Destiny Daily 12/12/14: Xur Has Truth If You’re Willing to Seek It, Exotic Upgrades, Daily Bounties, & More

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It’s Xurday! Yesterday I was out patrolling in the Rocket Yard killing some Hive. I one-shotted a Knight in the face with my trusty favorite primary weapon, The Devil You Know, and out popped a shiny purple orb… also known as a Legendary Engram. This is like the sixth legendary engram that I’ve gotten this week, after weeks of never seeing one. But this one was the first one to drop out in the world and not be a reward from a Daily/Weekly/Package. It was for a primary weapon. I was really hoping it’d be for a legendary handcannon, preferably an upgraded The Devil You Know if such a thing even exists, but instead it was an expansion assault rifle called “For the People.” It has a small 26 mag clip, high rate of fire, and low impact. Nice to have, I guess, but I’m not going to use it because I like higher impact.

First up, Xur’s black market: (Note: Xur is only in town through tomorrow, so go buy the Urn for 1 strange coin to be able to begin the Eris quest).

Xur’s Exotics

Exotic Item
Ruin Wings
Titan Gauntlets – In The Garden grows a tree of silver wings. The leaves are ruin, the bark disaster.
13 SC
Achlyophage Symbiote
Hunter Helmet – “They told me it would eat my thoughts and leave me full of Light.”
13 SC
Voidfang Vestments
Warlock Chest – “YOU WILL DREAM OF TEETH AND NOTHING ELSE” – scratched behind a buckle
13 SC
Rocket Launcher – “… is where you seek it.” – Lomar
17 SC
Exotic Shard
A remnant that almost seems to have a life of its own. Can be used to unlock the full power of Exotic gear.
7 SC
Exotic Engram
Helmet – The Cryptarch in the Tower may be able to decrypt this object and reveal its contents. (Random class).
23 MOL

Xur can be found right beside the Crucible Quartermaster. Nothing for me this week, as I already have Truth. I did pick up an exotic engram just because I have nothing else to do with Motes of Light. My engram turned into Achlyophage Symbiote, so I basically spent 23 Motes for an Exotic Shard (eventually). Not bad I guess.

These are the items that Xur has available to upgrade for the original item, 7000+ Glimmer, and an Exotic Shard:

  • Mask of the Third Man – Hunter Helmet
  • Young Ahamkara’s Spine – Hunter Gauntlets
  • The Armamentarium – Titan Chest
  • No Backup Plans – Titan Gauntlets
  • Light Beyond Nemesis – Warlock Helmet
  • Sunbreakers – Warlock Gauntlets
  • SUROS Regime – Assault Rifle
  • Red Death – Pulse Rifle
  • The Last Word – Handcannon
  • Thorn – Handcannon
  • Ice Breaker – Sniper Rifle
  • Thunderlord – Machine Gun

You need to have the exotic that you wish to upgrade equipped. I upgraded my Ice Breaker (thank you Xur) and Red Death; I’ll get the SUROS upgrade probably tomorrow even though I don’t really use it that much any more.

Here are the bounties for 12/11:

Vanguard Bounties

TARGET: Sepiks Prime
Defeat Sepiks Prime in “The Devils’ Lair” Strike on Earth.
50 / 2500
Fallen Leaders
Kill 10 Fallen Majors or Ultras.
100 / 5000
Exalted Hive
Kill 10 Hive Majors or Ultras.
100 / 5000
Earn 9000 Experience without dying.
50 / 2500
TARGET: Telthor, Unborn
Defeat Telthor in the “Chamber of Night” mission on the Moon with the Heroic modifier active.
100 / 5000
Patrol Mars
Complete 6 Patrol missions on Mars.
50 / 2500


A really good day for bounties; at a great time because need the XP to level up the upgrade weapons. Grab unstoppable and do the Daily Heroic. Completing it on 30 will give you 7500 XP.

