The Prestige achievement in Destiny 2

The Prestige

Complete the Leviathan raid on Prestige difficulty.

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How to unlock the The Prestige achievement

  • Epilepsy SucksEpilepsy Sucks377,455
    27 Sep 2017 27 Sep 2017 20 Jul 2020
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    Update: As of November 10, 2020 the Prestige difficulty and Leviathan itself will be vaulted. However, Bungie has altered requirements in the past for achievements so there's a solid chance this one will change too. I will update the solution once I have a better idea what the changes will be next expansion if there are any.

    Update: As of August 27, 2018 this solution has been updated to reflect the needed requirements to unlock the Prestige Achievement in Destiny 2.

    With Forsaken on the horizon I decided to get back into the game and I finally got around to re-writing this guide. It wouldn't have been possible without the infinite wisdom of DoctorWho426

    If anything differs between the Prestige pre-Forsaken and post-Forsaken launch I will do my best to upload it in a timely manner.

    One of the changes in the Prestige version of the raid is all enemies are much tougher. They hit harder, take more damage.

    Another change is that when you die in an encounter, you lose your res token. The person that picks you up uses their token and you lose your token when you die. This really limits when you can res someone during encounters. Stay alive, stay together if you can, team shoot if you can. Warlocks should always be running healing rifts for precaution measures.

    Underbelly -

    The Underbelly has the same layout as before, the symbols have just been removed. Look up a map or be very good at navigating through the Underbelly.

    Castellum -

    Again, nothing is too different save the enemies are tougher to kill. A standard strategy that is for the first flag, all 6 fireteam members fight for it. For the other 2 flags, 4 members defend the door, and the other 2 fight for the next flag. So in short, it's similar to the strategy in Normal mode.

    Roaming supers are very good here, and done right will make a lot of orbs. Any Titan super, Dawnbreaker and Stormcaller for Warlock, and for Hunter, if you have multiple, 1 tether with Orpheus Rigs, the rest as Arcstrider.

    Fight well, stay alive, keep the relaimers away, kill the councilers quick.

    Pleasure Gardens (Dogs) -

    The change here is that there are 2 more dogs. That means there are 8 dogs, every flower has a dog at it during damage phase. The new dogs roam in front of the safe room, and in the middle to behind the trees. They will go to the unoccupied flowers, Trees and R2. Try and get 36 stacks of the buff, 3 flowers. Some teams may get 4 or 5 flowers, but 3 is good enough for most. Titans should use Striker because of double pulse grenades, Warlocks should use Nova bomb and Vortex for DOTS. Hunters should either use the Golden Gun Gunslinger tree for precision damage only of they have the Celestial Nighthawk exotic helmet, and Arcstrider if not, and use the Raiden Flux exotic chest piece if they have it, but it is not necessary.

    The most useful heavy weapons are shotguns, rockets, fusion rifles, and the Whisper of the Worm (aka Black Spindle, Black Hammer). The best shotguns are Hawthorn's, Perfect Paradox, and the Escalation Protocol shotgun, the Ikelos Shotgun. The best rockets are Sins of the Past, the raid rocket, The Curtain Call, the vanguard rocket, and the Osprey, the nightfall rocket from the Strange Terrain Nightfall Strike. For Fusion Rifles, use the Merciless or Sleeper Simulant. The Whisper Of the Worm exotic sniper is amazing in this encounter because of the White Nail perk, which refills your magazine with **FREE** bullets if you get 3 rapid critical hits, and the dogs just stand still, so you don't really need to aim much to do massive damage.

    For damage phase, R2 and L2 should be "community" dogs, dogs that you shouls go to after your assigned dog is dead. For the right side, the prism holder should go R3, someone should go to Caves, and finally R1. When those dogs are dead, go kill R2. On the left, the prism holder should go to L3, someone should go to to Caves, and finally L1. Once those dogs are dead, go kill L2.

    If your team is struggling to get flowers, struggling with damage, get your dog about 1/2 or more damaged, run back to the safe room, and do it again. As long as all the dogs are still alive, you will still have a lot of time before they start going crazy.

