How to unlock Prismatic fragments and aspects in Destiny 2

How to unlock Prismatic fragments and aspects in Destiny 2
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✓ At a glance
  • Unlock fragments and aspects by finishing Transmigration, the first mission in The Final Shape.
  • You get five fragments and two aspects for free. Find the rest by playing missions and finding Prismatic chests.
  • There are 21 fragments and 15 aspects (five per class) to unlock.

After chasing Crow into the massive Traveler and unleashing new Prismatic powers in The Final Shape, you can augment your Guardian with Prismatic fragments and aspects. While some of them are available from the start, here’s how you can collect more fragments in the game.

How to get Prismatic fragments

You can unlock Prismatic fragments at the end of Transmigration, the first mission in the game. Naturally, you’ll have to purchase the expansion to gain access to this feature. You start with 5 Prismatic fragments:

  • Facet of Purpose
  • Facet of Dawn
  • Facet of Ruin
  • Facet of Hope
  • Facet of Courage

As you face the new Dread enemy type, you’ll find that some foes are immune to damage until you use the Transcend ability to break through their shields. To activate Transcendence, deal damage with both Light and Dark abilities to fill two bars. Proceed through the mission and you’ll reach a Prismatic wellspring. Here, you’ll unlock the Prismatic subclass, giving you access to a starter kit with five new Prismatic fragments. There are 21 fragments in total with game-altering powers that can be found by completing missions. Some of these are hidden in mission areas so you’ll have to track them down to complete your build.

How to unlock Prismatic aspects

As for unlocking Prismatic aspects, you get access to them at the end of the Temptation mission, where Cayde-6 and Glint will task you with finding Crow. Fight the large boss and you’ll find a gold chest, known in-game as a Prismatic chest. This will grant you two Prismatic Aspects. The new subclass brings an unparalleled degree of versatility to your Guardian as you can mix and match abilities from different subclasses. More Prismatic aspects can also be unlocked by finishing missions and finding chests.

A player checks out the new Facet of Hope Prismatic fragment in the game.
New Prismatic fragments grant powerful buffs. Image captured by VideoGamer.

All Prismatic fragments

Here’s a list of all 21 Prismatic fragments in the game:

FragmentEffectStat Change
Facet of AwakeningDefeating targets with Light or Darkness damage or Super final blows in quick succession generates an elemental pickup of the corresponding damage type.+10 Resilience
Facet of BalanceDefeating targets with Light damage quickly grants melee energy. In a similar way, defeating targets with Darkness damage grants grenade energy.None
Facet of BlessingMelee final blows start health regeneration. While transcendent. While transcendent, melee final blows start health regeneration for you and nearby allies.None
Facet of BraveryDefeating targets with grenade final blows grants Volatile Rounds to all your Void weapons. Defeating targets with powered melee final blows grants Unraveling Rounds to all your Strand weapons.None
Facet of CommandFreezing or suppressing a target reloads all your equipped weapons and increases stats like weapon stability, aim assist, and airborne effectiveness. Defeating frozen or suppressed targets creates a Stasis Shard or Void Breach.None
Facet of CourageYour Arc, Solar, and Void abilities deal increased damage to any targets afflicted with Darkness debuffs.+10 Discipline
Facet of DawnPowered melee hits against targets grant you the radiant effect. And powered melee final blows make you and nearby allies radiant.-10 Strength
Facet of DefianceFinishers create a detonation that either jolts, scorches, slows, severs, or makes targets volatile based on the damage type of your currently equipped Super.+10 Recovery
Facet of DevotionDefeating targets afflicted with Stasis or Strand debuffs grants you more Light Transcendence energy.+10 Strength
Facet of DominanceYour Void grenades weaken targets and your Arc grenades now jolt targets.-10 Discipline
Facet of GenerosityDefeating targets while transcendent creates multiple Orbs of Power for your allies.None
Facet of GraceDefeating targets with Kinetic weapons grants you more Transcendence energy. And defeating targets with your Super grants you and nearby allies bonus Transcendence energy.-10 Resilience
Facet of HonorCollecting an elemental pickup or destroying a Tangle grants you Transcendence energy of the same type.+10 Strength
Facet of HopeWhile you have an elemental buff, your class ability regenerates even more quickly.None
Facet of JusticeWhile transcendent, your ability final blows now explode.+10 Intellect
Facet of MendingGrenade final blows now cure you. And transcendence grenade final blows increase the strength of this effect.None
Facet of ProtectionWhile surrounded by combatants, you are more resistant to all incoming damage. While transcendent, this effect is increased.+10 Strength
Facet of PurposePicking up an Orb of Power grants either Amplified, Restoration, Frost Armor, Woven Mail, or Overshield based on the damage type of your currently equipped Super.-10 Recovery
Facet of RuinIncreases the size and damage of the burst when you shatter a Stasis crystal or frozen target. This also increases the area of effect of Solar ignitions.+10 Mobility
Facet of SacrificeWhile you have an Arc, Solar, or Void buff, ability final blows grant more Darkness Transcendence energy.+10 Discipline
Facet of SolitudeLanding rapid precision hits emits a severing blast from the target that deals damage. While transcendent, this severing blast is bigger.None
A player checks out the Bleak Watcher aspect on their Prismatic Warlock.
Mix and match aspects from different subclasses. Image captured by VideoGamer.

