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Destiny Daily 1/23/15: Xur Sells Garbage, Answer A Stranger’s Call, Daily Bounties

Destiny Daily

It’s Friday, and that means Xur has arrived in the tower once again to sell his exotic wares. And of course he brought garbage. No Land Beyond… seriously?

Not going to waste anymore time, so let’s get right to it. First up, Xur’s black market:

Xur’s Exotics

EXOTIC GEAR:

  • Mk. 44 Stand Asides – Titan Legs
    • Strength 120
  • Radiant Dance Machines – Hunter Legs
    • Strength 147
  • Starfire Protocol – Warlock Chest
    • Intellect 137
  • No Land Beyond – Sniper Rifle
  • Exotic Shard
  • Exotic Helmet Engram

CURIOS

  • Machine Gun Telemetry
  • Rocket Launcher Telemetry
  • Shotgun Telemetry
  • Plasma Drive
  • Emerald Coil

Xur can be found down stairs to the right of the Vanguard Mentors. He’s pretty much selling garbage this time. Only buy No Land Beyond if you want to collect every Exotic; it’s both a waste of a primary weapon and an exotic if you have it equipped. I bought me a pack of Rocket Launcher Telemetry, just so when I finally get the Gjallarhorn (whenever that may be) I can upgrade it fast. I also bought three engrams, because what else am I going to use Motes for? My first one rolled ATS/8 Arachnid Hunter helmet, and that’s what I was hoping for. The next two were Warlock helmets Obsidian Mind and Light Beyond Nemesis.

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

  • Achylophage Symbiote – Hunter Helmet
    • Discipline 97
  • Knucklehead Radar – Hunter Helmet
    • Strength 118
  • Helm of Inmost Light – Titan Helmet
    • Strength 105
  • Crest of Alpha Lupi – Titan Chest
    • Intellect 144
  • Sunbreakers – Warlock Gauntlets
    • Intellect 107
  • Light Beyond Nemesis – Warlock Helmet
    • Strength 92
  • Bad Juju – Pulse Rifle
  • Invective – Shotgun
  • Universal Remote – Shotgun
  • Truth – Rocket Launcher
  • Thunderlord – Machine Gun
  • Gjallarhorn – Rocket Launcher
  • Hawkmoon – Hand Cannon (PS Exclusive)

Man it bums me out to see Gjallarhorn every week and now Hawkmoon. The two guns I want more than any other, and haven’t dropped for me after more than 730 hours playing this game.

Here are the bounties for 1/23:

Vanguard Bounties

BOUNTY DESCRIPTION + REP / + EXP
Relic Harvest – Moon
Collect 200 Impact Shards on the Moon.
50 / 2500
It’s All in the Head
Kill 100 enemies with precision damage.
50 / 2500
Exalted Hive
Kill 10 Hive Majors or Ultras.
100 / 5000
Knuckleduster
Melee Kill 30 enemies without dying.
50 / 2500
TARGET: Merok, Eir Prince
Defeat Merok in the “Sword of Crota” mission on the Moon with the Heroic modifier active.
100 / 5000
Patrol Venus
Complete 6 Patrol missions on Venus.
50 / 2500

 

All quick and easy.

Crucible Bounties

BOUNTY DESCRIPTION + REP / + EXP
The Wild Hunt
Defeat 25 Hunters in the Crucible.
75 / 3750
Forged in Fire
Win 3 Crucible Matches.
100 / 5000
Ash and Dust
Defeat 15 Guardians with a Rocket Launcher.
50 / 2500
Stay Golden
Complete 5 Rumble Matches.
100 / 5000
Target Practice
Earn 10 Dead Man’s Hand medals.
100 / 5000
First Blood
Earn 3 First Blood Medals.
100 / 5000

 

The Crucible playlist for today is Skirmish.

Crota’s Bane Bounties

BOUNTY DESCRIPTION + REP / + EXP
Siege of the Warmind Defend Rasputin in the Siege of the Warmind mission on Earth with the Heroic modifier active. 100 / 5000
Blades of Crota Hunt the Knights who serve as Blades of Crota on Earth and the Moon. 75 / 3750
Shine A Light Use Solar or Arc ability to kill any enemy. 75 / 3750
The Unseen While invisible, land the killing blow on a Hive Wizard with a Sniper Rifle. 75 / 3750

A Stranger’s Call

Ishtar Sink, Venus

 

Description:

Follow the Stranger’s coordinates to a legendary colony lost in the jungles of Venus.

Modifiers:

  • HEROIC – Enemies appear in greater numbers and are more aggressive.
  • JUGGLER – No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.

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

This is one pretty straight forward, but I think is one of the more difficult missions in the game. After getting your sparrow turned on and activating the vex detector, head to the academy and check out the conflux. Quickly get to the top balcony (no enemies will spawn up there) and get ready for a Vex onslaught. The goblins of course are nothing, but there’s hobglobins and a lot of minotaurs as the waves progress.

Use your highest impact weapons, and rocket launchers (preferably void, but anything will do) and bring some ammo packs. The Juggler modifier will make ammo get low, and especially during the later waves, jumping down to where the enemies are to pick up ammo could easily result in death. Once you’re down there, you’re down there to stay… because you aren’t likely to get back to that top balcony unless you’re really fast and really good with the jump.

So, what did you buy from Xur, if anything?

As always, no Destiny Daily during the weekend, so I’ll see you all Monday morning.

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