One of the most important elements of Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen is the Hammer of Evidence. This tool is the key to controlling Umbral Engrams and collecting additional loot at the end of Battleground missions. However, the hammer works with cabal gold, and finding this resource can be time consuming if you don't know what you're doing.
This Destiny 2 guide will tell you which activities give you Cabal Gold and how much you can expect to get from each one. If you want to learn more about how the Hammer of Evidence works, we have a separate guide on that here.
How to get this gold
The sources for fall roughly into four categories of activities:
- Matchmade PvE
- Global Events
- PvP Activities
- Endgame content
Keep in mind that the exact amount you receive from each varies, so most of the figures provided below are approximations based on results gathered from repeating activities.
Additionally, you have limited capacity for that currency in your inventory. Initially, you can store 42 pieces. Eventually, you can increase this up to 84. If you see little to no gold awarded after completing missions or matches, then you may be at or near capacity.
Matchmade activities include:
- Strikes of the night
- Nightmare Hunts
The gold drops at the end and the amount depends on the activity.
Nightmare Hunts drop around three coins. Nightfall strikes and strikes lose 14 if you have the ability. How quickly you accumulate currency largely depends on the quality of your fireteam and the strike you charge into, but one strike will be enough to charge your Proof Hammer for your next battlefield.
World events can also yield gold. These take place in open public spaces and can be public events or the Blind Well in the Dreaming City.
Public events are often fast, but not always available; they drop about seven pieces. The EDZ and Cosmodrome on Earth is a great place to string together quick public events.
The Blind Well has the advantage of being available whenever you want to cast it, provided you have Blind Well Charges to start the activity. If there are other guardians to join you, a full round can last five minutes, but it only depends on other random players in your instance.
Completing a Blind Well only costs two to three units, making it a mediocre activity for farming at best.
PvP activities are Crucible and Gambit, and drops aren't dependent on winning, just completing matches. Both modes yield approximately eight coins.
Gambit matches usually take around 10 minutes, as do some types of crucible games. The chaos, however, can be finished in as little as four minutes. This type of game isn't always available, but when it is, it's by far the fastest PvP option, and possibly the fastest gold farming route overall .
Getting certain weapons, of course, like Bottom Dollar and Dead Man's Tale, can speed up the process.
Dungeons and raids are endgame activities and usually require you to build your own firefighting team to take on the toughest PvE content in the game.
Cabal currency will be awarded after each encounter, giving you multiple drops for each completed run. There may be variations depending on the encounter, but each section seems to grow from five to 10 units.
A typical raid or dungeon will take most teams around an hour. At a rate of 15-30 gold per hour, these tend to be among the least efficient farming methods.
There are two other limited sources for this valuable resource.
A quest will net you 28 gold at the start of the season. You can also unlock a pair of Hammer of Proving upgrades that will reward you a small amount each time you smash one of the tribute chests at the end of a Battleground mission in the Vanguard playlist.
Here. Cabal Gold is the currency you need to progress through Season of the Chosen. Follow this guide and you'll have no trouble keeping it flowing – and your proof hammer is ready for jaw-dropping joy.