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Destiny 2's third and final Shattered Realm has been released, complete with a suite of secrets for players to uncover. Trivial Mysteries, Enigmatic Mysteries, and Ascendant Anchors all await those with a keen eye for detail. There are currently two Ascendant Mysteries, three Enigmatic Mysteries, ten Trivial Mysteries, and 17 Ascendant Anchors to find.

Related: Destiny 2: Shattered Realm – Ruins Of Wrath Guide

Most of these chests and Anchors are fairly easy to find, located directly on or right aside the main path to each beacon. In this guide, we'll be going over where to find every accessible secret in the Ruins of Wrath mission—including Ascendant Mysteries, Enigmatic Mysteries, Trivial Mysteries, Data Caches, and Ascendant Anchors.

Updated September 28th, 2021, by Charles Burgar: The Ruins of Wrath has seen a major refresh in secrets since it was last available. It now has two Ascendant Mysteries, a new Enigmatic Mystery, two more Trivial Mysteries, three Data Caches, and over twice as many Ascendant Anchors to find. We've updated this guide to include every new secret added to this Shattered Realm mission.

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All Ascendant Mysteries

Destiny 2 Ruins of Wrath Lord of the Undercroft Chest

Two Ascendant Mysteries can be found in the Ruins of Wrath. Just like the other two missions, there's an orb escort challenge and a miniboss challenge. These challenges are fairly lengthy but straightforward.

Ascendant Mystery #1: Lord of the Undercroft

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  • Location: The Warbringer's Tower

From beacon #1, make your way to the base of The Warbringer's Tower. A glowing Hive plate will be just across from the entrance. Stand atop the plate and defend it from waves of Hive. The tower will eventually open. Follow the Toland Orb inside. Mind the drop.

The bowels of The Warbringer's Tower houses a miniboss, Scoroboth, Son of Xivu Arath. This Knight has an immunity shield that can only be broken with Relics, special orbs scattered around the level. You'll find the first orb behind an Awoken barrier right of the room. Escort the orb to the boss, throw it, then remove 33% of its HP.

Scoroboth will retreat when it loses a large chunk of health. Descend once again. You'll see a room emitting quite a bit of light. Face away from that room and push forward. Hang right when the path forks to find the orb. Grab it, then backtrack to force Scoroboth to spawn. Remove another 33% of its HP to phase the miniboss again.

Now make your way to the bright-lit room. You'll need to invoke a Barrier Breach marker beside the boss to reach the last orb. Grab the orb, break the boss' shield one last time, then finish off Scoroboth. Once the boss is dead, you'll find an Ascendant Chest against the wall in the same room.

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Ascendant Mystery #2: Light the Way

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  • Location: The Debris Field (Eastern Hive block)

After you charge the second beacon, you'll notice a bright pillar of flame at the eastern end of The Debris Field. This pillar is guarded by a Soulfire Exarch, a Wizard miniboss. Killing the Wizard will drop a Flame Orb. You'll need to escort the orb into the tunnels further east. Dunk the orb into a brazier to open an array of portals.

This room will have multiple pillars that each have a Hive symbol. Each portal will also have a symbol above it. You must enter the portal with a symbol that matches what's on the pillars. If you enter the wrong portal, you'll be teleported back to this room, requiring you to start again. For example, if a pillar and portal both have the "burger" symbol, you'd enter that portal to progress. Take note of each pillar symbol, as you'll need to reference them while outside the room.

When you enter the correct portal, you'll be taken to another Hive ritual with another Soulfire Exarch. Killing the Exarch will spawn another Flame Orb. If the Wizard doesn't spawn one, you can find the orb at The Debris Field room with all the symbols. You can use the portal you came from to backtrack to this room. Dunk the orb into the brazier again, then walk through the portal that has a matching symbol.

You'll need to disrupt five Hive rituals to finish the challenge. The final ritual will take place in an otherwise unreachable island south of The Debris Field. Slaying the Soulfire Hierarch will spawn the Ascendant Chest at the center of the arena. You'll need to use a Safe Passage or Barrier Breach marker to reach the final boss.

