Destiny 2 Nightfall Solo Guide: The Pyramidion

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(Last updated: 2018/03/06)

The strike takes place on Io. It's one of the more interesting strikes, with sparrow-jumping, laser-dodging, and a lot of different mechanics and triggers.

Patch 1.1.3 and later: Kill everything before the boss. When fighting the boss, snipe the adds from cover, and don't die. Original guide is below. Esoterickk's guide is here.


If you have a Nightstalker Hunter with Graviton Forfeit, this is one of the easiest strikes to run solo. Thus far it has only appeared with one set of modifiers.

Recommended Loadouts

Equip standard loadout. The rocket launcher is frequently used on groups, so configure it for maximum blast radius.

Modifiers: Torrent + Timewarp: Zero Hour

You get 22 minutes in normal, 17 in Prestige.

Walkthrough

Entrance

Descent

Big Platform Room

Taken and Vex

Three Plates

More Lasers and a Small Party

The Four Towers

Before Boss

Boss Fight: Brakion, Genesis Mind

There are several phases, mostly in the form of mechanics to work through:

  1. Stand on the plate in the north. Brakion appears and walks up.
  2. At 90% health, he teleports to the southwest corner. About five seconds later, a one-way force field goes up that prevents damage but allows Brakion to shoot you. A group of Goblins spawns in the south, between Brakion and the south plate.
  3. Stand on the south plate to activate the SW plate. More Goblins spawn in, between Brakion and the SW plate.
  4. Stand on the SW plate to drop the force field. Brakion will move around a bit, but won't leave the corner.
  5. At 70% health, he teleports to the southeast corner. Five seconds later, a one-way force field goes up. A group of Goblins and an aggressive Minotaur spawn in.
  6. Stand on the SE plate to activate the south plate. More Goblins and two more Minotaurs spawn in between Brakion and the south plate.
  7. Stand on the south plate to drop the force field. Brakion will move around a bit, but won't leave the corner.
  8. At 60% health, he teleports to the north. About five seconds later, 4 Goblins and 6 Harpies will spawn.
  9. At 50% health, he teleports to the middle of the map, where you initially dropped in. He no longer teleports, but will move around quite a bit.
  10. At 40% health, he staggers, and a second round of adds appear. This includes Fanatics, Goblins, and a couple of Quantum Goblins. Cover elements will appear and disappear.
  11. At 30% health, a third round of adds appear. Harpies, Goblins, and Fanatics. (There's a small fourth round with a few Goblins and Harpies that may be triggered by elapsed time.)
  12. At 20% health, Brakion's head pops off, and the crit zone moves to his abdomen. He goes into "berserk" mode, charging straight at you. His gun does less damage but fires continuously. Cover blocks will appear and disappear.

General notes:

Fight strategy:

Post-Force-Field Phase - Stealth Hunter

Post-Force-Field Phase - Titan

Post-Force-Field Phase - Warlock

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