Dave’s Destiny Tips: The Devil’s Lair


The Devil’s Lair is the first strike you encounter while playing through Destiny. The next few tips that I will be showing you guys are strike walkthroughs. I am running these strikes on normal mode but showing you what you should do if this was the weekly Heroic or Nightfall Strike.

There are two difficult parts to The Devil’s Lair Strike. After you deploy your ghost you want to go as far to the left as it will let you, almost into the hive caves. Take your time and stay back, use a good sniper rifle if you have one. Focus fire on each enemy one at a time. Having a team of three is a great idea if you’re doing this as a Nightfall.

Once you get past the three waves of enemies your next encounter is with the Spider Tank. A sniper rifle is huge benefit here as well. Using Black Hammer or Ice Breaker will make this part go much faster. The idea is to hang in the back of the area where the Tank spawns. Jump up high so that ground enemies don’t kill you. Snipe the legs of the tank until it falls down and exposes it head, then snipe the head. Repeat these steps until the Tank is dead.

You are not in a restricted respawn zone so if you die it’s okay. The final part of the Strike is fighting Sepiks Prime. As you can see in the video there are multiple ways you can do damage to this boss. My biggest tip is for your team to spread out but stay safe and not die. If your shield breaks just duck into cover and wait for it to fill back up.

I will be doing each Strike that can be a Nightfall/Weekly Strike. Thanks for watching and as always your feedback is welcome and appreciated.


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  • Scoomp

    My group tried hiding behind/under the grate on back left side and had dregs go in there and kill us during nightfall. Furthest point back and to the left on the building ledge is too sketchy, IMO, since you have no wiggle room. I just stay in the building where the door opens up and take cover. Only have a couple vandals and a captain come at you. Yea you will get about 3 waves of them but it’s better than fighting off all of the Ads.
    Final thought always always always use as many weapons as possible that deal with the burn that week. Isn’t it a 300x damage multiplier?

    As for the wh**e Omnigal on this weeks Nightfall we cheese the hell out of it in the back cubby hole and one does the reviving and the other 2 do the shooting. No shame in my game when time is limited and 2-3 characters need to go thru the nightfall.

    Those are my 2 cents and thanks for the tips and whatnots. Keep’em coming and fingers crossed for an Undying mind nightfall. (NOT)

    • David Hunt

      Undying mind won’t be a nightfall until September when exclusivity for ps is lifted.

      I do the same for will of Crota strike as well

      • Scoomp

        I didn’t even think about the exclusivity. So you are definitely right about that. I will not be looking forward to that as a nightfall. Those waves are a pain just as a Roc strike.