Vault of Glass - Ishtar Sink, Venus
Level 26 Raid (unlocked at Level 23)Crota’s End - Ocean of Storms, Moon
Level 30 Raid (requires The Dark Below DLC)
Prison of Elders - The Reef, Asteroid Belt
Level 32 Arena (requires House of Wolves DLC)
It has been confirmed by https://www.trueachievements.com/ALI27727.htm
that you cannot
get this achievement in Prison of Elders, even though you can get the other Raid achievements in Prison of Elders:
The Raider achievement in Destiny worth 44 pointsComplete a Raid. The Raiding Party achievement in Destiny worth 65 pointsComplete a Raid with a full fireteam consisting of only your clan members.
Unlike the Flawless Striker
achievement, you need to start and finish with the same players. If someone leaves they cannot re-join or they will ruin it for everyone, and someone else cannot join in their place. You need to complete the Raid from start to finish in one go. You cannot resume from a checkpoint, or go idle for more than a 10 minute break, otherwise you will be returned to orbit.Preparation
Put a fresh set of batteries in your controller, or use a wired controller.
Upgrade your armor and weapons. Upgrading you weapons will allow them to cause more damage and unlock the special abilities. In Vault of Glass, the Minotaurs and Praetorians that you will face have Void (purple) shields, so look for weapons that do Void damage. For Crota's End, Arc and Solar damage weapons are the best. Upgrading Rare, Legendary and Exotic armor will increase your Light which increases your level. A level 23 character will do a quarter of the damage with the same weapon when used by a level 26 character. At level 24 you do half damage and at level 25 you will do three-quarters damage. You can also take more hits the higher level you are, so you will have a much easier time of this if you are at level 29 or above.
For more details on how to increase your level, refer to my Solution for Suited for War in Destiny
You should also stock up on ammunition, which you can find in chests or buy from the Gunsmith Banshee-44 at The Tower.
- 1 Primary Ammo Synthesis = 100 Glimmer
- 1 Special Ammo Synthesis = 250 Glimmer
- 1 Heavy Ammo Synthesis = 950 Glimmer
or from Xûr
- 5 Heavy Ammo Synthesis = 1 Strange Coin
or from Eris Morn (requires The Dark Below DLC)
- 1 Special Ammo Synthesis = 2 Black Wax Idol
- 1 Heavy Ammo Synthesis = 5 Black Wax Idol
or from Variks (requires The House of Wolves DLC)
- 1 Special Ammo Synthesis = 100 Glimmer + 1 Ether Seeds
- 1 Heavy Ammo Synthesis = 250 Glimmer + 1 Ether Seeds
Don't skimp on Heavy Ammo, after all you can't be killed if all your enemies are already dead from a barrage of rockets.Staying Alive
Whilst Sunsinger is the only sub-class that can come back to life if killed in the Hard Raid, that won't help you much here. However the Defender's Ward of Dawn
will make not dying in the first place much easier. If you think you are about to be killed you can use the Armor of Light
to create a protective shield. When protecting Sync Plates or Confluxes, 2 Defenders could take it in turns using their super, meaning you will always have a safe zone. With a fireteam of 6 Defenders you can mix it up with Blessing of Light
and Weapons of Light
granting overshields and increased weapon damage. Armor that increases Intelligence, Gift of the Void
will help maximize the amount of time Ward of Dawn is active.
Don't forget that in Vault of Glass when you pick up the Relic you can create a shield (hold
) which stops incoming damage but allows weapons to be fired through it.
There are more ways of dying than simply being shot. In Vault of Glass there is the part with the Gorgons (white Harpy). If you have your route down you should be fine. Stick together.
Make sure your heavy weapons, grenades and supers are ready so you can kill a Gorgon in case you are seen, but remember it is unlikely you will be able to kill a second one. You may want to skip the chest that is in this area this time. It will also only take one person making a mistimed jump across the ravine to end your attempt.Find a Good Group
Do the normal Raid each week to find 5 other people that you get on well with. You can always repeat the Raid again that week with a different group. Even if you don't get any rewards the practice will help. Be aware of where the other players are so you do not bump into them causing them to fall of a platform, or stand in front of someone using Rockets. Don't even consider attempting this until your group can complete the Raid in about an hour. Having said that, see my next point.Take Your Time
This isn't a speed run. It is better to lose a sync plate, or allow one sacrifice than die trying to protect it. Make sure everyone's super is charged before you trigger the next battle. Use the couple of minutes to grab a drink and stretch your legs.Practice, Practice, Practice
Once you know how to complete the Raid and you are level 29 or above, you should not be dying in combat if you have the right group. If someone dies then I suggest finishing the Raid so you can practice all parts of it (unless you are close to the start). If there is a particular part you need to practice and you have more than one character, then swap characters to get that checkpoint on your other character. Then you can keep restarting the Raid from that point until you have perfected it.Nasty Little Bugs
This game has all manner of glitches that will make this achievement particularly frustrating. The sound can mess up so that you cannot hear the enemy shooting at you, or you can only hear two people in the party even though they can all hear you. The servers can lag when busy and frequently disconnect you, sending you back to orbit for no reason. In Vault of Glass you could lose all your weapons or get stuck in an endless loop in a portal or the person with the Relic can find they cannot use the super.
For more details on how to complete each raid, refer to my Solution for Raider in Destiny