Destiny's Moments of Triumph Year 2 Guide

How to complete Destiny’s Moments of Triumph Year 2 and claim your reward.

Moments of Triumph Year 2 is now available to be completed! It’s a little more involved this time around, requiring players to do some pretty lengthy quests like collecting all 50 Calcified Fragments and finishing The Mountaintop Crucible Quest. But stick with it because the Moments of Triumph Year 2 rewards are awesome! You can earn yourself the Caelestis Shader and the Dawncaller Shader, along with the Shield of the Traveler Emblem and Hear the Call Emblem! Luckily you have until the release of Destiny: Rise of Iron on September 20th to complete the Moments of Triumph Year 2, or the end of August if you’re on Xbox 360 or PS3. To start the quest, visit the Postmaster at the Tower to collect your Moments of Triumph Year 2 Booklet.

Challenge of the Elders

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  • Complete an Elder's Sigil scorecard in the Prison of Elders.

First, head over to the Reef and collect an Elder’s Sigil from Variks for 100 Glimmer, then grab two friends and head into Challenge of the Elders. To fully complete an Elder’s Sigil card you will need to reach the High Score and the Cumulative Score, good thing we’ve been covering how to reach the High Score in Challenge of the Elders on a weekly basis!

The Play's the Thing

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  • Complete the Taken King main questline, culminating in "Regicide."

The second step is an easy one, you simply need to complete the main storyline of The Taken King. Chances are you have already done this one, but if you haven’t, the mission starts with you visiting Phobos and investigating a Cabal distress signal. Jump into The Director, select Mars, then select the mission “The Coming War” to begin your journey.

The Third Element

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  • Equip a fully leveled Year Two subclass on any character.

With the release of The Taken King expansion came three new subclasses, to complete this section of Moments of Triumph Year 2, simply have one of the three subclasses fully unlocked and leveled up! Hunters will need to fully upgrade Nightstalker, Titans will need to upgrade Sunbreaker, and Warlocks will need to upgrade Stormcaller.

This is Amazing

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  • Complete the Crucible questline culminating in "The Mountaintop.”

This quest is the one that is going to take you the most time and the most effort. The Mountaintop questline is a Lord Shaxx Crucible Quest that requires you to play numerous Crucible matches and score kills using each of the Primary Weapons. “The Mountaintop” is actually the final mission, with seven other multi-part missions preceding it. The following are the quests that need to be completed and a brief idea of what’s involved:

  • Crucible Forged - Play Control and get kills while holding 2 Zones.
  • Crucible Combat - Play the other playlists while getting kills and capturing Relics.
  • Conquer the Day - Play the Daily and the Weekly Crucible playlists.
  • Factions - Report to the Faction leaders and win or complete matches in different playlists.
  • Trials Practice - Win or complete matches in the Elimination playlist.
  • Break the Ceiling - Complete several matches with at least 1,200 points.
  • Weapon Master - Get kills with each of the Primary weapons, repeatedly.
  • The Mountaintop - Win or complete matches in the Crucible.\

We have a full guide to completing this rather long but rewarding task. 

Eris Morn's Revenge

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  • Collect all 50 Calcified Fragments.

Much like the previous task, this one is going to take a lot of effort to complete as collecting all 50 Calcified Fragments is a monumental task that requires you to search through the Dreadnaught, complete each of the Tier 3 Court of Oryx bosses and Tier 2 bosses, finish the Challenge Modes in the Raid, and run through each of the Strikes. You will need a good team to finish the Challenge Modes, remember to check out our community page to help team up with some other players. We are working on a full guide to speed through grabbing these!

Check out our full guide on finding all 50 Calcified Fragments.

A Blade Reborn

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  • Complete any of the Exotic sword quests from Shaxx.

To complete the Moments of Triumph Year 2 you will need to acquire an Exotic Sword. In order to do this, you must first complete The Taken King main storyline, then report to Lord Shaxx to begin the quest “A Broken Will.” After completing “A Broken Will,” you will be rewarded with a Legendary Sword. Infuse the sword above 280 Light and Lord Shaxx will summon you once again to begin the quest “A Sword Reforged,” where you must complete various missions such including Crucible kills using the sword, kill a special Hive named Ecthar, gather rare materials from Patrol, and kill a named Hive in the Sunless Cell Strike.

Check out our full guide to "A Sword Reforged" the quest to obtain the exotic sword.

Return to the Reef

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  • Complete the April quests "At The Gates" and "Return to the Prison."

A new Strike, questline, and Prison of Elders were added to Destiny during the April Update. To finish this task in the Moments of Triumph Year 2 you will need to play through the quest and complete the new Blighted Chalice Strike, then head to the Reef to talk with Variks who will send you to fight your way through the new Level 41 Prison of Elders and the new Challenge of the Elders.

The Sword Logic

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  • Defeat Oryx in the King's Fall Raid on Hard difficulty.

Finally, to round off the Moments of Triumph Year 2 activity, you will need to defeat Oryx in the King’s fall Raid on Hard difficulty. This task will test your skill as each section of the raid is different to how it appears in Normal difficulty, not only that but dying will be permanent! You will need to work together as a team to take down Oryx and claim your prize.

If you managed to complete each of these tasks you will have completed Destiny’s Moments of Triumph Year 2 and will be eligible for your reward!

Moments Of Triumph Year Two Rewards

This year's Moments of Triumph work a bit differently. Last year, after completing the entire list, you were eligible. This time around Bungie has opted to allow you to level up. After completing two tasks, you gain another tier of rewards. They are:

  • Rank 2 Reward - Caelestis Shader
  • Rank 3 Reward - Shield of the Traveler Emblem
  • Rank 4 Reward - Dawncaller Shader
  • Rank 5 Reward - Hear the Call Emblem

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