'Destiny' Weekly Reset For April 26: Iron Banner Clashes, Challenge Of Elders Gets Punchy

A new Destiny Weekly Reset arrived Tuesday, April 26, with a real challenge presented to those that venture into the Challenge of Elders. Bungie has set up a rather difficult combination of modifiers paired with bonus points tied to melee damage. This portends to be the most difficult of challenges yet. Meanwhile, Iron Banner returns today for all PlayStation and Xbox players.

Those venturing into the Challenge of Elders will want to equip Exotics that give an additional melee charge or provide some sort of survival boost in close quarters combat. For Titans, this will mean An Insurmountable Skullfort to gain a second melee charge and health regeneration with Storm Fist kills. There's also No Backup Plans combined with a shotgun for Force Barrier. Meanwhile, Sealed Ahamkara Grasps are perfect for Hunters and Claws of Ahamkara are prime for all Warlock subclasses.

Iron Banner kicks off today at approximately 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT and will run through the next Weekly Reset. The event will be covered in detail in a following post, but Destiny players can look forward to the return of the Clash game type.

Challenge of Elders

RoundBossDescription
1Keksis the BetrayedFallen
2Seditious MindTaken Hydra
3Wretched KnightHive
Modifiers
  • Exposure -- Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.
  • Trickle -- Recharge of abilities is significantly reduced.
  • Melee Kill Bonus -- Melee kills are worth more points.
Bounties
NameDescription
Dead ShotKill enemies with precision shots in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.
Kill Them BackKill enemies in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.
Fire FighterUse Solar abilities to kill enemies in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.

King's Fall Raid Challenge Mode -- Warpriest (Guide)

Destiny Warpriest (PlayStation, Xbox)
[Image via Bungie]The first challenge for the King's Fall Raid Challenge should be a snap for those experienced with the encounter already. The fireteam must ensure that no one player holds the aura during the damage phase more than once.

Possible rewards for the challenge on Normal include a 310 Light level Artifact and 310 Light level weapon, and one of the missing Calcified Fragments along with the normal chance at an Exotic. The rewards on Hard mode are a 320 Light level Artifact and 320 Light level weapon, plus the "Worm God's Servant" emblem and the Calcified Fragment. You can get the Normal mode rewards in Hard mode in addition to the 320 level rewards.

Nightfall -- Fallen S.A.B.E.R.

Old Russia, Earth Rush to the aid of the AI Warmind Rasputin as he broadcasts a plea for help across the system.

Modifiers

  • Epic -- Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers.
  • Small Arms -- Primary Weapon damage is favored.
  • Grounded- - Players take more damage while airborne.
  • Chaff -- Player radar is disabled.
  • Trickle -- Recharge of abilities is significantly reduced.

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: Balwur

Destiny Court of Oryx Balwur (PlayStation, Xbox)
[Image via Bungie]The Wizard Balwur may be the easiest Tier 3 boss to appear in the Court of Oryx yet. The hook with her is that the floor of the court is covered in poison except for the area underneath the platform and safe zones created by killing Major Acolytes. Balwur spawns on top of the platform, while Major Acolytes, Knights, and Thrall will spawn and move around the arena. The platform is poison-free but obviously dangerous, as Balwur will shoot players and drop poison clouds.

Destiny Lord Shaxx (PlayStation, Xbox)
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Weekly Crucible Playlists

  • Iron Banner (starts at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT)
  • Mayhem Rumble

Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties

BountyDescriptionExperienceReputation
Individual AchievementComplete Crucible matches with an individual score of at least 1,500 points.3,75075
Making an ImpactWin 7 matches.3,75075
Crucible CombatWin one game in three different Crucible game modes.3,75075
Featured MatchesEarn points in any featured Crucible playlist. Wins are worth 3 points. Completing a match is worth 1 point.3,75075
Rifles and CannonsDefeat 10 opposing Guardians with each Primary Weapon type.5,000200
The True Meaning of WarComplete all 5 of Shaxx's weekly bounties in one week.5,000200

Arcite Crucible 99-40 Weekly Bounties

BountyDescriptionExperienceReputation
Full AutoComplete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Auto Rifle kills.3,75075
Ballistic TraumaComplete matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Hand Cannon kills.3,75075
Full Auto ExpertComplete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Auto Rifle kills.3,75075
Ballistic Trauma ExpertComplete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Hand Cannon kills.3,75075
Destiny - Petra Venj (PlayStation, Xbox)
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Petra Weekly Bounties

BountyDescriptionExperienceReputation
Take the WantedWANTED: Irxori, Lost to Oryx. Cosmodrome. Fireteam recommended.

Note: Can be found at Skywatch on Earth.

3,000500
Take Them OutKill 12 Consumed or named Fallen, Hive, Cabal, or Vex on Venus.1,500250
Take Them AllKill 100 Taken.1,500250

Prison of Elders Level 32 -- Cult of the Worm (Guide)

Destiny Prison of Elders - Gulrot (PlayStation, Xbox)
[Image via Bungie]Gulrot, Unclean has been summoned by the Worm Keepers. Don't let the beast's filth spread beyond the prison.
RoundEnemyObjectiveModifier(s)
1VexNoneAirborne -- Players deal more damage while in the air.
2HiveEliminate TargetGrounded -- Players take more damage while airborne.
3VexNoneVoid Burn -- Void Damage from any source is greatly increased.
4HiveDestroy MinesAngry -- Minions of the Darkness won't flinch, even after massive damage.
5Hive/ GulrotBoss FightExposure -- Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.

Rewards

  • House of Judgement x 200
  • Armor Core

Prison of Elders Level 34 -- Broken Legion (Guide)

Destiny Prison of Elders - Valus Trau'ug (PlayStation, Xbox)
[Image via Bungie]Valus Trau'ug seeks to prove his might by crushing all who challenge him.
RoundEnemyObjectiveModifier(s)
1CabalTBDJuggler -- No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.
2HiveTBDLightswitch -- Minions of darkness deal much more melee damage.
3FallenTBDCatapult -- Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.
4HiveTBDBrawler -- Guardian Melee damage is greatly increased.
5Cabal / Valus Trau'ugTBDJuggler -- No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.

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)
[Image via Destiny]Skolas and his crew challenge the Guardians who captured him. Face him with a Fireteam of three. End him.
RoundEnemyObjectiveModifier(s)
1HiveNoneExposure -- Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.Brawler -- Guardian Melee damage is greatly increased.
2VexDestroy MinesGrounded -- Players take more damage while airborne.Airborne -- Players deal more damage while in the air.
3CabalDismantle MinesCatapult -- Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.Arc Burn -- Arc Damage from any source is greatly increased.
4FallenEliminate TargetSpecialist -- Special Weapon damage is favored.Juggler -- No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.
5FallenMini-BossTrickle -- Recharge of abilities is significantly reduced.Small Arms -- Primary Weapon damage is favored.
6Fallen /SkolasBoss FightSmall 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
[Image via Bungie]