Destiny The Taken King Guide: Quest Guide

Destiny: The Taken King Guide: Quest Guide
Destiny: The Taken King is the new expansion in Destiny. A new expansion means new quests to go on and new puzzles to solve. This Destiny: The Taken King Quest guide will make sure you don’t run into any trouble on your way through the game!

We’ll be updating this guide as we progress. Hopefully we’ll keep ahead of the curve and you can use this guide as reference if you get stuck. We’ve just finished the main story and only found 1 quest that proved to be challenging. Most of them are your typical MMO style quests. Should be discover any others that are difficult or puzzling, we’ll be sure to update.

Destiny: The Taken King Quest Guide

I am doing this as I go so check back soon for updates!

Veterans Tour Guide
Quest Location: The Speaker at the Tower
Quest Level: 34+
Quest Requirements: Must have VIP status – Either being level 30 or owning the game and both DLC’s in year one by August 31st. If you don’t have it already, you can’t get it.
Quest Rewards: Various items and shaders
The Taken King: The Coming War Guide
Quest Location: Mars
Quest Level: 34+
Quest Guide: Travel to Phobos and investigate the Cabal distress signal.
The Taken War: Petra Guide
Quest Location: The Reef, Vestian Outpost. Speak to Petra
Quest Level: 34+, Complete The Coming War story quest
Quest Guide: Speak with Variks the Loyal then head to the Patrol Earth mission. You need to fight and kill Fallen Lieutenants to summon Taken Champions. You have to seek them out at the Divide, Skywatch and Rocketyard. You collect Fallen Ether from killing Fallen Enemies and Blighted Ether from killing Blighted Taken enemies. The only place you’re able to find Blighted Taken enemies is from Patrol Missions on Earth. The Patrol Mission is marked by a skull & crossbones. We found ours in the Mothyards and The Steppes.

Make sure you pay attention to on-screen notifications. They will tell you when the Taken are attacking an area, a Fallen Lieutenant spawns and a Taken Champion spawns. When you see the Taken are attacking you need to pay attention and kill all Fallen Lieutenants or the Taken Champions will not spawn.

UPDATE: After several hours trying Patrol Missions and searching Earth we randomly came across a Public Event. Several Taken spawn, including the Fallen Lieutenants you need to complete the quest. Defeat the Fallen to make a Taken Champion spawn. You will only get one so you will have to do the Public Event twice. One of the Champions drops an item, this fills the requirements for the mission entirely. We’ve spent 3+ hours on Earth and only came across this once, it was in The Divide. It may make a difference but we found it after returning following the mission where you explore the Cabal ship.

Once you’ve completed the Earth side of this quest return to Petra to start the next one, this time you’re heading to Venus. Much like the Earth mission you need to find a Public Event/spawn of enemies before taking down Fallen Lieutenants to make a Taken Champion spawn. We found the first event on Ishtar Cliffs, just near the large circular gate area with the Vex. It spawned here roughly every 5-10 minutes. We were killing stuff in the area during that time. There are also spawns in The Shattered Coast area too.

Next up is Mars. Very similar to Earth and Venus. Using the same techniques to locate and defeat the Fallen. Our first event popped at The Barrens, another in The Barrens about 10 minutes later followed immediately by another in the Scablands.

Once you’ve completed the above stages you unlock Taken Bounties with Petra Venj.

Quest Rewards: Taken Bounties

Shattered Past: Finding All The Calcified Fragments
Quest Location: Eris Morn at the Tower
Quest Level: 34+, must find at least 1 Calcified Fragment to obtain the quest. Do not pick up more than 1 before speaking to Eris as users are reporting a bug that finding more before getting the first quest don’t count.
Quest Guide: There are literally loads of these to find. We’ve compiled a guide purely for this quest with images for the ones we’ve found so far. So if you’re looking to completed the Shattered Past quest check out our guide on where to find all the Calcified Fragments in Destiny The Taken King
The Wolves of Mars
Quest Location: Variks, Vestian Outpost
Quest Level: 40+. Must have completed main story quest.
Quest Guide: Defeat Fallen Pirates on Earth, the Moon & Mars.
Quest Rewards: House of Judgement Reputation, Experience
The Taken War: Venus
Quest Location: Vanguard table at the Tower
Quest Level: 40+. Must have completed main story quest.
Quest Guide: Complete mission Paradox.
Quest Rewards: Legendary Marks, Vanguard Reputation, Experience
Blighted Worlds
Quest Location: Eris Morn at the Tower
Quest Level: 40+. Must have completed The Taken War: Venus quest
Quest Guide: Complete missions on Earth, Mars & Venus.
Quest Rewards: Legendary Marks, Vanguard Reputation, Experience
The Taken War: Earth
Quest Location: Vanguard table at the Tower
Quest Level: 40+. Must have completed first stage of Legion’s Beachhead, the Shield Brothers Strikes.
Quest Guide: Complete mission Blighted Coven on Earth. The third stage is a kill Taken Champions on Earth mission. These are the same as before, they spawn Taken in first, which you must kill quickly and then Taken Champions. To start it all off just sit in the area with at least 2-3 other people killing and doing Patrol Mission. Kill them before they leave and they’ll spawn the boss. Darnu Horn of Oryx is in The Divide. Stirok Banner of Oryx is in Rocketyard and Irxori Lost to Oryx is in Skywatch.

