Destiny 2‘s crafting materials are abundant. With the Witch Queen Expansion and Season 17 farming for crafting materials to boost and reshape your weapons has become a pastime for guardians. One of the things that are needed in weapon crafting is Resonant Elements. However, you may not have any in your inventory. Fortunately, they aren’t too difficult to track down.
How to Get Resonant Elements in Destiny 2
To get Resonant Elements in Destiny 2, you’re going to need a special kind of weapon. This weapon is called a Resonant weapon. Normal weapons will give you a neutral element when it comes to crafting. However, Resonant weapons will give you the element you’re looking for.
To get your hands on one of these weapons, you’re going to want to find Legendary Engrams. Finding these are as simple as going into public events, or activities, anything that will give you a chance to get one. Once you open these engrams, you’re going to want to keep your eyes out on the border of the weapon icon. If the border is red, you’ve gotten a resonant weapon.
Now, the next thing you need to do is start leveling up the Resonant weapon. Since the element is locked inside of the gun, you’ll need to extract it. This is also done by leveling the weapon up. So, head to a location, and start completing the attunement for the weapon.
Once this is complete, it’s not time to extract the Resonant Elements from the weapon. Head into the drop-down menu for the element on the weapon menu, and extract it. You’ll receive 300 element from each weapon you complete. So, if you need more than 300, you’ll have to do some more weapons. But at least you’ve got Resonant Elements.
This is how you’ll upgrade your weapons with the new crafting system. It’s an interesting way to add grind to gunplay, but that’s the nature of Destiny 2. For more details about Bungie’s sprawling sci-fi, check out some of our other guides: