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Afternoon Guardians,

 

As DPS and the hunt for UNLIMITED POWER are some big factors in the gear we hunt since Forsaken, I have updated the EP calendar for all those that still want to chase after those elusive drops.

 

Many players may have only just returned so are yet to own some of these fantastic pieces of equipment so for that I recommend you complete the Warmind Campaign and give these a shot as they are still relevant in Y2

 

If you are yet to step into EP, I highly recommend you do so for a chance at one of these 3 delightful additions to your arsenal. A full explanation of EP including SGAs and Farming tips can be found below in this post.

  • SMG - IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.1
  • Sniper - IKELOS_SR_v1.0.1
  • Shotgun - IKELOS_SG_v1.0.1.

 

According to Comments, the Drops from EP CAN go up to 500 (Y2 Soft Cap) and above if you are above or around that Level. They DO NOT drop as Powerfuls.

 

Confirmed Y2 Exotics also drop from Escalation Protocol Bosses / Enemies

The Boss and Weapon is now also listed in DTGs Weekly Reset Thread

Note

  • Players may now restart at wave 6 after completing wave 7
  • Option available for 60 seconds after wave 7 completion

 

 

Tools, Guns, Keys To Super Weapons

X = Drop chance for the Week

- = Not available for the Week

 

Weekly Reset

 

  • Damkath, The Mask - 4th of September - Sniper
  • Naksud, the Famine - 11th of September - Shotgun/SMG/Sniper
  • Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol - 18th of September - Shotgun/SMG/Sniper
  • Nur Abath, Crest of Xol - 25th of September - Shotgun
  • Kathok, Roar of Xol - 2nd of October - SMG
  • Damkath, The Mask - 9th of October - Sniper
  • Naksud, the Famine - 16th of October - Shotgun/SMG/Sniper
  • Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol - 23rd of October - Shotgun/SMG/Sniper
  • Nur Abath, Crest of Xol - 30th of October - Shotgun
  • Kathok, Roar of Xol - 6th of November - SMG
  • Damkath, The Mask - 13th of November - Sniper
  • Naksud, the Famine - 20th of November - Shotgun/SMG/Sniper
  • Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol - 27th of November - Shotgun/SMG/Sniper
  • Nur Abath, Crest of Xol - 4th of December - Shotgun

 

Knowing me, Knowing you

  • Nur Abath, Crest of Xol.
    • Shielded Ogre. DPS and Shield mechanic. Adds Spawn (Witches, Knights, Ogres) which can help shield the Ogre making him invincible until they are cleared. Good add clearance can help focus more attention on Boss DPS. Methodically going from one to the other as a focus can help

 

  • Kathok, Roar of Xol
    • Giant Acolyte. DPS Fight and Shield mechanic. Swords are required to take down his shield which will spawn around the area. Make sure to ready your DPS for when the team takes the shield down. Many waves of adds can join the party. Heavy weapons and DPS Combos such as Tractor Cannon / Melting point to working in rotation can help level the boss

 

  • Damkath, The Mask
    • Ogre with a nasty Bee Sting on his back. DPS Fight. Mass spawns of Ogres and adds to help distract from the target. Weak point is the bulge on his back

 

  • Naksud, the Famine
    • Golgoroths more attractive cousin. DPS fight. Weak points on stomach and back. Heals if Cursed Thrall explode in his area so be mindful of these spawning and rushing to help it

 

  • Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
    • Warpriests biggest Fan boy. DPS fight. No added mechanics to him besides he likes to run around a lot. Waves of adds come to help distract you. Rinse them and focus the Boss. Using the Spires rock can easily help for cover against this one

 

What is Escalation Protocol? (EP)

 

Escalation Protocol is a player-initiated Destiny 2 activity that can only be found on Mars. Players that successfully complete all of the progressively more difficult levels of the activity will face a prestige-level boss encounter that rotates weekly.

 

EP can house up to 9 Players in a Patrol instance and is able to be manipulated to allow a full party of your friends join in. This is achieved by being wholesome to your fellow Guardians and sending a fellow player in the same instance, not in the your fireteam, a nice message and ask if they want to help your EP run OR if your buddies can join them, make your buddy fireteam leader and the leave in order for your buddy to get 2 of your other buddies in their team.

EP consists of 7 waves. Only waves 3, 5 and 7 hold chances at unique rewards from this activity

 

There are reward 'tiers' (Waves 3,5 and 7) and a Weekly rotating boss wave at Round 7 (5 bosses total). Weapons, Armour and cosmetics can be awarded in EP. Only the armour is not RNG based and is instead awarded for completion

 

The weapons are also on rotation, were every 4th and 5th week since EP began (May 8th, 2018), ALL 3 Weapons host RNG and can be dropped to those lucky few. On offer is an SMG - IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.1, Sniper - IKELOS_SR_v1.0.1 and Shotgun - IKELOS_SG_v1.0.1. The Wave 7 boss can be farmed as many times as you wish in a week for Weapon chances.

