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‘Destiny’ June Iron Banner: Supremacy Returns With ‘God Roll’ Distant Star Scout Rifle

Only a couple of Destiny Iron Banner events remain until Destiny 2 launches in September. The June entry landed Tuesday giving PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players a chance to battle to earn the reputation needed to purchase a “god roll” version of The Distant Star Scout Rifle or try to earn one themselves in matches of Supremacy.

When Does It Run?

This Iron Banner event started Tuesday, June 6 and will run until an hour before the Destiny weekly reset on Tuesday, June 13. This typically occurs at 4 a.m. ET/1 a.m. PT.

You will need to visit Lord Saladin at the Felwinter’s Peak social area to receive a quest to participate in Iron Banner if you’ve never done so before. This only has to be done once per character.

What Modes And Maps Are Supported?

The new Supremacy mode is featured with this month’s Iron Banner event. Destiny Guardians will need to use teamwork to pick up Crests dropped by opposing players when killed to score points. Conversely, they will also want to deny Crests from their own fallen teammates to the opposing team.

Consider running with a group of friends, a clan, or a pickup group from sites such as the100 and DestinyLFG.

All maps regularly used in the Supremacy playlist from Rise of Iron are available. Some are weighted more than others, however.

Rewards

Iron Banner rewards can drop up to 400 Light depending on your current Light level. This will never be more than five levels above your current Light.

Post-match loot rewards start dropping at Iron Banner reputation rank 0. Everything being sold by Lady Efrideet is possible as a drop from the very beginning along with Artifacts and other armor items. Players have a chance to earn a Ghost once they reach rank 5.

Iron Banner Weapons

The Distant Star Iron Banner Scout Rifle in Destiny.
[Image by Bungie]

As mentioned above, The Distant Star has achieved “god roll” status with Lady Efrideet’s offering this Iron Banner. The Scout Rifle was given a deadly combination of perks. Meanwhile, The Branded Lord is also obtainable despite the fact Fusion Rifles sit in an odd place in the Destiny PVP meta right now.

Note that you also have a chance to receive other weapons as end-of-match drops, but with different rolls. This is the best way to obtain Iron Banner weapons in Destiny as there is a chance for them to drop at high Light levels and increase your Guardian’s overall Light level.

Name Type Perks Cost IB Rank
The Branded Lord Sniper Rifle
  • Linear Compensator/Accurized Ballistics/Field Choke
  • Perfect Balance/Braced Frame
  • Lightweight/Enhanced Battery
  • Unflinching/Rangefinder
50 LM 4
The Distant Star Scout Rifle
  • Iron Red Dot/Iron Warrior Sights/Iron Ranged Scope
  • Perfect Balance/Hand-laid Stock
  • Full Auto/High Caliber Rounds
  • Hidden Hand/Icarus
50 LM 5

“LM” is short for Legendary Marks.

Iron Banner Armor

The armor sold by Lady Efrideet in Destiny for this Iron Banner event features Helmets and Class Items. At least one Class Item offers a perfect roll for each class while the best the Helmets can offer is 98 percent of Tier 12.

Titan Armor

The June Iron Banner armor for Titans in Destiny.
[Image by Bungie]
Name Stats Perks Rank Cost T12
Iron Saga Mark Intellect 25/
Discipline 25
  • Auto/Sniper Rifle Focus
  • Crucible Champion
3 25 LM 100%
Iron Saga Mark Discipline 25/
Strength 23
  • Pulse/Sniper Rifle Focus
  • Crucible Champion
3 25 LM 96%
Iron Saga Helm Intellect 45/
Discipline 45
  • Ashes to Assets/Angel of Mercy
  • Infusion
3 25 LM 98%
Iron Saga Helm Discipline 45 /
Strength 46
  • Second Thoughts/Angel of Mercy
  • Invigoration
3 25 LM 99%

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Hunter Armor

The June Iron Banner armor for Hunters in Destiny.
[Image by Bungie]
Name Stats Perks Rank Cost T12
Iron Saga Cloak Intellect 25/
Discipline 25
  • Auto/Sniper Rifle Focus
  • Crucible Champion
3 25 LM 100%
Iron Saga Cloak Discipline 25/
Strength 23
  • Pulse/Sniper Rifle Focus
  • Crucible Champion
3 25 LM 96%
Iron Saga Mask Intellect 45/
Discipline 45
  • Ashes to Assets/Angel of Mercy
  • Infusion
3 25 LM 98%
Iron Saga Mask Discipline 45/
Strength 46
  • Second Thoughts/Angel of Mercy
  • Invigoration
3 25 LM 99%

Warlock Armor

The June Iron Banner armor for Warlocks in Destiny.
[Image by Bungie]

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Name Stats Perks Rank Cost T12
Iron Saga Bond Intellect 25/
Discipline 25
  • Auto/Sniper Rifle Focus
  • Crucible Champion
3 25 LM 100%
Iron Saga Bond Discipline 25/
Strength 23
  • Pulse/Sniper Rifle Focus
  • Crucible Champion
3 25 LM 98%
Iron Saga Hood Intellect 45/
Discipline 45
  • Ashes to Assets/Angel of Mercy
  • Infusion
3 25 LM 98%
Iron Saga Hood Discipline 45/
Strength 46
  • Second Thoughts/Angel of Mercy
  • Invigoration
3 25 LM 99%

Iron Banner Bounties

Lady Efrideet is whom you will want to visit at Felwinter’s Peak to pick up bounties. She is located across the bridge in the previously closed off section of the mountain. There are four in all that will reward more than just reputation.

