Destiny Daily 1/2/15: Xur Trolls With Dragon’s Breath, Daily Bounties

Destiny Daily

It’s Friday, and that means Xur has arrived in the tower once again to sell his exotic wares. Unfortunately, he didn’t bring the weapon myself and a ton of others want… although he did bring an exotic rocket launcher. That’s not the right one Xur, take it back! A short one today, so lets get right to it.

First up, Xur’s black market:

Xur’s Exotics

Exotic Item
MK. 44 Stand Asides
Titan Legs – Pardon me. Coming through.
13 SC
Don’t Touch Me
Hunter Gauntlets – Amputated from a created that stumbled out of a Vex gate. A vestigial defensive reflex still remains.
13 SC
Starfire Protocol
Warlock Gauntlets – 13.4 billion years ago, the first stars kindled out of darkness, seeding the future of all life.
13 SC
Dragon’s Breath
Rocket Launcher – Burn the world. Burn it all.
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
Gauntlets – The Cryptarch in the Tower may be able to decrypt this object and reveal its contents. (Random class).
23 MOL

Xur can be found down stairs under the hangar, all the way in the back. Nothing for me this week. I bought the engram because I have nothing else to do with Motes. I got Dragon’s Breath from the raid chest weeks ago, and never use it. Darn it Xur, we wanted a Gjallarhorn.

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

  • Knucklehead Radar – Hunter Helmet
  • Achlyophage Symbiote – Hunter Helmet
  • Crest of Alpha Lupi – Titan Chest
  • The Armamentarium – Titan Chest
  • Apotheosis Veil – Warlock Helmet
  • Heart of the Praxic Fire – Warlock Chest
  • The Last Word – Handcannon
  • Universal Remote – Shotgun
  • Pocket Infinity – Fusion Rifle
  • Patience and Time – Sniper Rifle
  • Thunderlord – Machine Gun
  • Gjallarhorn – Rocket Launcher

You need to have the exotic that you wish to upgrade equipped. I may upgrade Patience and time, but that’s about it.

Here are the bounties for 1/2:

Vanguard Bounties

Relic Harvest – Venus
Collect 200 Pumice Threads on Venus.
50 / 2500
Fallen Leaders
Kill 10 Fallen Majors or Ultras.
100 / 5000
Exalted Hive
Kill 10 Hive Majors or Ultras.
100 / 5000
Body Dropper
Kill 100 enemies without dying.
50 / 2500
TARGET: Grayliks, Winter Baron
Defeat Grayliks in “The Archive” mission on Venus with the Heroic modifier active.
100 / 5000
Patrol the Moon
Complete 6 Patrol missions on the Moon.
50 / 2500


Combine Relic Harvest and Fallen Leaders with the Grayliks bounty and you’ll complete all three in no time. Work towards Body Dropper while doing it.

Crucible Bounties

The Wild Hunt
Defeat 25 Hunters in the Crucible.
75 / 3750
Throw Down
Defeat 20 Guardians with your melee attack.
100 / 5000
Stopping Power
Earn 10 Buckshot Bruiser medals.
100 / 5000
That’s How I Roll
Earn 5 Multikill medals.
100 / 5000
Earn 5 Postmortem medals.
100 / 5000
Target Practice
Earn 10 Dead Man’s Hand medals
100 / 5000


The Crucible playlist for today is Clash.

Crota’s Bane Bounties

Blades of Crota Hunt the Knights who serve as Blades of Crota on Earth and the Moon. (3) 75 / 3750
Shine a Light Use a Solar or Arc ability to kill any enemy. 75 / 3750
Atonement Rapidly kill 3 Hive with a special weapon, 5 times. Death will reset your progress. 75 / 3750
Purifier Kill 7 Hive at once with Nova Bomb 75 / 3750


I’m at Max rank with Eris, but I’m still going to do these bounties for the experience.

Scourge of Winter

Ishtar Sink, Venus



Hunt and kill Draksis, the House of Winter’s Kell, hiding deep in the caves of the Ishtar Sink.


  • 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 + 4800 / 6000 / 7500

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

Destination Materials + 10 / 12 / 16

Keep the enemies in front of you, which on this mission isn’t hard to do at all, and you should have zero trouble.  Take an Ice Breaker and when you first enter where the Kell is, stand on the rocks and snipe the enemies. They can’t shoot back at you because of the distance; you can clear the whole area in a couple of minutes, and be on your merry way.

For Draksis, I recommend standing in the door way and shooting his guards and other enemies while he is sitting on his throne. Don’t shoot him until you kill the others. Once you shoot him, and you should be using a sniper at this point, he’ll stand up and you’ll be able to get a few more shots off before he hides behind a pillar. Don’t move backwards out of the door way and then try to go back through it. You’ll end up being locked out of the room, or die by being crushed by the door, which will respawn you outside of the room and you’ll still be locked out, which will force you to run back outside the ship and jump over the edge. Just kill the enemies, enter the room, and let the door close behind you to trap you inside with the Draksis and the trash that spawns.

I say don’t worry about the other enemies (but keep moving/jumping, and don’t let them melee you) and focus on Draksis. Machine gun or rocket launcher, hand cannon, and a sniper rifle if you’re quick enough and you should take him down quickly without issue.

That’s going to wrap up this week Guardians. Did you buy or upgrade anything from Xur? If so, let us know in the comments.

As always, no Destiny Daily on the weekends. I’ll be back Monday morning as we get ready for the world to reset on Tuesday.

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