Invitation of the Nine is a long form questline that Guardians can follow by picking up an invitation each week from the Exotic vendor Xur, who we reported on yesterday. If you haven’t already picked up the invitation for the previous weeks don’t worry, the questline will advance you forward on the appropriate week.
We’ve already published guides for Invitation of the Nine week 1, week 2, week 3, and week 4, so check those out if you need a guide for them. This week is called Strength, and will involve The Nine as well as Mara Sov.
Once you’ve picked up the Invitation of the Nine from Xur for 9 Legendary Shards, you’ll see the requirements for the bounty this week task you will killing and collecting samples from Hive, Cabal, and Vex on Mercury. You also need to complete the Strike, A Garden World, for this week’s step in the questline.
The first thing you should do is head out and complete the A Garden World Strike. Head there by selecting Mercury from the Director and loading the Strike up directly. Chances are you’ll kill a lot of the enemies you need to here,and therefore collect a lot of the samples you need as well.
Outside of the Strike, Vex and Cabal are pretty abundant on Mercury, so pick a direction and run until you hit a pocket of foes. It might feel like a little bit of a grind but this is way easier than jumping between planets to pick up everything you need.
Hive samples are somewhat harder to come by on Mercury, because there are no Hive just wondering around. Instead you need to complete the Adventure, Bug in the System. If you’ve completed all Adventures and fancy a challenge for a better reward, then why not take on the Heroic Adventure variant? while you’ll probably pick up everything you need in one run through, be ready for a couple.
Mystery and Potential
With everything else done for this week it’s time to head to the Gambit node in the Director, and then the Reckoning node. Here you’ll have the option to go to a new node under Reckoning for Mystery and Potential.
This time around you jump through the portal and onto the Bridge section of Reckoning. Here you’ll see The Emissary floating in front of you. listen to the mad conversation and get a powerful piece of new gear.
Let us know how you get on with Invitation of the Nine in the comments.