THE SCARLET KEEP
NIGHTFALL: THE ORDEAL
"Entire planets have vanished. In the chaos that follows, Xivu Arath, the Hive God of War boldly moves to seize power. If left unchecked, she threatens a solar system already in turmoil. While investigating the growing threat, Osiris finds himself in need of help. Fortunately, a new – and yet familiar – ally known as the Crow joins you in the rescue..."
SEASON 12: WRATHBORN HUNTS
While the chaos on Europa unfolds, Hive God Xivu Arath makes her play on the solar system. Work with Osiris, The Spider and newfound ally The Crow to seek out and destroy Xivu Arath’s faction and prevent another major threat from menacing the system.
To get started on your quest to take down another Hive God, visit The Crow in the Tangled Shore and acquire the Cryptolith. To use this hive artifact, you must first charge the artifact by participating in Strikes, Crucible or Gambit. Once you have a charge, input your mods within the artifact and bring your charged device to an affected area highlighted on your director. Draw out and follow the trail left by the Wrathborn to begin the Wrathborn Hunt.
Currently, Wrathborn locations have been found in the Tangled Shore and the Dreaming City.
Modifications and Reputation
The Cryptolith can be fitted with unique mods that can determine a specific reward outcome after successfully completing a Wrathborn Hunt. Mods can be found by completing various activities across the system. Complete Wrathborn Hunts to earn reputation currency that can add to your ranks with the Crow as well as upgrade your Cryptolith with additional rewards.
ASCENDANT CHALLENGE: CIMMERIAN GARRISON
This week, the curse cycle is at its weakest. The Dreaming City appears normal with clear skies. The Scorn are present during this cycle and are the main combatant in the Blind Well.
The Ascendant Challenge can be located at the Bay of Drowned Wishes (Lost Sector).
This week, the curse cycle is middling. The Dreaming City is starting to appear corrupted with Taken abnormalities. The Hive is present during this cycle and is the main combatant in the Blind Well.
The Ascendant Challenge can be located at the Chamber of Starlight (Lost Sector).
This week, the curse cycle is at its strongest. The Dreaming City is polluted with Blights and Miasma darkens the skies. Taken are heavily present during this cycle and are the main combatant in the Blind Well.
The Ascendant Challenge can be located at Harbinger’s Seclude (access via Rheasilvia).
Acquire loot in the wild or participate in activities to level yourself up. This portion of leveling is quick and many sources help boost your overall power levels. Refrain from completing or acquiring any Weekly Challenges during this phase of leveling.
Additional Weekly Challenges unlock at this phase of leveling. Once you reach the soft cap, generic reward drops do not help boost your power. Complete Weekly Challenges and acquire Exotic/Prime engrams to continue leveling up.
At this phase, only Pinnacle Rewards help boost your power. These sources are considered end-game level activities and require more focus. Pinnacle sources drop at +1 or +2 depending on the pinnacle source. Pinnacle cap is the max cap of the season.
Complete end-game activities to earn [+2] rewards. Pinnacle gear will allow you to reach up to 1260 power this season.
Pinnacle Rewards will grant you high boosts to power as you are leveling through the hard cap. Once you reach 1250 power, focus on completing these activities to boost your power to Pinnacle Cap.
Note: Most Endgame activities are more difficult in nature and may require a fireteam to complete.
Complete Core Activities to earn [+1] powerful rewards. Pinnacle gear will allow you to reach up to 1260 power this season.
Core activities go well with bounties, which help boost your artifact power via XP. Be sure to stack bounties while playing these activities.
Complete Seasonal Activities and acquire Exotic/Prime engrams for powerful rewards up to [+4] light. Powerful Engrams will allow you to reach up to 1250 power this season.
Be sure to decrypt your Prime engrams as soon as possible – it may give you a nice boost to power!
Complete Base Activities to earn powerful rewards up to [+2] light. Powerful Engrams will allow you to reach up to 1250 power this season.
Base activities are your primary source of leveling throughout the season. Completing each challenge will provide a good amount of XP to help level your season pass.