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Destiny: Rise of Iron – How the Archon Forge Works

by Prima Games Staff

Destiny: Rise of Iron has released and thousands upon thousands of Guardians have been working hard to put down the SIVA threat loosed upon the world by the Fallen Devil Splicers. During their travels Guardians have discovered a new arena of sorts, which is very similar to The Taken King’s Court of Oryx. In this article we will dive deep into the Archon Forge, explain how you initiate battles, and all the basic rules that apply to the forge when Guardians are busy fighting the threats within it. Keep reading for more details and information.

What is the Archon Forge?

The Archon Forge is a new arena that is very similar to both the Court of Oryx from The Taken King, and The Prison of Elders from House of Wolves. Much like the Court of Oryx, the Archon Forge is a public event that takes place inside of a public patrol area. This means random Guardians can join and assist you in your battles, and vice versa. Like the Court of Oryx, you will also need special items to start the battle. This time around, however, Bungie has made it a bit tougher to get into battles.

Once you have started one, you must immediately enter the arena, or you will be locked out and lose your Siva Offering forever. If you die during the event, and respawn without being revived inside the arena, you will need to use a Splicer Key to unlock the area and reenter. Failing an Archon Forge battle does not return your Siva Offering like the Court of Oryx did for Runes, so make sure you do not fail.

Unlocking the Archon Forge

In order to start using the Archon Forge, you first have to find it. We’ve already covered this extensively in our guide on how to find the Archon Forge, so head over there if you’re having problems getting a grip on the new locations. Once you’ve located the Forge, though, you will also have to know how to initiate a battle within it. Battles in the Archon Forge are initiated using Siva Offerings. There are currently three types of Siva Offerings. We’ve listed them, and the Light Level that is recommended to complete them, below.


  • Fused – Recommended Light Level of 320
  • Enhanced – Recommended Light Level of 340
  • Perfected – Recommended Light Level of 360

Finding SIVA Offerings

All the information available about SIVA Offerings is unclear at this moment, however, we have come to the conclusion that there is only one way to go about getting these items. In order to collect these items you will need to travel around the Plaguelands killing Devil Splicers and other SIVA infected enemies. Enemies in Patrol, story missions, or Rise of Iron strikes with SIVA enemies can reward you with these drops.

The important thing to remember here, though, is that your Guardian can only carry one SIVA Offering at a time. This is a design decision that Bungie made to limit the amount of Archon Forge farming. Of course, this issue can easily be bypassed by moving the current SIVA Offering in your inventory to your Guardian Vault. It’s not the most exciting or innovative way to handle it, but it does allow you to stock up on them so you can do multiple Archon Forge runs.

Using The Archon Forge

Once you have obtained a SIVA Offering (or multiple Offerings), make your way to the Archon Forge and locate the observation deck. This is the area right before you drop into the arena with the massive dome (like the dome in the Prison of Elders). Here you will find a small computer terminal that you can interact with to offer up the SIVA Offering. Once you have offered up the item, immediately drop into the arena before the SIVA blockade appears over the observation deck. If you die inside the arena and you are not revived by an ally, you will respawn outside the SIVA blockade, and you will need to use a Splicer Key to regain entry into the arena.

Now that you know how to use the Archon Forge, and you understand what it is, head back over to our main Destiny: Rise of Iron walkthrough for more guides, tips, and tricks to help you become a Lord of Iron.

That’s all the information we know about the Archon Forge right now. We’ll be working hard over the coming days to dive deeper into this new battle arena. Once we know more information about the bosses in the arena, we will release a complete new guide featuring tips to take down those bosses with ease. We’ll have plenty of more Destiny: Rise of Iron guides coming, so check back often for new updates and information about Destiny’s latest expansion.

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