Mindbender’s Ambition is a lethal shotgun and with the right rolls, it can be a deadly weapon in the Crucible. This was introduced during Destiny 2: Forsaken and has since seen many guardians killed in PVP. In the right hands, this is a deadly tool, and one to bear in mind for the upcoming Trials of Osiris return. The following is a guide for how to get Mindbender’s Ambition.
You can only get Mindbender’s Ambition from one place, that’s the Hollowed Lair Nightfall. That means it’s not always available to farm and you have to wait for it on the Nightfall rotation. To access the Nightfall select ‘Strikes’ from the Director, Nightfall and then pick The Hollowed Lair, if it’s not selected already. If you don’t know the nightfall this week, check out Houndish or Mesa Sean on YouTube for reset information (on Tuesdays). Or check in-game.
Run through the Strike, kill the boss at the end and when you get the loot you’ll have a chance at a drop of Mindbender’s Ambition. It may not drop the first time (or even the 5th), but keep going and eventually you’ll get that coveted shotgun you’ve been looking for.
This is a solar, aggressive frame shotgun that packs a punch with its 80 impact stats. The range isn’t great so picking up a range perk would be useful. It’s got 5 in the mag and is a 55 rounds per minute shotty. It can roll with slide shot, snapshot sights, threat detector, rampage, quickdraw, moving target and autoloading holster.
The curated roll comes with Rampage for that increase in damage stack, Opening Shot for the increase in accuracy and range on the opening shot, Rifled Barrel for increased range, Steady Rounds for the increase in stability. If you don’t get that curated roll, have no fear Slideshot and quick draw are still useful random rolled perks for this gun.
Let me know down in the comments what you think of Mindbender’s Ambition. Is this something you’re going to be using in Trials or do you prefer other shotguns – let me know.