The story mission Ice and Shadow is available today as one of the Daily Heroic Story missions. This is an excellent mission to farm if you are a solo player looking for a fast, efficient way to farm Cipher Decoders. The mission can be sped through in around two and a half minutes, and you only need to kill two enemies.
Daily Vanguard Modifiers
Affect Strikes, Menagerie, Heroic Missions & Adventures
- Solar Singe: Solar damage increases slightly from all sources.
- Grounded: Damage taken while you are airborne is greatly increased.
- Brawler: Melee abilities deal more damage and recharge much faster.
Daily Reckoning Modifiers
Affect all three tiers
- Void Singe: Void damage increases slightly from all sources.
- Heavyweight: Power weapons deal more damage, and more ammo is available.
Daily Heroic Story Missions
- Sacrilege (PL 750) – Io. Since the loss of her Light, Ikora has many questions—and she’s not leaving Io without answers.
- Looped (PL 750) – Nessus. No one’s heard from Cayde-6 since the Hunter took off for an uncharted world. Track him down.
- Pilgrimage (PL 750) – Mars. You’ve discovered the fabled BrayTech Futurescape. Investigate and search for traces of the Warmind.
- Ice and Shadow (PL 750) – Mars. A friendly Guardian has requested assistance on Mars. Help her investigate falling Warsats and battle a new threat.
- The Machinist (PL 750) – The Tangled Shore. Battle across the toxic wastelands to take down the Scorned Baron known as the Machinist.
- Daily Forge: Izanami Forge
- Altars of Sorrow Weapon: Heretic (Rocket Launcher)
- Boss Spec: Increases damage against bosses and vehicles.
- Shotgun Ammo Finder: Increases your chance of finding ammo while you have a Shotgun equipped.
- Upgrade Module (1 for 1 Enhancement Core & 10 Legendary Shards & 25 Microphasic Datalattice & 5000 Glimmer)
- Upgrade Module (1 for 1 Enhancement Core & 10 Legendary Shards & 25 Simulation Seed & 5000 Glimmer)
- Enhancement Prism (1 for 10 Enhancement Core & 25 Alkane Dust & 10000 Glimmer)
- Ascendant Shard (1 for 10 Enhancement Prism & 100 Etheric Spiral & 50000 Glimmer)
Spider Material Exchange
- Purchase Enhancement Cores (1 for 10 Legendary Shards)
- Purchase Legendary Shards (1 for 10 Etheric Spiral)
- Purchase Glimmer (10000 for 20 Alkane Dust)
- Purchase Dusklight Shards (5 for 1 Legendary Shards)
- Purchase Alkane Dust (5 for 1 Legendary Shards)
- Purchase Seraphite (5 for 5000 Glimmer)
- Purchase Datalattice (5 for 5000 Glimmer)
Prismatic Recaster Mods
- Swift Charge: Become Charged with Light by rapidly defeating combatants with Pulse Rifles, Sidearms, or Submachine Guns.
- Precision Charge: Become Charged with Light by rapidly defeating combatants with precision kills from Bows, Hand Cannons, and Scout Rifles.
- Sustained Charge: Become Charged with Light by rapidly defeating combatants with Auto Rifles, Trace Rifles, or Machine Guns.
- Energy Converter: While Charged with Light, using your grenade attack grants you Super energy, consuming all stacks of Charged with Light. The more stacks you have, the more energy you gain, up to a maximum of 50% of your Super energy.
- Lucent Blade: While Charged with Light, dealing damage with a Sword gives you bonus Sword damage for 5 seconds, consuming one stack of Charged with Light.
