destiny glimmer farming guide

Beginner’s Guide to Glimmer Farming

Published on: Jan 14, 2015 @ 2:13

With the Iron Banner upon us, you’re going to need a lot of Glimmer to pay for Lord Saladin’s criminally priced goods.

Even without the Iron Banner gear, Destiny offers many other expensive items such as the Heavy Ammo Synthesis and Rare Fusion Rifles for the Pocket Infinity Exotic bounty (both from the Gunsmith).

If you need help with farming in general, check out this guide.


Exclusion Zone

The Mars mission “The Exclusion Zone” provides a great way to get a lot of money fast. As you can see from the video above, you can easily earn thousands of Glimmer in minutes.

  1. Play up to the first battle where the ships come in and drop off the Cabal.
  2. Before initiating, use your Resupply Code to gain more Glimmer.
  3. Jump over the hill and take out the Legionaries (majors) at the bottom, preferably with a rocket launcher or Arc Blade super.
  4. Walk back out to the middle, killing a few, and then just let them kill you.
  5. Repeat the fun process.


Alternative: Running Strikes

So where is the money to be had in this method? Basically, you are going to want to roll a random strike through the highest possible Vanguard Strike playlist. Admittedly some strikes are much shorter, some have a more congested population of enemies.

Probably one of the best Strikes is The Will of Crota. You will be faced with many easy-to-kill enemies right from the start.

Be sure to use your Glimmer boosters Ether Seeds, Black Wax Idol, Blue Polyphage and Resupply Codes: They each give you a 10 minute Glimmer boost.

Do the missions as fast as you can, without ignoring enemies. If you don’t kill the enemies, especially the Majors, you’ll lose out on tons of Glimmer. If you damage or even just stand near an enemy that is killed by your team mate, you still get the full drop of glimmer, ammo and Engrams.

Deconstructing the gear at the end of the day can add up to a hefty supply of Glimmer and materials too.

When you’ve finally had enough of the (ROC) Strikes, or when your inventory is full, hold on to any House Banners, Silken Codex, Axiomatic Beads and Network Keys in your Vault. These all equate to Glimmer, and by holding on to them you can essentially bypass the 25,000 Glimmer cap.