Everything You Should Know About Pantheon Raid in Destiny 2

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The definitive Destiny 2 Pantheon guide with helpful tips and tricks is ready to assist you!

Destiny 2 Pantheon Guide

Key Takeaways:

  • You can find all the info about Pantheon in this article, including schedule, overview, mechanics, and more
  • Pantheon is a limited time activity with the best Raid rewards ever, including rare Exotic weapons
  • You have time until June 3 to receive exclusive emblems from all Challenges and earn the Godslayer title

Guardians have faced various threats and have managed to destroy even gods. It’s time to recall those battles in Destiny 2 Pantheon Raid Boss Gauntlet mode, where you will face your nightmares face-to-face in the ultimate showdown.

In today’s article, we will tell you all the known details about how to beat Pantheon Raid mode and help you prepare for all the upcoming battles! Be attentive, as no one will spare you here! 

What is Destiny 2 Pantheon?

Pantheon is a Raid Boss Gauntlet mode, where players must fight various Raid bosses that are present in the game (except those from Garden of Salvation, Crota’s End, and Vault of Glass). The main reason to play Pantheon is the intriguing rewards, such as Exotic weapons from Raids, which can be obtained through a quest, not a random drop.

At the same time, the next challenge with new encounters and higher Pantheon difficulty will arise every week until May 21. In addition, the developers have made a few twists in the encounters that will require you to have a slightly different approach to completion. So you’ll have to not only remember how these encounters work but also relearn them to pass Pantheon encounters! 

Is Pantheon a Limited Time Activity? 

This activity will be available for a limited time, so you should note two important dates: April 30 and June 3. The first date is when the activity becomes available in the game, and the second is the day when Pantheon will be gone from it. Though it may return to the game, it may also be in some other form. 

How to Start Pantheon in Destiny 2?

Open the Destination Tab and select the Into the Light icon on the right side of the middle of the screen. You’ll find Pantheon there until June 3. 

Pantheon Schedule

As you may have comprehended, the Destiny 2 Pantheon Raid mode will last exactly a month, and almost every week, new challenges with more bosses, higher Power Level requirements, and fresh modifiers will appear. Note that the difficulty of following encounters won’t increase, as it happens in Onslaught. So, let’s take a look at what you can expect here:

NameAtraks Sovereign (Week 1 Challenge)Oryx Exalted (Week 2 Challenge)Rhulk Indomitable (Week 3 Challenge)Nezarec Sublime (Week 4 Challenge)
DateApril 30May 7May 14May 21
Power-5 Light-10 Light-15 Light-20 Light
First EncounterGolgoroth (King’s Fall)Golgoroth (King’s Fall)Golgoroth (King’s Fall)Golgoroth (King’s Fall)
Second EncounterThe Caretaker (Vow of the Disciple)The Caretaker (Vow of the Disciple)The Caretaker (Vow of the Disciple)The Caretaker (Vow of the Disciple)
Third EncounterZo’aurc (Root of Nightmares)Zo’aurc (Root of Nightmares)Zo’aurc (Root of Nightmares)Zo’aurc (Root of Nightmares)
Fourth EncounterAtraks-1 (Deep Stone Crypt)Atraks-1 (Deep Stone Crypt)Atraks-1 (Deep Stone Crypt)Atraks-1 (Deep Stone Crypt)
Fifth EncounterOryx (King’s Fall)Oryx (King’s Fall)Oryx (King’s Fall)
Sixth EncounterRhulk (Vow of the Disciple)Rhulk (Vow of the Disciple)
Seventh EncounterRiven (Last Wish)
Eighth EncounterNezarec (Root of Nightmares)

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Pantheon Overview

Many may have wondered how Pantheon works because we are going to beat different encounters from other Raids. Let’s analyze how it will all work step by step.

Upon entering the arena, you’ll notice the appearance of points in the lower right corner. In Pantheon, you can achieve a high score completion if you finish the encounters with the required number of points. A Bonus Timer will be running during each encounter, and you can earn bonus points while the Timer is on by successfully performing Raid mechanics, destroying mobs, and collecting Orbs of Power. If you manage to finish the encounter before the Bonus Timer runs out, you will gain additional bonus points.

