‘Destiny’ Weekly Reset For August 9, Shot At Taniks’ Cloak

Destiny activities were reset once again Tuesday for PlayStation and Xbox players. The latest round of challenges for the week beginning August 9 include the return of the Shadow Thief to grant a shot at that Strike’s elusive loot drop. Meanwhile, the Challenge of Elders proves challenging this week as players are given bonus points from Grenade kills, but also given fewer Grenades thanks to the “Trickle” modifier.

Challenge of Elders

Round Boss Description
1 Overmind Minotaur Vex
2 Sylok, the Defiled Hive
3 Pilot Servitor Fallen

Modifiers

  • Solar Burn — Solar damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Trickle — Recharge of abilities is significantly reduced.
  • Grenade Kill Bonus — Grenade kills are worth more points.

Bounties

  • Heavy Hitter — Use a Heavy weapon to kill enemies in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.
  • Close Still Counts — Use grenades to kill enemies 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 — Golgoroth

Destiny Gologorth - King's Fall Raid (PlayStation, Xbox)
The challenge mode twist for Gologorth is that all six players in the fireteam must hold his gaze at least once in the same phase. This means all six players must hold the gaze in succession without receiving the “You’ve failed to capture the gaze” message before passing it around the entire fireteam.

The rewards for Normal mode are a guaranteed 310 armor piece (excludes helmet) and a Calcified Fragment. The Hard mode loot is the same as normal, plus a 330 armor piece (excludes helmet), a 330 Artifact, and an Emblem. The regular Golgoroth loot rewards are also a possibility.

Nightfall — The Shadow Thief

Ocean of Storms, Moon: A ruthless Fallen mercenary commanding the Wolfship Kaliks-Syn has been spotted near the Moon. Board the Ketch and end the reign of Taniks, the Scarred.

Modifiers

  • Epic — Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers.
  • Arc Burn — Arc Damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Brawler — Guardian melee damage is greatly increased.
  • Grounded — Players take more damage while airborne.
  • Trickle — Recharge of abilities is significantly reduced.

Weekly Heroic Strikes

Modifiers

  • Heroic — Enemies appear in greater numbers and are more aggressive
  • Small Arms — Primary Weapon damage is favored.
  • Exposure — Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.
  • Airborne — Players deal more damage while in the air.

Court of Oryx (Guide)

Tier 3: Kagoor

Destiny Kagoor (PlayStation, Xbox)
This is one of the more challenging boss fights in Court of Oryx simply because there’s 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 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 destroy the Wizard.

Destiny Lord Shaxx (PlayStation, Xbox)

Weekly Crucible Playlists

  • Zone Control
  • Inferno Rumble

Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
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

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
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
Ballistic Scalpel Complete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Scout 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: Irxori, Lost to Oryx. Cosmodrome. Fireteam recommended.

Note: Can be found at Skywatch on Earth.

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 Cult of the Worm (Guide)

Destiny Prison of Elders - Gulrot (PlayStation, Xbox)
Gulrot, Unclean has been summoned by the Worm Keepers. Don’t let the beast’s filth spread beyond the prison.

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)
Valus Trau’ug seeks to prove his might by crushing all who challenge him.

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.

Final Round Modifiers

  • Catapult Primary Weapon damage is favored.
  • Angry — Minions of darkness deal much more melee damage.

Rewards

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

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