Destiny 2: Beyond Light guide — Entropic Shard locations, Aspect of Control, Aspect of Destruction

In Destiny 2: Beyond Light, the campaign ends and various NPCs shower you in quests. The questline from the Exo Stranger is Born in Darkness, and exists to help you hone your Stasis powers with Aspects and Fragments.

To pick up your first Aspect — different for each class — you need to complete the first step of Born in Darkness to pick up the Aspect of Control quest. For Aspect of Control you need to find and destroy five Entropic Shards located around Europa. These items aren’t on the map, but we know where at least five of them are.

Later, you’ll get Aspect of Destruction. This required you to destroy all nine Entropic Shards.

Note that to destroy these Entropic Shards, you need to have the Salvation’s Grip Exotic in your possession. To get that, you’ll need to complete The Stasis Prototype quest.

Entropic Shard 1 – Asterion Abyss

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Stand where the arrow is pointing in the Asterion Abyss
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Make your way to the Asterion Abyss and climb to the top of the L-shaped Vex creation.

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The Shard is sitting near a wall
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The Shard is on the northern part of the structure, standing out in the open. Shoot it with Salvation’s Grip to break it.

Entropic Shard 2 – Concealed Void Lost Sector

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In this image, our Fireteam is underground in the Lost Sector. The Entrance is near the Vex construct from Entropic Shard 2
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The second Entropic Shard is also in the Asterion Abyss, hidden inside the Concealed Void Lost Sector.

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Kill the boss, then look up
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Enter the Concealed Void Lost Sector and make your way to the very end. Defeat the boss and open the chest. But before leaving the boss room, look up and into the orange light. There’s a hole in the top of the ceiling where you’ll find an Entropic Shard. Shoot the Shard with Salvation’s Grip to destroy it.

Entropic Shard 3 – Cadmus Ridge

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Drive to Cadmus Ridge and find a snow bank near the Braytech facility
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The third Entropic Shard is in Cadmus Ridge, just outside of the Braytech area on Europa.

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You’re looking for a group of Fallen on the left, near a snowbank. The Shard is sticking out of the snow
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The Shard is sitting against an ice wall where a group of Fallen like to spawn. Shoot it with Salvation’s Grip to destroy it.

Entropic Shard 4 – Eventide Ruins

Stand where the green arrow is, under the debris
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The fourth Entropic Shard is in Eventide Ruins, just off the path from Asterion Abyss.

The shard is hiding just on top of the snow
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Make your way up to the half-broken bridge in Eventide Ruins. Under the broken scaffolding, the shard is sitting on top of some ice. Shoot it with Salvation’s Grip.

Entropic Shard 5 – Bunker E15

Look where our grey arrow is, signifying we’re underground in the Lost Sector
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Go to Eventide Ruins and enter the Bunker E15 Lost Sector.

Look straight up from our character’s hands and fire into the corner
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Progress into the Lost Sector until you reach the large room with several bots in cages. Turn around and look up at the wide window where you started the Lost Sector. Up and to the right, where the curved wall meets the walkway, there’s an Entropic Shard tucked in the corner.

If you’re looking at our image above, look at the tip of Salvation’s grip and follow it in a straight line up. That dark triangle is the shard you’re looking for. Shoot it with Salvation’s Grip.

Entropic Shard 6 – Riis-Reborn Approach

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Make your way all the way up to Riis-Reborn Approach for this one
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This Entropic Shard is a real hike. Make your way up to the Riis-Reborn Approach until you find the second double elevator — through the Stasis door Eramis escapes through during the campaign.

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After the second elevator, walk around the stairs
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After riding the elevator up, near the teleporter, walk around to the backside of the stairs. The Entropic Shard is hiding under the stairs. Use the Salvation’s Grip to destroy it.

Entropic Shard 7 – Technocrat’s Iron

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From where Entropic Shard 4 is, take the teleporter and keep left
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This Entropic Shard is even farther away from a landing zone than Entropic Shard 6. Follow the instructions for Entropic Shard 4 to reach the stairs in the Riis-Reborn Approach. Follow the stairs up and take the teleporter.

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When you finally reach the arena, look near the pillars for the fifth Entropic Shard
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Once out of the teleporter, follow the path but keep left. You’ll know you’re going the right way when you see “Technocrat’s Iron” flash on your screen. Keep following this path until you reach an arena and dead end. The Entropic Shard is floating next to one of the pillars. Shoot it with Salvation’s Grip to destroy it.

Entropic Shard 8 – Kell’s Rising

Move like you’re going to Entropic Shard 7, but go right instead of left
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Entropic Shard 8 in is Kell’s Rising, the opposite direction of Technocrat’s Iron.

This is the area you’re looking for. Cross the pipes and jump up to the area under the tarp on the right
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From Riis-Reborn Approach, take the path up the elevator and through the teleporter, like you did for Entropic Shard 7. But when the fork in the road hits, take the door forward/on the right instead of following the path to the Technocrat’s Iron. Follow this path up and up and up until you reach the dead end of Kell’s Rising.

The Entropic Shard is waiting under the stairs
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You should be in an arena (where you started the Salvation’s Grip mission, before destroying the barrels). Look up and to the right. Jump up to the platform here and look for some stairs. Under the stairs, you’ll find the Entropic Shard. Shoot it with Salvation’s Grip.

Entropic Shard 9 – Creation

Make your way toward the giant Exo head
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Go to Bray’s Exoscience and make your way into Creation, just like your visiting the Clovis AI for The Lament.

Stop before you jump down the hole where the glass used to be and look out into the blue
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Jump down to the first drop, before it gets all blue and before you jump through the broken glass window. Look out into the blue area, between the two white, angled lips. You’ll see the final Entropic Shard just floating in mid air. It may take you a few shots, but you can hit the shard from the platform you’re on. Use Salvation’s Grip to destroy it.

Aspect of Control

Once you’ve found five Entropic Shards and finished Aspect of Control, follow the objective marker back through the teleporter and into Eramis’ room with the giant Crux of Darkness. Commune with it to get your first Aspect.

Aspect of Destruction

Once you’ve finished finding all the Entropic Shards for Aspect of Destruction, head back to where you got your first Aspect. Commune with the Crux of Darkness again, defeat a bunch of enemies, and grab your second Aspect.