A reward awaits after successfully completing an encounter. Additionally, you receive an extra reward if you have a high score. In order to move on to the next boss fight, you have to use the Transmat banner.

Pantheon Mechanics

In this segment, we will talk about all the important mechanics in Pantheon Challenge, including modifications and encounter changes.

Let’s start with Pantheon modifiers, as they change your usual gameplay noticeably. So far, we know about two of them: 

Now let’s talk about Pantheon Bosses, which have not undergone as drastic changes as might have seemed at the time of the Pantheon announcement. Don’t expect any mechanics reworks here, as some players would like. Let’s quickly go through each encounter: 

So, now every Pantheon encounter is explained, and you know what to expect there. Only two weeks are left until it ends, so make sure to give it your best shot! We hope you will succeed!

All Pantheon Rewards

Destiny 2 Pantheon rewards a considerable amount, which may be the leading reason to participate in this mode.

Let’s start with the main thing, namely the Divine Weaponry quest, with which you can guarantee to receive one of the five Raid weapons. At this moment, it’s known that there will be two quests, so you will need to wisely choose the weapon to receive. Divine Weaponry can be obtained from Shaxx in the Hall of Champions and will require you to complete any or a particular difficulty with all encounters and meet Arcite 99-40 in the end to choose from the following weapons.

From Week 1, you can choose one of these rewards:

From Week 3, you’ll be able to receive these Exotic weapons from Rhulk and Nezarec challenges:

Are you thinking about what weapon is best to get? Then this Raid Exotics tier list will help you!

Next, you can receive exclusive Pantheon emblems for completing a particular difficulty. The emblems themselves can be seen below, and they feature the main bosses of these challenges:

Destiny 2 Pantheon Emblems

Apart from such unique loot, you are going to encounter armor and weapons from Deep Stone Crypt, Vow of the Disciple, King’s Fall, and Root of Nightmares. Yes, you will be able to receive them even without access to the expansions, which is, of course, admirable. Also, these weapons can drop from any encounter with a high chance of dropping with Red Border.

Moreover, you will be able to get any Adept for beating the encounter on Bonus Timer or specific ones for completing specific triumphs, such as high score Pantheon completion. Keep in mind that if you already completed encounter with the Bonus Timer on your characters this week, you won’t receive Adepts on them again and you have to wait for the next one. It is possible to acquire the following weapons from triumphs:

As a bonus, you receive Spoils of Conquest after completing the encounter and achieving some triumphs, as in other Raids. Also, Spoils of Conquest can be earned from the Weekly Challenge by obtaining 500,000 points from The Pantheon encounters.

Essentially, Pantheon is farmable, which is why it’s the best way to get Raid loot in Destiny 2 right now! In total, one Pantheon Boss completion guarantees you:

So, don’t waste your time, go farm!

Pantheon Seal: All Godslayer Triumphs

Perhaps one of the reasons why you would want to participate in this activity is the Destiny 2 Godslayer title, which is offered for finishing all Pantheon triumphs. There are not many, but they’ll require quite a bit of effort and professional skills. Let’s take a look at what they entail: 

Destiny 2 Pantheon Raid Guide Final Words

Now you are ready to defeat every god on your way! Follow all our tips carefully, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments. Remember that Pantheon is a real challenge for all Guardians, and going there unprepared is a horrible idea. However, we can save you time with Pantheon boost, so make sure to turn to our pros for help!

Also, we recommend checking out other guides. For example, we recently published an Onslaught guide in a similar format, while you might have missed the pleasant Archie dog quest where you can get a fashionable shader and more!

Thanks for Reading! Owl is Flying Away.

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For rising high and mountain peak is it in one run you need that many points or just over the amount of times you run pantheon?

Owl Guy
Owl Guysays:

Hi, Sam!

You must earn 1,5 million and 3 million points by completing the Pantheon encounters. To be more precise, you don’t need to necessarily earn that many points in one run.


The triumphs are all incorrect in this article. They do not say “with a high score”. They say “with a platinum score on all encounters”


Most likely wont be able to do cheese even if it is mechanically possible due to damage limitations from -20 power 😛

Kalli Farm Botsays:

I’ve done legit Riven once, I will be servery happy if we can cheese.