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Prison of Elders Reveal – Destiny

Gamer.Ninja Brings You Prison of Elders Reveal – Destiny

The Development Team at Bungie-Destiny Reveals the Secretes of Prison of Elders on Twitch

The team for Bungie for the reveal included Professor Broman, Deej and Matt Sammons.


Prison of Elders is a Destiny End Game Activity. Close to what the Raid used to be, in the Expansion 2 which is House of Wolves within the massive MMO game we all know and love, Destiny. 

The Prison of Elders is an end game activity within Destiny which you will have to unlock as you play and complete other within the Reef. Once unlocked, you will have access to the Prison of Elders with the Reef main screen area which is known as the Director (to the right of the Reef access).


The base activity of the Prison of Elders is started at level 28, or known as a level 28 area. Fireteam is 1-3 players, is a cooperative and match making game and can yield you rewards of:

  • House of Judgment
  • Cryptarch Engram
  • Vanguard Marks of +6
  • Vanguard Reputation of +25

Destiny Nugget: Level 35 Arenas will have two modifiers per round.

Upon successful completion. Yes, match making. Prison of Elders has Modifiers, different bosses and offers an intense combat focused experience with some surprises. After this Prison of Elders offers high end challenge modes which are not match making and are level 32, level 34 and level 35. The names of these challenge modes which were exposed to us now:

Level 32 Arena Broken Legion – House of Judgment +200 and Armor Core


Level 34 Arena Urrox’s Grudge – House of Judgment +300, Weapon Core and Etheric Light


Level 35 Arena Skolas’s Revenge – House of Judgment +500, Armor Core, Weapon Core and Etheric Light


There are six total challenge modes (only three were shown as of now) with all of them rotating out within the level 35 Area on a weekly basis. Gamers can run the base Arena as many times as you like. The base level 28 Arena will rotate within the six Arenas being offered. The level 32 Arena, level 34 Arena and level 35 Arena can only be run once a week. So a gamer could run the level 28 Arena as many times as they would like and getting rewards each time but the rewards are much less but rewards non-the-less. The tradeoff would be that each time you select to run the level 28 Arena it will change to one of the six Arenas offered but you will be matched up with three gamers who want to win the Arena.

Destiny Nugget: The level cap on House of Wolves is 34 but there will be level 35 activities.

One of the Modifiers revealed is Trickle. This House of Wolves Modifier states – Recharge of Abilities is Significantly Reduced. Once you enter an Arena you will get to meet a Servitor that is a mouth piece of Varicks. Varicks is the overseer of the Prison of Elders. Much less, Varicks is a Fallen story agent seen in the original Reef reveal and the warden of the Prison of Elders. Varicks can remote controls the Prison of Elders through the servitor.


Once you start in the Prison of Elders you will be initiated by enemies. There is a revival time that your fire team will be able to be revived.

Destiny Nugget: There is Hive within the Reef Arena challenges.

Destiny Nugget: You can solo a level 32 or higher Arena.

The first part of the Arena equals 3 waves of enemies but you can revive your fire team friend after 30 seconds. Then there is the Defusing Splinter Mines which you have to defend. Once you defend and defuse the Splinter Mines the waves are complete and you start another and third wave of defusing Splinter Mines.  This is only the first round of the Prison of Elders Arena. Then you open another area of the Arena. Thus the three waves starts again. The waves can be any of the fractions of Destiny, Fallen, Hive, Cabal or Vex. The defend points can change and entail an important target which is an enemy target specified within the Arena area but includes checkpoints which need to be reached. This is very similar to a public event which an eliminate target is the key focus.

Destiny Nugget: The objectives which come within waves are similar to the objectives that need to be completed within Daily Events.

The Prison of Elders Arenas last five rounds. They are tough, as expected.

At least you get to start from the completed wave/round you expired from. Even though the Bungie fire team did not complete the experience, the experience is complete-able. That is what we need to know. There is an end to the game. All you need to know is that you just need master the end of the game.

Additional inspection:

There are a total of eight modifiers. Some additional ones are Brawler mode, which increase melee damage, Catapult Mode which increases your grenade recharge rate and some classics modifiers such as juggler and light switch. Basically modifiers make you switch up your weapons and tactics to complete the end game.

The Prison of Elders is no Raid. Let me rephrase that. The Prison of Elders is sort of a three man Raid but more of grind than a quest. Basically a regular strike on steroids but a little much more. The minions are plenty and the bosses take tons of damage and pretty much an end boss which sits and watches this all only to show up at the end and requires a beat down also.

Once you have defeated everything, you are treated to a wealth of treasures within Destiny. Although random, the gifts you receive are well worth the time spent to gather them.

