Destiny Daily 11/11/14: Destroy An Archon Priest in the Nightfall, Daily Bounties

Destiny Daily

It’s a new week in Destiny, which means time for a new Nightfall strike and more strange coins from the Weekly Heroic.  Today’s also Veteran’s Day here in the States, so Happy Veteran’s Day to any Veteran’s or family of Veteran’s you may be reading this today.

The Nightfall/Weekly guide is at the end and it is Winter’s Run on Venus, as expected. Shouldn’t be too difficult.

Let’s dive right in; here are the bounties for 11/11:

Vanguard Bounties

Relic Harvest – Cosmodrome Collect 200 Sensor Mites in Cosmodrome. +50 / +2,500
Exalted Hive Kill 10 Hive Majors or Ultras. +100 / +5,000
Vex Minds Kill 10 Vex Majors or Ultras. +100 / +5,000
Unstoppable Earn 9000 Experience without dying. (Does not include Bounty XP reward.) +50 / +2,500
Predator and Prey Kill 20 enemies without taking damage from them. +50 / +2,500
Patrol Cosmodrome Complete 6 Patrol missions in the Cosmodrome. +50 / +2,500


Get Relic Harvest, Exalted Hive, Predator and Prey, Unstoppable, and Patrol Cosmodrome. When you spawn, head to the shack in front of you and head down stairs. You’ll have three Hive Major’s down there, each worth 20 Relic Harvest. Kill them without taking damage, run back to the wall past the stairs you came back, and then go back to where they were at. Rinse and repeat, and then do patrol missions.

Crucible Bounties

First Blood Earn 3 First Blood medals. +100 / +5,000
Back Scratcher Earn 50 Assists in the Crucible. +50 / +2,500
Ash and Dust Defeat 15 Guardians with a Rocket Launcher. +50 / +2,500
Reclamation Complete 5 Salvage Matches. +100 / +5,000
Target Practice Earn 10 Gunslinger medals. +100 / +5,000
Party’s Over Earn 5 Enforcer medals. +100 / +5,000


The Crucible playlist for today is Clash.

Daily Heroic Mission: The Archive

Location: Isthar Sink, Venus


  • Find the Collective’s lost Archive, sealed for centuries, in a vault deep beneath the Ishtar Academy.


  • HEROIC – Enemies appear in greater numbers and are more aggressive.
  • LIGHTSWITCH – Minions of the Darkness deal much more melee damage.


  • Cryptarch Engram
  • Vanguard Marks +5
  • +4800 XP (lvl 20) l +6000 XP (lvl 24) l +7500 XP (lvl 28)
  • Ascendant Material (lvl 24) l 2 Ascendant Materials (lvl 28)

Of course this one has a lightswitch modifier. It’d be too easy without that.  Straight forward mission, and easy normally. Once you’re inside the Archive, you’ll have to fight off waves of Fallen. Nothing about that would typically be hard, but these waves include several Stealth Vandals. And they will seek you out, so you can nickname them the Boogeyman in this mission, cause they comin’ to getcha. Keep an eye out for them, and don’t let anything get behind you. One melee and you’re dead.

Weekly Heroic Strike & Nightfall: Winter’s Run

Location: Ishtar Sink, Venus


  • The Darkness fathers as the Fallen prepare the return of one of their Archon Priests.

Weekly Heroic Modifiers:

  • HEROIC – Enemies appear in greater numbers and are more aggressive.
  • LIGHTSWITCH – Minions of the Darkness deal much more melee damage.

Weekly Heroic Rewards:

  • 3 Strange Coins (lvl 22) l 6 Strange Coins (lvl 26) l 9 Strange Coins (lvl 28)
  • Cryptarch Engram
  • 3 Vanguard Marks (lvl 22) l 6 Vanguard Marks (lvl 26) l 10 Vanguard Marks (lvl 28)
  • 150 Vanguard Rep (lvl 22) l 250 Vanguard Rep (lvl 26) l 400 Vanguard Rep (lvl 28)

Nightfall Modifiers:

  • EPIC – Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers..
  • JUGGLER – No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.
  • LIGHTSWITCH – Minions of the Darkness deal much more melee damage.
  • ARC BURN – Arc Damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • NIGHTFALL – If all players die, your Fireteam is returned to Orbit.

Nightfall Rewards:

  • Unknown Rewards

This is one of the easier strikes in the game, and the Weekly Heroic will be no problem at all. The only thing you’ll have to watch out for in the Heroic is the stealth vandals that appear while fighting the Archon Priest, because they’ll kill you in one hit because of the lightswitch modifier. So just keep enemies in front of you and be looking for the stealth guys.

The Nightfall is a little more tricky. You’re going to have to conserve ammo, avoid getting melee’d, and deal with the arc burn. Inside the caves, you can sit down and let the Vex and Fallen fight each other. Wait a few minutes and then head on through to mop up. At the first encounter that you have to do, the waves where you’re waiting on your ghost to open a door, so stay on (and run back to after putting the ghost on the door) the high rocks in the beginning of the room. Pull out an Ice Breaker if you have it and snipe all the enemies. They won’t be able to hit you.

On the next part, ride the Pike but jump off when you can see the three Hobgoblins. Snipe them from a far enough distance where they can’t shoot back. After you down them, go to where they were at and snipe some more goblins, hobgoblins, and four yellow barred Minotaurs. On the other side of the rocks are harpies. On down, you can snipe the Minds from a distance and they won’t be able to shoot back at you. Don’t forget about all the goblins and hobgoblins on the ledge above and to the right of where you enter. You don’t have to kill those, just don’t stand where they can shoot you.

For the Archon Priest area, just hug the entrance. Run down, take shots at him, and QUICKLY get away and back up to where you first drop down from. Rinse and repeat. And when the drop ship starts come in, run and hide, because trust me it will kill you in one shot. You want to be quick with your escapes while fighting the Priest. You’re in an area with only Fallen, and they all do Arc damage so you can’t take very many shots. Have an Ice Breaker equipped to deal with the pesky Fallen Shanks. Again, keep an eye out for Stealth Vandals.

Here’s a video from YouTube showing how to cheese it.


That’s all for today Guardians. Get out there and complete those bounties, and the Nightfall mission (do it first and get that 25% XP/REP boost). Let us know in the comments below what loot you get from the Nightfall.

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1 Comment on Destiny Daily 11/11/14: Destroy An Archon Priest in the Nightfall, Daily Bounties

  1. I was Lvl 25; did the Nightfall strike with two others and received The Chance (FWC Handcannon) upon completion…one of the other guys got an Exotic RL called The Truth??


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