Should You Side with the Drifter or the Vanguard in Destiny 2’s Allegiance Quest Line?
Destiny 2’s Season of the Drifter has added an interesting quest line that forces players, for the first time, to make a choice that could have long lasting consequences. The Allegiance quest line asks players to choose between the shady Drifter or Aunor and the Vanguard as their mentor for a story-based quest line that will flesh out the lore of Destiny 2. If you’re having trouble deciding whether you should side with the Drifter or the Vanguard, let us help you choose (Spoiler Free).
Reasons You Should Choose The Drifter
Hey, The Drifter seems like a pretty cool guy right? He has Matthew McConaughey from Dazed and Confused vibes, runs the ultra fun Gambit and its newly minted Prime iteration, and he seems to have a foot planted in both the light and the darkness, something that should be pretty useful in whatever fight might be coming your way.
If your character is not really a goody two-shoes type, or you’re interested in learning more about the darker side of Destiny 2 including The Darkness itself, we’d recommend going with the Drifter’s allegiance as he will be a more interesting tour guide through that part of the lore.
You won’t be able to complete the Warlock Aunor lorebook, which might be annoying to some, but on the other hand, you’ll gain the respect and trust of the Drifter, which could lead to some exclusive lore, or maybe even content, down the road. We’re not entirely sure yet what Bungie has planned for this choice long term yet.
If you don’t want to feel like a snitch, and have The Drifter shame you anytime you have to work together, consider just going with his allegiance so he stops whining about it. Also, if you feel the ends justify the means, and aren’t afraid of some collateral damage, then you should feel at home with the Drifter.
Reasons You Should Choose The Vanguard
You and the Vanguard have been through a lot and have proven that, together, you can conquer anything the evil forces that stalk the world of Destiny can throw at you. Why mess with a good thing and lose the respect of Zavala, Ikora and Aunor? In fact, The Drifter could be an evil force for all you know, he’s quite shady.
Consider choosing the Vanguard allegiance if you are nervous about losing the respect of the Vanguard long term. You just met the Drifter after all. By choosing this route, you firmly stand with The Light.
If you’re not a big fan of Gambit, you probably don’t care that much about him anyway. Also, if you role play a more honorable character, like a strict Titan for example, that would likely fit in more with your character’s personality. The Drifter doesn’t pay heed to the Vanguard’s codes, so if some guardians die along the way to achieve a greater good, he’s fine with that. Your goal if you side with the Vanguard is to do the right thing, while also making an effort to minimize causalities.
As an added bonus, you’ll be able to complete the Warlock Aunor lorebook and hang onto the respect of the Vanguard, which could lead to some exclusive information or perks down the road. Again, we’re not sure yet.
Most importantly though, you’ll learn a lot more about the Warlock Aunor, who will be your point person throughout the quest, the Emissary to the Nine, and the larger picture that’s going on over the Drifter’s head… at least according to Aunor.
Ultimately, the choice on allegiance primarily comes down to who you like better, and which fits your character’s personality better.
If the short term goals like learning more about the Drifter or complete Aunor’s lore is important to you, then go with that. Just keep the potential long term damage (or lack thereof, we don’t know yet) in mind.
Don’t fret though if you’re worried about potentially missing out on content. You can redo the quest again on a separate character to ensure you get all the rewards. Take advantage of the power surge bounties to help speed up that process.
That does it for who you should side with in the Allegiance quest line in Destiny 2’s Season of the Drifter. Happy choosing!