Vex Mythoclast

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Vex Mythoclast
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Production overview

Manufacturer:

Vex

Style:

Vex

Rarity class:

Exotic

Weapon type:

Fusion Rifle

Min-max magazine:

33

Specifications

Ammunition type:

Primary ammo

Fire mode:

Full Auto

Rate of fire:

390 RPM

Damage:

Solar

Service history

Affiliation:

Atheon, Vault of Glass, The Guardian, Guardians

 

"...a causal loop within the weapon's mechanism, suggesting that the firing process somehow binds space and time into…"
— Weapon description.

The Vex Mythoclast is an Exotic Fusion Rifle obtainable in Destiny by completing the Vault of Glass raid on Hard mode. It is also available in Destiny 2 as a rare drop from the final chest in the reprised Vault of Glass raid. [1]

Destiny[edit]

Lore[edit]

Some legends live forever. Others are overwritten—reshaped by the sheer will of those who believe that any ordeal can be conquered, any foe vanquished, any god cast down.

The Mythoclast is a Vex instrument from some far-flung corner of time and space, mysteriously fit for Human hands. Its origins, mechanism of action, and ultimate purpose remain unknown. Perhaps it will reveal itself to you, in time…

Gameplay[edit]

Vex Mythoclast is a unique one-of-a-kind fusion rifle that fits into the Primary Weapon Slot. Unlike other fusion rifles, it has no charge time; a single squeeze of the trigger fires a shot, and it is capable of sustained fire, making it behave more like an auto rifle while benefiting from fusion rifle perks on armor. It also has the ability to deal precision damage, unlike other fusion rifles.

Upgrades[edit]

Barrel upgrades[edit]

  • Aggressive Ballistics: More predictable recoil. Enhanced impact. Shorter range and more recoil.
  • Linear Compensator: More predictable recoil. Slight boosts to range and impact. More recoil.
  • Smart Drift Control: Predictable and controllable recoil. Penalty to range.

Special perk[edit]

  • Zen Moment: Causing damage with this weapon increases its stability.
  • Crowd Control: Kills with this weapon grant bonus damage for a short time.

Stat modifiers[edit]

  • Extended Mag: A larger magazine. (Increases magazine to 35)
  • Send It: Increases range and accuracy.
  • Lightweight: When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.

Exotic perk[edit]

  • Timeless Mythoclast: This weapon has no charge time. It fires a single bolt with each trigger pull.

Destiny 2[edit]

Lore[edit]

...a causal loop within the weapon's mechanism, suggesting that the firing process somehow binds space and time into...

Some legends live forever. Others are overwritten—reshaped by the sheer will of those who believe that any ordeal can be conquered, any foe vanquished, any god cast down.

The Mythoclast is a Vex instrument from some far-flung corner of time and space, mysteriously fit for Human hands. Its origins, mechanism of action, and ultimate purpose remain unknown. Perhaps it will reveal itself to you, in time...

Gameplay[edit]

Like its Destiny counterpart, the Vex Mythoclast is unique amongst fusion rifles. Instead of charging up a rapid burst of bolts, the Vex Mythoclast fires in full-auto. Additionally and unlike its Destiny counterpart, it has a 390 rpm fire rate, very little damage falloff, range comparable to best-in-class Auto Rifles, and infinite ammunition due to the addition of infinite primary ammunition to the game. Further unlike its Destiny incarnation, the Destiny 2 version of the Vex Mythoclast is a hybrid weapon capable of switching between its auto rifle mode to a linear fusion rifle mode. Kills overcharge the weapon, up to a maximum of six, at which point it can switch to its linear fusion rifle mode. Different enemy tiers provide differing charge levels (Red-Bar: 1 level, Orange-Bar: 2 levels, Yellow-Bar: either 3 or 2 levels but currently unconfirmed). The linear fusion bolts are quite powerful, as each one can instantly kill a Hydra or Cyclops in a single shot from a considerable distance, provided said shot is a precision hit, and they can also pierce and kill two to three targets at once provided that they are fairly weak. Bolts fired from the Vex Mythoclast in either mode can also ricochet if they hit the ground at an angle.

Strategy[edit]

The Vex Mythoclast is extremely versatile, being effective at all ranges provided the user can get enough kills. The Auto Mode and Linear Mode each have separate strategies as seen below:

Auto Mode[edit]

While it is not particularly high-damage, the Auto Mode of the Vex Mythoclast is good at crowd control at both close and medium ranges, and can even do some damage at long range, but this is fairly inefficient. While in Auto Mode, kills with the weapon will grant stacks of Overcharge to the weapon for the Linear Mode and, if the catalyst is active, will improve damage, accuracy and stability. All in all, Auto Mode is recommended for close-to-medium-range crowd control combat like most Auto Rifles.

