We will be showing you the Fastest Way to Get Reputation in Destiny. Over 400 reputation in 30 minutes, which is actually much faster than doing bounties and vanguard playlists! This method is not 100% reliable because it relies on RNG but then again, every thing else in Destiny is RNG so why not reputation as well.
The General Idea
VIP missions are mission which give you 25 rep (31 with nightfall bonus) upon completion even though they are the easiest patrol missions. They appear like this:
25 rep for about 30 seconds is the equivalent to a single vanguard tiger strike, in about 10 less minutes. When going to orbit and re-going into a patrol on a planet, it randomizes all of the patrol missions. In this guide I am going to show you how to maximize this system in the most efficient way possible.
One other icon you should be familiar with is the “kill everything” patrol mission which looks like this:
What you will be doing
What you do in this system is quite simple really, instead of a long wall of text I will put a simple list of what to do below, and then following that list I will explain in more detail.
- Load up Earth Patrol
- Look for VIP patrol missions
- If you can’t find any in the first two zones, The Steppes or the Mothyards, go to orbit.
- Repeat step 1.
In Way More Detail
What I do is I load up Earth patrol, I then hop on my sparrow and start speeding over where the area to the left is, the mothyards. While I am doing this I check what patrol missions are in the area, if there are any I immediately snatch them up. The chart coming up will help make this a lot easier to understand.
|Where you pick up the Mission||Where it ends up|
|The Steppes||The Divide|
|The Divide||The Divide|
|The Divide||Rocketyard (rare)|
|The Mothyards||Lunar Complex|
If you don’t know where these places are, go here and click on whatever place you don’t know. It will show you how to get there and an image of where it is.
This is how we make things as efficient as possible, in time you will do this your own way which is fine but how I do it is as follows.
- If starting area has one grab it and go to The Divide, complete it and look for another one. If the divide has one you stay in that same area so it’s pretty much two for one. After completing The Divide VIP missions if there is a kill everything mission I grab it if not; sparrow over to Rocketyard and grab any kill everything missions or VIP missions.
- If starting area does not have a VIP or a kill everything mission then go to the left area (the mothyards) pick up any VIP in that area. This will take you to the building you pass going to the loot cave (lunar complex). From here go to the loot cave area (skywatch). If there is one in here it can either lead back into the lunar complex or into the terrestrial complex. If leading to the lunar complex finish it and go to orbit. If leading to the terrestrial complex finish it and walk a little farther to the forgotten shores and look for any. (I am almost positive VIP missions spawn in the forgotten shores and lead up to the terrestrial complex) Then go to orbit and repeat.
The reason I skip kill everything missions in the mothyards and forgotten shores is because the enemies are too spaced apart so I find going to orbit and back to be a better rpm (rep per minute). In places like the starting area or the divide, the enemies are more clumped up making kill everything missions an easy 10 rep. This way earned me (in the one time I timed it) 396 rep in 25 minutes. Turning in 5 or 6 bounties might not even earn as much rep as this even though they will likely take more time.
Well there you have it guardians, my strategy for farming 400+ rep in 30 minutes.
Here is a beacon guide to easily remember.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or please leave a comment!