Christmas is a wonderful time. You “Bah, humbugs” out there can argue all you want, but you can’t dampen the Christmas spirit here at Godisageek. The latest expansion for Destiny 2, The Black Armory, has recently dropped, bringing with it a handful of changes, some new gear and some new events, including the festive yuletide extravaganza, The Dawning. Okay, “extravaganza” is a stretch, but it’s still a pretty cool event and one that most people will agree captures the gleeful spirit of Christmas while still giving us stuff to grind for.
A major element to this year’s Dawning is the return of Eva Levantes, the NPC who used to sell Shaders and Emblems in Destiny 1. Where she’s been we might never know, but she’s back now – and she came to bake. Visiting her in the Tower will grant you Eva’s Holiday Oven, a new crafting device that lets you bake festive treats for the NPCs in exchange for gear (mostly blue, boo!) and materials. But, her oven also rewards you with the new Dawning Sparrow, if you know how to use it. Once you’ve made 12 different treats, including snacks for Zavala, Amanda and Shaxx, you can grind the hell out of ingredients to unlock all the perks on the Sparrow, including one that sprays Glimmer everywhere when you boost.
Essentially you farm ingredients through various activities, then combine them in the oven to bake the treats. There are 17 recipes to find, and we’ve listed them all here, along with where to find the ingredients.
Essence of the Dawning: This drops from all Public Events, Strikes, Lost Sectors, Crucible and Gambit matches, and Patrols. You will need 15 per recipe, until you’ve baked 12 different treats, at which point you can Masterwork your oven reducing the requirement to 10
Ether Cane: Dropped from Fallen enemies, the best place to farm these is the Tangled Shore
Dark Ether Cane: The Scorn carry these, so again, head to the Tangled Shore for an easy life
Vex Milk: Quite obviously, this is the white fluid that may or may not house the collective Vex consciousness. And you want to cook with it. Anyway, head to Nessus to find large clusters of Vex
Taken Butter: The name of this one is almost as disturbing as Vex Milk, but this drops from the Taken. Io is the best option here.
Cabal Oil: Again, not a particularly appetising name, but I farmed this from Cabal in Sorik’s Cut on the Tangled Shore
Chitin Powder: This drops from the Hive, and the best place for huge numbers of this enemy is Mars, during an Escalation Protocol
Bullet Spray: Get Heavy Machine Gun, Submachine Gun, or Auto Rifle kills on any enemy
Delicious Explosion: Get Grenade, Grenade Launcher, or Rocket Launcher kills on any enemy
Sharp Flavor: Get Sword kills on any enemy
Personal Touch: Score melee kills on any enemy
Perfect Taste: Score precision kills on any enemy
Electric Flavor: Score Arc kills on any enemy
Impossible Heat: Score Solar kills on any enemy
Null Taste: Score Void kills on any enemy
Flash of Inspiration: Spawn Orbs of Light
Vanilla Blades for Lord Shaxx: Cabal Oil, Sharp Flavor, Essence of the Dawning (this is required to unlock the Sparrow)
Chocolate Ship Cookies for Amanda Holliday: Cabal Oil, Null Taste, Essence of the Dawning (this is required to unlock the Sparrow)
Gjallardoodles for Zavala: Ether Cane, Delicious Explosion, Essence of the Dawning (this is required to unlock the Sparrow)
Traveller Donut Holes for Ikora Rey: Cabal Oil, Flash of Inspiration, Essence of the Dawning
Eliksni Birdseed for Hawthorne: Ether Cane, Personal Touch, Essence of the Dawning
Dark Chocolate Motes for the Drifter: Taken Butter, Null Taste, Essence of the Dawning
Telemetry Tapioca for Banshee-44: Vex Milk, Bullet Spray, Essence of the Dawning
Burnt Edge Transits for Master Rahool: Mix any two ingredients that don’t produce a treat, and add Essence of the Dawning. Note that you must do this before you Masterwork the oven or it doesn’t work.
Candy Dead Ghosts for Spider: Dark Ether Cane, Flash of Inspiration, Essence of the Dawning
Gentleman’s Shortbread for Devrim Kay: Ether Cane, Perfect Taste, Essence of the Dawning
Infinite Forest Cake for Failsafe: Vex Milk, Impossible Heat, Essence of the Dawning
Radialorian Pudding for Asher Mir: Vex Milk, Electric Flavor, Essence of the Dawning
Ill-Fortune Cookies for Petra Venj: Dark Ether Cane, Impossible Heat, Essence of the Dawning
Alkane Cookies for Sloane: Chitin Powder, Bullet Spray, Essence of the Dawning
Javelin Mooncakes for Ana Bray: Chitin Powder, Sharp Flavor, Essence of the Dawning
Strange Cookies for Xur: Taken Butter, Electrical Flavour, Essence of the Dawning