How to Masterwork and mod your Ghost in Destiny 2

Make the most of it.

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Your Ghost in Destiny 2 isn’t just there to shovel exposition at you and open doors, they can also have very useful mods that will help you out as you play the game. These benefits can range from increasing your XP gains, finding resources, or making activities more rewarding.

In this guide, we will show you the ins and outs of modding your Ghost, and how to do it.

How to Masterwork your Ghost Shell

The first thing to understand is that you need to Masterwork a Ghost Shell to have access to all the possible mods. This will only apply to that Ghost Shell, if you want to use a different one, you will need to Masterwork that as well. Each level upgrade on the way to Masterwork status will cost the following resources:

  • First level is free with 1 Energy capactiy
  • Level 2 – 300 Glimmer, 1 Legendary Shard – 2 Energy Capacity
  • Level 3 – 500 Glimmer, 2 Legendary Shard – 3 Energy Capacity
  • Level 4 – 700 Glimmer, 2 Legendary Shard – 4 Energy Capacity
  • Level 5 – 900 Glimmer, 3 Legendary Shard – 5 Energy Capacity
  • Level 6 – 1100 Glimmer, 3 Legendary Shard – 6 Energy Capacity
  • Level 7 – 1300 Glimmer, 4 Legendary Shard, 1 Enhancement Core – 7 Energy Capacity
  • Level 8 – 1500 Glimmer, 4 Legendary Shard, 1 Enhancement Core – 8 Energy Capacity
  • Level 9 – 1700 Glimmer, 5 Legendary Shard, 2 Enhancement Core – 9 Energy Capacity
  • Level 10 – 2000 Glimmer, 6 Legendary Shard, 3 Enhancement Core – 10 Energy Capacity

To level up the Ghost Shell, just open it in your invetory and then click on the greybar the tells you how much energy and capacity it has.

Equipping Mods

There are four different types of Mods you can put on your Ghost Shell. You can only have one of each type, and they have an energy capacity cost that draws from the overall limit, which is 10 at Masterwork rank.

The better the mod, the higher the cost, so it might take some balancing of you needs to get the loadout that you want. You also shouldn’t be afraid to change it, depending you your goals and activities.

To equip mods, just scroll over the relevant Mod type, then pick the mod you want from the list, paying attention to the capacity requirement. As we said, you will need to balance things.

If you are flush with resources, it is not a bad idea to set up Ghost Shells for each of the activities.

Experience Ghost Mods

Will increase your XP gain, allowing you to level up your Season Pass faster.

  • Flickering Light [1]: Increase XP gains by 2%.
  • Little Light [2]: Increase XP gains by 4%.
  • Hopeful Light [3]: Increase XP gains by 6%.
  • Burning Light [4]: Increase XP gains by 8%.
  • Guiding Light [5]: Increase XP gains by 10%.
  • Blinding Light [6]: Increase XP gains by 12% – Fragile Mod

Tracking Ghost Mods

These mods make it easier to find resources in the game.

  • Loot Seeker [1]: Detects caches within a 20-meter range.
  • Prize Pursuant [2]: Detects caches within a 30-meter range.
  • Cache Finder [3]: Detects caches within a 40-meter range.
  • Treasure Hunter [4]: Detects caches within a 50-meter range.
  • Expert Tracker [5]: Detects caches within a 75-meter range – Fragile Mod
  • Destabilized Resource Detector [1]: Detect resources within a 20-meter range.
  • Makeshift Resource Detector [2]: Detect resources within a 30-meter range.
  • Stable Resource Detector [3]: Detect resources within a 40-meter range.
  • Enhanced Resource Detector [4]: Detect resources within a 50-meter range.
  • Perfected Resource Detector [5]: Detect resources within a 75-meter range – Fragile Mod
  • Combo Detector [5]: Detect caches or resources within a 40-meter range.
  • Wombo Detector [6]: Detect caches or resources within a 50-meter range – Fragile Mod

Economic Mods

Rather than helping you find things, these ghost mods simply make your efforts more rewarding by increasing glimmer gain, planetary material gathering, and more.

  • Meager Glimmer Booster [1]: Increases Glimmer gains by 5%.
  • Standard Glimmer Booster [2]: Increases Glimmer gains by 10%.
  • Considerable Glimmer Booster [3]: Increases Glimmer gains by 20%.
  • Prodigious Glimmer Booster [4]: Increases Glimmer gains by 35%.
  • Supercharged Glimmer Booster [5]: Increases Glimmer gains by 50% – Fragile Mod
  • Ultimate Glimmer Booster [6]: Increases Glimmer gains by 65% – Fragile Mod
  • Bountiful Harvest [3]: Chance to obtain additional resources when harvesting.
  • Public Defender [5]: Increased loot from public events on all destinations.
  • Arc Analyzer [1]: Generate Gunsmith telemetry data on Arc weapon final blows.
  • Solar Analyzer [1]: Generate Gunsmith telemetry data on Solar weapon final blows.
  • Void Analyzer [1]: Generate Gunsmith telemetry data on Void weapon final blows.
  • Omni-Telemetry [3]: Generate Gunsmith telemetry data on any elemental weapon final blow.
  • Banshee Special [5]: Generate Gunsmith telemetry data on any elemental weapon final blow at an increased rate.

Activity Ghost Mods

These mods will give you benefits in the Crucible, Strikes, and Gambit.

  • Materialism(Crucible) [2]: Crucible wins have a chance to award destination materials.
  • Materialism(Strikes) [2]: Strike and Nightfall completions have a chance to award destination materials.
  • Materialism(Gambit) [2]: Gambitwins have a chance to award destination materials.
  • Prosperity(Crucible) [3]: Crucible wins have a chance to drop an additional piece of Legendary gear.
  • Prosperity(Strikes) [3]: Strike and Nightfall completions have a chance to drop an additional piece of Legendary gear.
  • Prosperity(Gambit) [3]: Gambit wins have a chance to drop an additional piece of Legendary gear.
  • Lesser Core Harvest(Gambit) [4]: Precision final blows in Crucible/Gambit have a chance to award an Enhancement Core – Fragile Mod
  • Greater Core Harvest(Gambit) [4]: Precision final blows in Crucible/Gambit have a chance to award and Enhancement Prism – Fragile Mod