‘Destiny’ Weekly Reset For August 18 Pairs Up Taniks And Phogoth

Tuesday brings the weekly reset to Destiny with an all new rotation of Strikes, Prison of Elders encounters, and Crucible playlists. Guardians on the PlayStation and Xbox get a double dose of Moon Strikes for the week starting August 18, and can look forward to the return of Salvage in Crucible.

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.

Nightfall: The Shadow Thief

Destiny - The Shadow Thief (PlayStation, Xbox)

Ocean of Storms, Moon: Board the fallen Ketch above the Moon and defeat the notorious Taniks, the Scarred.

Modifiers

  • Epic – Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers.
  • Nightfall – If all players die, your Fireteam is returned to Orbit.
  • Void Burn – Void Damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Solar Burn – Solar Damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Grounded – Players take more damage while airborne.

Rewards

  • Radiant Light Buff – Increases all XP gains untill the weekly refresh.

Rewards

  • Etheric Light
  • Exotic Weapons
  • Exotic Armor
  • Legendary Weapons
  • Strange Coins

Heroic Strike: The Summoning Pits

Destiny - The Summoning Pits - Phogoth (PlayStation, Xbox)

Ocean of Storms, Moon: The Hive gather the Darkness around them as they raise abominations from their pits within the Moon.

Modifiers

  • Heroic – Enemies appear in greater numbers and are more aggressive.
  • Small Arms – Primary Weapon damage is favored.

Rewards

  • Strange Coin x 9
  • Vanguard Marks x 10
  • Vanguard Reputation x 400

Prison of Elders Level 32: Machine Wrath (Guide)

Destiny Kaliks Reborn Prison of Elders (PlayStation, Xbox)

Archon Servants have raised their own corrupted Servitor-god, Kaliks Reborn. Defeat it and be rewarded.

Round Enemy Objective Modifier(s)
1 Cabal TBD Specialist – Special Weapon damage is favored.
2 Fallen TBD Lightswitch – Minions of the Darkness deal much more melee damage.
3 Fallen TBD Airborne – Players deal more damage while in the air.
4 Fallen TBD Exposure – Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.
5 Fallen /
Kaliks Reborn
TBD Grounded – Players take more damage while airborne.

Rewards

  • House of Judgment x 200
  • Armor Core

Prison of Elders Level 34: Cult of the Worm (Guide)

Destiny Prison of Elders - Gultrot, Unclean (PlayStation, Xbox)

Gulrot, Unclean has been summoned by the Worm Keepers. Don’t let the beast’s filth spread beyond the prison.

Round Enemy Objective Modifier(s)
1 Vex TBD Airborne – Players deal more damage while in the air.
2 Hive TBD Grounded – Players take more damage while airborne.
3 Vex TBD Void Burn – Void Damage from any source is greatly increased.
4 Hive TBD Angry – Minions of the Darkness won’t flinch, even after massive damage.
5 Hive /
Gulrot
TBD Exposure – Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.

Rewards

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

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

Destiny Skolas (PlayStation, Xbox)

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 TBD Exposure – Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.
Brawler – Guardian Melee damage is greatly increased.
2 Vex TBD Grounded – Players take more damage while airborne.
Airborne – Players deal more damage while in the air.
3 Cabal TBD Catapult – Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.
Arc Burn – Arc Damage from any source is greatly increased.
4 Fallen TBD Specialist – Special Weapon damage is favored.
Juggler – No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.
5 Fallen TBD Trickle – Recharge of abilities is significantly reduced.
Small Arms – Primary Weapon damage is favored.
6 Fallen /
Skolas
TBD Small Arms – Primary Weapon damage is favored.
Lightswitch – Minions of the Darkness deal much more melee damage.

Rewards

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

New Crucible Playlists

Destiny Crucible

  • Inferno Control (House of Wolves)
  • Doubles (House of Wolves)
  • Salvage

Queen’s Wrath Bounties

Destiny - Petra Venj (PlayStation, Xbox)

  • Kaliks-12 – Skywatch, Earth
  • Peekis, the Disavowed – Citadel, Venus
  • Saviks, Queenbreaker – Anchor of Light, Moon
  • Queensbreaker Captain – Dock 13, Earth
  • Tracer Shanks – Breach, Earth
  • Ether Runner – Endless Steps, Venus

What Variks Is Selling

Destiny - Variks (PlayStation, Xbox)

  • Chest Armor for 1 Armor Core
  • Six Dreg Pride for 1 Weapon Code

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