One Destiny player has managed to solo the Aksis raid-boss fight

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Destiny Raids are about as easy as passing your driver’s license test the first time: It’s never going to happen, you’ll need some help to get it done and greasing a few palms isn’t exactly unheard of. But that’s the charm of a Destiny Raid. They’re meant to be proper end-game stuff, challenges that push players to their limits and make every single point of Light on your character build count for something.

When you’ve closed the vault of glass or managed to rip the very soul of a Hive-god to shreds in their Ascendant realm, that’s meant to be a fist-pumping moment of joy and satisfaction. Destiny’s latest Raid, Wrath of the Machine, is full of those moments and a final boss who is a proper bastard to deal with.

Aksis is that boss. A SIVA-enhanced Fallen scoundrel who’ll wipe your entire team out quicker than you can say Deus Ex Machina if you go in blind. There’s no way that Aksis can be beaten in one on one combat, it is simply impossible. IMPOSSIBLE. Right?

WRONG.

In the video above, YouTuber ScaRdrow slapped the impossible in the face with a solo run that annihilated Aksis. Writing on Reddit via Kotaku, ScaRdrow gave a breakdown of how he prepared his Guardian for the monumental task of soloing a Raid boss:

I did this as a 399 Sunsinger Warlock. My build included: Solar Grenade, Focused Burst, Fireborn, Flameshield, Arcane Force, Viking Funeral, Chaos Order and Gift of the Sun.

Every frame had to be used to get as much damage as was possible each round. His damage threshold is insanely tight, so you need to put in all the damage you can at every possible chance.

When I was streaming last wesneday, someone in my chat mentionned that I could melee while I was shoting the boss. I can’t remember your name but that definitely helped me.

Aksis’ teleport can actually be predicted too. He leaves a red blurr that indicates where his next position will be. Without this red blur the solo would be impossible, as you wouldn’t be able to predict where he was going for the stun. Thanks Bungie <3

Every frame had to be used to get as much damage as was possible each round. His damage threshold is insanely tight, so you need to put in all the damage you can at every possible chance.

When I was streaming last wesneday, someone in my chat mentionned that I could melee while I was shoting the boss. I can’t remember your name but that definitely helped me.

Aksis’ teleport can actually be predicted too. He leaves a red blurr that indicates where his next position will be. Without this red blur the solo would be impossible, as you wouldn’t be able to predict where he was going for the stun. Thanks Bungie <3

Even so, it was very hard to read depending on what angles you were seeing the blur from. To counter this, I ended up jumping in the air in front of him everytime so that I could have the best angle on him (and also be ready to use my sword in any direction he would teleport to). The only difference was for middle. I would always use the sword behind me because I could pick one of the cannon if he went front mid, and if he is back mid I can also get him from this path.

Rinse and repeat this all 5 times, and if your run was good enough you’ll have enough cannons left for the final stand!

That was not my first final stand either, the previous day I got to the final stand but I wasn’t able to finish him off.

Finally I wanted to credits everyone that I know of, that were running for the world first.

Spartan,Sc_Slayerage,Thegreatgabsy and everyone else who ever attempted this.

Incredible. Simply incredible. To put this feat into a real-world perspective, imagine Mike Tyson in his prime being knocked out by an otter. That analogy makes no sense, much like the solo run above which I still cannot believe actually happened. Now that the gauntlet has been thrown down, the next question is: Who can beat Aksis in an even quicker solo run?

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Certainly not me, that’s for sure. Aksis laughs at my puny Bad Juju, I tells ya.

Last Updated: October 24, 2016

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