Destiny 2 Season of the Deep Artifact mods & perks: All mods & changes for Season 21

Destiny 2 Season of the Deep Artifact mods & perks: All mods & changes for Season 21
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Lloyd Coombes

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19th May 2023 09:33

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Excitement is in the air as Destiny 2 Season of the Deep approaches. The next update for Bungie's loot-shooter/MMO hybrid will add plenty of new content, but it'll also bring a fresh Seasonal Artifact for players to experiment with.

As revealed via a recent Bungie blog post, the seasonal artifact this time around is the NPA Repulsor Regulator, and it'll be taking over from the Ascendant Scepter in Season of Defiance.

Here's what's new with the Destiny 2 Season of the Deep Artifact mods, including the changes made that are new this season.

What is the Destiny 2 Seasonal Artifact?

The Destiny 2 Seasonal Artifact, as the name suggests, changes each season - or at least the in-universe device does.

All you really need to know is that each season of Destiny 2 brings its own mods which used to be slotted into gear for added effects - like the ability to stun Champions, for example.

As of Lightfall and Season of Defiance, however, artifact mods only need to be selected within the artefact screen - so you don't need to worry about them taking up precious room in your loadout.

Destiny 2 Seasonal Artifact changes in Season of the Deep

Destiny 2's next season, Season of the Deep, will change things again by allowing players to refund perks one by one so you can pick other ones.

That makes it easier to swap options around and means players don't have to refund all twelve perks to change just one.

Destiny 2 Seasonal Artifact mods and perks for Season of the Deep

Here's the full list of perks per column, as per Bungie. Champion Perks are all found in Column 1.

Column 1

  • Anti-Barrier Auto-Rifle: Your equipped Auto Rifle fires shield-piercing rounds and stun Barrier Champions. Additionally, Auto-Rifles are always overcharged when that modifier is active. 
  • Unstoppable Hand Cannon: Aiming down the sights of a Hand Cannon for a short time loads a powerful explosive payload that stuns unshielded combatants. Strong against Unstoppable Champions. Additionally, Hand Cannons are always overcharged when that modifier is active. 
  • Overload Scout Rifle: Landing consecutive hits on combatants with any Scout Rifle you are wielding causes disruption, delaying ability energy regeneration and lowering combatant damage output. Strong against Overload Champions. Additionally, Scout Rifles are always overcharged when that modifier is active.
  • Overload Trace Rifle: Uninterrupted fire from your equipped Trace Rifles causes the beam to stun combatants, delaying ability energy regeneration and lowering their damage output. Strong against Overload Champions. Additionally, Trace Rifles are always overcharged when that modifier is active.
  • Unstoppable Glaive: Glaives you wield fire a powerful explosive payload that stuns unshielded combatants. Strong against Unstoppable Champions. Additionally, Glaives are always overcharged when that modifier is active.

Column 2

  • Authorized Mods: Arc: The armor energy costs of all armor mods affecting your Arc weapons are significantly discounted.
  • Authorized Mods: Void: The armor energy costs of all armor mods affecting your Void weapons are significantly discounted.
  • Authorized Mods: Strand: The armor energy costs of all armor mods affecting your Strand weapons are significantly discounted.
  • Authorized Mods: Melee: The armor energy costs of all armor mods affecting your melee are significantly discounted.
  • Technicolor Siphon: Grants access to Helmet armor mods that combine the effects of the Strand Siphon and Arc Siphon mods.

Column 3

  • Improved Unraveling: Increases the amount of damage dealt by unraveling a target.
  • Deeper Origins: Greatly improves the benefits provided by the Unsated Hunger, Nanotech Tracer Rockets, Harmonic Resonance, and Noble Deeds traits.
  • Unto the Breach: Defeating a Void Debuffed targets creates a Void Breach while your Void subclass is equipped.
  • Electric Armor: Stay amplified longer while your Arc subclass is equipped.
  • Thunderous Retort: Grants bonus Arc Super damage if cast while critically wounded or while amplified. Lasts until the end of the Super activation.

Column 4 

  • Strand Soldier: Your Strand weapons gain Unraveling Rounds whenever you gain Woven Mail while your Strand subclass is equipped.
  • Overcharged Armory: Weapons with the Unsated Hunger, Nanotech Tracer Rockets, Harmonic Resonance, and Noble Deed traits are always overcharged weapons for you when that modifier is active.
  • Protective Breach: Picking up a Void Breach gives you an overshield or refreshes your existing overshield.
  • Counter Charge: Gain a stack of Armor Charge when you stun a Champion.
  • Amped Up: Gain damage resistance while amplified. 

Column 5 

  • Conductive Cosmic Needle: Targets affected by Strand debuffs take increases damage from Arc and Void abilities.
  • Shock and Awe: Arc final blows while you are amplified summon a burst of lightning that damages and jolts targets.
  • Supernova: Picking up a Void Breach causes your next source of Void damage to create a large weakening pulse.
  • Squad Goals:
    • Performing a finisher while you are amplified grants Amplified to nearby allies when your Arc subclass is equipped. 
    • Performing a finisher while you have Woven Mail grants Woven Mail to nearby allies when your Strand subclass is equipped. 
    • Performing a finisher while you have Devour grants Devour to nearby allies when your Void subclass is equipped.
  • Lightning Strikes Twice: After throwing an Arc grenade, gain increased grenade recharge for a short time. Arc final blows extend the duration of this benefit.

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Lloyd is GGRecon's Editor-in-Chief, having previously worked at Dexerto and Gfinity, and occasionally appears in The Daily Star newspaper. A big fan of loot-based games including Destiny 2 and Diablo 4, when he's not working you'll find him at the gym or trying to play Magic The Gathering.

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