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Destiny Daily 11/14/14: Xur Has The Last Word, Iron Banner Returns Next Week, Beta Test Voice Chat on Tuesday

Destiny Daily

Guardians, it’s Friday, and that means Xur has returned to the Tower. You can check out his wares and location immediately below this section. I’m a happy camper, as Xur brought exactly what I wanted: The Last Word, the hand cannon. I can’t wait to pop some Cabal heads with that thing.

Bungie moved their weekly update to Thursday yesterday, and the news from it is that the Iron Banner looks to return late next week. Here’s what you can expect from Iron Banner 2.0, where a lot of changes have been made based on player feedback from the last time:

Power. Does. Matter! (no, really)
  • Only players Level 20 and above can lead a Fireteam
  • Players below Level 20 can accompany more powerful friends
  • Players within 3 Levels can be competitive with each other
  • Your DEFENSE rating affects how you take damage
    • Wear your best (highest rated) armor
    • Players out of your league will seem like a Boss
  • Your ATTACK rating affects how you inflict damage
    • Equip your best (highest rated) weapons
    • Lower-level players wielding fully-upgraded weapons should still be considered a very credible threat!
Claim victory to gain reputation.
  • Lord Saladin now has five ranks to obtain through victory
  • Your previous Iron Banner rank has been preserved
  • The Tempered buff is a twelve-hour boost in reputation gains
  • Activate Tempered later during the event to catch up faster
Acquire exclusive Iron Banner rewards.
  • Increase your Rank to unlock better gear
  • Reforge weapons to reset progression with new perks
  • Earn gauntlets and boots to move you closer to Level 30
  • See Lord Saladin for details!
Quitters never win.
  • Reputation gains are only awarded only to the winners
  • Defeat grants a token to be redeemed after a future win
  • You can carry up to five Iron Medallions at any time
  • Partial reputation gains are earned instantly upon victory
Strike while the Iron is hot.
  • Your reputation will be reset at the conclusion of this Iron Banner
  • Like any competitive activity, each new event is a chance to regain your standing

In addition, they announced that beginning you’ll be able to beta test a voice chat channel. You can opt into this channel to talk with partners that you are paired with during matchmaking events like Strike’s and the Crucible. I don’t use a mic, so I don’t care for voice chat. But those of you who do, it’s coming Tuesday, November 18th. You can read more about it here.

Xur’s exotics are up now, the daily bounties directly below it.

Xur’s Exotics

Item DESCRIPTION Price
The Armamentarium
Titan Chest – For This, There Is One Remedy. 13 SC
Crest of Alpha Lupi
Hunter Chest – You’ve heard every last tale of the wolf by now. None of them are true. You are the wolf. 13 SC
Voidfang Vestments
Warlock Chest – “YOU WILL DREAM OF TEETH AND NOTHING ELSE” – scratched behind a buckle 13 SC
The Last Word
Hand Cannon – “Your’s… not mine.” – Renegade Hunter Shin Malphur to Dredgen Yar 23 SC
Exotic Engram Helmet Exotic Engram – Random exotic helmet for a random class. 23 MoL

 

Xur can be found in the North Tower, up against a back gate directly across from the room the Speaker is in. He’s been there before, but it’s been a while. I went in with 54 Strange Coins, and of course spent 23 to get The Last Word. I’ve been wanting this gun since launch. Thank you Xur! If you pick up anything this week, let us know in the comments.

Vanguard Bounties

BOUNTY DESCRIPTION + REP / + EXP
Target: Zydron Defeat Zydron in the “Eye of a Gate Lord” mission on Venus with the Heroic moidifer active. +100 / +5,000
Target: Valus Ta’aurc Defeat Valus Ta’aurc in the “Cerberus Vae III” Strike on Mars. +50 / +2,500
One For All Achieve Gold Tier Rating in 3 Public Events. +100 / +5,000
Cleansing Light Kill 3 or more enemies with a single super use, 20 times. +50 / +2,500
Body Dropper Kill 100 enemies without dying. +50 / +2,500
Patrol Venus
Complete 6 Patrol missions on Venus. +50 / +2,500

 

I hate that One For All bounty. Public events are super easy and can be solo’d quickly, but trying to get to an area in hopes that one of these events spawns three times is a minor hassle. Because sometimes they don’t spawn. Use DestinyPublicEvents.com to try and make it easier on yourself. I also hate the Cleansing Light bounty. As such, I never both with either of them.

Crucible Bounties

BOUNTY DESCRIPTION + REP / + EXP
The Wild Hunt Defeat 25 Hunters in the Crucible. +75 / +3,750
In the Zone Capture 10 Zones in Control. +50 / +2,500
Back Scratcher Earn 50 Assists in the Crucible. +50 / +2,500
No Riding Zone Defeat 10 Guardians on Vehicles. +100 / +5,000
That’s How I Roll Earn 5 Multikill medals. +100 / +5,000
Revengeance Earn 5 Postmortem medals. +100 / +5,000

 

The Crucible playlist for today is Rumble.

Daily Heroic Mission: The Buried City

Location: Meridian Bay, Mars

Description:

  • Clear out the Cabal occupying the lost city of Freehold and explore what remains.

Modifiers:

  • HEROIC – Enemies appear in greater numbers and are more aggressive.
  • ANGRY – Minions of the Darkness won’t flinch, even after massive damage.

Rewards:

  • 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)

As I always say, this is an easy one. You have to be a little more careful because the Phalanx’s won’t drop their shields for you to get an easy headshot. There’s some Centurions, a Colossus, and some major Pison’s to deal with as well. Overall though, it’s nothing to overwhelming. Shouldn’t take too long to do.

That’s all for today Guardians. Remember, no Destiny Daily on the weekend, so I’ll see you again Monday morning.  Tomorrow is my day to sit down and watch some college football. My Crimson Tide get to play #1 Mississippi State tomorrow, so Roll Tide Roll. If you bought anything from Xur today, let us know in the comments. If you The Last Word, what do you think about it? I’m about to go try it out as soon as I hit publish on this post. Later Guardians!

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About Gary Smith (995 Articles)
I'm Gary Smith, aka "PatriotPaine." I'm the Editor-in-Chief of VortexEffect.net. I'm usually posting news and reviews, and doing all the back end stuff as well. I like to play games, watch movies, wrestling, and college football (Roll Tide Roll).

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