Destiny Daily 1/29/15: Face the Scourge of Winter, Daily Bounties, Xur Arrives Tomorrow

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Well tomorrow is Friday, and that means Xur makes his return to the tower. Will this be the week he finally sells the Gjallarhorn again? Probably not, but I can hope anyway. I’ve got stacks of Strange Coins and would gladly buy three of them Xur; make it happen!

Here are the bounties for 1/29:

Vanguard Bounties

Earn 9,000 Experience without dying
50 / 2500
Walking Tall
Complete any strike without dying
100 / 5000
Fallen Leaders
Kill 10 Fallen Majors/Ultras
100 / 5000
Cabal Command
Kill 10 Cabal Majors or Ultras.
100 / 5000
Target: Aksor, Archon Priest
Defeat Aksor, Archon Priest in the ‘Winters Run’ strike on Venus.
50 / 2500
Patrol Mars
Complete 6 Patrol missions on Mars
50 / 2500

Crucible Bounties

The Wild Hunt
Defeat 25 Hunters in the Crucible.
75 / 3750
Shake the Pillars
Defeat 25 Titans in the Crucible
75 / 3750
Death or Glory
Complete 5 Clash Matches
100 / 5000
Defeat 15 Guardians with Headshots using a Sniper Rifle
100 / 5000
All For One
Complete 5 Skirmish matches.
100 / 5000
That’s How I Roll
Earn 5 Multikill medals
100 / 5000

The Crucible playlist for today is Rumble.

Crota’s Bane Bounties

Blades of Crota
Kill 3 Knights on Earth/Moon who serve as Blades of Crota 75 / 3750
Sleight of Hand
Defeat 15 Hive with Precision damage using only the Throwing Knife
75 / 3750
Deadshot Collector
Kill Hive with precision damage while under the effect of a Black Wax Idol.
75 / 3750
The Cleansing
Kill any Majors or Ultras in a Nightfall activity.
100 / 5000

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.

I’ve gotten my new Titan up to level 23, and I’m really regretting that I dismantled all of my old Titan legendary and exotic gear. It’s been a while since I’ve had to grind a character through the 20s again, and man it is rough. If our characters share a vault, and I can receive gear for another class through a drop or engram, how come I can’t use Vanguard Marks to buy armor for another class? I’ve got 200 om then and absolutely nothing to spend them on. Meanwhile my Titan is rocking rare armor and sitting at Vanguard rank 1.

Join us tomorrow for a look at Xur’s exotic stock.

About Gary Smith (762 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).

2 Comments on Destiny Daily 1/29/15: Face the Scourge of Winter, Daily Bounties, Xur Arrives Tomorrow

  1. Gary, you know Xur is not going to sell Gjallarhorn until the weekend after you get it as a loot drop. XD


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