There’s a lot to love about Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, but it’s definitely not one for crystal clear instructions. Once you’ve progressed far enough in the expansion’s story it’s time to cleanse some Nightmare Essence, which requires specific items found around the Moon’s landscape. Here’s where to find the Horned Wreath in the Chamber of Night and the Captive Cord in the Lunar Battlegrounds.
These items are used to cleanse the Essence of Vanity and the Essence of Failure, which reward you with different Dreambane armor pieces. Once you’ve completed these quests, you’ll be able to craft the pieces at the Lectern of Enchantment with Eris Morn.
Where to find the Horned Wreath in the Chamber of Night
It’s no wonder that people are struggling to find the Horned Wreath in the Chamber of Night – it’s an area found deep in the Hive’s burrowed lunar tunnels.
To get to the Chamber of Night, travel to the Hellmouth on the Moon, then enter the glowing entrance that’s just underneath where it says “Hellmouth” on the map. You then need to make your way down through the connected areas like the World’s Grave and Circle of Bones.
You’ll eventually reach the near pitch black Chamber of Night. Once you’re there though, you still need to find the Horned Wreath, which is further still in the Chamber.
Make your way through the Chamber of Night until you see an illuminated structure that leads into a brighter room. Run through the room and out the other side and you’ll eventually emerge in a ritual clearing with puddles on the floor. If you track the Essence of Vanity quest you’ll get a marker for the item in here.
The Horned Wreath is in an alcove forward and to your left.
Because of the twists and turns in these tunnels, it might be easier to follow a video, so we’ve embedded a walkthrough by YouTuber WoW Quests below:
Where to find the Captive Cord in the Lunar Battlegrounds
Like the Horned Wreath, the Captive Cord is in a bit of a strange place. The closest named location to the Lunar Battlegrounds is the Sorrow’s Harbor, where you can spawn all of the Nightmare enemies.
Head to the southeast of Sorrow’s Harbor and you’ll see a bridge gate leading to a ravine. Ride your sparrow through here and you’ll come out in the Lunar Battlegrounds.
In the Battlegrounds, continue heading south and you will see another ravine in the high mountain wall. Go through it, and you’ll see an abandoned Moon research facility in front of you.
Approaching from the north, the Captive Cord is found on top of the building to your right. You should have a marker for it if you track the Essence of Failure quest once you reach this area.
Jump up on top of the building, head around the side and you can pick up the Captive Cord from the floor.
Again, if you’d rather use a video we’ve embedded another from YouTuber WoW Quests:
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