Destiny Weekly 4/17/18: The Arms Dealer, Iron Banner

Destiny Weekly

Welcome Guardians to another weekly reset in the world of Destiny. Last week, I grinded the Tree of Probabilities over 20 times, 13 of which were solo, before I finally got the D.F.A. hand cannon to drop. I know, some of you thinking you did it 40 times and didn’t get it, and I feel for you. Some folks were really lucky and got it on the first attempt. That’s RNG.

I will say, while I was getting frustrated every time it didn’t drop, I ultimately enjoyed the grind a lot. It felt like original Destiny when farming for strike specific gear. Kudos to the person at Bungie who put the weapon in the Tree of Probabilities strike. It’s a great hand cannon, but also that strike is probably the easiest Nightfall to solo with relative ease. You could completely run through everything in the Infinite Forest, and after that it’s a short way to the boss who is pretty easy (second room of that fight by far the hardest thing in the whole strike solo).

I just enjoyed farming it, and it felt really good to finally have the weapon drop and even more so since it dropped on what was going to be my final solo attempt of the night anyway. That’s the one drop in Destiny 2 that I’ll remember, late Friday night  just an hour or so away from midnight and my birthday. And solo, which is always fun. It was a nice early birthday present and a good way to end the night.

This week, Iron Banner has returned to Destiny 2 and for the first time it is 6v6 Control. I haven’t played it yet, will be as soon as this post gets published, but I am very much looking forward to grinding this one to finish my season two ornaments and complete my armor collection on both the Titan and Warlock. Plus I want to get some Tokens to stash away for a Season Three Iron Banner. Speaking of seasons, this is the FINAL Iron Banner of Season Two. So this is your last shot at getting the ornaments, and also every season two weapon will be available for purchase.

With all that said, here is your Destiny Weekly Reset for the Week of April 17, 2018:

Nightfall Weekly

The Arms Dealer

Earth. Shut down the operations of an ironmonger providing weapons to the Red Legion.


  • Unbroken: Complete the Nightfall with fewer than 3 deaths.
  • Trash The Thresher: Shoot down a Thresher while fighting Bracus Zahn.

The Arm’s Dealer has an exclusive exotic sparrow available as its Nightfall specific reward.

Weekly Crucible: Iron Banner 6v6

Iron Banner Gif

This Iron Banner, the last of Season Two, features the first appearance of 6v6 in Destiny 2.

“There will come a day when the Tower falls again. Our ability to hold territory is paramount.” —Lord Saladin

Capture zones to increase points for every kill.

The game mode is Control.

  • Time limit is 12 minutes
  • Score limit is 125 points
  • Respawn time is 7 seconds
  • All Control Zones start off neutral
  • Additional Guardians (max of 3) in a zone increases capture speed
  • Emperor’s Respite has been removed from the Iron Banner Control playlist
  • Power ammo
    – Recurring side crate respawn times reduced from 90 seconds to 45 seconds
    – Initial side crate respawn times reduced from 90 seconds to 30 seconds

All Season 2 Iron Banner weapons will be available from Lord Saladin through either Reward Packages, or direct purchase using Iron Banner Tokens.

Flashpoint: Io

Remember to pick up Treasure Maps from Cayde-6, if you still care about that.


  • Combustion: Hawthorne’s waiting on the cliffs above the salt mines. Help her get the word out: we rally at the Farm.
  • Chosen: The Almighty is finished. Time to go home, save the Traveler, take back the City, and end this war. Be brave.
  • Deep Storage: Search the Pyramidion on Io for a map of the Infinite Forest to guide you to Panoptes.

Leviathan – The Gauntlet Challenge

Pleasure Gardens -> The Gauntlet -> Royal Pools -> Calus

The challenge for Royal Pools is all 6 Guardians must activate a plate before a Guardian activates a 2nd plate in a different round.

