Destiny 2 Awoken Favors: How To Unlock And Use Exemplar Of Justice, Grace, And Zeal

Here's why you should be using Unyielding Favor armor while you're running Defiant Battlegrounds in Season of Defiance.


Among the Destiny 2: Season of Defiance upgrades you can lock are those that allow you to utilize Awoken Favors in Defiant Battlegrounds: Exemplar of Justice, Exemplar of Grace, and Exemplar of Zeal. Defiant Battlegrounds themselves are reasonably straightforward, but these Awoken Favors offer a way to get an edge, similar to the buffs granted in Dares of Eternity.

Awoken Favors explained

Awoken Favors come in three distinct types, which are unlockable via the War Table in the HELM. Under Favor Attunements, you can find them as the upgrades Exemplar of Justice, Exemplar of Grace, and Exemplar of Zeal.

  • The Exemplar of Justice grants a Favor that improves your and your allies' melee recharge when you get final blows with abilities (e.g. your charged melee, grenade, or Super)
  • The Exemplar of Grace improves your team's mobility for a short bit of time when you get final blows with weapons that use special ammo
  • The Exemplar of Zeal grants your team a better recharge rate on grenades when you get final blows with Heavy ammo weapons.

These buffs are only available in seasonal activities, and they aren't guaranteed to drop even if you have unlocked them.

How to get Awoken Favors more easily

To get Awoken Favors to drop more consistently in seasonal activities, players will have to equip up to four pieces of the new seasonal armor, the Unyielding Favor set. Unyielding Favor armor comes with a perk called Queen's Favor, which basically makes it so that Awoken Favors drop with fewer final blows, increasing the likelihood of them dropping in activities.

Additionally, the bonus stacks up to four times, so players won't need the whole set, leaving you room to still equip a piece of Exotic armor without sacrificing the maximum bonus. This is especially handy early on in the Season of Defiance quest We Stand Unbroken," where one of the steps is to collect three Awoken Favors, as well as other Triumphs and seasonal challenges.

For more on Destiny 2, you can check out where to get Defiant Keys to use in Defiant Battlegrounds, how to take out those pesky Tormentors, and the seasonal challenges you'll be pursuing for the next few months.

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