Etheric Light

A volatile synthesis of energized matter and self-modifying energy constructs.

Etheric Light is an extremely valuable material, used for upgrading (or "Ascending") any Legendary weapon / armor to its maximum potential in "Year 1" of Destiny. As of writing, this means 365 ATK or +42 Light.

"Increases the [Attack/Defense] value of this [weapon/armor] to the highest available in Year 1."

Etheric Light can be acquired in several ways:

  • Random reward from completing a Nightfall.
  • Defeat a level 34 or 35 Arena Challenge in Prison of Elders.
  • Reach The Lighthouse after a flawless 9-0 Trials passage in Trials of Osiris.
  • Level 3 & 5 of Iron Banner. (not 100% confirmed)

Where to get Etheric Light


This item can drop from Nightfall activities.

Prison of Elders

This item can drop as a Prison of Elders reward.


This item can drop in situationally dependent ways.