    Royal Pools (Baths) -

    The changes are that Bathers are now "Oiled". This means when they die, a vortex of purple funk drops where they die. DO NOT run through this, it will drain your Psionic Protection.

    The other change is only evident if you can't 1 phase the crystals. Over the middle, 4 people will have a "Burden of Worthiness" buff and see a symbol. It will be Axes, Beast (or Dog), Cup, or Gladiators(the two Cabal). I said them in this order because it is easy to remember the order of which plates they are.

    - A plate, Axes, is the Top Left
    - B plate, Beast (or Dog) is Bottom Left
    - C plate, Cup, is Top Right
    - D plate, Dudes, is Bottom Right

    Easy, right? A, B C, D!

    Anyway, the 4 people who see those symbols jump on their plates (they will get Psionic Protection at their plate), and the 2 floaters will get their protection once the 4 plates are active. Rotation is as normal, just sides and order will be different.

    The rotation is Float goes to Top, Top will go to the middle, refresh their buff, then go to Bottom. Bottom will go refresh their buff, then go up to the Top plate to relieve the Float. This is the same on both sides.

    For Bathers, Shotguns and Fusion Rifles are very good damage dealers.

    For damage phase, Titans should be Sunbreaker with exploding hammers. This can destroy an entire set of crystals by itself. Warlocks should wear the Lunafation Boots to reload allies weapons automatically who stand in your Rift. One should be Healing, one should be Empowering if you have multiple. Stormcaller for Arcsouls is amazing, plus it can be used for add control. If you want to do damage, Dawnbreaker or Nova Bomb works, but is outshined by how useful Arcsouls are. For Hunters, use Golden Gun with Celestial Nighthawk. This will almost 1 shot a crystal. Use Tether or Arcstrider if you are on add control duty. If everyone shoots the same crystals going in a rotation, it is very easy to 1 phase this encounter.

    Gauntlet -

    The biggest change here is that everyone MUST run. Assigned runners just doesn't work.

    The strategy here is called R.P.G., which stands for Runner, Plate, Ground. This is the roles that each team must preform. The teams are Cup and Dog teams, 3 people on both. The team will be following the runner around the entire ring, so be fast. Runner will pick up the charge and run as normal, calling out what symbol, Ax, Dog, Cup, Sun, and position, Top, Middle, Bottom. The person on the Plate should should the upper most symbol that wasn't called, and Ground will shoot the bottom most one that isn't called. As soon as the arrows are green, Plate will run to the next Plate, turn around, and shoot a shadowy Psion that appears somewhere on the previous Plate (Not shooting and killing this will wipe the team), Ground will punch the Psion/Councillor that spawns, and then run to the next plate. Once runners are out, it all starts again.

    For the next round, The Runner will go to the Plate position, the Plate will go to the Ground position, and the Ground will pick up the orb and Run. Follow as normal, kill adds as normal.

    Super and weapon choice doesn't really matter, just whatever you can accurately shoot with, and can kill the Shielded enemy that spawns quickly.

    Remember, R.P.G., and follow the runner.

    For the final run where everyone runs, there are only 3 orbs that spawn instead of 4. One team (Cup or Dog) should be assigned even or odd, and the other team will take the other (Make this call with your team). Odds are 1, 3, 5, Even is 2, and 4. If it isn't your number, just skip the orb. You will have plenty of time if this is done right.

    Callus -

    There is one big and annoying change in this encounter. When someone punches a Councillor during callouts, they will swap places with a random person in the Void area.

    Titan's should be Sunbreaker for add control and Callus damage if they want. Warlocks should be Stormcaller/Arc Soul if they are in the Throne, Nova for Callus damage if they are in the Void. Hunters can be any class, but each has a specific role. For Tether, you need to be using Orpheus Rigs and the "Trap laying" tree, the one that shoots one Tether. They will be standing on the Top Right plate, and spam as many tethers into the middle as they can. A good round will have 5~7 tethers go off. These orbs will be invaluable to the people assigned to the Throne, as they can keep popping supers to clear adds quickly. If Callus is shooting you with his laser, just back up and hide behind the pillar. Just keep pumping tethers. Once you get 5~6 off, go ahead and tell your team to kill, so the adds are gone for the next phase. Arcstriders should wear Radien Flux if they have it, and will destroy enemies in the Throne. Golden Gun should use Celestial Nighthawk and will do massive critical damage to Callus.

