What is Challenge of the Elders?
Challenge of the Elders is an updated Prison of Elders that takes place over three rounds. It’s a Level 42 activity with a recommended Light Level of 320. Each kill you get earns you a set amount of points, earn 30,000 points in one run to hit the High Score, and earn 90,000 in a week to get the Cumulative Score. Hitting these scores will get you a new weapon and a piece of armor, respectively.
Challenge of the Elders Week
The modifiers for this week’s Challenge of the Elders are: Grenade Kill Bonus Catapult Specialist The bosses this week are:
- Grenade Kill Bonus
The bosses this week are:
Noru’usk, Servant of Oryx
- Overmind Minotaur
- Wretched Knight
Now this is a fun week, Grenade Kill Bonus with Catapult activated means everyone is in for a blast. Not only that, but Specialist means your Special weapons are doing more damage! In addition, the enemies are receiving no buffs this week.
Recommended Builds and Playstyle
With April 12th’s changes to Voidwalkers, their subclass synergy makes for excellent use in Grenade-oriented weeks. By using Embrace the Void and The Hunger, a Voidwalker can have a grenade primed with every successful throw. The effect is even more potent on a Catapult week, where grenades recharge at a blindingly fast rate. Not only that, thanks to the aforementioned changes, each time Embrace the Void activates, a significant portion of your health will be restored.
Definitely use Voidwalker, and definitely be the one in charge of getting points this week. Don’t forget about your Nothing Manacles for added boom. That leaves your two Fireteam members to pick up any slack, and be the ones searching for those Assists. As such, they ought to use low-impact weapons like Auto Rifles or Sidearms to ensure they don’t accidentally take any kills from you. A single shot from their chosen weapon is enough to net them an Assist, which in the final round equates to an additional 75 points per kill, and 150 points if both of them get an Assist on the one unit.
Try to have a Nightstalker on your team along with a Defender, as this can allow for extra Orb of Light generation to help bump you up and over the High Score. Nightstalkers should be used to their setup by now, but ensure they’re using Black Hole and Light of the Pack. Bloodbound is nice, but it means Tether kills the enemy as opposed to a grenade, robbing you of potential points. Finally, Warlocks should try to find the Warp Fragment Artifact as it has a chance to generate an Orb of Light when killing a minion of the Darkness with a Void Grenade. By using this Artifact, you’ll be able to increase each kill by a further 60 points in the final round. Meaning each kill should be worth around 450 points!
How to beat
Noru’usk, Servant of Oryx
A simple boss to start off a fun week of Challenge of the Elders!
How to beat Overmind Minotaur
Overmind Minotaur is the second boss for Week 11 and takes place in the Vex arena. To better avoid the Overmind’s attacks, head to the right side of the arena behind the walkways and the brick structure. Setting up in this position also helps funnel the enemies toward you.
The Overmind Minotaur has one main attack, and that is to Detain you in a force field. He will begin this attack by Spotting you, if you remain Spotted for too long, you will become Detained and will have to shoot your way free. To avoid becoming Detained, simply sever the connection between you and the Overmind Minotaur by moving behind cover. Get your Assistors to shoot the heads off any far-away Vex as this will make them rush you from across the map! No need to go out trying to find them.
How to beat Wretched Knight
Wretched Knight is the final boss for this week’s Challenge of the Elders and takes place in the Hive arena. The best spot to remain is directly at the entrance, that way the Wretched Knight will be unable to hit you with any of its attacks, of which it has one — summoning little white orbs that detonate when you get close to them.
If you want to help your Nightstalker or Defender get their Super up faster, you can have the Wretched Knight (or normal units) kill you and then get your teammates to Revive you repeatedly. The only prerequisite for this is that your teammates need the Angel of Mercy
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