Quicksilver Storm is an Exotic auto rifle that used to be a Lighfall preorder bonus but can now be acquired from the Cryptarch at the Tower. This Kinetic auto rifle is not only considered one of the best Primary weapons in Destiny 2, but it can also deal Strand damage.
For all of these reasons, everyone should purchase this Exotic immediately. In this guide, we cover how powerful this auto rifle is and tell you exactly how to get both the weapon and its catalyst.
|Art||Weapon||Archetype||Rarity||Ammo||Element||Requirements||In loot pool?||Ammo?||Element?||Tier||Excels||Source||Craftable?||Requires||Released||Slot||Can be Crafted?||Best of?||Top Perk?|
|PvE + PvP||Exotic Kiosk|| |
How to get Quicksilver Storm this Season
Quicksilver Storm was reserved for players who pre-ordered Lightfall DLC. This is standard practice for Bungie, as is currently the case for the Tesselation Exotic Fusion. But nowadays, any player that purchases Lightfall (Standard or Deluxe editions) will get Quicksilver Storm for free from the Cryptarch at the Tower.
Alternatively, you can also purchase it at the Monument to Lost Lights kiosk (but you need to own Lightfall). Quicksilver Storm costs the following:
- 1 Exotic Cipher
- 100,000 Glimmer
- 200 Legendary Shards
- 1 Ascendant Shards
The Monument to Lost Lights is located in the central area of the Tower, near the Gunsmith and right next to the Vault.
What is Quicksilver Storm drop rate?
Quicksilver Store is not subject to drop rates as it can be directly acquired at the Exotics Kiosk. The only requirements are that you own the Lightfall DLC and have enough resources to purchase it.
Is Quicksilver Storm farmable?
This is another common question. But just as said before, Quicksilver Storm is not subject to drop rates; therefore, there is no need to “farm it”. As a traditional Exotic, it only features one single roll, which means you only need to acquire it once, and that can be done directly at the Tower.
How good is Quicksilver Storm this season?
Quicksilver Storm features unique Exotic perks that set it apart:
- Rocket Tracers: Landing multiple hits turns your next shot into a homing micro-rocket.
- Grenade Chaser: Landing multiple rockets loads a grenade. [Alternate Weapon Action] to switch into Grenade Launcher mode.
And on top of being able to launch micro-rockets and grenades, it also benefited from a noticeable +25% damage buff in PvE. That buff, as well as the 40% extra damage primary Exotics deal to red bar enemies, puts Quicksilver Storm at the top of the charts for DPS and ad clear.
Because of its unique perks, great base stats, and recent buffs to auto rifles in PvE, we consider the Quicksilver Storm an S Tier Exotic for PvE.
Quicksilver Storm catalyst: Where to find it?
For the record, what made Quicksilver Storm go from good to excellent, was not a PvE buff but a top-tier catalyst.
|Name||Type||Slot||Catalyst Rank||Catalyst Source||Available?||Requirements||Catalyst||Tier||Source ❘ DLC||How to unlock||Catalyst effect||Released|
|Quicksilver Storm||Auto Rifle||Kinetic||S › Best||Neomuna quest||Yes||Lightfall|
Quicksilver Storm| Auto Rifle
|► Get 700 kills||► Adds Nano-entanglement perk: |
This weapon's damage type becomes Strand. Final blows with grenades from this weapon create Tangles.
How to unlock the catalyst?
The catalyst for Quicksilver Storm can be acquired from Nimbus on Neomuna. Once you have it, you will need 700 kills to fully unlock it.
To unlock the catalyst as efficiently as possible, any place with lots of easy-to-kill enemies can be a good spot. The Shuro Chi Wish Wall encounter from the Last With raid is a particularly popular spot to farm catalysts.