NEW Exotics, Arenas, “Quests”

This article may contain spoilers!

With the new patch that was recently announced, there’s tons of new items that have been added to Destiny’s database.

In this article you’ll find everything that’s brand new, along with some older stuff that’s been updated.

Keep in mind that all of this information is subject to change. The Dark Below releases on 12/9, so there’s a lot of time for Bungie to make changes/additions.

dark below symbolItems with this image are 100% confirmed to be coming with The Dark Below.


Check out this Dark Below HD album to see high quality Dark Below in-game screenshots.


The Will of Crota and The Undying Mind are coming in The Dark Below. The Undying Mind is a PS timed exclusive until Fall 2015.

Traiter’s Ketch is a House of Wolves Strike.

will of crota
Join a fireteam of three and face the most feared minions of the Darkness.
  • The Will of Crota – Omnigul, the mastermind of Crota’s armies, nests in the Cosmodrome. Eliminate this horror and purge its spawn.
  • The Undying Mind – An ancient Mind, feared by the Vex themselves, hides among the channels of the Black Garden. Find this machine and end its existence.
  • Traitor’s Ketch – A Fallen Wolfship holding an infamous Walker has touched down in the Ocean of Storms. Breach the Ketch and see to this Walker’s end.
  • Vanguard Dragon – Launches a random Strike at level 28

Crucible Maps

Dark Below


  •  Skyshock – Old Russia, Earth
  • Pantheon – Black Garden, Mars
  • The Cauldron – Ocean of Storms, Moon

House of Wolves

  • Black Shield – Firebase Thuria, Phobos
  • Thieves’ Den – Ishtar Sink, Venus
  • The Timekeeper – Meridian Bay, Mars
  • Widow’s Court – European Dead Zone, Earth

Crucible Modes

2v2 (Doubles) has been added to the database, along with modes that do not use the motion tracker (radar).

“Hardcore” and “Inferno” modes do not have trackers.

Dead Orbit

  • Inferno Control
  • Hardcore Salvage

New Monarchy

  • Hardcore Rumble
  • Hardcore Skirmish
  • Doubles Skrimish

Future War Cult

  • Inferno Clash

The Arena

Very little is known about this “raid,” which is coming in the House of Wolves.

the arena destiny reef
Form a fireteam of six and brave the strange and powerful realms of our enemies.

What used to be called “Reef Raid” is now referred to as The Arena Test yourself.


These are not “story missions” – but a brand new activity mode called Quests. There are more Eris-specific quests below.

quest dark below
Embark on a continuous journey for those who need the help of the Guardians.
  • Fist of Crota – Face the Fist of Crota leading the Spawn on Earth.
  • Ritual of Sacrifice – Descend into the Hellmouth and find the sacrificial chambers.

Story Missions

Story missions aren’t all we’re going to be doing! Eris-specific “quest steps” are listed near the bottom of this article.

dark below story missions
Embark on adventures alone or with a fireteam to push back the Darkness and reclaim our lost worlds.

Dark Below

  • The Dark BelowEris Morn has landed in the Tower with fears of recent Hive activity. Something is waking on the Moon. Help her stop the rise of Crota.
  • Siege of the WarmindFind Rasputin’s bunker. Defend it against the Hive attack.
  • The WakeningGo to the Temple of Crota and destroy Crota’s soul.

Mission Reward: Shard of the Fist’s Blade

House of Wolves

  • Gone to GroundSearch the Cosmodrome for the Wolf Kell who led the revolt against the Awoken.
  • The TerminusHunt the Wolves’ Kell who has seized control of the Vex Citadel.
  • Wolf HarvestTrack down the Queen’s traitorous Wolves hiding among the House of Winter.

Old Items, New Icons

Before we dive into the brand new items, the following items have updated thumbnails:

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There’s still only 1 Exotic Sparrow and Ship, but the Ship has been updated with a new thumbnail. I have a feeling these will be earned via Exotic Treasure Maps.

There’s new Legendary Sparrows, two of which will be rewarded in the Trials of Osiris.


For more about the Legendary upgrade materials, as well as evolving weapons, click here.


Legendary Raid Weapons

New Upgrade Perks

There’s more than this, but these are particularly interesting:

icona9261a91ca549e7980b3a316e4c93165211Dark Breaker

Projectiles will overpenetrate through Hive Knight Wall of Darkness.



Enemies hit by this weapon are briefly highlighted.



