Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen’s secret mission, The Presage, leads you to a fight against the Scorn and a boss called the Locus of Communion. In the end, you’ll obtain the Dead Man’s Tale exotic scout rifle. So, what exactly can you expect? Well, here’s our mini-guide to help you out.
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Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen — Dead Man’s Tale exotic scout rifle
The steps to obtain Dead Man’s Tale exotic have already been discussed in a couple of guides for Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen’s The Presage quest:
- First, you’ll be exploring the Glykon, a derelict Cabal ship.
- Towards the end, you’ll battle the Locus of Communion. The boss can also be cheesed.
After beating the boss, you’ll simply need to go through a couple of rooms. Eventually, you’ll come across a strange chamber filled with alien plants. At the center of this room, you’ll notice a dead Guardian.
Interact with the corpse to “steal” the weapon. Don’t leave yet because it can take a while to get the next part of the quest.
Anyway, once it pops up, you should be good to go.
Travel to the Tower and talk to Zavala to obtain the Dead Man’s Tale exotic scout rifle.
The weapon I got has the following perks:
- Fluted Barrel, Accurized Rounds, Hand-Laid Stock
- Cranial Spike – Chaining precision hits grants bonus damage and increases reload speed.
- Transformative – Future drops of this weapon will have random rolls.
I’ve tried the Dead Man’s Tale in PvE and I’m really enjoying it. Think of it as something akin to Hawkmoon: a weapon that requires you to land multiple precision hits to make the most out of its perks. With five stacks of Cranial Spike, your damage becomes deadlier, and you can keep blasting the weak spots of your foes with it. I’ve yet to test it in a raid, though, but I’m hoping that it’s good for boss DPS. Likewise, the Transformative perk means you’ll get a different roll in the future in case you try to grab the weapon again.
Anyway, if you want to see how it works in the Crucible, you can check out the video below from YouTuber True Vanguard: