How to Get Masterwork Cores Fast in Destiny 2: Forsaken
With the release of the new Forsaken expansion in Destiny 2, Masterwork Cores have become more important than ever because you’ll actually need to use them in your infusion process to power up your favorite gear. These items were introduced in Destiny 2 a few months before the release of Forsaken, and they were used to strengthen Masterwork weapons. Hopefully, you’ve been saving your Cores, though, because they’re still not easy to come by. However, we’re here to help you out by sharing a few ways you can reliably grab Masterwork Cores in Destiny 2.
First off, the best way to get Masterwork Cores right now is by purchasing them from Spider, the new Fallen vendor introduced in Forsaken. However, there’s a catch. The first Core you purchase on a particular day will cost 10 Legendary Shards, and subsequent purchases will cost double of what the previous one cost. Because of this, unless you’re practically swimming in Shards, we don’t recommend buying more than four or five Masterwork Cores in one day. Space them out.
Next, if you have any Masterwork weapons tucked away in your vault that you don’t have a use for, you can also dismantle those to get a Core. And once you’ve amassed a good number of high-level Legendary gear, you also have a chance obtaining a Core or two by dismantling those. This helps to free up vault space as well.
Lastly, dismantling gear also gives you a chance of obtaining an item called Finest Matterweave. It’s a consumable item that lets you obtain one Masterwork Core on your next elite kill. Unlike the Three of Coins item that increased your chances of getting an Exotic drop in the first game, the Matterweave is a guaranteed Masterwork Core drop on your elite kill, but the buff goes away after you get one.
It’s also worth noting that you have a higher chance of obtaining Masterwork gear from raid chests, and those can also be broken down for Masterwork Cores, but just in case you don’t have a group to raid with, the above methods should work just fine. Just be mindful of the gear you’re planning to infuse, and make every Core count.
That’s all you need to know to get Masterwork Cores in Destiny 2: Forsaken. Be sure to check our wiki for more information on Destiny 2 and the Forsaken expansion.