Quest Rewards: Legendary Marks, Vanguard Reputation, Experience

The Taken War: Mars
Quest Location: Vanguard table at the Tower
Quest Level: 40+. Must have completed Taken War: Earth.
Quest Guide: Complete mission Tenebrous Tunnels. The following step mirrors that of The Taken War Earth quest but on Mars. I’ll update once we find which enemy is in which area.
Quest Rewards: Legendary Marks, Vanguard Reputation, Experience
The Vanguards Hand
Quest Location: Vanguard table at the Tower
Quest Level: 40+. Must have completed main story quest.
Quest Guide: Complete mission Dread Patrol. Head to the Dreadnaught and go to where you first entered during the main story. A group of Fallen will teleport in before a mini-boss arrives.
Quest Rewards: Legendary Marks, Vanguard Reputation, Experience
A Cry For Help
Quest Location: Vanguard table at the Tower
Quest Level: 40+. Must have completed main story quest.
Quest Guide: Complete strike “Fallen S.A.B.E.R”
Quest Rewards: Special Weapon Upgrade, Vanguard Reputation, Experience
The Legions Beachhead
Quest Location: Vanguard table, the Tower
Quest Level: 40+
Quest Guide: Complete strike “Shield Brothers”
Quest Rewards: Vanguard Reputation, Experience
High-Value Targets
Quest Location: Vanguard table, the Tower
Quest Level: 40+. Have to complete A Cry for Help to unlock
Quest Guide: Travel to Earth, Moon, Venus, Mars and Dreadnaught to take out high-value targets
Quest Rewards: Heavy Weapon Upgrade, Legendary Marks, Vangaurd Reputation, Experience
Never Ending Battle
Quest Location: Vanguard table, the Tower
Quest Level: 40+ Complete previous Warlock Vanguard quests
Quest Guide: Complete strikes in Vanguard playlist
Quest Rewards: Primary Weapon Upgrade, Vanguard Reputation
Successor To The Throne
Quest Location: Tower, Eris
Quest Level: 40+ must have completed The Vanguards Hand
Quest Guide: Complete strike “Sunless Cell”
Quest Rewards: Heavy Weapon upgrade, Crota’s Bane Reputation, Experience
A Broken Will
Quest Location: Tower, Eris
Quest Level: 40+ must have completed The Vanguards Hand
Quest Guide: Speak to Lord Shaxx to move to the next stage. This is actually the quest to get your sword in Destiny. Once you’ve spoken with Lord Shaxx he will ask you to collect 10 Mote of Light and 25 Hadium Flake. Once you’ve gathered the materials (for help on that click here) you can choose your sword. There is an Arc, Solar and Void damage sword that you can choose. The Arc Sword costs 25 Spinmetal, the Solar Sword costs 25 Helium Filaments and the Void Edge Sword costs 25 Relic Iron.
Quest Rewards: Legendary Weapon
The Court Of Oryx
Quest Location: Eris Morn, the Tower.
Quest Level: 40+ Must complete A Broken Will
Quest Guide: Head to the Dreadnought to the small corridor with the statues on either side. You need to summon 9 different times using different runes to complete the quest
Quest Rewards Armor Upgrade, Armor Shader, Crota’s Bane Reputation, Experience
Hunger Pangs
Quest Location: Eris Morn, the Tower.
Quest Level: 40+ Must complete A Broken Will
Quest Guide: Kill the Centurion at the bottom of salt mine in Bunker WAR-4
Quest Rewards Armor Upgrade, Crota’s Bane Reputation, Experience
Lost And Found
Quest Location: You need to find half of a brooch. Some have said they found it in one of the key chests on the Dreadnought, others have stated it comes from an enemy at the Court of Oryx.
Quest Level: 40+
Quest Guide: Fight creatures at the Court of Oryx
Quest Rewards Queens Wrath, Experience

Destiny: The Taken King Crucible Quests Guide

Crucible Quest: Crucible Forged Guide
Quest Location: Lord Shaxx, the Crucible Handler at the Tower
Quest Level: 34+

Destiny: The Taken King Class Quests Guide

Titan Class Quest: Striking Fist Guide
Quest Location: Titan Vanguard on the Tower
Quest Level: 34+
Quest Guide: Get 15 Storm Fist Kills in Crucible
Titan Class Quest: Legend of the Titan Be Brave
Quest Location: Automatically unlocked when entering The Taken King
Quest Level: 34+
Quest Guide: Reach Level 40
Titan Class Quest: The Sunbreakers Challenge Guide
Quest Location: Titan Vanguard, the Tower
Quest Level: Complete The Coming War story quest
Quest Guide: Head to Venus and search for the mercenary clan of Titans, the Sunbreakers. Follow the quest marker to the beacon and deploy your Ghost. From there head into the room behind the beacon and go up the stairs to the door. From there follow the objective marker and trail of enemies. Near the end of this first stage you’ll fight an Ultimate Hydra. You’ve killed plenty of these so no problems here. For the second stage simply light the Forge and then follow the objectives.
Quest Rewards Sunbreaker, Vanguard Reputation, Armor Upgrade, Experience
Warlock Class Quest: The Void Master
Quest Location: Warlock Vanguard at the Tower
Quest Level: 34+
Quest Guide: Defeat 15 Guardians in Crucible with Energy Drain
Warlock Class Quest: Stormcallers Path
Quest Location: Warlock Vanguard at the Tower
Quest Level: Complete The Coming War story quest
Quest Guide: Head to Mars and face down the Conductive Mind
Quest Rewards Stormcaller, Vanguard Reputation, Armor Upgrade, Experience
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