Best Ways to Farm Silver Leaves, Silver Ash, and Kindling in Destiny 2 Solstice 2023

Best ways to quickly get Silver Leaves, Silver Ash, and Kindling in Destiny 2 Solstice 2023.

by Noah Nelson
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Another year, another Solstice event in Destiny 2 where you need to grind for Silver Leaves, Silver Ash, Kindling. These three event-exclusive items are the focus of Solstice 2023 because with them, you can reroll the stats on your armor and unlock the glow on the new Solstice armor. Here’s the best ways to farm Silver Leaves, Silver Ash, and Kindling in Destiny 2 Solstice 2023.

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Best Ways to Get Silver Leaves, Silver Ash, and Kindling in Destiny 2 Solstice 2023

Destiny 2 Solstice 2023 is one you don’t want to miss since this event is the only time in all of Destiny 2 where you get direct control over your armor stats. And the only way to control your armor stats and improve them is through Silver Leaves, Silver Ash, and Kindling.

It’s important to note that the only way you’ll get Silver Leaves and Silver Ash is if you complete activities with your Sunlit armor on. If you aren’t wearing your Sunlit armor, you won’t get Sliver Leaves or Silver Ash when completing activities.

Best Ways to Quickly Get Silver Leaves in Destiny 2

The only way to get Silver Leaves in Destiny 2 is by completing any activity with your Sunlit armor on. That’s right, if you don’t particularly love Bonfire Bash, you can skip it for now and focus on playing Crucible, Gambit, GMs, and literally any other activity in Destiny 2.

For the quickest way to farm lots of Silver Leaves, I recommend playing Crucible or Strikes. I definitely think the best way to grind Silver Leaves is to play lots of Crucible matches because the matches are short, meaning you’ll get lots of Silver Leaves quicker here than by grinding any other activity. If you absolutely hate PvP, I recommend doing Strikes as they are strictly PvE and grant a decent amount of Silver Leaves, however, they do take longer to complete. If Strikes are too long for you and you don’t mind a little bit of PvP, Gambit is the way to go.

You’ll get about five Silver Leaves every time you complete an activity while wearing the Sunlit armor in Destiny 2. In my experience, you get the same amount of Silver Leaves from completing an activity while you have an Exotic armor equipped with four Sunlit armor pieces compared to all five Sunlit armor pieces being on.

Silver Leaves aren’t used for anything on their own in Destiny 2 Solstice 2023, but they are required to get Silver Ash. To reiterate, the only purpose of Silver Leaves is to get Silver Ash.

Best Ways to Quickly Get Silver Ash in Destiny 2

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The fastest way to get Silver Ash in Destiny 2 is to farm Silver Leaves and play Bonfire Bash with your Sunlit armor on. The only way to get Silver Ash is by transforming Silver Leaves into Silver Ash by throwing Ignitions into the bonfire during a Bonfire Bash, so farm as many Silver Leaves as you can and then play Bonfire Bash to turn them all into Silver Ash.

To get Ignitions, you need to find the marked enemy, which is usually a yellow-bar miniboss, and defeat it. Three Ignitions drop, and you usually only get one because your teammates will grab the others. If you’re quick and close to the bonfire, I recommend grabbing an Ignition, jumping up, and throwing it by aiming slightly above the bonfire.

Once you hit the ground, grab another Ignition as fast as possible and throw again. Ignitions only stay on the ground for about 10 seconds, so you don’t have a lot of time; but that’s okay because you can hunt down another Ignition Bearer.

Once you have Silver Ash, you can spend it to reroll armor stats on the armor mod screen. There’s no other activity, event, or mechanic in Destiny 2 that allows you to reroll your armor stats, so this is a truly special time for you to get great armor with great stats. Plus, if you don’t like the Sunlit armor, you can always have it equipped and transmog it into any other armor piece in the game.

Also, before you go spending all your hard-earned Silver Ash, I highly recommend waiting until you have reached armor tier three through Kindling to maximize the armor stats you get while minimizing the Silver Ash you waste in the process.

Note: A crucial tip that I need you to know is that to get armor that is focused in the area you want it to be, you need to equip the associated Armorer Ghost Mod. For instance, if you are a Titan, you should put on the Resilience Armorer Ghost Mod, if you’re a Hunter, you should put on the Mobility Armorer Ghost Mod, and if you’re a Warlock, you should put on the Recovery Armorer Ghost Mod.

Best Ways to Quickly Get Kindling in Destiny 2

While Silver Leaves and Silver Ash are directly tied to one another, Kindling is an important item that is only earned by completing Solstice Event Challenges.

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Kindling is just as important as Silver Leaves and Silver Ash because you spend Kindling to upgrade each armor type up to tier three. The higher the armor tier, the better the armor stat roll potential. Also, if you get an armor type to tier three, that Solstice armor type will now glow — for all characters, thank goodness.

To farm Kindling as fast as possible in Destiny 2 Solstice 2023, you just need to focus on the Solstice Event Challenges and complete them fast. Most of the Solstice Event Challenges cross over which allows you to complete a few at a time. For example, you can complete the Hard Lighter Triumph which requires you to get kills with a Hand Cannon, Shotgun, or Rocket Launcher while completing Forged in Flame which requires you to get 10 Guardian kills anywhere.

The Destiny 2 Solstice 2023 event is not that long, so jump into Solstice 2023 and start grinding for Silver Leaves, Silver Ash, and Kindling as fast as you can. Hopefully, you enjoy the event and walk away with armor that looks better and has better stats.

- This article was updated on July 19th, 2023

About The Author

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.