Crucible Bounties

Shake the Pillars
Defeat 25 Titans in the Crucible.
75 / 3750
The Wild Hunt
Defeat 25 Hunters in the Crucible.
75 / 3750
Defeat 50 Guardians with headshots.
100 / 5000
Stay Golden
Complete 5 Rumble Matches.
100 / 5000
Stopping Power
Earn 10 Buckshot Bruiser medals.
100 / 5000
No Riding Zone
Defeat 10 Guardians on Vehicles.
100 / 5000


The Crucible playlist for today is Rumble.

Crota’s Bane Bounties

Blades of Crota Hunt the Knights who serve as Blades of Crota on Earth and the Moon. (3) 75 / 3750
Atonement Rapidly kill 3 Hive with a special weapon, 5 times. Death will reset your progress. 75 / 3750
Hard Fall Kill Rapidly kill 4 hive with a heavy weapon, Death will reset your progress. 75 / 3750
The Unseen While invisible, land the killing blow on a Hive Wizard with a Sniper Rifle. 75 / 3750


Those are all easy enough, and thankfully no class specific one this time; although, if you don’t have Patience and Time, you’re going to need to be a Hunter Bladedancer to complete the last one. I like the death will reset your progress stipulation. Bungie knew that without that, we’d just go to the “we’ve woken the Hive,” mission and keep dying until we complete the bounties. Ranking Eris up though is going to be such a grind at this point.

The Garden’s Spire

Meridian Bay, Mars



Seize control of the Black Garden Spire held behind the wall of the Cabal Warbase and wake the Gate Lord’s Eye.


HEROIC – Enemies appear in greater numbers and are more aggressive.

ANGRY – Minions of the Darkness won’t flinch, even after massive damage.


Cryptarch Engram

+5 Vanguard Marks

XP + 4800 / 6000 / 7500

Ascendant Material (lvl 26) / +2 Ascendant Materials (lvl 30)

Destination Materials + 10 /12 / 16

This is one of my favorite mission the game. Here you fight your way through a ton of Cabal to eventually kill Primus Sha’aull. It isn’t difficult, but there is a lot of enemies. The phalanx’s won’t drop their shield when you shoot their arm because of the angry modifier. I recommend using either a handcannon or high impact scout rifle, simply because each of their bullets tend to do more damage and it’s easier to consistently hit the arm than using an assault rifle.

When you get to the part where your Ghost tells you have to cross the bridge, hang back. There’s a lot of enemies that will be coming to you and one colossus that will hang back on top of a building. If you stay back towards the beginning of the bridge, the colossus won’t fire at you. After you dispose of the enemies coming towards you, use your best long range weapon (either a sniper or a scout) and aim for the head of the big guy.

After that, there’s a few pisons but they’re not a big deal. Make your way towards the spire, take the centurion out first and then the rest of the enemies and then wake the Gate Lord’s eye. After a few seconds, Sha’aull and some other enemies will come out of a big door on the other side of the map. Once Sha’aull gets out of his immune state and starts walking around, light him up with your highest impact bullets (or rockets, they work fantastic here). Kill him as quick as possible, because after a short time they’ll joined by more enemies including another colossus. If things start getting nasty, retreat down the hill to the building where the pisons were at. They won’t come down there, so wait, regroup, and then pick your shot.

Here’s the video walkthrough I made last week, of course before they upped the difficulty to 30 and did away with the 28 version (which is what the video is).


That’s all for today Guardians. Did you buy or upgrade anything from Xur? Get any good loot drops this week? Let us know in the comments below. As always, there will be no Destiny Daily on the weekend, so I’ll see you all again Monday morning for another week in the exciting world of Destiny.

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1 Comment on Destiny Daily 12/12/14: Xur Has Truth If You’re Willing to Seek It, Exotic Upgrades, Daily Bounties, & More

  1. I bought another Achlyophage Symbiote since I’d rather spend all the coins I’m sitting on than lose an ascendant shard and glimmer (actually, TWO ascendant shards, since I immediately broke down my current helmet). That plus my 3 current new legendaries (1 acquired through engram, 2 purchased from Vanguard) put me well on my way towards 31. Crota, here I come!


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