Random Project: A comprehensive list of all the lore we're missing without Grimoire

This is mainly just a space where I can track this stuff because I’m curious, but other people are welcome to contribute. We always say “I wish we had grimoire because we’re missing out on lore”. And then people say “but we have lore tabs”. And then we reply “yes, but they don’t capture…blah blah blah”

I’m going to try and capture here all the things that we would have had info on in Destiny 1 that isn’t captured by the Destiny 2 Lore Tabs. Again, mostly just so I have a list because I want one =)

If you see things missing feel free to leave a comment and I’ll get it added to the list.

Note: still a work in progress



The Traveler

  • The Traveler: Awake

Vanguard & Tower Allies

  • Benedict 99-40
  • Sloane
  • Failsafe
  • Asher Mir
  • Devrim Kay
  • Suraya Hawthorne
  • Louis


  • Osiris
  • Sagira
  • Brother Vance

Legends & Mysteries



  • Bright Dust
  • Legendary Shards
  • Io Token
  • EDZ Token
  • Nessus Token
  • Mercury Token
  • Titan Token
  • Masterwork Core Material
  • Mod Components
  • Fireteam Medallion



  • Fields of Glass
  • The Almighty


  • The Farm
  • European Dead Zone
  • Dark Forest

The City

  • The Tower: Destroyed
  • The Tower 2.0
  • A New Golden Age


  • Io


  • Titan


  • Nessus


Lost Sectors


  • Atrium
  • Widow’s Walk
  • Terminus East
  • The Drain
  • Whispered Falls
  • Scavenger’s Den
  • Hallowed Grove
  • Shaft 13
  • Cavern of Souls
  • The Weep
  • Flooded Chasm
  • Excavation Site XII
  • The Pit
  • Pathfinder’s Crash
  • Skydock IV
  • The Quarry


  • Methane Flush
  • Cargo Bay 3
  • DS Quarters-2


  • The Orrery
  • Ancient’s Haunt
  • The Conflux
  • The Carrion Pit
  • The Rift


  • Sanctum of Bones
  • Aphix Conduit
  • Grove of Ulan-Tan


  • Pariah’s Refuge

Crucible Arenas

  • Alter of Flame
  • Endless Vale
  • Javelin-4
  • Midtown
  • Retribution
  • Vostok
  • Ghost Fragment: Alter of Flame
  • Ghost Fragment: Endless Vale
  • Ghost Fragment: Javelin-4
  • Ghost Fragment: Midtown
  • Ghost Fragment: Retribution
  • Ghost Fragment: Vostok

Story: Earth

  • Homecoming
  • Adieu
  • Spark
  • Combustion
  • Payback
  • Unbroken
  • Larceny
  • Chosen

Story: Titan

  • Hope
  • Riptide
  • Utopia

Story: Nessus

  • Looped
  • Six

Story: Io

  • Sacrilege
  • Fury

Story: Mercury

  • 1AU

Curse of Osiris

  • Mercury: The Gateway
  • EDZ: A Deadly Trial
  • Mercury: Beyond Infinity
  • Io: Deep Storage
  • Mercury: Tree of Probabilities
  • Nessus: Hijacked
  • Mercury: A Garden World
  • Mercury: Omega


  • Tree of Probabilities
  • A Garden World
  • Exodus Crash
  • The Inverted Spire
  • The Pyramidion
  • Savathun’s Song
  • The Arms Dealer
  • Lake of Shadows


  • Leviathan
  • Raid Lairs Introduction
  • Eater of Worlds



  • Marauder
  • House of Dusk

Fallen Leadership

  • Skexis, Outcast Captain
  • Mazan, Lost Captain
  • Kalsis, Sunless Captain
  • Drekthas, Metal Captain
  • Keldrik, Drained Captain
  • Graxus, Blind Captain
  • Calzar, Scarred Captain
  • Rannix, Drenched Captain
  • Phyzann, Drowned Captain
  • Nariks Reborn
  • Talas, Dusk Captain
  • Kendriks-7
  • Canix
  • Serkuleks, The Fount
  • Raksil, Archon Priest


Exalted Hive

  • Karugul
  • Golmuut
  • Thaan’Hul


Vex Axis Minds

  • Thyrdron
  • Pakrion
  • Ruined Mind
  • Qeldron
  • Subterranean Mind
  • Kagathos, Empathic Mind
  • Viadion, Cleansing Mind