    Tether and Golden Gun Hunters should be assigned to Void, Arcstrider to Throne. Nova bomb Warlocks also assigned to Void, Dawnblade and Stormcaller to Throne. Titans can be anywhere.

    Before starting, decide which 2 people will be permanently assigned to the Throne. These people will not punch a Councillor under ANY circumstances. They should be guardians with good roaming supers, so any Titan, Stormcaller or Dawnblade Warlock, or Arcstrider Hunter. Decide who will be in the Void initially, and in the Left, Middle, And Right positions. Finally, the last person will be the "First Punch". He will be the one who punches the first Councillor.

    When someone teleports into the Void, they should try to go for the Middle position, unless they spawn super Left or super Right. That call out will be made as your judgement. You will also spawn at the very far back of the Void room, so be careful of any ramps or holes. Anyway, Spawn in, take the Middle position. If the Middle did not teleport out, they will shuffle Left or Right to cover the person that DID teleport out. This is there new position, and they will shoot and call out accordingly. The person that DID teleport will now be in the Throne and will punch the next Councillor. Callouts will be from Left to Right, so Left calls out first, then Middle, then Right. You will need to cross-shoot the Psions that spawn, Left shoots the Right Psion, Right shoots the Left Psion, and Middle shoots straight ahead. For the last round, the round without callouts, just shoot the Psion in front of you. If there is a Stormcaller Warlock in the Void, pop your rift with Arcsouls. If there is a Titan, place a Rally Barricade. Kill as many skulls as you can, but generally, once you get to about ~60, tell the throne team to take Callus's shield down. You will end with about 80 or more skulls this way, and if everyone is good, this should be more than enough to 1 phase Callus.

    In the Throne, Kill adds as normal, use the Orbs generated by the Tether Hunter to more easily kill adds. For the Shield phase, stand in the back. If you have a Warlock, he should use Healing Rift to stay alive because of the burn. Damage the shield, but don't kill it. Wait for the Void to say to kill it.

    For damage, Rotate clockwise from the Top Right plate. Pop Supers to do massive damage. Good weapons are Merciless, Sleeper Simulant, any rocket launcher with cluster bombs, Whisper or the Worm, Coldheart. Use what you are comfortable with, what you know you can use well and do a lot of damage with. If your team decides to use the Whisper of the Worm, Warlocks should not use Lunafaction Boots, as this will preemptively reload the sniper and ruin the perk. If you can not 1 Phase Callus, DO NOT damage him below 1/3 health. He will shoot lava bombs that are a pain to dodge and run around in the Throne.

    When he goes to Last Stand, jump off the plates. There is a bug that sometimes shows up, that if you are on the plates and they run out, Callus will be immune. Jump off the plates to be safe. Pump him full of damage, and when he falls, you win!

    Congrats! You just beat the Prestige Leviathan Raid!

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    BlakManDanNeed some help with this please
    Posted by BlakManDan on 31 Jul at 09:43
    EIvisMy gt is: Wovzi if anyone is interesting in doing it
    Posted by EIvis on 23 Aug at 16:46
    Jondonkey tCIve got 3 people, OG D1 players but are now new light players, who are looking to do this before its vaulted, msg me if you want to do it or can help and we can organise a time, cheers :).
    Posted by Jondonkey tC on 15 Sep at 12:23
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    Update The Prestige Raid is the only way to unlock this due to the new update. I have not spent much time with the Season 2 weapons so this is not updated with any information on those.

    Prestige is accessed at 300. The BIGGEST change in my opinion is revive tokens. In Prestige when you die in a challenge or on Calus you lose your revive token. For the purpose of my guide I prefer one syllable words to refer to the symbols. I will be using the words DOG, CUP, AXE, and SUN. A common theme is the Merciless fusion rifle or a powerful Rocket Launcher and very helpful throughout the raid. Other weapon recommendations include the Exotic scout rifle Skyburner's Oath (increased damage to Cabal), the Exotic trace rifle Coldheart for the Calus damage phase, or the Exotic sidearm Rat King (only if others in your fireteam use it). I will do my best to highlight what I believe to be the best load outs for each raid encounter. If I don't list anything for a specific class it's because I don't have a preference at that particular spot.

