Fastest Way to Raise Power Level in Destiny 2 – Witch Queen Update

Last Updated on February 23, 2022

This guide will be thorough, but hopefully not overwhelming.  For those of us min/maxing to raise our Power level as efficiently as possible, we often have one of each character that we use to expedite the process.  Those of us that do this will also likely have bounties stacked up as well that we will carry over from Season of the Lost into The Witch Queen. I recommend doing things in this order to maximize Power gains.  Please note that this article will update as needed.

The lowest possible Power for a piece of gear is now 1350, reaching all the way to 1560. You can read more about this here.


Fastest Way to Raise Power Level in Destiny 2

Here are a few notes that you can follow through:

  • Character 1 is your “main.” Character 2 is your secondary, and Character 3 is your least used
  • Have mod on the ghost to increase XP%
  • Have mod on the ghost to match what activity you’re doing to increase drop rates for this activity
  • Do not upgrade/infuse weapons or armor until at or near max power
  • ALWAYS turn in Prime Engrams as soon as you get them
  • Complete legendary campaign for a full set of 1320 armor/weapons

To “level out gear”, run playlist strikes and DO NOT MATCH THE SINGE in order to prevent accidentally picking up the Pinnacle from this activity

There are 3 different Tiers of Powerful Rewards and 3 different Tiers of Pinnacle Rewards.  Always do these from Tier 1 to Tier 3.  After the launch of the Expansion on 2/22/22, I will update on the bottom of this page which are Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3.

Week 1

  • Run story quest until you acquire Seasonal Artifact.
  • Join Fireteam, load into destination such as Cosmodrome, be certain that “Shared Wisdom” buff appears underneath your character’s Power Level in the Character Screen, and redeem all stored bounties
  • Complete Legendary campaign on Character 1
  • Do all Powerful Rewards on Character 1
  • Do all Pinnacle Rewards on Character 1
  • Level out gear on Character 1
  • Complete Legendary campaign on Character 2
  • Do all Powerful Rewards on Character 2
  • Level out gear on Character 2
  • Do all Pinnacle Rewards on Character 2
  • Complete Legendary campaign on Character 3
  • Do all Powerful Rewards on Character 3
  • Level out gear on Character 3
  • Do all Pinnacle Rewards on Character 3
  • Run playlist activities on Character 3 until Week 2

Week 2:

  • Do all Powerful Rewards on Character 3
  • Do all Powerful Rewards on Character 2
  • Do all Powerful Rewards on Character 1
  • Level out all characters
  • Do all Pinnacle Rewards on Character 3
  • Do all Pinnacle Rewards on Character 2
  • Do all Pinnacle Rewards on Character 1
  • Level out Character 1

Continue Playing Character 1 until next week

After week 2, you repeat the steps of week 1 and alternate between the two as needed until you reach max power level.  

Hopefully, this guide helps.  If you have any questions, reach out on Twitter @NotRyanFox