Saint-14, Trials of Osiris Promoter
|Orbs of Lit||As a fireteam, defeat opponents using grenade final blows in Trials of Osiris.||5 [Grenade] Grenade||XP & 15 Valor Rank Points & 2 Trials Token|
|Lane Plinker||As a fireteam, defeat opponents using Scout Rifle final blows in Trials of Osiris.||20 [Scout Rifle] Scout Rifle||XP & 15 Valor Rank Points & 2 Trials Token|
|Quantitative Hostility||As a fireteam, defeat opponents with Submachine Gun final blows in Trials of Osiris.||20 [SMG] Submachine Gun||XP & 15 Valor Rank Points & 2 Trials Token|
|Connective Charge||As a fireteam, defeat opponents with Arc weapon final blows in Trials of Osiris.||20 [Arc] Arc weapon||XP & 15 Valor Rank Points & 2 Trials Token|
Commander Zavala, Vanguard
|Horseshoes and Hand Grenades||Defeat enemies with grenades.||20 [Grenade] Grenade||XP & 5 Vanguard Tactician Token|
|Long Distance Plan||Defeat enemies in strikes with any Sniper Rifle.||10 [Sniper Rifle] Sniper Rifle||XP & 5 Vanguard Tactician Token|
|Show Them the Light||Defeat enemies with your Super in a strike.||5 Super||XP & 5 Vanguard Tactician Token|
|Into the Abyss||Get Void kills in a strike.||25 [Void] Void||XP & 5 Vanguard Tactician Token|
Lord Shaxx, Crucible
|Sparring Grounds||Complete matches in any Crucible playlist.||2 Crucible matches||XP & 5 Crucible Token & 15 Valor Rank Points|
|Solar Winds||Defeat opponents with Solar damage from any source.||5 [Solar] Solar||XP & 5 Crucible Token & 15 Valor Rank Points|
|Knockout Round||Defeat opponents with melee.||1 [Melee] Melee||XP & 5 Crucible Token & 15 Valor Rank Points|
|In the Zone||In Control, capture zones.||3 Zones||XP & 5 Crucible Token & 15 Valor Rank Points|
Eris Morn, Moon
|Lunar Defender||Complete public events on the Moon.||2 Public events||XP & 5 Helium Filaments|
|One-Way Ballistics||Using any Kinetic weapon, defeat combatants in streaks of 3 or more without taking damage in between.||15 Defeated in streaks||XP & 5 Helium Filaments|
|Double Draw||Using a Hand Cannon, rapidly defeat combatants in groups of 2 or more.||15 Rapidly defeated||XP & 5 Helium Filaments|
|From Whence They Came||Defeat Hive in Hellmouth on the Moon.||25 Hive||XP & 5 Helium Filaments|
Lectern of Enchantment, Moon
|Nothing to Fear||Defeat combatants in Nightmare Hunts with Void damage.||20 [Void] Void||XP & 1 Phantasmal Fragment|
|Arc in the Night||Dispel Nightmares using Arc abilities.||25 [Arc] Arc ability||XP & 1 Phantasmal Fragment|
|Once a Life||Find the Lost Sector K1 Crew Quarters and dispel the Nightmare within.||3 Nightmares||XP & 1 Phantasmal Fragment|
|Which Moon Is Haunted?||Defeat Nightmares in Lost Sectors on Io.||8 Nightmares||XP & 1 Phantasmal Fragment|
The Drifter, Gambit Prime
|INVADER: Guardian Killer||Defeat opposing Guardians in a single Gambit Prime match.||7 Guardians defeated||1 Invader Synth & 50 Infamy Rank Points|
|REAPER: Killing Machine||Defeat hostiles without dying in Gambit Prime.||1 Streaks||1 Reaper Synth & 50 Infamy Rank Points|
|COLLECTOR: Bang Knuckles||Defeat enemies with melee abilities in Gambit Prime.||20 Enemies defeated||1 Collector Synth & 50 Infamy Rank Points|
|SENTRY: The Bouncer||Defeat Blockers in Gambit Prime.||100 Blockers defeated||1 Sentry Synth & 50 Infamy Rank Points|
|INVADER: Invading with Power||Invader bounty. Defeat Guardians with Power weapons in the Crucible.||5 Guardians defeated||1 Invader Synth & 50 Infamy Rank Points|
|REAPER: Reaping with the Basics||Reaper bounty. Defeat enemies with weapons that use Primary ammo.||30 Enemies defeated||1 Reaper Synth & 50 Infamy Rank Points|
|COLLECTOR: Collecting from Incursions||Collector bounty. Complete Heroic public events in the EDZ or on Nessus.||2 Public events completed||1 Collector Synth & 50 Infamy Rank Points|
|SENTRY: Sentry Duty for the Awoken||Sentry bounty. Defeat elite Taken enemies in the Dreaming City.||10 Elite Taken defeated||1 Sentry Synth & 50 Infamy Rank Points|
The Drifter, Gambit
|Blockade||Send a small, a medium, and a large Blocker in Gambit.||1 [Small Blocker] Small Blockers & 1 [Medium Blocker] Medium Blockers & 1 [Large Blocker] Large Blockers||XP & 30 Infamy Rank Points|
|Electri-fried||Use Arc abilities to defeat enemies in Gambit. Defeated Guardians are worth extra points.||15 [Arc] Arc ability||XP & 30 Infamy Rank Points|
