The Vault of Glass is a fan-favorite Raid and has seen some alterations to its encounters with its reprisal in Destiny 2. The coveted Vex Mythoclast Exotic Fusion Rifle is also back with the Raid, but has a very small chance of dropping after defeating the final boss, Atheon, Time’s Conflux.
Confluxes Encounter In Brief:
During the confluxes encounter, which is the first major encounter in the Vault of Glass, players need to defend several confluxes from waves of Vex enemies across three distinct phases. These enemies, including occasional Vex Wyverns, are all trying to get to the confluxes so that they can bow down and sacrifice themselves. Allowing just one enemy to sacrifice itself results in a total party wipe.
How To Complete The “Wait for It…” Challenge:
This Vault of Glass challenge is very straightforward and relatively easy to complete, especially for well-coordinated Destiny 2 raiding teams. For this Raid challenge, players need to defeat all Wyverns while they are sacrificing themselves at a conflux. Completing this challenge relies on good communication between fireteam members, and all-out damage to kill the Wyverns. If a Wyvern is killed when it is not sacrificing itself, a “Challenge failed” will appear in the feed and players will need to wipe and start over.
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As for Supers, any of the quick-to-use, high damage options are good along with any Exotic armor pieces to improve them. Thundercrash with Cuirass of the Falling Star, Chaos Reach with Geomag Stabilizers, and Golden Gun with Celestial Nighthawk are all excellent combinations that can bring down the Wyverns very quickly. Players must communicate their Super use to ensure none are wasted.
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However, sometimes the Wyverns can move towards the confluxes too slowly which can result in them missing their chance to sacrifice as the conflux despawns. If this happens, players should ignore the Wyverns and let them despawn too which they will eventually do.
For phase one of the encounter, only one Wyvern will spawn, and players need to defend only the central conflux. The majority of the Vex enemies, including the Wyvern, will come up the flight of stairs from the lower area just in front of the Templar boss. Players should always call out when a Wyvern is spawning, which is shown by the swirling digital lines of the Vex spawn effect.
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This Wyvern will begin walking up the stairs towards the conflux. Players can either weaken it at this point or continue ignoring it until it reaches the conflux. When it does reach the conflux, it will bow down and start glowing and the conflux will glow red. Players then have a short window to destroy the Wyvern as quickly as possible. When the conflux despawns, the first phase of the encounter has been completed.
For phase two, the same strategy applies, only this time players will be split across the encounter area to defend the left and right confluxes, and even more Wyverns will spawn. A total of four will spawn across this phase, as each conflux will have two to deal with. Progress with the encounter normally by defeating the incoming Vex enemies until the Wyverns spawn in. Let them get to the conflux and then destroy them as soon as they start sacrificing. Repeat these steps when the second pair of Wyverns spawns and then progress normally until this phase ends.
For the third phase, players will be split across all three confluxes, which should mean that only two players can deal with the Wyverns on each side. This phase is the longest of the three and has three sets of Wyverns, meaning nine Wyverns will spawn in total. If players are lacking Supers or heavy ammo at this point, weakening the Wyverns before they reach the confluxes can be a good strategy. Defeat all Wyverns at the right moment and wait for all the confluxes to despawn.
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Bungie has already said that Vault of Glass will eventually be getting its own Master difficulty mode which will offer Timelost variants of the Raid’s weapons. Completing each of these Raid challenges on this harder difficulty is also necessary to unlock the Fatebreaker Seal.
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