This weapon deals bonus damage to stronger Hive enemies.



Three rapid kills in succession will heal a small amount and start shield regeneration.




Legendary Raid Armor

Dark Below and House of Wolves raid armor pieces are listed below.

There’s also 2 new Legendary materials that probably have something to do with upgrading Legendary items, as well as upgrading raid items:

New upgrade perks (there’s more – check out the items):

iconfaeef11aa7b38d565ed273a94e57de401Moment of Power

Gain a temporary increase to weapon damage while Oversoul’s Gaze is active.


moment of sp1eedMoment of Speed

Gain a temporary increase to reload speed while Oversoul’s Gaze is active.


icona9261a91ca549e7980b3a316e4c93165Swordbearer’s Touch

Gain a temporary increase to Agility while carrying the sword of a Hive Swordbearer.






Crucible / Vanguard Legendary Armor

Some of the following items are coming in the House of Wolves.

A lot of the Trials of Osiris items have been updated as well. To see those items, click here.


Crucible / Vanguard Legendary Weapons

These are bought using Crucible or Vanguard Marks (the tooltips will specify), not raid-related like the ones above.

Remember: Items with this symbol dark below symbol are coming to The Dark Below



You may recognize some of these Exotics, but now they’ve got unique thumbnail images and updated perks. There’s many brand new additions too!

Hover over the item to see its tooltip, or click an item to see everything known about the item.


The upgrade perks on these Exotics are insane! Lord of Wolves can light your foes on fire… on FIRE.

Items with dark below symbol are coming with The Dark Below expansion.

Auto Rifle

Scout Rifle

Sniper Rifle


Rocket Launcher


Hover over the item to see its tooltip, or click to see everything known about the item.





Eris MornCrota’s Bane

eris morn dark below destiny

Among the last of those Guardians who faced Crota, Eris works in the shadows to bring about his end.

For more about Eris, check out this article.

To see everything Eris currently has in her inventory, click here.


Murmur is a rare fusion rifle that will transform into a better, Legendary version after you’ve increased your reputation rank with her.

Eris‘ Faction Reward Armor

Shaders & Emblems




icon75eda0e122fe529e44c4d6317373084aEris’ Bounties

These can be acquired from Eris. Hover over the bounties to see their descriptions. Update: This article has the new bounties.


iconc316deaa7dc343b99c6d61d91bec4edbQuests v1

Hover over the quests to see their descriptions.



Completed: “Is there a threat you wouldn’t face?” -Eris

Completed: “You have avenged countless lives, Guardian.” -Eris

Completed: “All black hearts must be broken.” -Eris

Completed: “My fears appear to be true, this could be the beginning of a dark journey.” -Eris

Completed: “At long last, Guardian. We may finally lure their king here.” -Eris

Completed: N/A

Completed: “You don’t fear the shadows. Maybe there is still hope for the Light.” -Eris

Completed: “None have faced the Hated and survived…until now.” -Eris

Completed: “Omnigul is no more. The Light grows stronger thanks to you, Guardian.” -Eris

iconb6ff17844e72f37477d3098e892e7ae7Quests v2

Urn of Sacrifice



New Areas

Video: Guide to entering Traitor’s Ketch

Video: New area in The Dark Below

Video: Preview of The Hypogeum

Video: Terminus Ghost Locations


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  • ORB1T4L

    This game is becoming even more amazing than it was just a few hours ago, but damn, I’m experiencing huge frame drops since the patch… 🙁

    • Reflex

      One Plus is an exclusive sparrow for those who bought the expansion/season pass. Pretty awesome sparrow that can do flips!

      • Micah Yang

        That explains it. I thought everyone got it but now I feel more special 😛

        • Sedax

          everyone who bought any DLC did, so you’re not that special.

    • Jason Filar

      go check special orders she has as many as you want for your other characters

      • ORB1T4L

        Yeah I saw that ! 50 Glimmer for such a great sparrow is like the best deal of the year 😀

        • MGonzo321

          actually, you paid $40 for it when you bought the DLC, plus 50 glimmer. so actually, you are paying twice

  • Luiz Junior

    sry pal, but i already have The Sigil of Seven

    • ASDFC

      where do you see sigil of seven? i see sigil of night but no seven…..pal….

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  • Alastor Lakiska Lines

    Omg the Star Fire Protocol…with Gift of the Sun 3 instant kills in the pocket

  • BAMozzy69 .