    Personally my go to load out for almost everything in Destiny 2 is the Nightshade kinetic pulse rifle (or now the Time Warped Spire from Iron Banner) or Mida Multi-tool exotic scout rifle (yes I know everyone uses it and it gets incredibly annoying going against a team of Mida users in Trials), the Last Hope energy sidearm (Last Dance is an acceptable substitute) or Hardlight exotic energy auto rifle, and the Curtain Call rocket, the Sins of the Past raid rocket or Wardclif Coil exotic rocket.

    Equipment: Whatever is comfortable

    Nothing major changes here. My personal preference has been to run Castellum with a team of 4 defending the flags and a team of 2 capturing the flags. The defending team need to be aware of where the Counselors (One eyed floating Psions) spawn in on because they will shield the Standard Liberators and make it harder to defend the flag. When there are counselors active you will not be able to break the shields over the Liberators. To prevent this our fireteam would always have one defender designated to focus on meleeing the Counselor whenever the game notifies you that one has spawned. Each trip to the Castellum (4 in total) your teams will have to defend one spot and capture the flags from the other three areas.

    Bath Houses:
    Weapons: Merciless or a Rocket Launcher (the raid one Sins of the Past is ideal due to the cluster effect)
    Class Specific Equipment:
    -Hunter: Nightstalker/Orpheus Rig
    -Titan: the Rally Barricade ability
    -Warlock: Stormcaller/Crown of Tempests (Optional but useful) - the Empowering Rift ability

    The name of the game here as in the Normal mode is soloing your bather. To start this step all five platforms must be stepped on simultaneously. The map is split into two fireteams of three each. These teams will then rotate in a triangle. The first bather always spawns in by the top chain. Both middle players will go take the top spot. This is followed by the top player rotating through the middle to the bottom. Followed by the bottom player rotating through the middle to the top. The major changes in this step of the challenge is the Bathers are now "oiled" which means when you kill them they will drop oil which will eat into your Psionic Protection buff. Each time players pass through the middle it is important to throw grenades or pop supers (don't waste your tether here Nightstalker) to prevent unnecessary deaths from being swarmed by adds. During this step of the raid players need to stay on the platforms while rotating in the two triangles until the chains lock.

    When the chains lock the crystals in the middle of the map will open and be able to be damaged. Two players will clear adds in the middle while four will stay in the middle and damage the crystals. Warlocks should drop empowering rifts here and if there is a Nightstalker on your team they should focus on adds and tether the middle to keep adds off the crystal team. During this part the Bathers spawn quicker than in normal mode. If the fire team is unable to clear the crystals in one damage phase one member of the fireteam will gain the "Burden of Worthiness" debut where they are required to run to the platform with the associated symbol (Dog, Cup, Axe, or Sun) to remove the debuff. After the initial damage phase (around when the players will lose their Psionic Protection buff) a psionic will spawn over the middle platform. This Psionic must be killed or it will wipe your team. After this four players will gain the "Burden of Worthiness" debuff. For simplicity sake I recommend the two players that don't have the debuff go to one of the top platforms right away and the players with the debuff will start the next cycle at the platform the game forces you towards. Before the next cycle starts there will be a Psion Projection that spawns in the middle area by one set of crystals make sure to kill it.

    After this rinse and repeat until the crystals are all destroyed. If it takes to long to lock the chains during a cycle the game will poison the pools which will wipe the team.

