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Destiny Daily 1/7/15: Venture to the Cosmodrome to face The Dark Within, Daily Bounties, More

Destiny Daily

Welcome back to another Daily Destiny, this time coming just minutes after the reset since I’m still up (or was, I’ll be in the bed as soon as I post it). I did the Weekly/Nightfall and portions of the raid that I could solo yesterday, and I’ve added a new section to that goes over what I got. Spoiler, it wasn’t anything good. Hawkmoon and Gjallarhorn I guess will continue to elude me. I’m over 600 hours here Bungie, toss me a bone already.

Here are the bounties for 1/7:

Vanguard Bounties

BOUNTY DESCRIPTION REP / EXP
TARGET: Sepiks Prime
Defeat Sepiks Prime in “The Devils’ Lair” Strike on Earth.
50 / 2500
TARGET: Valus Ta’aurc
Defeat Valus Ta’aurc in the “Cerberus Vae III” Strike on Mars.
50 / 2500
It’s All in the Head
Kill 100 enemies with precision damage.
50 / 2500
One For All
Achieve Gold Tier Rating in Public Events.
100 / 5,000
Cleansing Light
Rapidly kill 3 or more enemies with a single super use, 20 times.
50 / 2500
Patrol Venus
Complete 6 Patrol missions on Venus.
50 / 2500

Really getting tired of Cleansing Light and One For All. I played Cerberus Vae III six times yesterday; I’ll grab the bounty, but I won’t play it again unless it comes up during the Roc playlist.

Crucible Bounties

BOUNTY DESCRIPTION REP / EXP
Broken Scholar
Defeat 25 Warlocks in the Crucible.
75 / 3750
Never See You Coming
Defeat 10 Guardians from behind.
100 / 5,000
Longshot
Defeat 15 Guardians with headshots using a Sniper Rifle.
100 / 5,000
Light the Way
Defeat 15 Guardians using a Super.
50 / 2500
Stay Golden
Complete 5 Rumble Matches.
100 / 5,000
No Riding Zone
Defeat 10 Guardians on Vehicles.
100 / 5,000

The Crucible playlist for today is Skirmish.

Crota’s Bane Bounties

BOUNTY DESCRIPTION REP / EXP
Blades of Crota Hunt the Knights who serve as Blades of Crota on Earth and the Moon 75 / 3750
Husk Reaper Collect Husk Shards by defeating Hive on any destination. 75 / 3750
Out of Sight Kill Hive from behind. 75 / 3750
Light The Dark Rapidly kill 10 Hive with Grenade abilities while under the effect of Radiance. 75 / 3750

All of these are easy.

The Dark Within

Old Russia, Earth

Description:

  • Investigate reports of a hidden power trapped in the Cosmodrome Array stations.

Modifiers:

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

Rewards:

Cryptarch Engram

+5 Vanguard Marks

XP + 4800 / 6000 / 7500

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

Destination Materials + 10 / 12 / 16

WOW! It’s been a long time since this one has rolled around. Heck, this will almost be like a new mission for me it has been so long since I’ve played it (that’s a bit of a joke, I still know everything about it). I was kinda thinking they had removed these from the table. It’s been about a month.

Anyway, it’s the third mission in the game (or second if you don’t count the tutorial), and super easy. I recommend carrying a fusion rifle here. The Lightswitch modifier is active and there are two spots where you’ll get rushed by a swarm of Thrall’s. They probably won’t kill you in one hit, but they definitely will in two. So don’t get close to them. With a fusion rifle, you can kill a few of them with one shot. Of course a high impact primary, like a handcannon or scout rifle, will drop most of the enemies in this mission with one shot if you shoot them in the head.

For the final part, you have to kill the wizard. One or two rockets, preferably solar, will down the wizard pretty fast. This is one of the easier missions in the game and shouldn’t take longer than three or four minutes, tops.

That’s all for today Guardians. The Dark Below is coming tomorrow alongside new Nightfall and Weekly Heroic, and also a new look for Destiny Daily which is going to become slightly more in-depth. See you all tomorrow.

 

This is a new section that I’ll occasionally include based on whether or not I received anything decent from playing the previous today. As yesterday was the weekly reset, I picked up quite a few things. So here’s the loot I got yesterday:

Nightfall

  • Crusader 1 – Scout Rifle – It has the Firefly perk and 331 attack, so I’m keeping it.
  • 7 Strange Coins
  • Unwilling Soul-09 – Assault Rifle – Dead Orbit sells this. It has really abysmal impact, but the highest rate of fire you cant get and a 72 mag clip. I have Atheon’s Epligoue if I want that, so I dismantled it for the energy. I’m not a fan of low impact weapons.

Weekly Heroic

  • 9 Strange Coins, Legendary Helmet Engram – This turned into the exotic Titan helmet An Insurmountable Skullfort. I deleted my Titan and won’t make another one, so I dismantled it for the exotic shard.
  • 9 Strange Coins and some rare engrams.
  • 9 Strange Coins, Legendary Primary Engram – My second legendary engram of the day. This turned into The Devil You Don’t handcannon. I bought this previously, like an idiot, but I’ll dismantle the one I bought because it sucks. This one I’ll keep because it has Field Scout. Plus I need a good 331 legendary handcannon.

I got a few strange coins from rare engrams as well. I currently have 142 Strange Coins. Pretty much the only thing I’m going to buy if Xur sells is another Ice Breaker (so each character can have one), or three Gjallarhorns. Besides that, I’ve got 67 Motes of Light, so I’ll buy some exotic engrams just to turn a mote into an exotic shard. Really hope Xur sells Gjallarhorn this week; I’m begging him. And some heavy weapon ammo; would gladly spend the coins on picking up 100 of those (which is only 20 coins)

Crota’s End

  • Radiant Energy
  • Radiant Shards
  • Shroud of Flies Cloak x2
  • Dogged Gage
  • Tireless Striders
  • Deathsingers Grip

I had no exotic luck with the chest, but I did finally get the cloak (and one for each of my Hunter’s at that). Picked up some shards and invested them into my Warlock’s gauntlets. I was originally going to delete her and make a third Hunter, but I’ve grown attached to the character and the usefulness of the Sunsinger Warlock. So I’m going to keep her and I’m working on getting her to 32. She still needs the boots, and I also want a better stat roll on her chest piece (I want Discipline, not Strength)

Other

I leveled up the Cryptarch on each character, didn’t get anything but rare engrams that turned into rares that were promptly deleted. I increased my Vanguard reputation with my main Hunter and my Warlock, and that resulted in a pair of Warlock legendary boots, and the legendary Badger CCL scout rifle. It had terrible perks though, so I dismantled it. Also picked up a legendary chest engram from the Roc playlist that decrypted into two Ascendant Shards.

Also picked up quite a few rare engrams that didn’t turn into anything, and Ascendant materials for the Daily and public events. All in all I would say rather disappointing, but I’m pretty happy with my new scout rifle and having a The Devil You Don’t with Field Scout, so I can’t complain.

That’s all for today. If you got anything from the Nightfall/Weekly/Raids/Roc/Crucible do let us know in the comments below. See you all tomorrow morning.

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