Destiny Daily 12/23/14: Enter The Nexus for This Week’s Nightfall and Heroic, Daily Bounties

Destiny Daily

It’s a new week in Destiny, and that means you can once again earn Marks, get loot from the raids, and there’s a new Nightfall/Weekly Heroic to tackle and get loot/strange coins from. I’m in a bit of hurry today, so we’re going to keep this one short.

Here are the bounties for 12/23:

Vanguard Bounties

TARGET: Aksor, Archon Priest
Defeat Aksor, Archon Priest in the “Winter’s Run” Strike on Venus.
50 / 2500
It’s All in the Head
Kill 100 enemies with precision damage.
50 / 2500
Cleansing Light
Rapidly kill 3 or more enemies with a single super use, 20 times.
50 / 2500
Earn 9000 Experience without dying.
50 / 2500
TARGET: Bracus Tha’aurn
Defeat Bracus Tha’aurn in “The Buried City” mission on Mars with the Heroic modifier active.
100 / 5000
Patrol Mars
Complete 6 Patrol missions Mars.
50 / 2500 /10 RI


Bunch of 50 rep bounties. Watch tomorrow they’ll have the bounty for completing a weekly heroic or nightfall.

Crucible Bounties

Broken Scholar
Defeat 25 Warlocks in the Crucible.
75 / 3750
Throw Down
Defeat 20 Guardians with your melee attack.
100 / 5000
Defeat 50 Guardians with headshots.
100 / 5000
Ash and Dust
Defeat 15 Guardians with a Rocket Launcher.
50 / 2500
All For One
Complete 5 Skirmish Matches.
100 / 5000
Earn 10 Fusion Rifle Sprees in the Crucible.
100 / 5000


The Crucible playlist for today is Control.

Crota’s Bane Bounties

Blades of Crota Hunt the Knights who serve as Blades of Crota on Earth and the Moon. 75 / 3750
Iluminator Generate Orbs of Light 75 / 3750
Deadshot Collector Kill Hive with precision damage while under the effect of a Black Wax Idol. 75 / 3750
Sleight of Hand Defeat Hive with precision damage using your throwing knife 75 / 3750
The Cleansing Kill any Majors or Ultras in a Nightfall activity. 100 / 5000 / 3 MOL


Nice day for Eris bounties. Will help that LONG grind to rank 4 for her.

Siege of the Warmind

Old Russia, Earth



Find Rasputin’s bunker. Defend it against the Hive attack.


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 +7500

+2 Ascendant Materials

Destination Materials +16

This is one of The Dark Below story missions, so if you don’t have the DLC you can’t do the Daily Heroic today. It’s also only available in level 30 form. Grab the bounty from Eris.

I think this one is the hardest mission in the game. Getting to Rasputin is absolutely nothing. But once you stand in front of his controls and Omnigul spawns, things start to get chaotic. There’s a lot going on here and you need to be constantly aware of your surroundings. Thrall’s will rush you and there’s also the exploding thrall’s. Also acolytes, knights, and hallowed knights. But the biggest pain of all is the hallowed wizards who put the green circles on the ground that you definitely don’t want to get caught standing on. And finally, a big orge.

If you can, jump up on top of Rasputin, the big thing hanging above the arena. There’s a ghost up there anyway (there’s also a ghost under the controls as well). It’s hard to shoot things from up there, but it’s doable. It’s the safest approach. I like to get behind the controls though. You’re not safe there, by any means, but it’s the easiest area to defend yourself without having to worry about something spawning on you. Priority number one though is taking down the wizards as fast as possible, including Omnigul at the start (shoot her a few times in the head, and get her out of the way).


The Nexus

Ishtar Sink, Venus



The Darkness seethes as the Vex tear at space and time in their Nexus below the surface of Venus.

Weekly Heroic Modifiers:

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

JUGGLER – No ammo drops for your equipped weapons.

Weekly Heroic Rewards:

Cryptarch Engram

Vanguard Marks 3 / 6 / 10

Vanguard Rep 150 / 250 / 400

XP 4800 / 6000 / 7500

Strange Coins 3 / 6 / 9

Nightfall Modifiers:

EPIC – Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers. .

JUGGLER – No ammo drops for your equipped weapons.

VOID BURN – Void Damage from any source is greatly increased.

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

NIGHTFALL – If all players die, your Fireteam is returned to Orbit.

Nightfall Rewards:

Unknown Rewards

Bring your void weapons, and remember you can skip most of the fights on the way to the boss. You really only have to complete the kill the three servitors section and then you can run past everything else to get to the end boss. Just be quick, and remember that if you stay up top there’s going to be a minotaur that will spawn every 30 seconds or so.

For the three servitors section, it’s best to have something that does Solar damage because those shielded shanks can be pesky. Thankfully all of the Fallen, except the servitors, do arc damage, so you won’t die quickly from them.

This one is really easy to solo.

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


Make sure you do the Nightfall before doing anything else (other than heading to the Tower to pick up a few bounties) so that you can get the buff for everything else you do this week. If you get a good loot drop, be sure to let us know in the comments below.

That’s all for today Guardians. See you all tomorrow morning, Christmas Eve.

About Gary Smith (762 Articles)
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1 Comment on Destiny Daily 12/23/14: Enter The Nexus for This Week’s Nightfall and Heroic, Daily Bounties

  1. Did the nightfall with friends on my warlock, 8 coins. Did it solo on my hunter, 6 coins….a little disappointed


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