How to Find Top Tier Legendary and Exotic Armor Pieces Within Your Destiny 2 Vault
Destiny 2 Vault Cleaning Tutorial Series.
When cleaning out your Destiny 2 vault, the best tool any Guardian can have and use is a web application called D.I.M. (Destiny Item Manager). If you have been playing Destiny for any time, you will most likely be familiar with D.I.M. D.I.M. will require Guardians to log into their Bungie account. After, D.I.M. will have access to everything within your character’s inventory and Destiny 2 vault after this is done.
When it comes to sorting through your Legendary and Exotic armor to free up much-needed Destiny 2 vault space, it’s best to have a mindset of:
If the armor piece (or weapon) does not meet/stack up to the minimum requirements put in place when starting to clean out your D2 vault, the item MUST go! Also, if the weapon or legendary piece has not been used in the last ten Destiny 2 Seasons or since the first week after sunsetting took place, just delete it.
The only exception should be when an armor piece does not fall into the top tier levels of any ability stat categories, but it is your highest total stat rolled piece of armor. An example of this would be a pair of Legendary gauntlets with a total stat roll of 68 or higher. Still, after sorting, they do not fall into any one of the top three or four highest rolled gauntlets for a given specific ability.
Also, be sure to leave a few armor pieces for future infusing. Do you need five to ten helmets with poor stat rolls but at the max Power level to infuse future gear with good stat rolls. No, you do not. Leaving two to three for future armor infusion is a good number. It’s also worth mentioning not to save armor specifically for infusing that has a higher stat roll just on the border, or armor that is even rolled total stats of 60+ for future infusion. If the armor piece has a higher stat roll (above 60+) and does not meet the criteria worth keeping, it should be dismantled. If not, in the future, when you grab that armor piece to infuse into another, being a 60+ stat roll almost instinctually causes players to grab another. Then, it will still be in your inventory and could cause confusion, or at best, forcing extra time with having to reevaluate the armor piece again the next time your Vault fills up.
Easiest to Quickest Ways Determine and Locate the Best Rolled Destiny 2 Legendary or Exotic Armor In Your Vault.
Before we continue with our tutorial on sorting and evaluating Legendary and Exotic armor gear when cleaning your Destiny 2 vault, it is also worth mentioning that players must visually inspect and review each item before holding their X button on the controller or pressing the F key on M&K. Destiny the Game does not have any possible way to retrieve items deleted/dismantled from a players vault or character inventory, so once it is gone, that is it, it is gone.
Simplest Steps to Sort the Top Tier Armor In Your Destiny 2 Vault
The method we are using today does not require D.I.M. search bar commands or any other third-party apps or spreadsheets. There are different ways to perform this, even within D.I.M., such as using D.I.M.’s Organizer feature, using D.I.M.’s search bar CLI commands, or a third-party source like TMManis’s Google Sheets Destiny Vault Analyzer. During this tutorial, for ease of use, we will cover the most straightforward way for those who are not familiar with command line entry or the use of code entry and Google Sheets.
Quick Tip: It is helpful to have D.I.M. open side by side in two web browser pages, with one page set on Inventory and the other set on Loadout Optimizer. Make sure to refresh the browser when inventory changes, deletions, moves are made as D.I.M. does auto-refresh, but at certain times the auto fresh of D.I.M. may not be quick enough.
Step One: After you have signed into D.I.M. with your Bungie account credentials, we should clear the armor inventory areas (no need to clear the class armor items) of at least two of your characters. There is no need to use the specific character the armor you are sorting for. For example, sorting Warlock leg gear does not require having D.I.M. on your Warlock specifically. We use the two characters with no armor pieces on them to move items to them during the sorting process to help eliminate mistakes when mass deleting junk armor. Having o armor pieces on them signifies those armor pieces we want to either keep or delete from our Destiny 2 vault inventory.
Step Two: We will enter one command within D.I.M.’s search bar to help us sort between legendary armor and exotic armor items.
- The command for Legendary armor only:
- The command for Exotic armor only:
This armor sorting process we are covering today can be done without having to enter any filtering commands within D.I.M.’s search bar. However, to help make the sorting process more manageable, entering the above commands truly helps to filter out the armor not involved within your sorting efforts at that time.
Quick Tip: Once a filter command has been entered into the D.I.M.s search bar, a user can tick/click the star option on the right side of the search bar. This favorites the desired filter command, storing it at the top of the dropdown menu that pops up when the D.I.M. search bar is clicked.
