How to wipe a team by yourself

Move, but not more than you need to. Don’t panic. Here I’m using a fairly sorry hand cannon, especially since it hadn’t been leveled yet, but I’m able to wipe a team of 6 in < 30 seconds. I got a 7th just past the end of this clip. You can see what happened there, but the kill wasn't counted until just after. I haven't analyzed yet. It seems they came too fast for their to be repeats in the first 6, but I didn't verify every tag. Either way, 6 kills, 30 seconds. It helps that the void hunter is amazing at control.

The spree
I tend to play better when I make smaller movements. Little changes, ducking and standing, side to side. Most importantly, don’t ever ‘walk’ blindly around corners. Slide, duck, jump, anything but walk. If you can see around a corner, such as the tree right before the triple kill, line up the shots and step out. After a little practice on each map, you should get a feel for where head height is, and with some practice, you can find them when players are squatted too.

I really like the hunter’s void abilities. I think these offer the best map control from all of the other available abilities in the game. By controlling the map, such as shadowshot, smoke, AoE nades, you can force others into an area you can maintain, forcing all the red around you into one funnel , or keeping them at a distance, and watching the radar to avoid backing into something. I’m fairly exposed to snipers here, but I had a good feel for my team on the other end of the bridge, hopefully looking near there, where I would’ve been worried about getting hit.

I typically do a lot of sniping, so map awareness is key, and don’t panic when you see swarms, I’m always so tempted to just start jumping all over the place, and that tends to get me killed. A jump/roll to get safe from a sniper, or behind someone that snuck up on you is definitely helpful, but be smooth, and make sure you can see down the sites and control where you’re pointing the thing..

Alt source of spree

preceding clip, where I fall off like a noob, but it shows the double that started the spree

Here’s my hunter again exercising map control, where I almost fall off like a noob again

#1, #30-seconds, #destiny, #solo, #spree, #team, #wipe

About Secrets in Destiny

There are some. For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6U78jrNHxE

Destiny – Sniping

Here’s a series of videos on sniper / trials training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sdC6MgGZ_s&list=PLrLOIJGyXYsfcooU4SU0uk7uPi97MUvs9&index=6

The playlist is out of order, but start with How to Snipe (Episode 1), and follow the titles from there.

NOTE: this series begins when only year 1 gear is out, so you might not recognize some of the weapon names. Year 2 comes about later in the series.

Also, a couple sniper rifles added to the list:

  • Hereafter, exotic sniper rifle.
  • (Harrowed) Defiance of Yasmine. Raid sniper, legendary

These two sniper rifles are great for PVP even if you haven’t been good at sniping before. In episode 1  of the series above, the commentator covers Rate of fire, but in Episode 3 he discusses aim assist in Destiny, which isn’t exposed in the UI of the game. Here’s a chart showing the top of the chart for aim assistance:

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As compared to the 1000 yard stare:

Full chart at: http://db.planetdestiny.com/items/view/3227022823  but it takes a while to load.

Looking at the in-game stats, you might believe the 1000 yard is the best combination. It has the most impact, a ridiculous range, and reloads quickly, on top of being very stable. However, flicking the stick and pulling off a head-shot is much easier with the other weapons and can be done very quickly without having to spend time lining up the shot. Although, with the short gaze scope, the 1000 yard is really good.

The Weyloran’s March doesn’t have enough impact or range to really compare to the rest of these. The others will each drop a guardian with one head-shot or with two body-shots, the first of which will definitely stagger them a bit.

The hereafter also causes a bright flash for your opponents when you crit a nearby opponent, making it easy to get several at once, especially when they’re grouped around heavy, spark, rift, or control zone.

If you’re more accustomed to exotic primary, there’s a couple legendaries out there which might take their place. I’m using colovance’s duty which has higher impact, aim assist, stability, and range (it’s actually maxed out on range) than the Mida. Haakon’s hatchet (Auto), and Hawksaw (pulse) are pretty good too. Most people seem to use rockets, especially Truth, for heavy, but there are several legendary alternatives that have abilities like: detonate early based on proximity, target tracking, or scatter grenades. I also use my raid machine gun sometimes, but I prefer my sword, you get a ton of ammo, and it’s fun to camp a choke point like a zone, spark, rift, heavy, special at other teams spawn, etc. You get increased armor when wielding a sword, and you can block. If you’ve been sniping for a while on a map, it’s good to mix up your locations so they don’t come try to hunt you down. I usually duck when I’m camping though so I don’t show up on radar. If you still miss the permanent radar from Mida, and you’re a hunter, there’s an exotic helmet called knucklehead radar which gives you permanent radar for all primaries.

The best thing about black spindle is not having to reload since entire clip is instantly reloaded on triple tap (3 rapid precision hits). Which is very easy on ultra’s in and outside of the raids.

Destiny – About Iron Banner

You’ll find some gear that gives reputation bonuses for certain modes, such as crucible, vanguard, and iron banner. Iron banner, for example, has shaders, emblems, and class armor. Once you get emblem/shader for one character, you can go to kiosk in north tower to retrieve, for free, with your other characters.

