How to Beat The Stills Encounter in Destiny 2 Crota’s End

Here's how to beat The Stills in Destiny 2 Crota's End.

by Noah Nelson
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The first encounter in Destiny 2 Crota’s End Reprised Raid is called The Stills. To get past it, you have to use the Chalice of Light and good team communication. Here is how to beat The Stills encounter in Destiny 2 Crota’s End.

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Destiny 2 Crota’s End The Stills Encounter Solution

There is a Chalice of Light at the start of the encounters. The goal is to Enlighten the Hive lights in the section.

First, you need to reach completely charge your Chalice of Light, then someone in your team needs to take the Chalice of Light from them, and then you can Enlighten the Hive light.

The problem is that, if you don’t have the Chalice of Light, you get Engulfed in Darkness which counts down and kills you when it hits zero. Weight of Darkness also slows you down if you don’t have Chalice of Light.

Engulfed in Darkness and Weight of Darkness is reset when you get a Chalice of Light, so the goal is to determine the order of who gets a Chalice of Light and when. Also, getting kills charges the Chalice of Light faster, so let whoever has the Chalice of Light kill the adds.

With good communication, you need to pass the Chalice of Light to all your teammates so nobody dies and you light the Hive lights to get through the section. Also, your entire team resets Engulfed in Darkness and Weight of Darkness when you Enlighten a Hive light, so you have to do that as a team at the Hive lights.

Light the Hive lights by standing near them and using Enlighten with a full Chalice of Light. When that is done, you get the Chalice of Light back and get to continue. If you have Drained of Light, you can’t get the Chalice of Light for a period of time.

If you do this successfully, which is very hard, you’ll get past The Stills encounter and continue forward in the Crota’s End Raid. Good luck! Next up is the bridge encounter.

While you’re working your way through Crota’s End and figuring out how to beat each encounter, you can look forward to all the loot in Crota’s End. I’m especially looking forward to the armor, and if I don’t get anything else, I hope I get a full set of that Warlock armor.

- This article was updated on September 1st, 2023

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.