Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Destiny Weekly Reset April 5th, 2016

Let’s start off with the weekly Nightfall for this week which is the Sunless Cell Strike.
The perks for this week’s Nightfall include:

Epic – As with any Nightfall, Enemies are heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in greater numbers.

Solar Burn - Solar Damage from any source is greatly increased. Something like the Black Spindle would be extremely effective here. Even a 1000 Yard Stare with Solar burn will make this week’s Nightfall that much easier. If you have the Exotic Solar sword that would be a solid heavy weapon especially if you have the uppercut unlocked.

Grounded - Players take more damage while airborne. Simple enough to follow, will probably only be a problem for those players that like jumping around non-stop. As long as you don’t do it when there is a room full of adds and snipers and such everything should be just fine. Something that I do personally is when I’m taking a lot of damage from adds is, I invariably jump up to avoid taking more damage, which normally that would be fine but for this Nightfall its likely to get you killed even faster.

Fresh Troops - Some enemy squads have been fortified with additional reinforcements. This one is just more annoying than anything else and should only really be a problem for people trying to solo the nightfall. In a fireteam of 3 I don’t see this one posing too much of a problem.

Catapult - Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased. This one is a blessing of epic proportions especially for a Nightfall. Sunsinger warlocks will love this one with max discipline and 2 fusion grenades. A Titan’s thermite grenade would also be beastly coupled with something like the Armamentarium which gives titans 2 grenades and you will be almost as formidable as a Sunsinger Warlock.

The Sunless Cell Strike isn’t the toughest Strike in the world but there are a few things you need to watch out for especially on Nightfall. The majority of enemies, if not all of the enemies, are Taken but can sometimes also have a few Hive enemies especially during the boss fight. With that said the most troublesome of the lot are definitely the Boomer Knights, Wtiches and Shriekers. The Boomer Knights hit hard and are extremely aggressive on Nightfall. The witches will attack aggressively as well AND keep attacking incessantly. Getting surrounded by a few knights and witches will ensure you’ll be dead in no time. The same goes for the Shriekers, whose attacks really hurt on nightfall, hence it is important to take your time and try and shoot them down from behind cover with a sniper or possibly a heavy weapon as well. A key thing to remember is that after a Shrieker dies it has an attack that follows you for some time, running away a certain distance will ensure your survival while getting hit by that attack will probably mean certain death especially on nightfall.

The boss itself is a huge Hive knight named Alak Kul and a good sniper like a 1000 Yard stare or Black Spindle would be the weapon of choice along with some Solar heavy weapons like the raid machine gun. It is easy enough to shoot the boss from a distance or from behind cover when there are no adds around but get too close to him and he will absolutely melee you in the face which  is almost always a one shot kill.

Like I mentioned not the hardest nightfall by any means but certainly a few things to look out for. This Nightfall will also have an increased chance to drop a Strike specific Fusion Rifle and a Strike Specific Titan helmet which resembles the bosses head.

As far as PvP for this week goes, Iron Banner has officially ended and this week’s weekly crucible is Zone Control similar to normal control except you only get points for capturing zones and not actual kills.  

Lord Shaxx and Petra will also have new bounties for the week so remember to check them out as well.

Also there is officially only one more week left till the highly anticipated April update for Destiny where we will see new armor sets, new strikes, new changes to PoE, Max Light level increase and much more. I for one am definitely looking forward to the April update to Destiny Taken King.



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