Winters Lair

Zoom through the Ember Caves to this area. The Vex are invading the Fallen; the primary focus here should be the Hydra because it’s by far the most lethal. Clear this area out then enter the Cinders.

The Cinders

Below you’ll find another battlefield between the Vex and Fallen. Start to thin their numbers with a ranged weapon then get in closer. Head down to the left and your Ghost will start to break open the hatch once you deploy it. Like normal, this takes some time and you’ll need to defeat the Vex that attack. The first wave is Goblins and Minotaurs, one is a Major. The second wave is Goblins and Major Hobgoblins and you will need to be careful about getting sniped here. Last, you have Harpies and two Major Hydras. It might be worth backing up the trail at this point to get a better angle on the Hydra.

This is an excellent vantage point to snipe both the Fallen and Vex (left). You will also meet strong Minotaurs later on (right).

Ahead you’ll find Pikes that you can use to ride through the Ash Coves. Use the weapons on the Pike to destroy the Vex. It makes taking down the Major Hydras at the end much simpler.

Askor, The Archon Priest

Askor comes out of this giant ship thing (left). He can teleport around the battlefield so be on your guard or you may get a blast to the face at point blank range.

When you reach Winter’s Run you’ll need to eliminate the Vex and Fallen that are battling then release the Archon Priest. This battle requires the group to spread out and focus on the additional enemies that constantly spawn. Once the adds are taken down you should rotate around unleashing your heaviest shots to draw the attention of Askor but never allowing him to get a clean shot off. The hardest part starts when the Servitors and Stealth Vandals emerge because they can unexpectedly kill someone. Overall, Askor is one of the easier bosses but you just have to be mindful of the additional enemies that come from the gates.

Focus on his head for the most damage. Void weapons seem to do the most damage such as a powerful Fusion Rifle. Remember to keep hidden if the other Guardians fall and you cannot reach them; let them revive so you may continue the battle.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
    PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
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  • 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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