What are legendary shards and how do you get them in Destiny 2?

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Destiny 2 has a variety of gear comprising of weapons and amour that players hope to get their hands on within the game.

There are various ways to obtain and improve your items, and one way to do that is by using legendary shards.

They are a new feature to the game, replacing many of the roles that strange coins and exotic shards had in the first Destiny.

Legendary shards can be obtained and used in various different ways within the game.

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What are legendary shards?

Legendary shards are described as ‘remnants of powerful items’, which suggests they are scrap parts from other gear within the game.

They are used as a currency as well as a consumable in Destiny 2, making them quite useful to players looking to progress their character.

Xur is a merchant who sells rare and powerful items and he he accepts legendary shards as payment, with pricing usually ranging between 20-30 shards.

How do I get legendary shards in Destiny 2?

The first way you can obtain legendary shards is by dismantling your Legendary or Exotic gear.

Dismantling a legendary item will give you two shards, whilst an exotic item will give you ten shards.

You can also occasionally be rewarded them by decrypting faction engrams when you level up your rank with faction vendors.

Other ways to get legendary shards include weekly nightfalls, lost sector chests, raid chests and raid encounters.

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