Destiny's latest expansion pack, The Taken King, once again brings Guardians higher level trials to conquer and overcome, and with Year 1 weapons becoming pretty much useless outside of the Crucible, it's important to get your hands on some higher level weapons and armor.
Here's one way you can snag at least a few pieces of Legendary Armor and Weapons extremely fast, especially if you've been playing Destiny since day 1.
So as you can see, Destiny Year 1 Armor Materials (Hadronic Essence, Plasteel Plating, and Sapphire Wire), have now been replaced by more generic, universal Armor Materials for Destiny Year 2 and the Taken King Expansion Pack. This means... you no longer need those year one Armor Materials.
Now as always, Bungie being the thoughtful developers that they are... are now allowing players to trade in Destiny Year 1 Armor Materials for Faction Reputation.
So, in order to trade-in your Armor Materials for Faction Rep, you will first need to "Pledge Allegiance" to one of the three factions (Dead Orbit, New Monarchy, Future War Cult). As soon as you pledge your allegiance to one of these Factions you can immediately begin trading in those old Year 1 Armor Materials for faction rep, and of course as you level up your Faction you will receive Faction Rewards including Taken King Rated Legendary Weapons, Armor, Shaders, Emblems and more!
You can also trade-in other Materials as well, such as Year 2 Armor Materials (not recommended... right now), Motes of Light, Weapon Parts, and a few other things!
So, make sure to take a good look at what each Faction has to offer before pledging your allegiance, decide what looks best for you, join a Faction, and begin getting rid of all your useless Year 1 junk!
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