“Go to the Temple on the Moon, before Crota is made whole.”

Go to the Temple on the Moon and destroy Crota’s soul.

“The Wakers of Crota are summoning his soul from a dark realm. Find them. Stop them. And do what you must to shatter Crota’s soul.” -Eris

Head to the Anchor of Light and enter the Temple of Crota from this entrance. A Hive drop ship will let off a few Wizards and Acolytes, just pick them off from the cover of the rocks then head into the temple. Once you make your way to the circular area before the World’s Grave you’ll have some Boomer Knights and Acolytes to deal with. Focus on taking out the Boomer Knights first, they can really add a lot of damage quickly and with Heroic these are all Majors.

At the World’s Grave you’ll need to take out a Shrieker and numerous Cursed Thrall, you can chain most of them together and safely pass through the first room and reach the bridge room. More Thrall and another Shrieker await, defeat them and move across the bridge and into the shrine area where a third Shrieker can be found (and more Cursed Thrall!).

Cross through this area and into the Chamber of Night, a Darkness Zone. There are poisonous green circles on the ground, avoid them and go left. As you pass the second poisonous area turn left and go up the stairs. As you pass a pillar at the top of the steps youll be able to spot a Dead Ghost on the ground if you turn around. There are still Acolytes all over this room and some Knights, so be careful as you reach the end. As you exit this room look right to spot a large rocky formation, leap to the top of it for another Dead Ghost. Acolytes, Thrall, and Cursed Thrall will come into the room so use the cover at the back and pick them off one at a time and give yourself time to defeat the Thrall before they overwhelm you.

Cross through this area and into the Chamber of Night, a Darkness Zone. There are poisonous green circles on the ground, avoid them and go left. As you pass the second poisonous area turn left and go up the stairs. As you pass a pillar at the top of the steps you’ll be able to spot a Dead Ghost on the ground if you turn around. There are still Acolytes all over this room and some Knights, so be careful as you reach the end. As you exit this room look right to spot a large rocky formation, leap to the top of it for another Dead Ghost. Acolytes, Thrall, and Cursed Thrall will come into the room so use the cover at the back and pick them off one at a time and give yourself time to defeat the Thrall before they overwhelm you.

In the home stretch, enter the hallway and turn left. Before progressing leap atop the doorway on the left wall and then back to the entrance of the hallway up high to land on a platform with this missions final Dead Ghost. With the Heroic modifier you’ll encounter Hallowed Knights and Hallowed Acolytes, don’t shy away from using a Sniper Rifle at distance or a Shotgun up close to quickly clear this area. The end of the hallway has a Hallowed Ogre to block your path, take pot shots at it to avoid the deadly laser it fires then enter the final room.

The Soul of Crota is in the giant crystal surrounded by three Wakers of Crota (Major Wizards) and some Knights, two of which are Majors. If you have a powerful Solar weapon like Ice Breaker or even Gjallarhorn you can take out the Wakers quickly before they start to spread out. Otherwise, try to get at least one off the start then focus on the Knights so you can get distance to hit the Wakers. The Wakers continually create poisonous areas, you’ll want to take them out sooner than later. Once all the Wakers of Crota have been defeated you’ll be allowed to damage the Soul of Crota, so lay into it with Heavy Ammo and some Shotgun rounds. Lots of enemies will start to spawn at this point and the Soul of Crota will shoot energy blasts at you. Once at 50% health the Soul of Crota begins shooting more frequently. Continue to move around the edge of the area and get hits in when you can. Once the Soul of Crota is defeated all other Hive will despawn and you’ll have victory.

Completion

“Crota’s soul is shattered… My scars thank you, Guardian, for giving them purpose.”

-Eris Turn in

“Crota’s soul sleeps again, but his disciples still fight in his name.”

Reward: Murmur

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Activision
  • Platforms
    PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    FPS
  • Guide Release
    8 September 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Greg Boccia

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The Traveler blessed us with new life, terraforming our solar system and allowing us to make great strides as a civilisation. That is, until the Darkness came. Now the Traveler hangs suspended over the last bastion of humanity, floating alone. Out of those remnants, you are awoken as a Guardian to fight against the tides of Darkness. Look up to the stars and claim your destiny.

Walk with us as we show you how to get the most out of your Destiny experience. In the guide you will find:

  • Detailed walkthrough of all story missions.
  • Crucible explanations and tips.
  • Extensive enemy information.
  • Locations for all Dead Ghosts and Golden Loot Chests.
  • Raid walkthroughs.
  • 'The Dark Below' and 'House of Wolves' DLC.

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