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The Prestige achievement in Destiny 2

The Prestige

Complete a Nightfall strike on Grandmaster difficulty.

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  • Epilepsy SucksEpilepsy Sucks
    27 Sep 2017 27 Sep 2017 09 Jan 2022
    Update: During Season of the Lost, the Grandmaster Nightfall difficulty will be available until February 22 when the season ends.

    During a season of Destiny 2, there will be 6 total Grandmaster Strikes available. Normally these strikes will cycle each week; but towards the end of the season all 6 will be available giving you the option of which strike you wish to attempt.

    Before attempting a Grandmaster Nightfall it's important to note that you will be severely handicapped. Enemies are going to be 25 power levels above you meaning they will always hit harder. To add to that, you will need to be within 25 levels of the Grandmaster before even attempting it; this includes bonus power gained from the seasonal artifact. Bonus power is acquired through normal exp gains from anything in the game.

    To demonstrate: The current pinnacle power (as of season 15) is 1330. Grandmasters are 1370, meaning you have to be at 1345 to even attempt a GM. You do not have to have be at the power level cap to attempt a GM you just need to be at 1345. That being said, if you are over 1345 you will still be treated as if you were 1345.

    Grandmasters, in addition to Legend & Master difficulty, do not have matchmakinng enabled so you will be required to find a fireteam of three. Unlike the other Nightfall difficulties, Grandmaster gives your fireteam a pool of lives that is shared. If your fireteam loses all lives or all three of you are dead then you will be sent back to orbit, requiring you to start the nightfall from the beginning. However, your team can earn additional lives by killing what is called a Champion.

    Champions are present in the Nightfall Ordeal difficulties of Hero all the way to Grandmaster. They are a type of enemy that requires a specific mod to combat them.

    The mods are as followed
    Barrier: A mod that pierces barrier of a champion which will stun it. After receiving a certain amount of damage, Barrier Champions will erect a barrier that will make them immune to damage unless you use a barrier mod to destroy their barrier.

    Stagger: This mod will produce a stagger-like mechanic after you ADS for a few seconds. This is used on Unstoppable Champions that have an aggressive behavior when compared to other enemies. Once staggered, the champion will be unable to move for a few seconds and will more vulnerable to damage.

    Disruption: This mod is used on champions that have an erratic behavior known as Overload Champions. These champions are similar in behavior to the Unstoppable in that they will be very aggressive. Some will move faster while others will attack faster. These are by far the more aggravating of the champion types.

    One thing to keep in mind is that the mods needed to combat champions can be acquired from the seasonal artifact. In addition, there are some exotics that will have an anti-champion mod intrinsically.

    One final tip: if you ever decide to do The Glassway strike - don't. You'll thank me.
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    DEDLY CUKEHomunculus Fury, that's correct.
    Posted by DEDLY CUKE on 13 Nov 20 at 03:30
    A Swanky LemonIf anyone wants to squad up and get this this season, feel free to message me
    Posted by A Swanky Lemon on 01 Dec 20 at 16:36
    DarkDan88Eriana's Vow is available in the Exotics Kiosk. So, if you have an Exotic Cipher, and the materials to afford buying it, I would recommend getting Eriana's Vow, as it has Anti-Barrier built in. Alternatively, the new exotic sword, The Lament, also has Anti-Barrier built in, but, since it is a sword, this is much riskier.
    Posted by DarkDan88 on 09 Dec 20 at 03:56
    Eclipse GXYou need a certain level of light to play nightfall strike on Grandmaster difficulty. In this season that required level is 1275, 1260 base level + 15 artifact level. Moreover, you need help of two people/friends at the same level or higher, and it wouldn't be easy because enemies are at 1300 light level. One more thing, there is a limited time. At the end of the season power light will be increase (grandmaster too) so you would need to repeat that insane hardwork (leveling up) to face these strikes.

    A really really really time consuming and insane achievement. Thanks Bungie.
    Posted by Eclipse GX on 24 Dec 20 at 11:56
    Homunculus FuryThe nightfall strikes change each week. (Reset on Tuesday) lake of shadows would be a "easier" strike. To look out for. The one last week wouldn't have been to bad. I forget the name but it's on the moon.
    Posted by Homunculus Fury on 25 Dec 20 at 11:38
    DylanfillioJust did my first grandmaster last night but apparently this achievement is now bugged cuz it didn’t unlock for me
    Posted by Dylanfillio on 20 Mar 21 at 19:38
    JihzNapkinHow do I get this achievement now
    Posted by JihzNapkin on 23 Feb 22 at 03:31
    JihzNapkinI havent played in 2 years so I’m a bit lost
    Posted by JihzNapkin on 26 Feb 22 at 04:33
    TransmutateIs it required to buy the expansions to get this achievement? Cause I'm only seeing a grandmaster strike available that needs me to buy one of the expansions.
    Posted by Transmutate on 10 Jun 22 at 05:50
    Unky KyIs this still achieveable?
    Posted by Unky Ky on 07 Dec 23 at 05:38
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