Cerberus Vae III (strike)

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Cerberus Vae III
Grimoire Cerberus Vae III.jpg


Destiny, Base Game


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Rubicon Wastes, Mars

Destinypedia has a walkthrough guide to this level, Cerberus Vae III (strike). See Cerberus Vae III (strike)/Walkthrough.
"Whether we wanted it or not, we've stepped into a war with the Cabal on Mars. So let's get to taking out their command, one by one. Valus Ta'aurc. From what I can gather he commands the Siege Dancers from an Imperial Land Tank outside of Rubicon. He's well protected, but with the right team, we can punch through those defenses, take this beast out, and break their grip on Freehold."
Commander Zavala

Cerberus Vae III is a Level 20 Strike on Mars. The fireteam's objective is to kill the commander of Cabal forces in the Exclusion Zone, Valus Ta'aurc.


  • Access The Defense Net

Infiltrate the Cabal security system to pinpoint Valus Ta'aurc's location.

  • Find Valus Ta'aurc

Push deeper inside the Warbase to locate Valus Ta'aurc.

  • Kill Ta'aurc's Guard

Take down Ta'aurc's four closest and most powerful lieutenants.

  • Destroy the Goliath

Kill Val Ca'aul, the fourth of Ta'aurc's lieutenants inside the Goliath Tank.

  • Get To The Land Tank

Infiltrate the Siege Dancer's Imperial Land Tank commanded by Valus Ta'aurc.

  • Kill Valus Ta'aurc

Hunt down and assassinate Valus Ta'aurc.





  • The quote that Zavala says right before landing on Mars to begin the strike has become a meme as this strike is infamous for seeming to be much more commonly played than any other strike during Destiny.
    • The first sentence is used for the subtitle preview in Destiny 2's options menu.