These 400 Power raid weapons can be infused into Exotics, however.
The latest patch has dropped for Bungie’s Destiny 2 and it’s brought a whole slew of new things. There’s 6v6 PvP in Crucible’s Quickplay, the long-awaited return of Bounties and new Prestige Raid raid lairs. Currently, the Eater of Worlds Prestige raid lair is live with Spire of Star Prestige meant to go live today at 10 AM PDT. Completing these activities will reward 400 Power level weapons from the entire raid pool of loot. So it’s entirely possible to earn a 400 Power level version of Midnight Coup.
“Cool!” you’d think, but what if you get a 400 Power level drop that you’d rather infuse into something else? Bungie can’t let you do that, unfortunately. Reddit user Sir_Oswald discovered that infusing a 400 Power level Midnight Coup into another version of the weapon resulted in the latter capping out at 385 Power. Interestingly, Exotics can still be infused up to 400 Power and even go up to 405 Power.
Why is this? According to Bungie community manager dmg04 on Twitter, “Leading up to Forsaken, the only way to achieve 400 Power is to earn and equip Prestige Raid Lair weapons, and the Solstice of Heroes Armor Set. You will not be able to infuse these trophies into existing gear.”
Why is the infusion option even there in the first place? Why isn’t it locked for the current raid weapons to prevent players from making these mistakes? Ask Bungie. Regardless, in the meantime, try and collect all those Prestige raid lair weapons – one will be doled out for completing all encounters in a single raid lair per week.