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All Enigmatic Mysteries

Destiny 2 Ruins of Wrath Enigmatic Mystery #2

Similar to Debris of Dreams, this Shattered Realm mission contains three Enigmatic Mysteries for players to find. These chests are fairly easy to obtain, although you'll need access to previous Techeun powers to reach them. Any directions listed assume that the Warship is facing north.

Enigmatic Mystery #1: Aloft, Adrift

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  • Location: The Outer Islands (Reached from beacon #1)

Make your way to the first beacon. Facing the Warship, turn left and walk down the platform. They'll be a True Sight marker. Activate it, then proceed to the island floating in the distance. Wrap around to the other side of the island to find a Breach Barrier marker. Interact with the marker to breach the Awoken barrier along the island's wall. Inside will be an Enigmatic Chest.

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Enigmatic Mystery #2: Harrowed Hall

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  • Location: The Undercroft

This chest is located beside the first relic used to strip Scoroboth's shield. Be sure to use the True Sight marker in the previous room to reveal the chest. Follow Ascendant Mystery #1's directions to learn how to reach The Undercroft.

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Enigmatic Mystery #3: Eclipsed Cache

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  • Location: The Debris Field

Technically, you're supposed to activate a Breach Barrier marker on the other side of the zone and make a mad dash to an Awoken barrier on the northeast corner. You don't need to do that. Instead, you can simply activate a True Sight marker and jump on the stone wall outside to reach the chest. It'll only be visible while True Sight is active, so be sure you have enough time to grab it upon reaching the top. You might want a movement Exotic to make this easier.

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All Trivial Mysteries

Destiny 2 Ruins of Wrath Trivial Mystery #3

Ten Trivial Mysteries can currently be found in this mission. Any directions listed assume that the Warship is facing north.

Trivial Mystery #1: Below

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  • Location: The Causeway (Lower floor)

Related: Destiny 2: Astral Alignment Activity Guide

The island just behind beacon #1 is The Causeway. You'll want to reach this island and descend a floor. Look for a Barrier Breach marker near the center of the room. Interact with it, then run through the Awoken barrier on the same floor. The chest is on the other side.

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Trivial Mystery #2: In Light's Reach

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  • Location: The Staging Ground (South end)

From beacon #1, turn around towards spawn. Interact with the True Sight marker. Follow the newly revealed platforms to reach the chest.

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Trivial Mystery #3: Turret Treasure

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  • Location: The Staging Ground (Northeast corner)

Back at beacon #1, you'll want to run towards the giant tower slightly to the beacon's right. A True Sight marker will be present near the tower. Activate the beacon, then climb up the platforms to reach the top of a structure. You'll find a chest at the very top.

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Trivial Mystery #4: Kamacite Coffer

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  • Location: The Debris Field (Eastern tunnels)

From the eastern end of The Debris Field, face south towards spawn. Follow the path until you reach a Barrier Breach marker. Activate it, then follow the path on your left to find a small cave blocked by a barrier. Run through it to find a chest.

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Trivial Mystery #5: Chrondite Cache

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  • Location: The Debris Field (Hive cube structure)

On the northeast end of The Debris Field is a small block surrounded by a slow field. Invoke the Safe Passage marker beside the block to jump atop it, revealing a chest.

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Trivial Mystery #6: Impactor Cache

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  • Location: The Debris Field (Southwest corner)

Make your way to the center of The Debris Field—the small island with two markers on it. Invoke the Safe Passage marker, then make your way to the isolated chest on your left. It's floating right beyond the slow field.

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Trivial Mystery #7: The Deep

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  • Location: The Undercroft

Enter The Undercroft—the lower section of The Warbringer's Tower. In the room where you first face Scoroboth, activate a True Sight marker in the room to reveal floating platforms. The platform floating at the opposite end of the room has a Trivial Chest.