Destiny Nugget: The level 35 Arena has six rounds to it unlike the lever 28, level 32, level 34 Arenas which are 5 rounds.


A List of New Modifiers in House of Wolves Prison of Elders

  • Grounded: Players take more damage while in the air.
  • Small Arms: Primary weapon damaged is doubled.
  • Catapult: Grenade recharge speed is greatly increased.
  • Small Arms: Primary weapon damage is doubled.
  • Exposed: Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.
  • Brawler: Guardian melee damage is increased by 300%
  • Trickle: Abilities charge significantly slower.
  • Airborne: Players deal more damage while in the air.
  • Specialist: (suspect) Possibly special weapon damage is doubled.

The Reveal in Detail from Bungie:

Well there is more much more to come. Stay tuned to Gamer.Ninja for more on the House of Wolves and Prison of Elders.

Gamer.Ninja Staff


Into the Reef – Destiny Exposed

House of Wolves Release Date: May, 19th, 2015


On Wednesday, via a stream on Twitch, we were given a great overview of the new Reef by Bungie’s best, which includes, but not limited to, Christopher Barrett, Deej, Gothalion.


The skinny would be that Destiny is about to have a complete and revitalized makeover. From your user experience to your gaming experience, the way you play Destiny is going to change. Even though it was said that there is a possibility of something of Raid quality/caliber being dropped, as of now there is no new Raid scheduled for the House of Wolves. That being said, there is going to be some great action packed stuff coming down the pike from Destiny with the House of Wolves expansion. Here at Gamer.Ninja we have outlined some of the Highlights and Destiny Nuggets in the following.


Notable Highlights after Viewing the Twitch Reveal

This week the gang at Bungie offered us gamers an inside look into the Reef. The Reef will be where the next and latest Destiny adventures occur. Deej is actually very cool! Main theme to House of Wolves and the Reef would be new perks and new weapons. Guardians can level up to 33 and up to 34 now if they play enough of the endgame. Weapons can be upgraded (any weapon, from release to now) can be upgraded to attack level 365. This is huge when it comes to game play and Destiny in general, although we knew it was coming. Still, it is what we have been waiting for.

Some added Reef Items to Note:

  • Xur can show up in the Reef
  • The Reef will offer Nightfall strikes, Weekly strikes and more.

Expand your Destiny adventure with a wealth of weapons, armor, and gear to earn in new story missions, three new competitive multiplayer maps, and a new cooperative Strike. Expansion II introduces a new competitive elimination mode in the Crucible and an all-new arena activity – The Prison of Elders. The Reef is open. Join the Awoken and hunt down the Fallen rising against us.

The Reef Explained

No Raid but a great End Game experience with both PVP and PVE.  Skill, activity, and nothing the same as we have experienced previously. There are multiple points to the Destiny endgame experience now and many ways to level up. The entire Reef was built from scratch. The Reef is pirate style and dangerous place. The reef will include your vault, postmaster and a self-contained marketplace. The reef will also offer the “Iron-Banana” which means Iron Banner. Also, look for a possible ghost hidden somewhere in the Reef. Additionally Grimoire info will not be any more detailed as it is now within the new release, but it was stated “at this time”.

Story Agents

Petra Venj – Queen’s Wrath She will bring you through the next journey.

Queen's Wrath Bounties

New Bounties – Totally new bounties, shaders, awaken ship. Bounties will be returned to the original Tower location.

Al list of the House of Wolves newest bounties:

  • Howling Raiders – Howling Raiders, Hall of Whispers, Venus
  • Wolf Scavengers – Wanted Wolf Scavengers, Halls of Wisdom, Moon
  • Mecher Orbiks-11 – Mecher Orbiks-11, Ishtar Cliffs, Venus
  • Drevis, Wolf Baroness – Drevis, Wolf Baroness, Cosmodrone's Forgotten Shore
  • Queenbreaker Vandals – Queenbreaker Vandals, The Cinders, Venus
  • Belrik, The Veiled – Belrik The Veiled, Ember Caves, Venus

Prison of Elders

Fallen warden from the House of Judgment is Variks.  He is loyal to the Queen and runs the Prison of Elders. Judgment chances will drop from the Prison of Elders. There will be multiple challenges you can do to get drops. The Prison of Elders will weekly reset as usual. You will have the abilty of knowing what you can get when you are playing the weekly challenge. Diversity and variety is key within the Reef and its drops. Also, you will be able to obtain a full set of Queens’s armor and weapons in Prison of Elders.

Brother Vance – Disciple of Osiris

Surrounded by solar candles, Trails of Osiris will bring you the ability to buy new rewards, new passages and govern that new multiplayer event. This will offer consumables that will playout with the event and the event will be offered every Friday and for the weekend and re-set on Tuesday.


