Shaders are items that change the color scheme and pattern of a Guardian's armor. Certain items may be entirely recolored when a shader is equipped, while others may only be partially recolored or may not be affected by shaders at all. Only one shader can be equipped at a time. A Guardian must be level 20 in order to equip a shader.
Shaders can be obtained as a reward for completing missions, Crucible matches, raids, mailed to the Guardian upon reaching a new reputation level with a faction, or purchased from vendors such as Eva Levante. Certain unique shaders can be obtained certain ways, such as from limited time events like The Queen's Wrath and Iron Banner.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Foman123 (20 June 2014) YouTube: Destiny Alpha - Resource Upload Retrieved 26 July 2014.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Vae Victis (23 June 2014) YouTube: Destiny Alpha Shaders Retrieved 28 July 2014.
- Destiny Database - Shader Previewer: View any shaders on a player's Guardian.