How to defeat Eramis, Kell of Darkness: Destiny 2 Beyond Light boss guide

Published: 12/Nov/2020 5:13

by Isaac McIntyre


You’ve settled into the ‘new era’ of Destiny 2, battled through most of the Beyond Light campaign, and now there’s only one thing to do ⁠— defeat Eramis, the Kell of Darkness. Here’s how to beat her in the final boss battle.

Beyond Light’s main villain is Eramis, the former Shipstealer who has harnessed the power of the Darkness to “destroy the Light.” First she sends her lieutenants to stop you but eventually you have to face the Kell of Darkness, face to face.

Eramis appears in the final campaign mission of Beyond Light, reasonably titled “The Kell of Darkness.” Up until this point, Guardians have only seen her in Destiny 2 cutscenes, or talking through the commlinks. Now it’s time to face her head-on.

If you want to activate the final mission, you’ll have to have 1150 Power. If you haven’t hit that mark just yet, make sure you grind out a few more rewards before jumping in.

You’re handed a mission when you spawn in: “Hunt down Eramis.”

Eventually, you’ll fight your way through to Gale’s Watch, where Eramis ⁠— armed to the teeth with Stasis and Fallen weapons ⁠— is waiting in the throne room.

Eramis is the main antagonist of the Destiny 2 Beyond Light campaign.
Eramis is the main antagonist of the Destiny 2 Beyond Light campaign.

How to defeat Eramis in Beyond Light

The Eramis boss battle begins immediately, with Shanks and Fallen Vandals springing out to swarm you as the Kell of Darkness shoots at you. The only thing to watch out for here is her Stasis attacks ⁠— if you’re frozen, you’ll be swarmed.

Damage her with anything you have in your arsenal at this point, and bring her health down to around three-quarters full. This will trigger the fight’s first cinematic cutscene.

Eramis then captures you in a Stasis freeze, disabling your Ghost and taking your shard of Darkness. “No more Light, no more Dark,” she declares before destroying the shard to stop you using Stasis. You break free, and the fight resumes.

Eramis mainly uses Stasis attacks to slow you down or freeze you.
Eramis mainly uses Stasis attacks to slow you down or freeze you.

Stage 2

The throne room’s wall descends after this, and Eramis flees out onto a number of platforms overlooking Europa. You’ll have your Super fully charged.

Eramis shoots multiple rockets in this fight, and if you are hit by one you will be frozen. Break free with the action button ⁠— “B” on controller, “Mouse Button 3” on keyboard ⁠— and use your Stasis super to clear the Fallen enemies around the platforms.

The Kell of Darkness is still vulnerable to any Stasis attacks; make sure you keep using your abilities on her where possible. As she gets weaker she’ll throw out more Stasis. It will be quite easy to dodge, however, if you are running around.

Once you get her down to just under a quarter health, she will fall to the ground; all you have to do is deliver the final shots, and it will trigger another cinematic.

After defeating Eramis, she will (spoilers!) freeze in place, captured by Stasis. She’ll likely break free and appear in the Beyond Light raid, Deep Stone Crypt, or be a recurring villain in Season of the Hunt, but for now she’s been stopped.

From here, Beyond Light is your oyster. Explore the vast wasteland of Europa, unlock No Time to Explain, or even visit the Loot Cave ⁠— there’s plenty to do!


Destiny 2 players outraged over Beyond Light’s “weak” new Raid Exotic

Published: 29/Nov/2020 23:30

by Julian Young


Destiny 2 players love powerful gear, and with several new exotic weapons released in Beyond Light there are plenty of exciting items to acquire. However, one new weapon – exotic rocket launcher Eyes of Tomorrow – is severely underperforming, and fans aren’t happy.

In any Destiny 2 expansion, the main attraction for most players is new gear. In Beyond Light, there have been plenty of new weapons and armor pieces to chase despite a portion of the game’s older inventory being sunset.

The new expansion introduced several exotics, including the rocket launcher Eyes of Tomorrow. The weapon’s unique perks allow it to fire rockets at multiple targets, and increase the weapon’s damage if enough enemies are eliminated in a single volley.

Unlocked by the first completion of the Deep Stone Crypt raid, Guardians have gotten their hands on the weapon and tested it out themselves. After spending some time with the rocket launcher, the community discovered the weapon is not as powerful as they originally believed.

Destiny 2 Eyes of Tomorrow Exotic
Players are feeling underwhelmed by Destiny 2’s new exotic rocket launcher.

Eyes of Tomorrow underwhelms

In separate Reddit posts – one on r/DestinyTheGame and the other on r/RaidSecrets – players have identified at least two areas where Eyes of Tomorrow is severely underperforming.

In the first post, ‘u/out_of_phase44’ describes how after receiving the rocket launcher and feeling it was underpowered, they took it into several activities to perform some testing.

Eyes of Tomorrow’s Deceptively Low DPS from DestinyTheGame

After testing, they noticed the launcher “seems to have an arbitrary ~50% damage reduction against raid bosses.”

By comparing the launcher’s DPS against One Thousand Voices – an exotic introduced in Forsaken’s Last Wish raid – they discovered the new launcher is extremely underpowered compared to its counterpart.

Destiny 2 One Thousand Voices Exotic
Eyes of Tomorrow seems to be severely outclassed by other exotics, like Forsaken’s One Thousand Voices.

In the second post, user ‘u/KuaiBan’ had a similar feeling about Eyes of Tomorrow after acquiring it, and decided to do some testing in Lost Sectors and Master Nightfalls. They tested the launcher against another exotic – the Xenophage machine gun – and had similar findings.

Eyes of Tomorrow bugged, dealing massively reduced damage in Nightfall Ordeals from raidsecrets

u/KuaiBan discovered the exotic is also experiencing reduced damage within the game’s Nightfalls, saying “After the tests, I have to conclude that Eyes of Tomorrow is acting weird in Master Nightfalls, dealing massively reduced damage for some reason.”

They went on to say that after some additional testing, Eyes of Tomorrow is being outperformed by several legendary rocket launchers as well.

Both users concluded that the new exotic is badly outclassed by both equal and lesser-quality gear in Raid and Nightfall activities.

Destiny 2 Xenophage Exotic
Bungie has yet to confirm whether they will buff Eyes of Tomorrow like they have with other underperforming exotics, like the Xenophage machine gun.

Bug or intended behavior?

At the time of writing, Bungie has not officially responded to either Reddit thread. Players have yet to receive confirmation that the reduced damage output is intended or simply a bug that needs to be fixed.

Regardless of the root cause, the Destiny 2 community voiced their frustration loudly in the comments sections of both posts.

Responses like “God Bungie really knows how to ruin hype, don’t they,” and “I love this game . . . but I absolutely f**king hate this type of bulls**t they do,” were found frequently in the comments of both posts.

Destiny 2 players will need to wait for an response from Bungie on whether Eyes of Tomorrow is bugged or functioning as intended. Guardians should keep an eye on Bungie social media and the two Reddit threads for updates.