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Destiny Rise of Iron Raid Guide: How to Beat Aksis

Check this guide for help with defeating Aksis in the Wrath of the Machine raid in Destiny!

Aksis is the final boss in the Wrath of the Machine Raid in the Destiny expansion, Rise of Iron.

There are 2 separate parts to fighting Aksis and each count as a different fight, meaning you get loot for both. This guide is going to go over each of these fights and how to win them.

If you are looking for the rest of the raid up until this point, check out my Wrath of the Machine raid guide.

This guide will go over both Aksis fights in Wrath of the Machine in Destiny including:

  • Aksis Boss Fight Part 1 - How to beat the first boss fight against Aksis.
  • Aksis Boss fight Part 2 - How to beat the final boss fight against Aksis.

Aksis Boss Fight Part 1

Loot
  • Ghost
  • Artifact

The header video shows me doing this fight.

When you make it to the final room, it will be mostly dark. As soon as the fight starts, the room lights up for you to see.

  • Split up into teams of 2, left, right, and middle.
  • Fallen will attack from all 3 sides, with a yellow bar enemy coming first.

After a while, a captain will spawn on each side and have a cannon for 1 of the elements: Scorch/Solar, Shock/Arc, and Null/Void.

  • 1 person needs to pick up the canon after the captain is killed and get ready for the next part.
  • After the captain dies, a servitor will spawn on that side, also with 1 of the elements.

Each side needs to call out which servitor is on their side, because the people with cannons must shoot the servitor of the same element.

Example: If the arc servitor is on left and the arc cannon is on right, the person with arc cannon must shoot the arc servitor on left.

When the servitors are destroyed, the drop a SIVA charge. You will see an energy target on the platform where the boss is at.

  • The person who is not holding a cannon must pick up the charge, and throw it at the target.
  • Timing doesn't matter this time, the shields will go down after all 3 hit.

Once all targets are hit, everyone should come to middle and kill all the shanks that drop down in front of the boss.

  • Once all the shanks are gone, repeat the above steps until you win the fight.

The first time there are only 2 targets, the 2nd time there are 3 targets, and the last time there will be 7.

  • During the last time there will be multiple servitors. 
  • Keep calling out where the servitors are and quickly get them down for the charges.

Aksis Boss Fight Part 2

Loot
  • Auto rifle
  • Scout rifle
  • Helmet
  • Class item

The fight starts when you shoot Aksis in the chest, so be sure to wait until everyone is ready.

This is a long fight and requires good communication with your team.

  • Split the raid with 2 on each side: left, middle and right.
  • To damage Aksis, you must throw charges again, but it is a little unique this time around.

If you turn around from where you see Aksis, you will see 4 platforms with light in the back. These are safe platforms for when SIVA density goes critical, like in the Archpriest fight.

At the beginning of the fight, shanks spawn and Aksis will shoot ranged attacks.

  • SIVA swarms are also shot, so hide behind pillars out of line of sight from the boss when you can.

Aksis will teleport around the room, so you have to constantly watch and call out.

Eventually, 3 people will get an Empowered buff. This will be used to stun Aksis, but more on that later.

After a while, a captain will spawn on each side and have a cannon for 1 of the elements: Scorch/Solar, Shock/Arc, and Null/Void.

  • 1 person needs to pick up the canon after the captain is killed and get ready for the next part.
  • After the captain dies, a servitor will spawn on that side, also with 1 of the elements.

Each side needs to call out which servitor is on their side, because the people with cannons, must shoot the servitor of the same element.

Example: If the arc servitor is on left and the arc cannon is on right, the person with arc cannon must shoot the arc servitor on left.

When the servitors are destroyed, the drop a SIVA charge.

  • The person who is not holding a cannon must pick up the charge, and throw it at Aksis.
  • Timing doesn't matter this time, the shields will go down after all 3 hit.

The next part is the most important part of the fight and requires the most communication and coordination.

  • Before you throw the last charge, make sure you know who is Empowered.
  • You need to have 1 on each side to be ready to stun Aksis when the last charge hits.

If you have the Empowered buff, you must jump on Aksis' back and hold X/Square to stun.

  • Aksis will teleport from the middle to a random spot, and you only get a few seconds to stun before SIVA density goes critical.
  • Each time you stun Aksis, you get a little time to damage the boss, but save your big damage for the 3rd stun.

After the 3rd teleport and stun, Aksis will be stunned for a long time. This is when you use heavy weapons, supers, and get Weapons of Light if you have a Titan.

  • Eventually SIVA density will go critical.
  • Remember the platforms in the back? Your whole team needs to go to the same platform during this part and wait for the explosion.

Afterwards, the platform begins to fall, so jump back to the main area. At this point you just repeat the steps above until you kill Aksis.

You will have 5 phases you can damage Aksis since there are 4 platforms and you get 1 more shot after the last platform disappears.

When you get the the boss low on health, it will teleport back to the middle and began the self-destruct sequence.

  • This is similar to the Oryx boss fight from The Taken King. Just keep damaging Aksis to stop the self-destruct and win the fight.

Also, do not be alarmed if you see enraged, this does not mean you will lose the fight. It just means this is your last chance to kill the boss before dying.

That's it for my guide on how to beat Aksis in the Wrath of the Machine raid in Destiny. Let me know if you have any questions or helpful tips of your own!

Published Sep. 27th 2016

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