Tickles Top 10 Destiny Tips – MOUSE n JOYPAD

Tickles Top 10 Destiny Tips



Destiny is here and while it’s not necessarily living to all of the hype I don’t think anyone can dispute that the minute to minute gameplay is amazing. I’ve played through the entire story, all of the strikes and countless patrol missions so I can bring you the tricks of the Guardian trade. I’ve put a hell of a lot of time into Destiny and there are some tactics I have learned along the way. If you keep getting killed by that Knight, bombed by a Servitor or mauled by a solitary Phalanx then you’re in the right place. Here are my top ten tips for achieving your Destiny.


Explore everything.

While you can get competent gear from various merchants in the Tower the best place to find your armour and weapons is out in the world. You can get these from the odd loot drop when enemies die or from loot chests. The latter of these options will often be tucked away in a cave or hidden in a hard to reach spot. It is worth taking the time to explore the environment, you never know what you might find.


Use the weapon you are best with.

If you’re anything like me then you will probably want the biggest f**king gun the game has to offer but this might not be the best idea. The overall damage of a weapon shouldn’t be the deciding factor. If you like to get stuck into the action at close range then a high damage Scout Rifle may be less helpful than a lower damage Auto Rifle and vice versa. Hand Cannons usually have very high damage but if you don’t take the time to aim them the low clip size will be your undoing. Work smart people, not hard.


Don’t forget the Bounties.

Once you plateaux at around level 15 the time between levelling up will start to increase. There’s not a huge amount of XP to be gained from enemy kills and without missions to do, it can feel like a grind. To help you level up faster and get working towards your post level 20 equipment make sure you complete the Bounties. The Bounties will help you level up by throwing chunks of experience your way and will increase your vanguard points which will allow you to get the ultra-high gear once you hit the experience cap.


“Halo Jump”

I have dubbed the act of jumping into the air to avoid enemies the “Halo Jump”, my reason for this is simple. It’s a hell of an effective tactic from the Halo series and as Destiny was developed by Bungie it’s not that unusual that the same trick will work here. By using your double jump to avoid melee attacks and explosive rounds you can easily get out of the fray, find some cover or simply come down for an awesome looking melee of your own.


Choose your perks.

Each class starts with drastically different abilities but as you level up you can tailor your perks to whatever play style you prefer. Just because you’re a hunter doesn’t mean that you can’t be a tank and just because you are a warlock doesn’t mean you can’t be the healer. Destiny doesn’t make you live with your choices and you can reselect your abilities at the drop of a hat. Make sure you learn your skills and if you need to, change them on the fly to deal with whatever is in front of you.


Aim for the weak spot.

All of the enemies in Destiny will have one weak point, one critical hit location that drastically ramps up the damage they will take (apart from one and I may just not have found it). Most of the time you can rely on a headshot dealing massive damage and these critical hits will turn the tide of battle. It’s worth taking the extra second to aim so you can put the enemy down for good.


Don’t be a hero.

The mission is all that counts. There will be a time when you are the last Guardian standing and to get to your fallen allies you will need to run a gauntlet of almost certain death. When you are in a mission and the respawn delay is active then discretion may be the better part of valour. Dying near the end of a boss battle because you didn’t want to let your friends wait 30 seconds before returning to the game is not a good way to say “I tried”.



This should be one of the first things you learn. In Destiny most ranged units will fire at where you are, not where you are going to be. Simply strafing around an enemy can give you more than enough time to put them down without them landing a single shot.



Work together.

Most of the story in Destiny can be completed on your own, but let’s face it, it’s always better with friends. Fireteam cohesion is essential when it comes to the PVP, Strikes or Raid missions. If you can’t rely on your team to tell you when they are down or need help then you are likely to fail. Work as a team, it’s not a contest to see who can get the most kills at the expense of your comrades.


Know your enemy.

One of the biggest advantages in combat is to know how your enemy will react, some will run for cover while others will charge you down. By knowing what enemies will do when you start shooting you can direct the battle so you are the person with the advantage. There’s no use running after a sniper with a shotgun after all.

And there it is. My top ten tips for Destiny. I ask you all to now go forth and spread the word of Tickles! Cast down The Fallen, exterminate the Hive, destroy the Vex and kill the Cabal, and do so with the knowledge that your Destiny awaits. If we are lucky we will see each other in the Raids.

Until then Guardian…. Walk in the light.