Destiny 2 Lightfall: How to Get The Ecliptic Distaff

Add another great Glaive to your collection with the Ecliptic Distaff in Destiny 2 Season of Defiance.

Add another great Glaive to your collection with the Ecliptic Distaff in Destiny 2 Season of Defiance.
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The Ecliptic Staff is another in a long line of Ritual weapons that have been a part of Destiny 2 for a long time. While their older variations required enormous time-sinks and no small amount of luck or skill to acquire, more recent versions, like this weapon, are just a matter of play.

A new Void Legendary Glaive, the Ecliptic Distaff is something of a catch-all, providing a solid perk selection that specializes in few things but is good at most. Here’s how to get it in Destiny 2.

Where to Get the Ecliptic Distaff in Destiny 2 Season of Defiance


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Only three Ecliptic Distaffs are available in Destiny 2 during Lightfall’s Season of Defiance:

  • One Distaff is from Zavala
  • One is from Shaxx
  • One is from the Drifter

All you need to do to get these Ecliptic Distaffs is reach Rank 16 at each vendor, then return to them at the tower to claim the Distaff.

Tips for Getting the Ecliptic Distaff Faster

The catch is that Rank 16 is the final rank and requires thousands of reputation points to reach. The easiest vendor to earn the Ecliptic Distaff from is Zavala. Spend enough time in the Vanguard Ops and Nightfall playlists, and you’ll earn enough reputation naturally.

You’ll want to make your team as many points as possible per activity, as the higher your Score, the more reputation you receive per completion.

If you prefer a more competitive grind, both Gambit and the Crucible can technically be a faster path to the Ecliptic Distaff, but only provided you can consistently string wins together. You won’t lose reputation for losses, but you’ll earn it much slower than if you have long winning streaks.

You’ll also want to look out for double reputation weeks. The first time you log in to Destiny 2 every week, check to see which playlist offers double rep and spend more time there than in the other two. You can get a full vendor reset in just a few days if you grind hard enough, and you’ll have the Ecliptic Distaff in no time if you do so.

There’s not much more to getting the Ecliptic Distaff in Destiny 2 than that. A bit of an exercise in patience, but the possibility of having Repulcer Brace and Close to Melee on a Glaive at the same time can be more tempting than not. For more, head to our guides on the Imperial Decree Shotgun god roll, the Strider Exotic quest, and how to complete the NODE OVRD AVALON mission. Our D2 guides hub has more.

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