Mod components are a kind of material that can be found in Destiny 2. Given their name, it should come as no surprise to learn that mod components play a very important role when it comes to interested individuals getting their hands on the best mods that can be found in the shooter.
Why Do You Want Mod Components?
For those who could use a refresher, Destiny 2 has six rarities, which can be summed up as white for common, green for uncommon, blue for rare, purple for legendary, a combination of purple and gold for masterwork, and gold for exotic. On the whole, this is pretty standard stuff, so much so that chances are good that people who play a lot of looter-shooters and related genres have seen similar color schemes in other titles. However, it should be mentioned that mods top out at legendary, meaning that such mods can be considered the best of the best.
Having said that, if interested individuals want to get their hands on legendary mods, they are going to need to go to Banshee-44’s shop to purchase them. This becomes possible once they have met two requirements. One, they need to have beaten the main campaign to even reach the social hub where Banshee-44’s shop is situated. Two, they need to reach a power level of 280 at the very least because without that, Banshee-44 won’t sell to them even if they have the resources needed to make purchases.
Once interested individuals have met these requirements, they will be able to use mod components to get their hands on legendary mods in a couple of ways. First, they can pay a couple of mod components plus 1,000 Glimmer in exchange for either a random armor mod or a random weapon mod of the appropriate rarity. This is the cheaper option, but the problem is that . . . well, random means random. As a result, even if interested individuals make the payment, there is no guarantee that they will actually get something that they want. Second, they can pay 5 mod components plus 10 legendary shards in order to get their hands on one of the legendary mods that are in stock at Banshee-44’s shop. The elimination of the randomization factor can be a welcome boon for a lot of players, but the issue is that said individuals may or may not actually be interested in whatever it is that can be found in the stock.
As for why legendary mods are so important to have, it should be mentioned that they are the only mods that can increase the overall rating of the piece of gear that is being modded, which gives them a significant advantage over their less rare counterparts. However, there is the matter of their boosts in other regards as well. Something that should factor into the considerations of interested individuals. Combined, these two characteristics ensure that legendary mods are the way to go to make gear as useful as possible.
How Can You Farm Mod Components?
There is one sure-fire way to get more mod components. In short, interested individuals can dismantle a legendary mod to get their hands on a single mod component. Considering the prices that must be paid for legendary components from Banshee-44’s shop, this isn’t exactly a winning trade, meaning that chances are good that interested individuals will want to use the other option of dismantling rare gear from Year 1 for the chance of getting a mod component as a drop. Of course, this means that interested individuals are going to have to dismantle a lot of rare gear if they want to get their hands on the best mods that can be found out there.
One potential method would be clearing their slot for energy weapons before filling it with a rare energy weapon from their collections. After which, they can put nine copies of that energy weapon in their inventory in exchange for 250 Glimmer and 3 gunsmith materials per copy. Afterwards, they can dismantle the entire lot to see if their luck holds out. There are reports that most people get 1 to 2 mod components each time that they do this, but since the whole process is random, interested individuals should be prepared for even worse odds than these. On the whole, this is a slow and not particularly reliable method for getting more mod components. However, it could very well be the one option available to interested individuals if they have run out of mod components but are still in need of more legendary mod components. Having said that, there is one upside in that the process isn’t as expensive as it might seem on initial consideration because interested individuals will be getting some of their upfront cost back through the dismantling process.
Moving on, another potential method would be buying up a lot of Simulation Seeds at the Tangled Shore from Spider’s shop before presenting them to Brother Vance on Mercury. Apparently, leveling up with Brother Vance results in higher than normal numbers of Legendary Masterwork gear from Year 1, which can be dismantled for both mod components and masterwork cores. On top of that, there is a chance of an extra mod component dropping. Something that can be very useful for those with excellent luck. Otherwise, interested individuals are going to have to do a lot of grinding before they can get what they want.
On a final note, interested individuals shouldn’t get too stressed out by not having enough mod components for everything that they want. Yes, legendary mods are very powerful items that can make a material difference to their performance in the game. However, they are not so powerful that they should drop everything else in preference for focusing on farming for this one thing. For that matter, if gaming ever starts feeling like work rather than entertainment, that is a sign that interested indivduals might want to take a break so that they can focus on something else for a while. At the end of the day, games are meant to be fun, meaning that if that should ever fade, it is time to reconsider.