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How to Activate Transcendence in Destiny 2

It's tricky but it's not rocket science.

Destiny 2 The Final Shape has finally arrived, and one of the things people seem to be struggling with, aside from the long server queues, is how to use the new Transcendence ability of the Prismatic subclass. Continue reading to learn how to activate Transcendence in Destiny 2.

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How To Use Transcendence In Destiny 2

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You can activate Transcendence by simultaneously pressing the L3 and R3 buttons on your controller or B on your keyboard once the Transcendent meter is full.

Until you unlock Prismatic, the only way to fill the Transcendence meter is by standing on these Prismatic Wellsprings scattered in the area. These are glowing circular spots that are quite easy to spot.

Every time a powerful enemy with a pink health bar appears, know that there is a prismatic wellspring nearby. You can’t damage it until you break its shield. To do so, you must activate Transcendence, and then deal weapon damage to its break shield.

What is Transcendence in Destiny 2?

Guardians looking at the prismatic well.
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Transcendence is a new mini-ultimate ability with its own ability bar, which fills only when using the Prismatic subclass. Dealing Light and Darkness damage will fill it up rather quickly, whereas dealing Kinetic damage will fill up the Transcendence meter slowly but steadily.

Activating Transcendence will refresh your melee and grenade abilities, and they will also recharge quickly. You will also gain a slight weapon damage boost and increased damage resistance.

Lastly, each subclass will gain access to a new grenade ability that deals Light and Darkness damage.

That sums up our guide on how to activate Transcendence in Destiny 2. For more on D2, check out our guides on The Final Shape server status and how to fix the Final Shape servers not available error.


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