Strike Hoards and Skeleton Keys
Introduced with Destiny: Rise of Iron, activity completion Strike Rewards are granted in a new way. Strike Unique rewards are no longer granted as engrams upon defeating the final boss. Rather, they will be granted through a chest that appears upon activity completion, called a "Strike Hoard".
Skeleton Key rewards have a chance to be granted upon defeating final bosses in Strike Activities. These items will appear as Legendary Engrams.
Once owned, players may use their Skeleton Key to open a Strike Hoard in any Strike that contains a unique reward. Players may hold up to 5 keys in inventory, per Character.
Skeleton Keys may be acquired through the following Strike Playlists:
- SIVA Crisis
- Heroic SIVA Crisis
- Weekly Vanguard Nightfall
Note: Skeleton Keys may only be earned once per Activity Completion. If a player leaves the Strike activity prior to Activity Completion, they will not be able to earn additional Skeleton Keys until reaching Activity Completion within a Strike Activity.
Strike Hoards now appear in Strike activities once players defeat the final boss. Strike Hoards hold Strike Unique rewards, which may only be accessed if a player holds a Skeleton Key.
Strike Hoards will only appear in the following Strike Activities:
- Director Strikes
- SIVA Crisis Playlist Strikes
- Heroic SIVA Crisis Playlist Strikes
- Weekly Vanguard Nightfall Strikes
Upon opening a Strike Hoard, players will receive one Strike Unique reward. In addition, players may either receive one Reprise Class Item, or one Artifact.