Destiny 2 rarely sees significant changes to the way players gain experience or earn equipment, but in a December 2017 update, Bungie added a new tier of weapons and armor with the potential to change your strategy both in solo play and in multiplayer. "Masterwork" Gear, a customizable tier higher than Legendary items, offers additional benefits previously reserved for exotic-level weapons and armor.
Masterworks, both weapons and armor, add lots of little details to the Destiny 2 endgame: Your gear is more upgradable but gathering what you need to make those upgrades takes time. Here is what you need to know about Masterwork Gear to get your guardian in top shape.
What Masterwork Gear does … and what it does not do
Before we dive into what Masterwork Gear offers players, it's important to understand the nature of the upgrades. Masterwork items do not offer any damage or power level boost compared to standard Legendary or Exotic gear. De gears zullen nog steeds ongeveer hetzelfde niveau zijn als uw huidige versnelling, en het kan in sommige gevallen minder zijn.
The good news: Legendary Masterwork (19659002). The good news: Legendary Masterwork. If you are not sure about whether or not you're going to use the weapon at all, it's best to save it in your vault, as it can always be infused or broken down later. Items are technically considered modified versions of Legendary weapons and armor. As such, they do not count against the "one exotic weapon" and "one exotic piece of armor" rules.
Legendary Masterwork Weapons offer several bonuses on top of the attributes you find in standard legendary Weapons. Perhaps most important is a Masterwork Weapon's orb-generating ability: Earning a multi-kill with a Masterwork Weapon – killing two or more enemies in a few seconds – will automatically generate an orb of light that's used for charging up your super ability. Under solo play, dette er en handy måte å tage ned mål mere hurtigt, men det er mer kraftfullt under kooperative strikes. Ef þú leggur áherslu á smærri markmið sem geta verið fjölmargir meðan á teammafólksumhverfinu eru árásir, þá geturðu fengið stöðugt framboð af orbs fyrir þá að nota.
Each Masterwork Weapon also comes with one statistical bonus, offering anything from increased reloading speed to better weapon range, or even blast radius.  Impact (sniper rifles, fusion rifles, and swords only)
Since the launch of Forsaken Masterwork weapons also come with tiered levels that are unlocked by continued use. De statistikker som du har på din våben vil fortsætte med at øge, når du når højere tårer, men når du kommer til det højeste tier kræves flere legendariske shards og masterwork kores.
Masterwork Cores kan erhverves på få måder. One is by breaking down Masterwork Weapons. Breaking down a Masterwork Weapon generally yields one to three Masterwork Cores. Since the launch of Forsaken you can no longer "re-roll" Masterwork gear to get the statistics you want.
You can also purchase them by talking to the character Spider in the Tangled Shores, which is located in The Reef.
Like some emblems, Masterwork Weapons also track the kills you earn. Disse kan enten være totalt kills med Masterwork-våpenet, eller bare de du har tjent i Crucible multiplayer mode.
Exotic Masterwork Weapons add the same orb and kill-tracking capabilities found in Legendary Masterworks to an Exotic Weapon, as well as unique perks and state upgrades. Unlike Legendary Masterworks, the upgrades are not random and can not be re-rolled. På den annen side, fordelene er også mere betydelige. According to a PlayStation Access explainer video, for example, Vigilance Wing – a popular exotic pulse rifle – gains a full auto option when fully upgraded.
What about Masterwork Armor?
Legendary Masterwork Armor offers a similar, albeit less variable bonus to standard legendary gear. Masterwork Armor pieces grant a three percent damage reduction while using a super move. As a result, a complete Masterwork Armor set grants a 15 percent damage reduction.
You can modify Masterwork Armor by combining one Masterwork Core with 10 Legendary Shards. Modifications tweak stats to create either heavy, light, or restorative armor.
Beware, though, because Bungie said a bug sometimes causes the upgrade to occur without adding new stats. Luckily, none of your cores or shards seem to get used if this occurs, so just make sure to double-check your gear after you've finished the upgrade.
How do I get Masterwork Gear?
Legendary Masterworks  Masterwork Gear can only be earned by Guardians at power level 250 or above. Once you've crossed that threshold, which is especially easy now if you have the Curse of Osiris expansion, you will be able to earn Masterwork Weapons by decoding legendary (purple) engrams. Disse kan komme fra tilfældige dråper i midten av en strike eller som en belønning for å fullføre en milestone, eller kjøpt direkte fra Cryptarch at the Tower ved hjelp av Legendary Shards.
Do not forget about the reputation tokens, you've earned on the game's various planets, either. Selv om de ting du tjener fra disse er trolig langt under ditt nåværende effektnivå på dette punkt, har de fortsatt muligheten til å bli Masterworks, og du kan da infisere dem for å få dem til å nå dagens strømnivå. Det vil ta deg en liten stund lenger for å få oversikt over hver planet for å snakke med vendoren, men du vil være med å lagre dine legendariske shards for flere viktige ting.
The chance of earning Masterworks through any of these methods is quite low – you can go through 20 or 30 engrams without ever finding one. Men, det miste priser for Masterworks stiger under højt niveau aktiviteter. Bungie specifically said players will have better luck finding masterworks during the "Leviathan" raid and the Trials of the Nine multiplayer event, but similar endgame events such as the "Eater of Worlds" and "Spire of Stars" raid lairs and the Iron Banner tournament may offer better drop rates as well.
Exotic Masterwork Weapons
In Season 3 of Destiny 2 Bungie added Exotic Masterwork Weapons. I stedet for at droppe tilfældigt, hver eksotisk våpen du erhverver har eller vil ha kapasitet til å bli en Masterwork Weapon (ikke alle Exotics vil ha en mastergrad versjon tilgjengelig på hoppen).
To upgrade an Exotic weapon, you must find its corresponding Exotic Masterwork Catalyst, an item that will trigger a mission or otherwise give you instructions telling you what you need to do. Like the upgrades, both the catalyst and the instructions are different for each weapon. Some catalysts will be in specific places – Bungie said some weapons will have clues on them if you inspect them closely – while others will drop at random. Efter at du har erhvervet og anvendt Masterwork Catalyst til ditt våpen, vil det være et sett antall flere direkte skritt for å fullføre det mesterverk til sin endelige, mest mesterlige stat.
One more thing you should know: Unlike legendary masterwork gear, you can not customize the upgrades on Exotic Masterworks.
Can I upgrade a legendary weapon to make it a masterwork?
If you dream of making your favorite assault rifle a masterwork, then prepare for some good news! Alle legendarische wapens kunnen worden opgewaardeerd tot Masterwork Weapons door hen te pompen met 10 Masterworks kernen. Again, you earn Masterwork cores by breaking down your Masterworks, so be absolutely sure that the weapon you are upgrading is something you plan to use for the foreseeable future.