Strike emblem

Emblem for Strike.

A Strike is a cooperative activity available in Destiny and Destiny 2.[1][2] A Strike is a structured, progressive, cooperative adventure "ideal for pick-up groups or friends looking for a quick battle together."[1] Strikes are replayable, designed for three-person Fireteams, and usually take 20–45 minutes to complete.[3][4]

Strikes always begin in a public area, so the Fireteam can begin participating in public events, encounter other Fireteams, or explore.[3] When the Fireteam enters the "Strike proper," it becomes private, and the Fireteam will no longer encounter other players.[3] At that point, players go through a structured and crafted mission that culminates in one or more boss battles.[3]

Every week at the Weekly Reset, a new Weekly Nightfall Strike is selected. This strike is played at a high light level. It uses modifiers to increase the difficulty, and has a chance to give Legendary weapons, Exotic Gear and others as rewards.

With the release of The Taken King, the Weekly Heroic Strike was replaced by the Vanguard Heroic Strike Playlist. After the release of Rise of Iron, this was also replaced by the SIVA Crisis Heroic, which includes a variety of strikes from all expansions and releases.

For a list of strikes, see the category page.

Vanguard Strike PlaylistsEdit

Vanguard Strike Playlists allow players to play random Strikes with increased difficulty to earn Legendary Marks, Vanguard Reputation, and rare and legendary gear. There are currently four playlists in Destiny:

Strike Playlist Level Description
Vanguard Legacy 20 Launches a random Legacy strike.
Taken War 36 Launches a random strike.
SIVA Crisis 42 (♦320) Launches a random SIVA Crisis Strike.
SIVA Crisis Heroic 42 (♦350) Launches a random SIVA Crisis Heroic Strike.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Miller, Matt. (January 2014 Print Edition) "A Player's Journey: Destiny". Game Informer. Retrieved 31 Dec. 2013.
  2. destinygame (2013) YouTube: Reveal Trailer - Official Destiny ViDoc: Pathways Out of Darkness 01:18. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The Know (2014-04-29) YouTube: 1:10. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  4. Aziz, Hamza. (2014-04-28) "Destiny's combat is solid, but I'm not so sure about the rest of it". Retrieved 2014-05-02.
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