Iron banner, and other special events like Crimson doubles are worth doing. For example, in iron banner, once you hit rank 5, 310-320 gear can drop.

Also, once you hit rank 5 with a character, complete each bounty daily, but don’t turn them in. Next time iron banner rolls around, you can turn them in to level quickly (be sure to equip your iron banner gear (class armor, shader, emblem which give bonus iron banner rep). Additionally, once one character hits rank 5, your other characters will level faster. Here’s a guide to leveling in iron banner: https://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/comments/3t5als/the_full_iron_banner_guide_to_ranking_up_fast_now/

Destiny – Weapons worth collecting

Destiny exotic swords

  • http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2014/09/13/destiny-how-to-get-exotic-weapons-guide.htm (other wiki’s on this too, if this one is no good)
  • Arc
    • Ability: throw spinning arc of light which lingers on hit
    • This is a one shot in PVP, and very useful for ranged attacks since it tracks targets.
    • My favorite. Only one I didn’t break down
    • Also very useful in PvE
  • Solar
    • I don’t really use this one but it has powerful uppercut
  • Void
    • Ability: Spin in circle with blade and damage nearby enemies
    • Useful in PvE when you have several enemies which blitz in hordes

Guns:

  • Red Death
    • Exotic
    • Haven’t found this yet
    • Recharges health on kills
  • Black Spindle
    • Exotic sniper
    • Refill clip with 3 rapid precision hits
    • When daily heroic is runaway and 3 locked doors, to the right of 3rd 10 minute timer. Use heavy and special liberally ( I synth at beginning of story, so my synth is recharged by the time I get to the challenge)
  • Touch of malice
    • Exotic scout rifle with full auto
    • 45 fragments (fragmented.crystalhelix.com). Then follow quest line
  • Mida Multi-Tool
    • Exotic scout rifle
    • Random or occasionally sold by Xur
  • Truth
    • Random exotic heavy rocket launcher which tracks targets and detonates early based on proximity
  • 1000 yard stare
    • Random drop legendary sniper
    • Also sold by Vanguard armory near the shipwright. The vendor hear sells it with a pretty good ability set.
    • If you find one with the ShortGaze SLH10 scope, keep it. This is better than the vendors version.
  • Colovance’s Duty
    • Rank 4 legendary scout rifle in current Iron banner. Many advantages over Mida depending on match objective.
  • The last word
    • I’ve heard this is a ridiculously good exotic hand cannon

If you’ve turned in 4 relics to the gunsmith, the following month on the 7th, you’ll have a mission on earth that isn’t available again until the following month on the 7th. If you complete it, you’ll unlock a quest line to get you the Sleeper Simulant which destroys things in PvE, and can one-shot a guardian in PVP as well (although, it’s mostly used in PvE).

Also, pay attention to your gear. Gauntlets can increase reload speed significantly. I usually perk my sniper. Chest pieces often have increased ammo capacity for primary or special, and boots have it for special/heavy. I spawn now with 12 sniper rounds.

Another handy one if you like rockets is the rocket launcher perk that lets you find heavy more often, and receive more ammo when you do. Couple that with extra ammo from a good pair of boots, and you have a fun heavy round in trials.

Destiny – Useful sites and apps

The in-game tools are lacking. Bungie has released an API that’s been used by several essential apps and sites. I’ve included the ones I’ve found here.

Sites:

Apps

  • Tower Ghost for Destiny (android, Windows Phone)
    • Move gear b/w characters. Create Named loadouts for gear/abilities. i.e. Trials Loadout, Max light, Control, Oryx, etc. Create loadouts for specific events and equip all with single button press
      • NOTE: Use max light when decrypting (even if blues). You get higher rolls from engrams the higher your light is
    • Android (and maybe iOs)
      • Destiny infused
      • Ishtar Commander
      • Where is Xur
      • Destiny (don’t use their inventory management. But good stats/match history and such)
      • net (find groups for specific events. Or list your group. You can even designate light required. I also usually note: adults only)

Destiny – Weekly Schedule

Advanced players typically do the King’s fall raid Tuesday through Thursday and do trials of Osiris Friday through Monday, as well as Iron banner and other special events (ex: Crimson Doubles) whenever they’re out.

In King’s Fall, if you have multiple characters, take one group to totems, then everybody switches characters (leaving one man in raid while others switch). This will give each character a checkpoint where the good rewards begin.

Each week, King’s fall has different challenge for boss fights (Warpriest, Golgoroth, oryx) with specific rules for how to beat that specific boss. In normal mode, guaranteed 310 item. Each boss drops one of two (if not both) specific item slots i.e Oryx challenge drops helmet and or Primary, one of which is guaranteed 310, second if it falls is b/w 300 and 310. Hard mode 1 reward guaranteed 320. If second drops, b/w 310-320. For example, Warpriest drops several items, including the Defiance of Yasmine sniper rifle (there’s one legendary with higher aim assist, but it doesn’t compare with range and impact).