  • Red Legion
  • Incendior
  • Gladiator
  • War Beast
  • Scorpius

Cabal Command

  • Dust-Choked Thrag
  • Kurg, the All-Seeing Force
  • Zerz, the Unstoppable Weight
  • Devourer Darg
  • Fortifier Yann
  • Primus Cal’aug
  • Lurg, the Burning Shield
  • Valus Thuun
  • Thumos, the Unbroken
  • Bracus Zahn


The Taken

  • Vendraxis, Shadow of Oryx
  • Varghul, Fragment of Oryx
  • Pandrok, Pillar of Nothing
  • Ereshkel, Insight of Savathûn
  • Viadion, Transformed Mind



Nice work! Good of you to put together a list of the kinds of things we’re missing out on without grimoire cards! The only thing I can think to add to that list is a card for Hawthorne and maybe give Titan and Io their own cards instead of being under Jupiter and Saturn. Also could have a card for Ghaul and Argos as the raid lair boss since there’s a card for Calus, although maybe they would come under the Vex and Cabal leadership sections.

I still think removing grimoire was a mistake. As you said, there’s so much extra info we could have gotten from them which the lore tabs don’t cover, like on the various enemies we encounter and the places we visit. I’ve fought so many yellow-barred bosses yet I feel like I know next to nothing about most of them except for obvious info like their name and which enemy race they are. Exceptions to this include Ghaul, Calus and possibly Panoptes. We don’t even know much about Argos. Compare that to D1 when we had cards on all the bosses, whether they were from missions, strikes, raids, Prison of Elders, even Court of Oryx. Not to mention all the interesting info from the Ghost Fragment cards.


Jupiter and Saturn were sections in the Grimoire along with other planets, each location had it’s own card… I completely agree there is a major lack of information given in D2, it is a shame that third party sites like this are necessary for people to understand the game they are playing.

to any Devs reading this… please, add more collections (for ships, sparrows and ghosts for example); for the love of the praxic fire, please add a codex or lore book so players can collect lore from items, gear and scannables, people will collect stuff just because it’s there; return completed missions to the map as they were in D1 for replayability at differing levels; and finally, the forge weapons on Mercury were an excellent addition, particularly the quest for ‘Perfect Paradox’, more like this please.

Hello. I just stumbled across this place from Reddit. There are a couple other things I noticed that would have had Grimoire cards, but don’t:


  • Traveler: Caged

  • Reflections of Osiris



  • Infinite Forest
  • Simulant Past
  • Simulant Present
  • Simulant Future

Unknown Space

  • The Third Spire

Crucible Arenas

  • Distant Shore
  • Emperor’s Respite
  • Eternity
  • Legion’s Gulch
  • The Dead Cliffs
  • The Fortress
  • Pacifica
  • Wormhaven
  • Radiant Cliffs
  • Ghost Fragment: Distant Shore
  • Ghost Fragment: Emperor’s Respite
  • Ghost Fragment: Eternity
  • Ghost Fragment: Legion’s Gulch
  • Ghost Fragment: The Dead Cliffs
  • Ghost Fragment: The Fortress
  • Ghost Fragment: Pacifica
  • Ghost Fragment: Wormhaven
  • Ghost Fragment: Radiant Cliffs



  • Wretch
  • Heavy Shank
  • House of Dusk

Fallen Arsenal

  • Arc Spear
  • Molten Welder


  • [Titan Brood Card]

Hive Arsenal

  • Splinter
  • Fire Grenade


  • Fanatic
  • [Nessus Collective Card]
  • [Io Collective Card]
  • [Mercury Collective Card]

Vex Axis Minds

  • Panoptes
  • Dendron, Root Mind
  • Argos, Planetary Core

Vex Arsenal

  • Laser Rifle
  • Vex Cranium

Cabal Arsenal

  • Cabal Headhunter (Psion sniper rifle)
  • Slug Shotgun
  • Energy Shield
  • Magma Launcher
  • Severus
  • Slug Launcher
  • Bronto Canon

Also, I could see the Adventures all getting Grimoire cards.

Also worth noting… cards for each exotic weapon, I like the lore tabs but they don’t always give background on the weapon itself