Working No artifact glitch

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When I was leveling my 2nd character to level 40 yesterday, as soon as I hit 40 I put on all my good stuff from another character, minus an artifact because I have 2 hunters and 1 titan, I leveled my titan first. I then handed in all my quests, was given a level 200 artifact, I noticed right away that my light level drastically went down.

Today I decided to test out my theory and it was correct. I have my 2nd hunter at 302 light right now and the artifact slot is still locked. Not only do I not have to worry about getting the 310 artifact all my averages are also divided by 7 rather then 8, so light it much easier to gain or lose.

I am still able to completely play the game, how I want to, I do all the questing on my titan, my hunters I pretty much just do nightfalls and raids on.

How to do it, quite simple. Just go through with a character under 40, hit 40 and never talk to cayde or whom ever gave you the quest to hit level 40 again.

Basically, it just stays locked and isn't calculated into the averages, so if you still have characters you have touched, this could be a good thing for you. This might be borderline, not a glitch, more of a trick, but I feel like if I posted it anywhere else it would get likely moved here anyways.

Good luck guardians!
 

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Yes this is true but the instant you decrypt an artifact or aquire one in raid/anywhere it automatically equips it.
 

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Yes this is true but the instant you decrypt an artifact or aquire one in raid/anywhere it automatically equips it.
That would be true but what if you've already loaded a character full of artifacts that are meant for a different class?
 

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Yes this is true but the instant you decrypt an artifact or aquire one in raid/anywhere it automatically equips it.
I feel like I remember someone saying they tried to transfer an artifact to a character with a locked slot, and it just deleted the item, maybe it would do that here? Or maybe that only happened because it was a different class' item.
 

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I noticed this the other day, it's just because it averages the gear you have equipped, not the available slots.
 

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I noticed this the other day, it's just because it averages the gear you have equipped, not the available slots.
Ya but once you have an artifact equipped its averaged out of 8. With this its out of 7 
Yes this is true but the instant you decrypt an artifact or aquire one in raid/anywhere it automatically equips it.
Good point never thought of this. Looks like I won't be decrypting engram's on this character
 

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Ya but once you have an artifact equipped its averaged out of 8. With this its out of 7
You mean before its out of 9, after its out of 10.

And that's what I said, that it averages the gear you have equipped, not the total of all slots.
 

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You mean before its out of 9, after its out of 10.

And that's what I said, that it averages the gear you have equipped, not the total of all slots.
Sorry ya, 9 instead of time. Because the artifacts stays locked. Easier light gains or loses.
 

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When I was leveling my 2nd character to level 40 yesterday, as soon as I hit 40 I put on all my good stuff from another character, minus an artifact because I have 2 hunters and 1 titan, I leveled my titan first. I then handed in all my quests, was given a level 200 artifact, I noticed right away that my light level drastically went down.

Today I decided to test out my theory and it was correct. I have my 2nd hunter at 302 light right now and the artifact slot is still locked. Not only do I not have to worry about getting the 310 artifact all my averages are also divided by 7 rather then 8, so light it much easier to gain or lose.

I am still able to completely play the game, how I want to, I do all the questing on my titan, my hunters I pretty much just do nightfalls and raids on.

How to do it, quite simple. Just go through with a character under 40, hit 40 and never talk to cayde or whom ever gave you the quest to hit level 40 again.

Basically, it just stays locked and isn't calculated into the averages, so if you still have characters you have touched, this could be a good thing for you. This might be borderline, not a glitch, more of a trick, but I feel like if I posted it anywhere else it would get likely moved here anyways.

Good luck guardians!
This actually IS a glitch ! Congrats and thank you for sharing.
 

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Good find but not very practical. Although you wouldn't have to get a 310 artefact, you'd still have to avoid opening engrams or even avoid doing court of Oryx. And Remember Saby, you can't put a wrong-class artefact in your equipped slot. Obtaining any Class-correct artefact would automatically go to that slot meaning that method would be ineffective
 

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I don't really understand this post. I'm sorta lost. I've read it 6 times and still can't figure out how this will help me.
I'm not trash talking the post, simply saying I may be dumb? lol.
 

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I don't really understand this post. I'm sorta lost. I've read it 6 times and still can't figure out how this will help me.
I'm not trash talking the post, simply saying I may be dumb? lol.
If you have a new character that doesn't have a artifact equipped yet it will not hurt your light by leaving it like that. By doing this you wouldn't need to complete the main story line, the taken wars and road to kings fall quests which are how you get the 310 artifact. So the point is you could reach 310 without ever having an artifact if you don't feel like doing the story again.
 
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