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Trivial Mystery #8: Pallasite Cache

Destiny 2 Ruins of Wrath Trivial Mystery #6
  • Location: The Debris Field (Adjacent to the central marker island)

Back at the center of The Debris Field, interact with the True Sight marker on the northern end of the island. Follow the platforms to reach a chest.

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Trivial Mystery #9: Howardite Cache

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  • Location: The Outer Islands (Northwest, beside the Warship)

Head to beacon #2—located at The Field Of Promised Ruin. Interact with a True Sight marker near the northern end of the zone. This path will lead you to The Outer Islands. While on the island, look for a Barrier Breach marker on the lowest part of the island. On the other side of the marker is an Awoken barrier guarding a chest.

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Trivial Mystery #10: Spire's Reach

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  • Location: The Warbringer's Tower

Head to the top of The Warbringer's Tower. You can reach this location either with Salvation's Grip or by completing the Light the Way Ascendant Mystery. When you reach the rooftop, activate a True Sight marker (looks like a holographic Wayfinder's Compass) near the edge of the tower. Follow the platforms to reach a lower floor of the tower, revealing the location of a chest.

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Illusory Barrier Chest #1: The Field Of Promised Ruin

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  • Location: The Field of Promised Ruin (Reach from beacon #1's True Sight marker)

This chest isn't tied to any Triumph or challenge.

Follow the True Sight path from beacon #1 to the very end. You'll find an Illusory Barrier you can break, revealing a hidden chest.

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Illusory Barrier Chest #2: The Undercroft

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  • Location: The Undercroft (Lowest floor)

This chest isn't tied to any Triumph or challenge.

Enter the lowest point of The Undercroft. In the room that looks like Cauldron's B-flag arena, turn left to find an Illusory Barrier blocking a doorway. Break the rocks to find a hidden chest.

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All Data Caches

Destiny 2 Ruins of Wrath The Loop Data Cache

Ruins of Wrath features three Data Caches for players to find. You'll need the "Frequency Echoes" upgrade and True Sight active to see these caches. All three are located rather close to True Sight markers, making them fairly easy to find.

Data Cache #1: Hive Movements

Destiny 2 Ruins of Wrath Hive Movements Data Cache
  • Location: The Undercroft

Head to The Undercroft—the bowels of The Warbringer's Tower. When you drop down a pit filled with spinning Hive traps, you'll enter a room with a True Sight marker directly in front of you. Activate it, then turn left to find a Data Cache. Read the "Lord of the Undercroft" section of this guide to learn how to reach The Undercroft.

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Data Cache #2: Wrathful Maneuvers

Destiny 2 Ruins of Wrath Wrathful Maneuvers Data Cache
  • Location: The Outer Islands

From beacon #2, run directly north to find a True Sight beacon that leads to The Outer Islands. Cross the Awoken platforms to find the Data Cache resting by a True Sight marker.

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Data Cache #3: The Loop

Destiny 2 Ruins of Wrath The Loop Data Cache
  • Location: The Staging Ground (Beacon #1)

Make your way to beacon #1 on the southern end of the map. Activate the True Sight marker to the left of beacon #1, then turn to your right. The Data Cache will be floating above a short Hive pillar.

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All Ascendant Anchors

Destiny 2 Ruins of Wrath Anchor #5

There are 17 Ascendant Anchors you can currently grab. Any directions listed assume that the Warship is facing north.

Ascendant Anchor #1: The Staging Ground

Destiny 2 Ruins of Wrath Staging Ground South Anchor
  • Location: Behind Beacon #1

From beacon #1, turn around to face the True Sight marker atop a circular platform. Activate the marker, then climb up the platforms to find an Anchor.

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Ascendant Anchor #2: The Staging Ground

Destiny 2 Ruins of Wrath Anchor #1
  • Location: Beacon #1

This Anchor can be found right after the Hive portal from the first beacon. It's on the main path, so it's extremely hard to miss.

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Ascendant Anchor #3: The Staging Ground

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  • Location: Path to "Turret Treasure" Mystery

Halfway between beacon #1 and The Warbringer's Tower is a Hive turret. Activate the True Sight marker near this turret, then follow the platforms to find an Anchor halfway up the structure.

