Destiny Iron Banner Gear (PlayStation, Xbox)

‘Destiny’ Weekly Reset For Jan. 26: Iron Banner And Oryx Challenge Return

The Destiny Weekly Reset for January 26 presents one of the better combination of activities in quite a while. PlayStation and Xbox players can look forward to a new Iron Banner event packed full of changes, the return of the rewarding Oryx Challenge, plus a Nightfall with a fun set of modifiers.

Iron Banner will go live in Destiny at approximately 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. As previously covered, this month’s event will feature the Rift game mode for the very first time and feature a change to matchmaking after the first 24 hours. Full details can be found in this article.

Meanwhile, this week’s Dust Palace Nightfall features three modifiers that go in the favor of the players – Solar Burn, Brawler, and Airborne. The only modifier that favors the AI enemies is Iron Clad, which means this should be a fun romp on the way to smacking around the Psion Flayers.

King’s Fall Raid Challenge Mode — Oryx (Guide)

Destiny Oryx (PlayStation, Xbox)
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The Destiny King’s Fall Raid challenge caps off this week with special conditions to beat Oryx, and it is definitely a far cry from the existing “No Knights” strategy being employed to defeat Hard Mode.

The Challenge mode condition is players must detonate 16 Blight bombs at the same time to bring Oryx’s health down from full to almost zero. It’s important to note that fireteam members can die during the encounter, and a fireteam can continue to use the same member to serve as the Relic Runner.

The rewards for Normal Mode are a guaranteed 310 Helmet or Primary Weapon, 310 Artifact, and a Calcified Fragment. The Hard mode loot is the same as normal plus a 320 Helmet or Primary Weapon, a 320 Artifact, Emblem, and a new Ship.

Those who collect all 50 Calcified Fragments after defeating Oryx will also receive the Beltane Shader and other goodies from Eris Morn in the Tower.

Please consult this Inquisitr article for a full guide on how to beat the Oryx hard mode challenge.

Nightfall — Dust Palace

Destiny Dust Palace Strike (PlayStation, Xbox)
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Meridian Bay, Mars A new Cabal force has unleashed powerful Psion Flayers to seize control of the old Martian Warmind. Face this new threat and secure what remains of the ancient network.

Modifiers

  • Epic — Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers.
  • Solar Burn — Solar damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Brawler — Guardian melee damage is greatly increased.
  • Ironclad — More enemies have shields.
  • Airborne — Players deal more damage while in the air.

Vanguard Heroic Strikes

Modifiers

  • Heroic — Enemies are more numerous and aggressive.
  • Fresh Troops — Some enemy squads have been fortified with additional reinforcements.

Court of Oryx (Guide)

Tier 3: Thalnok, Fanatic of Crota

Destiny Thalnok Grimoire Card (PlayStation, Xbox)
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This is one of the more challenging boss fights in Court of Oryx simply because there is a lot going on between dealing with multiple minions, including Ogres, and attempting to gain buffs.

Kagoor is immune to damage until the Servite Ogre is defeated. This Ogre has loads of health, though, and other Ogres to help it, along with Devoured Shadows and Maleficent Eyes. Destroying the Eyes gives a buff called Ogre’s Fury that stacks up to three times and increases the damage done to Ogres.

Players will need to use the rocks and pillars to avoid the Servite Ogre’s attacks and bring it down. Once the Servite is dead, attack Kagoor quickly with heavy weapons and super abilities to bring him down.

Destiny Lord Shaxx (PlayStation, Xbox)[Image via Bungie]

Weekly Crucible Playlists

  • Mayhem Rumble
  • Inferno Control

Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Individual Achievement Win 2 Crucible matches with an individual score of at least 1,500 points. 3,750 75
Making an Impact Win 7 matches. 3,750 75
Crucible Combat Win one game in three different Crucible game modes: Control, Rift, Rumble 3,750 75
Featured Matches Earn points in any featured playlist. Crucible wins are worth 3 points. Starting a new match costs 1 point. 3,750 75
As a Team Complete 5 Crucible matches in a Fireteam of 2 or more players. 3,750 75
The True Meaning of War Complete all 5 of Shaxx’s weekly bounties in one week. 5,000 200

Arcite Crucible 99-40 Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Full Auto Complete matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Auto Rifle kills. 3,750 75
Bullet Grouping Complete matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Pulse Rifle kills. 3,750 75
Ballistic Trauma Expert Complete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Hand Cannon kills. 3,750 75
Ballistic Scalpel Expert Complete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Scout Rifle kills. 3,750 75
Destiny - Petra Venj (PlayStation, Xbox)
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Petra Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Take the Wanted WANTED: Baroness Grayris. Venus. Fireteam recommended.

Note: Can be found on Venus at the Shattered Coast.

3,000 500
Take Them Out Kill 12 Consumed or named Fallen, Hive, Cabal, or Vex on Venus. 1,500 250
Take Them All Kill 100 Taken. 1,500 250

Prison of Elders Level 32 Urrox’s Grudge (Guide)

Destiny Prison of Elders - Urrox, Flame Prince (Playstation, Xbox)

The Flame Prince Urrox vows to burn the Light until all that remains is darkness and bone.

Round Enemy Objective Modifier(s)
1 Hive None Trickle – Recharge of abilities is significantly reduced.
2 Cabal Dismantle Mines Small Arms – Primary Weapon damage is favored.
3 Cabal Eliminate Target Exposure – Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.
4 Hive Dismantle Mines Arc Burn – Arc Damage from any source is greatly increased.
5 Hive/ Urrox Boss Fight Solar Burn – Solar Damage from any source is greatly increased.

Rewards

  • House of Judgement x 200
  • Armor Core

Prison of Elders Level 34 — The Forever Eater
Destiny Prison of Elders Qodron (PlayStation, Xbox)

Qodron, a Vex chronovore, sees only one outcome: your demise. Prove it wrong.

Round Enemy Objective Modifier(s)
1 Vex Mini-Boss Fight Catapult – Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.
2 Vex Dismantle Mines Void Burn – Void Damage from any source is greatly increased.
3 Fallen Mini-Boss Fight Brawler – Guardian Melee damage is greatly increased.
4 Vex Eliminate the Target Small Arms – Primary Weapon damage is favored.
5 Vex / Qodron Boss Fight Trickle – Recharge of abilities is significantly reduced.

Rewards

  • House of Judgment x 300
  • Weapon Core
  • Etheric Light

Prison of Elders Level 35 — Skolas’ Revenge (Guide)

Destiny Prison of Elders - Skolas (PlayStation, Xbox)
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Skolas and his crew challenge the Guardians who captured him. Face him with a Fireteam of three. End him.

Round Enemy Objective Modifier(s)
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.
6 Fallen /
Skolas
Boss Fight Small Arms – Primary Weapon damage is favored.
Lightswitch – Minions of darkness deal much more melee damage.

Rewards

  • House of Judgment x 500
  • Armor Core
  • Weapon Core
  • Etheric Light

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