Engrams in Destiny
Engrams come in five tiers of rarity:
|Engram||Color||Possible rarities of contents|
|Coded/Encrypted||Green||Uncommon or rare|
|Decoherent/Encrypted||Blue||Rare or legendary|
|Legendary||Purple||Legendary or exotic|
Each engram is of a particular weapon or armor type and stored in the Guardian's corresponding inventory slot until decoded. When decoded, engrams become a particular weapon or armor piece, scaling with the player's level and Light at the time it is decoded. Engrams can sometimes be decoded into a different type of item, such as a Strange Coin, Mote of Light, or artifact.
Encoded Engrams can be decoded immediately by players in the field. Coded Engrams must be decoded by a cryptarch until the Guardian reaches Cryptarch reputation 1 and level 15, at which point coded engrams will be decoded immediately in the field. Some encrypted and rarer engrams may require to be decoded by a cryptarch.
Any encrypted, legendary, or exotic engrams that a Guardian fails to pick up in the field will be sent to the Guardian's Postmaster.
This table lists all of the standard Destiny engram icons by type and rarity.
|Primary Weapon||Special Weapon||Heavy Weapon||Helmet||Gauntlets||Chest Armor||Leg Armor||Class Item|
Sublime engrams contain legendary PlayStation-exclusive items. They were previously available only on PlayStation platforms, but are now available to all other platforms.
Legacy engrams contain legacy (Year 1) exotic armor pieces or weapons. They can only be purchased from Xûr.
Engrams in Destiny 2
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|Icon||Engram Name||Rarity||Possible Content Rarities||How to Obtain|
|Encoded||Basic||Basic||Randomly drops until level 10.|
|Encrypted||Uncommon||Uncommon||Randomly drops after level 5 and continues to drop until level 15.|
|Decoherent||Rare||Rare||Randomly drops after reaching level 10. It can also be obtained from mission rewards (which requires decryption).|
|Legendary||Legendary||Legendary||Randomly drops after reaching level 20.|
|Exotic||Exotic||Exotic||Randomly drops after reaching level 20.|
|EDZ||Legendary||Legendary||Turn in EDZ Tokens, Dusklight Shards, and Dusklight Crystals to Devrim Kay.|
|Arcology||Legendary||Legendary||Turn in Arcology Tokens, Alkane Dust, and Alkane Spores to Sloane.|
|Nessus||Legendary||Legendary||Turn in Nessus Tokens, Microphasic Datalattices, and Quantized Datalattices to Failsafe.|
|Io||Legendary||Legendary||Turn in Io Tokens, Phaseglass Needles, and Phaseglass Spires to Asher Mir.|
|Lighthouse||Legendary||Legendary||Turn in Mercury Tokens, Simulation Seeds, and Simulation Buds to Brother Vance.|
|Crucible||Legendary||Legendary||Complete Crucible matches and challenges to earn Crucible Tokens for Lord Shaxx.|
|Gunsmith||Legendary||Legendary||Turn in Gunsmith Materials to Arcite 99-40 or Banshee-44.|
|Vanguard Research||Legendary||Legendary||Complete Meditations to earn Vanguard Research Tokens for Ikora Rey.|
|Vanguard Tactician||Legendary||Legendary||Complete Strikes and challenges to earn Vanguard Tactician Tokens for Commander Zavala.|
|Imperial||Legendary||Legendary||Complete the Leviathan raid and its challenges to earn Emperor Calus Tokens for Benedict 99-40.|
|Trials||Legendary||Legendary||Complete Trials of the Nine matches to earn Trials of the Nine Tokens for The Emissary.|
|Iron||Legendary||Legendary||Complete Iron Banner matches to earn Iron Banner Tokens for Lord Saladin.|
|Dead Orbit||Legendary||Legendary||Align with Dead Orbit during a Faction Rally event to earn Dead Orbit Tokens for Arach Jalaal.|
|Future War Cult||Legendary||Legendary||Align with Future War Cult during a Faction Rally event to earn FWC Tokens for Lakshmi-2.|
|New Monarchy||Legendary||Legendary||Align with New Monarchy during a Faction Rally event to earn New Monarchy Tokens for Executor Hideo.|
|Luminous||Legendary||Legendary or Exotic||Complete the weekly milestones Flashpoint, Call to Arms, Nightfall, Prestige Nightfall, and Clan XP Contribution.|
|Bright||Legendary||Rare, Legendary, or Exotic||Received upon a character reaching level 20 or purchased from Tess Everis. This engram was only available during Season 1.|
|Illuminated||Legendary||Rare, Legendary, or Exotic||Received upon a character reaching level 20 or purchased from Tess Everis. This engram is only available during Season 2.|
|Fated||Exotic||Exotic||Purchased from Xûr for 97 Legendary Shards. (One engram per week.)|
|Dawning||Legendary||Rare, Legendary, or Exotic||This engram was obtainable during the Dawning event.|
|Crimson||Legendary||Rare, Legendary, or Exotic||Received as a random completion reward during the Crimson Days event by playing in the Crimson Doubles Crucible playlist.|
Destiny Engram Icons
- ↑ List of Grimoire Cards/Master Ives, Cryptarch
- ↑ List of Grimoire Cards/Cryptarch
- ↑ Foman123 (20 June 2014) YouTube: Destiny Alpha - Resource Upload 2:00. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Destiny Update 1.0.2
- ↑ Foman123 (2014 June 20) YouTube: Destiny Alpha - Devil's Lair Strike - Legend - Battling Sepiks Prime 06:50. Retrieved 25 June 2014.