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Here are your new 'Destiny' challenges for the week of Nov. 17

Here are your new 'Destiny' challenges for the week of Nov. 17
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From Mashable - November 17, 2015

Tuesday means only one thing if you are a Destiny fan: reset day.

It's that wonderful time when Bungie's rotating selectionof high-reward activitiesare rebooted (along with any raid progress made in the previous week), giving everyone a fresh chance at scoring some of the game's sweetest and rarest loot.

The release ofThe Taken King and the launch ofDestiny's "Year Two" brings some fundamental changes to the weekly reset. Weekly Heroic Strike challenges are gone, removing the steady stream of Strange Coins they provided. The rules of Nightfall Strikes have changed as well. And there's a huge pile of new bounties to sort through for faction progression.

Are you new to Destiny? Do not know what any of this means? Good news: There's a Destiny wiki that's packed with information.

Here's a rundown of what's happeningthis week:

Nightfall (The Shadow Thief)

Taniks is back and he's ready to call you out, challenge you in the ways of old.

This is quite a tasty lineup of modifiers. There's a rarely seen (yet always welcome) boost to Solar damageandan additional damage boost when you are in the air.Plus you have more frequent access to grenades. Exposure is kind of a bummer, but leverage the other three modifiers right and you kill stuff so fast that limited health regen does not matter.

There's only one red flag encounter for this Strike, the showdown with a spider-tank. The battle plays out in a tight room regularly hosts reinforcements that attack from multiple sides. Your best bet is to hole up in the back left corner of the room (the one immediately to the left of where you enter. The tank ca not hit you here, so it's much easier to mop up reinforcements.

Taniks is a joke compared to the tank fight. Take the left entrance to his chamber and watch the center platform. As soon as the big guy spawns, lay down as much fire as you can. You should be able to get him close to a quarter health before he teleports to the back right corner of the room, at which point just jump to the raised platform opposite from where you entered the chamber and finish the job.

Obviously, Solar weapons are your friend this week. Got a Black Spindle? Bring that. Sleeper Simulant? Also great.

Weekly bounties

The Taken King introduces a new lineup of bounties that change from week to week. On the PvE side, there's Petra, a quest-giver from theHouse of Wolves storyline and the Queen's gear vendor at the Vestian Outpost social hub. To unlock her weekly bountieswhich provide Treasure Keys for Prison of Elders and Queen's Wrath reputation bonusesyou have got to complete herTaken King questline.

There's also a new lineup of PvP bounties, available in the Tower from both Lord Shaxx and the Crucible Quartermaster. They do not unlock until you complete a very lengthy line of quests (details here), but finishing all six of Shaxx's weekly bounties grants you a reward that's on par with Nightfall drops. In other words, the Shaxx bounties are the PvP equivalent of a Nightfall.

Here's what Petra, Shaxx and the Crucible Quartermaster want you to pull off this week:


Head to Earth, turn leftfrom where you spawn and head to the next area (Mothyards), then through the large building you find there to reach the Skywatch (also known as the site of the long-lost "loot cave"). Irxori spawns here. Same as always, target the lieutenants as they spawn. Once three are taken out, Irxori arrives.

Crucible Quartermaster

Lord Shaxx

Court of Oryx

Our old friend Kagoor is back, and as usual she's joined by her ever-faithful giant demon-alien space Ogre. Good times.

Kagoor is a shielded Wizard that ca not be damaged until her pet Ogre is destroyed. It's a hardier Ogre than you are probably used to encountering, with boss levels of health. But you can get an edge. Throughout the fight, a group Acolyte's Eye-style sentry turrets spawn in front of Kagoor and her Ogre. Shoot one down and you get a 10-second buff to your damage against the Ogre. Even better: destroying more than one in short order stacks the damage buff.

You know what to do, right? Shoot down those turrets then focus on the Ogre. You should bring it down very quickly. Once that's down, pull out your sword, leap up onto the portal platform and chop the hell out of Kagoor until she's no more. Do it quickly enough and you wo not even have to worry about the army of Ogre reinforcements that spawn in after the fight starts.

Other weekly activities

The release ofThe Taken King pulls the plug on Weekly Heroic Strikes, which used to award players with three to nine Strange Coins (a rare currency) once per week, depending on the difficulty played. Now you earn 10 Legendary Marks (another rare currency) for each of the first three Heroic-level Strikes completed in a given week, in addition to any rewards the Strike would have normally given you.

To get your weekly Marks, which you can use to buy new gear and upgrade your existing arsenal, simply hop into the Heroic Strike playlist with any character. The 10 Mark reward is gifted as soon as each of your first three Strikes for the week are completed.

Prison of Elders is still around, but it's really not worth doing anymore if you have hit the new level maximum of 40. Prison of Elders was introduced withHouse of Wolves. It's an arena challenge with difficulties at levels 28, 32, 34 and 35. Enemies do not drop loot, so you only get something when you complete the entire five-round event. And anything you get is leveled for less powerful characters.

If you want a rundown of this week's Prison bosses and modifiers, check out the weekly reset thread on Reddit. We'd recommend skipping Prison until Bungie decides to update the challenge forDestiny's new power scale. The only exception is level 28 Prison challenges, as they are the best relatively steady source of Strange Coins (other than daily bounties) at this point.


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