Iron Banner, Nov 17-23, 2015

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#1 Thu, 11/19/2015 - 14:12
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Iron Banner, Nov 17-23, 2015

For the Raid challenged: looks like level 5 Iron Banner loot drops are in the 310+ light range

https://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/comments/3ted1t/iron_banner_rewa...

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Thu, 11/19/2015 - 16:36
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I read that somewhere too.

I'll be available for IB but I might drop into Skinnie's Halo party for a few games.

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 20:09
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For my Level 3 "reward" I got a 310 artifact -- too bad it was blue ... (and I already have the 310 artifacts from Eris)

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:56
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Played 3 games yesterday afternoon. We won all three - luckily, it seems the kids were on then. Since IB isn't using control this go-around, opposing players tended to clump and not move much. This works for my Warlock's spark-amatic. Snipers were prevalent on maps with any sort of range. We tried to flank the snipers (with shotguns/grenades) when peek shooting didn't work. 

Stormcaller subclass.... Select the bubble on the subclass called Transcendence (bottom bubble third column in from the right), which says "When cast with full grenade and melee energy, Stormtrance restores your health to full and drains slower." 

I haven't timed it, but this gives you a much-much longer super duration, and it'll restore your health upon launch. You can chase ppl halfway across the map. :) Or, use the extra time to get away after wading through most of their team. :):) This was the first time that I remember where I got away clean and then could scoop up orbs around the map for a second go.

Three games, and I got just a few kills with my Nirwen's. The rest were with Invective, G&H rocket and Stormcaller. 

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 08:06
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Rank 5 packages produced a 319 hunter helmet, 315 titan mark, and a 311 warlock bond, plus a 310 ghost for each.

In past Iron Banners I stopped playing as soon as I hit Rank 5. Now because of the potential for higher LL drops (come on, weapons - haven't had any drop yet this IB), King's Fall is on the back burner for the moment, I'll be playing IB right up until reset.

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 15:50 (Reply to #5)
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I only got the ghost shell at level 5.  I kept waiting for a titan mark to fall (since you can't buy them now) but it never did.  Didn't get anything above a 285 during the grind either (with a 308 character).  Color me still underwhelmed at the rewards.

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 10:38
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Agreed, the drops are ranking me up in ways I hadn't expected. I haven't raided much since TTK dropped  and getting to 300 was looking very bleak. I need better gear to compensate for skill.

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 10:52
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Guess I will have to mark my calendar for the next IB.  Haven't been in at all and don't think I could rank up to 5 in the time that's left.  I was running the raid last night as a 298 Titan and got a 307 weapon drop and 310 chest piece.  And we just got thru the Sisters (and a little practice on the big guy).

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 11:51 (Reply to #8)
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OldnAchy wrote:

Guess I will have to mark my calendar for the next IB.  Haven't been in at all and don't think I could rank up to 5 in the time that's left.  I was running the raid last night as a 298 Titan and got a 307 weapon drop and 310 chest piece.  And we just got thru the Sisters (and a little practice on the big guy).

If you knock out the daily bounties for Sat/Sun/Mon, finish the 3 weekly bounties, and win 6 matches per day you should be able to hit Rank 5 on at least one character given the multipliers in effect. IMO it's worth the effort, and the multipliers are the reason some people don't even start IB until the weekend.

You can calculate what you need at http://www.ironbanner.info/

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 22:19
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Dang! The 300 well has gone dry since I hit lvl 3.

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 13:22 (Reply to #10)
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DEEP_NNN wrote:

Dang! The 300 well has gone dry since I hit lvl 3.

Well that was quick. I'm officially in the over 300 group. A few weeks behind some of my peers.

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 09:35
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This Iron Banner has been great for me. I haven't had time to doing any raiding, so I have been stuck at 295. Reached level 3 and was awarded 310 artifact. Hit level 5 and was awarded a 310 ghost and 317 boots. I also, thru rng, received 307, 305 & 300 grieves and a 300 chest piece. I am now a 302.

Hopefully, I can get a helmet and weapons in the 300+ range tonight.

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:15
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Just squeaked into 300 after crossing Level 5 and grabbing the ghost shell yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately 2 hours of post-5 games resulted in nothing close to 300. Planning to put in some more time tonight (probably late).  Played on some great teams this weekend, sometimes all randoms, but usually with friends. Kudos to Agent for getting us lower KD folks coordinated so we could start winning some matches on our own.

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:45
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Got a 310 artifact after getting to level 3.  Bumped my Titan up to 302.  Probably won't get to level 5, but the artifact was nice.  

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:53
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After 3 hours of play last night, I got a 314 ghost shell. I'll take it and I feel it was more than earned.

I'm very curious how Bungie will handle IB next month.

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:45
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Goes to figure that the one IB that I didn't play since launch was actually decent. After last month's IB fail, I just wasn't interested...plus this game called Star Wars Battlefront has give some distractions.

However, in the grand scheme of things...so long as I'm not trying to complete the Hard raid, my 290 - 305 Light level characters are just fine (and I have no interest in doing the Hard raid).

 

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