Destiny: The Taken King: How To Farm Exotics With Three of Coins Exploit

Destiny: The Taken King was released on September 15th for all the major platforms. This expansion was released after the major content update which was basically called “Destiny 2.0” by Bungie.

Since the release of The Taken King, Bungie has made changes to the way people can get Exotic items via Xur. They have added a new item called Three of Coins, which can increase the chance that boss drops Exotic Engrams, including Weapon Engrams.


Reddit user Parkwaydrive23 has managed to find a exploit that allows the player to farm exotics using these Three of Coins. You can read his method in detail below.

I’ve been farming Scourge of Winter story boss. Get the checkpoint outside his chamber. Pop coin, snipe boss low, run in and rocket suicide to kill him. If he dropped loot, it’ll still be there. Rinse and repeat. Within 15 coins, I’ve gotten 3 chest exotics.

Edit. 25 coins, 4 exotic engrams. Roughly half hour of work.

Edit #2 – More specific.

Mission – Scourge of Winter (Difficult doesn’t matter)

  1. Pop coin.
  2. Snipe boss low, or shoot him, whatever works for you.
  3. Go in and kill him and yourself with a rocket launcher. Any loot will carry over after you revive at the checkpoint.
  4. Rinse and repeat while collecting any loot drops from the previous kill.

Only use one coin at a time, the buff goes away regardless of you getting a drop or not.

Since Destiny: The Taken King was just released, it is likely that Bungie is going to patch out this exploit soon. If you want to farm exotics in an easy way, you can try this method before it is patched.

Let us know if you used this method to farm exotics in the comments below.

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  • n Doofenshmirtz

    Just tried this with the nerfed 3 of coins, this method must of been patched as well. 15 coins, 15 deaths, lots of ether seeds drops, 5 banners, no exotic engrams.

  • Tim Lee

    Ok so I just read the comments below, I’m gonna go spend my last 20 or so strange on it and try again let you know how I go

  • Tim Lee

    Spent all my 5 doing this, got nothing doesn’t seem to be worth it really. They say the drop rate is high, well not high enough for it to be worth it, unless you’ve got an unlimited supply of strange coins.

  • Bruuz Lee

    25 coins for 4 exotics? That’s 125 strange coins…
    You’re better off just buying exotics at 13 trange coins a piece from Xur.

    • Joshua M.

      I think you get 5 3oC for 7 SC, so 25 3oC is 35 SC. 4 engrams for 35 SC is about 9 SC per engram vs the 19 SC helmet engram Xur is currently selling.

  • Glad you like my method of Exotic Engram farming. If you want to see the
    original video I made its on my YT Channel MeowzaForceGaming 🙂 and was on Reddit front page September 15th. Would
    it be too much trouble to ask for you to add my original video to the
    article? I was the original founder and the person you are referecing in this article made a post today September 18th. Cheers