The Pouka Pond
|The Pouka Pond|
|Name||The Pouka Pond|
|Title||Meditative Focal Point|
|Description||Explore Strand and the power it has to offer.|
The Pouka Pond is the vendor for the Strand subclasses. It is named for the creatures floating in and around it.
It is located in the Hall of Heroes in Neomuna, on the left side of the room when entering from Striders' Gate.
A Landing Zone that provides quicker access to the Hall of Heroes and this vendor becomes available after unlocking the Rank 11 upgrade from Nimbus.
The player must complete the Lightfall campaign on a character before they can interact with the Pouka Pond and unlock their class' respective Strand subclass: Berserker for Titans, Threadrunner for Hunters, and Broodweaver for Warlocks.
The player can use Strand Meditations to purchase Strand grenades, Aspects, and Fragments for their current character. All other abilities are unlocked by default. Abilities purchased from the Pouka Pond only become unlocked on the current character, and are not unlocked account-wide.
Purchasing all upgrades for a subclass will unlock access to The Final Strand quest, which rewards the Final Warning Exotic Sidearm. Unlocking all upgrades will also cause Strand Meditations to stop dropping on that character.
This tooltip appears when hovering over the icon in the upper-left corner of the vendor screen:
Earning Strand Meditations
Embrace the Darkness
Discover hidden connections. Fashion them into whatever you desire.
The Strand sub-menu allows the player to purchase upgrades and abilities for their Strand subclass using Strand Meditations. The images and links below lead to sub-pages displaying the options available for each class.
- The Final Strand — Requires all Strand grenades, Aspects, and Fragments to be purchased on the current character. Rewards the Final Warning Exotic Sidearm.
- At the launch of the Lightfall expansion, some Strand Fragments had restrictions preventing players from purchasing them. On March 2, 2023, Bungie announced that these restrictions would be removed, allowing all Strand Fragments to be purchased immediately after unlocking the subclass. They became available later that day. The original restrictions were as follows:
- Ascent, Finality, Fury, Mind, Warding, and Wisdom were locked until the player purchased the Aspects and Fragments that were used during the Lightfall campaign. Out of these six Fragments, only one was initially available for purchase, varying depending on the player's class.
- Evolution, Propagation, Rebirth, and Transmutation were locked until March 7, the start of Week 2 of the Season of Defiance.
- Binding, Continuity, Generation, and Isolation were locked until the World First completion of the Root of Nightmares raid.
- ↑ "This Week at Bungie – 03/02/23" Bungie, posted by Hippy, 2 Mar. 2023, https://www.bungie.net/7/en/News/article/lightfall-twab-03-02-23. Accessed 14 Apr. 2023
- ↑ @BungieHelp. "All Strand Fragments are now available. Players need to complete the Lightfall campaign and visit the pouka pond on Neptune to access these new Fragments." Twitter, 2 Mar. 2023, https://twitter.com/BungieHelp/status/1631525005124141059. Accessed 14 Apr. 2023.