Destiny Daily 1/21/15: Destroy The Black Garden, Crota’s End Gets Hard Mode, Daily Bounties

Destiny Daily

Welcome back Guardians. Crota’s End Hard Mode launches today, so if you’re raiding be ready for that. I ran the Nightfall twice yesterday. My first reward was another pair of Don’t Touch Me exotic gauntlets for a Hunter. Which was great because those are maybe the best exotic armor for a Hunter, so I gave them to my alt Hunter (whom I was going to buy one for if Xur sold them again). The second reward was a Legendary Heavy Weapon Engram. I never get legendary heavy engrams, and I considering that I had been lucky enough to get Hard Light and Universal Remote out of legendary engrams recently, I was hoping for a Gjallarhorn. Instead it was the second worst thing I could have gotten… two Ascendant Energies. Should never happen.

Here are the bounties for 1/21:

Vanguard Bounties

It’s All in the Head
Kill 100 enemies with precision damage.
50 / 2500
Cabal Command
Kill 10 Cabal Majors or Ultras.
100 / 5000
Body Dropper
Kill 100 enemies without dying.
50 / 2500
Melee Kill 30 enemies without dying.
50 / 2500
TARGET: Sardok, Eye of Oryx
Defeat Sardok in the “Shrine of Oryx” mission on the Moon with the Heroic modifier active.
100 / 5000
Patrol Venus
Complete 6 Patrol missions on Venus.
50 / 2500

These are are all easy and quick. Cabal Command is a good excuse to pop a Resupply Code and farm The Exclusion Zone mission on Mars.

Crucible Bounties

First Blood
Earn 3 First Blood medals.
100 / 5000
In the Zone
Capture 10 Zones in Control.
50 / 2500
Back Scratcher
Earn 50 Assists in the Crucible.
50 / 2500
Ash and Dust
Defeat 15 Guardians with a Rocket Launcher.
50 / 2500
Defeat 50 Guardians with headshots.
100 / 5000
Earn 10 Fusion Rifle Sprees in the Crucible.
100 / 5000

The Crucible playlist for today is Rumble.

Crota’s Bane Bounties

Siege of the Warmind
Defend Rasputin in the Siege of the Warmind mission on Earth with the Heroic modifier active 100 / 5000
Cut Them Down
Kill Hive using a Blade’s sword on Earth. 75 / 3750
One of Us Kill Have Majors and Ultras with any of Eris’ class items equipped. 75 / 3750
Sleight of Hand Defeat Hive with precision damage using your throwing knife. 75 / 3750

Easy enough.

The Black Garden

Meridian Bay, Mars


Fight through the Gate and enter the Black Garden to destroy its heart.


  • 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

The final mission of the game, and one of the hardest I guess even though it isn’t really that difficult. There’s a lot of enemies here, and the Juggler modifier is no fun. Make sure you have heavy weapon synthesis at the very least. I recommend a load out of a high impact primary, a sniper rifle, and a rocket launcher, and switch between the three fairly often to make ammo keep dropping for all of them.

When you get to the final encounter, focus only on the three bosses. Only spend ammo on the trash when it’s absolutely necessary. You definitely don’t want to send all your time using your primary weapon to kill trash only to realize that you have no more bullets to go after the big guy. Snipe him in the white “button” on his stomach, and hit him with a rocket launcher. You can often just run away from the trash that spawns.

Crota’s cheese at the bridge is still in, so Bungie just needs to quit trying. Was able to do it last night and got the boots for my alternate Hunter. Now all I need is the chest piece, and I’ll be able to have all three of my characters at level 32. If you’re planning on trying Crota’s End Hard Mode, and will be streaming it, let us know and I’ll tune in. Also let us know what you got from the Nightfall, if you’ve ran it.

That’s all for today, we’ll be back tomorrow morning.

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2 Comments on Destiny Daily 1/21/15: Destroy The Black Garden, Crota’s End Gets Hard Mode, Daily Bounties

  1. I ran the Hard raid and just got shards (which I am fine with since I’m not quite to 32). We also cheesed the bridge, and I was bummed to discover that the Deathsinger doesn’t drop anything if you’ve already cleared the raid on normal (LAME!). We got all the way to Crota and tried him a few times but it was 1:20am and I had to work in the morning, so I threw in the towel.


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