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

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.

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 – 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 5 – 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 4. 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.

Once you’ve 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.

There are nine Entropic Shards across Europa. We’ll add the rest once we’ve had the chance to hunt them down.

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