The changes brought to Destiny with the April update have now fallen into a routine. This is punctuated by the Weekly Update for May 17, which brings the Shield Brothers Nightfall Strike back to town along with a repeat of the first Challenge of the Elders challenge. PlayStation and Xbox players will be aiming for heads and precision points to fill out their Elders Sigil this week.
Challenge of Elders
|2||Keksis the Betrayed||Fallen|
- Fresh Troops – Some enemy squads have been fortified with additional reinforcements.
- Juggler –No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.
- Precision Kill Bonus – Precision kills are worth more points.
|Riot Guard||Kill Champions in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.|
|Dead Shot||Kill enemies with precision shots in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.|
|Shadow Boxer||Use Void abilities to kill enemies in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.|
King’s Fall Raid Challenge Mode — Warpriest (Guide)
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 — The Shield Brothers
Dreadnaught, Rings of Saturn Travel deep into the heart of the Dreadnaught in pursuit of a Cabal assault team. Stop it from detonating the Hive ship’s core.
- Epic — Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers.
- Arc Burn — Arc damage from any source is greatly increased.
- Juggler — No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.
- Ironclad — More enemies have shields.
- Catapult — Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.
Court of Oryx (Guide)
Tier 3: Balwur
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.
Weekly Crucible Playlists
- Zone Control (Marks)
Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties
|Individual Achievement||Complete 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.||3,750||75|
|Featured Matches||Earn points in any featured Crucible playlist. Wins are worth 3 points. Completing a match is worth 1 point.||3,750||75|
|Rifles and Cannons||Defeat 10 opposing Guardians with each Primary Weapon type.||5,000||200|
|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|
|Ballistic Trauma||Complete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Hand Cannon 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: Baroness Grayris. Venus. Fireteam recommended.
Note: Can be found at Shatted Coast on Venus.
|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 — The Forever Eater
Qodron, a Vex chronovore, sees only one outcome: your demise. Prove it wrong.
|1||Vex||Mini-Boss Fight||Catapult — Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.|
|2||Vex||Dismantle Mines||Void Burn — Void Damage from any source is greatly increased.|
|3||Fallen||Mini-Boss Fight||Brawler — Guardian Melee damage is greatly increased.|
|4||Vex||Eliminate the Target||Small Arms — Primary Weapon damage is favored.|
|5||Vex/Qodron||Boss Fight||Trickle — Recharge of abilities is significantly reduced.|
- House of Judgement x 200
- Armor Core
Prison of Elders Level 34 — Machine Wrath (Guide)
Archon Servants have raised their own corrupted Servitor-god, Kaliks Reborn. Defeat it and be rewarded.
|1||Cabal||TBD||Specialist — Special Weapon damage is favored.|
|2||Fallen||TBD||Lightswitch — Minions of 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||Boss Fight||Grounded — Players take more damage while airborne.|
- House of Judgment x 300
- Weapon Core
- Etheric Light
Prison of Elders Level 35 — Skolas’ Revenge (Guide)
Skolas and his crew challenge the Guardians who captured him. Face him with a Fireteam of three. End him.
|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.
|Boss Fight||Catapult — Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.
Angry — Minions of the Darkness won’t flinch, even after massive damage.
- House of Judgment x 500
- Armor Core
- Weapon Core
- Etheric Light
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