|Lest It Stare Back||Use Void abilities to defeat enemies in Gambit. Defeated Guardians are worth extra points.||15 [Void] Void ability||XP & 30 Infamy Rank Points|
|Face-to-Face||Summon Primevals in Gambit by filling up your team’s bank.||2 Primevals summoned||XP & 30 Infamy Rank Points|
|Sniper Rifle Calibration||Calibrate Sniper Rifles against any target. Earn bonus progress with precision and against opposing Guardians.||100 [Sniper Rifle] Sniper Rifle||XP & 2 Mod Components & Enhancement Core|
|Special Grenade Calibration||Calibrate Grenade Launchers that use Special ammo against any target. Opposing Guardians and rapidly defeated targets grant the most efficient progress.||100 Grenade Launcher||XP & 2 Mod Components & Enhancement Core|
|Rocket Launcher Calibration||Calibrate Rocket Launchers against against any target. Earn bonus progress against opposing Guardians and for additional targets defeated with each shot.||100 [Rocket Launcher] Rocket Launcher||XP & 2 Mod Components & Enhancement Core|
|Arc Calibration||Calibrate Arc weapons against any target. Earn bonus progress using Power weapons and against opposing Guardians.||100 [Arc] Arc weapon||XP & 2 Mod Components & Enhancement Core|
Ada-1, Black Armory
|Harvest Time||Harvest resources in any destination.||15 Materials collected||1 Modulus Report|
|Satou Tribute||Pay homage to the Black Armory’s Japanese heritage by defeating enemies with Swords, Sniper Rifles, and Bows.||50 Enemies defeated||1 Modulus Report|
|Izanami Forge Ignitions||Complete ignitions of the lost Izanami Forge on Nessus.||1 Ignitions completed||1 Modulus Report|
|Forge Saboteurs Hunt||Eliminate one of the Forge Saboteurs roaming around the lost forges. Track them down in the Outskirts and the Gulch in the EDZ, and in Artifact’s Edge and the Hallows on Nessus.||1 Forge Saboteur defeated||1 Modulus Report|
|Field Evaluation||Complete patrols or adventures with at least one Black Armory weapon equipped.||3 Activities completed||1 Modulus Report|
Spider, Tangled Shore
|The Great Equalizer||Defeat Fallen in Thieves’ Landing.||35 Fallen defeated||XP & 5 Etheric Spiral|
|Flotsam and Jetsam||Defeat Hive in the Jetsam of Saturn.||35 Hive defeated||XP & 5 Etheric Spiral|
|Orbital Drop||Generate Orbs of Light while on the Tangled Shore.||10 Orbs created||XP & 5 Etheric Spiral|
|Lost on the Edge||Explore the Lost Sector Shipyard AWO-43 near the Jetsam of Saturn on the Tangled Shore.||1||XP & 5 Etheric Spiral|
Devrim Kay, EDZ
|Superhuman||Defeat multiple enemies with a single Super while in the EDZ.||3 Super multikills||XP & 10 Dusklight Shard|
|Grenadier||Get grenade kills in the EDZ.||20 Grenade kills||XP & 10 Dusklight Shard|
|Exterminator||Defeat Fallen in the EDZ.||30 Fallen defeated||XP & 10 Dusklight Shard|
|Super Efficient||Defeat multiple enemies with a single Super while on Titan.||3 Super multikills||XP & 10 Alkane Dust|
|Spirit of the Sun||Get Solar kills on Titan.||30 Solar kills||XP & 10 Alkane Dust|
|Crackshot||Defeat enemies on Titan with precision damage.||10 Precision kills||XP & 10 Alkane Dust|
|To Smithereens||Get grenade kills on Nessus.||20 Grenade kills||XP & 10 Microphasic Datalattice|
|War Machine||Get Power weapon multikills on Nessus.||3 Power multikills||XP & 10 Microphasic Datalattice|
|Void of Information||Get Void kills on Nessus.||30 Void kills||XP & 10 Microphasic Datalattice|
Asher Mir, Io
|Frank Exchange of Views||Defeat Taken on Io.||30 Taken defeated||XP & 10 Phaseglass Needle|
|Persistence of Vision||Create Orbs of Light on Io.||10 Orbs created||XP & 10 Phaseglass Needle|
|Power Lifting||Get Power weapon multikills on Io.||3 Power multikills||XP & 10 Phaseglass Needle|
Brother Vance, Mercury
|Super Osirian||Defeat multiple enemies with a single Super while on Mercury.||3 Super multikills||XP & 10 Simulation Seed|
|Short Fuse||Defeat Minotaurs on Mercury with a Fusion Rifle.||10 Minotaurs fused||XP & 10 Simulation Seed|
|Chest a Moment||Loot chests on Mercury.||5 Chests looted||XP & 10 Simulation Seed|
Ana Bray, Mars
|Team Player||Generate Orbs of Light on Mars.||10 Orbs generated||XP & 10 Seraphite|
|Publicity Event||Complete public events on Mars.||2 Public events completed||XP & 10 Seraphite|
|Legionary’s Lament||Defeat Cabal on Mars.||30 Cabal defeated||XP & 10 Seraphite|