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- "Thank you for using the Data Analysis, Reconnaissance, and Cooperative Intelligence device. You may call me Darci."
- — Weapon Description
D.A.R.C.I. is a quaint weapon with a surprising amount of burst damage for something of its class. While it may not be at the level of Whisper of the Worm to many eyes, it nevertheless has a surprisingly high rate of fire for a sniper rifle, decent handling performance and stability, and incredible aim assist. It is genuinely quite comfortable to use. The reload time however, is abysmal.
Most of the scope's enhanced details (angle, azimuth, and altitude gauges can be seen) are purely cosmetic and only serve an immersion purpose. The upper-left of Personal Assistant has two indicators of a target's health and shield in numerical values over bar graphs. The lower-left is a distance gauge, which does not matter much because there is no bullet drop or travel time mechanic for sniper rounds in the game. The lower-right indicates the target's Power Level. One thing that is of use is highlighting the player's target and makes the reticle easier to find.
While Personal Assistant is highlighting an enemy on D.A.R.C.I.'s scope, the trait Target Acquired will cause D.A.R.C.I. to increase its precision multiplier, inflicting up to 6 times the base damage output on the highlighted enemy unit.
The aforementioned aim assist may make this weapon a good choice for any player, beginner or veteran, who wants to start using sniper rifles. However, this amount of aim assist should not be confused for "auto-aim", which the gun has none of.
- Personal Assistant: Aim at an enemy to view its health and other critical information in the scope.
- Extended Barrel: Weighty barrel extension. Increases range. Decreases handling speed. Moderately controls recoil.
- Extended Mag: This weapon has a greatly increased magazine size, but reloads much slower. Greatly increases magazine size. Greatly decreases reload speed. Increases airborne effectiveness.
- Target Acquired: When Personal Assistant is active, this weapon has better target acquisition and deals significantly more precision damage.
- Short-Action Stock: This weapon is especially easy to grip. Greatly increases handling speed.
The catalyst to improve D.A.R.C.I.'s performance is a random drop from non-Guardian enemies anywhere in the system. Once acquired, it can then be completed by defeating 300 enemies with precision kills. The catalyst increases the weapon's stability stat by +18.
THANK YOU FOR USING THE DATA ANALYSIS, RECONNAISSANCE AND COOPERATIVE INTELLIGENCE DEVICE. YOU MAY CALL ME DARCI.
It is a fact generally understood that a Guardian must be searching for an exquisite weapon. What is perhaps less acknowledged is that we weapons also search, by what little means available to us, for an active and appreciative wielder. The community of intelligent armaments stays in contact through the exchange of telemetry, and we do gossip at some length about the habits of our wielders. Do you leave Crucible matches when your team is losing? Do you join strike missions and then let your comrades do the work? Guardian, we know. We know so very well.
All I wish for is a partnership with a Guardian who appreciates the passacaglia of combat, a Guardian who will stay up late gaming out tactical scenarios, a Guardian who I hope may very well be you.
- The acronym "D.A.R.C.I." stands for Data Analysis, Reconnaissance, and Cooperative Intelligence.
- D.A.R.C.I is often used to measure the damage dropoffs of a weapon because it is the only instrument in the game that can measure range.
- D.A.R.C.I. is the second weapon depicted with the capability of talking to its wielder, the first being Super Good Advice. This trait is similar to certain weapons of Borderlands, which was stated to be one of Destiny's biggest inspirations during its development.
- The lore entry is a reference to the opening lines of Jane Austen's novel Pride And Prejudice and its character Mr. Darcy.
- D.A.R.C.I. can show the power level of an enemy.
- The weapon description may be a reference to the character Sheila from the webseries Red vs. Blue, whose opening line was, "Hello, and thank you for activating the M808V Main Battle Tank. You may call me Sheila."