Crucible bounties can be completed in Iron Banner too. Destiny players will want to pick those up to advance their reputation with the different factions and gain additional experience. They will not help Iron Banner reputation, however.

Bounty Name Description IB Rep Experience Legendary Marks Reward
Iron Marathon Earn 100 points by playing Iron Banner.

  • Match completion = 5 points
  • Match win = 10 points
+750 +5,000 +25 Legendary Weapon
Iron Light Earn 100 points with ability kills at the Iron Banner.

  • Grenade = 2 points
  • Melee = 3 points
  • Super = 5 points
+750 +5,000 +25 Legendary Gear
Iron Arsenal Earn 100 points with weapon kills at the Iron Banner.

  • Primary = 1 point
  • Special = 2 points
  • Heavy = 5 points
+750 +5,000 +25 Legendary Weapon
Iron Support Earn 100 points supporting your teammates at the Iron Banner.

  • Assisted Kills = 1 point
  • Avenger Kills = 3 points
  • Allies Defended = 5 points
+750 +5,000 +25 Legendary Gear

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What Changes Have Been Made With Rise of Iron?

Iron Banner has been streamlined, as previously covered. The Tempered Buff mechanic is gone, and reputation will be earned equally throughout the week at a higher rate than Year Two. Victories now earn 250 Reputation while redeeming Iron Medallions will earn 150 Reputation. This also removes any buff received from wearing Iron Banner items or equipping emblems.

Additionally, packages that players received when reaching ranks 3 and 5 have been retired. Players will now earn rewards from completing bounties and from loot drops at the end of matches.

The Daily Bounties have also been removed and replaced with four Weekly Bounties, which can be picked up from Lady Efrideet in the Iron Temple at Felwinter’s Peak. She is also the Iron Banner vendor and will be where you need to go to purchase Iron Banner weapons and armor. You’ll nee to visit Lord Saladin first though to pick up the quest for the event.

Lady Efrideet appears for Iron Banner in Destiny: Rise of Iron for the PS4 and Xbox One.
Lady Efrideet has set up shop at Felwinter’s Peak. [Image by Bungie]

Does Gear And Level Still Matter?

Yes. A difference in 10 levels of light represents approximately a 2 percent difference in damage. Another way of looking at it is if you are at a 350 Light level facing off against someone at a 370 Light level, you will be at a 4 percent damage disadvantage.

The approximately two percent damage drop in every 10 levels of light continues until a 50 light level difference represents a 10 percent difference in damage. It then gets slightly steeper with a 2.6 percent damage drop per Light level over the next 100 Light levels. The Destiny power curve then goes into free fall at this point, with every 10 levels representing a 10 percent power difference.

Destiny Iron Banner Power Level Differences (PlayStation, Xbox)
The power level curves for Iron Banner. The red curve is for Destiny: The Taken King. Each ‘Level Delta’ across the top represents a 10 level difference. [Image by Bungie]

In short, you stay competitive within 20 light levels of a player you are facing and can still do damage up to a 50 light level difference. You will probably get stomped after that. Since most Destiny players are hovering around 360 Light now, it’s probably a safe bet that 340 to 350 Light is a safe starting point.

Your Standing Has Been Reset?

Yes. All Destiny players start each Iron Banner event with their reputation at zero. You max out at level five.

Iron Banner Ranks

You start out at rank zero and should be able to quickly reach rank one after the first win. The climb to the max rank is a bit steeper but still obtainable thanks to all the buffs added to Destiny.

IB Rank Reputation Points Needed
1 100 rep points
2 1,200 rep points
3 2,400 rep points
4 2,400 rep points
5 2,400 rep points

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Multi-Character Buff

Your second and third Destiny characters could receive a 100 percent reputation boost in addition to all the other buffs when playing Iron Banner. The buff is active as long as one or more of your characters are at least one Iron Banner rank ahead of the character being played.

For example, if you get one character up to reputation rank three, your second and third Destiny character will be able to reach the same level in approximately half the time.

Iron Medallions

Destiny players will receive an Iron Medallion for each match you lose in Iron Banner. You can carry up to five at a time in your inventory. These will be redeemed automatically after your next win for Iron Banner reputation.

If you still have Medallions left over after Iron Banner ends, hold on to them. They can still be redeemed when the next event rolls around.

Good Luck!

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[Featured Image by Bungie; all table information by Destiny]

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