Ascendant Challenges can be accessed from portals in the Dreaming City which open every week. If you die when doing an Ascendant Challenge, you will be kicked out of the Realm and sent back to the Dreaming City and then have to platform your way back to the portal.
In order to participate in an Ascendant Challenge, players will need a Tincture of Queensfoil. You will need Queensfoil to see the portal and complete the challenge. Remember, this consumable lasts 30 minutes.
Queensfoil can drop from Public Events, Chests, Patrols and the Blind Well in the Dreaming City. There is a secret vendor, which is actually an Ahamkara skull named Huginn, in Harbinger’s Seclude that will let you buy 1 Queensfoil for 50 Baryon Boughs.
The character icon on the maps below indicates where the Ascendant portals are for that particular week.
This challenge is straightforward since you won’t have to use any mechanics.
Once you go through the portal, you’ll have to make your way up the giant broken staircase. Each platform in the jumping puzzle has an exploding orb and Taken enemies may snipe at you.
Once you reach the top, all you have to do is defeat the Taken Phalanx named Val Eralu, The Obedient.
You’ll spawn into an arena right in the beginning. You have to defeat 3 large Knights using a certain mechanic.
First, you’ll have to collect 3 orbs spread around the area and slam them in the center. Be sure to clear the area before you pick up your orb.
A bunch of Taken Phalanx will spawn in the center before you slam an orb. Don’t bother attacking them, just slam the orb.
After slamming all 3 orbs, a giant rift of Light will appear in the center which quickly regenerates abilities. Be sure to head to the middle frequently to get your Super back right away.
Defeat all enemies to clear the area and focus on damaging the Knights. It helps to climb up the surrounding trees for cover or to attack enemies from a distance.
In the area, you should see large Knights that look a lot like Alak-Hul from Destiny 1. Do not shoot these Knights during this entire challenge, just avoid them.
In the dark surrounding area, find 4 blights and bring them down.
Then head to the center and shoot down all the Void crystals. Shotguns work best here.
Also, you’ll have to run around a lot to avoid getting hit by the Knights.
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