    Looking forward to acquiring many (if not all) of these! Just hope the expand the Vault size sooner rather than later. I had hoped that would be in the latest patch!!

  • Raxs

    Sweet jebus 0.0 This looks Way way better than I thought!

    Still, brace yourselves for greedy self-entitled gamers saying this should have been in since release…

    • ORB1T4L

      People want to get more for less money, but they wouldn’t sell more for less money… This is pure hypocrisy.

      • Raxs


  • Raxs

    Wow! “Lord of Wolves” is a fallen weapon! Anyone notice that?

    • Micah Yang

      That would be a great exotic. I always hate it when I completely miss the target in pvp but this would at least blind them. Sweet business is my dream exotic. It has 4 barrels and fires them all at once! AND kills have a chance to return ammo directly back into the mag.

      • Raxs

        Beastly 😀

  • Deano Greenfield

    Great Information Ryan and the PlanetDestiny crew, I’m so excited for the DLC right now.
    I’ve so much preparing to do now for it.
    Vanguard & crucible points to save up.
    Just hope the shards don’t become obsolete due to the new stuff.

    Keep up the good work, your my number one read of the day.

    • David B

      I have a feeling you might have to upgrade any new weapons and armour with these new Radiant Shards and Energies. (I hope not though as I have been trying to save them up).

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  • boostedskyline

    From what I’m seeing this first expansion is pretty big, maybe not story-wise (7 missions? ) but definitely with equipment, hopefully they have magic in a bottle from what they did with the vault of glass and keep the new raids equally refreshing if not better

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  • Reflex

    Set enemies on fire?! O.O

  • Micah Yang

    I assume nechrochasm is vex mythoclast 2

  • Vestrel

    I absolutely love the description on the Unity Clade helmet: “It can be difficult to lead Hunters. I suggest you hint you are from a future where they’ve all died”

    • Micah Yang

      That is hilarious! I didn’t see that. But yes, we hunters are very stubborn

  • Joshua Johnson

    Within the next couple of months this game is going to get amazing i am so ready.

  • Reflex

    One thing I wish Bungie would add in the expansion is a raise in the glimmer cap, 25000 really isn’t much.

  • Micah Yang

    Quests look pretty cool. Sort of like exotic bounties

  • Dinoclaw

    Does that mean Hunters can Quad Jump with those exotic boots?

    • Micah Yang

      Hope so

    • Jason Filar

      no its an upgrade to “Double Jump”

      • Dinoclaw

        I know but Gunslingers have a triple jump upgrade, triple jump upgrade+boots upgrade=Quad jump

        • Conor Russell

          Pretty sure it would be better as a double jump upgrade anyway… Think about how good double jump height is… but now three times. 0.0

          • Dinoclaw

            There already a triple jump upgrade for Gunslingers

          • Conor Russell

            You misunderstand me. I know there’s already a triple jump upgrade, but the height on the three jumps isn’t that great. What if we had a triple jump, but with the height upgrade of the normal double jump for each jump?

  • Micah Yang

    Vesta Dynasty looks like a really solid and reliable scout rifle


    they should the third subclass for the hunter the bow man, the super would be a void damage weapon and instead of goin’ 3rd person it would be like the golden gun and be in first person



    • Micah Yang

      Do basically its the same as gunslinger but void and a bow instead of a gun? I’m confused, it sounds the same


        I meant as a class where it took accuracy and perfect timing to make the kill happen and it divides the game between people who know how to aim and the hipfirer’s

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  • Brighton Molina

    so, is this overwhelming or what? i am disappointed there’s not gonna be a new exotic chest for the hunter, but we get boots and warlocks don’t, or i think we get 3 or 2 new exotic gauntlets. idk, but i’m still disappointed in not having a new one, i really wanted the hunter to finally have a cool exotic chest like the titan and warlock.

  • Brighton Molina

    aww, no new exotic chest for the hunter…damn. i really wanted a new exotic chest. all the hunter ones look wierd and stupid. well not crest of alpha lupi

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  • Obaid *Thr33X* Dumas

    So. Much. STUFF!!! I feel sorry for all the fools who sold or traded in the game. Well…no, I don’t. Their loss. HA!

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  • Lucas

    Wow! This map in Phobos looks incredible! like the burning shrine

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  • Diego Pedrollo

    Tower Vendors will sell armor at what light level after dark below?

    • Sedax

      30 probably

  • Alex Howden

    Shotgun exotic tag, sweet business needs to be changed to 4th horseman.