Legend of Acrius

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Legend of Acrius
Production overview




Cabal Slug Shotgun

Rarity class:


Weapon type:


Min-max accuracy:


Min-max impact:

Very High

Min-max stability:


Min-max handling:


Min-max magazine:

1 if not upgraded. 2 if upgraded. 6 with catalyst


Ammunition type:

Cabal Slugs

Fire mode:


Rate of fire:

55 RPM


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Effective range:


Service history

In service:





Legend of Acrius is an exotic Shotgun in Destiny 2. This weapon was earned by completing the "On the Comms" and "Destroyer of Worlds" quests until Beyond Light, when it became available for purchase through the Monument To Lost Lights.


"And my vanquisher will read that book, seeking the weapon, and they will come to understand me, where I have been and where I was going."
The following is a verbatim transcription of an official document for archival reasons. As the original content is transcribed word-for-word, any possible discrepancies and/or errors are included.

"In the Cabal legend, a hero seeks to possess the sun. He succeeds. Then, he becomes Emperor. The Cabal… are not a subtle people." —Tyra Karn

That really is the entire myth. A Cabal named Acrius desires the sun, and he takes it and becomes the first Emperor of the Cabal. Other scholars have already noted the parallels and differences with our own ancient Earth myth of Icarus, which famously has a far more humbling ending. I am more interested in how Cabal leaders throughout history have deployed this legend as a rhetorical and political justification for conquest. Among the most relevant such figures is Dominus Ghaul himself, who appears to have a personal affinity for the Acrius myth. I must also note here that, while linguistic analysis of the Cabal language and its many dialects is incomplete, they do not appear to have a word for the concept of "hubris." —Research notes of Tyra Karn


It is a wieldable version of the Cabal Slug Shotgun, dealing an incredible amount of damage from longer ranges than normal at the expense of having a very limited magazine size. The Legend of Acrius was available after completing the Red War campaign and the Adventure Invitation from the Emperor, after which an exotic quest began that required the player to kill Cabal on Nessus, then complete the Leviathan raid. This weapon could be upgraded further to unlock more perks by completing more challenges.

Weapon mods[edit]

  • The Emperor's Pleasure - Equip this Weapon Ornament to change the appearance of Legend of Acrius.
  • Warbeast Skin - Equip this Weapon Ornament to change the appearance of Legend of Acrius.

Weapon perks[edit]

  • Shock Blast - This weapon fires blasts of high-damage Arc energy that overpenetrates enemies.
  • Full Bore - Barrel optimized for distance.
    • Greatly increases range
    • Decreases stability
    • Slightly decreases handling speed
  • Accurized Rounds - This weapon can fire longer distances.
    • Increases range
  • Long March - Detect enemies on your radar from farther away.
  • Fitted Stock - This stock makes the weapon stable but heavy.
    • Increases stability
    • Moderately controls recoil
    • Slightly decreases handling speed [1]
  • Acrius Catalyst - Grants Deeper Pockets, increasing its magazine size to six shots, as well as dramatically increasing its reload speed.



List of appearances[edit]