All Prismatic aspects

At the moment, you can only use one aspect per element, meaning that you can’t chain two aspects of the same type together as a Prismatic Guardian. Here’s a detailed list of all the Prismatic aspects you can find:


Here are all the aspects that the new Titan can access:

KnockoutStarterCritically wounding an enemy or breaking their shield infuses your melee with Arc energy for a short time. Defeating targets gives health regeneration and Amplifies you.
ConsecrationNAActivate your charged melee ability while sliding to fire a wave of Solar energy forward, damaging and scorching enemies while you leap into the air. While airborne, activate it again to slam down and create a second larger Solar blast. If this hits a Scorched target, they ignite.
UnbreakableNewLets you use your grenade to cast a Void shield, protecting you and allies from incoming damage by absorbing it. This damage can be released in a Void blast.
Diamond LanceStarterShatter or defeat enemies with Stasis abilities or weapons to create a lance. Throw it to freeze targets on impact, or slam it to the ground to freeze enemies in a small area.
Drengr’s LashNAActivating your class ability sends a Strand ripple forward along the ground, suspending and damaging enemies it hits.


A Prismatic Hunter can access these aspects:

AscensionNewWhile airborne, activate your class ability to twirl upwards, Jolting and damaging enemies below while you and nearby allies become Amplified.
Gunpowder GambleNADefeat targets with elemental abilities, debuffs, or weapons to charge up an improvised Solar explosive. When thrown, it can be shot in mid-air to cause an ignition.
Stylish ExecutionerStarterDefeating a weakened, suppressed, or volatile target grants Invisibility and Truesight. After performing a Stylish Execution, your next melee attack while invisible weakens targets.
Winter’s ShroudStarterDodging slows nearby targets.
Threaded SpectreNAYour class ability leaves behind a Strand decoy that draws the attention of nearby enemies. After taking significant damage or when enemies approach, it detonates, dealing damage and releasing Threadlings that seek out and attack nearby foes.


Unlock the Prismatic Warlock to use these aspects:

Lightning SurgeNAActivate your charged melee while sliding to blink forward. Lightning strikes Jolt targets as you rematerialize.
HellionNewCasting your Rift launches a Solar Soul at an enemy, Scorching and damaging them.
Feed the VoidStarterDefeating a target with Void abilities activates Devour. Devour effects are improved, restoring additional grenade energy and health.
Bleak WatcherStarterPress and hold your grenade button to convert it to a Stasis turret that fires slowing projectiles at enemies in range.
Weaver’s CallNACasting your Rift weaves three Threadlings, and deploys any you have perched.

Prismatic grenades

Each class also gets access to a unique grenade:

  • Hailfire Spike: Exclusive to the Hunter, this fusion of Stasis and Solar energy attaches to surfaces and slows all within it. Then, it erupts into a scorching cyclone. This can stun Overload and Unstoppable champions.
  • Electrified Snare: Exclusive to Titans, release a mix of Arc and Strand energy that suspends targets caught in the blast. It also deals heavy damage over time and dishes out lightning jolts to nearby foes. This has the ability to stun both Overload and Unstoppable champions.
  • Freezing Singularity: Exclusive to the Warlocks, this Stasis/Void hybrid deploys a miniature black hole orbited by a halo of slowing ice. The black hole implodes after a set duration, suppressing and dealing heavy damage to all nearby targets. You can stun Overload champions with this grenade.