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
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
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.
- 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 StrikesModifiers
- 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
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.
Weekly Crucible Playlists
- Mayhem Rumble
- Inferno Control
Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties
|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
|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|
Petra Weekly Bounties
|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.
|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)
|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 Judgement x 200
- Armor Core
Prison of Elders Level 34 -- Urrox's Grudge (Guide)
The Flame Prince Urrox vows to burn the Light until all that remains is darkness and bone.
|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.|
- House of Judgment x 300
- Weapon Core
- Etheric Light
Prison of Elders Level 35 -- Skolas' Revenge (Guide)
|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.|
- House of Judgment x 500
- Armor Core
- Weapon Core
- Etheric Light