    Pleasure Gardens:
    Weapons: Merciless, Rockets, Pulse Grenades (One Titan class has double grenades which is OP)
    Class Specific Equipment:
    -Hunter: Gunslinger/Celestial Nighthawk - not that it makes a huge difference here but the three shot skill tree works better with the Nighthawk since the six shot has a lower duration for the super
    -Titan: Sunbreaker or Striker - either super works on the dogs - personally though I would use the Striker and the Code of the Earthshaker path since the double pulse grenades do crazy damage
    -Warlock: Voidwalker - use the Devour path since the damage over time Nova Bomb will be more effective than the scatter Nova Bomb

    Similar to the Bath House you need to be able to easily solo your designated dog. In Prestige there are eight dogs instead of six. This changes things in two ways. It means it is harder for you to get a teammates help in killing your dog and the dogs take different paths when you are collecting the buff from the flowers. The new dogs go to the left middle flower and the flower at the rocks during the damage step. Before attempting this designate one player to lead the flower run and designate one of the six outside dogs to a specific player. Ideally the two players up top will take the top left and right dogs, the four others will take middle/bottom left and right dogs, and then everyone on the right will converge on the dog by the rocks and everyone on the left will converge on the dog in the trees.

    As soon as I can figure out how to add a picture to the guide I will try and do that but until then here is a link to a map that details the dogs' path. (

    At the beginning of this challenge adds need to be cleared out to spawn two laser seeds. Two players must then grab those for the dogs to spawn in. The other four players (bees) will be tasked with grabbing pollen orbs and running around the map in order to collect the "Power of Will" buff (pollen) . The two players up top will call out which flowers are lit up on their sides and guide the bees to collect the pollen. The buff is added when the top player (standing in a light spot similar to the boundless light from the subclass quests) shoots the glowing flower. After both sets of flowers are shot a new set will light up and two Cabal snipers will spawn up top and two Cabal Beast Tamers will drop down. DO NOT SHOOT THE BEAST TAMERS WHEN THEY ARE BY A DOG OR IT WILL ALERT THE DOG. If all four bees are present each flower will yield a x12 buff. The goal in this step is to get a x48 or x60 buff (more is possible but unnecessary). If the dogs spot the bees they will cause them to drop the orbs and that damage phase has the current buff applied to it. There are two ways to alert the dogs, being spotted or taking too much time. You will know you are running out of time when you get the "Psionic Howl" message. Sometimes the game likes to be broken and have the dogs spot the players up top, who should be outside their field of view or spawn in the Orb room and instantly screw things up. If either of these things happen I'd recommend wiping the team by jumping in the pit in front of the Orb room and taking a fresh run.

    After getting a high enough buff alert the dogs and kill your designated dog. After those six are killed quickly team up on the remaining two.

    A few important notes to this challenge. If you are unable to kill all eight dogs in one go, leave your dog with a miniscule amount of health or you will have drastically less time to build the buff in preceding rounds. Also you have a limited time to put damage on the dogs. If you are unable to get back to the Orb room in the allotted time (no timer will show up on the screen) then the dogs howl will kill you.

    The Gauntlet:
    Equipment: Whatever is comfortable

    Communication is king. Two teams of three will pair up. One will start on the dog and the other will start on the cup. The major change in this is the "Proven Worthy" debuff. This means that every player must run the Gauntlet in order to progress to the fourth run. In normal mode most teams stuck with one runner, whereas in prestige everyone must take a turn. Cross talk can be killer in this. My clan and I would designate a fireteam leader for both groups. The fireteam leader would then mute then mute the other fireteam but leave the other fireteam leader unmuted. The non fireteam leaders will then mute everyone on the other fireteam. This was helpful for us as we had two people who sounded very similar and it caused mistakes.

    To start the challenge all four platforms must be stepped on. Team dog will focus on adds from the dog platform and sun platform, while team axe will focus on adds from the axe platform and cup platform. After three rounds an Imperial Centurion will spawn in from each platform. Kill them then send one set of runners in. The runners must then call out whichever holes are not lit up. Top, middle or bottom. In order to make a hole in the gate to light up at least one shooter needs to be standing on that gates platform. Whichever row the runner calls the shooters must then shoot arrows. So if the runner says top/middle one shooter from his fireteam must shoot the top gate arrow and the other will shoot the middle gate arrow. This should cause the gate to flash green, an Orb to spawn for the runner to collect and a Psion to spawn that must be killed. One shooter should be designated to standing on each platform and the other should be designated to kill the Psion. If the runner misses an Orb two Psions will spawn in. After completing a lap the runners will be taken out of the outer ring and must place their Orb in the middle. They then will gain the aforementioned buff and be unable to run again.