Step Three: Go into the browser where D.I.M. is in the Loadout Optimizer area. Under the Character Stat Prioritization menu area on the left (shaded black where it lists recovery, mobility, resilience, etc.), click the downward-facing dropdown menu arrow located on the right side of the menu, then select “Ignore” down at the bottom of the list.
Click the “Ignore” option on all of the six Character Stat Prioritization options. An example of this is provided in the following image.
Step Four: In the Character Stat Prioritization menu, under the first ability listed, click the dropdown arrow of the right column and select “Include.” The number that is shown will be the highest possible stat total/tier for the listed ability. Select the highest available number at the top of the dropdown list.
In the left column, choose the tier level, which is right under the highest tier from the left column.
The highest achievable Character Stat tier/total for this ability is T10, so choose T9 from the left dropdown column. This will display the highest rolled armor pieces for the chosen Character Stat in the list located in the middle of the screen. Now that we have the highest
For Those Who Understand How D2 Armor 2.0 Stat Rolls Work and Mesh Together
If you are familiar with what armor you have and how armor stats mingle together with an overall build, you can pick and choose from the armor displayed as to which items you will keep and which ones you will dismantle. We suggest keeping the top two highest rolled armor pieces in each ability stat category (Recovery, Intellect, Mobility, Resilience, Strength) of each armor piece type (helmet, gauntlets, chest, and legs/boots). When finished, it would amount to approximately 40 legendary armor pieces per character, 120 for all three characters, not including your class items.
For Those Who Do Not Understand How D2 Armor 2.0 Stat Rolls Work and Mesh Together
If you are not familiar with your armor and how armor stats mingle together with an overall build, please review the “Why not just keep the single highest stat rolled armor piece of each and dismantle the rest?” section. Suppose you are not familiar with how higher stat rolled armor pieces mesh together and have more significant amounts of highly stat rolled armor pieces to sort through. In that case, we suggest keeping the top three to four highest rolled armor pieces in each ability stat category (Recovery, Intellect, Mobility, Resilience, Strength) of each armor piece type (helmet, gauntlets, chest, and legs/boots). When finished, it would amount to approximately 80 legendary armor pieces per character, 240 for all three characters, not including your class items, of course.
Why not just keep the single highest stat rolled armor piece of each and dismantle the rest?
Destiny armor 2.0 and the way armor stats now mesh together may have some armor pieces that, on the surface, do not look desirable. However, the way these armor piece’s stats mesh together with high stat rolled armor pieces with the desired build can get your character and its stats to where you want them. Not all 60+ total stat rolled armor pieces are considered “god rolls” or will get your character the desired build you are going for.
For example, take the Lightkin Robes Warlock Legendary chest armor piece shown in the following image.
The total of all the stats of this armor chest piece adds up to 58. Many Destiny 2 players auto-deleted armor that drops below a total of 60+. However, this sub 60+ armor piece is highly desirable, bordering on being “god teir.” Its Discipline line stat total is 26 (28 when Master Worked), and its Recovery is at 14 (16 when Master Worked). This chest piece, on its own, has some solid perks, allowing both character Recovery and stats above 100% with Recovery and Intellect. On the surface, this would be an undesirable piece to use. However, this chest piece is highly desirable for both PVE or PVP players focusing their armor build specifically on Recovery and Intellect, even being “god teir” level.
So, D2 players need to be sure and watch for those sub-60+ rolled armor pieces that drop with one or two specific stats that are insanely high. It may be the only option a player has to get one or two of their build’s stats to break the 100% mark. So, it’s imperative that D2 players closely review the stats of all armor drops above 50 before they discarded them.
Final Results After Evaluating and Processing Your Legendary Destiny 2 Armor
After evaluating and processing through the Legendary armor of a given character located in the vault, all items determined to be kept should be in the Alt-character(s) inventory. The armor that did not meet the criteria for keeping will be anything leftover in the vault.
Final Notes About Cleaning Your D2 Vault and Destiny Item Manager
It is not possible to physically dismantle items in your D2 inventory with the D.I.M. app. Dismantling the leftover Legendary armor still in the vault will need to be done from within the game. Launch Destiny and hop on the character designated for the final reviewing and dismantling process and ensure nothing is in its inventory. Now, start transferring the armor to be deleted from the vault to this character. With Destiny loaded up and from within the game, perform one last quick evaluation for any obvious mistakes. Make sure to keep a couple of pieces at maximum Power level for infusing into low-level armor in the future.