Destiny 2 Vow of the Disciple Raid Symbols Guide

A guide about the symbols in the Vow of the Disciple raid and how to find the secret symbol rooms in Destiny 2.

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The Vow of the Disciples raid in Destiny 2 has a couple of secrets and extra challenges that will reward those that have keen eyes. Throughout the raid, players will encounter different symbols or glyphs that appear more often and becomes integrated with the raid’s mechanics the further they go into the raid.

Being familiar with all these Vow of the Disciple Raid Symbols and glyphs is essential and even imperative to overcoming most of the challenges in the raid. Not only that, but there is also a clue at every start of the raid that, when followed correctly, will grant an additional reward at the end of the raid.

In this guide, we will talk about the different symbols that can be found in the Vow of the Disciple raid, plus give out the secret locations of the glyph rooms for the bonus reward.

Vow of the Disciple Symbols in Destiny 2

There are 27 symbols that can be seen in the Vow of the Disciple raid. These symbols can usually be found on walls and as projections left by defeated Glyphkeepers. Their main purpose is to serve as part of the raid puzzles where players need to figure out which symbols are relevant for their progress through the raid.

If you plan on joining a Vow of the Disciple raid, it is crucial that you are familiar with the “call-outs” or names that players use to identify the symbols from each other. Some players may use different call-outs, but these are the most common ones:

Vow of the Disciple Raid Symbols







Black Garden



Ascendant Plane





Black Heart













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Vow of the Disciple Symbol Raid Secret Puzzle

There is a secret glyph puzzle that players can solve while going through the Vow of the Disciple raid. Solving this puzzle will reward players with an extra chest that contains a guaranteed red weapon, also known as weapons with Deepsight Resonance. Players can do this once per account per week which is a good surefire way to farm for red weapons.

How this puzzle works is upon entering the pyramid into the Disciple’s Bog, players will be able to see a totem with three symbols on it. These symbols are randomly picked from 9 of the 27 available symbols in the raid. What the players will do is to locate the rooms that contain these particular symbols throughout the raid and switch them on by shooting at them.

Each room hosts a specific symbol which does not change through raid runs. This means, once you see the symbols on the totem, you only have to worry about finding the particular rooms that have these symbols and make sure that you visit them as your fireteam passes by the area.

Vow of the Disciple Raid Symbol

Vow of the Disciple Symbol Raid Secret Locations

Here are the locations of all the rooms for each of the nine secret symbols:

  • Pyramid: As soon as you jump into the hole from the totem and land below, turn around and you will see a shard. Shoot the shard and the way to the Pyramid symbol will be revealed.
  • Give: As you proceed and arrive at the hallway with the floating square frames (room before Acquisition), turn left and you will see a shard high up the wall. This leads to the room with the Give symbol.
  • Darkness: At the first encounter or Acquisition, locate the sphinx statue and shoot the shard between its front paws. This will open up the path to the room with the Darkness symbol.
  • Traveller: After the first encounter, enter the following room called Collection and head to the upper ledge at the far end of the room by jumping on the statues nearby. The shard is behind one of the statues up top and it will open the door below it that leads to the Traveller symbol.
  • Worship: After defeating the boss on the second encounter, you will find the shard on the left side of the room, and it will open the door directly across the other side of the room that leads to the Worship symbol.
  • Light: In the jumping puzzle room after the second encounter, locate the statue illuminated by light to the left side of the room. Shoot the shard above it and it will open a room to the statue’s left side that leads to the Light symbol.
  • Stop: At the end of the jumping puzzle room, you will enter through a slit to another room. Directly across where you entered is the shard that will open up the door to the room that has the Stop symbol.
  • Guardian: At the third encounter or Exhibition, head left towards the two flights of staircases. At the top of the second staircase, you will have to jump across to the other platform to the left past the giant pillars. Once there, look behind the wall connected on the platform you are on to see the shard. Go back and down the second stairs, then jump up the giant pillars to see and reach the room that has the Guardian symbol.
  • Kill: On the vertical room just before the final boss encounter, head to the very top platforms. Turn around from the direction of the final boss area and you will see the shard high up on the wall. It will then open the door to your left that holds the Kill symbol.

They key to finding Vow of the Disciple Symbol raid secret locations is to look our for Cruxes of Darkness or the black hovering shards that emanate orange light. Shooting at these shards will open up the passageway that leads to a room holding a symbol. The symbols can be found on the wall at the far end of the room. You’ll see these as blank deactivated slates, and they will reveal their symbol once they are activated. Only activate the symbols that you need for the bonus chest; shoot the symbol again to deactivate it.

Once all required symbols have been switched on, all you need to do is to just defeat the final boss Rhulk and you will be given the chest that contains the red weapon.

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