Destiny Guide: How to Beat Challenge of the Elders Week 9

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Find out the unique modifiers for this week’s Challenge of the Elders in Destiny and how to finish an Elders’ Sigil scorecard for the week in just two runs.

This week, many Destiny fans are awaiting Bungie’s live stream to reveal Destiny‘s next expansion, almost certainly to be called Rise of Iron. But the Challenge of the Elders activity added in the April Update presses on with a new combination of modifiers and bosses for its ninth week (out of sixteen).

The unique modifiers this week are:

  • Grounded – Players take more damage while airborne.
  • Juggler – No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.
  • Precision Kill Bonus – Precision kills are worth more points.

Players will be able to use the same general strategy as usual. This is also one of the easier weeks because players will be able to get precision kills with basically any weapon or subclass of their choice. Players will want to clear each wave of enemies using precision kills only and then damage the boss to spawn in a new wave. When the point deduction timer goes into effect, damage the boss enough to stop the timer. Finally, kill the boss with a precision kill for an extra bonus.


Challenge of the Elders Bosses

Every boss this week is straightforward—players only have to worry about controlling adds, avoiding the bosses’ attacks, and dealing out damage. The first round pits players against Sylok, the Defiled. Just watch out for Sylok’s flames, and this round will be an easy clear.

Next, the Cabal room holds Noru’usk, Servant of Oryx. Avoid his numerous exploding orbs while dolling out damage to adds and Noru’usk to make quick work of this round.

Finally, players will enter the Fallen room to face the Pilot Servitor. Target its eye and follow the general strategy, and this week will be over pretty quick.

Tips for High Scores

This week is extremely easy, coupled with the fact that players can make a practically every kill a precision kill can drive up the score significantly. Don’t be surprised if you end up with 50,000 points in a single go.

As for weapon recommendations, players should use anything they feel comfortable making head shots with, but scout rifles and hand cannons are especially effective. Couple that with a sniper in the Special slot to combat the Juggler modifier, since shotguns and fusion rifles will not offer the ability for precision kills.

Any subclass will work, but Hunters should choose Nightstalker for the numerous orbs a tether can generate (orbs add an additional bonus to the score). Titans should select Defender and deploy Ward of Dawn for the same orb-generating effect.

Players should have little issue completing this week’s Elders’ Sigil in two runs. Once complete, go see Variks for some new gear.

Do you have a build or strategy for maximizing your score in Destiny‘s Challenge of the Elders this week? Let us know in the comments below!