The Dawning has returned in Destiny 2. This special event lets players collect holiday-themed ingredients from various enemy types and combine them to make out-of-this-world goodies. You can then give these treats to different NPCs in the game in exchange for loot.
This guide will teach players where to acquire the ingredients, how to unlock all the recipes, and which NPCs accept these gifts. There’s a lot of them, so we’ll get straight to the point.
How to start the Dawning Event
Proceed to Eva Levante in the Tower. She will give you the Holiday Oven so you can start baking some recipes. Each recipe requires two ingredients and 15 Essence of Dawning.
List of all ingredients for Dawning 2021
There are two kinds of ingredients, uncommon and rare. Uncommon ingredients can get be acquired by killing enemy types (e.g. Cabal). On the other hand, rare ingredients drop by using a specific method (e.g. weapons, grenades) to kill an enemy. Below is a table of all the Dawning 2021 ingredients and their sources.
|Balanced Flavors||Scout Rifles, Sniper Rifles or Bows kills|
|Bullet Spray||SMG, Auto Rifles, or LMG kills|
|Cabal Oil||Cabal kills|
|Chitin Powder||Hive kills|
|Dark Ether Cane||Scorn kills|
|Dark Frosting||Stasis kills|
|Delicious Explosion||Grenades, Rocket Launcher, or Grenade Launcher kills|
|Electric Favor||Arc kills|
|Ether Cane||Fallen kills|
|Finishing Touch||Finisher kills|
|Flash of Inspiration||Generate orbs of power|
|Impossible Heat||Solar kills|
|Null Taste||Void kills|
|Perfect Taste||Precision kills|
|Personal Touch||Melee kills|
|Pinch of Light||Collect Orbs of Power|
|Sharp Flavor||Sword kills|
|Superb Texture||Super kills|
|Taken Butter||Taken kills|
|Vex Milk||Vex kills|
List of all recipes for Dawning 2021
Almost all of the Dawning 2021 recipes are similar to the ones from previous years. Back then, you needed to combine the ingredients by trial-and-error method until you figure out the recipes.
Luckily, this is no longer the case. Whenever you get an ingredient that you never had before, the recipe where that ingredient can be used will be automatically revealed.
|Ascendant Apple Tart||Mara Sov||HELM||Taken Butter, Sharp Flavor|
|Ascendant Oatmeal Raisin Cookie||Eris||Moon||Chitin Powder, Finishing Touch|
|Bittersweet Biscotti||Crow||HELM, Tangled Shore||Dark Ether Cane, Balanced Flavors|
|Blueberry Crumblers||Shawn Han||Cosmodrome||Ether Cane, Bullet Spray|
|Bright-Dusted Snowballs||Tess Everis||Tower||Chitin Powder, Multifaceted Flavour|
|Candy Dead Ghosts||Spider||Tangled Shore||Dark Ether Cane, Flash of Inspiration|
|Chocolate Ship Cookie||Amanda||Tower||Cabal Oil, Null Taste|
|Classic Butter Cookie||Eva||Tower||Taken Butter, Superb Texture|
|Dark Chocolate Motes||Drifter||Tower||Taken Butter, Null Taste|
|Eliksni Birdseed||Hawthorne||Tower||Ether Cane, Personal Touch|
|Etheric Coldsnaps||Variks||Europa||Chitin Powder, Electric Flavour|
|Gentleman Shortbread||Devrim||EDZ||Ether Cane, Perfect Taste|
|Gjallerdoodle||Zavala||Tower||Vex Milk, Delicious Explosion|
|Ill-Fortune Cookies||Petra Venj||Dreaming City||Dark Ether Cane, Impossible Heal|
|Infinite Forest Cake||Failsafe||Nessus||Vex Milk, Impossible Heat|
|Lavender Ribbon Cookies||Saint-14||Tower||Vex Milk, Personal Touch|
|Starwort Thins||Exo Stranger||Europa||Dark Ether Cane, Dark Frosting|
|Strange Cookies||Xur||Eternity||Taken Butter, Electric Flavor|
|Telemetry Tapioca||Banshee-44||Tower||Vex Milk, Bullet Spray|
|Thousand Layer Cookies||Riven||Last Wish Raid||Taken Butter, Delicious Explosion|
|Traveler Donut Holes||Ikora||Tower||Cabal Oil, Flash of Inspiration|
|Vanilla Blades||Lord Shaxx||Tower||Cabal Oil, Sharp Flavor|
Unlock all recipes so you can Masterwork your Holiday Oven. The upgraded oven decreases the Essence of Dawning requirement for each recipe from 15 to 10.
Where to get Essence of Dawning
The Essence of Dawning can drop from pretty much any activity in the game. Currently, the fastest way to farm them is by doing Wrathborn Hunts (use Prey Mod: Savek) and Legend Lost Sectors—get a fireteam so you can clear them more quickly. The Essence of Dawning also drops after completing playlist activities, which you need to do anyway to charge up the Cryptolith Lure for Wrathborn Hunts.
How long is the Dawning 2021 event?
The Dawning started on December 14, 2021 and will end on January 4, 2022.
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