How to get Vex Mythoclast (Exotic Fusion Rifle) in Destiny 2

Vex Mythoclast is one of the most sought-after weapons in the game, and also one of the rarest too. We are currently living through the Age of Fusion Rifles and Vex Mythoclast has the benefit of being a fast-firing Fusion Rifle but also has an alternate firing mode turning this into a Linear Fusion. It’s been through its nerfs and buffs, but at the time of making this guide, this is the weapon you want in Destiny 2. Today I am going to look at the stats, the perks, plus how to get Vex Mythoclast in Destiny 2.

Before we look at how to get the weapon, let’s check out the stats and perks.

Vex Mythoclast

Vex Mythoclast is an Exotic Energy Fusion Rifle. This one comes with the perks

  • 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.
  • Hand-Laid Stock – This weapon is optimized for recoil control. Increases stability.
  • Timeless Mythoclast – This weapon fires full auto when in its default firing mode.
  • Temporal Unlimiter – Defeating targets builds stacks of Overcharge.
    [Alternate Weapon Action] : Swap firing modes when fully Overcharged.

In alternative firing mode, hold the trigger to charge up and fire more powerful linear fusion shots.

Looking at the stats we have Impact 33, Range 86, Stability 37, Handling 55, Reload Speed 64, Rounds Per Minute 390, and Magazine 25.

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, it is capable of switching between its auto rifle mode to a linear fusion rifle mode. Kills overcharge the weapon, up to a maximum of six, to which it can switch to its linear fusion rifle mode. Different enemy tiers provide differing charge levels.

Vex is strong, plus it fires fast. When paired with Particle Deconstruction, then you’ll be able to pepper bosses and lower-level enemies in PvE combat. Vex has changed since the D1 days, you now have the alternate firing mode, which turns the weapon into a linear fusion rifle for a few shots, making Vex extra powerful and great for boss DPS.

Vex Mythoclast is probably one of the best all-around weapons for both PVE and PVP at the moment, although we have a nerf coming in the December sandbox update which is going to make it a little harder to get headshots in PVP. At the moment it’s pretty much an easy kill button in PVP, but come December I imagine you are going to see the weapon’s usage drop in Crucible.

How to get Vex Mythoclast

To get Vex Mythoclast, it’s a random drop from the Atheon encounter in the Vault of Glass raid. Take down Atheon at the end of the raid and there’s approximately 5% chance of getting the weapon to drop for you. Personally, it took me 29 completions of the Vault of Glass raid to get the weapon to drop. You don’t have to run the whole raid, it’s only tied to the final boss encounter, so you can keep an eye out on LFG websites for the Atheon encounter.

Here’s my reaction to finally getting it to drop…

How to get the Vex Mythoclast Catalyst

To get the catalyst you’ll have to go back into the Vault of Glass and solve a number of oracle puzzles to get the catalyst to drop. What you have to do is find the plates, then shoot them with the Vex, which will cause oracles to appear. You then have to destroy them in the sequence they appeared. Repeat this process 5 times and the catalyst will drop.

As with other catalysts, this gives you the very useful orb generation ability, plus the kill tracker too. Also, higher stacks of the Overcharge increase stability. I’ll have a guide up on the channel later for that, and I’ll link it in the video once that’s done.

Vex Mythoclast Buff in Season of the Lost

PVE damage bonus increased by ~40%.
Range increased to exceed best in class for 360 high-impact Auto Rifles.
Increased stability.
Reworked catalyst to grant stability and damage after a kill.
Increased rate of fire from 360 to 390.
Reduced linear fusion mode charge time from 820 to 533 (same as standard Linear Fusion Rifles).
No longer loses overcharge stacks on stow except when in linear mode.

The PVE damage bonus of 40% made this thing a monster, and one of the most desirable weapons in the game. You’ll notice this immediately in endgame PVE content like Nightfalls, they simply become easier. Plus that increased rate of fire makes this something very difficult to content with

Vex Nerf coming in December 2021

Bungie gave us some details about the upcoming nerf to Mythoclast, given it’s particularly strong in PVP. I don’t think they want to nerf it into the ground, given when it first came back they were a little over-cautious, and it wasn’t very strong, to the point of it being pretty useless. Since the buff, at the start of Season of the Lost it’s been a strong weapon in all game modes.

Bungie say about the December balancing:

“Yeah we over buffed this, and while it’s kept in check by the peek shot potential of Hand Cannons etc., it’s definitely melting faces. In playtests we feel it’s still strong enough to be desirable, without feeling free.”

  • Reduced Aim Assist stat by 25.
  • Reduced the Linear Fusion Rifle mode Aim Assist Cone scalar from 1.1 to 1.05.
  • Now requires 3 eliminations for full Overcharge instead of 2.

Vex Mythoclast Lore

…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…

Let me know what you think of Vex Mythoclast in the comments, and let me know how many runs of Vault of Glass it took for you.

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