How to get Solstice Silver Leaves in Destiny 2

How to get Solstice Silver Leaves in Destiny 2
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Written by 

Dave McAdam


19th Jul 2023 16:22


Gathering Silver Leaves for the Destiny 2 Solstice 2023 event is going to dominate the next few weeks of many players' time. Destiny 2 only has a handful of ways to get high-stat armour, but the Solstice is a useful event for acquiring armour that comes to the game each year.

Silver Leaves are the primary currency involved in the event and, more specifically, in upgrading your Solstice armour - so here's what you need to get it in Destiny 2's Solstice event.

How can you get Solstice Silver Leaves?

Silver Leaves are acquired by doing basically any activity. Strikes, Crucible matches, Gambit, missions, public events, just about anything that qualifies as 'doing something' will net you some Silver Leaves.

If you have other things you want to do in the game, you can passively accrue Silver Leaves as you play. If you are looking to gain them as quickly as possible, there are some activities that reward you with more Silver Leaves than others.

The Altars of Sorrow on the Moon in Destiny 2
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Your best bet is to grind out Altars of Sorrow. This activity grants Silver Leaves as you complete rounds, and a big pile of them when you complete the final round. Add in some patrols that you can pick up as you go, and the fact that you can complete several Solstice challenges while you're at it, and this is the ultimate destination for farming Silver Leaves.

What does Solstice Silver Leaves do?

As mentioned, Silver Leaves are used for upgrading your Solstice armour. That said, there are a few steps before you do that. First of all, you must take your gathered Silver Leaves into Bonfire Bash. You can only hold a maximum of 100 Silver Leaves at one time, so you cannot farm them indefinitely.

Upgrading Solstice armour with Silver Leaves in Destiny 2
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Completing a Bonfire Bash will burn some of your Silver Leaves, creating the Silver Ash you use for upgrading your Solstice armour. How many leaves you burn in one go depends on how much Solstice armour you are wearing. To burn up as many Silver Leaves as possible, be sure to wear a full set of Solstice armour when you complete Bonfire Bash.

Once you turn your Silver Leaves to Silver Ash, you can then use it in your Solstice armour upgrades, provided you have also gathered enough Kindling.

How to cheese Solstice Silver Leaves in Destiny 2

For the most determined among you, there is a way to cheese the first mission of the Lightfall campaign to rapidly gather Silver Leaves. To do this, you will need two players, and to reach the part of the mission where you must board a Cabal drop pod.

A Cabal drop pod entering orbit in Destiny 2
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Using the drop pod will give you a decent amount of Silver Leaves. To cheese it, only one player can use the drop pod. Afterwards, that player must swap to another character and then rejoin the mission. Then the other player repeats those steps, and the whole cycle is repeated until everyone involved has as many Silver Leaves as they want.

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That is everything to know about Destiny 2 Solstice Silver Leaves. For more, head to our Destiny 2 homepage, or check out our Destiny 2 Season 22 guide for everything we know about next season so far.

Dave McAdam
About the author
Dave McAdam
Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.
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