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Destiny 2: Black Armory - How to unlock and reignite the Izanami Forge

If you want to reignite the third Forge in Destiny 2: Black Armory, you better be prepared to grind for it.

Just like the previous two Forges, you’ll need to complete a few steps to unlock the Izanami Forge before you can attempt to reignite it. The recommended Power level for the Forge is around 630, so forming a high Power Fireteam would be your best chance at success

How to unlock the Izanami Forge

You’ll want to head to Nessus to kill some Vex to trigger the start of the mission. Completing a Daily Heroic Adventure would be a good place to start, as you’re looking for the Vex Transponder to drop.

In order to charge the Vex Transponder, you’ll need to kill 100 Vex, so roam around the Lost Sectors and get those kills.

Next, you’ll need to complete a Heroic Spire Integration public event, which is where Vex march towards a spire that you must defend. To trigger the Heroic event, you and your team will need to stand on the three plates surrounding the Spire for a few moments until the Heroic event begins.

Once you’ve completed the Heroic event, you’ll need to kill 20 Minotaurs. Again, Lost Sectors and Spire Integration events are your best bet for finding these often elusive enemies.

Once you’ve completed these steps, a new mission marker will appear to take you to the Forge’s location. You’ll need to clear the area of Vex enemies and hack several Confluxes hidden around the Forge room. A boss will then spawn who is quite the formidable enemy, so make sure you have a good Power weapon equipped.

After beating the boss, you’ll receive the broken Izanami Forge Igniter so you’ll need to head back to the Tower to speak to Ada-1. She’ll give you a new mission centred around completing Heroic Public Events:

  • Glimmer Extraction in the EDZ
  • Witches’ Ritual on Titan
  • Spire Integration on Nessus

Once you’ve completed these Heroic events, the Igniter will switch from broken to refurbished.

You’ll not need to gather Blended Ether from Fallen precision multikills, Condensed Blights from Taken Blights in Lost Sectors on Io, and Radiolarian Vapor from the Investigation on Nessus, near The Cistern.

Two kills in a row or more usually counts as a multikill, but I know that the tracker often doesn’t register kills properly so this step could take a while.

The next step takes you back to the Volundr Forge, where you'll need to go through the reignition process again. Once you’ve successfully reignited it, head back to Ada-1 with the now repaired Izanami igniter.

Once you’ve spoken with Ada-1, head back to Nessus to take part in a special version of the Insight Terminus Strike. The recommended Power level is 630 and things are definitely about to ramp up. There’s no matchmaking for this Strike, so team up or make peace with your gods if you’re going alone.

If your team is wiped out on the Strike, you’ll be kicked to orbit and you’ll need to start from the beginning again.

Some players have managed to complete the Strike solo at around 635/ 640 power so it is doable, but it’s always more fun to play with friends. Gotta get those Clan Engrams!

How to reignite the Izanami Forge

After the Strike, it’s time to visit the Izanami Forge. Reigniting the Forge follows the same process as the previous two, so keep your eye out for drones on the smaller island and shoot them down to spawn the chest with the Butterfly key for the Mysterious Box.

You’ll receive schematics for a bow, Spiteful Fang and the Blast Furnace pulse rifle, as well as a high chance of the Le Monarque Exotic bow dropping.

Looking for more? Take a look at the new Exotic and Pinnacle weapons that are available in Black Armory. If you’re just getting started in Destiny 2, check out our ultimate Destiny 2: Forsaken guide for more tips, tricks and walkthroughs.

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