The Shadow’s Return Triumph is one of the many required to unlock the Reaper Title in Destiny 2. This Triumph is actually a collection of four smaller Triumphs, of which a few have their own. This is difficult to unlock not only because it’s a multilayered task that’s tough to track in-game, but because it’s not immediately clear what each one is asking of you. However, we’ve got you covered. Below is each Triumph and where to find the boss it wants you to defeat.
Shadow’s Return Triumph
The Shadow’s Return Triumph for the Reaper Title requires four specific other Triumphs. Use the following links to jump to the Triumph you need.
- Fever Dream
- A Guardian Is a Guardian, Even in a Nightmare
- Get to Taking Out Their Commanders, One by One
- Controlled Burn
Firstly, Fever Dream and A Guardian Is a Guardian, Even in a Nightmare both have four Triumphs associated with them. The last two are self-contained. What this means is that there are 12 Triumphs you must unlock in order to complete the Shadow’s Return Triumph. It’s a bit of a mess, but thankfully it’s easy to complete provided you know where to find the bosses.
We’ve got a general overview of the Reaper Title Triumphs if you’re chasing any of the others needed for the Seal.
Fever Dream is comprised of four Triumphs:
- Sporest of Beasts
- Nightmare Breached
- Ritual Under Shadow
Each of these points the player to a specific location where they must defeat a certain enemy aboard the Derelict Leviathan.
Sporest of Beasts – Alcove guarded by resting hounds
The Sporest of Beasts Triumph can be completed in the Pleasure Gardens. Go to the large statue of Calus above the bunker and drop down the hole at its feet. Inside will be War Beasts, defeat them to summon Nightmare of Carun, Beastmaster. You may need to wait for on-screen text to read: A distant snore of sleeping War Beasts…
Nightmare Breached – Alcove opposite Calus
The Nightmare Breached enemies are called Nightmare of Kra’lock, the Sword and Nightmare of Ha’lok, the Shield. These two are found in the Pleasure Garden, to the left of the stairs. Climb up the rocks and look for a small hole in the wall that leads to a room. Defeat Scorn until the bosses spawn.
Drainage – Alcove connected to an old, unused passage
The Drainage Triumph is found in the Royal Pools. You must defeat a boss called Nightmare of Qalec, the Sniper. To find this boss, enter the Royal Pools and go into the right-wing of the area. Up the back is a hole in the ground, drop down and defeat the enemies.
Ritual Under Shadow – Alcove passageway containing a Nightmare ritual
The Ritual Under Shadow Triumph is awarded for defeating the Nightmare of Sy’ad, the Unending in the Royal Pools. Go up the back of the Royal Pools and in the door on the left. Light the three torches on the ground to make the boss appear. Defeat the nightmares and then the boss.
A Guardian Is a Guardian, Even in a Nightmare
A Guardian Is a Guardian, Even in a Nightmare is unlocked by completing four other Triumphs:
- At the Behest of the Empress
- Exile Ended
- Battle Lines
- Shared Fears
At the Behest of the Empress – Defeat a troublesome Loyalist commander
At the Behest of the Empress requires defeating two bosses: Defeat Au’gor, Devoted of Calus and Jai’ek, Supplicant of Calus. These bosses are found in the Royal Pools. Enter the pools and activate the blue beacon on the left (if it's not there, wait around until it appears). Two friendly Cabal will aid you in clearing the area. Fight up to the top of the left stairs (the back of the room), defeating enemies until the two bosses appear. Defeat the bosses to complete the Triumph.
Exile Ended – Defeat a Loyalist commander and release its prisoner
Exiled Ended requires you to defeat a Loyalist commander and then free its prisoner in the Pleasure Gardens. A Prisoner will appear in a Solar dome on the ground, a bit smaller than the one that appears for the Battle Lines Triumph. Defeat the guard to free the prisoner.
Battle Lines – Defeat a Loyalist force defending their territory, and bring down their commander
The Battle Lines Triumph can be completed in the Royal Pools and the Pleasure Garden. You must defeat a boss called Loyalist Sentinel Commander.
Look for the on-screen text that reads: Loyalist Sentinels have fortified a position. This will indicate that the boss event has started. Search the area for the large Solar dome shield. Go inside, defeat all the enemies, and destroy the shield generator. Repeat this for the next two shields in the area.
Once all three Solar shields are destroyed, you will be able to defeat the boss, Loyalist Sentinel Commander.
Shared Fears – Defeat Nightmares linked by an old bond of war
Shared Fears requires you to defeat three powerful Nightmares and then Cek’ik, the Seeker of the Deep in the Royal Pools. Hang around in the Royal Pools until the on-screen text shows: Three powerful Nightmares haunt the Leviathan.
Find each of the powerful Nightmares around the perimeter (The Sunken, The Forgotten, and The Drowned), defeat them, and then Cek’ik, the Seeker of the Deep will spawn in the middle. Defeat it to finish the Triumph.
Get to Taking Out Their Commenaders, One by One
This Triumph only requires you to defeat two foes, and both of them are in the Royal Pools:
- Nightmare of Ky’leks, the Docked
- Nightmare of Evoks, the Burned
Hang out in the Royal Pools, doing laps of the area and defeating everything you find. It’s just a waiting game until these bosses spawn.
Controlled Burn requires players defeat two specific enemies in the Pleasure Gardens:
- Nightmare of Tlazat, Fed to Beasts
- Nightmare of Uaoc, Spine Breaker
Both of these are found in the Pleasure Gardens. Spend time in the gardens defeating enemies until these nightmares spawn.
The Shadow’s Return Triumph can be difficult to track, as two Triumphs have their own four to complete. However, the location of the enemies can be one or two places: Royal Pools or the Pleasure Gardens. Spend enough time in either and this Triumph will be completed. Check out the Shacknews Destiny 2 Strategy Guide for more help with other collectibles and activities.