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Iron Banner Leveling Up Explained, Tips, Advice and Most Effective Methods (via u/GenericDreadHead)



Nightfall REP Buff does not affect Iron Banner REP at all (be it wins, bounties, medallions etc).

You can complete standard Crucible bounties (capture 10 zones, kill 25 Warlocks etc) while doing Iron Banner.

Nightfall REP boost does apply to these bounties as normal.


You can use Emblems, Shaders and Class Items from previous Iron Banner seasons and feel their benefits immediately.

Both Shader types (Rank 2 and 5) and Emblem types (Rank 1 and 3) will give you you the same REP bonuses.

Historically, the only Iron Banner weapons that will be in the drop/loot table, will be whatever weapons were on sale for the Previous season of Iron Banner, and will only drop from level 3 onwards.

Wearing Iron Banner Armour does not give any additional REP boosts.

Iron Banner gear costs a lot of Glimmer, if you need to spend a couple hours farming glimmer and have limited play time, it's best to do this earlier in the week (Tue, Wed, Thur) as the Tempered Buff is lower.

If you have no Iron Banner Emblem, Shader or Class Item, please add 20% to the amount of time/games required to level up.

The Drop-Table should contain Jolder's Hammer (MG) and Silimar's Wrath (AR)


Each Iron Banner Emblem, Shader and Class Item account for a 10% REP Increase.

The Emblem becomes available at Rank 1, The Shader becomes available at Rank 2 and the Class item becomes available at Rank 4.

Buy them and equip them as soon as they become available.

All of the below tables are built on the assumption you have the Iron Banner Shader, Emblem & Bond/Cloak/Towel.

Emblem + Shader + Class Item = 33% Buff NOT 30% Buff (this is because the multipliers are sequential, so REP x1.1 x.1.1 x.1.1).

So by Rank 2, you should already have 21% Buff from the Emblem and Shader.


You can buy the buff once per day and it lasts 12 hours (regardless of if you log in and out or if there is a daily "reset")

A Win in Iron Banner (with no Iron Banner gear equipped) is worth 50 REP

If you have all 3 items equipped you will get an additional 16 REP

So with the 3 Items equipped it will be 66 REP per win

Please note the percentages listed are derived from the base value of 50 for a win.



You get a Medallion when you lose, you can get a maximum of 5.

Medallions are worth 80% of a victory, you cash them in automatically when your team wins.

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Bounties are worth 100REP when you have no items equipped.

They are worth 133 with the Shader, Emblem & Bond/Cloak/Towel equipped.

Below is how much you gain per bounty when turning 1 bounty in with Tempered activated.

Turn in bounties on the day you get the, if you wait till the next day (thinking you'll get sweet bonus XP) you will lose the opportunity to then get that bounty on the 2nd day.

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This Final table is based on:

If you win 50% of your games, alternating between L,W,L,W etc

It does not include additional REP gains from Iron Banner bounties.

If you played all the games on a given day

Time Column is based on an average match + Lobby matchmaking time + Load time being 12 minutes total

3700REP to Hit Rank 3

6100REP to Hit Rank 4

8500REP to Hit Rank 5

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The below is based on:

Having the Shader, Emblem & Bond/Cloak/Towel equipped.

Activating Tempered each day.

You play 6 matches going L,W,L,W,L,W.

Turning in 3 Bounties per day (3 is a an achievable amount in 6 games for most players).

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The below is based on:

Having the Shader, Emblem & Bond/Cloak/Towel equipped.

Activating Tempered each day.

You play 10 matches going L,W,L,W etc

Turning in 4 Bounties per day (4 is a an achievable amount in 10 games for most players).

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