 

The Armour drops in a specific order: Class item, Legs, Arms, Chest & Helmet. You will only get dupes once your set is complete. These can only be obtained by opening the Chest after successfully beating Wave 7. The chest is located at the Spire of which you go to for the final Wave of EP

 

A Sparrow, Ghost and Ship is also available and can drop from ANY reward chest (3,5 or 7) and is also RNG based

After your first clear of Round 7 (Boss Wave), you will be rewarded with an emblem which tracks your number of EP clears. A Variant for this Emblem is also available and appears in your Emblem Tab after 25 successful EP clears

 

Shoot to Loot

What can drop from where:

  • Wave 3 - All from Reward Chest
    • Mars Tokens
    • Blues (Soft Cap level)
    • Legendary engram chance (Soft Cap level)
    • Sparrow Chance
    • Ghost Chance
    • Ship Chance
  • Wave 5 - All from Reward Chest
    • Mars Tokens
    • Blues (Soft Cap level)
    • Legendary engram chance (Soft Cap level)
    • Sparrow Chance
    • Ghost Chance
    • Ship Chance
  • Wave 7 (Final / Boss Wave)
    • EP exclusive Shaders (Only awarded from completion - Drops directly from the Boss)
    • Mars Tokens (From the Chest)
    • Sparrow Chance (From the Chest)
    • Ghost Chance (From the Chest)
    • Ship Chance (From the Chest)
    • Weapon Chance (Drops as an engram from the boss)
    • Completion Chest: Armour - MUST have a 'Decryted Cache Key' to open this chest
    • Emblem (First Completion only) / Emblem Variant after completion number 25

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Afternoon Guardians,   As DPS and the hunt for UNLIMITED POWER are some big factors in the gear we hunt since Forsaken, I have updated the EP calendar for all those that still want to chase

Split top post into 2 and updated formatting:

 

Worldline Zero Catalyst

 

The Worldline Zero Catalyst is progressed by getting a hit with a Swing on the Level 7 boss. It is RNG and either a Crit or Damaging hit (Proof below). This progresses the Catalyst by '20%' so must be done on each EP boss over the course of 5 weeks. It is NOT progressed by 5 crits on the same boss / new instance of that Boss

 

Other Info

 

  • If you FAIL after Round 3, you have 60 seconds to restart EP. If you restart here, you start at the Round previous. So Fail at 5, start at 4, fail at 7, start at 6 etc etc
  • Linear Fusion Rifles are one of the most powerful weapons to use for EP - Proof
  • You can open the Reward chest for Armour after successfully completing Wave 7 for rewards more than once a week. This can be done via the following:
    • You are able to carry stacks of the'Encrypted Cache Key' (It appears in your 'Pursuits' tab). Once used, you can visit Ana to create another key using 7 Rasputin Key Fragments
    •  You only able to create '1 key per week' using the Fragments and can only carry a MAX of 7 Fragments.

 

  • Ways to get RKFs:
    • Complete all the story missions in the Destiny 2 Warmind expansion.
    • Strikes, Heroic Strikes, Heroic Adventures, Nightfall / Prestige, Raid / Prestige and Raid Lairs.
    • Complete EP, Use Key, Go to Ana and make Key and complete EP wave 7 again for another armour piece. The Blue Key made DOES NOT stack so to open the chest multiple times, you must have previously stacked your Encrypted Cache Keys
  • If you don't plan on using a Key on the Wave 7 Chest this week, try to ensure you get one charged up and added to your inventory. The Blue version which is charged by completing EP Waves DOES NOT stack but once charged, the Purple version DOES stack. This means you can open the chest multiple times when you get chance
  • An ideal set up for EP is to have 1 person use the 'Tractor Cannon', a Titan using Melting point and Voidwalker Warlocks to all team up on the boss to really melt it's health. These no longer stack up as effective Post-Forsaken but can be used in Tandem for extra DPS
  • Hunter Tethers are great for Orb generation to Chain supers. If you hear a Tether go off, try not to kill enemies before they get caught by it (Unless the Tether is a whiffer)
  • You can find a group for EP by using r/fireteams, the Xbox LFG function, Destiny Companion App and various LFG sites. Alternatively, jump onto Mars and message some folks there or join in one already in progress which is a big + of it being a Patrol instance
  • The Last Word
  • EP was a great time during Warmind, for the big groups up to 9 and just the madness throughout each wave and solving the Mechanics, I highly recommend trying it out if you are new / returning to the game and missed it
  • If it is true that Y2 exotics are farmable here also, you may see a big uptake in Guardians back on Mars running this stuff
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I would be interested and it would probably help for me to get Quest gun but I could not find were I could find the EP calendar

 

Went the calendar, when to the meet up area and went to the clan site.

 

I could not find it

 

 

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I would be interested and it would probably help for me to get Quest gun but I could not find were I could find the EP calendar
 
Went the calendar, when to the meet up area and went to the clan site.
 
I could not find it
 
 


We haven't put one up yet Pat. I plan to over the next few days as people should try to get the weapons and regardless it is a serious amount of fun. Patience is just required at the start whilst we try and get 3 of us in a single instance but not partied up.
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