What To Do With Strange Coins In Destiny

The Strange Coin is one of the currencies used in Destiny to get weapons and upgrades. Of course even with the Strange Coins you will have to find out where to turn them in. This guide will tell you where you can turn the coins in for the best loot.

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martinezjesus19933563d ago (Edited 3563d ago )

What do we do with Grimoire? Or however you say it

EDIT: On topic, Im glad i didnt get rid of these, i got a couple in my invetory

CorndogBurglar3563d ago

Vrimoire are just cards that unlock on Bungie.net. they tell u back story and lore.

I believe the amiunt of grimoire you earn will also get u some gear, but i could be wrong about that.

JohnnyHurricane3563d ago

You can get emblems and colors forsure but as for weapons and armor I am not sure.

ScottyHoss3563d ago

There's a trophy/achievement for getting 777 grimoire points as well

Panthers3562d ago


So thats how they are telling lore in this game. That is ridiculous. They need to have a better story in this game and that is a lazy and boring way to add story.

Damn I like the gameplay but the story is soooo bad.

darren_poolies3562d ago


Do you have to get a score of exactly 777? If so, how the hell are you supposed to do that.

Silver3603562d ago

You just have to pass 777 to get the grimoire card.

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lameguy3563d ago

The cards are basically the only semblance of a story that you're going to get (and what they contain is obtuse and confusing at best). Useful for some mental masturbation about what could've been... if they had just set out to make things actually interesting.

DeadMansHand3563d ago

Ridiculous. I'm half way through Venus and i have a clear understanding what is going on. Great cut scenes and dinklebot narrates as you go. Maybe some listening comprehension classes are in order?

Mexxan3563d ago

Poor comment, very lame....

ShowGun9013563d ago

if you think the story is weak, its cause you're used to games that have 30min cutscenes to spell out every little detail for you. try playing a souls game, they make you WORK to find out the canon! subtle storytelling is better IMO, but then again i don't like things forced down my throat!

Panthers3562d ago

Subtle storytelling is great, but starting this game with an antagonist like 'the darkness' that as far as I can tell has no motivation other than hating the traveller is a very weak plot device to lead me to killing aliens that for some reason want to kill me. Although I still have NO idea why.

And should I care about saving the last city? I guess so since its Earth, but I have not met a single character in game that offers any attachment. I have no reason for fighting other than I am chosen to.

I get that people want to defend a game they paid money for and were excited about for a long time as I was, and the gameplay is good, but this story is laughable at best.

Even if you understand whats going on (I dont see how you can grasp this lazy story) but that doesnt mean its good.

Luckily playing with friends is enough to justify logging on every now and then.

lameguy3562d ago

@DeadMansHand: The topic is about the cards, not the in-game stuff. In game is fine because there's about 1 minute of non-interesting story there and that's comprehended fine. If however, you read the cards, you'll find that someone is obviously trying too hard and they're not very good either.

@ShowGun901: That's kind of what I meant. The cards seem to allude to some interesting aspects of the universe. Unfortunately they are obtuse and scattered and nearly nothing from there made it into the actual 'game'. Kind of wanted a video game, not a card browser/reading adventure online :)

N4Flamers3562d ago

I completely agree with panther. The story is sophomoric at best and ends with sequel bait. We all knew this game was a franchise but there is hardly anything memorable about the final encounter. I do love the game but the story is not one of its strongest assets.

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3-4-53563d ago

Will he be in that empty spot in the Tower down below the FWC & DO ?

JoeMcCallister3562d ago

Some of the Grimoire cards get you perks like more class item (bond/mark/hood) drops, more glimmer drops for enemy types, or more special resources like spinmetal will spawn. If you go to Bungie.net and look at some of the cards they have tiers for their unlocks, I have a few tier one unlocks and apparently it's going to do something.

SmielmaN3562d ago

I absolutely love this game so far.....but, I hate that that substance is called "glimmer". Reminds of the secret girls club from South Park "make it sparkle! Sunshine!" Lol. But seriously, whoever thought to name that glimmer should put down vodka cranberry and pick up a MGD.

Ozmoses3562d ago

Grimoire is the card system.. You get an achievement/trophy for attaining 777 or more Grimoire.

also certain Grimoire cards have descriptions about whatever is on that specific card... and they also have stats..

for example, the Grimoire cards for enemy characters will tell you how many you've killed and how many have killed you. (it's on the backside of the cards)

SmielmaN3562d ago

I did not know that about the killing stats. Thx for the info. Helpful bubble for you.

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CorndogBurglar3563d ago

If the coins are really so rare then i would think it wouldn't take a whole lot of them to get good gear. Thats just talking logic though

JohnnyHurricane3563d ago

My guess is above 25 because the items were epic and above(legendary)

Swiggins3563d ago

It's 9 coins for each item.

Same thing with the Motes of Light.

Silver3603562d ago

Some items are worth 125 coins, The is a little dark hooded guy next to the guy that accepts spinmetal on the way to your guild leader that takes them

Rooted_Dust3562d ago (Edited 3562d ago )

Either 13 or 23 coins for Exotic Gear, Weapons, and sparrow mods.

--Onilink--3563d ago

Im pretty sure the vendor will show up in the basement room by the ship vendor (the one with all the empty sofas)

I remember during the IGN preview the bungie rep mentioned as he was heading down that "it" wouldnt show up at that time, but eventually we would find some great stuff there.

JohnnyHurricane3563d ago

Will check there tomorrow. Thanks for letting me know.

JoeMcCallister3562d ago

There is another area that opens up with the Iron Banner that is above the Vanguard area too, at the very rear of the Tower. Don't know if he will pop in there or not.

n4rc3563d ago

Can someone tell me the purpose of materials? Like helium coils or spinmetal.. I'm not a mmorpg guy so I'm lost.. Lol.. Do I just sell it off?

And I've never seen or heard of these coins.. Lol.. Got a lot to learn

RyuCloudStrife3563d ago

From what I know they are used to upgrade your weapons. Other to get more currency from killing certain types of monsters.