The release of Destiny: The Taken King enters its third week with a new Weekly Reset that hit Tuesday. PlayStation and Xbox players can look forward to a new Tier 3 boss named Balwur to face off against in the Court of Oryx while the Nightfall may test their patience.
As always, this rotation of Destiny activities will last through the following Tuesday at approximately 5 a.m. ET / 2 a.m. PT. A new set of activities will launch then. Weekly Crucible bounties are dependent on completing the Crucible Quest Line given by Lord Shaxx.
Nightfall – Undying Mind
Meridian Bay, Mars: An ancient Mind, feared by the Vex themselves, hides among the channels of the Black Garden. Find this machine and end its existence.
- Epic – Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers.
- Solar – Solar Damage from any source is greatly increased (doubled for Guardians, tripled for minions).
- Juggler – No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.
- Catapult – Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.
- Fresh Troops – Some enemy squads have been fortified with additional reinforcements.
Court of Oryx
Tier 3: Balwur
The Wizard Balwur may be the easiest Tier 3 boss to appear in the Court of Oryx yet. The hook with her is the floor of the court is covered in poison except for the area underneath the platform. Balwur spawns on top of the platform while Major Acolytes, Knights, and Thrall will spawn and move around the arena. The platform is poison free, but obviously dangerous because Balwur will shoot players and drop poison clouds.
Players will need to kill Major Acolytes to create poison free spaces outside of the safe zone underneath the platform for a period of time. Players can then move out from the underneath the platform, into the poison-free areas, and shoot Balwur. Repeat as many times as necessary to bring her down.
Weekly Crucible Playlists
- Mayhem Clash – Embrace the chaos. Greatly increased ability recharge rates. Faster Special and Heavy Ammo Spawns. No respawn delay. Scoring values multiplied by 10.
- Inferno Salvage – Race the other team to capture and hold relics. No trackers and simplified scoring.
- Elimination – Small-team tactics. Revive teammates to keep fighting. Bring down the entire opposing team to claim victory.
Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties
|Individual Achievement||Win 2 Crucible matches with an individual score of at least 1500 points.||3750||75|
|Making an Impact||Win 7 matches.||3750||75|
|Crucible Combat||Win one game in three different Crucible game modes: Control, Clash, Skirmish||3750||75|
|Featured Matches||Earn points in any featured playlist. Crucible wins are worth 3 points. Starting a new match costs 1 point.||3750||75|
|As A Team||Complete 5 Crucible matches in a Fireteam of 2 or more players.||3750||75|
|The True Meaning of War||Complete all 5 of Shaxx’s weekly bounties in one week.||5000||200|
Arcite Crucible 99-40 Weekly Bounties
|Ballistic Trauma||Win 3 matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Hand Cannon kills.||3750||75|
|Bullet Grouping||Win 3 matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Pulse Rifle kills.||3750||75|
|Ballistic Scalpel||Win 3 matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Scout Rifle kills.||3750||75|
|Bullet Grouping Expert||Win a match in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Pulse Rifle kills.||3750||75|
Petra Weekly Bounties
|Take The Wanted||WANTED: The Blighted Descendant. Mars or Venus. Fireteam recommended.||3000||500|
|Take Them Out||Kill 12 Consumed or named Fallen, Hive, Cabal, or Vex on Mars.||1500||250|
|Take Them All||Kill 100 Taken.||1500||250|
Prison of Elders Level 32 — Cult of the Worm (Guide)
Gulrot, Unclean has been summoned by the Worm Keepers. Don’t let the beast’s filth spread beyond the prison.
|1||Vex||None||Airborne – Players deal more damage while in the air.|
|2||Hive||Eliminate Target||Grounded – Players take more damage while airborne.|
|3||Vex||None||Void Burn – Void Damage from any source is greatly increased.|
|4||Hive||Destroy Mines||Angry – Minions of the Darkness won’t flinch, even after massive damage.|
|5||Hive/ Gulrot||Boss Fight||Exposure – Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.|
- House of Judgment x 200
- Armor Core
Prison of Elders Level 34 — Broken Legion (Guide)
Valus Trau’ug seeks to prove his might by crushing all who challenge him.
|1||Cabal||TBD||Juggler – No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.|
|2||Hive||TBD||Lightswitch – Minions of darkness deal much more melee damage.|
|3||Fallen||TBD||Catapult – Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.|
|4||Hive||TBD||Brawler – Guardian Melee damage is greatly increased.|
|5||Cabal / Valus Trau’ug||TBD||Juggler – No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.|
- House of Judgment x 300
- Weapon Core
- Etheric Light
Prison of Elders Level 35 — Skolas’ Revenge (Guide)
Skolas and his crew challenge the Guardians who captured him. Face him with a Fireteam of three. End him.
|1||Hive||None||Exposure – Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.
Brawler – Guardian Melee damage is greatly increased.
|2||Vex||Destroy Mines||Grounded – Players take more damage while airborne.
Airborne – Players deal more damage while in the air.
|3||Cabal||Dismantle Mines||Catapult – Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.
Arc Burn – Arc Damage from any source is greatly increased.
|4||Fallen||Eliminate Target||Specialist – Special Weapon damage is favored.
Juggler – No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.
|5||Fallen||Mini-Boss||Trickle – Recharge of abilities is significantly reduced.
Small Arms – Primary Weapon damage is favored.
- House of Judgment x 500
- Armor Core
- Weapon Core
- Etheric Light
What Variks Is Selling
- Helmet for 1 Armor Core
- Boots for 1 Armor Core
- Aegis of the Kell Pulse Rifle for 1 Weapon Code
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