Destiny 2: Lightfall – Ascendant Scepter Artifact And All Mods Guide

The new season of Destiny 2 is here and players are getting to find out everything that is new in it. Season of Defiance has a lot of new stuff, including missions, the main storylines, weapons, and more. There is also a new Artifact called The Ascendant Scepter which is causing waves for its powers and effects.

It is a passive Artifact and has some great mods to go with it, old and new. Players will have a new style of getting the Artifact and the 25 mods are also something you need to be aware of. In that regard, the following guide will help players in getting The Ascendant Scepter and all the mods that come with it. 

Destiny 2: Lightfall – Everything to know about Ascendant Scepter Artifact

The new Artifact will have a maximum of 12 passive bonuses that remain active throughout despite any armor mods. Players will be able to reset them as well whenever they want. The unlocking of the five columns of The Ascendant of Scepter follows a particular order. 

Column One is unlocked on its own while Columns Two, Three, Four, and Five will require gathering three, five, seven, and 10 Artifact passive bonuses respectively. Players will also see the Overcharged show up in some mods.

It is an endgame modifier that gives you 25% more damage to any weapon having Overcharged type. The selection of anti-Champion mods will have extra Overcharged options but they do not stack with elemental singes. Nightfalls, Legend Dares of Eternity, Master-level Dungeons, Raids, and Legendary Lost Sectors all have use of Overcharge but no PvP activity contains it. 

Destiny 2 - Lightfall - Ascendant Scepter Artifact details

Destiny 2: Lightfall – All columns and mods for Ascendant Scepter

Column one

Automatics Overload

Your Auto Rifles and SMGs will have non-stop firing and bullets that overload Overload Champions. They are also Overcharged whenever possible. 

Unstoppable Scout Rifles

Looking down the sights for a while will bring an explosive payload that will stun Unstoppable Champions. They are Overcharged when a modifier is on.

Anti-Barrier Sidearms

The sidearms you have will go through Barrier Champion shields. The Overcharged feature is on when a modifier is on as well. 

Overload Bows

You will stun Overload Champions as they take damage from fully drawn arrows. It will also have Overcharged when applicable. 

Anti-Barrier Pulse Rifles

The Pulse Rifles you have will get through Barrier Champion shields. The Pulse Rifles will have Overcharged when it is turned on. 

Destiny 2 - Lightfall - Anti-Barrier Pulse Rifle

Column two

Authorized Mods: Grenades

Every armor mod against grenades will get discounted.

Authorized Mods: Solar

Each Solar armor mod will be discounted. 

Multi-Siphon Mods

You will get extra armor mods that mix the effects of Solar Siphon, Void Siphon, and Strand Siphon

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Authorized Mods: Void

Every Void armor mod will get discounted. 

Authorized Mods: Strand

Each Strand armor mod is discounted. 

Do make sure to get back your armor mods after unlocking the perks to get the discount. 

Column three

Defiant Armory

The Origin Traits of Nanotech Tracer Rockets, Tex Balanced Stock, Ambush, and Noble Deeds are enhanced. 

Solar Surge

You will get x1 Armor Charge after gathering a Firesprite. 

Shatter Orbs

You will create an Orb of Power after breaking an opponent’s shield matching your weapon’s type of damage. 

Volatile Flow

Your Void weapons receive Volatile Rounds after you collect an Orb of Power. 


Use a Strand weapon to demolish a Tangle which will suspend opponents who take damage. 

Destiny 2 - Lightfall - Bricks from beyond

Column four


If you stun or defeat a Champion, your lowest charged Strand ability gets energy.

Origin Hones

Those weapons carrying Tex Balanced Stock, Noble Deeds, Ambush, and Nanotracking Rockets will get Overcharged in endgame activities. 

Flare Up

Usage of Firebolt Grenades will give extra Scorch stacks and spawn Firesprites upon hitting. 

Bricks From Beyond

You may get Heavy ammo after taking down an opponent with a Void weapon.

Allied Unraveling 

You will get Unraveling Rounds that last longer around allies after landing multi-kills with Strand weapons.

Column Five

Medieval Champion

Glaives will hit projectiles stunning Unstoppable Champions while Swords will stun Overload Champions after striking consecutively. They have Overcharged powers as well. 

Stranded Reach

You will have a bigger and more impactful explosion after taking down a Tangle with a Strand weapon.

Prismatic Transfer

Every member of your team with a different damage subclass gets bonus weapon damage after you cast a Super. 

Void Weapons Channeling

You will receive a bonus Void weapon damage after taking down a target with a Void weapon while having a Void ability charged fully. The damage gets better with the number of fully charged Void abilities. 

Rain of Firebolt

You will receive a second grenade charge after having Firebolt Grenades with you. 

Thus, that is all the information players will need when it comes to the five columns and their possible mods for each. Follow our Destiny 2 page for all the latest updates, fixes, go-to guides, and more every day for the best news.

Last Updated on March 2, 2023

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