Destiny Nugget: All vendors will have new stuff.


The New Speaker Offerings

The Speaker becomes huge in trading and buying material now. Speaker is doing material exchanges now. The biggest addition is the ability to exchange between ascendant energy and shards. This will be a one for one exchange.

Example of the Speaker Exchange Rates:

  • Ascendant Energy – Ascendant Shard
  • Ascendant Shard – Ascendant Energy
  • 2 Ascendant Shards – 1 Mote of Light
  • 1 Ascendant Shard – 250 Glimmer
  • 1 Radiant Energy and 50 glimmer – 1 Radiant Shard
  • 1 Radiant Shard and 50 glimmer – 1 Radiant Energy
  • 2 Ascendant Energy – 1 Mote of Light
  • 1 Radiant Shard – 250 Glimmer


Destiny Nugget: The new Hunter gear looks the best. It will offer a wrap that makes you look like a mummy.


Queen's Wrath Rank 1

  • Queen's Guard Crest (Emblem)
  • Crown of the Sovereign (Emblem)


Queen's Wrath Rank 2

  • Rosegold (Shader)
  • Prism Dancer (Shader)
  • Queen's Wrath Rank 3
  • Pallas Victorious (Shader)
  • Imogen's Fire (Shader)
  • Ceres Galliot (Ship)


House of Judgement Rewards and Details

  • Reputation Details – Increase notoriety with the House of Judgement by defeating enemies in The Prison of Elders
  • Fallen Cores – Obtained by completing Arena Challenges
  • Judgment Token – Obtained by opening chests in The Arena, killing Wanted Fallen and increasing reputation with the House of Judgement
  • Judgement Chance (Package) – Attire for a change to acquire Prison of Elders rewards. (To purchase this package you need 1 Armor Core and 1 Weapon Core which are confirmed to "drop from the Prison of Elders")
  • Wolfslayer's Claw (Auto Rifle) – This weapon deal considerate bonus damage to fallen shanks and Kill with this weapon grant bonus damage for a short time (To purchase this you need 1 Weapon Core)
  • Kellbreaker's Gloves (Gauntlets, 42 Light) – Chance to generate orb when killing Fallen with a melee attack – Increase reload speed with special weapons – Increase grenade throw distance ( To purchase this you need 1 Armor Core


House of Judgement Rank 2

  • Coldsnap BKR(Ship) – "A refurbished blockade runner, customized with Fallen House of Winter's Sigil, given as a trophy to those who brave the Prison of Elders" (To purchase this you need a Token of Flight)
  • Devil's Due BKR(Ship) – "A refurbished blockade runner, customized with Fallen House of Winter's Sigil, given as a trophy to those who brave the Prison of Elders" (To purchase this you need a Token of Flight) (Literally the same wording)


House of Judgement Rank 3

  • Kingswind(Shader) – (To purchase this you need a Token of Identity)


Disciple of Osiris

  • Trials Rewards – Stone Tier(Rare) – Trials participants earn the right to Stone Tier prizes (You need 2 wins on a single Trials Passage)


Trial Supplies

  • Flavor of Osiris(Consumable) – You have been granted a Favoc, you will start the Trials with a win already awarded. (You'll need 3 Passage Coins to acquire this)
  • Mercy of Osiris(Consumable) – You have been granted Mercy. Your first loss in the Trials will be forgiven. (You'll need 3 Passage Coins to acquire this)
  • Boon of Osiris(Consumable) – You have been granted a Boon, Winning your first Trials match will count as two. (You'll need 3 Passage Coins to acquire this


New House of Wolves Gear-Armor


Destiny Nugget: You will be able to ascend your old Raid gear with an upgrade


New Monarchy Gear

  • Faceless Demise(Warlock Bond)
  • Elector's Boots(Warlock) – Carry more ammo for Scout Rifles
  • Elector's Gloves(Warlock) – Increase reload speed for Auto Rifles – Increase grenade throw distance
  • Elector's Robes(Warlock) – Carry more ammo for Sniper and Pulse Rifle
  • Elector's Hood(Warlock) – Melee hits regenerate grenade energy – More super energy from grenade kills


The Guardians have grown strong, and now the Queen of the Awoken has called upon them to hunt down the House of Wolves, Fallen subjects once loyal to the Queen before their violent rebellion. Meet with the Queen’s emissaries at Vestian Outpost in the Reef. Hunt down their Fallen betrayers and earn great rewards.


Well, this covers just about everything we have knowledge to this point. We hope to bring you more detailed update with Destiny and the House of Wolves and the Reef with the next big Reveal. Stay tuned and please feel free to share your thoughts here or within our forums. We hope to hear from you.

Gamer.Ninja Staff