Destiny 2 Essence of Pride - Nightmares in Lost Sectors on Io, EDZ, Titan, Nessus

Essence of Pride is a quest item in Destiny 2. You can get it as a random drop while playing Shadowkeep. It’ll task you with killing Nightmares in lost sectors on Nessus, Titan, Io and EDZ. The description explicitly says that lost sectors on the Moon don’t count, which is a pity, because that’s where most Nightmares live. In order to save you some time, we’ve written this Destiny 2 Essence of Pride guide, to show you which lost sectors to look in.

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Destiny 2 Essence of Pride – Nightmares in Lost Sectors on Io, EDZ, Titan, Nessus

Where to find Nightmares in Lost Sectors?

Since not every lost sector outside of the Moon has Nightmares, finding the right ones might be tricky. That’s where we come in – we’re going to name some that are guaranteed to have them. We completed the Essence of Pride at Io, by farming the Grove of Ulan-Tan (the one in the Lost Oasis, north of the landing point). You can also try Widow’s Walk in the EDZ, or Cargo Bay 3 and Methane Flush on Titan.

Three Nightmare kills should be enough to fill the bar, and you can speed up the process by teleporting to the nearest landing point after you finish a run, then heading back in.

Essence of Pride bug – can hold only one at a time

There’s a bug some players have been experiencing with the Essence of Pride. Once they’ve collected it, the item doesn’t appear in their quest tracker, and Eris Morn won’t allow them to buy another. The message they get from her states they can only hold one at a time. This usually happens because the quest tracker was full (or the game thought it was) at the time when the quest item dropped. In order to find it, you just need to go to the postmaster and claim it.

If you need further help with Destiny 2 Shadowkeep, check out our guides on Dead Ghost Locations, Jade Rabbit Locations, and Eyes on the Moon - How to Start Vex Invasion. If it's Exotic Weapons that you're after, we've got you covered with our Pain And Gain Exotic Quest and Deathbringer Exotic Rocket Launcher - Symphony of Death guides. Going back in time for new players, we can offer you guides like Ikelos Weapons - How to Get SMG, Sniper Rifle, Shotgun, or, if you're playing Forsaken content, guides like Corsair Down & Badge - Dead Body Locations.



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    It’s not at the postmaster either. So I can’t actually continue.

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    Karthik Sankaran

    Hmm.. you shouldn’t collected it before it got overwritten by new items. Try switching characters or restarting the game.

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    Joshua Barnatt

    Same for me. I have no idea where it is.

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    Rameihk Richards

    I have the same issue my essence of pride quest will not appear in my quest and it says I already have it when I try to buy another in the lectern and I’ve checked my postmaster, reset my destiny, and done all the previous essence armor quest to see if any of those were the one I was missing and no luck. Would love to get this issue solved ASAP that way I can get the pinnacle reward for doing master nightmare which I’ve already done on my other two charterers.

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