    There will be three laps in the ring before a final lap where everyone is thrust into the ring. During the second and third laps pieces of the floor will fall out of the ring. Also in the third lap the pillars will be moving up and down while you shoot the arrows. On the fourth lap everyone will be in the ring. There will now be 3 orbs that spawn in each gate. In normal mode there were four. During this run fireteams will alternate who gets the orbs. Dog fireteam takes orbs from gate 1 and 3. Axe fireteam then takes orbs from gate 2 and 4. Three players must make it out to pass the challenge.


    Weapons: Kinetic of choice, Coldheart, Rocket or Sniper
    Class Specific Gear:
    -Hunter: Gunslinger/Celestial Nighthawk or Nightstalker/Orpheus Rig
    -Titan: Striker/Rally Barricade and Double Pulse grenade setup
    -Warlock: Dawnblade/Starfire Protocol and Empowering Rift Ability or Stormcaller/Crown of Tempest or any subclass with the Lunafaction Boots and Empowering Rift (no matter what Warlocks need to run Empowering Rift for this encounter)

    Now we get to the fun part. The Calus fight adds the most notable and difficult change for those who had set roles when running the normal raid. This fight is broken into two location. The room you start the fight will be known as the Throne Room and the other realm will be referred to as the Shadow Realm. During the normal raid most fireteams had a set three man team for the Throne Room and the Shadow Realm. Well the Prestige Raid doesn't allow you to stick with that strategy. I will break that part down in a second. First I will break down the role of each class.

    Hunter: Gunslinger - just like in Destiny 1 the Nighthawk is an absolute monster boss killer. Same idea applies here. Meanwhile for Nightstalker - the Orpheus Rig when ran with the Way of the Trapper path can create a massive amount of orbs while also filling your super. If you tether 10 adds with Shadowshot you will instantly refill your super as well as creating orbs for your teammates.

    Titan: Honestly for Titans I feel the Striker class is overall the best subclass in Destiny 2 for Titans for two reasons. They massively overhauled the Fists of Havoc super making it a roaming super and they have double pulse grenades as mentioned earlier and as you've probably found out by now the pulse grenades are OP. If a Titan finds their way into the Shadow Realm during the buff phase the Rally Barricade can be extremely helpful at getting a high buff.

    Warlock: My recommendations for Warlock varies by team. If there is only one Warlock it is almost imperative that they run Dawnblade with the Starfire Protocol and Fusion grenades. The reason for this is that it allows that one player to be able to have an Empowering rift on all four platforms during each damage phase. This is because of the abilities of the exotic chest piece. The Starfire Protocol allows the Warlock to have two fusion grenades and on top of that grenade damage will recharge the Warlock's rift ability. So each kill on a dog will allow the Warlock to keep placing Empowering Rifts. If there are two Warlocks then it would still help to have one run this build while the other can use Stormcaller to help clear adds at other stages of this fight. With three or more Warlocks the Dawnblade setup is more or less a waste because everyone will have an Empowering rift. If you are running with Lunafaction Boots it will allow for players to step out of your rift and back in for an instant reload of their weapons (similar to how the Rally Barricade works)

    At the start of the encounter you will shoot the cup out of Calus's hand and start the encounter. Everyone works on clearing adds. Eventually a Psion will spawn over each platform. Do not kill the psionic even though they drop guaranteed power ammo. Killing these Psions will cause more adds to spawn in the Throne Room. After the Psions spawn everyone will be taken to the Shadow Realm.

    Throne Room: after being teleported to the Shadow Realm jump over the barrier and into an Orb to be taken back into the Throne Room. Here you will kill adds and kill the Psion not called out by the fireteam members in the Shadow Realm. However unlike in the normal raid, the player that kills the Psion will now replace a member in the Shadow Realm. After four Psions are killed Calus will put up a shield. Be careful moving in the Throne Room because Calus does a sunburst like attack on the platform in which the Psion was killed and will randomly set the floor between platforms on fire. Focus on killing adds and slowly taking down his shield to give tour team adequate time to build a high "Power of Will" buff. Shadowshot and Stormtrance and useful at taking out adds. When the buff gets high enough take down Calus's shield. If you are too late in taking down the shield Calus will wipe your team.

