Guardians in Destiny 2 have been drowning in Legendary Shards ever since the game was released. Bungie’s most recent update has added several different ways for Guardians to spend them. Instead of filling up your inventory and getting all dusty, you can now purchase Vanguard or Crucible Boons from Commander Zavala and Lord Shaxx, respectively.
What are Boons?
There are two types of Boons: Vanguard and Crucible. They are consumable items you use during Strikes or Crucible matches. Commander Zavala sells the Boon of the Vanguard for 10 Legendary Shards, and Lord Shaxx sells the Boon of the Crucible for 25 Legendary Shards. Each player may only use a single consumable per activity, but other players may also use theirs during the same match. You can receive a maximum of four gifts per activity.
How to use Boons
Upon use, a Gift Giver effect becomes active in your inventory. You will know if others in your activity use Boons because you will receive a Gift Receiver effect.
Gifts From Boons
After an activity you have the Gift Receiver effect, you will receive a Gift of Vanguard Tokens or a Gift of Crucible Tokens. These are consumable items that turn into packages of tokens, which you can redeem for reputation or to purchase items from Commander Zavala or Lord Shaxx.
Legendary Gleaming Boons
Tess Everis of Eververse sells a legendary version of these boons for Bright Dust. You can purchase the Gleaming Boon of the Vanguard for 150, and the Gleaming Boon of the Crucible goes for 500. These items function the same as the other versions, but they reward players with a pack of Eververse shaders.
Now you know everything there is to know about Boons in Destiny 2. Be sure to be a nice Guardian and share those gifts with others.