Destiny 2 Guide: Growth Exotic Quest Walkthrough

Learn how to complete Growth exotic quest and get Ruinous Effigy trace rifle in Destiny 2 season 11.

If you want to get the latest exotic trace rifle Ruinous Effigy in Destiny 2 season 11, you need to complete a new exotic quest. Simply titled as "Growth", this quest involves five steps and we've got a handy walkthrough below for all five.

Trace rifles are special energy weapons that use energy beams to deal damage. Ruinous Effigy is currently the most powerful trace rifle in the game, so it's worth the time and effort to get.

How to Complete Growth Exotic Quest in Destiny 2

Step 1: Visit Prismatic Recaster

In order to start the quest, you need to trave to the Tower and speak to the Drifter at the Annex.

The Drifter will tell you about some strange occurrences with Dark Energy and will ask you to visit Prismatic Recaster, who can also be found at the Annex of the Tower.

Prismatic Recaster will grant you two missions to take care of:

  • Means to an End (weekly quest)
  • Growth (exotic quest)

Note that Growth unlocks only after you complete the weekly quest Means to an End.

Step 2: Complete the Interference Mission

When you're done with the default weekly mission, travel to Io to start the Interference mission.

If you've been playing season 11 since the beginning, then this will be old news to you, and you know that this mission requires you to beat Savathun.

Once she is beaten, you will speak to Eris Morn, who will tell you to defeat the Savathun's forces in the Cradle. Then, speak to Zavala and unlock the next quest.

Step 3: Collect Calcified Light Fragments

When you start the Pendulum quest, you will be asked to collect Calcified Light fragments and defeat Savathun's Marionettes.

There are 25 Calcified Light fragments in total that look like blue crystals. They can be easily found using Ghost's Nav mode, which will highlight each of them on your map of the following four planets:

  • Io (10 fragments)
  • Mars (5 fragments)
  • Titan (5 fragments)
  • Mercury (5 fragments)

You don't have to look for Savathun's Marionettes. You will naturally encounter them on planets Io and Titan while searching for crystals.

You need to kill 15 Savathun's Marionettes to be able to complete the Pendulum quest.

Step 4: Complete Gambit or Reckoning

Before going to the final step of the Growth exotic quest you need to complete the following tasks:

  • Complete Gambit or Reckoning modes
  • Deliver 100 Void kills
  • Deliver 25 preicison multikills

The best way to do this is to combine all three tasks in one. For example, start one of the game modes for Gambit or Reckoning.

During one of these PvPvE modes you can deal damage using one of your energy weapons, which deliver the Void kills. Defeat 100 enemies and you're almost done with this step.

As for precision multikills, then you simply need to kill 2 enemies within 1 second at a time, which counts as one precision multikill. Defeat 50 enemies (25 multikills) using this method, which is hard but not impossible.

Step 5: Decrypt your Gift

As a reward for completing the previous step you will get the Shape Exotic Engram. Take it to the Umbral Decoder at the Tower, and get your well deserved Ruinous Effigy trace rifle.

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That's how you complete the Growth exotic quest in Destiny 2 season 11, which isn't actually all that much of a runaround. Check out more Destiny 2 guides right here.


Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published Jul. 9th 2020

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