Rise of Iron Key: Destiny’s Wrath of the Machine Solo!


“Wrath of the Machine,” is Destiny’s current premier raid in its latest expansion, Rise of Iron, has been beaten. Within 2 hours of release, the raid was already beaten. Not only that, it was beaten, not by a solid core group of hardcore raiders, but by one solitary player going by the name of ScaRdrow.

This YouTuber has been doing tons of crazy stuff on his channel concerning Destiny but this is, as he says, his greatest achievement in the MMO hybrid and the hardest one he’s come across. If you’re wondering, yes, he was using a Warlock. Not so surprised now, are you Check out the video below and the original link to check out his build and strategy for this raid as a solo player.

“This challenge was by far the hardest thing I have ever attempted in Destiny,” he said. Rating difficulty 1 to 10, he called Aksis “a 9, borderline 10, (at least until we can reach more than 400 light, or another strat). “

Rise of Iron Key: ScaRdrow’s Setup

I did this as a 399 Sunsinger Warlock. My build included: Solar Grenade, Focused Burst, Fireborn, Flameshield, Arcane Force, Viking Funeral, Chaos Order and Gift of the Sun.

My gear/weapon loadout was the following:

400 Light Image Loop with Life Support, Explosive Rounds, Surrounded and Sureshot.
399 Eirene RR2 with Life support, Casket Mag, Yepaki SS2 and Triple Tap.
399 Raze-Lighter with Scabbard and Warrior of light.
Helmet with Inverse Shadow and Invigoration
Claws of Ahamkara with Snap Discharge and Hand Cannon Loader
Raid Chest with +Sniper Ammo, Mortal Medicine and Bomb Disposal Shield (Raid Chest Perk).
Raid Boots with +Sniper Ammo, Solar Double-down and In your Element (Raid Boots Perk).
Radegast Artifact for the increased Sword Ammo.

Tier Stat Spread:
T3 Intellect (193) / T3 Discipline (180) / T5 Strength (305)


What does this mean for the Rise of Iron? Granted, this solo achievement in such a short span of time is definitely impressive, but it does show that this raid may be too easy. Are people still getting the worth out of their Rise of Iron Key or has it been a monumental waste of time? Bungie should work on their fine tuning a bit more in the future before releasing them lest they find a lack of purchased CD Keys.


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