Destiny – FAQ

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What is Light? Why do I need it? And how do I get it?

Once you hit level 20 there are 10 more Light levels. Your 20 on the left of your Guardian in the “character” screen is no longer going to change. You will have a new Light level on right. You will now start finding Helmets, Gauntlets, Chest Armor and Leg Armor that will have the Light property. Once you obtain enough of this equipment your Light level will rise automatically. If an armor item has abilities you can level up, typically your Light will increase with each ability. Following is a table with how much Light you need on your Armor to gain a new Light level.

Light AmountLight Level

Can you help with some of the more difficult bounties?

Overcharge – Kill 2 enemies at once with a Fusion Rifle – I like to go to Lunar Complex on Earth. This is one of the first missions against the Hive Wizard. There is a large amount of enemies in close quarters. Then just leave and wait for them to respawn.

Exalted Hive – Kill 10 Hive Majors or Ultras – The biggest issue here is once you hit level 20 alot of the previous Majors and Ultras no longer qualify since they are too easy. There are two areas on Earth where there are Majors and Ultras around level 20. The first is Bunker RAS-2, which is in the basement of the big refinery on Forgotten Shores. There is 2 Elite 18 Knights and 1 Major. The other area is behind the downed helicopters in Skywatch. This area has a single Elite. It will be either a Knight or a Orge. Both of these unfortunately have a fairly long respawn time.

What are the unlocks as you level?

Level 16 – Strike Playlists
Level 18 – Crucible Marcs and Vanguard Marcs (This is faction money to buy Legendaries with. You can only earn 100 per character per week)
Level 20 – Legendary and Exotic Gear and Light Levels

How do I get Vanguard Marcs and Crucible Marcs?

Crucible – You get 2 for a loss and 3 for a win in the Crucible. Pretty straightforward.
Vanguard – You get 4 per public event. You also get Marcs for the Strike Playlist depending on the level of difficulty you choose.

Also when you turn in 50 of base materials to faction vendors you can get 5 Marcs for either Crucible or Vanguard depending on who you turn it into. Vanguard Quatermaster is in the Hanger and Crucible Quartermaster is downstairs.

How do I get Exotics?

You can buy them with Strange Coins from Xur from Friday to Sunday morning. 13 coins for armor, 23 coins for weapons.
You can buy a Exotic Engram from Xur that will guarantee a random non-specific class Exotic for 23 Motes of Light.
You can get them from Legendary Engrams.
The bounty hunter will very very rarely give you a Golden Bounty that will have a Exotic as a reward.


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  1. Oh it is an equipment boost. This was very helpful. I wonder if once you hit light level 30 if you can have equipment that is good enough to boost strength and intelligence also.

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