Destiny Daily 12/31/14: Destroy Crota’s Soul, Daily Bounties

We say goodbye to 2014 by destroying Crota's soul... Happy New Year!

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I ran the parts of the raid I can solo three times yesterday, and ended up being able to upgrade my raid boots twice. I’m only 26 radiant shards away from being able to hit level 32. I also acquired more radiant energy, which put me up over 50. I went ahead and used 18 of that to max out my raid machine gun. So I’m just waiting on hitting rank four with Eris to be able to turn energy into shards. Also did the Nightfall once yesterday, and my reward was seven strange coins. Yay? I only have 91 of them, and will add more by doing the Weekly on my other characters. All those coins and Xur sells garbage. Stick a Borderlands style slot machine in the Tower Bungie.

Here are the bounties for 12/31:

Vanguard Bounties

One For All
Achieve Gold Tier Rating in Public Events.
100 / 5,000
Exalted Hive
Kill 10 Hive Majors or Ultras.
100 / 5,000
Kill 2 enemies at once with a Fusion Rifle, 20 times.
100 / 5,000
TARGET: Primus Sha’aull
Defeat Primus Shau’ull in “The Garden’s Spire” mission on Mars with the Heroic modifier active.
100 / 5,000
TARGET: Prohibitive Mind
Defeat the Prohibitive Mind in the “Rising Tide” mission on Mars with the Heroic modifier active.
100 / 5,000
Patrol Venus
Complete 6 Patrol missions on Venus.
50 / 2500

A great day for bounties, just look at all the 100/5000 ones. If you do all the bounties today, you’re guaranteed at least 610 rep (that’s base without Nightfall buff). Nice.

Crucible Bounties

Defeat 15 Guardians with headshots using a Sniper Rifle.
100 / 5,000
Defeat 50 Guardians with headshots.
100 / 5,000
Light the Way
Defeat 15 Guardians using a Super.
50 / 2500
Death or Glory
Complete 5 Clash Matches.
100 / 5,000
Target Practice
Earn 10 Dead Man’s Hand medals.
100 / 5,000
That’s How I Roll
Earn 5 Multikill medals.
100 / 5,000

The Crucible playlist for today is Control.

Crota’s Bane Bounties

The Will of Crota Exterminate Omingul and her spawn in The Will of Crota Strike on Earth. 100 / 5000
Cut Them Down Kill Hive using a Blade’s sword on Earth. 75 / 3750
Shine A Light Use a Solar or Arc ability to kill any enemy 75 / 3750
Bonebreaker Kill Hive Wizards with Shoulder Charge 75 / 3750

Oh come on. I need 388 rep to hit rank four; I reckon I’ll get 311 today. Would it have been too much to ask for a fifth bounty, or even the fourth one be Hunter only?

The Wakening

Ocean of Storms, Moon


  • Go to the Temple of Crota and destroy Crota’s soul.


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


Cryptarch Engram

+5 Vanguard Marks

XP + 7500

+2 Ascendant Materials

Destination Materials + 16

This is one from The Dark Below, so of course you’ll need the DLC to be able to do today’s Heroic. It’s also only available on level 30.

This one isn’t difficult, however there are a ton of thralls and cursed thralls. They’re usually rushing towards you, so it’s fairly easy to keep them at a distance and pick them off (or eliminate an entire group of cursed thrall’s by shooting one of them. Just don’t let anything get close to you. That’s easy enough to do until you get to where the soul of Crota is at, and then it’s easy to let something come around and slap you.

You can’t stay up top and shoot the four knights and the four wizards, because an anti-cheese knight will spawn on you. Kill the four knights, stand just before the beginning of the walkway, and shoot the thrall’s that spawn. Then, using your best snipe rifle, shoot a wizard, kill it, and take aim at another wizard. The goal is to only have one wizard at a time flying around and shooting at you. If you come in guns blazing and rockets flying, you’ll have all of them active and then it gets much more chaotic.

Unload everything you’ve got on Crota’s Soul, but routinely stop aiming and scan your surroundings. There will be thralls, acolytes, and more knights; so keep an eye out for them.

Well tomorrow I will for sure hit level 32, so that’s cool. I need to get a group together and beat Crota this week. I like the machine gun, but I really want the Black Hammer. If you ran the raids or Nightall yesterday, what did you get? Let us know in the comments below.

It’s New Year’s Eve, so this is our final Destiny Daily of 2014. It’s been a good three months. Those of you who will be leaving your Guardian in standby to go out and party to celebrate the New Year, be safe (and smart) and have fun. That’s all for today, so you all again tomorrow morning.

About Gary Smith (869 Articles)
I'm Gary Smith, aka "PatriotPaine." I'm the Editor-in-Chief of 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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