Linear Mode[edit]

The Mythoclast's Linear Mode has only three shots per full charge as opposed to the Auto Mode's 33 shots per clip, but has much higher damage and longer range than the Auto Mode. It is not suitable for crowd control and is instead used for killing sniper enemies, such as Psions, Hobgoblins, Tracer Shanks, some Vandals, and Raiders, or dealing damage to Bosses. The Linear Mode can also be used to destroy certain objects of importance, such as Oracles or Conflux cubes, in a single hit. All in all, Linear Mode is recommended for long-range sniper combat or Boss fight DPS phases.

Perks[edit]

  • Timeless Mythoclast: This weapon fires full auto when in its default firing mode.
  • Arrowhead Brake: Lightly vented barrel. Greatly controls recoil. Increases handling speed.
  • Volatile Battery: This battery simultaneously exists in multiple timelines, causing the weapon to Overcharge.
  • Temporal Unlimiter: Defeating targets builds stacks of Overcharge. Hold R to swap firing modes when fully Overcharged. In alternative firing mode, hold the trigger to charge up and fire more powerful linear fusion shots.
  • Hand-Laid Stock: This weapon is optimized for recoil control. Increases stability.

Exotic Catalyst[edit]

  • Calculated Balance: While in full auto mode, final blows with this weapon grant bonus damage, accuracy, and stability for a short duration.

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The name "Mythoclast" is derived from the Greek words "mûthos", or "fable/legend" and klastós or "broken in pieces". Thus the literal definition of the name is "Breaker of Myths" or "Destroyer of Myths".
  • After Update 2.0, the in-game screen of the weapon mistakenly shows a magazine size of three rounds.
  • The Ishtar Collective may have gathered data on this weapon and its function and inner workings as part of their Infinity Initiative in the late Golden Age, leading to the development of Pocket Infinity
  • The weapon is forged from the same materials as active Vex in the Ishtar Sink and is considered an active, if non-sentient, part of their neuro-electronic network.
  • This is the only Vault of Glass weapon not forged by Kabr or a member of the Lost Legion.
  • The Titan Joxer owned a Mythoclast prior to the Red War.[2]
  • Instead of simply killing its target and leaving the body behind as most auto rifles do, the Vex Mythoclast disintegrates enemies killed by it in a burst of Solar flames and ash, as do all Solar fusion rifles.
  • This weapon seems to be based off of a Vex Slap Rifle, with its alternate fire mode in Destiny 2 acting similar to a Line Rifle.
  • The weapon's flavor text and perks explain the means by which it operates as follows:
    • The flavor text reads "...a causal loop within the weapon's mechanism, suggesting that the firing process somehow binds space and time into...", which although it appears to be a small section of a larger analysis, can actually be fed back into itself: "a causal loop within the weapon's mechanism, suggesting that the firing process somehow binds space and time into a causal loop within the weapon's mechanism, suggesting that the firing process somehow binds space and time into a causal loop within the weapon's mechanism," etc. This explains how the Auto Mode of the Vex Mythoclast operates; the weapon is locked in a time-loop that fires the first bolt of a burst, then resets. The process repeats over and over again as long as the trigger is held down.
    • The weapon's Linear Mode can be explained by its two unique perks, Volatile Battery and Temporal Unlimiter. Volatile Battery states that "This battery simultaneously exists in multiple timelines, causing the weapon to Overcharge". Temporal Unlimiter states that "Defeating targets builds stacks of Overcharge. Hold R to swap firing modes when fully Overcharged. In alternative firing mode, hold the trigger to charge up and fire more powerful linear fusion shots". This suggests that defeating targets with the Vex Mythoclast causes it to pull energy from alternate timeline variants of itself, which it stores within itself until the Linear Mode is activated, at which point the Mythoclast can fire three powerful long-ranged shots empowered with energy drawn from alternate versions of itself in other timelines, similar to how No Time To Explain operates.
  • The fact that the Vex Mythoclast is "mysteriously fit for human hands" suggests that the Vex may be experimenting with benefitting from Guardian activities in some way or other, using data gathered from the Mythoclast's use to further some unknown hidden agenda despite the fact that the weapon is often used against the Vex just as it is used against all other enemies.

List of appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vex Mythoclast on DestinyDb.com
  2. ^ Bungie (2018/9/4), Destiny 2: Forsaken, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Ancient Apocalypse Mark