Destiny Daily 12/18/14: Daily Bounties, Xur Arrives Tomorrow, Iron Banner Continues

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I took my newly created alt Hunter from level 13 to 20 yesterday. The moment she hit 20, I equipped the new Vanguard armor I had purchased plus the Knucklehead Radar helmet to get her to 30 instantly. I then gave her my Ice Breaker and set about soloing the first two sections of Crota’s End. I scored some energy from the chest, shards and the gloves from traversing the abyss, and energy again for crossing the bridge. I came out of there with five shards after dismantling the gloves, and I still had three or four before I went in, so I was able to upgrade the gloves again on my main. I then saw my brother was online, in orbit not doing anything, so I got him to start and solo the raid with my level 27 Warlock tagging along; energy and a bond from the chest, shards from the abyss and shards from the bridge. I have six now, so I just need one more to fully max out the gloves. The folks who are already level 32, due to running the raid with three characters, deleting one, and building it up to 20 to be able to equip the gear and do the raid some more are crazy.

I also did the Nightfall and the Heroic on my new Hunter and received a legendary shotgun (Hide and Seek). It’s not an expansion weapon, but it’s max attack is still 331. I REALLY hope there’s an upgraded The Devil You Know out there as a possible drop. It’s my favorite primary, and The Devil You Don’t just can’t compare with unless you like reloading.

Tomorrow Xur arrives, and I have 72 Strange Coins… so bring something good dude

Here are the bounties for 12/18:

Vanguard Bounties

Relic Harvest – Moon
Collect 200 Impact Shards on the Moon.
50 / 2500
It’s All in the Head
Kill 100 enemies with precision damage.
50 / 2500
Melee Kill 30 enemies without dying.
50 / 2500
Kill 2 enemies at once with a Fusion Rifle, 20 times.
100 / 5,000
TARGET: Grayliks, Winter Baron
Defeat Grayliks in “The Archive” mission on Venus with the Heroic modifier active.
100 / 5,000
Patrol the Moon
Complete 6 Patrol missions on the Moon.
50 / 2500


Easy bounties, just wish the PVE folks got more 100 /5000 bounties.

Crucible Bounties

Broken Scholar
Defeat 25 Warlocks in the Crucible.
75 / 3750
First Blood
Earn 3 First Blood medals.
100 / 5,000
Stay Golden
Complete 5 Rumble Matches.
100 / 5,000
All For One
Complete 5 Skirmish Matches.
100 / 5,000
That’s How I Roll
Earn 5 Multikill medals.
100 / 5,000
Earn 5 Postmortem medals.
100 / 5,000


The Crucible playlist for today is Skirmish. The Iron Banner is of course still going on.

Crota’s Bane Bounties

Blades of Crota Hunt the Knights who serve as Blades of Crota on Earth and the Moon. (3) 75 / 3750
Let’s Dance Rapidly kill 7 enemies with a melee attack. 75 / 3750
Out of Sight Kill Hive from behind. 75 / 3750
Sleight of Hand Defeat Hive with precision damage using your throwing knife 75 / 3750


Best just to fire up Fist of Crota and do all of these, especially the first two.

A Stranger’s Call

Ishtar Sink, Venus



Follow the Stranger’s coordinates to a legendary colony last in the jungles of Venus.


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

JUGGLER – No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.


Cryptarch Engram

+5 Vanguard Marks

XP + 4800 / 6000 / 7500

+1 Ascendant Material (lvl 26) / 2 Ascendant Materials (lvl 30)

Destination Materials +10 / 12 / 16

This is one pretty straight forward, but I think is one of the more difficult missions in the game. After getting your sparrow turned on and activating the vex detector, head to the academy and check out the conflux. Quickly get to the top balcony (no enemies will spawn up there) and get ready for a Vex onslaught. The goblins of course are nothing, but there’s hobglobins and a lot of minotaurs as the waves progress.

Use your highest impact weapons, and rocket launchers (preferably void, but anything will do) and bring some ammo packs. The Juggler modifier will make ammo get low, and especially during the later waves, jumping down to where the enemies are to pick up ammo could easily result in death. Once you’re down there, you’re down there to stay… because you aren’t likely to get back to that top balcony unless you’re really fast and really good with the jump.

So, Xur is returning tomorrow; what are you guys and gals hoping he’s selling and offering for upgrades? I’m hoping for a Gjallarhorn. I don’t really care about any of the upgrades this time around.

That’s all for today Guardians. Hopefully tomorrow we’ll be celebrating getting what we want from Xur.

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2 Comments on Destiny Daily 12/18/14: Daily Bounties, Xur Arrives Tomorrow, Iron Banner Continues

  1. I got 2 pieces of raid gear last night! Gauntlets and Boots. I already have an upgraded exotic helmet, so I hope Xur sells exotic chest piece. Then I would be able to take either the raid helmet OR chest to complete my level 32 gear.

    I would also buy a Gallahorn or exotic machine gun.


    • I’ve got two exotic machine guns, neither upgraded to the damage though. Of the two, Thunderlord is great. Super Good Advice, which Xur won’t sell because its a bounty, isn’t that good.

      I wouldn’t mind Xur selling the new exotic gauntlets for Hunters, even though I’ve already pumped 14 radiant shards into my raid gloves. Would probably switch to those if I could get the raid helmet (which looks great).


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