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Destiny 2: Defenses Down VoTD Raid Challenge Guide

Raids in Destiny 2 can be difficult on their own, but the added challenges can seriously complicate the encounters.




The “Defenses Down” challenge is a part of the raid’s bigger Challenge Launch, started on April 5. This challenge substantially changes the Exhibition encounter, now requiring a lot more teamwork to complete.

Defenses Down VoTD Raid Challenge Strategies in Destiny 2

This challenge only allows a single player to kill one shielded Disciple’s Hourglass Knight. Now, normally you kill those knights using a special relic, the Darkness Laser,  to extend the challenge’s timer.

But in order to complete the challenge, you’ll need to skip at least one of the knights and make the Darkness Laser switch places frequently between players. Good team communication is an absolute must here.

Which Hourglass Knight to Skip

The easiest Knight to skip is the second one in room two. It’s not the only possibility – in fact, you can try to skip more knights if you want – but since this room only has two relics and can be completed quickly, it’s the best choice if you have trouble completing the challenge in general.

Teamwork and Laser Rotation

In the midst of a battle, it’s easy to get confused, so before this encounter starts, you need to decide who will take the laser in each room after each kill. Try to make sure that the more experienced players will get the Lasers last – the farther you get, the higher the stakes are. Not to mention that the fights get more difficult.

Other than that, it’s helpful to have the enemies general position memorized beforehand, as, if you won’t be able to skip the knight in the second room, you’ll have to shave of some seconds later on, which means you want a fight that will end very quickly.

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Total War Three Kingdoms: Court Guide

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Alexis Ongsansoy



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Going to war and managing your troops in the heat of battle has always been the core gameplay of Total War, either that or deliberately heading straight into battle outgunned or outnumbered in order to test the mettle of your troops. But with the Three Kingdoms things can get mighty confusing when you’re not out fighting. You’d be surprised how something as simple as choosing who to put on councils can take up your time when you’re not quite sure of your decisions. That will all go away as we show you the way of heaven’s will in this guide and lead your kingdom to prosperity!

Court Guide | Total War Three Kingdoms

Now the court is made up of your faction leaders, heirs, and your administrators. You manage your dynasty here as you unlock more positions when you progress. Let’s go further into detail below and see how you can manage your people better.

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While you’re in the in-game map click on the Court button or press 2 to bring up the rest of your family tree. What you can do here first is to hover over everyone’s portraits to see the positive and negative benefits they can offer if they’re to be assigned to a certain position.

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Next thing that you should be on the lookout for is the character’s Background. You can find this by hovering over the general’s name, there’s plenty of generals each with their own unique background so be careful who you choose! For this example, Liu Bei is a Virtuous Idealist. That helps you with public order and upkeep but gives you 25% less income due to their poor background.

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Another interesting thing to keep in mind are the basic Traits. You will have to keep a close eye on this as it influences character relations throughout the campaign. Same with the Background, there are numerous Traits in the game and your character can earn more as you progress with them.

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Of course besides the individual Traits and Backgrounds you also would want to know more about navigating the Court itself. Each individual position in the court will have its own explanation and allows you to see the rank required in order to unlock it.

You can choose good old fashioned nepotism and assign a post to a family member or a general who’s done actual work with their own hands. Each character will offer various bonuses depending on the position they’re assigned to.

Remember – not all your characters need to be out in the field as some of them are more proficient with administrative affairs. The pen is mightier than the sword, and all of that.

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Now that you’ve assigned a post to the members of your Court the next thing you need to do is to make sure everyone is satisfied. You wouldn’t want someone in a position of power to complain and suddenly decide it would be in their best interest to rebel! That gets in the way of prosperity and no one wants that.

In order to view a character’s Satisfaction go and hover over their character panel or check the characters list on your campaign screen. If you choose the character panel check to the right of their age in order to see their opinion about you.

Some of the things you can do to make sure they don’t look elsewhere is to make sure that the post you assigned to them is compatible with their class. For example if your character’s class is Sentinel then you would want to make that character into an Administrator.

Lastly, it’s recommended that you assign a post that complements their level. Give them a post that’s too out of reach for them and their satisfaction will suffer just as much. Now that’s good work ethic!

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And that is how you manage internal affairs in Total War: Three Kingdoms. Now that you know the intricacies of the court you can be your very own Sun Tzu and lead by example!

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