Iron Banner Megathread [2017-02-28]


What is the Iron Banner?

  • It is a week long event Bungie puts on to allow higher level guardians to compete in Level Advantaged Crucible games. More info can be read right over here – link to
  • This time around, the game mode is: Supremacy

How Long does Iron Banner last?

  • Event Starts: Tuesday at 12 PM (ish) Pacific
  • Event Ends: Following Tuesday at 1 AM Pacific (One hour before reset)

Where do I go to find Guardians to game with in the Iron Banner?

  • You can head over to /r/Fireteams,, or, or go to the recruitment forum (it has a new LFG interface).

What if I have a question about another piece of armor/weapon or general Iron Banner question?

  • Use Control + F (Or Command + F if on a Mac) and search for keywords in your question. Someone may have asked it already. If they haven’t ask right below.

New Info – Must Read

  • If you have NOT participated in Iron Banner since Rise of Iron, you need to visit Lord Saladin at the Iron Temple and pickup a quest from him. Otherwise, you can go straight to Lady Efrideet and begin your journey.
  • The Tempered Buffs are gone. The following buffs are active:
    • Alt Character Buff:

Alternate Characters: If players have multiple characters competing in the Iron Banner event, each additional character played can earn increased reputation gains. These increased reputation gains will be earned once the first character has reached Rank 2 and the alternate character reaches Rank 1 and will be awarded until the rank of the alternate character matches the rank of the character with the highest Iron Banner reputation rank. Source:

  • The following buffs are inactive:
    • Buff from Shader/Emblem/Class Item

New Iron Banner Mechanics:

  • The Tempered Mechanic Buff is gone
  • There are now 4 Weekly Bounties; Rewards Include:
    • An Iron Banner item not featured on the Vendor
    • A chance at an Iron Banner Artifact or Vanity Item
    • 25 Legendary Marks
    • 750 Iron Banner Reputation
  • Victory in a match grants 250 Reputation
  • Iron Medallions grant 150 Reputation each, upon victory.

Available from Lady Efrideet:

Rank 3


Class Armour INT DIS STR Perk 1 Perk 2


Class Armour INT DIS STR Perk 1 Perk 2

Weapons Available:

Rank 4


Rank 5


Available as post-game drops:

  • Everything Lady Efrideet is selling starting at rank 0. (Gear rolls are random, gear light is dependent on your character’s current light). Ghosts are available for all your characters at any rank.

Iron Banner Bounties (Weekly)

Name Description How to Complete Legendary Marks Rewards IB Rep
Iron Marathon Earn 100 points Matches Complete = 5, Match Wins = 10 25 Legendary Marks Legendary Weapon Iron Banner Rep +750
Iron Light Earn 100 points Kills Grenade = 2, Melee = 3, Super= 5 25 Legendary Marks Legendary Gear Iron Banner Rep +750
Iron Arsenal Earn 100 points Primary Kills = 1, Special Kills = 2, Heavy Kills= 5 25 Legendary Marks Legendary Weapon Iron Banner Rep +750
Iron Support Earn 100 points Assisted Kills Kills = 1, Avenger Kills = 3, Allies Defended = 5 25 Legendary Marks Legendary Gear Iron Banner Rep +750

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