Investigate the rumors of a Taken coven in the Cosmodrome.
― In-game description

Blighted Coven is a story mission in Destiny: The Taken King. It takes place in Old Russia, Earth and is the first mission in the quest The Taken War: Earth.


  • Destroy Taken Blights
  • Hunt the Taken
  • Destroy the Coven


{Loading Screen}

  • CAYDE-6: Oryx is dead. Nice work on that. But the Taken are all wormed down into the cracks of the Cosmodrome. We think a coven of Wizards is running the show over there. You're going to shut them down.


  • GHOST: Cayde, I'm having trouble getting a bead on those Wizards.
  • CAYDE-6: Thought you might. My scouts have marked blights all across the Cosmo. They're pumping out Darkness like a spigot. Cut off the flow, Guardian. Cleanse the place, and you should be able to find the Wizards.

The Guardian finds and destroys all four Blights in the area.

  • GHOST: That did it. The Wizards are marked and locked. Next!

The Ghost sets a marker, and the Guardian follows it into the lower level of the building. The Guardian eliminates all the Taken in the area.

Three Taken Wizards appear in the area: Zyrak, Mysik, and Thyshik. The Guardian locates and kills them.

  • CAYDE-6: We're getting good reports from all across the Cosmo, Guardian. Taken abandoning the fight or getting sucked back to who knows where. This one goes in the win book. Come on back now.

{Mission ends}