ASCENDANT CHALLENGE: FORFEIT SHRINE
This week, the curse cycle is at its weakest. The Dreaming City appears normal with clear skies. The Scorn is present during this cycle and is the main combatant in the Blind Well.
The Ascendant Challenge can be located at the Gardens of Esila (near the Strand).
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 in Rheasilvia).
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 Aphelion’s Rest (Lost Sector in the The Strand).
Petra offers two quests each week that reward Dark Fragments and Legendary Gear. One quest will focus on completing bounties offered by Petra. The other focuses on completing the Weekly Mission, which rotates depending on which curse cycle the city is on.
Petra offers two static weekly bounties that require completing activities in the Blind Well, as well as locating and completing the Weekly Ascendant Challenge. Weeklies offer Dark Fragments and Legendary Gear. Five Daily bounties are also available that offer Dark Fragments and Baryon Bough as rewards.
The Dreaming City has several exclusive materials and consumables. While some items can be earned through completing activities, such as Blind Well, Heroic Public Events and even Patrols, Petra also offers items for sale which cost a variety of materials, although mostly Dark Fragments.
A destination material exclusive to The Dreaming City. This material can be found out in the wild, in chests, or as rewards from various sources.
This fragment hums with dark energy and feels warm to the touch. Useful to Petra Venj. Obtain this by completing various activities in the Dreaming City and completing certain bounties offered by Petra.
A fragment of amethyst. Bring this to the Oracle Engine located in the Spine of Keres to receive a reward. Obtain this by completing Gateway Between Worlds, a Weekly Bounty from Petra.
A consumable that can be used before any raid or dungeon encounter. This will allow you and your fireteam to gain Super Energy and Full Ammo.
The viscous liquid within swirls and writhes. Enables True Sight for a moderate duration, allowing Guardians to see platforms and items outside of the dimensional plain of reality.
Smells faintly of mint. Acquired by completing various activities in the Dreaming City. Offer this item to Cat Statues lurking around the city to receive rewards.
A focusing lens from the Dreaming City through which the Ascendant Plane can sometimes be seen. Acquired during Festival of the Lost. The purpose of this offering is currently unknown.
An encoded SOS signal. Search for clues and locate the missing Awoken soldier. Clues are often revealed with the Corsair Quest description.
The Light barely radiates from this object, but it’s there. Offer this to the Blind Well to provide a small charge to the mechanism. Enemies during this encounter are standard forces.
This object hums with the power of the Light. Offer this to the Blind Well to provide a medium charge to the mechanism. Enemies during this encounter are stronger and more prepared for battle.
You can feel the energy contained within radiating from the orb. Offer this to the Blind Well to provide a large charge to the mechanism. Enemies during this encounter will be more resilient.
The charge pulses and arcs with the Traveler’s energy as well as something far more sinister. Quickly offer this to the Blind Well after defeating the Tier III boss to provide a very large charge to the mechanism. This will spawn a large enemy force.
Don’t know where to begin? Click on the map arrow to be directed over to Braytech’s map of the Dreaming City. Braytech is a third-party app created by Tom Chapman.
Accessible via Divalian Mists, the Blind Well is a public cooperative event that multiple Guardians can join in on. During the activity, Guardians will be met with waves of enemies – varying from Scorn, Hive, and Taken depending on the weekly rotation and activity tier.
This activity has four tiers of difficulty. To activate Tiers I – III, you must first have Charges of Light. This type of consumable can be found out in the wild or by visiting Petra Venj, who offers these items for a trade of Dark Fragments.
Completing Blind Well activities rewards Dreaming City loot and Weekly Bounty Progression.
The Blind Well is a dimensional rift generator located near Divalian Mists in the Dreaming City that is charged by vast quantities of Paracausal forces. We use our light to utilize the capabilities of the Blind Well.
The Weekly Bounty, Gateway Between Worlds, tasks Guardians to successfully complete Blind Well activities within a week timeframe.
There are four levels of difficulty ranging from Tier I-IV which grant progress toward this weekly bounty offered by Petra.
Note: Tier IV can only be activated by submitting a Tier III charge into the Blind Well.
Throughout the Dreaming City, there are invisible taken rifts that one can see only if they use a Tincture of Queensfoil consumable. These rifts lead you into the Ascendant Realm. In this realm, you must face the Taken while you navigate yourself through a labyrinth of darkness.
Completing Ascendant Challenges reward Legendary Loot and Triumph Progression. There are also hidden Ahamkara Bones and Corrupted Eggs to locate within these challenges as well.
Be careful when completing these challenges! Should you die, you will need to repeat the activity all over again! To assist you in your quest to locate and conquer these challenges, view the videos below to understand how to complete each Ascendant Challenge, courtesy of Ninja Pups!
Running low on Tincture of Queensfoil? While you can acquire this item out in the wild, Petra Venj now offers this consumable in exchange for other materials. Stock up and get out there, Guardians!
Braytech is a third-party app created by Tom Chapman.