Destiny 2 – How to get The Wardcliff Coil (Exotic Rocket Launcher)

The Wardcliff Coil may have been around for a long time, but it’s still one of the best rocket launchers in the game right now, especially for PVP. Today I am going to go through the weapon, the stats and unique perks as well as how to get Wardcliff Coil in Destiny 2.

The Wardcliff Coil is an Exotic Power Rocket Launcher. Originally due to come out in Destiny 1, its image was found in the game files but it never actually made it to release until vanilla Destiny 2 came out in 2017. Back then it was called the Dubious Volley, but unfortunately, it stayed as a Destiny 1 myth until it was added to Destiny 2 as a new Exotic Rocket launcher.

Looking at the perks of The Wardcliff Coil we have:

  • Mad Scientist – This weapon fires a volley of rockets.
  • Mechanized Autoloader – This weapon automatically reloads on ammo pickup.

Checking out the stats for this one we have Stability 55, Handling 82, Reload Speed 55, Velocity 100, Blast Radius 55, Rounds Per Minute 60 and Magazine 1.

How to get The Wardcliff Coil

To get this one it’s a random world drop exotic weapon, which unfortunately means there’s no quest for it. Xur does sometimes sell this weapon when he’s around at the weekend, and I do a video each week letting you know where Xur is, so subscribe and hit the notifications to never miss an update from Xur.

How to get the Wardcliff Coil Catalyst?

To get the catalyst you’ll need to complete Strikes. The best thing to do is select strikes from the Vanguard playlist and the catalyst will drop for you when you complete the strike. To complete the catalyst once it drops, you’ll need to get 500 kills.

What does the Wardcliff Coil Catalyst do?

Completing the catalyst will net you the Pinpoint Guidance Module perk, which tightens the rocket spread.

How to make The Wardcliff Coil more powerful

There is a good Charged with Light mod called Argent Ordnance that is currently in the combat mods set, which means you can make The Wardlciff Coil even more powerful than it already is. You’ll need a mod on your armour to gain charged with light stacks, this could be something like Taking Charge where you gain charged with light by picking up orbs. You’ll know when you are charged with light because in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen it says so.

This buff stays there with you until you use it and for the rocket launcher, Argent Ordnance is definitely the best. When you have charged with light and you ready the rocket launcher you’ll see the notification saying Godslayer Warheads active… so you know it’s time to fire off those rockets for extra damage. Just be careful with The Wardcliff Coil because it’s quite easy to kill yourself when firing this thing.

Good for PVP?

This is a great rocket launcher for both PVE and PVP. The reason it’s good for PVP is that it’s very hard to get out of the way of a volley of these rockets, so death is pretty much assured. The Wardcliff Coil currently sits in the top 10 most used exotic weapons for competitive PVP, which means the best players are using it. Other weapons in that list include Dead Mans Tale, Bastion, Chaperone and Crimson.

The Wardcliff Coil Lore

Ingenuity. Desperation. A haphazard prototype of terrible power. Such were the factors at play in the Wardcliff Incident

HAMIT’S LOG. The lead is good, but so are the Fallen tracking me. I swear on my Ghost there’s a hundred camped outside. I’m cornered in the lab and they’re using Shanks to run me out of ammunition. War cultist, arm thyself; at least it’s a weapons lab. This, er, rustic device was once an experimental axion emitter, which sprays weird particles to light up the basement of the universe. Right here I’ve coupled the emitter to some catacaustic quark-gluon coils, which will not, due to my scrupulous safety checking, create a strangelet that devours the Earth. I cook up some pain in there, the microverse decays, and the result comes out here. If it doesn’t work, well, please

Let me know down in the comments what you think of the Wardcliff Coil.

That’s it for this guide for how to get the Wardcliff Coil in Destiny 2.