Borealis

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Borealis
Borealis.jpg
Production overview

Rarity Class:

Exotic

Weapon Type:

Sniper rifle

Min-Max accuracy:

High

Min-Max impact:

Very High

Min-Max stability:

Medium

Min-Max handling:

Medium

Min-Max magazine:

5

Specifications

Feed system:

Box Magazine

Ammunition type:

Energy Bullets

Fire mode:

Semi-auto

Rate of fire:

Medium

Damage:

Solar
Arc
Void

Effective range:

Medium

Service history

In service:

Guardians

Affiliation:

The Guardian
Guardians

 

Borealis is an Exotic Sniper rifle in Destiny 2. It was a timed PlayStation exclusive that was unlocked for other players in Forsaken.

Gameplay[edit]

Borealis' rounds are charged with Light, and can be switched between Arc, Solar, and Void Energy upon reloading.

Weapon Perks[edit]

  • The Fundamentals - Holding the reload button changes this weapon's damage between Solar, Arc, and Void.
  • Corkscrew Rifling - Balanced barrel.
    • Slightly increases range and stability.
    • Slightly increases handling speed.
  • Extended Mag - This weapon has a greatly increased magazine size, but reloads much slower.
    • Greatly increases magazine size.
    • Greatly decreases reload speed.
  • Ionic Return - Breaking an enemy shield transfers one bullet from reserves to the magazine, and does double damage if used against an enemy or guardian in their super of that energy type.
  • Hand-Laid Stock - This weapon is optimized for recoil control.
    • Increases stability[1]

Lore[edit]

LIGHT IS A SPECTRUM. WHY LIMIT YOURSELF TO A SINGLE HUE?

"Project Borealis's onboard systems contain a pocket energy matrix capable of changing its alignment in a near instant to mimic the spectral frequencies of mapped energy types. The science is groundbreaking, but volatile. We're lucky to have this first, stable model available for active combat use. More will surely come, but for now, the Borealis is the only one of its kind that I trust for real world application."

"Sounds dangerous."

"If the internal matrix misaligns for any reason during its shift between outputs-- damage, wear, a flaw in its production-- the resulting feedback could be [REDACTED]."

"That bad, huh?"

"If your definition of 'bad' includes the [REDACTED] then yes, 'bad' begins to describe it."

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Destiny DB - Borealis