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We have all noticed that when you reach 265 light it extremely becomes slower to increase your light level. I have made this guide to help you increase your light overall.

1. Power up your character to 265 without opening any of the powerful engrams or exotic engrams you get from completing milestones.

These engrams will always drop over 265 and you will not want to waste them because you are able to hit 265 with just blue armor and weapons.

2. Do all milestones and complete all quests for exotic weapons.

These weapons will always drop higher than your current power so you can equip them or infuse them to increase your power.

3. What you should do is create a second character that is the same class as your first character. This will allow you to earn double the rewards for your character. When you hit level 20 transfer all your weapons and armor to the new character so you can further increase your power.
Then do all the milestones and quests for exotics again to increase your power.

4. When you are 280 power you are now able to craft legendary mods from the gunsmith. This will allow you to increase the power of your armor and weapons by 5.

Edit: Once you reach 280 or so you should attempt to do the raid because you get drops of engrams that are higher than you current power.
 
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This method is glitched, I think.

I’ve now talked to 4 people who attempted this and their Powerful engrams on their second character only dropped at 272. Which at the time is the power level legendaries decrypt at.
So the powerful engrams are not scaling about your normal light level, like they’re supposed to be.
 
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I thought engrams are determined as soon as you pick it up off the floor etc?
 
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I thought engrams are determined as soon as you pick it up off the floor etc?


Normal engrams, such as Rare, Legendary and Exotics are determined at the time they are dropped. Lumionous Engrams, also known as Powerful Gear Engrams, are supposed to scale with your level. (Which doesnt currently seem to be the case.)
 
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Normal engrams, such as Rare, Legendary and Exotics are determined at the time they are dropped. Lumionous Engrams, also known as Powerful Gear Engrams, are supposed to scale with your level. (Which doesnt currently seem to be the case.)
The Powerful engrams scale for me. My powerful engrams are currently at 283 on my second character. Im currently 287 light.
 
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The Powerful engrams scale for me. My powerful engrams are currently at 283 on my second character. Im currently 287 light.


Wish i was as lucky as you :frown:, Spent like 12 hours grinding my second character up to get the Powerful engrams and got ****.
 
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Wish i was as lucky as you :frown:, Spent like 12 hours grinding my second character up to get the Powerful engrams and got ****.
At least you can get 4 powerful engrams a week for each character.
 
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At least you can get 4 powerful engrams a week for each character.

Yes but when theyre decrypting at the same light as NORMAL rare/legendary engrams do, its pretty pointless.
 
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If you are around 280 power you should try to grind the raid for drops to increase your power.
 
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