How to Get the Dredgen Title in Destiny 2
Want to become a Dredgen? Check out our complete guide on earning the Dredgen title in Destiny 2.
The Dredgen Title is one of the most accessible titles in Destiny 2. If you haven’t played in a while, Bungie has changed the requirements to earn this title since it was released in Forsaken when Gambit was added to the game. While the Dredgen Title is the most common one in the game, that doesn’t mean it’s a walk in the park. Some steps along the way to becoming a Dredgen are grindy, tedious, and others are quite difficult.
To make things easier on you, I put together a complete guide on how to earn the Dredgen title.
Triumphs to Complete for the Dredgen Title
In order to unlock the Dredgen Seal & Title during Beyond Light, you’ll need to complete the 10 Triumphs below. If you’re looking to gild your Dredgen title, you can go check out our full guide on that as well.
- High Value Hawk: Defeat high-value targets (such as wanted enemies) from all enemy species.
- Light Versus Light: Defeat an opponent in Gambit while their Super is active.
- Gambit for All Seasons: Win Gambit matches against all enemy races.
- Dark Age Arsenal: Win a Gambit match with a Gambit weapon equipped in every slot.
- Prestige: Reset your Infamy rank in Gambit.
- Army of One: As an Invader, defeat four opposing Guardians in a single invasion.
- Half-Banked: Deposit at least half your bank’s capacity in a single round.
- Thrillmonger: Defeat 40 enemies in a single match without dying.
- Protect the Runner: As a fireteam, win a Gambit match where a single player deposits 75 motes, never losing any.
- Aim to Misbehave: Acquired the weapon Malfeasance.
1. High Value Hawk
Objective: Defeat high-value targets (such as wanted enemies) from all enemy species.
Completing High Value Hawk could take a little bit of time to knock out if things don’t go your way.
To complete this triumph, you need to defeat an HVT from each species. This means that you’ll need to defeat a Fallen, Cabal, Hive, Scorn, and Vex HVT to fulfill this requirement to get your Dredgen title.
So, it’s possible that you could knock this out in 5 matches if you don’t get any repeat enemies, you’re able to spawn your HVT, and you’re able to damage/defeat it before the Primeval is summoned or it despawns. There are a lot of moving parts that need to align to make that happen.
Realistically, this will probably take 10+ games or more since:
- There’s only one HVT per match
- Your team can defeat it before you do any damage on it
- The other team might invade at the worst possible time
- You can be dead the whole time
- It can despawn before you get to it
HVTs spawn in when there’s roughly 75 motes in the bank. They can also despawn if your bank is full or if your team doesn’t do enough damage to defeat it while it’s on the field. This means that you’ve gotta move fast or you’ll miss your chance for that match.
Keep an eye on your bank and an ear out for Uncle Drifter. He’ll tell you when the HVT’s on the field.
Find that HVT and drop it as quickly as possible. Hoarding your special/heavy ammo or blowing your super to secure the bag is 100% encouraged. And one thing to remember is that you don’t have to get the final blow. You’ll get credit as long as you put damage on it and it’s defeated.
2. Light Versus Light
Objective: Defeat an opponent in Gambit while their Super is active.
The Triumph Light Versus Light is super straight-forward. To scratch this off your to-do list, you’ll need to defeat 10x Guardians while they’re in their Super.
The only problem you may have is that Guardians typically hold onto their Super so they can use it during the Primeval phase. This is especially true during the current Gambit “meta” when teams can burn the Primeval down with only 2x Envoy stacks. This may change after the upcoming round of Exotic balancing that could see exotics like Cuirass of the Falling Star, Geomag Stabilizers, etc. nerfed due to their high damage output.
Regardless, do yourself a favor and only invade when you have full heavy ammo. The damage resistance that most supers can give opposing Guardians enough time to get behind cover and wait you out.
3. Gambit for All Seasons
Objective: Win Gambit matches against all enemy races.
Just like High Value Hawk, this Triumph boils down to whether or not you face off against the right enemy races, or if you keep getting duplicates. (Cabal 24/7, anyone?) You might get lucky and knock this out in a handful of games or it may take a few days or more.
In all honesty, you should just focus on completing the other Triumphs for your Dredgen title and this one will take care of itself.
That being said, it wouldn’t hurt to check in on it every now and then. This way you’ll know what enemy types you need so you can do your best to win those matches.
4. Dark Age Arsenal
Objective: Win a Gambit match with a Gambit weapon equipped in every slot.
Dark Age Arsenal is another straight forward Triumph. You just need to win a match while using Gambit weapons. Below is a list of Gambit weapons, that aren’t Sunset, that you can use to complete this Triumph.
- Kinetic: Lonesome, Night Watch
- Energy: Borrowed Time, Bottom Dollar, Gnawing Hunger
- Power: Bad Omens, Crowd Pleaser
While some of these weapons are strong, you really don’t have a solid loadout if you have a Gambit weapon in every slot. For instance, Gnawing Hunger is without a doubt the strongest all-around primary weapon in the bunch. However, if you use it, then you’re stuck using either Lonesome or Night Watch in the kinetic slot. Neither weapon is very good in their own right nor do they complement Gnawing Hunger like a sniper, shotgun, or literally anything else would.
With that being said, if you read the text closely, you don’t have to have the weapons equipped the entire match. You can equip these weapons right before the match ends and you’ll get earn this Triumph as long as your team won.
I’ll just come out and say it. If you use nothing but Gambit weapons for the whole match, you’re handicapping yourself and your team and making it that much harder to win.
Use your regular loadout, secure the bag, and switch those weapons out before the match ends.
