Banuk, Ur Prince

Head over to Hellmouth from the start until you come upon the Swarm Prince . He is a Major Knight and is accompanied by Acolytes. Banuk fires the boomer often so you’ll want to take cover from him until the lesser Hive have been felled. Use a mixture of Heavy Weapons and your Super Ability to take him down! With the Major Knight defeated, head through Hellmouth and enter the nearby Hive compound. There are three Knights here that will lob explosive shots in your direction but there is plenty of cover to take them down safely.

The Gatehouse - Darkness Zone

Descend into the Gatehouse where you’ll encounter Knights and Acolytes as you move down the hall. As you reach the final room you will be dealing with Thrall, Cursed Thrall, Acolytes, and Wizards. Take the high ground and use a grenade to deal with the Thrall as they rush you. Acolytes can be felled with an Assault Rifle and the Wizard is best left to a Heavy Weapon – take it down first if you can. Don’t let the Cursed Thrall get too close to the Sword of Crota ; clear them out and claim it as your own!

You will find a lot of Swarm Princes in this mission (left). The Sword of Crota (right) is incredibly powerful and can take out lesser enemies in one swing.

This weapon is very powerful and has its own Super Ability. R1/Right Bumper is a quick attack and R2/Right Trigger is a heavy attack. You can combo with three quick strikes or two quick strikes followed by a heavy. The Super Ability is activated with both attacks and can be used during any combo to link. The wave of enemies that comes is to let you get acclimated to the sword as only Thrall and Acolytes enter. Afterwards Prince Merok will join the fray, a Major Knight carrying a big sword! You’ll want to use the Super Ability on this guy then kill the lesser Hive enemies to become Super Charged once more.

You must defeat the three princes that arrive to take back the Sword. Be careful when you get up close and know that you can jump in the air and smash down with the Sword.

The balconies are great for cover if you are taking too much damage as you can bait a lot of enemies close enough to be slaughtered with the Sword of Crota. Dakoor , the Yul Prince will emerge once you’ve defeated Merok and he brings Acolytes with him. When you down Dakoor then Garok emerges with a mixture of Thrall and Acolytes. Stick to quick combinations and employ a hit and run tactic to deal with the Prince’s best. Turn in the Blade Shards to your Vanguard Mentor back at the Tower to receive an Armor Upgrade.


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    PS3, PS4, XB 360, XB One
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    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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