Destiny Daily 1/30/15: Xur Fails to Deliver, Crota’s Soul Needs To Be Destroyed Yet Again, Daily Bounties

Destiny Daily

It’s Friday, and that means Xur has arrived in the tower once again to sell his exotic wares. Did he bring anything that I wanted? Of course not. Did he bring something you wanted? Probably not, but maybe.

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

Xur’s Exotics


  • Mk. 44 Stand Asides – Titan Legs
    • Strength 144
  • Don’t Touch Me – Hunter Gauntlets
    • Discipline 82
  • Starfire Protocol – Warlock Chest
    • Intellect 144
  • Dragon’s Breath – Rock Launcher
  • Exotic Shard
  • Exotic Gauntlet Engram


  • Hand Cannon Telemetry
  • Fusion Rifle Telemetry
  • Rocket Launcher Telemetry
  • Plasma Drive
  • Emerald Coil

Xur can be found in the North Tower in front of the door across from the Speaker’s room. He’s pretty much selling garbage again this time. There’s no way Xur’s stock is random every week. If it is, certain items are weighted much more heavily, especially the DLC items. Everything this week is The Dark Below content. It’s like the Omnigul strike coming up every other week it seems like, plus Siege of the Warmind and The Wakening being the Daily Heroic every other day… if it’s random then it is clear that Bungie has heavily weighted its DLC content. Anyway, nothing for me this week, but if you’re a Hunter and you don’t have Don’t Touch Me, you get need them. They make the abyss section of Crota’s End an absolute piece of cake.

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

  • Mask of the Third Man – Hunter Helmet
    • Intellect 112
  • Young Ahamkara’s Spine – Hunter Gauntlets
    • Discipline 86
  • Helm of Inmost Light – Titan Helmet
    • Strength 127
  • Crest of Alpha Lupi – Titan Chest
    • Intellect 134
  • Sunbreakers – Warlock Gauntlets
    • Intellect 110
  • Skull of Dire Ahamkara– Warlock Helmet
    • Intellect 119
  • SUROS Regime – Assualt Rifle
  • Thorn – Hand Cannon
  • Universal Remote – Shotgun
  • Plan C – Fusion Rifle
  • Ice Breaker – Sniper Rifle
  • Super Good Advice – Machine Gun

Armor wise, this is almost the exact same line up as last week; only Hunter’s got different stuff. Everything rolled with better stats than last week though.

Here are the bounties for 1/30:

Vanguard Bounties

Fallen Leaders
Kill 10 Fallen Majors/Ultras.
100 / 5000
Body Dropper
Kill 100 enemies without dying.
50 / 2500
Predator and Prey
Kill 20 enemies without taking damage from them.
50 / 2500
The Bigger They Are
Complete a Weekly Heroic or Nightfall strike.
100 / 5000
Target: Frigoris, Exiled Baron
Kill Frigoris in Shrine of Oryx with Heroic Modifier.
100 / 5000
Patrol Mars
Complete 6 Patrol missions on Mars.
50 / 2500

Crucible Bounties

Broken Scholar
Defeat 25 Warlocks in Crucible.
75 / 3750
Defeat 15 Guardians with Headshots using a Sniper Rifle.
100 / 5000
Pull the Pin
Defeat 20 Guardians with Grenades.
50 / 2500
Death or Glory
Complete 5 Clash Matches.
100 / 5000
Ash and Dust
Defeat 15 Guardians with a rocket launcher.
50 / 2500
Party’s Over
Earn 5 Enforcer medals.
100 / 5000

The Crucible playlist for today is Clash.

Crota’s Bane Bounties

Cut Them Down Kill 15 Hive using a Blades sword on Earth. 100 / 5000
Let’s Dance Rapidly kill 7 enemies with a Melee Attack. 75 / 3750
Chase The Dark Kill Hive with Axion Bolt. 75 / 3750
Deadshot Collector Kill Hive with precision damage while under the effect of a Black Wax Idol. 75 / 3750

The Wakening

Ocean of Storms, Moon


  • Go to the Temple of Crota and destroy Crota’s soul.


  • 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 + 7500

+2 Ascendant Materials Destination Materials +16

This is one from The Dark Below, so of course you’ll need the DLC to be able to do today’s Heroic. It’s also only available on level 30.

This one isn’t difficult, however there are a ton of thralls and cursed thralls. They’re usually rushing towards you, so it’s fairly easy to keep them at a distance and pick them off (or eliminate an entire group of cursed thrall’s by shooting one of them. Just don’t let anything get close to you. That’s easy enough to do until you get to where the soul of Crota is at, and then it’s easy to let something come around and slap you.

You can’t stay up top and shoot the four knights and the four wizards, because an anti-cheese knight will spawn on you. Kill the four knights, stand just before the beginning of the walkway, and shoot the thrall’s that spawn. Then, using your best snipe rifle, shoot a wizard, kill it, and take aim at another wizard. The goal is to only have one wizard at a time flying around and shooting at you. If you come in guns blazing and rockets flying, you’ll have all of them active and then it gets much more chaotic.

Unload everything you’ve got on Crota’s Soul, but routinely stop aiming and scan your surroundings. There will be thralls, acolytes, and more knights; so keep an eye out for them.

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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