How to get Etheric Spiral in Destiny 2: Forsaken

A look at the best ways to get Etheric Spiral in Destiny 2: Forsaken.

In Destiny 2: Forsaken, one consumable resource players have been wondering how to get is Etheric Spiral. This is because the newly added planetary material can be used to upgrade weapons in Destiny 2: Forsaken using the new and improved infusion system.

To help steer you in the right direction, we put together a quick guide on how to get Etheric Spiral in Destiny 2: Forsaken!

How to get Etheric Spiral in Destiny 2: Forsaken

How to get Etheric Spiral in Destiny 2
You can get Etheric Spiral in Destiny 2: Forsaken by paying a visit to the Tangled Shore.
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In Destiny 2: Forsaken, Etheric Spiral can be found almost exclusively at the Tangled Shore. Note that you’ll first need to own the Forsaken expansion in order to visit the Tangled Shore. This is because, without the Forsaken DLC, the Tangled Shore will be unavailable to you. Once you’ve arrived at the Tangled Shore in Destiny 2: Forsaken, you have a few methods available to you that will yield Etheric Spiral including:

  • Complete Public Events (like the Ether Ritual event) on the Tangled Shore.
  • Defeat High-Value Targets and Bosses on the Tangled Shore.
  • Farm Etheric Spiral from orange plants growing on the Tangled Shore.

Etheric Spiral has a description that reads, “Eliksni Ether reacted with anaerobic fungus to produce this strange plant.” Visually, Etheric Spiral appears as a spiked red, black, and orange plant. It’s not too difficult to farm, though if you’re looking to maximize how much Etheric Spiral you get, you should try and use the Hunter’s Nightstalker subclass along with the perk Keen Scout.

In doing so, you’ll be able to view consumables like Etheric Spiral on your mini-map when the item is nearby. By heading to the Tangled Shore and either farming Etheric Spiral, or earning it as a reward for completing Public Events and defeating high-value targets, you’ll have no trouble amassing large quantities of the planetary resource.

Using Etheric Spiral, you’ll be able to upgrade some of the fancy new weapons you unlock in Destiny 2: Forsaken! For more on Destiny 2: Forsaken, be sure to check out some of our previous guides including how to trigger the Ether Harvest Heroid Public Event in Destiny 2: Forsaken, where to find Wanted: Metal Captain in Destiny 2: Forsaken, and how to get the Ace of Spaces in Destiny 2: Forsaken.

By reading through this guide, you should now know how to get Etheric Spiral in Destiny 2: Forsaken.

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