For other items called "Existential Threats", see "Existential Threats".
Furious debate divides those that seek knowledge in order to aid the City, and those who seek knowledge for its own sake.
― In-game description

"Existential Threats" is a basic bond. It can also be transferred between characters using the Vault. "Existential Threats" can be dismantled to generate upgrade materials.


"Existential Threats" can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Quest source icon Quest
This item can drop as a Quest reward.
Crucible source icon Crucible
This item can drop as a Crucible match reward.
Strike source icon Strike
This item can drop as a Strike reward. Exotic items can only drop from the most challenging Strike playlist.