Destiny 2 Forsaken: How to Raise Power Level Fast & Get Raid Ready
Tip 1: Try to Save Challenges Until After Soft Cap, Play Crucible
The new Destiny 2: Forsaken raid, Last Wish releases this week, and it’s definitely not going to be for the average Destiny 2 fan. If you’re just enjoying your time casually in this first week, not really optimizing your play time, then there’s a good chance you’re not going to be raid ready, at least for your first opportunity this weekend. Eventually if you’re coasting through at your own pace you’ll be able to stroll into a raid and be prepared. However, if you want to raise your power level and be raid ready ASAP, here’s what you need to do.
The first and most obvious tip is to try and hold off on as many challenges as possible until getting as close to the 500 soft cap as you can. This is so that you’re always getting the highest possible piece of new equipment. It’s easier said than done, and some are not going to be avoidable, and some like the daily challenges, you actually want to do right away for the obvious reason of it being limited, but try your best to backload those weekly challenges if you can. That will put you in the best position to raise your power level and get raid ready.
While this might be torture for PvP haters, the Crucible is a pretty decent source of solid blues aka rare equipment while leveling up to 500. It’s a very steady way of getting equipment upgrades up to 500 power level. If you really can’t stand Crucible, then consider Gambit/Lost Sectors instead, but we’ve found that Crucible is the most steady and reliable way to raise your power level early on and put yourself in a good position to be raid ready.
Finally, don’t forget to visit the Cryptarch daily and get your prime attunement buff. It’s pretty much a free powerful engram per day which is crucial for getting raid ready as quickly as possible. You’ll want every gear upgrade you can get before the weekly and daily resets.