Destiny 2 How To Unlock Izanagi’s Burden Guide
Pick up the quest for the Black Armory Key Mold from Ada-1 (I would recommend picking the quest up on a character that already has a Black Armory Rare Bounty – You’ll see why later).
Step 1: Gather Watcher Lenses from the Underbelly in the Leviathan – To open the underbelly pull the levers in this order: 1, 5, 3, 2, 4, 6 (Can be done solo, easier with more than 1 guardian). Head to the underbelly and up the grav lift, head straight up the ramp to thee first room with Watchers and set the alarm off, clear all the adds that enter the room then go and destroy the watchers (careful not to let them explode and kill you), exit room and let the door close behind you, this will cause the watchers to respawn. Rinse and repeat until you have 24 lenses.
Step 2: Gather 200 Glimmering Amethysts from different sources. This step can be complete a number of ways including gathering the items from:
Patrol Chests: 1 drop each
Public Events and Heroic Public events: 5 / 10 drops each
Strikes: 20 drops each. I recommend running The Lake of Shadows Strike 10 times as it’s the quickest and can be selected from the Director!
Step 3: Forge The Black Armoury Key – Head to the Bergusia forge and complete with Maximum Temper – Make sure to shoot the 2 drones found between wave 1 and 2 on the left and right side of the map hovering around 2 pillars.
Step 4: Visit Ada-1 to receive the Unidentified Weapon Frame.
Step 5: Gather a Obsidian Crystal – This is where having a Rare Black Armoury Bounty on your character comes in handy, if you don’t have one, you’ll have to get one drop, I’ve had them drop from Daily Black Armoury Bounties. Once you turn in the bounty you’ll receive the Obsidian Crystal.
Step 6: Gather a Ascendant Glass Shard – Complete the Shattered Throne while the dreaming City is in it’s full curse week cycle. Nothing special to note here, other than having to wait 3 weeks if you don’t get it this week!
Step 7: Gather Radiant Phaseglass – Complete the new 640 version of the Pyramidion Stike found on IO on the Director. The Modifiers on this mission are Solar Singe, Extinguish and Heavyweight. So I recommend using Whisper for the boss and 1 person run Thunderlord for the arc shielded adds throughout the mission. NOTE: There is no matchmaking for this mission, so make sure to group up if you want an easier ride.
Step 8: Complete ‘Lock and Key’. This mission is found on EDZ and requires you to head back into the Bergusia forge to finally face off with Siviks (Spider’s Brother). Take your time here, there is no rush – His shield will go back up at each 3rd of life chunked off.
Step 9: Not a Weapon – Visit Ada-1 again to be given the Izanagi’s Burden Exotic Sniper.