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How to Get Strange Coins in Destiny 2 The Final Shape

Goodbye Legendary Shards, and hello Strange Coins.

Many Destiny fans are fairly familiar with Strange Coins since they were a currency in Destiny 1. After Legendary Shards left, Legendary Strange Coins have made their return and are used with Xur once again. Here is how to get Strange Coins in Destiny 2.

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Where Do You Get Strange Coins in Destiny 2?

In The Final Shape, Strange Coins can be earned by completing ritual activities like the Crucible, Vanguard Ops, and Gambit. Unfortunately, the newer Onslaught mode given to us a few months ago does not count, so you’ll have to stick to Strikes, Nightfalls, PvP, and Gambit for Strange Coins. The amount of Strange Coins you can obtain per match in these activities ranges from two to four.

If you’re doing PvE like Strikes and Nightfalls it will be around two. However, if you play and win a Gambit or Crucible match then you can earn around four. It should be noted that if you lose those matches then you’ll get only two of the potential four. With that in mind, it’s more effective to spend your time playing Crucible or Gambit, since the matches themselves tend to be fairly short.

Xur's exotic weapon and legendary armors on sale.
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How to Use Strange Coins

You will want to save up a lot of Strange Coins too since a lot of what Xur sells requires double digits worth of them. Below you will see some example prices:

  • Ascendant Shard – 41 Strange Coins
  • Exotic Weapon Catalyst – 71 Strange Coins
  • Exotic Armor – 41 Strange Coins
  • Exotic Engram – 23 Strange Coins
  • Exotic Weapon – 23 Strange Coins
  • Legendary Weapon/Armor – 17 Strange Coins

Beyond the items Xur now sells that are listed above, Xur also sells a Favor of The Nine buff that gives a stackable chance at receiving an extra Strange Coin whenever you do earn one. This buff can be bought multiple times and costs 47 Strange Coins each time. It’s up to you if the upfront cost will benefit you in the long run.

For more like this, check out our guide on the best Prismatic Titan builds. You may also want to read our method for farming Enhancement Cores. Additionally, we have a guide on how to unlock Prismatic Aspects on your other characters in Destiny 2.

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Whether its new releases, or a new Destiny 2 season, Ali will flex his gaming and freelancer skills to cover them extensively. He started off writing features for Game Rant but found a better home here on Twinfinite. While Ali waits for the next Monster Hunter title, he enjoys publishing his progression fantasy novels as an indie author.