February 23, 2016
'Destiny' Weekly Reset For Feb. 23: Iron Banner, Warpriest Challenge Return

The shortened month of February gives Destiny players a rare treat, as the time between Iron Banner events is greatly decreased. PlayStation and Xbox players can look forward to diving into the competitive Crucible event once again for the game week starting February 23 along with starting back at the beginning of the King's Fall Raid Challenge.

Iron Banner will kick off at approximately 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday and last until the next Destiny Weekly Reset on March 1. Bungie is going with Clash this time, and full details on the event can be found here.

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.

Since it typically takes three to five phases to take out the Warpriest, the fireteam just needs to have the players who last held the aura not step on a plate. Expert teams that can take the Destiny boss down in two phases shouldn't have any trouble.

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 -- Sunless Cell

Dreadnaught, Rings of Saturn: Assault a prison deep in the heart of the Dreadnaught and put an end to a Hive champion.

Modifiers

  • Epic -- Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers.
  • Berserk - Minions of the Darkness won't flinch, even after massive damage
  • Small arms - Primary weapon damage is favored (increased primary damage, reduced special and heavy damage)
  • Chaff - Player radar is disabled
  • Airborne - Players deal more damage while in the air.

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. 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, because Balwur will shoot players and drop poison clouds.

Players will need to kill Major Acolytes to create poison-free spaces outside of the safe zone underneath the platform for a period of time. Players can then move out from underneath the platform, into the poison-free areas, and shoot Balwur. Repeat as many times as necessary to bring her down.

Destiny Lord Shaxx (PlayStation, Xbox)
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Weekly Crucible Playlists

  • Iron Banner

Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties

BountyDescriptionExperienceReputation
Individual AchievementComplete Crucible matches with an individual score of at least 1500 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
Ballistic TraumaWin 3 matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Hand Cannon kills.3,75075
Bullet GroupingComplete matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Pulse Rifle kills.3,75075
Ballistic ScalpelComplete matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Scout Rifle kills.3,75075
Ballistic Scalpel ExpertComplete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Scout Rifle kills.3,75075
Destiny - Petra Venj (PlayStation, Xbox)
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Petra Weekly Bounties

BountyDescriptionExperienceReputation
Take the WantedWANTED: Baroness Grayris. Venus. Fireteam recommended

Note: Can be found on Venus at the Shattered Coast.

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 -- 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

Rewards

  • House of Judgement x 200
  • Armor Core

Prison of Elders Level 34 -- Urrox's Grudge (Guide)

Destiny Prison of Elders - Urrox, Flame Prince (Playstation, Xbox)

The Flame Prince Urrox vows to burn the Light until all that remains is darkness and bone.
RoundEnemyObjectiveModifier(s)
1HiveNoneTrickle - Recharge of abilities is significantly reduced.
2CabalDismantle MinesSmall Arms - Primary Weapon damage is favored.
3CabalEliminate TargetExposure - Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.
4HiveDismantle MinesArc Burn - Arc Damage from any source is greatly increased.
5Hive/ UrroxBoss FightSolar Burn - Solar Damage from any source is greatly increased.

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 Bungie]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 FightBrawler -- Guardian Melee damage is greatly increased.Juggler -- No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.
Rewards
  • House of Judgment x 500
  • Armor Core
  • Weapon Core
  • Etheric Light
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