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Vanguard Bounties

Bounties are the game's side quests which can be taken by players once they reach LV4. Completing these will award you Vanguard Reputation and Experience Points. Players can accept up to five bounties, that's counting both Vanguard, Crucible, and event Bounties. (e.g. Queen's Wrath, Iron Banner). Bounties are reset every 24 hours. The game will display a counter on how long the next bounty reset will be.



There are Vanguard bounties that have coinciding tasks, which allows you to have progress on each of them at the same time. For example, Relic Harvest missions requires you to collect 200 items dropped by enemies (depending on the location). Since you have to kill enemies to get these items, you can accept other bounties like It's All in the Head (Kill 100 enemies with precision damage), Predator and Prey (Kill 20 enemies without taking damage from them), and Body Dropper (Kill 100 enemies without dying). Since taking out enemies using precision hits (critical hits to the target's weak point) usually kills them instantly, you'll be able to meet the requirements of these bounties all at the same time. Four birds with one stone! (Provided that you're able to accept all of them and they're available at the same time.)



Tip: Before turning in your bounties, equip any weapon and gear that can be leveled up - even if you're planning to scrap them later on. Swap them to your maxed main weapons and gear, turn over the bounties to unlock their perks, activate those perks using glimmer, then scrap them. You'll get more materials doing this way than dismantling them outright.

Bounty
Task
Body Dropper
Kill 100 enemies without dying.

Knuckleduster
Melee Kill 30 enemies without dying.
Unstoppable
Earn 9000 Experience without dying*.
Walking Tall
Complete any Strike without dying.
It's All in the Head
Kill 100 enemies with precision damage.
Predator and Prey
Kill 20 enemies without taking damage from them.
Cleansing Light
Kill 3 or more enemies with a single super use, 20 times.
Overcharge
Kill 2 enemies at once with a Fusion Rifle, 20 times.
Exalted Hive
Kill 10 Hive Majors or Ultras.
Fallen Leaders
Kill 10 Fallen Majors or Ultras.
Cabal Command
Kill 10 Cabal Majors or Ultras.
Vex Minds
Kill 10 Vex Majors or Ultras.
One For All
Achieve Gold Tier Rating in Public Events.
Cosmodrome Patrol
Complete 6 Patrol missions in the Cosmodrome.
Patrol The Moon
Complete 6 Patrol missions in the Moon.
Patrol Venus
Complete 6 Patrol missions in the Venus.
Patrol Mars
Complete 6 Patrol missions in the Mars.
Relic Harvest - Cosmodrome
Collect 200 Sensor Mites in Cosmodrome.
Relic Harvest - Mars
Collect 200 Olympus Tears on Mars.
Relic Harvest - Moon
Collect 200 Impact Shards on the Moon.
Relic Harvest - Venus
Collect 200 Pumice Threads on Venus.
Target: Phogoth
Defeat Phogoth, the Untamed in "The Summoning Pits" Strike on the Moon.
Target: Sekrion
Defeat Sekrion, Nexus Mind in the "The Nexus" Strike on Venus.
Target: Sepiks Prime
Defeat Sepiks Prime in "The Devils' Lair" Strike on Earth.
Target: Valus Ta'aurc
Defeat Valus Ta`aurc in the "Cerberus Vae III" Strike on Mars.
Target: Aksor, Archon Priest
Defeat Aksor, Archon Priest in the "Winter's Run" Strike on Venus.
Target: Bracus Tha'aurn
Defeat Bracus Tha'aurn in "The Buried City" mission on Mars with the Heroic modifier active.
Target: Devisive Mind
Defeat the Divisive Mind in “The Black Garden” mission on Mars, with the Heroic or Epic modifier active.
Target: Grayliks, Winter Baron
Defeat Grayliks in "The Archive" mission on Venus with the Heroic modifier active.
Target: Merok, Eir Prince
Defeat Merok in the "Sword of Crota" mission on the Moon with the Heroic modifier active.
Target: Primus Sha'aull
Defeat Primus Sha'aull in "The Garden's Spire" mission on Mars with the Heroic modifier active.
Target: Prohibitive Mind
Defeat the Prohibitive Mind in the "A Rising Tide" mission on Mars with the Heroic modifier active.
Target: Sardok, Eye of Oryx
Defeat Sardok in the "Shrine of Oryx" mission on the Moon with the Heroic modifier active.
Target: Simiks 3
Defeat Simiks-3in "The Archive" mission on Venus with the Heroic or Epic modifier active.
Target: Telthor, Unborn
Defeat Telthor in the "Chamber of Night" mission on the Moon with the Heroic modifier active.
Target: Zydron, Gate Lord
Defeat Zydron in the “Eye of a Gate Lord” mission on Venus, with the Heroic or Epic modifier active.
The Bigger They Are
Complete a Weekly Heroic or Nightfall Strike.


*Experience earned from collecting bounties not counted


Source 1: Destiny Wikia
Source 2: Twinstickgaming

Comments for Vanguard Bounties

3 comments, latest first.
 
Let me just say this first, I am playing on the X-Box 360 and I do not have a Live account.

I am having the problem that I do the bounties and the patrols but my Vanguard currency is still at zero. Can you only get Vanguard currency if you have a Live account?
Guest | Added 7th Oct 2014, ID #9
To get Vanguard Marks you must complete public events, daily story missions, strike playlist, and the weekly heroic strike. However, you will not start accumulating these marks until you are around level 20.
Guest | Added 27th Oct 2014, ID #13
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