Complete Guide to the Blind Well, Destiny 2: Forsaken's Horde Mode
If you’ve completed the Destiny 2: Forsaken campaign and unlocked the Dreaming City area, you may have encountered the Blind Well activity in the Font of Starlight region. This is Bungie’s version of a Horde Mode activity for Destiny 2: Forsaken and this guide will explain how it works.
The Blind Well Tiers
The Blind Well is a four-tiered activity, with each activity providing greater rewards and a stiffer challenge. To start a Blind Well activity, a player must feed a Charge of Light into the center of the arena in the Font of Starlight region.
Charge of Light
You can purchase the various Charges of Light from Petra Venj in The Strand in the Dreaming City. If you need to find her, we’ve got a quick guide to assist you. She sells a different Charge of Light for each of the first three tiers, with an Unstable Charge of Light available to kick off the most challenging version. The currency used to purchase a Charge of Light is Dark Fragment. You’ll discover this as you participate in activities in the Dreaming City.
How to Win in the Blind Well
Each round of a Blind Well activity plays off similarly, no matter what tier you’ve chosen. A protective bubble will appear that provides players with the “Touch of the Sky” buff and allows them to survive. Players must hold the area inside the bubble and defeat enemies within a time limit. If you stray outside of the bubble, you will be afflicted with the “Touch of the Deep” debuff which slowly drains your health.
At various points, enemies who are immune to normal attacks will appear. These Servants of the Plague can only be damaged while under the influence of the “Harmony” buff. This buff is granted when picking up a purple orb that appears when you or your fireteam defeat a unique enemy named Anathema. Defeating Servants of the Plague will also create more Harmony orbs, allowing you to spread them around your team.
The Blind Well Bosses
After surviving for four waves, the fifth wave will spawn in a large boss. It will be protected by an overshield that makes it immune to regular attacks. Once again, you’ll need the Harmony buff to break this protection, and then everyone regardless of buff can damage it. Once the boss is defeated, the event is over, and a rewards chest will appear in the center of the arena.
Seed of Light
Perhaps one of the most intriguing reasons for participating in Blind Well activities is that Seeds of Light can drop as rewards from Tier II or higher events. They are a random drop, but it has been confirmed that it can happen. Seeds of Light are needed to unlock the new subclass abilities in Destiny 2: Forsaken, and you can find out more about them in our guide.
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