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Ascendant Anchor #4: The Staging Ground (Illusory Barrier)

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  • Location: Northeast of beacon #1

This Anchor is hidden by an Illusory Barrier.

Run halfway between beacon #1 and The Warbringer's Tower. They'll be an Illusory Barrier lined up next to a Hive structure. Destroy the wall to reveal an Anchor.

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Ascendant Anchor #5: The Staging Ground

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  • Location: Beacon #1

Related: Destiny 2: Shattered Realm – Debris Of Dreams Guide

Activate the True Sight marker left of beacon #1. The platforms will guide you towards an Ascendant Anchor and The Outer Islands.

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Ascendant Anchor #6: The Outer Islands

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  • Location: The Field of Promised Ruin

Continue following the path from Ascendant Anchor #5, using the True Sight marker on the floating island to refresh the buff. Follow the platforms from the island to The Field of Promised Ruin. Halfway along the path will be an Anchor.

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Ascendant Anchor #7: The Undercroft

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  • Location: The Undercroft

This Anchor is located just before you descend to the lowest floor of The Undercroft. You'll need to at least start the Lord of the Undercroft Ascendant Mystery to unlock this part of the map. Once you descend a shaft filled with Hive traps, run to the other side of the room to find the Anchor.

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Ascendant Anchor #8: The Undercroft

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  • Location: The Undercroft

When you reach the lowest floor of The Undercroft, turn away from the brightly lit room to find an Ascendant Anchor.

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Ascendant Anchor #9: The Debris Fields

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  • Location: The Debris Fields (Central island with markers)

Interact with the True Sight marker at the center of The Debris Field. It'll lead you straight to an Ascendant Anchor.

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Ascendant Anchor #10: The Debris Fields

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  • Location: The Debris Fields (Southwest corner)

This Anchor is right next to Trivial Mystery #6. It's on the western end of the slow field, right next to the path that leads to beacon #2.

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Ascendant Anchor #11: The Debris Fields

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  • Location: The Debris Fields (Northwest corner)

Follow the path towards beacon #2. The Anchor will be floating on the platform just before you reach the second beacon.

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Ascendant Anchor #12: The Outer Islands

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  • Location: The Outer Islands

After activating the second beacon, interact with the True Sight marker on the northern end of the area. Reach The Outer Islands, then wrap around the island to find an Anchor.

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Ascendant Anchor #13: The Debris Fields

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  • Location: The Debris Fields (Tunnels)

Travel to the eastern part of the map. They'll be a path that leads into a Hive tunnel and tunnel riddled with bones. You'll find this Anchor halfway through the tunnel, next to the tower exit.

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Ascendant Anchor #14: The Debris Fields

Destiny 2 Ruins of Wrath Anchor #8
  • Location: The Debris Fields (Tunnels)

It's in the same room as Anchor #13, this time resting in a corner that leads further down the tunnel.

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Ascendant Anchor #15: The Debris Field (Illusory Barrier)

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  • Location: The Debris Field (East tunnel)

This Anchor is hidden by an Illusory Barrier.

Head to the tunnel on the eastern end of The Debris Field. Halfway down the tunnel is an Illusory Barrier—located right across from Ascendant Anchor #13. Destroy the rocks to find an Anchor.

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Ascendant Anchor #16: The Debris Field

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  • Location: The Debris Field (Northeast section)

You'll find this Ascendant Anchor on the path to the Eclipsed Cache Enigmatic Mystery. Activate the Barrier Breach marker on the southern end of the tunnel, head north until you reach the True Sight marker. Activate the marker, then run through the barrier. You'll find the Anchor halfway up the path.

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Ascendant Anchor #17: The Warbringer's Tower

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  • Location: The Warbringer's Tower

During the Light the Way Ascendant Mystery, you'll be teleported to the top of The Warbringer's Tower. Activate the True Sight marker near the edge of the tower (looks like a Wayfinder's Compass), then follow the platforms. Halfway down the path is an Anchor.

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