If Se7en has taught you one thing, it’s not asking what’s in the Mystery Box, but that’s exactly what we’re going to do in this guide to get Izanagi’s Charge. With the launch of the Black Armory, the forges arrived and within the forges were three exotic weapons; Jotun, Le Monaqrque and Izanagi’s Burden. The first two can be acquired by polishing the forge finishes, but izanagi’s burden catalyst will take a bit more than just participating in the events.
The process for acquiring Izanagi’s cargo changed slightly with the release of Shadowkeep. The good news is that you no longer have to individually unlock each forge; instead, you just have to wait for each one to appear in rotation.
Acquire the mystery box
The first step in getting Izanagi’s Burden is getting the box, which, as of Shadowkeep, is simply a matter of talking to the Black Armory Ada-1 vendor. You can find it in the Annex section of the Tower. If you haven’t unlocked the Black Armory forges yet, you’ll need to do a little quest first. Once this is done, you will find the Mystery Box next to its merchandise.
Locating the keys to open the Mystery Box
After purchasing the box, you will need to find four different keys to open it. The Fishhook, Butterfly, Hand, and Black Armory keys are all found in the Volundr, Izanami, and Gofannon forges, respectively, and the fourth, Black Armory, requires additional work.
While you’re in these forges, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the first in the second round to see a series of small drones flying through the arena. If you destroy all the drones within the arena, you will be notified that you have tempered the forge and received a Maximum Temper buff. Upon successful completion of the forge, you will receive the keys after tempering.
The three forge locations can be found below in gifs.
The fourth key
Similarly to the keys above, the Black Armory key can be found within the Bergusia Forge after destroying the drones to receive the Ultimate Temperament buff, but obtaining this part requires a few more steps than the keys above. .
The first step is to visit Ada-1 in the Tower and you will receive the Black Armory Key Mold and that you need to kill the observers at the bottom of the Leviathan raid. There are two ways to do this, teaming up while completing Leviathan’s raid normally or using the switches below Leviathan to gain access to Underbelly’s solo.
This simpler and faster approach is to do this, it is the second method. You will have to climb the Leviathan and go to the switching room in the basement. Pull the switches in the following order; 1, 5, 3, 2, 4, 6 as shown in the GIF below.
Once you have successfully opened the door through the switches, you need to head towards the engine room to kill the observers (follow the path in the gif below). While in this room, you’ll want to kill all additional Watchers and enemies, exit the room, hit the switch again, and repeat until you’ve killed enough Watchers, which is 24, to fulfill the quest requirements by collecting their Lenses. .
Next, you will need to collect 200 glittering amethysts, this can be done by opening planetary chests, completing attacks, and participating in public events. The fastest method is to complete Heroic Public Events, which gives you 10 per completion. Normally this should take you 20 events, but equipping a ghost with a chest finder for the planet you are on will speed up the process, as you will come across multiple planetary chests naturally while waiting for events.
Now you can find the final key inside the Bergusia forge by participating in the event, finding the drones and destroying them. The drones are found circling two pillars on either side of the arena (as seen in the gif below). Completing the forge, like the others, will give you the final key to the Mystery Box, but we’re done, not yet.