Destiny 2: Vault of Glass- Is the Vex Mythoclast Exotic Weapon Worth the Grind?

Published 05/24/2021, 8:54 AM EDT


The new Vault of Glass Raid has been a massive hit on Destiny 2. Developers Bungie has brought the iconic Raid from the first title of the franchise back. Many players have already beaten the entire raid, earning them some exciting rewards.

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The Raid also brought back a lot of weapons from the first Destiny game, like the Vision of Confluence, Corrective Measure among others. More prominently, Bungie even re-introduced the iconic exotic weapon, Vex Mythoclast Fusion Rifle. Many fans have fond memories of the weapon, with it being one of the hardest exotics to find in the first title of the series. But how does it fare against the current meta exotics in Destiny 2?

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What’s different with the new Vex Mythoclast Exotic in Destiny 2?

The new Mythoclast is part of the random and very rare loot reward class of the Vault of Glass Raid in Destiny 2. Players will have a shot at receiving this exotic as loot by defeating Atheon, the final boss of the Raid. It would take a lot of time, but fans can use some great builds to make their life easier.

The intrinsic trait of this weapon is the Timeless Mythoclast, which means that the weapon will fire a single bolt with each pull of the trigger. It is also full-auto so even though it’s classified as a Fusion Rifle, it actually works like a slow-shooting Auto Rifle. To add to this, it also has Volatile Battery which drastically increases the magazine size.

Another one of its perks is the Temporal Unlimiter, which makes it a bit different from the Destiny version. The perk allows players to build stacks of Overcharge by killing enemies. When fully charged, players can change the mode and turn the weapon into a Linear Fusion Rifle which can one-shot enemies in PvP.

Each shot takes up two bars of the overcharge, and in total there are six bars, so players can shoot it three times.

Is the Vex Mythoclast the new meta weapon of choice?

Players can use this weapon in PvP because it’s an exciting exotic to use but there are some things that might hold them back from doing so. The Linear Fusion Rifle mode is quite nice to use, but it requires players to kill two enemies for the full charge.

They can only do this by using the normal mode which doles out 36 damage to the head. This is equivalent to the High-Impact Frame Auto Rifles, and these weapons rarely make the cut in PvP.

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It’s a much better weapon to try in PvE because the overcharge bar depends on the type of enemy players to be killed. The Linear Fusion Rifle mode also does substantial damage to Min-Bosses. Other than that, players don’t have to worry about reloading because the alternative fire mode overcharges the magazine.

The Vex Mythoclast can do a lot of damage as a primary weapon. This allows players to pair it with a Grenade Launcher to help take out groups of enemies. But it also faces a lot of competition in the exotics department with weapons like Anarchy and Xenophage.

The Vex Mythoclast is definitely a splendid weapon, but players won’t exchange the current meta exotics for it. It’s not the perfect choice for Raids, but players might see a use for it in Strikes and Overrides. It’s a fresh take on an iconic weapon by Bungie, but it doesn’t have the traits to beat the best in the business.

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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