Destiny guide: the Tower’s areas and characters

By Matt Martin, Wednesday, 10 September 2014 16:08 GMT

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Explore the Tower, meet the crucial NPCs who sell armour, vehicles and weapons, and discover all three factions.


Destiny: Tower area guide


Whenever you visit The Tower you’ll spawn in the Tower Watch, a neat little courtyard populated by some essential NPCs.


Gunsmith: as the name suggests, the Gunsmith stocks an array of weapons alongside some sly lines of dialogue. He’ll sell you level-appropriate guns as well as Ammo Synthesis for your normal, special and heavy weapon.

Cryptarch: the Cryptarch will decode and reward you for bringing him interesting artifacts. You can also buy Engrams from him with Glimmer.

Bounty Tracker: once you reach level 4 Bounties will open up for you. You can only carry five live bounties at any time, so make sure you’ve got the right ones depending on which planet you’re heading too. These Bounties give you XP and Crucible and Vanguard Reputation when completed. More Bounties open up at level 12.

Postmaster: you can collect rewards, messages and occasionally new Bounties from the Postmaster. It’s here that you can store equipment and weapons in The Vault for any other characters you create (enabling you to start a level 1 character with some quality gear). You’ll also find special deliveries here.



The Hall of Guardians is located ahead of the Tower Watch spawning point, downstairs. Everyone here is very serious.

Crucible Handler: Lord Shaxx wants to talk with you about multiplayer. He has Legendary Armour in exchange for your Crucible Marks. This is also the place to come for special Crucible events.

Crucible Quartermaster: this is where you can purchase Legendary Weapons in exchange for Crucible Marks. The higher your Crucible rank goes, the better gear on offer. when you reach Crucible Rank 3 you will also be able to get faster, more nimble Sparrows.

You can also exchange Spinmetal, Helium Filaments, Spirit Bloom and Relic Iron for Crucible Marks and Rep.

Hunter Vanguard: visit here for low level Hunter Armour. If you have raised your Vanguard Rank and have Vanguard Marks you can buy Vanguard Armour.

Titan Vanguard: visit here for low level Titan Armour. If you have raised your Vanguard Rank and have Vanguard Marks you can buy Vanguard Armour.

Warlock Vanguard: visit here for low level Warlock Armour. If you have raised your Vanguard Rank and have Vanguard Marks you can buy Vanguard Armour.

On to the North Tower and the Tower Hanger.

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