Objective: Reset your Infamy rank in Gambit.
Completing the Prestige triumph for your Dredgen title is very straightforward. Play a lot of Gambit so you can reset your Infamy reputation.
In all honesty, resetting your Infamy rank right now can be a bit of a slog, especially if you’re a casual or solo player since you need 15,000 reputation with the Drifter before you can reset it. You can earn Infamy in 1 of 3 ways:
- Completing your daily Gambit bounties
- Winning Gambit matches
- Going on win streaks in Gambit
You probably noticed that I didn’t include the repeatable “Additional Bounties” that Drifter has in his inventory. These bounties do not reward Infamy rank progress, only Bright Dust and XP.
This Triumph will be much easier to complete with the overhaul to Infamy rep that’s coming in Season 15. Resetting your Infamy will take roughly the same amount of time that it currently takes to reset your Valor (Crucible) reputation. This is significantly faster than the time it takes right now.
If you’re looking to complete this Triumph, you’re better off waiting until Season 15 to save yourself a ton of time.
6. Army of One
Objective: As an Invader, defeat four opposing Guardians in a single invasion.
Not only do you need to get 4 kills on a single invade, you’ll need to do it on 3 separate occasions to complete the Army of One Triumph to earn the Dredgen title.
If you aren’t comfortable invading or playing PvP, getting an Army of One might take you a little bit of time to complete. But that’s okay! You’re going to have plenty of time to practice while you complete the rest of the triumphs to get your title.
And remember, you don’t have to defeat every member of the opposing fireteam. You just need to defeat 4 total Guardians in a single invade.
Tips to Get an Army of One Medal
- Don’t get tunnel vision. Use your wall hacks to locate every enemy player so you can prioritize your targets.
- Invade with full heavy ammo. Not a few rounds. Full heavy ammo. Be sure to equip ammo finder and scavenger mods for your favorite heavy weapon.
- Use Xenophage, Eyes of Tomorrow, Truth, and/or a Sniper Rifle. You need to get 4 kills in one invade. You need weapons that provide maximum lethality.
- Be patient. The other team knows you’re invading. They’re going to make it difficult on you. Take your time.
- Don’t be afraid to use your Super. Golden Gun, Chaos Reach, and Hammer of Sol are all multi-kill Supers that can help you earn this medal.
- Invade later in the match. You aren’t going to have enough heavy ammo on the first couple of invades and players get complacent as the match goes on.
- Learn the spawn points so you know where your kills will be coming back in.
- Find a good vantage point with cover so you can control the battlefield.
- Play dirty. It isn’t supposed to be a fair fight.
If you’re having trouble on your invades, don’t give up. In fact, you need to do the opposite. Invade more often and keep the points above in mind. You’ll pick up that Army of One medal sooner than you’d think.
Objective: Deposit at least half your bank’s capacity in a single round.
You’ll need to deposit at least 50 motes per match in 5 different matches to complete the Half-Banked Triumph. Doing this as the designated mote collector in a fireteam is obviously the easiest way to do it, but it can be done in a matchmade lobby too.
But, because of how fast paced Gambit matches are right now, this can take a little bit of time. However, there are some things you can do to help yourself out.
- Max out your mobility stat. Get it to 100 is you can.
- Use a lightweight weapon. You move faster while wielding these weapons.
- Wear an exotic that increases your sprint speed, i.e. Dunemarchers, Transversive Steps, ST0MP-EE5, etc.
- If you’re a Hunter, use Way of the Wind subclass for Arcstrider. The Focused Breathing talent increases your maximum sprint speed.
- Primarily focus on collecting and banking motes and staying alive. If you die and lose motes, that match is a wash.
Objective: Defeat 40 enemies in a single match without dying.
You’ve been the Mote Collector for Half-Banked, now it’s time to be the Slayer to complete the Thrillmonger triumph. You’ll need to defeat 40 enemies in a single match without dying. The key word here is “defeat”, not “get the final blow”. You don’t have to do the deed yourself. You just need to contribute to the defeat.
The easiest way to earn the Thrillmonger Triumph is to use Riskrunner when you’re going against Fallen. The arc damage of their shots will constantly proc Superconductor and make your shots proc chain lightning. There is no faster way to get 40 kills than this method. Trinity Ghoul is a close second and a Warmind Cell build is a great option too.
However, warmind cells are getting two-tapped with the nerf bat in Season 15 so they may not be viable for much longer. So, the next time Papa Drifter tells you that there’s Fallen on the field, slap on that Riskrunner and faceroll your way to victory.
9. Protect the Runner
Objective: As a fireteam, win a Gambit match where a single player deposits 75 motes, never losing any.
In Gambit’s current state, you’re going to have a hard time doing this solo. The matches are very fast, invasions often happen back to back to back, and your teammates are all over the place, both on the map and in skill level. To bank 75 motes in a single game, you need to have a coordinated team. Your best chance at completing this is to get in a fireteam with some friends or hit up destinyLFG, the100, or r/fireteams to find other players that need the same Triumph.
10. Aim to Misbehave
Objective: Acquired the weapon Malfeasance.
In order to get the Malfeasance quest, you need to face off against an Ascendant Primeval Servitor in Gambit. Unlike regular primevals, this one is a bit…different. Look, you’ll know it when you see it. I don’t want to ruin the surprise.
Once you summon and defeat this Primeval, you’ll receive an item called The Seething Heart. Take this back to Daddy Drifter and this will kick off the Malfeasance quest chain.
The quest itself is very straight-forward, but parts of it are a bit grindy. However, once you complete it, you’ll not only have the exotic hand cannon, but you’ll also complete this triumph.
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