How Shared Wisdom Works – Destiny 2

A guide on how Shared Wisdom works in Destiny 2.

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Shared Wisdom in Destiny 2 dis one of the buffs that can help boost players’ XP gain from killing enemies or turning in bounties. Leveling up in Destiny 2 can be quite a grindy experience, especially once you have arrived at the endgame and reaching those next levels will require more XP than the previous one.

Good thing that the Witch Queen expansion just arrived, so there will be a lot more content to look forward to, along with the new season pass that gives some XP bonuses.

But what if you are just about to reach endgame and you want to enjoy the new content without worrying about being under leveled? You do not have to worry because in this guide, we will talk about one of the ways to get more XP to help you gain levels faster.

What is Shared Wisdom in Destiny 2?

Shared Wisdom is an XP buff that applies to all members within the same fireteam. This buff boosts experience points that is gained by the members within the active fireteam throughout the entire season.

How to Acquire Shared Wisdom in Destiny 2

Shared Wisdom can be received by acquiring a Small Fireteam XP Boost reward from the Season Pass Paid Tier Rewards. Small Fireteam XP Boosts are rewarded on ranks 5, 26, 56, and 86.

Since the Shared Wisdom buff is applied to all of the members in a fireteam, only one member has to have the buff active. This means that you can still get the benefits from the buff without purchasing the season pass just by joining a fireteam with a member who has the buff active.

How Shared Wisdom Works - Destiny 2

How Shared Wisdom Works

Shared Wisdom works when a player uses a Small Fireteam XP Boost and they join a fireteam. Every boost used will provide a 2% XP boost that stacks on itself, to a maximum of 8% XP boost.

For example, if a player used 3 Fireteam XP Boosts, they’ll get a total of 6% XP boost under the Shared Wisdom buff. This applies to every member in the current fireteam, regardless if they also have the boost or not.

However, the Shared Wisdom buff does not stack between players; whatever the highest % boost among the members will be the one applied for the fireteam. So if one fireteam member has a 6% XP buff while the other member has an 8% XP buff, the entire fireteam will only get an 8% XP buff.

How to Optimize the Shared Wisdom Buff

If you have gone through the paid route on the season pass, make sure that you join a fireteam to reap the XP bonus. Shared Wisdom also stacks with your own XP buff and Ghost mod, so make sure you have those in effect, too. This goes the same for F2P players; just check out anyone who has the buff active and see if they can allow you to join.

Save up your bounties and only turn them in once you have the buff active. Even though the bonus rate is just small, it will still add up in the end especially if you have stacked up the XP buffs properly.

The Witch Queen Season Pass Rewards – Destiny 2

The Small Fireteam XP boosts as well as the personal XP boosts are only available in the paid tier of this season’s pass.

Small Fireteam XP Boosts

  • Ranks 5, 26, 56, 86

Small XP Boosts

  • Ranks 7, 16, 36, 46, 66, 76

Season Rank

Free Tier

Paid Tier

1

Exotic Weapon: Grand Overture

2

3x Upgrade Modules

Risen Umbral Energy

3

8,000 Glimmer

Ritual Glimmer Boost

4

3x Upgrade Modules

5x Enhanccement Cores

5

25x Legendary Shards

Small Fireteam XP Boost

6

8,000 Glimmer

Shader: Royal Dye

7

1x Eververse Engram

Small XP Boost

8

3x Upgrade Modules

Destination Resource Bundle

9

200x Bright Dust

10,000 Glimmer

10

25x Legendary Shards

Finisher: Like a Moth to a...

11

2x Upgrade Modules

Catalyst Quest Boost Alpha

12

6,000 Glimmer

War Table Efficiency I

13

1x Eververse Engram

Hands of the Risen Engram

14

2x Upgrade Modules

25x Legendary Shards

15

5x Enhanccement Cores

5x Enhanccement Cores

16

6,000 Glimmer

Small XP Boost

17

1x Eververse Engram

10,000 Glimmer

18

2x Upgrade Modules

Transmat Effect: Lucent Shrieker Entrance

19

250x Bright Dust

Destination Resource Bundle

20

1x Exotic Engram

Legendary Shard Dismantle Bonus

21

2x Upgrade Module

5x Enhanccement Cores

22

Catalyst Quest Boost Omega

23

1x Eververse Engram

10,000 Glimmer

24

Legs of the Risen Engram

25

1x Legendary Engram

1x Exotic Engram

26

2x Upgrade Modules

Small Fireteam XP Boost

27

1x Eververse Engram

800x Bright Dust

28

Arms Masterwork Bonus

29

300x Bright Dust

Destination Resource Bundle

30

Legendary Weapon: Thoughtless

Vehicle: Mind Shard

31

25x Legendary Shards

32

War Table Efficiency II

33

1x Eververse Engram

5x Enhanccement Cores

34

3x Upgrade Modules

35

Exotic Weapon: Grand Overture

Breastplate of the Risen Engram

36

Small XP Boost

37

1x Eververse Engram

10,000 Engram

38

Legs Masterwork Bonus

39

Destination Resource Bundle

40

400 Bright Dust

Shader: Mind's Eye

41

Relic of the Risen Engram

42

12,000 Engram

43

1x Eververse Engram

Armor Scrounger

44

50x Legendary Shards

45

Legendary Weapon: Piece of Mind

5x Enhancement Cores

46

Small XP Boost

47

1x Eververse Engram

3x Upgrade Modules

48

Class Masterwork Bonus

49

Destination Resoure Bundle

50

500x Bright Dust

Ghost Shell: Flayer Shell

51

Piece of Mind Masterwork Bonus

52

Risen Umbral Energy

53

1x Eververse Engram

5x Enhancement Cores

54

1x Exotic Eengram

55

Exotic Cipher

Helmet of the Risen Engram

56

Small Fireteam XP Boost

57

1x Eververse Engram

Tusked Alliance Gloves

58

Chest Masterwork Bonus

59

Destination Resoure Bundle

60

650x Bright Dust

Tusked Allegiance Boost

61


Thoughtless Masterwork Bonus

62

3x Upgrade Modules

63

1x Eververse Engram

3x Enhancement Prism

64

Psionic Speaker Gloves

65

1x Exotic Engram

1x Exotic Engram

66

Small XP Boost

67

1x Eververse Engram

Tusked Alliance Bond

68

Helmet Masterwork Bonus

69

Destination Resource Bundle

70

800x Bright Dust

2x Risen Umbral Energy

71

Weapon Scrounger

72

Enhancement Prism

73

1x Eververse Engram

Psionic Speaker Boots

74

1x Exotic Engram

75

Raid Banner

76

Small XP Boost

77

1x Eververse Engram

Tusked Allegiance Robes

78

1,000 Bright Dust

79

Destination Resource Bundle

80

1,000 Bright Dust

Emote: A Huge Crush

81

Advanced Weapon Scrounger

82

30,000 Glimmer

83

1x Eververse Engram

Psionic Speaker Bond

84

3x Upgrade Module

85

Ascendant Shard

86

Small Fireteam XP Boost

87

1x Eververse Engram

Tusked Allegiance Hood

88

1x Exotic Engram

89

Destination Resource Bundle

90

1,400 Bright Dust

Ascendant Shard

91

Psionic Speaker Robes

92

Risen Umbral Energy

93

1x Eververse Engram

Raid Banner

94

Ascendant Shard

95

Destination Resource Bundle

96

1,200 Bright Dust

97

1x Eververse Engram

Psionic Speaker Hood

98

1x Exotic Engram

99

Emote: A Funny Thing

100

2,000 Bright Dust

Weapon Ornament: Red Allegiant

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