Destiny 2: The Witch Queen has been released and as well as adding a new story, raid, weapon type, you know, the usual stuff. What’s also making a comeback, of course, is the new annual superpower expansion. Pretty much the only time of year that the blues sees some love and we’re struggling to get to at least the soft edge so we can start engaging with more difficult content. In this guide, we’ll go over the best methods for raising your power level to the limit quickly in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen & Season of the Risen as fast, fun, and stress-free.
Best way to raise power to cover fast in Destiny 2: Witch Queen
Avoid all weekly activities at first up to the minimum limit
What you’ll have to resist at first is the temptation to do anything that rewards you with powerful engrams or, God forbid, pinnacle. You desperately want to save them, if you can, until you get to the Soft Cap. It’s easy enough to get to the Soft Cap without having to resort to wasting your powerful engram drops.
That said, if you’re running behind, the week is about to restart and you’re still under the soft limit, by all means make sure you get all the powerful rewards to speed things up. Anything you don’t get before the reset is completely wasted.
Here’s the key: always hold on to your highest powered team in every slot. Do not disassemble them even if it is a blue. Your drops are always based on your highest possible combined power level in your inventory, regardless of what you have equipped. This applies all the way until you reach the Pinnacle Cap.
Also a quick tip: your seasonal rewards, like free armor sets, can be used to complete some areas of your team that are behind the rest of your team to increase your Soft Cap score.
Once you hit the minimum limit of 1,500, you’re ready to move on to other activities.
Raising Power Past The Soft Cap
Once you hit the Soft Cap, you’ll want (and need) to start doing activities that reward powerful engrams. However, there is an order, do nothing.
Ideally, you’ll want to do activities that reward level 1 first, and then work your way up to level 3 rewards to hit the power caps faster. This is because level 3 rewards give you bigger jumps in power that you’ll want to save for last. So in other words start with things like Gambit, Crucible and Strikes and then collect your Clan Rewards and then finish with level 3 as Nightfall.
After you’ve done all of your powerful engram activities for the week, then you’re allowed to dive into your maximum reward activities. Pinnacles are the only bounties that can break 1550 Hard Cap and push you into Pinnacle Cap territory which ends at 1560 (the hard limit, hard cap for Season of the Risen).
Pinnacle drops last
Then again, unless your pinnacles are going to waste, don’t make them until you’ve done everything else. Once you’re at 1550+, the only thing that can increase your power will be those pinnacle drops.
That and your artifact’s power increases, of course. For activities where your artifact’s power cap increases the count (which is most things), you can get more just by getting XP. Try to make sure you grab as many bounties as you can before heading out, complete them, and then turn them in, ideally with the Shared Wisdom perk active while playing another player with the Shared Wisdom perks active.
Increase the power cap quickly in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
- Hit Soft Cap first, avoid claiming power drops or pinnacle.
- After reaching 1500, start performing powerful reward activities, starting with the lowest levels. Ideally, level 1 engrams come first.
- Do pinnacle activities after you hit 1550 or once you’ve done everything else.
That’s all you need to know for the best way to increase your power cap fast in The Witch Queen and Season of the Risen. For more tips, tricks, and answers to frequently asked questions, check out our helpful Destiny 2 Year 5 wiki guide.