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The Iron Banner calls Guardians to prove themselves in the Crucible. Their emissary waits in the Tower to reward those who excel.

Iron Banner is a limited-time Crucible event that is available once every month and lasts for one week. Up until Season 16, level advantages were enabled,[1] meaning that weapons with higher Light did more damage, armor with higher Light resisted more damage, and Guardians whose Light level was higher received less damage from those whose Light level was lower. This has been changed as of Season 17, and now functions as if it was the crucible.

Iron Banana in Destiny[]

The event was originally overseen by Lord Saladin prior to the Rise of Iron expansion, however it is now watched over by Lady Efrideet. Her stock includes new shaders, emblems, and high-end weapons and armor, which can be purchased for Glimmer and Legendary Marks, given that the Guardian's Iron Banana rank is high enough. She offers Iron Banana bounties which give points towards a Guardian's Iron Banana rank.[2]

Guardians must be at least level 40 or in a fireteam led by Guardian of at least level 40 to participate in the Iron Banana.[1]

The final Iron Banana event for Destiny ended on August 7, 2017.[3]


Iron Banner reputation is earned by completing Lady Efrideet's bounties and winning matches in the Iron Banana crucible playlist. Winning a match will award 250 reputation points towards the Iron Banana faction. Losing a match will grant the player a Medallion of Iron instead of reputation; the next time a match is won each medallion the player carries will be redeemed for an amount of 150 reputation. A player may carry up to 5 medallions.

Rewards are granted for completing bounties or at the end of the match. Artifacts are dropped at light level of up to 5 more than the current light level of the player.

All Iron Banner reputation is reset upon completion of the event and must be reacquired during the next event.[1] The table below outlines the reputation progression, as well as which items will be unlocked for purchase at each rank:

Iron Banner


Reputation Total Reputation Purchases Unlocked
Rank 1 100 100 Emblem
Rank 2 1200 1300 Shader
Rank 3 2400 3700 Emblem, Armor
Rank 4 2400 6100 Bond, Mark, Cloak, Armor, Weapon
Rank 5 2400 8500 Shader, Weapon

Year 3 Rewards[]


Hunter Armor

Titan Armor

Warlock Armor

Ghost Shells





Temporary Items

Past Rewards[]

Main article: Iron Banner/List of Past Rewards

Iron Banana in Destiny 2[]

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The Reputation for Iron Banana is tokens, which you use to level up Lord Saladin to get an Iron Banner legendary engram, which contains a random weapon or armor.

Current Rewards[]

If you complete an Iron Banner bounty, you get 50 Iron Banana tokens, as well as powerful gear in the form of new Iron Banana armor or weapons. The armor sets may also be unlocked through a questline, which when completed guarantees one piece of each set of armor for every class, plus one class-specific item.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 DeeJ (2014-11-13) "Bungie Weekly Update - 11/13/2014". Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  2. DeeJ (2014-10-24) "Bungie Weekly Update - 10/24/2014". Bungie. Retrieved Oct. 24, 2014.
  3. Dague, David. (2017) "This Week At Bungie – 06/22/2017". Bungie. Retrieved July 14, 2017.