Event completion 14%
1 Guardian killed (PvP) 2%
1 patrol completion 2%
1 (non-Guardian) enemy killed 1%
1 bounty completion 0%
1 normal Lost Sector completion 0%


Patch History

  • 6.2.0[2]
    • Dismantled weapons with Deepsight will provide pattern progress if a pattern is available.
      • Dismantled weapons with Deepsight will provide 100 Neutral Element icon.jpg Neutral Element.
      • If the objective is completed and the item is dismantled or the Deepsight mod extracted, 300 Neutral Element icon.jpg Neutral Element will be acquired.
      • When a Deepsight weapon with a pattern is dismantled or extracted, players will be notified via loot stream that pattern progress has been made.
    • Starting in Season 18, Deepsight weapons that are acquired prior to their pattern becoming available will no longer output pattern progress. The Deepsight weapon's tooltip will indicate whether a pattern is available or not.
    • Fixed an issue where some weapons wouldn’t get Deepsight progression
  • 4.1.0[6]
    • Weapon Crafting: All element currencies other than Neutral Elements have been removed. Neutral Elements have been renamed to Resonant Elements.
    • Weapon Crafting: Reduced the amount of time it takes to progress Deepsight mods.
    • Weapon Crafting: Vow of the Disciple Adept Deepsight weapons will now progress toward recipe progress.
      • This will not retroactively provide progress for already-completed Deepsight mods.
  • 4.0.1[3]
    • Added an additional Deepsight Resonance extraction option that focuses only on Neutral Element.
    • UNDOCUMENTED: Changed the icon background for Deepsight Resonance extraction options to a red color.
    • Added to the game.


  1. "Weapon Crafting Guide – Bungie Help" Bungie, Accessed 3 May 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Destiny 2 Update 6.2.0" Bungie, posted by BrunoLouviers, 23 Aug. 2022, wikipage
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Destiny 2 Update 4.0.1" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 19 Apr. 2022, wikipage
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Destiny 2 Hotfix" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 10 Mar. 2022, wikipage
  5. "Destiny 2 Hotfix" Bungie, posted by BrunoLouviers, 7 Jun. 2022, wikipage
  6. "Destiny 2 Update 4.1.0" Bungie, posted by Bungie, 24 May 2022, wikipage
  7. "Destiny 2 Hotfix" Bungie, posted by BrunoLouviers, 10 May 2022, wikipage
  8. "Destiny 2 Update" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 22 Feb. 2022, wikipage