The Dares of Eternity is a new activity in Destiny 2 and players can increase their standing with Xur through the Strange Favor Ranks. Increasing the Ranks to new heights rewards access to Exotic weapons, Catalysts and other rewards. There is a way to increase how quickly you can rank-up the Strange Favor, but even then, reaching the max Rank for Xur is going to take some grinding.
Xur’s Strange Favor Ranks
There are 16 Ranks to work through for Xur’s Strange Favor. These are the ranks you have come to expect from Destiny 2, it starts at Guardian and finishes at Legend. These ranks are split between 6 different areas, with the three levels per section, except for the last rank.
|Xur's Strange Favor Ranks|
|Rank #||Rank name||Total Points||Points to next rank|
|1||Guardian I||0 - 49||50|
|2||Guardian II||50 - 124||75|
|3||Guardian III||125 - 249||125|
|4||Brave I||250 - 499||250|
|5||Brave II||500 - 949||450|
|6||Brave III||950 - 1549||600|
|7||Heroic I||1550 - 1924||375|
|8||Heroic II||1925 - 2524||600|
|9||Heroic III||2525 - 3349||825|
|10||Fabled I||3350 - 3874||525|
|11||Fabled II||3875 - 4649||775|
|12||Fabled III||4650 - 5699||1050|
|13||Mythic I||5700 - 6449||750|
|14||Mythic II||6450 - 7524||1075|
|15||Mythic III||7525 - 8999||1475|
|16||Legend||9000 - 10000|
As you rank you, the amount of XP requires to get to the following rank will increase. However, there is an ebb and flow to this, whereby you may need 825 to get to Fabled 1 but only 525 to get to Fabled 2. For most players, the goal will be to get to Rank 16 for the Anomalous Access Card for the Forerunner Catalyst. Check out our guide on all Exotics Catalysts for info on ones you need.
How to level up Xur’s Strange Favor Ranks fast
In terms of leveling up Xur’s Strange Favor Ranks fast, the best way to do that is to keep playing Dares of Eternity without switching to other activities. This mode includes a streak bonus, like all the other playlists. However, the on-screen tooltip hasn’t been working, so this may not be obvious. Here is a breakdown of the points you receive for being on a streak:
- Streak 1: 60 points
- Streak 2: 86 points
- Streak 3: 99 points
- Streak 4: 112 points
- Streak 5: 125 points
As you can see, when you’ve played 5 Dares of Eternity in a row, you will be earning 125 points per completion. Note that as you hit new ranks at Xur, this streak bonus will increase. The above numbers represent the base value when first starting. Some users report getting up to 185 points per run when on higher streaks at higher ranks. What this all means is that you will need to run Dares of Eternity roughly 80 times to reach Rank 16 Strange Favor.
Be careful, as your streak will be removed if you play another activity like a raid, patrol, Crucible, or another playlist. The only thing you can do is go to a social space like the Tower and Xur’s Treasure Hoard. Do this so you can load up on Xur and Starhorse bounties.
Xur’s Strange Favor Ranks offer players a wealth of treasures in Destiny 2. Leveling up to Rank 16 by playing Dares of Eternity is going to take a bit of time, but the best way to make the process faster is to get and maintain a streak. Stop by our Destiny 2 Guide for even more XP tables and important stats.