‘Destiny’ Weekly Reset For Oct. 11, Undying Mind Nightfall And Prepping For Raid Heroic Mode

Destiny takes a chance to breath this week for the first time since the launch of the Rise of Iron. The Iron Banner has concluded, and the Heroic Mode for the Wrath of the Machine Raid doesn’t arrive until next week, per Bungie. This gives PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players a chance to get caught up on completing other activities while grinding out ever higher Light levels for their Guardians.

The Nightfall this week is a challenge with the Undying Mind. Fortunately, the modifiers are fairly well balanced between those that benefit the player and those that work against them. Meanwhile, Tyra Karn’s Artifacts are mostly re-runs of those already released, with the Memory of Skorri possibly the most beneficial heading into hard mode version of the Raid next week.

Nightfall — The Undying Mind

The Undying Mind Strike in Destiny for Xbox One and PS4.
[Image by Bungie / Activision]

Meridian Bay, Mars An ancient Mind, feared by the Vex themselves, hides among the channels of the Black Garden. Find this machine and end its existence.


  • Epic — Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers.
  • Specialist — Special Weapon damage is favored.
  • Fresh Troops — Some enemy squads have been fortified with additional reinforcements.
  • Match Game — Enemy shields are resistant to all unmatched Elemental Damage.
  • Airborne — Players deal more damage while in the air.

Weekly SIVA Crisis Heroic Strikes


  • Heroic — Enemies appear in greater numbers and are more aggressive
  • Solar Burn Solar damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Small Arms — Primary Weapon damage is favored.
  • Chaff — Player radar is disabled.

Challenge of Elders

Round Boss Description
1 Noru’usk, Servant of Oryx Cabal
2 Overmind Minotaur Vex
3 Seditious Mind Vex



  • Brawler Guardian melee damage is greatly increased.
  • Fresh Troops — Some enemy squads have been fortified with additional reinforcements.
  • Precision Kill Bonus — Melee kills are worth more points.


  • Riot Guard — Kill Champions in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.
  • Kill Them Back — Kill enemies in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.
  • Shock Tropper — Use Arc abilities to kill enemies in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of Elders.

King’s Fall Raid Challenge Mode — Golgoroth

Destiny Gologorth - King's Fall Raid (PlayStation, Xbox)
[Image via Bungie]

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.

Court of Oryx (Guide) — Tier 3: Balwur

Destiny Thalnok Grimoire Card (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)

Weekly Crucible Playlists

  • Inferno Supremacy
  • Doubles

Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Back to Basics Exercise your skills in the Supremacy match type.
  • Complete 7 Matches
  • Get 50 Primary Kills
  • Get 25 Kill Assists
  • Get 25 Ability Kills
5,000 500



Shiro-4 Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Crushing Blows Use the Iron Battle Axe or powerful enemy weapons to decimate hostile threats. 5,000 500
Stay Down Defeat Fallen. 5,000 500
Archon’s Forge: Dregs Complete Dreg encounters in the Archon’s Forge. 5,000 500
Archon’s Forge: Servitors Complete Servitor encounters in the Archon’s Forge. 5,000 500


Tyra Karn’s Artifacts

Artifact Description
Memory of Jolder Removes sprint cooldown penalty.
Memory of Silimar In Crucible, resitance to damage-over-time attacks is greatly increased.
Memory of Skorri When you super is full, nearby allies’ supers recharge faster.


Destiny - Petra Venj (PlayStation, Xbox)

Petra Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Take the Wanted WANTED: Stirok, Banner of Oryx, Cosmodrome. Fireteam recommended.

Note: Can be found in the Rocketyard 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.


  • 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.


  • 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

  • TBD


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

[Featured Image by Bungie / Activision]