Eververse Weekly

Bright Dust Purchases:

  • Dawn and Dusk Legendary Shader (40 BD)
  • Metro Shift Legendary Shader (40 BD)
  • Two of Diamonds Shell Legendary Ghost Shell (250 BD)
  • Confused Legendary Emote (700 BD)
  • Floss Dance Legendary Emote (700 BD)
  • Skedaddle Legendary Vehicle (600 BD)
  • Symbiosis (Sturm) Ornament (800 BD)
  • Beware the Red Legion (Skyburner’s Oath) Ornament (800 BD)
  • Fireteam Medallion Legendary Consumable (50 BD)
  • Legs of Optimacy Legendary Leg Armor (800 BD)
  • Gleaming Boon of the Vanguard Legendary Consumable (250 BD)
  • Gleaming Boon of the Crucible Legendary Consumable (600 BD)
  • Mainsail Royal Legendary Ship (500 BD)
  • Ghost White Rare Transmat Effect (450 BD)

Destiny 2 Vendor Weapons

  • Zavala, Tower: Persuader (Energy Sniper Rifle)
  • Shaxx, Tower: Gentleman Vagabond (Energy Sniper Rifle)
  • Devrim, EDZ: Cartesian Coordinate (Energy Fusion Rifle)
  • Sloane, Titan: First In, Last Out (Energy Shotgun)
  • Failsafe, Nessus: Agenda 5 (Energy Pulse Rifle)
  • Asher Mir, Io: Blue Shift (Energy Rocket Launcher)

Benedict-44 (25 shards & 20 tokens, weekly (prestige) raid completion required):

  • Prestige Gauntlets
  • Normal Chest Armor
  • Raid Lair Class Item
  • Raid Lair Helmet
  • Boots of Feltroc (Leg Armor)
  • Zenith of Your Kind (Shotgun)

Destiny Weekly

And here’s your Destiny 1 weekly reset:

Nightfall: Fallen S.A.B.E.R

Old Russia, Earth Rush to the aid of the AI Warmind Rasputin as he broadcasts a plea for help across the system.


  • Epic – Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in greater numbers.
  • Small Arms – Primary weapon damage is favored.
  • Fresh troops – Some enemy squads have been fortified with additional reinforcements.
  • Airborne – Players deal more damage while in the air.
  • Exposure – Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.

Featured Weekly Raid: Wrath of the Machine

Where the Light ends, evolution begins.

Heroic Strike: SIVA Crisis Heroic


  • Heroic – Enemies appear in greater numbers and are more aggressive.
  • Specialist – Special weapon damage is favored.
  • Juggler – No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.
  • Airborne – Players deal more damage while in the air.

Story Playlist: Earth and Moon

Every legend has a beginning…


  • Heroic – Enemies appear in greater numbers and are more aggressive.
  • Lightswitch – Minions of the darkness deal much more melee damage
  • Small Arms – Primary weapon damage is favored.

Crucible Playlists:

  • Combined Arms
  • Clash
  • Rift
  • Elimination
  • Skirmish
  • Rumble Supremacy

Challenge of Elders


  • Precision Kill Bonus – Precision kills are worth more points.
  • Ironclad – More enemies have shields.
  • Juggler – No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.


  • Light Show – With your Fireteam, generate Orbs of Light in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.
  • Shadow Boxer – Use Void abilities to kill enemies in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.
  • Fire Fighter – Use Solar abilities to kill enemies in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.

Vendor Planetary Material Exchange

  • Eris Morn – Wormspore
  • Future War Cult – Helium Filaments
  • Dead Orbit – Spinmetal
  • New Monarchy – Wormspore

Titan Vanguard Bounties

  • Strike Elite – Earn Gold Tier Achieved, Silver Tier Achieved, or Bronze Tier Achieved Medals.
  • Sunrise – Earn a Gold Tier Achieved Medal in the Nightfall before time expires.
  • Simply Perfect – Complete SIVA Crisis Strikes without any member of your fireteam dying to earn Flawless Medals.

Lord Shaxx Bounties

  • Back to Basics – Exercise your skills in the Clash match type.
  • A Game of Rift – Exercise your skills in the Rift match type.

Crucible Quartermaster Bounties

Get kills with:

  • Auto rifles
  • Pulse rifles
  • Sidearms
  • Sniper rifles
  • Heavy weapons

Iron Lord Artifacts

  • Memory of Felwinter – Lose your super, but gain one extra Grenade and Melee charge, and small boosts to all stats. Orbs grant Melee and Grenade energy.
  • Memory of Timur – Melee attacks on minor minions of the Darkness have the chance to temporarily turn the target against its allies.
  • Memory of Perun – Enemy guardians with full supers and all low health enemies are highlighted.

Shiro-4 Vanguard Scout Bounties

  • Anti-Splicer – Complete patrols in the Plaguelands.
  • Together We Rise – Complete Public Events in the Plaguelands.
  • Archon’s Forge: Captains – Complete Captain encounters in the Archon’s Forge.
  • Archon’s Forge: Servitors – Complete Servitor encounters in the Archon’s Forge.
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