    Shadow Realm: the other three players will stay back and take position at left, middle, and right. If you are on the right be careful as there is a glitch spot on the barrier that will send you over for no reason. Here you will call out the symbol that appears on the Calus Projection's forehead in order from left to right. During the first call out two Psionic Projections appear that you will have to kill. During the second through fourth call outs there will be three Psions that spawn in as well as the projections. It is recommended that the left player shoot the right Psion and the right player shoots the left Psion, while the middle player kills the one in front of them and helps kill whatever is left. During parts of the Shadow Realm the left and right players will not be able to shoot the Psion directly in front of them. This will help avoid being launched by Psion grenades. After the fourth call out there will again be two projections and three Psions. After these are killed and the Calus Projection is no longer pulling you closer to him, the team should line up and the Titan should use his Rally Barricade. Lining up keeps the skulls that spew from Calus's mouth heading down the middle towards the fireteam instead of in a bevy of different directions. Try and aim for a 60 or better buff in order to be able to take Calus down in two damage phase or 80 or higher to down him in one phase. After the skulls are destroyed orbs will spawn to take you back to the Throne Room. If there is more than one damage phase required part of the floor will fall out in the Shadow Realm.

    Damage Phase: This part is just like the normal raid. Personally I went from the Dog platform that you spawn in by, then moved up to the Sun platform, then over left to the Cup Platform, and ended on the bottom left on the Axe platform. But whatever rotation works best for you use that. As soon as players get on the initial platform the Warlock should use an Empowering Rift. I would recommend using Coldheart on Calus as the weapon does more damage over time as long as it is continually hitting the boss. When Calus raises his right arm it is time to move between platforms. In between platforms the Dawnblade Warlock should drop down and kill a dog with a fusion grenade to rebuild the Rift ability. After the first bar of health is down Calus's weak point moves from his head to his chest. His attack between platforms will also change. When he goes to attack in this mode wait to move platforms because if you move too early he will shoot the platform you moved to. After he targets the platform you are on move to the next one and set an Empowering rift. If a Hunter is running Celestial Nighthawk they should use it on one of the closer two platforms. If there are two they may be able to get multiple supers off between the two close platforms. If you don't kill Calus in one damage phase go around killing the remaining adds with melee if possible, until the Legionaries and Centurion start spawning in, to get more ammo. And repeat the Shadow Realm portion. If Calus's health bar drops all the way down he will raise his arms and create a shield. Take down his shield and you killed Calus and beat the Prestige Raid. Congratulations on a very taxing challenge in the Destiny 2 meta game!
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    MrFunkoPop996Anyone willing to give me a hand with this. I have never done the Raid before since I joined the game late, but would be nice to complete the raid and get the achievements, Mr GT is MrFunkoPop996
    Posted by MrFunkoPop996 on 06 Feb at 18:13
  • Concetto18Concetto18448,032
    14 Oct 2019 29 Mar 2020 29 Mar 2020
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    2020 solution/advice

    This is only an advice

    I can confirm you only need KILL CALUS (last boss) to earn the achievement

    Its the same method like riven (forsaken raid) you only need to kill him and do the last encounter to earn the achievement.

    Now the game is more easy bcs you start with 750 of light and you can lvl up easily now, and you can use the xbox official groups to join groups to do raids, included the leviathan raid.

    You can stack both achievements:
    This one
    Destiny 2Belly Of The BeastThe Belly Of The Beast achievement in Destiny 2 worth 193 pointsComplete the Leviathan raid.

    And The prestige.
    Destiny 2The PrestigeThe The Prestige achievement in Destiny 2 worth 312 pointsComplete the Leviathan raid on Prestige difficulty.
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    MrFunkoPop996Yeah thats how I did it for last wish. If anyone is able to help, please let me know.
    Posted by MrFunkoPop996 on 10 May at 12:27
    DefiantZeroIs anyone running check points for this still?
    Posted by DefiantZero on 26 Jun at 13:07
    Wookiee HairemAnyone had this glitch because I just finished my first prestige run and my achievement did not pop?
    Posted by Wookiee Hairem on 15 Jul at 11:20
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