How to Earn Strange Coins in Destiny - Prima Games

How to Earn Strange Coins in Destiny

by Prima Games Staff

This article will show you how to earn Strange Coins in Destiny, a currency that is often used by Xur, a vendor that shows up at the Tower each weekend. Some players don’t have a problem filling their pockets with these, but others struggle to keep a balance that will allow them to purchase the exotics that Xur brings with him each week. Today, we’re going to help you put some Strange Coins in your bank, and some Exotic gear on your Guardian.

Random Activities

Strange Coins can be earned by completing random activities. Sometimes you’ll get them from the Weekly Nightfall, and sometimes you’ll get them for decrypting engrams. You might even get them to drop by spending some time in the Crucible. None of these methods are highly recommended, but if you play enough Destiny you’ll end up getting a few extra just by doing random things that any Guardian would do in a day.

Weekly Heroic Strike

The Weekly Heroic Strike can be completed on three difficulties. The lowest will give you 3 Strange Coins, the medium option will give you 6 Strange Coins, and the hardest setting will give you 9 Strange Coins. None of these are enough (on their own) to buy you something from Xur, but the trick is to do this Heroic Strike on each of your three characters. At the highest difficulty, that will give you 27 Strange Coins, or enough to buy two pieces of Exotic armor from Xur.

You can find the Weekly Heroic Strike by heading to Orbit and scrolling over the icons on the far left side of your screen. This is also where you can find the Daily Mission and Weekly Nightfall Strike. If the icon for the Heroic Strike is filled in, you’ve already completed it. If it’s not, you can still jump in and get it done.

Again, if you’ve already finished the Strike on one character, do it on your other two. If you’ve finished it on all three, you’ll have to wait for the weekly reset on Tuesday at 5:00 AM EST. This is by design, as it gives you three full days to get these Strikes completed before Xur wanders into the Tower.

Prison of Elders

The Prison of Elders is a great place to get yourself some additional Strange Coins, although we can’t give you an exact amount. We seem to get between four and six each time we run through this activity. That is on any level and without the use of a Treasure Key. This means that you can grind this activity out if you are in desperate need of getting some Strange Coins to buy that Exotic.

Just remember that the Strange Coins come from the chests to the left and right after you’re done. You won’t get them until after the final boss fight when you return to the airlock and drop through the floor.

As a final tip, make sure to load into each of your characters and drop all of your Strange Coins in the vault. This makes it easier for you to keep track of how many you have, and access them from one Guardian to another.

If you want some additional help, be sure to visit out Destiny: House of Wolves Walkthrough and Guide.

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