New Iron Banner Gear & Bounties

Published on: Nov 15, 2014 @ 16:13

With this Iron Banner, there’s a few new armor pieces as well as updated bounties that are more rewarding.

For more about what’s changed, check out this guide.

iron banner ranks

What Hasn’t Changed

  • You’re randomly rewarded armor and weapons when you win a match.
  • Unlock more gear for purchase from Lord Saladin by increasing your rank.
  • Your previous Iron Banner rank has been preserved for this (and only this) Iron Banner.

What’s New

  • Only players Level 20 and above can lead a Fireteam.
  • New armor for each class.
  • There are now five reputation ranks, which will be reset at the start of each new Iron Banner.
  • Iron Banner armor now has the ability to raise your Light level to 31, while using 1 Exotic & Raid armor piece as well.
  • The Tempered buff is a player-activated 12 hour boost in reputation gains.
  • Reputation gains are only awarded only to the winners, but partial reputation is awarded to the losing team via Medallions.
  • You’re able to Reforge your weapons for Motes of Light.

Current IB bounties/Gear & Gameplay


Each of these weapons have a wide variety of randomly selected upgrade perks, similar to other Legendary items acquired from vendors.
iron banner weapons

The weapons cost 11,500 Glimmer each.

Weapon Type Strengths Weaknesses
Efrideet’s Spear Sniper Rifle Impact, Range Rate of Fire, Stability, Magazine
Felwinter’s Lie Shotgun Impact, Range, Magazine Rate of Fire, Stability, Equip/Reload, Ammo
Gheleon’s Demise Scout Rifle Impact, Range Rate of Fire, Stability
Jolder’s Hammer Machine Gun Impact, Range Rate of Fire, Stability, Magazine, Ammo
Perun’s Fire Fusion Rifle Charge Rate, Equip/Reload Impact, Magazine, Stability, Range
Radegast’s Fury Rocket Launcher Blast Radius, Velocity Rate of Fire, Stability, Magazine
Silimar’s Wrath Auto Rifle Rate of Fire, Reload Impact, Range, Stability
Skorri’s Revenge Pulse Rifle Rate of Fire, Magazine, Recoil Impact, Range, Equip/Reload
Timur’s Lash Hand Cannon Impact, Range Rate of Fire, Stability, Recoil

Seeing a trend? Hard-hitting from a distance, but slow and unstable. Good weapons for methodical Guardians.


You will not get Ascendant materials for dismantling this armor!

The old armor has been updated slightly, and there’s new armor as well. The new armor pieces, with stats unknown, are designated with a “*”
warlock iron bannerThe armor purchased from Lord Saladin costs 9,950 Glimmer each.

Hunter Titan Warlock
Iron Regalia Mask
Mask of the Iron Lords*
Iron Regalia Great Helm
Helm of the Seven*
Iron Regalia Hood
Hood of the Seven*
Iron Regalia Sleeves
Sleeves of the Iron Lords*
Iron Regalia Gauntlets
Gauntlets of the Seven*
Iron Regalia Gloves
Gloves of the Seven*
Iron Regalia Vest
Vest of the Iron Lords*
Iron Regalia Plate
Plate of the Seven*
Iron Regalia Vestments
Vestments of the Seven*
Iron Regalia Boots
Boots of the Iron Lords*
Iron Regalia Greaves
Greaves of the Seven*
Iron Regalia Boots
Legs of the Seven*


Aesthetic Items

Class Shaders Emblems Ships
Jolder’s Iron Sash Goldspiral Sigil of the Iron Lords Birth of History
Mantle of Gheleon Million Million Scar of Radegast
Skorri’s Iron Bond

iron banner bountyBounties

There’s 2 new Salvage-specific bounties, though Salvage may not be playable this time around, we’ve listed them for future reference.

Bounty Name Required Task
A Challenged Claim Disable 3 Salvage Probes.
Anvil of Light Defeat 50 Guardians while competing in the Iron Banner, with the Iron Banner Class, Emblem and Shader items equipped.
Exacting Measures Earn 15 Headshot Sprees.
Focused Aggression Defeat 50 Guardians with Auto Rifle headshots.
Hard Forged Earn 10000 XP while competing in the Iron Banner tournament.
Heavy Metal Earn 15 Machine Gun Sprees.
Iron Embrace Defeat 20 Guardians with a close quarters melee attack.
Iron Wrath Defeat 10 Guardians without dying.
Of Iron Made Win 3 Iron Banner matches with the Iron Banner Class, Emblem and Shader items equipped.
Rise Above Complete an Iron Banner match with the highest score.
Salvaged Hope Participate in the capture of 15 Salvage zones.
The Chaos and the Calm Defeat 30 Guardians with machine gun headshots.

Iron Banner Lore

Finally, I’m curious to see what you guys think about the lore behind Iron Banner.

There’s nine names on the IB weapons: Efrideet, Felwinter, Gheleon, Jolder, Perun, Radegast, Silimar, Skorri, and Timur. These are most likely the Iron Lords.

The Iron Banner seeks great champions to lead the fight against the Darkness. It was born to honor the Iron Lords and their efforts in the earliest days of the City.

Do the nine names above matter at all? Do you think we’ll learn anything else about them?


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  • Boone Hutto

    So can we expect the Iron Banner to start this Tuesday or are you guys just speculating on when you think it’ll probably start?

    • It should start on the 18th

  • Jose Luis Latorre Millas

    Hey, if the armor should enable us to level to 30, how is it only to 27? don’t get it…

    • I assume the new armor will have more Light, but we don’t know the stats of the new armor yet

    • Hishek

      maybe they have armor like legendary and armor as raid gear anyway you can check they said gautlets and greaves would be the items to go to get to level 30 for more info—11132014/en/News/News?aid=12387 or wacth the video on
      youtube of planetdestiny 😉

  • Dennis Popken

    If there is either a helmet or chestpiece for the hunter that can go to 30 light I will be playing a lot of IB, since the raid hasnt brought me much luck obtaining those. If that’s not the case, I really couldnt care less for the IB event…

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  • Hishek

    i remember some of this bounties of the old IB they are not suppossed to be new?

    • The bounties are new in the sense that they reward more XP/Rep – and they might be altered in some other way too that we don’t yet know about

      • fang lyn

        oh yeah at least 70% of them make you try hard some of them several times over just to complete ONE bounty, if one other way to gain rep was not already hyper competitive, have compete even your teammates for highest scorer

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  • Jack Morrow

    I wonder perhaps if the 9 iron lords are the 9 that Xür speaks of?

    • echelon

      I’ve wondered too. But based on the grimoire card about the 9 I don’t think so.

      The Speaker will also sometimes say “Maybe the 9 will help us.” So maybe it’s a different “9”…

      Hopefully we’ll find out at some point either through lore or in game story.

  • Brighton Molina

    so we can only get the other guns, birth of history, the chest, and the helm through rewards in the iron banner matches?

    and how much xp bonus does temper alter, and how much xp do you get for completing a match today? i’m rank 2, i just want to know if it will be possible to get both weapons, both armor pieces, the class item, and the shader and emblem i don’t have yet.

  • Norm DePlume

    There’s a lot of items here that aren’t for sale. Would those be available at a later iteration of the Iron Banner?

    • some of these items are only being rewarded at the end of the match, and others will be for future IB matches. This is all of the IB gear, but it gets switched out for each IB event to keep the items fresh

      • Norm DePlume

        Yeah, that’s what I figured. Timur’s Lash packs a pretty good punch, but I still prefer Fatebringer as a legendary hand cannon.

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