‘Destiny’ Weekly Reset For December 15: Oryx Challenge Mode Out

The Destiny Weekly Reset for Tuesday, December 15 brings an all new challenge in the King’s Fall Raid for PlayStation and Xbox players. It is now time to take on Oryx himself and see if you can bring the Hive boss down using the special conditions concocted by Bungie.

The usual assortment of activities and bounties for Bungie have been refreshed as well. Most notably, the Dust Palace Strike makes a return to the Nightfall. Don’t forget the Sparrow Racing League continues to run until December 29.

King’s Fall Raid Challenge Mode — Oryx

Destiny Oryx (PlayStation, Xbox)

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 that the Destiny community has confirmed is that players must detonate 16 Blight bombs at the same time. That means when the Fireteam goes to stagger Oryx, they will not run out and detonate the bombs afterwards during the first three rounds. Just kill minions and stay alive.

After each damage phase round is over, Oryx will teleport players into the dimensional bubble to fight the Shade of Oryx. Once defeated, start over again and kill the four Ogres to drop the Blights and stagger Oryx once again.

It will take three rounds of fighting the Shade of Oryx to complete the challenge and four rounds of Ogres/staggering Oryx. All 16 Blight bombs must be detonated after staggering Oryx for the fourth time. This will bring him down to one percent health and set up the final attack with him at the front of the arena.

Hard Mode is complicated by the introduction of Knights that spawn in the corners of the arena. These Knights will attempt to drain the Blights and must be taken out before they reach the bombs.

You can check out a video of the entire encounter below via the NYR Bure10 YouTube video below.

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.

Nightfall — Dust Palace

Destiny Dust Palace Strike (PlayStation, Xbox)

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.
  • Arc Burn — Arc Damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Ironclad — More enemies have shields.
  • Catapult — Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.
  • Exposure — Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.

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)

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)

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

Note: The “Making an Impact” bounty can be completed by Sparrow Racing. It is not necessary to win either.

Arcite Crucible 99-40 Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Full Auto Complete a match 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
Full Auto Expert Complete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Auto 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
Destiny - Petra Venj (PlayStation, Xbox)

Petra Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Take the Wanted WANTED: Sho’oulth, Horror of Oryx. Mars or Venus. Fireteam recommended.

Note: Can be found on Mars in the same area as the Patrol spawn.

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 Broken Legion (Guide)

Destiny Prison of Elders - Valus Trau'ug (PlayStation, Xbox)
Valus Trau’ug seeks to prove his might by crushing all who challenge him.

Round Enemy Objective Modifier(s)
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.

Rewards

  • House of Judgement x 200
  • Armor Core

Prison of Elders Level 34 — 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 Judgment x 300
  • Weapon Core
  • Etheric Light

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

Destiny Prison of Elders - 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 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 Brawler – Guardian Melee damage is greatly increased.
Juggler – No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.

Rewards

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

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