The Vow of the Disciple raid Defenses Down challenge in Destiny 2 is now live. Those who want to earn additional rewards will need to complete the Knocked Down/Artifacts/Exhibition encounter under certain limits. This is going to take a bit of communication and teamwork, so be prepared for an uphill battle.
Defenses Down Challenge – Exposure Encounter
To complete the Defenses Down challenge each player can kill only one disciple’s hourglass during the exhibition meeting. This means that if you personally defeat the first Disciple’s Hourglass Knight that spawns, you cannot defeat another one. Several Knights of the Disciple’s Hourglass spawn during the Artifact encounter, which means that if you want to get the maximum amount of time, all six players will need to defeat one Knight each (and leave one alive).
Now, to avoid confusion, the Defenses Down challenge takes place in the exhibition area, which is the artifact encounter. This is also called The Upended in the Vow of the Disciple Triumphs list. Before embarking on this challenge, make sure you know how to complete the exhibition encounter, as it has many moving parts.
When it comes to completing the Defenses Down challenge, you need to transfer the Seed Artifact to each player as you fight through the encounter. Keep in mind that there may be an additional knight that spawns, so you have to choose which one to leave alive. A good one to avoid killing is the second knight in the second room.
Reddit user tasty_toxic_waste had a suggestion on seed rotation. The following table is based on their idea. Essentially, assign a number to each player, then simply enter the artifact they are asked for for each room. If you leave the second knight alive in room two, you just need to hot-swap the seed in rooms three and four.
Completing the Defenses Down challenge in Vow of the Disciple is a great way to earn extra loot every week in Destiny 2. Be sure to knock them all off the roster if you’re chasing the Disciple-Slayer title. Stop by Shacknews Destiny 2 guide for more raid challenge guides.