The Vex approaching in Destiny 2
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The Best Way to Get Vex Milk During the Dawning 2023 in Destiny 2

Looking for Vex Milk during The Dawning 2023 in Destiny 2? Here's where to get it.

Alongside Essence of Dawning, ingredients are the base currency of The Dawning 2023 in Destiny 2. If you want to bake cookies during the holiday event, you’ll need to know the best way to get Vex Milk. In this guide, I’ll detail just that and how to farm the material.

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How to Get Vex Milk During the Dawning 2023

Getting the Vex Milk ingredient during The Dawning in Destiny 2
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You get Vex Milk from defeating Vex enemies. Yes, it’s that simple. Or it would be if you couldn’t also get other Dawning 2023 ingredients by defeating Vex. As an enemy material, Vex Milk is just one of dozens of possible ingredients you can get.

The majority of them come from defeating enemies with specific weapons or abilities. Worse, you only get a single ingredient per enemy defeated, so there’s no guarantee you’ll get the tons of Vex Milk you need to bake tons of tasty cookies and treats like Forest Cakes, Ribbon Cookies, and Telemetry Tapioca.

How to Farm Vex Milk in Destiny 2

The Orrery Lost Sector location on the map of Nessus in Destiny 2
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That said, the best, fastest, and easiest way to farm Vex Milk is to repeat The Orrery Lost Sector on Nessus. There are about 50 Vex enemies in each instance of the Lost Sector. Once you clear out all of them, you can simply fast travel to the Artifact’s Edge landing zone and enter the Sector again with a fresh batch of Vex to defeat.

The entrance to the cave leading to The Orrery Lost Sector on Nessus in Destiny 2
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While farming Vex Milk, I found that I could completely clear The Orrery in a little under a minute using very non-optimal tactics. Depending on my luck, I would get 2-4 units of Vex Milk per run. If you get lucky, you could end up with significantly more. The opposite is also true. That’s the nature of The Dawning in 2023 and virtually every other year.

The upside is you can farm all of the blue ability ingredients while you’re at it, as those are enemy-agnostic. In other words: the blue ingredients drop from any enemy type so long as you meet their requirements. And with The Orrery having such high enemy density, you can easily get dozens of ingredients on top of the Vex Milk you’re already farming for.

That’s how to get Vex Milk easily in The Dawning 2023 Christmas event. For more tips and tricks, check out our guides on baking cookies during The Dawning, as well as where to find Eva’s Oven if you’re having trouble locating it. We have even more in our D2 guides hub.

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John Schutt has been playing games for almost 25 years, starting with Super Mario 64 and progressing to every genre under the sun. He spent almost 4 years writing for strategy and satire site TopTierTactics under the moniker Xiant, and somehow managed to find time to get an MFA in Creative Writing in between all the gaming. His specialty is action games, but his first love will always be the RPG. Oh, and his avatar is, was, and will always be a squirrel, a trend he's carried as long as he's had a Steam account, and for some time before that.